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VLF Force 1 V10

Famous auto designer Henrik Fisker unveils the VLF Force 1 V10, an all-American supercar, powered by a Viper-sourced 8.4L V10 engine that produces 745-horsepower, good for a 0-60 time of 3-seconds and a 218mph top speed. To make you stop on a dime, Brembo brakes were installed on ultra light 21-inch wheels. It doesn't stop there, on the inside, you'll find plenty of luxurious leather, suede, and alcantara. Integrated Wi-Fi, a wine holder, navigation, an audiophile Hi-Fi system, milled aluminum gearshift and pen holder, and carbon fiber storage, ensure that you travel in style. Continue reading for another video and additional information. Click here to view more images.

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Teacher Calligraphy Funny

You know your teacher probably has a few other side jobs, if their writing appears to be a calligraphic masterpiece. Speaking of calligraphy, did you know that Western calligraphy is recognizable by the use of the Latin script? That's right, the Latin alphabet appeared about 600 BC, in Rome, and by the first century developed into Roman imperial capitals carved on stones, Rustic capitals painted on walls, and Roman cursive for daily use. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a massive amount of floodwater being released from an Oklahoma dam.

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Fire Glass

While fire glass may look purely decorative, it's actually far more functional than you think. This tempered glass, manufactured in various shapes, is used as a medium to retain and direct heat, usually in natural gas fireplaces / fire pits. Since fire glass does not burn, but retains heat and refracts light as a result of burning gas, it can also be used to obscure the gas plumbing inherent in gas fireplaces or stoves. This type of glass comes in 0.25"-0.5" shards of tempered glass with smoothed edges to decrease risk of cuts. Continue reading for more cool images from around the web. Click here to view bonus images of some geeky food facts.

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Rainbow Lattice Sunstone

A sunstone is basically a plagioclase feldspar, which when viewed from certain directions exhibits a brilliant spangled appearance; this led to its use by the Vikings to locate the Sun for navigational purposes. It has been found in Southern Norway, Sweden and in various United States localities. The optical effect appears to be due to reflections from inclusions of red copper, in the form of minute scales, which are hexagonal, rhombic, or irregular in shape, and are disposed parallel to the principal cleavage-plane. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Germany Pre War

H/T: Bored Panda

Germany Around 1900: A Portrait in Colour provides us with a rare look at the country before the World Wars ravished it. By 1900, Germany's rapidly expanding industrial economy passed Britain's, allowing a naval race and an aggressive foreign policy. They led the Central Powers in World War I (1914-1918) against France, Great Britain, Russia and (by 1917) the United States. By 1900, its rapidly expanding industrial economy passed Britain's, allowing a naval race and an aggressive foreign policy. Germany led the Central Powers in World War I (1914-1918) against France, Great Britain, Russia and (by 1917) the United States. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Quokka

Photo credit: Allan Dixon via Bored Panda

Photographer Allan Dixon from Ireland has become known as a "master of animal selfies", and rightfully so. However, these quirky photos aren't always easy, as they take "anywhere between five minutes to three hours of being in the animals presence," said Dixon. Above, we have one of his finest examples, with the always happy quokka, which can be found on some smaller islands off the coast of Western Australia. "It depends on the animal and how safe it feels. What the photos don't show is the amount of dirt that ends up on my clothes because of being on the ground. But the results are worth it," adds Dixon. Continue reading for more funny animal selfies.

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Bionic Model Rebekah Marine

Rebekah Marine, was born with Symbrachydactyly, also known as "limb difference," but the turning point in her life 6-years ago, at the age of 22, when a friend suggested she model her newly fitted prosthetic arm. Production company FTL MODA, associated with New York's Fashion Week, contacted Marine last year, giving just four days notice to prepare for her very first runway show, and the rest is history. Continue reading for more fascinating photos from around the web.

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Star Trek Grandma

Photo credit: Reddit via My Modern Met

There are Christmas sweaters, and then this outfit, which appears to be straight from the wardrobe of the Star Trek Starfleet crew. Reddit user "LadyDrinksAlot" spotted this woman out shopping, and just had to snap an image for everyone online to see, as even the golden Christmas tree brooch looks like an authentic badge at first glance. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the unreleased "Punisher" short, starring Thomas Jane, called "Dirty Laundry".

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McLaren M12

Before the MP4-12C, 650S, P1, 675LT and 570S, there was the McLaren M12, an open-cockpit racing car developed by Bruce McLaren Motor Racing in 1969, solely for the purpose of selling to customers in the Can-Am series. The M12 combined elements from two of McLaren's previous efforts, the M6 series and the M8 series. Continue reading for two more videos, additional pictures and information.

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Nikola Tesla Lab

Nikola Tesla was a famous inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. He gained experience in telephony and electrical engineering before emigrating to the United States in 1884 to work for Thomas Edison in New York City. He soon struck out on his own with financial backers, setting up laboratories and companies to develop a range of electrical devices. His patented AC induction motor and transformer were licensed by George Westinghouse, who also hired Tesla for a short time as a consultant. His work in the formative years of electric power development was involved in a corporate alternating current/direct current "War of Currents" as well as various patent battles. Continue reading for more fascinating historical photos.

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