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Early Neolithic Stonehenge Man

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The face you see above is a reconstructed "Stonehenge Man" who once lived 5500-years ago. Forensic analysis enabled scientists to create the most lifelike model yet of an individual from British prehistory, and their work also reveals how he lived, ate, along with possibly shedding some light on the origins of Stonehenge itself. This well-preserved skeleton was first discovered in an elaborate tomb in the 1860s, the face was been brought to life by Swedish sculptor Oscar Nilsson, using information from bone and tooth analysis. After measuring the length of the man's bones, the skeleton's weight, and his age, it's estimated that he died between 25 and 40 years old. Continue reading to see more historical faces reconstructed. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Kanye Ye Album Cover

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As many know, Kanye West released his eighth studio album this week, titled "Ye," but one large detail you might've missed is that the mountain photo you see was shot by the artist himself. That's right, Kanye used his iPhone to shoot the snowy mountains on the way to a listening party for the album, and latter added the caption "I hate being Bi-Polar its awesome." Continue reading for the uncropped image.

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DSLR Battery Flames

Photo credit: Vidar A. Bøen via Peta Pixel

Lithium-ion batteries are found in everything from portable game consoles to smartphones and tablets, but they shouldn't be loaded into the cargo hold of planes. "FAA battery fire testing has highlighted the potential risk of a catastrophic aircraft loss due to damage resulting from a lithium battery fire or explosion. Current cargo fire suppression systems cannot effectively control a lithium battery fire," said an FAA representative. Photographer Vidar A. Bøen learned why when he plugged in his Hahnel HLX-EL15HP battery and charger at home. After an hour, the battery just burst into flames out of nowhere. Continue reading for two full-sized images of the battery and aftermath.

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Opel Sleeper Car

At first glance, this looks like a normal Opel Kadett, produced until 1993, but once you see it run at the dragstrip, you'll realize it's actually a 1,257-horsepower sleeper. How is this possible? A heavily tuned 2.0-liter 16-valve engine with a giant turbo, paired with a four-wheel drive system to help it hit 62mph from a standstill in 4.0 seconds, and 124 mph a mere 3.7 seconds later. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Honda Civic Type R Pickup

This isn't a render, but rather a real vehicle that was built by Honda's Product Engineering department in the UK and codenamed "Project P". It's essentially a pre-production version of the Honda Civic Type R, which had its C-pillars and roof replacedwith a roll bar. The rear seats and boot have also been completely removed to make room for the open bed, while there's still room for two inside. Exterior wise, the Project P keeps the iconic body kit as well as the rear wing. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Fox Eagle Rabbit

Photo credit: Kevin Ebi via Peta Pixel

Wildlife photographer Kevin Ebi managed to capture a once-in-a-lifetime photo of a red fox and bald eating fighting over a rabbit in mid-air at the San Juan Island National Historical Park on San Juan Island in Washington state. "To my surprise, the scene was even more dramatic than I expected. I thought the fox would drop the rabbit, giving the eagle an easy dinner," said Ebi. Continue reading for more photos of the incident and information.

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Slammed Rover Land Rover

Just when you thought you've seen it all, the "Slammed Rover" by Partridge Design comes along. Based on a 1961 Land Rover Series IIA, the team changed nearly everything on the original vehicle, and then proceeded to transform it into a ground-hugging convertible of sorts. Continue reading for a full build and drive test video.

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Woman Fake Parking Ticket

You know a person has received one too many parking tickets, when...they start making their own fakes to prevent officers from giving them more. One woman from Suzhou, China, decided to park in a no-parking zone and then proceeded to leave a fake parking ticket on her car's window so that the policemen would think one of their colleagues had already fined her. She was able to sneak by for quite some time, until one day, an undercover police car was sitting their waiting to see her performing this illegal act. Continue reading for more strange, yet true, stories about real people.

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Longest Bicycle in the World

Gas & oil company Santos teamed up with the University of South Australia to build a 41.42 m (135 ft 10.7 in) long bicycle, or approximately twice the length of a bowling lane, over a period of 9-months. The design includes a metal frame, two wheels and handlebars. Guinness World Records required the constructors to prove that the bike can travel a minimum of 100 meters, without riders touching the ground. Continue reading for more bizarre inventions you won't believe exist.

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Circling Reindeer

A video of several reindeer herds on Russia's Kola Peninsula, in the Arctic Circle, moving in circular patterns managed to go viral on social media. To be more specific, the video above shows large herds of arctic reindeer walking in circular patterns, and so far, no researchers have been able to pinpoint the reason why. As you can imagine, internet users have come up with several theories, including alien-like crop circles and hidden energy patterns. Continue reading for more strange, yet real, phenomenon.

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