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Photo credit: Burak Dogan via Bored Panda

If Superman had custom bookshelves designed specifically for his apartment, they'd probably look something like this creation from industrial designer Burak Dogan from Turkey. In addition to Kal-El, he's also created designs for Captain America, S.H.I.E.L.D and even Wonder Woman. Some of them may not be practical, but they're definitely conversation pieces nonetheless. Continue reading for more pictures.

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16th Century Subway

Photo credit: Matt Crabtree via Bored Panda

There are enough strange people who take the subway, but rarely do normal commuters catch your eye. Photographer Matt Crabtree decided to change that by taking photos of passengers and retouching them into 16th century-stye paintings in his series called: "16th Century Tube Passengers." "All these shots are taken, retouched and sent from my phone. Capturing the most of mundane commuter moments with a quiet, classical beauty," said Matt. Continue reading for more. Click here for a few bonus images of ridiculous subway passengers.

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Tesla Supercar

It's only a matter of time before we see Tesla release another 2-door sports car / supercar / hypercar, and Khyzyl Saleem gives us a preview of what the vehicle would probably look like. Some reports say that the all-new Roadster from Tesla will debut in 2017, and called the Model R. This time, it will not use a Lotus chassis, but rather be designed in-house from the ground up. Continue reading for a picture of the un-tuned version, and more information.

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Rocket Coffee Table

Created by Stelios Mousarris, the "Rocket Coffee Table" took countless hours of hand carving, wood lathes, and 3D printing techniques to complete. The end result? A group of comic-book-like rockets with bubbly smoke plumes that serve as legs for the glass-topped table. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Monopoly Marriage Proposal

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Justin Lebon and Michal Ott have been dating for four years, but on Christmas morning 2014, Lebon popped the question with a custom-made Monopoly board - Michal's favorite game - tailoring the different spaces and cards to their love story. "I gave her the tour [around the board] from start to finish because she was jumping all over the place looking at it. Match.com is where it starts, the first date was the very next spot, and they go in order from there," said Lebon. Continue reading for more creative marriage proposals that geeks would love. Click here to view a few bonus proposals.

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Wooden VW Beetle

Most retired auto enthusiasts prefer to spend their time cruising back roads or just relaxing at home, but Bosnian pensioner Momir Bojic had other things in mind. This 73-year-old spent two years creating a stunning Volkswagen Beetle covered with over 50,000 handcrafted oak shingles. It's not just for show, as the car is fully-functional, and can be driven on the road without any problems. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a neodymium magnet that finally defeats the almighty hydraulic press.

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Hanging Cocoon

Photo credit: Fabio Galeazzo via Bored Panda

Whether it be digital books or their paperback counterparts, there's nothing like bundling up in a small nook on a lazy day. To start things off, we have a room that features a hanging cocoon and book wheel. However, you're about to see other examples that range from minimalist to just a clever use of an otherwise normal wooden window frame. Continue reading to see them all. Click here for a few bonus spots.

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Rado Kirov, an artist / sculptor from Bulgaria, specializes in metal works, and his latest series is definitely no slouch. He starts with sheets of stainless steel and manipulates them to create surreal pieces of furniture that appear to be dripping mercury. These seemingly liquid surfaces are paired with natural wood, giving them an almost museum-like quality. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the ultimate Rube Goldberg machine, consisting of magnets and marbles.

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Modular Mini Home Cardboard

Dutch company Fiction Factory takes heavy-duty cardboard, and transforms it into the Wikkelhouse. These modular mini homes are basically made from large rolls of recycled corrugated cardboard. It all starts with a giant machine that applies a coating of eco-friendly adhesive to the cardboard before it's wrapped and rotated 24 times around a frame to ensure its strength, durability, and shape. Once all that is completed, everything is waterproofed and then wood paneling is added. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Real Buzz Lightyar

Photo credit: Dan LuVisi

You've probably seen the films, but did you know that Buzz Lightyear's name was inspired by Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the Moon? That's right, Aldrin acknowledged the tribute when he pulled a Buzz Lightyear doll out during a speech at NASA, to rapturous cheers. However, he did not receive any endorsement fees for the use of his first name. His creator, John Lasseter, is said he wanted to create an action figure in the line of G.I. Joe for Toy Story and decided upon a spaceman figure, attributing the design to Apollo astronaut's clear helmets, skullcaps, communication devices and white suits. Continue reading for more images showing what cartoon characters would look like in real-life. Click here for a few bonus characters.

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