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Kilauea Volcano Eruption

The Kilauea Volcano has been erupting for several days now, and lava, up to 10-feet deep, has now made its way to the nearby neighborhood of Leilani Estates. In addition to the 26 homes that the lava has destroyed, it has also swallowed a fourth-generation Ford Mustang whole, which was parked seemingly safely on the side of the road. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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F1 Clutch

Photo credit: M3 Forum

Ordering auto parts off Amazon is nothing new or special, but one M3 owner received an unexpected item when they did just that. To be more specific, this particular M3 Forum user ordred a ZF Sachs clutch kit for an E46 M3 and allegedly received an F1 clutch that is not sold to the public, which could be worth upwards of $30,000. Featuring four discs and a special diaphragm spring that enables it to operate at temperatures of up to 752° Fahrenheit or 400 degrees Celsius for short periods of time, while handling 664 lb-ft of torque. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Polar Bear Camera

Photo credit: Roie Galitz via Peta Pixel

Nikon Israel Ambassador Roie Galitz just so happened to be testing the company's 180-400mm f/4 lens in Svalbard, Norway, when a curious polar bear decided to check out the equipment. "As a professional wildlife photographer, I travel to Svalbard often to shoot stills and video for magazines and special productions, the most recent of which is the BBC's Snow Bears film. A couple of weeks ago I was in Svalbard again for one of those special productions and I was photographing this big polar bear male walking near the glacier," Galitz tells PetaPixel. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Firework Pyrotechnic Suit

Laurent Nat from Franc exploded into the Guinness World Record books on June 13, 2014 after launching 642 fireworks from his body. He's always loved fireworks as a child, so it's only fitting that would end up working with them. Laurent has been a pyrotechnics artist and performer for 10 years, and this intricate costume is made out of 100% cotton, to reduce the risk of fire spreading. Continue reading for more strange (yet real) world records.

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Bender Mailbox

For those who don't watch Futurama, Bender Bending Rodriguez was a robot built in Tijuana, Mexico designed specifically for the relatively simple task of bending straight metal girders into various angles. He often acts as if he were a Swiss Army Knife rather than a simple bending machine, as he features a number of input/output devices: his head has a data socket and remotely operated volume control, a microphone jack socket, dual-socket power receptacle, reset button,kill switch, and a self-destruct button. Continue reading for more geeky mailboxes that you don't see everyday.

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Lamborghini 2241R Tractor

Before Lamborghini started making supercars, this 2241R tractor was the company's crown jewel. This piece of farm equipment may not be fast, but it's powered by a 2-cylinder air-cooled diesel engine generating 18-horsepower, which makes it perfect for the fields and transporting equipment. It also features a Gulf Oil-inspired orange and blue and paint job. One caveat: it'll set you back $45,000. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Osprey Shark Fish

Photo credit: Doc Jon via Peta Pixel

It's not everyday that you come across an osprey, much less one carrying a shark that also caught a fish in its mouth. However, that's exactly what Florida-based nature photographer Doc Jon captured as he walked along a beach earlier this month. "The best photo I have ever taken! (By content not quality). These are NOT Photoshopped. This is a one-in-a-trillion photograph," said Jon. Continue reading for more angles and information.

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Ghostly Hitchhiker

Photo credit: The Sun

Pedro Peirone from Argentina allegedly experienced a strange paranormal phenomenon. It all started when a teenage hitchhiker that he picked up from the side of the road suddenly disappeared from the front passenger seat of his truck, leaving behind just a pair of melted shoe marks in the rubber mat. "Finally, he asked me to drop him off at the junction with the road leading to the cemetery, and, as soon as I got there, I sensed an awful burning smell. I stopped to see if something had caught fire, got out to check the back of the truck, and as soon as I turned around, I noticed there was no one inside," said Peirone. Continue reading for more strange phenomenon from around the world.

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Soviet Spy Camera Ring

At first glance, this may look like a normal gold ring, but it's actually a rare Soviet spy camera used by the KGB, and worth approximately $20,000. It's made from 14k solid gold and the camera lens is disguised as the central stone of the ring. How did this person obtain it? Well, the camera is allegedly from a Japanese collector named Mr. Shibata. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Clouds Reflecting Lake

Have you ever captured a photo and realized later that something else happened to be in the image? For example, this person wanted to capture a peaceful scene at a river, but ended up capturing the clouds above reflected in the water, transforming the perfectly still surface into a mirror of sorts. Continue reading for more mind-bending natural optical illusions that will make you look twice.

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