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Cool Life Hacks

Even in everyday life, there are ways to simplify and / or more efficient methods of doing things, like going directly to your floor in a building by pressing both the door close and number buttons at the same time. Or, covering one eye until you turn the room lights off to retain its ability to see in the dark. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a person who is an expert light juggler.

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Underwater Sports Car

People who've been following this site are probably familiar with this Rinspeed vehicle already, but now online retailer Hammacher Schlemmer is offering it for a cool $2-million. This car submarine hybrid floats when driven into water, and submerges with the pull of a lever, sending the passengers on an underwater adventure. There are two water jets mounted behind rotating louvers at the front of the vehicle, which provide steering as well as lift, and propellers in the back, provide forward movement up to 2 knots at depths down to 33'. Continue reading for a video and a link to the actual product page.

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AeroMobil 3.0

Unlike its predecessors, AeroMobil 3.0 boasts a sturdy suspension that allows it to take off and land on rough terrain. Its variable-angle wings are designed to shorten take-off distance and improve efficiency. Best of all, the company claims the vehicle has low cost of maintenance, and runs on standard gasoline. Continue reading for a video, more pictures (interior included) and more information.

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WW2 Bunker

Photo credit: Reddit

During WW2, this bunker was used by soldiers, but now, Belgian design team B-ILD has transformed it into something completely different. Think of it as a unique vacation home unlike any other. It's nestled in the Netherlands countryside, and half of it is even located below ground. Once inside, you'll see that it boasts all the modern amenities you'd expect in a home, such as a kitchen, bedroom, and most importantly, electricity. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Gold Museum

TripAdvisor has compiled their annual list of must-see museums from around the world, and starting off we have the Gold Museum (El Museo del Oro) in Bogota, Colombia. The museum displays a selection of pre-Hispanic gold work collection - the biggest in the world - in its exhibition rooms on the second and third floors. Together with other pottery, stone, shell, wood and textile archaeological objects, these items, made of what to indigenous cultures was a sacred metal, testify to the life and thought of different societies which inhabited what is now known as Colombia before contact was made with Europe. Continue reading for more.

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Facebook FAIL

Sometimes, everyone needs to step away from social media for a while, but these people may need an extended break, as it seems like anything and everything that comes to their mind gets posted. Whether it be asking what "IDK" means instead of searching, or misspelling happiness, you'll find it in these status updates. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of what happens when glow-in-the-dark stickman suits meets trick shots at night.

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Lockheed Martin Scientist Aliens

Boyd Bushman, a former senior scientist at Lockheed Martin, claims aliens on Earth are real and have made contact with Earth in a video posted shortly before his death on August 7, 2014. He says there are people working on UFOs 24 hours a day in top secret (possibly underground) locations, and the aliens that pilot them hail from a planet 68 light-years away called Quintumnia. Despite the distance, it purportedly only takes them just 45 minutes to reach our planet. Other things revealed in the interview include claims that anti-gravity is one of several technologies being hidden by the US government. Continue reading for the video.

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Funny Soldiers

Let's face it, being on active duty in a battle zone can be stressful to say the least, and humor is one channel some soldiers use to calm themselves. Whether it positioning themselves in the perfect spot to make it appear as if they're eating soldiers climbing down from a helicopter, or just playing Quiditch, you'll find them here. Continue reading to see more.

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Google Facts

Photo credit: Hans Lebhai

Google may have started out purely as a search engine, but it's evolved to be much more than that. The company has even hidden a host of Easter eggs inside its search engine, like the terms above. Did you know that the domain name for Google was registered on September 15, 1997? That's right, then the company was incorporated on September 4, 1998, and based in the garage of a friend (Susan Wojcicki) in Menlo Park, California. Craig Silverstein, a fellow PhD student at Stanford, was hired as the first employee. Continue reading for more.

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Polaroid Tripod

Polaroid's 72" ProPod Deluxe Tripod is currently being offered for only $24.99 shipped with coupon code: AKXSFKUU, today only, originally priced at $79.98. This tripod features intelligent in-demand features like fluid pan-head, braced center columns, all-terrain leg tips, dual levels, compact-footprints, ergonomically designed carry handles and foam grips-and everything else you'd expect from a line inspired by over half a century of imaging innovation. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: AKXSFKUU during checkout for the additional $15 discount.

Notable features:
  • Exclusive double bubble dual bubble levels; extends to a full 6 feet yet weighs 4 pounds yet retracts to just 28 inches for anytime / anywhere portability.

  • Industrial grade materials and construction provide maximum stability and versatility in a variety of situations regardless of equipment; ergonomically designed, built in carrying handle plus no sweat foam grips.

  • Locking braced center column withs well; swivel set rubber feet for spike like traction & stability without damaging surfaces convenient.


[via Amazon]

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