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DTV Shredder- Turning the Outdoors Into Your Own Personal Terrain Park (Video)

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In 2009, Canadian entrepreneur Benjamin Gulak founded BPG Werks, with a vision of creating, “an off-road powersport vehicle marketed specifically at the Action Sports community.” This vision provided the conceptual basis for the DTV Shredder, one of the most unique action sport toys you will ever come across. BPG Werks describes the craft on their website: “The DTV Shredder is the first true crossover vehicle for action and power sports. A combination of tank, skateboard and motocross bike, the DTV (Dual Tracked Vehicle) Shredder is

Hot Wheels Enthusiast Unlocks Toy Car Drifting Formula (Video)

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Hot Wheels enthusiast and TYO Toys designer Phil Foss has figured out a way to get his toy Hot Wheels cars to “drift” naturally. Drifting is a driving technique where the car intentionally oversteers, causing loss of traction in the wheels while still maintaining control.  But getting a car without a driver to do a technical driving maneuver like controlled drifting isn’t exactly easy. The first step to making this happen is using a low-friction surface that is more slick than the

“Living Fossil”: Australian Fishermen Catch Extremely Rare Goblin Shark (Photos)

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Last week, fishermen fishing off the south coast of New South Wales Australia netted the catch of a lifetime: a goblin shark, considered one of the rarest sharks in the world. 22-year-old fisherman Lochlainn Kelly was trawling for crayfish when he noticed that he had accidentally pulled in the shark in his fishing net’s load. According to The Sydney Morning Herald… “The trawlermen knew they had found something unusual, with another local man “old Errol” saying he had never seen one in the flesh in all his decades

Intense Dashcam Video Shows Yesterday’s TransAsia Aircraft Crash

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TransAsia Airways Flight 235 crashed during takeoff yesterday (2/3) while en route from Taipei Songshan Airport in Taiwan to Kinmen Shang-Yi Airport in southeastern China, killing at least twelve people. The aircraft, an ATR72-600, was carrying 58 passengers when it crashed into the Keelung river near Taipei. The aircraft reportedly called a mayday after an engine failure, coming down just 3 minutes after take off. The exact cause of the engine failure is still under investigation. Ambulances, water craft, several fire trucks and over 150 rescuers were

Artist Uses Bananas And Other Fruits To Create Mini Masterpieces (Photos)

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When it comes to art, the most simple concepts and ideas are often the most brilliant. Abstract artist Stephan Brusche is a perfect example. Stephan’s illustrating skills are certainly impressive, but what really sets him apart is his unique choice of canvas: fruit. A number of his clever fruit art masterpieces have been compiled into a book called “Fruitdoodles: Drawings on loads of bananas, some kiwis, a few oranges and two apples”. In recent months, Stephan – better known on social media as ISteef – has begun to create an internet following

Bill Gates Bets We’ll Eradicate 4 Diseases By 2030 (Video)

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Bill Gates is the world’s wealthiest man according to Forbes. In 2000, Gates and his wife established the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which aims to reduce inequity across the world by backing innovative initiatives in health and education. Although living conditions in the developing world have shown some encouraging improvements over the past few decades, the Gateses expect even more improvements in the years to come. According to their website… “…we think the next 15 years will see major breakthroughs for most people in poor countries. They will be

Drone Crashes At White House Sparking New Security Concern (Video)

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Around 3 A.M. yesterday morning (1/26) a small drone crash-landed on White House grounds.The crash led to a brief security frenzy, as White House authorities scrambled to assure security and investigate the situation. According to Yahoo News… “A man later came forward to say he was responsible for the mishap in the middle of the night and hadn’t meant to fly the drone over the complex, officials said. “Initial indications are that this incident occurred as a result of recreational use

The Leatherman Tread: A Multi-Tool That Can Be Worn On The Wrist

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Leatherman Tool Group, most famous for their multiple function tools, just announced that they’ll be releasing a new tool this summer called the Leatherman Tread. The makers consider their new creation to be “an industry first”: a multi-tool that can be worn on the wrist, offering convenience and variety to the user in the form of a bracelet. The design, which has been tested for comfort, offers the consumer at least two tools per link. Leatherman also gives users the option of

Meth-Laden Drug Smuggling Drone Crashes In Mexican Border Town

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This past Wednesday (January 21), Mexican authorities in a border town near the United States recovered a six-propeller drone carrying six one-pound bags of methamphetamine. According to CBS News… “Tijuana police spokesman Jorge Morrua said Wednesday that police were alerted after the drone fell Tuesday night near the San Ysidro crossing at Mexico’s border with California.” Authorities believe the drone crashed because it was carrying too much weight. However, an investigation into where the drone came from, and where it was heading,

Egypt Releases 100 Students Arrested For Protesting Military Takeover In 2013

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Egypt has experienced a roller coaster of political upheavals since early 2011, when nationwide protests succeeded in forcing long-time President and dictator Hosni Mubarak to resign. In the summer of 2012, Egypt held its first free elections since the ousting of Mubarak. The winner was Mohamed Morsi – a representative of the Muslim Brotherhood and the first Islamist candidate to be elected head of an Arab state. On November 22, 2012, Morsi made a declaration in which he announced plans to expand his executive

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