Adal Rifai sits in his friend Louie Saunders' apartment in Chicago, after wrapping Saunders' belongings while he was out of town. It took 16 people, 35 rolls of wrapping paper and eight hours to finish the job. John H. White/AP/Chicago Sun-Times hide caption

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Mike Joyce has sold 53 robot replicas at $25,000 apiece. Mike Joyce/NPR hide caption

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