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Sam Smith isn't your typical 12-year-old, as he spends most of his day making mobile games. Spacepants is the first release from his Boxface Games home studio, and boasts tough endless runner-style gameplay set in a single room, "which sees you avoiding lasers, space caterpillars, and other nasties for as long as you can while constantly moving." He's been making games for about a year now, mainly using GameMaker: Studio software, which doesn't require any prior programming or design experience. Even though Spacepants has only been out since May, he's already earned enough money to buy his younger brother a PlayStation 4. Continue reading to read what he has planned for the future.

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David Irvine, the artist behind the Gnarled Branch, isn't your normal illustrator and crafter. In addition to being known for whimsical furniture and Gothic sculptures, his most famous works are in his 'Re-Directed Paintings' series, where he finds old and/or discarded thrift store paintings and gives them new life by adding pop culture icons. They're currently being sold (prints included) on Etsy, Society 6 and Red Bubble. Continue reading for more.

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Are you attending San Diego Comic Con this weekend? Then you'll have a chance to win at least one of these awesome custom Xbox One consoles, which include Titan Fall, Nerdist, Twitch, Marvel Super Heroes, Forza Motorsport 3, and lots more. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of 10 amazing bets you will always win.

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You know you've got some awesome and geeky parents when they build a custom Super Mario Bros. themed bedroom as a surprise. The surprises don't stop at the wall decals, Power-Up Mushroom pillow, and curtains. There's even coin block shelves and a warp pipe stand of sorts for the phone system. Continue reading for more cool and geeky room designs that kids would absolutely love.

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Set to be unveiled at San Diego Comic Con later this week, this new LEGO Batman Dark Knight Tumbler consists of 1,869 pieces, measures 15 inches tall by 9 inches wide, and "includes not only a Christian Bale-style Batman minifig, but also a beautifully crafted Joker styled after the character brilliantly played by the late Heath Ledger," says Hi Consumption. Available here starting July 27th. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a dog apologizing to a baby in the most adorable way possible.

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You know you're a true video game fanatic soulmates when your significant other prearranges something before a costume contest and actually proposes to you on stage in front of hundreds of geeks. Let's just hope that the ring came in a special box like the one you see above. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a baby who is too clever for his age.

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Rather than disassemble these old computers and use their parts for art, this geek decided to create a colorful wall of sorts. Sure, this may not be practical or sightly with the lights on, but it's definitely a conversation starter nonetheless. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video from Russia showing why you should never pass on the right side.

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It's rare for children and teenagers to think of their parents as *cool*, but these examples show why some are always young at heart. Starting off, we have someone who asked for an iPad for their birthday, and instead, received an authentic iPad box filled with a box of eye pads and a troll face. Other examples include: a surprise $5-million birthday present, curious parents during a birthday, and replicating a Facebook profile picture. Continue reading to see them all.

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Yes, there's a roller coaster that uses Ferrari F430 Spider-inspired vehicles, and it's called the Fiorano GT Challenge, a steel dueling roller coaster, at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It features two, 1.08-kilometre (0.67 mi) tracks, each of which has four LSM launches and four magnetic brake sections, immersing passengers into the twisting, head-to-head varying speeds and accelerations of GT racing. Power for the ride system is provided via two flywheel motor generator sets, isolating the surge requirements of the launches from the electrical grid. Continue reading for more.

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Some tattoos have important messages or images of loved ones, but these optical illusion 3D tattoos, like the cyborg example above, were created purely for the "cool factor". Did you know that since the 1970s, tattoos have become a mainstream part of Western fashion, common among all economic classes, and to age groups from the later teen years to middle age? The tattoo has "undergone dramatic redefinition" and has shifted from a form of deviance to an acceptable form of expression. Continue reading for more.

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