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Mamula Resort

Situated in the Adriatic Sea, on the border between Montenegro and Croatia, is the uninhabited island of Mamula, a former World War II concentration camp under the rule of fascist leader Benito Mussolini. Now, the Montenegrin government plans to transform this piece of land into a luxury resort. The process will include retrofitting the fort with guest rooms, complete with an indoor restaurant as well as a dining establishment on the rounded terrace. The upper level will get multiple pool decks and a host of other luxurious amenities for relaxing. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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USB Sushi Drives have been around for quite some time, but this is the first instance of a real restaurant using them on a menu, or so we think. On the other hand, removable storage drives are usually more costly than actual sushi rolls, so even if you were to get one instead of food, you'd still make out quite well, as long as they're priced at under $10 each. That is just one of the many strange things you don't see everyday. Other examples include: M&Ms that have been sitting in a vending dispenser for 10-years, a doughnut-shaped mushroom, and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Big Wind Jet Fire Truck

A group of Hungarian engineers managed to build the ultimate fire extinguisher, or at least something worth talking about. Officially dubbed the "Big Wind", it's made from an old Russian tank, and they basically replaced the gun turrets with 2 turbines from a MiG-21 fighter jet. It was actually used to fight the Kuwait oil fires, after the Iraqi invasion, in August 1990. Continue reading for more fascinating facts.

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Snowboarding Blizzard 2016

Casey Neistat and Jesse Wellens, both popular YouTubers, decided to use the weekend blizzard that shut down New York City to create a viral video showing them skiing and snowboarding through Manhattan's Times Square, along with other near-empty streets. The result? A crazy two-and-a-half-minute video shows Neistat, pulled by a rope-tow, carving up the snow-covered streets alongside parked cars, plows and police cruisers as if the Big Apple was a giant ski resort - all set to Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" playing in the background. Continue reading for more images showing just how much snow fell during #Blizzard2016. Click here to view a few bonus images.

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HK MP5K Submachine Gun

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Designed to appear as a normal briefcase, Heckler & Koch fabricated a solid polymer and aluminum box with a thin plastic lid, measuring 20" x 15" x 5". Inside, it conceals an HK MP5K - "K" is the shorty version of the classic MP5 submachine gun - that's securely by a STANAG claw mount. This weapon weighs a mere 4.4-pounds, and is 12.8-inches long overall with a 4.5-inch barrel. It boasts a cyclic rate of 900rpm, or in other words, it could burn through a 15 or 30-round magazine in 1-2 seconds respectively. 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 a CO2-powered rocket launcher.

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Propane Rifle

What do you get when a propane torch, two-by-four, clear tubing, and a water bottle are combined? A crazy propane rifle of course, or at least if you're "The Backyard Scientist". "This experiment was not explody enough for me, so I used the same concept to build a propane powered cannon. This is honestly the best gas cannon I've ever used, it is just so simple. You could probably shoot 20 golfballs a minute the length of a football field or farther. The canon shot golf balls over 600 feet in the air," said its creator. 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 showing what happens when you fill a house with explosive expanding foam.

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Floating Sauna Raft

A group of friends from Joensuu, Finland, wanted something that combined the relaxation spas offer with a small boat. So, they created the Saunalutta, which is comprised of a shed sandwiched between two decks. The main structure contains a small lounging area, and of course, a sauna. The lower deck boasts a rear swim platform, and also provides a mounting point for the small outboard motor used for propulsion. The deck above offers an eating area for guests, or it can be used for other forms of entertainment. Continue reading for more.

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Iron Giant Clouds

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Software support team manager Nick O'Donoghue snapped a perplexing image at 30,000-feet, which shows a figure that resembles the robot from the animated movie The Iron Giant. "I was flying back from a work ski trip in Austria, I was on the window seat with two work colleges beside me. They were talking like crazy and I was gazing out the window, as you do. I could see this figure in the distance in front of us and then as we flew closer this shape appeared. I asked the ladies beside me to look at it too in case I was seeing things. They too were amazed! I then took some pictures and then the aircraft slowly passed it. It was in view for about two minutes as it was a good bit away in the distance. To me it looked like the Michelin man but to be honest I have no idea what it was," said O'Donoghue. Continue reading for two enhanced images of the object.

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Japanese Illusion

Meiji University professor Kokichi Sugihara specializes in creating impossible illusions that seem to defy gravity, including these mind-boggling slopes that you see above. How is this possible? Technology of course, as he used a computer program to interprets two dimensional line drawings as three dimensional objects. "Sometimes the program turned these objects into real objects, and that's how I discovered that some impossible objects are not really impossible - they can actually be built as solids in three-dimensional space," said Sugihara. Continue reading for two more of his impossible illusions.

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Inside Hydrogen Atom

Physicist Aneta Stodolna and her research team at the FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics in the Netherland used a high-tech quantum microscope to capture the first image of a hydrogen atom's orbital structure. Scientists had described quantum particles by studying their wavelength in the past, but they never observed the electrons themselves, until now. Continue reading for more "first" images throughout history.

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