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Below Zero Winter Simulator

Let's face it, sometimes you need to test out cold weather gear during the warmer months, and unfortunately, most stores do not offer this option, that is unless...you walk into this one, with a "Below Zero Winter Simulator". Simply choose your jacket, sweater, etc. of choice, step inside, and crank the temperature down. Continue reading for more genius store ideas that think outside the box. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Game of Thrones Tim Burton

Photo credit: Andrew Tarusov via Bored Panda

Game Of Thrones Season 7 may have left some on the edge, but Russia-based artist Andrew Tarusov decided to show fans what the characters would look like in an alternate universe, Tim Burton's to be exact. You'll find everyone from Jon Snow, Brianne Of Tarth and Tormund, to Daenerys Targaryen. Continue reading to see them all.

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Creative Barcodes

Technically speaking, a barcode refers to an optical, machine-readable, representation of data; the data usually describes something about the object that carries the barcode. They were initially scanned by special optical scanners called barcode readers. Later application software became available for devices that could read images, such as smartphones with cameras. Now, many companies are using creative designs to make them just a tad less boring. Continue reading to see more. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Cardboard Bokeh Shapes

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Bokeh is basically an adaptation from a a Japanese word meaning blur. In photography this term describes the quality of the areas in the picture which are not in focus. To create your own custom shapes, you'll need one large aperture lens and one sheet of black paperboard. First, cut and shape the sheet to make a fake lens hood - the diameter is made so that it snugly fits on the lens. In the middle of the filter, the desired bokeh shape is cut out. Last, but not least, set your camera to its lowest aperture value (completely open). Continue reading for more clever photography life hacks compiled by Bored Panda. Click here for a few bonus photography life hacks.

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Miniature iPhone Photos

Photo credit: Derrick Lin

Believe it or not, all of the photos you're about to see by artist Derrick Lin were created with an iPhone, a desk lamp, a massive collection of miniatures, and anything else he can find around the house. They range from famous painting recreations to outlandish scenes with miniature figurines ski down a burrito. Get the book here. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Jellyfish Table

Photo credit: Daniela Forti

Artist Daniela Forti from Italy specializes in creating surreal works of translucent art from glass, and his latest project is no exception. Called "Meduse" (Italian for jellyfish), these table sculptures are made with a process known as glass fusion, or a technique that consists of melting solid pieces of glass until they meld together, forming unique shapes. Next, gravity is used to form the tentacles. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Pixelated Wood Sculptures

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This is not an optical illusion, just a real pixelated sculpture made entirely from wood by artist Hsu Tung Han. The block-shaped details were all hand-carved separately from the other parts of the sculpture to create the eye-popping effect. His latest project depicts a snorkeler underwater, with the wooden pixels representing the water that surrounds the man. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Kid NASA Job

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Jack Davis, a 9-year-old New Jersey describes himself as a "Guardian of the Galaxy", and is hoping to land a job at NASA as a "Planetary Protection Officer". In a letter the agency posted online , Jack said that he has seen all the space and alien movies possible, and is great at video games. "We are always looking for bright future scientists and engineers to help us. At NASA, we love to teach kids about space and inspire them to be the next generation of explorers," said NASA Planetary Science Director James Green. Continue reading to see both the original letter to NASA and their response.

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Mustang Back to the Future

Photo credit: Jomar Machado

It's only a matter of time before we see either another Back to the Future prequel / sequel, or an entire reboot of the series. Illustrator Jomar Machado has rendered some of the vehicles they may use, including a hovering Ford Mustang, using Mental Ray, HDR Light Studio, Photoshop and 3D Studio Max. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Taipei Subway Illusion

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Taipei City is set to host the 2017 Summer Universiade, and what better way to promote the event, than by turning your metro trains into optical illusions. Subway cars running the Songshan-Xindian (Green) line received vinyl 3D stickers that resemble real-life swimming pools, soccer fields, running tracks, and basketball courts. This was all made possible with the help of the EasyCard Corporation and the Tourism Bureau of Taiwan. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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