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Disposable Camera

Disposable, also known as single-use cameras, were pretty big back in the 80s and 90s, but the kids of today are probably more accustomed to snapping shots with their smartphone to post on social networks. On a similar note, did you know that a company called Photo-Pac produced a cardboard camera beginning in 1949 which shot 8 exposures and which was mailed-in for processing? That's right, cameras were expensive, and would often have been left safely at home when lovely scenes presented themselves. Frustrated with missing photo opportunities, H. M. Stiles had invented a way to enclose 35mm film in an inexpensive enclosure without the expensive precision film transport mechanism. It cost $1.29. Though incredibly similar to the familiar single-use cameras today, Photo-Pac failed to make a permanent impression on the market. Continue reading for more.

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Star Trek Borg Cube Fridge

This awesome Star Trek Borg Cube fridge just might be the geekiest ever. Simply plug it into a standard 120V AC outlet - or it can be powered by 12V DC power source - and set it to cool or even heat. ThinkGeek says that with "the Borg Cube Fridge, your great food will be contained until it can be assimilated... into your face." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny exam answers and hilarious school images gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a crazy Rube Goldberg machine that uses light instead of the normal trinkets.

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Log Piling

Wood is normally used to build things, but there are a group of geeky artists who specialize in transforming huge piles of logs into beautiful pictures that will gradually disappear as they are burned throughout the cold winter months. The type of wood and how they're cut, make a huge difference on how the image will look. Believe it or not, modern art galleries even showcase this type of artwork. Continue reading for more.

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Charmander Hoodie

We've all seen hoodies, but did you know that the clothing item took off in the 1970s, with several factors contributing to its success? That's right, Hip hop culture developed in New York City around this time, and the hoodie's element of instant anonymity, provided by the accessible hood, appealed to those with criminal intent. By the 1990s, the hoodie had evolved into a symbol of isolation, a statement of academic spirit, and several fashion collections. Continue reading for more ultra cool hoodies that geeks would love.

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Manly Life Hacks

We've all had days where almost nothing could wake us up, especially a phone alarm, but by placing the device into a glass cup, the sound emanated is naturally amplified. That is just one manly life hacks that we've rounded up for you today. Others include: a nifty trick to make sure your zipper is never accidentally undone in public again, grilling the perfect steak, and more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Octopus Umbrella

Umbrellas are now a consumer product with a large global market. As of 2008, most umbrellas worldwide are made in China, mostly in the Guangdong, Fujian and Zhejiang provinces. The city of Shangyu alone had more than a thousand umbrella factories. In the US alone, about 33 million umbrellas, worth $348 million, are sold each year. The market is so large that we're not beginning to see ones with cool designs, such as the octopus above. Continue reading to see more umbrellas geeks would love.

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Crayon Sculpture Art

Photo credit: Hoang Tran

We've featured crayon sculptures before, but artist Hoang Tran takes things above and beyond others by not only crafting detailed pop culture icons, but in full color as well. This series is called "Wax Nostalgic" and made entirely from standard Crayola crayons. He first began by shaving away at the tips of crayons with a hobby knife until they were transformed into pop culture's most famous characters. Continue reading to see more.

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Shark Socks

The first day of fall begins on September 22 in the Northern Hemisphere, and you know what that means...new (and warmer) clothes for the season. Whether it be a sweater, pea coat, leggings, or just a new shirt, there are plenty of options, but today, we bring you a selection of geeky things for your legs. First up, we have a pair of interesting shark socks, which would have been perfect for Shark Week. Continue reading for more.

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Hello Kitty Superheroes

Unless Disney buys out Sanrio, we probably won't see a Hello Kitty Thor anytime soon, but many fans worldwide are already creating their own versions of their favorite superheroes. Other characters include: Captain America, Nick Fury, Batman, Magneto and Even Gandalf. It'll only be a matter of time before someone creates a real costume based on one of these mashups, or so we think. Continue reading for more.

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Theater Phone

Photo credit: The Meta

Don't you hate when people start using their phones to text, or worse, answering calls during a movie in the theater? Well, this employee figured out a clever, yet simple, way to make them stop. The tactic involves using a low-powered laser pointer to shame the suspect. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when you place a coin on a dry ice block.

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