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Perfect Images

Even if you're not a perfectionist, seeing a perfectly layered coffee just feels good. "These photos of symmetry and order are appealing to humans and animals alike. Both in society and in the wild, organisms that are 'more symmetrical' have a better chance at finding a mate than those who don't. Some speculate that this is one way of identifying a healthy partner," says Bored Panda. Continue reading for more examples.

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Swimmable Ball Pit Washington DC

A unique ocean has surfaced in Washington DC at the National Building Museum. Created by Brooklyn-based Snarkitecture, "BEACH" is basically a 10,000-square-foot interactive installation made up of a million recyclable translucent plastic balls. Visitors to the museum are welcome to swim in the interactive exhibit or just lounge on the sidelines. It features a 50-foot-wide shoreline that sports a mirrored wall at one end to give the ocean greater visual depth. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an insane road bike freestyle.

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Golden Retriever Birds Hamster

Photo credit: Bob Golden Retriever

Birds, dogs and hamsters aren't usually mentioned in the same sentence, that is're talking about Bob. You see, Bob the Golden Retriever has been living happily with eight feisty birds, and one giant hamster. They do just about everything together, including: napping, cuddling and an occasional vivacious play session. Despite their obvious size difference, Bob is always gentle with his play buddies. Continue reading for a video and more pictures.

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Oddly Satisfying

Photo credit: Reddit

We all know that a perfectionist is a person who refuses to accept any standard short of perfection. However, some take perfectionism to the next level and into everyday life. For example, settling for nothing but a perfect stack of super smooth pancakes, an extremely round apple, or just separating a package of gummy bears by color. Continue reading for more everyday images that are oddly satisfying in a perfectionist type of way.

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Rust Car Wrap

People love wrapping their car in vinyl instead of getting new paint jobs these days, but for those who don't care about aesthetics and would rather a piece of mind, this rusty wrap is just for you. Clyde's Wraps in Glasgow, Scotland completed Tthe artwork for the vinyl wrap, and it involved taking precise measurements of the entire VW van. This was used by their artists to model the rust as if it had been formed by water running down from the vehicle's body. The shop said: "It only took 3 days for the police to pull him over to ask what was going on with all the rust. Please note that there is nothing illegal about going to town with graphics on your vehicle but it may confuse others!" Continue reading for more pictures.

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Napping Puppy

Puppies are great companions, but for any animal lover who has watched a puppy grow up, they'll know napping is one thing all of them can't seem to get enough of - up to 18-hours a day. These photographers, mostly their owners, captured them in a few strange sleeping positions, like this one in a car with both hind legs up. Continue reading for more puppies that can nap anywhere at anytime.

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Funny Siri Responses

Siri, both in its original version and as an iOS feature, adapts to the user's individual language usage and individual searches (preferences) with continuing use, and returns results that are individualized. The name Siri is Scandinavian, a short form of the Norse name Sigrid meaning "beauty" and "victory", and comes from the intended name for the original developer's first child. It's a great feature for getting information, but sometimes the responses you get are unexpected to say the least, including when asking it to divide by 0. Continue reading for more.

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Clocky Alarm Clock

The Clocky Alarm Clock is unlike any other in that it not only wakes you up, but the motorized gadget literally BASE jumps off your night stand and runs away to make sure snoozing isn't an option. Yes, one actually needs to chase the device - powered by four AAA batteries - down, to turn it off. Product page. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Funny Clothing Tag

Most clothing tags are purely informational, from listing the types of fabric to how to wash the garment, but these funny and geeky examples include a little extra. For example, in addition to the washing directions, the tag above adds "or give it to your mother, she knows how to do it." Believe it or not, there's actually a tag with a salad dressing recipe, right down to the exact ingredients. Continue reading for more.

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Walking Radish

Humans tend to see things in random objects, like clouds, or fruits and vegetables in this case. Pareidolia is the official term, and it's the psychological phenomenon involving a stimulus (an image or a sound) which is perceived as significant. It's the audiovisual form of apophenia, which is the perception of patterns within random data. Combined with apophenia and hierophany (manifestation of the sacred), pareidolia may have helped ancient societies organize chaos and make the world intelligible. Continue reading for more.

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