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Funny Parents

Being a parent is tough no matter how you look at it, especially when trying to stay sane. There are some parents who just don't care anymore and decide to do whatever it is they've been wanting, even if it means strapping a child onto their back, like this guy. Other examples include: allowing your child to stand on dangerous animals, using them as a back cushion and more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Alien Face

Photo credit: Anelia Loubser

When captured at the perfectly wrong time, even human faces can be distorted to look other-worldly. However, South Africa-based photographer Anelia Loubser noticed that all you needed to do was flip a face upside-down to get that effect. Her latest photo series, "Alienation", shows just that and lets you see faces from a whole new perspective. Continue reading to see more examples.

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SWAT Team Gamer

How did Jordan Mathewson end up being detained by a SWAT team during a live streaming event? Well, a prank caller had told police he was a gunman who shot two colleagues and took hostages in the latest case of a worrying trend known as 'swatting'. Next things you know, dozens of armed officers surrounded his office in Littleton, Colorado, and screamed at him to hit the deck. Continue reading for a post-debacle interview video and more information.

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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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Marvel Gemstone

What you're looking at above appears to be something pulled straight from the Marvel Universe, but it's actually just Cuprosklodowskite, a secondary uranium mineral formed by alteration of earlier uranium minerals. It is grass green to dark green in color, and its crystal habit is typically acicular, flat bladed crystals. That's not all, it's also a strongly radioactive mineral. Continue reading for more gems and minerals that you might not have seen before.

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Volcanic Lightning

A dirty thunderstorm (also known as Volcanic lightning) is a weather phenomenon that is related to the production of lightning in a volcanic plume. A study in the journal Science indicated that electrical charges are generated when rock fragments, ash, and ice particles in a volcanic plume collide and produce static charges, just as ice particles collide in regular thunderstorms. Continue reading for more.

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CIP Congenital Insensitivity to Pain

Congenital insensitivity to pain (CIP) is one or more rare conditions in which a person cannot feel (and has never felt) physical pain. Despite sounding beneficial, it is actually an extremely dangerous condition, as sufferers may not be able to recognize a potentially harmful scenario. There are some cases where the condition is caused by increased production of endorphins in the brain, in which case naloxone may be used as treatment. Continue reading for more.

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Funny Signs

Let's face it, driving to and from work or school isn't the most exciting of tasks, but sometimes, you'll come across a sign worth noting. For example, this truck decided to mix things up by placing a "Notice: Drivers Do Not Carry Burritos" placard on the side of their container. Other examples include: bizarre restaurant signs, hacked traffic messages, and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Brazil Video Game

Brazil has full potential to be the largest market for games in Latin America, a position currently occupied by Mexico. According to Daniel Cervantes, director of games and entertainment division of Microsoft for Latin America, Brazil occupies the 15th position in world ranking of video games, with 600,000 consoles sold annually. National companies of games trying to change that with the government: in August 2006, Abragames submitted to the Ministry of Finance a plan suggesting ways of reducing the tax burden to the games. For now, the proposal is under evaluation. Continue reading for more.

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Unstealable Bike

One student decided to design a bike that just can't be stolen without breaking the frame itself. The video above shows that bike's frame can unlatching, along with the seat post, to enable you to wrap it around a stationary object. In other words, the frame itself becomes a part of the lock. The only way to get it free is to break the frame, making it useless, and hopefully, not worth stealing. Continue reading for more images.

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