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Funny Breakup Reason

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The internet is a comedy goldmine, whether it be cat pictures or just a random video, but recently one Reddit user asked people to post the funniest reasons for breaking up with someone, and these hilarious replies ensued. Starting off, we have someone who can't resist naming off every store they pass by while in the car, even pronouncing some of them completely wrong. Continue reading for more.

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Stargazing

Stargazing is usually associated with viewing the night sky when most celestial objects and events are visible, but sometimes amateur astronomers also operate during the day for events such as sunspots and solar eclipses. Common tools for stargazing include portable telescopes and binoculars. People have studied the sky throughout history in an amateur framework, without any formal method of funding. It is only within about the past century, however, that amateur astronomy has become an activity clearly distinguished from professional astronomy, and other related activities. Continue reading to see some of the best places to stargaze in the US.

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Waterbear

Tardigrades, also known as waterbears, are water-dwelling, segmented micro-animals, with eight legs. Tardigrades are classified as extremophiles, organisms that can thrive in a physically or geochemically extreme condition that would be detrimental to most life on Earth. For example, tardigrades can withstand temperatures from just above absolute zero to well above the boiling point of water, pressures about six times greater than those found in the deepest ocean trenches, ionizing radiation at doses hundreds of times higher than the lethal dose for a human, and the vacuum of outer space. They can go without food or water for more than 10 years, drying out to the point where they are 3% or less water, only to rehydrate, forage, and reproduce. Continue reading for more.

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Strange Inventions

Have you ever come across an invention on television, the internet, or even in real-life that just made you scratch your head? Well, these five inventions just might fall under that head-scratching category. Whether it be the auto-shredding calendar, Bathe & Brew, or baby hooks, these are a few things you might not want to use. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the ultimate cucumber slicing master from Japan.

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Moses Bridge

Called the "Moses Bridge", this structure is located in The Netherlands and was built by Ro Koster & Ad Kil Architects for crossing the defensive fortress in Halsteren. While it looks like magic, or at least some sort of high-tech wizardry, the bridge is actually sunk into the water and slope surrounding the 17th Century Dutch fort. Continue reading for more marvelous bridges from around the world.

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Room of Rainbows

This may look like a fake movie scene, but it's a real room, created by multidisciplinary artist Kimsooja. This breathtaking installation is located at the Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Retiro, in Madrid, which was originally constructed in the late 1880s to house a collection of flora and fauna from the Philippines. Kimsooja transformed the Palacio de Cristal into a real-life room of rainbows. Continue reading for more images and information on how the illusion was created.

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Funny Sonogram

A general-purpose sonographic machine may be used for most imaging purposes, like viewing a baby in the womb. The creation of an image from sound is done in three steps - producing a sound wave, receiving echoes, and interpreting those echoes. However, the sonograms don't always show what you'd expect, as the example above shows. Continue reading for more sonograms that look like other things.

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Transparent Bathroom Floor

No, this isn't a theme park attraction where the floor suddenly drops out, just a real bathroom inside a penthouse. The luxury penthouse is located directly on top of a 1970s Mexican colonial building in Guadalajara, Mexico. The adventurous architects said: "A characteristic feature of the project is that a volume that was originally intended for a second elevator, and was never installed, becomes a powder room with a glass floor that looks down all the 15 levels." Continue reading for more bathroom creations you might not have seen before.

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Cool Geeky Cakes

Most people would rather have a great tasting cake over one that just looks cool, but these geeky designs take creativity to the next level. Whether it be an octopus, all-in-one snacks, or even Jupiter, these cake masters have you covered. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a skater who has an epiphany about helmets after wiping out.

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Global XRS 7200

For those who love life on the road, but can't give up the luxuries of home, the Action Mobil Global XRS 7200 expedition vehicle combines six driven wheels of off-road fury with a luxuriously appointed living pod that has the look of a modern city apartment. In addition to the rear motorcycle lift, there's grained paneling, stone flooring, as well as a full kitchen, complete with a Gaggenau induction cooktop and a steam oven. Expect to shell out $1.1-million USD for a fully decked out model. Continue reading for more images and information.

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