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Building a real-life hoverboard isn't that tough, if you use...water as the propulsion method. Introducing French jet ski champion Franky Zapata's latest invention: Hoverboard by ZR. This water-propelled device allows you to soar 16-feet (5-meters) above the surface of the water at speeds of up to 16mph (25 km/h). Simply put, it's attached to a hose and propelled by a powerful jet of water. Continue reading for a trick video and more information.

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Scientifically speaking, a super-hydrophobic coating is a nanoscopic surface layer that repels water. The silica-based coatings are perhaps the simplest to use. They are gel-based and can be easily applied either by dipping the object into the gel or via aerosol spray. Continue reading for five crazy videos showing why superhydrophobic nano-coated surfaces are the future.

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Richard Dunn, a Canadian man who is now living in the States, agreed to getting bumped off of two flights out of Las Vegas' McCarran Airport and then this Celine Dion music video ensued, which has received 4.4 million plus views in just a few days. How did he get the inspiration? Well, Dunn Googled songs about loneliness and came up with "All by Myself" and the night cleaners didn't bat an eyelash to boot. Continue reading to watch.

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The mind-blowing video you're about to see has not been sped up using programs, such as Adobe Premiere / After Effects, it's just professional Kiwi superbike rider Bruce Anstey seting a new lap record in the world-renowned Isle of Man TT race on Sunday morning. His record-breaking lap came on his sixth and final trip around the 60.73km mountain course, charging home in just 17 minutes 6.682 seconds. His average speed for the lap was an insanely quick 212.913kmh (132.3mph). Continue reading for the video.

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Sure, this may not be functional, or practical for that matter, Takeshi Murata's liquid, shape-shifting 3D orb is a real object. This installation is officially called Melter 3D, and it made its debut at Frieze New York 2014 as a single object under controlled lighting. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Reaching a maximum height of 335 feet (102 m), Falcon's Fury at Busch Gardens Tampa in Florida will be North America's tallest free standing drop tower and the first drop tower to feature 90-degree tilting seats (facing riders straight down). Riders will experience 5-seconds of free fall that reaches a speed of 60 miles per hour (97 km/h). Continue reading for a POV video and more information.

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Another day, another iPhone 6 rumor, this time a video comes courtesy of YouTube user "Soldierknowbest". The iPhone 6 will most likely sport a larger screen, from 4.7 inches to 5.5 inches, with the larger having a display resolution of 1704x960 - triple the 'base' resolution of 568x320. Software wise, the iPhone 6 will be released with iOS 8, and where iOS 7 featured a massive design overhaul, this version is expected to return us to "Apple's usual modus operandi of gradual evolution," says Extreme Tech. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Michael Jackson left the world in June 200, but his music is still reaching fans worldwide, and on Sunday night at the Billboard Music Awards 2014, a hologram of the late King Of Pop surprised everyone in attendance. The amazingly realistic hologram performed Slave To The Rhythm and even moonwalked across the stage. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Getting a tattoo might sound harmless, or at least for those with a decent pain threshold, but seeing the process in super slow motion just might change your mind. Paris-based tattoo artist Guet captured the process in super slow motion with a Phantom HD camera. Modern tattoo machines use electromagnetic coils to move an armature bar up and down. Connected to the armature bar is a barred needle grouping that pushes ink into the skin. Continue reading for the video.

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NASA has just released a strange video showing a square 'hole' appearing on the solar surface. It's clearly visible as the sun rotates and appears to flicker as well as spark as it rotates past the camera. Here's what NASA has to say: "Inside the coronal hole you can see bright loops where the hot plasma outlines little pieces of the solar magnetic field sticking above the surface." Continue reading for the video and more information.

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