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Cool McDonalds World

While McDonalds may offer limited time items here in the US, there are some things you won't find, like this Twilight Menu exclusive to Singapore locations. These items are available from 6pm to 4am only, and include Midnight Delight (brownies a la mode), Pink Grapefruit McFizz, and Sunset Dream. Continue reading for more cool and unusual items from menus around the world.

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Fake Vacation Facebook

Zilla van den Born, a 25-year-old from The Netherlands, decided to trick her friends and family into thinking that she was on a five-week vacation in South-East Asia, when, in reality, she was at home in Amsterdam the whole time, uploading what appeared to be authentic holiday photographs onto Facebook. This was all for a University project in which she wanted to show how social media messages and photographs are not accurate indicators of real life. "I did this to show people that we filter and manipulate what we show on social media. Thereby we create an online ideal world which reality can no longer meet. My goal was to prove how common and easy it is to distort reality," says Born. Continue reading for videos showing her fake trip and a reaction video.

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Inside of Tent

Waking up and looking out your window to see a LaFerrari or Porsche 918 Spyder may be nice, but being greeted with a mountain sunrise is something that even money can't buy. Russian photographer Oleg Grigoryev wanted to capture all of this for his "Morning Views from the Tent" series, in which he takes us into the wild outdoors with his outstretched legs and his tent flap. Continue reading for more.

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Journey to School

If you thought walking to school was tough, imagine having to cross a river via broken bridge while avoiding any dangerous animals that could be lurking in the waters. Getting an education isn't as easy as you may think for kids in some parts of the world, but despite these obstacles, many still find their ways to the classroom each day. Continue reading for more harrowing journeys.

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Weird Kit Kat

Photo credit: Kotaku

Green Tea Kit-Kats are nothing new, but what about Kinako Ohagi, Chunky Peanut Butter, and Ginger Ale? The origins of what is now known as the "Kit Kat" brand go back to 1911, when Rowntree's, a confectionery company based in York in the United Kingdom, trademarked the terms "Kit Cat" and "Kit Kat". Although the terms were not immediately used, the first conception of the Kit Kat appeared in the 1920s, when Rowntree launched a brand of boxed chocolates entitled "Kit Cat". This continued into the 1930s, when Rowntree's shifted focus and production onto its "Black Magic" and "Dairy Box" brands. Continue reading to see some weird, yet real, flavors from around the world.

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4D Batman Ride

Six Flags Fiesta Texas is set to get a 4D BATMAN: The Ride. More specifically, after riders are lifted straight up a 120-foot hill, they'll flip head-over-heels at least six times along the weightless, tumbling journey. There's also a few hills and unexpected drops along with an interactive ride experience, thrown in. For those who can't see the video, continue reading for an image of the track in its entirety and for more information.

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Norway Mansion

Not just any summer home, this one, located in Vestfold (southern Norway) took nearly a decade to complete due to its location, and spans approximately 300 meters of living space. Jarmund/Vigsnas Architects first had to level the boulders underneath, and even so, building the residence atop the rugged rocky terrain was a challenge. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Hong Kong 1950s

Photo credit: Fan Ho Photography

Award-winning Chinese photographer Fan Ho spent the 1950s in old Hong Kong, and his photographs of the exotic land, can be published in his new book "Fan Ho: A Hong Kong Memoir". Since moving to Hong Kong from Shanghai in 1949, he's documenting these special everyday moments. There were some superstitious people along the way too, as Fan recalls: "With a knife in his hand, a pig butcher said he would chop me. He wanted his spirit back." Continue reading for more.

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Message in Bottle

Photo credit: Reddit

It may sound like something from a storybook or fairytale, but this touching tale is a real life experience that started along the shores of California. A Reddit user and friends were fishing when they came upon a glass bottle that had washed ashore. Inside, they found a laminated, sealed message, along with a photo and a note from a family who had recently suffered the loss of a beloved family member, Mel. Continue reading to see what the message said and what happened after.

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Stingray City

Going on vacation to a tropical island sounds fun for most people, but what if you throw in a bunch of stingrays? If that's your cup of tea, Stingray City is a dream destination. It's basically a series of shallow sandbars found in the North Sound of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Southern stingrays are found here in abundance and visitors can pet and interact with the animals. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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