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Marble Caves Chile

The beautiful marble cave you see above is located on a peninsula of solid marble bordering Lake General Carrera, a remote glacial lake that spans the Chile-Argentina border. It was formed by 6,000+ years of waves washing up against calcium carbonate. The smooth, swirling blues of the cavern walls are a reflection of the lake's azure waters, which change in intensity and hue, depending on water levels and time of year. Continue reading for more majestic and breathtaking caves you can actually visit.

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Honghe Rice Terrace

The Honghe Hani Rice Terraces (above) looks like a painting, but it's just a man-made landform. It's located in the Honghe Prefecture, Yuanyang County, Yunnan, China. The terraces has 1,200 years of history. The core area of the Rice Terraces is located in the Yuanyang County. Continue reading for more cool landforms that you won't believe are man-made.

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Room of Rainbows

This may look like a fake movie scene, but it's a real room, created by multidisciplinary artist Kimsooja. This breathtaking installation is located at the Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Retiro, in Madrid, which was originally constructed in the late 1880s to house a collection of flora and fauna from the Philippines. Kimsooja transformed the Palacio de Cristal into a real-life room of rainbows. Continue reading for more images and information on how the illusion was created.

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Helltown

Hell Town, Ohio is known for many paranormal things, including mutants. You read that right, Hell Town is also known as Mutant Town, thanks to the US government boarding up most of the houses they bought and putting No Trespassing signs everywhere because of a chemical dump in the area. So, everyone just naturally assumed that there were slimy mutants wandering around bothering people. Continue reading for more creepy places.

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The Music Hotel

Photo credit: Distractify

There's no shortage of luxury hotels in Berlin, Germany, but there's one that stands out from the crowd: The Music Hotel. Art director Olivier Nowak teamed up with designer Karim Rashid and architect Sergei Tchoban to come up with the concept you see above. The hotel is aimed at touring and traveling musicians, replacing regular signs as well as menus with cleverly-placed popular lyrics throughout. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of IKEA's mind-blowing BookBook, set to take on Apple and Samsung.

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Volcano Explosion Sonic Boom

Seeing a volcano explosion on television is nothing new, but actually being there in person and seeing the ensuing sonic boom is an entirely different story. This video shows a plume of ash being thrown up in the air from Mount Tavurvur, in Papua New Guinea, captured by 58-year-old taxi driver Phil McNamara aboard a small boat on August 29, when he was on holiday. Continue reading for another video of the actual explosion and more information.

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Hospital Meal

Most people don't associate hospital food with words such as pleasant or tasty, but these photographers aim to change your view on them. Starting off, we have a meal from a New York hospital, which consists of salmon patties with saffron cream sauce, rice, pumpkin, and banana cake. Honestly, some of these meals look better than what you would find at an average restaurant in the city. Continue reading to see more.

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Japan Bunny Island

Known as Rabbit Island, Okunoshima in Japan was originally used as the secret base for the Japanese Imperial Army's lethal gas operation during WW2. From 1929 to 1945, more than 6,000 tons of poison gas were manufactured on the remote island, and the program was shrouded in secrecy. For approximately 16-years, Okunoshima was not seen on any map, and workers who produced the five types of poison gas - which were mostly used in warfare in China - were told to keep the factories a secret. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Alaskan Glacier Wedding

While some couples resort to Photoshop for creative wedding photos, but Anchorage-based photographer Josh Martinez actually traveled by helicopter to Alaska's Knik Glacier with a bride and groom for one breathtaking photo session. The couple traversed snowy mountains, explored icy fields, and even waded knee-deep into a glacial pool of stunningly blue water - ruining the wedding gown in the process. Continue reading for more pictures.

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The White Temple

This isn't a computer-generated scene from an upcoming movie, but a real place you can visit. It's called Wat Rong Khun, more well-known among foreigners as the White Temple, is a contemporary unconventional Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand, designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat. Unfortunately, May 5th, 2014 at 18:08 (local time), the temple was heavily damaged by the earthquake in Mae Lao that struck the province. On the morning of May 7th, after an engineering expert team inspected and confirmed that all building structures in the temple were unharmed by the quake, Chalermchai announced that he would rebuild the temple back to its original beauty in two years and promised to devote his life for the work. Continue reading for more pictures.

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