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Aerial Las Vegas

Photo credit: Vincent LaForet via My Modern Met

Vincent Laforet, a filmmaker and photographer, recently took to the skies to capture Sin City like you've never seen before. All of these images are part of his AIR: Sin City series, and they features countless dotted lights surrounded by the intense, total darkness of the Mojave Desert, but tilt-shifted to make everything look like a miniature toy set. He says: "Once the door was open, and that I'd taken the step out onto the skids, it took a few minutes to get my heart rate down to be perfectly honest. But Wow. What a sight..." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to view the five most popular viral videos for today.

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Dubai Police Force

If you're ever in Dubai and see flashing lights behind you, it's best to pull over, as trying to outrun their Bugatti Veyron might not be the best idea. Other vehicles on the force include: a Nissan GT-R, Ferrari FF, Bentley Continental, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, BMW M6, Mercedes-Benz G-Class Brabus, McLaren MP4-12C and an Audi R8. We wouldn't be surprised if a LaFerrari and McLaren P1 pops up next. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures and geek life gallery. Continue reading for an incredibly high-resolution (10K) viral video of Rio de Janeiro.

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Tent View

Did you know that the first camping ground in the world was Cunningham's camp, near Douglas, Isle of Man, which opened in 1894? In 1906 the Association of Cycle Campers opened its first own camping site, in Weybridge. Although World War I was responsible for a certain hiatus in camping activity, the association received a new lease of life after the war when Sir Robert Baden-Powell (founder of the Boy Scouts movement) became its president. These views from tents will inspire you to travel, and possibly backpack around the world. Continue reading to see more.

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Portable Hot Tub

Who doesn't like soaking their worries away in a hot tub? Portland-based company The Original Nomad introduces a portable hot tub that you can take anywhere. That's right, this fully collapsible hot tub can be stored in a small bag, and it boasts durable 18 oz. vinyl walls, a 24 oz. vinyl floor. At just 20-pounds, it has a 60" diameter (1.52 m) and a height of 56" (1.42 m). Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Tiny Heirloom

When people think of vacations, small living spaces don't usually come to mind, but after seeing this tiny home on wheels, called the Heirloom Tiny Home, it just might change your mind. Built in Portland, Oregon, this custom creation is basically a tiny vacation home on wheels, complete with a kitchen, bathroom, loft bedroom and more. The company's motto says: "Home is where you park it." Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Fox Village Japan

So you've probably seen Rabbit Island by now, but here's a new place for animal lovers to add to their bucket list: Zao Fox Village. Located in Japan's Miyagi prefecture, six different species of fox roam free, and for 100 yen, you're able to personally feed them. As you wander around the village, you'll also see small little structures / houses for the foxes, along with a shrine with statues and a torii (traditional Japanese gate) too. In Japanese culture, foxes are believed to be messengers of Inari Okami, the Shinto deity of fertility, prosperity and rice. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Camper Fan

Many people would rather fly (or drive) to their destination and stay at a nice comfortable hotel, but after seeing this transforming Urban Camper, it might be next on your bucket list. You'll find these parked at the "Urban Campsite" festival of arts and architecture in The Netherlands. Think of these as small apartments more so than a camper, as there's a full-kitchen inside, along with a small seating area. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Bounce Below Trampoline

Adventure company Bounce Below installed three giant trampolines inside the Llechwedd Slate Caverns. They are all safely suspended from the cave walls and ceilings, and offer vibrant LED lights illuminate the subterranean playground. These caverns were originally created to mine slate in the 18th and 19th Centuries, and were later used to hide precious art works from the Germans during World War II. Continue reading for an incredible video, more pictures and additional information.

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KLM Airbnb Apartment

How can an airline still make money off a decommissioned plane? Turn it into an apartment of course. This particular aircraft, located at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, crossed the world 3,675 times before retirement, and boasts a large living room, one master bedroom, two children's beds, two kitchens, seven small bathrooms, along with a small movie theater. There's approximately 4,000-square-feet of living space. Continue reading for more.

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Cable Car Home

Suspended 2,700 meters above sea level and is near the top of the Sommet de la Saulire, a mountain in the Massif de la Vanoise Courcheval ski resort in the French Alps, this cable car has been converted into a stunning one bedroom, two bed-apartment that can host up to four guests at a time. Should you be lucky enough to stay here, guests bare chauffeured up the mountain on snowmobiles before being checked into the room. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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