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InMoov 3D-Printed Robot

David Levy, an artificial intelligence expert, expects human and robot marriages to become commonplace by 2050, and one French woman is already kicking things off. Lilly is reportedly only attracted to robots and dislikes physical contact with humans. Until 3D-printing became more affordable, falling in love with one of these machines just wasn't possible. Thanks to the open-source technology from a French company InMoov, it has now become a reality. The two are purportedly "engaged," and will be marry as soon as human-robot marriages become legal in France. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Drone Sweater

Danielle Baskin, a creative director from San Francisco, unveils Drone Sweaters, which are custom-tailored to order, and can be made for a variety of drones, starting at $189. "How warm your drone is able to physically keep themselves may depend on their model, size and even age, but if they just don't have a heavy plastic coating, there is only so much charging they can do to conserve heat," according to the product description. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images of drones used by military personnel all over the world.

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Donald Trump iPhone

Priced from $3,100 USD, this custom gold-plated Donald Trump iPhone 7 has his portrait, name, and slogan "Make American Great Again" engraved on the back. "Smartphone design is a composition coated with gold and embodied in the form of a volume of engravings depicting the portrait of Trump and the emblem of the United States, as well as the slogan with which Trump won: Make America Great Again (Let's make America great again)," according to a CAVIAR representative. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Planet Earth II with human voices.

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Darth Vader Camera

The Darth Vader-inspired "Homecam" is a security camera that not only comes equipped with a removable helmet for simple access, but also features a LAN input for internet broadcasting. That's right, users can monitor their homes from anywhere in the world, while a micro SD slot enables you to record for extended periods. Other features include: an auxiliary-in and microphone ports. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a DIY steampunk R2-D2 teapot.

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Tesla Model S for Kids

Radio Flyer's miniaturized Tesla Model S for kids, complete with authentic paint used on the real vehicles, has hit stores, and prices start from $499. This isn't a simple toy, but rather a fully-electric vehicle that boasts an MP3 sound system, working headlights, a full interior, and most importantly, brakes. There's even room to put all your gear in the cabin, or front trunk. Available in red, blue, silver, or white colors, the vehicle has a top speed of six miles per hour, although parents can manually limit the speed to three miles per hour. Continue reading for another video and more pictures. Click here for a few bonus things you might want, but probably don't need.

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Kendall Jenner Funny

Photo credit: Kirby Jenner

Using Photoshop to edit images is not new or special, but Kirby Jenner decided to add himself into Kendall Jenner's most popular Instagram shots. These aren't your typical chop shop edits, but rather seamless ones that make use of a variety of techniques, including: color, adding noise / grain, manipulating lighting, and even various types of blur. All of this equated to a set of images that have gone viral online. Continue reading to see more.

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Leather Wrapped Rock

It's not uncommon to see popular items sell out within minutes, especially during the holidays, but you probably haven't seen a "Medium Leather Wrapped Stone" be snapped up like hotcakes, and at $85 a pop. Hours after going live on Nordstrom's website, the item sold out, and became one of the most popular topics on social media. Many tout it as just an expensive paperweight, while others claim it's actually a fashion statement. Continue reading for two up-close images of the rock.

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DVD Birdbath

Photo credit: Bored Panda

Let's face it, things like birdbaths usually to not withstand the test of time, but thankfully, there are many creative ways to fix them, without having to spend a bundle hiring a professional. For example, this person decided to shatter a bunch of old DVD discs, and then glue everything over the existing material, producing a beautiful rainbow effect. Continue reading for more creative ways to repurpose everyday things. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Shotgun Guitar

Pickup designer Bryan Fleming unveils "Gait-Gun," a functional shotgun that also doubles as a playable three-string guitar. In the video, we see Piedmont-picking phenom Reverend Peyton of Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band firing the gun at the 15-second mark, and quite accurately to boot. On the downside, it's one instrument you won't be able to bring on flights, that is unless...it's aboard a private jet. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a car pileup caused by first now in Montreal.

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Email Scammer

Photo credit: James Veitch via Bored Panda

Dot Con: The Art of Scamming a Scammer is James Veitch's book that shows exactly what happens when you decide to reply to a scam email, and keep the conversation going for as long as possible. In the example you see above, the scammer appears to offer James an interesting proposal: a 10% cut of any gold he distributes for this person. This all sounds fine and dandy at first, but like most scams, they always require some type of payment before starting the supposed "business", which in this case is a hefty amount of gold. To keep things interesting, James decides to use code names, and even a simple, yet self-explanatory chart. Continue reading to see just how far the conversation got before the scammer realized what was going on.

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