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Back in 2007 the car company Skoda, created a 1:1 model of their Fabia model made from cake, for a television advert. In total, it took a team of eight people a week to mould the car, and three days to pour the rice crispies. In order to “bake” the car the following items were needed: 10 kg white chocolate chunks, 3 kg orange peel strips, 1 kg Angeliques, 12.5 kg raspberry jam, 100 kg wheat flour, 100 kg caster sugar, 20 kg glacier cherries, 30 kg brown almonds, 20 kg raisins, 25 kg dried apricots, 5 kg cacao powder, 180 fresh eggs, 42 kg chocolate fudge, 180 kg orange sugar paste, 90 kg brown sugar paste, 40 kg black sugar paste, 50 kg white sugar paste, 200 kg cake margarine sun cup, 270 kg icing sugar atlas, and 40 kg mil calets.

The idea was to give the car cake to local charities after the shoot for the ad. However, it is impossible due to the effect of studio lights on the cake over several days. It would have posed a health and safety risk if eaten. Now that is what you can call a big cake! Image Source: Screenshot/Youtube/2016.

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Engineer Mark Rober along with some fellow engineers, have built a four-foot-tall re-creation of the Nerf N-Strike Maverick — one of the greatest Nerf guns of all time. If you don’t know what a Nerf Gun is, it is a toy gun that shoots darts. This one in particular shoots massive darts at around 40 miles per hour. The gun is powered by a paintball canister capable of shooting 3,000-pounds-per-square-inch. Watch the video below for more details. Image Source:
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If you think you have seen it all then think again. Due to a spontaneous gust of wind these two planes took off and cruised off into the sunset without a pilot. These planes are designed to take off and land on very short distances (STOL) and therefore they are very light. I wonder how far they flew? Image Source: Screenshot/Youtube/2016.

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19-year-old Tayler Michelle Gray graduated from Parkland High School in Allentown, Pennsylvania, walked straight out of her graduation after receiving her diploma. Gray finished her high school degree while studying at a technical institute to become a nursing assistant while having a job at a rehabilitation centre in March. Due to this she wasn’t around at university very often and didn’t have many close friends in her class.

This is why she left and wanted to spend her time with her family rather than sit around. The video, which showed her walk out, has been shared more than 200,000 times on various social media sites. Image Source: Screenshot/Twitter/2016

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Which graduate has not experienced this: you are straight out of university, full of energy, passion and ideas. After sending out dozens of applications, your energy levels have dropped and you are totally disillusioned. Suddenly, you start doubting yourself and think you might never get a job.

This is exactly what happened to Renata Chunderbalsingh from Sydney, Australia. After dozens of applications and equally as many depressing rejections she came up with something very unusual. She started wrapping a special designed CV around chocolate bars and started sending them out to different recruitment agencies. The most positive response was from Gemma Lewis from Resources Group, who posted it on LinkedIn, where it went viral. The chocolate resumé has not yet landed Renata a job, but it has gotten her a lot of attention. I hope she finds a job quickly and one that she likes. Image Source: Screenshot/Renata Chunderbalsingh/2016.

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Most people know that feeling when camping or at festivals when you just aren’t able to shower, that weird feeling creeps up, that you feel dirty. All you wish for is a hot shower, to clean yourself off. Now you can easily change that with pocket sized wipes, that are, when folded out 16 times larger than the normal ones.

The Epic Wipes, known also as towelettes are made from bamboo and are 100 percent biodegradable. The Seattle-based startup Epic Wipes is currently seeking $10,000 via Kickstarter, which it has surpassed with a total of $20,725 from 476 backers. 4 wipes will cost about $14, the exact dimensions of each Epic Wipe are 31.5 in x 19.7 in and they are also reusable. Image Source: Screenshot/Epic Wipes/2016

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