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Simple Inventions

Most gadgets today have simply lost their innovation and rely on aesthetics as well as marketing to wow consumers, but these simple inventions above are borderline genius. Whether it be the modular stackable fridge or solar shingles, there's something for every geek. Our favorite? Definitely the ZERO personal helicopter, which was designed by Hector Del Amo. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why you should never ever microwave a glowstick.

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Upside Down Truck

Mechanic and Kathy's Collision owner Rick Sullivan stumbled upon his latest project in the most unexpected way. He received a call last winter to transport an overturned Ford Ranger to his shop, but when he saw the vehicle with its roof and four wheels sticking up in the air, a big idea came to him. Simply put, it's a 1991 Ford Ranger pickup truck with an upside down 1995 F-150 placed over the top, complete with spinning tires. After spending 6-months and $6,000, the vehicle you see above became a reality. It recently won the WTF award and the Innovation Award at the Car Craft Street Machine Nationals in Du Quoin, Illinois. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to see a Volvo FH truck take on a Koenigsegg One:1 megacar.

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Eco Lodge Sweden

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Want to get away from the stresses of modern life? Then you might want to consider staying at this The Hobbit-inspired forest hut hotel in Sweden. Called the Kolarbyn Eco-Lodge and located in Skinnskatteberg, near Stockholm, Sweden, guests have to chop their own wood, fetch water and even wash dirty dishes in a nearby spring. The hotel is actually a collection of twelve charcoal-burner huts located in the middle of a forest. There are two bunks in each unit, complete with sheepskins and sleeping bags for guests to sleep in - guests have to chop their own wood for the stove. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why metal is awesome.

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Earth Painting

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Many know the European Space Agency (ESA) as an international organization with 20 Member States, established in 1975. After nearly 4-decades of research, they've managed to collect 12,000 high-resolution images of space. One notable archive is called "Observing the Earth", a collection of satellite images of our planet, including the painting-like photos above. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Blizzard's mind-blowing Overwatch project.

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Dream Treehouse

Foster Huntington made a life-changing decision in 2011 when he quit his stable job designing for Ralph Lauren in New York City for something drastically different. He started living out of a van as he traveled the country, but eventually moved on to the amazing dream treehouse you see above. Huntington began construction in 2013, and after 1.5-years, as well as $135,000 in materials, the palace in the sky was complete. Located in near Portland, Oregon, it features a main house, guest house, Wi-Fi, cell phone coverage, a hot tub, and even a skating rink below. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a bulldog puppy that just doesn't want to wake up.

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Excel Art

These may look like digital paintings, but they were all created in Microsoft Excel by Tatsuo Horiuchi, a 73-year-old Japanese who started playing with the spreadsheet software 13-years-ago. He says, "Graphics software is expensive but Excel comes pre-installed on most computers. And it has more functions and is easier to use than [Microsoft] Paint." He actually won an Excel Autoshape Art Contest in 2006. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of astronauts aboard the ISS growing a water bubble.

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Apple Prototypes

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Keep it Simple by frog design founder Hartmut Esslinger showcases some rarely seen Apple prototypes. If you've never heard of Esslinger, he collaborated with Steve Jobs in the 1980s and by way of this parntership, Apple grew from an originally tech-focused company into one of the world's most successful, global brands, thanks to intelligent design. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the streets of Japan and its supercars, in 4K.

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5 Inventions

Most inventors would rather their creations be functional over just looking good, but these five inventions combine the best of both worlds. Starting off, we have the Whooz, which specializes in custom chargers for your iDevices. There's also the living microalgae lamp, which was invented by French biochemist Pierre Calleja. This eco-friendly lamp could soon light up streets, running completely free of electricity, and powered solely by a tube filled with glowing green algae. Power is generated by photosynthesis, while the algae itself lives on CO2 in the air outside. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Wolverine doing his best Beyonce.

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Steampunk Gadgets

Geeks probably already know that the Victorian Era is the period in which the majority of the Steampunk subculture is focused on. Since the 1990s, the application of the steampunk label has expanded beyond works set in recognisable historical periods, to works set in fantasy worlds that rely heavily on steam- or spring-powered technology. These gadgets (and the custom Iron Man suit) fall under the modern steampunk period. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Aug(de)mented Reality 2, where the real and hand-drawn worlds collide.

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With competition getting tougher by day, there's no other way for companies to stand out than by thinking outside the box. Take for example, a standard USB drive with password protection, one company decided to create a cryptic lock sleeve of sorts to attract attention, along with its Steampunk design. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the world's smallest 7 x 7 x 7 Rubik's Cube.

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