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Icehotel 365

You won't need to visit the ice planet Hoth for a stay in the world's only permanent ice hotel, just Sweden. Called "Icehotel 365", it's located approximately 125-miles north of the Arctic Circle in Jukkasjarvi, spans 2,100-square-feet, houses 20 suites, a bar, and even an art gallery. Power comes the way of solar panels harvested during the summer months, and the interior stays a comfortable 23° Fahrenheit year round to ensure the hotel remains cold throughout the summer. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Northern Lights Norway

Nestled in Dovrefjell National Park, this rectangular structure is not a spaceship waiting to be launched into the great unknown, but rather a perfect viewing area to take in the mountains, and Northern Lights at dusk. A floating fireplace keeps guests warm, while floor-to-ceiling windows, along with comfortable curved wooden seating, ensure an unobstructed viewing area. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the final Star Wars: Rogue One trailer.

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Ibiza Home

We all know that Tony Stark definitely has the wealth to own properties worldwide, and that includes in Ibiza, the tiny island off the east coast of Spain. Italy-based architectural firm Metroarea has unveiled a multi-story villa that would be perfect for the superhero. Located atop a hill, the living space boasts a grand vista with sweeping terraces, sprawling pool included, a master suite, six guest rooms, dining areas, a large kitchen, gym, and spa. Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Confederate Wraith B120

Priced at $92,000 and limited to under 100-units worldwide, the Confederate Wraith B120 isn't just eye candy. Featuring a triple load path carbon fiber frame, an aircraft-grade billet aluminum fuselage / bulkhead, and an eye-catching front suspension that is a proprietary Confederate Motors design featuring double wishbones machined from aircraft-grade billet aluminum, joined to aerodynamic carbon fiber blades with a Penske coil over. Power comes from a V-twin producing a zippy 130 lb-ft of torque and 125hp. With a dry weight of just 390-pounds, the Wraith is a very quick motorcycle. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of

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Splinter Wooden Supercar

First unveiled nearly 5-years-ago, the "Splinter" wooden supercar by Joe Harmon has finally hit the road, and it's a doozy. Powered by a 600-horsepower Chevrolet LS7 engine, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, the entire car is made from handcrafted wood, aside from the drive train, gauges, fasteners, tires and rims. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Glass Bottom Pool

NOA (Network of Architecture) has unveiled a new design for Hotel Hubertus, located in the ski and hiking area of Valdaora, Italy. The standout feature is its new cantilevered, 115-foot-tall infinity pool, complete with a glass bottom so guests can view the commotion below as they swim. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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The Wedge Home

Photo copyright: Nic Granleese

If you've ever visited a movie set, you probably already know that most of the buildings you see are just facades, or just the face of a building or home, with the inside being empty. OOF! architecture has designed a wedge home that appears to be just that, but when you step inside, you'll realize it's a multi-level modern living space. Featuring a full kitchen, bedroom, and even lawn green carpets that look just like grass. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a mysterious foam blob that invaded a Santa Clara street in California.

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Broken Translucent Chairs

Your eyes aren't playing tricks, designer Tatiane Freitas actually repairs broken furniture with translucent acrylic resin to create an optical illusion of sorts. She aims to demonstrate a "clear wish to create pieces which will endure the harshness of time, and therefore bring to their new owners the memories evoked in her, many lost in history." Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus images of furniture made from real Boeing airplane parts.

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UFO Capsule House

Living on a houseboat doesn't have to be without style, and Jet Capsule's UFO 2.0 shows why. This futuristic floating living space is composed of a central shell divided into three different levels: the main living area with a full kitchen, storage and bathroom; the sub-level that offers a sea-view bedroom and large bathroom, along with a 50-square-meter terrace as an upper deck/floor to control the vehicle. It can also be used for floating hotels, with each capsule being used for a different functions, such as a restaurant, gym, and more. Continue reading to see more interesting images from around the web. Click here for bonus images of the UFO 2.0 capsule house.

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Glass Pool House

Most pools are located outside the house, but Villa Clessidra in the Netherlands, by LAAV Architects, has one one the second floor. In addition to the swimming area, this 3-story glass, steel and concrete living space boasts expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, a library reading area, and a glass ceiling. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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