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Cardboard Sculpture

Photo credit: The Meta

Those who shop online probably handle cardboard boxes on a regular basis, but in the hands of an artist, they become the incredible sculptures you see above. Whether it be Optimus Prime, Iron Man, or just a lion's head, nothing is too strange for them. On a related note, did you know that the first commercially available corrugated box was created and produced in the US in 1895? However, nearly all shipping was done in wooden crates until the early 1900's. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery Continue reading for a viral video of a toddler watching a shuttle launch for the first time.

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Photo Restoration

Photo credit: Jane Long

Romanian photographer Costica Acsinte went around the country for decades after World War I to take portraits of random people. This resulted in a collection of over 5,000 glass plate negatives and several hundred prints. Photographer and digital artist Jane Long decided to take some of these photos and give them a Photoshop makeover, adding her own collection of stock photos into the process. In the end, we end up with portraits that don't seem too out of place, even today. Continue reading for more.

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Teen Inventions

At the age of 13, Kelvin Doe of Sierra Leone started making batteries and generators using only scrap materials gathered in and around his home. He's a completely self-taught engineer who manages his own fully-staffed community radio station in Sierra Leone where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker 'DJ Focus.' This radio station is powered by a generator created from a deteriorating voltage stabilizer, which he found in the trash, while a simple antenna lets his neighborhood listen in. Continue reading for more.

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Body Parts Never Stop Growing

Yes, Italian scientists have confirmed that human noses and ears actually do grow as we age. While bones stop growing after puberty, muscle and fat cells also stop dividing. One thing that doesn't stop growing is cartilage, as it continues to grow until the day you die. This means that earlobes elongate from gravity. It's true, older people do have larger noses and ears. Continue reading for more.

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Apple Bandia Pippin

The Apple Bandai Pippin is a multimedia technology console, designed by Apple Computer. The console was based on the Apple Pippin platform - a derivative of the Apple Macintosh platform. Bandai produced the ATMARK and @WORLD consoles between 1995 and 1997. Bandai manufactured fewer than 100,000 Pippins, but reportedly sold 42,000 systems before discontinuing the line. Production of the system was so limited, there were more keyboard and modem accessories produced than actual systems.

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Random Photos

It's not everyday that you see a shark, much less one jumping out of the water and ready to take a bite out of the parasailer. With that said, did you know that shark attacks on a human normally happens in less than 6 feet 6 inches of calm water, and within a relatively short distance from shore? Or, that Amanzimtoti Beach in South Africa is the most dangerous beach in the world for shark attacks? Continue reading for more interesting, yet random, things you dont' see everyday.

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Quadcopter Drone

WL Toys' V959 Quadcopter Drone is currently being offered for only $57.85 shipped, this week only, originally priced at $179.99. The WL Toys V959 "Future Battleship" Quadcopter is the perfect machine for those curious about quadcopters. The 4 rotors are driven by 4 motors protected in plastic housings. Product page. Continue reading for more images and information.

Notable features:
  • Camera on Board, can be triggered w/transmitter!

  • Complete ready to fly out of the box. New Arrival.

  • FPV in an affordable package.


[via Amazon]

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Wearable Exoskeleton

Noonee has unveiled a futuristic exoskeleton, called the "Chairless Chair", that can lock into place, providing support for production line workers all while retaining mobility. To keep the weight down to just 2-kilograms, it's made from aluminum and carbon fiber. Best of all, you can walk and even run while wearing the exoskeleton for up to 8-hours when fully charged. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Earth from space.

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Climbing Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower stands approximately 632 metres (2,073 ft) high and has 121 stories, with a total floor area of 380,000 m2 (4,090,000 sq ft). It is expected to open to the public in 2015. Following its topping out on 3 August 2014, the Shanghai Tower is currently the tallest building in China and the second-tallest in the world, surpassed only by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Russian daredevils Vadim Makhorov and Vitaly Raskalov and managed to scale this building without the use of any specialized equipment. Continue reading for more.

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Prefab House

Photo credit: Hi Consumption

Just because a home is small doesn't mean it can't be practical at the same time. A perfect example would be the Vivood prefab house, which arrives in giant box and can be built out up to 345 square feet within a single workday. Inside, there's a kitchen, dining room, bedroom, dry toilet, and even a solar panel array for electricity. Pine wood panels cover interior and keep things cozy. Continue reading for more.

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