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Nail Sculpture

When you see or hear about 12-inch nails, construction and / or buildings usually come to mind, but in the hands of artist John Bisbee, they become works of art. Many might be wondering what sets his sculptures apart from others, and it's the way he puts them together. You see, Bisbee spent the past 30 years perfecting a sculpting method that doesn't require glue, twine, or anything extra to force the nails to stay together. Continue reading to see more of his work.

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Optical Illusion Painting

At first glance, this painting seems to depict just a person painting in a field, but upon closer inspection (or by taking a few steps back), you'll see a face appear. Ukrainian artist Oleg Shuplyak's specializes in optical illusion oil paintings, which make extensive use of strategically placed objects, coloring, shadows, and composition. You'll see faces of famous historical figures, such as Salvador Dali and naturalist Charles Darwin. Continue reading to see more.

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Starbucks Cup Art

Photo credit: Josh Hara

Cartoonist Josh Hara decided to start a little side Instagram project earlier this year, called #100CoffeeCups, where he transforms normal Starbucks coffee cups into funny artworks. They range from simple jokes (like morning people above) to pointing out humor in everyday situations, with one Venn diagram about Nicki Minaj's clothing preferences thrown in for good measure. Continue reading to see them all.

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Lunch Bag Art

Photo credit: Ckilgore / Reddit

A geeky artist and mom, who goes by ckilgore on Reddit, recently uploaded some of her "lunch bag art" masterpieces that she creates daily for her two kids, Ethan and Norah. While many of them feature pop culture icons, such as Mario and Princess Peach from the Super Mario Bros. series, she also does original drawings as well. Let's just hope that there are many more cool and creative drawings in the works. Continue reading to see more.

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Disposable Battery Packs

We've all probably forgotten a smartphone cable and / or charger at some point, but what if there was a simple solution that didn't require external power? Designed by Tsung Chih-Hsien, "Mini Power" is essentially an accessory meant to be used once and then thrown away. Best of all, it can be easily recycled just like a standard battery. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of some mind-blowing archery trick shots that look impossible.

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Nintendo NES Guitar

Many stringed instruments are crafted from the finest wood, but sometimes, geeks go the extra length to make something unique. For example, this person took an old Nintendo Entertainment System, gutted the machine, and transformed it into a fully-functional guitar. On a related note, did you know that the NES had the first cross-shaped diretional pad on a game console? That's right, Gunpei Yokoi, inventor of the Game Boy, was behind this invention, which was originally designed for a handheld version of Donkey Kong. Continue reading for more.

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Swedish House

On the outside, you wouldn't be able to tell this Swedish home apart from others in the neighborhood, but there's a special room inside that sets this one apart. Let's just say that it will appear as if you've stepped onto a movie set and / or a theme park attraction, complete with props, lighting, lounge chairs, as well as dual displays. While you can't really make out a movie theater screen, you can almost rest assured that its owner has installed one. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Belt Floor Walls

Photo credit: Inghua Ting via VN

Inghua Ting uses these herself when putting together outfits, but she found an entirely new use for old leather belts...using them to create bespoke flooring, rugs and interior accents. She uses these belts to line walls, stairs and doors for a vintage one-off look that guarantees no two installations will look the same. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny homework answers gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Star Wars Jedi babies. Available by the square foot, the belts are stripped of their metals, hand cleaned and prepared for processing. The composition for each tile or panel is created in-house to assure the correct pattern and colour balance for each installation.

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Glow in the Dark Bike Path

Eindhoven, a city in The Netherlands, now boasts the world's first solar-powered, glow-in-the-dark bicycle path. Called, the "Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path", it was designed by Daan Roosegaarde, constructed by Heijmans, and is illuminated by thousands of twinkling stones and was inspired by the world-famous painting, Starry Night. It marks the start of the Van Gogh 2015 international theme year. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Simple Inventions

Most gadgets today have simply lost their innovation and rely on aesthetics as well as marketing to wow consumers, but these simple inventions above are borderline genius. Whether it be the modular stackable fridge or solar shingles, there's something for every geek. Our favorite? Definitely the ZERO personal helicopter, which was designed by Hector Del Amo. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why you should never ever microwave a glowstick.

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