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French duo and Soul Flyers World Champions Fred Fugen, along with partner Vince Reffet, took the first leap off The Burj Khalifa, 828 meters tall, on Monday April 21, 2014, claiming the new Guinness World Record Title of the "Highest Base Jump from the Tallest Building", exhibiting their astonishing base jumping skills. This jump was only made possible with the construction of a 3 X 1 meter platform at the very top of the pinnacle and was an immense task in itself. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Here's what creator Mark Phillips and his Arizona-based company, Lipsmark, LLC, has to say about Palcohol: "It varies per version but basically, alcohol [...] and in the cocktail versions, natural flavorings and Sucralose as a sweetener. The ingredients of each version are listed on the front of the package. Palcohol is gluten free." The company says that adding five ounces of liquid to a packet of Palcohol would be "equal to a standard mixed drink." Continue reading for the news report and more information.

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Scientists have successfully cloned the first human embryo from adult cells, and this breakthrough could pave the way to personalized organ transplants as well as other regenerative treatments based on stem cells that can be grown into any type of human tissue. Last year, the world's first cloned human embryo was created when a team of scientists used cells from a fetus and an 8-month-old infant. This new experiment involved making a clone embryo from cells taken from adult men, ages 35 and 75, by extracting the nucleus out of a cell and placing it in a donor egg without a nucleus. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Believe it or not, a 16-year-old stowaway has miraculously survived a flight from San Jose to Maui in the wheel well of a Boeing 767, despite temperatures of -81°F (-62°C) at altitudes in excess of 30,000 feet. The boy was discovered on the tarmac at the Maui airport on Sunday carrying no ID or belongings - apart from a comb - and told the FBI he had run away from home after an argument with his parents. Continue reading for the news report and more infmormation.

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In this short video, recorded on a car's dash camera, a bright object can be seen streaking across the Russian city of Murmansk before breaking into pieces and disappearing. Witnesses in Russia's northern Murmansk region say that, unlike the previous meteor, there was no audible explosion when the bright object appeared at roughly 2.10pm local time. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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This shadowy form is so large that it was spotted by Apple's satellite from space, measuring around 100ft long and seemingly with two giant flippers powering it through the waters of Loch Ness. The image has been studied for 6-months by experts where excitement is mounting after various explanations for it were ruled out...leaving them to conclude it's 'likely' to be the mysterious beast. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Ever wonder what Russian firemen do when they aren't tending to fires or other emergencies? Creating magic carpets using water of course. Six hosepipes in total were used to help the platform and its passenger into the air. When the faux 'magic carpet' reaches a peak of a couple of meters above ground level, the firefighter on board flings his arms up in triumph at the feat. Then comes a moment where it appears the trick could go horribly wrong as the platform and its passenger teeter sideways. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Recorded with a dashcam in Russia, this video shows cars making a left turn at a busy intersection when suddenly a car heading straight mysteriously appears out of nowhere. Fortunately, none of the turning cars appear to make contact with the enigma, although a BMW 5-series comes very close, but appears to stop just in time. Continue reading for the clip.

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Georgina Heap, a 16-year-old student from the UK, was stunned when when she looked into the sky to see this enormous unexplained black ring. She spotted this anomaly while playing tennis with her mom Jo. Both of them gazed into the sky and saw a clearly defined black circle which looked like a giant smoke ring. The ring remained there for around three minutes before disappearing completely. This event took place near Leamington Spa on Friday evening and has stumped officials. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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We have seen the future of highways, and they probably won't have street lights. That's right light-absorbing, glow-in-the-dark road markings have replaced traditional street lights on a 500-meter stretch of highway in The Netherlands. To accomplish this, the roads are treated with a special foto-luminizing powder that's charged by the sun during the day, which allows the marks to glow for up to 10 hours at night. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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