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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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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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Computer Server Cabling

If you've ever been inside a poorly organized datacenter, you'll know just how satisfying it is to come across one that has neatly organized cables. The picture above is a prime example, and for some, just looking at it could even be a form of relaxation. That is just one of the many oddly satisfying images we've rounded up for you today. Others include: perfectly formed pancakes, unmelted snow in the shadows, and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Smallest W-32 Engine

Assembling a full-sized engine is daunting enough, but imagine doing so on a much smaller scale. Jose Manuel Hermo Barreiro, also known to gearheads as "Patelo", is a retired Spanish naval mechanic specializes in this task, creating intricate mini-motors from scratch that is. After 2,520 long hours, 850 hand-machined pieces and assembling them with 632 individual screws, the world's smallest W-32 engine was born. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.

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PowerBomb Gadget Charger Grenade

Power banks are nothing new, but rarely are there any that really catch your eye, that is unless...you're talking about the PowerBomb. Designed by Rohul Shirbhate, this grenade-inspired device packs 13000mAh of gadget-charging power, enough charge most smartphones up to 6-times over, while LED light indicators show just how much juice is left. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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