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Cardboard Sculpture

Photo credit: The Meta

Those who shop online probably handle cardboard boxes on a regular basis, but in the hands of an artist, they become the incredible sculptures you see above. Whether it be Optimus Prime, Iron Man, or just a lion's head, nothing is too strange for them. On a related note, did you know that the first commercially available corrugated box was created and produced in the US in 1895? However, nearly all shipping was done in wooden crates until the early 1900's. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery Continue reading for a viral video of a toddler watching a shuttle launch for the first time.

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ButterUp Knife

Trying to spread cold butter onto a slice of bread is a near-impossible task, that is unless...you're using ButterUp. An Australia-based design team decided invent a special knife with a row of holes on the serrated side that aerates and softens rock hard butter. After grating, you'll be ready to apply the butter with ease. Continue reading for a video, the Kickstarter page, and more information.

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One Handed Daughter

Photo credit: Holly Spring Photography

Photographer Holly Spring wanted her young daughter to believe that anything is possible, even if you aren't perfect. The little one suffers from Hirschsprung's Disease (disorder of the abdomen) and has only one hand. This inspiring photo series was created to motivate her daughter in trying times, showing that life doesn't have to be filled with limitations. Continue reading for more images.

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Japanese Single Stroke Dragon Painting

Dragon paintings are nothing new, but creating them with a single brush stroke is definitely something you don't see everyday. These paintings are known as Hitofude Ryuu (dragon with one stroke) in Japan, and the ones you're about to see are from a studio called Kousyuuya in Nikko, Japan. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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Photo credit: Distractify

The Sonic Boom SBB500ss alarm clock was invented specifically for those who prefer to hit the snooze button dozens of times before actually getting up and realizing that they are now an hour or more late for wherever they were going. At 113db, this dual alarm is sure to rattle your windows and force your eyes open. And if that doesn't put your feet on the floor, the pulsating alert lights and Super Shaker bed vibrating unit will. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a prank gift gone terribly right.

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Book Sculptures

Photo credit: Brian Dettmer

At first glance, these may seem to have been made by a machine, but they were all handcrafted by Brian Dettmer, a New York-based artist. He's also known as the "Book Surgeon", and rightfully so, as Dettmer uses tweezers, knives, scalpels and other surgical tools create these beautiful book sculptures. As for material, he uses old books, maps, encyclopedias, textbooks, manuals, and any other reading materials. Continue reading to see more.

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When you see a camper like this, a hair salon doesn't usually come to mind, but after a complete overhaul, that's exactly what this one was transformed into. The exterior was resurfaced and then painted before the interior was completely gutted for stylist chairs as well as mirrors. To finish things off, a perm station was added in the corner, along with an L-shaped sofa of sorts. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Always wanted a BBQ grill, but just don't have the room for a free-standing model and prefer the charcoal smoked taste? Then Focus Creations has just the invention for you. Simply mount this to any wall, secure it, and pull down the grill when you're ready to use it. No word yet on pricing or availability. Continue reading for more clever inventions every small home and / or apartment should have.

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Photo credit: Laura Jenkinson

People may not pay much attention to the chin in their daily beauty routine, but London-based makeup artist Laura Jenkinson specializes in that body part by using it to recreate pop culture icons. She paints well known characters from Disney films, Looney Tunes cartoons, the South Park series, and lots more, onto her chin, lips, as well as the skin above them. Continue reading to see them all.

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Hair stylist Mark Bustos ventures through New York City every Sunday in search of his next client. He works at an upscale salon during the week and pays it forward once a week by offering free haircuts to the homeless. The conversation begins with: "I want to do something nice for you today." This venture began in May 2012 after a visit to family members in the Philippines when he paid the owner of a barbershop to rent a chair and provide haircuts to impoverished children. Since then, he's went all over, including Jamaica, Costa Rica, Los Angeles, and New York, to give free haircuts. Continue reading for more images.

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