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Rather than disassemble these old computers and use their parts for art, this geek decided to create a colorful wall of sorts. Sure, this may not be practical or sightly with the lights on, but it's definitely a conversation starter nonetheless. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video from Russia showing why you should never pass on the right side.

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From most angles, these images appear to be just random squiggly lines, but when you're standing in the right place, something awesome appears, and it's called anamorphosis. These illusions are basically distorted projections requiring the viewer to use special devices or occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image. The word "anamorphosis" is derived from the Greek prefix ana-, meaning back or again, and the word morphe, meaning shape or form. Continue reading for more.

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Designed by Seo Young Moon, the Samurai Chair looks like a samurai's razor sharp katana has sliced its way through all 4 of its legs, but in reality, there are poles inside them to create this illusion. Believe it or not, the designer says that this chair can support up to 330-pounds. Continue reading for ten more cool and crazy chairs that geeks would love.

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Some tattoos have important messages or images of loved ones, but these optical illusion 3D tattoos, like the cyborg example above, were created purely for the "cool factor". Did you know that since the 1970s, tattoos have become a mainstream part of Western fashion, common among all economic classes, and to age groups from the later teen years to middle age? The tattoo has "undergone dramatic redefinition" and has shifted from a form of deviance to an acceptable form of expression. Continue reading for more.

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Photo credit: Jo Fitzpatrick / Robin Wight

These aren't optical illusions, just real fairy sculptures by UK-based artist Robin Wight. To construct them, he first builds a steel wire exoskeleton and then uses different gauges of wire to create muscles, limbs, and skin, wrapping them around the skeleton until they form a dense, lifelike form. The details don't stop there, as inside each of these figures there lies a heart of stone, sometimes even engraved with messages to make each piece unique and personalized. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Plastic bottles were first used commercially in 1947, but remained relatively expensive until the early 1960s when high-density polyethylene was introduced. They quickly became popular with both manufacturers and customers due to their lightweight nature and relatively low production costs compared with glass bottles. Now there are 100-million plastic bottles being used and discarded everyday around the world. Here is how to repurpose them. Continue reading for more.

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Photo credit: Francois Dourlen

French photographer Francois Dourlen has seen his share of imaginative mashups of fantasy and the real world, so he decided to put a creative twist on the technique. Simply put, he found images that matched up well with whatever the real world backdrop was. For example, the image of Thor trying to hammer a real nail is something that actually makes sense. Continue reading for more.

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Sure, you might not *need* a small hammock for your feet, but it wouldn't hurt to have one available, right? Korean design studio, Connect Design, unveils the "Fuut", a miniature hammock designed to hang under a desk to props your feet up as you work or rest. Available now, priced at $30 here. Continue reading for more clever products you could probably use in your life.

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The earliest candle chandeliers were used by the wealthy in medieval times. They were generally wooden crosses, with spikes on which candles were secured. They were hoisted to a suitable height, hooked on a rope or chain. Fast forward to today, you get these ultra creative examples. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing the best and most cinematic way to sell your used car.

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Bushranger's inflatable car jack may not be common, but it most certainly makes your life easier. It can be inflated with either a portable air compressor or the exhaust and is perfect for unstable areas of mud, sand and snow, offering a wider footprint to avoid sinking. The triple layer top and hard core insert ensure added protection and stability. Continue reading for more simple, yet clever, products that make life easier.

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