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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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As of January 2014, 190 metro systems in 54 countries are listed. The earliest metro system, the London Underground, first opened as an "underground railway" in 1863, and truly achieved metro status in 1890[citation needed] with the opening of its first electrified underground line. Continue reading to take an interesting look inside various subway cars from around the world.

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U.S. Geological Survey experts said Sunday's temblor, a 4.8-magnitude earthquake, has been the largest in decades. There have also been recent reports of animals fleeing the region, and some people are worried there may be a pending eruption. To make matters worse, one person posted a video of a herd of buffalo, claiming they were running away from the park on a road. Continue reading for the clip, which has received nearly 900,000 views, and more information.

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Many students, even those at the top of their class, can only dream about getting accepted into an Ivy League university, but Kwasi Enin from William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, N.Y., got acceptance letters from all 8. That's right, he received the green light from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale. Continue reading for the news report, interview, and more information.

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Secret menu or not, "The Dreamy Camera" in South Korea is definitely the coolest coffee shop we've ever seen. It was masterminded by a former helicopter pilot who was passionate for both photography and coffee. Surrounding by postcard-worthy landscape views, this amazing two-story tall camera-shaped cafe also features a camera museum for guests to enjoy. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Technically speaking, a geoglyph refers to a large design or motif (generally longer than 4m) produced on the ground, and typically formed by clastic rocks or similarly durable elements of the landscape, such as stones, stone fragments, live trees, gravel, or earth. Above, we have one of the most famous, the Nazca Lines. Continue reading for more.

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