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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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No, this isn't a computer-rendered scene from an upcoming science fiction film, but rather a real inflatable jungle gym of sorts created by Croatian-Austrian collective Numen/For Use. Called the "String Prototype", this inflatable structure boasts a network of cables that can be explored similar to a jungle gym. When the volume deflates, the ropes get loose and lay on the ground enabling compression of the installation. When the object inflates, the ropes tense to a perfect line again, strained enough to carry the weight of a human being. Bodies entrapped in 3D grid, flying in unnatural positions throughout superficial white space, resemble Dadaist collages. Impossibility of perception of scale and direction results in simultaneous feeling of immenseness and absence of space. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Super Mario Cat.

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Disney characters aren't synonymous with zombies and other horror-related themes, but deviantART-ist Kasami-Sensei wants to change that, as the user has reimagined the typically cheery-looking protagonists of several Disney films in the style of characters from AMC's "The Walking Dead." Continue reading for more.

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