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Iron Man Mark 39

The Mark 39 (Mark XXXIX) suit made its debut when Tony ordered J.A.R.V.I.S. to initiate the "House Party Protocol" in Iron Man 3. It earned its nickname, "Starboost", for having the ability to travel into sub-orbital ranges and for venturing into space, as it could withstand the cold temperature and radiation in space. Wayne Berendhuysen from EHV Props decided to create a real-life version, and it uses gas particles and 10-watt floodlight LEDs to simulate the thruster effect. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Ford GT40 MK 1

This 1966 Ford GT40 MK 1 is just 1 of 31 built for the street, and was used as a daily driver early in its life, before restoration expert Robert Ash acquired it in 1984. It saw a complete restoration, from the exhaust, carburetors, body panels, and paint, right down to the factory wires. One new addition is a competition-style crossover exhaust. The current owner also recently had its original 4.7L 400-horsepower-plus V8 engine rebuilt. Want to purchase this gem? It'll set you back at least $3.25-million. Continue reading for more interesting pictures from around the web.

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Naked Ferrari Enzo

For those who aren't supercar fanatics, the Ferrari Enzo boasts a carbon fiber shell, and the only specimen to leave the factory in "naked" condition has been acquired by Exotic Motors Midwest. Limited to only 400 units worldwide, this hypercar was built as a tribute to Mr. Ferrari, and powered by a 6.0L V12 tuned to 651 hp and 485 lb-ft of torque. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Safety FAILS

Glass bottom cable cars are one thing, climbing atop one through a window, is another. These two daredevils did just that and while their safety isn't guaranteed, it did make for a viral internet photo. Other examples of people who don't put safety first, include: a wooden plank used instead of a jack, hitching a ride in the middle of a train, and more. Continue reading to see them all. Click here for a few bonus FAILS.

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Portal Mirors

For those who don't know, Portal consists primarily of a series of puzzles that must be solved by teleporting the player's character and simple objects using "the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device", a device that can create inter-spatial portals between two flat planes. This fan decided to create real-life Portal mirrors that are activated with a homemade Portal gun. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Long Exposure Tesla Coil

A Tesla coil is basically an electrical resonant transformer circuit invented by Nikola Tesla around 1891, and used to produce high-voltage, low-current, high frequency alternating-current electricity. Modern high-voltage enthusiasts usually build Tesla coils similar to some of Tesla's "later" 2-coil air-core designs. This is what happens when you take a long-exposure photo of one of these coils in-action. That is just one of the many simple, yet oddly satisfying, things that have gone viral on the internet. Other examples include: a perfectly arranged box of dice, an extremely round rock, burned out sign, tower of SpaghettiOs and lots more. Continue reading to see all the pictures.

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Fake Bugatti Veyron

To the untrained eye, or just someone who doesn't see Veyrons everyday, this may look like the real deal, but in fact, it's a replica based on a 2001 Mercury Cougar. The replica grille as well as a front bumper was modeled after the Veyron Super Sport, right down to the quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine in the rear. In reality, it's powered by a less impressive 3.0-liter V6 Duratec engine. Continue reading for more interesting pictures from around the web.

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Euthanasia Coaster

There are thrilling roller coasters, and then Euthanasia, one designed to kill you, literally. The ride starts off as a slow climb up to more than 500-meters, and then once the 'fall' button is pressed, riders would plummet into the long steep plunge followed by the first 360° loop. In other words, where most riders would perish due to a G-force-induced loss of consciousness. If you happen to still be conscious, six more consecutive loops would definitely do you in. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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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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Flying Huntsman Defender

If nothing else, the stealthy Urban Warrior Flying Huntsman 6x6 Defender will let you roll around town unnoticed, or so we'd like to think. It's powred by a supercharged Ford 5.0L V8 engine that generates a whopping 670-horsepower, which is sent through a 6-speed automatic transmission to a shift on the fly transfer case. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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