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Over the years, the internet has showcased some cool-looking business cards, like the example above, which doubles as a functional USB drive. We've combed through old posts and rounded up some of the most creative for your viewing enjoyment. Bored Panda says, "Some have been cleverly designed to double as useful tools, product samples or funny little toys, while others manage to make a point about the person on the card that will stick more than just a name and an address." Continue reading to see them all.

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These days, it not only takes innovation to catch the eye of consumers, but great design as well. Everyday things, such as earbuds, umbrellas, and even toilet seats, can be made all the more interesting with an out-of-the-box design. A good example would be building an actual bathroom above an old elevator shaft, complete with a transparent glass floor. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a hamster that chewed off a lot more than it bargained for.

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A sun dog is basically an atmospheric phenomenon that creates bright spots of light in the sky, often on a luminous ring or halo on either side of the sun. They may appear as a colored patch of light to the left or right of the sun, 22° distant and at the same distance above the horizon as the sun, and in ice halos. They can be seen anywhere in the world during any season, but they are not always obvious or bright. Sundogs are best seen and are most conspicuous when the sun is low.

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While laptops and tablets offer more portability, to some, there's nothing like plopping down in front of a multi-display workstation for a few hours. These awesome custom creations should definitely whet the appetite of any techie who agrees. Starting off, we have a minimalist setup that features plenty of orange LED lighting illuminating a sleek triple-monitor arrangement. Continue reading for more.

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Scientists have successfully cloned the first human embryo from adult cells, and this breakthrough could pave the way to personalized organ transplants as well as other regenerative treatments based on stem cells that can be grown into any type of human tissue. Last year, the world's first cloned human embryo was created when a team of scientists used cells from a fetus and an 8-month-old infant. This new experiment involved making a clone embryo from cells taken from adult men, ages 35 and 75, by extracting the nucleus out of a cell and placing it in a donor egg without a nucleus. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Ok, so you accidentally dropped your iPhone, the screen shattered, and you don't want to shell out the cash to get it repaired. There's always the option of finding a creative wallpaper, like this person, to make it somewhat attractive. This is assuming that the digitizer is still fully-functional. Continue reading for more creative examples of geeks making the best of a bad situation.

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Logitech's Wireless Combo MK270 is currently being offered for only $17.99, this week only, originally priced at $29.99. With a robust long-range wireless connection and long-lasting power between battery changes, this sleek keyboard and mouse give you the everyday reliability of a corded setup - minus the clutter. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • Reliable 2.4 GHz wireless connection: A tiny Logitech Unifying nano-receiver connects both the keyboard and mouse using just one USB port.

  • Long battery life: Get up to 24 months of keyboard power and 12 months of mouse power without changing batteries.

  • Eight hot keys: Instantly access your movies, music, the Internet, e-mail, volume, play/pause and more.


[via Amazon]

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Macau-based web designer and developer Varun Thota has unveiled a new photo series, titled My Toy Plane. These creative photos basically show a perfectly placed hand guiding what looks like a toy airplane overhead in various locations. They also give viewers glimpses of urban life in Macau, Hong Kong, and other bustling cities in Asia. Click here to view the first image in this week's FAILS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a quadcopter flying through fireworks.

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As bizarre as this may look, it's actually quite a normal sight in Saudi Arabia, according to motorists there. There's even a name for this stunt, called "Hagwalah", or Sidewalk Skiing. Simply put, Hagwalah involves getting the car on two wheels, climbing out, and going for a ride (or changing tired). Continue reading to see five of the most extreme videos uploaded to the internet.

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Photographer Olivier Grunewald loves exploring of volcanoes, and there was one in particular that caught is eye. So, he set out to Kawah Ijen, a volcano near East Java, Indonesia, that seeming spews a blue liquid. This happens because it constantly leaks sulfurous gases and then condenses into liquid sulfur to create surreal glowing liquid that streams down the sides of the volcano in a spectacle of light. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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