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Rampant Surfboard

At $1.3-million, the Rampant Surfboard, by New Zealand-based Roy Stuart, just might be the world's most expensive. It measures 10-foot, 6-inches long, and is constructed from a hollowed out Paulownia timber core, while being reinforced with high-strength polycarbonate supports. The fins are designed specifically to maximize your performance on the water. The serrated fin lets riders control the board with ease, and the round fin creates a vortex of water that helps greatly reduce drag. It's capable of speeds up to 40 miles per hour on the water. To top things off, there's a 23-karat gold leaf lion stamped on the board. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of some realistic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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Cleaning Life Hack

While not every home has a ceiling fan, knowing that a pillow case can be used to clean the blades could be a potential life saver, come spring cleaning. Other simple cleaning hacks include: using mink oil to revitalize leather furniture, deep cleaning dishwashers with a cup of vinegar, and spraying vodka onto your bed to kill odor-causing bacteria. Continue reading to see them all.

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Geometric Tattoo

Brian Woo's dad originally wanted him to become a doctor, but rather than studying, he experimented with tattoos as a teenager. His work was soon noticed by the Shamrock Social Club in Los Angeles, where stars like the late Tupac and movie star Johnny Depp have been tattooed. Currently, the waiting list stretches over a year long. Woo describes his most famous tattoo: "A wolf made up of my constellations - the first time I used my signature circles and lines to create an image." Continue reading for more images.

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Coffee Mug Drip Catcher

Don't you hate when your coffee mug ends up having a few drips on the bottom and makes a mess on important documents? Well, this innovative drip catcher mug looks simple enough, but it's designed to make your life easier, or at least a bit less messy. Designed by Kim Keun Ae, it harnesses the hydrodynamic properties of surface tension and features a reservoir running around the circumference of the vessel's outer wall. Continue reading for more simple, yet genius, product ideas that make life easier.

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Short Bus Conversion

On the outside, it looks like a regular 1959 Chevrolet Viking short bus, but step inside? You'll see that everything inside has been replaced by Winkelman Architecture, and it can now haul up to 12 people comfortably. Featuring a sleeping area with two single beds, both of which can be combined in the center of the bus for a queen-sized accommodation. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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UV Thread Room

This is not a light painting illusion, just a real installation by French artist Julien Salaud, called "Stellar Cave". Each piece of art you see is made of cotton thread coated with ultraviolet paint, and then woven into the shapes of stunning creatures. Thousands of nails are used to form a glowing tapestry that transforms the room into a unique grotto. Continue reading for more images and information.

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How to Hide Router

Let's face it, routers aren't the prettiest piece of technology to look at, especially with all of the wires hanging out of the back. However, cleaning things up isn't as hard as you think. Simply pick up some filing boxes, cut holes in the back of the, and place the router / DVR / etc. inside before plugging things in. Continue reading for some more cool and geeky ways to hide technology and other random things around the house.

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Blowtorch Sculpture

Cal Lane works specializes in making intricate patterns on everyday items - like car parts, oil tanks, and shovels - with a blowtorch. The patterns are inspired by traditional decorative art forms, such as tapestry, lace, and metal filigree. She says: "Like a Wrestler in a tutu, the absurdity of having opposing extremist stances is there for reaction and not rational understanding; the rational discussion arises in the search for how one thing defines the other by its proximity." Continue reading for more examples.

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Branching and Looping Table

At first glance, this looping wooden table looks like an optical illusion, but it's a real furniture piece designed by artist Michael Beitz, called "Not Now". It's basically an 8-foot-long tangle of looping wood with an "anti-social design." There's also "Tree Picnic," a functional 50-foot-long picnic table that branches like a tree at the Michigan Riley Farm in Buffalo, New York. These sculptures were on display at the Maybe Later at the Roswell Museum and Art Center last year. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Brain Specimen Coaster

ThinkGeek's Brain Specimen Coasters consist of 10-pieces that separates the organ into thin slices, with each part being printed on a 4-inch piece of clear glass. When stacked atop one another, they form a complete 3-dimensional brain. Each coaster is labeled, so you're able to create a complete brain when not in use. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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