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Batman Suit Gadgets

Julian Checkley, special effects art director at the Order 66 Creatures and Effects studio in Galway, Ireland, built a Batman suit, but unlike the others, his features 23 functional gadgets. They include: smoke bombs, a grapnel gun, bat tracker, UV lamp, NBC (nuclear, bacterial, chemical) bat respirator, 2000watt EMP stun gun, and of course, a bat signal projector for the night sky. The suit, which was 3D-printed, molded, and then cast in a flexible urethane rubber, is based on the Batman: Arkham Origins design. To ensure that things looked perfect, all of the parts were trimmed, detailed and painted, before being mounted on a specially designed under suit. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of of a military-tough MacBook.

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Star Trek Home Theater

Super fan and financier Marc Bell - managing partner of Marc Bell Capital and chairman of Terran Orbital - spent $1.5-million transforming his home theater room into the USS Enterprise. It all began when he was 10 years old, and stumbled upon a 24-hour Star Trek marathon on TV. Bell hired Jay Miller of Boca Raton-based Acoustic Innovations to work on the theater, and 4-years later, it was completed. It features D-Box controllers that manipulate hydraulics installed beneath the floorboards that let you feel the movies, a JBL Synthesis sound system, and a $35,000 Prima Cinema system for watching movies released the same day in theaters. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of

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Building Built-in Graffiti

Photo credit: Patric Rodriguez

From afar, it appears that one side of this building has been tagged by graffiti artists, but upon closer inspection, you'll see that the design is actually built into the structure itself. Located in Melbourne, Australia, ITN Architects hired an artist to create a design, and then used cement to seamlessly integrate it into the side wall. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Modern Boba Fett

The modern Boba Fett armor you see above may not be suited for the battlefield, but you'll be glad to know that Project Galac-Tac, as seen in the video above, definitely is. This was made possible by a collaboration between HK, Armasight, SOG, and AR500Armor.com. The pieces are made from semi-rigid urethane, and bonded to real Level IIIA hybrid body armor, providing genuine protection against ballistic threats. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of the world's fastest ball valve.

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Real Wayne Residence

Architectural firm Molecule has created a real-life "Wayne Residence" that comes with its own secret Dark Knight-inspired underground garage. When not in use, this Bat Cave of sorts doubles as a tennis court, but unfortunately, you'll have to either build your own Batmobile or just pick one up next time a Tumbler, etc. goes on sale. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Super Mario Bros. recreated in Microsoft Excel.

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360 Degree Swing

Inventor Colin Furze is back at it again, and his latest creation is definitely no slouch. This homemade 360° swing stands 18-feet tall and the main axle, which spins you around, measures a staggering 16-feet, 5-inches. "I put my feet between two pegs and hold onto the handle bars, then swing in the normal way, but once I get horizontal I have to lean my body forwards to help propel myself over the top of the frame. I was a bit nervous at first, especially as I'm not strapped in and only holding on with my arms, but it is great fun. It is quite physically demanding getting the swing to go high and it makes me feel sick if I go round too many times. Luckily the counter weight works well, which makes it easier for me to swing," said Furze. Continue reading to watch two "making of" videos.

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Star Wars Speeder Bike Motorcycle


Always wanted a Star Wars Speeder Bike? If so, Vintage Works has created a motorcycle that aims to replicate the vehicle, minus the technology. However, riders can not only use the handlebars to steer the motorcycle, but also control the flaps at the front, while an integrated sound system fires off sound effects for added effect. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of high dynamic NASA rocket test footage that looks out of this world.

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Snorlax Bean Bag

ThinkGeek has done it again, and this time, they've created a giant Snorlax Bean Bag Chair. Measuring 4 feet head to toe and over 2 feet across, this comfy accessory is perfect for any room, and great for naps, or just lounging around, training your characters in Pokemon Go. However, we don't recommend bringing this to your favorite coffee shop or park, as it may not fit inside standard washing machines. It'll set you back $149.99 when released this December. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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Space Mountain Lights On

For those who don't know, Space Mountain is basically a space-themed indoor steel roller coaster in Tomorrowland at Disneyland in California. It first opened on May 27, 1977, and was the second roller coaster built at Disneyland - the second of the five versions of Space Mountain built by The Walt Disney Company. In addition to being transformed into Ghost Galaxy for Halloween, sometimes visitors are treated to a lights-on version of the ride, as the video and images above show. Continue reading for more interesting pictures from around the web.

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Backyard Roller Coaster


Paul Gregg from Seattle, a retired engineer who worked for Boeing in research and development, used the skills he acquired with new structural concepts for aerospace to roller coasters. "I saw a couple of people who tried [making backyard roller coasters] online and I thought I could do it a lot better, so things got out of control. I did all the physics and...a whole bunch of engineering stuff. I documented it with PowerPoint charts, so I have about 150 pages of information. I don't know why. I'm just used to documenting, so whenever I did a test or some analysis or a new design I documented it in that way" said Gregg. Currently, he's built three: the original coaster, a larger coaster, and a small coaster called the Little Rocket for kids. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of an infinite chocolate illusion.

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