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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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Whiskey Bullets

Whiskey Bullets are not only stylish, but can chill drinks, without compromising their flavor. Plus, their edges have been rounded off to prevent scratching from scratching the glass. After using them, a simple rinse is all that's required for cleaning, before placing them back in the freezer until their next use. Get it here now. Click here for the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing just how strong non-Newtonian fluid really is (corn starch and water).

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Geeky Vandalism

Photo credit: Bored Panda

For those who have seen Ant-Man, these two characters are probably quite familiar. This real-life scene involving microscopic versions of them was created by micro-artist Slinkachu for the film's release. "I was in geek heaven when asked to collaborate with Marvel. I am a big fan of the Marvel characters and films. Ant-Man is a perfect fit with my own miniature art - he is almost the same size," said the artist. Continue reading to see them all. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Ocean Abyss Table

Photo credit: Ben Young via Design Boom

Influenced by the beauty of New Zealand's landscapes, artist Ben Young takes layers of glass, laminates them in a bluish tone, and then layers them onto concrete. Each piece in his "Ocean Abyss" series are hand drawn, hand cut and handcrafted. The most difficult steps are the planning and development phases, where models are constructed, templates drawn, and custom jigs created, before hand-cutting the sheets with a glazier's tool. "I work with 2D shapes and have to figure out how to translate that into a 3D finished piece. Sometimes my starting point changes dramatically as I have to find a way to layer the glass to create certain shapes," said Young. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Wood Computer PC

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Student Louis Vanwalleghem had a vision of his dream wood computer, but unfortunately, did not have skills in either department, but that didn't stop him from creating the beauty you see above. A local carpentry shop made him a custom frame, and after some tinkering, along with lots of online tutorials, the pieces finally came together, LED lights and all. Continue reading to see the build from start to finish.

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Ventilation Shaft Office

Why bother with desks, when your office has ventilation shafts? Lane Crawford has done just that to promote "tubular living", and how people can occupy large metal ducts, typically found in buildings' structural core. PAO was hired to expose these devices to public view, and offer them as a place of habitation as well as work. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Wood Resin Ring

Wood and resin by themselves are nothing special, but in the hands of a skilled artisan, they become these amazing rings. To be more specific, they're made from fresh wood with jewelry resin on top, then covered with beeswax and coated in special wood oils. Every ring is unique, so owning a different one for each day of the week isn't such a bad idea. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Surveillance Van Home

Adam Nawrot is a photographer who loves traveling, so rather than buy an expensive RV, he decided to convert an old NYPD surveillance van - 1997 Ford E-350 with 65,000-miles on the odometer - purchased off Craigslist for into a mobile home / studio. How much did it all cost? A mere $6,000, and that's including the interior, electrical work, as well as solar panels. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Alien Cow Abduction

Various reports suggest cattle mutilations have been committed by extraterrestrials gathering genetic material for unknown purposes. Most of these hypotheses are based on the premise that earthly entities could not perform such clean dissections in such a short space of time without being seen or leaving evidence behind at the mutilation site, and around laboratory reports suggesting the use of unconventional cutting tools and other unexpected phenomena. This clever milk packaging by Imedia Creative Bureau pays tribute to this phenomena. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Tree in the House

Photo credit: Amasow via Bored Panda

Architect Aibek Almassov from Kazakhstan wanted to create a living space unlike any other, and "Tree in the House" was born. "The main purpose of this project is to offer an alternative to the bustle of city life. We wanted to combine the capabilities of modern industrial design and the natural wealth and beauty. And more importantly it doesn't do harm to environment. This is an opportunity to escape from the sweltering concrete boxes and feel the present unity with nature," said Almassov. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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