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Funny Statues

When it comes to photo opportunities, being at the right place and time is more important than the kind of camera you have. These people (Spider-Man in particular) seem to be having a little too much fun with statues and were captured at the perfect angle to make it appear as if the statue is attacking them. One a related note, did you know that The Lion man from the Swabian Alps in Germany is the oldest known statue in the world? It dates back to 30,000-40,000 years ago. Continue reading for more.

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Cable Car Home

Suspended 2,700 meters above sea level and is near the top of the Sommet de la Saulire, a mountain in the Massif de la Vanoise Courcheval ski resort in the French Alps, this cable car has been converted into a stunning one bedroom, two bed-apartment that can host up to four guests at a time. Should you be lucky enough to stay here, guests bare chauffeured up the mountain on snowmobiles before being checked into the room. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Main Drain

For those who live in homes or apartments that require the toilet seat to always be put down, Main Drain is just the gadget for you. It's essentially a low-cost, in-home urinal option for males who would like the convenience of a public restroom in the comfort of their own home. The gadget itself consists of a geometrically designed gaping maw with a tube that escorts the contents directly down into the toilet bowl, which can work even without lifting the seat. Continue reading for a video and the Kickstarter page.

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Other Planets Sky

The Russian Federal Space Agency has just released a mind-boggling animation that shows how the planet's horizons will appear if other celestial bodies replaced the sun. The first star you'll see is Alpha Centauri, the nearest visible sun to our own, and one of the brightest in the southern night sky. Located 4.3 light-years away, nearly 300,000 times the distance from the Earth to the sun, a double-star system would appear in our skies if it replaced the sun. It orbits a common center of gravity every 80 years with its companion, Alpha Centauri B. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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LEGO Shield Helicarrier

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LEGO has just unveiled an epic 2,996-piece Avengers SHIELD Helicarrier, and it measures 31 inches in length. It comes complete with 3 microscale Quinjets, 3 fighter jets, a gasoline truck, 2 forklift trucks, 2 runaways, 4 road blocks, and 12 hero minifigs - including Nick Fury, Hawkeye, Captain America, Iron Man and 8 SHIELD agents. Expect to shell out $349 when it hits stores in March. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the top five viral videos for today.

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Self Replicating Machine

Yes, engineers have already devised an extremely simple machine that can make better versions of itself. To be more specific, Reaper on DamnInteresting.com says it's "a processor which can 're-carve' its communication pathways on-the-fly was given random arrangements and charged with executing a program that identified tones, and the most successful arrangements were combined over and over until a nearly 100% success rate was achieved." Continue reading for more fascinating facts.

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Frozen Methane Bubbles

At first glance, it appears as if swarms of jellyfish are swimming around under an icy lake, but it's actually just thousands of frozen bubbles. That's right, these natural wonders, photographed across Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, are made of highly flammable gas methane - emitted by bacteria after they consume dead organic matter. The video above shows just how flammable they are. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Industry Insiders

California Civil Code Section 1749.5 makes it illegal to sell a gift certificate that contains an expiration date. Any gift certificate sold after Jan. 1, 1997 is redeemable in cash for its cash value, or subject to replacement with a new gift certificate at no cost to the purchaser or holder, and any gift certificate with a cash value of $10 or less is redeemable in cash for its cash value. On a related note, did you know that the first gift card using a payments infrastructure was introduced by Blockbuster Entertainment in the fall of 1994 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida? Blockbuster gift cards replaced gift certificates that were being counterfeited with recently introduced color copiers and color printers. This was later followed by a card by Neiman Marcus, and the Mobil gas card which initially offered prepaid phone value provided by MCI. Continue reading for more useful tips.

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Portable Room Heater

Lasko's Ceramic Tower Heater is priced at just $39.99 shipped, and boasts 1500 watts of pure comfort. Its top-access push-button controls with digital display make things easy to switch between the low and high speed settings. To ensure that the heat is evenly distributed, the machine sports widespread oscillation, a programmable thermostat, 8-hour timer, and quiet operation. This space heater comes fully assembled and stands 8.5" x 7.25" x 23" tall. Product page. Continue reading for more.

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Craigslist Funny

Let's face it, finding an honest seller on Craigslist isn't the easiest of tasks, and sometimes, you'll have people who are out to purely waste your time. For example, this person posted a "wanted" ad on Craigslist to score a multi-disc changer, but ended up with much more of a headache than he bargained for. As you can see, the seller had no intention of off-loading his device, or at least in one piece. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the ultimate nail gun weapon for the zombie apocalypse.

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