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Back to the Future License Plate

What better license plate for a DeLorean than "McFly" (as in Marty McFly)? Speaking of vanity plates, did you know that the sale of these are often a significant source of revenue for North American provincial and state licensing agencies? In some jurisdictions, such as the Canadian province of British Columbia, vanity plates have a different color scheme and design. Continue reading for more.

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Scorpion Chair

Most chairs look boring, this one is not. Designed by artist Vyacheslav Pakhomov of Russia-based furniture studio Workshop Pakhomov, the custom Scorpion Chair is handcrafted from the finest wood and measures in at 6.5-feet tall. Buyers can choose from a variety of leather upholstery and wood finishes. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading to watch a viral video of a daredevil who decided to BASE jump off a skyscraper into a rooftop pool.

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Prosthetic Art

You may have seen some of designer Scott Summit's work before, but he has now made these stunning prosthetic limbs a priority. While they may look like computer-generated images, Bespoke Innovations really does make prosthetics that look like works of art, using a variety of high-tech tools, such as laser cutters and 3D scanners. No word yet on pricing or availability. Continue reading for more images and inforation.

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Origami Yoda

Photo credit: Ross Symons

To most people, these square sheets of paper are just things you use to write notes on or fold into fun shapes, but give them to origami artist Ross Symons, and you'll have a work of art in a few hours, like the Yoda above. Here's how his obsession began: "I started with the crane and I lost count of how many times I folded it. What I didn't realize at the time is how origami was going to become such a massive part of my life." Continue reading for more

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Star Wars Gadgets and Accessories

With the new Star Wars movie directed by JJ Abrams coming out soon, there's no better time to stock up on your favorite themed gadgets and accessories than now. Starting off, we have an R2-D2 soy sauce (or any liquid) dispenser and round it off with a 5-million LEGO brick X-Wing Fighter, which took 18 months and 32 builders. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a person who is able to make trance music with just a bass guitar.

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Magnetic Floating Bed

Designed by Dutchman Janjaap Ruijssenaars, this bed has enough magnets to keep 900 kilograms (1,984 pounds) from levitating away - it's tethered to the walls by four cables for added rigidness. Unfortunately, only one was ever made, and at the cost of $1.53-million) USD. The crazy thing is that some geeks have attempted to recreate this bed on their own. Continue reading for more cool beds that geeks would love.

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Star Wars WW2

Photo credit: Hi Consumption

Mashups aren't anything new, but this is the first we've seen that combines the Star Wars universe with actual World War 2 photographs. In this creative series, there's "3 on 3", with soldiers taking on a trio of AT-ATs; "Charge!" showing a soldier unfazed by a Stormtrooper; "Dogfight" taking things to the skies with TIE Fighters shooting down a warplane; and "Invasion" sporting a handful of soldiers with the Death Star staring down at them from above. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a modified gun that not only makes paper airplanes, but shoots them out too.

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AT-AT Walker Dog

Halloween is just a few weeks away and what better way to kick things off than with some costume ideas for your pet. Katie Mello, an artist at the LAIKA animation studio, decided to create a custom Star Wars AT-AT Imperial Walker costume for her dog Bones. It'll definitely be hard for Katie to top this costume, but stormtrooper puppies would be a good start. Continue reading for more.

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Scrap Metal Hulk

Photo credit: Roscius

People usually exchange these pieces of scrap metal for money, but when given to an artist, they can be turned into just about any pop culture icon, like The Incredible Hulk. As you can see, the tiny details are made entirely from individual bolts. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a kangaroo fight in Australia taking place in the middle of a suburban street.

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Hidden Pool

Have more money than you know what to do with? Then a hidden pool might be just what your mansion needs. At the push of a button, the pool deck automatically descends and water fills in the void left behind - push it again to hide everything. The mechanically-controlled platforms can also double as steps down into the water, as each pool is custom built. Continue reading for more.

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