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Lowe's Photo Shoot

Photo credit: Jenna Martin Photography via Bored Panda

Why spend thousands traveling or renting an exotic location, when you could shoot amazing photos in a hardware store? That's exactly what photographer Jenna Martin did by setting up a model shoot at a local Lowe's hardware store. "Instead of searching out the usual beautiful locations around where we live, I had the idea to do just the opposite. I wanted to go somewhere 'ugly' by all conventional photography standards and then see what we could do with it. Lowe's seemed like the perfect option. I wanted somewhere with horrible lighting and limited backdrops. Somewhere that made absolutely no sense for a photo shoot," said Jenna. Continue reading to see the photos.

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BlackBerry Concept

Let's face it, BlackBerry is known for their keypad-equipped phones from the very beginning, but if they were to deviate from that design, it might look something like the concept above. Featuring a 5.5" OLED display, Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, and a Bowers & Wilkins speaker system, all running on Android 8.0 OREO. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Pringles Thanksgiving Dinner

You can find just about anything on the internet these days, and for those who want a quick Thanksgiving dinner, there's this bizarre Pringles chip kit. Unfortunately, "the exclusive rollout of Pringles Thanksgiving Dinner is available exclusively to members of the media and selected influencers," which means you'll have to find someone in the know to track one down. Continue reading for another hands-on video review, more pictures and information.

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Flat Pack House

Photo credit: MADi Home via Bored Panda

Called the M.A.Di., this flat-pack home costs only $33,000 and can be built with a small team of three people in just 6-hours. The base model spans 290-square-feet, while a top-of-the-line home measures in at 904-square-feet $73K. All include a bathroom, kitchenette, one stage staircase and all utility installations. Best of all, a concrete foundation is not required, which means they can be assembled to go completely off-grid, complete with solar panels, grey water systems and more. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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SanDisk Ultra Fit

SanDisk'a Ultra Fit 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive may be small, but it packs more than enough storage for your files, and it's being offered for just $25.99 shipped, today only, originally $39.99. This small, low-profile flash drive is designed as plug-and-stay storage for laptops, tablets, TVs, gaming consoles, car audio systems, and more. With write speeds (150MB/s) up to 15X faster than standard USB 2.0 drives, you can transfer a full-length movie in less than 30 seconds. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on review and more information.

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iPhone X Plus iPhone X SE

Analysts claim that Apple will release two more iPhones, based on the iPhone X, next year, and they could be the X Plus / X SE. The larger model will take on the Galaxy Note 8 / Note 9, and will hopefully add Apple Pencil compatibility. You should also expected an updated A11 Bionic CPU, more RAM, and most definitely, better cameras. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Homemade Wonder Woman Costume

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Australian makeup artist Rhylee Passfield combined her love of cosplay, in particular Wonder Woman, and her craft skills, into the amazing costume you see above. She only used a yoga mat, duct tape, heat gun, and paints. "Basically, I started by duct-taping myself. Then I cut out a pattern from the duct tape form, copied it onto a Kmart yoga mat and glued it together using contact adhesive. All up the costume cost me about $30 and took about 50 hours as it was my first time making anything like it," said Passfield. Continue reading for more pictures, information and a video of it in-action.

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Underwater Fortress Turkey

Not only is Lake Van the largest lake in Turkey, but archaeologists from Van Yuzuncu Yil University and a team of divers have just discovered an underwater fortress beneath it. The people of Urartu built the castle approximately 3,000 years ago during the Iron Age, and constructed when the lake's water level was hundreds of meters lower. Urartu was a kingdom that flourished between the ninth and sixth centuries BCE, centered around Lake Van. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including someone trying to deep fry a turkey with molten aluminum.

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Turtlebacker Camper Trailer

Sometimes, it's just not practical or affordable to drive around in an expensive RV, and that's when the 2018 Turtlebacker comes into play. This Flatbed Trailer looks normal at first, but once setup, it becomes a mobile home on wheels, complete with rooftop tent, water tank, 6-gallon water heater, shower, slide-out kitchenette, and a solar ready electronics package. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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VIZIO M50-E1

VIZIO displays are known for their value as well as performance, and their latest SmartCast M-Series (2017) is definitely no slouch, touted as the 'most colorful M-Series ever'. We recently got the chance to review the M50-E1, a 50" panel that can not only display HDR (High Dynamic Range) content, but has Google Chromecast built-in, along with Google Home compatibility. For example, you'll be able to send Netflix content directly from your phone using this feature, while an onscreen menu, called Smartcast TV, enables users to launch apps using the standard on-screen approach. Best of all, you can pick one up for $499 for Black Friday here now. Continue reading for our full review of the display, which was generously provided to us for free by VIZIO.

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