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SETI Alien Signal

Photo credit: Mikhail Turnovskiy / Alamy Stock Photo

A mysterious signal, which appeared to come from the star HD 164595, a sun-like star located roughly 95 light-years from Earth, was detected on May 15, 2015 by a radio telescope operated by the Russian Academy of Science. The system has only one known planet: a warm gaseous Neptune-like planet that orbits its star in 40-days - the star could have other rocky planets as well. SETI researchers claim that such a bright signal might have been produced by a radio beacon built by an intelligent Type II civilization. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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HB Ring

Being away from loved ones can get you down, but the HB Ring just might help in that department. Simply put, it enables the wearers to send and receive the rhythm of their heartbeats in real-time through the rings themselves. Just download the companion app, pair it with the ring, add your loved one's profile, and whenever you tap the ring, you'll be able to feel the other person's heartbeat. Available in stainless steel, rose gold, or a molded block of sapphire crystal models, each one consists of over 100 components. Continue reading for five more bizarre gadgets that actually exist.

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Hugh Jackman is well known for playing Wolverine in the X-Men series, as well as the standalone films, but did you know that Richard Bradshaw was his stunt double in X-Men: The Last Stand? One other cool fact about X-Men: The Last Stand is that to make sure the visual effects were made in just one year and without exceeding the budget, special effects supervisor John Bruno shipped the 900 effects shots to eleven companies in four countries - United States, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Canada - and did extensive previsualization. Continue reading for more celebrities and their stunt doubles. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery.

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Cliffside Church

Photo credit: OPA Works via Arch Daily

Ocean view homes are nice, but this cliffside church takes things to the next level. Designed by Open Platform for Architecture (OPA), the Holy Cross Chapel is embedded into the side of a cliff, and constructed with simple materials, like wood, glass, and concrete. All of these materials aim to match the surrounding landscape, seamlessly blending man-made and natural textures. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Solway Firth Spaceman

Jim Templeton, a firefighter from Carlisle, Cumberland, in England, took his wife, Annie, and his daughters, Elizabeth and Francis, to Burgh Marsh on May 23, 1964. Since Templeton was an amateur photographer, he wanted to take capture a photo of Elizabeth's new dress with a Kodak SLR. One of the resulting photographs depicted a strangely dressed person in the background. He insists that no one was in the background that day when he snapped the photo. The photo was then sent to the Carlisle Police who hired photographic experts to study it. Finally, Kodak got a hold of the camera and photo negative to look for any defects. They found nothing wrong, and even offered a reward, which went unclaimed, of free film for a year to anyone that could adequately solve the mystery. Continue reading for more bizarre photographs that can't be explained.

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McLaren P1 Truck

Photo credit: yasidDESIGN

Turning a hypercar into a pickup truck may not be the most practical of ideas, even if you're a billionaire, but it most certainly could be the fastest and coolest looking to ever hit the road, especially if it's based on a McLaren P1. YasidDESIGN decided to make this a reality, or at least in concept form. "I did this once. Then I laughed," said the artist. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how the original Jurassic Park movie pushed the limits of visual effects at the time.

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Airplane Hangar House

Architect Adam Kalkin decided to place a massive airplane hangar over his 1880s New Jersey farmhouse years ago, as he hoped to gain space for his family while preserving the original clapboard cottage, simile to "a ship in a bottle type of thing". Introducing "Bunny Lane". A conventional Butler aircraft hangar was placed around the original small home, while at one end of the 27-foot-high, 33-foot-wide space, there's a grid of nine rooms from concrete block. These all-glass rooms peer down on the original home and a small "piazza". Continue reading for two more video tours and additional images.

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Lake Erie Home

The "Bower" home by Kariouk Associates may look like a giant security camera at first glance, but this modern home actually ha sa master bedroom that sits above the first floor, which allows for breathtaking views of Lake Erie. Its white interior is minimalistic, complete with marble floors and an indoor swimming pool. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Pink Lagoon

The color pink isn't synonymous with lagoons, but this one, located in the fishing village of Las Coloradas on the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, most certainly is. While it may look Photoshopped, the color comes from both red plankton and the high quantity of brine shrimp in the water - chemicals from the aquatic life seep into the water. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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360 Degree Swing

Inventor Colin Furze is back at it again, and his latest creation is definitely no slouch. This homemade 360° swing stands 18-feet tall and the main axle, which spins you around, measures a staggering 16-feet, 5-inches. "I put my feet between two pegs and hold onto the handle bars, then swing in the normal way, but once I get horizontal I have to lean my body forwards to help propel myself over the top of the frame. I was a bit nervous at first, especially as I'm not strapped in and only holding on with my arms, but it is great fun. It is quite physically demanding getting the swing to go high and it makes me feel sick if I go round too many times. Luckily the counter weight works well, which makes it easier for me to swing," said Furze. Continue reading to watch two "making of" videos.

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