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Buried in BMW

Azubuike, a man from Nigeria, had recently lost his father to old age and decided to bury him in a luxury car rather than a casket. So, he spent approximately $90,000 USD on a new BMW X5, placed his father's body inside, and then buried it in an extra-large, six-foot-deep grave near his village. Continue reading for five more strange, yet true, things, including a cryptocurrency scavenger hunt on Mount Everest.

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Lightning Striking a Rainbow

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You don't need the best camera to take breathtaking, sometimes shocking, photographs, simply being at the right place and time is all that's required. For example, this person's mom managed to capture a lightning striking a rainbow with their cell phone. It might have looked even better with a DSLR, but this is still a once-in-a-lifetime photograph nonetheless. Continue reading to see more. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Norman AI

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have managed to train an artificial intelligence algorithm, called "Norman", to become a psychopath by exposing it to gruesome or violent images posted on Reddit. Named after the Anthony Perkins character in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 classic "Psycho", this AI was trained to perform image captioning, a popular deep learning method of generating a textual description of an image, but the twist was only exposing it to gruesome and violent images from a subreddit dedicated to documenting and observing the disturbing reality of death. Rorsach inkblots were then used to compare Norman to other AI which hadn't been exposed to the same gruesome images. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Hellcat Prius

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Unlike the standard Toyota Prius, this one by American Racing Headers of Long Island, New York boasts a 1000-horsepower Hellcat-sourced supercharged V8 engine. To be more specific, it features the 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 with a 4.5-liter Whipple supercharger that sends 1000 horsepower through a six-speed manual Tremec gearbox to a Ford nine-inch rear end. As you can see in Jay Leno's test drive, the car is fully-functional, and currently generates around 800 horsepower to the wheels. Continue reading for a video of it at the drag strip and more information.

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Elago AirPods Wrist Fit

Elago's AirPods Wrist Fit just might be the strangest Apple Watch accessory yet, as it's a silicone piece that's supposed to keep your AirPods safe and secure, without the charging case. Simply secure it on the included wrist strap, and your wireless earphones should now be secure for the time being, as long as your hands aren't moving too much. Get one here now. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Low Cost Cosplay

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Let's face it, dressing up as your favorite pop culture character can be expensive to say the least - maybe not so much Street Fighter's Ryu, but others. Anucha 'Cha' Saengchart of Facebook shows that all doesn't have to be as it seems, since it's the thought that counts, right? He's managed to create several "low cost" versions of popular characters for your viewing enjoyment. Continue reading to see them all.

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BloxVox

There are many ways to keep a phone conversation private, but using the BLOXVOX, probably isn't one you want to be seen with in public. This strange mask-like device, invented by Greg Umhoefer, is designed to muffle speech, letting users talk as loud as they want without worrying about others listening in. How to use it? Simply place it over your mouth and secure it around your head with a strap.Continue reading for a breakdown of this strange Kickstarter video.

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Zen Float Tank


Always wanted your own sensory deprivation chamber? Look no further than the Zen Float Tank. This inflatable, at-home relaxation device is not a giant clothes iron, but can instead be filled with 10" of water, saturated with Epsom salt to give you a weightless feeling, and then warmed to 93.5° F, the same temperature as your skin. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Slammed Rover Land Rover

Just when you thought you've seen it all, the "Slammed Rover" by Partridge Design comes along. Based on a 1961 Land Rover Series IIA, the team changed nearly everything on the original vehicle, and then proceeded to transform it into a ground-hugging convertible of sorts. Continue reading for a full build and drive test video.

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Insanely Good Handwriting

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These days, people would prefer an email or a printed sheet over handwritten notes. However, there are people out there who have mastered the art of handwriting, like the school professor you see above, who has created whiteboard notes that could be mistaken for machine-printed type at first glance. Continue reading for more examples of near-perfect handwriting.

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