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ICON A5 Aircraft

You may have seen or heard about the ICON A5 before, but the first production model has been delivered, and the video shows off some of its capabilities. This amphibious light-sport aircraft is designed to be "predictable and easy-to-fly" and has retractable landing gear for takeoff / landing on water. To keep things light, it sports a carbon fiber airframe, with power coming from a 100-horsepower, Rotax 912 ULS engine (runs on both auto and aviation gas), good for 120mph in the air. Folding wings allow it to be stored at home and towed on the highway with a trailer. Buyers will also get a propeller guard, wing angle of attack indicator as well as an integreated parachute that helps the entire aircraft come land a bit easier in an emergency. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including an insane perpetual Slinky machine.

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Lazareth Wazuma Bio V12

Unlike the Ferrari-powered model, the Lazareth Wazuma Bio V12 is not only fast, but eco-friendly as well. You read that right, they managed to strap a supercharged BMW V12 engine onto one of their custom quads. The French company decided to run E85 as a fuel for the V12 due to its superior octane rating, enabling the engine to run a higher compression ratio than with petrol. One caveat: pricing starts from $283,000 USD. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including one of someone making a real coin ring in just 2-minutes.

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MAARS Robot Tank


When a miniature tank meets an advanced weapons system and robotics, you get the MAARS (Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System). It's basically a 3-foot tall, remote-controlled ground vehicle that can assist in anything from camera surveillance disarming IEDs to keep soldiers out of harm's way. The MAARS can move at 7 mph and travel 800-1000 meters from its controller. It has a seven cameras for driving, situational awareness, and for the weapon that can operate in daytime or thermal modes. MAARS is armed with an M240B machine gun and four M203 grenade launcher tubes on a 360 degree rotating turret. It carries 450 rounds of machine gun ammo and four grenade rounds. Grenades can include sponge, buckshot, and tear gas for less-lethal purposes, and explosive and airburst for lethal purposes. Each tube is loaded individually, allowing lethal and less-lethal capabilities to be available and selected when needed. If weapons aren't needed, they can be replaced with a manipulator arm that can lift 120-pounds, which is enough strength to pick up 155mm artillery rounds. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including a genius who solved a 7x7 Rubik's Cube in record time.

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JAG BBQ Grill Table for 8

From afar, this looks like any other large outdoor table for 8 people, but once you fire it up, everyone sitting around JAG will be able to grill their own food. Shaped like a giant octagon, this table is basically communal grilling station, with a massive firepit in the center. As you can see, there are 8 individual grilling stations for all your guests as well as a wooden tabletop for enjoying the food. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including one showing what happens to antacid tablets in space, when combined with water.

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Aton Impulse Viking

Think of the Aton Impulse Viking as a futuristic tank on wheels that can not only traverse all terrains, but water as well. Weighing in at over 3.3-tons, it comes equipped with a small, but ample, 1770cc VAZ-2130 engine producing 82 hp and 98 lb-ft of torque. Designed to be an emergency rescue vehicle, the Viking tops out at 37mph on the road, and 9.3mph in the water. However, upside, the vehicle does get a respectable 16mpg, considering its size. It rides on giant balloon tires, in which the driver can adjust tire pressures on the fly from the cabin, while its suspension is pneumatically adjustable to give you an additional 10-inches of ground clearance when needed. One caveat: pricing starts at $200,000. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including one on how to make your own magic goo.

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Sealander Amphibious Camper

You may have seen similar campers, or even a previous version of this model, but the latest Sealander may be the best one yet. It basically combines a boat with the road-worthiness of a camping trailer all into one package. Feel the need to escape to the campsite for the weekend? Simply tow the trailer along behind your car and set it up once you arrive. Thinking of hitting the waves? That's where things take a different turn. This trailer can move at speeds of 5.5 mph with enough battery power to last for a weekend on the move, weather permitting. Simply pop the camper's top off, raise the railing into position, bolt on the engine, and you're ready to relax. Weighing 1,069-pounds unladen, the flat-bottomed vehicle is light enough to ease off into the water from shore or by using a boat launch. Expect to shell out $17,100 for the base model, but the price starts rising if you want lighting / electrical outlets, sleeping quarters, seating areas, an audio system, cooking station, toilet and even a shower. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today including the world's bounciest ball.

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6x6 Zetros

Expedition vehicles aren't synonymous with luxury, but the Zetros is definitely an exception. Powered by a 7.2L in-line 6-cylinder engine that generates 326-horsepower, it features a marble floor bathroom with underfloor heating, sleeping quarters, 40-inch / 46-inch displays, satellite internet, a Bose audio system, a safe for your valuables, an on-board drinking water system and even a rear vehicle bay for an ATV. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including one showing what a Star Wars game would be like with the Oculus virtual reality headset.

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Millyard Viper V10 Motorcycle

First came the Dodge Tomahawk, now Allen Millyard has built his own version of the 500bhp 8.0L V10 motorcycle, called the "Millyard Viper V10". All parts for this street-legal bike were handcrafted in Allen's garage, and has since done over 5000-miles after its completion. It's also paid a visit to the Isle of Man TT, and achieved an insane 207mph at the Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. Millyard said: "The engine sat in my garage for about two years," he laughs. "And then one day it just came to me. I would build an unfaired muscle bike. It had to work, it had to be road legal, and I had to be able to go shopping on it. I stripped the engine down to take away all the extraneous bits. One of the results is that the powerplant is now 10 inches shorter. And I took all the plastic off. Apart from the instrument pod, the motorcycle is all steel and aluminum." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including some crazy guys using lava to cook steaks.

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Combat Guard Vehicle Real Halo Vehicle

The Halo Warthog may look cool, but it's not very practical in the real world, while Combat Guard on the other hand, is as close as you'll get to a real-life version. Weighing in at 8-tons, this all-terrain vehicle comes equipped with 54-inch tires and 0.7-meters of ground clearance, enabling it to drive through 1.5-meter deep water obstacles. Power comes from a rear-mounted 6.5L diesel engine, paired to a 4-speed automatic transmission. Even with 1.5-tons of weapons, it can reach speeds of up 75 miles per hour. Now why is it like a tank? Well, its thick layer of armor was designed to withstand both ammunition rounds and hidden land mines. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including one showing how kids react to the first-generation iPod.

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8x8 ATV

Here's another look at the Shaman, an 8x8 all-terrain vehicle that measures a massive 6-meters long, 3 meters high, and 2.5 meters wide. It weighs 2.5-tons, and land, snow or water is no obstacle for this beast. The Shaman is powered by a turbocharged Iveco F1C 3.0L engine that produces an ample 146-horsepower, paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Inside the fighter jet-inspired interior, drivers can select from 3-different steering systems: On-Road (front 4WD), Off-Road (active rear wheel steering), as well as a unique Crab Mode, which turns all 8 of its wheels in sync to move sideways. Should it be used in battle, the vehicle can carry 1.5-tons of cargo while scaling 45° inclines. As J.P. Morgan would say, "If you have to ask the price, you can't afford it." For those who can, it takes a full 2-months (or longer) to manufacture, depending on the customization level. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including one that shows an old, unassuming Volkswagen taking on a Ferrari 458 at the strip.

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