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Everyday Life Hacks

Have an extra tube of toothpaste collecting dust? You can use it to remove crayon marks by squirting a small dab onto wherever the mark is, rubbing gently, and then rinsing that spot with warm water. Nail polish is great for securing screws: brush some clear nail polish on screw threads, insert screw, and let it dry before using again - also prevents rust. Last, but not least, dryer sheets are a great for cleaning the shower - use a wet sheet to remove soap scum and mineral deposits. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos for today, including one on how to make your macro lens for close-up photography.

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Real Time Traveler

Andrew Carlssin is allegedly a time traveler who was arrested in January 2003 for SEC violations for making 126 high-risk stock trades and being successful on every one. He supposedly started with an initial investment of $800 and ended with over $350-million, which drew the attention of the SEC. Later reports suggest that after his arrest, he submitted a four-hour confession wherein he claimed to be a time traveler from 200 years in the future. He offered to tell investigators such things as the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden and the cure for AIDS in return for a lesser punishment and to be allowed to return to his time craft, although he refused to tell investigators the location or workings of his craft. Continue reading for more bizarre cases of time travelers.

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LightMac

We have seen the future of Apple, and it might include an all-in-one device that would have the power of an iMac, combined with the portability of the iPad. The LightMac may seem far-fetched right now, but just imagine being able to throw a Mac Mini-sized device with modular accessories into your suitcase whilst traveling. After arriving, simple attach external modules depending on what kind of power you may need - extra hard drives, a projector, etc. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Unfortunate Spelling Error

It's no surprise that many schools have sophisticated surveillance systems, complete with infrared night vision, but when you tell someone to post signs around campus, make sure that "Smile You're on Campus Camera" doesn't have a glaring typo. Also, it would be smart to not install cameras directly behind a display, that is unless...the placement was intentional, and the front lens is a decoy with a real one pointed downwards. Continue reading for more unfortunate typos spotted by geeks in the wild.

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Lockheed Martin Experimental

For just $180000 USD, you could be the lucky owner of the HSV Sea Slice, an experimental United States Navy vessel, built by Lockheed Martin. Based on a variant of the SWATH hull design, known as "SLICE," Sea Slice is characterized by four teardrop-shaped submerged hulls - double the number seen on most previous designs. According to the US Navy, the design reduces waves and drag, which allows a SWATH vessel to "...operate at higher speeds while retaining their characteristic low motions in a seaway". Continue reading for more pictures and link to the sales page.

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LEGO Halo Ship

LEGO and Halo fans rejoice! LEGO master Lee Jones has recreated the "UNSC Pillar of Autumn" from Halo with nothing but bricks. Unfortunately, it's not for sale as it took him approximately 3.5-years to complete at the cost of $7,000. Plus, it weighs a massive 220-pounds and measures 7-feet in length. In the games, it's a Halcyon-class light cruiser in the UNSC Navy. Prior to the Fall of Reach, the Pillar of Autumn was selected to support Operation: RED FLAG, a SPARTAN-II mission to capture Covenant leaders. Captain Jacob Keyes was placed in command. The operation was forestalled by the Covenant assault on Reach; the cruiser carried some of the few UNSC survivors and fled the system having lost most of its intended SPARTAN-II passenger. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Ball Pit Room

Google may have some of the coolest offices in the world, but Pearlfisher in London has a ball pit room. Not just limited to employee use, this immersive art installation, officially called "Jump In!", is also open for free to the public. Pearlfisher will donate £1 to Right to Play, a global charity that combats the effects of poverty and conflict by teaching children sports and games, for every person that shows up. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Car Life Hack

Not everyone lives on the West Coast, where things don't normally freeze over, unless you're talking about the rare snowfall that hit Southern California over New Year's. If you happen to live on the East Coast (or other icy parts of the world) these life hacks will definitely come in handy, starting with the tip above for melting a frozen car lock. Simply pour some hand sanitizer on the key and / or try to insert as much hand sanitizer into the lock as possible. Hand sanitizers contain alcohol, which could melt the ice. Alcohol does burn, but only in high concentrations and the concentration of the alcohol in the hand sanitizer is not high enough to burn. Continue reading for more.

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Skylon

The Skylon C2 is a new type of aircraft that uses the SABRE engine system, which relies on a device called the precooler - technology that cools down the air entering the engineer system by more than 1,000° C in a mere .01-seconds, resulting in an unheard-of cooling rate of 400 megawatts, enabling the plane to 'breathe' oxygen. SKYLON will also be able to take passengers into outer space, taking off and landing horizontally like a normal plane. SABRE will also be used in the LAPCAT A2. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Bounce Below Trampoline

Adventure company Bounce Below installed three giant trampolines inside the Llechwedd Slate Caverns. They are all safely suspended from the cave walls and ceilings, and offer vibrant LED lights illuminate the subterranean playground. These caverns were originally created to mine slate in the 18th and 19th Centuries, and were later used to hide precious art works from the Germans during World War II. Continue reading for an incredible video, more pictures and additional information.

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