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Could extreme lawnmower racing be an official sport? Sure, if Honda and other auto manufacturers crank out vehicles like the "Mean Mower". This high-speed lawnmower officially entered the Guinness Book of World Records today after achieving a speed of 116.57mph (187.6kph). Powering this 'cutting edge' vehicle is a Honda-superbike-sourced 1,000cc engine, giving it a greater power-to-weight ratio than a Bugatti Veyron and acceleration from 0-60mph in just four seconds. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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If you thought bumper stickers were bad enough, here are 12 weird and bizarre, yet real, cars that have been spotted on the streets. They range from the world's most dangerous baby seat and a homemade air-conditioning setup, to a van / big rig hybrid. Click here to view the first image in this week's trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of some very unexpected cat calls from Aussie builders.

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Auto enthusiasts probably already know that the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe is powered by a 6.75L V12 that produces 453hp and 531 lb-feet of torque, but there's also some high-tech gadgetry in the cabin, called the "Starlight Headliner". This feature basically incorporates hundreds of tiny fibre optics to give the impression of a star-filled night sky. Continue reading for more random and interesting photos you probably haven't seen before.

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The Secret Service refers to the heavily armored vehicle as The Beast. Most details of the car are classified for security reasons. A special night vision system is in a secret location. Special loops replace the stock door handles; agents hold on to them when running alongside the car. Goodyear run-flat tires fit into extra-large wheel wells. The car is sealed against biochemical attacks. Kept in the trunk is a blood bank of the President's blood type. It also has its own oxygen supply. Continue reading for more.

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Ferrari first unveiled the 458 Spider at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Featuring an aluminium retractable hardtop - can be retracted in 14 seconds flat - that weighs 25kg (55lb) less than a soft roof such as the one found on the Ferrari F430 Spider. Now, this shiny gold variant has appeared on the streets of London. Continue reading for a video.

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Criminals beware, as this awesome Nissan GT-R police car might be one vehicle you won't be able to outrun. According to HiConsumption, "the 2-door sports car has even been equipped with a set of flashing red and blue lights complete with sirens." The Dubai police car fleet might be its only rivals. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a very talented musician singing Katy Perry's Dark Horse in 20 different musical styles.

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Sure, it's nothing like the Dubai police car fleet, but the LAPD does have something up its sleeve, a Lamborghini Gallardo to be exact. Here's where the story gets interesting...fiber optics company owners Nathale and Travis Marg donated the use of their supercar, complete with its V10 sitting squarely in the middle, to the department for use in a good, but not exciting way. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Batman Tumbler replicas are nothing new, but Parker Brother Concepts' version is actually street legal, or at least in Florida where their shop is based. There isn't much information floating around about this beast, but for those interested, you can rest assured that the price tag is in the hypercar territory (Veyron, etc.). Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a homeless lottery winner that will restore your faith in humanity.

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The Dubai Police Force has a number of luxury and high-performance vehicles (which include a Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, a Ferrari FF, a Chevrolet Camaro SS, a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, a Bentley Continental GT, a limited edition Aston Martin One-77, Ford Mustang GT, a BMW M6 Gran Coupe, a Brabus G63 AMG, a Bugatti Veyron, an Audi R8, a Nissan GT-R, and a McLaren MP4-12C) which are used for patrolling. Continue reading for more.

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Not just any all-terrain vehicle, the monstrous Mercedes-Benz Zetros is an all-wheel drive vehicle designed to let the rich survive the zombie apocalypse in pure luxury. It's powered by a 7.2L in-line six-cylinder engine that generates 326hp, and comes complete with a marble floor bathroom as well as underfloor heating. That's not all, you'll also find plenty of sleeping space, two flat panel TVs, satellite cable, a Bose audio system, an on-board water system for drinking water, and a special ATV compartment. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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