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Vista Tiny Home

Vista from ESCAPE Homes may look like a tiny trailer at first, but it's actually a modern 160-square-foot living space that goes almost anywhere. Featuring a galley kitchen, compact bistro dining area, small bed with storage space, and even shower-equipped bathroom that's located behind the privacy of a solid door. Expect to shell out $46,600 for a top-of-the-line model with all the amenities listed above. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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POD Tents

Love camping, but hate the size of most tents? Then look no further than the POD Tents system. These tents - available in an 8-person Maxi or a 4-person Mini - basically use interconnected walkways to create a mini outdoor city of sorts. Each unit is designed to be completely modular, so campers can easily configure them to their needs and / or liking. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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CF8 Superyacht

Not just any superyacht, the CF8 (cars and family in 80 meters) was designed specifically for billionaires. This 262-foot vessel comes equipped with a giant pool that transforms into a dance floor, a waterfall streaming from the upper deck, a luxurious eight-car showroom, and even a helipad. Inside, you'll find eight VIP cabins, all with en-suite bathrooms and walk-in closets, as well as an 2,700-square-feet, jacuzzi owner's suite. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Lake Baikal Frozen

Lake Baikal is basically a rift lake in Russia, located in southern Siberia, between Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and the Buryat Republic to the southeast. It's the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world, containing roughly 20% of the world's unfrozen surface fresh water, with a maximum depth of 1,642m. A group of Siberian percussionists have become internet sensations with an exhibition of ice drumming on this frozen wonderland. In minus 20°C, they discovered that the 1m thick ice has a distinctive rhythm all of its own. Click here for more pictures of Lake Baikal. Continue reading for two additional videos.

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Van Gogh's Bedroom Real

Van Gogh's own title for this composition was "The Bedroom", and now you can rent it in real-life for just $10 per night. The original painting depicts Van Gogh's bedroom at 2, Place Lamartine in Arles, Bouches-du-Rhone, France, known as his Yellow House. The door to the right opened on to the upper floor and the staircase; the door to the left was that of the guest room he held prepared for Gauguin; the window in the front wall looked on to Place Lamartine and its public gardens. Continue reading for more information and the Airbnb page.

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Titan Missile Facility

The German idea of an underground missile silo was adopted and developed by the United States for missile launch facilities for its intercontinental ballistic missiles. Most silos were based in Colorado, Arizona, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and other western states away from heavily populated areas. They had many defense systems to keep out intruders and other defense systems to prevent destruction. One method used for storage was placing them vertically in underground silos, like the Titan I. They were fueled in the silo, and then since they could not be launched from within the silo, were raised to the surface to launch. Continue reading for more pictures of an abandoned facility.

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Jeep Action Camper

Think of the Jeep Action Camper as an off-road vehicle and mini home in one. Priced from $54000, this expedition vehicle is designed for two people, and built on the Wrangler Unlimited chassis. Featuring a pop-up roof, fiberglass body, king-sized bed, lots of storage space, kitchenette set with three-burner stove / refrigerator, a toilet, an optional shower, as well as a fold-up dining area. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Underwater Museum

Your eyes aren't playing tricks, this is a real-life underwater museum, called Museo Atlantico, that sits 14-meters beneath the Atlantic Ocean. It was created by artist Jason deCaires and consists of two separate, hyperrealistic installations that appear to be ancient relics. The highlight is "The Rubicon," a group of 35 people walking towards a gate, with them all staring into the unknown. Click here to view more pictures. Continue reading for another video.

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Silfra Fissure

You could either go snorkeling at some warm tropical location, or Silfra, which is located in the Pingvallavatn Lake in Iceland's Pingvellir National Park. This rift that is part of the divergent tectonic boundary between the North American and Eurasian plates. Scuba diving professionals have divided Silfra into three sections: Silfra hall, Silfra cathedral and Silfra lagoon. At its deepest, Silfra is 63 metres deep but diving this depth is seldom done and only by appropriately qualified advanced divers. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for two additional videos and information.

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Pyramid of Giz

Photo credit: Andre Ciesielski

German teen Andrej Ciesielski traveled to Cairo, Egypt with the intent to rooftop - hang off the edge of - one of the three massive tombs at Giza. So, he scaled the 4,575-year-old wonder, and managed to captured incredible photos of the desert landscape, and risked 3-years in prison doing so. "It took me about eight minutes to get to the top of the pyramid and I listened to music on the way up. After a few minutes climbing, I started to attract a bit of attention and some of the security shouted to me to come down in Arabic. I had asked locals what they thought of my attempt and they warned me that it was illegal to climb the pyramids, although I thought it would be fine, what with Egypt's dependence on tourists. It was absolutely surreal standing on top of one of the wonders of the world and something that I will never forget. When I got back down, the police were quick to take me to the station and question me. They also had a look at my camera to see what I had been up to. At first, they wanted to take me to the German embassy, but after a while I was released without anything further happening," said Ciesielski. Click here to view more pictures of the crazy stunt. Continue reading for another video about the mysterious of Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza.

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