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Army Third Arm

The US Army reveals a "Third Arm" device looks to be straight from a science fiction film, but it's actually a specially designed harness that helps take the weight of weapons off a soldier's arms. Best of all, it doesn't require batteries, is light enough to be easily transported, and evenly distributes the load of a heavy weapon. "It falls in line with the direction that the Army wants to be heading in the future. We get comments from Soldiers who tell us different things about the way it feels on their body...about the way it redistributes the load. Some like it, some give us tips about the ways it could be improved, and we're using that input to improve the device and improve the design so that it not only works well, but it also feels good," said mechanical engineer Dan Baechle. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one on why Apple is having so many problems right now.

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LEGO SR-71

Photo credit: Plane Bricks

LEGO fans rejoice! Here's one set you won't be able to find in stores, but may be able to recreate if you're skilled enough. This stunning example was created by aviation fan Jonah T Padberg, also known as Plane Bricks on Flickr, and it's a doozy. Jonah T Padberg, AKA Plane Bricks. Though it may not have as many parts as the NASA Space Shuttle kit, this will definitely turn some heads in your showcase. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Avtoros Shaman Top Gear

For the first time in Top Gear history, the Russian made Avtoros Shaman makes an appearance. This monstrous vehicle measures over20-feet long, has 8-wheels, and is powered by an Iveco F1C 3.0L diesel inline-four engine producing 170 horsepower, and while that won't break any speed records, it does have enough room to transport an entire military unit just about anywhere. 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 a PVC rocket launcher that shoots pool noodles.

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TrackingPoint Mi50 Rifle


When you combine TrackingPoint's electronically controlled sighting systems with a .50-caliber BMG rifle, you get the precision-guided Mi50 rifle, the company's largest yet. It's based on a Barrett M107A1 platform and can calculate crucial ballistic information for long-range shots, all at the push of a button, which includes pressure, temperature, and the Coriolis effect. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of rainbow paint on a speaker at 12,500 fps.

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Flyer 60 Tactical Vehicle


Unlike other military tactical vehicles, General Dynamics' Flyer 60 Lightweight Tactical Vehicle was designed to fit into a V-22 Osprey VTOL aircraft for easy transportation, while maintaining a 1:1 ratio of payload to vehicle weight. The Flyer 60 itself boasts an operational range of 425 miles and is powered by a 195-hp engine with a 70 mph top speed. The modular vehicle can also be reconfigured for various mission types, such as an armored frontline gunner to just a lightweight people carrier. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of five unbelievable facts about how much money Avengers: Infinity War has made.

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Plasan Yagu

Take a Halo Warthog, shrink it down to the size of a UTV, and you get the armored Plasan Yagu. It's based on an Arctic Cat Wildcat 4 1000 Utility Terrain Vehicle, and is powered by a 1.0L V-twin engine generating 95 bhp, plenty for the battlefield. Plus, you can even between 2- and 4-wheel drive when necessary. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Nikola Zero

Photo credit: Electrek

The Nikola Zero electric UTV isn't just for civilians, as a weaponized military version is already in the works, and designed for the battlefield. It's powered by a 125 kWh battery pack that produces 555 hp and 490 lb-ft of torque, meaning even with four people inside, it can go from 0-60 mph in a mere 3.9-seconds. No word yet on official pricing or availability. 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 the biggest matches you can buy right now.

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Mysterious Voicemail Military

A Twitter user who goes by "Ty" recently received a mysterious voicemail composed with the NATO phonetic alphabet message, and it spelled out "Danger SOS it is dire for you to evacuate be cautious they are not human SOS danger SOS." What happened before receiving the message? Well, apparently someone was spotted outside his house taking photographs. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of molten salt reacting with dry ice.

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U-2 Spy Plane Northern Lights

Photo credit: Ross Franquemont via Peta Pixel

U-2 spy plane pilot and photographer Ross Franquemont managed to capture the Aurora Borealis from the cockpit of this marvelous aircraft at 70,000 feet, and the ensuing images are breathtaking to say the least. He's mainly based out of Beale Air Force Base in California, but his most recent project took him out to the UK, and the rest is history. "I had no idea how fast the aurora moved and changed. It danced around, changing shape several times a second. That made it a challenge for the photographer in a spacesuit sitting in shaking metal can moving 500 mph," said Franquemont to The Aviationist. Continue reading for more pictures, another video and additional information.

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Drive A Tank

Always wanted to drive a real tank? Then check out "Drive A Tank" in Minnesota. With drive experience packages priced from $299, you're able to command real tanks used in battle, but unfortunately (or fortunately), the cannons have been disabled or are just not functional. Additional options include being able crush a real car at full speed. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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