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ICYMI: Would Walter White's Nazi-Killing Robot From The Breaking Bad Finale Actually Work? The Mythbusters Built It FOR REAL!

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Will this Breaking Bad myth be busted??

There's no question that Hollywood tends to stretch the truth from time to time, but that's never stopped the Mythbusters from putting these stunts to the test!

In a recent episode, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman took on a handful of Breaking Bad-inspired myths, and ended on a literal bang when they built their very own machine gun wielding robot!

Just like the one Walter White used to [SPOILER ALERT] save Jesse Pinkman in the finale!

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The rules were pretty simple: 1. It had to be built using household items Walt would have access to. 2. It had to operate remotely. 3. It had to fire THROUGH the car trunk and the wall the Nazis were standing behind!

And they were smart enough to have the show's creator Vince Gilligan on hand to make sure everything went smoothly!

So did it work?? Ch-ch-check out the video (below) and find out!

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Professor Grows Ear On Arm So The World Can Listen To His Experiences — Yep, An EAR On His ARM!

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Talk about strange and bizarre!

Professor Stelarc, who leads a team at the Alternate Anatomies Laboratory at Curtin University located in Perth, Australia, has inserted a human ear underneath the skin of his forearm. Yup, you read that right!

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Sterlac is described as an "artist who performs with prosthetics and robotics" and first conceived this idea in 1996, though it's taken this long for him to find a medical team willing to do the procedures necessary for the project.

Doctors took a bio-polymer scaffold and inserted in under Sterlac's skin. Since then, tissue and blood vessels have formed and the next step is supposedly to use some of his stem cells in order to grow a lobe.

We don't know whether to be grossed out, fascinated or disturbed.

If and/or when the ear becomes fully operational, Sterlac hopes to be able to

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Why Wasn't This Invented Earlier?? A Cap That Detects If Milk Is Spoiled Might Be On The Way To Your Fridge!

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Relax, Joey Tribbiani, you can finish your milk later — leaving you more time to get mad about not getting invited to Friends' weddings!

Now thanks to some new technology, you'll know exactly when your 2% is 2 far past the expiration date!

Researchers at the University of California have just discovered a method to tell definitively whether milk is spoiled — and it's all in the cap!

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UC-Berkeley's Casey Glick and Chen Yang have been working on an electronic bottle cap that runs the properties of milk to determine whether it's been spoiled.

Yang said of the device, which passes a tiny radio signal through a small amount of milk stuck in the cap and reports its findings:

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The Cause Of Harrison Ford's Terrifying Plane Crash Is Finally Revealed

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We just hope this doesn't happen again!

As we reported this March, Harrison Ford was piloting a plane when he lost control and crash-landed on Penmar Golf Course in Venice, CA.

Well now, we are hearing the official word as to what lead to the incident that left the legendary actor with several injuries.

According to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board, the vintage yellow and silver WWII aircraft malfunctioned because it's carburetor was worn-out and broken.

Essentially, the machine part became loose and rotated after years of use.

The document explains:

"The unseated jet would have allowed an increased fuel flow through the main metering orifice, producing an extremely rich fuel-to-air ratio, which would have resulted in the loss of engine power."

According to the Board, it is not required to check the status of this equipment prior to flight.

In air, the Star Wars thespian realized something wasn't right.

The report states:

"Shortly after takeoff, the pilot advised the air traffic control tower controller that the engine had lost power, and the pilot requested an immediate return to the airport. The pilot initiated a left turn toward the airport; however, during the approach, he realized that the airplane was unable to reach the runway. Subsequently, the airplane struck the top of a tree and then impacted the ground in an open area of a golf course."

We're just glad Harrison survived the crash.

[Image via CNN.]

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Husband Of Woman Selected For One-Way Mission To Mars Speaks About Support & People Thinking She's 'Abandoning' Her Family!

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Talk about love!

If you haven't heard about this, there's a little thing that's going to be happening in 2026 called the Mars One Project — a very controversial one-way mission to Mars in hopes of establishing a permanent human colony on the planet — yeah, you read that right!

The mission is privately funded by Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp, who announced the project in 2012, and the manned mission launch is planned for 2026 with four people on the first trip and and four more every 2 years after that!

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It just so happens that 36-year-old Sonia Van Meter was one of the people chosen for the mission. Van Meter lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband, Jason Stanford, and two step-sons, Henry, 13, and Hatcher, 11 — all of which support her mission! Recently Jason spoke out about his feelings regarding her mission and the criticism that his wife has received for "abandoning" her family!

Stanford wrote in a piece addressing the support of his wife that:

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Tom Cruise Is Building A $50 Million Film & TV Studio With… Scientology!

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How inneresting!

It was announced on Monday that Tom Cruise would be partnering up with the Church of Scientology to create a massive film and TV studio right in the middle of Hollywood.

We're hearing that the $50 million dollar lot will include two sound stages where the 53-year-old actor will film all of his blockbusters from here on out — Oh, and it's supposedly going to be so huge that it will rival Universal and Paramount!

Daily Mail reported that former Scientologists who knew about the studio plan believe that Sea Org members are currently just months away from completing the building process on Sunset Boulevard.

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The religious group reportedly wants its new program to be Scientology's version of CNN, with an international reach spanning TV, movie, and even radio.

Plus, auditions for Katie Holmes' replacement are

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