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Artist John Raya always wanted to see how NFL teams might look if they existed in the Star Wars universe. So, he took it upon himself to create some interesting helmets, starting with the Vaders. That's not all, he created helmets for all 32 NFL teams, and used as many characters as possible. Continue reading for more.

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The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter is currently being offered for only $14.99, today only, originally priced at $25. LifeStraw contains no chemicals or iodinated resin, no batteries and no moving parts to break or wear out. It features a high flow rate and weighs only 2oz. Product page. Continue reading for a video and more information.

Notable features:
  • Award-winning LifeStraw has been used by millions around the globe since 2005.

  • Removes minimum 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction) and surpasses EPA standards for water filters.

  • Removes minimum 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>LOG 3 reduction) and filters to an amazing 0.2 microns.

  • Filters up to 1000 liters of contaminated water WITHOUT iodine, chlorine, or other chemicals.

  • Comes in a sealed bag, perfect for storing for emergencies.


[via Amazon

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You may only live once, but some people want to live as long as naturally possible. However, there are those who prefer to do extreme things and live in the moment. These people fall under the latter category, starting with Dean Potter (above) who loves slacklining (tightrope walking) without any safety equipment. Click here to view this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for more.

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Another month, another batch of perfectly timed pictures. This batch includes twenty-two sports photos that were taken at both the right place and time. First up, we have two soccer (football) players that appear to have spotted a dragon on the field, or so we'd like to think. Continue reading for more.

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Jeb Corliss is known as the world's best wingsuit pilot and BASE-jumpers and on September 28, 2013, he successfully completed what he says, 'was the hardest thing I've ever done'. Corliss jumped out of an airplane and flew through a narrow crack in the Flying Dagger in China's Jianglang mountains (Zhejian Province) at approximately 100 mph (160 km/h). According to Twisted Sifter, the fissure is only about 60 feet (18 m) wide at the top and 15 feet (4.5 m) at the bottom. Continue reading for more.

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Last week, the winners in the 3rd edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition were announced. The overall winner, top 10 category winners and top 50 finalists were unveiled at a ceremony in Hong Kong. Above, "Scott Dickerson was named a finalist for his shot of surfers Mike McCune, Eric Newbury, and Dave Calkins riding a bore tide in Turnagain Arm, Alaska." Continue reading to see more - click the gear icon to view the full-sized version.

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You read that right, scientists have developed a drug known as SR9009 that increases the level of metabolic activity in skeletal muscles of mice. The animals in this study "become lean, develop larger muscles and can run much longer distances simply by taking SR9009, which mimics the effects of aerobic exercise." Continue reading for the news report and more information.

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Artist Sam Abbott has created one of the world's first, if not the first, 3D-printed skateboard - "the wheels and trucks (those black metal things hanging down and connecting the wheels) are made from the usual materials - but it's more fully 3-D printed than some other, similar projects." Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Unlike other electric skateboards, the 4-wheel-drive Golf Board boasts is designed to let you surf around a golf course. Its rugged suspension allows the board to "retain traction even on wet grass, and also to not harm that grass by spinning out." Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Weight training is synonymous with dumbbells and barbells, but the "O2", an armband-like device, could change all that by letting you lift up to 52-pounds without the use of large equipment. This inventions allows fitness freaks to do a full and adjustable weight training workout using the power of magnets. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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