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Peugeot Onyx Sofa

Volcanic lava stone and carbon fiber aren't usually associated with sofas, that is unless...you're talking about Peugeot's Onyx Sofa. It's made from lacquered black carbon fiber that's been fused with hand-cut volcanic lava stone from France's Auvergne region. One caveat: this 10-foot furniture piece weighs in at a hefty 800-pounds, so moving it may be an issue. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Atlas Missile Silo Home

Built in 1960, this former Atlas missile base sits on an 8.3-acre parcel of land in Lewis, New York, approximately 50-miles south of the Canadian border. Despite being out of commission, 

a majority of the facility's original equipment remains, including control panels and multiple clocks that display world time zones. Above ground, you'll find modern furnishings, like a full kitchen, office space, bedrooms and more. It was previously on the market for just $750,000, a bargain considering that it's designed to withstand the power of a nuclear detonation. Continue reading for more unique residences that are anything but normal.

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Van Gogh's Bedroom Real

Van Gogh's own title for this composition was "The Bedroom", and now you can rent it in real-life for just $10 per night. The original painting depicts Van Gogh's bedroom at 2, Place Lamartine in Arles, Bouches-du-Rhone, France, known as his Yellow House. The door to the right opened on to the upper floor and the staircase; the door to the left was that of the guest room he held prepared for Gauguin; the window in the front wall looked on to Place Lamartine and its public gardens. Continue reading for more information and the Airbnb page.

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FreezerBoy Refrigerator Game Boy Magnets

FreezerBoy Refrigerator Magnets literally turn your fridge, or other home appliances, into a massive Game Boy, albeit one that doesn't work. "Available for fridges of all sizes, this magnet set transforms your kitchen into a vintage geek shrine. These magnets turn your fridge into a giant gaming system, ready to have it's button's pushed. Give a few taps on the D-pad along with a few jabs on the A button and you'll be ready to crack open that freezer in search of a few frosty beverages," according to the product page. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of British road rage at its finest.

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NFL Infrared Heater

Kotula's NFL Helmet Infrared Space Heater is a great way to celebrate the Super Bowl, or at least keep warm until spring, and it's being offered for only $30.48 shipped, this weekend only, originally $249.99. Each one can heats 400-800 sq feet, with a 20,000 hour Life Expectancy for the heating elements. A whisper quiet fan ensures that it won't distract you from watching the big game, or chatting with friends. Product page. Continue reading for a video preview on how it works.

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Hidden Rock Cabin

If you're flying Cabin Knapphullet, you could easily mistake it for a pile of rocks, but get closer? You'll see it's a luxurious modern home by architectural firm Lund Hagem. It seamlessly blends glass, cement, and natural rock into a living space that is perfect year round. Floor to ceiling windows throughout ensure that natural light floods in during the day. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Nessie Tea Infuser

First came the Nessie ladle, now a new monster is in town, albeit a smaller version. The "Baby Nessie Tea Infuser" is also inspired by the Loch Ness Monster, and opens to reveal a loose-leaf tea compartment for any blend your heart desires. Once loaded, simply snap the two halves together, place it in hot water, wait a few minutes until the flavor is released, and you'll be ready to enjoy the drink. This silicon product is available in turquoise, green, and purple colors. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the VFX behind Jurassic World.

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V8 Espresso Machine

This is not a real V8 engine, just the awesome Espresso Veloce Titanio. This 23kg engine block is machined from stainless steel / titanium, and is designed to accept espresso pods to make things easy. For those who prefer colors other than black, you'll be happy to know that you can choose from 6 different cam cover colors: red, blue, orange, gunmetal, gold, and black. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.

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Trailer Tiny Home

It started as an old trailer, but Ron Rusnak of Ashland, Oregon managed to transform the vehicle into a cozy modern home on wheels. At just 200-square-foot of living space, you'll find a small living room, storage space, loft sleeping area, as well as a kitchenette, complete with 24-inch cabinets, small range and oven. Yes, there's also a functional shower and bathroom. Want to live somewhere else during the summer? Its removable cedar deck makes transportation easy. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Jack Black in a marshmallow eating contest.

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UltraFire 7W CREE Torch

UltraFire's 7W 300LM Mini CREE LED Adjustable Focus Flashlight is perfect for emergencies, and you can pick one up for just $3 shipped, today only, originally priced at $9.99. It has a maximum brightness output of 300 lumens, while focus can be adjusted simply by stretching the head portion. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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