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El Chapo Guzman Escape

By now, you've probably heard about "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's most powerful drug lord, escaping Altiplano, a maximum security prison 55 miles (90 kilometers) west of Mexico City. In addition to the help he may have received, a 1.5-kilometer (1-mile) tunnel, 19 meters (about 62 feet) below the surface, was also discovered. Jim Dinkins, former head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, says that a complex tunnel like this one, complete with lights, air venting, and a customized motorcycle rigged up on a rail line, would normally take 18 months to two years to complete. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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F-35A Cannon

The F-35A is armed with a GAU-22/A, a four-barrel version of the 25 mm GAU-12 Equalizer cannon. The cannon is mounted internally with 182 rounds for the F-35A or in an external pod with 220 rounds for the F-35B and F-35C; the gun pod has stealth features. The F-35 has two internal weapons bays, and external hardpoints for mounting up to four underwing pylons and two near wingtip pylons. Continue reading to see it firing for the first time in public view.

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Volkswagen XL1 vs Veyron

The Volkswagen XL1 doesn't look like a typical hybrid, with its Lambo-style doors and all, but the vehicle does make great use of its 27 horsepower electric motor paired with a 47 horsepower two-cylinder engine. With a zero to sixty time of 12.1 seconds, it can achieve 261 miles per gallon. Even with those numbers, the guys over at Top Gear Poland pit it against a Bugatti Veyron. Continue reading to see what happened.

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360-Degree Vid Tech

Always wanted to fly in a fighter jet? Well, Google's new 360-degree video technology will let you do just that, virtually. Simply move your mouse cursor around while watching the video, and you'll be able to pan around the cockpit. Everything from the stick and throttle movements to the amazing scenery is at your fingertips. The Northrop F-5A/B Freedom Fighter and the F-5E/F Tiger II are part of a supersonic light fighter family, initially designed in the late 1950s by Northrop Corporation. Continue reading for the interactive video and more information.

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Microsoft HoloLens Real World

You've seen Minecraft meets HoloLens, now check out this amazing real-world application. Early reviewers have likened the HoloLens experience to seeing a realistic world through a small magic window in the center of your view. A newly released video showcases Microsoft's partnership with Case Western Reserve University, and the transition from camera-filling holograms to a first-person view, showing how the effect vanishes outside a small central window. Continue reading to watch.

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Sony RX100 IV

Sony's RX100 IV might be a compact camera, but it certainly doesn't lack features, especially in the slow motion video department. According to PetaPixel, "Photographer David Candlish got a chance to play with a pre-release RX100 IV yesterday, and he shot the 40x slow motion clip seen above that shows what the RX100 IV is capable of. The camera was handheld and a couple of tabletop LEDs provided lighting. When shooting with the 1000fps feature, 2 seconds of real time becomes a whopping 80 seconds of slow-motion video." Product page. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Dinosaur Turtle Russia

At first glance, this turtle may appear to be something straight from Jurassic World, but upon closer inspection, you'll see that it's just an alligator snapping turtle. The prehistoric-looking creature is the largest species of turtle in the world, thanks to its spiked shell, beaklike jaws, and scaled tail. You'll normally find it in the rivers and lakes of the southeastern United States and spend most of their lives in the water. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Tourbillon Ride Contact

Remember the complex machine, which allowed for one human occupant inside a pod to be dropped into three spinning rings, from the movie "Contact"? If so, you'll definitely want to ride Switzerland-based ABC Rides latest attraction, "Tourbillon". It's claimed that riders will experience 5G's of downforce, and after watching the video, we definitely agree. Continue reading for the clip.

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Lamborghini LM002

The Urus may be just months away from its official debut, but long before that futuristic-looking vehicle, there was the rugged Lamborghini LM002. Also known as the "Rambo Lambo," it's one of the most excessive vehicles ever produced, weighing a hefty 5,952-pounds and powered by the same 450hp 5.2L Quattrovalvole V12 engine from the Countach. It was capable of sprinting from 0-60mph in 7.7-seconds and has a top speed of 130mph. Believe it or not, the fuel tank capacity was 76 gallons to ensure that your personal safari won't be abruptly interrupted by the LM002's extreme guzzling. Continue reading for three videos and more information.

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Statue Moves On Its Own

Manchester Museum staff in England say a 4,000-year-old statue of a man named Neb-Senu, recovered from a mummy's tomb, has been spinning without anybody moving it. This object was originally an offering to the god Osiris and has been in the museum for 80-years. Up until a few weeks ago, the statue had appeared to be stationary. Curator Campbell Price said: "I noticed one day that it had turned around. I thought it was strange because it is in a case and I am the only one who has a key." Continue reading for the surveillance footage.

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