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Norway Mansion

Not just any summer home, this one, located in Vestfold (southern Norway) took nearly a decade to complete due to its location, and spans approximately 300 meters of living space. Jarmund/Vigsnas Architects first had to level the boulders underneath, and even so, building the residence atop the rugged rocky terrain was a challenge. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Watch Sculptures

From the pictures, this looks like any old motorcycle, but upon closer inspection, you'll see that it's actually made entirely from old watch parts. DeviantART user "randomasusual" specializes in taking apart old watches and turning them into miniature sculptures of guitars, motorcycles, insects, and lots more. The concept of the wristwatch goes back to the production of the very earliest watches in the 16th century. Elizabeth I of England received a wristwatch from Robert Dudley in 1571, described as an arm watch. From the beginning, wrist watches were almost exclusively worn by women, while men used pocket-watches up until the early 20th century. Continue reading to see more.

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Google Self Driving Car

Here's yet another look at Google's self-driving car, which is almost ready for public streets around the world. Just to recap, it uses a combination of video cameras, radar sensors, lasers, GPS and the most detailed 3D maps ever compiled to navigate the roads. According to Chris Urmson, leader of the project, "The maps even show the height of the curb. They are constantly being updated to show road works and other variables." Continue reading for a detailed video and more information.

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McDonalds Marriage

There's nothing wrong with stopping by your local 24-hour fast food restaurant for a late night snack, but when you use a McDonalds McChicken to propose, it might be taking things too far. Unfortunately (or fortunately), that is one of the least crazy things you'll find here. Other examples include: punching a worker because they forgot something, calling the police over a food shortage, and lost more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Battlefield PC

It's always good to revisit the good old days of PC modding, back when geeks took pride in creating custom towers. For this flashback, we bring you a Battlefield-inspired (game) PC that even includes a built-in energy drink cooler. Unfortunately, we don't know if the minigun spins or if the switches actually do something. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Chihuahua that's really living the good life.

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Bookshelf Chair

You can argue that tablets are quickly replacing traditional books, but fact of the matter is, lots of people still have plenty of them laying around the house. Now why waste space, when you could have a chair and bookshelf hybrid? This nifty hybrid aims to save you space, whether you live in a mansion or a cramped apartment. Continue reading for more space-saving gadgets and accessories - for those wondering, #19 is the Rumford Gardener.

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Here's a first look at the all-new BMW M4 Convertible, which sports the Active Sound Control feature, like in the M4 Coupe, where a live amplification of the engine's natural sound will be inducted into the passenger cabin via the speakers. One caveat: it's slightly heaver than the coupe, at 3851-pounds. Continue reading for more cool things you may not have known about the sporty car.

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Anamorphic Drawings

Artist Jonty Hurwitz is back at it again, and his amazing anamorphic art are definitely eye openers. Anamorphisis refers to a distorted projection or perspective requiring the viewer to use special devices or occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image. In this case, that would be a mirrored cylinder. To create these artworks, he first scans a three-dimensional object, and then uses software to come up with new physical forms. Continue reading for more.

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Old 5MB Hard Drive

Believe it or not, the image above shows a 5MB IBM hard drive being loaded up onto a Pan Am plane in 1956. It supposedly weighed over a ton, and for comparison, you would need over 1,000 of these units to store the information held in a modern thumb drive. That is just one of the many fascinating historical photos we have rounded up for you today. Continue reading to see them all.

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Elysium Exoskeleton

In Elysium, Matt Damon was equipped with an exoskeleton, a sort of automated body armor that augments his strength and speed, also helping him to move as his illness becomes ever-more debilitating. YouTube user "The Hacksmith" decided to create his own version, and while it may not be as powerful as Damon's, lifting 170-pound barbells has never been easier. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a vacuum cleaner that works so well you can eat off the ground after using it.

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