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Groot Pumpkin Carving

Photo credit: The Pumpkin Geek via Bored Panda

Halloween is just a little over two weeks away, and that means for those who haven't started their pumpkins, time may be running out, or at least if you want to create something as detailed as these pop culture masterpieces by Alex "The Pumpkin Geek" Wer. Everything you see has been hand-carved and are one-of-a-kind pieces, starting with the "I Am Groot" (above), complete with lights to finish off the look. Continue reading for more. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Indiana Jones Cat Bridge

Photo credit: Catastrophic Creations

IKEA's Lurvig pet furniture collection has nothing on these custom-built Indiana Jones cat bridges by Catastropic Creations. They can be customized to your liking to include several platforms, resting areas, and even a yarn boulder inspired by the famous scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark. The only thing left to add is a small speaker that plays the The Raiders March on command. Continue reading for more interesting pictures from around the web.

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Star Wars Vacuum Cleaner

The Roomba-inspired Samsung POWERbot VR7000 Star Wars Edition vacuum cleaners are modeled after Darth Vader and stormtroopers. In addition to being able to automatically clean a room, both models will come pre-loaded with sound effects - Darth Vader makes the Sith lord's trademark heavy breathing sound and the Stormtrooper calls out "Let's go!" when it begins cleaning. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Optical Floor Illusion

Tile floor company Casa Ceramica was tired of people running through one of its hallways, so they decided to install an optical illusion using 400 floor tiles. Owner Duncan Cook posted several videos on social media of himself navigating floor just for a little promotion, and in hopes that one of the clips would go viral. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Porsche Subscription Service

Called Porsche Passport, this monthly subscription service will be offered in two different tiers: a $2,000/month "Launch" tier, which provides access to eight different models including the Cayenne, 718 Boxster, 718 Cayman S, as well as the Macan S, and then a $3,000/month "Accelerate" tier that offers a 22 vehicle lineup. Both include white-glove vehicle delivery, insurance, maintenance, detailing, as well as taxes and registration fees. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Tiny World Everyday Objects

Photo credit: Peter Csakvari via Bored Panda

There's forced perspective and tilt-shift photography techniques, and then food photographer Peter Csakvari's "Tiny Wasteland" series. Simply put, he takes everyday objects, such as miniature toys, and uses them to create tiny worlds, like "Backspace", above. "As a food photographer, I shoot a lot with my macro lenses but I never really used the macro function. When I find these little folks on the internet I started to see little worlds in every single common object around me," said the photographer. Continue reading to see more.

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IT Stereo Town

Photo credit: Kassiopeya

"IT" fanatic "Kassiopeya" spent over 900-hours transforming an old stereo unit into the fictional town of Derry. "To cope with the spirit of the original novel, this bloody ode to the Fifties, this sentimental-dark token of love for an era of deceased rock stars, I wanted this project to be something special. So my Derry - including its underground world of the sewers - has finally been integrated into an old 1958 stereo unit," said the fan. Continue reading for more pictures.

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AMG Vision Gran Turismo

Rather than go for a flashy Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani, Bugatti, etc., Bruce Wayne decided to drive the AMG Gran Turismo in the upcoming Justice League movie. It will appear alongside Wonder Woman's E-Class Cabriolet, and the G-Class 4x42 SUV. "As a designer you have to create fantasy, so we often get inspired by the film industry. I am excited that this time, the film industry was inspired by us and our Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo became the car for a super hero. Extreme proportions, sensual contours and intelligently implemented high tech blend to form a breathtaking body and the perfect car for Bruce Wayne," said Gordon Wagener, Chief Design Officer of Daimler. Continue reading for another video and pictures of the E-Class Cabriolet.

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Camper Turned Camera

Photo credit: Brendan Barry via Bored Panda

Photographer Brendan Barry created the "Caravan Camera" from an old caravan purchased off eBay for a mere $200. He teamed up with some friends to transform it into a giant camera and functional dark room. That's right, at the beginning of each academic year, they start by creating a camera obscura, which invovlves blacking out a classroom, cutting a hole in the material, installing a lens, and then finding a piece of white card. The outside world is then projected inside, upside down. "Then we introduce the darkroom, we make photograms, chemograms and pinhole cameras, we create paper negatives and then turn those paper negatives into positive prints by contact printing them. We get a SLR film camera, take off the lens, look through it, open and close the aperture to see how it works, play around with the shutter speed and attempt to explain and make sense of the relationship between the two," said Barry. Continue reading to see the entire build log and example photos.

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Darth Vader Airport

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Let's face it, picking up someone from the airport can either be the easiest or the most frustrating of tasks, with no in-between. However, there are ways to lighten the mood, and this group of friends decided to coordinate a Star Wars-themed pickup, complete with Darth Vader and Stormtrooper costumes. With security so tight, it may not be possible to recreate this stunt, but it's definitely worth a second look. Continue reading for more funny and geeky airport pickup signs rounded up by Bored Panda.

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