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FC Mobile II Portable NES

Hyperkin's FC Mobile II takes NES Gaming to new portable heights. This gaming machine merges the worlds of portable and home gaming effortlessly with turbo-charged auto-fire buttons, wireless hand controllers and even a wireless gun controller. It sports a TV output connector so that you can make or break your NES experience right on your TV screen. Product page. Continue reading to see more cool portable game consoles you probably never knew about.

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Jetpack Joyride Arcade Machine

With the mobile game market just beginning, it's only a matter of time before all popular games are ported to the arcade machine platform. Currently, there are just a handful, and we've rounded up a few of the best for your viewing enjoyment, starting with Jetpack Joyride. In the mobile version, players uses a simple, one-touch system to control the jetpack; when the player presses anywhere on the touchscreen, the jetpack fires and Barry rises. When the player lets go, the jetpack turns off, and Barry falls. Because he is continually in motion, the player does not control his speed, simply his movement along the vertical axis. Continue reading to see more.

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Pacu Fish Teeth Human

Those human-like teeth you see above on that fish have not been Photoshopped on, it's just a Pacu, the name used in the aquarium trade to refer to several common species of omnivorous South American freshwater fish that are related to the piranha. Whereas piranha have pointed, razor-sharp teeth in a pronounced underbite, pacu have squarer, straighter teeth, like a human, and a less severe underbite, or a slight overbite. Continue reading for more bizarre crates you won't believe exist.

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Born in 1800s

For the record, the longest unambiguously documented human lifespan is that of Jeanne Calment of France (above) - lived from 1875-1997 - who died at age 122 years, 164 days. Believe it or not, she even met Vincent van Gogh when she was 12 or 13. This led to news media attention in 1985, after Calment turned 110. The longest undisputed lifespan for a male is that of Jiroemon Kimura of Japan (1897-2013), who died in June 2013 at age 116 years, 54 days. He was also the world's oldest living person from December 2012 until his death. Continue reading to see five of the last known living humans as of today.

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Real Harry Potter Town Hogsmeade

In the Harry Potter universe, Hogsmeade Village is the only all-wizarding village in Britain, founded by Hengist of Woodcroft. It's best known as a little village of cottages and shops with enchanted candles hanging in the trees during the holidays. J.K, Rowling described it as: "Hogsmeade looked like a Christmas card; the little thatched cottages and shops were all covered in a layer of crisp snow; there were holly wreaths on the doors and strings of enchanted candles hanging in the trees." Continue reading to see five real places (Colmar, France above) you can visit now, that resemble Hogsmeade.

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Pocket Projector

AAXA's Mini LED Pocket Projector is about the same size as most cell phones, yet is capable of delivering a stunning 60" image in dark environments. Additional features include adjustable tripod, mini-HDMI support, Micro SD, USB port, composite video input, and 3.5mm headphone jack. The LED Pico's lithium ion battery gives you upwards of 80+ minutes of operation! Rechargeable and long lasting, the internal lithium ion battery makes the LED Pico a truly portable device. Product page. Continue reading for more.

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Bike Dispenser Vending Machine

Unlike other low-tech bike rental systems where the units are stored outside on racks, the Bikedispenser in The Netherlands is an actual vending machine of sorts that dispenses out a bicycle when money is inserted. These machines were created by Dutch company Springtime, and thanks to the introduction of new technologies like RFID chips, smart cards, etc., it became possible to automatically rent out a bike and then return it after use. Every bike has a hidden Radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag, so these could be rented out from one location and returned at another. Continue reading for more.

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Ultrasone Limited Edition

Ultrasone's Edition 10 Limited Audiophile Headphones will cost you a hefty $2,599 on sale ($3,499.99 MSRP), and that's because each one is handmade in Germany, offering open natural sound design without any limitations. An exclusive headphone stand is included in each package, made from the same Zebrano wood as the clasps on the outer ear cups. Technologies used include: ULE-technology (Mu Metal shielding) and S-Logic Plus, which combines precision dampening with micro-acoustic reinforcement, allowing driver, buffer-board, and spatial parameters to complement one another in an optimal manner. Product page. Continue reading for more.

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Missing Boeing 727-223

A Boeing 727-223, registered N844AA, was stolen from Quatro de Fevereiro Airport, Luanda, Angola on May 25, 2003. Its disappearance prompted a worldwide search by the FBI and the CIA. Shortly before sunset on that day, two men boarded the plane, one of them being flight engineer Ben Charles Padilla (seen at controls), and the other, a hired mechanic from the Republic of the Congo. Neither man was certified to fly the Boeing 727, which normally requires three aircrew. They had been working with Angolan mechanics to get the plane flight-ready. The aircraft began taxiing without communicating with the control tower and maneuvered erratically while entering a runway without clearance. The tower tried to make contact, but there was no response, and the tracking transponder was turned off. With its lights off, the aircraft took off, heading southwest over the Atlantic Ocean. Neither the plane nor the two men have been seen since. Continue reading for more mysterious disappearances.

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Window Solar Charger

This solar window charger aims to make recharging your gadgets a breeze. It basically provides an adhesive surface which sticks to any window or smooth glass surface, enabling users to harness solar energy to charge their gadgets while indoors. The 1800 mAh lithium battery uses electricity produced by the sun to charge itself as well as the phone. Leave it stuck to your window before work every morning, and it'll be fully charged by the time you get home (10-15 hours). Product page. Continue reading to see more solar-powered gadgets that exist now.

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