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Folding Table

There are transforming cars, computers, cubes that open up to contain all the furniture a room needs, books and now, a picnic table. This was created by Izzy Swan, a retired furniture shop owner from Charleston, South Carolina. From afar and at first glance, it looks like just a stack of wood, but start taking apart the pieces, and you'll see that it contains seating for four as well as a small eating area. Continue reading for the video.

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Photosynthesis Table

What if all of your gadgets could be powered by plants? Introducing Biophotovoltaics' Moss Table. This creation demonstrates the potential of Bio-Photo-Voltaic (BPV) technology, or electricity generated from the electrons captured by conductive fibers inside the moss table. Technically speaking, this technology turns energy that would otherwise be wasted in the photosynthesis process, into power that can be put to use. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Analog Memory Desk

MCAD (Mechanical Computer-aided Design) student Kirsten Camara wanted a better way to save notes. So, she created the "Analog Memory Desk", a table that comes complete with 1,100-yards of blank paper to record everything. When the desktop is covered in notes, scribbles, drawings, etc. a simple turn of the handles gives you a blank analog tabletop once again. Continue reading for more pictures and the blueprint.

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Pop Up Furniture

Remember those pop-up storybooks you loved as a child? Well, artists Liddy Scheffknecht and Armin B. Wagner have turned that concept into functional furniture. Simply take one of these large pieces of reinforced cardboard, unfold it, and you have a table and chair(s). Unfortunately, there's no word yet on when these pieces will hit stores. Continue reading to see the folding and unfolding process.

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Crazy Table Designs

You can either settle for a normal table, or one of these cool and geeky designs that think outside the box. Our favorite? Definitely the recycled 747 jet engine table. It features a "high mirror polish and a custom-fabricated stationary engine core set with internal multi-colored LED lights topped with a polished spun aluminum dome and a stylish 1/2" round tempered glass top." There's also phone holders and even electric outlets beneath the glass for extra convenience. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today - includes The Great Octopus Escape.

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Transforming Couch Ottoman

At first glance, this just appears to be a normal couch with a little armrest / table section in the middle, but slide it out, and you'll see that it's a completely separate furniture piece. You can either use it purely as a table, or place the smaller cushions on the lower sections to transform the table into a legrest / extra seats. Continue reading for more weird furniture designs that might be borderline genius.

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Hippopotamus Chair

Photo credit: Maximo Riera

Maximo Riera is a talented artist known for his custom "Animal Chairs" collection, and he's unveiled his latest piece: the Hippopotamus Chair. Not just any hippopotamus, this chair is the size of its real-life counterpart and upholstered in his signature all-black, high-luxury style, complete with realistic detailing. Continue reading to see more pictures of this piece and some of his past work.

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Casulo Magic Box

It might not look like much, but inside Casulo, there's an entire apartment's worth of furniture, including an armoire, a desk, a height-adjustable stool, two additional stools, a six-shelf bookcase, and a bed with a mattress. Designed by Marcel Krings and Sebastian Muhlhauser, this magic box conceals furnishings enough for an entire apartment into a small 31" x 47" box. It only takes two people to lift, carry, and assemble (and then disassemble, when it's time to move) each piece of furniture within the box in a zippy 10 minutes, without tools to boot. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the top five most popular viral videos of today.

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VW Bus Bed

Photo credit: Inexplorata / Reddit

How does one use Volkswagen Beetle parts that were acquired for free off a Craigslist user? Well, if you're Reddit user Inexplorata, building a custom Volkswagen Bus bed would be the most logical choice, especially since his daughter was outgrowing her crib. Four months and countless hours of work later, the incredible bed you see above, came to life, working headlights, dashboard, horn and all. Continue reading to see the build process from start to finish.

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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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