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MacBook Coin

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Most MacBook owners have probably never opened their laptops, but some who have discovered random US coins inside, and nobody knows why, especially since they're assembled in China. Apparently, this has been happening as far back as 2010, and in the video above, a customer called Greg Kilpatrick showed a quarter found in his device. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Anatomical Jewelry

Artist Nadja Buttendorf did not find glitches in The Matrix, but rather created a line of wearable anatomical jewelry, called "Fingerrings", "EARrings" and "Skin" necklaces. Each one of these silicone sculptures was crafted by hand to mimic the texture and tactile qualities of real human skin. When the former is worn, the hyper realistic appendage appears as a "6th finger" that extends from the body. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Etch Clock

When turned off, Etch Clock looks like a blank stone encased in an aluminum frame, but at the push of a button its thermo-elastic membrane comes alive and molds to form tiny digital characters that tell the current time. It was created by Swiss design firm, measures 40 x 40cm, and weighs approximately 6kg. You can either mount it to a wall, or place the clock on a desk, while an accompanying mobile iOS / Android app lets users choose between two ways of displaying the time: "Sync & Go," which show the time every 30 seconds, and "Sync & Sensor," a mode that shows the time every 30-seconds only if it senses noise. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus things you might want, but probably don't need.

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Kissenger

Let's face it, long distance relations lack physical interaction, but Kissenger, a smartphone accessory, aims to change that. Created by Dr. Hooman Samani, Director of AIART Lab (Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Technology Laboratory) in Singapore, this gadget consists of two internet-connected robots with big silicone lips that's touted as "a physical interface enabling kiss communication." All the user has to do is kiss the silicone pad and the integrated precision force sensors register the lip movements, while miniature linear actuators replicate those movements on a second device used by the person being kissed. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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InMoov 3D-Printed Robot

David Levy, an artificial intelligence expert, expects human and robot marriages to become commonplace by 2050, and one French woman is already kicking things off. Lilly is reportedly only attracted to robots and dislikes physical contact with humans. Until 3D-printing became more affordable, falling in love with one of these machines just wasn't possible. Thanks to the open-source technology from a French company InMoov, it has now become a reality. The two are purportedly "engaged," and will be marry as soon as human-robot marriages become legal in France. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Radio Signals Space

Astronomers recently detected six bursts of radio signals that appear to originate from the constellation Auriga, each lasting few milliseconds. Some researchers are claiming these bizarre bursts of energy could be a sign of intelligent extraterrestrial life trying to contact humans. What's really puzzling is that this detection follows 11 previously recorded outbursts from the exact same location, named "FRB 121102," the only known repeater of fast radio bursts (FRBs). Continue reading for a video of the five most mysterious signals detected from space. Click here for a few bonus UFO sightings from around the world.

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Mariana Trench Sound

The Mariana Trench, which lies between Japan to the north and Australia to the south, features depths in excess of 36,000 feet, and is currently the deepest known part of the Earth's oceans. Scientists at OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center detected a strange booming sound heard in the the deepest part of the ocean, and called i the "Western Pacific Biotwang". The mysterious five-part call lasts between 2.5-3.5 seconds, and includes frequencies as low as 38 hertz. It was recorded using passive acoustic ocean gliders, or instruments that traverse the ocean autonomously, and can dive up to 1,000 meters. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a real human flying drone.

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UFO Wormhole

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Video credit: Clima Severo Mundial

A mysterious video recently surfaced that shows an unidentified flying object either arriving or leaving Earth through a bright blue plasma-like wormhole. The footage was allegedly captured somewhere in Arizona on a stormy day. "Arizona is a famous hot-spot for UFOs and Alien bases, so its nice to get this substantial evidence of their existence in that area. This is an alien ship, shooting off through the clouds, leaving earth," said Scott C Waring from UFO Sightings Daily. Continue reading for another video of a purported UFO crossing the moon.

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Leather Wrapped Rock

It's not uncommon to see popular items sell out within minutes, especially during the holidays, but you probably haven't seen a "Medium Leather Wrapped Stone" be snapped up like hotcakes, and at $85 a pop. Hours after going live on Nordstrom's website, the item sold out, and became one of the most popular topics on social media. Many tout it as just an expensive paperweight, while others claim it's actually a fashion statement. Continue reading for two up-close images of the rock.

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Jelly Creatures California

Huntington Beach, California residents got a bizarre surprise while strolling their local beach: thousands of gelatinous pink sea creatures. They're described as being squishy, almost like a jellyfish, and have baffled National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists. Huntington Beach Marine Safety Lieutenant Claude Panis said these creatures may have washed ashore due to El Nino, and also because there were more stingrays closer to the shore than normal at this time of year. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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