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Nazca Lines Alien

Paranormal research group "Gaia" may have discovered proof of aliens near the city of Nazca in Peru, as they managed to unearth a strange three-fingered 'mummified humanoid,' complete with an elongated skull. The mummified specimen was covered in white powder, and carbon dating samples of the body dates between 245 - 410 AD. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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NightSky Petunia

Night Sky Petunias may look digitally altered at first glance, but they're actually real flowers by German breeder Selecta One. What's even cooler is that each petunia is unique because the density and size of the white sports depend on several factors, like temperature and light. Warm weather ensures a predominantly purple flower, while cooler temperatures bring out the whiteness in the petals. Get it here now. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Too much of a good thing can turn out to be bad, but apparently, this wasn't the case for Anthony Howard-Crow, a 32-year-old stunt dieter from Loveland, Colorado. He consumed only ice cream for 100 consecutive days, drank a small protein shake, alcohol, and managed to lose 32-pounds. "The whole point of these demonstrations is to show you - basically prove, in the best way I can - that you can eat anything you want and still lose weight," said Anthony. Continue reading for another video and pictures of his progress.

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Peel Trident

The Peel Trident was launched at the 1964 British Motorcycle Show held at Earls Court. The glass-fiber shell was a monocoque with coil-sprung, undamped wheels. It featured a clear bubble top and either two seats or one seat with a detachable shopping basket. Similar to its predecessor, the P50, it's powered by a 49 cc DKW engine that produces 4.2 hp, good for a top speed of 28 mph. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Pink Pineapple

Del Monte Fresh Produce spent the past decade working on a pink pineapple, and they've finally received FDA approval to sell them in the United States. They're currently being grown in Costa Rica and Hawaii, thanks to scientists who figured out how to genetically engineer the variety to produce lower levels of an enzyme present in conventional pineapple that converts the pink pigment lycopene to the yellow pigment beta carotene. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Translucent Glass Frog


The world's first naturally fluorescent frog has been discovered in Argentina by scientists at the Bernardino Rivadaiva Natural Sciences Museum. They made the discovery while studying the metabolic origin of pigments in a tree-frog species common to South America. Under normal light, the animal's translucent skin is a muted yellowish-brown color with red dots, but under ultraviolet light, it turns a celestial green. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Real Elf

Cosplay is nothing new, but 25-year-old Luis Padron from Argentina, wanted to take things to the next level. So, he spent $35,000 on surgery, and other various cosmetic procedures, to transform himself into a real-life elf. To date, he's received 40 fillers, Botox injections, jaw liposuction, a nose job, laser skin bleaching, full body hair removal, and a dangerous operation to change the color of his eyes from brown to crystal blue. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Air-Conditioned Lawn Mower

Mowing the grass isn't the most glamorous of jobs, but what if you could do so in an air-conditioned bubble? That's exactly what the machine above allows you to do, but unfortunately it never made it to production. However, it was more than just a rendering, as the actual machine was featured on the 1958 cover of Mechanix Illustrated. Continue reading to see nineteen more strange inventions from the past that were clearly ahead of their time. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery.

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Glass Sky Pool

This may not be the first glass-bottom pool, but Ballymore developers' "Sky Pool" is the first to actually connect two buildings. This unique structure is suspended 10-stories high between two apartment buildings in the Embassy Gardens development, giving swimmers a view of the London streets 115-feet below. Other luxurious rooftop amenities include: sky decks with a bar, spa, and panoramic views of the Palace of Westminster. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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570GT Feather Wrap

The McLaren 570GT might be the best everyday supercar currently available, but that doesn't mean absurd options, such as the "Feather Wrap," aren't available to potential buyers. McLaren Special Operations spends 300-hours hand-layering these feathers, and use approximately 10,000 on each vehicle. "Our engineers and designers have long been inspired by nature in our aim to create the lightest and most aerodynamic shapes on the road. We call this biomimicry. And it was on a beautiful day walking around our Woking campus that one of us looked up at the birds circling our lake, then picked up a feather from the ground and placed it on a car. That turned into a conversation with the craftsmen and women at MSO that led to the creation of the Feather Wrap," said Robin Crane, McLaren's Biomimicry Specialist. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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