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Hammocks Suspended Above Ground

Photo credit: Sebastian Wahlhutter via My Modern Met

Vienna-based photographer Sebastian Wahlhutter captured something you don't see everyday...hammocks suspended hundreds of feet above ground at an annual "Highline Meeting," in which 26 athletes came together relax in 17 colorful hammocks strung up high in the sky. "I can remember the first time going to sit on a highline, and it was really an intense experience. Once you are in the hammock, it's perfect, and you get a feeling of freedom; even though it's so exposed, relaxing is not a problem. This is a gathering and special experience for everyone participating. But the hammock action is also a symbol and a tribute to the past, and should remind us that there were also other times at this place when people were killing each other. In a way, the whole concept can also be reduced to 'building bridges' instead of fighting each other," said Wahlhutter. Continue reading for another video and more picturesl.

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Iranian Time Machine

A Tehran-based scientist, Ali Razeghi, unveiled "The Aryayek Time Traveling Machine," a while back, but has not been heard from since. He claims that the device easily fits into the size of a personal computer case, and can predict with 98-percent accuracy, the future 5-8 years of an individual's life. It reportedly incorporates both hardware as well as software components, and it costs roughly 500,000 Iranian tomans (about $400) to build. Continue reading for a video on time travel and more information on this device.

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Fury 325

Fury 325 reaches a maximum height of 325-feet, making it the tallest and fastest Giga-Coaster in the world and the 5th tallest overall. During the ride, riders reach speeds up to 95 miles per hour (153 km/h), go through high-speed curves, and pass over and under the park's main entrance. It operates with three open-air, steel and fiberglass trains, each containing eight cars. Each car seats four riders in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.

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Pink Dolphin

An ultra rare pink bottlenose dolphin known as "Pinky" was recently spotted at a Louisiana lake by Captain Erik Rue of Calcasieu Charter Service, who first photographed her in 2009. Its stunning pink coloration is thought to be caused by a genetic fault. "The mammal is entirely pink from tip to tail and has reddish eyes. The skin appears smooth, glossy pink and without flaws. I have spotted it about 40 to 50 times in the time since the original sighting as it has apparently taken up residence with its family in the Calcasieu Ship Channel," said Rue. Continue reading for more pictures and additional information.

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The Oresund Tunnel

The Oresund is basically a double-track railway and motorway bridge across the Oresund strait between Scania and Denmark. The bridge runs nearly 5-miles from the Swedish coast to the artificial island of Peberholm, which lies in the middle of the strait. The crossing of the strait is completed by a 4km underwater tunnel, called the Drogden Tunnel, from Peberholm to the Danish island of Amager. It's the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Black Knight Satellite UFO 2015

The Black Knight satellite, the name that has been given to an object captured on camera by NASA astronauts during a 1998 space shuttle mission, is said to be of extraterrestrial origin, possibly up to 13,000 years old orbiting Earth in near-polar orbit. This footage from August 2015 was taken from NASA's ISS camera and shows a strange object floating seemingly at the same speed as the space station before slowly fading away. Continue reading for another video on the Black Knight and additional information.

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Meteor Bangkok Thailand

Videos of a mysterious fireball exploding over Bangkok, Thailand began surfacing online Monday morning (September 7), and while the incident occurred at 8:40am local time, the clips showed a meteor-like object streaking the sky, before suddenly flaring up and then disappearing on the horizon, leaving behind a trail of smoke. "People should not worry because they are no larger than 10 meters and most of them entirely burn up in the atmosphere," said Suparerk Karuehanon, an academic at the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand. Continue reading for another video from a different viewpoint and more information.

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Lost iPhone Nathan Buhler

You'd think that losing your phone in the river means it's probably gone forever, but for Nathan Buhler, that wasn't the case. The story began when Buhler accidentally dropped his phone into the Bow River in Alberta, Canada on August 2nd, but two weeks later, pictures of the handset began appearing on his Facebook timeline. Turns out firefighters at Calgary's Station 1 retrieved the handset and gave it a new name, "Hector Sanchez". "The crew decided to use the unlocked phone's Facebook account. They hoped that by posting on Nathan Buhler's, the owner's, Facebook page, his friends and family would let him know that his phone had been found and that he could pick it up at Station 1. Additional messages were posted on Nathan's page in the hopes he would be notified his phone had been found," said the City of Calgary. Continue reading for more pictures.

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100 Disposable Cameras London Homeless

UK-based initiative Cafe Art wanted to connect the homeless with their community through art and photography. So, they dispersed 100 disposable cameras to homeless people around London, gave them a photography training course with the Royal Photographic Society, and then asked them to shoot photos with a "My London" theme. Currently, 80 of the cameras have been returned, and over 2,500 photos were developed. Continue reading to see some of the highlights, along with a video explaining the project.

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Flying Humanoid UFO Los Angeles

Photo credit: Mysterious Universe

On August 9, 2015, many people around the Sequoia Park area of Los Angeles spotted what appeared to be a flying humanoid, and three of them managed to recorded the event from different angles. The photographers claim that the humanoid was wearing a space suit, complete with slits in the visor that allowed them to see a face inside. "The humanoid appears to be too solid to be a 3-D projection or hologram. While it looks to be floating, it doesn't seem to be flying or moving around much at all," said MysteriousUniverse. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video giving us a first look at Pokemon Tournament.

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