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While no official explanation has surfaced (yet), new footage has emerged from deep inside the mysterious crater on the Yamal Peninsula - known as the 'end of the world' to locals - in Siberia. There are many theories as to what caused the hole, including aliens, a meteorite, a stray missile, or an explosive gas cocktail released due to global warming. Continue reading for a video from Russian scientists who recently returned from the first expedition to look inside the giant hole.

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Brothers Admir and Ibi Adili own the Valentino ice cream shop in Tisnom, on Croatia's Murter island. Admir's 15-year-old daughter Bibi spends quite a bit of time on the social network, so he decided to create a flavor commemorating it. The secret ingredient? There is no secret, as all he did was use plain bubblegum ice cream, add some blue syrup, and then slap "Facebook" on the flavor. So far, it's been a big hit with tourists this summer. Continue reading for more.

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You'd think cheating death once in a lifetime is a feat never to be repeated, but Dutch cyclist Maarten de Jonge managed to do it twice. He was supposed to fly on both MH370 and MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday. The reasons? Well, in March, his cycling team was scheduled to take flight MH370 departing from Kuala Lumpur to compete in a race in Taiwan, but switched to another flight at the last minute to avoid having a stopover. Earlier this week, de Jonge planned to take flight MH17 to return to Kuala Lumpur from a recent race in the Netherlands, but changed his flight for a later one this weekend, yet again, at the last minute. Continue reading to see him cycling and for more information.

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Japan-based artist Azuma Makoto launched his work into space to show that beauty can exist anywhere. Makoto partnered with JP Aerospace to make project "Exobiotanica" a reality. The first item he sent was a bouquet of colorful flowers sourced from around the world, and the other, a 50-year-old bonsai pine tree specially shipped from his private collection in Japan. They were launched at Black Rock Desert outside Gerlach, Nevada, where the Burning Man Festival is held annually. Continue reading for more.

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You've probably seen quite a few Microsoft-branded computer accessories over the years, but here are five things that you might have missed. They include: a Japan-exclusive Windows 7 Burger King Whopper, Windows Vista toilet paper, Windows soda, a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) t-shirt, and canned Windows 95. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny schol pictures and hilarious exam answers gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the fastest cook from Asia.

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What's the first thing that comes to mind when you see a sign that says "please don't flash the octopus"? For some, it may translate to don't hop in the tank with the octopus and go skinny dipping. However, for others, or after some thought, you'll realize that it just means to not use your camera's flash when photographing the octopus. Continue reading for more bizarre, yet real, signs that will probably confuse instead of help you.

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Let's face it, not everyday is packed with late breaking news, so sometimes, your local anchors need to dig deep to find something worthy of reporting. Unfortunately, that isn't always the case, and you end up with captions like the one above, of Sal Rizzo who apparently took a picture of a naked guy. Or, a story about a "man killed to death". Continue reading to see them all.

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You read that right, fire officials say that a man from West Seattle actually used a lighter and a can of spray paint to kill spiders in his laundry room when the house went up in flames. Fire crews originally battled the blaze from a distance after learning there may be ammunition inside, and were eventually able to extinguish the fire, but not before it did significant damage to the structure. Continue reading for a picture of the actual house and more information.

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You'd think that a scorching hot summer day with temperatures reaching 37C (98.6F) would mean lots of sunshine, but not for this Siberian beach. A freak hailstorm suddenly occurred and one sunbather said: "It was like being hit by raining bullets from the sky." While another woman noted, "My husband was protecting my young daughter but his back was exposed to the hailstones and he has bruising all over it." Continue reading for the video.

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The mind-bending pictures above may look Photoshopped, but rest assured they are as real as can be. We've rounded up images of Dubai "Cloud City", a floating faucet illusion at Aqualand, Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain, the "Black House" in Germany, the world's largest goldfish captured in France, and then Billy Owen holding his prosthetic eye. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how not to test drive a Ferrari in Maranello, Italy.

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