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Batman Arkham Knight Helmet

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Project Props went above and beyond to create a 3D-printed Batman: Arkham Knight helmet. The design was taken directly from the game's source code, and even then, it required several days of work to transform that file into something workable. For example, the team had to move the eye holes so the wearer could actually see out the mask. Next, they added functional LED lights to complete the futuristic look. 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 an awesome literal Bohemian Rhapsody, with tons of computer-generated effects.

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Bionic Model Rebekah Marine

Rebekah Marine was born without a right forearm, but five years ago, she became an ambassador for Touch Bionics and was given the i-limb quantum, an advanced prosthetic arm that moves according to her muscle movements, just as a real hand would. She decided not to look at her missing arm as a disability, but rather embrace it, and this paid off, as her first big break came with Nordstrom in 2015 when she modeled for the store's anniversary catalog. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.

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Gerber Zombie Apocalypse Kit

The Gerber Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit offers a variety of useful tools, including three machetes, all for $313.56 shipped, today only, originally $349. This kit contains seven survival tools--a Gator machete, a Camp II axe, a Gator Pro machete, a Parang machete, an LMF II Infantry knife, a DMF Folder knife, and an Epic knife--along with a durable canvas carrying case for secure transport. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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Shotgun Guitar

Pickup designer Bryan Fleming unveils "Gait-Gun," a functional shotgun that also doubles as a playable three-string guitar. In the video, we see Piedmont-picking phenom Reverend Peyton of Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band firing the gun at the 15-second mark, and quite accurately to boot. On the downside, it's one instrument you won't be able to bring on flights, that is unless...it's aboard a private jet. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a car pileup caused by first now in Montreal.

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Super Jet Capsule

At first, the Super Jet Capsule may look like a UFO, but it's actually based on a jet ski, and is able to accommodate up to 6 passengers and one pilot. Think of the 3300-pound vessel as half yacht, and half speedboat, complete with air conditioning, an automatic docking system, photochromic windows, shock absorbent seating, ample hidden storage and LED lighting. Expect the production model to hit showrooms in 2019. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Dirt Bike Surfint

Motocrosser Robbie Maddison teamed up with DC shoes to fulfill a three year long 'pipe dream', and they spent countless hours fitting a dirt bike with fins, waterproof sealed engines, as well as different rear tire designs to make it both on / off road capable. That's right, when you're not riding the waves, it can be used like any other dirt bike, hitting the trails. Continue reading for a two part behind-the-scenes video series, more pictures and additional information.

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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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