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Mimic Octopus

The mimic octopus is essentially a species of shape-shifting octopus capable of impersonating other local species and/or predators. They can instantly change their skin color and / or texture in order to blend in with their environment, such as algae-encrusted rock, a poisonous sea snake, and even nearby coral through pigment sacs known as chromatophores. It's currently the only known marine creature that can imitate as diverse a range of forms in order to elude predators. 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 someone who hacked a black & white television for HDMI gaming fun.

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Ad vs. Reality Food

More often than not, things you order at restaurants, or food items purchased at stores, just don't live up to the images you see on their packaging / menu. For example, the "Gordito Burger" at the "CB" burger chain appears to be a behemoth, but in reality, the prop you see has been filled with many inedible materials, such as glue, to make it appear that way. Continue reading for more images that social media users have posted online.

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Mega Cockroach Trap

Cockroaches are one of the few creatures that could possibly survive a nuclear apocalypse, but a team of Japanese researchers wanted to find a less destructive solution to ridding homes of these pests. So, the team at Earth Chemicals created a "mega cockroach trap", or in other words, a platform covered in a highly sticky substance. To test its effectiveness, they filmed a lab coat, an athlete, and a sumo wrestler's fruitless attempts to cross it. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of seemingly gravity-defying jumpers.

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Contours Adult Stroller

Kolcraft has created an adult-sized version of its Contours Bliss stroller to give parents a better idea of what children experience when sitting in one. While it's not available for purchase, it is making stops around the US for test drives, and its next stop is Chicago's Mary Bartelme Park on June 7th. "We created the test ride so adults could experience first-hand how each Contours Stroller is carefully designed with a baby's joy and comfort in mind," said Kolcraft president Tom Koltun. Continue reading to watch a video of this giant stroller in-action. Click here for a few bonus images of more geeky things you may want, but probably don't need.

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Grenade Screwdriver Set

Kikkerland's CD06 Grenade Screwdriver Set may look cool, but probably not something you want to bring on travels, and it's being offered for only $10 shipped, today only. The manufacturer claims that it's really easy to use, simply pop the top off, undo the latch, open, insert the driver, and you're ready to work. Product page. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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Tyson Time Traveler

Photo credit: The Daily Mail

The first camera-equipped smartphone was released in 2000, yet a video has surfaced of an alleged time traveler with one at a 1995 Mike Tyson boxing match against Peter McNeeley. While some may say it's a Casio QV-10 or Logitech Fotoman, the lens and flash placement just do not match up. "I dunno if it's a time traveler or not, but no one can explain what camera it is; a QV-100 doesn't have a silver bit on the right, and this camera doesn't seem to have a black line under the lens," said one commentator. Continue reading for a hands-on video of one of the purported cameras.

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Students Cheating Glasses

Students in Thailand were caught cheating during a medical college entrance exams, using an elaborate connected system of devices. School officials found normal-looking glasses equipped with cameras on the side, all of which were connected to smartwatches. To pull it off, they used the cameras to send images of questions to people on the outside, who then transmitted the answers back in text message form to smartwatches. Continue reading for pictures of the other two smartwatches.

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Apollo 8 Moon

Photo credit: The Daily Mail

Apollo 8, the second human spaceflight mission in the United States Apollo space program, was launched on December 21, 1968, and became the first manned spacecraft to leave Earth orbit, reach the Earth's Moon, orbit it and return safely to Earth. Secureteam10 recently came across a strange image from the mission that apparently shows a massive object, possibly a spacecraft. "This is basically the last in this film magazine taken during the Apollo 8 moon mission. As you can see in the photo, there is something massive that appears either over or on the moon. I went back to the Apollo Image Atlas and went through all of the previous frames before this and there was nothing out of the ordinary. In frame 2908 all of a sudden we see this massive triangular-shaped object sitting atop the moon," said the researcher. Continue reading for another moon anomaly and more information.

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Po'Man Charcoal Grill

The Po'Man Charcoal Grill may look like a trash can at first glance, but it's actually designed to grill up a feast, and perfect for backyard parties. Made from durable rolled steel and stainless metals, it sports a high temperature-resistant BBQ paints, two skewers, a grill gate, drip pan, coal box and starter cup for fluid. Setup takes just minutes, while offering significant capacity for cooking with little hassle. Get one here now. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.

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Inception Photo Manipulation

Photo credit: Laurent Rosset

Italian photographer / architect Laurent Rosset specializes in creating surreal Inception-like scenes by manipulating real photographs in post-production. They blend fantasy and reality, along with a few human figures for added effect. For example, in "The Sky is Flat" image (above) you'll find natural and urban landscapes folded onto themselves. Continue reading for more pictures.

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