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Not all of these may work (or any) during most meetings, but some of these tips just might come in handy. For example, nodding continuously while pretending to take notes - writing down the first word of every sentence - just might keep you awake long enough for your boss(es) to notice. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for an indoor skydiver trying out some Spider-Man moves.

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Sure, you could head down to a beach and find an artist to draw your face, but how much cooler (or creepier) would it be if random strangers could do the same right from their smartphone? There's an iOS-exclusive app called French Girls that allow people to do just that - snap a selfie and have random strangers draw them. Here are some examples that are definitely more appealing than the originals.

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The spy bolt looks like something you'd normally find around construction sites and / or toolboxes, but it's actually a hidden safe for your valuables. That's right, the spy bolt is an improved version of the Soviet KGB 'dead drop' hollow bolt spies used to smuggle or conceal whatever fit in the hollowed-out space. The O-ring seal means that whatever is in there stays safe from the elements and to top it off, this new version uses a 3/4" diameter bolt to provide a larger storage area than the original. Continue reading for more.

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Sometimes, we all need to reboot and what better way for a psychologist to advertise this message than with CTRL + ALT + DEL. Traditionally many cards were simple black text on white stock; today a professional business card will sometimes include one or more aspects of striking visual design. Now they may include social media addresses such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Continue reading for more.

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Rather than disassemble these old computers and use their parts for art, this geek decided to create a colorful wall of sorts. Sure, this may not be practical or sightly with the lights on, but it's definitely a conversation starter nonetheless. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video from Russia showing why you should never pass on the right side.

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From most angles, these images appear to be just random squiggly lines, but when you're standing in the right place, something awesome appears, and it's called anamorphosis. These illusions are basically distorted projections requiring the viewer to use special devices or occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image. The word "anamorphosis" is derived from the Greek prefix ana-, meaning back or again, and the word morphe, meaning shape or form. Continue reading for more.

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Designed by Seo Young Moon, the Samurai Chair looks like a samurai's razor sharp katana has sliced its way through all 4 of its legs, but in reality, there are poles inside them to create this illusion. Believe it or not, the designer says that this chair can support up to 330-pounds. Continue reading for ten more cool and crazy chairs that geeks would love.

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Some tattoos have important messages or images of loved ones, but these optical illusion 3D tattoos, like the cyborg example above, were created purely for the "cool factor". Did you know that since the 1970s, tattoos have become a mainstream part of Western fashion, common among all economic classes, and to age groups from the later teen years to middle age? The tattoo has "undergone dramatic redefinition" and has shifted from a form of deviance to an acceptable form of expression. Continue reading for more.

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These aren't optical illusions, just real fairy sculptures by UK-based artist Robin Wight. To construct them, he first builds a steel wire exoskeleton and then uses different gauges of wire to create muscles, limbs, and skin, wrapping them around the skeleton until they form a dense, lifelike form. The details don't stop there, as inside each of these figures there lies a heart of stone, sometimes even engraved with messages to make each piece unique and personalized. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Plastic bottles were first used commercially in 1947, but remained relatively expensive until the early 1960s when high-density polyethylene was introduced. They quickly became popular with both manufacturers and customers due to their lightweight nature and relatively low production costs compared with glass bottles. Now there are 100-million plastic bottles being used and discarded everyday around the world. Here is how to repurpose them. Continue reading for more.

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