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Lift the FA Cup from your living room!

Manchester City's Argentinian forward Carlos Tevez (R) holds

Manchester City's Argentinian forward Carlos Tevez (R) holds the FA Cup as they leave Manchester Town Hall in Manchester, north west England. (May 23, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Fans around the world have watched in admiration as players on some of Europe's top teams have hoisted gargantuan trophies above their heads in the last few weeks.

Barcelona did it on Saturday with its Champions League triumph. Manchester United came out on the losing end, but was able to secure a record 19th league title the week before. Manchester City also was one of the lucky teams to lift a trophy -- a feat it was waiting 35 years to accomplish. City took home the FA Cup, the oldest soccer tournament in the world, with a 1-0 victory over Stoke City on May 14.

The team, owners and the fans went nuts. So, too, did website designers.

Tipped by a link on CNBC's Darren Rovell's Twitter feed, our office couldn't stop marveling at this gem of a feature on Man City's website that gives fans a chance to hoist a virtual cup.

To lift the virtual cup, you need to:
1. Have a working web cam.
2. Have access to a printer
3. Go to this website, and follow the easy instructions.

(Warning. This may or may not blow your mind)

Impressed? You don't have to be a computer geek to love what's going on here. I don't claim to know the technology behind this or the magic apparently happening in the two feet between the web cam and a piece of paper. It's just science doing its thing again.

I just hope more and more of these surface in the coming months. Maybe one for everyone's favorite trophy, Lord Stanley's Cup? Wimbledon? The U.S. Open? Kate Upton?


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