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Crayon Art

They're mostly used for coloring books by children, by crayons, in the hands of a skilled artist, can also be used to create masterpieces. Artist Christian Faur specializes in this, using these wax drawing tools to recreate portraits of anonymous people from the Great Depression in a series titled The Land Surveyors. These coloring sticks are placed upright, transforming each one into a single pixel of a larger picture. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an amazing event that occurs when you free running, gymnastics and 8-bit video games.

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Passenger Shaming

Photo credit: Passenger Shaming

Unless you're flying first class all the time, you're bound to encounter some bizarre sights in economy, also known as cattle class. For example, this person decided to do a handstand in their seat, or is an acrobat who can only sleep with their legs up in the air. Unfortunately, things only get stranger from there, and Instagram sensation "Passenger Shaming" has rounded up an interesting gallery for your viewing enjoyment. Continue reading to see them all.

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Sideways Bike

It looks like something straight from a circus show, but it's actually just the unique Sideways Bike by Michael Killian of Ireland. Here's what Killian has to say about his creation, "The sideways bike is a two wheel steering bicycle with independently steerable wheels that travels sideways. this steering arrangement affords a unique and distinct motion that is both entertaining and graceful; much like the motion of a snowboard." Continue reading for the full ride video from Paris and more information.

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Anime People Art

Photo credit: Robert DeJesus

Always wondered what you'd look like as an anime character? Wonder no more, as artist Robert DeJesus can take just about any photo and give them a cartoon-like makeover. Here's what the artist requires: "Send a single person selfie style photo reference to my email and I'll send you back a price and payment method when a spot becomes available and if I like the photo. Commission rate begins at twenty dollars for just a digital file version selfie style (just below the shoulders to the top of the head) sketch. Extra fees will apply for these sort examples: to have the pencil drawing sent USPS (depending on where you live), how much more the body is included in the photo, special requests like asking to add or subtract things for the sketch, and so on." Continue reading for more examples and the commission page.

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Electric Wakeboard

Wakeboards are nothing new, that is unless...you're talking about RADINN's electric-powered creation. Unlike other wakeboards, this one has a carbon fiber body, salt water-resistant jet propulsion system, all powered by a lithium battery pack - sits in a removable watertight compartment for easy access and charging. You can control its speed with a wireless waterproof handheld remote. It can travel at up to 29 mph and for 45-60 minutes on a full charge. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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Geeky Ideas

Don't have a fork, but have other random utensils laying around? Tying a few toothpicks onto a plastic knife just might be your next best option. Or, if you couldn't afford prime seats at the ballgame, taking photos of the game through a pair of binoculars just might work. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the luckiest cyclist you'll see this year.

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Y-40 Deepest Pool

Y-40 sounds like the name of a sci-fi flick, but it's currently the world's deepest indoor swimming pool, located in the small Italian town of Montegrotto Terme. Measuring 21 X 18 meters (69 X 59 feet) with a maximum depth of 40 meters (131 feet), it contains approximately 4,300 cubic meters of spa water and is kept at the constant temperature of 32°C - 34°C (about 90°F). Continue reading for a Y-40 free diving video as well as the entire inauguration ceremony.

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Waterfall Restaurant

Dining at a nice restaurant is good enough for most people, but for those who demand an extreme restaurant experience, look no further than the Villa Escudero Waterfall Restaurant. Located in San Pablo City, Philippines, this unique restaurant lets guests get up close and personal with a real roaring waterfall while enjoying their a tasty meal. The dining area sits at the foot of the Labasin Falls, and afterwards, guests can even lie against the rushing water covered wall for quick massage or post-lunch rinse off. Continue reading for another video, more images and additional information.

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Deep Sea Dragonfish

The Deep-sea Dragonfish, as the name states, lives in the deep-sea of the Pacific ocean. The Dragon fish tends to live around 1000 to 3000 meters below the surface. Some Dragonfish have even been found at depths of 5000 meters. Most deep sea fish that can produce light produce blue light, but the dragon fish can produce not only blue light but a red light as well. This red light is emitted from a suborbital photophore. Continue reading for more interesting facts.

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eTricks Evolution

Regular bikes are great for getting places, but for true fun, you'll need an eTricks Evolution R01. This bike is powered by a 2,500-watt electric engine and is designed to tackle both the backroad dirt path as well as tarmac. It's been equipped with a maintenance free belt drive and hydraulic suspension alongside the powerful motor. Continue reading for another trick video, more images and additional information.

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