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Penny Floor

Tonya Tooners from Portland, Oregon took 13,000 coins, or three $50 bags worth, to create a stunning patterned floor in her house. After organizing them by color, she used ten bottles of Elmer's glue, wood filler, and grout to keep things in place, while an epoxy layer gave it a shiny finish. The project took Tonya a few months to complete, and had to be delayed several times due to mishaps by one of her dogs on the pennies. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Alpine Shelter

Slovenia-based OFIS airlift the "Alpine Shelter" onto the top of Mount Kanin near the country's small resort town of Bovec to study the architecture necessary to weather some of our planet's most extreme conditions. While it may not be lavish, this most certainly beats staying in a tent. With room for up to 9 individuals looking for shelter during the winter months, it boasts magnificent views of the surrounding peaks. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here to view a few bonus images of hanging mountain temples from around the world.

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Casa Brutale Cliff Home

Finally, after months of concept drawings, construction begins on the jaw-dropping, house-in-a-cliff called "Casa Brutale". This extravagant abode will be carved into a cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea, complete with a transparent roofed swimming pool and dizzying views of the sea below. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Car Barnacle

Many drivers already know that the boot is one of the most nefarious forms of parking enforcement created yet, that is until...you see the Barnacle. Created by New York-based Ideas That Stick, the device basically consists of a folding plastic tray with a pair of potent suction cups on its backside. If a meter maid happens to comes across an illegally-parked vehicle, they simply Barnacle across the windshield, obstructing the driver's view until said driver calls the company's hotline and pays the fine. Once the fine has been settled, the driver receives the code to unlock the device, and is required to return it within 24-hours. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of ten Simpsons predictions that actually came true.

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Construction Fails

At first glance, you may not even notice the small room up top, but apparently, this hotel either has a sense of humor, or didn't properly look over their blueprints. Now if you have Spider-Man's climbing abilities, this may not be an issue, but for most, you'll need to use a ladder. Continue reading for more strange construction oddities. Click here for a few bonus images.

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IKEA Syrian Home

Inside IKEA's flagship Norwegian store in Slependen, Norway, you'll find 25 m2 of Syria, an honest depiction of a home just outside of Damascus, Syria. The story goes that a woman named Rana and her family of nine live among cinder block walls and some scattered furnishings, and as you step inside, you'll realize that residents lack many basic necessities, such as food, medicine, and clean water. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Funny Letter Spacing

File this under: FAILS. Sometimes, we speed so much time making sure we don't spell a word wrong that letter spacing gets thrown out the window. For example, this credit card terminal's pen happened to be broken, while the touchscreen still is fully functional, but those who quickly glance at the sign may not get the same message. Continue reading for more strange examples of letter spacing gone wrong. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Flexi-Pave Water Absorbing Concrete

Yellowstone National Park has just completed a new 4,000-square-foot walkway built with Flexi-Pave, an asphalt replacement made from recycled tires, stone, and a proprietary binder invented by KBI. It's so efficient that one square foot of Flexi-Pave can absorb 3,000 gallons of water per hour. How does it work? Simply put, its 23% porous material allows rainwater to flow directly into the earth, where it settles in nearby aquifers. When used in residential areas, it can absorb rainwater quickly, which keeps storm runoff from mixing with local contaminants before entering the water supply, thus decreasing water pollution. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of an extreme jet blast by a KLM 747.

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Money Burning Table

Amarist Studio partnered with Alejandro Monge to create a money-burning table, literally. In the center or this glass and concrete piece, you'll find a stack of 50€, capturing the moment of combustion of the banknotes, enhanced by a real flame burning from the top of the pyramid. No word yet on pricing or availability. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Car Fix Fail

Halloween may be just days away, but we're not quite sure if a short broom should ever be used as a windscreen wiper, despite how cool or unique it may look to some - especially since they can be bought new for under $8. Other examples of how not to fix a car, include: attaching a rear wiper to the muffler, using standard bandage to fix a scratch, injecting expanding foam like a madman, and lots more. Continue reading to see all the images. Click here to view a few bonus construction FAILS.

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