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Photographer Rio Thieves

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.

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Heaven Sent Jump

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.

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Skydiver No Parachute

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.

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Survival Bike

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.

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Ripchair 3.0

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.

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Parajet Skyquad

Half ATV and half plane, the SkyQuad sports a go kart-like design and its Rotax engine tackles rugged terrain with ease, while ram-air parafoil wing technology can achieve 55 mph in the air at a maximum altitude of 10,000-feet. It transitions from land to air very quickly, enabling you to access to a number of areas unreachable by traditional aircraft. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the incredible machine that lays down railroad track.

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Toyo Tires Ferret

Think of the Toyo Tires' "The Ferret" as a cross between a tank and powerful off-road ATV. The tire company partnered with Action Vehicle Engineering and Off-Road Champion BJ Baldwin to create this stealthy beast, based on a 1959 Ferret Scout, a British war vehicle during the early part of the Cold War. Upgrades include an extra set of independently powered wheels, and a big block Chevrolet LS V8 engine. The suspension was modified with King Shocks to provide a smoother ride over rough terrain, and no, that's not a cannon up front, but rather a functional grappling hook. 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 what happens when video games mix up their power-ups.

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Corvette Jet Ski

Normal jet skis not powerful enough? The Strand Craft V8 Wet Rod comes equipped with a Corvette-sourced 5.7-liter V8 engine that pumps out 300-horsepower. All that power equates to a top speed of 65mph on water, plenty for you to cruise through even the largest of waves. Its design can accommodate up to three adults safely, with a small deck out back in case you want to go diving. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Bubba's Jetpack

Pro golfer Bubba Watson teamed up with Oakley to introduce the world's first flying golf cart jetpack, powered by a 200-horsepower engine that drives two massive fans. All that power equates to a top speed of 50mph in the air, meaning your rounds will be much more interesting, and not to mention, quicker. Or, if you simply don't feel like driving around that water hazard, this jetpack has you covered. No word yet on if they'll be releasing a commercial version. 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 a 3D-printed Subaru WRX engine that functions just like the real thing.

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Mercedes-Benz Golf Cart

Mercedes Benz teamed up with Garia Golf to create a stylish golf cart that combines both mobility and technology. Powered by an electric motor, it can not only hit 19mph, but comes equipped with a carbon fiber roof, spoiler, along with a mini refrigerator that's located underneath the driver's seat. You'll be able to view all of the important technical data, including battery life and speed, on a built-in 10.1" tablet. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny video game pictures and funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a real-life Pokemon battle game for Microsoft HoloLens.

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