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Ice Caves Iceland

Iceland-based photographer Julian Ratel has seen the many ice cave images floating around on the internet, but he wanted to experience their majesty in real-life. He finally got the chance to go this winter into the south Iceland area of the Vatnajokull glacier, and he brought along a "real specialist of this kind of environment" as well. Continue reading for more pictures.

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EC Technology

EC Technology's 22400mAh ultra high-capacity power bank may only cost $26.99 with coupon code: 8WDXMVRO (this weekend only), but it packs more than enough juice for all of your gadgets. Featuring 3 USB ports and even a built-in LED flashlight for use in emergencies. On the inside, you'll find A+ grade lithium-ion battery cells and built-in microchips to proper charging for extended use. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: 8WDXMVRO during checkout for the additional discount. Continue reading for more.


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Homeless Bodybuilder Paris

Sayagh Jacques, a 50-year-old homeless man from Paris, France, didn't let living on the streets stop him from becoming a bodybuilder. All of the money he receives from strangers is spent on eating right and protein supplements. Maintaining his physique isn't as tough as you think, thanks to a few pieces of makeshift equipment, like exercise bands and ropes. Mostly, he relies on body weight exercises - push-ups, pull-ups, etc. How did this man become an internet sensation? It all started when French director Julien Goudichaud stumbled upon Jacques on the streets of Paris. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Flipped Iceberg

Photo credit: Alex Cornell via Colossal

Photographer Alex Cornell managed to captured these mind-boggling pictures of a flipped iceberg during an expedition to Antarctica last month. The translucent blue underside, completely free of snow and debris, is majestic to say the least. Science World says that almost 90% of an iceberg is beneath the surface, making flips extremely rare. Blue icebergs develop from older, deep glaciers which have undergone tremendous pressure experienced for hundreds of years. The process releases and eliminates air that was originally caught in the ice by falling snow. Therefore, icebergs that have been formed from older glaciers have little internal air or reflective surfaces. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to see the top five viral videos of the day.

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Beautiful Wedding Photo

Photo credit: Nathan Welton

Photography can be used to capture all kinds of moments, including weddings, and that's why The International Society Of Professional Wedding Photographers holds an annual competition showcasing the best of the best. Here's what makes wedding photography challenging, according to ISPWP's website: "You have to get it right the first time, every time. You have to be a master of the craft and know your gear so well that you can make adjustments on the fly, without thinking or hesitating. And you have to do it for 8, 10, or 12 hours in close quarters with clients who have put their trust in you to get it right." Above, we have Nathan Welton's beautiful shot which took home 1st place in the Pure Art category, captured in Denver, Colorado during spring 2014. Continue reading for more.

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Hidden Treehouse Atlanta

Living in a fairytale sounds farfetched, that is unless...you're staying at this real-life hidden treehouse in Atlanta, Georgia. It consists of 3 connected treehouses set in secluded in-town Buckhead and is furnished with antiques as well as natural artifacts. Quietly nestled amongst the trees, it's a perfect weekend trip while staying in the city. You can either book the treehouse for a week at $2000, or a single night for $375. Continue reading for more pictures and the listing page link.

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Turda Salt Mine

No, this isn't a base on the dark side of the moon, or one situated beneath the lunar surface in a crater, but rather the Turda Salt Mine in Romania. This was dug in medieval times to harvest medicinal salt, but today, it's a theme park of sorts. Currently, the deepest mine is 393-feet below ground and researchers claim that the micro-climate also offers health benefits especially for people with respiratory difficulties with its constant temperature of around 12°C. Continue reading for a video tour, more pictures and additional information.

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China Rainbow Mountains

Photo credit: Imagine China

These aren't paintings, just real-life rainbow mountains situated at the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China. The many different-colored layers of sandstone and minerals that you see were pressed together over 24-million years and then buckled up by tectonic plates. The result, similar to a layer cake, is connected to the action of the same tectonic plates responsible for creating parts of the Himalayan mountains. Wind, rain, and time then sculpted extraordinary shapes, including towers, pillars, and ravines, with varying colors, patterns, and sizes. Continue reading for more images, information, and a bonus video.

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Vincent Laforet Gotham 7.5K

Photo credit: Vincent Laforet via Laughing Squid

These look like Gotham City shots from The Dark Knight, but it's just New York City shot by filmmaker Vincent Laforet for his "Gotham 7.5K". All of the photos were captured during a helicopter ride at night, with camera strapped to a special body harness to enable Foret to safely lean out to get the spectacular shots from 7,500-feet above ground. The photographer and filmmaker says: "Let's just start off by saying this was the scariest helicopter 'photo mission' of my career...And the most beautiful I was finally able to capture some of the images that I've dreamed of capturing for decades. I was recently on assignment for Men's Health Magazine and I proposed shooting the city from an unusually high altitude so that we could capture the lines that are formed by the streets of New York at night. It was an article about psychology and I've always thought that from a high altitude the streets looked like brain 'synapses' - at least to me." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading to see how people answer the phone in 10 languages.

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Meow Parlour New York Cat Cafe

Meow Parlour is officially New York City's first permanent cat cafe. Guests can rent time to access to space inside Meow Parlour, where they have adoptable free roaming cats from KittyKind. Available time blocks range from 30-minutes to 5-hours, and free Wi-Fi is even included so you can work while a cat naps next to you. You can either bring your own food / beverages or you purchase some at Meow Parlour Patisserie, located around the corner from Meow Parlour and enjoy a sweet treat in the company of a furry friend. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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