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Cereal Killer Cafe

Anyone who lives in London or is thinking of visiting, might want to stop by Cereal Killer, the UK's first cereal cafe. Everyday from 7am - 8pm, customers will be able to choose from a menu of 100 cereals from around the world. Small bowls cost £2.50 ($3.93), medium bowls will run you £3.00 ($4.72) and the largest size sets you back £3.50 ($5.50). The idea for this cafe came about when identical twins Alan and Gary Keery from Belfast wanted a bowl of cereal in the later afternoon, but none of the usual restaurants in the area catered to their craving. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Vatican Archives

The Vatican Secret Archives, located in Vatican City, contain the state papers, correspondence, papal account books, and many other classified documents which the church has accumulated over the centuries. The entrance to the Archives, adjacent to the Vatican Library, is approached through the Porta di S. Anna in via di Porta Angelica. New underground storage space was added in 1980. Qualified scholars from institutions of higher education pursuing scientific researches, with an adequate knowledge of archival research, could apply for an entry card. Scholars need an introductory letter by either a recognized institute of research or by a suitably qualified person in the field of historical research. Continue reading for more secretive places you might not have heard about.

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Sea of Clouds Grand Canyon

You're not looking at a computer-generated sea of clouds, but rather a rare weather phenomenon that occurs once every few years at the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Visitors looking out from just below the South Rim on Thursday were greeted with a 277-mile sea of fluffiness. It's officially called a "total cloud inversion", and is expected to hang inside the canyon throughout Thursday. According to The Weather Service, the fog is able to hang around and build up in the Grand Canyon overnight when there is no wind. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a real-life Spider-Man who just set a new climbing record.

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Frozen Lake Video

This awe-inspiring video of hikers walking across a frozen lake that's clear as glass has generated over 15-million-views in less than a week. Slovakian hiker Tomas Nunuk from the capital Bratislava filmed the short video of him and his friends walking on the glass-like ice after hiking up Slovakia's High Tatras mountain range. Velke Hincovo Pleso is located approximately 6,300-feet above sea level in Mengusovska dolina, under the Koprovsky stit mountain. The lake is 176-feet at its deepest point, making it the largest and deepest in Slovakia. Continue reading for the video and an explanation.

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Statue of Liberty UFO

Another day, another purported UFO sighting. This time, an unidentified craft (possibly a balloon of some sort) was spotted hovering above the Statue of Liberty in New York. Scott Kensington posted on a video on YouTube showing a black orb making its way slowly across the screen from right to left before then appearing to remain stationary in the air. The Examiner says, "So far, this UFO sighting seems to be the first incident catching a pulsating black orb UFO on video." Continue reading to watch the footage and decide for yourself.

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Bruce Lee Lookalike

At first, second, and third glance, this may actually appear to be an old photo of Bruce Lee, but it's just 20-year-old Abbas Alizada from Afghanistan. In addition to his physical features, he's got quite a few martial arts moves as well. This Kabul native's nickname is "Afghan Bruce Lee", and rightfully so. Japan Times reports, "Alizada is from a poor family of 10 children. His parents couldn't afford the fees at an academy of Wushu, a Chinese mixed martial art, but the trainer took him under his wing." Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Pong Crosswalk

Waiting at crosswalks can get boring, but three interaction design students - Amelie Kunzler, Sandro Angel, and Holger Michel - from HAWK University came up with an interactive solution. After 2-years and countless hours spent working with traffic experts, the Pong Crosswalk has now become a reality. It has been approved for use in the city of Hildesheim, Germany, and officially known as the ActiWait. Continue reading for the latest video and more information.

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Egyptian Army Refuse

Ethically speaking, the expressions down the ages of the so-called Golden Rule often embodies by implication the principle of compassion (meaning to love together with): Do to others what you would have them do to you In the image above, we see an Egyptian citizen embrace army soldiers after they refuse orders to fire on civilians. Continue reading for more images that show when human compassion triumphed over violence.

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Bike Escalator

Called the CycloCable, this is the first, and only, bicycle lift in the world. The originaly prototype was built in 1993 in Trondheim, Norway and was removed in early 2012. In 2013 it was replaced with an updated model, developed by Skirail company belonging to French Poma group. Best of all, it's absolutely free to use. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information on how to use it.

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Gate to Hell

The Door to Hell is basically a natural gas field in Derweze, Ahal Province, Turkmenistan, noted for its natural gas fire which has been burning continuously since it was lit by Soviet petroleum engineers in 1971. It's fed by the rich natural gas deposits in the area. The pungent smell of burning sulfur pervades the area for some distance. The name "Door to Hell" was given to the field by the locals, referring to the fire, boiling mud, and orange flames in the large crater, which has a diameter of 70 metres (230 ft). Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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