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Real Up House

For those who don't know, Edith Macefield was basically a real estate holdout who received worldwide attention in 2006 when she turned down an offer of $1-million to sell her house to make way for a commercial development in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. Instead, the five-story project was built surrounding her 108-year-old farmhouse, where she died at age 86 in 2008. After her passing, Macefield willed her house to the new building's construction superintendent, Barry Martin, in gratitude for his friendship and caretaker role. Continue reading for more examples of homeowners who refused to move. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Triumph Speed Tripla

Italian Dream Motorcycle took a Triumph Street Triple and transformed it into the Tripla 0.0, a blacked out bike that would fit perfectly as Batman's motorcycle of choice in Justice League. Powered by a 676cc engine producing 100 hp, it features a Speed Triple mono-shock suspension, belt drive connected by CNC machined pulleys, and a triple mouthed exhaust allows. Other details include a handcrafted tail seat and carriers, while the rims were machined from solid blocks of metal. 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 the Just League: B Team.

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Ark Two

You know what they say...it's better to be safe than sorry, and that's the motto that Bruce Beach lives by. He's created an underground nuclear bunker in the quiet Canadian village of Horning's Mills, 100 km north of Toronto. Called "The Ark Two," the bunker spans 10,000-square-feet and consists of 42 old school buses covered in concrete and buried under 14 feet under the ground. It was designed to accommodate 500 people for months and comes equipped with food supplies, a private well, full plumbing, redundant fuel generators, a dentist's chair, and even a daycare. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Sony Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones

Sony's MDRX650BT/B Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones are great for everyday use, and you can get a pair for just $72 shipped, today only, originally $129.99. Enjoy easy, one-touch connectivity and music streaming with NFC. No NFC? No problem. Connect via Bluetooth and you're ready to go. A four-hour charge gives you up to 30 hours of continuous playback - so you can keep on listening, track after track, mix after mix. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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Grandmother Funny Portrait

Kimiko Nishimoto, an 89-year-old grandmother didn't even pick up a camera until she was 72-years-old, but 15-years later, she's become an internet sensation and star in Japan. In addition to being a landscape / nature photographer, she loves photographing crazy self-portraits of herself using a wireless camera remote. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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KFC Internet Escape Pod

Yes, this is a real product, and not just a gag April Fools Day item. At $10,000 USD, KFC's Internet Escape Pod was designed to provide a getaway from all those Black Friday / Cyber Monday sales, and can comfortably fit four adults as well as a bucket of KFC. The US-made steel structure features enamel paint and 8-pound high-density architectural foam. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Google Atlas Robot


We have seen the future of robots, and it includes Google / Boston Dynamics' Atlas. In their latest demonstration video, the biped robot manages to perform a backflip, and quite easily to boot. "Atlas' control system coordinates motions of the arms, torso and legs to achieve whole-body mobile manipulation, greatly expanding its reach and workspace. Atlas' ability to balance while performing tasks allows it to work in a large volume while occupying only a small footprint," according to the company. 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 that explains what happens when you upload your mind to the internet.

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Tesla Design Powerbank

There's powerbanks, and then the Tesla Design Powerbank, which features a design inspired by the company's very own supercharger monument at the Tesla Design Studio. It features a 18650 cell with 3350mAh capacity, integrated USB cable, Apple Lightning cable, microUSB, and a charge status indicator. Unfortunately, all current stock is sold out, but when it does return, you'll have to shell out $45. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Instax Share SP-2

Fujifilm's INSTAX SHARE SP-2 lets you print photos directly from your smartphone, tablet, or computer, and you can get a bundle with 2 packs of film for just $126.69 shipped, originally $239.99. Select your best shots from your smartphone and get instax prints by just transferring the shots from the app to SP-2 via Wi-Fi connection. You can also print Images from to your Instagram and Facebook accounts. A new laser exposure system achieves a faster printing time of 10 seconds from print data transfer to print output. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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Apple TouchBar Computer

Apple's Mac Mini is great as a home theater PC or just for casual use, and we could be seeing a replacement sooner than later. This concept takes the Touch Bar to a whole new level by cramming an entire computer inside one. It's essentially a large multi-touch control strip that doubles as the Dock and Touch Bar, enabling users to interact directly with the computer. Continue reading for more pictures.

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