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Crew Compartment Jet

For those who have been on long-haul international flights, you may think flight attendants rest by just catching a few winks in the back, but in reality, they have their very own sleeping quarters. These secreat areas are often hidden in a compartment at the top of the plane, or a sealed off section in the same main cabin. On at least one configuration of Cathay Pacific's 777-300ER, there's a secret staircase at the rear of the plane that leads up to the area, which itself is tunnel like. Surprisingly enough, it comfortably sleeps up to eight flight staff at once. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Real-Life GTA Tank

Shawn Nelson was a U.S. Army veteran and unemployed plumber who stole an M60A3 Patton tank from a United States National Guard Armory in San Diego, California, and went on a rampage on May 17, 1995. He led police on a 23-minute, televised chase through the streets of the Clairemont neighborhood of San Diego. The tank had a top speed of 30mph, making the chase slow compared to police chases involving automobiles. The 57-ton tank easily plowed through road signs, traffic lights, fire hydrants and crushed a van against a recreational vehicle, then plowed through the RV. He even attempted to knock down a bridge by running into the supports, but gave up after he failed to topple it with the first few hits. Nelson eventually became caught on a concrete median of State Route 163, as he attempted to cross the median into the oncoming traffic. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.

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Rocket to the Moon


The show was originally named Rocket to the Moon and it opened in 1955 along with Disneyland. The ride was refurbished as Flight to the Moon in 1967. On March 21, 1975, the destination was changed to Mars because humans had already been to the Moon. During that time, the attraction was considerably dated. The show was designed in cooperation with NASA and was basically a revised and updated version of the previous attraction Flight to the Moon. Guests would now be launched on a spacecraft into space and then approach the surface of the red planet Mars. Continue reading for more fascinating historical pictures.

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Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard

For billionaires who need the ultimate in luxury and protection when being transported, look no further than the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard. This vehicle is both bullet and blast proof, almost on par with military standards. How strong is the armor? Well, Daimler Chrysler stated that it can take fire from am assault rifle with steel core bullets, and still make it out in one piece. You'll also find special grade steel that fills the gaps and cavities in the body, along with the vehicle's outer skin. The polycarbonate-coated windows deter splintering and protect against gunfire, while underbody armor is bomb-proof. Continue reading to see more fascinating images from around the web.

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Tetris Logs

Just about every gamer has played some form of Tetris, but it's not everyday that you get to use the brick stacking skills in real-life. However, this lumber yard managed to pack some logs onto this truck bed in such a way that you could mistake it for a Photoshop job, as nearly every nook and cranny has been filled with a perfect fitting piece. Continue reading for more oddly satisfying images. Click here for a few bonus pictures.

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Homemade Computer Stand

Standing desks may be the hot item right now, but we do not recommend creating your own using a few random objects you may have lying around the house, like buckets or ice coolers. This person decided to make one anyways, and placed his homemade creation right next to a door as well, creating yet another hazard for the iMac. You may have to look around online, but there are plenty of tutorials showing how to create a standing desk using simple items from a local hardware store or even IKEA for those who prefer the pre-fabricated route. Continue reading for more things that shouldn't be placed together.

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Human Eye Galaxies

Did you know that there are as many atoms in a single atom of our DNA than there are stars in most galaxies? Or, that a human eye contains more atoms than all the stars in the known universe? These facts, courtesy of astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, are just some of the mind-boggling things revealed on the "Cosmos" television show. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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BOSE Suspension

Dr. Amar Bose wanted to take air and hydraulic suspensions to the next level, with a new concept: electromagnetic rams. A prototype was installed on an Lexus LS 400, which proceeded to zip around fast bends without pitching or rolling, and even leapfrogging right over a 2-x-6 plank standing on edge across the road. This type of active suspension uses linear electromagnetic motors attached to each wheel. It provides extremely fast response, and allows regeneration of power consumed, by using the motors as generators. This nearly surmounts the issues of slow response times and high power consumption of hydraulic systems. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.

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Unnecessary Quotation Marks

Quotation marks by definition, are simply punctuation marks used in pairs in various writing systems to set off direct speech, a quotation, or a phrase. The pair consists of an opening quotation mark and a closing quotation mark, which may or may not be the same character. However, people use these improperly more often than not, and these signs are glaring examples. Continue reading to see more.

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Smartphone Locker

Power banks are nice to have around, but sometimes, you just don't have access to one while out and about. These device charging lockers could quite possibly be the next best thing. Simply pay with a credit card, select the cable you need, start charging, lock it up, and you'll be set with a fully-charged device in 1-2 hours or less. Other borderline genius ideas include: a Pringles chip can with a pull-up tab, a car stereo that won't start playing until you've buckled up, cold weather simulator for trying out coats, and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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