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Philippine Eagle

Photo credit: Tim Flach via Bored Panda

Photographer Tim Flach spent the past 2-years traveling the world documenting the lives of threatened species, like the Philippine Eagle above. This species is among the rarest and most powerful birds in the world, so much so that it has been declared the Philippine national bird. It's critically endangered due to massive loss of habitat resulting from deforestation in most of its range, and killing a Philippine eagle is punishable under law by 12 years in prison and a heavy fine to boot. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Tetra Hotel

Studio X's Tetra Hotel boasts an other worldly design that would also fit right into the Bladerunner 2049 universe. This followup to their modular office pod features multiple floors with floor-to-ceiling windows in the lobby, while each room features multiple levels, with the top offering a large bed set under a skylight and a shower right below. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Stone Eggs China

Chan Da Ya is a mysterious cliff located in Qiannan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Region, China's Guizhou Province, that reportedly produces round or oval stone eggs every 30-years. The cliff, measuring 9-feet high and 65-feet long, is a heavily eroded formation with uneven surface that are dotted with dozens of round and oval-shaped stones of various sizes. As nature continues to eat away at the cliff, the harder eggs become more exposed and eventually fall out of their natural sockets. Continue reading for more weird, yet real, places from around the world.

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Bimobil EX480 Expedition Vehicle

You could either use Bimobil's EX480 Tour expedition vehicle, based on the Mercedes Atego 1023 chassis, to travel the world, or stay comfortably safe during a zombie apocalypse. This 10-ton monster is powered by a 6.4L CDI Bluetec engine, and features a 300-liter fresh water tank, 120-liter waste water tank, a 110-liter (29-gal) compressor fridge, as well as front / rear differential locks, comfort driver, along with pneumatic shock absorption passenger seats to keep things comfortable. One caveat: prices start at $320,000 USD. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of Hot Wheels in the garden.

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Mont St Michel

Many know Mont-Saint-Michel as an island commune in Normandy, France, located about 0.6-miles off the country's northwestern coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. This destination has not always been a tourist destination, but rather the island has held strategic fortifications since ancient times. Its position - on an island just 600 meters from land - made it accessible at low tide to the many pilgrims to its abbey, but defensible as an incoming tide stranded, drove off, or drowned would-be assailants. Continue reading for more interesting facts about Mont Saint-Michel.

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StoosBahn Railway Funicular

StoosBahn, the world's steepest funicular railway, has opened to the public in the car-free Alpine village of Stoos, Switzerland. The cylindrical carriages were specially constructed to ensure that passengers stay upright when traveling up the incline at a gradient of 110% (47.73° incline) at its steepest point. It took 14 years to build at a cost of $53-million USD, and the journey takes approximately 4 minutes. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Earth Pyramids

Photo credit: Kilian Schonberger

You're not looking at pictures of an alien world from a science fiction movie, but rather real "Earth Pyramids" captured by photographer Kilian Schonberger in South Tyrol, a province in Northern Italy. These otherworldly structures are created by erosion, in which they rise from clay soil left behind from glaciers during the most recent Ice Age. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Private 787 Dreamliner

Operated by Hong Kong-based Deer Jet, the world's first and only Boeing 787 Dreamliner offers guests a 17-hour around the world trip for you, along with 39 friends. It took renowned French aircraft interior designer Jacques Plerrejean as well as the aircraft completion center more than 2.5-years of work to create this stunning plane. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.

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Villa On the Rocks

Villa on the Rocks looks like a home you'd see in a movie, but it's real, and situated on the southern tip of France in Bandol, a small commune in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur. It was designed by architect Rudy Ricciotti, and unlike other rentals, this 5 bedroom, 8 bed, 3 bathroom villa has a stunning 91-foot lap pool aquarium that can be viewed from the inside and outside. Continue reading for another video, more pictures, information, and the rental page.

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Tilt-Shift San Francisco

Photo credit: James D. Lee via Peta Pixel

Tilt-shift photography is nothing new, but it's always refreshing to see photographers who use this technique to transform familiar places, like San Francisco, into toy cities. Photographer James D. Lee from Oakland used actual tilt-shift lenses to shoot these incredible photos, rather than rely on post-processing software. "I completed this project while working full-time marketing/photography positions. Using the 'tilt' feature of the TS-E gives the photographer control over the plane of focus angle. An easy way to visualize this can be achieved by holding a piece of paper out in front of you and imagining that it is the angle of the camera's sensor," said Lee. Continue reading for more shots that make the city look like a miniature playground.

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