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How the world’s tallest water slide was built

How the world’s tallest water slide was built

Kansas City is home to the world's tallest water slide, and we recently got a POV look at what it's like sailing down this massive structure. Details on what went into creating the Verruckt, as it's called, have been given to Smithsonian Magazine, revealing that the ride is as much roller coaster as it is water slide.

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POV video shows ride down world’s tallest water slide

POV video shows ride down world’s tallest water slide

Later this summer, the world's tallest water slide will open up in Kansas City's Schlitterbahn Waterpark, offering adrenaline-seekers the opportunity to get wet and possibly lose their lunch at the same time. To give future riders an idea of what they're in for, the folks behind the slide have filmed a POV video.

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Woman’s eye has blood vessel spelling “love”

Woman’s eye has blood vessel spelling “love”

This week's oddity surfaced recently on Reddit, where a user uploaded a YouTube video of her mother's eye -- specifically, of a blood vessel in the eye. In what is a seemingly very unlikely coincidence, the vein spells out the word "love" in a quite legible script, if it can be called that.

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New plastic bleeds and heals like human skin

New plastic bleeds and heals like human skin

Researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi led by Dr. Marek Urban have developed a new type of plastic that has properties inspired by the human skin. When scratched or damaged, the new copolymer turns red as if bleeding and it can heal itself through exposure to sunlight.

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Three people die while using foot massager

Three people die while using foot massager

We have all heard plenty of bizarre stories when it comes to the use of electronics, but this next one just may take the cake. Apparently the Japan-based company, Matoba Electric, is in some serious trouble after three customers reportedly died using one of their foot massaging products.

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The Cyber Clean cleans out your keyboard

The Cyber Clean cleans out your keyboard

We've all heard that our keyboards are probably one of the most disgusting germ infested items we come across on a regular basis.  However, there are still a great many of us who either don't do a lot about it or just don't know how to go about cleaning off all of the gunk.

Bubble Wrap Calendar lets you pop a bubble each day

Bubble Wrap Calendar lets you pop a bubble each day

How many of you like popping bubble wrap? Admit it, whenever a package comes to your house, you secretly sneak off and pop those little plastic bubbles. Well someone has designed a calendar just for you.

This Bubble Wrap Calendar has 365 days worth of bubbles just waiting to be popped. Rather than using a boring old red marker to cross out the days, you can just walk up and pop a bubble.

Camouflage for your satellite dish

Camouflage for your satellite dish

It's been a little while since I had a satellite dish last, but I remember all too well how grand it looked mounted to the front of the house I was renting. It was a tiny house too, so even being a small satellite dish it seemed to eat the entire front of the place.

The Posture Pod alleviates back and neck aches

The Posture Pod alleviates back and neck aches

I have said before that I have back problems and keeping good posture means my back won't ache nearly as soon as it would if I were slouching. However, you get tired or get into a bit of PC gaming and slowly having decent posture is completely forgotten. This odd little pod is supposed to help with just that.

Hide your cords with a white picket fence

Hide your cords with a white picket fence

Anyone who tends to get annoyed over the appearance of either networking cables or just plain electrical cords. Can now have the Leave it to Beaver solution, just slip a white picket fence around them.

The Batman replica cuffs for all your geeky needs

The Batman replica cuffs for all your geeky needs

I think I have just found what will soon be featured on random nerd pr0n sites all throughout the net. Now there will no longer be random Harley Quinns not captured, no, they shall be adorned with replica Batman cuffs.

The rocket powered chair

The rocket powered chair

There are occasions that even the most athletic person just doesn't feel like running to the kitchen for a snack. They'd rather have someone else get it or have some high powered machinery take them to the kitchen.

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