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World Trade Center Elevator

The Empire State Building and Top of the Rock both offer stunning views of NYC, but One World Observatory, the $100 million, three-story attraction atop One World Trade Center, may top them all. How? The Sky Pod elevators, which transport guests up to the 102nd floor in a mere 47 seconds. During the ascent, the displays show a virtual time-lapse of the city's skyline from the 1500s to the present; the Twin Towers appear briefly, but since more than 500 years flashes by in less than a minute, you'll miss them if you blink. Once you've left the observatory, the elevator screens show the exterior of One World Trade Center as you descend, similar to a virtual helicopter ride to the bottom. Continue reading for more clever elevator ideas.

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Underwater Wave Photo

Photo credit: Matt Porteous via Peta Pixel

Photographer Matt Porteous of Studio_M recently took a trip to the Maldives for his latest project, "Below the Breaking Wave," and it's exactly as it sounds. All of the images you see were captured beneath breaking waves. "I've always had a fascination with our world below the breaking waves. To me, it symbolizes the world that we live in today, the calm after every storm. The beauty, clarity and chaos," said Porteous. Continue reading for more pictures, information, and a bonus video.

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Doctor Strange Kid

Sure, it will be approximately 1-year until we get to see the second part of Avengers: Infinity War, but until that time, there will be plenty of content to whet your appetite. To kick things off, here are a few of the film's actors as kids, starting with Doctor Strange, or Benedict Cumberbatch. Continue reading for more.

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Deadpool 2 Prank

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Deapool has always been known as a jokester of sorts, ever since his comic book days, and it's no surprise that FOX decided to invade a few Walmart stores with the quirky superhero. Simply put, they created custom slip-on movie covers for 16 movies, including "The Terminator," and placed them in a special display. Yes, buyers of these movies can keep the Deadpool cover. continue reading to see them all.

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Insanely Good Handwriting

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These days, people would prefer an email or a printed sheet over handwritten notes. However, there are people out there who have mastered the art of handwriting, like the school professor you see above, who has created whiteboard notes that could be mistaken for machine-printed type at first glance. Continue reading for more examples of near-perfect handwriting.

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Baseus Charging Cable Stand

Want to watch a few videos, movies, TV shows, etc., while charging your smartphone? If so, then look no further than the Baseus Maruko Video Cable, which is essentially a USB charging cable with a rounded head that can be propped up, thanks to an extended plastic tip. There's currently no word yet on pricing or availability, but we'll be sure to keep you posted. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Fold-Out SigmaFocus BBQ Grill

Sometimes, less is more, and that is the case with this minimalist fold-out BBQ grill, called "SigmaFocus". This steel wall barbecue not only folds up when not in use, but it offers a range of cooking heights, and is easy to attach to any wall since there are only two fixation points. Its generous ash pan allows the barbecue to be used a number of times without needing to be emptied, while the disc protects the wall from smoke. Continue reading for more minimalist creations.

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Drone Puppy Rescue

Milind Raj went out for his normal morning walk last month when something that sounded like an animal whimper was heard off in the distance. So, the 27-year-old found his way to the sound, and discovered a stranded puppy in a drain. Thankfully, he builds robots for a living, and returned to his lab to build an AI-controlled robotic arm attached to a giant drone, for the daring rescue 6-hours later. "The AI helped me monitor the animal's heart rate, If the grip was too tight, the pup would suffocate. When it was on the ground, it vomited plastic including paan masala packets that people had carelessly tossed into the drain," said Mr Raj. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.

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Bender Mailbox

For those who don't watch Futurama, Bender Bending Rodriguez was a robot built in Tijuana, Mexico designed specifically for the relatively simple task of bending straight metal girders into various angles. He often acts as if he were a Swiss Army Knife rather than a simple bending machine, as he features a number of input/output devices: his head has a data socket and remotely operated volume control, a microphone jack socket, dual-socket power receptacle, reset button,kill switch, and a self-destruct button. Continue reading for more geeky mailboxes that you don't see everyday.

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Accidental Art

Photo credit: Bing Wright via Bored Panda

Photographer Bing Wright specializes in capturing images through cracked glass, and while some may find it pointless, others see the art masterpieces that ensue. Whether it be a sunset, sunrise, or just mid-day sun, each and every one of these photographs are given their own energy. That is just one of the many examples of accidental art captured in the wild. Continue reading for more.

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