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James Bond Home

While this may look like a scene from the Bond film Diamonds Are Forever, this is a real home designed by architect John Lautner, in Palm Springs. This 8,901-square-foot, five-bedroom estate features a circular living room, slotted concrete canopy and a glass dome that provides panoramic views of the valley. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Dam House

Photo credit: Bruce Rowlands, Angela Geddes / Sforza Seilern Architects via Uncrate

There's nothing special about granite slabs, that is unless...you're talking about the Gota Dam House, which overlooks a reservoir 150-feet below. The home prominently features the use of granite blocks that are used as bedrooms, bathrooms, and supporting spaces, while oversized wooden platforms provide shelter from the blazing East African sun. During colder weather, two glass-enclosed spaces ensure a cozy living conditions. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when you drop 30-pounds of dry ice into a swimming pool.

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VARIO Alkoven 1200

The Vario Alkoven 1200 just might be the world's most luxurious expedition vehicle. Based on the Mercedes-Benz Actross 2542, it's so large that the vehicle even has its own garage, large enough for a Mini Cooper or SLK Roadster, measuring in at 12-meters in length. You'll find a hydraulically extendable living room, bedroom, kitchenette set, lots of storage, and even a full bathroom with shower, on the inside. Other features include: a state-of-the-art surveillance system and a backup power generator with solar rechargeable 1.200 Ah batteries. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing what happens when you pour molten salt into a watermelon.

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Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato

Unlike its predecessors, the bespoke Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept features a carbon fiber body, new round tail light reflectors inspired by the classic rear view of a Zagato, while incorporating the same "bladed" LED technology as the "Vulcan". The 5.9-liter V12 has also been upgraded to output 600 PS, good for a sub 4-second sprint to 60mph and a top speed of 201mph. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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C-Explorer 3

Looking for something more adventurous than just a luxurious yacht? If so, the U-Boat Worx C-Explorer 3 should do the trick. Featuring a 360° transparent acrylic pressure hull, 3-liter oxygen capacity for 16 hour missions at a maximum depth of 3,300-feet, and plenty of space for HD cameras, lights as well as manipulator arms. Continue reading for two more videos and information. Click here to view a few more things you might want, but probably don't need.

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White House Replica

Built in 1996 and located on a three-acre plot on the prestigious Strait Lane in Dallas' Preston Hollow district, this White House replica is on the market for $15-million. At 16,041-square-foot, it boasts four bedrooms, nine bathrooms, French limestone and garbled marble flooring, two galleries, a library with a 17th century Louis XIII fireplace, Louis XIV-styled Italian Chandeliers, a brick wine cellar, six-car garage with enough space for two limousines, an incredible home theater, and lots more. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.

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Minimalist Apple Store Home

If an architect decided to convert a large Apple Store into a luxurious home, it would probably look like this custom-built abode in Zakynthos, Greece. Spanning a total of 2.5-acres, this minimalist property is tranquility at its finest, with only low traffic roads, vegetation and the beautiful blue sea. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Shaddai Superyacht

At first, the Shaddai could be mistaken for a hypercar in pictures, but take another look, and you'll see it's an ultra luxurious superyacht, perfect for a Bond villain. What sets this apart from the $35-million example you see in the video (above), is its 1,130-square-foot sky cabin, which sits 125-foot above water, providing unparalleled views of the sea. "From there he can reach the feeling of a higher power, surrounded by the immensity of the sea and sky, reaching the clouds where everything reflects his place in the world: at the top. Furthermore, the infinity pool produces a visual effect of water with no boundary, merging with the sky," said its designer, Garbriele Teruzzi. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a first person Iron Man view.

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Flying Huntsman Defender

If nothing else, the stealthy Urban Warrior Flying Huntsman 6x6 Defender will let you roll around town unnoticed, or so we'd like to think. It's powred by a supercharged Ford 5.0L V8 engine that generates a whopping 670-horsepower, which is sent through a 6-speed automatic transmission to a shift on the fly transfer case. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Lilium Personal Aircraft

Forget electric cars, and say hello to Lilium's electric creation. This two-seater vehicle is designed for personal use, and is the "world's first ultralight vertical takeoff and landing aircraft created for personal use." It's made to launch vertically, so runways aren't required, enabling owners to lift off from just about anywhere, like rooftops, or even a backyard. The personal aircraft can travel at nearly 250mph, with a range of 310-miles. Click here to view the first picture in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the most dangerous stretch of water in the world.

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