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Multi Display Setups

We understand why stock traders and some gamers may need two, or even three, displays, but when you're sporting a computer setup with more than 5, it may be time to kick things down a notch. However, if your home is solar-powered and you're actually selling electricity back to the power company, then we suppose it's not all a waste. For those still interested, this gadget might help you out. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the top five viral videos for today.

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Bioluminescent Water

Photo credit: Kin Cheung via Laughing Squid

Water is usually dark and ominous at night, but a bloom of Noctiluca scintillans, a large, green marine dinoflagellate that exhibits bioluminescence when disturbed, made its way to Hong Kong. According to University of Georgia oceanographer Samantha Joye, this phenomenon, also known as "Sea Sparkle", is triggered by farm pollution that can be devastating to marine life and local fisheries. Eugene Turner at Louisiana State University says that Noctiluca itself does not produce neurotoxins like other similar organisms do, but its role as both prey and predator can eventually magnify the accumulation of toxins in the food chain. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the top five viral videos for today.

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Toothpick City

Scott Weaver has spent the past 35-years painstakingly recreating San Francisco using 100,000 wooden toothpicks. Called "Rolling Through the Bay," it's also an interactive, kinetic sculpture that uses ping pong balls rolling along winding tracks within the piece to highlight neighborhoods, historical locations, and landmarks. Wonder where he got all those toothpicks? Weaver says: "I have used different brands of toothpicks depending on what I am building. I also have many friends and family members that collect toothpicks in their travels for me. For example, some of the trees in Golden Gate Park are made from toothpicks from Kenya, Morocco, Spain, West Germany and Italy. The heart inside the Palace of Fine Arts is made out of toothpicks people threw at our wedding." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the top five viral videos of the day.

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Star Wars Papercraft

Photo credit: UH02 via Gizmodo

When are sheets of paper not just something you use to write on or print documents with? When you design detailed templates of famous Star Wars vehicles, print them out, and then hand-assemble them. This is exactly what one geek from Japan decided to do by recreating the X-Wing, Tie-Fighter, and AT-ST vehicles from Star Wars, with absolutely no details spared, design wise. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the top five viral videos of today.

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Restored WW2 Pictures

Photo credit: Rescued Film via Bored Panda

What makes these World War II images so incredible? First off, they weren't taken by a professional photographer, but rather a real soldier. Second, Levi Bettweiser, discovered the undeveloped film at an auction in Ohio. Many rolls were water damaged and had rust. He said: "There is a large possibility that I might not recover a single image from any of these rolls of film. When I pulled the film that I had just developed out of my film development tank and look at them, I'm the very first person that has ever seen that picture." What you're looking at above is what he managed to salvage. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the top five viral videos for today.

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Multiplication Trick

Japanese school children learn to multiply with lines, or in other words, a visual technique where you draw lines and count the intersections. The infographic above shows the basic method behind this method, and it involves drawing lines on the diagonal to represent the numbers of the first number to multiply, and then crossing those with the other number's lines. Next, you add up the intersections for each area, and you have the correct total. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the top five viral videos for today.

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Borderline Genius Inventions

People who prefer soda from cans probably would love to have a version that can be resealed, or at least closed up for safe transport. The simple design you see above just adds another layer in-between the liquid and top. On a similar food-related note, making breakfast would be so much more enjoyable for geeks if there was a lightsaber-inspired knife that actually toasted bread as you sliced it. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to see the top five viral videos for today.

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Two-Face Optical Illusion

You may have seen a few of these optical illusions before, but we've rounded up five of the best two-face head shots for your viewing enjoyment. If you cover the nose and then ear, the images just might boggle your mind. Unfortunately (or fortunately), these are not real photos, but rather Photoshop manipulations. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the top five viral videos for today.

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Astronaut Workstation ISS

Photo credit: Daily Mail

Ever wonder where some of the astronauts aboard the ISS browse the internet? It just might be inside the Cupola module, which as special windows that provide a panoramic view of Earth, allowing them to take images using 8 cameras. Cupola also houses one of the space station's two robotic work stations used by astronauts to manipulate the large robotic arm seen through the right window. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the top five viral videos of the day.

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Flipped Iceberg

Photo credit: Alex Cornell via Colossal

Photographer Alex Cornell managed to captured these mind-boggling pictures of a flipped iceberg during an expedition to Antarctica last month. The translucent blue underside, completely free of snow and debris, is majestic to say the least. Science World says that almost 90% of an iceberg is beneath the surface, making flips extremely rare. Blue icebergs develop from older, deep glaciers which have undergone tremendous pressure experienced for hundreds of years. The process releases and eliminates air that was originally caught in the ice by falling snow. Therefore, icebergs that have been formed from older glaciers have little internal air or reflective surfaces. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to see the top five viral videos of the day.

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