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Jamstik+ Smart Guitar

First there was Jamstik, now Zivix has unveiled the new and improved Jamstik+. It's essentially a guitar MIDI controller that uses natural guitar frets and strings, rather than switches and piezo sensors. It offers a wireless BluetoothSmart connection for compatible iOS devices to make connecting simple. Don't know how to play? The included apps will guide you from how to hold a pick correctly to creating your own song. Continue reading for two more videos, the Kickstarter page and more information.

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Marble Cathedral

The Marble Caves (above) are located on Lake General Carrera/Buenos Aires, the Chilean side of the lake. It's a unique geological formation featuring a group of caverns, tunnels and pillars created in monoliths of marble and formed by waves over the past 6,000-years. You can either travel in a small boat or kayak, when the weather is nice and the water is mostly still. Continue reading for more mind-boggling natural formations that actually exist on Earth.

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LEGO Record Player

Most record players aren't the most exciting of musical devices, but "The Planet" just might be the exception. Hand-built by Korean brick master Hayarobi, this complete LEGO-based turntable consists 2,405 pieces, and is powered by a LEGO Power Functions Battery Box, along with a LEGO Power Functions M-Motor. Continue reading for a video of it in-action and additional information.

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Catstacam

If you'd rather your cat take their own Instagram photos, there's now a wearable camera being developed to do exactly that. Introducing Catstacam, a wearable collar camera that will automatically take photos and then post them to any Instagram account you have set up for them. It's being made by Whiskas - best known for their cat food - and according to them, the camera works by automatically snapping 6 photographs each minute and sharing them on Instagram when the device has internet connectivity. The company is currently beta testing the camera with a few cats owned by celebrities. There's no word yet on pricing or availability. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today, including one that explains what really happens when you crack your knuckles.

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10-year-old Reincarnation

Meet Ryan, a seemingly normal 10-year-old who lives in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He was born to Baptist parents in 2005, but at the age of four, Ryan started having nightmares, and would often talk about his heart exploding as well as Hollywood, a city located several thousands of miles away from Oklahoma. His mom, Cyndi, said he would always talk in a "matter-of-fact" manner during these episodes. After a year, Ryan finally confided to her about his past life, and said: "Mom, I have something I need to tell you. I used to be somebody else." Speaking at length about Hollywood, his five marriages, vacations in Europe, his old houses, and his career as an actor / agent. Ryan stumbled upon a still in one of the books, from the 1932 movie "Night After Night" starring Mae West, and pointed to an extra in the film while shouting "That's me!". The family later found out that the man in the picture was bit-actor-turned-agent Marty Martin. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Ezo Momonga

Hokkaido is Japan's second largest island, and its largest city (and capital) is Sapporo. Most travelers to the island arrive by air: the main airport is New Chitose Airport at Chitose, just south of Sapporo. Tokyo-Chitose is in the top 10 of the world's busiest air routes, handling more than 40 widebody round trips on several airlines each day. Within Hokkaido, there is a fairly well-developed railway network, but many cities can only be accessed by road. Continue reading to see some of the unusual wildlife photographers have spotted on the island.

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InfiniteUSB

The problem with most computers today is that there just aren't enough USB ports, that is unless...you have InfiniteUSB. Wit this accessory, whenever one of the cables are plugged in, a new USB port will be created, which means you can connect multiple devices without needing a separate hub. Continue reading for a video and the Kickstarter page.

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Keysmart

The KeySmart is basically a Swiss Army Knife-style keyring that's smaller than a pack of gum, and its unique 'S' design lets you to hold 4-times the keys in half the space of a traditional ring. That's right, no thigh poke and / or awkward bulges. Users can easily add anything you use throughout the day, whether it be USB drives, barcode reward cards, to RFID chips and garage openers. Pick one up here for $19.99. Continue reading for a video preview on just how it works, and more information.

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How It's Made Crayons

As the size of Crayola crayon packs increased from the original 1903 crayon packs, the variety of colors available has also increased - reaching 120 colors by 1998. The 16 officially retired crayon colors are "English Vermillion", "Brilliant Rose", "Light Blue", "Blue Gray", "Lemon Yellow", "Orange Red", "Orange Yellow", "Violet Blue", "Maize", "Green Blue", "Raw Umber", "Thistle", "Blizzard Blue", "Mulberry", "Teal Blue", and "Magic Mint". Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a fascinating viral time-lapse video of Disneyland being built from the 1950s.

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CD Shattering Slow Motion 170,000 FPS

The Slow Mo Guys are back at it again, and this time, they've managed to capture a compact disc exploding with a high-speed camera at 170,000 frames-per-second. To be more specific, they secured a disc to a vacuum cleaner motor and then spun it up to 23,000 RPM, causing it to literally disintegrate. The Compact Disc is an evolution of LaserDisc technology, where a focused laser beam is used that enables the high information density required for high-quality digital audio signals. Prototypes were developed by Philips and Sony independently in the late 1970s. Continue reading for the video.

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