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Cooking with Lava

Getting too close to an active volcano probably isn't the best idea, but when you're a professional photographer, nothing is off limits. Bryan Lowry, a photographer with 25-years of experience, falls under this category, as he decided to cook up breakfast on some hot lava. "The two eggs cooked almost immediately. The second one unfortunately did its thing right when I was adjusting the camera. Turns out I could have let it be but, at that time of day with the bright morning sun, it was hard to tell if the focus was good. Still interesting to see how it cooked," said Lowry. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the world's largest ship elevator in China.

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Dangling Car Parking Garage

It may look like a movie or television show stunt scene at first, but this is a real person trying to escape from a hanging car that's dangling by a thread off a parking garage. This man from Austin, Texas apparently reversed off a nine-story parking garage by putting his vehicle into the wrong gear. Fortunately, one of the cables wrapped around the vehicle's front axle preventing it from falling further. Continue reading to see a video of the car from another angle.

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Cutting Kinetic Sand

Photo credit: Reddit

Kinetic Sand is basically a three-dimensional building toy made of 98% sand and 2% polydimethylsiloxane (a type of silicone oil) that mimics the physical properties of wet sand. This material was originally designed for sculpting, but is now commonly sold as indoor play sand. Appearance wise, it resembles light brown sugar, and can be molded. Even though it sticks to itself, the sand won't adhere most other materials or surfaces, and doesn't dry out to boot. Continue reading for more oddly satisfying things.

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Delivery Van Plane Crash

Another day, another strange accident, and this time, it involves a delivery van colliding with a Dragonair KA961 at Hong Kong International Airport. Fortunately, the vehicle was only dragged a few meters on the tarmac, with the driver suffering minor head injuries. "The driver who was trapped on board the light goods vehicle was rescued. He was injured in the head and shoulder and taken conscious to North Lantau Hospital for treatment," said a police spokesperson. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how to make a real shark cake.

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Gallium Soda Can

Gallium, a lesser common element, doesn't sound or look all that exciting, but this liquid metal does have a few tricks up its quickly melting sleeve. At room temperature, it melts in your hand, and can even be used to make a gag spoon. However, when placed on a typical soda can, it quickly turns to mush because the aluminum on amalgamates with the Gallium. Get some here now. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video explaining what silicone-based life could look like.

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SpaceX UFO

Photo credit: The Daily Mail

SpaceX's Falcon 9 exploded into flames at the Cape Canaveral launch pad during a routine check earlier this week, carrying a $200-million Facebook satellite, and while Elon Musk said it was an issue with the upper stage oxygen tank, nothing has been confirmed. However, conspiracy theorists are carefully examining the footage, and claim that the rocket could possibly have been hit by a UFO. "I am pretty sure this is not the first time they hit us. I saw another rocket in flight (right after lift off), being destroyed by a saucer. I guess these rockets look too much like ICBMs with a big fat bomb attached to the tip! The Aliens are trying to put an end to nuclear missiles and war," said YouTube user "UFO Hunter". Continue reading for the shortened launch video.

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First Underwater Photograph

Photo credit: Peta Pixel

Taken in 1899 by diver and photographer Louis Marie Auguste Boutan, this amazing image was captured at a depth of 164-feet with a 30-minute exposure time on dry plates. Due to this lengthy period, Boutan suffered nitrogen narcosis, or a drowsy state induced by breathing air under higher than atmospheric pressure. He may have used a custom underwater flash rig, which essentially consisted of an alcohol lamp on an oxygen-filled barrel. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a talented musician who uses his guitar to make Formula 1 racing sounds.

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Dog Bigfoot

In North American folklore, Bigfoot is usually described as a large, hairy, bipedal humanoid. Over the years, there have been many alleged sightings, but could this dog have captured a glimpse of the real thing? In this short GoPro video, you see a creature walking through the grassy woods that stands up on two legs like a human, but also appearing to be hairy and ape-like. Individuals claiming to have seen Bigfoot described large eyes, a pronounced brow ridge, and a large, low-set forehead; the top of the head has been described as rounded and crested, similar to the sagittal crest of the male gorilla, with a strong, unpleasant smell. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a metal version of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata.

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Twin-Turbo Firebird

If you've always wanted a muscle car that combines the technology of today, with classic looks, All Speed Customs 1970 Pontiac Firebird should fit the bill. Powered by a twin-turbocharged, 7.8-liter V-8, this stealthy beast generates a staggering 1,200-horsepower-plus, enabling it to scream down the track like no other. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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iPhone 7 Plus Unboxing

The iPhone 7 press event is just one month away, and more prototypes / mockups are floating around than ever, including this dark blue "Plus" model. If rumors are true, there won't be a headphone jack, but rather new Lightning cable headphones, a seamless Touch ID sensor that is flush with the body, dual-lens camera, and of course, several new colors. Right off the bat, you'll notice the lack of antenna bands on the back, along with a slightly slimmer chassis. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of "Generation 1", a live-action Transformers fan film.

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