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2010 Red Bull Formula 1 Car

Designer Andries van Overbeeke gives us a first look at what the 2017 Red Bull Formula 1 car might look like, powered by a twin-turbocharged V6 engine that pumps out 1000-horsepower. This is his vision behind the project: "There once was a time when the racing world was ruled by savage beasts. They were captured just before the snowy season, when noble brave men had one winter to tame this creature. After months of championship battle, a handful of the best animals were kept for another winter of training, while the others were set free again. The mixing of the creatures in the wild with their variety of genes gave rise to diversity at all levels. Every hunting season new species were discovered, with unseen traits that were often invincible and sometimes remarkable. We have all heard the myth of the hexapod." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a pro surfer riding a massive wave while on fire.

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Hotel Run by Robots

The Henn-na Hotel in Sasebo, Japan is staffed entirely by humanoid robots. In addition to looking cool, they welcome guests, carry their luggage and clean their rooms. That's right, guests are greeted by a multilingual lady humanoid or a velicoraptor dinosaur upon check-in. There are other robots designed to organize the cloakroom, lift heavy suitcases and moving them around into the appropriate place. To keep things moving, a red wheeled-porter take guests' belongings and guides them to their rooms. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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SpreadThat Body Heat Butter Knife

The SpreadThat Knife slice right through any stick of butter easily, while using absolutely no electricity, thanks to an efficient heat conducting technology that utilizes body heat. The heating element is activated after you hold it for just 20-seconds. The knife itself is made from non-toxic, food-safe titanium coating that was built to last. Get one here now. Continue reading for a detailed video overview and more information.

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Kawasaki Ultra 310

Unlike other jet skis, the Kawasaki Ultra 310-series comes equipped with a supercharged, 4-stroke 1,498cc engine that produces 310-horsepower, and utilizes an air-to-water intercooler. At 1,047 pounds, the craft is good for hours of fun, thanks to its 21-gallon fuel tank. For those who'd like some entertainment while riding, Kawasaki's new JETSOUND audio system is an option that lets you listen to music from an iPhone or iPod through a pair of 30-watt speakers - all of which is controlled right from the handlebar pad. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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Rinspeed XchangE

When you combine a Tesla Model S that can drive itself with lots of futuristic gadgets, the Rinspeed XchangE is the result. Rinspeed modified the exterior with special trim, but the interior was modeled after a business-class cabin on a jetliner, complete with plush, reclining front seats that include folding foot rests. The steering wheel slides out of the way so that the driver can read, conduct video conferences, or even make an espresso. Front occupants can either spin their seats around to face passengers, or, if no one is in the rear, the backrest folds down to expose a huge 4K display. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Millyard Viper V10 Motorcycle

First came the Dodge Tomahawk, now Allen Millyard has built his own version of the 500bhp 8.0L V10 motorcycle, called the "Millyard Viper V10". All parts for this street-legal bike were handcrafted in Allen's garage, and has since done over 5000-miles after its completion. It's also paid a visit to the Isle of Man TT, and achieved an insane 207mph at the Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. Millyard said: "The engine sat in my garage for about two years," he laughs. "And then one day it just came to me. I would build an unfaired muscle bike. It had to work, it had to be road legal, and I had to be able to go shopping on it. I stripped the engine down to take away all the extraneous bits. One of the results is that the powerplant is now 10 inches shorter. And I took all the plastic off. Apart from the instrument pod, the motorcycle is all steel and aluminum." Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including some crazy guys using lava to cook steaks.

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LightMode Motorcycle Helmet TRON

While actual Light Cycles might be years from becoming a reality, motorcycle riders can create their own TRON-inspired helmet with LightMode. Available as either a permanent modification kit for your current helmet, or an entirely new helmet with the kit installed, LightMode essentially adds glowing, electroluminescent components on the outside with a combination of special glue and chemical accelerator. Users control the brightness using a box that clamps onto the helmet between the shell and padding. Best of all, it runs on just 2 AA batteries, offering three modes: constant glow, blink and off. Continue reading for three videos and more information.

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Robo-Mate Exoskeleton

When wearing the Robo-Mate exoskeleton, users will be able to lift a 10-kilogram object as if it weighed just 1-kilogram, thanks to super-strong supports in the arms, legs and back. The eventual goal is for these suits to enable its wearers to perform complex tasks and maneuvers that require human intelligence, but the brawn of a robot - cyborgs come to mind. Continue reading for a video of the suit in-action and more information.

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Lamborghini Zagato Raptor

The Lamborghini Raptor is basically a one-off vehicle created in 1996 by Zagato in partnership with Alain Wicki for Lamborghini. The body features the Zagato "double bubble" as well as an innovative door design where the whole middle section of the car swivels up and forward. There was also a removable hard top (not pictured) for those nice and sunny summer cruises. Continue reading for more cool facts.

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Dual Sandwich Maker

Hamilton Beach's Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker is great for those who don't have lots of time to prepare a morning meal, and it can be picked up for $39 shipped, today only. Simply place the ingredients inside, build the base of your sandwich in the bottom layer, place the egg on the cooking plate and close the lid. Slide the cooking plate out and your sandwich assembles itself. Product page. Continue reading for a video demonstration and more information.

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