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Cluster Bomb Drink Cabinet

Photo credit: Fallen Furniture via Bored Panda

Priced at $17,405, this unique piece by Fallen Furniture is basically a RAF MK1 cluster bomb that was transformed into a luxury drinks cabinets. So far, three of these bombs, weighing 600 lbs each, have been transformed by Fallen Furniture co-founder Harry Tucker and his designers, for the luxury furniture market. They're created around a spindle that, in the original bomb, would have contained small bomblets to create a cluster effect when dropped. Now, these glass shelves are used to house drink glasses and whisky. Continue reading for more cool furniture pieces made from airplane parts. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Renogy Phoenix Portable Generator Solar

Renogy's Phoenix Portable Generator All-in-One Solar Kit is perfect for the zombie apocalypse, and it's being offered for just $479.99 shipped, today only, originally $699.99. This compact, lightweight back-up system combines two highly efficient Renogy 10W Monocrystalline Solar Panels and can expand up to 120 watts with additional PVs. It can be charged by solar, AC power, or car power and comes with a 16Ah Li-ion(NMC) battery. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on review and more information.

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Ganker Fighting Robot

Ganker's Fighting Robot is fully-customizable and features a modular design, with many parts pre-equipped with servo motors for responsive movements. Every piece of robot armor is equipped with a sensor to detect contact. When it's struck in specific critical areas one health point of "blood" is deducted. If your "blood" level reaches zero, you lose the match. Once built, a smartphone app lets you easily control the machine in real-time, while keeping score when battling with a friend. Get one here now. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Lift eFoil Surfboard

How about an electric surfboard that lets you fly over water? Introducing the Lift eFoil. Constructed mostly from carbon fiber, kevlar, fiberglass, and stainless steel, this watercraft boasts a motor powered by a lithium battery pack good for a top speed of 15 miles per hour. On a full charge (2.5-hours to recharge), expect up to 1-hour of riding time. Riders control it with two handheld Bluetooth devices, and by simply pressing the lever on the controller, the motor responds instantly, while letting you also throttle the speed back in case the power is low. One caveat: pre-orders will currently run you $12,000 per board. Continue reading for more fascinating pictures from around the web.

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Disney's River Country



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Disney's River Country was basically the first water park at Walt Disney World, located near Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. It opened on June 20, 1976, and closed indefinitely on November 2, 2001. The park featured a sandy bottom and unique water filtering system using confluent water from adjacent Bay Lake, which was dammed off creating a natural-looking man-made lagoon. The park's water was at the higher level than the lake's, which was an effort to prevent lake water from going into the park. Last year, Disney announced that they would drain and fill in Upstream Plunge, the 330,000 gallon pool. There are no immediate plans to tear down any other part of the park. Along with Discovery Island, it was left to deteriorate rather than be demolished. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of ten weird "As Seen On TV" gadgets.

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1929 Camera

Photo credit: Martijn van Oers via Bored Panda

Photographer Martjn van Oers recently purchased an original Zeiss Ikon 520/2 - a folding medium-format camera - from a second-hand store, and inside, he discovered roll of undeveloped film with the word 'EXPOSE' on it. So, he took it to his friend Johan Holleman, who has been developing his own films for the most part of his life, to help recover some of them. "We scanned the negatives and found four images had enough detail in them to tell that the last time this camera was used, it belonged to a man (who's even in one of the pictures, carrying the camera's case) who probably brought his expensive piece of gear on one of his travels," said Oers. Continue reading to see what he found.

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Atari 9000

Unlike other tablets, the Atari 9000 doubles as a portable gaming console, complete with joystick and paddle controllers. It's powered by Android, and also offers scrolling, zooming, and use with a stylus, which is basically the joystick handle. You can also hook it up to the big screen for a truly retro gaming experience. Continue reading for more pictures.

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OFM Gaming Chair

OFM Essentials Racing-Style Gaming Chair is great for work or play, and it's being offered for just $65.59 shipped, today only, originally $90.84. With contoured segmented padding, integrated padded headrest, and padded arms, this video game chair provides quality support and comfort for hours of play. Features height adjustment, seat back recline control, flip up arms and 360° of swivel. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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Mustang Back to the Future

Photo credit: Jomar Machado

It's only a matter of time before we see either another Back to the Future prequel / sequel, or an entire reboot of the series. Illustrator Jomar Machado has rendered some of the vehicles they may use, including a hovering Ford Mustang, using Mental Ray, HDR Light Studio, Photoshop and 3D Studio Max. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Infiniti Q50 EV

It's only a matter of time before more car manufacturers start releasing Tesla Model S competitors, and one of them could be the Infiniti Q50 EV. In addition to its fully-electric powertrain, the interior resembles an enclosed structure, surrounded by an elongated center console, while the front passenger can swivel back to face the rear passengers in a "lounge-like environment". Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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