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LEGO Car

Most people use LEGO bricks to either build a set model, or just smaller things that don't take up too much time, but 20-year-old Raul Oaida, a self-taught brick master, has built the world's first functional life-sized LEGO car. He used approximately 500,000 pieces and has "four orbital engines and a total of 256 pistons." Despite its top speed being 20-30 km, it'll still get you from point A to B, albeit a very slowly. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a real homemade backpack flamethrower.

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Another week, another batch of fun and creative gadgets with designs you don't see everyday, like the pair of illuminated lightsaber chopsticks above. Though not very practical, they do make for some interesting dining table battles, should you have two or more pairs of these. Speaking of lightsabers, did you know that the earliest lightsabers, also known as protosabers, didn't include internal power cells, but rather used external power sources. They had battery pack, which were attached to the lightsaber by a power cord. Continue reading for more.

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Matterhorn Lights

Swiss photographer Robert Bosch isn't afraid of going to the extreme to capture the perfect shot, and his latest series proves it. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn ridge in the Alps by Edward Whymper and his team, Bosch was asked by Mammut, a Swiss mountaineering equipment company, to take a special photo to mark the occasion for their new ad campaign. So, a team of skilled mountaineers ascended the Matterhorn's Hornli ridge and lit up the path that Whymper took with his team to make the first successful ascent with bright red flares. Continue reading for more images.

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Funny Kids Notes

Some people have said that if you really want to know the truth, just ask a child, and that holds true for notes too. For example, this child managed to correctly solve a math problem, but when asked to explain how they came to the solution, "math" was the answer. That is just one of the many kids that are probably too smart for their own good. Continue reading to see more.

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Syma S107G

Syma's S107G R/C Helicopter is currently being offered for only $16.99, today only, originally priced at $129.99. Great for hobbyists of all skill levels, this helicopter features a coaxial rotor a single rear rotor for precise movement and a gyro for increased stability whether flying or hovering. Product page. Continue reading for a trick video and more information.

Notable features:
  • 2 selectable frequencies lets you fly up to 2 helicopters at once.

  • Amazing technology in the palm of your hand. Syma newest model s107 3ch gyro rtf metal rc helicopter. No assembly required, ready to fly. Equipped with the latest gyroscope technology.

  • Full 3 channels : up, down, left, right, forward and backward.A 25-30 minutes charge is equal to a 8-12 minutes flight. Recharging takes place via the transmitter or usb cable.


[via Amazon]

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Nixie Drone

Nixie is touted as the "the first wearable camera that can fly", and it's basically a small camera users wear like a watch, but with straps that when unfolded, turn it into a flying quadcopter. At the push of a button, Nixie launches skywards from your wrist, where its swiveling camera can shoot aerial selfies. There are two automatic modes: boomerang, which will automatically return Nixie to you after shooting your video and follow me, in which the device will follow you around. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a clever dog that can get just about anyone passing by to play catch with them.

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Dumpster Home

Dr. Jeff Wilson has been living in a 33-square-foot dumpster for The Dumpster Project since February 4, 2014. It's essentially an ongoing experiment in minimalism at the Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. He plans on upgrading the dumpster through three phases: dumpster camping, average American dumpster home, and uber dumpster. This current phase (phase two) features air conditioning, basic appliances and amenities, and water and power connections. Continue reading to see how it stands today.

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Naples Metro

In 1911 construction on the urban section of the Rome-Formia-Naples railway, the Villa Literno-Napoli Gianturco railway was commenced, and although it was suspended for the duration of World War I, the line was eventually opened on 28 September 1925 as an urban railway service line, the first in Italy. This service is now known as Line 2. Above, we see one of the many beautiful ceilings at their rail stations. Continue reading for more.

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Iceland Police

Photo credit: Instagram

BBC reports that Iceland, the most sparsely populated country in Europe with a population of 325,671 and an area of 103,000 km2, has one of the lowest violent crime rates in the world. Their police officers are all unarmed, partially due to 'hard drugs' usage being low and tensions between economic classes virtually non-existent. Reykjavik is Iceland's capital and also largest city of Iceland. Reykjavik's Metropolitan Police Department has a very popular Instagram account that posts their daily antics. Continue reading for more.

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Autism Art

Many people diagnosed with autism know that communicating through speech and social interaction can be challenging, but 5-year-old Iris Grace found a new way to challenge her energy: painting. She resides in the UK with her parents and has incredible concentration span of about two hours whenever she paints. Her mother says, "I make up some cups of very watery paints, she chooses which one she would like to use and gets me to make more when she needs it and she mixes her own colours from mug to mug. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other." Continue reading for more images.

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