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Mars Crater

Researchers have discovered an "alien plughole" on Mars with an enormous slab of water ice just beneath the crater, measuring 130-feet thick, that defies explanation. "There have been a lot of climate changes between now and the tens of millions of years ago when we suspect the ice was put there. But it shouldn't be stable today, and other past climates of ice instability in this region mean the ice should've sublimated away into the dry Martian atmosphere by now. So, that's what we need to investigate. What kept the ice around all this time? There's no climate model that we have now that explains this," according to Shane Byrne, associate professor in University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. Continue reading for another video of Mars anomalies.

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Star Destroyer Mars

Photo credit: Mail Online

Another week, another Mars mystery, and this time, it's a Star Destroyer-shaped anomaly. Spotted by researcher Scott C Waring, he said: "I found this anomaly in the latest Curiosity Rover photo. The black object looks like a crashed UFO...the spacecraft was only about 2.5 to 3 meters across, so it probably only held a few passengers. There is only one photo of the ship. The rover usually takes many of each area, but not this one. Perhaps tomorrow it will take more." Continue reading for a video about water on ancient Mars.

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Ferrofluid Clock

Your eyes aren't playing tricks, nor is this computer-generated imagery, just Zelf Koelman's latest project: Ferrolic. This alarm clock, which looks like a Rorschach test, relies on magnetic ferrofluids - a liquid that becomes strongly magnetized in the presence of a magnetic field - to display the time. "A few years ago I fell in love with the magical characteristics of a little black 'blob' in a bottle. One could manipulate the position and shape of a floating drop of Ferro Fluid with a magnet. The dynamics and shape of this liquid body was much like a living entity. I decided to allow this entity to live its own life and have a function. A year of research and engineering eventually resulted in Ferrolic," said Koelman. Tired of just seeing the time? You can use a web app to display texts, images and more. Continue reading for two more awesome ferrofluid videos.

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Microtech Giant Halo 3X Knife

Your eyes aren't playing tricks, the $9,000 Microtech Giant Halo 3X Knife definitely lives up to its name. Created in a collaboration between Marfione custom knives, Pete Athens and Walter Brend, this knife has a hand-ground, retractable 14" Brend tanto blade with a stunning mirror finish and satin flats. The sleek black anodized aluminum handle features a titanium draw bar with carbon fiber inserts. Continue reading for two more videos and more pictures.

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Flying Humanoid UFO Los Angeles

Photo credit: Mysterious Universe

On August 9, 2015, many people around the Sequoia Park area of Los Angeles spotted what appeared to be a flying humanoid, and three of them managed to recorded the event from different angles. The photographers claim that the humanoid was wearing a space suit, complete with slits in the visor that allowed them to see a face inside. "The humanoid appears to be too solid to be a 3-D projection or hologram. While it looks to be floating, it doesn't seem to be flying or moving around much at all," said MysteriousUniverse. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video giving us a first look at Pokemon Tournament.

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Kolarbyn Eco-Lodge

The Kolarbyn Eco-lodge in Sweden's Berslagen Forest boasts huts that look to be straight from Middle Earth. These 12 huts are based on the shelters that loggers used in the winter centuries ago, and guests live by candlelight, cook food over an open fire, as well as sleep in sheepskin. At just $60 per night, you can't expect any extravagant luxuries, but long hikes, wildlife encounters and beautiful hikes are definitely possible. Continue reading for another video captured during the winter and additional pictures.

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Real Time Traveler Photo

Not just any time traveler, this one has been dubbed the "Time Traveling Hipster" by internet users. The image in question shows a mysterious man photographed in 1940 wearing what seems to be modern-day clothing and carrying a camera. While the identities of photographer and subjects depicted in the image are unknown, the location and year was noted on the back of the photograph: "Reopening of the South Fork Bridge after flood in Nov. 1940. 1941 (?)". The image belongs to the virtual collection of the Bralorne Pioneer Museum in British Columbia, Canada. Continue reading for more fascinating historical photographs.

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Edgar Mitchell UFO

Apollo 14 astronaut and the sixth man to walk on the moon Edgar Mitchell claims that aliens came to Earth to stop a nuclear war between America and Russia. He says that high-ranking military officials witnessed alien ships during weapons tests throughout the 1940s, and were spotted hovering over the world's first nuclear weapons test which took place on July 16, 1945 in the desolate White Sands deserts of New Mexico. Continue reading for another video of him explaining the different alien species that currently visit Earth.

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Finger USB Drive

Finnish software developer Jerry Jalava lost part of his finger in a motorcycle accident, but rather than opt for a standard prosthetic, he decided to incorporate a USB key into the new digit. He loaded the 2GB with Billix distribution, CouchDBX, and Ajatus to run off the drive. When Jalava needs to use the drive, he simply pulls it off his left hand, plugs it in, making for a quite literal, "plug-and-play". Continue reading for a video showing how to make your own novelty eraser USB flash drive.

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Sky Ladder Firework

They 1,650-foot Sky Ladder appears to defy gravity at first, but it's just a clever illusion consisting of fireworks that stretch right up into the sky in Quanzhou, south-eastern China. It's the work of Cai Guoqiang, an artist who is originally from the city and now based in New York. The ladder, made of metal wire and aluminum, was filled with gunpowder and then attached to the bottom of a hot air balloon launched from a boat off the shore of nearby Huiyu Island. In related news, continue reading for an insane fireworks FAILS video compilation.

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