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iPhone Explodes on Australian Flight, Android Users Gloat [PHOTO]

While many call the Apple iPhone one of the hottest gadgets ever, this probably isn't what they had in mind.

Shortly after a Regional Express flight landed in Sydney, Australia on Friday, a passenger's iPhone began “emitting a significant amount of dense smoke” accompanied by an eerie red glow. According to a press release issued by the airline, a flight attendant "extinguished" the device and no one was hurt.

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Crazy ‘Twilight’ Fans Fake Engagements to Try On Bella’s Gown

When Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) had her long-awaited wedding to Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) in the new 'Twilight' movie, she wore a lovely white gown that designer Alfred Angelo recently made available to the masses for $799.

Unfortunately, it seems the masses are a bit insane, because retailers are reporting scores of die-hard Twilight fans, or 'Twihards' are lying about being engaged solely to try on the dress.

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Sassy Talking Trash Can Helps Man Pull Off Best Proposal Ever [VIDEO]

There's a reason Disney World is called "magical" -- aside from the normal assortment of characters like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck that are brought to life in the park every day, the trash cans also talk. The remote-controlled receptacles follow people around while a hidden witty person is in control of what they do and say.

And in the video below, you'll see one particular trash can using its own special brand of peer pressure to prompt a guy to ask his longtime girlfriend to marry him.

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‘Pimp My Mario Kart’ Builds Life-Size Mario and Luigi Karts [PHOTOS, VIDEO]

If you've ever wanted to own one of the cars in the video game Mario Kart, now's your chance.

Nintendo and auto body shop West Coast Customs, known for its work in the MTV series 'Pimp My Ride,' collaborated to build two of the vehicles in Mario Kart 7, which launches on December 4 for the Nintendo 3DS game system.

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‘Animals with Stuffed Animals’ May Be the Cutest Thing in the History of Ever [PHOTOS]

For the animal lovers among us, there's pretty much nothing cuter or more huggable than a furry puppy or a fluffy kitty. Unless those critters are hugging animals themselves -- stuffed animals, that is.

On the site Animals with Stuffed Animals, you'll see plenty of squee-worthy photos of dogs and cats, plus a random hedgehog, guinea pig and monkey, all cuddled up with their favorite toys.

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Olly the Smelly Robot Uses Aroma to Alert You About Internet Events

Most of us with a bit of computer savvy can assign sounds to incoming emails or other online happenings. But what if you could assign odors to them as well?

That's the idea behind Olly, a USB-powered device which takes internet events and turns them into smells. A slide-out tray in the back of the device holds drops of essential oils, perfumes or even fresh fruit, releasing the smell to "ping" you when a particular event occurs.

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Facts About Mobile Dating Revealed

While lots of people have tried online dating, a new infographic from dating site AreYouInterested.com and SNAP Interactive offers some interesting insights on an even newer trend: mobile dating. Turns out more and more singles are using their smart phones to find love. Who knew?

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Gravity-Defying Cat Walks Tightrope on Clothesline [VIDEO]

Cats are haughty little creatures. Their superb sense of balance combined with virtually no fear of heights gives them a sense of superiority usually only seen among Wall Street bankers. But like their human counterparts, they are sometimes destined for failure.

The kitty in this video begins with what could easily pass for a Cirque du Soleil audition, easing his way onto two parallel clotheslines with grace and precision. By the end, though, he looks less like an acrobat and more like Wile E. Coyote.

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