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We have seen the future of highways, and they probably won't have street lights. That's right light-absorbing, glow-in-the-dark road markings have replaced traditional street lights on a 500-meter stretch of highway in The Netherlands. To accomplish this, the roads are treated with a special foto-luminizing powder that's charged by the sun during the day, which allows the marks to glow for up to 10 hours at night. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Sleek and slightly futuristic, the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is a multi-mission, military, tiltrotor aircraft with both a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), and short takeoff and landing (STOL) capability. It's designed to combine the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the long-range, high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft. The Osprey is the world's first production tiltrotor aircraft, with one three-bladed proprotor, turboprop engine, and transmission nacelle mounted on each wingtip. It is classified as a powered lift aircraft by the Federal Aviation Administration. Continue reading for a fascinating video and more information.

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Why travel the world by plane, when you've got the skills to build a high-tech camper van? Called the "KiraVan", this giant custom-built all-terrain truck, is capable of traveling almost anywhere in the world, and was created by 61-year-old Californian inventor Bran Ferren for his 4-year-old daughter Kira. It comes complete with a fully stocked office, kitchen, bedroom, and even a popup tent on the roof. According to The Mail, "It will be able to travel up to 2,000 miles without resupply and navigate slopes as steep as 45 degrees thanks to a special suspension system. The cockpit also has a special vibration reducing chair, as well as control for drones that can fly ahead to check traffic." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what you should never do at the gym, or eat for that matter.

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As of January 2014, 190 metro systems in 54 countries are listed. The earliest metro system, the London Underground, first opened as an "underground railway" in 1863, and truly achieved metro status in 1890[citation needed] with the opening of its first electrified underground line. Continue reading to take an interesting look inside various subway cars from around the world.

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We may still be a decade away from real flying / hover cars hitting the streets, but here's another look at Volkswagen's interesting concept. Designed by student Wang Jia, it's a wheel-less pod that uses electromagnetic levitation to float just above the road. Her dream is to help decongest the roadways in her hometown of Chengdu in China's Sichuan province. Continue reading to see it in-action and for more information.

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Could extreme lawnmower racing be an official sport? Sure, if Honda and other auto manufacturers crank out vehicles like the "Mean Mower". This high-speed lawnmower officially entered the Guinness Book of World Records today after achieving a speed of 116.57mph (187.6kph). Powering this 'cutting edge' vehicle is a Honda-superbike-sourced 1,000cc engine, giving it a greater power-to-weight ratio than a Bugatti Veyron and acceleration from 0-60mph in just four seconds. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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These images have baffled aviation experts and UFO spotters alike. This mysterious trianglular craft has been spotted flying high in the sky over Texas, yet nobody has been able to identify the mystery craft - or even rule out the possibility it is a UFO. According to The Daily Mail, "one of the photographers, Steve Douglass, also believed he picked up voice traffic from the craft, meaning it was manned. The Aviation week experts believe the craft could be designed for high-precision stealth attack." Click here to view the first image in this week's celebrities that look like other people and FAILS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a lioness and her insane caretaker who doesn't mind getting up-close and personal with the beast.

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Just about any cyclist knows that sand or snow is not something you'd want to experience, a new fleet of "fatbikes" aims to change that, starting with Rungu's Juggernaut. It's equipped with three large, soft tires, allowing the bike to practically float over snow and sand. One caveat: it'll set you back at least $2500. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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So, you've seen the 3D-printed Iron Man suit, now check out what this clever engineer has created. Jim Smith decided to build his own large-scale printer at home and used it to fabricate the world's first 3D-printed kayak. To print the 58-pound kayak, made entirely of ABS plastic, he had to "modify the 3D printer to print the parts inside a heated chamber so they wouldn't warp or crack - the colorful result maintains its crucial shape and works like a charm." Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Has your startup just been acquired by Apple, Google, Yahoo or some other huge tech company, and have $100-million or so to spare before your next venture? Well, one way to spend it would be a week (or two) on this ultra luxurious yacht, called "Quattroelle". According to Business Insider, its "streamlined exterior and lavish interior were both designed by Nuvolari Lenard and can accommodate up to 12 guests in six spacious suites, with space for a crew of 29." Click here to view the first image in this week's celebrities that look like other people and FAILS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the sleepiest kitten ever.

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