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Human Uber

"Human Uber" is no taxi service, but rather a technology concept that enables users to attend events using another person's body. Chameleon Mask was created by Japanese researcher Jun Rekimoto, and could be considered a form of FaceTime. "To do this, a surrogate user wears a mask-shaped display that shows a remote user's live face, and a voice channel transmits a remote user's voice. A surrogate user mimics a remote user by following the remote user's directions," said its creator. Continue reading for two more pictures and information.

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Boring Company Flamethrower

Yes, you can pre-order a flamethrower from Elon Musk's Boring Company, but you'll need a password to actually buy it. If you head on over to "boringcompany[.]com/flamethrower", a password prompt greets you, and while someone was able to figure out that the code was "flame", the company quickly changed it before the public was able to overflow its ordering system. For insiders who actually purchase one, expect it to arrive sometime in April. Continue reading to see the actual product page.

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Glowing Ball Siberia

As soon as images of a giant glowing ball spotted over northern Siberia was posted on social media, there were reports that it was caused by "aliens arriving" or other unidentified aircraft, but in reality, it was the trace of four rockets launched by the Russian military that caused this spectacular phenomenon. "I went out to smoke a cigarette and thought it was the end of the world. I was taken aback for a few minutes, not understanding what was happening. The glowing ball rose from behind the trees and moved in my direction. My first thought was about the most powerful searchlight, but the speed of changing everything around changed the idea of what was happening. The ball began to turn into an arc and gradually dissipated," said Siberian photographer Sergey Anisimov. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Snow DeLorean

Simon Laprise, a 33-year-old man from Montreal, decided to build a full-sized replica of the famous DeLorean DMC-12 entirely from snow, and in a snow removal zone to boot. Once the vehicle was complete, Laprise hid out of view and waited for the police, and sure enough, they rolled up, but instead of a normal ticket, he got an interesting message. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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ETA Clock

Unlike other clocks, the ETA Clock moves its hands to reveal where people are, using icons instead of hourly numerals, similar to the Weasley family's magic clock from the Harry Potter series. As friends and family move around through the day, a special app on their phones sends geolocation coordinates to a secure server, which are then transmitted to the ETA Clock device to adjust its hands. "We had envisioned our target customer as a tech-friendly family: A family who wants to stay connected but maintain a sense of independence. However, since building the ETA Clock, we have found that this product is perfect for so many situations. Most uniquely, we have had requests from large and small companies alike asking for a version that displays where their key employees are located by time zone or office. We could even envision the ETA Clock being perfect for roommates, living communities, sororities, and fraternities," said co-founder Kristie D'Ambrosio-Correll. Continue reading for more weird gadgets you probably never knew existed.

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Largest Video Game Collection

If you thought your video game hoard was massive, then it may be time to check out Joel Hopkin's record-breaking collection. Also known as "The Last Gamer," he currently holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection in the world with more than 18,000 games. Unlike other collectors, he had his house custom-built to accommodate all of the games that he has acquired over the years, organized by genre, company, gaming era, etc. Guests can enjoy the games on various LCDs and CRTs placed around the house hooked up to numerous consoles. Continue reading for more fascinating collections from around the world.

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Stone Eggs China

Chan Da Ya is a mysterious cliff located in Qiannan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Region, China's Guizhou Province, that reportedly produces round or oval stone eggs every 30-years. The cliff, measuring 9-feet high and 65-feet long, is a heavily eroded formation with uneven surface that are dotted with dozens of round and oval-shaped stones of various sizes. As nature continues to eat away at the cliff, the harder eggs become more exposed and eventually fall out of their natural sockets. Continue reading for more weird, yet real, places from around the world.

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Jaguar Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels fans rejoice! Malaysian businessman Datuk Seri Mahadi Badrul Zaman, CEO of Financial Genius Group, has been turning heads around Kuala Lumpur with his Jaguar S-Type covered in 4,600 Hot Wheels toy cars. He's been collecting Hot Wheels ever since he was 13, and now is the proud owner of a 5,000 car collection, of which 4,600 are prominently displayed on his car. Rather than installing a tacky body kit or other expensive aero parts, these miniatures were added to make it stand out. Continue reading to see three more bizarre vehicles.

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iPhone X Face Invisible

Thanks to the TrueDepth cameras, Apple's iPhone X now offers excellent face-tracking capabilities, and Kazuya Noshiro, an app developer from Japan decided to take things to the next level. In a recently posted video, he showcases an app that basically turns a user's face into the background. What could this be used for? Photography and augmented reality game-related apps, or so we think. Continue reading for the short 10-second clip.

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2D 3D Pulfrich Effect

Tom Scott has created a video that works in both 2D and in 3D simultaneously. To view the 3D effect, wear or hold a sunglasses lens over your right eye, and it works best on a larger display with the video playing at a high frame rate. Unlike other 3D videos, this one doesn't look strange when you're not wearing glasses, thanks to the Pulfrich Effect. How does it work? Basically, when you wear sunglasses over one eye, the image on the screen is perceived by that eye slightly more slowly, and since the camera is constantly moving, it's as if you're getting a slightly delayed image to the eye with the lens over it. Your brain then combines the two slightly different images to create a 3D-like effect. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a floating Death Star.

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