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Surfing Stormtrooper

Andre Price, a Star Wars fanatic from Hamburg, Germany, decided to quit his job in advertising and surf the world's beaches as a Stormtrooper. The photographer and his girlfriend Rebecca Noeh have visited ten countries across South America, Asia and Europe chasing waves. Andre said: "The first time I heard of Star Wars was in the 70s when I was five. I went totally bananas and Star Wars has been part of my life since. We're planning a book and want to donate the money to charity. But the Story isn't over yet - the force is strong in that rebellious Stormtrooper." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including one of a giant shredder that eats engine blocks for breakfast.

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Escape Traveler Trailer

Why just get a simple cabin in the woods, when you could have one that goes anywhere? Meet the Escape Traveler Trailer. This lux cabin on wheels measures 28-feet-long, and offers 269-square-feet of living space. Inside, there are two elevated loft areas that can be used for sleeping, a dining space, a kitchen with full-size range, fridge, microwave, full bathroom and plenty of windows. Prices start from $65,000 and go up depending on how many options you want. Continue reading for a tour of the interior.

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IBM Engineer Instagram

Photo credit: Croyable

Instagram contains countless images of everything under the sun, but Eelco Roos decided to take his passion for photography and the app to the next level. He left his engineering job of 10-years at IBM Amsterdam and now makes a living as a professional freelance photographer, which includes working on Instagram campaigns for Samsung, Sony, etc. When he's not shooting pictures for the world to see, Roos teachers photography workshops. He said: "I haven't regretted the decision yet. It's a dream come true." Continue reading to see more of his pictures and story.

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Hot Tub Hammock

Before asking why anyone would use a hammock as a bath tub? Consider that the Hydro Hammock comes equipped with a Portable HotTub liner that can also be used in sand or snow, in a small beach pit. The Hydro uses a heating system that heats water from a garden hose, beach, lake, river or other water source to fill into the hammock. So you're essentially able to create a hot tub on the fly regardless of your location, even on a snowy mountain. That's not all, there are two integrated USB ports to charge your mobile devices while you relax. Best of all, you can pick one up for just $260 from the Kickstarter page now. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including someone who laser-etched a tortilla and turned it into a playable record.

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British Sea Forts

Sure, Halloween is still months away, but for any travel geeks out there looking to add a destination or two to their bucket list, these should take care of it. Starting off, we have the The Maunsell Forts, which were small fortified towers built in the Thames and Medway estuaries during the Second World War to help defend the United Kingdom. The forts were decommissioned in the late 1950s and later used for other activities including pirate radio broadcasting. Continue reading for more.

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WOHNWAGON

Have you always wanted to travel the world and live off-the-grid? The WOHNWAGON (Living Wagon), wrapped in a rounded, larch-clad shell, is just for you. In addition to being eco-friendly and energy-efficient, this mobile home is built with locally sourced natural / recycled materials. Its green roof helps insulate it during the winter and cools it during the summer months. You'll find solar photovoltaic rooftop panels that generate renewable energy up top, and the power can also be stored in batteries located in the caravan's false bottom. Continue reading for a video tour and more information.

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Swimmable Ball Pit Washington DC

A unique ocean has surfaced in Washington DC at the National Building Museum. Created by Brooklyn-based Snarkitecture, "BEACH" is basically a 10,000-square-foot interactive installation made up of a million recyclable translucent plastic balls. Visitors to the museum are welcome to swim in the interactive exhibit or just lounge on the sidelines. It features a 50-foot-wide shoreline that sports a mirrored wall at one end to give the ocean greater visual depth. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an insane road bike freestyle.

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Conqueror Camping Trailer

Traveling cross-country by car is an adventurer's dream, but normal vehicles just aren't large enough to hold everything you need to live comfortably. Conqueror Australia aims to change that with a line of UEV (Urban Escape Vehicle) camper trailers that feature almost everything a regular home has, including wine glasses to two-burner stoves and flat-screen TVs. Uneven terrain? Fear not, the trailer features pullouts that are designed to cantilever, while tarps and other surfaces protect against bugs as well as rain. A fan pressurizes the interior so dust can't get in. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Accordion Camper

Created by Italian designer Alberto Rosselli, this 7-by-14-foot trailer transforms into a 20-by-29-foot living space when opened like you would an accordion. It can accommodate 5-6 people comfortably, and includes a bathroom, a kitchen, a closet, a terrace, and space for beds. The original design was supposed to be included on the back of an open truck bed and then moved onto a platform. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including a hands-on with the Nintendo Sony PlayStation prototype.

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Skylodge

You can either stay in a tent and camp like a normal person, or stay in a Natura Vive Skylodge Adventure Suite that hangs 400-feet off a cliff, boasting mystical views over the heartland of the Inca Empire in Peru's Sacred Valley. One problem, guests must first climb a 400 foot cliff face to get to their suite. That's right, there are a total of three capsule suites, which can sleep eight people. Made from aerospace aluminum and weather resistant polycarbonate, each 24 x 8 foot suite comes complete with four beds, a dining area and a private bathroom. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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