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Uranium Glass Marble

Uranium glass is glass which has had uranium, usually in oxide diuranate form, added to a glass mix before melting for coloration. The proportion usually varies from trace levels to about 2% by weight uranium, although some 20th-century pieces were made with up to 25% uranium. This guy managed to get his hands on a uranium glass marble that is UV reactive, and the results are mind-boggling with the lights off. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how to topple a giant domino with a tiny one.

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Mythical Tomb Osiris

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities teamed up with a Spanish-Italian archaeological team to uncover an incredible structure in the necropolis of Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, on the West Bank at Thebes, Egypt: a massive ancient reproduction of the mythical Tomb of Osiris, complete with multiple shafts and chambers. Archaeologists found a carving of Osiris and a room with a wall relief depicting a demon holding knives inside the tomb complex. Continue reading for a map of the complex and more information.

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Mars Coffin

So, you've seen Obama's head and heard about the humans walking on Mars in 1979, now researcher Will Farrar has spotted what looks like a coffin of sorts on the Red Planet. He says, "This little box sure does look like a modern coffin concrete liner. As well as the stonework on the back part of the hill that looks like stairs or some left over stonework from some old civilizations constructions." Continue reading for a video going in-detail about the structure and more information.

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Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock

The Sonic Boom SBB500ss Sonic Bomb alarm clock ensures that you won't miss out on an important meeting or workout during the new year, as it boasts an eardrum shattering 113db beep, 12V bed shaker, and even built-in red flashing alert lights. If you have a roommate, simply switch off the sound and wake to the powerful bed shaker alone. Product page. Continue reading to see more unusual alarm clocks that think outside the box.

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Taiwanese Gamer Dies

In 2012, a 23-year-old gamer named Chen Rong-yu lay dead in a Taiwanese internet cafe for 9-hours before anyone noticed. He is thought to have suffered a heart attack brought on by low temperatures, fatigue and lack of movement, after playing League of Legends for 23-hours straight. As you can see in the image above (middle), he apparently still sat on the chair with his hands stretched out in front of the keyboard as if he was still playing in the cafe in New Taipei City. None of the other 30 gamers that sat around around him realized anything was wrong. Continue reading for more.

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Realistic Cartoons

Ever wonder what some of your favorite cartoon / comic strip / anime characters would look like in real-life? If so, this small selection should give you somewhat of an idea. One thing's for sure, it'd be a lot less creepy to see Calvin and Hobbes or Buzz Lightyear in real-life than Beavis and Butt-head. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of

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Astronaut Scratch Nose

Here's a strange, yet true fact: Since NASA's early Apollo missions, astronauts in space have used a very simple fix to the itchy face problem; engineers have attached a small patch of Velcro to a prominent point on the inside of astronaut helmets that allow them to use the rough surface to scratch their noses. Continue reading for more strange and random, yet true facts.

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Energy Addicts

Israeli jewelry designer Naomi Kizhner unveils "Energy Addicts", a line of gadgets that are meant to be inserted into the wearer's veins to harness kinetic power from the body's involuntary movements to produce electricity. This continuous flow of blood reportedly turns the golden wheel inside the design, creating sufficient kinetic energy to light up an LED or possibly even charge mobile devices. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral time-lapse video of a custom Game Boy that Pokemon fans will absolutely love.

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Knife Sculpture

Photo credit: Li Hongbo

When is a butcher knife not just another kitchen tool? When it's put in the hands of artist Li Hongbo. For his latest series, he creates silhouette artworks by meticulously cutting figures from knives, making it appear as if they're rising from the negative space. They're being showcased in a solo exhibition at Contemporary by Angela Li in Hong Kong. Continue reading to see more from this series.

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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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