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Disney Princess Star Wars

Photo credit: Ralph Sevelius via The Meta

Ever wonder what a Disney princess Star Wars mashup would look like? If so, then look no further than these awesome illustrations by Ralph Sevelius. "I've been wanting to do this idea for some time since the Star Wars/Disney merger happened. There has been so many reiterations of the Princesses, that finally I get to mess around with them and have my stab at it. Hopefully you guys like, because I have other ideas I'm knocking around for the others," said Sevelius. Click here for the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of first person saber spearing.

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Mirror Cube Tree House

The MirrorCube looks like some sort of optical illusion at first, but it's actually just one of the coolest tree hotels you'll ever come across. Nestled in a beautiful Harads, Sweden forest, this mind-boggling structure was designed by the team at Tham & Videgard architects, consisting of a lightweight aluminum that features walls made of reflective glass, helping the structure blend in with the surrounding nature. Continue reading for two ore videos and additional information.

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Hyrule Castle LEGO

Photo credit: Joseph Zawarda

Joseph Zawada knew it was dangerous to go alone, so he brought thousands of LEGO bricks along for his latest project. This amazing Hyrule Castle recreation was unveiled at the Brickfair conference in Virginia earlier this month, and it took him approximately 2.5-years to build. The diorama is so large that it required separating the castle into 40 sections for transportation in 2 cars. Continue reading for detailed pictures of the interior and towers.

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Electric Volkswagen Beetle

It looks like a 1958-1966 Volkswagen Bug on the outside, but under the hood? It's a zero-emission, 100% electric-powered vehicle by San Diego-based Zelectric Motors. Owner David Benardo sources parts from EV West, a shop specializing in selling components for high-performance electric race cars, and then installs two lithium-ion battery packs on the Bugs - one under the front and another behind the backseats, thus replacing the gasoline engine with a Zelectric drivetrain. Continue reading for three more videos and additional information.

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Polaris RZR XP Turbo

Most off-road vehicles aren't known for their speed, that is unless...you're talking about the 2016 Polaris RZR XP Turbo. The Powered by a 144-horsepower Polaris ProStar Turbo engine, it features a fully-engineered stronger driveline, FOX PODIUM Internal Bypass Shocks with larger remote shock reservoirs / 24 position clickers and 248mm stainless steel ventilated rotors on all four corners to help it stop on a dime. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a bizarre amphibious weed-cutting vehicle.

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MiG-29 Fulcrum Edge of Space

The MiG-29 is a twin-engine jet fighter aircraft designed in the Soviet Union, first entering service with the Soviet Air Force in 1983. While originally oriented towards combat against any enemy aircraft, many MiG-29s have been furnished as multirole fighters capable of performing a number of different operations, and are commonly outfitted to use a range of air-to-surface armaments and precision munitions. These days, civilians can pay to ride a MiG-29 Fulcrum to the edge of space. Continue reading for more cool facts.

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Real Dr. Seuss House

Looking like something straight from a story book, this house, nicknamed the "Dr. Seuss House," in Willow, Alsaka, appears to have been built by an individual who wanted to have expansive views of Denali. Why is this house so tall? Well, the owner wanted to maintain the beautiful mountain views, so he kept on building vertically as the trees around the house got taller. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Deep Neural Network Painting

Photo credit: Mail Online

We have seen the future of artificial intelligence, and it includes an advanced algorithm that can learn to paint in the style of any artist. That's right, researchers at the University of Tubingen inserted series of old masters into the system, and it turned a modern day photo into paintings in the style of some of the world's best known artists. "Thus far the algorithmic basis of this process is unknown and there exists no artificial system with similar capabilities. Here we introduce an artificial system based on a Deep Neural Network that creates artistic images of high perceptual quality. The system uses neural representations to separate and recombine content and style of arbitrary images, providing a neural algorithm for the creation of artistic images," said the researchers. Continue reading for another video on deep neural networks.

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Totoro Cake

For those who have never seen "My Neighbor Totoro", it's basically a Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film tells the story of the two young daughters of a professor and their interactions with friendly wood spirits in postwar rural Japan. These fans have transformed some of the characters into beautiful-looking cakes. Continue reading to see more.

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Aukey Quick Charge 2.0

Aukey's 18W Turbo Wall Charger can recharge Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 compatible devices up to 75% faster than a standard charger, all for $7.99 with coupon code: 266PPQ4P, today only, originally $39.99 - bonus 3.3ft. microUSB cable included. It also charges all non-Quick ChargeTM 2.0 phones and tablets at their normal speed (up to 5 volts / 2A). With a worldwide 100-240V AC input, it's a global charger for jetsetters. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: 266PPQ4P during final checkout for the additional discount. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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