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Beard Baubles

Hate the hassle of a real Christmas tree and have an epic beard? Beard Baubles should do the trick, as their line of Yuletide facial hair accessories, which retails for $7.80 a pack (now sold out) has customers from all over the world. Each of these pack contain 14 multi-colored baubles to attach to the bristles - ten large balls and four small ones. Continue reading for more pictures, information, and the product page.

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Photoluminescent

Photo credit: Mike Warren via BoredPanda and Colossal

No, this isn't a movie prop or something from outer space, but just a homemade table by Mike Warren. He simply took a few planks of Pecky cypress wood, photoluminescent powder, resin, some tools, and spent a few days working on it. The cool glow-in-the-dark effect is made possible by mixing photoluminescent powder with the resin and using it to fill the naturally-occurring holes in Pecky cypress wood. Instructables page for those who wish to make their own. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a mind-blowing viral video of an entire neighborhood that teamed up to put on a synchronized Christmas light show.

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Portal Christmas Tree

Geeks with more time than money on their hands might want to try to create their own Christmas tree this year, rather than go out and buy expensive decorations. On a similar note, did you know that several cities in the US with German connections lay claim to that country's first Christmas tree? That's right, Windsor Locks, Connecticut, claims that a Hessian soldier put up a Christmas tree in 1777 while imprisoned at the Noden-Reed House, while the "First Christmas Tree in America" is also claimed by Easton, Pennsylvania, where German settlers purportedly erected a Christmas tree in 1816. In his diary, Matthew Zahm of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, recorded the use of a Christmas tree in 1821, leading Lancaster to also lay claim to the first Christmas tree in America. Continue reading for more cool DIY Christmas trees that geeks would love.

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Seinfeld Fish Tank

Photo credit: Matt Davidson / Reddit

Seinfeld fanatic and Reddit Matt Davidson (known as matttheman11 on the social media website) decided tribute to his favorite series by transforming an old television into a fully-functional aquarium resembling Jerry's famous Upper West Side apartment. Despite how complex this project may seem at first, it only took Davidson some basic tools, and approximately 6-8 hours of time to complete. Inside, you'll find his fish named after the cast of Seinfeld characters: Jerry, George, Kramer, Elaine, and Newman. Continue reading to see more pictures of the build process.

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Transform Walls

You don't have to spend a fortune to decorate your walls, simply pick up some coffee stirrers, blank wooden boards, hobby glue, and paint. After painting the coffee stirrers, simply use the wood glue to securely fasten them to a board, let it dry overnight, and you'll be ready to line your walls. There are many other budget-friendly ways that don't involve expensive paintings, brick veneer, etc. Continue reading to see them all.

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Future Batman

In early 1939, the success of Superman in Action Comics prompted editors at the comic book division of National Publications (the future DC Comics) to request more superheroes for its titles. In response, Bob Kane created "the Bat-Man." Collaborator Bill Finger recalled "Kane had an idea for a character called 'Batman', and he'd like me to see the drawings. Today, many fans of Batman have created their own versions, including "Future Batman" above. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to see all 28 versions of Batman from alternate universes.

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LEGO Apartment

At 258-squar-feet and located in the Born district of Barcelona, Spain, this tiny apartment - designed by Barbara Appolloni - is more than meets the eye. Its owner touts it as "LEGO-style" due to the ability for the furniture pieces to transform into the living space into multiple rooms. Don't let the tiny space fool you, there's still a shower, toilet, kitchen, balcony, and even a washer / dryer outside. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of hypnotic battery-packing robots in-action.

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Geeky Idea

Power Bed Risers with built-in USB ports and outlets might sound simple, but it's borderline genius in that many rooms lack extra power outlets for their gadgets. Sure, this accessory raises the bed 7-inches, but also eliminates the need to climb behind the bed every time you need to plug something in by moving the outlet from behind the bed to the foot of the bed of your choosing. Continue reading for more geeky products and ideas that are borderline genius.

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Lumino City

London-based developers State of Play spent nearly 3-years making Lumino City, a beautiful video game with handmade scenes, similar to what you see in Paper Mario. This group employs an architect, a photographer, and a model maker to create the surreal game environment. Unlike similar titles, State of Play hand-built the sets for each puzzle, photographed or filmed them, and then went on to code the stage. Continue reading for a making of video and more information.

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3D Beach Art

Photo credit: Jamie Harkins

When viewed from the perfect angles, these anamorphic - distorted unless viewed from certain vantage points - sand drawings come to life in a 3D-like way. These drawings were created by New Zealand-based artist and musician Jamie Harkins. He says, "We've seen other people doing stuff on beaches, but it's always been geometric, flat shapes, like a pattern, so we thought we'd get into the whole 3D thing. And I kind of like the fact that it disappears at the end of the day when the tide comes in. It makes it impermanent." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing 100-years of beauty in 1-minute.

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