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Cobra Skyscraper

Russian architect Vasily Klyukin knew that snakes symbolized treasure and esoteric knowledge in China, so he designed a cobra-shaped tower to reflect this. To start things off, its round base rises like a serpent's body and extends to form an open-mouthed head, which could be used as a terraced restaurant or nightclub. The body itself is perfect for offices or luxury apartments. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Boiling River

This isn't a giant geothermal spa, but rather a strange river that flows deep through the Amazon rainforest in Mayantuyacu, Peru. It has been known to boil small animals instantly, with temperatures ranging from 50-90 °C (122-194 °F), and in at least one area, it almost reaches the boiling point of 100 °C (212 °F). The locals have known about the "Boiling River" for centuries, and ancient legend has it that the hot water is unleashed by a giant serpent named Yacumama (mothers of the waters). The river's existence was officially documented in 2011 by geothermal scientist Andres Ruzo. Click here for more pictures of the boiling river. Continue reading for an in-depth video explaining how it was discovered.

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Disney Princess Star Wars

Photo credit: Phill Berry

Disney may eventually release a Star Wars crossover film, television series, etc., but until that time comes, we'll have to settle for fan-created art. This latest series comes from artist Phil Berry, who reimagines the famous Disney princesses that everyone knows, as Star Wars Jedis, starting with Ariel. Our favorite detail? The mechanical legs, which have replaced the tail. Continue reading for more.

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Mario Cat

A gamer who goes by "CatastrophiCreations" online has turned an entire room into a stage from Super Mario Brothers. You'll find Bullet Bill, a coin block, and most importantly, functional warp pipes. "Our favorite video game is now actively getting played in our living room...by our cats. Complete with bullets and cannon balls to jump from," said its creator. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Von Wong Shark

Photo credit: Benjamin Von Wong via Peta Pixel

Photographer Benjamin Von Wong's latest series may look fake, but a model / freediver was actually secured underwater with sharks swimming around her. This all took place in Fiji in several 2-hour windows between the hours of 11-1pm, in which the sharks would be active and to achieve optimal lighting with sun rays piercing the water. After 3-days, and 6-hours of shooting, Amber Bourke completed the incredible shots you see above. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Animal Human Eye

Photo credit: Flora Bosi via My Modern Met

Artist Flora Borsi specializes in creating surreal portraits, and without the use of Photoshop. This self taught artist used animals for her latest series, titled "Animeyed," in which she replaced one human eye with an animal counterpart. The profile of each animal is perfectly aligned with Borso's own human models to evoke a fantastical mood. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Cat Selfie

Photo credit: Manny via Bored Panda

GoPro cameras aren't just for capturing action footage, as this cat has mastered the art of selfies using one. Apparently, Manny the cat learned this skill when the animal reached out to touch the camera during a shoot one day. Now, its owner just places the device in random places, in hopes that Manny will walk over and press the magic button. Continue reading for more funny selfies by Manny.

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Goliath Tigerfish

The goliath tigerfish is basically a very large African predatory freshwater fish of the Alestidae family. This large-toothed, highly predatory fish grows to a length of 4.9-feet and a weight of 34-pounds. When hunting, this fish uses the calmer eddies of the rapids to ambush its prey, using its keen sight and hearing to detect prey. When a target is noticed, the fish uses acceleration to chase it down. Continue reading for two more videos and information. Click here for more images.

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Star Wars Cats

Griz and Norm Lemay are two Disney animators who decided to use the company's Star Wars brand in a creative way...reimagining famous characters, like BB-8, with cats. You'll see Rey with a Bengal cat perched atop her shoulder, both looking to escape the arid desert that is Jakku, while Princess Leia is kept company by a fluffy white cat. Continue reading to see more. Click here to view more bonus funny and cool Star Wars images.

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Giant Squid Japan

It's not everyday that divers get to see a giant squid, much less one up close, but that's exactly what this research team saw this past week. "Giant squid was caught the camera a valuable figure that swim among the sea. The 24th morning in the boat mooring field in the Toyama Prefecture, the fishing that the swimming is a living giant squid people had was found. Length of the giant squid is about 4m, girth is about 1m, the part of the head it is that was swimming quietly towards the seabed," according to ANN News Japan [translated]. Continue reading for another video and more information. Click here for more images of giant squid.

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