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Sweden-based IKEA transformed an entire monorail into a pop-up showroom in Japan in celebration of the grand opening of their Tachikawa station store. They outfitted the train with a variety of furniture products and accessories. That's not all, even the train benches were upholstered in IKEA fabric, complete with matching throw pillows and floors. Continue reading for a video tour of the new store and more information.

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If the Earth were to plunge into another ice age, here is what the beautiful Grand Canal in Venice, Italy would look like frozen over. Fortunately (or unfortunately), this is just the work of art director Robert Jahns, as he's taken photos shot by others, like Venice's Piazza San Marco by Luis Manuel Osorio Fernando, and Russia's Lake Bakail taken by Daniel Kordan, and spliced them together to create these surreal photos. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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For those who want to enjoy the outdoors in luxury, check out these futuristic "glamping" tents by South Korean studio ArchiWorkshop. The low-impact designs offer eco-luxe accommodations and are shielded by two layers of an engineered fabric membrane that is waterproof, fire-resistant and UV-proof. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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James Bond, Bruce Wayne, and other famous comic book characters would most certainly approve of Bodega. Why? Because Bodega, located in Boston, is actually disguised as a normal market. That's right, it takes the word 'underground' to a new level, as the sneaker / clothing store is hidden in a supermarket, behind a Snapple vending machine. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Okunoshima, also known as bunny island, is a small island located in the Inland Sea of Japan in the city of Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture. It's only accessible by ferry from Tadanoumi and Omishima. You'll find campsites, walking trails and places of historical interest on the island. All of the rabbits you see are rather tame and will approach humans in a friendly way. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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It's the weekend, and you know what that means...virtual vacation time! If you're still looking for that Street View destination, it may be time to research some possible locations where the cherry blossom trees are blooming in Japan. According to Bored Panda, "the blossoming of the sakura begins in April, when students go back to school or people go back to work after the holidays." Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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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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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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