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Avtoros Shaman 8x8

Think of the Avtoros Shaman 8x8 as a tank, armored SUV and ATV all combined into one. Weighing a massive 2.5-tons and measuring 6 meters in length, 3 meters high, and 2.5 meters wide, this beast can tackle any terrain. It's powered by an Iveco F1C 3.0L turbo diesel engine that generates 146-horsepower, mated to 6-speed manual gearbox. However, it's the 8-wheel drive system that really stands out, as there's 3 different steering systems, allowing the driver the ability to switch between "On-Road" (front 4WD), "Off-Road" (active rear wheel steering), and Crab Mode (rotates all 8-wheels in sync to move sideways). The Shaman has a 1.5-ton cargo capacity, and is capable of scaling 45-degree inclines. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including one of babies reacing to the Star Wars: Episode VII trailer.

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How to Make a Mini Bow and Arrow

Have the day off, or just want to kill some time wherever you may be? These cool and geeky projects should keep you busy, starting with a miniature bow and arrow. Grab a sharp knife, popsicle stick, a cotton ear swab, dental floss, and you'll be ready to start. Then it's just a matter of cutting, soaking the stick in water for an hour, and then tying the floss onto the piece of wood. Continue reading for more.

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Toroidion Electric Car

There's the Tesla Model S P85D and then the Toroidion, a megawatt hypercar that generates the equivalent of 1,341-horsepower. Similar to the technology found in Tesla Motors Model S, Toroidion's rapid-swap, high-capacity battery technology is scalable, with drive coming from four electric motors, one of which sits at each wheel. Pasi Pennanen, Toroidion's founder, is a Finnish industrial designer with more than two decades of experience building concepts and production models at Honda, Jaguar, Italian design house Zagato and more. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Geometric Plant

Fractals are popular amongst artists, but nature has created some incredible renderings as well. They also appear in food, germs, animals, mountains, water and even the sky. First named by mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot in 1975, fractals are basically special mathematical sets of numbers that display similarity through the full range of scale - as in they look the same no matter how big or how small they are. Continue reading for more mind-boggling fractals found in nature.

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Mpow Streambot One

Mpow's Streambot One Bluetooth 4.0 Hands-Free Car Kit doesn't cost as much as some higher-end models, but it's definitely no slouch, and it's priced at just $20.99 with coupon code: E8G8UHU5, today only. This updated model automatically connects to the last connected phone and begins to work in sync when the car is started. Get it here for $20.99 with coupon code: E8G8UHU5. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

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SEGA maimai Orange

For those who don't live in Japan, Taiwan or China, maimai is basically an arcade rhythm game developed and distributed by Sega, in which the player interacts with objects on a touchscreen and executes dance-like movements. The game supports both single-player and multiplayer gameplay with up to 4 players. Various kinds of objects will appear at the center and approach the outer rim of the circular touchscreen. The player must tap, hold or slide on the touchscreen or surrounding buttons in time with the music, depending on the type of note. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Rampant Surfboard

At $1.3-million, the Rampant Surfboard, by New Zealand-based Roy Stuart, just might be the world's most expensive. It measures 10-foot, 6-inches long, and is constructed from a hollowed out Paulownia timber core, while being reinforced with high-strength polycarbonate supports. The fins are designed specifically to maximize your performance on the water. The serrated fin lets riders control the board with ease, and the round fin creates a vortex of water that helps greatly reduce drag. It's capable of speeds up to 40 miles per hour on the water. To top things off, there's a 23-karat gold leaf lion stamped on the board. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of some realistic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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Square Haircut Dog

Another day, another trend gone viral on Instagram, and this time, it's square or round dog haircuts. That's right, dog owners in Taiwan have been giving their pets strange haircuts to say the least, typically poodles. Once sculpted into perfect circles or squares, the results are posted for all to see with the quote "my dog has a rounder head than yours". Continue reading for more weird examples.

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Batman Branding Iron

If Commissioner Gordon wanted a more discrete way of contacting Batman, he'd probably use this nifty branding iron. That's right, it lets you easily burn the signal into wood, paper, or even criminals. This 3D-printed steel piece snaps right onto any standard Bic lighter. After holding the flame to the metal end for about a minute and a half, you'll be ready brand. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Real Iron Man Repulsor Glove

Laser Gadgets owner Patrick Priebe unveils his latest project, an Iron Man repulsor that enables him to shoot a laser from his palm powerful enough to pop a balloon or sear patterns into wood. That's not all, Priebe can also fire another laser from his knuckles, shoot an aluminum slug and with an accompanying Iron Man arm piece, as well as launch a missile made from cardboard and plastic. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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