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Don't have a fork, but have other random utensils laying around? Tying a few toothpicks onto a plastic knife just might be your next best option. Or, if you couldn't afford prime seats at the ballgame, taking photos of the game through a pair of binoculars just might work. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the luckiest cyclist you'll see this year.

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Y-40 Deepest Pool

Y-40 sounds like the name of a sci-fi flick, but it's currently the world's deepest indoor swimming pool, located in the small Italian town of Montegrotto Terme. Measuring 21 X 18 meters (69 X 59 feet) with a maximum depth of 40 meters (131 feet), it contains approximately 4,300 cubic meters of spa water and is kept at the constant temperature of 32°C - 34°C (about 90°F). Continue reading for a Y-40 free diving video as well as the entire inauguration ceremony.

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Waterfall Restaurant

Dining at a nice restaurant is good enough for most people, but for those who demand an extreme restaurant experience, look no further than the Villa Escudero Waterfall Restaurant. Located in San Pablo City, Philippines, this unique restaurant lets guests get up close and personal with a real roaring waterfall while enjoying their a tasty meal. The dining area sits at the foot of the Labasin Falls, and afterwards, guests can even lie against the rushing water covered wall for quick massage or post-lunch rinse off. Continue reading for another video, more images and additional information.

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Deep Sea Dragonfish

The Deep-sea Dragonfish, as the name states, lives in the deep-sea of the Pacific ocean. The Dragon fish tends to live around 1000 to 3000 meters below the surface. Some Dragonfish have even been found at depths of 5000 meters. Most deep sea fish that can produce light produce blue light, but the dragon fish can produce not only blue light but a red light as well. This red light is emitted from a suborbital photophore. Continue reading for more interesting facts.

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eTricks Evolution

Regular bikes are great for getting places, but for true fun, you'll need an eTricks Evolution R01. This bike is powered by a 2,500-watt electric engine and is designed to tackle both the backroad dirt path as well as tarmac. It's been equipped with a maintenance free belt drive and hydraulic suspension alongside the powerful motor. Continue reading for another trick video, more images and additional information.

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iPhone Headphone Secrets

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For those who are new iPhone users, or just current owners who have never used TalkControl headphones before, these cool tips might come in handy. Activating Siri only requires you to tap and hold the center button on the attached remote, or simply tap to answer / end calls. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of someone diving into the world's deepest pool, Nemo 33 in Belgium.

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Floating House

Let's face it, you don't get to see much when traveling by plane or ship (cruises, etc.), but a floating house boat is another story. Dymitr Malcew is a Singapore-based architect who designed the beautiful sustainable floating house above, complete with floor to ceiling windows for 360-degree ocean views from sun up to sunset. Inside, there are 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room kitchen, and terrace. Continue reading for more.

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Grand Canyon Waterfall

Havasu Falls (above) is a waterfall of Havasu Creek, located in the Grand Canyon, Arizona. It is within Havasupai tribal lands. The falls are known for their natural pools, created by mineralization, although the configuration of the falls and the pools are damaged or destroyed repeatedly by large floods that wash through the area. A small man-made dam was once constructed to help restore the pools and to preserve what is left. High calcium carbonate concentration in the water creates the vivid blue-green color and forms the natural travertine dams that occur in various places near the falls. Continue reading for more.

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Miniature Photography

Zen Hoover, a 15-year-old Massachusetts-based artist, started taking pictures when he was just 8-years-old and, over the years, he has developed his skills to an impressively high level. He creates these imaginative miniature worlds by photographing regular-sized backgrounds and scenes and then shrinking his subjects down to appear miniature. To keep things looking consistent, Hoover tries to shoot everything in the same location but, or he matches lighting in post-editing as evenly as he can, sometimes drawing in shadows. Lastly, then digitally blends elements from multiple photographs together into a single, whimsical moment. Continue reading for more.

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Astronomy Award

As some know, many of the sun's features only become apparent during a total eclipse, when the Moon blocks the dazzlingly bright star from our view. This image by Tun Tezel depicts the sun's atmosphere as a diffuse white haze, and further in the sun's atmosphere appears in the red light of hydrogen. This photo captured the moment when a tiny part of the sun's disc shone out between the mountains on the edge of the moon's disc, creating a dazzling effect known as the "diamond ring." Continue reading for more.

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