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Dubai Indoor City

Dubai is set to build the world's first climate-controlled indoor city, called "Mall of the World". This 48 million-square-foot complex will be set under a glass dome that will include an 8 million-square-foot shopping mall. Adding a little NYC flair, you'll also find a Broadway-style cultural district and the world's largest indoor family theme park. Hotel facilities and a wellness district will complete the indoor pedestrian city. Once completed, Dubai Holding expects it to attract 180 million visitors each year. Continue reading for more.

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Minecraft Fluorite
Photo credit: Kappadar / Reddit

This appears to be an item from Minecraft, but it's actually a real piece of fluorite, a colorful mineral, both in visible and ultraviolet light. It comes in a wide range of colors and has consequently been dubbed "the most colorful mineral in the world". Every color of the rainbow in various shades are represented by fluorite samples, along with white, black, and clear crystals. Practical uses for this mineral include fluorite optics, which are also usable in the far-ultraviolet range, where conventional glasses are too absorbent for use. Continue reading for more interesting images.

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Park and Slide


Ever wonder what a 300-foot-long water slide would be like in the middle of a busy city? Wonder no more, as Park and Slide is just what you're looking for. This crowdfunded project, created by artist Luke Jerram, turned Park Street in Bristol, England, into one of the most unique water slides yet. It's quite simple really, just plastic sheeting and hay-bales. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of some awesome Mongolian throat singing.

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Cat Chewbacca Lookalike

Another week, another batch of new pareidolia - a psychological phenomenon involving a stimulus (an image or a sound) which is perceived as significant - cases. Common examples of this are seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon, the moon rabbit, and hearing hidden messages on phonograph records when they are played in reverse. In the example above, we have a cat that looks just like Chewbacca from Star Wars. Continue reading for more.

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Cannot Be Unseen

Photo credit: Nikkolas Smith

Ever come across everyday things that look like something else? Well, the CBS logo just might be one of them. Los Angeles, California-based artist Nikkolas Smith of N Squared Design Studio proves that when you turn the CBS eye logo sideways, it looks a like Pac-Man eating power pellets. That is just one one of the many everyday things you probably never noticed, but once seen, can't be unseen. Continue reading for more.

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Mojave Solar Power

Fully operational since December 2014, the Mojave Solar Project uses advanced parabolic trough technology that has made this 280 MegaWatt plant one of the most innovative projects in the country. The plant utilizes the desert's solar thermal energy and then generates steam in solar steam generators. Electrical power is produced from twin, independently operable solar fields, each feeding a 125 MW power island. It's expected to generate 617,000 MWh of power annually, sufficient for more than 88,000 households and preventing over 430 kilotons of carbon dioxide emission a year. Continue reading for more.

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Bitcoin Pizza Programmer

Programmer Laszlo Hanyecz paid a Bitcoin Talk forum user 10,000 BTC for two Papa John's pizzas on May 22, 2010. BTC was just over a year old at that time, and that equated to roughly $25, but is $2.31-million by today's exchange rate - $5.12-million at this time last year. At bitcoin's all-time high in December 2013, the pizzas would have been worth an eye-watering $11.47-million, making them likely candidates for the most expensive pizzas of all time. Just over a year ago, Pizza Guys of Dubai started accepting bitcoin. Continue reading for more interesting facts. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery.

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George Standing Cat

Photo credit: George 2 Legs

Another day, another internet star, and this time, it's George, a cat who might have been a human in his past life. Unlike other cats, George prefers standing on 2-legs, just like his owner, and might actually be prepping to take over the world. His owner recently shared a few of his most popular photos on Reddit, and said, "he is the sweetest cat I've ever known. Really bizarre, but sweet." Continue reading for more pictures.

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Kids Say the Darndest Things

"Kids Say The Darndest Things", is one quote you've probably heard and / or seen a lot online, and the parents of 3-year-old (now 4-year-old) Greta show the world just how true it is. It'll only be a matter of time until you see her on The Ellen show. Want to make your own quotes? Just use the Littlehoots app to beautify everyday conversations. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Winchester shotgun safety FAIL.

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Ice Cream Burrito

What do you get when you combine the classic burrito shape with freshly-made ice cream? Ben & Jerry's "BRRR-ito." Simply put, this sweet concoction contains two scoops of your favorite Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and then it's topped with a fudge drizzle as well as crispy cookie crumbs before being rolled up into a chewy waffle wrap. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

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