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Beau Coffron, also known as Lunchbox Dad online, is based in the San Francisco Bay and loves making delicious and beautifully designed bento lunchboxes for his daughter Abby. You'll find popular pop culture icons, such as characters from Narnia, Spiderman, and Dr. Seuss. Continue reading for more.

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GoPro fans rejoice! Here is yet another creative use for the action cam, courtesy of German journalist and photographer Jonas Ginter. Simply put, he created a custom 3D-printed rig that enabled him to film with 6 GoPro cameras simultaneously, producing the spherical 360-degree effect you see in the preview image above. Technically speaking, "the video's known as a stereographic projection - it's named for a technique that turns a spherical surface into a 2D plane," according to The Verge. Continue reading for the video.

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Believe it or not, David Latimer has successfully grown and kept a garden sealed inside of a giant glass bottle that has been opened only once since creating it nearly 54-years-ago. He first planted the garden on Easter Sunday in 1960, placed some compost, added a quarter pint of water, and then inserted a spiderwort sprout using wires into a 10-gallon glass carboy. So far, he's only opened the garden once in 1972 to add a bit of water. Continue reading for a video showing how to make your own and more information.

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Taiwan-based art student Kai-Xiang Xhong from the Stan Winston School specializes in cardboard art, and for his latest project, he used it to create a life-sized Iron Man Mark III suit. Here's what Xhong has to say about the piece: "For my cardboard IRON MAN SUIT, I used pepakura technique. But I did not add any special color on the surface. Keeping the cardboard color and texture was deliberate. That's my style." Continue reading for a video and more information.

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The very first mention of cupcakes can be traced as far back as 1796, when a recipe notation of "a cake to be baked in small cups" was written in American Cookery by Amelia Simmons. However, the earliest official documentation of the term cupcake was in "Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats" in 1828 in Eliza Leslie's Receipts cookbook. Fast forward to today, we have geeks all over the world creating cool and creative versions of the sweet treat, like "The Avengers" above. Continue reading for more.

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Disney characters aren't synonymous with zombies and other horror-related themes, but deviantART-ist Kasami-Sensei wants to change that, as the user has reimagined the typically cheery-looking protagonists of several Disney films in the style of characters from AMC's "The Walking Dead." Continue reading for more.

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Ok, so these aren't exactly the Dr. Charles Xavier and Magneto characters all geeks know from Marvel's X-Men, but rather the actors who portray them in the movies. To celebrate their final performances on Broadway in No Man's Land and Waiting for Godot, best friends Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart decided to pay a memorable farewell to New York City by showing us their adventures around town. Continue reading for more.

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Spending seven months on "Grand Pale Maw", California-based artist Sean Sullivan has finally finished the mind-blowing mural above, covering the wall of a hallway in the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) gallery, using just a Sharpie. The artist started drawing with the image of a fallen oak tree in his mind, but imagination quickly took over, as he painstakingly drew heaps of rotting wood, fallen branches, knots and fissures, wild grass and plants, bushy leaves, and even a massive whale. Click here to view the first image in today's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the geekiest version of Pharrell's "Happy" that you'll hear today.

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With April Fools' Day approaching, there's no better time than now to start planning out elaborate pranks. For example, if you know anyone with a rear view camera on their car, simply place a plastic toy dinosaur in the parked position and wait for their reaction - make sure you also have a camera ready. The earliest recorded association between 1 April and foolishness is an ambiguous reference in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (1392). Many writers suggest that the restoration of 1 January by Pope Gregory XIII as New Year's Day of the Gregorian Calendar in the 16th century was responsible for the creation of the holiday, sometimes questioned for earlier references. Continue reading for more.

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Paula Strawn, a geeky artist from Washington, specializes in transforming babies' corrective helmets into works of art. For those who don't know, these helmets are used to help infants who have flat head syndrome, a common condition in which babies' heads appear flat. According to My Modern Met, "over the course of 12 years, Strawn has decorated over 1,200 helmets for babies." Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of one of the greatest gifts a brother can gift his sister.

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