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Minecraft Creator Mansion

Being a successful game developer still has its perks, and for Markus "Notch" Persson of Minecraft fame, that includes a $70-million mansion in Beverly Hills overlooking the LA skyline. Originally listed at a cool $85-million, the final purchase price was eventually negotiated down $15-million, and according to John Aaroe Group, Persson's purchase included everything you see in the video above: "...luxury furnishings to exotic electronics such as the automated 54-foot curved glass door in the living room that opens onto an infinity pool with iPad-controlled fountains and spectacular views. Cases of Dom Perignon were part of the deal." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of amazing animated optical illusions that will blow your mind.

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Finger Blood Oxygen Monitor

Nubee's NUB-50D1 Pulse Oximeter is currently being offered for only $21.66 shipped with coupon code: OXD15OFF, today only, originally priced at $129.99. This Finger Pulse Oximeter is approved by FDA and can be used without medical prescription by a variety of sports enthusiasts, including mountain climbers, hikers, skiers, bikers, as well as by those who have the need to measure and monitor oxygen saturation and pulse rate/strength/regularity. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: OXD15OFF during checkout for the additional discount.

Notable features:
  • Measure and monitor your oxygen, pulse and pulse strength. CE FDA and health Canada approved.

  • Easy and Convenient One Button Operation, Auto power-off after 5 Seconds. Adjustable brightness.

  • Fast, accurate measurements of SpO2 and pulse rate by digital processing. Pediatric to adult finger sizes.

  • 4 directions display with Waveforms and Bar Graph, one button touch for setting and last display mode saved after power off.

  • Comes with carrying case, Neck/wrist cord and 2 x AA 1.5V alkaline batteries , perfect for sport use. Batteries Last for 1000's of Readings.


[via Amazon]

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Einstein Placemats

Photo credit: A.P. Works via MyModernMet

Japan-based design studio A.P.Works shows what an Albert Einstein-inspired placemat would look like. Mimicking the space-time fabric theory, this placemat seemingly warps the grid pattern, creating the illusion that the plate and silverware are weighing down its elastic surface, in the same way that planets and stars distort the plane of space-time. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a TIE Fighter accident on the highway.

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Roller Coaster House

Photo credit: The Daily Mail

A real estate agent in Holland has come up with a clever way to sell a home: viewing it by roller coaster. Visitors to the property simply step into a car that takes them on a whirlwind tour of the property, starting with a ride up a staircase through the lower levels, before bringing them around the kitchen, living room and bedrooms. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a magician who managed to get out of a speeding ticket using a Rubik's Cube.

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Seinfeld Fish Tank

Photo credit: Matt Davidson / Reddit

Seinfeld fanatic and Reddit Matt Davidson (known as matttheman11 on the social media website) decided tribute to his favorite series by transforming an old television into a fully-functional aquarium resembling Jerry's famous Upper West Side apartment. Despite how complex this project may seem at first, it only took Davidson some basic tools, and approximately 6-8 hours of time to complete. Inside, you'll find his fish named after the cast of Seinfeld characters: Jerry, George, Kramer, Elaine, and Newman. Continue reading to see more pictures of the build process.

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Transform Walls

You don't have to spend a fortune to decorate your walls, simply pick up some coffee stirrers, blank wooden boards, hobby glue, and paint. After painting the coffee stirrers, simply use the wood glue to securely fasten them to a board, let it dry overnight, and you'll be ready to line your walls. There are many other budget-friendly ways that don't involve expensive paintings, brick veneer, etc. Continue reading to see them all.

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Cree LED 300LM

CREE's LED 300LM Mini Flashlight Torch is currently being offered for just $3.46 shipped, today only, originally priced at $39.99. According to one reviewer, "The light is very bright with an alkaline AA battery, and a bit brighter with a 14500 Li-ion battery." Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • Super mini size, bright, blinding effect.

  • Skid-proof design & waterproof design.

  • Output bright can come to 300 lumens (MAX).

  • Adjustable focus range for different usage, stretching to adjust its focus.

  • Working voltage is wide and can utilize the batteries in the largest extent.


[via Amazon]

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Grotto Sauna

This may look like a scene from Interstellar (water planet), but it's just The Grotto by the Partisans Design Group. This 800-square-foot relaxation space sits on a rocky shore looking out onto Lake Huron, just north of Toronto. What sets this apart from others is that each of the sauna's tile segments is built from a three-dimensional model using local moisture-resistant cedar wood. A skylight bathes the interior in natural light. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Game of Thrones Coffee Table

Photo credit: Spikesplayfood / Reddit

At first glance, this appears to be just another coffee table found, but Reddit users spikesplayfood and erinnnnx decided to give it a complete Game of Thrones makeover. So, they gathered some refurbished wood, a detailed map of Westeros, and plenty of tools, to do the job. Best of all, the entire project took less than $200 to finish. For those interested, you can continue reading to see how the entire project went down in step-by-step fashion.

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Cataquarium

You know how fish tanks have glass sides that let anyone peer in to see what the aquatic animals are up to at any given time. Well, not a geeky dad has decided to build one exclusively for cats, and calls it the "Cataquarium". This person apparently lives on a farm and has included a ramp so any cats caught outside in bad weather can find its way into a cozy little box, complete with viewing window. Continue reading for up-close images.

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