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Video: There's nothing I want to do more in life than to shoot a Tesla coil gun. Seeing those bolts of electricity fly out of that death ray-looking weapon is basically all I've ever dreamed about since I've watched Ghostbusters, and this Tesla coil gun is the closest thing to a real-life Proton Pack that I've ever seen.

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Hooray. If you live south of the Equator or in any of the countries that light up green in the map above, you're good. Keep on living there because you don't squat next to any nuclear weapons. But if you're in the countries painted red — like the United States, Germany, Russia, China, India and so on — you might live closer to a nuclear bomb than you think.

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Video: It takes The Slow Mo Guys a few attempts and false starts to hit the burning wick of a candle with an air gun. But when they actually do, it's damn impressive to see in slow motion, because it basically vaporises on impact and the candle's flame follows the bullet in a wonderful, fiery trail until it disappears.

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Video: From Sam O'Nella, here's an amusing look at some of the weird, creative and deeply sinister weapons used during the Medieval period, when castles and knights and dragons existed (oh wait). The six-storey tall super giant Warwolf trebuchet, used to bludgeon castles to bits; Greek fire flamethrowers that basically burned everyone and everything; and a terrible use of pigeons, sparrows and their nests to light an entire city on fire.

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If you think about it, a crowbar already comes vaguely sword-shaped (or as sword-shaped as any long metal tool can be). You just need to hammer down the curved end of the crowbar to create a hilt and then sharpen the straight edge to create the blade. To add flair to the super simple concept, Miller Knives gave the sword a stylish curve. You can't even tell the beautiful weapon actually started out as a lowly crowbar.

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Video: Does just the thought of February 14 fill you with dread? Did you spend the last couple of Valentine's Days alone, in bed, eating ice cream straight from the tub? If this video of roses being sliced up with a katana blade in slow motion seems like the perfect metaphor for your love life, it might also make you feel a little better about the worst of the Hallmark holidays.

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Video: You can basically transform anything made out of metal into a working knife — if you blast it with enough heat, pound it enough times with a hammer and then sharpen it over and over again. Even an old horseshoe can become an implement of danger. Watch as Miller Knives uses the U-shape of the shoe to cook up a pretty looking blade with a bad arse curved handle. That bend is sweet.

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Video: When the Super Soaker was released 25 years ago, it stirred up a bit of controversy when some idiots filled the water guns with bleach. But that's nothing compared to how dangerous this pressurised water gun that YouTuber Asp built. It's capable of inflicting a tremendous amount of damage, even serious bodily harm if pointed in the wrong direction.

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Every new Star Wars movie means the fictional universe gets new characters, new storylines, new planets, new vehicles, and, most importantly, new toys. With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hitting theatres in just a few months, the film's marketing onslaught is now officially underway, including new blasters from Nerf if you've got Death Star plans of your own to steal.

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Video: Junkyard flint knapping is my new favourite thing because it takes a piece of trash and recycles it into something else entirely with just a few taps (OK, more than a few taps). But watch Shawn Woods find an old bottle and then reshape it with tools that consist of an antler, a screw, and like a needle thing.