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Royal Flush Water Slide

You haven't seen a water slide, until you've seen the Royal Flush Water Slide at BSR Cable Park in Waco, Texas. Riders are then launched into the sky after a steep down grade, giving them an opportunity to perform endless stunts. Fortunately, it costs just $15 to enjoy the slide for the entire day. For those who don't feel like performing water stunts all day, there are other entertainment options, such as wake-boarding cables and a lazy river. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Bob Burnquist Floating Skate Ramp

Bob Burnquist probably doesn't even need to step outside his house to skate his heart out, but even so, he decided to build a 7,300-pound floating ramp has been on Lake Tahoe. It took approximately 4-days and 300-hours to complete before it was lowered into the turquoise lake, and put to the test by the pro skateboarder. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Bee's Life

Ever wonder just how a bee lives its first 21-days here on Earth? If so, photographer Anand Varma has just the video for you, as he captured the mind-blowing 21-day transformation of bee egg to larvae to pupae and then finally an adult. Fortunately, you won't have to spend 3-weeks watching the process, since the video was condensed into a 60-second clip. Continue reading to watch.

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Earthflow Phenomenon Russia

In Russia, land slides you, or at least that's what internet meme experts have been saying. One thing's for sure, many would start running immediately at the sigh of soil and rubble creeping towards them as if it had a life of its own. A Russian YouTube user managed to capture this bizarre earthflow phenomenon, a rare type of landslide, on video. Technically speaking, it's a viscous flow of fine-grained materials, such as clay / sand / silt that have been saturated with water and moves downhill due to the pull of gravity. As it runs down a slope, the earthflow remains covered with any vegetation and typically leaves a bowl-shaped depression behind. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Ferrari F40 LM Barchetta

The Ferrari F40, powered by a monstrous (for the time) 2.9L twin-turbo V8, was crazy enough on its own for wealthy auto enthusiasts, while the LM version upped the ante enough to remain a highly valued exotic nowadays. Introducing the Ferrari F40 LM Barchetta, owned by billionaire, car collector and part-time racer Jean Blaton from Belgium, who used to hit the track under the Jean Beurlys nickname. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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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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