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Computers Look Like Other Things

Sometimes, we need to take a look back (possibly to the beginning of the internet), to see how creative computer modders were back in the day. Not only did they want the fastest desktop computer around, but having a unique case was just as important, and these five ultra creative (yet strange) examples are perfect examples. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the world's simplest electric train.

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Kinect Telekinesis

Telekinesis is best known as a psychic ability allowing a person to influence a physical system without physical interaction. Microsoft engineer Mike Taulty from the company's Developer and Platform Group has managed to use Microsoft Kinect, along with Sphero, a robotic toy controlled by a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, to harness augmented telekinetic powers, similar to Professor X. As X-Men fans know, he's a mutant who possesses vast telepathic powers, and is among the strongest and most powerful telepaths in the Marvel Universe. He is able to perceive the thoughts of others or project his own thoughts within a radius of approximately 250 miles (400 km). Continue reading for the video demonstration.

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Camper Conversion

When this couple found an old 1965 Serro Scotty Sportsman camper they knew it had potential. So, the couple decided to make it their next big home improvement project stripping everything from inside out. Many of the furniture pieces were custom-built from scratch, including all of the shelving. After lots of hard work (and electrical wiring), the finished project looks to be straight from a DIY reality television show. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Oak VW Beetle

Momir Bojic, a 56-year-old auto enthusiast from Bosnia, recently showcased his unique Volkswagen Beetle, which is made almost entirely from wood. This idea came to him approximately 9-years-ago, and took him an entire year to make it a reality. This is not museum piece, but rather a real drivable vehicle, complete with wooden steering wheel, hub caps, and even dashboard. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a magical sunset at Norway's Mt. Torghatten.

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Upside Down Truck

Mechanic and Kathy's Collision owner Rick Sullivan stumbled upon his latest project in the most unexpected way. He received a call last winter to transport an overturned Ford Ranger to his shop, but when he saw the vehicle with its roof and four wheels sticking up in the air, a big idea came to him. Simply put, it's a 1991 Ford Ranger pickup truck with an upside down 1995 F-150 placed over the top, complete with spinning tires. After spending 6-months and $6,000, the vehicle you see above became a reality. It recently won the WTF award and the Innovation Award at the Car Craft Street Machine Nationals in Du Quoin, Illinois. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to see a Volvo FH truck take on a Koenigsegg One:1 megacar.

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Rocket Bike

French cyclist Francois Gissy was never content with traditional bicycles, so he's been building and riding rocket-powered versions for a while now. He broke his own world speed record last Friday when he reached a heart-pounding 207 miles per hour, racing a Ferrari F430 Scuderia. It took him a mere 5-seconds for him to go from 0-207 miles per hour. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Skull Camera

With Halloween just being days away, what better time to create a fully-functional camera fashioned from a real human skull, than now? That's exactly what Tuscon-based geek and photographer Wayne Martin Belger has done. He's known for making one-of-a-kind cameras to capture a variety of subjects. However, he's best known for his collection of real human skulls, in which many are re-purposed into jewel-encrusted, pinhole cameras. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Awesome Custom Computer

Sure, less people are building their own computers nowadays, and opting for laptops or tablets, but that doesn't mean the modding scene is dead. Here are some awesome custom computers that have been built over the years by talented geeks. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what Michael Jackson's Thriller would sound like if sung by 20-different artists.

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CJ Wilson McLaren P1

Most McLaren P1s already look amazing straight from the factory, but CJ Wilson's (Los Angeles Angels pitcher) manages to stand out from the rest, thanks to a color-changing / shifting Cerberus Pearl paint job. The beautiful images you're about to see were taken on a recent road trip out to the Grand Canyon, and show off the paint's special qualities - every angle shifts to a different shade. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Comic Sans Typewriter

Microsoft designer Vincent Connare began work on Comic Sans in October 1994. He completed the face too late for inclusion in MS Bob, but the programmers of Microsoft 3D Movie Maker, which also used cartoon guides and speech bubbles, began to use it. The typeface later shipped with the Windows 95 Plus! Pack, and became a standard font for the OEM version of Windows 95. Now, Pittsburgh-based artist Jesse England has created Sincerity Machine, a typewriter that uses this font exclusively. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a golf thug.

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