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Mad Max Paintball

Mad Max: Fury Road gets a modern day makeover filled with go-karts, golf carts, paintball guns and lots of actors. Devin "Super Tramp" Graham's, best known for his YouTube clips of cliff-jumping, jet surfing and urban kayaking, latest project is definitely no slouch. Filmed in the Utah desert using professional stunt actors, the team really nailed the look and feel of the original movie using carts and paintball guns. Continue reading for a behind-the-scenes clip.

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Biggest Great White

Shark researcher Mauricio Hoyos Padilla has just released new footage of Deep Blue, a 20-foot-long great white shark believed to be the largest of its kind in the world, swimming near researchers in steel cages. It was captured off Mexico's Guadalupe Island in 2013, but the researcher just recently found the recording on his computer. Near the end of the clip, you'll see the shark bumping into one of the cages with its nose, showing off it's rows of razor-sharp teeth to the camera below. Continue reading for another video of Deep Blue.

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Sky Ladder Firework

They 1,650-foot Sky Ladder appears to defy gravity at first, but it's just a clever illusion consisting of fireworks that stretch right up into the sky in Quanzhou, south-eastern China. It's the work of Cai Guoqiang, an artist who is originally from the city and now based in New York. The ladder, made of metal wire and aluminum, was filled with gunpowder and then attached to the bottom of a hot air balloon launched from a boat off the shore of nearby Huiyu Island. In related news, continue reading for an insane fireworks FAILS video compilation.

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Eisbach River Surfing

Surfing and narrow rivers aren't just usually found in the same sentence, that is unless...you're talking about the Eisbach in Munich, Germany. This famous river wave phenomenon is caused by water that comes gushing in from under the bridge into a 39-foot-wide channel, which is then caromed off right-angled concrete walls. Man-made concrete bollards and a system of ropes, along with pulleys as well as stopper planks, forces the water to crest, yielding the best waves you'll ever find in the middle of a busy city street. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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MiG-29 Fulcrum Vertical Takeoff

Aviation enthusiasts probably know that the MiG-29 Fulcrum can achieve Mach 2.25, but now this clip, filmed at the recent RIAT (Royal International Air Tattoo) at RAF Fairford, UK, shows the jet beginning its display with an incredible vertical take-off. We used the term 'going ballistic' for the Mig-29's vertical climb in full afterburner even though the term refers to the ballistic path (similar to the trajectory of a thrown or launched projectile) a jet put into a nearly-vertical climb would follow under the action of gravity, without propulsion," says The Aviationist. Continue reading for another video of the MiG-29 reaching the edge of space and more information.

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Sound System Chips

We've all probably heard at least one car was ground shattering bass roll through the street, but have you ever wondered what all that thumping could do to a bag of chips? If so, then wonder no more, as Steve Meade Designs shows us in one of his crazy demonstrations. Apparently, all the damage is caused by four 18-inch subwoofers that put out an insane 30,000Watts of power. Continue reading to see what happens.

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Lucra LC470

You could either buy a second-hand supercar for $85,000, or the Lucra LC470. Weighing just 2,000-pounds, thanks to a lightweight, carbon fiber body, the LC470 can be powered by either an AMG 6.3L V8, 6.3L LS3 or a 7.0L LS7, all of which have at least 550-horsepower. If you don't fancy a Tremec TKO 600RR 5-speed manual transmission, a 7-speed Mercedes paddle shift is also an option. How fast can it go? For starters, it does 0-60mph in a mere 2.7-seconds, and the 1/4 in 10.1-seconds, topping out at 200 mph. Willwood brakes and a fully adjustable suspension ensure you're able to stop on a dime. Continue reading for two videos, including a "How It's Made", and more information.

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Size Matters 2 Drifting Truck

Drifting and trucks usually aren't mentioned in the same sentence, that is unless...you're talking about Mike Ryan's 2,500-horsepower Banks Super-Turbo Castrol Freightliner. With stunts and cinematography that are on par with Ken Block's world famous Gymkhana series, Size Matters 2 breaks out the heavy equipment for a drift-filled clip you won't soon forget. Who knows? Size Matters 3 just might be right around the corner. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Avro Vulcan Bomber

The last Avro Vulcan bomber may not be in service anymore, but it's been flying in private hands since 2007, and one of the last remaining aircraft performed a crazy stunt at the Royal International Air Tattoo in RAF Fairford, UK, one of the world's largest air shows, this past week. According to Jalopnik, "on takeoff yesterday, the massive delta-winged beast rolled hard to the right just above the runway. The maneuver, which was lower and steeper than any performed by the aircraft before, provoked a collective gasp and then cheers from the crowd as the huge jet powered through the extremely low-level turn." Continue reading for the video.

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Tom Cruise Airplane

For Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, Tom Cruise didn't rely on CGI for the crazy military transport plane scene. The film crew actually designed a custom rig and mounted it to the side of the Airbus A400m airplane with the camera pointed back at where Cruise would be. Thankfully, everything went off without a hitch, and Tom Cruise was able to finish the film, which is set for release on July 31, 2015. Continue reading for the video.

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