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The SNES is a 16-bit video game console developed by Nintendo that was released in 1990 in Japan, 1991 in North America, 1992 in Europe and Australasia (Oceania), and South America in 1993. It was the company's second home console, following the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Additionally, development of a variety of enhancement chips (which were integrated on game circuit boards) helped to keep it competitive in the marketplace. Continue reading for five things you may not have known.

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You know you've got some awesome and geeky parents when they build a custom Super Mario Bros. themed bedroom as a surprise. The surprises don't stop at the wall decals, Power-Up Mushroom pillow, and curtains. There's even coin block shelves and a warp pipe stand of sorts for the phone system. Continue reading for more cool and geeky room designs that kids would absolutely love.

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Located at the Tivoli Friheden theme park in Denmark, Sky Tower is essentially a free fall ride without a tether. That's right, riders plunge from the top of a 130-foot tower onto a net 100 feet below. The park says that you'll experience "4G sensations as your plummeting body hits a top speed of 55 mph." Continue reading for the video and more information.

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You've probably seen a few social experiments on the internet, but this happened at a real seminar. Basically, 50 attendees were asked to write their name on a balloon, all of which were then placed in a room. Next, they were asked to enter that room and find the balloon with their name on it - chaos ensued. So, they were told to grab a random balloon and give it back to the right person by looking at their name tag. Happiness is all around you, but some forms require a different perspective on things. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an optical illusion that will blow your mind.

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Having a mobile office that consists of a laptop and fold-away desk is one thing, Soul Box is an entirely different story. Designed by studio Allergutendinge, Soul Box is basically a minimalist, two-story home that boasts a kitchen and bed on the bottom floor and a viewing platform on top. Yes, there's even a bed as well as a roof that opens up to let sunlight and fresh air in. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Believe it or not, the United Arab Emirates' total GDP stood at $50.7 billion in 1990, but fast forward to present day, and its GDP is more than $360 billion. The United Arab Emirate's continued status as a tax-free haven brought even more ex-pats to settle in Dubai and in 1999, one of the tallest hotels in the world opened, cementing the city's reputation as a tourist destination. The top image above shows what the main road in Dubai, the E-11, looked like in 1990, and below, what it looked like in 2013. Continue reading for twenty strange, yet real, things you might only see in Dubai.

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It's finally midweek and just about everyone in the workplace could use a breather. These adorable images of dogs with babies show that properly trained animals could become your child's best friend. What you may not know is that "some small breeds are also unsuitable around children because of their tendency towards nipping and aggression," according to Bored Panda. Continue reading to see more.

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While you may see friends, co-workers, and / or family post vacation photos on social media, nothing is as it seems, or at least anymore. The newest internet trend is "fakecation", which is basically taking a fake vacation using a poster, giant display, laptop, or whatever is around to fool others into thinking you're living the dream. Continue reading for more examples.

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Mpow's Bluetooth 4.0 Foldable Headphones are currently being offered for only $32.99 with coupon code MPOWAPTX, today only, originally priced at $79.99. Compatible with aptX digital audio codec compression technology that brings you high quality audio virtually identical to wired headphone with an impressive dynamic range and crisp clarity. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code MPOWAPTX during checkout for the additional discount. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX codec for high-fidelity stereo music and clear speech, You can begin enjoying CD quality stereo sound instantly.

  • Compact and comfortable design, with the 300mAh Li-on battery, Mpow Bluetooth headset reach up to 15 hours of music and talk time, while others have only 8-10 hours.

  • With this foldable headphones adopted sponge hearing protection, the sponge hearing protection not only protect from hurting your ears but also give you much more enjoyable and comfortable hearing experience. Furthermore, it's convenient and easy to take with you wherever you go.


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Not all of these may work (or any) during most meetings, but some of these tips just might come in handy. For example, nodding continuously while pretending to take notes - writing down the first word of every sentence - just might keep you awake long enough for your boss(es) to notice. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for an indoor skydiver trying out some Spider-Man moves.

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