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Keanu Reeves Time Traveler

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Hanging in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, is this painting from 1530 entitled "Portrait of a Man," one of which many internet users believe must depict Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves on a time travel mission. Who knows? If humans are really able to travel back and forth in time at some point within the next 100-years, some may actually be able to confirm this theory, but for now, it's just another fantasy to ponder. Continue reading for more time traveling celebrities rounded up by Bored Panda. Click here for a few bonus images.

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The Straw McDonalds

To deliver the ideal flavor ratio of 50% chocolate and 50% mint in each chocolate shamrock shake sip, McDonald's partnered with engineering firms JACE and NK Labs to create the Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal (the STRAW). Its innovative j-shape provides optimal flavor flow dynamics."It was a puzzling assignment but one with an ambitious goal. From a physics perspective, it's actually quite difficult to deliver a proportional amount of both chocolate and mint flavors with each sip. But that's exactly what we did. It's a marvel of fluid dynamics. Thanks Fibonacci sequence," said Seth Newburg, principal engineer and managing partner at NK Labs. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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Hanging Off Skyscraper

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Viktoria Odintsova, a model from Russia, has garnered plenty of attention online for her death-defying skyscraper shots, which do not involve Photoshop. Her latest shoot involved hanging off the ledge of a 1,000-foot-tall skyscraper in Dubai, without the use of safety equipment. To be more specific, this 22-year-old model was simply holding onto the arm of a male assistant. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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China Vertical Forest

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Stefano Boeri Architetti has designed the first vertical forest concept, titled "Nanjing Towers", for China, first popularized in Milan. The two green towers uses 1,110 trees from 23 local species and 2,500 cascading shrubs, to produce around 132 pounds of oxygen per day as they absorb carbon dioxide. The towers, standing 656-feet and 354-feet tall, rise above the Nanjing Pukou District, and will lead modernization efforts in the south of China's Jiangsu province, thus helping develop a Yangtze River economic zone. The taller of the two towers will contain offices, a museum, a green architecture school, and a rooftop club, while the second, a 247-room Hyatt hotel, complete with rooftop swimming pool. Continue reading for more pictures, information and a bonus video.

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Mystery Box Dumpster

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"TramStopDan" on Reddit discovered a handmade wooden box in a trash bin, and at first, everything looked normal, but when opened, he saw stacks of papers with diary entries about flying saucer visits in the late 1960s to 1980, along with strange biblical creatures. He called it "The Box Of Crazy," and rightfully so, as there were sketches of UFOs and and even four-headed entities from the book of Ezekiel. Not everything was crazy though, as he also found non-patented drawings of train wheels and hand-drawn maps from the late 1930s marked with a pinhole in the center. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Glass FedEx Packages

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Artist Walead Beshty used FedEx to ship laminated glass boxes, constructed to the exact dimensions of standard FedEx boxes, for approximately 8-years (2007-2014). "Fueled by his interest in how art objects acquire meaning, Beshty's FedEx works record their movement from place to place, in both the shattering patterns left behind on the glass box, and the shipping labels on the FedEx packaging. Beshty's motivation in this series is also to comment on the 'perversity of a corporation owning a shape,' as the boxes are proprietary volumes owned by FedEx," said Artnet. To keep things fresh, each time the project was exhibited the glass boxes were placed back inside the original FedEx packages and shipped yet again. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Nintendo Switch Bottle Water

Those who attended the NYC Nintendo Switch event were given small 8oz bottles of water, and some have already made their way onto eBay, with a few trying to fetch $100. "Up for sell is a Bottle of water from the nintendo switch event in NYC. This item is unused and in mint condition. The water was bottled at a natural spring. It's clear. It makes for a great shelf item for any hardcore Nintendo fan. Feel free to make offers and ask questions. There's no refunds," said the seller. Continue reading for another video from the NYC even and more information.

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Tesla X Crashes

South Korean musician and actor Ji Chang Son has filed a lawsuit against Tesla in the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California claiming that when he was pulling into the driveway in September, his Model X accelerated on its own into his garage. He wrote in the lawsuit: "The vehicle spontaneously began to accelerate at full power, jerking forward and crashing through the interior wall of the garage, destroying several wooden support beams in the wall and a steel sewer pipe, among other things, and coming to rest in Plaintiffs' living room." Continue reading for pictures of the aftermath and more information.

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Ghost in Picture

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Reddit user "MeTarzanYouJane" tried taking pictures of a full moon, but accidentally captured a mysterious ghoulish figure while in burst mode. This isn't a lens artifact the uploader says, as the figure casts a shadow. "The time frame between the two photos was approximately 2 seconds. What interested me is neither of these family members have heard of photo shop; much less used it. This was taken in the front yard of a house they had recently purchased and hadn't even completely moved into," adds the user. Continue reading to see the two individual images and for more information.

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Icy Light Pillars

Timothy Joseph Elzinga, located in Northern Ontario, gazed out his window last Friday night and noticed some strange lights after being awoken by his 2-year-old son at 1:30 am. So, he stepped outside and for a closer look before realizing it had nothing to do with the Northern Lights, but is rather a natural phenomenon known as light pillars. These are caused by light reflecting off ice crystals in the sky. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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