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Tactical Shovel

United Cutlery's M48 Kommando Tactical Shovel features virtually indestructible, injection-molded nylon handle with 30% fiberglass & nylon reinforcement. The shovel point edge is sharpened, with a partially serrated edge on one side, and a concave chopping edge on the other. It's portable, light, and perfect for camping / outdoor excursions, yard work or even fighting zombies. The hard, black oxide coating helps keep it looking new for years to come. Get one here for $46 now. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

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Paradigm SRP Talon

Paradigm's SRP Talon is essentially a high-tech weapon that can be mounted and removed from any vehicle. Extreme precision is achieved by incorporating state of the art military-spec gyros, high speed servos, along with advanced circuitry into a precision machined two-axis turret. The weapon's MEMS gyros send out digital attitude data to the high speed servo motors via a custom engineered and programmed circuit board - allowing stabilization correction solutions to be made thousands of times per second. 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 showing what happens when Mario Kart meets skateboarding.

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Microtech Giant Halo 3X Knife

Your eyes aren't playing tricks, the $9,000 Microtech Giant Halo 3X Knife definitely lives up to its name. Created in a collaboration between Marfione custom knives, Pete Athens and Walter Brend, this knife has a hand-ground, retractable 14" Brend tanto blade with a stunning mirror finish and satin flats. The sleek black anodized aluminum handle features a titanium draw bar with carbon fiber inserts. Continue reading for two more videos and more pictures.

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Flamethrower XM42 Handheld

You've probably seen quite a few handheld flamethrowers in video games, but the XM42 is a real-life version you can actually purchase, and it doesn't require any tanks or harnesses to use. Simply put, users fuel up this self-contained flamethrower like they would a lawnmower. Once full, it sets things ablaze from distances of up to-25 feet. The company, ION Productions, says you can "use for weed control, clearing snow, starting your bonfire or just for fun!" Continue reading for another video and more pictures of the different colors.

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SOG Flashback Knife

SOG's Flashback is touted as the "world's fastest-opening assisted knife," thanks to a high tension coil spring. The integrated piston lock ensures that it stays open, while an ergonomic handle crafted from both glass-reinforced nylon and stainless steel provides stellar grip and comfort. Not just a showpiece, a 3.5-inch blade made from AUS 8 stainless steel with a black tini-coated finish slices through just about anything that stands in your way when out and about. Get one here now. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of someone who managed to paint his car without a special gun.

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Enhanced Sniper Rifle

Remington's XM2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle lives up to its name, as in tests, it was able to hit targets with pinpoint accuracy up to 1200-meters, and carries more gun powder in the bullets it fires. It's also equipped with a flash suppressor, sound suppressor as well as thermal sleeve for stealthy attacks on enemies. When U.S. Snipers finish training, they're capable of hitting an adult-sized target 9 out of 10 times at 600 meters - over a third of a mile away - with the XM2010. Continue reading for more cool facts.

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PHASR Rifle

The PHASR (Personnel Halting and Stimulation Response) rifle is a prototype non-lethal laser dazzler developed by the U.S. Department of Defense at Kirtland Air Force Base, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy Directorate in New Mexico. It uses a low-intensity laser and a two-wavelength laser to temporarily disorient and blind a target. Blinding laser weapons have been tested in the past, but were banned under the 1995 UN Protocol on Blinding Laser Weapons, which the United States acceded to on January, 21 2009. Continue reading for a detailed look at the MQ 9 Reaper Drone.

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Anzio 20mm Largest Sniper Rifle

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The Anzio 20mm rifle is basically the first American anti-materiel rifle designed and mass produced for public sale with a bore diameter in excess of .50 caliber in over 80 years. Other notable features include an optional three round detachable box magazine, 49" (1.24m) barrel, and threaded muzzle to accept either a muzzle brake or suppressor. At approximately 38,000 foot-pounds (51,521 J) of kinetic energy, the 20mm round, as fired out of the Anzio rifle, has over three times the power of the .50 BMG cartridge fired out of a comparable rifle, which is around 12,200 foot pounds (16,540 J) of kinetic energy. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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XM25

The XM25 Individual Air Burst System is an air burst grenade launcher derived from the XM29 OICW. It fires 25mm grenades that are set to explode in mid-air at or near the target. A laser rangefinder in the weapon is used to determine the distance to the target. The user can manually adjust the detonating distance by up to 10 feet (3.0 m) shorter or longer; the XM25 automatically transmits the detonating distance to the grenade in the firing chamber. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Survival Slingshot Arrows

The Survival Slingshot not only works with traditional ammo, but arrows as well, thanks to a heavy-duty 25-pound band. With a mounted tactical light, it's fully customizable with an integrated rail system and a watertight handle that can be used to store supplies. The slingshot itself is made from aerospace grade aluminum alloy and high strength steel all backed by with a lifetime warranty. Get one here now. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a 2,000-foot water slide in New Jersey.

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