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Unusual Home Inventions

Let's face it, sitting on the couch for an entire day can get tiring, and that's why this transformable sleeper was invented. Tired of sitting upright? Fold down the bottom cushion for a lounging position. Or, just fold the backrest down for a quick nap. Now while you're there, the laptop bed desk might come in handy, as it comes complete with a drink holder and mousepad area. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today, including a rare look at a saw-powered ice boat.

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Ski Jump Home

This historic ski jump is unlike any other, as it has been converted into a penthouse apartment suspended 200 feet in the air. The modern living space at the top of the Holmenkollen competitive arena in Norway was previously a waiting area for competitors during the 1952 Winter Olympics. When on the rooftop terrace, guests can catch glimpses of the Northern Lights on clear nights. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Pizza Box Oven

CuiZen's Pizza Box looks like something you'd see at an Italian restaurant, but this thing actually cooks your pizzas. It can accommodate up to 12-inch pizzas and boasts a stainless steel cool-touch handle, 1200-watts of sheer cooking power, an adjustable thermostat with a maximum temperature of 525° F, and a 30-minute timer. Available now, priced at $78.99 shipped. Product page. Continue reading to see what's inside and for more information.

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WD-40 Uses

WD-40 is nothing new, but there are several other ways to use this petroleum-based formula, including using it to clean tiles. Simply spray it on tiles to remove spilled mascara, nail polish, paint and scuff marks from tile floors. This can also be used to help you wipe away grime from the grout lines - clean everything up with soapy water afterwards. Or, just spray on stainless steel sinks and scrub lightly to remove stains. Continue reading for more.

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R2-D2 Soy Sauce Dispenser

R2-D2's soy sauce-dispensing brother has been discovered, and it's officially licensed to boot. ThinkGeek says: "All newer model R2s, and most of the older ones, come with an adapter that can be reprogrammed with a little software upgrade to be used as a liquid dispenser, or more specifically a soy sauce dispenser." Continue reading for more creative kitchen gadgets and accessories geeks would love.

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Balloon Table

Christopher Duffy of Duffy London has created a whimsical Trompe L'oeil table, and it gives the impression of a glass surface being propped up by either red, gold or silver balloons. It's made from strengthened glass, metal resin composite, and reinforced steel rods for durability. Fake strings attached to the base of the balloons tether the orbs to the ground, composing an intricate swirling pattern on the ground. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Roller Coaster Backyard

A San Francisco dad didn't want to build any old play set for his children, so instead, a 180-foot long, fully-functioning roller coaster was constructed. You read that right, father of two Will Pemble decided to embark on this project after visiting an amusement park with his 10-year-old son. So, Pemble headed to the local lumber yard for the necessary supplies. Approximately 300-hours and $3,500 worth of materials later, the coaster was finally complete. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Photosynthesis Table

What if all of your gadgets could be powered by plants? Introducing Biophotovoltaics' Moss Table. This creation demonstrates the potential of Bio-Photo-Voltaic (BPV) technology, or electricity generated from the electrons captured by conductive fibers inside the moss table. Technically speaking, this technology turns energy that would otherwise be wasted in the photosynthesis process, into power that can be put to use. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Candy Crush Room

For Candy Crush (and the million of other clones) fans, the images above appear to be straight from a game, but in reality, it's a combination of colorful candy, glitter, sand, toys, beads, and other bright objects. Australian artist Tanya Schultz's firm named Pip & Pop filled an entire room with these objects to create the surreal scene. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Ocean Kitchen Aquarium

Dutch designer Robert Kolenik specializes in high-end sustainable design, and "Ocean Kitchen" is his latest masterpiece. Shaped like a large "L" - the storage compartment inside the counter is hidden with mirrors to make the aquarium seem larger than it is - the counter-top raises up at the push of a button, allowing you to easily access the aquarium for cleaning and / or feeding the aquatic life. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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