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Tree House Hotel

Photo credit: Chen Hao

This Minecraft-inspired "Qiyunshan Tree House" in China's Anhui Province is no computer-generated imagery, but rather a real structure designed by Bengo Studio. This three-story living space consists of a series of stacked timber blocks, and boasts two bedrooms, two bathrooms, as well as a living room, all connected together by spiral staircase. Climb up to the very top, and you'll be greeted with a 'landscape room' offering panoramic views of the surrounding forest. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Hum Rider

Thinkmodo created "Hum Rider" to promote Verizon Telematic's Hum platform, and it's a Jeep Grand Cherokee unlike any other. At the push of a button, the suspension can extend up to 9-feet, just enough ground clearance to drive directly over traffic, or at least most hatchbacks, sedans, and coupes. To ensure safety, four cameras were installed for a quad-split view of traffic. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Bending Skyscraper

Photo credit: Oiio Studio

Architecture firm Oiio has unveiled a bending skyscraper that could become the "world's longest building," or in other words, a single building that doubles back at its peak to form an arch. "We usually learn about the latest tallest building and we are always impressed by its price per square foot. It seems that a property's height operates as a license for it to be expensive. New York City's zoning laws have created a peculiar set of tricks trough which developers try to maximize their property's height in order to infuse it with the prestige of a high rise structure. But what if we substituted height with length? What if our buildings were long instead of tall?," said the firm. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a stuntman driving a car down an Olympic bobsled track.

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Mirror Mirror Roof House

Photo credit: Remco Siebring

Located in The Netherlands, the Mirror Mirror Roof House appears to be an optical illusion or facade at first glance, but it's a real living space covered in mirrored glass to reflect the surrounding landscape. The camouflaged home features vaulted ceilings with walls clad in natural pinewood sheets. You'll find an office and a loft-style steel bedroom, while large windows let natural light soak in during the day. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Tree Snake House

You might mistake this for a space station of some sort at first glance, but it's actually just the Tree Snake House by Rebelode. It can be found in Pedras Salgadas, Portugal, and most certainly live up to its name, as the exterior is covered in slate scales topped with wood paneling. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Dried Lava Bodies

Photo credit: Reddit via Bored Panda

It's not everyday that you see a person standing on dried lava at the edge of a fiery pit, but that's exactly what this photographer captured. However, upon closer inspection, you'll notice that the lava somewhat resembles human bodies being pulled into the flames, or internet users may just have a case of pareidolia, or the psychological phenomenon involving a stimulus wherein the mind perceives a familiar pattern of something where none exists. Continue reading for more unbelievable, yet real, photos compiled by Bored Panda. Click here to view a few bonus images.

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Harzer Bike Tank

"Harzer" is currently the world's largest functional motorcycle, and it's not powered by a standard engine, but rather one sourced from a T-34 Soviet tank. To be more specific, the T-34 was powered by a Model V-2-34 38.8 L V12 Diesel engine generating 500-horsepower, giving a top speed of 33mph. It used the coil-spring Christie suspension of the earlier BT-series tanks, using a "slack track" tread system with a rear-mounted drive sprocket and no system of return rollers for the upper run of track, but dispensed with the heavy and ineffective convertible drive. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a tactical team that has an unusual way of scaling walls (skip to 2:00).

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Bird's Nest Treehotel

This is not a giant bird's nest, just one of the cabins at the 'Treehotel' in Northern Sweden. When you climb inside, you'll find that it comfortably sleeps up to four adults, while portholes let you peer out to the lush wilderness outside, even in the dead of winter. Best of all, there's Wi-Fi connectivity via satellite, so you'll still be connected, but on cloudy days, you might want to have a few board games ready. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a surprisingly luxurious station at the South Pole.

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Veyron Replica

Based on a 2002 Mercury Cougar, this Bugatti Veyron replica is not just a simple body kit, as the owner has reportedly spent $98,000 on the conversion. Featuring a turbocharged 2.5L engine, highly customized interior, complete with special seats, stereo, shift knob, and floor mats. On the outside, you'll find Brembo-inspired calipers, paired with carbon fiber brake discs. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Keanu Reeves Time Traveler

Photo credit: Bored Panda

Hanging in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, is this painting from 1530 entitled "Portrait of a Man," one of which many internet users believe must depict Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves on a time travel mission. Who knows? If humans are really able to travel back and forth in time at some point within the next 100-years, some may actually be able to confirm this theory, but for now, it's just another fantasy to ponder. Continue reading for more time traveling celebrities rounded up by Bored Panda. Click here for a few bonus images.

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