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Avtoros Shaman 8x8

Think of the Avtoros Shaman 8x8 as a tank, armored SUV and ATV all combined into one. Weighing a massive 2.5-tons and measuring 6 meters in length, 3 meters high, and 2.5 meters wide, this beast can tackle any terrain. It's powered by an Iveco F1C 3.0L turbo diesel engine that generates 146-horsepower, mated to 6-speed manual gearbox. However, it's the 8-wheel drive system that really stands out, as there's 3 different steering systems, allowing the driver the ability to switch between "On-Road" (front 4WD), "Off-Road" (active rear wheel steering), and Crab Mode (rotates all 8-wheels in sync to move sideways). The Shaman has a 1.5-ton cargo capacity, and is capable of scaling 45-degree inclines. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including one of babies reacing to the Star Wars: Episode VII trailer.

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Short Bus Conversion

On the outside, it looks like a regular 1959 Chevrolet Viking short bus, but step inside? You'll see that everything inside has been replaced by Winkelman Architecture, and it can now haul up to 12 people comfortably. Featuring a sleeping area with two single beds, both of which can be combined in the center of the bus for a queen-sized accommodation. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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The Golfboard

Think of "The Golfboard" as electric skateboard meets golf cart, created by snowboard addict Don Wildman, best known for founding Bally Total Fitness. The idea came to him while cruising around his local Malibu golf course on an electric skateboard, and he wondered, why not build one that also serves as your personal caddy? One caveat: it retails for a whopping $6,500. Continue reading for a video and more information

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Transparent Folding Kayak

Clear Blue Hawaii's Napali is the world's first and only transparent folding kayak, thanks to its transparent military-grade Urethane skin. At just 26-pounds and 13-feet in length, it sports a highly durable carbon Kevlar frame. It can fold up into a normal-sized hiking backpack, making it perfect for long-distance, backcountry kayaking and vacationing. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Nimbus e-Car

Not just an electric minivan of sorts, the Nimbus e-Car seats up to five and features a full panoramic glass windshield for sweeping views of the landscape. It's powered by a 130Kw electrical engine lithium-ion battery that works in conjunction with a micro combustion generator. Solar photovoltaic cells on the roof also generate power for the vehicle. On the inside, there's an integrated Wi-Fi hub with Bluetooth, USB ports, as well as a power outlet. A 7-inch tablet rests in the center console to provides weather / vehicle information. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a crazy slithering underwater snake robot.

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Superyacht Helipad
Xhibitionist Superyacht

Gray Design's 75-meter Xhibitionist superyacht is the perfect one for a person like Bruce Wayne, as it has all the finest luxuries a playboy billionaire would expect, including: 8 guest rooms, a rooftop jacuzzi for parties, and last, but most certainly not least, built-in solar panels that also double as a helipad (or concert space). The price you ask? A cool $25-million, with all of them being built-to-order. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Ninebot One Self-Balancing Scooter
Ninebot

Ninebot One is a real product, and not yet another concept. It's basicaly a battery-powered, self-balancing, one-wheeled scooter that looks to be straight from the Star Wars universe. Sporting magnesium alloy frame and non-slip pedals, the Ninebot can cruise at 10-12.5 miles per hour with a maximum range of 18 miles when fully charged. Product page. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Renegade Hovercraft
Renegade IQ Hovercraft

For those interested in extreme watersports and have $24,900 to burn, you might want to consider picking up a Renegade IQ Hovercraft, instead of another jetski. Built with a virtually indestructible Kevlar hull, it's powered by a high-output AeroDrive system, paired with a 750cc fuel injected, 4-stroke engine, enabling it to hit 48 mph and have a cruising speed of 30 mph. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Solar Powered Bike

Jesper Frausig, an engineer from Copenhagen, Denmark, has built a solar-powered alternative that never needs to be plugged in. That's right, battery is charged from available sunlight when it's parked, providing a 40-mile range. The cells are built into both sides of both wheels. The solar cells trickle through whatever electricity they generate as you cycle to help power the bike, in addition to the stored power. The bike has a standard speed of 15mph, and a top speed of 30mph. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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RU 800 S Railroad Machine
RU 800 S

Here's a fascinating look at the RU 800 S, a machine that can be used non-stop for 10-hours straight to renew and replace old railroad tracks. Weighing 692-tons, it splits the old track, and lays "down a thread from the beginning of the new tracks," according to the manufacturer. Continue reading for a video of it in-action and more information.

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