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Welcome to the “Oasis Of America” – The Sandboarder’s Paradise (Video)

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Hidden amongst the sand dunes of the Peruvian desert lies the remote tourist town of Huacachina. Also known as the “Oasis of America”, the small town surrounds a natural lake a few miles outside of the city of Ica in southern Peru. The oasis attracts tens of thousands of tourists a year from all over the world. According to AmazingPlanet.com… “The oasis flourished in the 1940s and 1950s as a getaway for the Peruvian elite and regained a certain prominence through tourism promotion campaigns in the 1990s.”  

Octopus Launches Out of the Water to Snare An Unsuspecting Crab (Video)

Last week a spectator in Western Australia captured extremely rare video footage of an octopus attacking a crab that’s on land. The viral video shows the octopus aggressively launch out of the water to smother the oblivious, which was standing on some rocks near the water’s edge. After a brief struggle the octopus holds grip and drags the crab into the water. Check out the video below to see the epic battle between Octopus and Crab… Scientists say an attack like this is very

Red Bull Rider Invents “Snow-Wakeskating” In Bosnia (Video)

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Red Bull professional wakeskater, Brian Grubb, was the first ever to play with a new type of boarding this winter. Equipped with a wench for pull, a traditional wakeskate, and a really warm rubber suit, Grubb was able to smoothly shred through a unique stretch of snow-covered creek in Bosnia, transitioning seamlessly from snow to water and back again multiple times. According to Red Bull… “The mountain of Bjelasnica, 25km from Sarajevo and former host to the Winter Olympics, provided the

CT Scan Reveals Mummy Encapsulated Inside Ancient Buddhist Statue

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A computed tomography (CT) scan of a Chinese statue has revealed that a mummified Buddhist monk, whose organs were replaced with ancient Chinese scrolls, is encased within the sculpture. The scan was carried out by researchers at Meander Medical Center in the Netherlands, who confirmed earlier predictions that the statue contained such a mummy. Computed tomography: an imaging method that uses x-rays to create pictures of cross-sections of the body According to BoredPanda… “Scientists knew that there was a mummy inside the statue, but the CT scan, carried out at

Tomatan: The Hands-Free Wearable Tomato-Feeding Robot (Video)

Last week Japan’s largest supplier of tomato juice and ketchup unveiled a wearable robot that sits atop a user’s shoulders and feeds them tomatoes as they run. According to International Business Times… “Tomatan is a robot that can be worn as a backpack. Weighing 8kg (18 pounds), it features a tomato shaped head with a mouth that opens to dispense the tomato into circular metal arms that then come down over the person’s mouth to feed them a tomato.” As odd as the

What’s The Most Popular New Vehicle In Your State? (Map)

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With dozens of new cars and trucks hitting the market each year, buyers have a wide variety of choices when it comes to what type of vehicle they’d like to drive. But despite all of the different options, the majority of drivers are purchasing the same select few vehicles year after year. Like most markets and industries, a handful of elite players have dominated sales in the United States. In terms of state popularity, Ford F-Series leads the way, followed by the Chevy Silverado

Turn Your Favorite Friend Into A Plush With “Cuddle Clones”

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Cuddle Clones provides a unique service for pet lovers: creating a customized “exact plush replica” of your pet. Pet owners are encouraged to send in multiple photos from different angles so that the company can see exactly what the pet looks like. After sending in photos, owners can also select specific physical distinguishing features they’d like on their stuffed toy. For many pet lovers, the service has provided a timeless and meaningful way to remember a pet after it passes away. According to BoredPanda… “The

6 Books That Come Highly Recommended By Bill Gates (Video)

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Last summer, Bill Gates, billionaire philanthropist and former CEO of Microsoft, proposed a reading list to the public on his personal blog. Included in his recommended books are The Bully Pulpit, which examines the “golden age” of journalism, The Sixth Extinction, which explores the dramatic effect human activity is having on Earth’s animal population, and Business Adventures – “Gates’ favorite business book of all-time,” according to BusinessInsider. All six books are gems that Gates says he’s learned something from and thinks others will enjoy. Check out the list below…

This Innovative Amphibious Camper Serves As Both Mobile Home and Boat (Video)

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The German company Sealander has developed a highly adaptable camper that can serve as both a boat and a mobile home. Crafted with reinforced fiberglass, the Sealander is equipped with a number of amenities, including a toilet, a small sink, a stereo and even a convertible top. It also features an outboard motor that lets you convert the camper into a mini yacht whenever you want to hit the water. The “amphibious camper” is light enough to be towed by a small or mid-sized vehicle. On

Active Volcano In Nicaragua Becomes Thrill-Seekers’ Heaven (Video)

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The 2,382-foot Cerro Negro volcano in Nicaragua has thrill seekers excited for a new challenge: volcano boarding. According to GrindTV.com, the slopes of Cerro Negro are… “…covered with ash, which is soft like snow (although not what you’d call pristine) and provides a steep, smooth surface on which to slide.”   Although Cerro Negro has not had a serious eruption since 1999, it is one of Central America’s youngest and most active volcanoes. But despite the risks, hundreds of thrill-seekers

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