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    Cast members perform during the launch of Cirque du Soleil's Kooza at The Royal Albert Hall on September 2, 2014 in London, England. Tickets for Kooza go on sale today and will be on show at the Royal Albert Hall from January 3 - February 19, 2015.

    Photo: September 2, 2014/Splash News

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    Cast members perform during the launch of Cirque du Soleil's Kooza at The Royal Albert Hall on September 2, 2014 in London, England. Tickets for Kooza go on sale today and will be on show at the Royal Albert Hall from January 3 - February 19, 2015.

    Photo: September 2, 2014/Splash News

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    Cast members perform during the launch of Cirque du Soleil's Kooza at The Royal Albert Hall on September 2, 2014 in London, England. Tickets for Kooza go on sale today and will be on show at the Royal Albert Hall from January 3 - February 19, 2015.

    Photo: September 2, 2014/Splash News

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    Two 'live' dinosaurs meet at Natural History Museum yesterday in Los Angeles, California.

    Photo: August 28, 2014/Splash News

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    Two 'live' dinosaurs meet at Natural History Museum yesterday in Los Angeles, California.

    Photo: August 28, 2014/Splash News

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    Two 'live' dinosaurs meet at Natural History Museum yesterday in Los Angeles, California.

    Photo: August 28, 2014/Splash News

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    Two 'live' dinosaurs meet at Natural History Museum yesterday in Los Angeles, California.

    Photo: August 28, 2014/Splash News

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    Two 'live' dinosaurs meet at Natural History Museum yesterday in Los Angeles, California.

    Photo: August 28, 2014/Splash News

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    Two 'live' dinosaurs meet at Natural History Museum yesterday in Los Angeles, California.

    Photo: August 28, 2014/Splash News

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    Here's a way to capture the moment he or she - hopefully - says 'Yes'. The 'Ring Cam' features a tiny camera inside a ring box that records the proposal.

    Photo: August 27, 2014/Splash News

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    It is the brainchild of a group of American students who came up with the idea one of their friends was looking for a way to capture their partner's reaction.

    Photo: August 27, 2014/Splash News

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    It features a button on top that you press and hold for three seconds to start and stop recording in high-definition video - and 'superior' audio. The creators say: "The Ring Cam uses a wide angle lens so you don't have to really have to aim the camera.

    Photo: August 27, 2014/Splash News

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    Teenagers uses a cracked, buckled street caused by the 6.0 earthquake as a skate park on Meadowbrook Drive in Napa.

    Photo: August 26, 2014/Splash News

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    A cracked, buckled street caused by an earthquake that was recorded as 6.0 on the Richter scale has been turned into a skate park by teenagers on Meadowbrook Drive in Napa.

    Photo: August 26, 2014/Splash News

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    Sandybrook Lane nearby suffered similar damage, but was quieter.

    Photo: August 26, 2014/Splash News

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    Detail of the damage on the street.

    Photo: August 26, 2014/Splash News

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    Detail of the potential skate ramp.

    Photo: August 26, 2014/Splash News

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    Actor Tom Hanks has created this typewriter simulator for iPads.

    Photo: August 25, 2014/Splash News

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    The Oscar-winning star developed Hanx Writer with creative agency, Hitcents. It aims to recreate the look, sound and experience of typing on an old-fashioned typewriter on a tablet.

    Photo: August 25, 2014/Splash News

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    A 'clacking' sound can be heard when the user types and the 'paper' slides across the screen.

    Photo: August 25, 2014/Splash News

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    "I wanted to have the sensation of an old manual typewriter - I wanted the sound of typing if nothing else," Hanks, 58, said of his inspiration.

    Photo: August 25, 2014/Splash News

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    He lent the company three of his own vintage typewriters to help them develop the app, which can be downloaded for free on the iTunes app store. Documents that are created with the app can be emailed, printed, and shared.

    Photo: August 25, 2014/Splash News

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    Here's a range of greetings cards to celebrate Adultery.

    Photo: August 22, 2014/Splash News

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    The Mistress Card range was launched by a website for married people seeking affairs.

    Photo: August 22, 2014/Splash News

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    Most are aimed at couples marking their 'affair-versary'.

    Photo: August 22, 2014/Splash News

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    But others are meant for married people to send out to someone they want to have a fling with.

    Photo: August 22, 2014/Splash News

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    Madame Tussauds unveiled a new wax figure of Beyonce at Regent's Park on August 20, 2014 in London, England that was immediately surrounded by geese. Even birds can't get enough of her!

    Photo: August 21, 2014/Getty Images

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    Tank the adorable baby rhino explores the territory at the Royal Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

    Photo: August 20, 2014/Splash News

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    "For the first time the little rhino met the giraffes, zebras and antelopes, which also live on the savannah plains of our zoo," said rep Bas Lukkenaar. "His mother Kwanzaa carefully kept an eye on the brave young rhino, which to its own delight managed to challenge a herd of giraffes...making them all run away," he added. Rhinos are threatened in the wild due to their valuable horns, which are sold at high revenues on the black market, mainly in Asia.

    Photo: August 20, 2014/Splash News

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    The square-lipped rhino calf was born weighing 50kgs on July 23, 2014 and has already doubled in size.

    Photo: August 20, 2014/Splash News

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    Known for his pro baseball skills and litany of beautiful girlfriends Derek Jeter has a new accolade - a corn maze in the shape of his face. A farm in the Yankee's home state has mowed the MLB clutch's head into five acres of corn - making a maze that will be open for the public soon!

    Photo: August 19, 2014/Splash News

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    Specialist cleaners abseil off Parliament to begin a five-day deep clean of Big Ben. The men have to wear ear defenders to protect their hearing from the chimes as they clean the faces of the Great Clock at the Palace of Westminster.

    Photo: August 19, 2014/Splash News

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    Here is the most expensive hot dog in the world! The $100 Dragon Dog is made with a bratwurst sausage infused with century-old Louis the 13th Cognac. It alone costs more than $2,000 USD a bottle. The dog also features fresh lobster and expensive Kobe beef seared in olive and truffle oils, as well as a secret picante sauce. DougieDog Hot Dogs in Vancouver, Canada says the 'mouthwateringly delicious' footlong creation is the first 'three digit' hot dog to be sold.

    Photo: August 18, 2014/Splash News

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    The "Breastfeeding Subway Caravan" and rally at City Hall in New York, to mark the 20th Anniversary of the enactment of a state-law permitting breastfeeding anywhere a woman can legally be, celebrate "World Breastfeeding Week."

    Photo: August 15, 2014/Splash News

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    Meet Benedict Cumberbatch! A US aquarium in Tennessee asked visitors to come up with names for the animals. Fans on Facebook picked out Benny in tribute to the 38-year-old British 'Sherlock' star, along with five other names. The aquarium said Benny and the other otters have been living happily at the facility's River Otter Falls habitat for several months. Cumberbatch's resemblance to an otter has long been the subject of Internet jokes.

    Photo: August 14, 2014/Splash News/Tennessee Aquarium/Stailey

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    This poor Red Kite is being cared for at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital after vets were forced to remove its foot. The bird, who has been named Long John, was found in the Chilterns in South East England with horse hair wrapped around its limb. Five other Red Kites, all of which have also lost a foot, are currently being treated at the wildlife hospital. The reason for their injuries are unknown.

    Photo: August 13, 2014/Splash News

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    Cops have captured this 12 foot cat-eating python after it terrorized a Florida neighborhood. The massive creature, weighing 120 pounds, has killed and swallowed many innocent pets in Port St Lucie and was spotted by officers hiding out in waist-high bushes on Friday, August 8, 2014. It will now be safely housed by a Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission employee. Yikes!

    Photo: August 12, 2014/Splash News

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    Last night's supermoon, or perigee moon referring to its closest point to earth, is the second one of the summer.

    Photo: August 11, 2014/Getty Images

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    According to NASA, the moon appears 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger than normal. Another supermoon will appear September 9.

    Photo: August 11, 2014/Getty Images

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    A supermoon rises in the sky above an oil platform on August 10, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Photo: August 11, 2014/Getty Images

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    The supermoon surrounded by two skyscrapers in Madrid, Spain.

    Photo: August 11, 2014/Getty Images

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    The supermoon at the Old Post Office and Clock Tower on August 10, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    Photo: August 11, 2014/Getty Images

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    The supermoon above Glastonbury Tor on August 10, 2014 in Somerset, England.

    Photo: August 11, 2014/Getty Images

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    Willie Nelson's plaits, Buddy Holly's motorbike and Hank Williams' cowboy boots are among the weird and wonderful items that Waylon Jennings collected in his lifetime.

    Photo: August 8, 2014/Splash News

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    Now 2,000 pieces from the singer's personal hoard are being auctioned off at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Photo: August 8, 2014/Splash News

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    The braids, which are still in great condition, were gifted to Jennings at a sobriety party given by Johnny Cash and his wife, June Carter in 1983.

    Photo: August 8, 2014/Splash News

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    The Ariel Cyclone motorcycle was bought by Buddy Holly in 1958 in Dallas, just after he got back from an international tour with the Crickets.

    Photo: August 8, 2014/Splash News

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    The Texas Longhorns musician was supposed to be on the ill-fated flight that killed Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson, aka the Big Bopper in 1959.

    Photo: August 8, 2014/Splash News

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    Hank Williams' cowboy boots.

    Photo: August 8, 2014/Splash News

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    A guitar from Waylon Jennings collection.

    Photo: August 8, 2014/Splash News

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    Tisha Cherry's art looks good enough to eat because it is. She recreates some of the most famous faces in popular culture including Jimi Hendrix, Marilyn Monroe, and Ryan Gosling - from the leftover food on her plate.

    Photo: August 7, 2014/Splash News

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    Cherry turned a peanut butter and jelly sandwich into a portrait of J-Z and his wife.

    Photo: August 7, 2014/Splash News

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    "The inspiration comes mostly from the ingredients on my plate: the colors, textures, and shapes.

    Photo: August 7, 2014/Splash News

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    "Based on whatever I decide to eat or snack on, I'm driven by whatever is around me."

    Photo: August 7, 2014/Splash News

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    Installation entitled 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' by artist Paul Cummins, made up of 888,246 ceramic poppies, is seen in the moat of the Tower of London to commemorate the First World War in London, England.

    Photo: August 6, 2014/Getty Images

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    Each ceramic poppy represents an allied victim of the First World War and the display is due to be completed by Armistice Day on November 11, 2014.

    Photo: August 6, 2014/Getty Images

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    After Armistice Day each poppy from the installation will be available to buy for 25 GBP.

    Photo: August 6, 2014/Splash News

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    The Duke & Duchess Of Cambridge & Prince Harry are seen here on there Royal Visit To The Tower Of London.

    Photo: August 6, 2014/Splash News

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    The Duke & Duchess Of Cambridge & Prince Harry were at The Tower Of London to view the Poppy installation in the Moat and each plant there own poppy in the moat which commemorates 100 years since the day Britain went to war in 1914.

    Photo: August 6, 2014/Splash News

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    The creator of Batman, Bob Kane, collected some extremely valuable comics in his time. Now his personal collection is going up for auction.

    Photo: August 5, 2014/Splash News

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    The vendor ComicConnect declined to put an estimate on the value of the early Detective Comics and Batman Nos. 1-3, simply saying that such items "rarely come up for sale". However a copy of the 1939 first-edition Detective Comics No. 27 - the collation where Batman made his debut - sold at auction for over $1million USD in the past.

    Photo: August 5, 2014/Splash News

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    A copy of the first Incredible Hulk from 1962, one of four copies known to exist, is also for sale at an estimated $300,000.

    Photo: August 5, 2014/Splash News

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    A 1942 Archie No. 1 comic, the first time the redheaded character appeared in his own magazine, has a pre-sale estimate of $150,000. Kane, who died in 1998 at age 83, created Batman when he was 19-years-old.

    Photo: August 5, 2014/Splash News

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    People throw brightly coloured powder at the Holi One festival at Wembley Park on August 2, 2014 in London, England. The event is inspired by the spring festival, Holi, which is celebrated by Hindus primarily in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

    Photo: August 4, 2014/Getty Images

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    A participant dances during the Gay Pride Parade on August 2, 2014, in Stockholm.

    Photo: August 4, 2014/Getty Images

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    Girls show off their Henna tattoos during an Eid celebration in Burgess Park on July 28, 2014 in London, England. The Muslim holiday Eid marks the end of 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.

    Photo: August 4, 2014/Getty Images

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    A contestant competes during 'Mekepung' traditional water buffalo race on August 3, 2014 near Negara, Bali, Indonesia. Meaning 'to chase around', Mekepung is a race of water buffaloes driven by a jockey and was originally designed as a fun game for peasants to spend their free time between the end of harvest and the start of the planting season.

    Photo: August 4, 2014/Getty Images

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    The selfie toaster has arrived!

    Photo: August 1, 2014/Splash News

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    The customisable kitchen appliance lets users burn a picture of themselves onto a slice of bread.

    Photo: August 1, 2014/Splash News

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    You send a photo to US-based firm Burnt Impressions and they send back a toaster that will turn out your image every time.

    Photo: August 1, 2014/Splash News

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    The company says on its website: "We are good, but remember fine detail is darn near impossible to achieve with heat and toast. "If we squint and can't see your face, we will cancel [the] order and refund your purchase. "Let our toast engineers create fun breakfast memories."

    Photo: August 1, 2014/Splash News

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    A woman prepares a coconut shy at The London Dungeon summer of Carnivale themed entertainment with some alternative side show games at Jubilee Gardens in London, England.

    Photo: July 30, 2014/Getty Images

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    Members of the public try out Henry VIII's coconut shy in The London Dungeon summer of Carnivale themed entertainment with some alternative side show games at Jubilee Gardens in London, England.

    Photo: July 30, 2014/Getty Images

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    Members of the public try out Henry VIII's coconut shy in The London Dungeon summer of Carnivale themed entertainment with some alternative side show games at Jubilee Gardens in London, England.

    Photo: July 30, 2014/Getty Images

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    Members of the public try out Henry VIII's coconut shy in The London Dungeon summer of Carnivale themed entertainment with some alternative side show games at Jubilee Gardens in London, England.

    Photo: July 30, 2014/Getty Images

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    Furniture feels like human flesh

    Photo: July 29, 2014/Getty Images

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    This bizarre furniture is meant to evoke the feel and SMELL of human flesh.

    Photo: July 29, 2014/Getty Images

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    British designer Gigi Barker created the handmade 'skin stool' and 'skin chair' to recreate the sensation of sitting on a naked body. They were conceived as part of a project called 'A Body of Skin'.

    Photo: July 29, 2014/Getty Images

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    It saw her study the "texture of skin and the shape of the body" as well as explore "the intricate subtleties and varieties of the skin surface and the volume of the flesh".

    Photo: July 29, 2014/Getty Images

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    The largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America the 2014 Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning at Solberg Airport on July 27, 2014 in Readington, New Jersey.

    Photo: July 28, 2014/Getty Images

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    The largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America the 2014 Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning at Solberg Airport on July 27, 2014 in Readington, New Jersey.

    Photo: July 28, 2014/Getty Images

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    The largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America the 2014 Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning at Solberg Airport on July 27, 2014 in Readington, New Jersey.
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    The largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America the 2014 Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning at Solberg Airport on July 27, 2014 in Readington, New Jersey.

    Photo: July 28, 2014/Getty Images

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    The largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America the 2014 Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning at Solberg Airport on July 27, 2014 in Readington, New Jersey.

    Photo: July 28, 2014/Getty Images

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    The largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America the 2014 Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning at Solberg Airport on July 27, 2014 in Readington, New Jersey.

    Photo: July 28, 2014/Getty Images

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    New cat feeder features facial recognition software.

    Photo: July 25, 2014/Splash News

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    It brings a whole new meaning to the phrase, 'Cat Scan'. This new cat feeder uses facial recognition software to SCAN your pet's face to ensure it is getting the right amount of food and water.

    Photo: July 25, 2014/Splash News

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    The Bistro smart cat feeder also keeps track of a feline's calorie intake and can even be accessed remotely by a phone app.

    Photo: July 25, 2014/Splash News

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    Now, he says, Bistro allows owners to monitor what they are consuming - and find out remotely if anything changes.

    Photo: July 25, 2014/Splash News

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    It was inspired by a real cat called Momo that almost starved to death. Momo's owner Mu-Chi Sung, from Taiwan, founded his company 42ARK to help other owners. 'I have three cats, and how I fed them was I put the food in the bowl and had no idea what they're eating,' he told a US website.

    Photo: July 25, 2014/Splash News

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    Elvis Presley's Rolls-Royce Phantom V limousine is set to sell for $300,000 when it goes under the hammer.

    Photo: July 24, 2014/Splash News

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    Elvis owned the 1963 car for five years before he donated it to charity.

    Photo: July 24, 2014/Splash News

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    The King had it modified to include a telephone, a state-of-the-art radio and air-conditioning.

    Photo: July 24, 2014/Splash News

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    It also had electric windows, a drinks decanter, glasses and a microphone.

    Photo: July 24, 2014/Splash News

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    The car will be sold at auction by Bonhams at the Quail Lodge Auction in California on August 15.

    Photo: July 24, 2014/Splash News

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    Here is a crazy pink dog wearing miniature sunglasses.

    Photo: July 22, 2014/Splash News

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    Two fashionistas display their dyed pink dog wearing sunglasses during Mercedes-Benz Swim Week at Raleigh Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.

    Photo: July 22, 2014/Splash News

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    A Six-spot Burnet moth pollinates on a thistle in Ladywell Park on July 21, 2014 in London, England. Many insects can be seen emerging during the summer months in local urban parks in the heart of the capital.

    Photo: July 22, 2014/Getty Images

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    As flowers come in to full bloom, butterflies, moths, bees and other insects play a vital role in the food chain by pollinating plants, and providing a source of food for predators such as bats.

    Photo: July 22, 2014/Getty Images

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    The caterpillars of moths such as the Six-spot Burnet rely solely on a small selection of plants such as Common Bird’s-foot Trefoil and plant Horseshoe Vetch, making it vital that green spaces, which cover 40 per cent of Greater London is managed and understood effectively.

    Photo: July 22, 2014/Getty Images

 
 

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