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Couchbunker Gun Safe

Whether it be the zombie apocalypse or just an unfortunate home invasion, the CouchBunker has you covered. It's a tactical piece of furniture that doubles as gun safe, complete with bulletproof cushions. All of these couches are built to order and can be customized with a variety of fabrics and styles. Once the cushions are removed, a 30 rifle gun safe that will keep all of your firearms within reach in emergencies. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Indoor Basketball Court

With the 2015 NBA Playoffs in full swing, there's probably no better place for a basketball fan to be than a giant home, complete with its own indoor court. Located in San Francisco, this 5,000-square-foot, $3.32-million residence was previously an old warehouse. It's now been fitted with heated hardwood floors that were salvaged from Los Angeles airplane hangar. There's also massive 30-foot exposed timber beams as well as white-washed ceilings that surround the multiple skylights running through the property to maintain the airplane hangar feel. Last, but not least, a massive 16x20 foot retractable center skylight ensures you'll be able to get plenty of fresh air for your hoops games. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a band that played live Mario Kart music while their friend played the actual game.

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Super Mario Bros. Room

Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. is a timeless franchise that never seems to get old, and what better way to pay tribute than by creating en entire room based on the classic game? That's exactly what Dustin Carpenter decided to do for his daughter's room, and in addition to the decorations, there's an NES-controller-themed switch that starts playing the theme song when turned on. Believe it or not, everything you see in this room only cost Dustin $700 and 70-hours of build time. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a lazy hamster who found an alternative way to use its wheel.

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Ferris Bueller Ferrari House

Sure, it's been 29 years since John Hughes'classic comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off was released, but true fans will never forget Cameron's iconic glass house where he accidentally knocked the Ferrari off the jack, sending it right into the ravine out back. Designed by A. James Speye back in 1953, the stunning home features four bedrooms, four bathrooms and an expansive living room, equipped with floor-to-ceiling-windows. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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CUBIC Jellyfish Aquarium

The CUBIC Aquarium is ordinary tank, as the 80-liter tank was designed specially for jellyfish, and built from high quality, scratch resistant materials with an integrated color changing LED system to illuminate the room after hours. Choose between 20 automatic changing modes and 640 thousand colors up to 35 meters away on the touch sensitive radio remote control. An Italian made pump ensures this that it's whisper quiet under operation. Get it here now. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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The Living Cube

We all know that living space is a hot commodity in big cities, but sometimes you just have to make do with what's available. Till Konneker did just that by creating "The Living Cube," a hand-built cube that stores everything from his television, clothing and even vinyl collection. To further maximize space, a bed was built up top and a massive storage closet in the middle. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Chewbacca recreated with a guitar.

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Propane Rifle

"TheBackyardScientist" on YouTube has built a rifle unlike any that you've seen before. The Propane Rifle was created by connecting a self-igniting propane torch to a tube that, in turn, has a regular plastic bottle attached to the other end. When someone fires it the torch sends propane and air through the tube, causing a build-up of propane inside the bottle that results in a small explosion happens when the flame reaches this part of the DIY rifle. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Magnetized Floating Table

For the millionaire who has everything, here's something new to add to your collection, RPR's (Rock Paper Robot) $10,000 Float Table. At first glance, this appears to be a giant Rubik's Cube illusion of some sort, but as you get closer, you'll see that the cubes are all magnetized and held together with tensile steel cables to keep them in equilibrium. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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R2-D2 Trashcan

The R2-D2 trash can from ThinkGeek just might be the droid you're looking for. Imported from Japan, this incredibly detailed astromech replica functions simply by stepping on R2's center "foot". The dome swings wide open and is ready to collect whatever you decide to throw in it. This is an officially licensed Lucasfilm collectible, and has a removable interior can with handle that makes trash removal easy. Should it somehow get knocked down the stairs or into the street, the durable vinyl construction will ensure it stays in one piece. Product page. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Modern Mirage House

You haven't seen a beach house, until you've seen the Modern Mirage House. Located on the Greek island of Tinos, this 198-square-meter residence was designed by the Kois Architecture team, and is perched atop a steep, rocky hillside. The actual home is built directly into the hillside, buried in the landscape. What's really cool is the roof, which doubles as an infinity pool, perfect for enjoying panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. The team decided upon this design to provide thermal insulation for the guests in addition to also protecting them from solar radiation. Continue reading for more pictures.

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