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These 15 GIFs Prove Science Is More Amazing Than Fiction

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Warning: Don’t try some of these things at home.

1. This is what happens when you cut a water droplet using a superhydrophobic knife on a surface that doesn’t get wet.

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2. This is the view from the Soyuz capsule, the spacecraft that takes astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS), as it re-enters Earth’s atmosphere.

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3. This is what vibrating guitar strings look like up close (captured using a rolling shutter effect).

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4. This is how Astronaut Koichi Wakata rides a flying carpet in space.

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5. This is what happens when you light a CD and blow on it.

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6. This is what happens when you stuff an orange full of fireworks.

Michael Hession/ Slo Mo Lab / Via

7. This is what happens when cardinal fish eat ostracod plankton. Ostracods produce bioluminescence so that the fish spits them out.

BBC / Via

8. This is what happens when you mix Russell pit viper snake venom with human blood.

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9. These Neodymium magnets spark when they collide in a blender.

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10. These Astronauts put a GoPro camera inside a floating ball of water in space.

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11. These magnets can attract cereal.

Omar Kardoudi / Via

12. This is what you see when a GoPro is strapped to the back of a lioness while she’s hunting prey.

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13. This is what happens when you crack an egg 60 feet below the surface of the ocean.

Live Science / Via

14. Airplanes look like shooting stars in this time lapse of an airport.

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