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TRON GT-R

Why settle for a standard Nissan GT-R, when you could have one that looks to be straight from the TRON universe? According to Zeng Chaoyi, a car tuner in China, the trend of covering vehicles with reflective 3M vinyl tape is the current rage. This particular vehicle was spotted in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. The owner adjusted parts of the wrap to make it more impressive, covering even vents on the bonnet. Continue reading for more cool and unusual cars you won't believe exist.

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Giant Rubik's Cube

A standard Rubik's Cube is hard enough to solve for most people, but this Pillow 13x13x13 IQ Brick takes things to a whole new level. There are 13 squares in a row on each side of the cube, and in total, the 3D puzzle features 1,014 colored tiles - 169 colored tiles on each side, compared to 9 found on a regular Rubik's Cube. Hong Kong-based Brando says that it's "good for creative thinking and improving both your IQ and EQ [emotional intelligence]." Unfortunately, you'll have to pay $320 to even try it out. Continue reading for more pictures, the product page and additional information.

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Real Blackholes

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Black holes of stellar mass are expected to form when very massive stars collapse at the end of their life cycle. After a black hole has formed, it can continue to grow by absorbing mass from its surroundings. By absorbing other stars and merging with other black holes, supermassive black holes of millions of solar masses may form. There is general consensus that supermassive black holes exist in the centers of most galaxies. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a dog who really knows how to get your attention on the phone.

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Vatican Archives

The Vatican Secret Archives, located in Vatican City, contain the state papers, correspondence, papal account books, and many other classified documents which the church has accumulated over the centuries. The entrance to the Archives, adjacent to the Vatican Library, is approached through the Porta di S. Anna in via di Porta Angelica. New underground storage space was added in 1980. Qualified scholars from institutions of higher education pursuing scientific researches, with an adequate knowledge of archival research, could apply for an entry card. Scholars need an introductory letter by either a recognized institute of research or by a suitably qualified person in the field of historical research. Continue reading for more secretive places you might not have heard about.

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Strange Wedding Name

The wedding ceremony is often followed by a drinks reception then a wedding breakfast, in which the rituals may include speeches from the groom, best man, father of the bride and possibly the bride, the newlyweds first dance as a couple, and the cutting of an elegant wedding cake. Unfortunately, some of these couples have some bizarre name combinations that will make you cringe (or laugh). Continue reading to see more people who became famous online for their names.

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Statue of Liberty UFO

Another day, another purported UFO sighting. This time, an unidentified craft (possibly a balloon of some sort) was spotted hovering above the Statue of Liberty in New York. Scott Kensington posted on a video on YouTube showing a black orb making its way slowly across the screen from right to left before then appearing to remain stationary in the air. The Examiner says, "So far, this UFO sighting seems to be the first incident catching a pulsating black orb UFO on video." Continue reading to watch the footage and decide for yourself.

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Gold Bar USB Drive

Gold bars are held as gold reserves by central banks and traded among bullion dealers is the 400-troy-ounce (12.4 kg or 438.9 ounces) Good Delivery gold bar. While this version may not be used by any banks, it does allow you to store up to 64GB worth of files. On a related note, did you know that the world's largest gold bar stands at 250 kg (551 lb)? It was manufactured by the Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi. Product page. Continue reading to see more.

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Funny Santa Letter

LEGO trains are quite expensive, and for Santa to bring one for a child, they'd have to have been extra good that year. However, "Austin" decided to be honest with Santa by saying that he's been naughty, but would still like one for Christmas. Other funny examples include a child who told Santa to text her dad for the entire list and a little one that only wants pizza. Continue reading to see them all.

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No Selfie

Robert Cornelius, an American pioneer in photography, produced a daguerreotype of himself in 1839 which is also one of the first self photographs of a person, now called a selfie. Because the process was slow, Cornelius was able to run into the shot for a minute or more, and then replace the lens cap. He recorded on the back "The first light Picture ever taken. 1839." Continue reading for more strange examples of when not to take a selfie, like during surgery.

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Pyro Fireshooter

The Pyro Fireshooter may look like a gadget straight from a superhero movie, but it was actually designed by Adam Wilber for magicians. It was inspired by flashguns that also shoot fireballs, and are loaded with specially-treated instant burn paper and cotton. He spent 2-years developing Pyro, building 4 prototypes along the way. Wilber says, "This is the first physical product that I have developed. I bought one of these flashguns a while ago and had way too much fun playing with it." Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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