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Vector V8 Twin Turbo

The Vector W8 is essentially an American supercar produced from 1990 to 1993. It was manufactured by Vector Aeromotive Corporation, and designed by Gerald Wiegert in partnership with David Kostka. The company utilized the newest and most advanced aerospace materials in building the W8s, which they said justified applying to the car the term "Aeromotive Engineering." Continue reading for more interesting facts.

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Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa

No, this isn't a screenshot of an upcoming fantasy film, just the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. It's one of the most visited attractions in Iceland, located in a lava field in Grindavik on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwestern Iceland. The warm waters are rich money in minerals like silica and sulfur and bathing in the Blue Lagoon is reputed to help some people suffering from skin diseases such as psoriasis. Continue reading for more cool facts and a video.

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Lamborghini Portofino

The Lamborghini Athon is basically a concept car designed by Bertone for Lamborghini that made its debut at the 1980 Turin Motor Show. Bsed on the Silhouette chassis, which was out of production at the time, it resembled a sleek topless roadster, complete with a finely detailed, futuristic interior. Power came from a 3.0L V8 engine that generated 260bhp. Unfortunately, the vehicle was never intended to be put into production, with Lamborghini's financial troubles at the time sealing its fate. Continue reading for more interesting facts.

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Lamborghini Cala

Lamborghini Cala, also known as the Italdesign Cala to some auto enthusiasts, was a concept car designed by Italdesign Giugiaro. The vehicle made its official debut at the 1995 Geneva Motor Show, and unlike other concepts, this was a completely functional prototype that never made it into production. Its name was derived from the Piedmentese dialect of Northern Italy and meant "look, over there!". Continue reading for more cool facts.

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AA-12 Automatic Shotgun

The Auto Assault-12 (AA-12) is basically a fully-automatic shotgun that fires at a rate of 300 rounds per minute, making it possible to fire one round at a time with brief trigger pulls. It's fed from either an 8-shell box magazine, or a 20- or 32-shell drum magazine. For those wondering, it can be completely submerged in water and still function perfectly, without needing time to dry. Continue reading for more cool facts.

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Active Denial System

The Active Denial System, also known as ADS, is basically a non-lethal, directed-energy weapon developed by Raytheon for the U.S. military. Its main purposes are area denial, perimeter security and crowd control. Sometimes, it's referred to as a ray gun since it works by heating the surface of targets, such as the skin of targeted human subjects. Raytheon is currently marketing a reduced-range version of this technology. Continue reading for more cool facts.

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Lamborghini Zagato Raptor

The Lamborghini Raptor is basically a one-off vehicle created in 1996 by Zagato in partnership with Alain Wicki for Lamborghini. The body features the Zagato "double bubble" as well as an innovative door design where the whole middle section of the car swivels up and forward. There was also a removable hard top (not pictured) for those nice and sunny summer cruises. Continue reading for more cool facts.

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Seiko UC-2000 Wrist Computer

Before smartwatches, there was the Seiko UC-2000 wrist computer. This wearable computer may look advanced, but it was only capable of storing 2K of data, telling the time, and performing calculator functions. The gadget made its debut in 1984, and retailed for $300 ($689.04 in today's dollars). What you're looking at above is the UC-2000 mounted in its keyboard. Continue reading for more cool facts.

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LEGO Tomislav

Building LEGO sets is one thing, YouTube user "ZaziNombies" takes the bricks and builds life-sized video game weapons with them, like the Team Fortress 2 Tomislavy above. "Weighing in at over 10 pounds, and 3 feet long, we bring the Heavy's Tomislav to life entirely from LEGO bricks. Complete with its oversized drum magazine, and custom wooden furniture, here is the gun's real life, and oh so heavy, replica," said its builder. Continue reading for more.

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Lockheed F-35B VTOL

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is basically a family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multi-role fighter jets undergoing testing and final development by the United States. The fifth generation combat aircraft is designed to perform ground attack, aerial reconnaissance, and air defense missions. The F-35 has three main models: the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant, the F-35B short take-off and vertical-landing (STOVL) variant, and the F-35C carrier-based Catapult Assisted Take-Off But Arrested Recovery (CATOBAR) variant. Continue reading for more cool facts about the aircraft.

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