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Priced from a very affordable $21900, the Bunkie by Evan Bare, 608 Design Studio in Canada, and BLDG Workshop, was designed to integrate perfectly with its surroundings. Mobile warriors who are constantly on the move will appreciate its two facades made entirely of glass, allowing for for plenty of natural light to enter the home. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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You know you've got some awesome and geeky parents when they build a custom Super Mario Bros. themed bedroom as a surprise. The surprises don't stop at the wall decals, Power-Up Mushroom pillow, and curtains. There's even coin block shelves and a warp pipe stand of sorts for the phone system. Continue reading for more cool and geeky room designs that kids would absolutely love.

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Having a mobile office that consists of a laptop and fold-away desk is one thing, Soul Box is an entirely different story. Designed by studio Allergutendinge, Soul Box is basically a minimalist, two-story home that boasts a kitchen and bed on the bottom floor and a viewing platform on top. Yes, there's even a bed as well as a roof that opens up to let sunlight and fresh air in. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Sure, you could head down to a beach and find an artist to draw your face, but how much cooler (or creepier) would it be if random strangers could do the same right from their smartphone? There's an iOS-exclusive app called French Girls that allow people to do just that - snap a selfie and have random strangers draw them. Here are some examples that are definitely more appealing than the originals.

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Japanese designers Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki unveiled Wink Space at the annual Kobe Biennale exhibition. It's not a computer-generated illusion, but rather a mind-bending and trippy installation that resembles a giant kaleidoscope, constructed with mirrors that formed a multi-faceted, reflective surface inside the shipping container. The designers folded one giant mirror sheet like origami, then connected the 1,100 triangular panels with zippers to create this prism-like, modular installation. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an elderly man who proves that it's never too late to become who you've always wanted to be.

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No, this isn't a computer-generated image, but rather a real tree house in British Columbia, Canada. On a related note, did you know that Winston Churchill actually constructed a 20-foot tree house in a lime tree at his Chartwell Manor home. Famous tree house celebrities don't end there, as John Lennon was rumored to have a tree house overlooking the Strawberry Fields orphanage. Continue reading for more.

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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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