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Lars Anderson Archer

Danish archer Lars Andersen started using bow and arrow to fight in faux battles during Larps (live action role play) events, where he played a soldier in a medieval-inspired army, and it was at one of these Larps, that Lars started to learn to shoot fast while moving. His latest video debunks several Hollywood myths and shows off not only impressive feats like shooting 3 arrows in 0.6-seconds and grabbing an arrow in mid-air and firing it back. Continue reading to watch.

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iPhone 6 Space

Urban Armor Gear wanted to prove that their military-grade iPhone 6 case could protect the handset from just about anything. So, they attached the phone, two GoPro cameras and a GPS locator onto a weather balloon to the edge of space, 100,000-feet up. Despite the handset shutting down due to extreme temperatures during the flight, it was fully functional after the test, even without a screen protector. Steve Armstrong, the co-founder of Urban Armor Gear, said: "Our cases already meet military drop-test standards, but now we can officially say that they are space tested as well." Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Man Lion Friend

Wild lions are dangerous to say the least, but Frikkie Von Solms, a 69-year-old lion caretaker in Southern Africa, befriended Zion, a gentle, tender and loving African lion. This lion was born in captivity to a lioness named Simba, but had to be separated due to fears that his father would kill him. Now, he's as domesticated as can be, and this video proves it. Solms says: "It was a once in a lifetime experience to grow up with him and learn and live with him through all of the stages of being a lion. People talk about lions like they are just lions but they have personalities, they have humor and laugh. Zion is a gentle giant. He has never attacked humans and I trust him completely." Continue reading for more pictures.

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UFO Orb Formation

First there was this UFO ejecting an orb, now someone else has captured yet another unidentified flying object over Western Massachusetts. What sets this sighting apart from the previous one is that the UFO is captured releasing several orbs into a formation of sorts, but what happens in the next 1.5-minutes will really boggle your mind. Continue reading to see if you can figure out what happened to the original object.

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F&R Auto Sales

F&R Auto Sales in Westport, Massachusetts decided to hassle Palace Pizza employee Jarrid Tansey over $7. Simply put, the order totaled $42.xx. After handing two $20 bills and two $5 bills to the Tansey, the driver quickly left, but they called him back to return with their change. So, Tansey returned and the ensuing conversation was uploaded to YouTube, which caused quite an uproar online. These Yelp reviews prove it. Continue reading for the video (not safe for work language).

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Marshmallow Volcano

Photo credit: Caters News

S'mores are great for warm summer nights, but this daredevil decided that roasting marshmallows over an active volcano was good enough. You read that correctly, daredevil Simon Turner best enjoys his marshmallows roasted over a lava-spewing volcano, as he has no hesitation sitting at the edge, warming up the sweet treat beside the fiery lake inside Marum Crater in Ambrym, Vanuatu. Continue reading for the video.

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Ping Pong Mouse Trap

What better way to bring in the new year than with 2,014 mouse traps and 2,015 ping pong balls? Created by London-based art directors and filmmakers HarrimanSteel, the idea for this stunt was inspired by generations of teachers using mouse traps to demonstrate the basics of nuclear fission. While the mouse traps took nearly 5-hours to setup, the impact was heightened by staging the stunt within a mirrored tunnel, leaving the team little leeway if things went wrong. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Space Rock Night Sky

At approximately 3:05am local time, Bucharest residents witnessed a space object that lit up the entire night sky. Several security cameras captured the blinding sight, as the flash lasted for several seconds. According to the Romanian Space Agency (Rosa), the event was caused by a meteoroid entering the Earth's atmosphere at an altitude of 31 - 43 miles. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Bill Gates Human Waste

Bill Gates may be the world's richest man, as of today, but that didn't stop him from drinking a cup of water that was once human excrement. Gates said: "The water tasted as good as any I've had out of a bottle. And having studied the engineering behind it, I would happily drink it every day. It's that safe." However, this water came from a machine designed and built by Janicki Bioenergy, a Seattle engineering firm, which burns human waste to produce electricity and water. Thanks to a steam engine and because and high temperatures, the resulting water doesn't emit an odor. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Knife Cuts Phone Book

A Batarang knife might look cooler, but the Zero Tolerance 0350BW is much sharper. For those who like to get technical, the blade itself is crafted from S30V stainless steel with non-reflective Tungsten DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon), and BlackWash coating gives it a well worn look. The SpeedSafe assisted opening system lets you deploy the blade quickly and easily, even in gloves, using the ambidextrous flipper. Product page. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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