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Window Socket

Designed by Kyuho Song & Boa, the Window Socket is essentially an outlet that sticks to a window and draws solar power to an internal battery, which lets you either plug small devices into the outlet directly, or save the stored power for use during nighttime hours. The suction plate encircles the solar panel, and a basic outlet feeds the converted solar power to a device, and it can be used anywhere there is daylight, particularly where there is restricted use of electricity - it even works on planes. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including a mind-boggling apocalyptic clip of the volcano eruption in Chile.

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Boeing X-51 WaveRider

The Boeing X-51 WaveRider is an unmanned scramjet aircraft for hypersonic (Mach 6, approximately 4,000 miles per hour at altitude) flight testing. It completed a 6-minute flight and reached speeds of over Mach 5 for 210 seconds on May 1, 2013 for the longest duration hypersonic flight. The aircraft has been nicknamed "WaveRider" because it uses its shock waves to add compression lift. Continue reading for more information.

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Hatton Garden Heist

The Hatton Garden heist may sound like something straight from a movie (Ocean's 11), but it's a real robbery that happened in London. Approximately 72 safe deposit boxes were raided at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd in central London over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Inside the main vault, discarded safe deposit boxes, power tools, including an angle grinder and concrete drills, as well as crowbars, were discovered. Above, we see a 45cm (17.7in) wide hole made by a heavy duty drill in which the thieves used to enter the vault. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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George Standing Cat

Photo credit: George 2 Legs

Another day, another internet star, and this time, it's George, a cat who might have been a human in his past life. Unlike other cats, George prefers standing on 2-legs, just like his owner, and might actually be prepping to take over the world. His owner recently shared a few of his most popular photos on Reddit, and said, "he is the sweetest cat I've ever known. Really bizarre, but sweet." Continue reading for more pictures.

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Spider Holster

The Spider Holster SCS is aimed at both professional and amateur photographers alike who want an easier way to carry their DSLR (or point-and-shoot). A padded belt and two-position metal lock ensures security and freedom of movement / quickdraw action when needed. Once set up, your camera is ready to hang securely at your hip, freeing up your hands and removing the nuisance of a dangling DSLR or video camera bouncing to and fro on your neck, chest or shoulders. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

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Fort Knox Inside

Fort Knox, also known as The United States Bullion Depository, is an ultra secure fortified vault building located within the U.S. Army post of Fort Knox, Kentucky. The exact contents of the United States Bullion Depository are unknown as there has never been an approved full audit since the early 1930s, but some say that it it holds roughly 3% of all the gold ever refined throughout human history. One thing you may not know is that during World War II and into the Cold War, until the invention of different types of synthetic painkillers, a supply of processed morphine and opium was kept in the Depository as a hedge against the US being isolated from the sources of raw opium. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video on how to get a message to your dad in space.

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Japanese Woman Destroys Apple

A Japanese woman decided to get revenge on her cheating boyfriend by drowning his collection of Apple gadgets, including an iMac. In addition to the desktop computer, an iPhone, iPad and accessories also got a good wash. She then proceeded to take photos of the gadget tub, and sent them to him. Presumably on the one item of technology that he still had on him. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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Polaroid Zip Mobile Printer

Polaroid's Socialmatic is great for instant photos on-the-go, but for those who don't want to lug around another camera, the Zip Mobile Printer is perfect. It's basically an instant mobile printer that lets users wirelessly print photos in less than a minute, without using any ink. The device prints out polaroid-sized photos on special ZINK paper, which uses dye crystals that are activated during the print process. It connects directly to either an iOS or Android device running the Polaroid ZIP mobile app in order to immediately select an image to print. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Branching and Looping Table

At first glance, this looping wooden table looks like an optical illusion, but it's a real furniture piece designed by artist Michael Beitz, called "Not Now". It's basically an 8-foot-long tangle of looping wood with an "anti-social design." There's also "Tree Picnic," a functional 50-foot-long picnic table that branches like a tree at the Michigan Riley Farm in Buffalo, New York. These sculptures were on display at the Maybe Later at the Roswell Museum and Art Center last year. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Brain Specimen Coaster

ThinkGeek's Brain Specimen Coasters consist of 10-pieces that separates the organ into thin slices, with each part being printed on a 4-inch piece of clear glass. When stacked atop one another, they form a complete 3-dimensional brain. Each coaster is labeled, so you're able to create a complete brain when not in use. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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