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Chinese Monk Praying for Up to 1,000 Times a Day for 20 years Leaves His Footprints Ingrained in Wooden Floor

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Hua Chi, 70, is a monk at the Buddhist monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province, China. The pious man has knelt to pray in the exact same spot for nearly 20 years now. He’s performed the ritual so many times that his footprints are deeply ingrained in the wooden floor of his temple. When he was younger, he did it about 2,000-3,000 times a day. Now that he's aged, Hua says, he does it a mere 1,000 times a day. The result of his work over 20 years is that his footprints are now marked an inch and a half deep into the wood.
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Anonymous Person Is Hiding Cash in the San Francisco Bay Area and Posting Clues to @HiddenCash

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Hidden Cash is the Twitter handle of an anonymous person who is leaving stashes of cash in public places in the San Francisco Bay Area. The person said they had made “millions of dollars” in the San Francisco real estate market and were looking for a way to give back. The person says they intend to stash cash once or twice a week and have no plans to stop. There is nothing commercial behind this. It is a social experiment," they wrote. "Our Twitter page will show people where the money is hidden. There are a few hundred dollars hidden last night already, and this will continue. We have two $100 bills hidden and some $20s." @Hidden Cash 
"I’ve made millions of dollars the last few years, more than I ever imagined, and yet many friends of mine, and people who work for me, cannot afford to buy a modest home in the Bay Area. This has caused me quite a bit of reflection. I am determined to give away some of the money I make, and in addition to charity, to do it in fun, creative ways like this. "
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Dubai Police Will Use Google Glass

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Police in Dubai have begun using Google Glass as part of an effort to crack down on traffic violations. This week traffic officers are testing the wearable devices, and they intend to use the wearable gadget to identify wanted vehicles and also to issue fines to motorists. The Dubai Police developed two custom applications: one to capture and upload photos of traffic violators, and another to identify wanted cars based on licensed plate numbers.
"If it passes our testing criteria as well as we see that it is a useful device, then we might decide to launch it and buy more of it," Al Razooqi said. Using the apps developed by his unit, police can capture and upload photos to the department's database by tapping the side of the headset, and can capture license numbers simply by looking at a car's plates. These numbers will be automatically cross-referenced against a central database to flag any wanted cars.
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A Japanese company Sending A Can Of Powdered Energy Drink To The Moon Next Year

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Japanese drink manufacturer Otsuka plans to send a can of powdered energy drink to the moon's surface in October, 2015.
"Japanese beverage maker Otsuka is sending a 1 kilogram titanium can filled with powdered sports drink and children's dreams to the moon. The specially designed canister, which contains a shipment of Otsuka's Pocari Sweat powder, will mark a disturbing new frontier for humanity: the first commercial product delivered to another world for marketing purposes.
The canister will be carried to the lunar surface aboard the first planned private moon-landing mission, set to take place in October 2015. Otsuka says it hopes that the stunt will inspire young people to become astronauts, so they can travel the 380,000 kilometers (236,121 miles) to our closest celestial neighbor, crack open the can, and consume the powder inside.
The capsule will be conveyed to the moon by the Falcon 9 rocket. The Falcon 9, designed to be a potentially reusable means of space travel by Elon Musk's SpaceX, has already made three successful supply runs to the International Space Station, but the planned mission in October 2015 would be the first time one of its rockets has successfully provided propulsion to the moon."
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World's heaviest dinosaur bones discovered in Argentina

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Palaeontologists in Argentina believe they have found bones belonging to the heaviest dinosaur to ever have walked the Earth - which had an estimated body mass of 77 tonnes. Based on its huge thigh bones, it was 40m (130ft) long and 20m (65ft) tall. Weighing in at 77 tonnes, it was as heavy as 14 African elephants, and seven tonnes heavier than the previous record holder, Argentinosaurus. Scientists believe it is a new species of titanosaur - an enormous herbivore dating from the Late Cretaceous period.

LIkecool is OK?

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These days I changed the skin of site and scrolling datas at the bottom of page, some likecooler tells us problem viewing site. Tell us our site is ok in your mobile, ipad and desktop. Thanks everyone!
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This Is What Happens When You Turn a Street Into a Slip 'n Slide

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More than 95,000 people applied for just 360 tickets to slide on inflatable lilos down a soapy water slide in the city centre. The setup behind the slide was surprisingly simple, with Jerram using only plastic sheets and hay bales to construct the slide. Riders slid down on pool rafts for cushioning, and, to add a little extra slip, the water was mixed with dishwashing liquid.
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Star Wars: Episode Vii Cast Announced

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Star Wars has now revealed the full cast of Star Wars Episode VII, and the rumors were correct, the movie will star Harrison Ford, Carrier Fisher, Mark Hamill, plus Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker from the original movies. The cast of Star Wars Episode VII will also include John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow.
Director J.J. Abrams says, "We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud. "
Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.

Amazon Launches New Wearable Technology Store

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Shopping for a smartwatch or other wearable gadget? You may want to head over to Amazon.
Amazon today joins in the wearables craze by launching a one-stop shop where customers can find and buy the latest in wearable technology, including activity trackers, smart watches, and wearable cameras. There are products on offer from the likes of Samsung, Jawbone, GoPro, Basis, and Misfit. 
"Wearable technology is an exciting category with rapid innovation and our customers are increasingly coming to Amazon to shop and learn about these devices," says John Nemeth, Director of Wireless and Mobile Electronics at Amazon. "We’re thrilled to bring our customers a store with the largest selection and great prices that helps eliminate the guesswork when deciding which wearable devices best fit their needs -- whether that is tracking activity, staying connected through smart watches or capturing their next adventure with wearable cameras".
To check pout the latest wearable technology on offer from the Amazon website jump over to the new Amazon Wearable Technology store.

"NASA's Human Path to Mars", NASA outlines the path, send humans to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s

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NASA is developing the capabilities needed to send humans to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s...
"Our next step is deep space, where NASA will send a robotic mission to capture and redirect an asteroid to orbit the moon. Astronauts aboard the Orion spacecraft will explore the asteroid in the 2020s, returning to Earth with samples. This experience in human spaceflight beyond low-Earth orbit will help NASA test new systems and capabilities, such as Solar Electric Propulsion, which we’ll need to send cargo as part of human missions to Mars. Beginning in FY 2018, NASA’s powerful Space Launch System rocket will enable these “proving ground” missions to test new capabilities. Human missions to Mars will rely on Orion and an evolved version of SLS that will be the most powerful launch vehicle ever flown.
A fleet of robotic spacecraft and rovers already are on and around Mars, dramatically increasing our knowledge about the Red Planet and paving the way for future human explorers. The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover measured radiation on the way to Mars and is sending back radiation data from the surface. This data will help us plan how to protect the astronauts who will explore Mars. Future missions like the Mars 2020 rover, seeking signs of past life, also will demonstrate new technologies that could help astronauts survive on Mars.
Engineers and scientists around the country are working hard to develop the technologies astronauts will use to one day live and work on Mars, and safely return home from the next giant leap for humanity"
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Lady Gaga's flying dress

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The Volantis is the world's first flying dress developed by technology company Studio XO for Lady Gaga. Volantis is remote controlled and flies using 12 battery-powered propellors. Flown by a trained pilot who specialises in unmanned vehicles, it was unveiled with Lady Gaga at a warehouse in Brooklyn, New York City, in November last year.
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Google’s Project Ara To Launch In January 2015

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Google recently announce the Project Ara MDK (Modular Developer Kit), now we have some information on when the first Project Ara device is expected to launch. Paul Eremenko is the head of Project Ara, and Eremenko recently told an audience of around 200 people at the Computer History Museum here that the general public won't have to wait long for their first shot at the Project Ara, the device will be called the "Gray Phone". He explained the reasoning behind the name. "It’s called the Gray Phone because it’s meant to be drab gray to get people to customize it," It's scheduled to go on sale in January 2015 for around $50.
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Chinese Farmer Builds a Space Shuttle Replica on His Roof

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According to Chinese site Xinhuanet, a 60-something year-old farmer in Guangdong province built a space shuttle replica and put it on top of his house. As you can see in these photos, this anonymous Guandong farmer, turning his house into one of the planet’s more awesome landmarks. Cool
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Norwegian tattoos McDonald's bill on arm

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In Norway, Stian Ytterdahl had a McDonald's bill tattooed onto his lower right arm. McDonald's denied any involvement and said it wasn't a marketing stunt.
"A couple of my friends thought I had been a little too active towards the ladies lately and wanted to punish me," Stian Ytterdahl said. "When we were at McDonald's on Monday, they said I either had to get a Barbie tattoo on my ass or the receipt on my arm. He chose the latter.  "Now I'm a living billboard, but I think it's all just fun. Maybe it won't be as fun when I'm 50 or 60 years old, but that's my choice."
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World Food Clock

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The World Food Clock is a site which looks at the state of the world's food in real time. The clock first shows you how much food is produced, consumed, and wasted each second. There's also information about the agriculture resources used, global undernourishment and the number of greenhouse gas from wasted food.
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