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WW2 Bunker

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During WW2, this bunker was used by soldiers, but now, Belgian design team B-ILD has transformed it into something completely different. Think of it as a unique vacation home unlike any other. It's nestled in the Netherlands countryside, and half of it is even located below ground. Once inside, you'll see that it boasts all the modern amenities you'd expect in a home, such as a kitchen, bedroom, and most importantly, electricity. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Shed Home

When closed up in storage mode, this looks like a giant shed, but step inside, and you'll see that it is much more. This home, called the Sol Duc Cabin, was built for a couple that loves weekend fly fishing trips. Designed by the talented team at Olson Kundig Architects, this home boasts a protective steel exterior that slides across all of the windows, and can be easily controlled with a mechanically driven wheel. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Futuristic Sink

Not your everyday sink, the Kohler Crevasse is an all-in-on kitchen accessory. At the press of a button, food scraps are whisked down the drain, and users can choose to automatically activate a synchronized garbage disposer at the same time. Adding to the coolness factor is an edge-lit indicator that lights up in a blue glow when the flume of water rinses the sink, and then flashes when the grinder is whirring away. This can only be activated by a human touch, so you don't need to worry about something activating it by accident. Continue reading for more.

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Nubee Thermometer

Nubee's Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer is currently being offered for only $13.88 with coupon code: 85006OFF, today only, originally priced at $129.99. With the "Max Temperature" function, it can take the highest temperature of the area being tested by just scanning it - the resulting information is then displayed at the bottom of the screen. Product page. - be sure to enter coupon code: 85006OFF for the additional $6 discount at checkout. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

Notable features:
  • EMS adjustable function: each object has its suitable emissivity, the adjustable emissivity function can make the test more accurate by adjust suitable emissivity for different objects.

  • Measures in Celsius or Fahrenheit (Range: -50°C to +500°C /-58°F to +932°F), Auto Shut-off & Low Battery Indicator, take accurate temperature readings with this handheld gun.

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Zombie Cabin

Priced from $145,000 USD, this Zombie Fortification Cabin is not a concept, but a real structure being offered by a British shed manufacturer. It includes an escape hatch, an interior garden, weapons storage and a 360-degree vantage point, all with a ten-year anti-zombie guarantee. Want even more protection? Add a little extra money for a flamethrower and water cannon. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Ice Cube Maker Candy

Photo credit: Deric Peace / Reddit

Reddit user Deric Peace never really used his refrigerator's built-in automatic ice maker, but he has now discovered a new use for it: dispensing candy. To test it out, he purchased $40 worth of candy, loaded up the ice tray / bucket with miniature Reese's cups, M&M's, and Starbursts. It turns out that those candies can be perfectly dispensed, without getting backed up. Continue reading for a video showing what the candy looks like when switched over to the "crushed" setting.

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Ewok Treehouse

From afar and the photos, it looks to be a scene straight from Star Wars, but it's just Finca Bellavista, a sustainable living treehouse community that's situated on 600-acres of land in Costa Rica. Featuring zipline courses, stunning hiking trails, and many swimming holes. It was originally founded Mateo and Erica Hogan, and this treehouse, along with all the land it encompasses, is dedicated to conservation and sustainable living. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Isolated Home

Should a Walking Dead-like scenario happen in real-life, you'd need an isolated place, away from the big city, to hideout, or at least until the zombies are contained. For example, this tiny home in Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland is surrounded by water on its own little island. Just plant some veggies, raise some livestock, stockpile medicine, and you should be safe for quite a while. Continue reading for more.

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Underground Home Vegas

In case of nuclear disaster, this underground home, built in the 1970s, will definitely keep you safe. It's situated 26 feet underground and can be found at 3970 Spencer Street in Las Vegas. Featuring several bedrooms, three bathrooms, two hot tubs, a swimming pool, a putting green, fake trees, flowers, and even a dance floor. According to the realtors who recently sold this home for over $1-million, a family could live here for up to a year after a nuclear blast. Continue reading for more.

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Infrared Heater

Dr. Heater's Infrared Quartz Portable Space Heater is currently being offered for only $129.99 shipped, this week only, originally priced at $249.99. By heating only the objects in the space - not the air - Dr. Heater provides maximum warmth and energy efficiency. With its state-of-the-art technology that helps the room retain air moisture, it won't dry out your skin like those convection heaters that blast out hot air, stripping the room of moisture. Product page. Continue reading for more images and information.

Notable features:
  • Newly Engineered and Designed in USA with Advanced Dual Heating System. 1500W with High and Low Temperature Settings range 50 to 85 degrees.

  • The Dr. Heater advanced dual heating systems increase the heat transfer rate, and evenly heats your space up to 1,000 square feet, fast. The newly engineered heater produces 60% more heat than the other models in the market. Great supplemental heating source.

  • Listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) USA &Canada that ensures highest safety standards. Perfectly safe around the children and pets with no exposed heating elements. Overheat Cut Off and Tip Over Protection System.


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