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Wenger 16999

Wenger's 16999 Giant Swiss Army Knife is currently the world's most complex with a whopping 87 implements that perform 141 functions, making it the only tool you'll need to get any job done. Whether in your pack or on display, this massive tool is sure to be a conversation piece. Unfortunately, the $2149 knife is currently sold out, but apparently, there have been many people over the years who've enjoyed its service. For those who want the next best thing, check out the Victorinox SwissChamp XAVT, which packs 80 functions and is priced much lower than its big brother. Product page. Continue reading to see more reviews.

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Printer Prank

If you just can't wait for April Fools' Day and want to kick off the festivities early this year, just print out this sheet (HP / Xerox / Epson / Kyocera / Brother). Next, place this on the copy machine and watch the hilarity ensue, that is unless...someone has already beaten you to it. To possibly make a few dollars off this prank, you could always hide around the corner and record this madness for YouTube to see, in hopes that it will go viral. Click here to view the first image in this week's internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a weather map gone crazy on live television.

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Insects After Rain

Ondrej Pakan, from Myjava, Slovakia, specializes in capturing macro photos of insects covered in tiny water droplets after rainstorms. He says: "I get soaked waiting for the rain to finish, but it all seems worth it when you get really great shots of the insects with drops on them." One of his most notable photographs include a blue damselfly (above) covered in water droplets staring at the camera. Continue reading for more.

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Unboil an Egg

UC Irvine scientists and Australian chemists have managed to unboil egg whites, and they say that this innovation could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, food production and other segments of the $160 billion global biotechnology industry. Gregory Weiss, UCI professor of chemistry and molecular biology & biochemistry, says: "Yes, we have invented a way to unboil a hen egg. In our paper, we describe a device for pulling apart tangled proteins and allowing them to refold. We start with egg whites boiled for 20 minutes at 90 degrees Celsius and return a key protein in the egg to working order." Continue reading for a video of the process and more information.

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12-inch iPad Pro

Photo credit: Martin Hajek

You've probably seen enough of the 12-inch MacBook Air in recent weeks, but 3D modeling extraordinaire Martin Hajek has unveiled his latest work, the rumored 12-inch iPad Pro. However, this isn't your typical render, as he decided to put it side-by-side next to the laptop to show just how large the tablet really is. There's no fancy colors this time around, but the work is top notch to say the least. Continue reading for more images - click the "zoom" button on the gallery to view any of the images in full-size.

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Extreme Close Up

Artist Pyanekd has unveiled his latest photo and video project, called "Amazing Worlds Within Our World", which uses special macro photography lenses to show everyday things in detail like you've never seen before. Pyanek used a Canon T3i (600D/Kiss X5) with the kit lens reversed, HeliconFocus for focus stacking, Abode Lightroom and Exposure 5 for some light editing. There's also a slightly creepy music video embedded above for your viewing enjoyment. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Coolbox

Most toolboxes are designed purely for function, the $179 Coolbox is not only functional, but packs an internal rechargeable battery, Bluetooth speakers, LED lights, wheels, bottle opener, and lots more. There's also a magnetic lid for keeping track of loose screws, bolts and the other magnetic pieces, a whiteboard under the lid and dual tablet stands both on the top of the box and inside. On the lower left side, there's a built-in power strip that operate when you have the Coolbox (Indiegogo page) plugged into an outlet via a retractable cord, which doubles as an extension cord of sorts. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the top five viral videos for today.

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Largest Land Vehicle

Here's another look at Bagger 288, built by the German company Krupp, for the energy and mining firm Rheinbraun. This bucket-wheel excavator or mobile strip mining machine (removing overburden prior to coal mining) is currently the world's largest land vehicle, superseding NASA's Crawler-Transporter, which was used to carry the Space Shuttle and Apollo Saturn V launch vehicle. It measures 311 feet (95 meters) tall, 705 feet (215 meters) long and weighs 45,500 tons. It took approximately five years to design and manufacture and another five years to assemble. It's capable of excavating 240,000 tons of coal or 240,000 cubic metres of overburden daily. Continue reading for more interesting images.

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Geeky Cat Owners

In the real world, Spoiled Child Syndrome is characterized by "excessive, self-centered, and immature behavior", including lack of consideration for other people, recurrent temper tantrums, an inability to handle the delay of gratification, demands for having one's own way, obstructiveness, and manipulation to get their way. Some geeky cat owners have to deal with this as well, and give in to their demands. Continue reading for more.

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Prynt Instant Camera Case

Prynt, the world's first instant camera case for smartphones, let you snap a photo or choose one from your favorite social network, and print it out in 30-seconds. Thanks to its modular design, Prynt is compatible several different types of phones, including the iPhone 5 / 5S / 5C / 6 and Galaxy S4 / S5. Simply swap out the dock depending on what phone you're trying to use. In the future, they will have docks for other phones so the printer will never need to be upgraded. Continue reading for the intro video and Kickstarter page.

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