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Restaurant in Cave Italy

Breathtaking views of the Adriatic on a warm summer night sounds like a dream, but it can be made a reality if you visit the Grotta Palazzese. This enchanting restaurant in Polignano a Mare in Southern Italy was carved directly into a cave centuries ago, allowing for one of the world's most unique dining experiences. It juts out 74 feet above sea level, allowing diners to watch the waves lap the shores just beneath them. Continue reading for two more videos and information. Click here to view more pictures.

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Dirt Tornado

Photo credit: James Smart via National Geographic | Twisted Sifter

James Smart's breathtaking "DIRT" photograph took home the grand prize in National Geographic's 2015 Photo Contest, and was selected from over than 13,000 entries. He was gifted with $10,000 (USD), along with a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in a special seminar next month. "Jaw-dropping, rare anti-cyclonic tornado tracks in open farm land narrowly missing a home near Simla, Colorado," said Smart. Continue reading for more winners.

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EcoCapsule Pod

Photo credit: Ecocapsule

Finally, after nearly a year of being in the concept and prototype stages, Nice Architects' EcoCapsule finally goes on sale. Just to recap, this is basically a pod-shaped micro home that lets you live off-the-grid, anywhere in the world. Limited to just an initial run of 50-pods, this solar-powered dwelling comes equipped with insulated fiberglass, along with an aluminum shell with four wheels for simple transport. It can be moved or dropped in place via a crane or helicopter, thanks to two hooks up top. Inside its cozy 27-square-foot interior, you'll find a convertible sofa bed, bathroom w/shower + composting toilet, a kitchenette, desk space, and most important of all, electricity hookups. When its 10kWh battery is fully charged, guests will a minimum of 4-days of powere with a 2.2 kW per day usage, all monitored via a companion smartphone app. Pricing starts at $86,000USD and will begin shipping in early 2017. Click here to view the more images in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to see the five most popular viral videos today, including one of the worst Wi-Fi password ever.

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Germany Pre War

H/T: Bored Panda

Germany Around 1900: A Portrait in Colour provides us with a rare look at the country before the World Wars ravished it. By 1900, Germany's rapidly expanding industrial economy passed Britain's, allowing a naval race and an aggressive foreign policy. They led the Central Powers in World War I (1914-1918) against France, Great Britain, Russia and (by 1917) the United States. By 1900, its rapidly expanding industrial economy passed Britain's, allowing a naval race and an aggressive foreign policy. Germany led the Central Powers in World War I (1914-1918) against France, Great Britain, Russia and (by 1917) the United States. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Liquid Mountains

Photo credit: Dave Sandford

Dave Sandford, best known for his sports photography at events like the Winter Olympics, Stanley Cup Finals, and multiple NHL All-Star Games, has unveiled his latest series: "Liquid Mountains". In a recent blog post, he said: "I'm fascinated by the sheer raw power and force of it, captivated by the graceful movement of a wave and mesmerized by light dancing across it." Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Ketterer Continental

When a luxurious penthouse, complete with supercar garage, is combined with an RV, you get the Mercedes-Benz truck-based Ketterer Continental. Featuring a massive cabin that offers a full kitchen, dining area for up to five, a separate king size master bedroom / bathroom (shower, toilet, bathtub, and sky light included), and of course, parking space for a supercar out back. No word yet on pricing, but expect to shell out at least 7-figures for this rolling mansion. 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 flame-throwing quadcopter being used to roast a turkey.

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Bus Home

H/T: Bored Panda

Just a few months ago, Patrick Schmidt was just another person who fell on hard times, and couldn't find a job in California, that is until...he embarked on this grand project of converting an old 1990 school bus into a solar-powered home on wheels. It was purchased for $4,500 USD in March and then another $9,000 USD purchasing parts needed for the conversion. "My plans are to stay in Florida until March, then most likely find my way back slowly to Vegas, and up to Seattle to live again for a while. Find some land to park on. That's kind of the life I've imagined for myself. Ride around, travel, find temporary work, and see where to go from there," said Schmidt. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an awesome tiny hamster agility course that needs to be in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

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Old Eiffel Tower

H/T: Bored Panda | Albert Kahn

French banker Albert Kahn decided that black and white photos did not do Paris justice. So, he set out on color photo series in 1909 by first commissioning four photographers - Leon Gimpel, Stephane Passet, Georges Chevalier, and Auguste Leon - to use Autochrome Lumiere to document it in all its glory. These beautiful images show us that Paris not just the city of lights, but rather one that is filled with color. Continue reading to see eighteen of the best shots. Click here to view more bonus shots.

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Aircraft SkyDeck

Photo credit: Daily Mail

Forget first class suites, Windspeed Technologies' SkyDeck lets passengers experience 360° views of the skies. This unique seating area can be accessed via elevator or stairs, and is essentially a glass dome that protrudes from the top of the plane. The company plans on installing them first in private jets, and eventually as a pay-per-view experience on commercial airliners. Click here to view more pictures. Continue reading for a video of "option 2" for Windspeed Technologies' SkyDeck.

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Mobile Man Cave

Priced from $40,000 USD, Escape Sport is touted as a "man cave on wheels", and has the amenities to back it up. This 170-square-foot trailer can comfortably sleep four adults, complete with queen-sized bunk beds, a flat panel TV w/Blu-ray player, a kitchenette set, toilet, shower, and most importantly, its own plumbing system. "We're veterans and sportsmen, we love the outdoors and we need the wilderness. Escape Sport is tough, durable, strong and designed to handle it all," said CEO Dan Dobrowolski. Click here to view more awesome man caves and home theaters. Continue reading for more photos of the Escape Sport and information.

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