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We understand people wanting to listen to their own music at the gym, but using an iPad to do so just seems like overkill, or at least in the "looking ridiculous" department. Unfortunately (or fortunately), that is just one of the many bizarre things that people have actually spotted at the gym while working out. Continue reading to see more.

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According to Laughing Squid, fitness guru and expert Neila Rey has created an ultra geeky series of visual workout posters inspired by a popular movies, television shows, and video games. For this first batch, we bring you the Batman, Jedi, Lannister, Super Saiyan, and Assassin's workouts. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a superdog flying fail.

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Just about any cyclist knows that sand or snow is not something you'd want to experience, a new fleet of "fatbikes" aims to change that, starting with Rungu's Juggernaut. It's equipped with three large, soft tires, allowing the bike to practically float over snow and sand. One caveat: it'll set you back at least $2500. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Here's another look at the Tentsile Tent, which is basically a hammock and tent hybrid that lets you relax high up in the trees surrounded by nature on camping trips. Setting it up is as easy as stringing its three anchor points from trees, and you'll be up above the ground, away from crawly insects, snakes, and other animals. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Professional skateboarder Bob Burnquist has seen his share of railings, streets, and ramps. So, he teamed up with creatives Jerry Blohm and Jeff King to design a skateboard ramp like no other. Construction spanned four days and took over 300 hours to complete. The final product weighted in at a massive 7,300 lbs, but floated gracefully over the waters of Lake Tahoe. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an F1 car taking on an F/18A hornet fighter jet.

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Located in Miyazaki, Japan, the Seagaia Ocean Dome was the world's largest Polynesia-themed indoor beach. It was a part of the Sheraton Seagaia Resort and measured 300 meters in length and 100 meters in width. The waterpark first opened in 1993, with visitor numbers peaking in 1995 at 1.25-million a year. Depending on the season, entrance fees averaged $30USD per adult and $20USD for children during its best year in 1995. Unfortunately, the Ocean Dome was officially closed on October 1, 2007 due to a renovation and partial re-branding of the resort. Continue reading for videos and more information.

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We have seen the next-generation of snorkeling masks, and it's the Easybreath. This innovative gadgets promises to keep your mouth and nose open so you can breathe normally while underwater. Plus, it boasts a wide 180-degree field of vision, along with the special valve that closes the air tube when completely submerged. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Some people go to the gym to get in better shape, more muscular, etc., while others go for socializing and the attention. These people fall under the latter category, starting with the person who decided to dress up as Mr. Potato Head, complete with plastic eyes, ears, and nose before hitting the treadmill. Continue reading for more.

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Two Russian climbers, Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov, took the notion daredevil to the next level by climbing up the second tallest building in the world, Shanghai Tower, without climbing gear of any kind. You'd think reaching the top of the building would be enough for the adrenaline junkies, but apparently not. They literally dangled above the clouds at a truly dizzying height of 650m. Continue reading for a the video.

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GoPro cameras are known for their ruggedness, but most people don't just throw one out of a plane. Mia Munselle discovered a mud-covered GoPro camera in her farm's pig pen, and did what any other curious person would do: watched the footage on it. Apparently, the GoPro had been lying there for eight months, after falling hundreds of feet from a skydiving plane and miraculously surviving the journey. The video starts inside a plane, mid-flight, where we see a couple of skydivers about to jump, before the camera suddenly falls out. Continue reading to watch.

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