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Russia’s mosquito tornado underscores climate change’s dramatic impact

Russia’s mosquito tornado underscores climate change’s dramatic impact

A newly published video shows a swarm of mosquitoes form into a literal cyclone of buzzing chaos as they terrorize a remote eastern Russian village. Though dramatic in its visual nature and beyond annoying, the mosquitoes weren't actually a danger to nearby people. Instead, the insects were worked up into a massive mating frenzy spurred, in part, by climate change.

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Ford Mach-Eau novelty fragrance offers gasoline scent for EV owners

Ford Mach-Eau novelty fragrance offers gasoline scent for EV owners

In what is apparently a very real thing, Ford teamed up with fragrance company Olfiction to develop Mach-Eau, a bottled scent that gives those who sniff it nostalgic undertones of gasoline and new car interiors. The fragrance -- which you can't buy, so don't get too excited -- was inspired by electric vehicle owners who said they missed the scent of gasoline.

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Dubai reveals world’s deepest swimming pool and it has a fake sunken city

Dubai reveals world’s deepest swimming pool and it has a fake sunken city

If you've dreamed about diving into the ocean's depths and exploring an ancient sunken city, Dubai has something to offer you...except it doesn't involve the ocean. The metropolis is now home to the world's deepest swimming pool, one set in a faux sunken city full of 'old' relics and ruins (and at least one car) for visitors to explore.

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Microsoft’s Clippy is about to make a big comeback, but not in the way you think

Microsoft’s Clippy is about to make a big comeback, but not in the way you think

Those who were Microsoft Office users back in the late 90s or early aughts undoubtedly remember Clippy, the paperclip office assistant who offered tips and tricks for Office that most found annoying rather than helpful. Even though Clippy hasn't been used in any Office apps for many years at this point, the irritating little office assistant still has quite the reputation. It seems that Clippy is about to make a grand comeback too, though you don't have to worry about it greeting you every time you open a new document.

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First electric Popemobile revealed as Fisker’s SUV converts to Catholicism

First electric Popemobile revealed as Fisker’s SUV converts to Catholicism

EV-maker Fisker may be busy working on its Ocean electric SUV, but that hasn't stopped it from taking time out to build a new Popemobile. The custom electric car was revealed during a private audience at the Vatican this week, with Henrik Fisker meeting Pope Francis to show off what's being billed as the first all-electric vehicle designed especially for the leader of the Catholic Church.

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This fake human skin could be the squeezable future of your phone

This fake human skin could be the squeezable future of your phone

We weren't expecting the humble smartphone to stumble into the uncanny valley, but a big chunk of malleable fake human skin has proved that once again you don't need to have imagined something in order for it to subsequently terrify you. Phones that react to squeezing aren't new, but most of the time they don't look like a prop from Silence of the Lambs.

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The USSV Rhino GX might just be the perfect family car

The USSV Rhino GX might just be the perfect family car

While it certainly doesn’t look like a minivan the Rhino GX, from US Specialty Vehicles, is actually well-suited to carting your kids to soccer practice, family road trips, driving the school carpool, or picking up the weekly groceries. No, it doesn't exactly blend in like ever other SUV on the school run, or indeed like any sort of minivan you've ever seen before. All the same there's a good reason why this military-inspired truck might be the perfect family ride.

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This bullet-proof 714hp Hellcat is a cop car Bond would be proud of

This bullet-proof 714hp Hellcat is a cop car Bond would be proud of

Dodge's Charger SRT Hellcat is hardly a shy and retiring car normally, but the 714 hp sedan looks even more striking after being given the armoring treatment for one lucky law enforcement team. Handiwork of Armormax, it leaves the V8 muscle car fully bullet-resistant, not to mention capable of electrocuting people via its door handles.

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Hasbro just trademarked the smell of Play-Doh

Hasbro just trademarked the smell of Play-Doh

As unusual trademarks go, scents are some of the rarest, but that hasn't stopped Hasbro from trademarking the distinctive smell of Play-Doh. Little changed since 1956, when Play-Doh was first created, the scent is one of the most distinctive aspects of the modeling dough experience, its makers argue.

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This jumbo LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 is the perfect sort of car-crazy

This jumbo LEGO Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 is the perfect sort of car-crazy

Making full-sized models out of regular sized LEGO bricks isn't new, but Porsche has gone a little wild and made a super-sized LEGO set to recreate its 911 Turbo 3.0 model. Found at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, the jumbo 911 is a scaled up replica of the LEGO version you can buy.

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Nissan made self-parking slippers

Nissan made self-parking slippers

Nissan might not be your first thought when it comes to footwear, but you might change your mind when you see the automaker's self-parking slippers. Being shown off at a Japanese inn in Hakone, the unexpectedly smart shoes don't just sit around idle when they're not being worn. Instead, they trundle away and tidy themselves up.

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KFC Canada offered BTC-themed chicken in Bitcoin Bucket

KFC Canada offered BTC-themed chicken in Bitcoin Bucket

KFC has a wonderful history of getting in on bizarre tech trends, including a food tray that doubles as a Bluetooth keyboard, a meal box that can charge your phone, a VR training game, and even chicken-flavored edible nail polish. The fast food chain's latest promotion attempts to cash-in on the growing Bitcoin craze with a limited time meal that can only be paid for with the cryptocurrency.

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