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Tiny Home

One+ is basically a housing concept by the Sweden-based company Add-a-Room that allows users to build their home through prefabricated modules, designed by Danish architect Lars Frank Nielsen. It uses 15m square rooms as building blocks for the units, which are built off site and assembled on location to streamline the process and keep costs down. Best of all, basic units, like the one you see above, start at $35,000 USD. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Wall of Death in India that will scare your pants off.

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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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Cube Home

If Apple started designing homes, they would probably look like this cube-shaped living space. Despite its size, this home features a full kitchen, bathroom, living room, bed area, and even an outdoor grass balcony of sorts. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Batman spotted in the most unexpected place (Japan).

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Petronas Towers

The Petronas Towers are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)'s official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world, topping out at 452m (1,483ft). The buildings are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur, along with nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower. Continue reading for more.

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Treasure Room

Their son was only 2-years-old when the Goers moved into their home, and attached to his bedroom was a hidden storage space that they decided to keep a secret from him until he got a little older. It was left untouched for two years, but recently, for their son's fourth birthday, they decided to transform it into a secret "treasure room" by hiring a contractor to redo the entire room with drywall, wood floors, and a fresh coat of paint. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Prefab House

Photo credit: Hi Consumption

Just because a home is small doesn't mean it can't be practical at the same time. A perfect example would be the Vivood prefab house, which arrives in giant box and can be built out up to 345 square feet within a single workday. Inside, there's a kitchen, dining room, bedroom, dry toilet, and even a solar panel array for electricity. Pine wood panels cover interior and keep things cozy. Continue reading for more.

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Scarface House

Tony Montana is known for his luxurious tastes, and if the movie studios were to make a sequel, the Al House in Rio de Janeiro, would be the perfect setting. It was designed for a lone, but highly successful, entrepreneur by the Brazilian team at Studio Arthur Casas. His goal was to get away from the cramped quarters of his apartment, and into something more refreshing. Continue reading for more picture and information.

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Gigantic rainbow-colored spiral staircases and slides are quite common in theme parks worldwide, but now you can actually live in a place with these things, and it's called "The Rainbow House". Situated in the fashionable Portobello Road area of West London, this home costs £15,000 per month to rent and includes four color-coordinated levels, a central spiral staircase and a master bedroom , complete with a bed that rotates 360 degrees. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Environmentalist Peter Bahouth from Atlanta, Georgia, has fond memories of treehouses from his childhood. So, he decided to recreate those memories by parrtnering with local builder Nick Hobbs to create a treehouse city. To accomplish this, he started off with a previously purchased plot of land next to his house, and with Hobbs, selected a trio of nearly equidistant trees to build around. The result is what you see above, all linked together by a suspension bridge. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Photo credit: Charles Anderson

What you're seeing above is a frozen Cape Cleveland Lighthouse. The circular tower is 6.7-meters from base to lantern and is topped by an iron lantern room with a copper cupola, painted red. The lantern room is surrounded by a cantilevered iron balcony, supported on brackets, with simple iron railing. Bored Panda says, "Ancient mariners were often guided home by bonfires built on hilltops, which were later elevated and evolved into lighthouses." Continue reading for more.

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