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Lottery Coincidence

Believe it or not, there were two winners of a Chinese lottery in a 2009 drawing. They each won 5 million yuan, with one living in Henan and the other, Heilongjiang - thousands of kilometers apart. They both picked the same seven number combination: 3, 5, 1, 1, 5, 8, 7. Now here's where the story gets crazy...both numbers sets were purchased at exactly the same time - right down to the second. Reportedly for this drawing, there were over 10 million numbers picked by players and at peak times, with over 100 transactions take place every second. Continue reading for more mind-boggling coincidences.

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Strange Inventions

Have you ever come across an invention on television, the internet, or even in real-life that just made you scratch your head? Well, these five inventions just might fall under that head-scratching category. Whether it be the auto-shredding calendar, Bathe & Brew, or baby hooks, these are a few things you might not want to use. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the ultimate cucumber slicing master from Japan.

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Strange Birthday Card

Some parents would rather treat you to a nice meal on your birthday, while others prefer handing out sentimental cards, or so they they think. Starting off, this R2-D2 card was mistaken for a transformer, but it's the thought that counts, right? There's also another one that compares a person's age to that of a dog, complete with a strange message. Continue reading for more.

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Log Piling

Wood is normally used to build things, but there are a group of geeky artists who specialize in transforming huge piles of logs into beautiful pictures that will gradually disappear as they are burned throughout the cold winter months. The type of wood and how they're cut, make a huge difference on how the image will look. Believe it or not, modern art galleries even showcase this type of artwork. Continue reading for more.

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Real Cliff Home

This isn't an optical illusion, but rather a real five-story home that hangs off the edge of a cliff, designed by Australian prefab architecture specialists Modscape Concept. Its design was inspired by the shape of barnacles clinging to a hull of a ship, and it extends off the side of a cliff, rather than sitting directly on it. Simply put as possible, the prefabricated modules are arranged in a vertical floor plan, with the rooms stacked atop each other and held securely in place with engineered steel pins. Continue reading to see what it looks like inside.

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Alaskan Glacier Wedding

While some couples resort to Photoshop for creative wedding photos, but Anchorage-based photographer Josh Martinez actually traveled by helicopter to Alaska's Knik Glacier with a bride and groom for one breathtaking photo session. The couple traversed snowy mountains, explored icy fields, and even waded knee-deep into a glacial pool of stunningly blue water - ruining the wedding gown in the process. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Ingenious Solution

Everyone needs hydration, but when thirst hits you during the middle of a game, things can go bad really quickly. So, this 9-year-old came up with an ingenious solution that consists of two clips, a zip-lock bag, and an extra long straw. Sure, you could always wear a Camelbak, but who really needs 50-ounces of water while gaming. Continue reading for more fun and clever solutions to everyday problems.

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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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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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