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Conquest Knight XV

Priced from $629,000 USD, the Conquest Vehicles Knight XV is inspired by the Gurkha military truck, and based on a Ford F-350 truck chassis. This beast measures just over 6-meters (20-feet) in length and tips the scales at 5.5-tons. Made from military-grade ballistic hardened steel, ballistic fibreglass and six centimetre thick armoured glass, it can withstand fire from Kalashnikov and Dragunovs. Under the hood, you'll find a Ford-sourced 6.8L V10 that generates 400bhp and 500lb ft of torque, running on E85 ethanol. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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6-Pound Gold Nugget California

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Officially called the 6.07-pound "Butte Nugget," this fine specimen is believed to be the largest gold chunk dug up in Gold Rush country in modern times. This giant nugget sold over the weekend for a whopping $400,000, to "a prominent Bay Area collector." What most may not know is that if it were melted down as ordinary gold, the nugget might've been worth only $85,000 or so, but its connection to the historic Gold Country is what drove the price way up. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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CJ Wilson McLaren P1

Most McLaren P1s already look amazing straight from the factory, but CJ Wilson's (Los Angeles Angels pitcher) manages to stand out from the rest, thanks to a color-changing / shifting Cerberus Pearl paint job. The beautiful images you're about to see were taken on a recent road trip out to the Grand Canyon, and show off the paint's special qualities - every angle shifts to a different shade. Continue reading for more pictures.

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iPhone 6 Case

For iPhone 6 owners with much more money than sense, the Gresso Case Titanium might be a viable option, albeit one that will set you back $3,000. You read that right, it costs 3-times as much as the handset itself (unsubsidized price). It takes a staggering 417-pounds of force to bend, thanks to each Gresso case being made from a single piece of titanium, with 9 hours of milling and 4 hours of directional polishing to finish off the sleek aesthetics. Continue reading for a hands-on review and more information.

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Terminal 21 Mall

If you're a jetsetter who just loves airports, traveling and shopping, Terminal 21 is definitely the place to be. Located in Bangkok, Thailand, this mixed-use complex has themed areas from famous cities all over the world. For example, there's a France section decorated like Champs-Elysees Boulevard and Parisian Boutiques, complete with Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower sculptures. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Cave Hotel

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Don't let its medieval appearance fool you, every room at the La Grotta della Civita hotel - nested in the grottos of a medieval mountain village within the Gravina River Valley in Matera Italy - has Wi-Fi. This hotel consists of 18 cave rooms and a restaurant. To keep things toasty during the colder winter months, they heat the cobblestone floors. However, Civita began as a deserted network of hand-carved limestone caves back in the 1950s. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why weatherman should never bring dogs onto live television.

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Amchit Residence

Lebanon, a country in Western Asia tat's bordered by Syria to the north and east and Israel to the south, isn't known for luxury ocean view mansions, unless...you're talking about the Amchit Residence. Designed by Blankpage Architects, this residence is situated in Nahr el Mott, Lebanon, and has all the amenities you'd expect in a 6-star resort, including s citrus, olive and sea-salted palm trees as well as a minimalistic open design. Rooms are connected by outdoor bridges and the mid-level living room, along with kitchen, are graced by floor to ceiling glass windows, suspended lighting, and dark hardwood floors. Continue reading for more images and information.

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Underwater Hotel

Located on the island of Pemba in Tanzania, the Manta Resort is unlike any other because visitors can experience Africa's first underwater hotel room. This floating structure has three distinct levels: the landing deck, the roof (lounge area), and downstairs where the bedroom is, surrounded by panes of glass affording near 360 degree views. To make things even cooler the famous Blue Hole, an anomaly in the coral reef approximately 250 meters off shore, is visible from this room. Continue reading for more.

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$95-Million Penthouse

Sure, 99.999% of the world don't even need to worry about whether to choose from a fully-decked out Gulfstream G600 jet or buying a massive penthouse in Manhattan, but for the billionaires (or newly minted lottery jackpot winners), that have $95-million to burn, these images might help in their decision. NYC's 432 Park Avenue is the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere, at 1,396-feet, and offers 104 apartments. Some of them span up to 30,000-square-feet, complete with vaulted 12.5-foot ceilings, and 10 x 10 ft floor to ceiling windows. Continue reading for an update video, more images and additional information.

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Whitepod Hotel

Whitepod essentially is a collection of eco-luxury pods scattered the Swiss Alps, despite looking like a scene straight from a storybook or movie. This resort features 15 geodesic domes - 5 family units for groups and 10 standard rooms for couples - with each containing a wooden deck to admire the stunning views, a king-sized bed, cowhide throws, iPod music players, a full-sized bathroom with shower and a wood burning stove. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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