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Terrafugia TF-X

We have seen the future of automobiles, and some of them will take to the skies. Starting off, there's the Terrafugia TF-X, which has an air cruising speed of 200 mph, and a range 500 miles (805 km) without needing to refuel or recharge. If the driver sets it in automatic mode, they'll be able to automatically avoid other air traffic, along with inclement weather, restricted airspace and tower-controlled airspace. That's not all, this flying car will also automatically land itself at the destination - manual override is included should they notice any hazards at the chosen landing site. Continue reading for more.

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TRON GT-R

Why settle for a standard Nissan GT-R, when you could have one that looks to be straight from the TRON universe? According to Zeng Chaoyi, a car tuner in China, the trend of covering vehicles with reflective 3M vinyl tape is the current rage. This particular vehicle was spotted in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. The owner adjusted parts of the wrap to make it more impressive, covering even vents on the bonnet. Continue reading for more cool and unusual cars you won't believe exist.

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9 Hours Capsule Hotel

No, you're not looking at a futuristic space station, just the 9h capsule hotel in Japan. Nestled in Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto, 9h features 125 modern capsules spread over 9-levels, complete with separate male and female quarters, designer locker rooms, showers, as well as a lounge. Every guest receives a sleek 9h amenity kit during the $65/night stay, which includes: bottled water, toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner, body soap, slippers and optional lounge wear. Inside the capsules, guests will find a Panasonic alarm clock, controlled lighting, curved mattresses and pillows made of four different materials to maximum comfort. Continue reading for more.

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Hotel Galvez

According to Haunted Galveston team members, The Galvez Hotel in Texas is one of the most haunted places in the state. Built in 1911, 11-years after the devastating hurricane that killed some 6,000 Galveston Island residents and leveled most of the buildings on the island, room #505 apparently has the most paranormal activity. In addition to apparitions, there have been orbs and other such things spotted by guests. Continue reading to see more creepy haunted hotels you can stay at.

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Upside Down House Austria

An upside down house is one of the latest tourist attractions in the western Austrian village of Terfens. Designed and built by Polish architects Irek Glowacki and Marek Rozhanski, everything in this house is upside down, including the interiors and the car in the garage to the fittings in the bathroom. On a similar note, did you know a famous restaurant named Sakasa, in Matsumoto City, Nagano prefecture, Japan, is also upside down, complete with inverted fixtures and sign boards? Continue reading for more weird, yet real, buildings from around the world.

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Vatican Archives

The Vatican Secret Archives, located in Vatican City, contain the state papers, correspondence, papal account books, and many other classified documents which the church has accumulated over the centuries. The entrance to the Archives, adjacent to the Vatican Library, is approached through the Porta di S. Anna in via di Porta Angelica. New underground storage space was added in 1980. Qualified scholars from institutions of higher education pursuing scientific researches, with an adequate knowledge of archival research, could apply for an entry card. Scholars need an introductory letter by either a recognized institute of research or by a suitably qualified person in the field of historical research. Continue reading for more secretive places you might not have heard about.

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Water Purification Billboard

Researchers in Peru have created an innovative billboard that turns humidity in the air into potable drinking water. Located northern edge of the Atacama desert, the city of Lima and its surrounding villages receive only 0.51-inches of rain annually. The capital city has relied on drainage from the Andes mountains and runoff from melted glaciers for its drinking water needs, but due to climate change, the supply has been on a steady decline. The world's first billboard that generates water from thin air consists of five primary components: it captures the humid air, runs it through an air filter into the condenser, to create water, which then passes through a carbon filter into one a central holding tank. All you need to do is turn on the faucet at the base of the billboard for a clean glass of water. It's capable of producing up to 100 liters of potable water a day . Continue reading for more.

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China's Dead Sea Pool

Just when you thought your local beach couldn't get any more crowded on a hot summer days, China's Daying County is packed unlike anything you've ever seen before. This Chinese resort took inspiration from the actual Dead Sea and built an underground salt-water lake that covers an area of 30,000 square meters and is able to accommodate up to 10,000 swimmers at one time. Yes, the high salinity of the water which makes swimmers float freely, so there's no real risk of going under and drowning. Continue reading for more.

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Gold Bar USB Drive

Gold bars are held as gold reserves by central banks and traded among bullion dealers is the 400-troy-ounce (12.4 kg or 438.9 ounces) Good Delivery gold bar. While this version may not be used by any banks, it does allow you to store up to 64GB worth of files. On a related note, did you know that the world's largest gold bar stands at 250 kg (551 lb)? It was manufactured by the Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi. Product page. Continue reading to see more.

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AirDog Drone

What sets AirDog apart from other drones is that it automatically follows you via GPS and then records all the action with a GoPro camera. Just start off by putting the controller on your wrist or helmet, choose how high you want it to fly, and you're set to go. Its integrated accelerometers, gyroscopes and a barometer help keep the device out of harm's way. Plus, it flies itself back to safety once power runs low. Continue reading for more cool high-tech drones that actually exist now.

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