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Zecoo Motorcycle

There are choppers, and then Japanese designer Kota Nezu's "Zecoo" electric motorcycle. Hand assembled, the bike's various parts are made from sculpted aluminum alloy block with an innovative frame layout centered around the electric components, while the hub steering mechanism is designed to accommodate the battery's weight to maintain steering ability. It can be fully charged in just 4-hours and its power source provides a maximum torque of 144 Nm and 160km range. One caveat: all 49 units have already been sold. 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 five vintage gadgets being put to the test.

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Wind Turbine Home

Designed by Goetz Schrader, these massive wind turbine "Wind Pecker" homes literally transform the large energy sources into habitable dwellings. The residences are formed from highly insulated capsules built around the gigantic lower sections of wind turbines, while the entrance to them can be accessed through a hollow vertical tube that leads them up the shaft of the turbine. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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X-Dragon Solar Power Bank

X-Dragon's 10,000mAh Solar Power Bank can be charged by the sun, and it's being offered for just $18.99, today only, originally $59.99. In addition to doubling as an LED flashlight, this power bank can be used to charge two mobile devices simultaneously, while having shock and water resistant casing. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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Brodozer

What happens when you take a 2011 Ford F-350, cut it in half, and install a crawling suspension? "The Brodozer", built by Sparks Motors/Diesel Brothers. With four-wheel steering, this off-road monster can steer itself over just about any obstacle with ease. Making sure it can crawl up and over rocks is a 6.7L Powerstroke Diesel Motor, along with an Axletech 2 speed transfer case, Peterbilt Drivelines, Mickey Thompson 54" x 19.5" x 20" Baja Claw Tires, a PSC Front and Rear Hydraulic Steering Setup, King 3.0x18 coil over shocks, and a custom 4-link suspension using monster trucks heim joints. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an oddly satisfying LEGO machine.

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Cadillac DPi-V.R. Race Car

Cadillac is set to race in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series, with their all new DPi-V.R race car, competing in the Prototype (P) class. It draws power from a naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 engine, similar to the one found in the third-generation CTS-V, complete with 600-horsepower on tap @ 7,600rpm. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Truck Camera

Photographer Kurt Moser wasn't happy with the photos from his custom glass plate camera, nicknamed "baby" (bottom photo). So, he decided to go big, literally, using a 45-year-old Russian military truck as his starting point. This truck camera uses an extremely rare APO Nikkor 1780mm lens, one of ten in the world, to capture images up to 4.9-feet in size on large glass plates that weigh nearly 90-pounds each. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Batman Grappling Hook Gun

The grapple gun, which fired the Batline/Bat-rope (it had to be thrown manually prior to that), was first introduced in Tim Burton's live-action film, Batman. One feature added to the utility belt in the film and its sequel Batman Returns, was a small motor which would move items from the back of the belt around to the front allowing Batman easier access to his weaponry and tools. Now, "The Hacksmith" has created a real-life version, and this grappling hook gun can shoot distances of up to 150-feet, using 3mm kevlar rope rated for 2000-pounds. Next up on the list of upgrades is an 8-horsepower electric superwinch that will enable humans to ascend buildings faster than anything commercially available. 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 of dry ice being poured into a frozen fish pond.

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Aero E Racer

Unlike other e-bikes, the futuristic Aero E Racer blurs the line between petrol-powered cafe racers and an electric city bike. Powered by an electric motor from Tacita, maker of the T-Race electric rally bike, it generates around 75-horsepower, thanks to a 10.6 kWh battery pack. It sits on a tubular chrome moly steel frame, has a front-mounted GoPro for live videos, and is finished with carbon / kevlar body panels. An iPhone-connected dashboard ensures easy access to vital information. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Nerf Modulus Tri-Strike

The Nerf Modulus Tri-Strike Blaster has three different modules that can be configured for each battle, and it's being offered for only $29.74, today only, originally $49.99. Customize a Modulus blaster with the interchangeable accessories to create different combinations. Whether it's a stealth operation, close quarters battle, or long-range targeting, the Nerf Modulus system has the gear to configure a blaster suited to the mission. Over 1000 different combinations are possible with the full system. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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Cyborg Beetle

Dr. Hirotaka Sato, an aerospace engineer at Nanyang Technological University, and his team, have managed to turn live beetles into cyborgs by electrically controlling their motor functions. Simply put, the researchers wired the insects so that they could be controlled by a switchboard after countless hours of research on their neural networks. This means they can manipulate the different walking gaits, speeds, flying direction, and other forms of motion, thus becoming robots of sorts. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of baby Groot in a new Guardians of the Galaxy 2 teaser.

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