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This Newly Found Electric Eel Was a Shock For Scientists

For years, scientists knew little about the elusive and dangerous electric eels. Finding a home in the Amazon, these eels have been known as one species. But recently, scientists discovered they are not one, but three distinct species. In addition, a newly discovered species Electrophorus voltai, is shockingly powerful, with shocks measured at 860 volts, well over the previous record of 650. But why are these eels so special? And are they really "eels"? 

Scientists are shocked as they discovered the strongest electric eels yet, and whats more, it isn't one species, its three
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Watch The World's Smallest Full Frame Camera Being Made (8 GIFs)

Do you ever see tiny things and wonder how on Earth they were made? What, did faries make them with tiny fairy hands? In the case of the Sigma fp, the world's smallest full frame camera, we have video evidence that it is not being made by fairies (although the video might just be a front... we will investigate more). The workers in these videos do have to seem nimble hands, though. If you're interested in seeing how a tiny camera is made, continue reading!

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How to Carve a Jack-o'-Lantern (Easy)

With Halloween only a few weeks away, it's time to get out the ol' carving knife and start making some Jack-o'-lanterns. If you're new to pumpkin carving, this is a tutorial for how to make a basic Jack-o'-lantern. If you're looking for something more complicated, check out this Jack-o'-lantern with spooky eyes.

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The Next Mars Mission Is Going To Include a Space Helicopter

That is not a typo. NASA has been hard at work developing the technology for the next mission to Mars. Part of that are the modules that will be part of the rover. An autonomous helicopter would be able to take pictures never seen before, and reach areas that the rover on the ground, would take far longer to reach, and might not even be accessible.

NASA designed a helicopter to be used on the next Mars mission
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What The Earth Would Look Like If All The Oceans Dried Up (GIFs)

Earth is covered in 71% water, which is pretty evident when looking at it from space. But have you ever thought about what Earth would look like with no water? One planetary scientist pondered these questions and came up with this cool animation of the Earth's water drying up. Don't worry - it won't happen soon. Want to read about more interesting things? Check out these educational GIFs about the planets. 

GIFs showing what the Earth would look like if all the water on it disappeared
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How to Carve a Jack-o'-Lantern With Spooky Eyes (GIFs)

Halloween is just around the corner, and although 2020 has been one disappointment after another, nothing can take Halloween away from us. To get you in a spooky festive mood, we made some easy to follow tutorials for how to carve some seriously awesome (and creepy) pumpkins. Get out the pumpkin carving tools, because it's that time of year again. If you're after something easier, check out the tutorial for making a simple Jack-o'-lantern.

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Twelve Most Interesting GIFs This Week

Who doesn't love a good GIF? I know I do, especially if it's jam packed with interesting things to get my mind thinking. Check out the twelve most interesting GIFs from r/damnthatsinteresting for past week and prepare to have your little brain overflow with interesting things. 

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A Black Blacker Than Black: Vantablack has Been Outdone By MIT Scientists... By Accident

You might think you know black... But you don't know Black. Vantablack took the world by storm when it was shown to be the most light absorbent material ever created. It absorbs 99.96% of light, and was recently used by BMW to advertise a Vantablack covered SUV using nanotechnology to adhere the substance to the car. 

But MIT was not to be outdone, and created the darkest substance ever found, though their feat was unintentional. Now they have put their discovery on display, in one of the most incredible exhibits possible.

MIT Scientists created a substance blacker than vantablack and coated the brightest substance in the world to prove it
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Simple Long Distance Paper Airplane Tutorial (Ten GIFs)

Making paper airplanes is fun, but it can be a drag making one that requires hours of your time. If you want to make a paper airplane that flies long distances, but don't have the patience to sit for hours making one, this tutorial is for you. With ten easy to follow GIFs explaining each step, you'll be flying your new paper airplane in no time. 

After making this one, check out this other long distance paper airplane tutorial. Or go to our complete tutorial guide for many different styles of paper airplanes. Or have a look at SpaceX's Starship have a test flight, or these Estes model rocket launches.

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GIFs Of Elon Musk's Cringey Dance Moves

WARNING: what you are about to see may cause extreme cringing. 2020 has been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster ride thus far, but here's something that will make you feel better: Elon Musk pulling out his daggy, cringey dad dance moves. Apparently money and fame don't make you any less of a geek, and we promise you'll feel better about your dance moves after watching this. Watch the whole embarrassing spectacle on Youtube. Or check out these terrifying photos of the Taal volcano to cleanse your eyes.

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How to Make Whipped Coffee at Home (GIFs)

For many people, coffee is an essential part of their day. But let's face it, instant coffee isn't the most exciting drink on the menu. If you're ready to mix it up and try a new way of drinking your instant coffee in the morning, try making this whipped coffee (also known as Dalgona coffee). You don't need any special ingredients (and it can be vegan too if you want), and it only takes a few minutes to make.  

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13 Interesting Science GIFs

Want to spice up your day with something interesting? Instead of watching the old cat videos, check out these science GIFs. Not only are they fun to watch, they're also educational. Best of both worlds. 

Want more? Check out this article about how some ancient chewing gum revealed a 5,700 year old woman's life story

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John Mayer Made This Fan's Dream Come True By Playing Their Guitar

So you're John Mayer. You've dazzled and crooned to crowds the world over. You're about to play "Gravity," one of your most legendary hits. How do you make it special? How about playing with a fan's guitar. And that is exactly what Meyer did. At a recent concert he played, a fan passed a guitar to the front, hoping Mayer would play it. 

He immediately obliged, much to the appreciation of the crowd, and continues playing the entire song with his fan's guitar. Not only did he play a set with it, but he signed the guitar and tuned it for the fan as well.

John Mayer takes fan's guitar on stage and plays his hit gravity and then signs and tunes the guitar before returning it.
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Glider Paper Airplane Tutorial (GIFs): Easy/Medium Difficulty

If you have kids or are an eternal kid yourself (or just want to have some crafty fun), here's an easy to medium paper airplane for you to make. We've broken down every step so it's easy to follow. This is a glider style and requires a little more patience than the other paper airplane styles, but it is oh so worth it! What are you waiting for? Get folding! 

If you're impatient and want to get throwing your paper airplane, check out this tutorial for a quick to make paper airplane. Or see our comprehensive guide for paper airplane tutorials featuring eight different styles of paper airplanes.

To see other things flying, have a look at the SpaceX Starship having a test flight or these Estes model rocket launches.

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Weekly Gif Roundup - September 22nd to 28th

It's that time again! Time to check out the best gifs from around the internet that have caught the public's fancy, all in one convenient place? What could be better? Maybe world peace, but first we'll work on the quality gifs. But if you need a bit more than a boost of amazing gifs, keep your procrastination party going with last weeks top gifs.

Weekly roundup of the best gifs from around the internet
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Ever Wonder What a Two Billion Pixel Camera Shot Looks Like? Check Out Curiosity's New Images of the Red Planet

Queue Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra, or for the uninformed, the epic drums and trumpets you see in any scene of significance.NASA's Curiosity Rover on Mars has given us some of the most incredible photos of the planet's surface, with a 2 billion pixel capture that was broken up over multiple images. 

The Curiosity Rover on Mars sent incredible 1.8 billion pixel images back of the surface of the red planet, the highest quality image taken to date. The cover photo
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