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Strapping Cameras to Sheep for a Purpose
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Strapping Cameras to Sheep for a Purpose

July 28, 2016 Image Source: YouTube The Faroe Islands are teeming full of interesting things including beautiful scenery and attempts to sequence all of its citizens& 39; genes, but one thing they are missing is Google Street View- so they decided to do something about it.The official tourist board of the Faroe Islands is currently running a campaign to convince Google Street View to finally come to document the country.

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Civilian Wanted to Fly- So He Bought Himself a Fighter Jet

May 04, 2016Almost everyone loves planes, that is unless you are afraid of heights or hate the racket they create as they buzz overhead. One thing, however, remains true – airplanes are are an impressive engineering feat. One particular man loved jets so much, that he bought himself his own fighter jet (yes, that is legal, and yes, it is incredibly cool).
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What's Wrong With this Viral Chocolate Cutting Trick?

May 08, 2016There has never been a more pure quest than trying to find the source of unlimited chocolate. A video has been going viral across the internet, and you may have seen it. It shows a man cutting up a chocolate bar, removing one piece, then reassembling it to get a full chocolate bar again. To prove his point further, he even puts it next to a whole chocolate bar to show that they are the same size.
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One Hospital's Impossible Surgeon Tryout Test

May 09, 2016Becoming a surgeon can be one of the most arduous educational tasks that students set out upon, and rightfully so. When a surgeon is operating on someone, the last thing anybody wants is for him to mess up. One hospital has taken a rather interesting approach to making sure their surgical staff is the best in the business.
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Artist Uses Fountains To Create Awesome And Unusual Effects

May 08, 2016How many times have you seen a static sculpture that feels like it& 39;s actually in motion? Have you ever seen a sculptural figure that has water wings sprouting from the back of it? How about a tutu made entirely out of water? Have you ever thought about how fountains are used and what their potential could be?
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Easily Create An Emergency Spare Key In 5 Minutes

May 12, 2016How many times have you thought about making a spare key, but never followed through? How many times have you lost a key in your house or at a friend& 39;s place then had to have one made from scratch by a locksmith? They& 39;re not cheap to get made. Well, now there& 39;s a solution that won& 39;t cost you hardly anything and can be done in five minutes, depending on your skill at cutting metal.
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How to Melt Coins Using Only the Sun

May 10, 2016Everyone loves fire and burning stuff, and we all remember using magnifying lenses to focus the Sun& 39;s rays during childhood. One Youtuber has taken this activity to the next level, by focusing light using a fresnel lens and melting a penny. A fresnel lens is similar to a magnifying glass, but it uses a series of rings to capture light, meaning that it can be made much thinner and larger than traditional lenses.
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Fresh Tortillas At The Touch Of A Button

May 12, 2016 Image Source:Flatev There& 39;s a new Kickstarter campaign for a little hipsteresque tortilla machine that is doing quite well, having already raised US $133,000 with 20 more days to go. They& 39;ve already surpassed their initial goal of US $50,000. It& 39;s called Flatev and it claims to have your tortilla baked and ready to eat in less than a minute.
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Lighting a Match with Only Rubber Bands

May 15, 2016If you have yourself a set of matches, but no matchbook to light them, you can do the trick with one little rubber band. There probably aren& 39;t many situations in which you can think of where you would find yourself with 2 matches, no matchbook, and a rubber band, but if you do, you will be prepared.
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How To Pick A Lock Using Hairpins

May 16, 2016While lockpicking is often a task attributed to thieves and burglars, it can actually be a really useful skill to learn for situations like getting locked out of your house, or maybe your safe. Once you start to understand how a lock works, you can begin to learn how to break into one. All you will need to pick a lock is a few hairpins or bobby pins, which you will modify slightly.
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App that Can Solve Handwritten Math Problems

May 18, 2016Everyone has done it: you look down at an equation and hopelessly stare at it, praying for the answer to come to you by some miracle. Sometimes, it is good to struggle a little and grind out an answer. Other times, it can leave you stressed out, wishing you could find a way to solve it. Mathpix, the “first app that can solve math by simply taking pictures of your handwriting” might present the solution to all your (math) problems.
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Candy 3D Printer Allows You to Print Custom Gummies

May 24, 2016Do you love candy or 3D printing? Well, we have found the perfect machine for you. Dylan& 39;s Candy Bar, a candy chain in major cities across the U.S. have just installed a 3D printer in their shops which allows you to create and design your own gummy candy and watch it be printed right before your eyes.
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Cutting Stones into Natural Shapes with Hand Tools

May 24, 2016You have probably seen the work of a skilled stone mason, like the beautiful natural rock columns in hotels or on the side of that fancy house, but it takes a lot more work than you would think. When you look at the finished work of a stone mason, it appears that all of the stones were carefully selected to fit perfectly into the design, but they weren& 39;t.
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25 Things To Try Before You Die

May 27, 2016I& 39;m a hardcore experimenter. I don& 39;t like routine and I love new information and experiences. I& 39;ve lived and traveled in many countries. Becoming a responsible adult is overrated. I& 39;ve compiled a list of things to try before I die and 16 of the things on the list below I& 39;ve already done.
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Incredible New Augmented Reality Film Is Also Terrifying

May 24, 2016Keiichi Matsuda has just created a vision of the near-future and it& 39;s stunning, super-charged and also terrifying. The tech giants in Silicon Valley produce extremely sterile visions of the tech-utopian future and none of them capture what could really be around the corner. The film, Hyper-Reality, shows us that the future could be claustrophobic, incredibly stimulating, invasive and unnerving:The six-minute film depicts a woman as she goes about her normal day.
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Man Has Spent His Whole Life Creating Giant Caves by Hand

May 27, 2016Have you found your passion? One man has, and he has spent the last 25 years of his life hand digging massive caverns in the high desert of northern New Mexico. He isn& 39;t crazy, he just loves what he does. He& 39;s so good at it in fact, that his architecturally stunning caverns are gaining international acclaim.
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Students Design Huts to House the Homeless for Less than $1000

May 26, 2016 Image Source: Reach A group of high-school students has put on their engineering hats and designed a shelter that can sustainably and comfortably house the homeless around the world. For less than US$1,000, students from Stockton, California created this rounded triangle shaped micro home that could change the face of the homeless population.
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How to Make Your Shoes Look Brand New

May 30, 2016Many of us have our favorite pair of shoes, but when you wear them all the time, they are bound to get dirty and start looking worn out. Instead of throwing out that expensive pair of shoes, why not spend a little time and clean them up? All you will need is a little sodium bicarbonate or baking soda, a toothbrush, vinegar, a small bowl with water, and of course, dirty shoes!
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Man Builds Stunning Exact Mechanical Replica of Pong

May 29, 2016Pong is by far, one of the most classic video games in the entire world, and digital versions of it still exist across the internet. One man wanted to take Pong to the next level, so he built a mechanically accurate Pong table, square ball in all! This project admittedly took a lot of work and a lot of knowledge of microcontrollers and wiring.
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How to Build a Luxury Table for Just $30

May 27, 2016If you have ever shopped around for furniture, then you know that sturdy and good looking things can cost you an arm and a leg. One Redditor created a table out of some old 2x4s and a bag of concrete, and the result looks pretty incredible. Luckily for everyone else, he posted an in-depth picture DIY tutorial on Reddit, so you can make it yourself.
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