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Electric Wakeboard

Wakeboards are nothing new, that is unless...you're talking about RADINN's electric-powered creation. Unlike other wakeboards, this one has a carbon fiber body, salt water-resistant jet propulsion system, all powered by a lithium battery pack - sits in a removable watertight compartment for easy access and charging. You can control its speed with a wireless waterproof handheld remote. It can travel at up to 29 mph and for 45-60 minutes on a full charge. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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Y-40 Deepest Pool

Y-40 sounds like the name of a sci-fi flick, but it's currently the world's deepest indoor swimming pool, located in the small Italian town of Montegrotto Terme. Measuring 21 X 18 meters (69 X 59 feet) with a maximum depth of 40 meters (131 feet), it contains approximately 4,300 cubic meters of spa water and is kept at the constant temperature of 32°C - 34°C (about 90°F). Continue reading for a Y-40 free diving video as well as the entire inauguration ceremony.

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Jetovator

Priced from $6975, the Jetovator can thrust riders 30-feet into the air using water-powered thrusters. The idea came to entrepreneur Rob Innes about 20-years-ago, but the first prototype wasn't built until 2011. According to Innes, the experience of riding a Jetovator is similar to that of a bike, but gives you the "aerial capabilities of a fighter aircraft." Its movement is intuitive with the rider leaning left to right in order to steer it. Continue reading for an actual Jetovator competition video from a Lake Havasu event.

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VSSL Survival Kit

At first glance, you might pass VSSL off as just a metal tube found in any junkyard, but it's actually a full-fledged survival kit. That's right, each 8-inch cylinder - crafted from extruded military-spec anodized aluminum - features an LED flashlight, compass, trail markers, Aquatabs water purification tablets, Kevlar rope, Tinder Quik fire starters, mirror, first aid kid, a P38 military GI type can opener, razor blades and lots more. Continue reading for an up-close look at what's inside.

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Paddleboard Light

Paddleboarding at night normally means wearing a headlight, but now, thanks to NightSUP, that's not even necessary. Simply attach a custom-made permanent strip of LED lights around the border of a board, and you're provided with a source of light to guide you at night, illuminating the ocean floor below. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Photo credit: Hi Consumption

Flint Laces may look like normal shoelaces, but when they're struck together, sparks fly, perfect for starting a fire. This is made possible because the tips of these laces hold a 1-inch ferro rod capped with rubber, just enough to produce a spark with any steel knife to start a fire in the wilderness. Product page. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny exam answers and school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a gigantic whale shark surprising an unsuspecting photographer underwater.

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Steve Ballmer is now officially the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, as the $2-billion sale closed Tuesday, the NBA announced in a news release. According to a California court issued order, Donald Sterling's wife, Shelly, has the legal authority to sell the team on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust. The sale price is currently the highest in NBA history, and marks the end of the showdown between Donald Sterling, his fellow owners and commissioner Adam Silver. Continue reading for the news report and more information.

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Joel Zwicky isn't your average cop, as a former photographer and musician, he likes to get creative while working as a patrol officer at the Green Bay Police Department, in Wisconsin. To accomplish this, he patrols the streets on a skateboard. This all came about when the department's chief was looking for new initiatives to engage more with the community, so Joel suggested the idea: "You know chief, I had this crazy idea in the back of my head what would you do if I brought my board to work and started skating it?" Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Photo credit: Clark Little

Snapping photos of surfers from afar just wasn't Clark Little's thing, so he waterproofed his gear and used his surfing skills to give us an up-close look at the beauty that is the ocean. Shooting waves came about when his wife wanted to buy a wave photo for the house, so he told her: "Honey, don't buy that picture. I can go out and shoot one, I'll get a camera and I'll do it." Continue reading for more amazing shots.

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Sleeping in a tent setup on the ground usually means lots of creepy crawlies, no matter how well sealed it may be, since everyone needs get in and out of them for various reasons, that is unless...you're in a Tentsile. Designer Alex Shirley-Smith's invention is basically a portable suspended tree house that you can take anywhere. Best of all it's waterproof, UV resistant, and comes with insect mesh roofs; it's secured by three anchor points and floor straps that divide the space into individual hammocks. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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