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Just when you thought elevator pranks were going out of style, a Japanese television show decided to create one of their own. Similar to the others, they lead unsuspecting guests into an elevator that's been fitted with fake wall panels so the supposed *ghost* can climb through when the power is cut. Continue reading to see the madness that ensued.

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Let's face it, most concepts just don't quite make the grade, aesthetics wise, but Sam Beckett's iPhone Air could quite possibly be the coolest fan design we've seen yet. At 7mm thick, it features a 4.7-inch sapphire crystal display and a 10.0-megapixel camera. Continue reading for the video.

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While it may sound like the setting for an upcoming horror film, these amazing (yet real) photos show the astonishing result of a giant snake as it slithered slowly away with a crocodile filling its body. Tiffany Corlis, a Lake Moondarra, Queensland resident, saw a python heading towards the freshwater crocodile on the edge of Lake Moondarra, some 12 miles north east of Mount Isa. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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By now, anyone who follows the news has probably heard about the capture of El Chapo Guzman, the world's most powerful drug kingpin, but if you've wondered just how he managed to stay hidden in plain sight for so many years after his first escape, here's an inside look. According to Business Insider, "Guzman had a penchant for high-tech gadgetry to keep ahead of authorities, as AP reported on Wednesday. He utilized sophisticated communications equipment and scanners to detect surveillance. But it was his last ditch low-tech underground tunnel that helped him almost get away again. With Mexican Marines surrounding his house, temporarily hampered by a steel-reinforced door, Guzman fled through a secret door beneath a bathtub into his tunnel network." Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Here's one naturally occurring science phenomena you probably didn't know about: frost flowers. Technically speaking, the formation of frost flowers is dependent on a freezing weather condition occurring when the ground is not already frozen. The sap in the stem of the plants will expand (water expands when frozen), causing long, thin cracks to form along the length of the stem. Water is then drawn through these cracks via capillary action and freezes upon contact with the air. As more water is drawn through the cracks it pushes the thin ice layers further from the stem, causing a thin "petal" to form. In the case of woody plants and (living or dead) tree branches the freezing water is squeezed through the pores of the plant forming long thin strings of ice that look uncannily like hair i.e. "hair ice" or "frost beard". Continue reading for more.

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GoPro fans rejoice! The company brings you yet another amazing video, and this time we get to see "Bigbird", a lone pelican that stumbled ashore one day after a huge storm in Tanzania. He was reportedly abandoned by his flock, and had forgotten how to fly, but thanks to the staff at Greystoke Mahale, everything would be ok. They took him in and taught him how to fly again. Continue reading to see the amazing flight video that ensued.

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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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