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For those not familiar with Magic the Gathering, it's basically a trading card game created by Richard Garfield and first published in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast. Magic was the first trading card game produced and it continues to thrive. YouTube user "openboosters" managed to purchase some starter decks and booster packs from the game's very first release, called "Alpha", back when they first came out. Today, a single starter deck will set you back a cool $5,999 USD. He captured his latest opening on video, and managed to pull out one of the most valuable Magic cards yet. Continue reading to see the grade it received.

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Awesome Alien Costume

Most Halloween costumes have been done several thousand (if not million) times before, but when you roll up to someone's house or a party with this Alien Mind Control mask on, things may get a little crazy. According to its creators, The Horror Dome: "Free your mind with Our Alien mind control. Once our little alien takes control of your body you will have the vacation you've always been waiting for. Sit back and relax because his thoughts are yours and he is now in the driver seat." Continue reading for more crazy Halloween costume ideas that geeks would love.

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Stargazing Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park, located in the north-central region of the U.S. state of Colorado, features majestic mountain views, mountain lakes, a variety of wildlife, varied climates and environments - from wooded forests to mountain tundra - and easy access to back-country trails and campsites. Plus, it's a great place for geeks to go stargazing at night, especially during the summer. Simply bring a comfortable chair, along with a telescope if you want an up-close look, and you'll be set to take everything in. Continue reading for more.

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Amphibious Ice Cream Truck

Unlike other food trucks, HMS Flake 99', which has a top speed of five knots and sports the slogan 'licensed to chill', is the first and only amphibious ice cream truck. It was created by Cadbury to mark National Ice Cream Week and highlight how vans are being driven off the roads by soaring fuel costs and council red tape. After a nationwide tour of Britain's beaches, it sailed all the way across the Channel to the canals of Venice. Continue reading for more cool and / or geeky (especially the Grillenium Falcon) food trucks.

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Date Ideas

Whether it be the first date or hundredth, there's nothing worse than awkward silences or just plain boredom, so why not try something new that's cool and / or geeky? These awesome date ideas should get your creativity flowing - feel free to modify any of these to suit your personality. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Punch Out's King Hippo like you've never see him before, 3D chalk art style.

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College Dorm Smart Hack

Let's face it, no matter what kind of college dorm room you look at, there's just not enough room for two computer desks and a living room. So, these two guys decided to build their own custom raised platform near the window, which is used for a couch, an old television (donated), and small coffee table. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a missionary versus Michael Jackson in an unexpected dance-off.

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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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