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Formul2 Racer

Most racing vehicles are designed for a tarmac-based track, but FORMUL2 by Czech Designer Radek Stepan is capable of driving across dirt and sand with ease. This racer boasts a modular design that can have its entire chassis, wheels, and suspension swapped out for either a paved road or an off-road locale. Continue reading to see it in paved road mode.

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Submerged Floating Bridge Norway

Photo credit: Daily Mail

Norway has its own share of bridges, but they plan on spending $25-billion to build the world's first "submerged floating bridge" that shortens travel times between Kristiansand and Trondheim from 21-hours down to less than 11-hours. It will consist of two 4,000-foot long concrete tubes - braced to each other with trusses and bedrock - one for each direction. Since they're underwater, inclement weather above the surface will not affect them, and depth is controlled by a series of pontoons floated on the surface of the fjord. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an interesting Hoover Dam water bottle experiment.

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Tiny Koda House

Tiny homes are nothing new, but this one, from Estonia-based Kodasema, is a luxurious concrete structure - with one side made primarily from glass - that can be manufactured in just 7-hours. Despite its size, you'll still find a full bathroom, laundry room, loft bedroom space and a kitchenette. Continue reading for a video of the interior, and more information.

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Tiniest Home

Liam Culbertson and Rachel Newby may not come from an architecture or construction background, but that didn't stop the couple from building their very own tiny home using only recycled materials. At just 67-square-feet and located in the Gunai district of Gippsland, Victoria in Australia, the total cost of this build was just $420 USD. There are a few store-bought supplies, and they are: foundation cement, steel bracing tape, wood glue, hinges, and chains to prop the windows open. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the all-new Justice League trailer that premiered at San Diego Comic Con yesterday.

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Steve Butcher Tattoo

After seeing the work of New Zealand-based Steve Butcher, you'd think that he spent years at several art schools, but he started practicing at home, and the rest is history. He's based out of Matt Jordan's Ship Shape Tattoo studio, in West Auckland, and while pop culture is his main inspiration, but he also gets ideas by watching other talented tattoo artists work. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information. Click here for a few bonus tattoo designs.

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Book Cover Stairs

Photo credit: Philippa Branham via Bored Panda

Pippa Branham and family moved to their first permanent home just last year, and rather than spend a fortune hiring an interior designer, she added a personalized touch. In addition to making the stairs safer for children, she opted to paint them as her favorite books, instead of just paying £200 for carpeting. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Harry Potter Nursery

Photo credit: K. Daniels via Bored Panda

Kaycee and Casey from Illinois created a Harry Potter-themed nursery straight from Hogwarts for their tiny 7-month-old son. Dad Casey first came up with the idea when his wife was still expecting, and eventually, she gave in. The nursery took about 3 months to complete, and features a beautiful mural by friend / 3D artist Nate Baranowski, themed blankets, artwork, all seven books from the series, and more. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus behind-the-scenes images from the Harry Potter movies.

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Alpha Tiny House

At 240-square-feet, the Alpha Tiny House not only has a jacuzzi tub and shower, but a loft sleeping area, kitchenette set, walk-out patio deck, wood flooring throughout, and even a slide-away 8 person dining table. Best of all, it's a trailer that can be towed anywhere, or at least places where there are water and electricity hookups. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Dragon Necklace

Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton teamed up with jewelry designers Yunus Ascott and Eliza Higginbottom, to launch MEY London. This project aims to produce jewelry inspired by the show, starting with this dragon necklace, which looks cool, but slightly uncomfortable at the same time. If you're interested, there's currently a 14-week backorder, so you'll need to order now to receive it in time for the holidays. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a bunch of floppy drives playing the internet famous Darude Sandstorm song.

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El Ateneo Grand Splendid Bookstore

Located at 1860 Santa Fe Avenue in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the building was designed by the architects Pero and Torres Armengol for the empresario Max Glucksmann, and opened as a theater called Teatro Gran Splendid in the early 1900s. The building features ceiling frescoes painted by the Italian artist Nazareno Orlandi and caryatids sculpted by Troiano Troiani. It was subsequently renovated and converted into a book and music shop under the direction of the architect Fernando Manzone; the cinema seating was removed and in its place book shelves were installed. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information. Click here to view a few bonus strange and funny library signs that will make you look twice

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