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Balancing Rock Towers

Photo credit: Gravity Glue

None of these images have been Photoshopped, including the one above. Artist Michael Grab specializes in making these impossible balanced rock towers that seem to defy the laws of physics. He says, "Over the past few years of practicing rock balance, simple curiosity has evolved into therapeutic ritual, ultimately nurturing meditative presence, mental well-being, and artistry of design." In other words, they require intense concentration and meditative focus. Continue reading for more images.

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LightningKid Lightning Cable

LightningKid's iOS 8 Certified Lightning Cable is currently being offered for only $1.82 shipped, this weekend only, originally priced at $20. Yes, this does supposedly work with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus - the cable is full 1A capacity for iPhone charging. Product page. Continue reading for a video showing a nifty hack to prevent cable damage.

Notable features:
  • 3.2 Feet Cable, charges the iPod, iPhone, or iPad with Lightning connector and syncs.

  • Guarantee iOS 8 certified, and further iOS by Lightning connector.

  • Compatible with iPhone 6/5/5S/5C, iPad mini, iPad 4th generation, iPad Air, iPod 5th generation, and iPod nano 7th generation.


[via Amazon]

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90s Things

Many geeks will remember the 90s for its trackball computer mice, multi-part VHS tape movies, WordArt gallery, Tamagotchi virtual keychain pets, cassette tapes, and actually going to a store to rent movies. Unfortunately, using a mobile phone to record one part of a song playing on a car's radio meant ringtones that were slightly more annoying (distorted) than standard beeps. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny homework answers gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a baby goat that just loves saying "what what".

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San Marino, Italy

San Marino (above) is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy, situated on the Italian Peninsula on the north-eastern side of the Apennine Mountains. San Marino claims to be the oldest surviving sovereign state and constitutional republic in the world, as the continuation of the monastic community founded on 3 September 301, by stonecutter Marinus of Arbe. The country's economy mainly relies on finance, industry, services and tourism. It is one of the wealthiest countries in the world in terms of GDP (per capita), with a figure comparable to the most developed European regions. Continue reading for more.

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JP Morgan Palladium Card

Photo credit: My Palladium Card

You've probably heard (or even have) the AMEX Centurion black card, but the JP Morgan Palladium Card is right behind it. It's exclusive offering for the wealthiest of JP Morgan Chase clients who already have private bankers with them. All typical credit card transaction fees are waived (using it abroad, etc.),and there's no preset spending limit to boot. The card itself is made from palladium, a rare metal that belongs in the family of platinum metals, complete with 23-karat gold with logos, names and dates etched in by laser. For those who would hate to damage it, card members also receive a plastic version of the Palladium card. In addition to the waived fees, top tier concierge, unlimited complimentary access to more than 600 airport lounges worldwide, access to MarquisJet (world's largest fleet of private jets), a travel rewards program, and more, are included with the $595 annual fee. Continue reading for more.

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Birdsnest Chair

At first glance, this looks like a giant bird's nest, but in reality, it's a real piece of furniture. Designed by Israel-based Merav (Salush) Eitan and Gaston Zahr of OGE Creative Group this circular wooden structure is loaded with soft, egg-shaped pillows that's supposed to resemble a "fusion of furniture and playground." Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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USB Camera

Though many digital cameras have Wi-Fi capabilities now, which come in handy when transferring / previewing images, finding one that easily fits in your pocket is another story. This tiny 12.0-megapixel camera not only fits snugly in your pocket, but plugs into any USB-compatible computer and / or printer for quick access to your shots. Continue reading for more innovative things that people could actually use.

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Awesome Gadgets and Technologies

With the way things are headed, it's not too farfetched to say that everything will soon be smartphone-controlled, but there are still some brilliant ideas being churned out by inventors, including the five examples you see above. Our favorite? Definitely the IQ Alarm Clock, but let's just hope the questions can constantly be updated via Wi-Fi, and that there are user-selectable difficulty levels. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how laser tattoo removal works.

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Tetrachromatism

Concetta Antico is a painter unlike any other, and that's because she's tetrachromatic. This unique condition enables her to see 100-million colors, rather than just 1-million, like normal humans, thanks to extra receptors in her eyes. Most people have three types of cones, which are structures in the eye that designed to absorb particular wavelengths of light and transmit them to the brain, but tetrachromatics, like Concetta, have four cones. Continue reading for more pictures and informatino.

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Pumpkin Squirrel

Photo credit: Max Ellis

What better way to kick off Halloween than with a photo of a squirrel trying to steal a carved pumpkin? This brilliant image was captured by British photographer Max Ellis. It was made possible by placing a treat inside the pumpkin, making the carving irresistible to at least one of the squirrels. According to the photographer, no squirrels were harmed in this shoot, and that they were probably "much better fed than any other wild squirrels on the planet!". Continue reading for more images.

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