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UV Light Flower

Photo credit: Craig Burrows

Photographer Craig Burrows didn't digitally enhance these glowing flora, but instead used ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence to capture them. This photographic process basically employs high-intensity ultraviolet light to produce other-worldly pictures of plant-life. Each photo is set against a black backdrop to really bring out the glimmering petals, neon leaves, and stems. They are illuminated with a filtered 365nm LED light. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Anatomical Jewelry

Artist Nadja Buttendorf did not find glitches in The Matrix, but rather created a line of wearable anatomical jewelry, called "Fingerrings", "EARrings" and "Skin" necklaces. Each one of these silicone sculptures was crafted by hand to mimic the texture and tactile qualities of real human skin. When the former is worn, the hyper realistic appendage appears as a "6th finger" that extends from the body. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Diablo Marriage Proposal

Alvin Lau (a Crusader) and Alexis Loo (a Demon Hunter) were playing Diablo III when they first started chatting, and eventually, their virtual online friendship became a reality., The two married last year, and decided upon a geeky Diablo-themed cosplay photo shoot, complete with costumes and props. Mezame took care of photography, while the Neo Tokyo Project created the weapons and props.Continue reading for more pictures.

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Piano Computer Desk

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Artist / musician Jonathan Miranda Sickmeyer picked up a 1907 Upright Piano from someone off Craigslist who just wanted to get rid of it, and after lots of work, a stunning computer desk ensued. "I was able to trace the piano's serial number back to its date of creation, 1907. All the more so I was excited about this. You see, I am a veteran who appreciates this country's history. And to find an antique that has seen the years of WWI, The Great Depression, WWII, etc. was just amazing," said Sickmeyer. Continue reading to see the entire build process from start to finish. Click here for a few more bonus unusual piano designs.

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Big Dog Kid
Photo credit: Andy Seliverstoff via Bored Panda

Photographer Andy Seliverstoff, based in St. Petersburg, Russia, introduces his latest photo series, titled "Little Kids and Their Big Dogs." It's exactly as it sounds, and features Great Danes, Saint Bernards, Leonbergers, Newfoundlands, Irish Wolfhounds, Tibetan Mastiffs, Briads, and Black Russian Terriers. Some shots, like the ones above, appear to be straight from a fairytale. "I always take plenty of time with the dog who's in front of my camera so I get to know the personality of my dog model the best I can. The personality and the character is unique for every individual dog. The human aspects we often recognize in our dogs are, among other things, what makes us feel so close to them. And it is this aspect I try to express in my photography," said Seliverstoff. Continue reading for more images and a few bonuses.

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Optical Illusion Rooms

Photo credit: Peter Kogler via Bored Panda

Austrian artist Peter Kogler uses a combination of stickers and projections to create mind-bending optical illusion rooms. At first glance, the image above may appear to be the work of Photoshop, but they are just simple decals that have been plastered all over the floor and walls. His installations can be found mainly at building lobbies and transit centers. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus 3D street art illusions.

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Spray Paint 3D Illusion

Photo credit: 1010zzz via Bored Panda

Street artist "1010zzz" on Instagram uses spray paint, not Photoshop, to creates 3D optical illusions on buildings. Some of them are inspired by infinity tables and the infinite layers they seem to have, while others resemble caves of sorts. Most recently, 1010 took a trip to Dubai to adorn walls over there with his incredible artwork, and the video above shows off some of the process. Continue reading for more pictures and another video.

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Find My Phone Film

Film student Anthony van der Meer had one of this phones stolen and realized just how much information the thief had access to. So, he devised a plan using a spyware-filled phone to see what a phone thief is really up to. "After my phone got stolen, I quickly realized just how much of my personal information and data the thief had instantly obtained. So, I let another phone get stolen. This time my phone was pre-programmed with spyware so I could keep tabs on the thief in order to get to know him. However, to what extent is it possible to truly get to know someone by going through the content of their phone," said Meer. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of molten copper being poured on a crystal diamond.

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DVD Birdbath

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Let's face it, things like birdbaths usually to not withstand the test of time, but thankfully, there are many creative ways to fix them, without having to spend a bundle hiring a professional. For example, this person decided to shatter a bunch of old DVD discs, and then glue everything over the existing material, producing a beautiful rainbow effect. Continue reading for more creative ways to repurpose everyday things. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Tree Reflection

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Seeing a reflection of a tree isn't something out of the ordinary, but having its fallen leaves perfectly reflected back onto the branches is an entirely different story. Like many things in life, occurrences like this are simply pure luck, or being at the right place and time to experience them. Other examples include faces, flowers, and more. Continue reading to see some mind-boggling reflections. Click here to view a few bonus images.

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