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Car Life Hack

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Road trips can both be fun and stressful due to all the planning required. However, it doesn't have to be all that painful, thanks to these life hacks and tips. One of the most useful (if your car breaks down), would be to ask mechanics at auto shops to inspect a good part to see how they respond, before deciding on where to get it fixed. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the ultimate dominoes setup made by bored nightshift workers at a supermarket.

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Marble Caves Chile

The beautiful marble cave you see above is located on a peninsula of solid marble bordering Lake General Carrera, a remote glacial lake that spans the Chile-Argentina border. It was formed by 6,000+ years of waves washing up against calcium carbonate. The smooth, swirling blues of the cavern walls are a reflection of the lake's azure waters, which change in intensity and hue, depending on water levels and time of year. Continue reading for more majestic and breathtaking caves you can actually visit.

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Lottery Coincidence

Believe it or not, there were two winners of a Chinese lottery in a 2009 drawing. They each won 5 million yuan, with one living in Henan and the other, Heilongjiang - thousands of kilometers apart. They both picked the same seven number combination: 3, 5, 1, 1, 5, 8, 7. Now here's where the story gets crazy...both numbers sets were purchased at exactly the same time - right down to the second. Reportedly for this drawing, there were over 10 million numbers picked by players and at peak times, with over 100 transactions take place every second. Continue reading for more mind-boggling coincidences.

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Pop Out stairs

Most starter homes or apartments in metropolitan areas aren't usually the largest of places, but with the right furniture, things can appear to be a lot more spacious. For example, installing drawers and shelves directly into your staircase might be an option to consider, especially if your home is still under construction or due for a big renovation. Continue reading for more.

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Kindle Fire HD Tablet

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD Tablet (used - acceptable) is currently being offered for only $53.30 shipped, today only. Most tablet displays are made up of two pieces of glass - an LCD on the bottom and a touch sensor on the top, separated by an air gap. With an air gap, light reflects off of every surface as it passes through from the front, creating multiple distracting reflections that reduce display contrast. Kindle Fire HD solves this air gap problem by laminating the touch sensor and the LCD together into a single layer of glass, creating a display that's easy to view, even in overhead light. Product page. Continue reading for another video review, tips, and more information.

Notable features:
  • 1280x800 HD display with polarizing filter and anti-glare technology for rich color and deep contrast from any viewing angle.

  • Exclusive Dolby audio and dual-driver stereo speakers for immersive, virtual surround sound.

  • World's first tablet with dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi for over 35% faster downloads and streaming (compared to the iPad mini).

  • High performance 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor with Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics core for fast and fluid performance.


[via Amazon]

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Radioactive Shelf

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Web designer / graphic artist Mat Brown created these awesome shelves with his own hands, and not some computer program. He says, "We were running a bit short on shelving in the kitchen and wanted somewhere we could store all the preserves we're going to make from the garden this year, so we went to the timber yard to see what they had. They had this, 155cm long piece of chestnut. It was pretty heavily cracked and pitted, with knotholes and so on. But, I had a plan. Resin inlay. A technique traditionally used with a colour-matched epoxy to the wood, to give an 'invisible' repair. I'm taking a slightly different approach." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video about giving that will restore your faith in humanity.

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Foam Mercedes

This looks to be straight from a movie set, but it's actually a custom car in the making. An auto enthusiast from Lithuania decided that a standard Mercedes-Benz CLK just wasn't going to cut it. So, he decided to strip everything, add some extra parts, along with some massive wheels, and remake it into a one-of-a-kind luxury car of sorts. Continue reading to see the entire process.

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Boeing Death Ray

Boeing has unveiled HEL MD (High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator), a truck-mounted weapon that uses an invisible laser beam to exact targets, the rounds are capable of taking down drones from the sky and even missiles in inclement weather. It's equipped with a 10-kilowatt solid state laser and a radar system mounted atop a heavy truck at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Oreo Hack

You know how people like to dip their Oreos into a bowl or glass of milk? One geek discovered that it's much easier to put however many cookies you want to eat directly into a bowl a quarter filled with milk. This also works with just about any other cookie you can think of, minus the ones that crumble instantly when touched. Continue reading for more everyday foods that geeks have discovered you might be eating wrong.

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Paul Smith Typewriter Art

Paul Smith was born with severe spastic cerebral palsy, which results in the loss of fine motor control in his hands, making it impossible for him to perform the most basics of tasks. That didn't stop him from becoming a world renowned artist though, using nothing but a typewriter. Beginning when he was just a teenager, Smith started working with the typewriter to create art, and slowly refined his technique until he was able to create real masterpieces. His left hand was used to steady the right and he would lock the "Shift" key to create most of his works with the symbols "@ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _". Spending 2-3 hours pe day typing, each one of his artworks would take him anywhere from 2 weeks to 3 months. Continue reading for an 11-minute video detailing more of his life and beautiful artwork.

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