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As much as we hate to admit it, we grew up watching Flipper reruns on the old tube, so our jaw dropped to the floor when we came upon this. The bionic dolphin is part speed boat, part submarine. It seats two people and is powered by a 425-horsepower Corvette engine. It can stand upright (just like Flipper), cruise at 55mph, and is constructed of Kevlar. Its creator, Thomas Rowe, is still awaiting approval before he can start cranking them out, but expect to pay up to $350,000 clams for this aquatic beast. We think it'll be worth every penny.

Bionic Dolphin [via CNN]

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