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Lightsaber Prototype Inside

In the Star Wars universe, there's a set of crystals at the heart of every lightsaber that resonate to produce the efficient, powerful blade. While the most common crystals used in the process were from the Adega system, Ilum, and Dantooine, Jedi and Sith used a variety of crystals to produce various colors, effects and unique abilities. Some crystals could even enhance the Force skills of a particular user. This is what a real-life lightsaber might look like on the inside. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today.

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Funny Vandalized Sign

Regardless of how hard it is to reach a sign, or how boring and plain one may look, there are always those bored people who just have to vandalize them for their own amusement. For example, a math geek decided to put a sticker on a speed limit sign that asks drivers to solve for "x". On the bright side, if you do get a speeding ticket for going over the 45mph limit, this piece of vandalism could be used to your advantage. Continue reading for more.

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Elven Ring

Photo credit: Dovas Art

Dovas of Bored Panda wanted an engagement ring that his fiancee would remember for a lifetime, and what better way than to make it yourself? Simply put, he specializes in sculpting in wood and clay, so what started as a normal-looking piece of wax, quickly became a beautiful Elven-inspired ring, once a jeweler was found that would cast anything in gold. Continue reading to see the entire process.

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Colored Pencil Vase

Amsterdam-based artist Tuomas Markunpoika takes normal pencils and then glues them together before milling them into functional vases. Each vase you see was created by individually gluing one pencil to another, taking advantage of the tessellating hexagonal shapes to form a solid block. These blocks were then treated like a chunk of wood and machined with a lathe into the form of a vase, revealing the inner structure of the pencils differently, forming a new pattern. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an Emirates A380 cloud cutting.

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Funny Geeky Teachers

Let's face it, many students dread going to class either out of sheer boredom, not finishing an assignment or preparing for a big exam. However, some teachers go out of their way to make class somewhat entertaining, like this one who dressed up as a life-sized LEGO minifig to give his students something to talk about on social media. Continue reading for more funny and geeky teachers who make learning awesome.

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Dark Knight Diorama

Photo credit: Satoshi Araki

Remember the days you spent carefully assembling models? If so, Satoshi Araki takes model and diorama making to the next level by adding decay, along with the tiniest of details to make them seem real in pictures, like the Tumbler you see above. He also specializes in taking normal diecast toys as well as buildings, and giving them a rustic makeover. Continue reading to see the bigger picture.

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Medieval Darth Vader

Photo credit: Prince Armory

Ever wonder what the Sith Lord would look like in medieval times? If so, then look no further than this custom made suit by Prince Armory. Owner Samuel Lee says: "Conceptually this was a very challenging project. When you work on a very iconic character you have to think long and hard about how much liberty you want to take with the design. So I settled on trying to capture a number of the design elements within the classic Vader such as the banding patterns and many design lines, and then expanded into the fantasy realm with the red inlays and articulated armor designs. The design scheme overall is of course very alternate universe. Ultimately I was going for a blend of Sci-Fi, Medieval, and Mystical Fantasy." Continue reading for more pictures.

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Repurpose Compact Disc

We have seen the future of compact discs, and they'll be used in many different ways, including building a giant wall lizard. American inventor James T. Russell has been credited with inventing the first system to record digital information on an optical transparent foil that is lit from behind by a high-power halogen lamp. The Compact Disc is an evolution of LaserDisc technology, where a focused laser beam is used that enables the high information density required for high-quality digital audio signals. Prototypes were developed by Philips and Sony independently in the late 1970s. The two companies then collaborated to produce a standard Compact Disc format, which was made available in 1979. Continue reading for more.

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Coloring Children's Drawings

Fred Giovannitti, a proud father to three kids and tattoo artist, spends a lot of time on the road. So, he decided to bring his children's pencil drawings with him on business trips to color in. His favorite tool? Colored pencils of course, using them to give life to several whimsical characters, including Santa, an elf, mummy, beauty queen and even a lighthouse. Continue reading for more.

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VW Bus Bed

Photo credit: Inexplorata / Reddit

How does one use Volkswagen Beetle parts that were acquired for free off a Craigslist user? Well, if you're Reddit user Inexplorata, building a custom Volkswagen Bus bed would be the most logical choice, especially since his daughter was outgrowing her crib. Four months and countless hours of work later, the incredible bed you see above, came to life, working headlights, dashboard, horn and all. Continue reading to see the build process from start to finish.

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