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Hulk McLaren 675LT

The McLaren 675LT (Long Tail) is essentially a lightweight, track-focused evolution of the McLaren 650S. It makes use of single-piece carbon fiber monocell weighing 165-pounds to further minimize weight and increase rigidity. The 675LT is supplied with new carbon ceramic brake discs to increase braking performance over the 650S. This owner decided to give his 675LT a green makeover, complete with an interesting air brake message. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing a red hot nickel ball getting blended.

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Overland Kitchen

The Scout Overland Kitchen is perfect for those who want to bring the home cooking experience anywhere. This trunk-mounted (Jeep or Toyota for now) accessory comes complete with a Blue Sea Systems electrical panel with USB charging ports, three-tiered drawer system, working faucet sink connected to a 2.5-gallon water tank, paper towel holder, cutting board, Epicurean / Good Cook knife seat, and even a voltmeter. It houses any camping grill you may have and folds up in seconds, making for a quick clean up. Continue reading for more geeky items you might want, but probably don't need.

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Tattoo Machine Prosthetic Arm

JC Sheitan Tenet from Lyon, France lost his arm 22 years ago, and recently, artist JL Gonzal created a tattoo gun replacement for him. That's right, he used an existing prosthesis as the base of the arm, before adding the metal and tattoo machine, enabling Tenet to easily pick it up and use as needed. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a mind-blowing Arduino puzzle box.

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Twin Pines Mall Back to the Future

Photo credit: Phil Grishayev via Peta Pixel

Twin Pines Mall/Lone Pine Mall is a shopping center located outside Hill Valley, where Doctor Emmett Brown first experiments his time machine, making his dog Einstein the first time traveler in the world. The site where the mall was filmed for the movie is actually Puente Hills Mall, located in City of Industry, California. The J.C. Penney location seen in the movie has been shut down, and is now occupied by a 24 Hour Fitness center. Continue reading to see more iconic movie locations that film buff Phil Grishayev revisited.

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Ducati 750 SS Kraken

Iron Pirate Garage reveals the Ducati 750 SS Kraken, a motorcycle fit for the post-apocalyptic Mad Max world. The Ducati's iconic trellis frame has been brought to the foreground, complete with a hand-welded rear sub frame. You'll also see the extraordinary horizontally facing exhausts underneath, which isn't your standard option, and on top, there's a tank strap, with the quote "The rougher the seas, the smoother we sail." Continue reading for a few more geeky things you might want, but probably don't need.

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Force Awakens Props

The team at Pinewood Studios in the UK - the same guys who created the real Force Awakens props - used a combination of 3D scanning and printing technologies to recreate everything from Kylo Ren's helmet to Chewy's Bowcaster and even Darth Vader's damaged helmet. Yes, Kylo Ren's lightsaber is also included, but unfortunately, is a non-functional version. Continue reading for more Star Wars items you may not have known existed.

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Long Exposure Tesla Coil

A Tesla coil is basically an electrical resonant transformer circuit invented by Nikola Tesla around 1891, and used to produce high-voltage, low-current, high frequency alternating-current electricity. Modern high-voltage enthusiasts usually build Tesla coils similar to some of Tesla's "later" 2-coil air-core designs. This is what happens when you take a long-exposure photo of one of these coils in-action. That is just one of the many simple, yet oddly satisfying, things that have gone viral on the internet. Other examples include: a perfectly arranged box of dice, an extremely round rock, burned out sign, tower of SpaghettiOs and lots more. Continue reading to see all the pictures.

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Solarin Smartphone

Priced at $16,500 and equipped with "Zimperium state-of-the-art mobile threat protection that thwarts the broadest array of advanced device, network, and application mobile cyberattacks, without impairing usability or functionality of a top-of-the-range smartphone," the Solarin Smartphone is aimed at government officials worldwide. There's a physical switch that can be turned on to scramble outgoing voice calls, along with hardware-based 256-bit AES encryption from KoolSpan. It's no slouch on the hardware side either, boasting a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a f/2.0 lens 24MP rear-facing camera with a 4-color flash module, autofocus, an 8MP front-facing camera, multi-directional directional, three-speaker array and a large 4,000mAh battery. For consumers who need this kind of security, it will be available for sale at Harrods in London beginning June 30. Continue reading for more things you might want, but probably don't need.

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Star Trek Tent

Star Trek fans rejoice! Designer Dave Delisle has created a North Face shuttlecraft tent that may not be suited for intergalactic travel, but would be great for the outdoors. When set up, it can comfortable accommodate two people, and the design easily folds into a carrying case after a good night's rest. "It's not such a far-fetched idea. Star Trek V began with Kirk, Spock, and McCoy camping in the great outdoors," said Delisle. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a pool being filled with liquid nitrogen and then set on fire.

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Nerf Elite Terrascout RC Drone

First there was the TerraDrone, now NERF has unveiled a followup, the Elite Terrascout RC Drone Blaster. In addition to the turret-style gun up top, this awesome gadget sports an integrated camera that comes complete with a live video feed that lets you remotely navigate and fire at enemies. If you decide that the live video feed just isn't enough, you'll also be able to record 720p video clips while out on missions, which can be exported later and uploaded to the internet should you so desire. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of all the electronics inside a police patrol car.

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