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Most Dangerous Runway

One of the world's most dangerous runways is located at Courchevel Altiport, which is part of a ski resort in the French Alps. The airfield has a very short runway that measures only 1,736-feet in length, with a gradient of 18.6%. There is no go-around procedure for landings at Courchevel, due to the surrounding mountainous terrain. De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters and DHC-7 Dash 7 turboprops served the airport in the past; however, the airfield primarily sees smaller fixed-wing aircraft such as Cessnas as well as helicopters at present. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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1000HP Nissan 370Z

Car drifting and abandoned malls aren't normally used in the same sentence, but that is exactly what happened when pro driver Chris Forsberg decided to take his 1,000-horsepower Nissan 370Z to the empty Hawthorne Mall in Los Angeles. When he's not drifting in zombie apocalypse-like structures, he competes in the Formula Drift series in his Nissan 370Z for NOS Energy Drink and Hankook Tires. Continue reading for three more of his drifting videos, including one where he's tazed while driving.

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Car Levitating China

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If Magneto from X-Men actually existed, seeing random metal objects levitate would be a common sight, but a new video from China has surfaced, showing what appears to be cars levitating in the air as one drove towards a busy intersection. The vehicles are seen being pulled upwards before one rolls onto its side in the city of Xingtai. The front of another vehicle is pulled upwards, while the back end of a car in another lane moves, at that same time. All three crash back down onto the road, with the first, landing on its side. Continue reading for the shortened version of the clip.

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Area 51 Lights

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A passenger aboard an American Airlines flight from San Jose, California to Houston, Texas, managed to snap a series of photographs of a giant metallic disc in the Nevada desert. There was a 'blinding bright light' in the desert below near Luning and Gabbs that caught his eye at first. "I saw a large silver disc that appeared to be in the middle of the desert. This disc was shooting orb like lights into the air. The disc itself had multiple lights that were blinding to the eyes. I pulled out my phone and took pictures until my phone died," said the passenger. Continue reading for a video titled "Top CIA Secrets of Area 51: Real Truth Behind".

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Bird Hits Plane

Most bird strike accidents occur when there is a collision involving a winged animal and the windscreen. These cause annual damages that have been estimated at $400-million within the US alone, and up to $1.2-billion worldwide. In addition to property damage, collisions between man-made structures and conveyances and birds is a contributing factor, among many others, to the worldwide decline of many avian species. Click here to view more images of damage caused by bird strikes. Continue reading for two more videos.

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Black Knight Decoded

The Black Knight Satellite is a popular topic among conspiracy theorists, and now, there's a full short film about the mysterious object supposedly orbiting Earth. Produced by Pepsi, "Black Knight Decoded" tells the story of a father (David Oyelowo), his daughter (Layla Crawford) and his co-conspirator (Pinto) on their quest to decode radio signals transmitted from the mysterious satellite. Their efforts to respond was thwarted by the government, and so the group relies on support from communities around the world to come together to communicate universal messages of hope, unity and peace. Most of the space footage was captured by UrtheCast's ultra high-definition cameras aboard the International Space Station. Continue reading for a video about the real Black Knight Satellite.

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2300HP Lamborghini Huracan

Called UR2, this sleeper of a Lamborghini Huracan is actually the world's fastest. The 2,300-horsepower beast, powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V10 engine, set a new standing half-mile world record (for street-legal cars) by achieving 238.6 mph in the half-mile pass. One other notable modification was swapping out the dual-clutch transmission for a much quicker sequential shifter. Continue reading for an earlier video of this beast, when it was just pushing 2100+ horsepower.

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Tree-Cutting Machine

While not much is known about the EcoLog 590D, it's definitely a machine that could be mistaken for a science-fiction prop. It basically consists of a LogMax 7000 head that can pick up trees like you would a stick, and saw them into several pieces while separating the leafy section. Sure, this may not be available to everyday consumers, but even if it were, expect a price tag north of $200,000 Continue reading for three more videos.

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Missile Launch UFO

Photographer Justin Majeczky just happened to be on Slacker Hill above the Golden Gate Bridge when the USS California launched a Trident D5 ballistic missile last night, and this incredible video ensued. "By a stroke of dumb luck my friend Abe and myself were on slacker hill shooting timelapse photography of the Golden Gate Bridge. You can see the missile enter the frame from the upper right hand corner. We noticed the object immediately and I stopped my time-lapse to record some video," said Majeczky. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when a car performs a burnout on an iPhone 6S.

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Yves Rossy Jetman Rossy A380 Dubai

For their latest stunt, the Jetman Dubai aerial aerobatics showcase their flying skills in a crazy video in which they keep pace with a massive Emirates A380. As you can see, the two-winged jetpack (powered by four Jet-Cat P200 jet engines) flyers swarm around the aircraft at about 1,200-meters as they swoop over Dubai, with the Palm Jumeirah and Burj Khalifa as the backdrop. The daredevils fly at about 300kph over the plane and maneuver alongside its wings, falling into formation on either side before breaking away.Continue reading for two more videos of Yves "Jetman" Rossy, and more information.

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