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Woman Live On Cruise Ship

After Lee Wachtstetter's, 86, husband died of cancer in 1997, she decided to honor his wishes and live on the sea...permanently. She sold her 5-bedroom Fort Lauderdale home and moved to a stateroom aboard the Crystal Serenity luxury cruise ship. Watchstetter often cruised with her husband during their 50-year-marriage, and actually lived on a Holland America Line ship until it discontinued its dance host program. For the past 7-years she's been living on the 1070-passenger Crystal Serenity. Watchstetter says: "The day before my husband died of cancer in 1997, he told me, 'Don't stop cruising.' So here I am today living a stress-free, fairy-tale life. I enjoy dancing, and this was the best of the remaining ships that still use dance hosts. My husband didn't dance, just didn't like to, and encouraged me to dance with the hosts. I dance every night for a couple hours after dinner." Continue reading for a video tour of one of the staterooms aboard Crystal Serenity and more information.

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Monster 24K Headphones

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Monster 24K Headphones might look like they cost a thousand dollars, but these can be head for under $270. Featuring swiveling ear cups, ControlTalk Universal, which lets you conveniently switch between songs and incoming calls, along with a loud aggressive sound profile. The ear cups are made of plush memory foam that provide ample room inside the circumaural (around-the-ear) design for your ears to breathe. Plus, there's a detachable cable that connects to the left ear cup, and the package includes an extra wide coiled cable for DJs. Product page. Continue reading for a video review, more pictures and additional information.

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Batman Motel

If money is no object, and you're looking to go off the beaten path while traveling, these unique hotels should do the trick. Starting off, we have the Batman-themed suite at Eden Motel in Taiwan, which comes complete with movie posters, spa tub, two flat screen televisions, miniature gargoyle statues, and even a Tumbler. Interested? Well, a three-hour reservation will set you back only $50. Continue reading for more.

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Floating House Australia

Combining architectural tricks that rely on perspective, the architects at Australia's F2 Architecture firm have created a home that appears to be hovering over the sea. When viewed from any other angles, it's apparent that the home is built on a pole that lifts it 130-feet above the slope. The home is adorned with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, modern furniture, and a wraparound balcony that offers a panoramic view of Fairhaven Beach. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Napcabs

So, your flight is delayed and all of the airport lounges are closed. Introducing Napcabs, which are basically luxurious "sleeping cabins," located right in the middle of the terminal. Think of them as tiny private rooms, complete with luggage storage, a bed and a small workspace. Simple swipe credit card on a touchscreen, book a $35 (minimum) time slot - priced between $12 - $18 per hour - and you're ready to relax. Continue reading for two videos.

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Hidden Treehouse Atlanta

Living in a fairytale sounds farfetched, that is unless...you're staying at this real-life hidden treehouse in Atlanta, Georgia. It consists of 3 connected treehouses set in secluded in-town Buckhead and is furnished with antiques as well as natural artifacts. Quietly nestled amongst the trees, it's a perfect weekend trip while staying in the city. You can either book the treehouse for a week at $2000, or a single night for $375. Continue reading for more pictures and the listing page link.

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Ice Hotels

An ice hotel is basically a temporary hotel made up of snow and sculpted blocks of ice. They hotels exist in several countries, and they have varying construction styles, services and amenities, the latter of which may include ice bars, restaurants, chapels, saunas and hot tubs. Customers have to be prepared to sleep in beds made of snow or ice, but in the warmth of furs, blankets and sleeping bags designed to withstand extremely cold temperatures. Temperature in the rooms is below zero, but much warmer than outside. Staying at an ice hotel is expensive as prices for a night range from around US $300 to $3,000. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing just how awkward MacGyver's intro would be without music.

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AMEX Black Card Centurion

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American Express introduced the Centurion Card in 1999 to cater to a more affluent customer segment. The card was initially available only to selected users of the company's Platinum Card. In addition to a variety of exclusive benefits, the card itself is made of anodized titanium with the information and numbers stamped into the metal. For reference, the average Centurion cardholder has $16.3 million in assets and an annual household income of $1.3 million. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the greatest Wheel of Fortune player yet.

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VIP Shelter

It may be too late to book last second accomodations at, but there's always next year, right? For those who are tired of sitting at home, or partying the night away, here are some unique destinations that will really help you start the new year off right. Starting off, we have the pre-fabricated VIPP Shelter, which can be placed in just about any location you want, complete with furniture, appliances, fixtures, lighting, tableware, towels, and bed linens. One caveat: it'll set you back a cool $585,000. Continue reading for more.

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Most Expensive Belt

From afar, the Calibre R822 looks like yet another jewel-encrusted smartphone, but it's actually the world's most expensive belt buckle. It weighs 145g, is made of 18K solid white gold with titanium, and is adorned with 387 diamonds, amounting to a total of 14.15 carats. What really makes this belt stand out are its 167 individual components. Not everything is just for show, there's self-cleaning mechanisms and safety catches integrated to minimize accidental release. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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