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Girl with Earring Recreation

Squarespace employees Francesco Fragomeni and Chris Limbrick were bored at work today, so they decided to recreate a famous work of art using only objects found in their workplace. Eventually, this lead to the start of their imaginative series called "Fools Do Art", where they recruited their coworkers to join in on the fun and asked their fans for what they wanted to see. There are only a few rules: First, all of the props must be found in the office, and second, all the editing must be done on a phone. Continue reading to see more.

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9 Hours Capsule Hotel

No, you're not looking at a futuristic space station, just the 9h capsule hotel in Japan. Nestled in Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto, 9h features 125 modern capsules spread over 9-levels, complete with separate male and female quarters, designer locker rooms, showers, as well as a lounge. Every guest receives a sleek 9h amenity kit during the $65/night stay, which includes: bottled water, toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner, body soap, slippers and optional lounge wear. Inside the capsules, guests will find a Panasonic alarm clock, controlled lighting, curved mattresses and pillows made of four different materials to maximum comfort. Continue reading for more.

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Snowmageddon

Perfectionists are known to refuse any standard short of perfection, and when "Snowmageddon" strikes, they expect to walk out of their homes to a sight like this...giant colored marbles. Or, to be more specific, balloons that were filled with colored water and left out to freeze overnight, right before the storm hit. Continue reading for more snowy images that perfectionists will find oddly satisfying.

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1000 Colors Puzzle

Just when you though jigsaw puzzles couldn't get anymore insane, this 1,000-piece creation pops up. What sets it apart from the others is that "Colours" contains 1,000 different colors arranged in the form of a CMYK gamut. Despite how it looks, Clemens Habicht, the creator, insists it's easier to complete than traditional image-based puzzles, as when faced with a field of color, placement of every piece reportedly becomes almost intuitive. Continue reading for a video and more information (product page included).

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You've probably experienced the sinking feeling that something was forgotten, but you're not quite sure what it is. This truck driver must've felt it suddenly after hearing some creaking as a crane was lifting something onto the cargo ship. A motorist captured these viral images at Rotterdam harbor, where a truck driver's entire truck was lifted, along with the container. "Sometimes Optimus Prime wants to take the elevator too," joked one Reddit user. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral music video made entirely with experiments visualizing sound.

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Strange Wedding Name

The wedding ceremony is often followed by a drinks reception then a wedding breakfast, in which the rituals may include speeches from the groom, best man, father of the bride and possibly the bride, the newlyweds first dance as a couple, and the cutting of an elegant wedding cake. Unfortunately, some of these couples have some bizarre name combinations that will make you cringe (or laugh). Continue reading to see more people who became famous online for their names.

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Random Shower Thoughts

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When you're relaxing in a nice hot shower, strange thoughts sometimes come to mind, epiphanies of sorts. For example, would anyone actually hear about the perfect crime? Probably not, since they would have covered it up perfectly, or did just enough to throw people off. Or, wouldn't killing one spider make the others smarter? Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the most insane climbing competition you'll see today.

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Steve Jobs Quote Images

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Not everyone liked Steve Jobs, but he did have some memorable quotes, like "Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters to me." With the iPod alone, he's done just that. Did you know that Steve Jobs helped develop the legendary Breakout game? It was conceptualized by Nolan Bushnell and Steve Bristow, influenced by the 1972 Atari arcade game Pong, and built by Steve Wozniak aided by Steve Jobs. Continue reading for more inspirational quotes.

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Medical Note Funny

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When employees are out sick for an extended period (more than 2-3 days), some companies request that they provide an official medical note. This doctor from Nova Scotia has the perfect response for those companies. The health-care system is publicly funded in Canada and all permanent residents have access to universal coverage. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a cat's birthday party.

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Worst Tattoo Fail

You can become famous online for just about everything these days, but getting a tattoo like the one above, probably isn't the best way to go about it. The first documented professional tattoo artist in the USA was Martin Hildebrandt, a German immigrant who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1846. Between 1861 and 1865, he tattooed soldiers on both sides in the American Civil War. The first documented professional tattooist in Britain was established in Liverpool in the 1870s. Tattooing was an expensive and painful process, and by the 1870s had become a mark of wealth for the crowned heads of Europe. Continue reading for more of the worst tattoo fails.

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