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Flying Hovercraft

This $190,000 Hoverwing Flying Hovercraft can reach speeds of up to 70mph on surfaces that include fresh water, salt water, snow, sand, swamp, desert and ice. It's powered by a 130-hp twin-cylinder, turbocharged liquid-cooled gasoline engine that drives its 60" wood/carbon composite thrust propeller while a 1,100-rpm 34" lift fan inflates its durable vinyl-coated nylon skirt for hovering above the ground. It has room for both a pilot and a passenger. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Jet Powered Batmobile

Here's another look at Putsch Racing's street-legal, jet-powered Batmobile replica. Instead of solely using the engine for straight propulsion like a fighter jet, this vehicle creates thrust with a separate front turbine, the force of which spins a second turbine connected to the drivetrain. You shift gears with a modified automatic four-speed sequential gearbox - reverse included. It weighs just 2,800-pounds, thanks to a fiberglass and aluminum body. Putsch claims the performance is on par with the Dodge Viper GTS, but unlike the Viper, this Batmobile can run on kerosene, diesel or jet fuel. 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 an explosive oil fire in super slow motion.

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VW T1 Camper Van Tent

This VW T1 Camper Van looks like the real deal at first glance from afar, but get closer, and you'll see it's actually a functional tent, perfect for those warm summer nights out in the wilderness. It's an officially licensed full-sized replica of the 1965 Volkswagen Camper Van that many are familiar with. Setting it up is a breeze, and can sleep up to 4 people comfortably, making it perfect for small families. Available in four different colors, there are also two zipper separated double size rooms for privacy. Get it here now. Continue reading for two videos, including one on how to set it up, and more information.

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Batman Hot Rod Batmobile

Fans of the original 1966 Batmobile based on the Lincoln Future concept rejoice! This amazing hot rod-inspired Batmobile by Mark La Frenais boasts the classic silhouette, and is drenched in black with contrasting red accents found throughout, including the famous Batman-symbol stamped on the door. There's even a Batwing up top top as well as gatling guns positioned on the front fenders to let everyone know that Gotham City's protector is on his way. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Mammuth Rewarron

Not just any R/C car, the Mammuth Rewarron is currently the world's first 1:3 scale production R/C car. It's one-third the size of a real race truck, powered by a 4-stroke engine, and equipped with a rigid, durable steel frame, oil disc brakes w/ABS, traction control, as well as telemetry. The 175-pound, 6.5-foot-long vehicle has a top speed of 40mph, making it perfect for tackling dirt roads. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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3-Wheeled Mobile Home

Cornelius Comanns, an industrial designer from Germany, has unveiled a solution for mobile warriors who want the convenience of a mobile home, but don't want to drive around a giant vehicle: Bufalino. This tiny 3-wheeled mobile home is based on the Piaggio APE 50, keeping many of the components and structure intact. It includes only the essentials: a sleeping area, two seats, kitchenette, storage space, water tank, basin, and a refrigerator. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of real-life Predator gauntlet blades

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Ken Imhoff Lamborghini Countach Replica

Auto enthusiast Ken Imhoff had the posters and models, but just not the real thing. He decided to take matters into his own hands by building a custom Lamborghini Countach replica in his basement. It Imhoff approximately 17 years to complete, and has a chassis that was shaped from plywood, along with custom-machined wheels. To get the finished vehicle onto the streets, he needed to do some excavating, and the result was definitely worth the headache. Continue reading for two videos and more pictures.

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PAL-V Personal Flying Car

Here's another look at the PAL-V One, invented by John Bakker. This vehicle basically combines a patented three-wheeled, self-balancing hybrid motorcycle-car from the Dutch company Carver with an autogyro. This autogyro technology makes flying possible through a free-spinning rotor, using a separate propeller for pushing it. With sports car-like handling, it's considerably more quiet than a helicopter and much easier to fly. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Scrooser Electric Scooter

With a sleek, minimalist design, the Scrooser is an electric scooter that combines style with function, complete with a set of fat tires on both ends. Not just for looks, this scooter's battery is can reportedly last nearly 25-days within a city environment, thanks to "impulse drive". This drive system consists of a 1,000-watt electric motor built into the rear hub, that augments the rider's kick-power. Whenever rider achieves a speed of 2 mph (3 km/h) or more, a boost is delivered by the rider. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Knight XV Armored

Sure, the safest place to be during the zombie apocalypse would be on water, but if you want to get there (or a safe house) in style and comfort, the Knight XV would be your best bet. It's touted as the "world's most luxurious armored vehicle," and has bulletproof body panels to get you from point A to point B in one piece. Limited to just 100-units worldwide, this bio-fuel-powered vehicle is equipped with a powerful 6.8L V10 engine, night vision cameras and enough room for up to 6 people. 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 an impossible 3D painting.

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