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Ren Lu You Find Girlfriend $10,000

Ren Lu You is a 29-year-old who is more money than time, so he decided to outsource the job of finding a girlfriend. He created a website, "Date Ren", that explicitly says: "Find me a girlfriend and I'll pay you $10,000. Seriously." He's a Harvard Business School graduate who spent the last 12-months going on numerous dates, with "some interesting, some dull, and a few utterly bizarre". You said: "Look at it this way: if you work 12 hours/day, how would you want to spend the few waking hours you have left? Probably not standing around in a bar with your fingers crossed. This way is more fun for me." Continue reading for a video news report and more information.

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N64 Coffee Table

Photo credit: Mark Haggett via Kotaku

This may not be the most complex modding project of all-time, but it does see an N64 installed inside a table, with the controller leads built in under the surface of the wood to keep the wires tangle-free. This leaves the top free for all of your drinks, snacks, Nintendo Power magazines and whatever else your heart desires. To top things off, there's even an in-laid pixel Mario made from wood blocks. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of what it's actually like to be in a coma.

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Funny Customer Service

Let's face it, when you need to contact customer service, it's usually not to show gratitude, but rather voice a complaint. However, this representative takes service to a whole new level by taking on the role of Odin and continues to stay in-character throughout the entire discussion right until the customer gets down to the nitty gritty. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures and funny fixes gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how a tiny puppy stands up to a tickle attack.

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Star Wars Wedding Photos

Mezame Shashin-ka, a Singapore-based photographer, specializes in incorporating science fiction themes into his work, and a newly-engaged couple approached him with a special request: an out of this world, Star Wars-themed wedding photo shoot. It took weeks to plan, partially due to the handcrafted lightsabers. Shashin-ka said: "Being Star Wars fans, they decided to portray themselves as Jedi Knights who have fallen in love with one another. Together, they are ready to battle the evil Galactic Empire together. It sees the groom-to-be Jedi turn from the Light Side of the Force to the Dark Side and eventually go through some sort of redemption mid-battle with his wife-to-be to return to the Light Side again (hence, why he took out the Sith groomsmen)." To capture the photos, he used a Canon 5D Mark III, two Bowens GM500 strobes, two Canon 580EX II flashes, and a smoke machine. Continue reading to see some of the best shots from the shoot.

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Star Wars Fire Pit

For those who rarely see fire pits, they're basically elaborate gas burning structures of stone, brick, and metal that are designed to prevent fire from spreading. They can either be simple structures, or Star Wars-inspired creations like the ones you see above. Our favorite? It's a toss up between the Darth Vader and Death Star, as both are fitting for a summer roast on a warm night. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a wingsuit stuntman weaving through an extremely narrow crack.

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8-Foot-Tall Lord of the Rings

The Tower of Orthanc was the daunting fortress that became Saruman's powerful base as he ruled over Isengard with an uncompromising iron fist, but now Brenden McMahon, has managed to recreate it with LEGO. Standing a whopping 8-feet-tall, it features nine individual floors, a torture chamber, library and even lights. The tower won "Best Mega Creation Award" at Brickworld Chicago, a popular convention for brick enthusiasts. Continue reading for two videos that show it in detail.

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3D Printed Batman Suit

Film sculptor Julian Checkley from Ireland unveiled his latest project, a 3D-printed Batman costume. That's right, it's based on the outfit from Batman Arkham series, and he said: "We've always wanted to do a Batsuit and the Arkham Origins one is all beefed up and aggressive and gnarly looking. We had it 3D printed and casted and brought it back to Ireland to clean it up and try and take it to the next level." He assembled the parts with the team at Order 66 Creatures and Effects studio. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Thor Iron Man Suit

Photo credit: Prince Armory

Prince Armory's Samuel Lee specializes in custom costumes as well as suits of armor, and his latest creation is definitely no slouch. It's officially titled "Asgardian Iron Man," made from leather, with plenty of brass hardware. Unfortunately, since it's a one-off creation, you won't be able to purchase it, but Lee is always willing to take on custom orders should you want something similar. Continue reading for more interesting images.

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DIY Infinity Table
Photo credit: Torchic_for_Dinner / Reddit

Sure, you could always just buy an infinity mirror table, but this Reddit user and his roommate decided to build one from scratch for their shared apartment. It all began with a bunch of hardware store supplies, including lots of LED lights as well as a two-way mirror, but after lots of work, the table came together. For the technical geeks who are wondering, yes, it's powered by RasberryPi, and it took quite a bit of tinkering to get the lights to all work together. Continue reading to see the entire build process from start to finish.

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Iron Man Samurai

For a genius with unlimited resources like Tony Stark, the sky is the limit when it comes to the types of Iron Man suits he can come up with. Hong Kong-based artist Jack Lee shows us what happens when the high-tech suit meets Japanese samurai warrior. In a time-lapse video, you'll see a variety of samurai battle armor, helmets and a bright orange robotic arm. The end result may look simple enough, but it took Jack countless layers to create this masterpiece. Continue reading for the clip.

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