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A Skateboarding Mouse

Willmott has taught his pet mice to skateboard by building them a miniature skate park in the backyard of his home in Queensland, Australia, where they ride mouse-sized boards down vertical ramps and even through a ring of fire.

Reality Shock! Pages 14-15

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Eye Popping!

A Sufi holy man pokes his own eye with a sharp object during the annual Urs religious festival in Ajmer, India.

Also on this page: A robotic jellyfish that monitors currents!

Reality Shock! Pages 40 & 41

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The One & Only Black Scorpion

Performer Jason Black was born with the rare medical condition ectrodactyly (or lobster claw syndrome), which has left him with only two large pincerlike fingers, a thumb on each hand and three toes on each foot.
But that hasn’t slowed him down, he’s a writer, performer, and creative director!

Reality Shock! Pages 116 & 117

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Hips & Lips

Mikel Ruffinelli’s hips measure a staggering 100 in (2.5 m) in circumference, giving her the biggest hips in the world!

Reality Shock! Pages 122 & 123

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Just Enough Luck

Being 2 ton machines we drive at 60 miles per hour, cars sure can be dangerous yet in every one of these stories everyone was okay! They cars may have had a little less luck.
A car that suddenly falls into a sinkhole and another car somehow makes its way to third floor balcony.

Reality Shock! Pages 156 & 157

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Hotel: Graffiti

For just one month before it was demolished in early 2014, an unremarkable derelict Paris apartment block was transformed into an incredible ten-story art installation by 100 of the world’s finest street artists.

Reality Shock! Pages 186 & 187

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Animals Made With People

Body-painter Johannes Stoetter from South Tyrol, Italy, produced this amazing image of a tropical tree frog resting on a leaf by using five cunningly camouflaged painted women to re-create the creature’s torso, legs, arms and head.

Reality Shock! Pages 196 & 197

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Weird Pumpkins

For its month-long 2013 Halloween Fest, Ocean Park theme park in Hong Kong exhibited the world’s largest collection of pickled pumpkin sculptures— more than 400 spooky designs created by master carvers Ray Villafane and Andy Bergholtz.

Reality Shock! Pages 208 & 209

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Weird Foods!

We’ve all seen cakes that look too beautiful to eat… well, this zombie cake looks too terrifying to eat.

Reality Shock! Pages 214 & 215

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Learn New Lunch Recipes!

The Uromastyx lizard is a popular meal in the Arabian Peninsula. Also know as “fish of the desert” these editable reptiles can grow to 3 FEET LONG!

Reality Shock! Pages 220 & 221

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Human-powered Ferris Wheel?

Instead of using electricity to power this ferris wheel, groups of men perform skillful and highly dangerous moves to keep the momentum going by swinging from seat to seat and hanging from the wheel as it rotates.

Reality Shock! Pages 232 & 233

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