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  1. Real-Life Headline Alert: Russia Has Lost Control Of a Sex Satellite Filled With Geckos

    Don't go getting any bright ideas, astronauts.

    Last Saturday Russia's Institute of Medico-Biological Problems launched a Foton-M4 satellite filled with five geckos into orbit so that the people of earth would know how reptile booty is impacted by zero-gravity. Unfortunately, the cold-blooded casanovas had a different plan: due to a technical glitch (or possible mutiny) the orbiting orgy has gone rogue.

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  2. Uguard Resin Skin Lets Your iPhone Cling to Glass

    There are plenty of iPhone cases out there that boast some impressive features. We've got bulletproof iPhone cases, and self-defense iPhone cases that work well, and some that probably don't. But how about an iPhone case that lets you mount your device on the nearest glass surfaces for, uh, whatever you might want to do that for? That's what the Uguard Resin Skin can do. With the power of resin, the Uguard skin can temporarily mount your iPhone to a window like a gecko, no residue, no sticky stuff.

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  3. Gecko-Inspired Adhesive Can Support the Weight of a Full-Grown Man

    As you may be aware, geckos are really, really good at sticking to stuff. What's more, they do it naturally without any sort of traditionally sticky substance involved.  You know, the kind of annoying sticky substances involved with most man-made things that are made (by men) to stick things to other things. Of course, there's a lot to be gained from harnessing the power of the gecko: Robots that can climb walls, removable wall and ceiling fixtures, and of course, non-sticky tape that can support the weight of a full grown man. With that last one in mind, a group of scientists from the University of Kiel, led by Stanislav Gorb, appear to be living the dream.

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  4. Huge Gecko Helps His Friend Survive a Snake Attack [Video]

    Not only are both geckos much larger than you probably thought geckos to be, but one of them is the best gecko friend any gecko could have and saves his buddy from a snake attack.

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