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Angler Fish

You've probably seen images and even video of the deep-sea anglerfish, but here's an up-close look, in its natural habitat 2,000-feet underwater. This video was captured by MBARI's ROV Doc Ricketts at 600m (1968.5 ft) on a midwater research expedition in November 2014. Sea devils are the family of deep-sea anglerfish known as the Ceratiidae, from the Greek keras, "horn", referring to the bioluminescent lure that projects from the fishes' forehead. Continue reading to watch.

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Roman Mosaics Turkey

Archeologists, led by Professor Kutalmış Gorkay of Ankara University, recently unearthed three giant ancient Roman mosaics in the Turkish city of Zeugma, near the border of Syria. This project was spurred on by flooding in the area, and despite part of the city now being submerged underwater, excavations continue in the hopes of uncovering more historical artifacts. Continue reading for more images and information.

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Dream Home Thailand

Steve Areen's otherworldly Thailand dome home was built in just six weeks on the modest budget of $9,000. He decided to build a dream home while visiting friend Hajjar Gibran, who offered him a spot on their mango farm to build his own dome. Believe it or not, the cost for the basic structure was under $6,000, but including finishing details and furniture, the total cost came out to $9,000. While this home was built with cement blocks and clay bricks, Areen says he's looking at property in Oregon to build another dome home, but this time, with more sustainable earthen bricks. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to see the entire build process from start to finish.

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Real Spider Man Pads

You've probably seen similar technology before, but the Stanford University engineers has just unveiled newly developed "Gecko Gloves". This engineering team, lead by PhD candidate Elliot Hawkes, came up with the idea because they were inspired by the adhesive properties of gecko fingers, which make it possible for them to easily scale objects. Wearers of these gloves will be able to to scale the side of a building, thanks to 24 independent adhesive tiles on each pad, helping to equally distribute the climber's weight. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Tietgenkollegiet Copenhagen Dorm

Let's face it, most college dorms are designed to be affordable, and don't feature the many luxuries found back at home. Copenhagen's Tietgenkollegiet might be the exception. It's essentially beautiful circular student dormitory that was designed by Lundgaard and Tranberg. The Tietgen Residence Hall comes complete with community kitchens, workshops, cafes, music rooms, and a central activity courtyard. That's not all, students can also find bike storage, an auditorium, a roof deck, and even exposed concrete / magnesium floors inside their rooms. Continue reading for more images and information.

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Funny iPad Photography

Sure, the iPad is great for many things, but photography isn't one of the, or at least in public. For example, this person at The Louvre in Paris, France apparently forgot their smartphone and / or camera, but happened to have an iPad on them. If you haven't already noticed, the Mona Lisa isn't a very large painting, so by merely holding up an iPad, you're probably blocking the view of 30+ people standing behind you. Continue reading for more reasons why you should avoid taking pictures with an iPad if at all possible.

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Monster Diesel VEKTR Headphones

Monster Diesel's VEKTR Headphones with ControlTalk are currently being offered for only $73.12 shipped, today only, originally priced at $229.95. Monster-developed proprietary titanium-coated driver technology gives Diesel Vektr those sizzling highs, irresistible mids and that throbbing base you crave. And it's distortion-free, no matter how much you crank it. Product page. Continue reading for a video review, more product images and additional information.

Notable features:
  • Ultra performance folding headphone co-developed by Italian fashion designer, Diesel and Monster.

  • Tangle-free cable, features a unique triangular design with ControlTalk Universal.

  • Touring case secure protection for your ear gear while on the go.

  • Apple ControlTalk for hands free control of your music and phone calls.

  • Includes cleaning cloth with advanced Aegis Microbe Shield.


[via Amazon]

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F-15E Strike Eagle

The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F-15E Strike Eagle is an American all-weather multirole fighter, and has been deployed for military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya. During these operations the F-15E has carried out deep strikes against high-value targets, combat air patrols, and providing close air support for coalition troops. This amazing video shows them flying through the Cascade Mountains. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a real-life Fruit Ninja.

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Smell-O-Vision

London Heathrow's Terminal 2 has now brought "Smell-O-Vision" to life, or at least in the form of a scent globe. To celebrate the completion of this newly renovated terminal, the airport installed a 'scent globe' that releases the smell of its most fragrant destinations, intending to "take passengers on a sensory journey before even setting foot on their flights". Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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TMNT Burger

Here's something you don't see everyday: a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-themed burger by Fat & Furious Burger. No, this isn't a burger shop, but rather an art collaboration by French artists Quentin and Thomas who specialize in burger creations. They love their work so much that you can even buy an entire book filled with them. Continue reading to see more food creations you won't believe are real.

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