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Alexander Steinberg, an 18-year-old aspiring filmmaker managed to put together a video that encourages us all as an audience to take a minute, and ask ourselves, 'why does Pokémon GO! matter?'

Does it really? Or is there something more meaningful, impactful 'afoot? Is it the game's ability to unite strangers that'd otherwise never cross paths? One quote captured in the video sticks out in particular:

“You know my favorite part about this? Number one my brother and I used to play this as kids. He ends up passing away,” CrobinMaxxis said, pointing up. “He’s up there still, still, having a better fuckin’ collection than I do. But all the violence in the world, brutality, all this fucking racism. Look around here. You see this?” he said, gesturing to the crowd. “Not a single one is the same. Everyone is having a good time. This is what the world needs now.”
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Once a year, the sun aligns its path with 34th street in New York, creating the coolest sunset you'll see in the city.

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Previous records clock this lap around 26 minutes, but this brave (maybe a little stupid) driver managed to take the entire trip around in 24 minutes. Kick back and enjoy this sped-up video showcasing the whole thing!

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Artist Yutaka Sone created this detailed map of the island of Manhattan out of a single block of marble. After studying maps, Google Earth, and taking helicopter rides over the city, Yutaka was able to create a near-perfect carving in the 2.5-ton piece of stone.

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Complete with a performance by Pentatonix, singing their Grammy-nominated track, Dance of The Sugarplum Fairy.

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This is Stephen Wiltshire, a savant who recreated a sketch of New York city from memory after taking a single twenty-minute helicopter ride over the city. Check out more of his work - and the full version of the image above - at his personal webpage!