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Filmed Heavens

TSO Photography climbed the highest mountain in Spain, El Teide, to captured this mind-boggling footage. It took him approximately 7-days to film, during which he only slept 10 hours. People claim Teide Observatory is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars. TSO says: "Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole scene was ruined. To my surprise, my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way. So if you ever wondered how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm, look at 00:32." Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Backyard Theme Park

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Bruno, a man who lives in northern Italy, built a theme park in his very own backyard. His story begins in June 1969 when he purchases a a jug of white wine and a jug of red wine and five or six kilos of sausages to the forest. Bruno then set up a grill in the shade of a tree and awaited his first customers, and says: "I wanted to see if we would sell something or if people would come." Fast forward to today, and Ai Pioppi has human-powered swings, slides, seesaws, gyroscopes, a ferris wheel and even a roller-coaster. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a blind painter who learned to master his craft.

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Star Wars Los Angeles

It is only a matter of time before we see a Marvel and Star Wars crossover film, but until that happens we have to settle for fan films like this one, which depicts the Imperial army invading Los Angeles. You'll see AT-ATs, TIE fighters, and more dropped over the Los Angeles skyline, with shots of Santa Monica Pier and The Queen Mary, as the Imperial/Rebel battle over the city of angels. Continue reading for more.

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Apple Watch Unboxing
Apple Watch Unboxed

Apple fanatics already know that the Apple Watch will officially become available for pre-order come this Friday, April 10th, at 12:01am PST, but apparently Florence Santrot of Metronews has already gotten their hands on one. The unboxing video you're about to see shows exactly what each Apple Watch will come with, including the strange-looking charger. Continue reading to see more.

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RU 800 S Railroad Machine
RU 800 S

Here's a fascinating look at the RU 800 S, a machine that can be used non-stop for 10-hours straight to renew and replace old railroad tracks. Weighing 692-tons, it splits the old track, and lays "down a thread from the beginning of the new tracks," according to the manufacturer. Continue reading for a video of it in-action and more information.

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Furious 7 Plane Drop

No, they didn't use CGI for the car drop scene in Furious Seven, but rather real vehicles. They hired 30-year stunt veteran Spiro Razatos to make it happen. He says: "For the fourth film ("Fast & Furious") they kind of relied too much on CGI. So they realized they wanted to do less. That's what I do." Razatos is also responsible for the scene in Fast Five when the crew dragged a giant bank vault through the busy streets of Rio de Janeiro. Continue reading for two video featurettes and more information.

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Falcon F7

Touted as a "Ferrari Fighter", the Falcon F7 is a 2-door American supercar built on a lightweight monocoque chassis using a blend of aluminum, carbon fiber, and kevlar. Powering this beast is a Lingenfelter-sourced V8 that generates 1,100hp, mated to a 6-speed dual clutch transmission, enabling it to sprint from 0-60 mph in just 2.7-seconds, with a top speed of 200mph. Continue reading for a special "How It's Made" episode featuring this car, more pictures and additional information.

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Extreme Winds 91st Floor
Window Cleaners 91st Floor

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Two window cleaners in China experienced a dizzying 15-minute ride after their platform spun out of control and crashed into the side of a Shanghai skyscraper. This incredible footage was captured by a diner inside of a restaurant located on the 91st floor of the 1614-foot (492 metre) tall Shanghai World Financial Centre on Thursday morning. It shows the platform swinging violently back and forth and smashing into the glass windows at high speed - causing them to crack.

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AV-8B Harrier Jet

In this crazy video, you'll see and hear U.S. Marine Corps Capt. William Mahoney, AV-8B Harrier aircraft pilot talking about his experience during a controlled landing after his front landing gear malfunctioned on the aircraft aboard the USS Bataan, at sea. The AV-8B Harrier II is a single-engine ground-attack aircraft capable of vertical or short takeoff and landing (V/STOL). Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Math Professor Prank

Matthew Weathers, a math professor at Biola University, has been pranking his students for the past 6-years, and his most recent stunt is one for the record books. To start things off, he shows a clip of himself botching a trigonometry lesson in a YouTube tutorial. Then he begins yelling at a digital version of himself, even going behind the projector screen to look like he is inserting himself into the presentation. Before you know it, the mini-mes are fighting and throwing browser icons at each other. Continue reading to see why this video has already received over 6.1-million views.

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