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Photo credit: Zuzia Kozerska

Zuzia Kozerska, a designer from Poland, managed to combine modern technology with a traditional kitchen tool by using a laser-cutting machine. In other words, she used the machines to engrave fun designs onto rolling pins which can then be used to make some very creative baked goods, including cookies. There are a variety of geometric patterns, animals and even custom-engraved versions should you so desire one. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Hasan Kale, an extremely talented artist from Turkey, creates miniature works of art using just a finely tipped paint brush on everyday objects, such as butterfly wings and snail shells and, more. For his latest series, he has begun using unexpected food surfaces, like chocolates. Each of these tiny masterpieces, painted layer by layer, feature at least one scene from the artist's Istanbul home. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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No your eyes aren't playing tricks, that really is a cafe designed to look like a giant camera. Dreaming Camera is located in the breathtaking countryside of Yangpyeong County in South Korea. It was built by a photography enthusiast who lives in a bungalow right next to the cafe. The design is reminiscent of a Rolleiflex camera, with two floors boasting high panoramic, round windows. Continue reading for more.

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Throw out all you know about cake cutting, as London-based mathematician Alex Bellos shows us a 100-year-old trick that shows why we should be cutting them in lines so the whole cake can be sealed and stored. That's right, the trick was first published in Nature on December 20, 906 in the letters to the editor section by English mathematical scientist Francis Galton. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Today, Starbucks announced that it will provide a free, online college education to all of its workers, without requiring that they remain with the company, through a partnership with Arizona State University. This offer is open to any of its 135,000 U.S. employees that work at least 20 hours a week and have the grades and test scores to gain admission to Arizona State. For a barista with at least two years of college credit, the company will pay full tuition; for those with fewer credits it will pay part of the cost, but even for many of them, courses will be free, with government and university aid. Continue reading for more information.

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Are you a foodie willing to travel around the world just to try something unique? Japan should probably be next on your list, even if you've visited many times before, as there are just too many things to try, such as the $43 milk, $66 Kobe beef steak pizza, $100 fugu, and more. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a funny dog versus a leaf blower.

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Camera lens mugs can be picked up for less than $7 shipped nowadays, but that doesn't mean it's no longer fun or creative. Wooden mugs were produced probably from the oldest time, but most of them could not be preserved to the present time. The invention of porcelain around 600 CE in China brought a new era of thin-walled mugs suitable both for cold and hot liquids, which are enjoyed today. Continue reading for more ultra creative mugs and cups that geeks would love.

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Sometimes, even being explicitly clear isn't enough, you'll need to stand right beside the cake decorator as they load up the image you want printed / drawn on the confection, as this person ended up with a USB drive instead of what they requested. That is just one of the many funny and strange cake FAILS that we've rounded up for you today. Continue reading to see them all.

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It'll be only a matter of time before someone decides to one up this person, but for the time being, you're looking at the world's most expensive Starbucks drink. Inside, there's 60 espresso shots, caramel, hazelnut drizzle, protein, and white mocha to top it off. Wonder why the receipt says $0.00 as the total? Andrew is a Gold member of the Starbucks loyalty program, which means he got the monstrous drink at no cost. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video shot with a GoPro camera in an unexpected, yet very fascinating, place.

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As summer approaches and temperatures rise, keeping all of your drinks chilled, especially for big gatherings, can get quite expensive, electricity wise. Well, a Danish firm might just have the solution: a below ground beer fridge that can be sunk into the garden to take advantage of cooler underground conditions to keep beer chilled. Continue reading for a few more pictures of the actual device and more information.

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