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Impossible Bike

We have seen the future of transportation, and the "Impossible Bike" is one of the must-have gadgets. China-based engineers have spent 3-years designing a foldable bicycle that fits in a backpack and is capable of hitting 12 mph (20 km/h) on the road, thanks to a ten 2,900 mAh battery-powered brushless electric motor. It weighs just under 11-pounds and when folded, is 17-inches tall. When fully charged, riders can expect a range of 15.6-miles. Continue reading to see it in-action and for more information.

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Megatron Tank China

There's a difference between a Transformers fanatic, and Wing Wah metalwork factory designers Jiang Chen and Yang Junlin, as the duo recreated the Megatron Tank from Transformers 2. This 5-ton behemoth is made mostly of scrap metal, measures 4.5 x 3.2 x 2.5 meters, and looks like it was pulled directly from the film. The designers seek to show steel's plasticity, thus subverting traditional ideas about steel technology. They have also created several other Transformers for their workshop. Continue reading for more.

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Perfect Mummy

With the ever growing population in China, it's no surprise that the government has more than enough road widening projects on-hand to employ all that want to work. However, these road workers from Taizhou, in China's Jiangsu Province stumbled upon something they never expected when digging: a mysterious box. Nestled 6-feet below the surface, the box they hit was actually a 700-year-old tomb. Continue reading to see what was inside and for more information.

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Rabbit iPhone Case

No, this isn't an optical illusion, or a stuffed animal, but rather a real rabbit being used as an iPhone case. This image went viral online a few weeks ago, and since then, other iPhone owners have begun using their own pets in the same way. While most of the images you're about to see feature iPhones, this works with just about any brand, given that it's not a tablet or laptop. Continue reading for more.

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Knockoff DVD

You could either re-use an old Star Wars movie poster for your knockoff, or decide to add in Arnold Schwarzenegger, like this Chinese bootlegger. If that weren't bad enough, they decided to call this "Star Wars: Science Fiction Perform Distinctive", and it's an 18-in-1 to boot, so at the very least, you may be getting more than one movie on the disc. Continue reading for more knockoff products that really aren't trying to hard.

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ATM Malfunction

It's not entirely uncommon for an ATM to eat someone's card, but this woman in China really lashed out when it happened to her. Surveillance footage from the Shilong Jingshawan Shopping Mall last week showed the woman almost completely destroy the machine with her bare hands in the few short minutes it took security guards to arrive. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Strange China Buildings

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It's really hard for businesses to stand out in a country that has a population of over 1.35-billion people. So, developers decide to go with strange building designs in hopes of getting some extra attention. Whether it be a building shaped like a wine glass, or just a structure that serves no real purpose, you'll find them in China. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the ultimate dash cam FAILS.

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China's Paris

Anyone who hasn't been to "The City of Light" in France would probably mistake the image above for the real deal, but upon closer inspection, all of the buildings and roads look off. That's because it's just a replica of Paris, France in China, called Tianducheng. It was originally planned as a city for around 10,000 inhabitants, but the current population is estimated at a mere 2,000 people, many of whom are "working on" a nearby French-themed amusement park. Continue reading for more pictures, another video and additional information.

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Prison Restaurant

The Prison of Fire eatery has just opened in China and it aims to bring the true convict experience to the masses. Every party is seated inside their own Chinese prison-style cell, complete with food being served through a small hatch. To make things even more real, there are confinement rooms, water torture devices and in-restaurant entertainment, as in live music bands who play from inside a giant birdcage contraption, while you eat. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Fake iPhone Charger

If you see something that's too good to true, in this case, a $.99 iPhone charger, then it's probably best to avoid it. Unfortunately (or fortunately), there are many things that may look real in China, but are just bad knockoffs, especially when using "Designed by Aggle in California" is printed directly on something. Continue reading for more suspicious products and things you should probably avoid.

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