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World’s Biggest Salmon

I love salmon, especially smoked, but I never knew they were so ugly. Just so you don’t lose your appetite completely, I will say not all salmon looks this bad, only Chinook salmon.

This particular Chinook salmon was found by biologist Doug Killam in Battle Creek, near Anderson and is apparently the largest salmon in the world, weighing 85 pounds. I should say was the largest salmon in the world since Killam only found the carcass.  Take a look:

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Aluminum Underwear

Designer Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch found a great way to recycle aluminum cans by transforming them into aluminum underwear. Appreciate the art but you wouldn’t catch me dead wearing a Coke-can-made pair of undies.

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The Knitted Bike

I remember watching my grandmother while she knitted us all kinds of clothing but she never made anything like this. This is the Knitted Bike by Theresa Honeywell and, as you can imagine it’s not all knitted, just on the outside. On display at the Georgia Museum of Art, this masterpiece is made up of a manly element, the motorcycle and a daily element of femininity, the knitting.

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Fastest Rolls-Royce in the World

What started out as just another 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, has become the fastest Rolls Royce ever built. It is powered by a supercharged 9.3 liter V8 engine able to produce up to 1350 horsepower. the interior of the car is befitting of the Rolls-Royce brand, top quality leather, 4 LCDs and stylish gauges.

Experts have evaluated this super Rolls-Royce at $318,000.

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Big Rig Jig

The Big Rig Jig is an art masterpiece conceived and designed by famous artist Mike Ross and it was put together from two repurposed 18-wheel tanker trucks. As you can imagine it took an entire team of people and machinery to build The Big Rig Jig and set it in place. It was featured at The Burning Man Festival in 2007.

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F-35 Joint Strike Fightermobil

Dutch artist Arthur van Poppel created a perfect replica of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and you’ll be happy to know it’s not just a replica, but a cool contraption. Built to scale and in incredible detail the JSF replica comes equipped with a mean sound system, monitors in the cockpit and special effects like spewing water smoke or confetti. It’s also drivable although it doesn’t come close to the F-35‘s real speed, the only things it can’t do is fly and shoot missiles.

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Bad Cases of Overtuning

I love modded cars as much as the next car enthusiast, but only when the modding is done with a bit of taste. And this clearly isn’t one of those cases. I know they probably went way overboard on purpose, to create the most outrageous rides they possibly could, but man are these things wack or what!

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Day of the Dead 2008

Known as Dia de los Muertos in Mexico and the Mexican-populated areas of the US, this holiday dates back to the times of the Aztecs, when they celebrated Mictecacihuatl (The Lady of the Dead).  The celebration of Day of the Dead focuses on remembering and honoring friends and relatives that have died.

Dia de los Muertos is celebrated every year on November 1st and 2nd, during which time it is believed the spirits of the dead return to visit the living. People buy toys and traditional sweets for the dead children and different alcoholic drinks for the deceased adults. They build shrines on the tombs and plce the trets there so the dead can consume the spirit of the foods. Even though they are eventually consumed by the living, the foods are believed to have no nutritional value.

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Meat Art

What can you do with meat, other than cook it somehow? Well, apparently you can create pieces of . Take a look and be amazed at these meaty masterpieces:

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TREKOL – The Floating Car

It may not look as good as your favorite SUVs, but TREKOL 39294 is more special than the usual service utility vehicle. What separates it from other cars is its ability to float on water at a speed of 10 km per hour, allowing scientists to access places they could only get to by boat. The TREKOL 39294 uses 6 unique tubeless tires that allow it to run through sand, snow and marshes without sinking even with 8 people on board and fully loaded.

The TREKOL is road legal, it has a fiberglass body and can withstand temperatures ranging from -60 to +60 degrees Celsius. This monster of a car is environment-friendly, its tires leave no rut and don’t damage the soil ( the pressure on the soil is between 0,1-0,4 kilos per square centimeter).

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The Most Dangerous Walk to School

If you feel your kid has it tough because he lives a long way from school, take a look at these photos. The kids of Gulucan village in Western China have to walk a steep trail carved in a 5000m high cliff in order to reach their school. Compared to these poor children, your offspring has it good.

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Chocolate Hills of The Philippines

Located on the island of Bohol, in the Philippines, lies a special attraction called The Chocolate Hills. It consists of 1268 cone-like hills spread over 50 square kilometers. The hills are green until the end of the dry season and then become chocolate brown, hence the name Chocolate Hills.

These limestone hills have a height between 30m and 120m and they are mainly concentrated in the center of Bohol Island. there are many theories of they were formed,  some say they are the results of coral deposits rising, while others say they were shaped by erosion and strong winds.

Legend says The Chocolate Hills are the rocks thrown by two giants that competed in a rock throwing chalenge to prove which one was stronger. They threw large boulders for several days after which they became friends and left the island together leaving the rocks as proof of their competition.

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Wetas – The Giant Crickets

Cook Strait Giant Wetas are a species of giant insects that grow to be 10cm long and around 27 grams heavy. Just so you can get an idea, these bugs are about the size of a city rat. They have been extinct on the mainland of New Zealand for more than a century, but the authorities are trying to reintroduce the species to the area, and the first 100 Wetas have been brought to Kraori Wildlife Sanctuary in Wellington, in 2007.

You may think Giant Wetas are hideous and dangerous but the truth is they are passive creatures that feed on fruit and plant and they are less destructive than their smaller cricket brethren. The Wetas are protected from rats and stoats that led to their extinction 100 years ago.

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Smack That Ketchup Butt!

Sure it’s not the same as smacking a real ass, but what happens when there’s no ass to smack? Well that’s when you have to be inventive and there’s one sex-shop that decided to lend a hand to those that can only enjoy a ketchup bottle butt. Check out these bottle stickers:

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World’s Most Expensive Grill

While some love to tune their cars and turn them into eye-candy, others are more passionate about their grills. Like this man here, he spent around $15,000 to make a smoking grill. Complete with high quality speakers, amplifiers and even a touchscreen display, this grill is one of a kind in the whole world. It makes a mean steak too.

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