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There are Bugatti supercars, and then the appliance company. The latter has just unveiled Noun, a fully-transparent glass toaster that will set you back a cool $1000. Rather than the standard glowing heating elements, it utilizes two panels of "a special transparent glass ceramic material with an ultra-high resistance semiconductor." Its panels make use of far infrared radiation to generate temperatures as high as 300°C (572°F) within 80-seconds, enabling you to not only make toast, but also cook foods like steak and vegetables. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Apple's iPhone 6 has a purported launch date in September 2014, but like normal, several Chinese companies have already begun creating knockoffs, with one of the worst being shown above. In addition to being called the iPnoho 6, it appears to have an extremely small display, and an Apple as the home button. Continue reading for more bizarre products that will definitely leave you puzzled.

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Recorded with a dashcam in Russia, this video shows cars making a left turn at a busy intersection when suddenly a car heading straight mysteriously appears out of nowhere. Fortunately, none of the turning cars appear to make contact with the enigma, although a BMW 5-series comes very close, but appears to stop just in time. Continue reading for the clip.

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Photographer Reginald Van de Velde didn't go to Japan for the normal tourist attractions, but rather for the sole purpose of exploring its abandoned theme parks. According to Velde, "The Land of the Rising Sun is cramped with derelict goodies, and they're on a scale you've never seen before." Above, we have a picture of a roller coaster from the Disneyland-inspired Nara Dreamland. Continue reading for more.

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Another day, another internet trend, and this time, it's Coloring Book Corruptions. This website is dedicated to posting a collection of illustrations from children's coloring books that have been modified by darkly humorous adults. No computer graphics were used, just simple crayons, colored pencils, and lots of imagination. Starting off, we have an ant that is being burned by the sun. Continue reading for more.

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Want some rusted batteries? If so, this National vending machine in Japan has you covered. However, this may be due to the fact that it's just an old (probably abandoned) specimen that's slowly rotting away. We've rounded up ten more cool and strange vending machines that you'll find in Japan for your viewing enjoyment. Continue reading to see them all.

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What began as a bit of fun and became a personal challenge for one man, She Ping, in China and approaching half a million bees. A large crowd gathered in Chongqing, southwest China this week to watch - from a distance of 20 meters, no less - as She Ping's wife and five fellow beekeepers covered the 34-year-old in a 'bee dress' made of approximately 456,500 bees. It weighed a whopping 90-pounds or more. Continue reading for the news report and more information.

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Star Wars fanatics know that Jedi study, serve and utilize a mystical power called the Force, in order to help and protect those in need. The Jedi are trained to use the Force through passive meditation and applied academics, practicing the virtues of altruism, mercy, and the commitment to justice while at the same time rejecting emotions such as love, passion, fear, anger and hate. This boy hopes to one day be a real-life Jedi Knight, especially since his parents named him such. Continue reading for more funny and geeky names.

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First, there were just random self-taken profile shots that eventually transformed into specialized smartphone apps for taking selfies, and now, we have the "SELFIE" by iStrategyLabs. Simply put, "SELFIE" (Self Enhancing Live Feed Image Engine) mirror automatically takes your picture when you smile at it. For the technical geeks, it's powered by a Mac Mini computer running the open source facial recognition software called Open CV. There's a webcam that looks outwards through the two-way mirror, and when a smile is detected, LEDs controlled by Arduiono light up vertically on the mirror. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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No, the human-like teeth you see on that fish weren't added in later with Photoshop. It's called the Pacu, and these South American freshwater fish have square, straight teeth, just like a human, and a less severe underbite, or a slight overbite. Pacus inhabit most rivers and streams in the Amazon and Orinoco river basins of lowland Amazonia, where they form part of the highly diverse Neotropical fish fauna. They have also recently been found in the riverine systems of Papua New Guinea, where it is believed the fish has been introduced to aid the local fishing industry. Continue reading for more.

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