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Hou Weilin, a 29-year-old SWAT officer from the Chongqing Armed Police Corps, is getting married soon, but couldn't get time off for his wedding shoot due to his 24-hour on-call work schedule. So, he decided to ask the photographer to visit a SWAT training center for a non-traditional shoot. Hou put on his uniform, while the bride-to-be put on her wedding gown and veil, for a photo series both will remember for a lifetime. Continue reading for more images.

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Eyes are often the first feature we notice about a person upon meeting them, and some people just aren't happy with the color of theirs, wishing their dark corneas away in favor of an exotic shade of blue. If you fall under that category, Laguna Beach-based doctor Gregg Homer, has just the procedure for you. Utilizing a laser tuned to a special frequency, the doctor alters the cells that produce the brown coloration in the eye. After just a few weeks, the darker color begins to fade, revealing the blue pigment underneath. Unfortunately, the 20-second procedure only works for brown-eyed individuals, as they already have a bluish coloration hiding underneath. Continue reading for more crazy facts.

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Vestmannaeyjar is a stunning archipelago off of the southern coast of Iceland, and within that archipelago is a small island known as Ellioaey. What sets this small island apart from the others is a single cabin situated right on the side. This may not seem that strange once you know that the island was once inhabited by five families that subsisted by fishing, hunting puffins, and raising cattle, approximately 300-years ago. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Whether it be lunar base to UFOs, conspiracy theorists have come up with some insane theories over the years, but this time, a shadowy humanoid-like figure has been spotted on Google Moon. YouTube user Wowforreel's video has been viewed more than two million times in less than a month. For those with Google Earth installed on their computers, type in these coordinates to view it for yourself: 27°34'26.35"N 19°36'4.75"W. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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We recommend to never try this at home, and with that said, microwaving a compact disc can produce some really cool-looking sparks. This happens because the microwave destroys the disc's reflective metallic layer, but on a more dangerous note, this also causes arcing inside the oven, which may damage it or shorten its life. That's not all, it could also release toxic gases. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a real-life dancing baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Spreepark was an entertainment park in the north of the Planterwald in the Berlin district Treptow-Kopenick (formerly part of the GDR-controlled East Berlin). It's been closed for over a decade and was previously listed on eBay for a cool €1.62-million, before it burned down this week. The entertainment park was opened in 1969 as Kulturpark Planterwald, covering an area of 29.5 hectares. The area is situated in the north of the Planterwald, next to the river Spree. It was the only constant entertainment park in the GDR, and the only such park in either East or West Berlin. Continue reading for an in-depth 20-minute look inside.

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For those who don't reside in the US, state fairs are an annual competitive and recreational gathering usually held in late summer or early fall. In other words, it's basically a larger version of a county fair, often including only exhibits or competitors that have won in their categories at the more-local county fairs. In addition to these exhibits and competitions, there's a host of foods for you to try, with many of the popular items being deep friend, like the bacon strips you see above. Continue reading for more.

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You've probably seen several abandoned theme parks, but what about a prison? Off the coast of Estonia, there's a strange abandoned jail known as the Murru prison complex where convicts used to mine limestone in the quarry next door. However, the quarry filled with water, and soon the prison itself also drowned in what locals call "the blue lagoon." Now paddleboarders, kayakers, scuba divers and many Instagrammers spend their days at the sunken jail, which may look like an under and above-water playground at first glance. Continue reading for a night dive video and more information.

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It's so crazy that you'll probably think Photoshop, but Mike Parsons actually captured this Batman-like iceberg photo off the Little Bay Islands in Newfoundland earlier this month and posted it to Facebook. According to Parsons, "I didn't make the Batman connection when I posted it to Facebook. Icebergs always have unusual shapes and sizes; if you go around enough, you can pick out something in pretty much every iceberg." Continue reading for more.

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No, you're not looking at someone in the process of transforming into The Hulk, but rather an interesting science experiment. In this video, a scientist from the University of Toronto, Canada - known as NurdRage on YouTube - places his hand in a jar of hot ice (molten sodium acetate) so it crystallizes around his fingers. Seconds later, the man's fingers are coated in a thick layer of ice. But instead of being cold, the scientist explains that his hand is actually quite warm, 'like a hot bath'. Continue reading for a video on how to make hot ice at home.

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