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Craziest Gadgets

Some things sound better than they actually are, but these companies and designers thought otherwise. I mean, an N64 coffee table, Darth Vader-inspired coffee machine, and Boba Fett mixer all sound like things people would talk about online, but they're all real - though some may be very hard to obtain. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the first iPhone 6 owner in Perth, Australia doing something on live television you'd never expect.

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Donald Trump Private Jet

So, you've seen the world's most luxurious Las Vegas villas / suites, Maldives resorts, and first class airplane suites. Now here are some of the coolest private jets for wealthy geeks, and there's no better way to start off this list than with a tour of none other than Donald Trump's own private Boeing 757, which is worth an estimated $100-million. It's double the size of the property tycoon's previous Boeing 727 and comes with 24 carat gold, from the sink and faucets in the master bathroom right down to the seat belts. The meeting area features a 52" television and a control box that has a button that instantly gives Mr. Trump access to over a thousand of his favorite movies. Continue reading for more.

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Lyndon B. Johnson Car

President Lyndon B. Johnson was known as an owner of an Amphicar. Johnson, a known practical joker, was said to enjoy frightening visitors at his Johnson City, Texas ranch by driving them downhill in his Amphicar, directly into his property's lake, all the while shouting that he had malfunctioning brakes. The Amphicar Model 770 was the first such vehicle mass-produced for sale to the public starting in 1961, designed to be marketed and sold in the US. Continue reading for more fascinating historical facts.

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Camera Cake

Another week, another round of ultra geeky cakes that look almost too cool to eat. With that said, did you know that early cakes in England were also essentially bread: the most obvious differences between a "cake" and "bread" were the round, flat shape of the cakes, and the cooking method, which turned cakes over once while cooking, while bread was left upright throughout the baking process? Continue reading for more.

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iPhone 6 Screen Protector

ArmorSuit's MilitaryShield iPhone 6 Screen Protector is currently being offered for just $.95 shipped with coupon code: EARLYOFF, today only, originally priced at $19.95 (code also works for iPhone 6 Plus version). MilitaryShield is equipped with "self-healing" properties to maximize the protection, which works to constantly eliminate minor scratches on the film. Product page - be sure you enter coupon code: EARLYOFF during checkout for the additional discount. Continue reading for more images and information.

Notable features:
  • Compatibility - Specifically designed for Apple iPhone 6 (4.7-Inch).

  • Long-Lasting Protection from Scratches, Bubble Free, Significantly Reduces Dust, Oil & Fingerprint Smudges.

  • Exceptionally Clear & Smooth Glass-Like Surface.

  • Self-Healing Technology & Military Grade Material Designed to be Ultra Tough for your device.

  • ArmorSuit Lifetime Replacement Warranty *Made in the USA*.


[via Amazon]

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Steampunk Gadgets

Technically speaking, Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered or Victorian-styled machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. The term steampunk's first known appearance was in 1987, though it now retroactively refers to many works of fiction created even as far back as the 1950s or 1960s. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny exam answers and school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of low-flying F18 fighter jets at Death Valley.

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Postcards for Ants

Photo credit: Lorraine Loots

"Postcards for Ants" is exactly as it sounds, an ongoing miniature painting project by Cape Town-based artist Lorraine Loots. She's been creating these paintings mini works of art every single day since January 1, 2013, using brushes, pencils, and bare eyes to render superbly detailed paintings scarcely larger than a small coin. Continue reading to see more of her work.

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Hamster Wheel Standing Desk

What do you get when you combine a giant hamster wheel with a standing desk? This creation by California-based designer Robb Godshaw. The wheel itself was designed using Autodesk Inventor and only took Godshaw 24 hours to build. For those who wish to recreate this wheel, you'll need four sheets of plywood, four skate wheels, two pipes, 240 wood screws, and a pint of glue. Continue reading for a time-lapse video of the build process and also a link to the instructions.

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Two Kinds of People

When it comes to real world scenarios, there are usually two kinds of people. In the case of Apple and Google, the decision is split as both operating systems / handsets are on a level playing field - each excel in their own categories. Zomato, a website dedicated to food enthusiasts, has created a few illustrations to show just that. Continue reading to see a few more, including several food-related examples.

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School Meal

As many already know, trends, nutritional values and economics have influenced menus. Marketing and a push for healthier meals are two major factors which have influenced school meals around the world in the past decade. In recent years, some schools have served breakfasts in the morning before school starts. Only Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic and Estonia provide free school meals to all pupils in compulsory education regardless of their ability to pay. Continue reading to see a few school meals from around the world.

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