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9-Foot Giants

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YouTube user "MrMBB333" was using Google Earth to browse the Great Pyramids before stumbling upon an image he claims shows two giants walking around Giza. "That man's waist is over the top of the car. That guy is eight foot tall and not only is there one there's two. I think this guy over here is taller than him. Woah. Talk about return of the Annunaki," said MrMBB333. To view this location yourself, here are the instructions: "Go to '6th of October City', just west of Cairo. Go to Dolci St and find the little coffee cup icon. Click on the icon. Supposed to be a bakery." Continue reading for a video on the secrets of the Great Pyramids.

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The Incredible Hulk Coaster

Universal Orlando has completed the revamped Incredible Hulk Coaster track, and just revealed the new Hulk Smash-inspired train. A newly released video gives us a look at these extreme ride vehicles that are Hulk green, but more sharp-edged than the original version. "We really wanted to go with an angular, aggressive and thrilling approach to it," said Gregory Hall, attraction designer. Continue reading for a video of the track and more information.

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Students Cheating Glasses

Students in Thailand were caught cheating during a medical college entrance exams, using an elaborate connected system of devices. School officials found normal-looking glasses equipped with cameras on the side, all of which were connected to smartwatches. To pull it off, they used the cameras to send images of questions to people on the outside, who then transmitted the answers back in text message form to smartwatches. Continue reading for pictures of the other two smartwatches.

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Student Mayan City

William Gadoury, a 15-year-old high school student from Quebec, has discovered an ancient lost Mayan city in Mexico's Yucatan jungle. Officially named K'aak Chi (Mouth of Fire) by the teen, he proposed that the Mayans built towns based on their constellations, lining up cities with stars, and during his research, one city was missing, which lead to its discovery. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Valravn Coaster

Cedar Point's newest attraction, the Valravn (a supernatural raven that eats dead bodies in Danish folklore), has opened after a year of anticipation. At 3,415 feet, it's currently the world's tallest, longest and fastest diver coaster. Up to twenty-four riders get a heart pounding birds-eye view of Lake Erie at the top, for about 4-seconds, before they plunge down a 90°, 214 foot dive. Since there's no floor, you can look down as the world zooms up to meet you, while traveling at 75 miles per hour. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the Crazy Russian Hacker making liquid nitrogen ice cream.

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Egypt Desert UFO

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Mysterious structures - two long pointed buildings surrounded by mysterious circles - have been spotted in the desert of Egypt's capital Cairo. Some claim it has links to UFO research due to its futuristic look, while others say it's just a secret military installation. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Prayer Online

Seattle "businessman" Benjamin Rogovy made millions of dollars by offering online prayers between 2011-2015. He led people to believe that ministers and religious leaders would pray for them if they paid between $9 and $35 for the service via several websites. This was convincing enough for hundreds of thousands of people to participate in the scam, netting approximately $7.8-million in the process. However, all was not as it seems, since Rogovy posed as Pastor John Carlson, complete with a LinkedIn profile. Testimonials included being able to avoid home foreclosures, wining lottery jackpots, and even being cured of terminal illnesses. Continue reading for a video news report and more information.

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Doomsday Seed Vault

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, better known as the Doomsday Seed Vault, is basically a secure seed bank on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen near Longyearbyen in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago, 810-miles from the North Pole. Approximately 1.5 million distinct seed samples of agricultural crops are thought to exist. The variety and volume of seeds stored will depend on the number of countries participating - the facility has a capacity to conserve 4.5 million. The first seeds arrived in January 2008. Five percent of the seeds in the vault, about 18,000 samples with 500 seeds each, come from the Centre for Genetic Resources of the Netherlands (CGN), part of Wageningen University, Netherlands. By 2013, approximately one-third of the genera diversity stored in gene banks globally was represented at the Seed Vault. Click here to view more pictures of the Doomsday Seed Vault. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.

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iPhone Catches Fire

Anna Crail flying to Honolulu on Alaskan Air for spring break, and decided to watch The Martian when her smartphone suddenly caught on fire. She immediately dropped the handset and it went underneath a seat while passengers scrambled to the aisles before flight attendants extinguished the fire. "All of the sudden there was like 8-inch flames coming out of my phone. And I flipped it off onto the ground and it got under someone's seat, and the flames were just getting higher and a bunch of people stood up," said Crail. 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 Sonic the Hedgehog music being played on an electronic clarinet.

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Aztec Pyramid Desert

Farmer Raymundo Corona from Mexico built a 22-foot Aztec pyramid in the desert, 74 km from the Mexico-US border, because an alien, who allegedly visited him 30-years-ago, instructed him to. This extraterrestrial, named Herulayka, was described as a tall man with honey-colored eyes and white hair. Herulayka originated from a planet called Nefilin, which is claimed to be 20-times the size of Earth, located in the Orion constellation. "He told me to build the temple in the form of a pyramid. When I asked him why it had to be in the form of a pyramid, he said it was because it should be like my faith, something that winds and storms couldn't move and was always pointing upwards," said Corona. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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