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Man Tattoos Face Gray

Cancer survivor Adam Curlykale from Poland has become an internet sensation, and not in the conventional manner. He decided to tattoo his entire face, including his eyes, a graphite grey color, and dye his facial hair white, to create a film negative version of himself. Why? Because at 22, he was diagnosed with cancer of the large intestine, and treatment caused several skin conditions and a partial disappearance of the pigment in the skin. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Self-Driving Uber

A woman has been fatally struck by a self-driving Uber vehicle in Arizona, causing the ride-hailing company to suspend its autonomous vehicle program across the United States and Canada. The accident occurred in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe, and marked the first fatality from a self-driving vehicle, which are being tested around the globe. The Tempe Police stated that the vehicle was in autonomous mode with an operator behind the wheel at the time of the accident, which occurred overnight on Sunday local time. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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Toys R Us Closing

Toys R Us is planning to close or sell all its US operations, which means consists of 735-stores, due to heavy debt and relentless trends that undercut its business, from online shopping to mobile games. CEO David Brandon said the company will attempt to bundle its Canadian business, with about 200 stores, and find a buyer. For those looking to start their holiday shopping early, the stores will be liquidating their entire inventory, gadgets and video games included. Continue reading for more old Toys R Us video game ads, commercials and information.

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Stephen Hawking Death

British physicist Stephen Hawking has died peacefully at his home in Cambridge, England during the early hours of this morning at age 76. "We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years. His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humor inspired people across the world. He once said, 'It would not be much of a universe if it wasn't home to the people you love.' We will miss him forever," said professor Hawking's children, Lucy, Robert, and Tim said in a statement carried by Britain's Press Association news agency. Continue reading for a fascinating documentary and more information.

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Hand Stuck iPhone Toilet

A man named Tang in Liuzhou, China's Guanxi Autonomous Region, managed to get his arm stuck in a squat toilet while trying to retrieve his iPhone. The whole debacle started when he decided to check his phone while relieving himself after having a few drinks, and the next thing you know, it slipped out of his hands into a seemingly endless void. Continue reading to see what his arm looked like after being rescued.

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ATM Jackpotting

Thieves are now hacking ATM machines in the US through "jackpotting," or an attack in which cash is spit out of the machines. A The confidential Secret Service memo obtained by Krebs on Security stated that the ATMs targeted by the hacking include ones located in "pharmacies, big box retailers, and drive-thru ATMs." "During previous attacks, fraudsters dressed as ATM technicians and attached a laptop computer with a mirror image of the ATMs operating system along with a mobile device to the targeted ATM," according to Krebs on Security. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Glowing Ball Siberia

As soon as images of a giant glowing ball spotted over northern Siberia was posted on social media, there were reports that it was caused by "aliens arriving" or other unidentified aircraft, but in reality, it was the trace of four rockets launched by the Russian military that caused this spectacular phenomenon. "I went out to smoke a cigarette and thought it was the end of the world. I was taken aback for a few minutes, not understanding what was happening. The glowing ball rose from behind the trees and moved in my direction. My first thought was about the most powerful searchlight, but the speed of changing everything around changed the idea of what was happening. The ball began to turn into an arc and gradually dissipated," said Siberian photographer Sergey Anisimov. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Snow DeLorean

Simon Laprise, a 33-year-old man from Montreal, decided to build a full-sized replica of the famous DeLorean DMC-12 entirely from snow, and in a snow removal zone to boot. Once the vehicle was complete, Laprise hid out of view and waited for the police, and sure enough, they rolled up, but instead of a normal ticket, he got an interesting message. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Michigan Meteor


Anyone in the southeast Michigan area were left a bit shaken Tuesday night after a big bright flash lit up the sky and shook the ground beneath them. Unfortunately (or fortunately), it wasn't a flying saucer. The National Weather Service tweeted the next day that "USGS confirms meteor occurred around 810 pm, causing a magnitude 2.0 earthquake." It was centered about five miles west-southwest of New Haven, Michigan, located about 40 miles northeast of Detroit. Continue reading for two more videos of the meteor, along with a bonus clip that has an alternate theory.

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Hawaii Ballistic Missile

Social media channels went crazy Saturday after screenshots of smartphone emergency alerts warning of a "ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii" began circulating, which US officials have dismissed as false. According to US military spokesman David Benham, the US Pacific Command "has detected no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii. Earlier message was sent in error," adding that the US state would "send out a correction message as soon as possible." Continue reading for the full news report, a bonus video, and more information.

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