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Samurai Kylo Ren

If Disney were to release a Star Wars movie set in feudal Japan, this is what the characters could look like, starting with none other than Kylo Ren. These were created by talented artist Nikolas A. Draper-Ivey, and other characters include Rey, Finn, Captain Phasma, Poe Dameron, BB-8, along with a First Order stormtrooper. One interesting fact about this time period is the Minamoto clan. Under the rule of Minamoto no Yoritomo, they emerged victorious from the Genpei War of 1180-85. After seizing power, Yoritomo set up his capital in Kamakura and took the title of shogun. In 1274 and 1281, the Kamakura shogunate withstood two Mongol invasions. Continue reading for more.

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Snow Turns Statue Into Vader

Jakub Wejher, a 17th century Polish nobleman and military leader, stands proud and tall in Wejherowo, Poland, that is until...a snowstorm blanketed the town a few days ago. Artur Hutnik, a reporter from the local newspaper, Wejherowo.pl, snapped a picture showing its new Darth Vader-like semblance. Since then, the image has been shared millions of times online through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more. Continue reading for more interesting pictures from around the web.

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SR 71 Ring

At first, this ring may look normal, but it's actually made from the ejector nozzle of an SR-71 Blackbird. This long-range, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft was operated by the United States Air Force, and developed as a black project from the Lockheed A-12 reconnaissance aircraft in the 1960s by Lockheed and its Skunk Works division. Click here to view more pictures of the SR-71. Continue reading for another picture of the ring.

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Credit Card Knife

Iain Sinclair's CardSharp2 is a 007-inspired knife that folds up like a credit card, and you can pick one up for $2.97 shipped, today only, originally $19.99. At just 2.2mm thin, the 13-gram tool transforms from credit card-sized accessory into surgical-grade knife with sturdy handle in seconds. This waterproof knife features a nearly 3-inch long blade, and the polypropylene handle is guaranteed to last a lifetime of unfolding and folding. Product page. Continue reading for a two videos, including a cutting demonstration and additional information

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Tim Burton Disney

Photo credit: Andrew Tarusov via Bored Panda

Tim Burton, known his dark, gothic and quirky fantasy films such as Beetlejuice (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990), the animated musical The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), would be a perfect fit for any Disney Animation Studio reboots. Andrew Tarusov, an artist originally born in Ribinsk, Russia, and now living in Los Angeles, California, gives us a sneak peak at what some of the classics would look like. "My general occupation after 10 years of studying is art and animation. Being a huge fan of Disney classics, I imagined how our favorite childhood movies could look if they were directed by the great Tim Burton," said Tarusov. Continue reading to see the movie posters.

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Wooden Millennium Falcon

Photo credit: Martin Creaney

Wood artist Martin Creaney has recreated the Millennium Falcon using over 3000-pieces of timber. It measures in at around 6-feet-long and is comprised of 30 different varieties of wood. For those unfamiliar with this craft, the highly modified Corellian Engineering Corporation (CEC) YT-1300 light freighter first appears in Star Wars (1977), and subsequently in The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Return of the Jedi (1983) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Click here to view more pictures of the Millennium Falcon. Continue reading for a video.

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LEGO Caravan

Professional LEGO builders have set a new record for the largest caravan ever made from the plastic bricks. The life-sized vehicle measures in at 3.6m long and 2.2m tall, and consists of 215,158 individual bricks, complete with electric lights as well as running water. It took approximately 12 weeks to complete, and is 10 times bigger than the previous holder of the record for largest LEGO caravan. Click here to view more pictures of the incredible LEGO caravan. Continue reading for the official Guinness World Record video.

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LaFerrari Living Room

You could either put a normal coffee table in your living room, or a mint 950-horsepower LaFerrari, like Magazin ProDriver CZ. That's right, as you can see, the hypercar is sitting right in front of the couch, on the hardwood floors, blocking the television. However, this is certainly a view that most would not mind. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Perfectly Organized Cables

Let's face it, server rooms can get messy, especially when dealing with cables. However, when they're probably organized, it's an entirely different story. These admins decided to show off their work with these snapshots, starting with the before and after images above. A few of them may have only taken a few hours, while others might have been week-long jobs. Continue reading to see them all. Click here to view a few bonus setups.

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NYC Black Tap Eatery Milkshake

Photo credit: Jenny Flake via MyModernMet

Thanks to the power of Photoshop, you really can't just anything people post online anymore, including the alleged latest Powerball jackpot winning tickets. However, none of these insane milkshakes from NYC's Black Tap have received digital enhancements. Flavors include: Birthday cake (above), Cotton Candy, Cookie Dough, S'mores, Caramel Apple and lots more. Continue reading to see some of the most popular flavors that are sure to appeal to food geeks.

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