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BloxVox

There are many ways to keep a phone conversation private, but using the BLOXVOX, probably isn't one you want to be seen with in public. This strange mask-like device, invented by Greg Umhoefer, is designed to muffle speech, letting users talk as loud as they want without worrying about others listening in. How to use it? Simply place it over your mouth and secure it around your head with a strap.Continue reading for a breakdown of this strange Kickstarter video.

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Zen Float Tank


Always wanted your own sensory deprivation chamber? Look no further than the Zen Float Tank. This inflatable, at-home relaxation device is not a giant clothes iron, but can instead be filled with 10" of water, saturated with Epsom salt to give you a weightless feeling, and then warmed to 93.5° F, the same temperature as your skin. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Slammed Rover Land Rover

Just when you thought you've seen it all, the "Slammed Rover" by Partridge Design comes along. Based on a 1961 Land Rover Series IIA, the team changed nearly everything on the original vehicle, and then proceeded to transform it into a ground-hugging convertible of sorts. Continue reading for a full build and drive test video.

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Insanely Good Handwriting

Photo credit: Bored Panda

These days, people would prefer an email or a printed sheet over handwritten notes. However, there are people out there who have mastered the art of handwriting, like the school professor you see above, who has created whiteboard notes that could be mistaken for machine-printed type at first glance. Continue reading for more examples of near-perfect handwriting.

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Mini Bugatti Chiron
Photo credit: Car Scoops

This isn't the first Bugatti Chiron knockoff / kit car we've heard about, but it's definitely the most unique. China-based Shandong Fengde specializes in creating miniature electric versions of popular supercars, and these LSEVs (Low Speed Electric Vehicles) can be driven without a license,as their top speed is limited to 37 mph. The Chiron you see above is powered by a 4000-watt electric motor producing 5.3 hp, with a 93-mile range when fully charged. Each one will cost you approximately $6,000, or $5,000 if purchased in lots of 10+. Continue reading to see the Lamborghini and Audi models.

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Pomera DM30 Typewriter

Traditional typewriters still exist, and can be purchased online, but the Pomera DM30 puts a modern twist on the classic device. Featuring a 6-inch E Ink display panel, 20-hours of battery life via AA cells, and a tri-fold keyboard with keys boasting a horizontal pitch of 17 mm and a vertical pitch of 15.5 mm. One caveat: it'll set you back $499 when it's released this November. Continue reading for more pictures, information, and the Kickstarter page, which lets you pick up an early bird version for $349.

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Bad Job Stock Photo

Photo credit: Bored Panda

Let's face it, stock photography isn't something you'd normally expect to start trending on social media, but recently, the hashtag #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob, has changed all of that. Whether it be people in lab coats grabbing bits of DNA, a one-eyed pirate doctor, hacker with code projected on him, or a doctor using a stethoscope listening to a tree, you'll find it here. Continue reading for more.

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Family Cheetah Photos

Wild animal parks are not really that dangerous, that is unless...you pull a stunt like this French family who decided to approach a group of cheetahs after stepping out of their car to take photos at Beekse Bergen safari park in Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands. How did it all begin? Well, after stepping out to take photos, the family got back in and drove to a nearby hill, where the first group of cheetahs approached and began threatening the family. Continue reading to see what happened next.

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Teeth Nails

Another day, another bizarre internet trend, and this time it's "teeth-nails", and it's exactly as it sounds, nails that are modeled after human molars. These were created by a Russia-based nail salon, called "Nail Sunny". Unfortunately (or fortunately), a tutorial video has not yet been released. Continue reading for another picture and what other internet users have to say about them.

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F1 Clutch

Photo credit: M3 Forum

Ordering auto parts off Amazon is nothing new or special, but one M3 owner received an unexpected item when they did just that. To be more specific, this particular M3 Forum user ordred a ZF Sachs clutch kit for an E46 M3 and allegedly received an F1 clutch that is not sold to the public, which could be worth upwards of $30,000. Featuring four discs and a special diaphragm spring that enables it to operate at temperatures of up to 752° Fahrenheit or 400 degrees Celsius for short periods of time, while handling 664 lb-ft of torque. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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