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The Giant List of Things Mark Zuckerberg Swears He’ll Get Back to the US Congress on

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat for 10 hours of questioning before US House and Senate committees this week. Most of his answers were versions of those already found in official Facebook statements. But when he received a tough question, rather than answer on the spot, he vowed to get to the bottom of it. We’ve made a simple worksheet to help him remember all the points his team needs to follow up on. Read More >>

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Luxury Huddersfield Hobbit House Up for Sale

A man's extraordinarily detailed Hobbit-style house is now up for sale, and you don't have to get a visa for New Zealand to take a look around it. It's in the Upper Holme Valley just south of Huddersfield, known more for its rolling meadows than mountains and monsters. Read More >>

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Could We Build Electricity-Storing Houses Out of Supercapacitors?

What's your wall doing right now—holding up your posters? What about storing the energy that powers all your kitchen appliances? New research into structural supercapacitors, which can withstand the stress and vibrations of bearing weight, could eventually inspire such an energy-storing house. Read More >>

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Lego Synth Makes Better Music Than Today’s Cheesy Pap

This is a quite amazing creation that blows away the cars, tractors and rudimentary aeroplanes that most of us manage when fiddling with a child's Lego collection. It's a physical synthesiser, using Lego mechanics to play a live track. Read More >>

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I Really Want to Live Inside This Cozy, Ridiculous and Totally Awesome PC Case

This has to be the cutest, most hilariously pointless PC case mod in history. I look at this and I just want to live in this cozy PC. In fact, my house looks pretty much like this—with a brick wall instead of circuits. And being in New York, it's about this size too. Read More >>

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Every House Should Have a Secret Hidden Exterior Door

There's something about secret doors that makes my spine tingle. The excitement! The mystery! But most secret doors are on the inside of a house—pull that book to reveal a hidden chamber! push that wall through!—this one, amazingly, is on the outside. It's so good you don't even see it. Read More >>

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Woman Steals Train, Then Crashes It Into a Building

Last night in Saltsjöbanan, Sweden, a young woman decided to try her hand at driving a train. It didn't end well: she careered off the end of line and straight into this house. Read More >>

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This Entire Beautiful House Was Built Around a Giant Three-Story-High Bookshelf

I love this house, built in Rotterdam by Dutch architectural firm Shift. What a wonderful and perfectly executed idea: to build an entire four-story-high house around a gigantic bookshelf that goes across all floors. It really looks beautiful—and useful too. Read More >>

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Inside the Thinnest Home In the World (Spoiler: It’s Actually Quite Cool)

Remember the project for the thinnest house in the world, designed by Polish architect Jakub Szczesny? Well, it's finished. And it looks quite cool and livable inside. Read More >>

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Sydney Opera House Is Our New Favorite Lego Architecture Set

The Sydney Opera House is one of the three Lego Architecture models coming out this year, along with London's Big Ben and South Korea's Namdaemun Gate. It's a neat small construction. The £35 set—model 21012—includes 270 pieces. Read More >>

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The Ten Tools You Need To Fix All The Broken Stuff in Your Home

Tools are an essential part of your home. But you don't need a huge tool box or fancy tool belt to take care of small home projects. A small set of quality tools will serve you quite well. Read More >>

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Hitler’s Secret Argentinian Sanctuary Is for Sale

This is the house where Hitler spent the last years of his life; a remote mansion similar to the infamous Berghof located in the Nahuel Huapi Lake, in Patagonia, Argentina, a remote mountainous paradise full of Nazi refugees. That's what the conspiracy theorist say, anyway. Read More >>

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Mole Man of Hackney’s House Up For Sale

Why should Batman be the only one with a cave underneath his house? A London 'Mole Man' showed what's possible by excavating an 18 metre long cavern beneath his £1 millon house. Read More >>