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The weekend's Formula E Mexico City ePrix lost all semblance of chill towards the end of the race. One of several attempts to fight for position didn't end well for the two Mahindra cars, littering the turn in Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez's old baseball stadium with debris with two laps to go.

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World Rally Championship driver Kris Meeke said he "got caught out by a bump" less than a kilometer away from the end of the final stage of Rally Mexico. I'd say that's an understatement. Meeke went flying off into a parking lot next to the stage road and unbelievably still won the rally.

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Video: We've all had the occasional shopping cart fender bender while coming around a blind corner at the end of an aisle. But here's what would happen if you were trying to speed through a grocery store at 117.8 km/h, got distracted and then slammed your cart head-on into a concrete wall.

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Last Tuesday, Voss, Norway-native Jon Gjerde decided to strap himself to a gigantic kite and go zipping through the air like some sort of very ugly bird. The 51-year-old is no stranger to hang gliding. He is, in fact, a world champion in the sport. But after this particular outing he's lucky to be alive.

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Video: When you're as big as this cruise ship -- and it's really big at 294m long, 32m wide and 91,000 tonnes -- it can be hard to stop. So you have to make sure you slow down in time or you'll destroy things because once again, you're a really big ship. This cruise ship, the Celebrity Infinity, didn't stop in time and slammed into the side of a dock at Ketchikan Harbour in Alaska, downing part of the barge and busting up a few mooring dolphins.

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Who am I to be writing about survival? Well, I'm someone who's survived. It's happened a few times, but this is the story that was closest to being my last.

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Video: Poor birdie. If you ever wondered what would happen if an aeroplane and a bird hit each other head on, here it is. It doesn't end up exactly how you think it would. Well, it kind of does as in the bird loses but it is a little surprising in how high and straight the bird bounces in the air after hitting the nose of the jet. Poor birdie.

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The big surprise in this legitimately bonkers biking video is that there is absolutely no surprise in what happens. You see everything happen before it happens even though you're in disbelief as it is about to happen and question if this could really happen. I mean, the bike rider, Primož Ravnik, rides straight down the wall of a 61-metre dam and smacks himself right into the water as if it is a completely natural thing to do.

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Video: Yeesh! The East Street train bridge in the small town of Westwood, Massachusetts, is becoming notorious for ripping off the roofs of trucks that are too tall to pass through it. The destruction is actually pretty impressive to see, I mean, a big truck basically gets flipped sideways while everything gets torn apart like a bag of trash.

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An official investigation into the deadly crash of a Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo over California last October finds that a co-pilot unlocked the ship's braking system too early. The incident, according to the National Transportation and Safety Board's report, could have been prevented with better safety procedures.

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Ford is spending a bunch of cash to inspire the next generation of robotics engineers that just might make its cars even safer one day. Called the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Competition (FRC), the program aims to ignite passion for technology in participants aged from 14-18.