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Laser Assault Rifle

The ZKZM-500 Laser Assault Rifle by China-based Xian Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics was modeled after the AK-47, but unlike its low-tech counterpart, this weapon is accurate up to 800-meters away and causes 'instant carbonization' of human skin. It's also capable piercing through metal gas tanks to ignite the fuel within, while remaining completely silent and with an invisible beam to boot. On a full recharge, you'll reportedly be able to fire up to 1,000, 2-second bursts. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of the darkest Disney fan theory ever.

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Typewriter Guns

Photo credit: Ravi Zupa

Artist Ravi Zupa has given new life to old typewriters, in the form of antique gun sculptures. In addition to typewriter parts, he used everyday things, like scrap metal, staplers, and more, to complete each one. "These pieces are constructed from disassembled antique typewriters. Some have stapler components and scrap metal. Everything is held together with welds, bolts and rivots," said Ravi. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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ACV Amphibious Combat Vehicles

The U.S. Marine Corps partnered with BAE Systems to build the ACV 1.1, a high-tech amphibious combat vehicle. This 8x8 amphibious platform can carry 13 embarked Marines, plus a crew of three, and boasts a special 'H-Drive' System to provide full time all-wheel traction both on land and in the surf zone. It's powered by a 690HP engine, good over a range of more than 325 miles on land before needing to refuel, and it can travel at speeds in excess of 65 miles per hour. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of clear ice being pit against molten brass.

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Adam Savage Nerf Blaster

The Nerf Rival Nemesis is already a formidable office warfare blaster, but Adam Savage decided to kick things up a notch by replacing the stock magazine with a new feeder can now hold 1000 rounds. Other upgrades include: a modified sight, bi-pod, and a slick paint job. Continue reading for a video of Adam's custom Nerf rifle.

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TrackingPoint Mi50 Rifle


When you combine TrackingPoint's electronically controlled sighting systems with a .50-caliber BMG rifle, you get the precision-guided Mi50 rifle, the company's largest yet. It's based on a Barrett M107A1 platform and can calculate crucial ballistic information for long-range shots, all at the push of a button, which includes pressure, temperature, and the Coriolis effect. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of rainbow paint on a speaker at 12,500 fps.

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Kershaw CQC 4KXL Pocket Knife

Kershaw's CQC 4KXL Folding Pocket Knife is great for your everyday carry, and it's being offered for just $15.98, today only, originally $36.54. It boasts a large 3.9-inch quality blade manufactured through a precision heat treatment that produc-es 8Cr14MoV steel with additional carbon for strength, hardness and durability and additional chromium for stain resistance. A collectible tactical knife with its unique wave-shaped opener, the blade releases smoothly as it is withdrawn from a deep-carry pocket, a trait useful to military personnel, outdoor adventurers and first responders. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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Plasma Bottle Coil Launcher

Bottle launchers are nothing new, but this "Plasma Coil Bottle Launcher" takes things to the next level. Simply put, this weapon of sorts consists of heavy plastic tubing mounted to a custom-cut rifle stock. It was then attached to a small propane torch before shooting bottles up to 100-feet. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a katana folding saw.

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DroneGun Tactical

The DroneGun Tactical is a jammer of sorts that can effectively disable drones within 0.6-miles, while also interrupting their video-stream, all without specialized training. Unlike its predecessor, this updated model can be used on more frequencies, use an optional GPS and offers GLONASS disruption capability. Unfortunately, the Tactical is banned from private citizen use in the USA, for now... Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing what it's like to pretend to live on Mars for 8-months.

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The Boring Company Flamethrower

Just a few days after being leaked, Elon Musk's "The Boring Company" has made their specially branded flamethrower available for pre-order, and at $500 instead of the original price of $600. "Fire extinguisher sold separately (for exorbitant amounts of money). Taxes and shipping will be added at checkout. Additional customs fees may apply for international orders because of laws. International customers can receive a full refund if not happy with said fees. Before shipping, aspiring flamethrower aficionados will be sent a terms and conditions rhyme for review and acceptance. Starts shipping in spring. May not be used on Boring Company decorative lacquered hay bales or Boring Company dockside munitions warehouses," according to the product page. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Machine Gun Camera

The Konishoruko Rokuoh-Sha Type 89 may look like a machine gun, but it's actually a functional camera that was used for military training exercises in World War II. These were mounted onto fighter planes to capture battles, or to be more specific, confirming kills for pilots as well as evaluating how accurate pilots are in training without using live rounds. "When the trigger is pulled, the camera runs, with footage being taken of what the gun is aimed at, as well as an optional stopwatch; after landing, the film can be analyzed by the trainers for proper lead and burst timing," according International Military Antiques. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of five Zippo camping gadgets you probably didn't know about.

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