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Titanic Disaster

The RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning of April 15, 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to New York City, US. It was the second of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line, and was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast with Thomas Andrews as her naval architect. Andrews was among those lost in the sinking. On her maiden voyage, she carried 2,224 passengers and crew. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of redneck engineering done right.

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C-5 Galaxy

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No, this isn't a new design for the space shuttle, just Lockheed's C-5 Galaxy. It's used to provide the United States Air Force (USAF) with a heavy intercontinental-range strategic airlift capability, one that can carry outsize and oversize cargos, including all air-certifiable cargo. Lockheed proposed a twin body C-5 as a shuttle carrier to counter the Conroy Virtus, but the design was turned down. The C-5 is among the largest military aircraft in the world. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a hawk attacking a drone in mid-air.

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Local Motors Strati 3D Printed Car

You can either buy a car from a local dealership, or have a Local Motors Strati printed at home in 44-hours. This company created the world's first 3D-printed car from ABS plastic reinforced with carbon fiber. While you may have seen similar vehicles, this is truly the first that has the body and chassis of the vehicle printed together. The company says, "The 3D-printed car is going to change the way car manufacturers create vehicles. By cutting down the time and cost to build cars, Local Motors has shown the automotive world that things need to change. This line of vehicle is the catalyst, and you can be the first to own it." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny homework questions and fixes gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a spinning chocolate cake that will blow your mind.

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Yamaha 01GEN

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When you combine the performance of an ATV with the looks of a futuristic motorcycle, you get the Yamaha 01GEN. It's touted as a "multi-wheel crossover" and is designed for both the asphalt and off-road use, and its motorcycle-like upper half and ATV-like lower half reflect this. While there's no word yet on pricing or availability, it will become a favorite vehicel among extreme sport GoPro fans. Continue reading for more images, a live video and additional information.

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Street Legal Flying Car

First, there was the Terrafugia, which never hit production, now the AeroMobil aims to continue where it left off. This vehicle can fly up to 430-miles on a single tank of petrol. Best of all, when its wings fold down, it'll fit snugly into a normal parking space. The company says its third prototype is ready to be shown to the world on October 29, at the Pioneers Festival in Austria - the wings will fold into the back seat behind the driver when in car mode. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Sikorsky S-97

Similar to Sikorsky's groundbreaking X2 technology, the S-97 Raider also features a pair of fixed coaxial rotors made of rigid, counter-rotating blades along with a six-blade pusher propeller for reduction in hub drag as well a low acoustic signature, high cruise speed and improved high/hot hover performance. Continue reading for a live unveiling video and more information.

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Ronin 47 Motorcycle

Named after the Japanese folktale The 47 Ronin and limited to just 47 serially numbered units worldwide, this bike is based on the 1125, opts for a cast aluminum alloy linkage fork, with easy fine-tuning available via a Penske mono-shock, instead of the original's Showa forks. Plus, you'll also find a perfectly placed radiator to help cool down the Rotax-designed motor, which has been known to get very hot, alongside stacked low and high beam headlights. Continue reading for more images, another video and additional information.

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Derek Low

Photo credit: Derek Low

Travel blogger Derek Low recently got the chance of a lifetime, when he decided to cash in nearly $20,000 USD worth of frequent flyer miles (93,500) for a trip aboard Singapore Airline's First Class Suites. The stunning suites, which are exclusive to the airline's Airbus A380 planes, boast enclosed private cabins complete with sliding doors that 'cocoon you in your own little lap of luxury'. The middle suites offer a full-size bed that can be turned into a double bed, a television, bedside cabinets and a leather armchair hand-stitched by the Italian master craftsman Poltrona Frau. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and information.

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Superyacht

Normal yachts are already out of reach for many people, but the ultra luxurious 196-foot vessel called J'Ade is aimed at those who want only the best, and is the first to feature a floating garage. Simply put, it enables its owner(s) to store and access a 26-foot speedboat without the use of a tender lift. The hydraulic bay can dry out within 3-minutes and then be transformed into a terrace-accessible ocean pool. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Spyder F3

Think of Can-Am's Spyder F3 as a trike motorcycle hybrid. In addition to looking like something you'd see in movies, buyers are able to customize their vehicle with a plethora of options, including a UFit system, which allows for unique peg positions, handlebars, clothing and accessories. Continue reading for a point of view video, more pictures and additional information.

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