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Lift eFoil Surfboard

How about an electric surfboard that lets you fly over water? Introducing the Lift eFoil. Constructed mostly from carbon fiber, kevlar, fiberglass, and stainless steel, this watercraft boasts a motor powered by a lithium battery pack good for a top speed of 15 miles per hour. On a full charge (2.5-hours to recharge), expect up to 1-hour of riding time. Riders control it with two handheld Bluetooth devices, and by simply pressing the lever on the controller, the motor responds instantly, while letting you also throttle the speed back in case the power is low. One caveat: pre-orders will currently run you $12,000 per board. Continue reading for more fascinating pictures from around the web.

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Disney's River Country



Photo credit: Seph Lawless

Disney's River Country was basically the first water park at Walt Disney World, located near Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. It opened on June 20, 1976, and closed indefinitely on November 2, 2001. The park featured a sandy bottom and unique water filtering system using confluent water from adjacent Bay Lake, which was dammed off creating a natural-looking man-made lagoon. The park's water was at the higher level than the lake's, which was an effort to prevent lake water from going into the park. Last year, Disney announced that they would drain and fill in Upstream Plunge, the 330,000 gallon pool. There are no immediate plans to tear down any other part of the park. Along with Discovery Island, it was left to deteriorate rather than be demolished. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of ten weird "As Seen On TV" gadgets.

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1929 Camera

Photo credit: Martijn van Oers via Bored Panda

Photographer Martjn van Oers recently purchased an original Zeiss Ikon 520/2 - a folding medium-format camera - from a second-hand store, and inside, he discovered roll of undeveloped film with the word 'EXPOSE' on it. So, he took it to his friend Johan Holleman, who has been developing his own films for the most part of his life, to help recover some of them. "We scanned the negatives and found four images had enough detail in them to tell that the last time this camera was used, it belonged to a man (who's even in one of the pictures, carrying the camera's case) who probably brought his expensive piece of gear on one of his travels," said Oers. Continue reading to see what he found.

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Atari 9000

Unlike other tablets, the Atari 9000 doubles as a portable gaming console, complete with joystick and paddle controllers. It's powered by Android, and also offers scrolling, zooming, and use with a stylus, which is basically the joystick handle. You can also hook it up to the big screen for a truly retro gaming experience. Continue reading for more pictures.

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OFM Gaming Chair

OFM Essentials Racing-Style Gaming Chair is great for work or play, and it's being offered for just $65.59 shipped, today only, originally $90.84. With contoured segmented padding, integrated padded headrest, and padded arms, this video game chair provides quality support and comfort for hours of play. Features height adjustment, seat back recline control, flip up arms and 360° of swivel. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.

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Mustang Back to the Future

Photo credit: Jomar Machado

It's only a matter of time before we see either another Back to the Future prequel / sequel, or an entire reboot of the series. Illustrator Jomar Machado has rendered some of the vehicles they may use, including a hovering Ford Mustang, using Mental Ray, HDR Light Studio, Photoshop and 3D Studio Max. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Infiniti Q50 EV

It's only a matter of time before more car manufacturers start releasing Tesla Model S competitors, and one of them could be the Infiniti Q50 EV. In addition to its fully-electric powertrain, the interior resembles an enclosed structure, surrounded by an elongated center console, while the front passenger can swivel back to face the rear passengers in a "lounge-like environment". Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Navy Laser Weapon

Developed by the US Navy, the AN/SEQ-3 Laser Weapon System or XN-1 LaWS is basically a directed-energy weapon designed to be used against low-end asymmetric threats. Scalable power levels allow it to be used on low-power to dazzle a person's eye to non-lethally make them turn away from a threatening posture, and increase to 30 thousand watts (30 kW) to fry sensors, burn out motors, and detonate explosive materials. Against a vital point on small UAVs, one can be shot down in as little as two seconds. When facing small boats, the laser would target a craft's motor to disable it and make it "dead in the water," then repeating this against others in rapid succession, requiring only a few seconds of firing per boat. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of card throwing trick shots.

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Indian Scout Bobber

Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle quickly became an American legacy brand that built motorcycles for enthusiasts, and their latest model, the Scout Bobber, is definitely no slouch. Underneath it's stealthy matte frame, you'll find a liquid-cooled V-twin engine that produces 100 horsepower, paired with a split dual exhaust for a menacing growl. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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SCG003S

Photo credit: Autoblog

Finally, nearly 2-years after making its debut, the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG003C is becoming a reality. At $2-million and limited to 325-units worldwide, this street-legal hypercar is powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine that generates in excess of 750 hp (559 kW) and 590 lb-ft (799 Nm) of torque, mated to a 7-speed transmission. All this is good for a 0-60 mph time of under 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph (349 km/h). Continue reading for a video walkthrough, more pictures and information.

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