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Polished Aluminum Ball

Photo credit: Twitter via Bored Panda

Aluminum foil can be used for a variety of purposes, but Twitter user "puchuco709" decided to take an entire 52-foot long roll of the material and squashed it into a dense sphere. Next, it was hammered and polished until the sphere became silky smooth. What happened next? The creation became an instant social media hit, with many users creating their own versions. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Fate Grand Order

Fate / Grand Order is basically an online free-to-play role-playing game based on the Fate / stay night visual novel game and franchise by Type-Moon, developed by Delightworks. It's centered around turn-based combat where the player, who takes on the role of a "Master", summons and commands powerful familiars known as "Servants" in battle against their enemies. This game may be free-to-play, but Daigo, a 31-year-old gamer from Japan, has already spent over $70,000 and counting on the title. How? The title enables players to summon new 'servants' by spending in-game currency called Quartz. Daigo has spent $500 acquiring a new character for his collection, and then an additional $2,500 leveling it up. Continue reading for three more videos and more information.

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Aspark OWL EV



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Limited to 50-units worldwide, the all-electric Aspark OWL aims to be the fastest to hit to the streets, or at least until Tesla's new Roadster is released in 2020. Its powerful electric powertrain generates approximately 1000 hp, and in recent tests, achieved 62 mph in under 2 seconds (1.9 seconds to be exact) on Hoosier slicks. No word yet on pricing, but expect to shell out upwards of $1-million for this carbon fiber beast. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one explaining why you should buy a $188 laptop.

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Tokyo Snow

Photo credit: Yuichi Yokota

In spring, summer and fall, Tokyo is normally a bustling city filled with neon lights, but when heavy snow starts falling, it transforms into a real-life anime film. "Tokyo saw its heaviest snow in 4 years on Jan 22, 2018, with authorities urging evening commuters to hurry home and prompting those behind the wheel to brace for traffic disruptions. I captured the sceneries of that snowy day. I visited some famous spots in Tokyo: Shibuya, Shinjuku, Asakusa (Senso-Ji Temple) and Tokyo Station," said Yuichi. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Liberty Walk Aventador

Japan-based Liberty Walk is a tuning shop known for their aggressive body kits, and they have just unveiled their latest model for the Lamborghini Aventador. This limited edition kit starts at $55,520 if made from FRP (fibre-reinforced plastic), or $3,880 more in CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced polymer). You get new front / rear bumpers, a vented carbon fiber hood, side sills, canards and a large rear wing. Want it as low as the prototype you see above? The air suspension will set you back $9,500. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon Yu Gi Oh Card

You could either buy a decent supercar for $400k, or this unique Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon card. Why is it valued at nearly half a million US dollars? Well, this one-of-a-kind card was a prize for an Asian Championship Series, complete with a signature from the Yu-Gi-Oh! game creator Kazuki Takahashi. What sets this version apart from the standard ones is its special packaging, or the card's casing. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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DBZ Shenron Blockhouse

Photo credit: Lea Guillotte Photographies via Bored Panda

Street artists Blesea and Baby K from France transformed an old blockhouse on the beach of Reville in France into a giant Shenron dragon from Dragon Ball Z. For those who'd like to visit this work of art, head over to The Goeland 1951 bar on Jonville beach. This blockhouse formerly served as fortified gun housing used by German troops to fire upon the Allied forces as they stormed the beach on June 6,1944. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Grandmother Funny Portrait

Kimiko Nishimoto, an 89-year-old grandmother didn't even pick up a camera until she was 72-years-old, but 15-years later, she's become an internet sensation and star in Japan. In addition to being a landscape / nature photographer, she loves photographing crazy self-portraits of herself using a wireless camera remote. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Tatami Suite Luxury Train Japan

East Japan Railway Company's new Shiki-shima train takes luxury train travel to the next level, and despite just launching in May, tickets are already sold out until March 2018. It all starts with the retro-futuristic train design, and carries forth into the interior, which includes traditional tatami-style suites as well as modern cabins. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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2019 Toyota Supra

Photo credit: Supra MKV Forums

It's only a matter of time before Toyota unveils the next-generation Supra, and many prototypes have recently been spotted with full camouflage, but the Supra MKV Forums shows us what one might look like without the disguise. It's based on the FT-1 concept, but with a shortened wheelbase, pushed back hood, and rear air intakes removed in favor of a central air intake. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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