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Hoang Tran Crayon

Hoang Tran, also known online as Wax Nostalgic, is an artist that specializes in taking regular Crayola crayons and transforming them into pop culture icons. He told online webzine Lost at E Minor that he was inspired to make these after seeing the artwork of Diem Chau. Each character that you see here can take from 15-minutes to a few hours to carve, depending on if it's his first attempt or not. Continue reading for more.

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Clever Tattoo

Have you ever looked at someone's tattoo and wondered if they'll regret getting it later down the road? If so, these creative and geeky designs might change your mind. First up, we have someone who decided to tattoo musical notes streaming out of their ear, perfect for when wearing earbuds. For those who don't know, while the rest of our body shrinks as we get older, our noses, earlobes and ear muscles keep getting bigger. That's because they're made mostly of cartilage cells, which divide more as we age. Continue reading for more.

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Wire Animal Sculpture

Photo credit: Kendra Haste

Using only layers of painted galvanized wire atop steel frames, UK artist Kendra Haste creates life-sized animal sculptures. She specializes in using chicken wire as a medium because to her, it "the sense of movement and life, of contour and volume, the contrasts of weight and lightness, of solidity and transparency - values that I find in my natural subjects." Haste adds: "What interests me most about studying animals is identifying the spirit and character of the individual creatures. I try to create a sense of the living, breathing subject in a static 3D form, attempting to convey the emotional essence without indulging in the sentimental or anthropomorphic." Continue reading for more pictures.

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Ultra Creative Home Idea

Most bookshelves are boring, this one is not. Simply put, you'll have to climb a few stairs to reach whatever book you want to read, but it does save space for those living in a high-ceiling home. That is just one of the many ultra creative home ideas that we've rounded up for you today. Others include: glass floor over water, secret tree house playroom, space-saving stairs, stained glass door made of pantone swatches, and more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Cool Creative Repurpose

Before throwing out that old piano collecting dust in the garage, consider turning it into a waterfall, should you have the skills / tools / supplies. Or, if there's a sea mine at a local garage sale, having it repurposed into a fireplace isn't such a bad idea. Regardless of what you might consider junk, there's probably a way to reuse it in a cool and creative way, even old suitcases. Continue reading for more.

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Secret Door Bookcase

You've seen them in movies, comic books, and other forms of media, but now, here's how to make your very own secret door bookcase. It can be used to store everything from ancient relics, a family fortune, or just an office to make you feel like a secret agent of sorts. If nothing else, this just might be the conversation piece you need to really kick things off at house parties. It comes complete with a book-key that only you know about. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and the instruction page.

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Tardis Ring

When is a ring, not just a piece of metal you wear on your finger? When custom jewelry designer Drew Rummell creates a line of ultra geeky Doctor Who-themed TARDIS jewelry, three different rings and a pendant to be exact. All of them have been beautifully crafted with precious metals (platinum, white gold, rose gold, yellow gold, or sterling silver), sparkling diamonds and blue sapphires, especially the ring you see above. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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School Bus Home

Photo credit: Cora Bean

On the outside, this looks like any other school bus, but step inside, and you'll want to use it to travel the world. Jeremy and Mira Thompson of Cora Bean spent a few years transforming a school bus into a dream micro-home, which includes: a stunning kitchen, bedroom, bookshelves, and even a little loft area perfect for relaxing. Continue reading to take an in-depth tour inside this tiny home.

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Rotating Skyscraper Dubai

Here's another look at David Fisher's enormous, rotating building with floors that move ever so slightly, completing a 360° rotation every 90-minutes. Dynamic Architecture's design would have all four cardinal directions covered, and comes equipped with several giant wind turbines that generate electricity for tenants. Penthouse residents would be able to park their car directly inside their apartments thanks to some high-tech lifts. The architect says that the building will generate 10-times more energy than required to power it, thus making it a positive energy building. In addition to the solar panels fitted on the roof to harness sunlight, a total of 48 wind turbines will be installed between the rotating floors, with each turbine producing up to 0.3 megawatt of electricity. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today.

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Halo Motorcycle Helmet

You've seen the Spider-Man and Venom motorcycle helmets, now check out Neca's Master Chief Halo version. Don't let its looks fool you, this helmet is 100% approved by the Department of Transportation for street use. Available in four sizes (small to extra large), this helmet all the features that a rider might need, including a UV-coated visor, front / rear vents for reduced fogging + comfort, and an easy-open design made for riders wearing motorcycle gloves. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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