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While it may seem like common sense for classroom's to have fire extinguishers in case it were engulfed in flames, many do not. Now here's yet another reason why they should have one: deter potential attackers during a lockdown. Simply have the teacher stand ready at the door and pull the trigger should an attacker barge in. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a three-wheeled vehicle you should never see on the road.

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Ever wonder what Russian firemen do when they aren't tending to fires or other emergencies? Creating magic carpets using water of course. Six hosepipes in total were used to help the platform and its passenger into the air. When the faux 'magic carpet' reaches a peak of a couple of meters above ground level, the firefighter on board flings his arms up in triumph at the feat. Then comes a moment where it appears the trick could go horribly wrong as the platform and its passenger teeter sideways. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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NASA's Kepler Space Telescope has been hunting exoplanets since its launch in 2009, with its ultimate goal being to find a planet that is essentially like ours in terms of size, composition, and habitability: an Earth-twin if you will. Today, Kepler has confirmed the discovery of an Earth-sized exoplanet in its star's habitable zone. Called Kepler-186f, it's about 10% larger than Earth and orbits an M dwarf star - half the size and mass of our sun - around 500 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus. It takes Kepler-186f approximately 130 Earth days to complete a revolution and on the outer edge of the star's habitable zone, the planet receives about a third of the radiation from its parent star as we do from ours. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Germany-based laser weapons specialist Patrick Priebe has just unveiled his latest project, a Spider-Man-inspired electromagnetic web shooter that fires a harpoon-tipped length fishing line into styrofoam targets. Similar to the movie / comic counterparts, this one is worn on the wrist, and fired by pressing on a button located on a custom-built plate under the glove material, on the user's palm. Additional features include an aiming laser and LEDs to indicate its operational status. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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The weekend is almost upon us, and you know what that means, a Facebook news feed filled with even more chatter than during the week. Unfortunately, you will come across many posts like the examples above, such as criticizing someone while being entirely wrong yourself or calling pork loin, "lion". Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why you should not be taking selfies when a train is barreling towards you.

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There are Bugatti supercars, and then the appliance company. The latter has just unveiled Noun, a fully-transparent glass toaster that will set you back a cool $1000. Rather than the standard glowing heating elements, it utilizes two panels of "a special transparent glass ceramic material with an ultra-high resistance semiconductor." Its panels make use of far infrared radiation to generate temperatures as high as 300°C (572°F) within 80-seconds, enabling you to not only make toast, but also cook foods like steak and vegetables. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Apple's iPhone 6 has a purported launch date in September 2014, but like normal, several Chinese companies have already begun creating knockoffs, with one of the worst being shown above. In addition to being called the iPnoho 6, it appears to have an extremely small display, and an Apple as the home button. Continue reading for more bizarre products that will definitely leave you puzzled.

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Recorded with a dashcam in Russia, this video shows cars making a left turn at a busy intersection when suddenly a car heading straight mysteriously appears out of nowhere. Fortunately, none of the turning cars appear to make contact with the enigma, although a BMW 5-series comes very close, but appears to stop just in time. Continue reading for the clip.

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Spring is here (for some of us), and you know what that means, cleaning time. If you happen to have any aluminum cans laying around, why not turn it into a Wi-Fi booster? To be more specific, you'll be crafting a parabolic reflector out of the can using nothing more than an aluminum can, a utility knife, scissors, and some adhesive putty. Users say they see on average a 2-4 bar increase in Wi-Fi signal. Continue reading for more.

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We have seen the future of cargo trucks, and it looks something like what you see above. It's dubbed the "Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience" (WAVE) and boasts a hybrid turbine drivetrain, along with advanced aerodynamics for significant savings. It was developed in conjunction with Peterbilt, Capstone Turbine, and Great Dane Trailer.

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