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Geometric Paper Masks

Photo credit: This is Colossal

While these may look computer-generated, all of the paper masks above are real, and made entirely from paper. Designer Steve Wintercroft has created a series of clever and inexpensive geometric mask templates that anyone with a computer can print, download, color - find out more here on this page. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the most adorable LED costume ever.

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Dog Bed

Most dog beds are designed purely for function rather than form, but this one aims to combine it with some luxury. This particular creation was modeled after a bed you'd find in IKEA, complete with miniature pillow, blanket, night stands, and cups. However, when dogs aren't sleeping, they tend to keep their owner(s) very busy, and that's why we've rounded up some creative gadgets, along with accessories, that every geek should have for their pets. Continue reading for more.

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Star Wars Everyday Life

Photo credit: Thomas Dagg

At first, second, or third glance, these images just appear to be black & white scenes from everyday life, but upon closer inspection, you'll notice a few things not quite right. This was done intentionally by Toronto-based photographer Thomas Dagg, who digitally adds numerous characters, vehicles and objects from the movie into the landscape. "While some are quite obvious, like Yoda riding on the back of a young man running through the street, it might take viewers a little longer to identify more subtle details like the rebel insignia on a baseball field or the pairs of glowing eyes that are camouflaged in with piles of trash along the street," says My Modern Met.

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Tetris Business Card

Not just any old piece of paper, this one by Oregon programmer Kevin Bates is basically a Game Boy-styled business card, called the Arduboy. It not only displays your resume, but also doubles as a playable "Tetris" game, complete with a replaceable battery that lasts up to 9-hours. This card became so popular online that Bates even ran a Kickstarter campaign for anyone who wanted their own Arduboy card - new version can even run Pokemon - for the price of $30. Continue reading for more cool and creative business card.

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Power of Makeup

Lucia Pittalis, a geek and makeup artist from Italy, is truly a master of disguise. All she needs are a few cosmetic products, tools, and wigs to go from Lucia to Rambo. Here's what she has to say: "The process is studying the character - watching photos, movies, videos, and saving frames where necessary. I think how can it be adapted on my face. It is a kind of acting process before. I must be that character. Then I put on background music related to that character to be in the mood and I start to watch myself in the mirror." Continue reading for more pictures.

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Awesome Alien Costume

Most Halloween costumes have been done several thousand (if not million) times before, but when you roll up to someone's house or a party with this Alien Mind Control mask on, things may get a little crazy. According to its creators, The Horror Dome: "Free your mind with Our Alien mind control. Once our little alien takes control of your body you will have the vacation you've always been waiting for. Sit back and relax because his thoughts are yours and he is now in the driver seat." Continue reading for more crazy Halloween costume ideas that geeks would love.

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Bead Kitchen

This is not a fake image or painting, but rather a real kitchen created by artist Liza Lou. She spent 5-years building this life-sized kitchen and backyard using lots of tiny glass beads. These brightly colored glass beads are known as "seed beads" and often used for making jewelry. These "seed beads" cover the food, the water in the sink, the furniture and fixtures, and all 250,000 blades of grass in the backyard. No machines were used, just her hands and a pair of tweezers to place each one in the right place. Continue reading for more images and information.

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Pallet Sofa

Have some spare pallets laying around the house? Why not stack them up, get some cushions, pillows, and create some theater seating inside your home? While most pallets are wooden, pallets can also be made of plastic, metal, paper, and recycled materials. That is just one of the many cool and geeky furniture life hacks that show how to give life to old things that would normally be thrown in the garbage Continue reading to see them all.

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Wire Sculpture

At first glance, these trees appear to either be computer-generated or just a 3D-printed creation, but in reality, they're real sculptures made using nothing but wire by Clive Madison. He fabricates these intricate trees, growing from wooden bases into dense clusters of leaves and branches, without glue or solder, using single strands of wire that start at the base and terminate at the top. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Date Ideas

Whether it be the first date or hundredth, there's nothing worse than awkward silences or just plain boredom, so why not try something new that's cool and / or geeky? These awesome date ideas should get your creativity flowing - feel free to modify any of these to suit your personality. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Punch Out's King Hippo like you've never see him before, 3D chalk art style.

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