Here's another look at Putsch Racing's street-legal, jet-powered Batmobile replica. Instead of solely using the engine for straight propulsion like a fighter jet, this vehicle creates thrust with a separate front turbine, the force of which spins a second turbine connected to the drivetrain. You shift gears with a modified automatic four-speed sequential gearbox - reverse included. It weighs just 2,800-pounds, thanks to a fiberglass and aluminum body. Putsch claims the performance is on par with the Dodge Viper GTS, but unlike the Viper, this Batmobile can run on kerosene, diesel or jet fuel. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today including an explosive oil fire in super slow motion.
Loewe is a well known brand in Europe for its high-end home theater equipment, and its latest project, the Invsio, is definitely no slouch. The clear TOLED (Transparent Organic Light-Emitting Diode) technology allows the display to be used like normal, but then disappear the instant you hit the power button. The bottom portion of the set houses all of the electronics, and the entire unit can be mounted on a wall if you're not a fan of the silver tabletop stand. Without a border or frame of any kind, the display is meant to blend in seamlessly with your living space. Continue reading for more fascinating images.
This VW T1 Camper Van looks like the real deal at first glance from afar, but get closer, and you'll see it's actually a functional tent, perfect for those warm summer nights out in the wilderness. It's an officially licensed full-sized replica of the 1965 Volkswagen Camper Van that many are familiar with. Setting it up is a breeze, and can sleep up to 4 people comfortably, making it perfect for small families. Available in four different colors, there are also two zipper separated double size rooms for privacy. Get it here now. Continue reading for two videos, including one on how to set it up, and more information.
Florence Owens Thompson was the subject of Dorothea Lange's photo Migrant Mother in 1936, an iconic image of the Great Depression. Reddit user "Zahulie" decided to give this famous photo a color makeover, and the result is beautiful to say the least. Film colorization is most often completed in photo-editing programs nowadays, but there are still some who prefer the hand-coloring method of painting directly onto the film stock. Continue reading for more monochrome historical photos that have been given new life with color.
Schrade's SCHA5B Magic Folding Knife looks to be straight from a sci-fi flick, but it's a real gadget, and can be picked up for $40 shipped, this week only, originally $69. Featuring a 3.5" fine edge blade crafted from durable, bead blasted AUS-8 high carbon stainless steel that is designed to take withstand the elements and more. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review and more information.
At $1.7-million, the massive 370-inch Titan Zeus boasts 65-billion colors, 4k native resolution, weighs just under a ton and measures in at 26 feet by 16 feet. The display was designed to show up crystal clear in direct sunlight, without glare, and is water resistant to boot. No word yet on where you'll be able to go to see one of these monsters in-action. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the heaviest strawberry yet.
Forget having to worry about air pressures in tires, or accidentally puncturing them on rugged terrain, and say hello to the Energy Return Wheel. Designed by Britek's Brian Rusell, these special tires use rubber that has been stretched over a series of carbon nano tube reinforced composite rods rather than air. They were designed to provide the same cushioning as traditional, air filled tires would provide, and the rods can be easily adjusted, allowing the tension on the rubber to adapt to different road conditions and terrains, improving both flexing and recoil cycling for riders. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
Fans of the original 1966 Batmobile based on the Lincoln Future concept rejoice! This amazing hot rod-inspired Batmobile by Mark La Frenais boasts the classic silhouette, and is drenched in black with contrasting red accents found throughout, including the famous Batman-symbol stamped on the door. There's even a Batwing up top top as well as gatling guns positioned on the front fenders to let everyone know that Gotham City's protector is on his way. Continue reading for more pictures.
With the flight being commanded by James A. Lovell with John L. "Jack" Swigert as Command Module Pilot and Fred W. Haise as Lunar Module Pilot, Apollo 13 was the seventh manned mission in the American Apollo space program and the third intended to land on the Moon. Unfortunately, the lunar landing was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded two days later, crippling the Service Module (SM) upon which the Command Module (CM) depended. The image above shows just how close the crew got to the lunar surface. Despite great hardship caused by limited power, loss of cabin heat, shortage of potable water, and the critical need to jury-rig the carbon dioxide removal system, the crew returned safely to Earth on April 17, 1970. Continue reading for more interesting historical photographs.
Not just any R/C car, the Mammuth Rewarron is currently the world's first 1:3 scale production R/C car. It's one-third the size of a real race truck, powered by a 4-stroke engine, and equipped with a rigid, durable steel frame, oil disc brakes w/ABS, traction control, as well as telemetry. The 175-pound, 6.5-foot-long vehicle has a top speed of 40mph, making it perfect for tackling dirt roads. Continue reading for two videos and more information.