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Funny Parents

Parents usually have their own set of problems to deal with, in addition to making sure their children are on the right path for success. Then there are those who can get a bit nosy, like this mom, who might have overheard one of her daughter's conversations of wanting a boyfriend, and then responding appropriately with a text message. Continue reading for more examples of funny and geeky parenting.

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Celebrity Dolls Repainted

You normally pass by these dolls and action figures in the toy section of many stores, but have you ever wondered what they'd look like if an artist repainted their faces? Noel Cruz specializes in this, and the Katniss Everdeen doll you see above, fetched $2500 on eBay. The process usually starts by first re-trimming, re-dying the doll's hair, scratching off all the existing paint, and then using a set of tiny brushes to re-paint the details. Continue reading to see many more of his masterpieces as well as a link to his website.

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Disney Asian Makeover

Photo credit: Na Young Wu

Ever wonder what your favorite Western fairytales would look like if they were remade with Eastern Asia-influenced art styles? If so Korean illustrator Na Young Wu has just the art series for you, as her illustrations feature a host of Disney characters reinterpreted through a modern Korean cartoon illustration style known as "manhwa." Wu also goes by "Obsidian" on social media platforms, such as Twitter. Continue reading for more.

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Funny Tip Jar

The tip jar may have originated hundreds of years ago. A 1946 editorial in Life claimed that English taverns used prominently displayed urns for tips that were labelled 'To Insure Promptitude'. It has become a source of controversy. Customers may feel discouraged from patronizing establishments using them. Many feel social pressure to use them, or that they are paying too high a total price when purchasing a simple item. So, many stores are getting clever by putting up clever signs like the one you see above. Continue reading for more.

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Photo credit: Lucas Levitan

We've all probably heard about Instagram's great #thepurge cleansing, or how they got rid of millions of spam accounts, but London-based Brazilian illustrator Lucas Levitan didn't let that get to him, nor the company's new $35-billion valuation. He specializes in "Photo Invasion", which has him adding cartoon characters to random Instagram photos. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a mind-blowing Equinox dragon made entirely from paper mache.

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Boba Fett Veloster

Rebekah Stieg Knuth, an artist at Knuthart Studios, has just unveiled her latest project: a Boba Fett-themed Hyundai Veloster that looks to be straight from the Star Wars universe, battle worn paint job and all. She officially named her car "Ivor Fett," and all the work you see is custom, with the wrap installation performed by Josh Bevers and Tom Hrubesky of Fastsigns in Appleton, Wisconsin. Continue reading for more images of the geeky car after the break.

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Kittens Using Computers

On the internet, nobody knows you're a cat, which makes it even stranger when one of these geeky and adorable kittens comes across a photo of themselves while browsing. Who knows, we may only be a few years off from actual tablets designed specifically for animals, but in the meantime, app developers will continue pushing the limit. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the weirdest instrument you'll see today.

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Geeky Slippers

Slippers are best known as light shoes which are easy to put on and take off and usually worn indoors. They come in all shapes and sizes, but very few really stand out, that is...until you see the examples above. They range from tank-inspired designs to a pair that looks like Chewbacca. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a raindrop splashing down into sand in super slow motion.

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Beer Can Wifi Booster

Let's face it, your school's Wi-Fi isn't always the most reliable, nor does it have the strongest signal all over campus. However, there is one simple hack that you can try for strengthening the signal: take an aluminum can, cut out a strip, and tape it to the router. That is just one of the many useful life hacks that will make studying easier, or so we think. Continue reading to see them all.

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Geeky Winter Hats

Winter officially begins on December 21 in the Northern Hemisphere, but some places, like Buffalo, have already seen an entire season's worth of snow. Anyone who lives in a colder area, might want to check out some of these cool and creative winter hats. Above, we have the Cthulhu ski hat and the brain cap, which looks just like it sounds. On a completely unrelated side note, today is Dec. 13, 2014, which represents the last sequential calendar date for at least 20 years - Jan. 2, 2034 (1/2/34) - and another 89 years if waiting for Jan. 2, 2103 (1/2/3). At approximately 9:10 and 11 seconds, you have 9/10/11/12/13/14. If researchers master cryogenics, it'll be 100-years until 2114, when 12/13/14 can happen again. Continue reading to see more.

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