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Photo credit: Lucas Levitan

We've all probably heard about Instagram's great #thepurge cleansing, or how they got rid of millions of spam accounts, but London-based Brazilian illustrator Lucas Levitan didn't let that get to him, nor the company's new $35-billion valuation. He specializes in "Photo Invasion", which has him adding cartoon characters to random Instagram photos. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a mind-blowing Equinox dragon made entirely from paper mache.

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Terrafugia TF-X

We have seen the future of automobiles, and some of them will take to the skies. Starting off, there's the Terrafugia TF-X, which has an air cruising speed of 200 mph, and a range 500 miles (805 km) without needing to refuel or recharge. If the driver sets it in automatic mode, they'll be able to automatically avoid other air traffic, along with inclement weather, restricted airspace and tower-controlled airspace. That's not all, this flying car will also automatically land itself at the destination - manual override is included should they notice any hazards at the chosen landing site. Continue reading for more.

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Ghost Ship Amsterdam

Photo credit: Janus van den Eijnden

When 3D projection technologies are combined with water, something magical happens, or at least in the case of this installation by Romania-based architecture collective visualSKIN. They unveiled their latest project at the Amsterdam Light Festival, which basically consists of a 3D projection of a 17-century ship against a backdrop of water. It's titled "Ghost Ship," and rightfully so, making use of two intersecting images projected onto perpendicular curtains of water that can be viewed from multiple angles. This ship is based on the Dutch East India Company's The Amsterdam that was wrecked in a storm during its maiden voyage to Batavia in 1749. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Nomura Jellyfish

You're not looking at an alien species from another galaxy, just a monstrous Nomura's Jellyfish, photographed by Lucia Terui. These graceful giants of the sea that grow up to 6ft 6in in diameter, and can often be found in the waters of Echizen, Fukui province, Japan. Though their stings are generally very painful, Nomura Jellyfish are not known for causing any major damage to humans. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Sennheiser Game Zero

Sennheiser's G4ME ZERO Headphones not only completely block out external noise, but it features tailored leatherette double layered memory-foam ear pads, adjusted to jaw and head geometry, ensuring the best acoustically sealing and wearing comfort. Extreme sonic clarity and accuracy with Sennheiser's original transducer technology allow you to hear every detail of the game - speakers have been customized and optimized for PC gaming. Rather than pay $300, you could pick up one of these for just $174.99 shipped, today only. Product page. Continue reading for an in-depth review, more images and additional information.

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Book Forest

Photo credit: Inhabitat

Why just chop up or burn fallen tree trunks, when you could turn them into something useful for all to enjoy. This "Book Forest" is located in Prenzlauer Berg, directly in front of a dessert cafe. It's from fallen trees cut at varying heights and bolted together to create a faux tree cluster of sorts. Visitors can open the plastic flaps to browse the books, or to add their own. Inhabitat visited this book exchange and found that the titles ranged from popular novels to history books, DIYs, and children's books. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Jenga move that should not have been possible.

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Morgan Freeman Lookalike

No, this isn't Morgan Freeman, just a security guard in Venezuela. On a somewhat related note, did you know that Morgan Freeman earned a private pilot's license at age 65? He owns or has owned at least three private aircraft and he is certified to fly all of them. Or, that he fell asleep on-air during his live interview for the promotions of his film "Now You See Me" and when asked he gave a wry reason: "I wasn't actually sleeping. I'm a beta tester for Google Eyelids. I was merely updating my Facebook page." Continue reading for more.

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Imgur user "slothslothsloth" was looking for a quiet place to study inside his school's graduate library, but he stumbled upon a wall of boxes. As he took a closer look, all of them were labeled "Captured German Records". So, he did what many would do, pull a box out to see what exactly was inside. Turns out they are all microreel films from 1934, and part of The National Archives of the United States. Continue reading to see what ensued.

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Etihad The Residence

We've featured Etihad's The Residence before, but now the airline has released several new images, along with a video, that takes you inside the $20,000 (one way) luxury penthouse in the sky, aboard its Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 aircraft. Once you step into the cabin, you're greeted with a 125-square-foot, three-room private suite, which comes complete with a Savoy-trained personal butler. Peter Baumgartner, Chief Commercial Officer of the United Arab Emirates' national airline, says: "For a three-room cabin, it's not overpriced. Effectively it's four times the price of a first class ticket, so that's double if you're traveling in a couple." Continue reading for a video, more images and additional information.

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World's Deepest Fish

A new record has been set for the deepest fish ever seen in the world, captured at an incredible depth of 26,722 feet (8,145 meters) in the Mariana Trench. The snailfish isn't like the creepy creatures you've seen before, with the dark eyes and giant teeth, but they do have large heads, small eyes, and are normally slightly larger than a human hand in length. Dr Alan Jamieson, from Aberdeen University said: "This really deep fish did not look like anything we had seen before, nor does it look like anything we know of. It is unbelievably fragile, with large wing-like fins and a head resembling a cartoon dog." Continue reading for the video and more information.

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