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Cats Growing Up

Everything grows old, but sometimes, animals, such as cats, don't realize that they're no longer the tiny kitten they once were. These photographers / owners decided to capture those moments. To kick things off, we've decided to bring you a few random cat facts: Cats are the most popular pet in the United States: There are 88 million pet cats and 74 million dogs; There are cats who have survived falls from over 32 stories (320 meters) onto concrete; A group of cats is called a clowder; Cats have over 20 muscles that control their ears. Continue reading for more.

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3-Year-Old Reincarnation

A 3-year-old boy in the Golan Heights region, located near the border of Syria and Israel, remembers that he was murdered with an ax in his past life, and showed village elders where the murderer buried his body. They reportedly found a man's skeleton there, and also the murder weapon, an axe, nearby. The boy was born with a long, red birthmark on his head, and the Druze ethnic group believes that birthmarks are related to past-life deaths. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Celluon Epic Laser Projection Keyboard

Celluon's EPIC Laser Projection Keyboard is currently being offered for only $88.89 shipped, today only, originally priced at $169.99. Perfect for mobile devices, EPIC is a portable projection keyboard that doubles as a virtual multi-touch mouse. With a single flick of a switch, it projects a full-size, laser QWERTY keyboard. Product page. Continue reading for an in-depth video review and unboxing.

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LED Chandelier

Officially called "A Chandelier for One of Many Possible Ends", light installation flickers and clicks when local ambient radioactivity is detected, thanks to the 92 Geiger counters connected to each of the hanging LED lighting elements. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster of 2011 drove artist Phillip David Stearns to create this installation. If the sculpture ever fully illuminates it would indicate fatal levels of ambient radiation. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why foil boarding is awesome.

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Ridiculous Shower Thoughts

Photo credit: Reddit

Let's face it, many of us tend to daydream while in the shower for whatever reason. It could be about the missed opportunity to start a conversation with someone or the probability of winning a lottery jackpot (1 in 46-million-plus) versus trying to commit suicide by taking commercial airline flights. Whatever the shower thoughts may be, they get even stranger when you read about what other people are thinking. Continue reading to see more.

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Sliding House

It looks like an oversized red barn at first, but it's actually a very modern home by architecture and design studio dRMM. This Sliding House in Suffolk, England consists of three separate buildings (house, garage, and guest annex), and was built for multiple purposes, including letting the owners grow food, entertain, and enjoy the surrounding landscape. Each segment is connected by a 20-ton, motor-driven roof which slides up and down the buildings to create constantly changing coverage for the home, and exposes open-air living areas. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Origami Adam Tram

Adam Tram from Vietnam doesn't bother folding paper airplanes, but rather intricate dinosaurs, insects and more. On a related note, origami paperfolding traditions arose in Europe, China, and Japan which have been well-documented by historians. These seem to have been mostly separate traditions, until the 20th century. In the early 1900s, Akira Yoshizawa, Kosho Uchiyama, and others began creating and recording original origami works. Akira Yoshizawa in particular was responsible for a number of innovations, such as wet-folding and the Yoshizawa-Randlett diagramming system, and his work inspired a renaissance of the art form. Continue reading to see more.

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Keurig Instant Noodles

Keurig fans rejoice! Rather than use a microwave, there's an even easier way to make instant cup noodles, that is if you own a single-cup Keurig coffee machine. Just set the temperature to 192° F, select the second largest (or largest depending on how seasoned you like your noodles) cup size and then brew your noodles. On a side note, did you know that K-Cup portion packs were invented by Colby College roommates Peter Dragone and John Sylvan? That's right, Dragone and Sylvan founded Keurig in 1990, with later support from co-founder and former vice president of Contract Manufacturing & Quality assurance, Dick Sweeney, in 1993. Continue reading for more lazy people who are bordering on genius.

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Sbarro Eight Hot Rod

Photo credit: Alok Paleri / Speedhunters via Hi Consumption

When vintage hot rods meets futuristic street car, you get the Sbarro Eight made by students at the ESPERA Sbarro Montbeliard school. Powered by a 3.2L twin-turbocharged, Masserati-sourced V8 engine that generates 368HP, it sports OZ Racing Ultraleggera wheels in a staggered stance (rear tires are wider than front). The interior is no slouch, with plenty of real wood and leather accents, custom built fiberglass seats, along with a Parrot Asteroid Smart car radio connected to a 6.2-inch display. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the five most popular viral videos of today - including a crazy gyoza cannon.

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Igloo Village Switzerland

Many consider this winter to be one of the coldest in recent times, and while some are trying to stay inside as much as possible, others are looking to get out of the house and into warmer environments. For those looking to warm up in a snowy village, look no further than Igloo Village in Zermatt. Lying in the whirlpool and enjoying the open view of the Matterhorn is possible at this resort, consisting of 34 snow beds and even a Romantic Igloo Suite with a private whirlpool (above). Continue reading for more.

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