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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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BMW E30 M3

Photo credit: Jalilsup

Easily worth upwards of $100,000 in mint condition, the BMW E30 M3 is a sight to behold, so much so that one Floridan decided to park it in his living room during Hurricane Matthew. Auto enthusiast Randy opened up the large double-doors of his house, drove it inside, and took a few pictures for Instagram. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Mermaid Discovered

Photo credit: The Daily Mail

A British man claims to have discovered a mermaid-like creature washed up on an empty Norfolk beach at Great Yarmouth. In the video he captured, we get a glimpse of what appears to be a decaying body straight from The Walking Dead, but with a fish tail, lying on the sand. The mid section appears completely human, while the tail and head have miraculously stayed relatively intact, despite the conditions. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video that will twist your mind while trying to unravel time travel paradoxes.

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The Eye Island

Situated in the swampy marshes of Parna Delta, Argentina, "The Eye" is basically a circular island surrounded by a thin channel of water with a diameter of 130 yards. It was discovered about 6-months ago by Argentine film director & producer Sergio Neuspillerm, who was scouting filming locations for paranormal occurrences, like alien bases. "We want to return with a complete scientific expedition having scuba gear, geologists, biologists, ufologists, specialized drones and more, and take samples of the water, soil, plants an all other objects we may find. We want to understand The Eye's relation with supernatural stories told by the locals," said Neuspillerm. Continue reading for more bizarre islands you probably never knew about.

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Homemade Airplane

Frantisek Hadrava, a 45-year-old locksmith from the Czech Republic, hated driving 14-minutes to work every day. So, he decided to build an airplane - based on the Mini-Max planes - to cut his commute time in half. "It takes me about 12-14 minutes by car. By plane, it would take around 4-5 minutes if I flew directly, but I take a bit of a detour so that I don't disturb people early in the morning. So it takes about 7 minutes," said Hadrava. Continue reading for another test flight video and more information.

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Photographer Rio Thieves

News Corp. photographer Brett Costello was robbed of a carry-on luggage case full of expensive equipment - $40,000 worth to be exact - on the busy cafe district on Ipanema Beach in the middle of the day. As you can see in the CCTV footage, the brazen theft at Kraft Cafe reveals that Costello was targeted by a three-person gang of thieves. There were two men in business clothes and a blonde woman who scoped Costello out earlier in the day as he took photos. Continue reading to see what happened when the photographer spotted one of the thieves.

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Gareth Clear, a 36-year-old cyclist from Bondi Beach, New South Wales, Australia, has experienced riding injuries before, but the last thing he expected while mountain biking was a severe burn from an exploding phone. It all started when he was riding around Manly Dam on Sunday afternoon when he fell from his bike, landing on his iPhone 6. Just seconds later, smoke and searing heat caught his attention before hearing an explosion as the phone ignited, melting through his shorts and two layers of skin on his upper right thigh. Continue reading for a video news report and more information.

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Skydiver No Parachute

Skydiving is already an extremely dangerous sport, but imagine jumping from an airplane at 25,000-feet without a parachute? Daredevil Luke Aikins will attempt this very stunt tomorrow, and without a wingsuit. He'll have just one chance to land in a safety net the size of a 1/3 the size of a football field while descending at speeds up to 120mph. The total free fall time will be approximately 126-seconds, giving him enough time to maneuver towards the net. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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