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Jelly Creatures California

Huntington Beach, California residents got a bizarre surprise while strolling their local beach: thousands of gelatinous pink sea creatures. They're described as being squishy, almost like a jellyfish, and have baffled National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists. Huntington Beach Marine Safety Lieutenant Claude Panis said these creatures may have washed ashore due to El Nino, and also because there were more stingrays closer to the shore than normal at this time of year. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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Big Wind Firefighting Tank

Here's a blast from the past in the form of a firefighting tank. You read that right, a Hungarian company strapped two MiG engines onto a Soviet tank to blow out the worst sort of raging oil-well fires. When the water is turned on, the six nozzles above the powerful turbine engines unleash an immense blast of water that mingles with the jet exhaust to become a ferocious spray of steam. The water moves at a maximum rate of 220-gallons of water a second. The fire is extinguished by severing the supply of oil to the flame. 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 showing how to make your own mini RPG launcher at home.

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Shotgun Guitar

Pickup designer Bryan Fleming unveils "Gait-Gun," a functional shotgun that also doubles as a playable three-string guitar. In the video, we see Piedmont-picking phenom Reverend Peyton of Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band firing the gun at the 15-second mark, and quite accurately to boot. On the downside, it's one instrument you won't be able to bring on flights, that is unless...it's aboard a private jet. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a car pileup caused by first now in Montreal.

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Wind Turbine Home

Designed by Goetz Schrader, these massive wind turbine "Wind Pecker" homes literally transform the large energy sources into habitable dwellings. The residences are formed from highly insulated capsules built around the gigantic lower sections of wind turbines, while the entrance to them can be accessed through a hollow vertical tube that leads them up the shaft of the turbine. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Falling Into a Black Hole

If you were to fall into a small black hole, roughly the size of Earth, tidal forces are magnified off the scale, thus the top of your head would feel much more gravitational pull than the tips of your toes, stretching you longer and longer. British astrophysicis] Sir Martin Rees called this phenomenon "spaghettification," are one would eventually become a stream of subatomic particles that swirl into the black hole. Since your brain would break down into its constituent atoms near instantly, you'd have little chance to see what's going on inside. Continue reading for a full video documentary on black holes and more information.

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Tree Reflection

Photo credit: reddit via Bored Panda

Seeing a reflection of a tree isn't something out of the ordinary, but having its fallen leaves perfectly reflected back onto the branches is an entirely different story. Like many things in life, occurrences like this are simply pure luck, or being at the right place and time to experience them. Other examples include faces, flowers, and more. Continue reading to see some mind-boggling reflections. Click here to view a few bonus images.

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UFOs Leaving Moon

Mister Enigma on YouTube recently shared a video by Gerril Vigil that purportedly shows a swarm of UFOs leaving the moon. "The clip is truly remarkable as you can see the objects coming from the bottom left. It looks as though there could be hundreds of them, but the jury is still out on whether this is some kind of optical illusion," said Enigma. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of someone swishing a basketball from the top of a dam.

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Far Side Moon Sounds

NASA's Apollo 10 astronauts orbited the moon in 1969 as a test-run for the Apollo 11 moon landing two months later. While they flew around the far side of the moon, consequently putting them out of radio contact with Earth for roughly an hour, they heard some bizarre sounds that puzzled them. The entire conversation was initially kept under wraps by NASA and only released from their archives in 2008, but the actual recording of the sounds were classified, until now. Continue reading for part 2 of the video series. Click here for bonus images from the Apollo moon missions.

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Broken Translucent Chairs

Your eyes aren't playing tricks, designer Tatiane Freitas actually repairs broken furniture with translucent acrylic resin to create an optical illusion of sorts. She aims to demonstrate a "clear wish to create pieces which will endure the harshness of time, and therefore bring to their new owners the memories evoked in her, many lost in history." Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus images of furniture made from real Boeing airplane parts.

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Alpine Shelter

Slovenia-based OFIS airlift the "Alpine Shelter" onto the top of Mount Kanin near the country's small resort town of Bovec to study the architecture necessary to weather some of our planet's most extreme conditions. While it may not be lavish, this most certainly beats staying in a tent. With room for up to 9 individuals looking for shelter during the winter months, it boasts magnificent views of the surrounding peaks. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here to view a few bonus images of hanging mountain temples from around the world.

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