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The Chinese sheng is a mouth-blown free reed instrument consisting of vertical pipes. It is one of the oldest Chinese instruments, with images depicting its kind dating back to 1100 BC, and there are actual instruments from the Han era that have been preserved today. Continue reading to see a talented musician play a piece from the original Super Mario Bros. game.

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In aviation, a crosswind landing refers to a landing maneuver in which a significant component of the prevailing wind is from crosswind, wind perpendicular to the runway center line. What you're looking at above just might be one of the craziest crosswind landings yet. Continue reading for more.

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Sure, having a cat with mutant powers (adamantium claws) sounds good on paper or in comics, but when one of these creatures is on the loose inside your home, it's an entirely different story. Let's just say that chasing after a ball of yarn, or even a spider, can mean the difference between having to re-plaster your walls or even replacing all the electronics in your home. Continue reading to see why.

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In the mind-blowing video you are about to see (at least from an animal perspective), Dr. Alex Taylor sets up a difficult 8-stage problem solving task for an extremely intelligent crow that he nicknamed 007. After over three months in captivity, the smart crow had been trained to use individual props including rocks and sticks. Continue reading for more.

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JamieP filmed and uploaded this video onto YouTube, which shows his excited daughter going along for a ride in his monstrous 1000hp GT-R. She sits in the front passenger seat and then screams and laughs her way through the various high speed runs urging her father to keep on going while covering her eyes. Continue reading to see why it's received over 350,000 views.

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Two Russian climbers, Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov, took the notion daredevil to the next level by climbing up the second tallest building in the world, Shanghai Tower, without climbing gear of any kind. You'd think reaching the top of the building would be enough for the adrenaline junkies, but apparently not. They literally dangled above the clouds at a truly dizzying height of 650m. Continue reading for a the video.

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On the most recent episode of BBC's Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson claimed that the McLaren P1 is a game-changing hypercar, and that it's "a new chapter in the history of motoring." It's a limited production plug-in hybrid, with the entire production of 375 units selling out by November 2013. For those who were fortunate enough to buy directly from McLaren, the vehicle would have set you back a cool $1.15-million USD. Continue reading for the Top Gear segment.

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While we don't recommend going out of your way to attract the attention of law enforcement, especially while driving, this person decided to take the creative route in doing so by baking cell phone-shaped cookies. Let's just say that the police may not be so lenient in some parts of the world where driving and using a cell phone / eating is prohibited. Continue reading to see what ensued, and why this video has received nearly 2-million views in just 2-days.

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Levitation is commonly associated with magic and science fiction films, but a group of researchers at Tel-Aviv University has discovered a way to make objects float in mid-air using a process called quantum levitation, and they think this technology could even lead to floating alternatives to traditional gas-powered vehicles. What you're looking at above is an experiment that involves using a single sapphire wafer coated with a thin later of a material called yttrium barium copper oxide. Liquid nitrogen was used to freeze the disc to give off a cool mist for added effect. Continue reading for videos and more information.

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There's Sim City, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Farmville, and now...Goat Simulator?! That's right, CoffeeStainStudios has released alpha footage of a title in the works, but unfortunately, it's not a real game...yet. According to the studio: "We're just playing around a bit with programming stuff, this is not our next big IP." Continue reading for two videos.

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