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Super Nintendo Revolution

If the Super Nintendo were released today, this is probably what it would be like: wireless controllers, USB drives loaded with games, internet connectivity to download more content, and possibly even Roku-like functions for watching Netflix, Hulu, etc. when you're not gaming. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what a Wes Anderson-directed X-Men movie would be like.

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Lizard Strumming Leaf

Professional photographer Aditya Permana, based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, recently spotted a forest dragon lizard seemingly strumming a guitar-shaped leaf, and it was a once-in-a-lifetime moment to say the least. Fortunately, he had all of his camera equipment on him. Permana says that he "did not directly photograph the lizard at first, until the lizards feel calm and comfortable around me. I noticed it looked like it was playing a guitar - and it didn't move at all." Continue reading for another photo of the lizard contemplating what to do next after playing the guitar.

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Bugatti La Finale

At the Geneva Motor Show, Bugatti unveiled its 450th and final Veyron, the Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale. It has already been sold to a collector in the Middle East and probably for much more than the €2.3-million ($2.6-million) MSRP when all the extra options are added in. It's powered by a quad-turbocharged 8.0L W-16 that generates 1,183 horsepower and 1,106 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to spring from 0-62mph in just 2.5-seconds, with a world record top speed of 254mph. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Gun Silencer

A silencer is basically a device attached to or part of the barrel of a firearm or air gun which reduces the amount of noise and visible muzzle flash generated by firing. They're typically constructed of a metal cylinder with internal mechanisms to reduce the sound of firing by slowing the escaping propellant gas and sometimes by reducing the velocity of the bullet. This is what it looks like when sliced in half. Continue reading for a video comparison (with and without silencer) and additional information.

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2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

After these spy shots leaked a few months ago, the internet has been speculating at just what Porsche had planned for their new GT3 RS, and now, the wait is finally over. Revealed today at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, the new RS packs a 4.0L flat-six that generates 500 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque, mated to a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission that boosts it from 0-62 mph in just 3.3 seconds. It can pass 124mph in 10.9-seconds and tops out at more than 200mph. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Node Electric Outlet

If you've ever run out of power outlets at home, you probably already know the hassle of looking for a power strip, and the Node Electric Outlet aims to change that. Simply put, it's a square-shaped outlet that enables you to plug in multiple devices anywhere within the lines, and from the looks of it, there's enough room for at least six of your gadgets. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to watch the five most popular viral videos of today - including a crazy Hawk Cam.

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Transforming Couch Ottoman

At first glance, this just appears to be a normal couch with a little armrest / table section in the middle, but slide it out, and you'll see that it's a completely separate furniture piece. You can either use it purely as a table, or place the smaller cushions on the lower sections to transform the table into a legrest / extra seats. Continue reading for more weird furniture designs that might be borderline genius.

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First Antarctic Crossing

Here are some rare photos from the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (CTAE). It was a Commonwealth-sponsored expedition that successfully completed the first overland crossing of Antarctica, via the South Pole. That's not all, it was also the first expedition to reach the South Pole overland for 46 years, preceded only by Amundsen's and Scott's respective parties in 1911 and 1912. Continue reading for more - plus a bonus 5-part video series.

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Koenigsegg Regera

Priced at $1.89-million and limited to just 80-units worldwide, the Koenigsegg Regera is the company's first hypercar to not have a gearbox. You read that right, the traditional gearbox has been replaced with Koenigsegg Direct Drive, or in other words, a hydraulic clutch, the three lightweight electric motors and a 9 kWh battery pack. This reportedly saves around 440 pounds compared to having a double clutch gearbox. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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UDI 818A Quadcopter

UDI's U818A Quadcopter w/Camera may have plenty of features, but it's priced at just $60.57 shipped, today only. The UDI 818A offers new and experienced pilots a 6-axis stabilized quadcopter drone capable of performing tricks as well as high-speed flight. Two flight modes offer enhanced performance, and most importantly, everything you need for to get flying is included in the box. Simply insert (4) AA batteries into the radio transmitter, and you're good to go Product page. Continue reading for more images and information.

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