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K1600 Krugger BMW Motorcycle

Krugger Motorcycles owner Fred Bertrand was given a BMW K1600 to customize, and the end result - 3,000-hours later - is an Art Deco masterpiece the least. However, the only requirement was to keep the 161-horsepower engine and all of the electronics in place. Everything else was completely revamped, and the modifications include a hand-built aluminum chassis. The chassis was lengthened, while the radiators were relocated to showcase its six exhaust pipes. 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 functional 3D-printed Boeing 787 engine.

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Spiral Wine Cellar Under Floor

Always wondered what James Bond's wine cellar looks like? If so, then look no further than these Spiral Wine Cellars. This storage solution can be installed just about anywhere, homes and restaurants included. Each one is a concrete constructed, watertight cylindrical system that comes equipped with a trapdoor at the top for easy access. The system uses a special ventilation system to store your wine - up to 1,870 bottles - at optimum temperature, humidity and darkness. Continue reading for two more videos and pictures.

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Tupolev Tu-160

The Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack is a variable-sweep wing heavy strategic bomber designed by the Tupolev Design Bureau in the Soviet Union. It currently holds the titles of the world's largest combat aircraft, largest supersonic aircraft and largest variable-sweep aircraft built. Only the North American XB-70 Valkyrie had higher empty weight and maximum speed. The Tu-160 has the heaviest take off weight of any military aircraft besides transports. Continue reading for more cool facts.

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Lost iPhone Nathan Buhler

You'd think that losing your phone in the river means it's probably gone forever, but for Nathan Buhler, that wasn't the case. The story began when Buhler accidentally dropped his phone into the Bow River in Alberta, Canada on August 2nd, but two weeks later, pictures of the handset began appearing on his Facebook timeline. Turns out firefighters at Calgary's Station 1 retrieved the handset and gave it a new name, "Hector Sanchez". "The crew decided to use the unlocked phone's Facebook account. They hoped that by posting on Nathan Buhler's, the owner's, Facebook page, his friends and family would let him know that his phone had been found and that he could pick it up at Station 1. Additional messages were posted on Nathan's page in the hopes he would be notified his phone had been found," said the City of Calgary. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Superman Drone

Barry Craig taped a Superman action figure to a DJI Phantom 3 drone - lightbridge digital streaming allows live viewing of 720p video - and decided to fly it over Victoria Park in London. This is probably as close as you'll get to a bird's eye view of what the superhero sees during actual flights, complete with music from the official Superman soundtrack. "Londoners spending their days in Victoria Park should rest a little easier knowing that Superman is looking out for them, anyway," says Fast Company. In related news, continue reading for a video of Boeing's new drone-destroying laser.

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Cheero Power Case

Cheero's Power Case is not only sleek and stylish, but it doubles your iPhone 6's battery capacity. Measuring 153mm x 17mm x 71mm and weighing in at 90g, this accessory barely adds any bulk to the handset, and it easily slides into your pocket. It's equipped with a genuine Lightning connector, so you won't have to worry about charging issues. Best of all, you can grab one for $35.99 shipped today, originally $79.99. Product page. Continue reading for our full review with hands-on pictures.

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Disney Princess Star Wars

Photo credit: Ralph Sevelius via The Meta

Ever wonder what a Disney princess Star Wars mashup would look like? If so, then look no further than these awesome illustrations by Ralph Sevelius. "I've been wanting to do this idea for some time since the Star Wars/Disney merger happened. There has been so many reiterations of the Princesses, that finally I get to mess around with them and have my stab at it. Hopefully you guys like, because I have other ideas I'm knocking around for the others," said Sevelius. Click here for the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of first person saber spearing.

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Mirror Cube Tree House

The MirrorCube looks like some sort of optical illusion at first, but it's actually just one of the coolest tree hotels you'll ever come across. Nestled in a beautiful Harads, Sweden forest, this mind-boggling structure was designed by the team at Tham & Videgard architects, consisting of a lightweight aluminum that features walls made of reflective glass, helping the structure blend in with the surrounding nature. Continue reading for two ore videos and additional information.

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Hyrule Castle LEGO

Photo credit: Joseph Zawarda

Joseph Zawada knew it was dangerous to go alone, so he brought thousands of LEGO bricks along for his latest project. This amazing Hyrule Castle recreation was unveiled at the Brickfair conference in Virginia earlier this month, and it took him approximately 2.5-years to build. The diorama is so large that it required separating the castle into 40 sections for transportation in 2 cars. Continue reading for detailed pictures of the interior and towers.

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Electric Volkswagen Beetle

It looks like a 1958-1966 Volkswagen Bug on the outside, but under the hood? It's a zero-emission, 100% electric-powered vehicle by San Diego-based Zelectric Motors. Owner David Benardo sources parts from EV West, a shop specializing in selling components for high-performance electric race cars, and then installs two lithium-ion battery packs on the Bugs - one under the front and another behind the backseats, thus replacing the gasoline engine with a Zelectric drivetrain. Continue reading for three more videos and additional information.

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