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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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Heaven Sent Jump

Professional skydiver Luke Aikins successfully completed the "Heaven Sent Jump" on television, as he fell 25,000 feet into a net the size of about one-third of a football field, without a parachute. The crazy stunt, a terrifying 15 minutes that lead up to the two-minute free fall was aired on a Fox TV special, but with a tape delay. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a pulsing nuclear reactor.

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1940s Los Angeles

Los Angeles continued to spread out, particularly with the development of the San Fernando Valley and the building of the freeways launched in the 1940s. When the local street car system went out of business, Los Angeles became a city built around the automobile, with all the social, health and political problems that this dependence produces. The famed urban sprawl of Los Angeles became a notable feature of the town, and the pace of the growth accelerated in the first decades of the 20th century. Keven McAlester created a perfectly synced short film showing that time period with today. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny video game pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a man who sliding off a water slide and into a rocky cliff - David Salmon broke his arm and some ribs but is expected to be OK. He said he's "too dang old to be going down water slides."

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136-Year-Old Camera

French photographer Mathieu Stern wanted to try something new for his "Weird Lens Experiment", so he acquired a 136-year-old lens from a large format camera - one of the first to have a mechanical iris aperture system - and mounted it onto a Sony a7 II. "After mounting it with some cardboard pieces to keep it tightly blocked in a M42 macro tube, I then screwed it on different macro M42 tubes and to a M42 helicoidal ring that was screwed to a M42 to NEX Adaptor ring, then to the Sony A7II. Thus, the lens was able to focus," said Stern. Click here to view the first image this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video explaining how SpaceX will get us to Mars.

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Manhole Machine

Ever wonder how they make those giant manholes? Well, it's probably with the HS-57 Manhole Saw II from Coneqtec-Universal. This heavy-duty skid-steer attachment that removes the collar and surrounding area of concrete and asphalt encasing manhole covers. It includes heavy-duty hydraulic motors, a hydraulic-powered breakout feature, and 45 carbide-tipped picks to cut through concrete, asphalt and brick at blistering speeds. A self-aligning hydraulic clamp securely attaches to the collar. It provides a 57-inch-diameter hole cut, and lifts the collar and surrounding layers of concrete/asphalt when the cut is finished. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of T-Rex tackling an American Ninja Warrior obstacle course.

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