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9 Hours Capsule Hotel Japan

This may look like a space station at first glance, but it's just the new "9 Hours" (9H) capsule hotel at Tokyo's Narita Airport, located a few steps outside of Terminal 2. After checking in, guests will receive a key that provides access to a locker, a shower and a private sleeping capsule - each one is 1-meter high and 2-meters long. Pods are equipped with Air Cyclone mattresses for maximum comfort. Flight canceled? A full night at 9H costs just under $40 USD, with check-in available at all hours (10am checkout). You can also purchase nap and shower packages, which are sold on a first-come first-serve basis. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including an all-new Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer.

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Bizarre Natural Phenomena

Here are a few bizarre natural phenomena that you rarely (or ever) see, and they include "Snow Donuts", also known as "Snow Rollers". This rare meteorological phenomenon happens when large snowballs are formed naturally as chunks of snow are blown along the ground by wind, picking up material along the way, in much the same way that the large snowballs used in snowmen are made. Or, a brinicle, which forms beneath sea ice when a flow of extremely cold, saline water is introduced to an area of ocean water, being the undersea equivalent of a hollow stalactite or icicle. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today - including an unskippable video from Geico.

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Node Electric Outlet

If you've ever run out of power outlets at home, you probably already know the hassle of looking for a power strip, and the Node Electric Outlet aims to change that. Simply put, it's a square-shaped outlet that enables you to plug in multiple devices anywhere within the lines, and from the looks of it, there's enough room for at least six of your gadgets. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today - including a crazy Hawk Cam.

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Slide to Answer

Photo credit: Andre Borges

Seasoned iOS users probably already know why there are some calls that require you to "Slide to Answer" while others can be declined, but there are new iPhone owners that might be perplexed. As long as your phone is locked, it will only let you "Slide to Answer", with the option to "Decline", "Accept", "Remind Me", and "Message" appearing only in unlocked mode. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today - includes a very smart parrot.

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HTC One M9

Photo credit: Martin Hajek

A video leaked ahead of Mobile World Congress purportedly shows the all-new HTC One M9, which sports an all-metal "dual-finish" frame, with the back being silver and the edges gold. The main difference is that the M8's rear-facing dual-camera has been replaced with a 20-megapixel camera on the back, and a single, 4-megapixel camera with "Ultrapixel" technology for better low-light selfies, on the front. No word yet on pricing or availability. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today - don't miss the hypnotic ink shot in ultra slow motion.

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Sbarro Eight Hot Rod

Photo credit: Alok Paleri / Speedhunters via Hi Consumption

When vintage hot rods meets futuristic street car, you get the Sbarro Eight made by students at the ESPERA Sbarro Montbeliard school. Powered by a 3.2L twin-turbocharged, Masserati-sourced V8 engine that generates 368HP, it sports OZ Racing Ultraleggera wheels in a staggered stance (rear tires are wider than front). The interior is no slouch, with plenty of real wood and leather accents, custom built fiberglass seats, along with a Parrot Asteroid Smart car radio connected to a 6.2-inch display. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the five most popular viral videos of today - including a crazy gyoza cannon.

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Nintentoaster Nintendo Toaster

Photo credit: VN

This may look like a toaster at first glance, but insert an NES cartridge, and it becomes a functional game console when turned on. Officially called the "Nintoaster 2.0", it was designed by Finnish artist Jarno Kotavuopio and the usual bread slots serve as the connections for the game cartridges. This console plugs into a TV the way any console would, complete with themed orange controllers. The coolest part? Pushing down the lever actually turns it on. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the top five most popular viral videos of today - including a robot that can play the violin.

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Paul Allen Plane

Paul Allen stated that Stratolaunch's carrier aircraft would have a wingspan of 385-feet, or about 20-feet longer than an Apollo-era Saturn V and about half as long as the Hindenburg class airships. This would make it the largest airplane, by wingspan, to ever fly. It will weigh in at over 1.2-million-pounds including the fully fueled launch vehicle and be powered by six 46,000-66,500 lbf thrust-range jet engines, that are planned to be sourced from two used 747-400s that will be cannibalized for engines, avionics, flight deck, landing gear and other proven systems that can be recycled to cut development costs." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today.

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Lexar USB JumpDrive

Lexar's JumpDrive M10 USB flash drives not only show how full they are using an always-on capacity meter that's powered by the same technology as today's popular e-readers, but also includes EncryptStick Lite software, an advanced security solution with 256-bit AES encryption to help protect your essential files against corruption, loss, and deletion. Best of all, you can pick up at 16GB model for under $17. Product page. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to see more unusual inventions and the five most popular viral videos of today - including the ultimate ping pong trick shot.

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Midnight Planetarium Watch

Priced at $245K, Midnight Planetarium is one of the coolest time pieces you'll ever see. Created by Van Cleef & Arpels in partnership with Christiaan van der Klaauw, it features the 6 closest planets in our solar system accurately rotating around the Sun. This watch contains 396 individual parts and boasts planets that are represented by precious and semi-precious stones, ranging from red jasper to serpentine and turquoise. That's not all, a "lucky day" function uses the bezel to let owners to select any day of the year as the special day, and the Earth will fall underneath the painted star on the watch's crystal on that day every year. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including what bartenders really think about your Tinder dates.

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