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Despite coming across them regularly, there are still tons of vending machines that you probably haven't seen, including ones that dispense umbrellas, Skittles, ceramic dining ware for anger release, LEGO sets, and even soft serve ice cream. Click here to view the first image in this week's internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an optical illusion painting that will blow your mind.

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There are some countries where copyright / intellectual property laws don't exist, and that's where you'll find items such as the iPhone 5 ice cream you see above. Many Apple fanatics may already know this but before they started opening official stores in China, knockoff shops, complete with employees wearing blue t-shirts, were popping up all over China. Continue reading for more strange and geeky things that actually exist.

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Ever heard of an island so dangerous that the government actually bans people from visiting? Introducing Ilha de Queimada Grande, a small isnald 20 miles (32 km) off the coast of Sao Paolo, Brazil, home to the world's most venomous viper: the golden lancehead. The serpent's venom is 5-times more deadly than other snakes, and can even melt human flesh if enough if injected. Before the island was condemned, several people have succumbed to the deadly vipers. Continue reading to watch a full-length VICE documentary on the island.

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No, you aren't looking at an alien world, but rather a natural phenomenon known as penitentes. They are found at high altitudes and look like tall thin blades of hardened snow or ice. You'll find these ice formations around snow-covered areas in the Dry Andes above 13,120 feet, ranging in size from a half-inch to 16-feet. Continue reading for five more natural phenomena you won't believe exist.

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If you're a human with blue eyes, you're very likely related to every other blue-eyed person on the planet, since researchers from Copenhagen University in Denmark say that this trait descends from a single "founder," an ancestor whose genes mutated 6,000 to 10,000 years ago. That's right, until that time, everyone had brown eyes. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an honest Call of Duty game trailer.

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According to Van Tilburg, a researcher at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles, "The reason people think they are [only] heads is there are about 150 statues buried up to the shoulders on the slope of a volcano, and these are the most famous, most beautiful and most photographed of all the Easter Island statues. This suggested to people who had not seen photos of [other unearthed statues on the island] that they are heads only." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a car with one of the strangest engine problems you'll ever encounter.

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Another week, another batch of cool inventions you probably never knew existed. In this roundup, we bring you the upside down helicopter ceiling fan, a nifty Prodyne fruit infusion beverage pitcher, anti-theft lunch bags, a stick-anywhere digital clock, and very cool-looking Steampunk USB drive cufflinks. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a 4-year-old who foiled her babysitter's robbery plot.

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For our science post of the day, let us revisit the double-slit experiment. The video you're about to see whos scientific proof that there's something not quite logical about the universe. In other words, you'll see that the mere act of observation can completely change the outcome of an event. Scientifically speaking, classical particles don't interfere with each other; they merely collide. Continue reading for three videos and more information.

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Yes, believe it or not, someone is actually named "Tahra Dactyl", which definitely is reminiscent of the word pterodactyl. On a related note, did you know that there's no such creature as a "pterodactyl"? That's right, working paleontologists never refer to "pterodactyls," instead focusing on individual pterosaur genera (and woe betide any scientist who confuses Pteranodon with Pterodactylus). Continue reading for more extremely strange names you won't believe are real.

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Google employees currently working on special projects probably know just how demanding the job can be, as they sometimes work 6-days a week to meet deadlines, but this little girl would prefer her father get more than a single day off. So, she decided to write up this letter to his boss, requesting Wednesdays off. Continue reading for the actual response letter she received.

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