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ICON A5 Plane

When motorcycle, meets yacht and small plane, you get the $139,000 ICON A5. This two-seat vehicle is completely amphibious, thanks to retractable landing gear. It features a carbon fiber airframe powered by a 100-hp/120-mph Rotax 912 ULS engine, folding wings that allow it to be easily stored. Safety features include: a propeller guard, wing angle of attack indicator, and an integrated parachute that helps the entire plane land softly in case of emergency. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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The Krane Crane Hotel

Photo credit: Rasmus Hjortshøj / The Krane

"The Krane" appears to be a normal crane at first, but it's actually a modern home that you can actually rent out. Located in the waterfront city of Nordhavn in Copenhagen, Denmark, this sleek living space by Arcgency features a reception area, meeting room with floor to ceiling windows, spa, and terrace on the ground floor, while the top floor boasts a lounge as well as a terrace. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Floating Hotel Sweden

No, this isn't a scene from Game of Thrones, but rather a real floating hotel. Called the "Arctic Bath Floating Hotel," it's located in the middle of a Swedish river, and will be open year-round. Featuring unparalleled views of the northern lights, cold baths, saunas, spa treatments, a shopping center, community lounge, and a stunning restaurant. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Mazu ThirtyEight Yacht

The Mazu ThirtyEight Yacht is not quite a superyacht, but at 38 feet long, with a 12-foot beam, it's perfect for a supervillain. Once you climb below the deck, you'll find two galleys, Gaggenau appliances, an en suite bedroom with full shower, and a crew cabin. Up top, there's a dining area, a bimini, deck shower, and a retractable swim platform. It's powered by Volvo Penta diesel engines capable of acruising speed of 30 knots and a 45 knot top speed. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video about the shape of space.

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Disney's River Country



Photo credit: Seph Lawless

Disney's River Country was basically the first water park at Walt Disney World, located near Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. It opened on June 20, 1976, and closed indefinitely on November 2, 2001. The park featured a sandy bottom and unique water filtering system using confluent water from adjacent Bay Lake, which was dammed off creating a natural-looking man-made lagoon. The park's water was at the higher level than the lake's, which was an effort to prevent lake water from going into the park. Last year, Disney announced that they would drain and fill in Upstream Plunge, the 330,000 gallon pool. There are no immediate plans to tear down any other part of the park. Along with Discovery Island, it was left to deteriorate rather than be demolished. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of ten weird "As Seen On TV" gadgets.

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Star Wars Hotel


Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is set to open in 2019, but Disney plans to build an accompanying hotel at Disney World. That's right, each room will look like a scene from the film, while pitting guests into different storylines, complete with uniforms, that let them become part of an adventure that unfolds around them. Androids, aliens, and lots more will be included. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Taipei Subway Illusion

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Taipei City is set to host the 2017 Summer Universiade, and what better way to promote the event, than by turning your metro trains into optical illusions. Subway cars running the Songshan-Xindian (Green) line received vinyl 3D stickers that resemble real-life swimming pools, soccer fields, running tracks, and basketball courts. This was all made possible with the help of the EasyCard Corporation and the Tourism Bureau of Taiwan. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Star Wars Land

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After months of speculation, Disney revealed the official name at the D23 Expo in Anaheim for their new lands at Disneyland and Disney World: "Star Wars: Galaxies Edge". "Both Star Wars-inspired lands will transport guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port, and one of the last stops before Wild Space, where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life. Here, guests will find themselves in the middle of the action at two signature attractions: one that lets guests take the controls of Millennium Falcon on a customized secret mission, and an epic Star Wars adventure that puts guests in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance," said a Disney representative. Continue reading for an in-depth walkthrough video, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Belkin SurgePlus Travel

Belkin's 3-Outlet SurgePlus Mini Travel Swivel Charger Surge Protector with Dual USB Ports is perfect for those with multiple devices, and it's being offered for just $11.99, today only, originally $17.50. To make it easier to fit in small, tight spaces, this travel surge protector has a 360-degree swivel feature. The charger rotates up and out of the way to prevent it from blocking other outlets. You'll never have to guess if the SurgePlus charger is working properly. A green light at the top of the charger indicates that surge protection is active. Product page. Continue reading for a video unboxing and more information.

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Helicopter Glamping Hotel

Always wanted to stay in a unique hotel room like no other? If so, then this decommissioned Royal Navy ZA127 Sea King Helicopter, located at Mains Farm in Stirling, Scotland, should do the trick. The exterior was mainly kept intact, but the interior now features a bedroom, natural shelving, and a stainless steel kitchenette. The coolest part? A lounge area in the cockpit, complete with the original flight deck. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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