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Optical Illusion Rooms

Photo credit: Peter Kogler via Bored Panda

Austrian artist Peter Kogler uses a combination of stickers and projections to create mind-bending optical illusion rooms. At first glance, the image above may appear to be the work of Photoshop, but they are just simple decals that have been plastered all over the floor and walls. His installations can be found mainly at building lobbies and transit centers. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus 3D street art illusions.

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Grafex Saber Lightsaber

Believe it or not, the Graflex FX Lightsaber you see above sold for a whopping $17,567, and after you see the device in-action, you may see why. "Created with original vintage parts, which were also used in the movies. But that is not the main feature of this weapon. The complete chassis inside this saber is custom designed, constructed and handcrafted by me. There is no other like this in our whole universe. Real quartz crystal (self-luminous, module, detatchable)," according to its creator. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of an iPhone being placed in molten aluminum.

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Tesla Model S for Kids

Radio Flyer's miniaturized Tesla Model S for kids, complete with authentic paint used on the real vehicles, has hit stores, and prices start from $499. This isn't a simple toy, but rather a fully-electric vehicle that boasts an MP3 sound system, working headlights, a full interior, and most importantly, brakes. There's even room to put all your gear in the cabin, or front trunk. Available in red, blue, silver, or white colors, the vehicle has a top speed of six miles per hour, although parents can manually limit the speed to three miles per hour. Continue reading for another video and more pictures. Click here for a few bonus things you might want, but probably don't need.

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Mini Desktop Cannon

Photo credit: Hi Consumption

The Mini Desktop Cannon is precision machined from 304 stainless steel for the barrel and boasts a brite anodized 6061 aluminum base with your choice of brass or stainless steel hardware. It may look like a toy at first, but this tiny gadget is fully-functional, complete with a .179" bore cannon, perfect for .177" BB's. "Pretty loud pop when it shoots the projectile. It all depends on which way you are shooting it and how much powder is used and how well the cannon is prepared to fire. If you mess up on prep the thing wont shoot correctly," said one user. Get one here now. Click here for the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Super Mario Run parkour.

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Aperture Wrench

Industrial designer Jordan Steranka gave us a glimpse of his Aperture Wrench earlier this year, but now, it may be on the fast track to production. Just to recap, it's basically a flexible wrench that can be adjusted to various diameters, and is modeled after a camera's aperture system. "Inspired by the apertures in cameras, the idea was formed to create a wrench to fit any size nut," said Steranka. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Millennium Falcon Multi-Tool

Most multi-tools put function over for, but why not combine both into one geeky device? Introducing the Millennium Falcon Multi-Tool, one which offers four hex keys, two screwdrivers (one flat-head, one philipps), and an adjustable wrench built into the ship's helm. The hex keys fit snugly in the back underside of the ship, which is magnetized to ensure tight secure seal. Screwdrivers tuck away into the sides, while the wrench is adjusted by a wheel located in the ship's center section. Available now from ThinkGeek, priced at $29.99. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of someone who gets stung by a bullet ant, the world's most painful insect sting.

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Starry LED Scarf

When turned off, the "Illumiscarf" looks like a normal double-layered 72" fleece scarf, but at the push of a button, bright strings of integrated LEDs produce a dazzling night sky effect. This isn't a clothing accessory that you only use a few times and throw away, as the light strings are removable via a zipper closure for easy washing. The print features named constellations from a modern star atlas. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Batmobile Concept V12



Photo credit: Encho Enchev

It's only a matter of time until we see the next iteration of Batman's Batmobile, and one possible design is Ubisoft artist Encho Enchev's "Batmobile Concept V12". Featuring an ultra lightweight, yet extremely rugged, carbon fiber and titanium chassis, this monster offers a twin-turbocharged V12 engine producing 750+ horsepower, two 20mm machine guns that fire armor piercing bullets, six laser-guided missile launchers, as well as a built-in spy drone. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of Wolfenstein 3D running on a Game Boy Color.

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K'NEX Turbo Jet

The K'NEX Turbo Jet 2-in-1 Building Set has 402-pieces, motor included, and it's being offered for only $15.99, today only, originally $29.99. Each building set includes a battery-powered motor to operate the turbo jet plane and heli-plane. This set contains K'NEX rods and connectors, plus special motorized moving parts like wheels, helicopter rotors, and more to complete the turbo appearance of each plane. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on TV demonstration and more information.

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Floating Coffee Table

You could either spend $30,000 on a brand new car, or on the Teles Taxidi floating coffee table, designed by engineers at Siren Design Studios. A pair of rare-earth magnets balanced on top of each other hover 2-inches above its base, suspended by a series of 1,000+ lbs tested Kevlar cord and pulleys. As you can see in the video above, the table goes right back to its original configuration no matter which direction it is pushed. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the science behind free will.

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