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Need a calculator with smartphone functionality for your next exam? This geek decided to gut an old Casio calculator and place an iPhone inside the shell. For the most basic tasks, this may be a good idea, but if anything requires you to use the web browser for a search, it may not be as stealthy. Continue reading for more.

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The very first mention of cupcakes can be traced as far back as 1796, when a recipe notation of "a cake to be baked in small cups" was written in American Cookery by Amelia Simmons. However, the earliest official documentation of the term cupcake was in "Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats" in 1828 in Eliza Leslie's Receipts cookbook. Fast forward to today, we have geeks all over the world creating cool and creative versions of the sweet treat, like "The Avengers" above. Continue reading for more.

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Disney characters aren't synonymous with zombies and other horror-related themes, but deviantART-ist Kasami-Sensei wants to change that, as the user has reimagined the typically cheery-looking protagonists of several Disney films in the style of characters from AMC's "The Walking Dead." Continue reading for more.

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Let's face it, school isn't the most exciting place to be...ever, but sometimes, students will come across a teacher that makes learning all the more enjoyable, and through unconventional ways. For example, one teacher decided to play along with his students' April Fools Day prank by writing sideways on the chalkboard. Or, a gym teacher who decided to use a bow and arrow to get a stray ball down from the rafters. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a FedEx driver's worst nightmare.

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Ok, so these aren't exactly the Dr. Charles Xavier and Magneto characters all geeks know from Marvel's X-Men, but rather the actors who portray them in the movies. To celebrate their final performances on Broadway in No Man's Land and Waiting for Godot, best friends Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart decided to pay a memorable farewell to New York City by showing us their adventures around town. Continue reading for more.

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In the US, along with the United Kingdom and Canada, prom (short for promenade) refers to a semi-formal dance or gathering of high school students, and is typically held near the end of the senior year (i.e., the last year of high school). Prom figures greatly in popular culture and is a major event among high school students. Continue reading to see some of the coolest and geekiest ways to be asked to prom.

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According to Laughing Squid, fitness guru and expert Neila Rey has created an ultra geeky series of visual workout posters inspired by a popular movies, television shows, and video games. For this first batch, we bring you the Batman, Jedi, Lannister, Super Saiyan, and Assassin's workouts. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a superdog flying fail.

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Did you know that Harrison Ford wasn't happy with the film roles being offered to him, so he became a self-taught professional carpenter to support his then-wife and two small sons? That's right, eventually he was then hired to build cabinets at the home of director George Lucas, who subsequently cast him in a pivotal supporting role for his film American Graffiti (1973). Continue reading for more cool and interesting, yet true, facts you never knew about.

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Ever wonder what the Star Wars characters do in their spare time? If so, then look no further than this geeky photo series by Malaysian photograper Zahir Batin, who "combines his talent for photography with paper art and miniature figures to reinterpret the Star Wars universe in his own way," according to Bored Panda. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a mom's sneeze with unexpected results.

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You may have seen images of otters holding hands floating around the internet for some time now, but have you ever wondered why? If so, here's the explanation: They like to float in groups called 'rafts' while eating, sleeping, or relaxing. While rafting they will hold hands with each other to keep the group from floating apart. Continue reading for more fun and geeky animal facts that will brighten your day.

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