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Chain Chomp Cat Bed

Photo credit: Catastrophic Creations

Chain Chomps made their first appearance in Super Mario Bros. 3, and bear a resemblance to a ball and chain. Shigeru Miyamoto's inspiration for this character was from a childhood experience: a dog once tried to bite him, but fortunately, a chain held it back. As a result, this enemy also possesses canine qualities, like barking, and are commonly used as guard dogs throughout the Mario series. Catastrophic Creations decided to pay tribute by building a cat bed shaped just like the Chain Chomps found in game. The company says: "I wanted to design something that could sit in a room as art, but also have a practical use. The box that Chain Chomp's attached to has hinges mounted from the inside to hide them, but to let you open the box for storage. At first, I really wanted to make a litter box, because in my opinion most litter boxes are very ugly. I liked the thought of people showing off their litter boxes, rather than hiding them in some back room or closet. Once I started on the Chain Chomp, however, I realized it would be a little too small for a litter box. It was the perfect size for a covered bed, though!" Continue reading for more pictures.

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Cat Chewbacca Lookalike

Another week, another batch of new pareidolia - a psychological phenomenon involving a stimulus (an image or a sound) which is perceived as significant - cases. Common examples of this are seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon, the moon rabbit, and hearing hidden messages on phonograph records when they are played in reverse. In the example above, we have a cat that looks just like Chewbacca from Star Wars. Continue reading for more.

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Logitech G402 Hyperion

Logitech's G402 Hyperion Fury is claimed to be the world's fastest gaming mouse, and you can pick it up today for $34.99. The exclusive Fusion Engine and Delta Zero sensor give you the power to track reliably and accurately at speeds that no other mouse can handle - as fast as 10 meters per second (420 ips). And with a 1-millisecond report rate, your moves are executed at the fastest speed possible over USB. Product page. Continue reading for a more in-depth video review and additional information.

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Floating Movie Theater

Sneaking into Archipelago Cinema isn't the easiest of tasks, but this floating movie theater on the shoreline of Yao Noi, Thailand is definitely worth a visit or two. It was created for the Film on the Rocks Yao Noi Festival, organized by Tilda Swinton, along with director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and designed by Beijing-based architect Ole Scheeren. It's basically a giant auditorium on a glowing raft, made with recycled materials, and accessible by boat. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the Star Wars theme being played on flaming bagpipes.

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Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Nighthawk

Combining luxury with style, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Nighthawk is finished with slick matte magnesium metallic paint, and sports an interior covered in cocoa Bugatti leather, while riding on 22-inch American Force Burnout wheels. This vehicle from Starwood Motors is powered by a supercharged 3.6L V6 engine, and has a long-arm lift kit as well as upgraded Terra Flex brakes to handle even the toughest terrain. Unfortunately, it will set you back a cool $123,000, assuming Starwood Motors has any left in stock. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Batman Bookshelf

Let's face it, bookshelves aren't the most exciting thing in the world, but throw an out-of-the-box design, like the Batman symbol, on a wall, and it's an entirely different story. Putting a twist on everyday things, such as chairs, beds, etc. can breathe new life into them. Other examples include: a literary shower curtain, book bench, a unique-looking rug and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Treepod

You could either dine at normal restaurants, or in one of these amazing treepods at the Soneva Kiri resort in Thailand. The resort is located on the remote Thai island of Kood, and features 42 resort villa as well as 21 private residences spanning 150 acres. Diners are hoisted up to 26-feet off the ground into a bamboo pod in a eucalyptus tree, complete with zip-lining servers to bring you food and drink. With spectacular views of the shoreline and the foliage, you'll probably never look at any other dining experience the same way again. Continue reading for a video and more pictures.

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Gibbs Quadski XL

First came the Gibbs Quadski, now the Quadski XL follows up lets two people hit the trails and water. It's powered by a 140 horsepower 1300cc BMW Motorrad K1300 4-stroke in-line 4 cylinder motor that helps it achieve speeds of 45 miles per hour on both land and water, while 4 wheel disc brakes help the RWD vehicle stop on a dime. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Star Wars X-Wing Knife Block

The Star Wars X-Wing Knife Block has the signature X design of four wings, which hold the five included knives - cook's knife, bread knife, carving knife, utility knife and pairing knife - perfectly. While it doesn't include lightsabers, this geeky gadget is a great conversation piece nonetheless. The base of this stainless steel knife holder measures a sturdy 250mm (9.84-inches). Now the only upgrades that would make this cooler are sound effects, and possibly LEDs to make it really stand out in the dark. Get it here now. 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

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Water HoverBoard Flyboard

Now that you've seen the Flyboard (an aquatic board invented by Frank Zapata that propels riders into the air with the help of two water nozzles), meet the Hoverboard, which looks a bit like a wakeboard except that it's attached to a single hose that propels it forward and upward with jets of water. It can shoot riders up to 16-feet in the air and get up to speeds of around 23-miles-per-hour. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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