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Tree House Hotel

Photo credit: Chen Hao

This Minecraft-inspired "Qiyunshan Tree House" in China's Anhui Province is no computer-generated imagery, but rather a real structure designed by Bengo Studio. This three-story living space consists of a series of stacked timber blocks, and boasts two bedrooms, two bathrooms, as well as a living room, all connected together by spiral staircase. Climb up to the very top, and you'll be greeted with a 'landscape room' offering panoramic views of the surrounding forest. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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BMW M2 CSL

BMW's M division has been know for their CSL (Coupe, Sports and Lightweight) models, but the public hasn't see one since the M3 CSL in 2004. However, that might all change if the company brings the BMW M2 CSL to life. On the outside, it sports wider fenders, an aggressive aero kit, and of course the famed BMW racing stripes. Inside, you'll find many luxuries stripped out and replaced with a racing roll cage, non-adjustable bucket seats, and a five-point harnesses to keep passengers secure. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Skull Fire Logs

Photo credit: Hi Consumption

These human skull fire logs may not be the most practical, but they're most certainly an interesting coversation piece. Each one is handmade from reinforced steel that has been coated with lave granules and fireproof ceramic, the same kind NASA uses to test rocket engines. They measure between 8 and 9 inches in diameter, and can be used many times over. Get them here now. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Bending Skyscraper

Photo credit: Oiio Studio

Architecture firm Oiio has unveiled a bending skyscraper that could become the "world's longest building," or in other words, a single building that doubles back at its peak to form an arch. "We usually learn about the latest tallest building and we are always impressed by its price per square foot. It seems that a property's height operates as a license for it to be expensive. New York City's zoning laws have created a peculiar set of tricks trough which developers try to maximize their property's height in order to infuse it with the prestige of a high rise structure. But what if we substituted height with length? What if our buildings were long instead of tall?," said the firm. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a stuntman driving a car down an Olympic bobsled track.

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Mirror Mirror Roof House

Photo credit: Remco Siebring

Located in The Netherlands, the Mirror Mirror Roof House appears to be an optical illusion or facade at first glance, but it's a real living space covered in mirrored glass to reflect the surrounding landscape. The camouflaged home features vaulted ceilings with walls clad in natural pinewood sheets. You'll find an office and a loft-style steel bedroom, while large windows let natural light soak in during the day. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Tree Snake House

You might mistake this for a space station of some sort at first glance, but it's actually just the Tree Snake House by Rebelode. It can be found in Pedras Salgadas, Portugal, and most certainly live up to its name, as the exterior is covered in slate scales topped with wood paneling. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Kasita Tiny Home

For an Apple-inspired, modular micro home that is fully connected, look no further than "Kasita". Measuring in at just 12 feet by 32 feet, and spanning 352-square-feet, this ultra efficient living space features a living area, kitchen, bathroom and a couch that doubles as a queen-sized bed. You'll find appliances from Delta, Summit, and GE, along with several smart home ready products from Nest, Lutron, and Doorbird. An included Echo Dot can be used to control many of the home's functions. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Mad Max: Fury Road Cars

Photo credit: John Platt

Mad Max: Fury Road may be set in a future desert wasteland where gasoline and water are scarce commodities, but there was no shortage of vehicles in the film. Photographer John Platt captured these apocalyptic machines before many were destroyed on set in the Namibian desert. Envisioned by writer director George Miller, production designer Colin Gibson managed to bring 150 of these beasts to life. The movie has grossed over $378-million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film in the Mad Max franchise. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information. Click here to view a few bonus images of the motorcycles from Mad Max: Fury Road.

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Han Solo Chewbacca Heels

These custom Star Wars heels just might be the geekiest ever, and they're one-of-a-kind to boot. They're designed to be mismatched, and can be modified to your liking once ordered, which means adding extra features, such as Han's DL-44 heavy blaster pistol, shouldn't cause any issues. "The design I did on these shoes can be modified to your liking in any way! Please feel free to contact me with your own ideas! I will also do ANY comic/movie theme too! I also can design on flats, small heels, wedges, or sandals," said its creator. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo

The Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo made its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, and it looks like something straight from a video game. Created by race car engineering firm HWA AG and famed design house Pininfarina, this 2,205-pound racer comes equipped with a mid-mounted, dry-sump 4.8L naturally aspirated V8 engine that delivers 600 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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