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A Car Cocktail

What happens when you try to build a car using parts from several different other cars. Well a Nissan Maxima owner from Kuwait wanted to find out first hand so he started working. He replaced the front of his Nissan with the front end of a BMW 7 series, the bumper of a BMW M3, he replaced the front doors with sleek Lambo doors, he got the hood split in half and got the rear wing of a Toyota Supra. You can check out the result for yourself, some will love it, others will hate it, there’s no in-between.

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Crocodile Cage of Death

Although getting up-close and personal with a crocodile isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time, the recently opened Crocosaurus Cove theme park, in Darwin, Australia has introduced this situation as a breathtaking attraction.

For about $80 anyone can be lowered in Choppa‘s underwater lair, in a reinforced acrylic cage for a 15 minute heart-thumping experience. Choppa is an aggressive saltwater crocodile rescued from a crocodile farm where he got into conflicts with other crocodiles. If Crocosaurus Cove hadn’t taken him in he would have been shot.

Animal activists criticized the new attraction saying it was taunting the crocodile and intruding in his environment but the staff says the animal has been given a home and is treated like a king, a much better alternative than death.

So if you’re ever in Darwin and looking for a unique thrill, head over to Crocosaurus Cove and meet Choppa. You can get the same adrenalin rush at the Crocodile Wildlife Ranch, in South Africa

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The Incredible Surfing Mice

Mice aren’t the most water-loving creatures in the world, but apparently Australian Shane Wilmott has trained his three little mice not only to love water but also to ride the waves on surf-boards. Shane says this way he has merged his love for surfing and for his three little rodent pets. Make sure you watch the video at the bottom of the post.

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Prada Shop in the Middle of the Desert

The last thing someone would expect to see in the Texas Desert is a luxury boutique, right? Well that’s what German artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset were thinking when they decided to build their Prada masterpiece near the town of Marfa. What looks like a small and elegant Prada shoe-store is actually just an art project, the shoes on display are real Prada creations but there is no door to this shop, so no, you can’t buy any of them.

Miuccia Prada allowed the artists to use her brand for their art project and even picked out the shoes that are now on display. So if you’re ever in Marfa, Texas and you see the Prada boutique, just admire it from the outside, don’t force the door.

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The Next Batmobile?

Well I doubt it, but you have to admit if this tuned up Smart would be the next Batmobile everyone’s jaws would hit the floor. I’m not holding my breath for this ever happening, but a guy can dream. The Batsmart concept was presented at SEMA 2008 auto-show.

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Real Photoshop

When i say real I mean as real as it gets. Like hand-built by real people who want to prove anything is doable, here’s how Photoshop looks in real life and what it took to create it:

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World’s Biggest Salmon

I love salmon, especially smoked, but I never knew they were so ugly. Just so you don’t lose your appetite completely, I will say not all salmon looks this bad, only Chinook salmon.

This particular Chinook salmon was found by biologist Doug Killam in Battle Creek, near Anderson and is apparently the largest salmon in the world, weighing 85 pounds. I should say was the largest salmon in the world since Killam only found the carcass.  Take a look:

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Aluminum Underwear

Designer Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch found a great way to recycle aluminum cans by transforming them into aluminum underwear. Appreciate the art but you wouldn’t catch me dead wearing a Coke-can-made pair of undies.

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The Knitted Bike

I remember watching my grandmother while she knitted us all kinds of clothing but she never made anything like this. This is the Knitted Bike by Theresa Honeywell and, as you can imagine it’s not all knitted, just on the outside. On display at the Georgia Museum of Art, this masterpiece is made up of a manly element, the motorcycle and a daily element of femininity, the knitting.

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Fastest Rolls-Royce in the World

What started out as just another 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, has become the fastest Rolls Royce ever built. It is powered by a supercharged 9.3 liter V8 engine able to produce up to 1350 horsepower. the interior of the car is befitting of the Rolls-Royce brand, top quality leather, 4 LCDs and stylish gauges.

Experts have evaluated this super Rolls-Royce at $318,000.

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Big Rig Jig

The Big Rig Jig is an art masterpiece conceived and designed by famous artist Mike Ross and it was put together from two repurposed 18-wheel tanker trucks. As you can imagine it took an entire team of people and machinery to build The Big Rig Jig and set it in place. It was featured at The Burning Man Festival in 2007.

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F-35 Joint Strike Fightermobil

Dutch artist Arthur van Poppel created a perfect replica of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and you’ll be happy to know it’s not just a replica, but a cool contraption. Built to scale and in incredible detail the JSF replica comes equipped with a mean sound system, monitors in the cockpit and special effects like spewing water smoke or confetti. It’s also drivable although it doesn’t come close to the F-35‘s real speed, the only things it can’t do is fly and shoot missiles.

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Bad Cases of Overtuning

I love modded cars as much as the next car enthusiast, but only when the modding is done with a bit of taste. And this clearly isn’t one of those cases. I know they probably went way overboard on purpose, to create the most outrageous rides they possibly could, but man are these things wack or what!

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Day of the Dead 2008

Known as Dia de los Muertos in Mexico and the Mexican-populated areas of the US, this holiday dates back to the times of the Aztecs, when they celebrated Mictecacihuatl (The Lady of the Dead).  The celebration of Day of the Dead focuses on remembering and honoring friends and relatives that have died.

Dia de los Muertos is celebrated every year on November 1st and 2nd, during which time it is believed the spirits of the dead return to visit the living. People buy toys and traditional sweets for the dead children and different alcoholic drinks for the deceased adults. They build shrines on the tombs and plce the trets there so the dead can consume the spirit of the foods. Even though they are eventually consumed by the living, the foods are believed to have no nutritional value.

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Meat Art

What can you do with meat, other than cook it somehow? Well, apparently you can create pieces of . Take a look and be amazed at these meaty masterpieces:

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