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Tony Stark Iron Man Bionic Arm

Thanks to The Collective Project, Albert Manero and Limbitless Solutions were able to create an Iron Man-inspired bionic arm for a child in need. According to the official Microsoft blog: "Limbitless' first arm - for an active boy named Alex - cost less than $350 in materials, much cheaper than the $40,000 price tag of some prosthetics. But the team's volunteers donated the arm for free, after pooling together their 'coffee money.' 'We were all bound to the belief that no one should profit from a child in need of an arm,' says Manero." Continue reading for the video and a closer look at the arm.

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Iron Man Computer Mouse

When Tony Stark isn't out battling super villains, or swooning women, and designing the next Iron Man suit, he probably enjoys taking his supercars out for a ride. However, if he ever decided to get into the computer accessory business, this computer mouse gives us a glimpse at what might be in store. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a stuffed dog meets real dog prank.

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If Tony Stark were real, the best way to impress him would be to build a functional Iron Man suit, and the examples you see above at least look the part, except for the last one, who took things a bit too literally. Who knows? It may be the only one with a functional repulsor beam. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how random internet users are restoring faith in humanity.

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Tony Stark, played by the very talented Robert Downey Jr., is one of the most charismatic characters to ever hit the big screen. In a nutshell, he transformed himself from a greedy, genius narcissistic who only cared about money, women and nice cars to a villain-fighting superhero that single handedly privatized world peace. Continue reading for five cool facts you may not have known about the real-life Iron Man house.

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BossLogic of deviantART is not only a big fan of Iron Man, but a very talented artist as well, and these awesome pop culture mashups prove it. First up, we have The Iron Dark Knight who definitely could use an Iron Man-like suit against some of the more evil super villains like Mister Freeze and The Mad Hatter. Continue reading to see more.

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Taiwan-based art student Kai-Xiang Xhong from the Stan Winston School specializes in cardboard art, and for his latest project, he used it to create a life-sized Iron Man Mark III suit. Here's what Xhong has to say about the piece: "For my cardboard IRON MAN SUIT, I used pepakura technique. But I did not add any special color on the surface. Keeping the cardboard color and texture was deliberate. That's my style." Continue reading for a video and more information.

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You read that right, Iron Man Factory - based on Shenzhen, China - is planning to sell 3D-printed Iron Man suits for $35,000 each. According to the company's website, the "Iron Man Mark III suits only weigh about 6.6 pounds and are made from carbon-fiber reinforced polymer for the body with 2mm EVA internal cushion linings and metal joints for stability and durability." There will be a non-3D-printed, injection molded version as well that costs a mere $2,000,. Continue reading for the news report and more information.

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Iron Man fanatic Ryan Brooks, who calls himself "the real Tony Stark," has recreated a fully-functional helmet that Tony Stark would be proud of, with a 3D-printer. He used an Arduino Pro Mini and an Adafruit accelerometer to rig the helmet's faceplate to open and close based on which way the wearer nods. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Sure, Pepper Potts may have already donned an Iron Man suit, but geeks already know that it wasn't custom-tailored to her. Now here's one fan-made version of the suit that is most certainly designed for females. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a mind-blowing backflip over a 72-foot canyon.

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Designed by jeweler Arts & Gems, who also created a nifty Dr. Who TARDIS engagement ring, this amazing Pokeball creation "has a twisted shank with created green gems showing our good health at the beginning of a battle. There is also a wedding band to complete the set with created topaz stones showing our experience. Engagement ring has a Created Ruby and Cubic Zirconium cut in half to create a symmetrical design in the center." Click here to view the first image in this week's FAILS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when someone takes too long to snap a photo with Comic Con cosplayers.

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