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Vapour GT

Photo credit: Gray Design via Gizmodo

When Lamborghini Veneno Roadster meets the new Batmobile, you get the Vapour GT. Though still in concept form, this vehicle is being presented to potential clients worldwide. Gray Design says that if "an order is placed, the Vapour GT will be custom built by our team of automotive experts who have been involved in the development of the Bugatti Veyron and other extreme builds to guarantee that the driving experience will match the visual impact of the car." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an ultra geeky Dr. Who Tardis marriage proposal.

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Sphinx California

If you thought this sounds like something straight from a Hollywood movie, you'd be right. Archaeologists have unearthed a giant sphinx buried underneath a windswept California sand dune. This structure was built for the massive 'City of the Pharaoh', the largest set in movie history at the time, for film director Cecil B. DeMille's silent movie "The Ten Commandments." Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Wolf Spider Babies

Bobby Brown, a former student from Northwest Missouri State University, recently captured a gigantic wolf spider on camera, which he says measures around four inches (10cm) in diameter when its legs were fully extended. Unlike other spiders, female wolf spiders carry their eggs by attaching a spherical silk egg sac to their spinnerets at the end of their abdomens, to allow them to carry their unborn young with them. They are great mothers because immediately after the spiderlings emerge from the egg sac, a mother will allow them to clamber up her legs and live on her abdomen where they are safely camouflaged from predators for the best chance of survival. Continue reading for the video - not safe for work language.

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Bleeding Tooth Fungus

Officially called Hydnellum peckii, this non-toxic fungus produces spores on the surface of vertical spines or tooth-like projections that hang from the undersurface of the fruit bodies. Young fruit bodies can "bleed" a bright red fluid that contains a pigment known to have anticoagulant properties similar to heparin. The unusual appearance of the young fruit bodies has earned the species several descriptive common names, including strawberries and cream, the bleeding Hydnellum, the bleeding tooth fungus, the red-juice tooth, and the Devil's tooth. Continue reading for more.

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Lain Sinclair Cardsharp2

Iain Sinclair's Cardsharp2 is currently being offered for only $4.15 shipped, this weekend only, originally priced at $18.98. Cardsharp2 weighs only 13 grams, and less weight equals carrying and storing convenience plus reduced carbon footprint. Product page. Continue reading for an unboxing video and more information.

Notable features:
  • Ultra Thin - 2.2mm thick.

  • Lightweight- 13g.

  • Blade edge is protected when stored in wallet or kit bag; Protective hilt appears when open.

  • Surgical blade technology with long 65mm cutting edge ensures longer lasting sharpness.

  • Authentic Iain Sinclair with Serial Number on each card.


[via Amazon]

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Water Meets Surface

We've all probably seen enough underwater photographs to know what they're about, but it's uncommon to find photographers who specialize in shots that give a glimpse at where the water breaks up top. The primary obstacle faced by underwater photographers is the loss of color and contrast when submerged to any significant depth. The longer wavelengths of sunlight (such as red or orange) are absorbed quickly by the surrounding water, so even to the naked eye everything appears blue-green in color. Underwater photographers solve this problem by combining two techniques. The first is to get the camera as close to the photographic subject as possible, minimizing the horizontal loss of color. Wide-angle lenses allow very close focus, or macro lenses, where the subject is often only inches away from the camera. Continue reading for more.

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iPhone 6 Case

For iPhone 6 owners with much more money than sense, the Gresso Case Titanium might be a viable option, albeit one that will set you back $3,000. You read that right, it costs 3-times as much as the handset itself (unsubsidized price). It takes a staggering 417-pounds of force to bend, thanks to each Gresso case being made from a single piece of titanium, with 9 hours of milling and 4 hours of directional polishing to finish off the sleek aesthetics. Continue reading for a hands-on review and more information.

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Bad Translation

We understand some companies wanting to save money by using a free online translation service, but when things turn out like the example above, it really does make you wonder if not spending the extra money on a native speaker was worth the embarrassment. Unfortunately (or fortunately), that is just one of the money messages that got lost in translation. Continue reading for more.

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Alan Eustace

Alan Eustace, a 57-year-old senior vice president of Knowledge at Google, was lifted up to the edge of space earlier this morning by a balloon filled with 35,000 cubic feet of helium, from an abandoned runway at an airport in New Mexico. He fell faster than the speed of sound and actually broke Felix Baumgartner's world altitude record set just two years ago by hopping from 135,000-feet. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Mountain Dew Cheetos

Photo credit: World Duh

Mountain Dew Cheetos actually exist...in Japan. This limited-edition flavor comes from Frito Lay Japan, the same company who invented Pepsi-flavored Cheetos. However, food blog BrandEating says that this isn't the first time a Mountain Dew-flavored chip has been released, as back in 2008, they also released a mystery Doritos flavor known as "Quest". Continue reading for more unusual snack food flavors from around the world.

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