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Lake Baikal Frozen

Lake Baikal is basically a rift lake in Russia, located in southern Siberia, between Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and the Buryat Republic to the southeast. It's the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world, containing roughly 20% of the world's unfrozen surface fresh water, with a maximum depth of 1,642m. A group of Siberian percussionists have become internet sensations with an exhibition of ice drumming on this frozen wonderland. In minus 20°C, they discovered that the 1m thick ice has a distinctive rhythm all of its own. Click here for more pictures of Lake Baikal. Continue reading for two additional videos.

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Titan Missile Facility

The German idea of an underground missile silo was adopted and developed by the United States for missile launch facilities for its intercontinental ballistic missiles. Most silos were based in Colorado, Arizona, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and other western states away from heavily populated areas. They had many defense systems to keep out intruders and other defense systems to prevent destruction. One method used for storage was placing them vertically in underground silos, like the Titan I. They were fueled in the silo, and then since they could not be launched from within the silo, were raised to the surface to launch. Continue reading for more pictures of an abandoned facility.

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Dirty Computer

If you don't regularly dust your computer, it could be mistaken for an ancient Greek city, and not in a good way. For example, this person appears to have left a computer sitting out in a dusty garage or warehouse for at least 3-5 years before removing its case to see just how much grim has accumulated. Fortunately, things worked out for the best and this image has gone viral online. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how to weaponize a beard by turning it into a slingshot.

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Unnecessary Quotation Marks

Quotation marks by definition, are simply punctuation marks used in pairs in various writing systems to set off direct speech, a quotation, or a phrase. The pair consists of an opening quotation mark and a closing quotation mark, which may or may not be the same character. However, people use these improperly more often than not, and these signs are glaring examples. Continue reading to see more.

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Covini C6W

Covini's C6W is the world's first and only 2-seat, 2-door supercar with 6 wheels, complete with a removable roof section. Inspiration for the car was taken from the 1976 Tyrrell P34, which had two pairs of smaller front wheels, a principle applied to the C6W. The project was started in 1974 but abandoned shortly after, and left dormant into the 1980s due to the lack of availability of low-profile tires at the time. In 2003 the project was revived and in 2004 the C6W was shown in prototype form. Powering this unique vehicle is a 4.2L V8 engine that generates 420-horsepower and 346 lb-ft of torque, good for a top speed of 185mph. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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Homemade Tank Lada

Not everyone can afford to buy a real tank, so this Russian decided to build his own, using an old Lada Samara chassis. While the body remained largely untouched, giant tracks, powered by the front wheels, were added to turn the two sets of wheels that sit aft of the driven ones. Inside, the steering wheel has been replaced with a set of controls we can only assume are sourced from retired war machines. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of molten aluminum being poured on dry ice.

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Hand of God Cloud

A bizarre cloud formation over the skies of Portugal has been dubbed the "Hand of God" by internet users, and it was captured by weather blogger Rogerio Pacheco while commuters made their way to work in the morning rush hour. "As soon as I saw the sky, I was immediately intrigued and I just had to grab my camera to take photo," said Pacheco. Continue reading for two more pictures.

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Batman Tractor

Netherlands-based heavy equipment manufacturer Valtra has created a tractor that looks just like a lifted Batman Tumbler. Looks can be deceiving though, as these tractors aren't meant for fighting crime in the streets of Gotham, just seeding Parisian Carrots out in the field. However, we can't deny that this would still be interesting to see at any car show. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a dog unexpectedly meeting snow.

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Big Wind Jet Fire Truck

A group of Hungarian engineers managed to build the ultimate fire extinguisher, or at least something worth talking about. Officially dubbed the "Big Wind", it's made from an old Russian tank, and they basically replaced the gun turrets with 2 turbines from a MiG-21 fighter jet. It was actually used to fight the Kuwait oil fires, after the Iraqi invasion, in August 1990. Continue reading for more fascinating facts.

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Darth Vader Samurai

H/T: Rocket News

Bandai's Darth Vader Samurai may be just a toy, but this video brings the mythical character to life. To be more specific VS Gag pitted the villain against Kamen Rider Black RX - a fictional henshin superhero character featured in Japanese tokusatsu. "It seems that it takes VS GAG about three months to make one video, so we'll be waiting quite a while for the next one. But we're definitely looking forward to whatever they produce," according to Rocket News. Continue reading for a video review of the figure you see above.

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