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Einstein Placemats

Photo credit: A.P. Works via MyModernMet

Japan-based design studio A.P.Works shows what an Albert Einstein-inspired placemat would look like. Mimicking the space-time fabric theory, this placemat seemingly warps the grid pattern, creating the illusion that the plate and silverware are weighing down its elastic surface, in the same way that planets and stars distort the plane of space-time. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a TIE Fighter accident on the highway.

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Photoluminescent

Photo credit: Mike Warren via BoredPanda and Colossal

No, this isn't a movie prop or something from outer space, but just a homemade table by Mike Warren. He simply took a few planks of Pecky cypress wood, photoluminescent powder, resin, some tools, and spent a few days working on it. The cool glow-in-the-dark effect is made possible by mixing photoluminescent powder with the resin and using it to fill the naturally-occurring holes in Pecky cypress wood. Instructables page for those who wish to make their own. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a mind-blowing viral video of an entire neighborhood that teamed up to put on a synchronized Christmas light show.

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Game of Thrones Coffee Table

Photo credit: Spikesplayfood / Reddit

At first glance, this appears to be just another coffee table found, but Reddit users spikesplayfood and erinnnnx decided to give it a complete Game of Thrones makeover. So, they gathered some refurbished wood, a detailed map of Westeros, and plenty of tools, to do the job. Best of all, the entire project took less than $200 to finish. For those interested, you can continue reading to see how the entire project went down in step-by-step fashion.

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IKEA Cat Bed

Geeky cat lovers are probably guessing that it's the empty cardboard boxes, but the $20 Duktig doll bed is apparently their favorite piece of IKEA furniture. It's officially a toy bed for children's dolls, but the slot at either end lets them stick their tails out if they want to relax. There are even some rabbits and dogs that are using them now too. 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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Birdsnest Chair

At first glance, this looks like a giant bird's nest, but in reality, it's a real piece of furniture. Designed by Israel-based Merav (Salush) Eitan and Gaston Zahr of OGE Creative Group this circular wooden structure is loaded with soft, egg-shaped pillows that's supposed to resemble a "fusion of furniture and playground." Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Inception Furniture

Photo credit: This is Colossal

Remember that one scene in Inception where all the buildings were being peeled from the ground? Well, sculptor James McNabb has created an entire line of furniture, titled Metros at Robert Fontaine Gallery, that look just like that. In his words, these furniture pieces represent "sketching with a bandsaw" composed of abstract shapes that are cut from repurposed and exotic woods. These pieces then become components for larger sculptures resembling wheels or tables. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of lighting, an aurora, and sunrise from the International Space Station.

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Power Mac G5

Designer Klaus Geiger unveils BENCHMA, a line of sleek furniture made from old Power Mac G5 cases. After the internals are removed, he adds in drawers to the cases and / or wood planks, as well as glass, to form furniture. The Power Mac G5 is Apple Inc.'s marketing name for models of the Power Macintosh that contained the IBM PowerPC G5 CPU inside an anodized aluminium chassis. The professional-grade computer was the most powerful in Apple's lineup when it was introduced, widely hailed as the first 64-bit PC, and was touted by Apple as the fastest personal computer ever built.

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Paper Sofa

Called the Paper Sofa, this functional chair, made almost entirely from recycled cardboard and recycled wood waste, is basically a giant slinky can seat up to 16 people in a variety of configurations. Thanks to the unique qualities of its accordion honeycomb structure, users are able to fold it into a multitude of shapes and lengths by simply pulling each end. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the coolest Halloween light show you'll see today.

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Scorpion Chair

Most chairs look boring, this one is not. Designed by artist Vyacheslav Pakhomov of Russia-based furniture studio Workshop Pakhomov, the custom Scorpion Chair is handcrafted from the finest wood and measures in at 6.5-feet tall. Buyers can choose from a variety of leather upholstery and wood finishes. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading to watch a viral video of a daredevil who decided to BASE jump off a skyscraper into a rooftop pool.

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