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According to this month's Wired magazine, speed enthusiast and self-described "inventrapreneur" Brian Walker is planning on shooting himself into space (or at least 20 miles into the atmosphere) via an enormous home-made crossbow. The plan is simply to "stretch a carbon-fiber bowstring 24 feet along a rail, fire up a jet turbine with 1,350 pounds of thrust, hit a trigger and pull 10 G's." Easier said than done, of course. Aside from catapulting himself, Walker is also hoping to catapult a new craze marketed to sky divers, base jumpers and other adventurous sort. Of course, the cleverly-named Project RUSH (a.k.a. "Rapid Up Super High") is just one of the man-child's many ridiculous/borderline genius ideas. Walker is still working to perfect his 300-gallon water balloon launcher aimed at putting out forest fires, and he's putting the finishing touches on his Taser gloves meant for, well, Tasering people.

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Finding Art in Everyday Sights
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Artist Paul Gledhill "draws on" everyday sights for inspiration. See more on Instagram.

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Can You Find the Money in Santa’s Sack in This Hidden Image Puzzle?
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A hidden-object image features rows of Santas carrying sacks.
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Vouchercloud, a website and app for online deals, brings us this holiday-themed test of your vision just in time for Christmas. Hidden among all the identical Santa Clauses carrying sacks of presents, one financially-savvy Santa is carrying a big sack of money. Can you figure out where he is? (Warning: Spoilers below.)

Spot him yet? If you’re stumped, check out the solution below. If this one was a breeze for you, try out a few more hidden-object puzzles here, here, and here. Or if you’re looking for something with a little more real-life relevancy, try to figure out where the snake is in this photo. Happy hunting!

A hidden-object image features rows of Santas carrying sacks with the solution circled in red.

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