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Most wheelchairs are not made to go off-road, this one is. Introducing HexHog, a battery-powered, joystick-controlled wheelchair ATV hybrid that boasts a patented flexing chassis for high-level stability. Its 36-volt lithium ion battery has a range of up to 12 miles when fully charged, and an 8.5 mph top speed over just about any kind of terrain. There's also a nifty seat transfer system that advances and lowers the driving seat to a position for independent transfer from a wheelchair as well as a sealed 6x6 transmission and raised drive motors in conjunction with the flexing chassis for treading water / snow / sand / mud / etc. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the luckiest motorcyclist ever to have been hit by a car.

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Foldable bikes are nothing new, but Sada Bicycle is the first hubless full-sized model that can fold to the size of an umbrella. You read that right, it sports a standard bicycle dimension, compete with with 26-inch wheels attached to the frame by an anchoring system. This entire bicycle can be folded with a single movement, and packed into a container that doubles as a backpack. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Hou Weilin, a 29-year-old SWAT officer from the Chongqing Armed Police Corps, is getting married soon, but couldn't get time off for his wedding shoot due to his 24-hour on-call work schedule. So, he decided to ask the photographer to visit a SWAT training center for a non-traditional shoot. Hou put on his uniform, while the bride-to-be put on her wedding gown and veil, for a photo series both will remember for a lifetime. Continue reading for more images.

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What you see above isn't something from a science fiction film, just an MIT SOFT Rocker. Created by Sheila Kennedy, an architecture professor at MIT, the goal of this invention is to make solar panel fitted installations look as aesthetic as possible. There's an integrated 35 watt solar tracking system combined with an interactive 1.5 axis that allow the 12 amp battery to harvest and store electricity when the sun is up. Users can simply plug their USB chargers into the electrical outlets installed in the rocker to charge their gadgets at any time of the day. Continue reading for more.

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Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano located inside Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nyiragongo's lava lake has at times been the most voluminous known lava lake in recent history. The depth of the lava lake varies considerably. A maximum elevation of the lava lake was recorded at about 3,250 m (10,660 ft) prior to the January 1977 eruption - a lake depth of about 600 m (2,000 ft). Continue reading for more amazing facts.

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Robert Pershing Wadlow is the tallest person in history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. Wadlow reached a staggering 8-feet 11.1-inches (2.72-meters) in height and weighed 439-pounds (199-kilograms) at his death at age 22. His great size and his continued growth in adulthood were due to hyperplasia of his pituitary gland, which results in an abnormally high level of human growth hormone. He showed no indication of an end to his growth even at the time of his death. With that said, explaining that he is the fourth person from the left in a photograph probably isn't necessary. Continue reading for more obvious things.

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Hair stylist Mark Bustos ventures through New York City every Sunday in search of his next client. He works at an upscale salon during the week and pays it forward once a week by offering free haircuts to the homeless. The conversation begins with: "I want to do something nice for you today." This venture began in May 2012 after a visit to family members in the Philippines when he paid the owner of a barbershop to rent a chair and provide haircuts to impoverished children. Since then, he's went all over, including Jamaica, Costa Rica, Los Angeles, and New York, to give free haircuts. Continue reading for more images.

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It may not go back to the future when you hit 88 mph, or have a working Flux Capacitor, but this DeLorean DMC-12 EV is fully-electric. The 215 kilowatts electric motor propels the vehicle from 0-60mph in just 5-seconds, with a top speed of 125 mph, and a driving range of 100-miles. On the inside, you'll find plush leather seating, turn-by-turn GPS navigation and even an iPhone dock. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of

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Pet Camper isn't yet another doghouse, but rather an easily transportable miniature caravan-like home for your pet, created by Vancouver-based Straight Line Designs. Starting at $800, these tiny kennels come in four different styles and are all fully customizable. Judson Beaumont, owner of Straight Line Design, says that the inspiration for the Pet Camper came to him when his daughter asked him to build a doghouse for her puppy several years ago. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Have a plethora of random gadgets charging around your home? Then why not organize things by drilling holes in your kitchen drawer or nightstand to make things a bit more sightly. Other easy decorating life hacks include painting floor tiles you are tired of looking at, using a ceiling-hung garment rack, transforming a lower drawer into a pet-feeding hutch and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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