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Apple Sneakers

Before the iMac, iPod, and several other famous Apple products, the company gifted their employees a pair of white sneakers. Designed exclusively designed for employees in the early '90s, one pair of these rare kicks are headed for auction, with an exorbitant starting bid of $15,000. Believe it or not, the event's organizer, Heritage Auctions, estimates the value of the pristine pair of US size 9 1/2 at $30,000. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Han Solo Chewbacca Heels

These custom Star Wars heels just might be the geekiest ever, and they're one-of-a-kind to boot. They're designed to be mismatched, and can be modified to your liking once ordered, which means adding extra features, such as Han's DL-44 heavy blaster pistol, shouldn't cause any issues. "The design I did on these shoes can be modified to your liking in any way! Please feel free to contact me with your own ideas! I will also do ANY comic/movie theme too! I also can design on flats, small heels, wedges, or sandals," said its creator. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Leave Me Alone Sweater

Photo credit: Ruth Grace via Bored Panda

Whether it be cold weather or just trying to drown out the noise around you, Ruth Grace's "Leave Me Alone Sweater" should do the trick. Simply zip up the hood and you're ready to block out the world around you, especially with headphones on. This design is "more of a statement than a functional piece of clothing," according to Ruth, as there is no visibility when worn. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Drone Sweater

Danielle Baskin, a creative director from San Francisco, unveils Drone Sweaters, which are custom-tailored to order, and can be made for a variety of drones, starting at $189. "How warm your drone is able to physically keep themselves may depend on their model, size and even age, but if they just don't have a heavy plastic coating, there is only so much charging they can do to conserve heat," according to the product description. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images of drones used by military personnel all over the world.

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Starry LED Scarf

When turned off, the "Illumiscarf" looks like a normal double-layered 72" fleece scarf, but at the push of a button, bright strings of integrated LEDs produce a dazzling night sky effect. This isn't a clothing accessory that you only use a few times and throw away, as the light strings are removable via a zipper closure for easy washing. The print features named constellations from a modern star atlas. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Self-Lacing Nike MAG


Finally, after years of anticipation, a few lucky consumers who headed to the Nike+ Clubhouse located on 45 Grand in SoHo, NYC, were able to try these futuristic shoes on. No technical details on the self-lacing technology have been revealed, but you do hear a representative say that embedded sensors detect when your feet are placed inside the shoes. "We started creating something for fiction and we turned it into fact, inventing a new technology that will benefit all athletes," said President and CEO of Nike Mark Parker. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Disney's one-legged hopping robot.

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Nike HyperAdapt Power Lacing

Nike's Back to the Future-inspired HyperAdapt 1.0 sneakers boast "adaptive fit" technology. In other words, it's a self-lacing sneaker. Once the wearer slips their foot into the shoe, a sensor, located in the heel, will be activated, causing it to tighten until the system detects friction points, while two buttons on the sides enable you to adjust the tightness manually. The entire system consists of a sensor, motor, battery and cable system. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of someone who put 240-pounds of mercury into a toilet to see if it would flush.

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Dragon Necklace

Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton teamed up with jewelry designers Yunus Ascott and Eliza Higginbottom, to launch MEY London. This project aims to produce jewelry inspired by the show, starting with this dragon necklace, which looks cool, but slightly uncomfortable at the same time. If you're interested, there's currently a 14-week backorder, so you'll need to order now to receive it in time for the holidays. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a bunch of floppy drives playing the internet famous Darude Sandstorm song.

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Mewgaroo Cat Hoodie

UNIHABITAT's Mewgaroo Hoodie became an internet sensation last year, but now, the company has unveiled a new version, just for the summer. Its made from 100% double-knit cotton, keeping the fabric breathable and comfortable in hot weather, while the integrated cinch pouch can hold up to 15-pounds, perfect for your feline friend(s). Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Shoe with Booze

The Johnnie Walker Oliver Sweeney Brogue is a tan leather shoe that looks normal at first, but it's actually hand-made in Italy and has a nifty little secret. In addition to the custom-embroidery, leather sole, striding man tattoo, and a reworked crank, there's a transparent top piece that hides a Johnnie Walker Red Label miniature in the heel Continue reading for more pictures and information.


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