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Student Inventions

To really make it in this world, lots of hard work and some luck are required. These students put in the hard work, and with some luck, these cool inventions just might change the world. Our favorite? Definitely the Spidey Suit, despite the dangers that may come with it. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Jibo, the world's first family robot.

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National Coffee Day

September 29 is National Coffee Day and for those who love the brewed beverage, make sure you head on over to McDonalds, Krispy Kreme, or Dunkin Donuts for a free cup of joe (or many). Starbucks ‎is also offering a free cup of coffee, but just a sample size of its Anniversary Blend until noon. While the exact origin of International Coffee Day is unknown, many countries around the world participate in this event. It was promoted in Japan by The All Japan Coffee Association and first celebrated in 1983. Continue reading for five interesting facts.

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Steve Jobs Choice

Steve Jobs' trust in alternative medicine immediately after his pancreatic cancer diagnosis probably shortened his life, according to Harvard Medical School researcher Ramzi Amri. Rather than go ahead with immediate surgery after his October 2003 diagnosis, Jobs, a practicing Buddhist, pursued special alternative medicines and diets for nine months instead, before eventually undergoing the operation to remove his tumor. C

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Chocolate Art

Cocoa solids are one of the richest sources of flavanol antioxidants. These have physiological effects on the body and are linked to serotonin levels in the brain. Some research has found that chocolate, eaten in moderation, can lower blood pressure. Chocolate has become one of the most popular food types and flavors in the world, and a vast number of foodstuffs involving chocolate have been created. Continue reading to see more.

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Lucien Piccard Watch

Lucien Piccard's "Sevilla" Watch is currently being offered for only $55.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $695. Lucien Piccard has been handcrafting fine timepieces for generations. Founded in 1923 in Switzerland, Lucien Piccard timepieces have adorned royalty, dignitaries and celebrities worldwide. Product page. Continue reading for a 360-degree video preview and more information.

Notable features:
  • Rose gold-tone watch featuring grey dial with skeletonized subdial, exhibition caseback, and three-link bracelet.

  • Precise 21 jewels Chinese automatic movement with analog display.

  • Protective mineral crystal dial window.

  • Features Dauphine-style hands, logoed screw-down crown, and deployant clasp with push-button closure.

  • Water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving.


[via Amazon]

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Rolling Cloud Formations

Photo credit: This is Colossal

Alex Schueth, a storm chaser, managed to capture a mind-boggling time-lapse video of a rare cloud formation called a undulatus asperatus - the name means "roughened or agitated waves" - during a storm over Lincoln, Nebraska, this past summer. The ominous-looking clouds have been particularly common in the Plains states of the United States, often during the morning or midday hours following convective thunderstorm activity. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a dog that is afraid of invisible doors.

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Crystal Mercedes

Daria Radionova, a 21-year-old student from Russia, has been attracting a lot of attention on the streets of London lately, thanks to her ultra luxurious Swarovski crystal-studded Mercedes CLS 350. You read that right, she spent a whopping £20,000 ($32,400 USD) to cover the saloon in a million Swarovski crystals. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Abandoned Church France

Saint-Etienne is a city in eastern central France and was named after Saint Stephen. It first appears in the historical record in the Middle Ages as Saint-Etienne de Furan. In the 13th century it was a small borough around the church dedicated to Saint Etienne. On the upper reaches of the Furan near the Way of St. James the Abbey of Valbenoote had been founded by the cistercians in 1222. In the late 15th century it was a fortified village defended by walls built around the original nucleus. Today, the church you above still stands, though now abandoned. Continue reading for abandoned places from around the world that time forgot.

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What Lies Beneath

Despite living on this Earth for thousands of years, humans have yet to explore much of what lies beneath our feet. Conceptual artist and illustrator Gediminas Pranckevicius went ahead and created what he thinks the secret world looks like below everyday scenes. He uses soft light and blended colors to create surreal worlds to let your imagination run free. Continue reading for more images.

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Antarctic Research Facility

At first glance, this may look like a scene from The Matrix, but this is just a research facility. It's officially called the "Transformable Antarctic Research Facility", and is basically a sprawling center for vital research as well as environmental tourism, filled with spaces like exhibition halls, exercise rooms, accommodation, conference chambers, observation decks, and port transportation stations. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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