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LEGO Star Wars France

Photographer and Star Wars fanatic Benoit Lapray partnered with artist Matthieu Latry for a LEGO Star Wars "Toys Invasion" series, in which they took Star Wars LEGO minifigs as well as accessories, and set them up in real life situations at La Confluence in Lyon, France. Above, we have two Jedis preparing for a battle with none other than Darth Vader himself. Continue reading for more.

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Belt Knife

Sometimes, you just need a tool handy to cut open a package or to pop the top off a beer. Introducing Bowen Belt Knives. It's essentially a knife buckle that can be easily removed from its hidden, secure sheath in seconds. You can choose from either wide or narrow models with a single or double edge blade. That's not all, they all come with a built-in bottle opener as well. One additional option includes rounding the corners of the buckle. Continue reading for more.

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Smartphone Class

Let's face it, with new smartphones being released every month, it's no surprise that many elementary school kids are now hooked onto games such as Angry Birds, Plants vs. Zombies, etc. So, this teacher decided to do something about it, making students place their phones in a designated spot before class starts to earn participation credit. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny exam answers gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of first person jet skiing that looks surreal.

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Geeky Parents

Photo credit: Neatorama

There's nothing wrong with being a normal parent that only wants to best for their children, but there's also people like NASA scientist Jim Martin. He decided to build a giant Mechwarrior playhouse for his kids, complete with control panel. It took him just a couple of weeks using a few hundred dollars worth of supplies to build. Continue reading for more pictures showing geeky parenting done right.

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Cardboard Sculpture

Photo credit: The Meta

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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