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Moses Bridge

Called the "Moses Bridge", this structure is located in The Netherlands and was built by Ro Koster & Ad Kil Architects for crossing the defensive fortress in Halsteren. While it looks like magic, or at least some sort of high-tech wizardry, the bridge is actually sunk into the water and slope surrounding the 17th Century Dutch fort. Continue reading for more marvelous bridges from around the world.

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Room of Rainbows

This may look like a fake movie scene, but it's a real room, created by multidisciplinary artist Kimsooja. This breathtaking installation is located at the Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Retiro, in Madrid, which was originally constructed in the late 1880s to house a collection of flora and fauna from the Philippines. Kimsooja transformed the Palacio de Cristal into a real-life room of rainbows. Continue reading for more images and information on how the illusion was created.

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Underwater Puppies

Photo credit: Little Friends Photo

Seth Casteel, a photographer who frequently travels between the New York and Los Angeles, rose to internet fame with his happy diving dog photo series that went viral online. Now, his new "Underwater Puppies" photo series takes things to the next level. All of the photos you are about to see will be published in his book, to be released on September 16th, and captures, as you'd expect, adorable puppies diving into pools. Continue reading for more.

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Amazing Thunderstorm

A thunderstorm, also known as an electrical storm, a lightning storm, or a thundershower, is a type of storm characterized by the presence of lightning and its acoustic effect on the Earth's atmosphere known as thunder. The meteorologically assigned cloud type associated with the thunderstorm is the cumulonimbus. Thunderstorms can generally form and develop in any particular geographic location, perhaps most frequently within areas located at mid-latitude when warm moist air collides with cooler air. Above, we have a thunderstorm taking place in False Kiva in Utah, shot by photographer Dustin Farrell. Continue reading for more.

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Hospital Meal

Most people don't associate hospital food with words such as pleasant or tasty, but these photographers aim to change your view on them. Starting off, we have a meal from a New York hospital, which consists of salmon patties with saffron cream sauce, rice, pumpkin, and banana cake. Honestly, some of these meals look better than what you would find at an average restaurant in the city. Continue reading to see more.

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Commodore Executive 64

The Commodore SX-64, also known as the Executive 64, or VIP-64 in Europe, is a portable, briefcase/suitcase-size "luggable" version of the popular Commodore 64 home computer and holds the distinction of being the first full-color portable computer. The SX-64 features a built-in five-inch composite monitor and a built-in 1541 floppy drive. It weighs 10.5 kg (23lb). The machine is carried by its sturdy handle, which doubles as an adjustable stand. It was announced in January 1983 and released a year later, at US$ 995 (about $2,250 in 2014). Continue reading for more.

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Japan Bunny Island

Known as Rabbit Island, Okunoshima in Japan was originally used as the secret base for the Japanese Imperial Army's lethal gas operation during WW2. From 1929 to 1945, more than 6,000 tons of poison gas were manufactured on the remote island, and the program was shrouded in secrecy. For approximately 16-years, Okunoshima was not seen on any map, and workers who produced the five types of poison gas - which were mostly used in warfare in China - were told to keep the factories a secret. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Alaskan Glacier Wedding

While some couples resort to Photoshop for creative wedding photos, but Anchorage-based photographer Josh Martinez actually traveled by helicopter to Alaska's Knik Glacier with a bride and groom for one breathtaking photo session. The couple traversed snowy mountains, explored icy fields, and even waded knee-deep into a glacial pool of stunningly blue water - ruining the wedding gown in the process. Continue reading for more pictures.

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The White Temple

This isn't a computer-generated scene from an upcoming movie, but a real place you can visit. It's called Wat Rong Khun, more well-known among foreigners as the White Temple, is a contemporary unconventional Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand, designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat. Unfortunately, May 5th, 2014 at 18:08 (local time), the temple was heavily damaged by the earthquake in Mae Lao that struck the province. On the morning of May 7th, after an engineering expert team inspected and confirmed that all building structures in the temple were unharmed by the quake, Chalermchai announced that he would rebuild the temple back to its original beauty in two years and promised to devote his life for the work. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Then and Now Dog

Dog owners probably already know of the basic 1-to-7 ratio for comparing the rate at which dogs grow and age with how quickly we do. The larger the animal, the longer the life span, right? When speaking of dogs, it's the opposite, as small breeds, despite reaching adulthood at faster rater, typically outlive larger breeds by quite a bit. Continue reading for more.

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