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Solar Bus Home

Digital nomads Zack and Annie from Arkansas wanted to live off the grid. So, they built this custom solar-powered mobile home on wheels. It all started with a 2001 Thomas HDX school bus, and quickly became a cozy home, complete with a standing workspace, kitchenette, king-sized bed, bathroom (including a composting toilet), and plenty of storage. "After several years of doing the 8-5, M-F office job and seeing each year all the places we could be, we both knew that we weren't totally happy with how we were living. Having to go into work on the nicest of days and sit in a cubicle/room for 8 hours killed us. Zack eventually moved on to another job where he worked 100% remote. This was what set the wheels in motion," said the couple. 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 weaponize IKEA pencils.

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Lexani Sprinter Van

This looks like a 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van on the outside, but it's actually Lexani Motors' Ambassador. This luxury conversion features handcrafted Italian leather seats, video conferencing capabilities, a full kitchenette, jump seat for security personnel, magnetically-suspended inductive charging iPads, a secret espresso machine, and of course, a bathroom with marble floors as well as a gold-plated sink. Not just aesthetically pleasing, its custom underbody plating can withstand a blast from a live grenade. 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 a mind-boggling cartoon Tesla Model S.

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Bell FCX-001


Inspired by the futuristic concept cars, the Bell FCX-001 looks like an aesthetic work of art, thanks to a fan-driven anti-torque system, hybridized propulsion, transforming main rotor blade tips, and gull-wing doors. Inside, it's a technological marvel as well, incorporating augmented reality in the cockpit to control the aircraft, which consists of drop-down control modules that lets passengers adjust things such as their lighting, temperature, or infotainment experience. "We'd like to cue up a future vision here that through computer assistance [and] artificial intelligence, you want to place the pilot in the situation where their higher brain function is doing your mission control and your important safety functions, and let the computers [and] sensors you have on board do the dumb, dirty, dangerous and dull," said Scott Drennan, Bell's Director of Innovation. 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 put 20,000 volts inside a watermelon.

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Pharaoh Ramses II Statue

A team of archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have discovered an 8-meter statue buried under a Cairo slum that possibly depicts Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. It's already hailed by the Antiquities Ministry as one of the most important discoveries ever in modern times. "Last Tuesday they called me to announce the big discovery of a colossus of a king, most probably Ramses II, made out of quartzite. We found the bust of the statue and the lower part of the head and now we removed the head and we found the crown and the right ear and a fragment of the right eye," said Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani. Now experts will attempt to extract the remaining pieces before the restoration process begins, and if successful, it will be moved to the entrance of the Grand Egyptian Museum, set to open in 2018. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Bugatti Yacht

Combining both speed and luxury, the Chiron-inspired Palmer Johnson x Bugatti Niniette 66 Yacht is a 20-meter-long watercraft that boasts a posh lounge area, complete with hot tub, fire pit, as well as a champagne bar. Step below deck, and you'll find a sleeping area, guest bathroom, galley kitchen, skylight, and plenty of seating. It's powered by dual 1,000-horsepower MAN V8-1000 engines capable of speeds up to 48 knots, ensuring a smooth and efficient ride. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Action Mobil 7500


Priced at a whopping $765K, the 8-ton, 6x6 Action Mobil Globecruiser 7500 just might be the ultimate expedition vehicle for the zombie apocalypse. Powered by a 530-horsepower diesel engine, it features four 240 Watt solar panels up top, a 1,000-liter fresh water storage tank, full kitchenette, dual 2,400 Watt air conditioning units, a bathroom with shower / toilet, and a motorcycle lift out back. That's not all, there's a satellite connection for both cable television and internet, so you'll always be able to connect with loved ones, should there be a need. 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 five Disney movies that were almost completely different.

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Quadrum Ski Resort

The Quadrum Ski Resort looks like a Minecraft mod at first, but it's a real place located 2,000 meters above sea level in the Caucasus mountains. Not just any resort, it's made entirely from re-purposed shipping containers that sit on stilts to provide the best views possible. Plenty of wood accents can be found inside to give it a bit of coziness. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Bird's Nest Treehotel

This is not a giant bird's nest, just one of the cabins at the 'Treehotel' in Northern Sweden. When you climb inside, you'll find that it comfortably sleeps up to four adults, while portholes let you peer out to the lush wilderness outside, even in the dead of winter. Best of all, there's Wi-Fi connectivity via satellite, so you'll still be connected, but on cloudy days, you might want to have a few board games ready. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a surprisingly luxurious station at the South Pole.

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SpaceX Moon

Elon Musk told reporters at a press conference today that SpaceX will be sending two paying passengers around the Moon next year. The unnamed persons reportedly paid a 'significant deposit' for the trip, which will be conducted using SpaceX's existing launch vehicles and spacecraft. "This is a really thing that's happened. We've been approached to do a crewed mission beyond the Moon...[and these passengers] are very serious about it. We plan to do that probably Dragon 2 spacecraft with the Falcon Heavy rocket," said Musk. When all is said and done, the trip will last approximately 1-week, as it will take mostly the same course as you're familiar with from Apollo 13: out to the Moon, slingshot around, and return. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video that takes you inside WETA's Ghost in the Shell studio.

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Valhalla Benz Sprinter 170EXT

Outside Vans' 4x4 170EXT 3500 looks like a normal Mercedes-Benz Sprinter at first, but step inside? You'll see it's a tiny home on wheels. You'll find a solar power system, LED light bar, roof rack and an awning on the exterior. Slide open the door, and you're greeted with a sofa, three-panel bed, 12V refrigerators, a full audio system, drop-down display, and a fully enclosed shower. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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