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Lake Baikal Frozen

Lake Baikal is basically a rift lake in Russia, located in southern Siberia, between Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and the Buryat Republic to the southeast. It's the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world, containing roughly 20% of the world's unfrozen surface fresh water, with a maximum depth of 1,642m. A group of Siberian percussionists have become internet sensations with an exhibition of ice drumming on this frozen wonderland. In minus 20°C, they discovered that the 1m thick ice has a distinctive rhythm all of its own. Click here for more pictures of Lake Baikal. Continue reading for two additional videos.

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Van Gogh's Bedroom Real

Van Gogh's own title for this composition was "The Bedroom", and now you can rent it in real-life for just $10 per night. The original painting depicts Van Gogh's bedroom at 2, Place Lamartine in Arles, Bouches-du-Rhone, France, known as his Yellow House. The door to the right opened on to the upper floor and the staircase; the door to the left was that of the guest room he held prepared for Gauguin; the window in the front wall looked on to Place Lamartine and its public gardens. Continue reading for more information and the Airbnb page.

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Moto X Pure Edition

This 32GB Unlocked Moto X Pure Edition smartphone lets you break free from contracts, all for $374.99 shipped, today only, originally $449.99. Bring your favorite games and videos to life on a stunning 5.7" Quad (1440p) HD display. Front-facing stereo speakers that deliver crisp, clear, and powerful audio will take your experience to the next level. Capture beautiful, true-to-life images in any light with a top-rated, 21 MP camera featuring a color-balancing flash. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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Gravitational Lensing

In observational astronomy, an Einstein ring is the deformation of the light from a source, such as a galaxy, into a ring through gravitational lensing of the source's light by an object with an extremely large mass, like a black hole. This occurs when the source, lens, and observer are all aligned. The first complete Einstein ring, designated B1938+666, was discovered by collaboration between astronomers at the University of Manchester and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in 1998. The simulation above depicts a Schwarzschild black hole in front of the Milky Way. The first Einstein ring corresponds to the most distorted region of the picture and is clearly shown by the galactic disc. Click here for the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an illusionist performing drone magic.

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McLaren 650S GT3

Limited to just 15-units worldwide, the 2,733-pound 2016 McLaren 650S GT3 is a track-only model that's powered by a bi-turbo 3.8L V8 limited to 493-horsepower to meet FIA GT3 regulations, paired to a six-speed sequential gearbox. Only the essentials are included on this racecar, so the interior offers a full carbon fiber racing seat, dashboard, six-point harness, integrated air jacks for quick wheel / part changes, adjustable pedals, and a racing steering wheel. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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BMW Landspeeder

At first, you might confuse this with something from an auto museum, but it's just the BMW Landspeeder by Austin, Texas based Revival Cycles. Based on Ernst Henne's Landspeeder, this BMW R37 Racer was originally built specifically for the man himself in 1928, the one in which he would use to go on and break multiple records. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Dreadnought Star Destroyer

The Startpoint Group has just unveiled the "Dreadnought T2050," which looks very similar to the Star Destroyer from Star Wars. Featuring stealth technology, an exterior-mounted electromagnetic rail gun, hologram room with Google Glass-like walls that display tactical information, and to top things off, a "moon pool" garage in the transom, capable of launching underwater drones. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to see the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a Star Wars meets Mario Kart mashup.

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Airow Gun

The Airow Gun basically uses a combination of mechanical and pneumatic power to convert the energy from a compound, or recurve bow. The energy released is generally equivalent to the power generated by a marker. Entire games have been dedicated to the use of Airow Guns, in a fashion similar to that of slingshot paintball. Continue reading for two more videos and more information.

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Android Lollipop Tablet

IRULU's eXpro X1s 10.1" Tablet is a great backup, or just for everyday use, and you can get one for $68.99 shipped, today only, originally $133.99. It features a quad-core 1.3GHz processor, running Google Android 5.1 Lollipop, 16GB of NAND Flash memory, along with dual cameras. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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Vision Gran Turismo

The Chiron, due in 2016, was meant to be no faster or more powerful than the Super Sport, but now rumor has it that this new model will be based off the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo. The car has also been revealed to be possibly the fastest convertible car in the world, as it will debut with a targa top. It will officially make its debut in March 2016 at the Geneva Motor Show. Production will start in 2017 and will be limited to 500 units worldwide. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a crazy first person video of a drone racing through a warehouse.

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