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WaterCar Panther

On land, the Panther appears to be any old Jeep, but drive it into water, and you'll be pleasantly surprised. This vehicle is powered by a 3.7L V6 Honda-sourced engine can traverse both land and water, earning the title of "world's fastest amphibious vehicle". The Panther can achieve speeds of up to 80mph on the streets, and up to 44mph while in the water, thanks to the Panther Jet propulsion system. Best of all, it transitions from land to sea vehicle in a mere 15-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 that takes you on a first-person ride of an incredible natural water slide in 4K.

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Flat-Packed Home

Want a small, solar-powered home that goes anywhere? Look no further than the POD-Idladla. This compact prefab home for two features a modular nano design that's powered by solar energy, and can even be customized off-site to your specifications. The minimalist mobile pod ships flat-pack and can be assembled onsite quickly. Unlike its predecessor, this model features an opaque metal siding (replaced the clear plexiglass walls) and a modular design. Up top, you'll find a pitched roof that maximizes solar potential with room with panels installed. The white and mint green-painted facade reflect the harsh sun to keep the interior cool, while multiple openings and operable concertina doors offer natural ventilation. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Breakaway X-Grill Truck

From afar, the Breakaway appears to be a standard truck, but open up the custom tanker trailer? You'll be ready to grill in minutes. Called the "X-Grill," this vehicle comes equipped with everything you need to take that BBQ party to the next level, just about anywhere. At the push of a button, the trailer opens up to reveal a 42-inch grill, stainless steel prep counter, and four burner stoves. It's basically a converted 1987 Ford tanker truck. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Baby Sleeping in Camera Bag

Let's face it, we all have some embarrassing baby pictures, but these photographers wanted to at least make them conversation pieces. So, they decided to place their tiny ones inside camera bags and backpacks, which are often lined with padding for a host of accessories that one might need to bring on location for a shoot. Some babies were so comfortable they were captured snoozing, rather than smiling for the camera. Continue reading to see more.

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New PS4 Limited Edition Taken King

The Limited Edition 500GB PlayStation 4 Destiny: The Taken King Bundle can be pre-ordered for $399.99 shipped, and if the past is any indicator, you'll be able to resell them for $500-$550 once supplies dry up. In addition to the special console and 500GB HDD, you'll also get Destiny: The Taken King, Destiny, Expansion I: The Dark Below, Expansion II: House of Wolves and also includes three emotes, three shaders, and three class items from the Digital Collector's Edition Upgrade. Product page. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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DIY Coil Charging Cable

Always seem to find your charging cables tangled up? Then here's an easy tutorial on how to make them all tangle-proof with a simple coil. Grab any charging cable, a ballpoint pen / pencil / etc. with a cap, wrap the cable around it, secure the cable to cap, use a hairdryer to ensure it stays coiled, and you're ready to charge. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an amazing 3D-printed Stargate.

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Snake Tree House

Why bother building a normal tree house, when you can just stay in one of the Snake Tree Houses Luis at the Pedras Salgadas Park. Propped high on stilts, each home features a single bathroom, kitchen, double bed and sofa. The structure blends in with nature thanks to the slate and wood coverings. Sustainability and environmental impact were taken into account as well, with its reinforced insulation, low-energy lighting, along with solar panels. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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UFO JFK Airport

A plane spotter recently captured an unidentified flying object overtaking a Virgin Atlantic flight at high-speed during take-off from New York's JFK airport. This peculiar object has led to speculation that it may be an extraterrestrial craft. "The person that saw this UFO at JFK films planes often and looks to catch UFOs on video. I even try to film UFOs myself often. Planning on a UFO hunt in NYC soon to hopefully air on LookNowTV. I thought this one doesn't look like a bug or another plane in the background," says Rick from LookNowTV. Continue reading to watch.

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MiG-29 Fulcrum Vertical Takeoff

Aviation enthusiasts probably know that the MiG-29 Fulcrum can achieve Mach 2.25, but now this clip, filmed at the recent RIAT (Royal International Air Tattoo) at RAF Fairford, UK, shows the jet beginning its display with an incredible vertical take-off. We used the term 'going ballistic' for the Mig-29's vertical climb in full afterburner even though the term refers to the ballistic path (similar to the trajectory of a thrown or launched projectile) a jet put into a nearly-vertical climb would follow under the action of gravity, without propulsion," says The Aviationist. Continue reading for another video of the MiG-29 reaching the edge of space and more information.

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Zoku Micro Loft

Take a tiny 258-square-foot apartment, add a second story loft, and you have the Zoku Micro Loft. It's touted as a living space you can work in, and designed for global nomads who want a temporary living solution for 5-days and several months. Each micro living space includes a retractable staircase, hide-away storage areas, a loft sleeping space with king size bed, spacious shower and even a fully equipped kitchen. You'll soon be able to rent one of these lofts in the heart of Amsterdam's eastern Canal District. Continue reading for more pictures.

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