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Solid Snake Dog

This looks like a normal sleeping dog at first glance, but once you zoom in on its ear and flip the image, Solid Snake's face suddenly appears. Gamers know him best as a fictional character and one of the main protagonists of Konami's Metal Gear series created by Hideo Kojima. Solid Snake's character is a combination of a spy, mercenary and special operations agent. Unfortunately, this dog is none of those. Continue reading for an up-close look and comparison.

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Translucent Glass Octopus

The glass octopus (above), also known as Vitreledonella richardi, is a transparent, gelatinous, and almost colorless octopod found worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas. Eyes are nearly rectangular in shape as seen from the side. The radula is heterodont, also known as heteroglossan, in which the middle or rhachidian tooth is each array has multiple cusps and the lateral teeth are unicuspid. The female broods her eggs, of which there are hundreds, within the mantle cavity. Continue reading for more translucent animals.

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Napping Toddler Puppy

Photo credit: Jessica Shyba

Naptime with Theo and Beau became an instant hit online when the images began making the social media rounds last year. Now, the napping duo has become a trio with their new baby sister named Evangeline (nicknamed Evvie). She may be younger than her brother and dog, but from the looks of things she has the whole napping game down to a tee. Their mother, Jessica Shyba, currently runs a blog called Mommas Gone City and will be releasing a book with a compilation of these images soon - product page. Continue reading to see all the new images.

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Meow Parlour New York Cat Cafe

Meow Parlour is officially New York City's first permanent cat cafe. Guests can rent time to access to space inside Meow Parlour, where they have adoptable free roaming cats from KittyKind. Available time blocks range from 30-minutes to 5-hours, and free Wi-Fi is even included so you can work while a cat naps next to you. You can either bring your own food / beverages or you purchase some at Meow Parlour Patisserie, located around the corner from Meow Parlour and enjoy a sweet treat in the company of a furry friend. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Batcat

A cone of shame, also known as an Elizabethan collar, refers to a protective medical device worn by an animal, usually a cat or dog. It's shaped like a truncated cone to prevent the animal from biting or licking at its body or scratching at its head or neck while wounds or injuries heal. These geeks decided to get creative with them, and the results were strangely geeky. Continue reading for more.

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Cat Armor

Photo credit: Jeff de Boer via Bored Panda

If cats or mice were to ever fight in a war, they'd probably be wearing armor made by artist and geek Jeff de Boer. This all came about when he started crafting them 30-years-ago as a side project during one of his sculpting classes. It eventually became his claim to fame, and the armor ranges from Ancient Rome gladiator-inspired armor to ones from the Renaissance. Various metals are used, including bronze and copper, and each piece takes anywhere from 10 (mouse) to 200 (cat armor) hours. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a beer pong robot that can take on the best humans at CES 2015.

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Landspeeder Cat Bed

Photo credit: Roxy's Dream

Landspeeders are basically fictional anti-gravity craft used through the Star Wars movies and Star Wars Expanded Universe. They are depicted both in civilian and military capacities that use a "repulsorlift", which allows them to travel above a world's surface; a key differentiating point between landspeeders and airspeeders is the altitude the repulsorlift allows the craft to reach. Roxy's Dream spent 40-hours building one for a very lucky cat. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the ISS crossing in front of the moon.

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Animal Christmas

Giant 5-foot tall teddy bears aren't just for humans, and this dog snuggling up against one proves it. On a related note, did you know that the iconic Santa suit, as we know today (red with white) was not popular until the late 1890s? That's right, Coca-Cola artist Haddon Sundblom created this image of Santa Claus to market the Coca-Cola soft drink in 1931, and the suit has been a staple at this time of year. Before the red and white suit, tan, and even green, Santa outfits were used. Product page. Continue reading to see more animals that actually got what they wanted for Christmas.

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Lord of the Rings Cat

Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit fans rejoice! Tim Baker collaborated with the Superfan Builds team to create unique, one-of-a-kind items for fans of famous movies, video games, and comics. To celebrate the release of the final Hobbit movie, the team decided to build a Lord of the Rings-themed litter box and fan and his two cats, Frodo and Sam, with Hobbit house cat litter box and the Eye of Sauron cat scratching post. Continue reading for a video of the build and more pictures.

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Photographer Dog

Photographer Peter Thorpe from Bristol, South West England has a tradition he started 20 years ago...transforming his dog into different animals. It began with his first dog, named Paddy, and now continues on with Raggle. While other photographers turn to Photoshop, Peter uses real props to create these fun cards to send to his family, friends and clients. Continue reading to see some of the most recent images.

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