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As of January 2014, 190 metro systems in 54 countries are listed. The earliest metro system, the London Underground, first opened as an "underground railway" in 1863, and truly achieved metro status in 1890[citation needed] with the opening of its first electrified underground line. Continue reading to take an interesting look inside various subway cars from around the world.

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No, this wasn't filmed in front of a green screen in a sound stage somewhere, but it's a real-life destination, "Devil's Pool" to be exact. It's touted as the world's most dangerous pool and has become a hot spot for tourists all around the world, due to it being located at the edge of Victoria Falls on Livingstone Island, Zambia. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Secret menu or not, "The Dreamy Camera" in South Korea is definitely the coolest coffee shop we've ever seen. It was masterminded by a former helicopter pilot who was passionate for both photography and coffee. Surrounding by postcard-worthy landscape views, this amazing two-story tall camera-shaped cafe also features a camera museum for guests to enjoy. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Photo credit: HiConsumption

Dubai's Water Discus Hotel boasts two different sections: one disc is above water, and the other below. The top half of the structure boasts five solid legs connecting it to the underwater section, and includes a vertical shaft equipped with a lift and stairways for guests to explore. The project was designed by the team at Deep Ocean Technology (DOT), and has won the group multiple technology and innovation awards. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Mike Tyson fights with Street Fighter sound effects added in.

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Photo credit: Volcanos Melt Me Down / Reddit

Reddit user VolcanosMeltMeDown stumpbled upon an ice cave near the Skaftafell glacier with her Icelandic boyfriend, who just so happened to have a special surprise in store for her. With the stunning snowy banks, flowing streams, gigantic icicles, and massive blocks of curved ice in stunning shades of blue, this fantasy world-like cave is a photographer's dream come true. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Technically speaking, a geoglyph refers to a large design or motif (generally longer than 4m) produced on the ground, and typically formed by clastic rocks or similarly durable elements of the landscape, such as stones, stone fragments, live trees, gravel, or earth. Above, we have one of the most famous, the Nazca Lines. Continue reading for more.

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You know those homes that are always featured in movies and / or on television shows. Well, some of them actually exist in real-life, and aren't just computer-generated scenes filmed in front of a green screen or fake studio set. For example, the luxurious abode you see above belongs to architectural photographer Marc Gerritsen, and it's located in Koh Samui, Thailand. Continue reading for more.

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Australia may have some beautiful sights, but it's also home to some highly venomous spiders, including the notorious Sydney funnel-web, its relatives in the Atrax genus, and redback spiders, whose bites can be deadly, but the venom of many common Australian spiders is not considered very toxic. To start things off, we have a gigantic spider that thought a clock was a large enough hiding space for it, only to realize that its legs were still sticking out. Continue reading for more.

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Photo credit: Twisted Sifter / National Geographic

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is upon us, and here is a first look at some of the notable entries. One grand-prize winner will receive an 8-day National Geographic Expedition to Alaska for two aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion or National Geographic Sea Bird. The second-prize winner will snag a 5-day National Geographic Photography Workshop for one in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and lastly, the third-prize winner will receive a 6-day cruise for two on a Maine windjammer schooner. Click here to view the first image in this week's funniest exam answers and funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a boxer dog versus a single leaf.

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For those who don't know, Walmart struggled to export its brand elsewhere as it rigidly tried to reproduce its model overseas. In China, Walmart hoped to succeed by adapting and doing things preferable to Chinese citizens. For example, it found that Chinese consumers preferred to select their own live fish, seafood, and even frogs; stores began displaying the meat uncovered and installed fish tanks, leading to higher sales. Continue reading for more.

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