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Megamouth Shark

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This is officially the 60th confirmed sighting of a megamouth shark in the wild, and it washed ashore on Wednesday morning in Pio Duran, Albay, the Philippines. It's so rare that many consider it a cryptid, a creature or plant whose existence has been suggested but has not been discovered or documented by the scientific community. Like the other two filter-feeders, it swims with its enormous mouth wide open, filtering water for plankton and jellyfish. It is distinctive for its large head with rubbery lips. It is so unlike any other type of shark that it is usually considered to be the sole extant species in the distinct family Megachasmidae. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to see the five most popular viral videos for today.

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Cube Apartment

Designer Luca Nichetto and developers at Urban Capital have unveiled the Tetris-inspired Cubitat, which is basically a 10 x 10 x 10 'plug and play living space,' at Toronto's Interior Design Show last week. There's not only a integrated living room of sorts, but also storage space, furniture, and even features a hidden laundry compartment. On one side of the cube you'll find a fully equipped kitchen, complete with built-in sink, oven, stove top, dishwasher, refrigerator and cupboard space. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Kids Think Animals

Kids really have no idea what they're doing, so when placed around house pets, they follow their lead, and in this case, drinking spilled milk from the floor. On a related note, did you know that cats and milk usually don't mix well. Similar to humans, cats often develop lactose intolerance over time because they're born with lots of lactase (enzyme needed to digest lactose), but it diminishes with age. That's why it's best to stop feeding your cat milk after it is fully weaned. Continue reading for more kids who think they're animals.

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Lamborghini Speedboat

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Priced at $1.3-million, this Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 Roadster Limited Edition-inspired speedboat is 48 feet long and powered by a pair of twin-turbo Mercury Racing 1350 engines that produces a mind-boggling 2700-horsepower with a top speed of about 186mph (300km/h). It's currently being showcased at Supercar Week 2015 in Palm Beach, Florida. Unfortunately, you won't be able to buy one anytime soon, even if Facebook decided to snatch up your company for billions, because this is a one-off model created by Miami restaurant mogul Gino Gargiulo. Continue reading for a video.

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Wenger 16999

Wenger's 16999 Giant Swiss Army Knife is currently the world's most complex with a whopping 87 implements that perform 141 functions, making it the only tool you'll need to get any job done. Whether in your pack or on display, this massive tool is sure to be a conversation piece. Unfortunately, the $2149 knife is currently sold out, but apparently, there have been many people over the years who've enjoyed its service. For those who want the next best thing, check out the Victorinox SwissChamp XAVT, which packs 80 functions and is priced much lower than its big brother. Product page. Continue reading to see more reviews.

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Printer Prank

If you just can't wait for April Fools' Day and want to kick off the festivities early this year, just print out this sheet (HP / Xerox / Epson / Kyocera / Brother). Next, place this on the copy machine and watch the hilarity ensue, that is unless...someone has already beaten you to it. To possibly make a few dollars off this prank, you could always hide around the corner and record this madness for YouTube to see, in hopes that it will go viral. Click here to view the first image in this week's internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a weather map gone crazy on live television.

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Insects After Rain

Ondrej Pakan, from Myjava, Slovakia, specializes in capturing macro photos of insects covered in tiny water droplets after rainstorms. He says: "I get soaked waiting for the rain to finish, but it all seems worth it when you get really great shots of the insects with drops on them." One of his most notable photographs include a blue damselfly (above) covered in water droplets staring at the camera. Continue reading for more.

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Unboil an Egg

UC Irvine scientists and Australian chemists have managed to unboil egg whites, and they say that this innovation could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry. Gregory Weiss, UCI professor of chemistry and molecular biology & biochemistry, says: "Yes, we have invented a way to unboil a hen egg. In our paper, we describe a device for pulling apart tangled proteins and allowing them to refold. We start with egg whites boiled for 20 minutes at 90 degrees Celsius and return a key protein in the egg to working order." Continue reading for a video of the process and more information.

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12-inch iPad Pro

Photo credit: Martin Hajek

You've probably seen enough of the 12-inch MacBook Air in recent weeks, but 3D modeling extraordinaire Martin Hajek has unveiled his latest work, the rumored 12-inch iPad Pro. However, this isn't your typical render, as he decided to put it side-by-side next to the laptop to show just how large the tablet really is. There's no fancy colors this time around, but the work is top notch to say the least. Continue reading for more images - click the "zoom" button on the gallery to view any of the images in full-size.

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Extreme Close Up

Artist Pyanekd has unveiled his latest photo and video project, called "Amazing Worlds Within Our World", which uses special macro photography lenses to show everyday things in detail like you've never seen before. Pyanek used a Canon T3i (600D/Kiss X5) with the kit lens reversed, HeliconFocus for focus stacking, Abode Lightroom and Exposure 5 for some light editing. There's also a slightly creepy music video embedded above for your viewing enjoyment. Continue reading for more pictures.

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