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Matthew Albanese is a master of shooting surreal scenes, but unlike other photographers, his versions involve "the construction of small-scale meticulously detailed models using various materials and objects to create emotive landscapes." That's right, every aspect, from the construction to the lighting of the final model, is meticulously preplanned using methods which force the viewers perspective when photographed from a specific angle. The end results combine play on scale, depth of field, white balance and lighting. Continue reading for more.

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Over the years, the internet has showcased some cool-looking business cards, like the example above, which doubles as a functional USB drive. We've combed through old posts and rounded up some of the most creative for your viewing enjoyment. Bored Panda says, "Some have been cleverly designed to double as useful tools, product samples or funny little toys, while others manage to make a point about the person on the card that will stick more than just a name and an address." Continue reading to see them all.

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These days, it not only takes innovation to catch the eye of consumers, but great design as well. Everyday things, such as earbuds, umbrellas, and even toilet seats, can be made all the more interesting with an out-of-the-box design. A good example would be building an actual bathroom above an old elevator shaft, complete with a transparent glass floor. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a hamster that chewed off a lot more than it bargained for.

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Ok, so you accidentally dropped your iPhone, the screen shattered, and you don't want to shell out the cash to get it repaired. There's always the option of finding a creative wallpaper, like this person, to make it somewhat attractive. This is assuming that the digitizer is still fully-functional. Continue reading for more creative examples of geeks making the best of a bad situation.

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These days, you could either have a large digital marketing budget to help push your product, or hire a design agency to come up with packaging that will definitely catch the eye of consumers, like the honey you see above by Maksi Marbuzov. Bored Panda says, "The honey pots are an excellent example of packaging design. The hexagon shape is perfect for representing what's inside the jar, and it can be stacked to form a honeycomb pattern. And the hexagonal cap doubles as a honey dipper as well. A jar like that complements its product and makes it more of a pleasure to use." Continue reading for more.

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German art director Robert Jahns, known for his frozen Venice Grand Canal work that we recently featured, specializes in creating beautiful and adventurous images will get your imagination going. Bored Panda says, "His images are surreal, but many of them are only subtly dream-like or unreal - it all looks like a normal photograph until you spot that one mystical detail that takes his image into the realm of fantasy." Continue reading for more.

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Before the development of the electric guitar and the use of synthetic materials, a guitar was defined as being an instrument having "a long, fretted neck, flat wooden soundboard, ribs, and a flat back, most often with incurved sides". The term is used to refer to a number of chordophones that were developed and used across Europe, beginning in the 12th century and, later, in the Americas. Today, we have the Guitar Boat above, which was made by Australian guitar-smiths Maton for singer-songwriter Josh Pyke. Continue reading for mroe.

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Most of us won't every get the chance to dive in an area with lots of whales, much less shake hands with one, but that's exactly what this group of divers were able to experience. That is just one of the many perfectly timed photos we've rounded up for you today, proving that being at the right place is more important than what kind of camera you have or how exotic the location is. Continue reading for more.

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What better way for Canon to advertise the camera you just bought than by creating a bag specifically to showcase it, complete with shoulder strap and fake EOS? That is just one of the many cool and geeky shopping bags that we've rounded up for you today. In addition to make you look twice, many are reusable to ensure that they're not just eye candy, but functional as well. Continue reading for more.

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While it may seem like common sense for classroom's to have fire extinguishers in case it were engulfed in flames, many do not. Now here's yet another reason why they should have one: deter potential attackers during a lockdown. Simply have the teacher stand ready at the door and pull the trigger should an attacker barge in. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a three-wheeled vehicle you should never see on the road.

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