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Tetris Van

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Yes, there’s a real Easter Egg hidden away on some models of the GAZelle Next vans, and to access it, there are a few steps reminiscent of the Konami Code. Once completed, the game appears on the screen behind the steering wheel, which means it may be only good for a few games before your eyes tire. Click here to view the first image in this week’s geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral simulation video of cars hitting 100+ consecutive speed bumps.

Stable Tetris House

Photo credit: Koen Van Damme

Studio Farris Architects have converted a small barn in Flanders, Belgium into a Tetris-inspired living space, complete with meeting room, library, and office desks. They first restored the building’s original facade and then opened up a few walls to flood the interior with natural light. What really stands out are the block-like wood beams that act as bookshelves and stairs that lead up to a loft work space. Click here to view the first image in this week’s geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what it’s like to play around in 109MPH wind outside.

Tetris Business Card

Not just any old piece of paper, this one by Oregon programmer Kevin Bates is basically a Game Boy-styled business card, called the Arduboy. It not only displays your resume, but also doubles as a playable “Tetris” game, complete with a replaceable battery that lasts up to 9-hours. This card became so popular online that Bates even ran a Kickstarter campaign for anyone who wanted their own Arduboy card – new version can even run Pokemon – for the price of $30. Continue reading for more cool and creative business card.

Tetris was originally designeed / programmed by Alexey Pajitnov and released in 1984. The game makes use of tetrominoes, the four-element special case of polyominoes. Polyominoes have been used in popular puzzles since at least 1907, and the name was given by the mathematician Solomon W. Golomb in 1953. Now here are some examples of people who have mastered the game in real-life. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of some extreme rock climbing bears.

Gamers have seen the colorful Tetris blocks for 28-years now, without actually knowing where they come from. Thankfully, this person has found out their true origins and created an image showing their origins. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a video on how to catch a kangaroo.

When you’ve reached grand master status in Tetris, there’s only one thing left to do: use your skills to create awesome portraits (some with the help of a computer). You’ll find Mario, Luigi, and several other cool patterns here. Continue reading to see them all.

Ever wondered if there was another (easier) way to beat Tetris? Well, if Contra and Tetris collided, this resulting animation shows what would happen, and let’s just say that weapons are involved. Click here to see more of today’s most popular images, courtesy of Imgur.com. Continue reading to watch the “Beating Tetris” animation video.