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Top 100 Invention Trends in 2015

From Rollable TV Screens to Glow-in-the-Dark Chickens

— January 9, 2016 — Unique
Calorie-burning vests, meditation nightclubs and alcohol that's been infused with the vibrations of music are just a few of the most unconventional ideas that make up the top 2015 invention trends.

Like many inventions, some of the most creative ones from this year simply set out to solve existing problems. Developed for use around the house, some of the most ingenious new products and concepts include alarm clocks that rouse people with scents rather than sounds, mint-scented trash bags to keep pests away, as well as closets that double as washing machines.

A storage closet that also cleans clothing is just one of the many hybrid ideas that crossover existing products. Other noteworthy examples includes Sengled's PULSE lightbulb-speakers or the handy Wrist Drink water bottle bracelet.

For a more in-depth forecast of the coming months, consult the 2016 Trend Report, which reveals high-level patterns like Levitation Travel, Extreme Retail and Reactive Fashion.
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Activity
Freshness
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Personal Space Satellites
Personal Space Satellites
New Zealand's 'Rocket Lab' Lets Travelers Book a Seat to Space
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99
Mint-Scented Trash Bags
Mint-Scented Trash Bags
Mint-X's Kitchen Bags Smell Fresh and Serve as a Pest Control Solution
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98
Glow-in-the-Dark Chickens
Glow-in-the-Dark Chickens
This Genetic Modification Discovery Could Stop Avian Flu
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97
Compact Folding Video Stands
Compact Folding Video Stands
This Portable Wireless Overhead Video Captures the Perfect Shot
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96
Self-Setting Sports Mouthguards
Self-Setting Sports Mouthguards
The ZONE Mouthguard Molds Itself to Teeth Without Boiling
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95
Music-Infused Gin
Music-Infused Gin
This Rogue Society Bottle Combines Music and Gin by Including an EP Download
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94
Interactive Braille Tablets
Interactive Braille Tablets
The Tactalis Tablet is the Innovative Tablet That Touches Back
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93
Touchscreen Universal Remotes
Touchscreen Universal Remotes
The Ray Super Remote Simplifies Access to Living Room Entertainment
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92
Raw Cookie Dough Confections
Raw Cookie Dough Confections
This New York Bakery is Now Producing Tubs of Edible Cookie Dough
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91
4D-Printed Frocks
4D-Printed Frocks
This 3D-Printed Dress Assumes Another Dimension When Hinged for Movement
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90
Sporty Transforming Furniture
Sporty Transforming Furniture
Side Table Rowing Machine Furnishes the Home and Facilitates Fitness
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89
Calorie-Burning Vests
Calorie-Burning Vests
The Cold Shoulder Weight Loss Vest Helps in Burning 500 Calories a Day
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88
Longlasting Hydrogen Batteries
Longlasting Hydrogen Batteries
This Hydrogen Battery Keeps an iPhone Charged for a Week
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87
360-Degree Vision Helmets
360-Degree Vision Helmets
This Pilot Helmet Sees Through Planes to Improve Situational Awareness
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86
Touchable 3D Holograms
Touchable 3D Holograms
This Sound Sculpting Technology Lets One Feel a Moving Image
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85
Living Tissue Contacts
Living Tissue Contacts
Holoclar Contact Lenses Enable the Blind to See Again with Their Own Cells
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84
Connected Smart Menstrual Cups
Connected Smart Menstrual Cups
The Looncup Uses Bluetooth to Send Menstrual Alerts to Smartphones
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83
Protein-Fortified Beers
Protein-Fortified Beers
This Fitness-Oriented Brewery is Producing a Healthy Beer
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82
Educational Sketch Books
Educational Sketch Books
Drawlie is a Classic Sketchbook That Includes Lessons to Improve Skills
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81
Interactive E Ink Walls
Interactive E Ink Walls
Dynamic Architecture Wall Tile Will Eliminate the Need for Paper and Paint
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80
Scent-Based Alarm Clocks
Scent-Based Alarm Clocks
SensorWake is the First Alarm Clock to Substitute Sound for Smell
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79
Hybrid Aquarium House Plants
Hybrid Aquarium House Plants
This Aquaponic Farming Kit Doubles as a Fish Tank and Plant Pot
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78
Palm-Sized Portable Washers
Palm-Sized Portable Washers
The Dolfi Washing Machine is as Compact as Your Computer Mouse
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77
Playful Breakfast Gadgets
Playful Breakfast Gadgets
Kellogg's and Dominic Wilcox Created Inventions to Improve Morning Meals
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76
Codeless Locking Devices
Codeless Locking Devices
The Lock-Rs is a Universal Lock System that Protects in Three Ways
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75
Illuminated Dance Sneakers
Illuminated Dance Sneakers
These Light-Up Shoes Can Be Controlled by an App on Your Phone
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74
Spider-Proof Sheds
Spider-Proof Sheds
This Garden Shed is Perfect for Anyone Suffering from a Case of Arachnophobia
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73
Interactive 3D Screens
Interactive 3D Screens
Virtual Reality Display Lets You Simulate Dissections and Explore Spaces
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72
Revolutionary Vision Correction
Revolutionary Vision Correction
Oxford University's Smart Glasses Enhance Vision Among Impaired
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71
Self-Folding Structures
Self-Folding Structures
These 4D Boxes Self-Assemble Using Materials That Heat at Different Speeds
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70
Fermented Coffee Beans
Fermented Coffee Beans
Afineur Makes Its Premium Coffee Using Fermented Beans
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69
Temporary 12-Hour Stores
Temporary 12-Hour Stores
iZettle's Temporary Store Hosts Small Businesses for Just 12 Hours
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68
Perpendicular Makeup Brushes
Perpendicular Makeup Brushes
The Repositioned Fibers on Fluenta Brushes Improve Ease of Use
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67
High-Capacity Home Batteries
High-Capacity Home Batteries
The Tesla Powerwall Stores Green Energy for Your Needs in Peak Horus
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66
Straw-Incorporating Cans
Straw-Incorporating Cans
Ball Packaging Europe's Newest Can Design Includes a Built-In Straw
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65
Bullet-Proof Wallpapers
Bullet-Proof Wallpapers
Army Researchers Have Developed a Kevlar Wallpaper to Protect Soldiers
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64
Self-Rolling Yoga Mats
Self-Rolling Yoga Mats
This Yoga Mat Features the Same Technology as a 'Slap' Bracelet
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63
Cold Coffee Lattes
Cold Coffee Lattes
La Colombe's Iced Coffee Latte is Prepared with Frothy Microfoam Milk
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62
$55,000 HiFi Headphones
$55,000 HiFi Headphones
These Sennheiser Orpheus Headphones Are Made of Marble, Gold and Silver
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61
Produce-Extending Gadgets
Produce-Extending Gadgets
The Green Heart Contains Potassium and is Designed to Reduce Food Waste
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60
Hyper Heat-Retaining Fabrics
Hyper Heat-Retaining Fabrics
Silver Nanowire in Textiles Can Conserve 90% of a Person's Own Warmth
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59
Beauty-Detecting Algorithms
Beauty-Detecting Algorithms
This Algorithm Can Accurately Predict the Success of Aspiring Models
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58
Flip Flop Sole-Savers
Flip Flop Sole-Savers
'Plungo' is a Handy Flip Flop Plug That Fixes Sandals After a Blowout
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57
All-in-One Wall-Mounted Tablets
All-in-One Wall-Mounted Tablets
Microsoft Surface Hub Raises Notions of Hi-Tech to the Next Level
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56
3D-Printed Rats
3D-Printed Rats
These Artificial Rodents Help Make Dissection a Safer and More Humane Process
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55
Personal Hovercraft Concepts
Personal Hovercraft Concepts
The AirBoard is a Flying Segway That Folds Up
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54
SMS Ordering Services
SMS Ordering Services
'Magic' Ordering Lets You Buy Everything from Food to Flights Via Text
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53
Drill-Powered Walking Aids
Drill-Powered Walking Aids
This Walking Machine Looks like a Mechanical Mystical Centaur
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52
Experimental Interface Tools
Experimental Interface Tools
Henri by Method Helps Designers Make User Interfaces Without Screens
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51
Bulletproof Playing Cards
Bulletproof Playing Cards
These Cards by Sly Kly are Made From 100 Percent Carbon Fiber
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50
Vacuum Transport Tubes
Vacuum Transport Tubes
Tesla's 760 MPH Hyperloop Transportation System is Starting Construction
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49
Eco-Friendly Unicycles
Eco-Friendly Unicycles
The Airwheel Unicycle is an Enjoyable & Planet-Preserving Transit Choice
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48
Self-Charging Phones
Self-Charging Phones
Nikola Labs Charges Itself by Collecting & Converting Radio Frequencies
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47
Unconventional Makeup Brushes
Unconventional Makeup Brushes
Artis' Elite Mirror Collection Reinvents Cosmetic Applicator Shapes
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46
Solar-Powered Planes
Solar-Powered Planes
The Solar Impulse 2 Will Fly Around the World in Five Months Without Any Fuel
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45
Autonomous Hospital Robots
Autonomous Hospital Robots
Aethon Developed Smart Tech to Enhance UCSF Medical Centers
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44
Intruder-Spotting Illuminators
Intruder-Spotting Illuminators
A Facial Recognition Lightbulb Has Been Designed for Home Security
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43
Mess-Free Honey Pearls
Mess-Free Honey Pearls
'Honey Drop' Offers an Inventive New Way to Consume Honey
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42
Automated Ice Machines
Automated Ice Machines
The Freeze H2O Machine Simplifies the Process of Making Ice
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41
3D Selfie Scanners (UPDATE)
3D Selfie Scanners (UPDATE)
Scanify Can Capture the Contours of Your Face for a Full-Form Image
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40
Two-Piece Yoga Mats
Two-Piece Yoga Mats
The KangaMat is a Light and Flexible Travel Yoga Mat System
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39
Gigantic Air Purifiers
Gigantic Air Purifiers
Jorge Gutierrez's Big Air Purifier Sucks Up Smog in Lima, Peru
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38
Wheelchair-Equipped Dog Leashes
Wheelchair-Equipped Dog Leashes
'sciLeash' is a Hands-Free Wheelchair Attachment for Dog Walking
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37
Joystick-Style Levers
Joystick-Style Levers
Video Game Controllers Have Inspired This Accessible Door Knob
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36
All-Weather Umbrellas
All-Weather Umbrellas
The 'Blue Jean Umbrella' Will Protect Against Rain and Harmful UV Rays
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35
Hybrid Lightbulb-Speakers
Hybrid Lightbulb-Speakers
Sengled's PULSE LED Speaker Reinvents Lighting with Sound
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34
Waste-Reducing Bottle Caps
Waste-Reducing Bottle Caps
Use Every Last Drop of Lotion with the Zero Waste Cap
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33
Scarf-Inspired Travel Pillows
Scarf-Inspired Travel Pillows
The 'Napscarf' Provides a New Solution for Napping on the Go
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32
Drink-Cooling Picnic Tables
Drink-Cooling Picnic Tables
This Rustic Picnic Table Has Its Own Built-In Cooler
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31
Touchless Sunblock Booths
Touchless Sunblock Booths
This Sunscreen Application Stall Works Similarly to a Spray Tan
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30
Ocean-Purifying Drones
Ocean-Purifying Drones
This Smart Drone is Designed to Clean the Ocean Autonomously
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29
Rain-Resistant Purse Covers
Rain-Resistant Purse Covers
The Handbag Raincoat Can Help Keep Any Purse Dry
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28
Artsy Meditation Nightclubs
Artsy Meditation Nightclubs
This Las Vegas Nightclub Uses EEG Headsets to Direct Sound & Lights
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27
Origami-Inspired Gift Wrap
Origami-Inspired Gift Wrap
This Eco-Friendly Wrapping Paper Lets Users Celebrate Sustainably
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26
Pocket-Sized Washing Machines
Pocket-Sized Washing Machines
The 'Codo' is a Portable Laundry Machine That Cleans Tough Stains
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25
Winter Swimwear Collections
Winter Swimwear Collections
The Abysse Swimwear Collection is Lightweight and Will Keep You Warm
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24
Futuristic Electronic Skateboards
Futuristic Electronic Skateboards
This Single-Wheel Skateboard Zips Around Like a Hoverboard
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23
Multifunctional 3D-Printed Flashlights
Multifunctional 3D-Printed Flashlights
Hi-Tech Multitool is Made from Stainless Steel and Tritium
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22
Rollable TV Screens
Rollable TV Screens
LG is Designing a Futuristic TV That Can Roll Up Like a Thin Paper Poster
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21
Anti-Theft Umbrellas
Anti-Theft Umbrellas
This Secure Umbrella Comes with a Built-In Combination Lock
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20
Nitrogen-Chilled Coffee
Nitrogen-Chilled Coffee
The NBHD Neanderthal Cafe Chills Its Iced Coffee Drinks with Nitrogen
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19
Drought-Conscious Shower Systems
Drought-Conscious Shower Systems
The Shower of the Future Recycles 90 Percent of the Water It Uses
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18
Minimalist Reading Devices
Minimalist Reading Devices
The Transparent Book Holder Design Ingeniously Holds Pages in Place
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17
Booze-Concealing Tampons
Booze-Concealing Tampons
These Booze Tubes Help Conceal Alcohol in the Form of a Tampon
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16
Air-Purifying Pacifiers
Air-Purifying Pacifiers
This Baby Pacifier Actually Combats Air Pollution
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15
Skate Culture Hoverboards
Skate Culture Hoverboards
This New Hoverboard Was Designed in Consultation with Tony Hawk
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14
Fanciful Furry Reflectors
Fanciful Furry Reflectors
The PomPom Mirror Reproduces Images with Soft Black and White Materials
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13
Signaling Bicycle Helmets
Signaling Bicycle Helmets
Lumos is a Smart Bicycle Helmet that Improves Road Communication
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12
Hybrid Flying Machines
Hybrid Flying Machines
This Helicopter-Jet Fusion Makes Luxe Travel More Efficient
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11
Multi-Surface Styluses
Multi-Surface Styluses
The Phree Digital Pen Lets You Make a Notepad or a Canvas of Anything
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10
Washing Machine Wardrobes
Washing Machine Wardrobes
A Laundering Closet Cleans Delicate Clothes Conveniently While They Hang
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9
3D-Printed Auto Opportunities
3D-Printed Auto Opportunities
Researchers Point the Way to Innovative Applications in Car Making
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8
Rain-Activated Street Art
Rain-Activated Street Art
Rainworks Are Eco-Friendly Sidewalk Installations That Appear When Wet
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7
Wristworn Water Bottles
Wristworn Water Bottles
The Wrist Drink Band Offers Hands-Free Hydration
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6
Flexible Projected Computers
Flexible Projected Computers
All-in-One Apple Concept is Convenient as iPad and Powerful as iMac
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5
Surf-Like Office Decks
Surf-Like Office Decks
The Level Encourages Better Physical Health and More Movement at Work
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4
Suspended Hot Tubs
Suspended Hot Tubs
The 'Hydro Hammock' is a Combination Between a Hammock and a Suspended Pool
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3
Hologram Tablet Technology
Hologram Tablet Technology
This Holocube Case Creates 3D Projections of On-Screen Animations
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2
Shipping Container Gardens
Shipping Container Gardens
Cropbox Blends Greenhouses and Hydroponics for Mobile Farming
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1
Amphibious Private Jets
Amphibious Private Jets
This Personal Airplane Can Fold into a Trailer and is Spin-Resistant
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