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Apollo 20 Mission

According to official government records, the last time man ever set foot on the Moon was back in December 1972, when Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt spent three days on the lunar surface. What most don't know is that more Apollo missions were originally planned - Apollo 18, 19 and 20 - all of which were already in the construction and / or in the latter planning stages when they were cancelled in 1972 supposedly due to declining public interest and budget cuts. That was seemingly the case until 2007, when astronaut William Rutledge posted a video to YouTube claiming it to be from the secret Apollo 20 mission. Rutledge claimed Apollo 20's goal was to explore the polar region of the Moon, on its dark side, and in particular a miles-long crashed spacecraft. Continue reading for five more moon mysteries that will make you wonder.

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Land Rover Defender Millennium Falcon

East Coast Defender has unveiled their latest project car, and it's a Land Rover Defender called "Millennium Falcon". Featuring a matte gray paint job inspired by Han Solo's ship from the films, a 6.2L Chevrolet LS3 engine generating 430 hp, mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission, a full roll cage, 18" Boost/Kahn black alloy wheels, and a Borla exhaust. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Bezel-less MacBook

We all know that the MacBook Pro refresh is coming next year, but what about the MacBook? Industrial designer AurElien Salomon envisions the next-generation model with a bezel-less touchscreen display, which works perfectly with the new operating system that mimics iOS's styles. That's right, instead of OS X and iOS, both would be combined into one to offer a streamlined experience. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Same Place Different Time

Photo credit: Albert Dros

Photographer Albert Dros realized you don't need to travel all over the world to capture amazing photographs, simply choose a beautiful location, and photograph it throughout the year. "I started looking for compositions everywhere and I now have a bunch of spots that I'd like to revisit. I am always surprised that these spots almost never look the same. This is an example of a tree lane about 5 minutes drive from my house. There are 7 shots taken throughout the year in different seasons and different times of the day. Even during specific seasons with only a few days difference, things can look totally different in a photograph," said Albert. continue reading for more pictures.

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Samsung CHG90 Curved Monitor

Samsung's CHG90 Curved 49" QLED Gaming Monitor is great for work or play, and it's being offered for just $999.99 shipped, today only, originally $1499.99. The ultra-wide 49-inch screen with its innovative 32:9 aspect ratio means you always get to see game scenes in their entirety, exactly as their developers intended. And the 1800R curved panel immerses you in gameplay and delivers cinematic viewing for movies and video content. With Quantum Dot technology, Samsung's QLED Gaming Monitor provides an extreme upgrade in your gaming experience. Quantum dot makes today's games appear more lifelike by delivering a billion shades of accurate color. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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Wenger 16999 Swiss Army Knife

Photo credit: Bored Panda

Wenger's 16999 Swiss Army Knife has been making its rounds on the internet for nearly a decade now, but the reviews continue to roll in. Just to recap, this monster has "87 implements", "141 functions", and is "perfect for the collector". One caveat: a used example will still cost you $8,999 plus shipping, so you may need to take out a small loan just to purchase it. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more reviews.

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LA Wildfire

Los Angeles is currently battling several wildfires right now, and drivers have captured apocalyptic footage of their destruction. The La Tuna fire started Friday in Burbank, on the northern edge of Los Angeles, and has burned more than 7,000 acres. Firefighters in Southern California began battling a new wildfire yesterday that engulfed an area near the Getty Center and the Skirball Cultural Center. The smoke can even be seen from space, as the International Space Station shared photos of the fires on Twitter Wednesday. Continue reading for more footage and information.

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Lamborghini Ferruccio

You've seen the Ferrari concepts, now check out these futuristic supercars. The Lamborghini Ferruccio, designed by industrial designer Mark Hostler, blends the shapes and design details of various Lamborghini supercars from different eras, into one. Design aspects include: the low windshield and read end design of the original Countach, the softer and more rounded front fenders of the Miura and the fighter jet lines of the Reventon. It draws power from a beefy twin-turbocharged 5.0-liter V12 engine. Continue reading for more insane Lamborghini concepts from the future.

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Maralah Cliff House

The Maralah Cliff House by LAAV Architecs is perfect for a super villain, and it most definitely looks the part. The main structure is made from concrete, matte black steel, and glass, all located on a crevasse overlooking a flowing river valley. The master bedroom offers floor-to-ceiling windows that offer panoramic views of the water. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Funny Drunk Text

One of the last things you'd want to do while under the influence this holiday season is send a text message that you end up regretting. Fortunately, many people have already done so as a warning for others, including this person, who thought that he drove himself home, when in reality, his friend did, while he was just toying with a paper plate. Continue reading for more.

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