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Glow-in-the-Dark Hair

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Another day, another bizarre thing trending online, and this week, it's glow-in-the-dark hair. Manic Panic, a store founded in 1977 by two sisters, produces a variety of glow-in-the-dark hair dye, and The High Voltage series comes in several colors, as the examples above show. The dyeing of hair is an ancient art that involves treatment of the hair with various chemical compounds. In ancient times, the dyes were obtained from plants. Continue reading for more.

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Gold Skull Armchair

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By definition, a supervillain refers to a criminal variant of the villainous stock character archetype commonly found in comic books, and sometimes possesses superhuman abilities. Many of them also happen to be very wealthy, and this 24K gold skull armchair would be the perfect addition to any lair. Unfortunately, just one of them will set you back a cool $500,000 USD, supervillain or not. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here to view more cool and unusual chairs.

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Inception Coffee Table

This unique coffee table by Cyprus-based designer Stelios Mousarris is a scene direct from the hit 2010 film, and appears to shift reality, while bending the laws of gravity. For those who don't remember (or haven't watched) the scene, it references the point where the characters realize that the laws of the universe don't apply within a dream. Continue reading for more images and information. Click here to view bonus images of a crashed Ferrari coffee table.

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Stretched Earlobes Earphones

Stretched earlobes aren't everyone's cup of of tea, but this person managed to find another use for his body piercing...keeping earphones in place. For those who are interested, most stretching methods go up by a single even-sized gauge increment at a time. 00g, or 10 mm, is considered "the point of no return" where anything 10 mm and up will not close to a standard piercing size, while 9 and under will. Continue reading for more examples of people thinking outside the box. Click here for some more bonus borderline genius ideas.

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Lagoon Table

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Your eyes aren't deceiving your, this is not some computer drawing, but rather a real table. Alexandre Chapelin basically combined resin and travertine marble to produce the water-like illusion you see above. "Now that the table is distinctive, modern and surprising, we add resin materials that suit you the most, making it a single table. And the most interesting thing with this concept is that we can include anything that comes into our mind," according to Chapelin. Continue reading for more images and information. Click here to view more awesome things for your home.

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Harvard Micro House

Most students are worried about grades, but this Harvard startup aims big with their micro home. At just 160-square-feet of living space, the "Clara" boasts a heater, two-burner kitchen stove, shower, electric toilet, full-size sink, cooler, utensils, cooking equipment, a twin-sized bunk and even a twin-sized sleeping pad for guests. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for some bonus images of more tiny homes.

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Underwater Skyscraper

Architect Vincent Callebaut has unveiled Aequorea, a 3D-printed skyscraper village that is not only capable of holding up to 20,000 people, but are also self-sufficient and reduce Earth's carbon footprint. These jellyfish-inspired oceanscrapers have above-surface entrance and docks, with the structure spiraling down to depths of 1,000-meters where you'll find homes, offices, workshops, science laboratories, sea farms, agricultural areas, as well as shared orchards. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Chandelier Fairytale Forest

Inspired by drawings made by German biologist and naturalist Ernst Haeckel, designers Hilden & Diaz have unveiled a unique line of chandeliers that create the illusion entangled roots, bushes and tree branches in 360° fashion when the lights are shut off. The designers mirrored the forest-like sculpture around its horizontal and central axis to form a full circle around the light source, creating Rorschach-like patterns to stir up one's imagination.Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here to view more cool and creative home gadgets.

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Train Set Pencil

Cindy Chinn started with a normal pencil, but after hours of work with a magnifying glass and X-Acto knife, a microscopic train set was the result. It's less than 1-inch tall and measures over 5.5-inches long, showing the front of the locomotive barging through a dark tunnel. The pencil's wood acts as landscaping of sorts. Continue reading for more images. Click here to view bonus images of some more amazing pencil tip sculptures.

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Scrap Metal Sculptures

Artist John Kennedy Brown, a sculptor from Wales, specializes in transforming random scrap metal pieces into incredible lifelike sculptures, ranging from small birds to even smaller butterflies. Since each piece is handcrafted, they can take months to complete. "I like to think that the buyers are people seeking an emblem of beauty transcending endless consumption," said Brown. Continue reading to view more of John Kennedy Brown's amazing work. Click here to view some more bonus scrap metal creations, Optimus Prime included.

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