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Video: OK, so he had a lot of help from his dad, but this Year 3 student's school project — a wooden model of the Steel Bridge in Portland — is totally awesome. It has all the moving parts of the real bridge; both the lower and upper decks can be lifted to make way for boats on the river.

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Video: Singapore Airlines got artist Luca Iaconi-Stewart to build a paper model aeroplane of one of their Airbus A380s and it's so impressively detailed that all the tiny paper seats on the model aeroplane can do everything that the real life version can do in real life. We see how Economy seats compare to Premium Economy, check out the life of Business Class and First Class and get our only sniff at the Suites of Singapore Airlines.

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Video I'm at a loss for words. This project and accompanying short film, To Scale: The Solar System by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh, is so incredibly awe-inspiring and so beautifully executed, that it will make me dream of the cosmos tonight (maybe every night). The premise is simple: to build a solar system model to scale. The result, done on an empty 11km stretch on a dry lakebed in Nevada, is just awesome.

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"Amazon Amanda", who stands 190cm tall, discusses her life and work in a subculture where men will pay to be squished, crushed, wrestled or just be seen in public with a super-sized women. It is an unusual world, but it's definitely one where underground comic artist Robert Crumb would feel completely happy.

Amanda says that nothing sexual ever happens with her clients, but she does get some unusual requests — including once being asked to crush a terminally ill client to death so that he would die happy.

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Well played. Ad agency Victors & Spoils poked fun of mass media's tendency to turn normal humans into plastic Barbie and Ken dolls through their abuse of Photoshop by, well, using Photoshop in reverse. That is, they took a viral photo of a girl in a bikini that had been heavily altered and added more alterations to the original alterations to transform the skinny Barbie into a fat Santa Claus. The power of Photoshop swings both ways.

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In some ways, it must be nice being rich. You can afford luxury travel, holidays, and the little things that make life worth living — like this full-scale replica of a 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing carved out of teakwood. What... what was that again?

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I love these amazing, ultra-realistic model photography series by the very talented Carrie Becker: Barbie Trashes Her Dreamhouse. I imagine this happening in an alternative universe where Ken leaves her after she turns into a meth head following years of alcohol and coke abuse.

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