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Mutant Daisies

Images, posted by Twitter user @San_kaido from Nasushiobara city, located about 110kms from Fukushima, of mutant daisies are going viral online, 4-years after the deadly Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. The white flowers are claimed to be the latest in the long-list of victims, which have experienced deformation over nuclear disasters. San_kaido said: "The right one grew up, split into 2 stems to have 2 flowers connected each other, having 4 stems of flower tied belt-like. The left one has 4 stems grew up to be tied to each other and it had the ring-shaped flower. The atmospheric dose is 0.5 uSv/h at 1m above the ground." Continue reading for more images and information.

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El Chapo Guzman Escape

By now, you've probably heard about "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's most powerful drug lord, escaping Altiplano, a maximum security prison 55 miles (90 kilometers) west of Mexico City. In addition to the help he may have received, a 1.5-kilometer (1-mile) tunnel, 19 meters (about 62 feet) below the surface, was also discovered. Jim Dinkins, former head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, says that a complex tunnel like this one, complete with lights, air venting, and a customized motorcycle rigged up on a rail line, would normally take 18 months to two years to complete. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Man Walks to Comic-Con

A man recently walked 645-miles while dressed in a Stormtrooper costume to honor his late wife, Eileen Doyle, who passed away in 2012 dude to pancreatic cancer. Since then, her husband, Kevin, has started a nonprofit called Eileen's Little Angels Foundation dedicated to helping children with cancer. The grueling walk from San Fransisco to San Diego was, in part, to fund that charity. Continue reading for the news report and more information.

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Ren Lu You Find Girlfriend $10,000

Ren Lu You is a 29-year-old who is more money than time, so he decided to outsource the job of finding a girlfriend. He created a website, "Date Ren", that explicitly says: "Find me a girlfriend and I'll pay you $10,000. Seriously." He's a Harvard Business School graduate who spent the last 12-months going on numerous dates, with "some interesting, some dull, and a few utterly bizarre". You said: "Look at it this way: if you work 12 hours/day, how would you want to spend the few waking hours you have left? Probably not standing around in a bar with your fingers crossed. This way is more fun for me." Continue reading for a video news report and more information.

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British Sea Forts

Sure, Halloween is still months away, but for any travel geeks out there looking to add a destination or two to their bucket list, these should take care of it. Starting off, we have the The Maunsell Forts, which were small fortified towers built in the Thames and Medway estuaries during the Second World War to help defend the United Kingdom. The forts were decommissioned in the late 1950s and later used for other activities including pirate radio broadcasting. Continue reading for more.

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Swimmable Ball Pit Washington DC

A unique ocean has surfaced in Washington DC at the National Building Museum. Created by Brooklyn-based Snarkitecture, "BEACH" is basically a 10,000-square-foot interactive installation made up of a million recyclable translucent plastic balls. Visitors to the museum are welcome to swim in the interactive exhibit or just lounge on the sidelines. It features a 50-foot-wide shoreline that sports a mirrored wall at one end to give the ocean greater visual depth. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an insane road bike freestyle.

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Robot Kills Worker

Skynet is slowly, but surely, becoming a reality, as a rogue robot reportedly killed a technician at a Volkswagen plant in Germany. The 22-year-old man was picked up and then crushed by a robotic arm while working on the production line. It's believed to be the first death in Europe caused by an industrial robot. The robotic arm, normally used to lift machine parts, seems to have grabbed the worker and crushed him against a large metal plate. Continue reading for the news report and more information.

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Dinosaur Turtle Russia

At first glance, this turtle may appear to be something straight from Jurassic World, but upon closer inspection, you'll see that it's just an alligator snapping turtle. The prehistoric-looking creature is the largest species of turtle in the world, thanks to its spiked shell, beaklike jaws, and scaled tail. You'll normally find it in the rivers and lakes of the southeastern United States and spend most of their lives in the water. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Tourbillon Ride Contact

Remember the complex machine, which allowed for one human occupant inside a pod to be dropped into three spinning rings, from the movie "Contact"? If so, you'll definitely want to ride Switzerland-based ABC Rides latest attraction, "Tourbillon". It's claimed that riders will experience 5G's of downforce, and after watching the video, we definitely agree. Continue reading for the clip.

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Statue Moves On Its Own

Manchester Museum staff in England say a 4,000-year-old statue of a man named Neb-Senu, recovered from a mummy's tomb, has been spinning without anybody moving it. This object was originally an offering to the god Osiris and has been in the museum for 80-years. Up until a few weeks ago, the statue had appeared to be stationary. Curator Campbell Price said: "I noticed one day that it had turned around. I thought it was strange because it is in a case and I am the only one who has a key." Continue reading for the surveillance footage.

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