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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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Children's Costumes 2014

Let's face it, kids love Halloween, and not just because of the candy, but rather the chance to dress up as their favorite superhero, pop culture icon, etc. Unfortunately, the store-bought costumes really just don't do these characters justice. So, some parents have decided to go the extra mile and create custom costumes for their children, like a miniature Carl (Up!), along with a not so intimidating Groot (Guardians of the Galaxy). Continue reading for more.

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Funny Kids Notes

Some people have said that if you really want to know the truth, just ask a child, and that holds true for notes too. For example, this child managed to correctly solve a math problem, but when asked to explain how they came to the solution, "math" was the answer. That is just one of the many kids that are probably too smart for their own good. Continue reading to see more.

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