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The craziest things Samsung's ever made

These make your Android smartphone look like a party favor.

Jessica Learish

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Wait a sec: Samsung makes what?!

Samsung is known for a lot of things, like phones and TVs.

But the South Korean corporation, founded 80 years ago, has also made some things you might not expect, from military equipment to skyscrapers to ... what to call these ... "face gadgets."

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Samsung Welt

Samsung introduced the Welt (short for Wellness Belt) at CES in 2016. The belt monitors the user's steps and waistline with an app.

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Samsung S-Skin

The S-Skin device delivers purportedly healing wavelengths of LED light. It also measures hydration and redness and delivers that data to a synced S-Skin app.

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S-Skin stickers

The app recommends skincare products, which are then delivered directly into the skin through microneedles in S-Skin stickers.

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Samsung tanks

Earlier this century, Samsung Techwin built a line of 155mm Howitzer tanks, dubbed K9 Thunder, for the South Korean military.

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K9 Thunder

The tank's main weapon has a claimed firing range of more than 46 miles. 

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A machine-gun robot

This machine-gun-toting sentry robot was developed by Samsung Techwin and Korea University. The robot, named the SGR-1, helps human counterparts keep an eye on the Demilitarized Zone. It can reportedly strike targets up to 2 miles away.

Samsung sold off its Techwin arm in 2014.

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Samsung's hypnosis platform

This Samsung QLED ad claims it can erase the memory of TV spoilers via hypnosis, for a totally fresh binge-watching experience. Here is an account of one CNET writer's experience with the platform.

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Samsung helicopters

Samsung stopped making helicopters in 1999, but you can still catch a glimpse of its aeronautics work flying around the Samsung Medical Center in Seoul.

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Speaking of that medical center...

Samsung built and operates a hospital, called Samsung Medical Center, in southern Seoul. The facility comprises a hospital and a cancer center.

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Ultralarge container ships

Samsung Heavy Industries builds large container ships, oil tankers and drill ships.

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Samsung's own theme park

Samsung C&T built and operates Everland, South Korea's largest amusement park. The park fields more than 7 million visitors annually.

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Samsung's animals

ZooTopia, the animal attraction portion of Samsung's Everland, is home to two giant pandas, a state gift from China. Le Bao, the male, is seen here playing with his ice birthday cake.

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Samsung makes ... soccer?

The Suwon Samsung Bluewings football club was founded in December 1995 by, yes, Samsung. The team plays in the K League 1, South Korea's top-level league.

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Samsung also makes baseball

The Samsung Lions were founded in 1982 as one of the original KBO League teams. They have 12 league championships including, most recently, the 2015 title.

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Samsung makes 'presence sensors'

Samsung's SmartThings sensors can keep you posted about the location of cars, pets and even family members. Users can receive notifications whenever a sensor comes within or exits a particular range from a main hub.

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Samsung's blue tower

Samsung's construction division completed Dubai's Burj Khalifa tower in 2008. It is the tallest skyscraper in the world at 2,722 feet.

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And it makes festivals

Samsung created a three-day music festival-within-a-festival at the 2016 SXSW showcase in Austin. The event, called the "Galaxy Life Fest," included musical performances, food trucks and rewards for Galaxy smartphone owners.

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