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X-Float Home

Love cruising, and just relaxing by the river? If so, then you'll definitely want to look into these X-Float prefab homes by architecture firm Agaligo Studio. Located on the River Kwai in Thailand, each one of these living spaces offer plenty of floor-to-ceiling glazed windows for breathtaking water / mountain views, especially while up on the rooftop terrace. Continue reading for 9 more pictures and information.

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Wooden VW Beetle

Most retired auto enthusiasts prefer to spend their time cruising back roads or just relaxing at home, but Bosnian pensioner Momir Bojic had other things in mind. This 73-year-old spent two years creating a stunning Volkswagen Beetle covered with over 50,000 handcrafted oak shingles. It's not just for show, as the car is fully-functional, and can be driven on the road without any problems. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a neodymium magnet that finally defeats the almighty hydraulic press.

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3D Printed Building

Dubai unveiled the first fully 3D-printed and completely functional building earlier this week, marking an architectural and engineering breakthrough. Called the "Office of the Future," this structure is located on the Emirates Towers premises and will be the temporary home of the Dubai Future Foundation. Continue reading for a video walkthrough and more information.

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Human Skull Armchair

Photo credit: Greg Home

You've seen the geometric skull armchair, now check out Gregory Besson's version. This Paris-based artist decided to use fiberglass and handcraft a giant skull, giving a ghost-like white bleached design, while adding high-quality leather to keep things comfortable. For those who'd rather use this at a Halloween decoration, adding LED eyes might not be such a bad idea. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Ninja Turtles Lair

Yes, there's a real-life Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Lair, and it's not underground or in a theme park. This loft-like apartment offers three bedrooms, a glow in the dark basketball court, home entertainment center made from old boomboxes, and of course a classic TMNT arcade cabinet. To top things off, visitors also get free pizza delivery service. Continue reading for more pictures, information and the rental page.

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James Bond Home

While this may look like a scene from the Bond film Diamonds Are Forever, this is a real home designed by architect John Lautner, in Palm Springs. This 8,901-square-foot, five-bedroom estate features a circular living room, slotted concrete canopy and a glass dome that provides panoramic views of the valley. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Dam House

Photo credit: Bruce Rowlands, Angela Geddes / Sforza Seilern Architects via Uncrate

There's nothing special about granite slabs, that is unless...you're talking about the Gota Dam House, which overlooks a reservoir 150-feet below. The home prominently features the use of granite blocks that are used as bedrooms, bathrooms, and supporting spaces, while oversized wooden platforms provide shelter from the blazing East African sun. During colder weather, two glass-enclosed spaces ensure a cozy living conditions. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when you drop 30-pounds of dry ice into a swimming pool.

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Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato

Unlike its predecessors, the bespoke Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept features a carbon fiber body, new round tail light reflectors inspired by the classic rear view of a Zagato, while incorporating the same "bladed" LED technology as the "Vulcan". The 5.9-liter V12 has also been upgraded to output 600 PS, good for a sub 4-second sprint to 60mph and a top speed of 201mph. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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BMW 2002 Hommage

BMW has unveiled its all-new 2002 Hommage, which pays tribute to the original 2002 Turbo from 1966. This updated model features an M tri-color front splitter, widebody fenders, snowflake wheels, and a ducktail spoiler on the outside. To keep the model's heritage, the Bavarian automaker matched the carbon trims match to its carbon-fiber band at the beltline, while an icy blue matte finish rounds off the clean look. Click here for more pictures of the 2002 Hommage. Continue reading for a live video from Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este.

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Suspended Treehouse Cabin

Why camp, when you could stay in Dom'Up? Some may mistake this for a crashed UFO, especially at night, but this suspended treehouse cabin by Dutch arboriculturist Bruno de Grunne and architect Nicolas d'Ursel boasts a UV-resistant roof made from durable thermo-welded tarpaulin, making it perfect for a summer getaway. Simply attach the $28,000, 172-square-foot living space to two trees, and you'll be set to relax, as it uses the galvanized steel and natural wooden flooring for support. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including an interesting 1980s X-Men commercial.

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