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Parallel Universe

Scientists may be on the verge of proving the existence of a parallel universe with the discovery of a mysterious 'cold spot'. This mysterious patch of space, first spotted by the NASA WMAP satellite in 2004, is part of the radiation that was thought to have been produced during the formation of the universe some 13-billion years ago. However, research conducted by Professor Tom Shanks from Durham University proposes that the Cold Spot was formed when universes collided. "Perhaps the most exciting of these is that the Cold Spot was caused by a collision between our universe and another bubble universe. If further, more detailed, analysis...proves this to be the case then the Cold Spot might be taken as the first evidence for the multiverse," said Shanks. Continue reading for another video on parallel universes and more information.

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Hyundai Pickup

Here's one example of how not to make your own pickup truck. Based on a Hyundai Genesis sedan, this vehicle was involved in an accident with most of the damage occurring in the rear, so instead of having fixing it to factory specs, the owner went decided to transform it into a pickup truck. As you can see, there's plenty of diamond plate aluminum panels, and under the hood, you'll find a 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 420 hp. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Solar Egg

This may look like a spaceship at first glance, but the Solar Egg by Bigert and Bergstrom is a fully-functional sauna. It was created to provide a sense of calm and rejuvenation for the Swedish mining town of Kiruna, which is moving much of its population to sustain the growth of a nationally important mine. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Tribute Tree

Giant sequoias may have a long lifespan, but when they do start to wither, the trees could be turned into skyscrapers of sorts. That's right, four designers have come up with an interest proposal, called "Tribute: The Monument of Giant," which is basically a building tucked inside hollowed-out trunks, keeping trees with rotted heartwood from crashing down. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Real Elf

Cosplay is nothing new, but 25-year-old Luis Padron from Argentina, wanted to take things to the next level. So, he spent $35,000 on surgery, and other various cosmetic procedures, to transform himself into a real-life elf. To date, he's received 40 fillers, Botox injections, jaw liposuction, a nose job, laser skin bleaching, full body hair removal, and a dangerous operation to change the color of his eyes from brown to crystal blue. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Total Recall Car

Some may be familiar with the reboot, but the original Total Recall film was released in 1990, and starred Arnold Schwarzenegger. It tells the story of a construction worker who is having troubling dreams about Mars and a mysterious woman there. It was written by Ronald Shusett, Dan O'Bannon, Jon Povill, and Gary Goldman, and won a Special Achievement Academy Award for its visual effects. The original score composed by Jerry Goldsmith won the BMI Film Music Award. Now, you can get your hands on an actual movie vehicle. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Tie Fighter Grill

The Star Wars Tie Fighter Grill may look strange, but it's most certainly practical, albeit quite pricey for what it does. Designed after one of the most iconic Imperial fighters, it features a cast aluminum body, 220-square-inches of cooking space, complete with two shelves on either side to hold your cooking utensils, meats, and other grilling supplies. A custom analog thermometer is included in the grill to make monitoring a breeze, while the burner is capable of up to 10,000 BTUs of heat. Continue reading for more strange, yet practical, food inventions.

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Euthanasia Roller Coaster

Love roller coasters, and don't mind going out on one? Meet the Euthanasia Roller Coaster. The train first climbs up a steep 500 meter hill, giving the rider a few minutes to reflect on their life, before they're plunged down into the first 360° loop, where some will perish. Why? Because traveling at 100 meters per second will cause the rider to experience a G-force-induced loss of consciousness due to cerebral hypoxia. If that doesn't work, there are six more consecutive loops, with the final one coming to an abrupt stop. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Little Pocket French Fry

Photo credit: Dong Jiang via Bored Panda

Sometimes, less is more, especially when it comes to food-related inventions. For example, the "Little Pocket" by designer Dong Jiang gets rid of the mess associated with ketchup and other condiments used to dip french fries in by integrating a small pouch into the front. Simply squeeze the packet into the pouch, and you'll be ready to dip. Continue reading for more creative design winners from the 2017 A' Design Award & Competition.

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Giant Icebergs Town

A small town in Newfoundland has become a popular tourist attraction after a massive 150-foot iceberg appeared off its coast. That's right, the Southern Shore highway near the town of Ferryland was blocked over the Easter weekend as people rushed to see and photograph the massive iceberg. "It's not moving out of there unless this winds stay up for another while, because [the iceberg's] right in on the shallow ground," said resident Don Costello. Continue reading for another drone video, more pictures and information.

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