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The 7th Room Tree Hotel

Located in the forest canopy of pine trees in Northern Sweden, Snohetta's "The 7th Room," appears to be hidden at first, but it's actually a modern tree hotel experience. This structure hovers at 10-meters above the forest and spans 55-meters. It offers two bedrooms, a social lounge area, full bathroom, and an outdoor terrace. The cabin comfortably accommodates up to five people, all of whom enter via a staircase from the ground, while a small lift is available for transporting luggage. Floor-to-ceiling windows ensure a breathtaking view of the Lule River on a clear day. For the night owls, the north-facing window is perfect for watching the aurora borealis. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of the world's fastest ship.

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Oymyakon Coldest Place on Earth

Photo credit: Amos Chapple via Bored Panda

With an extreme subarctic climate, Oymyakon is known as one of the candidates for the Northern Pole of Cold, the other being the town of Verkhoyansk. The ground there is permanently frozen (continuous permafrost). In 1924 a temperature of −71.2°C was recorded, and is currently the lowest temperature ever recorded in a habitat center. There is a communist-era sign in Oymyakon that recalls this event. On February 6, 1933, a temperature of −67.8°C was recorded at Oymyakon's weather station. Only Antarctica has recorded lower official temperatures (the lowest being -89.2 °C), recorded at Vostok Station on July 21, 1983. During World War II, an airfield was built here for the Alaska-Siberian (ALSIB) air route used to ferry American Lend-Lease aircraft to the Eastern Front. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Solar Powered Yacht

Unlike traditional hybrid-yachts, the "Solarwave 64" has been specifically designed for long-range solar-cruising, using the power of the sun only, thus removing the need to start the diesel-engine since battery-capacity is predetermined for more than one night of permanent cruising. However, if he sun doesn't shine for several days, a range-extender offers a safe alternate power-source, guaranteeing fully-charged batteries while removing weather dependency. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Furrion Elysium

Forget 5-star hotels, the Furrion Elysium is the way to road trip in pure luxury. This 45-foot vehicle is a fully operational luxury home on wheels, and includes high-end electronics, such as three large screen 75-inch 4K HDTVs, infotainment control systems, Vision S vehicle observation systems, as well as outdoor Bluetooth speakers. The kitchen features an induction cooktop, convection microwave, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator and a wine fridge. However, the upper deck is what really sets it apart, offering an entertainment area, hot tub and even a helicopter landing platform. That's not all, the TVs feature Furrion's proprietary Vibrationsmart and Climatesmart technologies, which ensure products withstand constant vibration and extreme climates found in mobile applications. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one explaining what NASA could do with $600-billion.

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Airstream Classic XL

Want to live like a king while on the road? If so, then look no further than the Airstream Classic XL trailer. Measuring 33-feet in length, it features a touch panel electronic control system, four external pre-wired solar ports, a booming Polk audio system, complete with a 200W subwoofer, a full kitchenette set, heated shower floor, a pull-down projector display, and Cognac Maple decor accents throughout. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Frauscher 1414 Demon Yacht

Fit for a James Bond villain, Frauscher's 1414 Demon Yacht most certainly has a name that fits the bill. This fighter jet-inspired vessel measures in at 46-feet long and has room for up to 12 people, while its dual engines each generate 520-horsepower. Above deck, there's a large sunbathing platform as well as an outdoor bar, and downstairs, there's a bathroom, kitchenette, along with sleeping space for up to four. Absolutely no expense was spared, as the 1414 is crafted from high-quality materials sourced near their Austrian shipyard. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing how to make your own portable acoustic tractor beam.

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Mercedes Sprinter Van Home

Jack Richens from This Moving House turned a standard 2012 Mercedes Benz Sprinter van into a camper van capable of accommodating a four-person family on week-long holidays to anywhere in the world. Featuring a dining area with a kitchenette set, sub-floor storage space for shoes, and stacked beds for all to sleep comfortably while saving space. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images of a motor home that lets you travel in pure luxury.

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Snowy Winter Landscape

Photo credit: Tamas Rizsavi

Sometimes, photographers need to go to great length for the perfect shots, and Tamas Rizsavi did just that, braving the freezing temperatures. "It's a rare occurrence when the forest is wearing such enchanting colors, so I jumped at the opportunity and get there to eternalize that. The forest retained its beauty all day, because of the cold, -5° Celsius. Only the narrow gauge broke the silence sometimes," said Rizsavi. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Antithesis Superyacht

Most superyachts put function over form, but the "Antithesis" takes design to a whole new level. In addition to an extensive patio, this F-117 inspired vessel boasts an elevated monolithic volume that houses the living area and an all-glass bridge. Its blacked out design is composed of a carbon-fiber hull with a reverse bow, breaking away from traditional yacht's white hulls. There's also an elevated infinity pool above the patio shaded by the elevated living area, as well as a giant helipad. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for bonus images of another superyacht you can actually rent for $1.3-million per week.

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Arctic Seed Vault


The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a protected seed bank, located on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, close to Longyearbyen in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago, around 1,300-kilometers from the North Pole. Conservationist Cary Fowler, in partnership with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), began the vault in 2008 to save a wide assortment of plant seeds that are duplicate samples, or "spare" copies, of seeds held in gene banks worldwide. As of March 2016, there are approximately 864,309 seed varieties in the vault. The vault is situated in permafrost at a constant 3-4° Celsius below zero to aid in preservation. All of the seeds are stored in four-ply sealed envelopes, then placed into plastic tote containers on metal shelving racks, while storage rooms are kept at -18°C. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing what happens when you drink heavy water.

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