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Carbon Fiber Jet Ski

Ever wonder what the Lamborghini Veneno, limited to 10 worldwide, would look like as a jet ski? If so, Mansory has just the watercraft for you: the Black Marlin 550 Luxury. This sleek $62,600 creation is based on the Sea-Doo RXT-X 260 RS, and sheds 10kg, thanks to carbon fiber body panels. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Rock Bouncer

Not just any dune buggy, the "Rock Bouncer" vehicles you see above are all equipped with a proper racing harnesses, roll cage, two fire extinguishers, and tires that measure at least 39 inches in diameter. Don't let its size fool you, many are equipped with powerful 600-horsepower Chevrolet LS6 V8 engines, bored and stroked to 383 cubic inches, mated to a GM TH400 three-speed automatic with an aftermarket valve body for a reverse shift pattern as well as full manual control. 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 an incredible underground nuclear blast.

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Hennessy Hammock

Why camp on the ground, when you could be relaxing in a suspended Hennessy Hammock? Featuring a double-layered bottom and fitted for a removable insulation pad, as well as a heavy-duty rainfly, its diamond-shaped design enables campers to sleep diagonally while fully supported and completely zipped shut, without the use of stakes or poles. When packed up, it weighs in at just 2-pounds, 8-ounces. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of crazy auto enthusiasts hitting 170mph on ice with a Dodge Challenger.

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Hendo Hoverboard

The Hendo 2.0 Hoverboard by ArxPax is one step closer to hitting stores, and for anyone who hasn't seen this amazing device, it's hover engines are integrated directly into the trucks, improving traction. Other new features include: USB connectivity, extended battery life, and a wireless safety switch that will let users shut their board off remotely. Click here for more pictures of the Hendo 2.0. Continue reading for two more videos of it in-action.

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Hammock Shelter

Why bother setting up a normal tent, when you could be relaxing in Sierra Madre Research's Nube hammock shelter? It's designed to fully shield occuptants from the elements - including rain, wind, snow and most importantly, insects - while the rip-proof nylon tarp is covered in four coats of silicone to keep water out. Continue reading for two more videos and information.

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Created by USC engineering student Ryan Olliges, the 121C Aileron PureCarbon skateboard is manufactured with more than twenty layers of carbon fiber, making it bullet-proof, literally. This also means that the deck won't swell and crack when wet. He also developed a manufacturing process that was less capital and time intensive than the curing methods (ovens and autoclaves) traditionally used by aircraft and spacecraft manufacturers. Click here to view more images of the 121C. Continue reading for two more videos of it in-action.

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Bike Washing Machine

Anyone who lives in a small apartment or dorm probably has to deal with self-serve laundromats, but soon, you may be able to get a workout in, while washing your clothes, thanks to the B.W.M. Called the "Bike Washing Machine", this nifty contraption, created by design students at Dalian Nationalities University in China, has a washing machine drum integrated directly into the stationary bike. "When you ride this bike, the pedaling motion causes the drum of the washing machine to rotate," said the students. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of molten copper being poured on a giant jawbreaker.

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InstaFire

H/T: HiConsumption

InstaFire may look like a bag of small rocks, mixed with some wood chips, but this is actually a fire starter that can be used in nearly all weather conditions. Just pour the contents into the desired place, light a match, throw it into the pile, and you're ready to go. Rain or snow? All of the pieces are coated with waterproof material, and offer a 15-minute burn time as well as a 30-year shelf life. Get some here now. Continue reading for a full video review. Click here for more pictures of InstaFire.

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Nomad Survival Bow

Xpectre's Spectre-II Nomad Survival Bow is perfect for the zombie apocalypse, or in case of any emergency, indoors or outdoors. It easily fits into a small 16 inch long pouch, when folded, and can be assembled in minutes without any specialized tools. This bow is composed of two fiberglass and resin limbs that are designed with both durability as well as portability in mind. Get one here now. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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Sled Legs

Why bother with a bulky sled, when you can just strap on a pair of "Sled Legs". Once securely fastened, you'll be able to run towards just about any slope, jump into a kneeling position, and glide down. "Compared to skiing or snowboarding, these are much easier to learn. The low center of gravity makes it very comfortable to get the hang of. Sliding and transitioning to running to your feet, as well as jumps & tricks will take a little time to master," said its creators. Continue reading for another video and more information on how to get your own.

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