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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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No, the image above isn't from an upcoming movie, but rather the new masks that Taiwan special forces soldiers wear. According to some military experts, the masks can shield the soldiers from close-range shots from a .44 magnum, but unfortunately offer very little in the way of peripheral vision. Continue reading to see 7 more awesome military special forces from around the world.

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People who live near the equator may find temperatures below 70° F cold, but for those who reside in Yakutsk, Russia, it'd feel like summer. On a typical day in January, the coldest month, the 'high' is usually -40°F (-40°C), and there are a mere 3-hours of daylight per day. Yakutsk is a major port on the Lena River and is served by the Yakutsk Airport as well as the smaller Magan Airport. This Russian city is a major supplier of diamonds and responsible for a fifth of the world's production of diamonds.

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What began as a bit of fun and became a personal challenge for one man, She Ping, in China and approaching half a million bees. A large crowd gathered in Chongqing, southwest China this week to watch - from a distance of 20 meters, no less - as She Ping's wife and five fellow beekeepers covered the 34-year-old in a 'bee dress' made of approximately 456,500 bees. It weighed a whopping 90-pounds or more. Continue reading for the news report and more information.

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What you're looking at above is the island of Ellioaey, the Iceland's third largest island, with an area of 0.45 square km in area. It was formed by a volcanic eruption approximately 5,000-6,000 thousand years, and accessible with a rope on its lower east side after taking a boat from the mainland. As for wildlife, there are a few lonesome cattle to keep you company on the island and thousands of sea birds that use it for a nesting site. Continue reading for more.

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Okunoshima, also known as bunny island, is a small island located in the Inland Sea of Japan in the city of Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture. It's only accessible by ferry from Tadanoumi and Omishima. You'll find campsites, walking trails and places of historical interest on the island. All of the rabbits you see are rather tame and will approach humans in a friendly way. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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