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Charmander Hoodie

We've all seen hoodies, but did you know that the clothing item took off in the 1970s, with several factors contributing to its success? That's right, Hip hop culture developed in New York City around this time, and the hoodie's element of instant anonymity, provided by the accessible hood, appealed to those with criminal intent. By the 1990s, the hoodie had evolved into a symbol of isolation, a statement of academic spirit, and several fashion collections. Continue reading for more ultra cool hoodies that geeks would love.

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Shark Socks

The first day of fall begins on September 22 in the Northern Hemisphere, and you know what that means...new (and warmer) clothes for the season. Whether it be a sweater, pea coat, leggings, or just a new shirt, there are plenty of options, but today, we bring you a selection of geeky things for your legs. First up, we have a pair of interesting shark socks, which would have been perfect for Shark Week. Continue reading for more.

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UK-based artists / designers Mariana Fantich and Dominic Young of Fantich and Young decided to think outside the box for their latest shoe designs and covered their soles in hundreds of false teeth for their extremely creepy sculpture series called "Apex Predator." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a very talkative kitten.

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Nike designer Tinker Hatfield announced that the company will release a real-life version of the Back To The Future II power laces that every fan of the trilogy has always dreamed of. During the NBA All Star weekend festivities, Hatfield made an appearance at the Jordan Brand Flight Lab, and said: "Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say YES!". Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Under Armour has unveiled MagZip, an innovative take on the classic zipper. It basically eliminates the hassle normally associated with zipping by incorporating small magnets into the box and pin assembly, thus making it easier to align the two. Its inventor, Scott Peters, says: "We had to figure out the combination of mechanical design so it self-aligns and easily locks itself in place, enabling you to zip with one hand." Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Hoodies (hooded sweatshirt) can be traced back to Medieval Europe when the normal clothing for monks included a long, decorative hood called a cowl attached to a tunic or robes, and a chaperon or hooded cape was very commonly worn by any outdoors worker. The hooded sweatshirt was first produced in the United States starting in the 1930s. The modern clothing style was first produced by Champion in the 1930s and marketed to laborers working who endured freezing temperatures while working in upstate New York. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading to see all ten cool and geeky superhero hoodies.

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No, this isn't a real jacket worn by astronauts in space, but rather a creation by Steven B. Wheeler of Betabrand. This jacket "is described as being 'boldly different, yet also completely wearable and well-suited for space.' We've rounded up 20 more unique and crazy things you won't believe exist for your viewing enjoyment. Continue reading to see them all.

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Think of "FunkyBod" as a push-up bra for men. It's basically an undershirt with extra padding that's designed to make you look more muscular in the chest, shoulder, and arm regions. According to the company, it's "a great confidence booster for men in the same way a padded bra works for women." Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Another day, another weird invention from China. This time, it's something you'd never expect...stockings for females that look like real hairy legs. These are purported to divert attention away from women in populated places during the summer months, such as the subway, elevator, etc. Continue reading to see the full image.

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Fashion usually isn't synonymous with gadgets or geeks, but these five items just might be the exception with their out of the box designs. They range from a ski jacket with built-in goggles to a projector ring. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a video of a magic trick that will restore you faith in humanity.

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