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Clever Inventions

There are the inventions you see on infomercials that really do not live up to their claim, but then there are those that really make you go "wow", like a breath-powered iPhone charging mask or a candle holder that lets the hot wax drip directly back into a mold for reuse. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a girl that definitely isn't afraid of creepy crawlies.

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Watch Sculptures

From the pictures, this looks like any old motorcycle, but upon closer inspection, you'll see that it's actually made entirely from old watch parts. DeviantART user "randomasusual" specializes in taking apart old watches and turning them into miniature sculptures of guitars, motorcycles, insects, and lots more. The concept of the wristwatch goes back to the production of the very earliest watches in the 16th century. Elizabeth I of England received a wristwatch from Robert Dudley in 1571, described as an arm watch. From the beginning, wrist watches were almost exclusively worn by women, while men used pocket-watches up until the early 20th century. Continue reading to see more.

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Anamorphic Drawings

Artist Jonty Hurwitz is back at it again, and his amazing anamorphic art are definitely eye openers. Anamorphisis refers to a distorted projection or perspective requiring the viewer to use special devices or occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image. In this case, that would be a mirrored cylinder. To create these artworks, he first scans a three-dimensional object, and then uses software to come up with new physical forms. Continue reading for more.

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Nail Art

Photo credit: David Foster Art

Artist David Foster is unlike any other because he specializes in pointillism portraits. They appear to be either tiny dots marked with a pen or just random nails up close, but from far, a beautiful portrait is revealed. All of this means hammering thousands of nails into a chosen canvas by hand. Each and every nail serves as a single dot to create incredibly realistic portraits of anything from a majestic elephant to Marilyn Monroe, above. Continue reading for more.

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Classic Art Modern Technology

Photo credit: Kim Dong Kyu

What happens when you combine classic paintings with modern technology? These 5 mashups by artist Kim Dong Kyu of Korea. There's the "Girl With a Pearl Earring (and iPhone)", "Relax[-ing with Some Music]", "Balcony [Shots for Instagram]", and a couple more. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a pilot attempting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Hidden Face Everyday Things

Pareidolia is the official term for a psychological phenomenon involving a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) 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. In this case, a scary-looking face was spotted in a blanket. Continue reading for more.

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Clever Inventions

Whether it be trying to fit both a pool and dining table into a small apartment, making sure someone sees a note before they leave the house, preventing coffee from dripping onto important documents, easily finding lost keys, or drawing perfectly straight lines, there are inventions out there to help you with just those tasks. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a dad showing just how ridiculous it looks when we try taking selfies.

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Office Supplies Crossbow

If you're bored at work, have some free time and lots of extra office supplies laying around, here's a fun little (yet surprisingly effective) crossbow you can make in just 9-easy steps. All you need are pencils, rubber bands, scissors, a ballpoint pen, and a binder clip to top things off. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Steampunk prosthetic leg that actually works.

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Scribble Pen

There have been many similar concepts in the past, but Scribble Pen is the closest to becoming a reality. It's basically a pen that lets you draw in any color either on paper or tablet. Simply scan any object and you're ready to go - the pen can store up to 100,000 colors at one time. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when a human sound machine meets F1 cars.

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PetChatz

Dog (or cat) owners sometimes need to leave home, and when that happens, keeping in contact with your pet might be a tough task, should the person looking after them not be technologically inclined. Introducing PetChatz. It's basically a wall-mounted two-way video system, complete with a built-in treat dispenser. It can be operated either remotely via any desktop computer or mobile device equipped with the PetChatz app. Continue reading for more.

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