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Jeep Adventure Tires

There are summer, winter, all-season, and now, Jeep Adventure Tires, which looks to be just a bunch of giant rocks. "Inspired by nature, engineered by Jeep Natural rock formations connected with the latest tire technology lead to an unprecedented driving experience. Perfectly tailored to the needs of the adventure deprivation suffering, urban Jeep driver," said the company. Continue reading for up-close shots of the tire itself.

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San Francisco Pod

Peter Berkowitz, a 25-year-old illustrator living in San Francisco, decided to avoid paying high-rental fees in the city center, and designed a pod to live in. Measuring in at a svelte 8 x 3.5 x 4.5 feet, this tiny wooden box resides in a corner of his friend's apartment, paying him just $400 per month. Inside, there's a bed, storage shelves, a fold-out desk, a string of LEDs up top for ambient lighting, and a fan system for proper ventilation. Future upgrades including cork-based soundproofing. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a rocking chair that uses its own kinetic motion to knit a hat.

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Keret House World's Skinniest House

Keret House, located in Warsaw, Poland, is currently the world's skinniest house, measuring 92cm at its narrowest point and 152cm at its widest point. It was designed by the architect Jakub Szczęsny through the architecture firm Centrala, and named after Israeli writer and filmmaker Etgar Keret, who was the building's first tenant. The iron structure contains two floors, and has one bedroom, a kitchen, a bathroom and a living area. It has two non-opening windows, with sunlight also entering through translucent glass panels that make up the walls. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Quad-Barreled Shotgun

The Remington Model 870 is a pump-action shotgun widely used by the public for sport shooting, hunting, and self-defense. It features a bottom-loading, side ejecting receiver, tubular magazine under the barrel, dual action bars, internal hammer, and a bolt which locks into an extension in the barrel. This person decided to take two of them and create a custom quad-barreled shotgun, called the "QB12". 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 Daisy Ridley's emotional Star Wars Force Awakens audition.

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Labyrinth Watch

Imagine buying an extremely expensive watch as just a showpiece, rather than a functional timepiece. Introducing the "Playground Labyrinth" by Hautlence. Priced at $12K, this watch is basically an 18K gold maze with an extra-hard sapphire crystal "crown" to keep the platinum ball in place. To win the game, simply navigate the ball into one of the two tiny holes at which point the crown can be used to activate a small "mechanical lift" to reset the board. "Labyrinth is an old game that we have decided to bring back in a watch. What we are presenting here is a new vision of time and this new vision of time obviously doesn't show traditionally the time. We want people to disconnect and go [to] this dimension of time where you decide what you want to do," said Hautlence co-founder Sandro Reginelli. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when you pour molten copper on french fries.

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Shark Suite Air BNB

French design firm UBI Bene partnered with AirBnB to offer guests an unforgettable underwater suite that definitely isn't for the faint of heart. Located in the Paris Aquarium, if offers 360° views, thanks to transparent glass walls that encircle a round bed, situated next to small side tables, and a bookshelf. However, the main attraction are the 35 live sharks swimming around you at all times. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Prayer Online

Seattle "businessman" Benjamin Rogovy made millions of dollars by offering online prayers between 2011-2015. He led people to believe that ministers and religious leaders would pray for them if they paid between $9 and $35 for the service via several websites. This was convincing enough for hundreds of thousands of people to participate in the scam, netting approximately $7.8-million in the process. However, all was not as it seems, since Rogovy posed as Pastor John Carlson, complete with a LinkedIn profile. Testimonials included being able to avoid home foreclosures, wining lottery jackpots, and even being cured of terminal illnesses. Continue reading for a video news report and more information.

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Matrix Building

This may look like a structure from The Matrix, but it's actually a motherboard-inspired skyscraper that houses a datacenter in Iceland. "Our project is a vision of how could it be a future green data center located in Iceland. A data center is often a large industrial building without a significant architectural connotation, a big anonymous container. The main issue of our project is to investigate a new morphological solution that could represent both the complexity and the importance of the building into which we keep our data. Above all, we conceive the data center's configuration in order to maximize the use of the available renewable energies and also to allow the re-use in a sustainable way," said the designers. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures and fixes gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when a racecar driver's brakes fails at 100MPH.

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Floating House Illusion

Photo credit: Mima Housing

Thanks to the clever use of mirrors at its base, the Mima Light House appears to be floating above ground. It boasts a modular design keeps to keep environmental impact to a minimum, and makes it possible for one to install the home just about anywhere with the proper electrical, water, etc. hookups. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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US Army Darkroom

From afar, this may appear to be just another dumpster for rubbish, but in reality, it's a fully-functional portable darkroom that was once used by the US Army. Priced at $2500, it comes "fully equipped with enlargers, trays, professional style print washer, timers...everything you need for doing your own processing and enlarging images," said the seller. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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