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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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Plastic bottles were first used commercially in 1947, but remained relatively expensive until the early 1960s when high-density polyethylene was introduced. They quickly became popular with both manufacturers and customers due to their lightweight nature and relatively low production costs compared with glass bottles. Now there are 100-million plastic bottles being used and discarded everyday around the world. Here is how to repurpose them. Continue reading for more.

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Star Trek fans rejoice! Now you can boldly go beyond ordinary TV remote controls with this replica Star Trek phaser by The Wand Company, which was built using access to the original weapon first used nearly 50 years ago in the original series. This gadget has a 36 channel memory and makes 10 authentic phaser firing sounds. Continue reading for a video of a previous model and more information on this one.

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What do Facebook and pop culture have in common? If seeing countless news items in your feed isn't proof enough that they go hand in hand, this Facebook user will definitely make you think so. They include scenes and characters from Game of Thrones, Adventure Time, as well as Jurassic Park. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an Indian man carrying a motorcycle up to the top of a bus in the most unexpected way.

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LEGO began making interlocking toy bricks in 1949. Since then, a global LEGO subculture has emerged, complete with supporting movies, games, competitions, and six themed amusement parks. All of this began in the workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen, a skilled carpenter from Billund, Denmark, who began making wooden toys in 1932. Two-years-later, in 1934, his company came to be called "LEGO", which comes from the Danish phrase leg godt, which means "play well". As of 2013, approximately 560-billion Lego pieces have been produced. Continue reading to see some of the geekiest LEGO tattoos ever.

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At first glance, this may look like any old ring, but it's actually made from fragments of dinosaur bone, meteorite and gold, a very unique blend of materials. Its designer, Etsy seller Jewelry by Johan, claims it's genuine dinosaur leg bone and Gibeon meteorite; a certificate of authenticity is provided at the time of purchase. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a mind-blowing acoustic version of your favorite Daft Punk songs.

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Let's face it, as children, we viewed the world differently and just didn't have the artistic skills to recreate what we saw. Artist Telmo Pieper happened to stumble upon some drawings he completed at the age of four and decided to reimagine them realistically as possible, like the whale you see above. Others include: a tower of sorts, bear, butterfly, and more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Sugru (moldable synthetic rubber) and LEGO Minifigs are perfect companions, or at least for securely holding cords. This discovery was made by Andreas, a LEGO fan from Germany. He uploaded a picture of it to Sugru's online gallery last month, and users around the world have adopted the idea. According to company founder, Jane ni Dhulchaointigh, "Since we shared the project on Twitter, we've been getting more and more pics of people copying it. It's so cool to see all the different characters and locations." Continue reading for more pictures.

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Nintendo may be losing hundreds of millions of dollars each year, but there are still some true fans that will do anything to show their appreciation, including: creating an NES-inspired computer mouse, real power-up mushrooms, comparing a snow-covered road to a track in Super Mario Kart, taking photos of a functional Gulf War Game Boy, and lastly, building an N64 logo table. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a telekinetic scare prank that will have you rolling.

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Some people dread the thought of needing a haircut, while others gladly go to their local barber / stylist for a cut, especially if Rob 'The Original' Ferrel is the one behind scissors. He is now a world famous hair artist, originally from Los Angeles, with a following of 70,000 fans on Instagram. As you can see, Rob specializes in sports stars, music artists, and pretty much any pop culture icon. Continue reading for more.

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