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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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Shopping FAIL

Photo credit: Adam Hess via Bored Panda

When you purchase something online, and the price appears to be too good to be true, it probably is. For example, Adam H. did not check the dimensions of this rug, and ended up with a micro-sized version intended for doll houses. Other examples include: not reading a mug description, ending up with a child's tent and lots more. Continue reading to see all of the funny shopping experiences. Click here for a few bonus FAILS.

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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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16th Century Subway

Photo credit: Matt Crabtree via Bored Panda

There are enough strange people who take the subway, but rarely do normal commuters catch your eye. Photographer Matt Crabtree decided to change that by taking photos of passengers and retouching them into 16th century-stye paintings in his series called: "16th Century Tube Passengers." "All these shots are taken, retouched and sent from my phone. Capturing the most of mundane commuter moments with a quiet, classical beauty," said Matt. Continue reading for more. Click here for a few bonus images of ridiculous subway passengers.

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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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Best Buy USB Cable

For those who demand nothing but the most expensive, this $1,459.99 USB cable should do the trick. Apparently, it's quite popular among the tech crowd, and / or internet trolls. "Easily connect a speaker to your computer with this AudioQuest USB cable that features silver conductors and solid core conductors for reducing signal distortion. The 16.4' length allows optimal placement," according to the production description. Continue reading to read more interesting reviews.

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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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