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Google Map Rugs
David Hanauer
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Rugs Printed With Google Maps’ Satellite Images [PICTURES]

What if instead of going online to find a map of your city, you could look directly under your feet? Artist and designer David Hanauer has created a series of rugs that takes Google Maps' satellite pictures of cityscapes and manipulates them into hypnotic prints.

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Crop Circle Design
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NASA Corn Maze Patterns Are Out of This World [PHOTOS]

When you hear about crop circles, the first thing that immediately pops to mind is strange, unexplainable alien patterns encoded in farmland. So what better way to celebrate NASA's rich history of space exploration than with some amazing corn maze crop circles? 

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Wine Stain Portraits
Amelia Harnas
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Artist Creates Beautiful Portraits From Wine Stains [IMAGES]

Typically, we'd cry in horror at the thought of spilling red wine on anything, fearing the permanent red blotch it will leave on most surfaces. Instead, we're loving artist Amelia Harnas' clever use of wine stains and embroidery to make abstract portraits.

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Google Doodle
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Celebrate Google’s Birthday With Every Google Doodle [ART]

Google turned 13 Tuesday, and the search engine celebrated its big day the same way it has every year since 2002 -- with a special anniversary doodle.

This year's effort, a staid, retro birthday party scene, doesn't quite seem befitting of a newly-minted teenager

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Amy Shackleton at Work
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Artist Paints Entire Piece Without a Brush in Amazing Time Lapse [VIDEO]

We won't pretend to always "get" art. When we look at a Jackson Pollock, we remember the masterworks we created with fingerpaint in the 4th grade. But this is a drip painting we can get behind.

Toronto-based artist Amy Shackleton creates her works of art completely without the use of brushes

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The Octopus Tree House
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What Were the ‘Star Wars’ Villains Like as Kids?

Yeah, we all know how 'Star Wars' villains Jabba the Hutt and Darth Vader turned out. But have you ever wondered what they were like as kids?

Etsy sellers the Octopus Tree House did, and the resulting prints by the artist collective are oddly adorable.

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George Chamoun
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See Contemporary Stars Mashed Up With Their Classic Counterparts in Portrait Series

When it comes to movie stars, there will always be inevitable comparisons to which classic actors or actresses they most immediately resemble or whose place they've taken.

Swedish artist George Chamoun investigates this compulsion to compare in his portrait series Iconatomy. He overlays surreal swirls of old and new stars to show how similar certain stars are to each other, at least physically.

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Motor, Jonathan Brand
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1969 Mustang Coupe Made Entirely Out of Paper [PICTURES, VIDEO]

Would you drive a car made out of paper? Brooklyn artist Jonathan Brand has combined his artistic talent with his love of cars to build a car entirely out of folded paper right down to the spark plugs.

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Incredible Photos Capture Exploding Objects

Artist Alain Sailor loves blowing stuff up and using high-speed photography to freeze the destruction in time. He explodes, shoots and even electrocutes subjects from apples to cigarettes to produce these surreal looking images.

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Mushroom Cloud
Deitrich Wegner
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A Fort That Looks Like a Mushroom Cloud [PICTURES]

How would you like to live in your very own nuclear explosion? Sculptor Dietrich Wegner has designed a fort in the shape of a mushroom cloud, the visual associated with the mass destruction of powerful nuclear weapons.

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9-11 Dust
Xu Bing
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Art Made From the Dust of 9/11 Attack

When the Twin Towers fell on 9/11, the surrounding streets were enshrouded in plumes of smoke and massive clouds of dust.

Artist Xu Bing collected much of this dust and ten years later has used it as material for an installation called Where Does the Dust Collect? Blowing the dust onto the floor of an exhibition space with a leaf blower, he then stenciled a zen poem into it.

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Licorice Mosaics
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Sweet Celebrity Portraits Are Made Out of Licorice

These licorice portraits look good enough to eat. Artist Jason Mercier is known for his celebrity mosaics made of candy, food, pills and make up and even celebrity's own junk. For his latest project, called 'Licorice Flix: Edible Movie Mosaics,' he took scenes from some of his favorite movies and recreated them with pieces of black and red licorice in startling detail.

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Man Draws in His Sleep [VIDEO]

Of  all the things one can do while sleepwalking, Lee Hadwin seems to have found the most lucrative. Ever since he was a child, the 37-year-old has drawn sketches in his sleep, some of which have fetched sums of over $100,000.

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Matthew Buchholz
Matthew Buchholz
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What if Monsters and Aliens Were Around for Big Moments in US History?

Our country would look pretty different if it weren't for the defeat of General Frankenstein at Bunker Hill or Metallo the mechanical man's passages in the Declaration of Independence. At least thats the way these events occur in artist Matthew Buchholz's 'Alternate Histories' poster series.

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Amazing Toothpick Replica of San Francisco Built Over 35 Years [VIDEO]

Scott Weaver has spent the last 35 years building a highly-detailed tower replica of San Francisco using only toothpicks. And it that wasn't impressive (or insane) enough, his tower allows ping pong balls to take a half-dozen differently routed tours throughout San Francisco's neighborhoods and famous landmarks.

In the video below, Walker walks you through all of his painstaking creation's twists.

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