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Million Dollar Game Collection
Dentist and video game collector Eric Naierman spent $1.02-million on a recent trip to Denver, and it wasn’t for a vacation home, but rather 40 classic video games. These aren’t just any games you can find at garage sales, as all of them are factory sealed, and most are first-edition releases that a third-party grading company graded one of a kind. Read more for a video showing some of these graded video games and additional information.

Pumice Island
The last thing you’d probably expect to see while sailing your catamaran towards Fiji in the Pacific Ocean is a 150-square-kilometer pumice island drifting towards Australia, but that’s exactly what one couple encountered. How did this bizarre phenomenon happen? Researchers are saying it was due to an underwater volcanic eruption near the island of Tonga. This pumice island reportedly spans the size of over 20,000 football fields and is several inches thick. Read more for a video and additional information.

Steve Jobs Doppelganger
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Steve Jobs, the former chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and co-founder of Apple Inc., may have passed away in 2011, but someone spotted his doppelganger in Egypt recently and decided to snap a photo for the world to see, or at least Facebook users. The image quickly was shared around social media, and some users say that it’s not just the look, but something about the way he sits that channels the energy of Steve Jobs. Read more for the full image and additional information.

Teens Nigeria Sci-Fi Films Smartphone
Where there’s a will, there’s a way, and that holds especially true for this group of teens from Nigeria. These group of eight from northern Nigeria have now become social media stars for making science fiction movies using a broken smartphone. They call themselves the Critics Company and started this whole journey back in 2016 using special effects they learned from YouTube videos. Read more for a video and additional information.

The Matrix Four New Movie
It’s official, we’re getting a new “The Matrix” movie. This fourth installment in the franchise will see stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity. Lana Wachowski, co-creator of the original trilogy, will co-write, direct and produce the film, while being joined by writers Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell, as well as producer Grant Hill. Read more for a behind-the-scenes video and additional information.

Virgin Galactic Spaceport America Space Tourism
Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic has officially opened Spaceport America, its future hub for space tourism. We get a first glimpse at its luxurious lounge area and amenities for future travelers. Ticket holders who have already paid $200,000 or more for a Virgin Galactic flight will soon be checking in at this spaceport before they board a supersonic plane for a 90-minute ride into Earth’s upper atmosphere. Read more for two videos and additional information.

Man Wears TV Set Front Door
Some residents in a Virginia neighborhood woke up to an interesting surprise at their front door, an old television set, and it’s not from Amazon or some other online retailer, but rather a man who wears a television on his head. One homeowner’s Ring doorbell surveillance camera captured this mysterious figure laying an older set down on their front porch and just walking off. Read more for the video and additional information.

Teen Pushes BMW Into River
An 18-year-old from Haryana’s Yamunanagar in India was given a BMW for his birthday instead of the Jaguar he requested. So, he did the least logical thing possible…pushed it into a swollen river in a fit of anger. That’s not all, “when the youth was plunging the high-end BMW car into the river, he also made a video and put it on social media,” said a police official. Read more for the news report and additional information.

Woman Venomous Octopus Photo Contest
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Jamie Bisceglia from Tacoma, Washington gathered with some fishermen who had caught an octopus during a fishing derby in the Tacoma Narrows and instantly saw an opportunity for a unique picture. There was a photo contest being held in the derby, and so she placed the octopus on her face and posed, before it unexpectedly bit her on the face. Read more for the video news report and additional information.

Franky Zapata Crosses English Channel Hoverboard
After a failed attempt 10-days ago, French inventor Franky Zapata successfully crossed the English Channel on his self-made “flyboard”. He took off at 8:17 am local time and flew across the 21.7 miles that separate the French town of Sangatte from Saint Margaret’s at Cliffe on the southeast British coast, taking him a total of 22 minutes with one refueling stop in the middle. Read more for a video and additional information.