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Nixie Drone

Nixie is touted as the "the first wearable camera that can fly", and it's basically a small camera users wear like a watch, but with straps that when unfolded, turn it into a flying quadcopter. At the push of a button, Nixie launches skywards from your wrist, where its swiveling camera can shoot aerial selfies. There are two automatic modes: boomerang, which will automatically return Nixie to you after shooting your video and follow me, in which the device will follow you around. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a clever dog that can get just about anyone passing by to play catch with them.

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Dumpster Home

Dr. Jeff Wilson has been living in a 33-square-foot dumpster for The Dumpster Project since February 4, 2014. It's essentially an ongoing experiment in minimalism at the Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. He plans on upgrading the dumpster through three phases: dumpster camping, average American dumpster home, and uber dumpster. This current phase (phase two) features air conditioning, basic appliances and amenities, and water and power connections. Continue reading to see how it stands today.

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Naples Metro

In 1911 construction on the urban section of the Rome-Formia-Naples railway, the Villa Literno-Napoli Gianturco railway was commenced, and although it was suspended for the duration of World War I, the line was eventually opened on 28 September 1925 as an urban railway service line, the first in Italy. This service is now known as Line 2. Above, we see one of the many beautiful ceilings at their rail stations. Continue reading for more.

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Iceland Police

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BBC reports that Iceland, the most sparsely populated country in Europe with a population of 325,671 and an area of 103,000 km2, has one of the lowest violent crime rates in the world. Their police officers are all unarmed, partially due to 'hard drugs' usage being low and tensions between economic classes virtually non-existent. Reykjavik is Iceland's capital and also largest city of Iceland. Reykjavik's Metropolitan Police Department has a very popular Instagram account that posts their daily antics. Continue reading for more.

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Autism Art

Many people diagnosed with autism know that communicating through speech and social interaction can be challenging, but 5-year-old Iris Grace found a new way to challenge her energy: painting. She resides in the UK with her parents and has incredible concentration span of about two hours whenever she paints. Her mother says, "I make up some cups of very watery paints, she chooses which one she would like to use and gets me to make more when she needs it and she mixes her own colours from mug to mug. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other." Continue reading for more images.

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Student Inventions

To really make it in this world, lots of hard work and some luck are required. These students put in the hard work, and with some luck, these cool inventions just might change the world. Our favorite? Definitely the Spidey Suit, despite the dangers that may come with it. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Jibo, the world's first family robot.

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National Coffee Day

September 29 is National Coffee Day and for those who love the brewed beverage, make sure you head on over to McDonalds, Krispy Kreme, or Dunkin Donuts for a free cup of joe (or many). Starbucks ‎is also offering a free cup of coffee, but just a sample size of its Anniversary Blend until noon. While the exact origin of International Coffee Day is unknown, many countries around the world participate in this event. It was promoted in Japan by The All Japan Coffee Association and first celebrated in 1983. Continue reading for five interesting facts.

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Steve Jobs Choice

Steve Jobs' trust in alternative medicine immediately after his pancreatic cancer diagnosis probably shortened his life, according to Harvard Medical School researcher Ramzi Amri. Rather than go ahead with immediate surgery after his October 2003 diagnosis, Jobs, a practicing Buddhist, pursued special alternative medicines and diets for nine months instead, before eventually undergoing the operation to remove his tumor. C

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Chocolate Art

Cocoa solids are one of the richest sources of flavanol antioxidants. These have physiological effects on the body and are linked to serotonin levels in the brain. Some research has found that chocolate, eaten in moderation, can lower blood pressure. Chocolate has become one of the most popular food types and flavors in the world, and a vast number of foodstuffs involving chocolate have been created. Continue reading to see more.

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Lucien Piccard Watch

Lucien Piccard's "Sevilla" Watch is currently being offered for only $55.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $695. Lucien Piccard has been handcrafting fine timepieces for generations. Founded in 1923 in Switzerland, Lucien Piccard timepieces have adorned royalty, dignitaries and celebrities worldwide. Product page. Continue reading for a 360-degree video preview and more information.

Notable features:
  • Rose gold-tone watch featuring grey dial with skeletonized subdial, exhibition caseback, and three-link bracelet.

  • Precise 21 jewels Chinese automatic movement with analog display.

  • Protective mineral crystal dial window.

  • Features Dauphine-style hands, logoed screw-down crown, and deployant clasp with push-button closure.

  • Water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving.


[via Amazon]

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