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Optical Illusion Tattoo Arm

Photo credit: Paul O'Rourke

Most tattoos are either subtle or loud and colorful, but tattoo artist Paul O'Rourke's latest creation is just plain awesome. He spent 2.5-hours inking this mind-boggling geometric tattoo onto a client's arm. For those interested in getting something similar done, drop by Allstar Tattoo shop in Limerick City, Ireland. Continue reading for more mind-boggling optical illusion tattoos that aren't Photoshopped, or so we think.

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Cool Packaging Design

Apple's products may not have top-of-the-line specs, nor the lowest prices, but they're known for one thing...design. If you take normal products, such as the yarn above, and hire some extremely talented graphic designers, you'll get packaging that really stands out, especially in "No-Shave November". Speaking of packaging, did you know that in 1952, Michigan State University became the first university in the world to offer a degree in Packaging Engineering? Continue reading for more.

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Geeky Ring

Most rings are designed with *bling* in mind, but this one think outside the box (or sphere) with some dandelions. It's believed that the first examples of wedding rings were found in ancient Egypt. Relics dating back as far as 3,000 years ago, including papyrus scrolls, show us evidence of braided rings of hemp or reeds being exchanged among a wedded couple. Egypt viewed the circle as a symbol of eternity, and the ring served to signify the never-ending love between the couple. This was also the origin of the practice of wearing the wedding ring on the ring finger of the left hand, which the Egyptians believed to house a special vein that was connected directly to the heart. Continue reading for more.

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Flemish Style Sci Fi

Photo credit: Sacha Goldberger via Neatorama

Sacha Goldberger is no ordinary artist / photographer, he loves putting new twists on unexpected artistic styles. For his latest series, titled "Super Flemish", Goldberger shows us what famous sci-fi characters look like in classic Flemish-style paintings. Our favorites? The ones you see above, Batman, Superman, Darth Vader, Spider-Man, and Princess Leia. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the coolest smoker steam train engine you'll see today.

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Repurposing Old Junk

Have some old binder clips laying around? Then why not clip them to a table near your gadget charging station to get things organized? For those who don't have any around and still want to try out this nifty life hack, you can pick up a pack of 108 binder clips for under $5.50 here. That is just one of the many ultra creative and geeky ways that you can transform old junk into useful things. Other examples include, using empty 1-gallon water jugs as bags, clothespin characters, and even old pipes as flower vases. Continue reading to see them all.

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Ramon Bruin 3D Drawings

Ramon Bruin, a talented Dutch illustrator, created incredible 3D drawings that look computer-rendered on normal paper. These amazing 3D drawings of snakes, birds and insects were made with a technique called anamorphosis. It adds a 3D element when he inserts a finger or hand into the drawing to bring it to life. The artist says, "This depth can only been seen from a certain angle. I also experimented with light and with the correct light it appeared the drawing came off the paper." Continue reading for more pictures.

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Reddit Drawn Paintings

Photo credit: Rezinatoriously / Reddit

Ernst Berlin wanted to give his wife Agnes a unique birthday present since she gave birth to the couple's son, Jacob. So, he turned to Reddit - more specifically the subreddit called Reddit Gets Drawn - where he selected 23 artists to create original pieces of art using images of Ernst, Agnes and his 8-month-old baby. He gave these artist 38 images to choose from, and let them pick the ones that stood out to them. They were free to reinterpret them in an artistic style of their choosing, resulting in a wide variety of artwork. Continue reading to see them all and for a reaction video.

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Nail Sculpture

When you see or hear about 12-inch nails, construction and / or buildings usually come to mind, but in the hands of artist John Bisbee, they become works of art. Many might be wondering what sets his sculptures apart from others, and it's the way he puts them together. You see, Bisbee spent the past 30 years perfecting a sculpting method that doesn't require glue, twine, or anything extra to force the nails to stay together. Continue reading to see more of his work.

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Optical Illusion Painting

At first glance, this painting seems to depict just a person painting in a field, but upon closer inspection (or by taking a few steps back), you'll see a face appear. Ukrainian artist Oleg Shuplyak's specializes in optical illusion oil paintings, which make extensive use of strategically placed objects, coloring, shadows, and composition. You'll see faces of famous historical figures, such as Salvador Dali and naturalist Charles Darwin. Continue reading to see more.

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Dr. Who Tea Infuser

This Doctor Who Tardis Tea Infuser isn't just for looks, it's perfect for your own special brew of free radicals and tannins. Just one simple mug, a bit hot water, some loose leaf tea, and a short steep later, you'll be thinking clearly again, ready to trek across the universe. For non-tea-drinkers, a tea infuser is basically a device in which loose, dried tea leaves are placed for steeping or brewing, in a mug or a teapot full of hot water; it is often called a teaball or tea maker, and sometimes a tea egg. Continue reading for more.

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