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Helicopter Glamping Hotel

Always wanted to stay in a unique hotel room like no other? If so, then this decommissioned Royal Navy ZA127 Sea King Helicopter, located at Mains Farm in Stirling, Scotland, should do the trick. The exterior was mainly kept intact, but the interior now features a bedroom, natural shelving, and a stainless steel kitchenette. The coolest part? A lounge area in the cockpit, complete with the original flight deck. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Mexico Pyramid Underworld

Archaeologists have discovered a secret passageway under Teotihuacan's Pyramid of the Moon that may have been used to emulate the underworld. It's located about 30 feet underground and spans from the pre-Aztec pyramid to the middle of its outer central square. "The function of the tunnel may have been to reproduce the underworld, a world where life, animals, and plants originated," said archaeologist Veronica Ortega. Construction first began on the Pyramid of the Moon in 100 BC, which began as a small platform that grew in stages over roughly 500 years to a height of 150 feet. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of someone exploring an abandoned fortress.

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Falcon Nest Home

Falcon Nest is currently the world's tallest single family home. This ten-story, 124-foot living space is nestled in the 6,514-foot Thumb Butte in Prescott, Arizona. Not just a museum piece, this home is equipped with solar panels, as well as alternative cooling, heating and energy-generating systems, in case of zombie apocalypse. It spans 6,200-square-feet house and was designed as tall as possible to create a chimney effect for natural heating and cooling, complete with glass ceilings that offer panoramic views of the the San Francisco Peaks. Thankfully, there's an elevator that leads from the first floor to sixth floor of the house. Yes, there's a swimming pool for those sweltering hot summer days. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how to make swamp water drinkable

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Mirror Mercedes S550

Your eyes aren't playing tricks, Jordan Griska used thousands of mirrors to create a life-sized replica of a Mercedes-Benz S550. The manipulations and curves you see are meant to evoke mortality, and were constructed with laser cut pieces that seamlessly blend together. One caveat: the car is not functional, but is on display at the Philadelphia Contemporary. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Bubble Lodge

Why stay in a 5-star hotel, when you could get a front row seats of the Northern Lights at the Bubble Lodge, located about 1-hour outside of Iceland's capital, Reykjavik. These heated and transparent living spaces are decked out with only the necessities, which include: a bed, towels, small storage space, and a light. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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White Jewel Strawberries

Yasuhito Teshima created White Jewel strawberries four years ago, on his farm in Japan's Saga Prefecture, by cross-breeding different types of strawberries and perfecting his growing technique in order to create a large strawberry with white flesh and skin. One important factor is reducing exposure to sunlight to slow decrease the level of anthocyanin, the natural chemical that gives fruits and vegetables their color. Currently, only 10% of his crop turn out white, with the rest featuring red patches. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Phoenix Volcano House

Measuring in at 450-square-feet, the Phoenix House by ArtisTree on Hawaii's Big Island sits right at the base of Mauna Loa, the world's most active volcano. It's completely off-the-grid, powered by solar energy, and made from recycled materials. Water is up-cycled from fallen rain. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Warmest Night US

The 1936 North American heat wave was the most severe heat wave in the modern history of North America. It took place in the middle of the Great Depression and Dust Bowl of the 1930s, and caused catastrophic human suffering and an enormous economic toll. The heat wave started in late June, when temperatures across the US exceeded 100° F. The Midwest experienced some of the highest June temperatures on record. The heat wave and drought largely ended in September, though many states were still drier and warmer than average. Many farmers' summer harvests were destroyed. Grounds and lawns remained parched. Annual temperatures returned to normal in the fall. Cotinue reading for more unusual weather phenomenon. Click here for the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery.

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Parallel Universe

Scientists may be on the verge of proving the existence of a parallel universe with the discovery of a mysterious 'cold spot'. This mysterious patch of space, first spotted by the NASA WMAP satellite in 2004, is part of the radiation that was thought to have been produced during the formation of the universe some 13-billion years ago. However, research conducted by Professor Tom Shanks from Durham University proposes that the Cold Spot was formed when universes collided. "Perhaps the most exciting of these is that the Cold Spot was caused by a collision between our universe and another bubble universe. If further, more detailed, analysis...proves this to be the case then the Cold Spot might be taken as the first evidence for the multiverse," said Shanks. Continue reading for another video on parallel universes and more information.

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Hyundai Pickup

Here's one example of how not to make your own pickup truck. Based on a Hyundai Genesis sedan, this vehicle was involved in an accident with most of the damage occurring in the rear, so instead of having fixing it to factory specs, the owner went decided to transform it into a pickup truck. As you can see, there's plenty of diamond plate aluminum panels, and under the hood, you'll find a 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 420 hp. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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