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Local Motors Rally Fighter

Why buy an off-road vehicle, when you could build your own? Meet the updated Rally Fighter by Local Motors, a fully capable off-road prerunner, with the amenities and luxuries of an every-day on road vehicle. A rugged tube chassis construction complemented with the best OEM and performance off-road parts, and all the requisite creature comforts one could desire. Priced from $99K, this 430-horsepower, Corvette V8-powered machine can be built in just a week at Local Motors' microfactory. 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 23 things you didn't know weren't in Star wars.

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Pokemon Burgers

Down N' Out, a restaurant in Sydney, Australia, run by a group called Hashtag Burgers, have debuted three Pokemon-themed burgers. Starting this week, Pokemon fanatics will be served either a Pikachu, Charmander or Bulbasaur burger when they order a Pokeburger from the restaurant. "The burgers' flavors have been designed to match each Pokemon's look and personality. Charmander is a bit spicy and has orange lava cheese. Pikachu we wanted to be a bit silly. It's a classic burger with a twist. The restaurant has stuffed it with Tiger Fries, french fries covered in cheese, onions and a Thousand Island-style spread," said Ben Kagan, creative director for Hashtag Burgers, to CNBC. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.

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Nerf N-Strike Elite Mega CycloneShock

Nerf's N-Strike Elite CycloneShock Blaster has a rotating 6-shot drum, making it perfect for office wars, and it's being offered for only $12.99, today only, originally $21.99. Load the drum with six Mega Whistler Darts, pull the slide back and release it, then take aim and pull the trigger to send six dart screaming through the air. The blaster's drum rotates each time you fire a dart, so you can unleash all 6 Mega-sized darts onto the battlefield without reloading the blaster. Product page. Continue reading for a full video unboxing and review.

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Tesla Model S P100D

The LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder may be faster than Tesla's new Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode, both of them are limited edition models. The latter is all-wheel drive, has four doors, seats up to 5 adults plus 2 children and has exceptional cargo capacity. Powered by a 100 kWh battery, it can accelerate from 0-60mph in just 2.5-seconds, while giving it a 315-mile range, making it the first all-electric to break the 300 mile barrier. "Tesla customers who have ordered a P90D Ludicrous, but not taken delivery, can upgrade to the 100 kWh pack for $10,000. Existing P90D Ludicrous owners can also upgrade to a 100 kWh pack, but for $20,000, as their used 90 kWh pack will have to be recycled," according to the press release. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral videos of Saturday Night Live stars breaking character.

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Coral Reef Table

Photo credit: Alexandre Chapelin

Alexandre Chapelin's "La Table" seamlessly blends stone with resin to create the cross-section of reef surrounding the artist's home of Saint Martin, a small island south of the British Overseas Territory of Anguilla. The view can be interpreted as either an up-close look at an underwater formation or a bird's eye view of an island from miles in the air. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Pokemon Go Stampede Taiwan

Pokemon Go may be cooling off here stateside, but players overseas are still going crazy trying to catch them all, especially Snorlax which appeared in Taipei near Beitou Park. News sources say that the Xinbeitou area is now a hot spot for "thousands" of players looking to get their hands on a variety of rare Pokemon that pop-up from time to time. Continue reading for a video showing people going crazy looking for Charizard in Central Park, NYC.

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Wave House

What better place to build "The Wave House" than Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California. Architect Mario Romano did just that, and his 2-story masterpiece resembles a majestic ocean swell, wrapped in white aluminum skin and stained cedar. Its free-flowing spaces, tall windows and meticulously sculpted surfaces seamlessly blend with the region's natural surroundings. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Pal-V One Liberty Flying Car


You've probably seen the original model before, but the Pal-V One Liberty Edition, priced at $600,000 and set for release next year, brings a host of upgrades. For starters, it's now powered by a four-cylinder engine producing 230-horsepower, enabling it to achieve speeds of up 112mph on land or in the air, while a 27-gallon gas tank provides a 220-mile flight range (750-miles on land). It transitions from drive and flight modes in just 10-minutes, thanks to its lightweight carbon fiber, titanium, and aluminum frame. 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 the quantum experiment that broke reality.

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Solway Firth Spaceman

Jim Templeton, a firefighter from Carlisle, Cumberland, in England, took his wife, Annie, and his daughters, Elizabeth and Francis, to Burgh Marsh on May 23, 1964. Since Templeton was an amateur photographer, he wanted to take capture a photo of Elizabeth's new dress with a Kodak SLR. One of the resulting photographs depicted a strangely dressed person in the background. He insists that no one was in the background that day when he snapped the photo. The photo was then sent to the Carlisle Police who hired photographic experts to study it. Finally, Kodak got a hold of the camera and photo negative to look for any defects. They found nothing wrong, and even offered a reward, which went unclaimed, of free film for a year to anyone that could adequately solve the mystery. Continue reading for more bizarre photographs that can't be explained.

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Moto 360 Sport

Motorola's Moto 360 Sport Smartwatch streamlines your mobile life, and it's being offered for only $139.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $199.99. Get everything you need for your run - without the need for your phone. Track your performance with built-in GPS and stay fit with an incredibly accurate heart rate monitor. After your workout, read your Gmail, check the latest traffic, and receive Facebook updates, all thanks to the power of Android Wear. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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