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Tesla X Crashes

South Korean musician and actor Ji Chang Son has filed a lawsuit against Tesla in the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California claiming that when he was pulling into the driveway in September, his Model X accelerated on its own into his garage. He wrote in the lawsuit: "The vehicle spontaneously began to accelerate at full power, jerking forward and crashing through the interior wall of the garage, destroying several wooden support beams in the wall and a steel sewer pipe, among other things, and coming to rest in Plaintiffs' living room." Continue reading for pictures of the aftermath and more information.

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Pray Lord of the Rings

Photo credit: Bored Panda

A great-grandmother from Brazil, has been praying to a Lord of the Rings Elrond for years, after mistaking it for Saint Anthony, the late Portuguese priest and patron saint of lost things. This discovery was made when Facebook users pointed it out after posting a series of photos on her Facebook page. "My daughter's great-grandmother prays to this figure of Saint Anthony every day, but looking more closely. We tried to explain right away but she didn't understand at first. The next day we explained again and she understood and we got her a new figure of Saint Anthony," said makeup artist Gabriela Brandao. Continue reading for more pictures of the figurine and information. Click here for some bonus behind-the-scenes images from the Lord of the Rings movies.

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Uncontacted Tribe Amazon

Photo credit: Ricardo Stuckert

Ricardo Stuckert, a photographer from Brazil, unexpectedly spotted an uncontacted Amazon tribe during a helicopter flight that was diverted due to a storm. Tribesmen appeared from the trees as his helicopter flew over one of their buildings in the state of Acre in north-west Brazil. "I took the camera and started photographing. I didn't have much time to imagine what was happening. I felt like I was a painter in the last century. We live in an age when men have been to the moon. Yet here in Brazil there are people who continue to live as humankind has for tens of thousands of years," said Stuckert. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images of another previously unknown and uncontacted tribe that lives in Brazilian jungle not far from the Peruvian border.

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Sahara Desert Snow

Photo credit: Geoff Robinson Photography

Stunning images taken by Geoff Robinson Monday show the dunes of the Sahara Desert covered with a dusting of snow, contrasting nicely with the crests of orange sand after just the second snowfall there in living memory, and the first since February 1979. "Everyone was stunned to see snow falling in the desert; it is such a rare occurrence. It looked amazing as the snow settled on the sand and made a great set of photos. The snow stayed for about a day and has now melted away," said the photographer. Aproximately 10,500 years ago, heavy monsoon rains transformed the desert from a state similar to how it is now into habitable land that allowed people to move away from the lush Nile Valley. Unfortunately, that lush period ended between 7,300 and 5,500 years ago, prompting people to move back to the Nile and the start of what we now know as ancient Egypt. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why you should never golf on a frozen lake.

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Find My Phone Film

Film student Anthony van der Meer had one of this phones stolen and realized just how much information the thief had access to. So, he devised a plan using a spyware-filled phone to see what a phone thief is really up to. "After my phone got stolen, I quickly realized just how much of my personal information and data the thief had instantly obtained. So, I let another phone get stolen. This time my phone was pre-programmed with spyware so I could keep tabs on the thief in order to get to know him. However, to what extent is it possible to truly get to know someone by going through the content of their phone," said Meer. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of molten copper being poured on a crystal diamond.

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Amber Dinosaur Tail

Researchers at a Hukawng Valley amber mine in Myanmar have discovered an amber nugget containing the first preserved dinosaur tail covered in feathers. It's believed to come from a small, sparrow-sized dinosaur - likely a carnivorous coelurosaurus, which is part of a group that includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex - that went extinct approximately 99 million years ago. This part of the tail is from the tail bone, measuring just 2 millimeters across. The team believes that the top of the feathers were dark brown in color, while the underside could have been colorless. 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 crashed car that magically parked itself.

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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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Trump Air Force One


Many people have publicly expressed their opinions about President-elect Donald Trump, but District 9 director Neill Blomkamp took things to a whole new computer-generated level imagining an obscenely "pimped out" motorcade and Air Force One. As you can see, there are plenty of unnecessary modifications, such as tank tracks, cannons, and even a gold body kit on the presidential limousine. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the state of virtual reality back in 1990.

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IKEA Syrian Home

Inside IKEA's flagship Norwegian store in Slependen, Norway, you'll find 25 m2 of Syria, an honest depiction of a home just outside of Damascus, Syria. The story goes that a woman named Rana and her family of nine live among cinder block walls and some scattered furnishings, and as you step inside, you'll realize that residents lack many basic necessities, such as food, medicine, and clean water. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Giant Sinkhole Japan

A giant sinkhole opened up in the middle of a busy Japanese city on Tuesday, swallowing a five-lane street near the main railway station. The large hole, around 98-feet wide, exposed support columns of buildings nearby at a traffic intersection in the southern city of Fukuoka, prompting fears of further collapses. Television footage showed two separate holes steadily expanding as they sucked in asphalt and soil in front of the city's Hakata Station. Continue reading for two street-level videos, more pictures and additional information.

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