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Norwegian Bliss Go-Kart Cruise Ship

Just when you thought cruise ships couldn't get any more luxurious, the Norwegian Bliss shows up. In addition to the 5-star amenities you'd expect from a luxury liner, such as nightclubs, spa, tube slides, and a casino, guests will also be able to enjoy a go-kart track and even a laser-tag arena. Ports of call this year include Miami, Seattle, Vancouver, LA, and an inaugural re-positioning cruise from London to NYC. Continue reading for two more videos, pictures and information.

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Ultimate Justice League Batmobile

Mattel's Ultimate Justice League Batmobile is no ordinary toy, as it includes high-tech features that ensures it won't get thrown inside a closet anytime soon. This vehicle reflects the revolutionary advances seen on screen and offers fans innovative, remote control action. It has been carefully rendered with premium features, sleek movie styling, and POV driving using an app on your phone. This deluxe, latest Batmobile is revved and ready to delight the most discerning adult collector. Get one here now. Continue reading for a full video unboxing, review and more information.

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Etch A Sketch Drawing

Photo credit: Kyle Fleming via Bored Panda

The Etch A Sketch is a mechanical drawing toy invented by André Cassagnes of France, manufactured by the Ohio Art Company, and now owned by Spin Master of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Artist Kyle Fleming specializes in creating Etch-A-Sketch portraits, and has spent the past 10-years mastering his craft. For those who have never used one, the device consists of a thick, flat gray screen in a red plastic frame with two white knobs on the front of the frame in the lower corners. Twisting the knobs moves a stylus that displaces aluminum powder on the back of the screen, leaving a solid line. The knobs create lineographic images. The left control moves the stylus horizontally, and the right one moves it vertically. Continue reading for more pictures.

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8x10 Video Camera

Photo credit: Zev Hoover via Peta Pixel

Unlike other cameras, photographer Zev Hoover's latest creation is the world's first 8×10 large format video cameras, excluding a model that LargeSense used to showcase a 4K sample video shot with a large format digital camera back that used an expensive digital sensor. Simply put, the front is basically an old large format still camera built around a video slider for focus adjustments. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Omer Tower World's Tallest LEGO Tower

Residents of Tel Aviv rallied and sourced more than 500,000 plastic bricks to honor the memory of an eight-year old boy by building the world's tallest LEGO tower, which stands 118-feet tall. The multi-coloued 'Omer Tower', named after LEGO fan Omer Sayag who died from cancer in 2014, was completed with the help of cranes in the City's Rabin Square. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Pics or It Didn't Happen

When 12 police officers got stuck inside a stalled elevator last April at their academy in Kansas City, Missouri on Wednesday, they just had to suck it up and call their friends at the Kansas City Fire Department to help them out. Personnel soon arrived on the scene and freed the cops, but not before one of the crew members, Tony Pisciotta, decided to snap an Instagram-worthy shot. Continue reading for more strange, yet real, pictures.

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IKEA Rembrandt

Photo credit: Stig Håvard Dirdal via Peta Pixel

Photographer Stig Håvard Dirdal from Norway was hired to shoot the 2017 Christmas card photo for camera store Stavanger Foto, and decided to pay tribute to Rembrandt, but with a clever twist. All of the costumes you see above were handcrafted from standard items purchased at IKEA. "My base idea was to make something interesting and relevant for the camera store business while adding an element of surprise in the form of a retrospective perspective. The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt in 1632 was a fantastic starting point for my plan," said Dirdal. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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MTG Investment

MTG fans rejoice! Rudy of Alpha Investments and Vintage Magic's Daniel Chang both have chosen to invest, collect and trade Magic the Gathering cards instead of cryptocurrencies, stocks, or other commodities. Why? For one, the Alpha Black Lotus you see above at one time fetched $50,000, and back in 1993, they could be found in booster packs or starter decks that cost you under $10 each. The success of the initial edition prompted a reissue later in 1993 (Unlimited Edition), along with expansions to the game. Arabian Nights was released as the first expansion in December 1993. New expansions and revisions of the base game ("Core Sets") have since been released on a regular basis, amounting to four releases a year. Continue reading for more videos and information.

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Camera Gear Guns

Photo credit: Jason Siegel via Peta Pixel

Photographer Jason Siegel wanted to promote anti-violence, but in a unique way. So, he took some old equipment and transformed them into guns as well as other weapons of war using cameras, lenses, and accessories for his installation called "Shoot Portraits, Not People." According to the EVOKE Contemporary's Railyard gallery space: "Sniper rifles, Uzis, claymore mines and even a 1947 Willys Jeep...occupy the gallery in a jarring and immersive display of military paraphernalia. Upon closer inspection of this provocative exhibit, however, we find lenses disguised as grenades, photo winders in place of triggers and film canisters strung together as ammunition belt." Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of unbelievable science myths from the 1950s debunked.

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Forest Graffiti

Photo credit: Evgeny Ches via Bored Panda

Graffiti artist Evgeny Ches wanted to create forest installations unlike any other, and it's safe to say that he's successfully done so with these plastic wrap animals. "Hi, my name is Evgeny Ches, I'm a graffiti and contemporary artist from Moscow, Russia. I call the technique that I use Cellograffiti, it's basically painting on the plastic wrap instead of walls or other places," said the artist. Continue reading for more pictures.

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