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Amazon Prime Day may have offered items at the lowest prices you’ve seen this year, but one person managed to snag over $13,000 worth of camera gear for just $100+ shipped. The story begins with a $548 “Sony a6000 and 16-50mm lens bundle” being listed for $94.48 on Amazon, which was quickly shared on bargain hunting website Slickdeals. Users there noticed that other camera bundles were also showing up as $94.48 shipped, so they began scouring the camera gear section for these deep discounts. There was one person who made out with a $1299 Fujifilm X100F for $102.27 shipped, while another managed to get a $13,000 Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS lens at just $94.48. Read more for a few of the order / shipment confirmation pages and additonal information.
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About 2-months ago on May 16th a brazen phone thief stole an iPhone and then proceeded to post a bizarre selfie to the victim’s Instagram account. Police in New Jersey are currently searching for the thief, and have turned to social media in hopes someone recognizes the person who is still on the loose. “The Kearny Police Detective Bureau is turning to our facebook community for assistance in identifying a person of interest in the attached photograph,” said a representative. Read more for a news report video and additional information.
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Before planning a cosplay shoot with fake weapons, make sure it isn’t in a public area, or else you may end up on the news, and not for the reasons you’d expect. One woman was spotted holding what appeared to be a rifle at Seacliff State Beach in Monterey Bay, and even though she was dressed in a costume, some people said it was not the right place or time to do that, especially with children in the vicinity. Read more for the news report and additional information.
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You read that right, yet another Tesla owner has been filmed asleep at the wheel with the Autopilot driving assist system activated on a busy highway. Filmed by Instagram user srm_flex, who goes by Shawn Miladinovich, was traveling down California’s Interstate 405 when he encountered this Model 3. Unfortunately, law enforcement didn’t quite catch up to the Tesla before they took the exit for Interstate 110. Read more to watch the incident.
An official media address by Pakistani regional minister Shaukat Yousafzai gained international attention last week, but not for the reasons you may think. Simply put, someone accidentally left the cat filter on during the Facebook livestream, thus transforming Yousafzai and other party members into cats for the entire conference. They intended to discuss important decisions of the provincial cabinet in Peshawar last Friday, but the social media team handling the broadcast wasn’t quite paying attention to what was going on. Read more for a video clip and additional information.
An Estonian man either tried to set a new top speed record for a Lexus LS460, or he just really wanted to crash his vehicle, as he managed to hit 161 mph, all the while recording on his smartphone. He started by stepping on the gas of the Lexus to see how rapidly it accelerates off the line, hits 62 mph in six seconds and then tags 161 mph before losing control. The vehicle then slid for about eight seconds, hits the grass and then promptly rolls onto its roof. Read more for the video and additional information.
An Antarctic expedition organized by the Flat Earth International Conference (FEIC) aims to find the frozen barrier they believe marks the edge of our world, which is allegedly thousands of feet thick, stands 164-feet high and surrounds the entire planet. This trip has intrigued many, including YouTube star Logan Paul, who just may join in on the fun. “If you take a globe and you squish it down, the Antarctic would go all the way around the Earth. It’s kind of like an ice shore and it’s very, very large. It’s not like you just go there and you can just peek over it. We don’t believe anything can fall off the edge, because a big portion of the flat earth community believes that we’re in a dome, like a snow globe. So the sun, moon and stars are all inside. It’s very high but all contained inside. So there’s no way to actually fall off of the earth,” said FEIC founder Robbie Davidson to Forbes. Read more to watch Logan Paul’s flat Earth documentary.
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Released in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast, Magic: The Gathering was the first trading card game created and it continues to thrive, with approximately twenty million players as of 2015, and over twenty billion Magic cards produced in the period from 2008-2016. One thing players may notice is that the flavor text – the italicized text, but not in parentheses, on a card that serves to provide a mood or give background information on the game world without effecting gameplay – on Magic cards is mystical, so this Google Translate experiment has yielded some unusual results to say the least. Read more to see a few examples.
James A. Mucciaccio Jr., a 48-year-old man from Deerfield Beach, drove his blue Ferrari 360 into the Lake Worth Inlet and stated to police that Jesus told him to do it. Police said Mucciaccio claimed he was waiting for a friend to pick him up by the dock, and once the officer told him that he couldn’t park there, he reversed toward the road but then suddenly switched into drive and drove into the inlet at a high rate of speed. “Jesus told me to drive through a small gate and into a 6 foot window. Jesus made me the smartest man on Earth and it’s so hard to have this responsibility. Money is going to be irrelevant in two days, remember to smile,” said Mucciaccio. Read more for a video with new pictures of the actual supercar in the lake.
Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers accidentally called 9-1-1, an American emergency services number, from orbit during his time aboard the International Space Station. The 60-year-old, who spent more than 200 days among the stars over two separate missions in 2004 and 2011, said: “If you’re in space, it’s like you’re making a call via Houston, first you dial the 9 for an outside line and then 011 for an international line. The next day I received an email message: Did you call 911?,” said Kuipers. He quickly hung up, but the call triggered a Mission Control alert in Houston. Read more for an in-depth tour of the ISS given by Kuipers.