Rise Robotics' KickStick isn't some motor you attach to a skateboard, but rather a 3-horsepower, direct drive, in-hub brushless motor attached to the end of a staff. This self-propulsion system is used similar to an oar, with a motorized wheel on the end and a pressure-based throttle capable of pushing your skateboard up to 30mph. Simply activate the stick at the push of a button, touch the wheel to the ground, pull the lever, and you'll be ready to roll. Best of all, it's completely battery-powered, making for easy transportation. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including a comparison of expensive glowsticks to cheap imitations.
Priced from $4300, the Rungu Electric Juggernaut is an all-electric, three-wheeled bike / trike hybrid that goes anywhere. Each model comes equipped with an electric engine, paired with a 3-phase hub motor that has a 20-mile range and a top speed of 20mph. Ackmermen steering enables you to steer it just like a car. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a kayaker's extreme close-up of a breaching humpback whale.
Think of the Super Sports SS18 Glider Yacht as an F1 racer for the water, and it's not just for looks, as the watercraft is capable achieving speeds in excess of 60mph. Fortunately, it has room for more than just one on the open water and comfortably accommodates up to four guests, in addition to the pilot. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Summer is winding down for some of us, and there's no better time than now to experience something new. Here's another look at the Jetboard, a jet ski and surfboard hybrid. Power comes from a patented 330cc STXT engine that generates an ample 35-horsepower, paired with a performance-reinforced drivetrain, watertight heavy duty electrical connectors, and an anti-vibration rubber suspended exhaust to ensure safety when trying any tricks. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing why you should never stand behind a tablesaw.
Exploring the oceans in a personal submarine may sound cool, but not many can afford such a luxury. Introducing the Libelule Amphibious Vehicle. Simply step inside the contraption, strap on an oxygen mask, and you're ready to roll, literally. It works by using the water as a ballast, while paddles inside let you traverse the surface and beneath with relative speed. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the ultimate gravitational waves demo.
News Corp. photographer Brett Costello was robbed of a carry-on luggage case full of expensive equipment - $40,000 worth to be exact - on the busy cafe district on Ipanema Beach in the middle of the day. As you can see in the CCTV footage, the brazen theft at Kraft Cafe reveals that Costello was targeted by a three-person gang of thieves. There were two men in business clothes and a blonde woman who scoped Costello out earlier in the day as he took photos. Continue reading to see what happened when the photographer spotted one of the thieves.
Professional skydiver Luke Aikins successfully completed the "Heaven Sent Jump" on television, as he fell 25,000 feet into a net the size of about one-third of a football field, without a parachute. The crazy stunt, a terrifying 15 minutes that lead up to the two-minute free fall was aired on a Fox TV special, but with a tape delay. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a pulsing nuclear reactor.
Skydiving is already an extremely dangerous sport, but imagine jumping from an airplane at 25,000-feet without a parachute? Daredevil Luke Aikins will attempt this very stunt tomorrow, and without a wingsuit. He'll have just one chance to land in a safety net the size of a 1/3 the size of a football field while descending at speeds up to 120mph. The total free fall time will be approximately 126-seconds, giving him enough time to maneuver towards the net. Continue reading for another video and more information.
In case of zombie apocalypse, you'll want to have a Motoped Survival Bike. In addition to being able to travel up to 400-miles without refueling, thanks to extra Rotopax storage tanks, it comes equipped with either 45cc or 125cc engines, forged aluminum crank arms, a DNM adjustable front / rear suspension, and extra rugged 24" / 26" wheels with a dual wall design, perfect for going off-road. Unfortunately, pricing starts at $3,200. Continue reading for more cool pictures from around the web.
Available in both wheelchair accessible and racing seat equipped models, the Ripchair 3.0 Off-Road Vehicle sports construction-grade tracks capable of tackling any terrain. It's powered by a 29-horsepower, 4-stroke engine, and features built-in lights in the front and rear for night rides. Plus, you also get a cup holder, storage compartments, and an available winch, which definitely beats cruising around on a faux hoverboard any day. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of magma obliterating a man-made object.