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Nikola Zero UTV

The Nikola Zero electric UTV is now the world's most powerful, thanks to motors that produce 550 hp and 490 ft-lbs of torque. This equates to a 0-60mph time of 3.9-seconds both on asphalt as well as on off-road trails, thanks to 14-inch ground clearance, along with 20-inches of front / rear travel. While not exactly street legal car, this would be a great way to get around your new mansion, should hit the Powerball tonight. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Terrakhana

So far, rally driver and entrepreneur Ken Block has released 9 Gymkhana videos, and for his 10th, he decided to mix things up by taking things off-road, and calling it "Terrakhana". He hoons his Ford Fiesta RX43 rally car out to Swing Arm City, an off-road park in Utah, complete with gorgeous rock formations, and doesn't hold anything back. Continue reading to see him performing similar stunts in London.

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Gauswheel Spirit

The GausWheel Spirit Double Bass is what happens when you cross a skateboard with a bike, and riding it gets even more interesting. Simply put, you stand on it like a skateboard, propelling it with a foot, but with a singular handlebar with a brake, similar to a bicycle. Featuring a reverse penny-farthing layout, complete with a large 20" wheel on the back, and a smaller wheel towards the front. The body is entirely made out of transparent Polycarbonate, and it lights up to boot. Get one here now. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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JetSurf Motorized Surfboard

The JetSurf Motorized Surfboard has just been updated, and now it can hit a top speed of 40mph while shredding the waves, thanks to a two-stroke 100cc engine. This hybrid jet-ski surfboard boasts a carbon fiber construction and has a fuel tank capacity that offers up to 45-miles of range, or 1.5-hours on the water. Riders control the throttle with an electronic leash, and can stop immediately via an emergency kill cord if necessary. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a cool Rube-Goldberg machine involving fire and dominoes.

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Lift eFoil Surfboard

How about an electric surfboard that lets you fly over water? Introducing the Lift eFoil. Constructed mostly from carbon fiber, kevlar, fiberglass, and stainless steel, this watercraft boasts a motor powered by a lithium battery pack good for a top speed of 15 miles per hour. On a full charge (2.5-hours to recharge), expect up to 1-hour of riding time. Riders control it with two handheld Bluetooth devices, and by simply pressing the lever on the controller, the motor responds instantly, while letting you also throttle the speed back in case the power is low. One caveat: pre-orders will currently run you $12,000 per board. Continue reading for more fascinating pictures from around the web.

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Wibit Sports Park

You could either visit a water theme park during the summer, or rent a Wibit Sports Park for you and your friends. Its modular design allows you to configure it with several obstacles, including three balance beams, action towers, tmonkey bars, slides, a flip, multiple bridges, and even a lifeguard tower. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Nakefit

Why bother with sandals, when you could opt for Nakefit, or stick-on soles that enable you to walk freely on the hot sand at the beach, a spa, or even walking on rocks. They are designed and produced in Italy, complete with a waterproof design, which means they also protect any cuts you should have. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Scorkl

SCORKL may not contain any groundbreaking technology, but its clever design enables divers to stay underwater for an extended period of time. Simply fill it with air by attaching it to a high pressure hand pump, or your more standard scuba tank. When full, it offers up to 10-minutes of diving time. A breathe-on-demand balanced single stage regulator essentially makes it plug-and-play, without any complicated steps to get going. 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 every airport runway has two numbers.

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LoveFab Enviate



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You may not have heard of LoveFab before, but their latest project, the "Enviate", is one hypercar that is a step above the rest, literally. It's set to compete in the Pike's Peak Hill Climb Challenge, thanks to an LS3 V8 engine with Wicked turbochargers that generates between 500-700 horsepower depending on altitude. While the numbers may not be as impressive as the Bugatti Chiron's, it's more than enough to push around the 2,000-pound vehicle. To keep the driver safe, it boasts an intricate tube-frame structure for rigidity, as well as ultra responsive driver inputs, along with minimizing the loss of feedback from the road. 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 explaining why iPhones may never be made in the United States.

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LED Running Track

The all-new Nike Unlimited Stadium installation in Manila, Philippines lets runners race against a digital avatar of themselves. Simply place a radio frequency identification sensor on your sneaker, and then run a lap on the track. Once the first lap is completed, a digital avatar appears on large LED screens. This 200-meter installation was built by global advertising agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty's (BBH) Singapore and spans an entire city block. It's modeled after Nike's new LunarEpic running shoe and lights up in a host of colors while featuring the same circular drawings found shoe's sole. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.

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