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Spiky Shower Curtain

Say goodbye to long wasteful 15-minute showers, and hello to this spiky shower curtain by Elisabeth Buecher, which is designed to kick you out after 4-minutes. If you're still in there after when the 4-minute mark, the shower curtain inflates with colorful spikes. Fortunately, the aren't metal spikes, but rather inflatable ones that just make showering annoying, and possibly messy as the water hits off them. Continue reading for more pictures.

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SpreadThat Body Heat Butter Knife

The SpreadThat Knife slice right through any stick of butter easily, while using absolutely no electricity, thanks to an efficient heat conducting technology that utilizes body heat. The heating element is activated after you hold it for just 20-seconds. The knife itself is made from non-toxic, food-safe titanium coating that was built to last. Get one here now. Continue reading for a detailed video overview and more information.

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Dual Sandwich Maker

Hamilton Beach's Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker is great for those who don't have lots of time to prepare a morning meal, and it can be picked up for $39 shipped, today only. Simply place the ingredients inside, build the base of your sandwich in the bottom layer, place the egg on the cooking plate and close the lid. Slide the cooking plate out and your sandwich assembles itself. Product page. Continue reading for a video demonstration and more information.

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SkySphere Home

Jono Williams, a graphic designer and engineer from New Zealand, unveils SkySphere, a towering, solar-powered home that offers 360° panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Standing 33-feet, the 270-square-feet structure was constructed around a giant column that includes spiral steps leading you into the living space. Everything you see inside is custom-built, including the furniture, which comes complete with voice-activated LED lights, as well as beer dispenser. A biometric visitor-recognition system ensures that only known associates will have access to SkySphere. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Google Maps "are we there yet?" Easter egg.

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3D Printed Villa

Soon, you may see entire neighborhoods pop up in just a few days, rather than the months it takes now to build a single home. China-based company ZhuoDA built a 2-story villa in less than three hours, thanks to its six 3D-printed modules. It was assembled like you would LEGO bricks before a live audience who then toured the interior. This isn't a flimsy showpiece, the home is designed to withstand a magnitude-9 earthquake. Continue reading for more pictures of the interior and additional information.

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HD Laser Projector

The UO Smart Beam Laser is touted as the "world's smallest HD laser projector", fits in your palm, and its laser-projected image requires no focusing. The 2.2-inch cube produces a sharp 720p image and is good for 2 hours of continuous use on a full charge. A micro-HDMI input makes it a breeze to connect a set-top box or game console - also supports wireless connections. You can either use the built-in speakers, or plug it into a soundbar or desktop system. Get one here now. Continue reading for a video of it in-action.

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Plastic Welder

Bondic's Liquid Plastic Welder can be used to repair almost anything, and it's not only waterproof, but heat-resistant as well. Simply clean the surface, apply liquid plastic to the area, cure it for 4-seconds using the UV light, add additional layers as necessary, and then sand until you're happy with the surface. It won't leave you with sticky fingers, and it works on plastic, wood, metal, as well as fabric. Get one here now for $22. Continue reading for three videos and more information.

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Northlandz Largest Model Railroad

Bruce Williams Zaccagnino and his wife Jean started Northlandz as a hobby in their basement before opening its doors to the public as a tourist attraction in 1997. The world's largest model railway was painstakingly constructed by hand and took 16-years to complete. Featuring 100 trains, 400 bridges, more than 9-miles of track, 50,000 streets, 40-foot bridges spanning across vast canyons, as well as 3,000 miniature buildings that make up idyllic miniature towns and villages. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Taurus First 24

In case of zombie apocalypse, earthquake or supervolcano eruption, having a Taurus First 24 survival kit around is probably a good idea. It includes: a Taurus AimPro-tuned Judge (.45 Colt/.410) handgun with two Bianchi Speed Strips, a Zippo Fire Starter, six AA batteries, Suunto compass, twenty-feet of 550 Para cord, a CRKT Sting knife, and a 160-lumens Brite-Strike ELPI flashlight. The kit also includes Brite-Strike APALS waterproof marking devices with adhesive backings that can be placed anywhere and seen up to 0.5-miles away. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of crazy Russian daredevils who climbed atop Dubai's 1,356-foot Princess Tower to perform stunts.

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Zombie Safe House

At the push of a button on your smartphone, the zombie-proof "Safe House" in Poland can be transformed into a concrete fortress impenetrable by the undead. Spanning 6,100-square-feet, the home took approximately 4-years to build, and when things aren't in lockdown mode, it's a beautiful modern residence. The home requires a keycard for access to the entryway, gate and even the bedrooms, while high-resolution security cameras keep an eye out for intruders. When everything is locked down, the home can be controlled with your smartphone, and it even has an industrial-grade backup generator to keep things running. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including a Jedi with a GoPro.

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