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Funny Vandalism

While we don't condone vandalism of any kind, there are some people that use it to break free from their mundane lives. For example, at least one Tetris fan helped put together this real-life version of the game, using a public traffic sign in the process. Other examples include: rearranging a "STOP" sign, putting comic speech bubbles above security cameras, and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Birdsnest Chair

At first glance, this looks like a giant bird's nest, but in reality, it's a real piece of furniture. Designed by Israel-based Merav (Salush) Eitan and Gaston Zahr of OGE Creative Group this circular wooden structure is loaded with soft, egg-shaped pillows that's supposed to resemble a "fusion of furniture and playground." Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Lockheed Martin Scientist Aliens

Boyd Bushman, a former senior scientist at Lockheed Martin, claims aliens on Earth are real and have made contact with Earth in a video posted shortly before his death on August 7, 2014. He says there are people working on UFOs 24 hours a day in top secret (possibly underground) locations, and the aliens that pilot them hail from a planet 68 light-years away called Quintumnia. Despite the distance, it purportedly only takes them just 45 minutes to reach our planet. Other things revealed in the interview include claims that anti-gravity is one of several technologies being hidden by the US government. Continue reading for the video.

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World Beard & Mustache Championships

The World Beard and Moustache Championships is basically a biennial competition hosted by the World Beard and Moustache Association (WBMA) in which men with beards and moustaches display lengthy, highly styled facial hair. There are 3 brackets of facial hair: Moustache, Partial Beard and Full Beard. Each bracket is broken into individual categories. There are usually 17 categories but there were 18 different categories for the 2009 championships. Continue reading to see some of the craziest entrants from this year's competition.

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Cool Space Facts

Photo credit: Buzzfeed

All the planets of the Solar System orbit the Sun in an anti-clockwise direction as viewed from above Earth's north pole. Most planets also rotate on their axes in an anti-clockwise direction, but Venus rotates clockwise (called "retrograde" rotation) once every 243 Earth days - the slowest rotation period of any planet. Because its rotation is so slow, it is highly spherical. A Venusian sidereal day thus lasts longer than a Venusian year (243 versus 224.7 Earth days). Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the world's heaviest fireworks shell being launched in Japan.

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Harry Potter Hotel

Photo credit: Independent

You read that right, a Harry Potter hotel now exists at the 163-year-old Georgian House in Central London, near Victoria Station. The themed rooms come complete with trunks, potion bottles, cauldrons and spell books. In addition to the nifty props, the hotel package also comes with a walking tour of central London landmarks from the films and a trip to the Warner Bros Studio for The Making of Harry Potter Tour (seen above). Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing exactly how marble is extracted, straight from Italy.

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6-Pound Gold Nugget California

Photo credit: Kevin Fagan / The Chronicle

Officially called the 6.07-pound "Butte Nugget," this fine specimen is believed to be the largest gold chunk dug up in Gold Rush country in modern times. This giant nugget sold over the weekend for a whopping $400,000, to "a prominent Bay Area collector." What most may not know is that if it were melted down as ordinary gold, the nugget might've been worth only $85,000 or so, but its connection to the historic Gold Country is what drove the price way up. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Completely Black Chicken

The chicken you see above has not been Photoshopped, it's just the extremely rare Ayam Cemani Chicken of Indonesia, also known as the "Lamborghini of Poultry," and rightfully so. If you happen to be in the area, and there is one available, expect to shell out $2,500USD. Unlike other black chickens, everything about the Ayem Cemani is black - its feathers, organs, even the bones. The coloring is due to a genetic trait known as fibromelanosis. Continue reading for more.

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Bad Translation

We understand some companies wanting to save money by using a free online translation service, but when things turn out like the example above, it really does make you wonder if not spending the extra money on a native speaker was worth the embarrassment. Unfortunately (or fortunately), that is just one of the money messages that got lost in translation. Continue reading for more.

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Mountain Dew Cheetos

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Mountain Dew Cheetos actually exist...in Japan. This limited-edition flavor comes from Frito Lay Japan, the same company who invented Pepsi-flavored Cheetos. However, food blog BrandEating says that this isn't the first time a Mountain Dew-flavored chip has been released, as back in 2008, they also released a mystery Doritos flavor known as "Quest". Continue reading for more unusual snack food flavors from around the world.

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