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HGK BMW F22 Eurofighter

The F22 Eurofighter and BMW may not have much in common, but that didn't stop HGK Motorsport from creating a monstrous drift car based on a 2-Series coupe. They started by stripping the chassis and rebuilding it from the ground up, starting with a General Motors-sourced LS V8 crate engine tuned by Mast Motorsports to generate 820-horsepower, mated to a Samsonas five-speed sequential transmission and Winters differential. Other upgrades include: a 40-liter FIA fuel cell, Wilwood brakes, a full roll cage, fully adjustable suspension, and carbon Kevlar body panels. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how stackable chips, like Pringles, are made.

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Solar-Powered Pipe Water

At first, this may appear to be a cigar-shaped UFO, but it's actually a solar-powered pipe, designed by Khalili Engineers, that desalinates up to 1.5-billion gallons of ocean water each year. "Above, solar panels provide power to pump seawater through an electromagnetic filtration process below the pool deck, quietly providing the salt bath with its healing water and the city with clean drinking water. What results are two products: pure drinkable water that is directed into the city's primary water piping grid, and clear water with twelve percent salinity. The drinking water is piped to shore, while the salt water supplies the thermal baths before it is redirected back to the ocean through a smart release system, mitigating most of the usual problems associated with returning brine water to the sea," said the design team. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Airbow

When you combine the power of a crossbow, with a rifle's precision, you get the Benjamin Pioneer Airbow. It's based on the company's PCP platform, and uses 3,000 psi of compressed air to launch as many as eight 8-full-length arrows at 450-feet-per-second. The Airbow can be reloaded via a hand pump or charging system and fire all 8-shots in the time a crossbow takes to fire three. The device uses an ambidextrous top cocking bolt for extra safety. Get one here now. 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 crazy Pokemon invasion.

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Solarin Smartphone

Priced from $16,500, the Solarin Smartphone is touted as one of the most secure ever. "Solarin comes with Zimperium state-of-the-art mobile threat protection that thwarts the broadest array of advanced device, network, and application mobile cyberattacks, without impairing usability or functionality of a top-of-the-range smartphone. In addition, Solarin incorporates the most advanced privacy technology, currently unavailable outside the agency world. Sirin Labs partnered with KoolSpan to integrate chip-to-chip 256-bit AES encryption, the same technology that militaries around the world use to protect their communications, offering the strongest possible mobile privacy protection worldwide," according to a Sirin Labs press release. Other features include: a brilliant 5.5" 2K display, a Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 23.8-megapixel camera with laser-assisted autofocus, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera and a large 4,040 mAh battery. Continue reading for three more strange inventions.

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SanDisk Portable SSD

SanDisk's Extreme 500 Portable SSD 240GB is four times faster than traditional portable hard drives, and it's being offered for only $93.50 shipped, today only, originally $151.28. This high-speed SSD with read speeds of up to 415MB/s is up to 4X faster than a portable hard disk drive so you can move your files in a flash. It also has no moving parts to break and comes with 128-bit AES encryption software to ensure your files are secure wherever you go. Product page. Continue reading for another full video review and more information.

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BB-8 Fire Pit

This custom BB-8 fire pit may not be the droid you're looking for, but it does work great for keeping you warm in cold weather. Created by UK-based Alex Dodson and Burned By Design, it's based around an empty 12.5 kg LPG cylinder covered in ultra-high temperature clear coat to ensure that things don't melt when the fire really starts raging. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing six Marvel Easter Eggs you never saw coming.

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Ocean Eye House

Most luxury homes are covered in windows, but not the Ocean Eye House by architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe of San Jose, Costa Rica. This breathtaking living space is located in the Nicoya peninsula, and boasts an open-aired design with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Should there be inclement weather, you can just seal off the interior with sliding wooden walls. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Veyron Limousine

Remember that mysterious Bugatti Veyron limousine that surfaced weeks ago? Well, it was being transported to the set of Pitbull's latest music video: "Greenlight". Built by the tuners at "USA Replica", this knockoff may not be powered by a W16 engine, but it will definitely make you look twice should it roll up at a traffic light. Continue reading for more spy shots of the Veyron limousine. Click here for bonus images of a real Mansory Bugatti Veyron.

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World's Fastest Truck Iron Knight

Thanks to a quad-turbocharged 13L diesel engine, mated to an I-Shift Dual Clutch transmission, Volvo's "The Iron Knight" has claimed the title of "world's fastest truck". The 2,400-horsepower and 4,425 lb-ft of torque help it rocket from 0-62 mph in a mere 4.6-seconds, while topping out at 171.5 mph, which is quite impressive, considering the beast weighs 10,000-pounds. It set a new land speed record by completing the 500 meter sprint in just 13.71-seconds (81.6mph average speed) and the 1,000 meter in 21.29-seconds (109mph average speed). 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 showing what happens when molten iron meets a huge magnet.

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HB Ring

Being away from loved ones can get you down, but the HB Ring just might help in that department. Simply put, it enables the wearers to send and receive the rhythm of their heartbeats in real-time through the rings themselves. Just download the companion app, pair it with the ring, add your loved one's profile, and whenever you tap the ring, you'll be able to feel the other person's heartbeat. Available in stainless steel, rose gold, or a molded block of sapphire crystal models, each one consists of over 100 components. Continue reading for five more bizarre gadgets that actually exist.

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