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Melting a Nail

Sure, not everyone has a modified microwave oven transformer to play around with, but this person just so happened to have just that, and shows us what 1,000 amps of electricity can do to a nail. With that said, a industrial electric arc furnaces (EAF) can heat things up to 1,800° C, while laboratory units can exceed 3,000° C, enabling steel to be made from a 100% scrap metal feedstock. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Personal Hovercraft

You could either ride a jet ski, boat, or cruise around on the Renegade IQ. This personal hovercraft is powered by a 750cc 4-stroke engine that tops out at 50mph, while weighing just 355-pounds. When fueled up, expect a 150-mile range, perfect for hours of fun. Unlike boats or jet skis, this amphibious vehicle is great for stunts, like 360° turns on water or land, thanks to its carbon-kevlar hull and inflatable skirt. One caveat: prices start at $32,000. Continue reading for more interesting pictures from around the web.

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Funny Camouflage Unintentional

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Ever walk into a room only to find out that either your shoes or entire outfit match something, right down to the colors? Well, this girl decided to put on a stylish top and skirt, only to discover it matched the tiles in a random bathroom. Other examples include: shoes that blend right in with the carpet, a shower curtain-inspired shirt, and lots more. Continue reading to see more funny examples of unintentional camouflage. Click here for a few bonus images.

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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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