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Track 1 Skateboard

Think of Track 1 as an electric, off-road tank and skateboard hybrid capable of a top speed of 20 mph. The electric motors generate 5 horsepower, just enough to go anywhere, thanks to the two large off-road tires up front, and the set of tank tracks in the back. A set of handlebars keeps you stable when riding the carbon fiber and kevlar deck. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Most Expensive DeLorean

You're looking at the most expensive DeLorean DMC-12 ever, and rightfully so. This specimen was one of seven DeLoreans used on screen in the Back to the Future trilogy, or to be more specific, the car used in the third movie for the 1955 drive-in movie scene when Michael J. Fox drives it into the past and lands in 1885 to find Doc. Of these seven vehicles, only three have survived since filming, and this is one of those three - the only one in private hands. The others are still owned by Universal Studios, and usually on display at the theme parks. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.

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Uber Service Dog

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Even if you've only called upon Uber one time, you have a passenger rating. In the same way that passengers rate drivers from one to five stars (one star indicates bad service and five stars indicates you were happy with the ride), every Uber customer is likewise assigned a score. Some drivers go beyond the call of duty to earn that five star rating, like this person who just so happened to have a service dog along for the ride. Continue reading to see more. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Oddly Satisfying

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There's an internet phenomena known as "Oddly Satisfying," and there's even a subsection of Reddit where users share photographs of things that give them an inexplicable sense of satisfaction. For example, this photo of wine glasses could remind some of scenes from the movie Inception. Continue reading for more examples. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Alcraft GT

There are crowdfunding campaigns for just about everything these days, and now you can add electric vehicle to the list. Called the "Alcraft GT", this shooting brake is powered by a three motor all-wheel-drive powertrain that produces 600 hp and 840 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to accelerate from 0-62mph in a mere 3.5 seconds. On just a single charge, you can expect a maximum range of 300 miles. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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First World Anarchist

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The Blade Trilogy basically follows Wesley Snipes as the tortured soul Blade, who is half man, half immortal. He sharpens his lethal skills under the guidance of Whistler - his mentor, guardian and fellow hunter of the night. Now this person decided to not heed the "Do Not Use Blade to Open" warning, and used a movie disc anyways. Continue reading to see more people who just don't care about your rules. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Nissan NRV II

The Nissan NRV-II Concept from 1982 was ahead of its time, as it came equipped with both LCD digital and graphic instrumentation, radar automated cruise control, anti-lock / anti-skid brakes, as well as several fiber-optic controls, along with automatic functions. It was powered by a turbocharged 1.3L engine that produced 120-horsepower on methanol. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.

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Star Wars Kettlebells

Fitness enthusiasts who love Star Wars, rejoice! Onnit is set to release a line of kettlebells shaped like some of your favorite characters, including a 50-pound Boba Fett, 60-pound Stormtrooper and 70-pound Darth Vader models. They may look cool, but these kettlebells do not sacrifice any functionality for aesthetics. They're all made from custom sculpted, chip-resistant iron and pricing starts at $149.95. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Super Soaker

The Super Soaker, invented in 1982 by Air Force and NASA engineer Lonnie Johnson, is basically a water gun that utilizes manually-pressurized air to shoot water with greater power, range, and accuracy than conventional squirt pistols. The prototype combined PVC pipe, acrylic glass, and an empty plastic soda bottle. During that same year, Lonnie Johnson decided to shift his focus from his current scientific career at NASA to the Super Soaker because the Super Soaker could potentially create enough funding for his own research goals. The revenue that Lonnie received from the Super Soaker licensing provided enough money for Lonnie to create Johnson Research & Development Co., Inc. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Lift eFoil Surfboard

How about an electric surfboard that lets you fly over water? Introducing the Lift eFoil. Constructed mostly from carbon fiber, kevlar, fiberglass, and stainless steel, this watercraft boasts a motor powered by a lithium battery pack good for a top speed of 15 miles per hour. On a full charge (2.5-hours to recharge), expect up to 1-hour of riding time. Riders control it with two handheld Bluetooth devices, and by simply pressing the lever on the controller, the motor responds instantly, while letting you also throttle the speed back in case the power is low. One caveat: pre-orders will currently run you $12,000 per board. Continue reading for more fascinating pictures from around the web.

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