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Colbalt Valkyrie

The ultra wealthy will soon have yet another toy to add to their stable, and it's the Cobalt Co50 Valkyrie personal aircraft. Cobalt's inaugural model has a top speed of 299mph, making it the fastest production-model single-engine piston plane yet. Thanks to the aircraft's canard design, you won't have to worry about it stalling in the air, while the engine placement at the rear reduces cabin noise. Each plane will be certified individually after it is built, and the introductory price is about $700,000. 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 of an invisible driver prank in a Tesla Model S.

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Kyoto Airship

Unlike other private jets, the Embraer Kyoto Airship - based on the Embraer Lineage 1000E aircraft - includes ubiquitous body-length windows that arch 180° around the fuselage, providing plenty of natural light, as well as a lounge-style layout. You'll also find a spa-inspired bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, master bedroom suite, and a cutting edge entertainment system. Continue reading for more private jets that take luxury to the next level.

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Airbus H160 VIP

Billionaires of the world have a new toy they can add to their stable: the Airbus H160 VIP. At $22-million, it's the world's first all-composite civil helicopter with a range of 500 miles. It's powered by two Turbomeca Arrano turboshaft engines that generate 1,300 shaft horsepower, enabling the aircraft to cruise at speeds of up to 185mph. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Base Camp Trailer

For those who would rather travel light on a cross-country trip, look no further than a Base Camp Expedition Trailer. Available in several models, this tiny trailer is certainly more than meets the eye. Featuring plenty of storage, an integrated shower head with curtain, a pull-out gas grill, kitchen sink, magnetic knife rack, gun box, communication box, and even a pop-up rooftop tent. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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James Bond Home

While this may look like a scene from the Bond film Diamonds Are Forever, this is a real home designed by architect John Lautner, in Palm Springs. This 8,901-square-foot, five-bedroom estate features a circular living room, slotted concrete canopy and a glass dome that provides panoramic views of the valley. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Dam House

Photo credit: Bruce Rowlands, Angela Geddes / Sforza Seilern Architects via Uncrate

There's nothing special about granite slabs, that is unless...you're talking about the Gota Dam House, which overlooks a reservoir 150-feet below. The home prominently features the use of granite blocks that are used as bedrooms, bathrooms, and supporting spaces, while oversized wooden platforms provide shelter from the blazing East African sun. During colder weather, two glass-enclosed spaces ensure a cozy living conditions. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what happens when you drop 30-pounds of dry ice into a swimming pool.

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VARIO Alkoven 1200

The Vario Alkoven 1200 just might be the world's most luxurious expedition vehicle. Based on the Mercedes-Benz Actross 2542, it's so large that the vehicle even has its own garage, large enough for a Mini Cooper or SLK Roadster, measuring in at 12-meters in length. You'll find a hydraulically extendable living room, bedroom, kitchenette set, lots of storage, and even a full bathroom with shower, on the inside. Other features include: a state-of-the-art surveillance system and a backup power generator with solar rechargeable 1.200 Ah batteries. 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 what happens when you pour molten salt into a watermelon.

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Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato

Unlike its predecessors, the bespoke Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept features a carbon fiber body, new round tail light reflectors inspired by the classic rear view of a Zagato, while incorporating the same "bladed" LED technology as the "Vulcan". The 5.9-liter V12 has also been upgraded to output 600 PS, good for a sub 4-second sprint to 60mph and a top speed of 201mph. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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C-Explorer 3

Looking for something more adventurous than just a luxurious yacht? If so, the U-Boat Worx C-Explorer 3 should do the trick. Featuring a 360° transparent acrylic pressure hull, 3-liter oxygen capacity for 16 hour missions at a maximum depth of 3,300-feet, and plenty of space for HD cameras, lights as well as manipulator arms. Continue reading for two more videos and information. Click here to view a few more things you might want, but probably don't need.

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White House Replica

Built in 1996 and located on a three-acre plot on the prestigious Strait Lane in Dallas' Preston Hollow district, this White House replica is on the market for $15-million. At 16,041-square-foot, it boasts four bedrooms, nine bathrooms, French limestone and garbled marble flooring, two galleries, a library with a 17th century Louis XIII fireplace, Louis XIV-styled Italian Chandeliers, a brick wine cellar, six-car garage with enough space for two limousines, an incredible home theater, and lots more. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.

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