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Boyfriend Pillow

The Boyfriend Pillow is not a joke, it's a real and very highly-rated by people who've purchased it. For those wondering, the pillow is polyester-filled and the shirt is removable for easy cleaning. Product page. On a related note, did you know that the first people to use pillows were those who lived in early civilizations of Mesopotamia around 7,000 BC? That's right, during this time, only the wealthy used pillows. The number of pillows symbolized status so the more pillows one owned the more affluence he or she held. Continue reading to see more pillow designs that think outside the box.

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Lie Down Desk

Thanko's Super Gorone Desk is perfect for lazy geeks who don't want to get out of bed on weekends, as its frame easily adjusts to fit a variety of laptops, tablets etc. Plus, there's even a built-in, USB-powered fan to keep your computer cool for those long internet browsing / gaming sessions. When you're not lying in bed, it can be transformed into a small table not only for your computer, but snacks as well. Product page. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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JAWS Crib

Photo credit: Joseph Reginella

Sculptor and toy designer Joseph Reginella only wanted to create something cool for his baby nephew, but little did he know that his "Jaws"-themed baby crib would go viral online. He told Crave, "At a shop Themendous, we made an airplane bed for some little kid in California, and I thought it would be funny if someone would order a terrifying bed instead of something mainstream." Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Dr. Who Tardis Bed

Many already know that the TARDIS is a time machine and spacecraft in Doctor Who and its associated spin-offs The Sarah Jane Adventures, Torchwood and more, but here's one version that lets you sleep the night away. Its creator, a blogger who goes by "Stubbs" online, said: "Since Murphy beds are the ultimate space maximizers, it only made sense to build it using Time Lord technology: bigger on the inside." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why Taylor Swift might be the most generous celebrity of 2014.

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Expanding Table Transformer

With home prices still sky high, many people can use all the space they can get, and what better way than to pick up some space-saving furniture? Above, we have D.B. Fletcher's expanding transformer table. It's basically a circular table which, when rotated at its outer perimeter, doubles its seating capacity. The table's expansion panels are stored inside the table and, in just a mere 4-seconds, smoothly and quickly emerge upon rotation, rising and radially expanding outwards as the entire top is turned through 30°. Continue reading for more.

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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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