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When is a home not just a place where you eat, rest, etc.? When it's made from an old airplane hanger. Archinet says that the "structure maintains its corrugated metal walls and cavernous space, allowing room for a restored 1930s golden yellow and red Piper Cub to sit naturally next to a late model, bright red Porsche. The theme is set as past and present come together inside as a mixture of industrial colors and metallic textures blend with soft furnishings and a pop of red throughout." Continue reading to see more awesome homes made from things you'd never expect.

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Just capturing a great white shark in the wild is hard enough, but managing to snap a photo just as one breaks the surface tension of the water, is another story. We have rounded up ten more pictures that were captured at the exact right moment, but not necessarily captured using the best, or even high-end, camera equipment. They include: a dolphin that popped in to say hello, walking on the moon, and more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Ever wonder where certain words, like "Google", came from? Well, by simply adding "etymology" onto the end of words, you'll get exactly that information. As you can see, for Google, it's: "1990s: from Google, the proprietary name of the search engine." Continue reading for more cool Google tricks, such as comparing foods, excluding words from searches, sunrises or sunsets for any city, etc.

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No, this isn't a computer-generated image, but rather a real tree house in British Columbia, Canada. On a related note, did you know that Winston Churchill actually constructed a 20-foot tree house in a lime tree at his Chartwell Manor home. Famous tree house celebrities don't end there, as John Lennon was rumored to have a tree house overlooking the Strawberry Fields orphanage. Continue reading for more.

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Designed by Seo Young Moon, the Samurai Chair looks like a samurai's razor sharp katana has sliced its way through all 4 of its legs, but in reality, there are poles inside them to create this illusion. Believe it or not, the designer says that this chair can support up to 330-pounds. Continue reading for ten more cool and crazy chairs that geeks would love.

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Bushranger's inflatable car jack may not be common, but it most certainly makes your life easier. It can be inflated with either a portable air compressor or the exhaust and is perfect for unstable areas of mud, sand and snow, offering a wider footprint to avoid sinking. The triple layer top and hard core insert ensure added protection and stability. Continue reading for more simple, yet clever, products that make life easier.

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How about some strange and creepy Japanese urban legends to start off your holiday weekend? First up, we have the Okiku doll, which can be found at the Mannenji temple in Iwamizawa, Hokkaido prefecture. The doll originally had cropped hair, but over the years the hair has mysteriously grown to 25 centimeters (10 inches), despite being trimmed annually. The legend has it that a teenage boy bought the doll for his two-year-old sister, Okiku. She played with it every day until her tragic and sudden death. Her family refused to get rid of the doll and noticed that its hair was growing, so they concluded that the spirit of their daughter resided within the doll. The doll was given to the temple in 1938 where it can be seen today. Continue reading for more.

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Sometimes, it's good to take a journey back in time to really appreciate all the things we have now, like high-resolution televisions, laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc. This little boy was photographed in awe as he stood watching television for the first time through an appliance store window in 1948. Continue reading for more amazing photos from the past that you might not have seen before.

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All of the images you are about to see have won an award in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 contest. The photo above was captured by Mark Hanson, and shows NGC 6888, also known as the Crescent Nebula. This cosmic bubble about 25 light-years across shows emission from sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms in the wind-blown nebula in red, green and blue hues. Its central star is classified as a Wolf-Rayet star (WR 136) and is burning fuel at a prodigious rate and near the end of its stellar life this star should ultimately go out with a bang in a spectacular supernova explosion. Continue reading for more.

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You've probably heard the term "game changer" in several different contexts, and these ingenious home inventions just might fall under that category. Starting off, we have "Mowi", an innovative robot lawn mower that automatically calculates where it needs to mow and compresses the cut grass into cylindrical blocks for easy disposal. Continue reading for more.

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