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Artist Justin Gershenson-Gates, the grandson to a railroad engineer, has always been fascinated at the mechanical workings of things. So, he now takes apart old watches and transforms them into recycled mechanical sculptures. He says: "My aim is to show the beauty of the mechanical world, a place generally hidden from the public behind metal and glass. My pieces display the more delicate and ephemeral side of gears, rather than the cold, hard factory feel they normally portray." Click here to view the first image in this week's internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Noah, a student with down syndrome, receiving a college acceptance letter.

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For those who just want a change of scenery, the Tetra Shed might be just what you're looking for. London-based design studio at Innovation Imperative has unveiled, Tetra Shed, an 86 square feet timber constructed office pod that's completely portable, enabling geeks to set up a work space right in their backyard. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Software developer turned carpenter Joel Allen wanted to put his newly learned skills to use. So, he created an incredible treehouse named "Hemloft". It boasts an egg-shaped design and has enough space for at least one to live comfortably. According to Allen, this makeshift cabin is just a short 5-minute walk from the main road in Whistler, Canada. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the ultimate water balloon prank.

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While this isn't a mystical place in an upcoming animated feature, the train you see is actually called the "Cherry Blossom Express". According to Discovering Korea, an estimated 340,000 cherry trees bloom each spring in the coastline town of Jinhae. This particular photo was taken at Gyeonghwa Station in South Korea where trains pass through and is neighbored by Seongjusa Station to the north and Jinhae Station to the south. Continue reading for more.

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Sweden-based IKEA transformed an entire monorail into a pop-up showroom in Japan in celebration of the grand opening of their Tachikawa station store. They outfitted the train with a variety of furniture products and accessories. That's not all, even the train benches were upholstered in IKEA fabric, complete with matching throw pillows and floors. Continue reading for a video tour of the new store and more information.

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If the Earth were to plunge into another ice age, here is what the beautiful Grand Canal in Venice, Italy would look like frozen over. Fortunately (or unfortunately), this is just the work of art director Robert Jahns, as he's taken photos shot by others, like Venice's Piazza San Marco by Luis Manuel Osorio Fernando, and Russia's Lake Bakail taken by Daniel Kordan, and spliced them together to create these surreal photos. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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For those who want to enjoy the outdoors in luxury, check out these futuristic "glamping" tents by South Korean studio ArchiWorkshop. The low-impact designs offer eco-luxe accommodations and are shielded by two layers of an engineered fabric membrane that is waterproof, fire-resistant and UV-proof. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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James Bond, Bruce Wayne, and other famous comic book characters would most certainly approve of Bodega. Why? Because Bodega, located in Boston, is actually disguised as a normal market. That's right, it takes the word 'underground' to a new level, as the sneaker / clothing store is hidden in a supermarket, behind a Snapple vending machine. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Numerous inventions and techniques have contributed to the contemporary logo, including cylinder seals (c.2300 BCE), coins (c.600 BCE), trans-cultural diffusion of logographic languages, coats of arms, watermarks, silver hallmarks and the development of printing technology. As the industrial revolution converted western societies from agrarian to industrial in the 18th and 19th centuries, photography and lithography contributed to the boom of an advertising industry that integrated typography and imagery together on the page. Continue reading to see 25 famous logos with hidden messages in their designs.

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Taiwan-based art student Kai-Xiang Xhong from the Stan Winston School specializes in cardboard art, and for his latest project, he used it to create a life-sized Iron Man Mark III suit. Here's what Xhong has to say about the piece: "For my cardboard IRON MAN SUIT, I used pepakura technique. But I did not add any special color on the surface. Keeping the cardboard color and texture was deliberate. That's my style." Continue reading for a video and more information.

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