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General Lee Viper

The General Lee is basically the name given to a 1969 Dodge Charger driven in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard by the Duke boys, Bo and Luke, along with cousins Coy and Vance. Calvo Motorsports recently demonstrated their version of the classic muscle car at Caddo Mills airfield. Powered by a twin-turbocharged 8.4L V10, this Dodge Viper pushes 2,300 hp on race fuel, and 1,700 hp using just 93 octane pump fuel. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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iPhone 8 Wireless Charging

It's rumored that the iPhone 8 will come in several different sizes, and so far, we haven't come across any prototypes indicating that it's the case, but ConceptsiPhone would like to show us what the 4.7", 5" and 5.5" models might look like. Aside from the curved OLED display and dual rear cameras, we also catch a glimpse of how the wireless charging functions, without requiring users to physically place the device on a special pad or dock. Click here for the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an unsuspecting undercover police arrest.

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Operation Teapot

Operation Teapot was essentially a series of fourteen nuclear test explosions conducted at the Nevada Test Site in the first half of 1955. It was preceded by Operation Castle, and followed by Operation Wigwam. Wigwam was, administratively, a part of Teapot, but it is usually treated as a class of its own. The aims of the operation were to establish military tactics for ground forces on a nuclear battlefield and to improve the nuclear weapons used for strategic delivery. Continue reading for more nuclear bomb test videos that have just been declassified.

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Hyperlapse Google Maps

Photo credit: Matteo Archondis via Peta Pixel

Graphic design student Matteo Archondis created an incredible visual hyperlapse tour of the world using 3,305 screenshots that were taken entirely within Google Maps. It took him 2 days of work to compile all of the images, and then he spent countless hours over a week editing them together. "Thanks to the developer tools of Google Chrome, I was able to remove all the items that interfered with the user experience. I also removed the labels so that the final image could be as clean and realistic as possible, so that I could concentrate on the camera movements as if it was in real life," said Archondis. Continue reading for seven places you aren't allowed to see on Google Maps. Click here for a few bonus images of sights captured on Google Street View.

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MIT Transparent Gel Robot

MIT engineers have created transparent, gel-based robots that move when water is pumped in and out, enabling them to perform a number of fast, forceful tasks, including kicking a ball underwater, as well as grabbing and releasing live fish. They're made entirely from hydrogel, which is a rubbery, nearly transparent material composed mostly of water, and each one is an assemblage of hollow, precisely designed structures, connected to rubbery tubes. When water is pumped into them, the structures quickly inflate in orientations that enable the bots to curl up or stretch out. Since the robots are both powered by and made almost entirely of water, they have similar visual and acoustic properties to water, making them virtually invisible. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a rare lava fire hose.

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Popcorn Slow Motion

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Just about everything looks cooler in super slow motion, especially so if shot in 4K, including a popcorn kernel exploding. This video, shot by Warped Perception using a Phantom v2512 (the "World's Fastest Digital Ultrahigh-Speed Camera" maxes out at 30,000fp. It's so detailed that you can see the kernel squirm right before it recoils into a delicious seam. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a massive alligator spotted at the Florida Nature Center.

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Hanook Mirae Method-2 Robot Suit

We gave you a first look at the 13-foot Hankook Mirae Method-2 Robot Suit last week, but now, it has successfully performed the first walking test. At 1.5-tons, a human pilot sits inside the cockpit where there are controls to move the arms, which weigh 286-pounds each. While the current prototype is tethered, future models should be able to move more freely, according to the company's chairman Yang Jin-Ho. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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UFO Wormhole

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Video credit: Clima Severo Mundial

A mysterious video recently surfaced that shows an unidentified flying object either arriving or leaving Earth through a bright blue plasma-like wormhole. The footage was allegedly captured somewhere in Arizona on a stormy day. "Arizona is a famous hot-spot for UFOs and Alien bases, so its nice to get this substantial evidence of their existence in that area. This is an alien ship, shooting off through the clouds, leaving earth," said Scott C Waring from UFO Sightings Daily. Continue reading for another video of a purported UFO crossing the moon.

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Interactive Dynamic Video

Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a technology called "Interactive Dynamic Video," which essentially allows viewers manipulate objects in videos. It uses traditional cameras and algorithms to examine the invisible vibrations of an object, thus creating video simulations users can interact with in real-time. "This technique lets us capture the physical behavior of objects, which gives us a way to play with them in virtual space. By making videos interactive, we can predict how objects will respond to unknown forces and explore new ways to engage with videos," said MIT PhD student Abe Davis. 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 a Star Wars speeder bike battle in real-life.

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UFOs Leaving Moon

Mister Enigma on YouTube recently shared a video by Gerril Vigil that purportedly shows a swarm of UFOs leaving the moon. "The clip is truly remarkable as you can see the objects coming from the bottom left. It looks as though there could be hundreds of them, but the jury is still out on whether this is some kind of optical illusion," said Enigma. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of someone swishing a basketball from the top of a dam.

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