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Cardboard Sculpture

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Those who shop online probably handle cardboard boxes on a regular basis, but in the hands of an artist, they become the incredible sculptures you see above. Whether it be Optimus Prime, Iron Man, or just a lion's head, nothing is too strange for them. On a related note, did you know that the first commercially available corrugated box was created and produced in the US in 1895? However, nearly all shipping was done in wooden crates until the early 1900's. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery Continue reading for a viral video of a toddler watching a shuttle launch for the first time.

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McDonalds Transformers Changeables

Changeables, also known as McRobots, was a toy series produced by the McDonald's corp. and given away with fast-food meals at their restaurants. The series used the then-popular "Transforming Robots" toy concept in conjunction with their own products. The robots could transform into items (mostly food) from the company. Unfortunately, there were only three series (1987, 1989 and 1990) of McRobots. So, the geeky kids of today might have a hard time understanding why people would want transforming McDonalds food items. Continue reading for more.

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Photo credit: Laura Jenkinson

People may not pay much attention to the chin in their daily beauty routine, but London-based makeup artist Laura Jenkinson specializes in that body part by using it to recreate pop culture icons. She paints well known characters from Disney films, Looney Tunes cartoons, the South Park series, and lots more, onto her chin, lips, as well as the skin above them. Continue reading to see them all.

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Comic book fans with very deep pockets rejoice! The world's most valuable comic book, Action Comics #1, which was originally published in June 1938, is now up for sale. As most comic fans know, this is the issue in which Superman makes his debut. According to the seller, "This comic features not only the first appearance of Superman, Clark Kent and Lois Lane, but this comic began the entire superhero genre that has followed during the 76 years since. It is referred to as the Holy Grail of comics and this is the finest graded copy to exist with perfect white pages. This is .... the Mona Lisa of comics and stands alone as the most valuable comic book ever printed." Continue reading for a rare look inside the comic and for the auction page.

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Photo credit: Blaine Gibson

Blaine Gibson of Austin-based production studio Rooster Teeth, recently took a trip to Disney World, but was getting tired of taking normal photos with the characters. So, he stopped by a local Walmart to purchase a fake engagement ring and then went around the resort to propose to all of his favorite characters, including Cinderella, Ariel, Rapunzel, Jasmine, Tinkerbell, and even Gaston. If you're wonder who he eventually gave the ring to, here's what Gibson revealed: "I ended up giving the ring to Tink[erbell] because she was my last princess. She, Rapunzel, and Ariel won my heart." Continue reading to see all the photos.

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Akihiro Mizuuchi, an illustrator and designer from Japan, invented a modular system for creating edible chocolate LEGO bricks. In other words, melted chocolate is first poured into specially designed molds that enable the bricks to be popped out in one piece, once cooled. As you can see, these can be used to create just about anything your imagination can conjure up. Continue reading for more pictures.

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When you think of a "dream" home theater, leather seats with large cup holders, a gigantic screen, and custom theming probably comes to mind. However, all you really need is a gigantic bed couch of sorts, large enough for friends and family, along with a decent-sized display, for a good time. The home theater above is the perfect example. Continue reading for more fun and awesome ways geeks can remodel their home.

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Did you know that none of the characters featured in the film were on the original Guardians of the Galaxy team? That's right, according to io9, the "original line-up consisted of a 20th century astronaut fortuitously named Vance Astro, a crystalline alien named Martinex, a human living on Jupiter named Charlie-27, and a blue alien named Yondu from Alpha Centauri. Yondu will be in the GotG movie, played by Michael Rooker as a sort of mentor to Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord." Continue reading for more, including bonus behind-the-scenes clips.

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Let's face it, sometimes you just don't have time to clean up everything and make a room smell fresh. So, what can you do? One easy way to mask odors would be to tape a dryer sheet(s) directly in front of an A/C unit or standing fan. Simply turn on the unit, and in minutes, you'll have a room that smells dryer fresh. Continue reading for more extremely useful cleaning life hacks that geeks would love.

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Sure, all of these images were staged, but can you imagine how much easier life would be if dogs knew how to use surf the internet and watch YouTube videos all day? Before going to work or out on a grocery run, simple have a bowl of food, some water, as well as a laptop, and they'll be entertained for hours on end. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a katana meets lightsaber.

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