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Large Cats

Animal geeks know that domestic cats are all historically descended from African wildcats, and over the course of millennia, they've spread to all corners of the globe and established themselves into distinctive breed categories as a result. Consequently, different breeds and types of cats all appear significantly different to each other, with one of them being build and size. If you're wondering which breeds of domestic cats are the feline giants, or the largest domestic cats commonly kept as pets today, continue reading to see some pets that have appeared online.

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Deus Ex Twin Towers

In Deus Ex, whenever the New York City skyline is visible in the background, the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center are conspicuously absent, despite the game being released in 2000. This was reportedly due to texture memory limitations that arose during the game's development, but the in-universe explanation for the missing towers is that they were destroyed in a terrorist attack. A year after the game's initial release, the real Twin Towers were destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Continue reading for more.

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Gateway to Hell China

A mysterious sinkhole spewing 1457°F fire and incredible heat has appeared in a desolate mountain area on the outskirts of Urumqi, in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in north-western China, attracting large crowds since it appeared a few weeks ago. The heat is so intense that scientists have not been able to get close enough to figure out what exactly happened. Continue reading for video footage of the 3ft-wide hole igniting branches and grass by pushing it to the rim, along with more pictures.

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Animax Cell Phone

If you want to throw practicality out the door when searching for a hands-free cell phone solution, look no further than the Animax Type-01 Swan. Simply put, it's a wearable swan that holds your phone in its mouth, perfect for attracting unwanted attention when in public. For anyone who guessed this was an April Fools' Day prank, you'd be correct. Continue reading for the strange video the company made.

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Giant Cat Head

Photo credit: YouMou

This giant cat head looks like something straight from a horror movie, but it's a real prop. It's made from sheep's wool felt by needle-felting expert Housetu Sato and his students at the Japan School Of Wool Art, which prides itself as world's only school that provide professional cat needle-felting courses. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Godzilla Hotel
Godzilla Hotel Japan

The Hotel Gracery in Shinjuku - one of 23 city wards in Tokyo - will open its doors, but here's a first look inside. This 30-story hotel sits atop the Shinjuku's Toho Cinema and features several Godzilla-themed rooms that will run you a minimum of $334 per night. However, for just $125 a night, there's a room that looks directly out at this Godzilla head. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Yamaha Root Motorcycle

Ever wonder what a motorcycle designed by engineers at Yamaha's music department would look like? Look no further than the Yamaha Root. According to the company, "By taking the meters on the instrument panel off the motorcycle rider's view, the idea of the design is to enable him or her to be a part of the passing scenery. The form was created to flow from the seat to the fuel tank and was inspired by a horse motif that aims to give a sense of unity among people, nature, and the vehicle." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a double crunch accident captured by a dash cam.

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Octopus Photographer

Sony's new water-resistant camera at Sea Life Aquarium in New Zealand. The octopus is more intelligent than one would think, and the creature has led more scientists to believe that humans may not be the only ones capable of solving complex problems. Whether it be opening jars or predicting soccer matches, at least one octopus can now take photographs. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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You Can't Unsee

There are many things in everyday life that appear normal at first, but sometimes, when you take a second glance, something else appears. For example, this cleverly designed image of what appears to be one superhero, is in fact, three, depending on how you look at it: one Wolverine or Batman and his clone. Continue reading for more everyday things that look normal at first, but can't be unseen.

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360 Degree Drum Kit

Sure, it's not practical or usable in a concert setting, but Yamaha's 360° spherical drum kit is definitely the coolest-looking one we've seen yet. It was designed by Yamaha's motorcycle division, and a company representative said: "This design seeks to create an ideal form that will allow human beings to go beyond existing methods to express themselves. The design resembles a globe and allows performers to let their imaginations run wild on an assortment of different kinds of drums. Energy erupts centered on the performer and creates an increasingly visually dynamic world of sound." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including a SpaceX launch in 4K resolution.

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