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Behind the Uniform

Photo credit: Devin Mitchell

Seeing military personnel in pictures really doesn't give us insight on who is really behind those uniforms, but photographer Devin Mitchell wants to show everyone in his latest photo series, titled "The Veteran Art Project". With the help of Photoshop, and some clever photography techniques, he's created images of uniformed men and women standing in front of their mirror images. Mitchell says, "The military community has expressed their interest in using my art to communicate how many of them feel to be living double lives while serving in the military. People who have never served have shown interest in knowing more about the diversified aspects of what causes veterans to feel that way." Continue reading for more.

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Best Paper Airplane

Want to know how to fold the best paper airplane in the world, or at least one that set a Guinness World Record? Look no further than this video tutorial. Joe Ayoob broke the world record for the longest distance paper airplane flight with a plane designed by John Collins, in 2012. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the greatest one-handed catch in NFL history.

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TMNT Burger

Here's something you don't see everyday: a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-themed burger by Fat & Furious Burger. No, this isn't a burger shop, but rather an art collaboration by French artists Quentin and Thomas who specialize in burger creations. They love their work so much that you can even buy an entire book filled with them. Continue reading to see more food creations you won't believe are real.

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Penny Floor

Photo credit: Jake 0111

Why spend thousands on new flooring for your home, when you could just cover it with 20,000 pennies (worth $200)? Sure, it might take a lot more work than traditional wood / tile floors, but as you can see, the results are interesting to say the least, and just makes "cents". For anyone wondering, each row consists of 100 pennies, with each glued individually, and then coated with self-leveling epoxy once completed. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of amazon parrots arguing like an old married couple.

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Random Face Object

You know there's an official term for when people see things in random objects, and it's called pareidolia, or the psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus being perceived as significant. Common examples include seeing images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon or the Moon rabbit, and hearing hidden messages on records when played in reverse. These people managed to spot weird and random faces in everyday things, such as butter. Continue reading for more examples.

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Millennium Falcon Cardboard

Photo credit: trichner123 / Reddit

The Kellogg brothers first used paperboard cartons to hold their flaked corn cereal, and later, when they began marketing it to the general public, a heat-sealed bag of Wax paper was wrapped around the outside of the box and printed with their brand name. Now Reddit user and animation artist Thomas Richner decided to use the heavy-duty paper to create a Millennium Falcon, measuring 5-feet in length. No detail was spared, as it features six rear vents and even functional retractable landing gear. When all was said and done, it took Richner approximately 140-hours to complete. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Twinkies Minions

The goal of many traditional companies these days is to create an out-of-the-box advertising campaign that turns heads not online in the real world, but online as well. Thanks to social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and more, all it takes is one clever image from a popular user for a product (or company) to go viral in minutes. For example, this Twinkies Minions collaboration worked out perfectly. Continue reading for more.

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Children's Drawings Into Stuffed Animals

Children's drawings usually don't make any sense, but one company specializes in turning these crazy ideas into real stuffed toys. Introducing Budsies, a service that allows you to email them your artwork and then have a real artist handcraft a stuffed animal based on the image. To ensure it doesn't fall apart upon arrival, a professional seamstress stitches all the parts together after it's stuffed with high-quality polyester fiber. Continue reading to see some of the creations that have ensued.

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Brazil Skyline

Photo credit: Stephen Alvarez

Rio de Janeiro (above) is the second largest city in Brazil, the sixth largest city in the Americas and the world's thirty-fifth largest city by population. It's one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, bossa nova, and balneario beaches. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Continue reading for more.

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New US Currency Design

Euro banknotes are known for their colorful designs and various sizes, but when it clashes with US currency, you get these sleek designs by artist and designer Travis Purrington. These notes blend vivid colors, sleek geometric patterns, and minimalism, with Chicago's Willis Tower on the ten-dollar bill, and space exploration on the fifty-dollar note. Continue reading to see the other redesigned banknotes.

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