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Handmade Sports Car

South African electrical engineer Moses Ngobeni had always dreamed of building his own sports car, and he made that a reality. Spending a total of just 240,000 ZAR ($16,750 USD), he managed to complete the project in a mere 3-years sourcing parts from multiple automobiles. Its 2.0L engine, as well as the rear brake light, come from a 1998 BMW 318is, while the rear windows from a 1986 Mazda 323, side windows from a 2005 BMW M3 E46, a Volkswagen Caddy windscreen, 2011 Audi TT headlights and lastly, menacing 2015 Nissan GT-R taillights. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Bee 3D Printer

Whiskey maker Dewar enlisted the services of 80,000 honey bees to naturally 3D print a bottle from honeycomb, and are calling it the "3B project." To be more specific, the project involves the bees and custom-built plastic molds in which they form their honeycomb. Once the bees finish their work, the molds are opened, revealing a fully-formed shape. They also tried to "print" a sculpture of a man using the bees as well. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a dropping toothpaste into a hot pan experiment.

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Stormtrooper Jeep Wrangler

Priced at $59,900, this Stromtrooper Wrangler Unlimited Sport by Voltron Motors features the tuning company's 'Prestige Intimidator' upgrade package. It includes a custom bodykit that consists of a totally revamped front as well as rear fascias, a power dome hood, blue / white wheels wrapped with massive off-road tires. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Tronsmart Dual USB Charger

Tronsmart's 4.8A Dual USB Wall Charger with Quick Charge 2.0 Technology also includes 2 microUSB cables, get them all for $7.49 with coupon code: 2USBWALL, today only, originally $21.99. VoltIQ Technology in both ports deliver a constant 5V/2.4A for most devices, and 5V/2A for Apple products. The included USB to micro USB 20AWG cables are compatible with the QC 2.0 Port. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: 2USBWALL during final checkout to receive the additional discount. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Moontopia

The Moontopia project may look like something out of this world, and while it does give us a glimpse at the geometric structures future astronauts could live in, it's actually the Elbphilharmonie Plaza by architectural photographer Hao Chen. The futuristic complex is located on the banks of the River Elbe, and is centered around a 2,100-seat arena positioned at a height of 50 meters, which is detached from the remainder of the structures for sound-proofing reasons. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Glass FedEx Packages

Photo credit: Twisted Sifter

Artist Walead Beshty used FedEx to ship laminated glass boxes, constructed to the exact dimensions of standard FedEx boxes, for approximately 8-years (2007-2014). "Fueled by his interest in how art objects acquire meaning, Beshty's FedEx works record their movement from place to place, in both the shattering patterns left behind on the glass box, and the shipping labels on the FedEx packaging. Beshty's motivation in this series is also to comment on the 'perversity of a corporation owning a shape,' as the boxes are proprietary volumes owned by FedEx," said Artnet. To keep things fresh, each time the project was exhibited the glass boxes were placed back inside the original FedEx packages and shipped yet again. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Alfa GTL Series Evo

Designed by Matteo Gentile, the futuristic Alfa GTL Series EVO is a cross between LaFerrari and McLaren P1, but with a transparent glass top. Technical specifications have not yet been announced, but we wouldn't be surprised if this vehicle boasts a hybrid drivetrain, with a KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) for added boost. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Lampuga Air


Lampuga, a subsidiary of Hamburg-based Sashay GmbH, unveils Lampuga Air, an inflatable jet-drive surfboard that boasts a modular design, enabling owners to swap the jet drive between four different hull styles - from the standard 6.5-foot (2-m) surfboard to a short, lie-atop body board. Since an electric jet drive consisting of a motor, battery pack and other components is no small, collapsible piece of hardware, Lampuga builds the Air drive into a separate module, which secures to the hull on site. The jet drive has a 15-hp motor, good for 40-minutes of continuous use on a full charge, while topping out at 29 mph (47 km/h). The rider controls the Air with a wireless handheld controller. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a 1000° red hot rocket knife.

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Airbus Flying Car

Gallery Photo Credit: Amos Chapple

Airbus is planning to unveil a self-piloted personal aircraft by the end of the year to reduce traffic on inner-city roads. "One hundred years ago, urban transport went underground. Now we have the technological wherewithal to go above ground," he said, adding that he believed the company would be testing flying single-person transport by the end of the year. We are in an experimentation phase. We take this development very seriously. If we ignore these developments, we will be pushed out of important segments of the business," said the aerospace group's CEO, Tom Enders. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images of photos that were all taken with a drone.

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Meidong QQChocolate Speaker

The AOMAIS Sport II Rugged Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker is completely waterproof with an IPX7 rating, and it's being offered for just $49.99, today only, originally $119.99. Using advanced TWS technology, AOMAIS SPORT II allows you to pair two speakers together to create the ultimate surround sound experience. This 40 watts system produces rich and immersive sound quality that you can enjoy at the comfort of your home or even outdoors. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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