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Floating House

Let's face it, you don't get to see much when traveling by plane or ship (cruises, etc.), but a floating house boat is another story. Dymitr Malcew is a Singapore-based architect who designed the beautiful sustainable floating house above, complete with floor to ceiling windows for 360-degree ocean views from sun up to sunset. Inside, there are 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room kitchen, and terrace. Continue reading for more.

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Miniature Photography

Zen Hoover, a 15-year-old Massachusetts-based artist, started taking pictures when he was just 8-years-old and, over the years, he has developed his skills to an impressively high level. He creates these imaginative miniature worlds by photographing regular-sized backgrounds and scenes and then shrinking his subjects down to appear miniature. To keep things looking consistent, Hoover tries to shoot everything in the same location but, or he matches lighting in post-editing as evenly as he can, sometimes drawing in shadows. Lastly, then digitally blends elements from multiple photographs together into a single, whimsical moment. Continue reading for more.

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Ring Clock

Many of you have already seen the "Ring Clock", but this gadget is currently in the production stages, and will hit stores soon. According to its creators, "it is green with no wasted energy because in real time, when you want, it shows the time... rotation kinetic energy will give the power to the LED lights." Continue reading for more cool pocket-sized gadgets every geek should have.

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Dancing Traffic Light

Located in Lisbon, Portugal, The Dancing Traffic Light looks like any other from afar, but it actually shows off the dance moves of people in real time. People are invited to enter a large booth located nearby, and then choose their own music, When the light turns red, the music begins to play and every dance move is translated into a little red dancing figure on the street corner. Continue reading for the "making of" video and more information.

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Camera Cake

Another week, another round of ultra geeky cakes that look almost too cool to eat. With that said, did you know that early cakes in England were also essentially bread: the most obvious differences between a "cake" and "bread" were the round, flat shape of the cakes, and the cooking method, which turned cakes over once while cooking, while bread was left upright throughout the baking process? Continue reading for more.

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Postcards for Ants

Photo credit: Lorraine Loots

"Postcards for Ants" is exactly as it sounds, an ongoing miniature painting project by Cape Town-based artist Lorraine Loots. She's been creating these paintings mini works of art every single day since January 1, 2013, using brushes, pencils, and bare eyes to render superbly detailed paintings scarcely larger than a small coin. Continue reading to see more of her work.

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Two Kinds of People

When it comes to real world scenarios, there are usually two kinds of people. In the case of Apple and Google, the decision is split as both operating systems / handsets are on a level playing field - each excel in their own categories. Zomato, a website dedicated to food enthusiasts, has created a few illustrations to show just that. Continue reading to see a few more, including several food-related examples.

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UV Light Tattoos

Ultraviolet (UV) light is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength shorter than that of visible light but longer than X-rays (from 400 nm to 10 nm in wavelength). These geeky tattoos can only be seen under a black light lamp, which emits long-wave UVA radiation and little visible light. Fluorescent black light lamps use a phosphor on the inner tube surface, which emits UVA light instead of visible light. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the five funniest parking lot FAILS.

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Japanese Curry

Getting creative with your food by adding in a few additional garnishes is one thing, these Japanese chefs have gone the extra mile and used everyday items to create works of art, like the panda curry you see above. Other examples include: a rice bear covered with an omelet blanket, several bento box art creations, and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Passcode USB Drive

Sure, there are other more secure ways to protect your USB drive data, but for those who aren't technologically inclined, having the option of setting a password directly onto the device might be the best way to go. Simply punch in your alphanumeric code, press the lock button, and you're ready to roll. Continue reading for more awesome gadgets and accessories that actually exist.

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