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JetSurf Jet-Propelled Surfboard

Unlike other surfboards, the JetSurf combines technology with surfing. Powered by a two-stroke 100cc engine, this carbon fiber surfboard can reach speeds up to 40mph, and has a 45-mile fuel tank capacity, giving riders a solid 1.5-hours of fun out on the water. You control the throttle with an electronic leash, and there's an emergency kill cord if things get too extreme. It was designed by ex-F1 engineer Martin Sula of the Czech Republic. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Jeep Rat Rod

Jeep vehicles are great for off-roading, but when you fuse one with a Rat Rod - a custom car that exaggerates the early hot rods of the 1940s, 1950s, and early-1960 - you get the 1945 Willys Jeep Rat Rod. The jeep started its life as an authentic World War II Jeep from the 1940s before it was completely revamped by Randy Ellis and his team. This custom rat rod was outfitted with an air bag suspension that allows for 7-inches of travel, a full radio, vintage Stewart Warner gauges in the center dash and a fold out windshield. It's powered by a 1977 Chevy 350 V8 engine, mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Honda Mean Mower


We've featured the Honda Mean Mower before, but many haven't seen the Top Gear tests of this beast, and the clips above show just what this lawnmower can do around The Stig's track. It started out as a HF2620 Lawn Tractor, and was given a chromoly chassis, rugged ATV wheels, a custom suspension, and a 1000cc VTR Firestorm motorcycle engine rated at 109hp, paired with a 6-speed paddle-shifted transmission. It has a top speed of 130mph and can go from 0-60mph in less than 4-seconds. 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 showing what a homeowner did when a drone flew over his property.

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Dark as Night Batman Motorcycle Helmet

You've probably seen or at least heard of the HD100, formerly known as "Dark as Night", Batman motorcycle helmet from Helmet Dawg, but now customers are posting videos of themselves wearing this geeky creation. Just to recap, it starts out as a DOT-approved GMax GM48S Platinum Series full face motorcycle helmet, and is meticulously transformed into what you see above. The original customization process hit some snags when it came to the ears and browline accents, but after lots of hard work, a Dark Knight-worthy helmet was the result. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Aqua Amazon Aqua Expeditions

Do you have wanderlust (a strong desire to travel) and want an experience that combines modern luxury with the sights of the Amazon River? Aqua Expeditions' Aqua Amazon is just for you. From afar, it looks like a normal ship, but in reality, it's a 12 suite luxury vessel that can comfortably house up to 32-guests. This stunning 147-foot-long vessel was designed by renowned Peruvian architect Jordi Puig. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Famous Photo Colorized

Thanks to a dedicated photographers and designers, many historical photographs have been given new life with a variety of colorization techniques. Despite all the technology available, many preview the manual method of adding color to a black-and-white photograph using watercolors, oils, crayons or pastels, and other paints or dyes. The toughest manual method? Using crayons or pastel sticks of ground pigments since it requires knowledge of drawing techniques. Continue reading for more.

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Soundpeats QY7 Earbuds

SoundPEATS QY7 Wireless Bluetooth Earphones are great for the gym and priced at just $19.99 with coupon code: USQY7PR2, this week only, originally offered for $49.99. They feature PureSound in-ear white noise and listener fatigue reduction, which eliminates white noise to deliver clean audio. They are also sweat-proof and can boast a 5-hour continuous use time, 145-hours standby. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: USQY7PR2 during checkout for the additional discount.

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Indoor Basketball Court

With the 2015 NBA Playoffs in full swing, there's probably no better place for a basketball fan to be than a giant home, complete with its own indoor court. Located in San Francisco, this 5,000-square-foot, $3.32-million residence was previously an old warehouse. It's now been fitted with heated hardwood floors that were salvaged from Los Angeles airplane hangar. There's also massive 30-foot exposed timber beams as well as white-washed ceilings that surround the multiple skylights running through the property to maintain the airplane hangar feel. Last, but not least, a massive 16x20 foot retractable center skylight ensures you'll be able to get plenty of fresh air for your hoops games. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a band that played live Mario Kart music while their friend played the actual game.

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USB Powered Rifle

This USB-powered mini BB sniper rifle, called "Axniper", may not be practical, but one thing's for sure, it's great for blowing off steam at the office. It's powered by any standard USB outlet, and works in conjunction with the included software to let you fire plastic BBs at any objects you desire. The small camera nested atop the barrel of the gun is used to display your target on-screen for perfect shots each time. Continue reading for a video and more pictures.

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Bee's Life

Ever wonder just how a bee lives its first 21-days here on Earth? If so, photographer Anand Varma has just the video for you, as he captured the mind-blowing 21-day transformation of bee egg to larvae to pupae and then finally an adult. Fortunately, you won't have to spend 3-weeks watching the process, since the video was condensed into a 60-second clip. Continue reading to watch.

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