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Bacon Powered Motorcycle

Bacon and motorcycles usually aren't mentioned together, but in the case of Hormel Black Label, it's a perfect combination. Developed by EVA Products BV and based on the extremely rare Track T800 CDI motorcycle, this vehicle's 800cc three-cylinder diesel engine has been modified to run on 100% biodiesel made entirely from bacon grease. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Bananas Into Plastic

Elif Bilgin, a 17-year-old student from Istanbul, Turkey discovered that the starches and cellulose contained in a banana's outer layer can also be used to create materials that insulate wires and form medical protheses. So, she developed a chemical process that turns banana peels into a non-decaying bioplastic that will hopefully replace the need for petroleum and combat pollution as well. Bilgin says: "For me, this means that my project actually has a potential to be a solution to the increasing pollution problem caused by petroleum-based plastic. It also means that I have started the process of changing the world, which makes me feel like a winner already." 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 Bach being played on a dot matrix printer.

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Sushi Bazooka

The Sushezi is basically a $20 "Sushi Bazooka" that makes rolling these tasty treats, a breeze. Simply fill the tube with rice, add your favorite ingredients, then push the rice right through the tube and onto a sheet of seaweed. Don't like sushi? Walnut rolls, fudge rolls, cake rolls, and biscuit cookies are only a few of the alternate possibilities. Product page. Continue reading for a video showing how to use the Sushezi to make raw vegan sushi.

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Ice Cream Burrito

What do you get when you combine the classic burrito shape with freshly-made ice cream? Ben & Jerry's "BRRR-ito." Simply put, this sweet concoction contains two scoops of your favorite Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and then it's topped with a fudge drizzle as well as crispy cookie crumbs before being rolled up into a chewy waffle wrap. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

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Stray Animal Feeding Machine

At first glance, this looks like any other vending / recycling machine, but upon closer inspection, you'll realize that it dispenses food for stray animals in exchange for plastic bottles. Istanbul, Turkey is known for its high number of strays, with some estimating as many as 150,000 stray dogs alone. Pudgeon has built a vending machine just to take care of that problem, dispensing food and water in exchange for recycled plastic bottles. Continue reading for a video and more pictures.

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Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Hamilton Beach's Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker enables anyone to make two hot and tasty sandwiches in minutes. Just put your chosen ingredients inside the maker from the bottom up, set the timer, and you're ready to go. Each breakfast sandwich can be customized with a variety of fresh ingredients, including whole-grain English muffins or bagels, low-fat cheese, egg whites, and your choice of veggies, lean meat, or a vegetarian option. Cleanup is easy because all removable parts go in the dishwasher. Product page. Continue reading for more clever breakfast inventions that just might change your life.

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Peugeot Food Truck

Always wanted to run your own food truck without having to buy a commercial vehicle for the job? Well, if Peugeot decides to release its "Food Truck" worldwide, you just might be able to. The truck boasts short front and rear overhangs for increased maneuverability, and a long wheelbase to better the load volume. It accommodates 30 people comfortably, whereas the areas for food preparation, eating, refreshments, and DJ booth are all separate. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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PiCO Bottle Opener

It's no larger than a quarter, but PiCO works brilliantly as a bottle opener, and easily attaches to any keyring. This tiny gadget is made from ultra tough titanium, and relies on the sturdy keyring for leverage, helping to pop the top off just about any bottle with just one pull. Best of all, you can pick up one up for just $11. Continue reading for a video and the product page.

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BlenderBottle GoStak

BlenderBottle GoStak is no ordinary container system, it consists of individual jars that can be attached to each other, creating a portable snack tower of sorts. For those who love mixing protein shakes directly after a workout and have more than one powder, the GoStak system fits inside the SportMixer and Classic bottles. The miniature jars themselves come in several different sizes, and are made from durable, stain and odor-resistant Eastman Tritan plastic. Twist N' Lock technology ensures the jars will be secured to each other with a simple quick quarter turn. Product page. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Sushi Towels

Most bath towels are designed purely to absorb water, but these, by designer Jenny Pokryvailo, look like maki sushi rolls when rolled up: salmon, tuna, crab, and tamago to be exact. On a related note, did you know that sushi dates back to at least the second century A.D., beginning as a method of preserving fish in China? Or, that the word 'sushi' refers to rice that has been seasoned with vinegar, sugar, and salt, and not raw fish? Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of extreme wind taking on traffic lights.

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