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Real Batman Suit

Photo credit: Armatus Designs

Jackson Gordon, a 21-year-old college student from Wayne, Pennsylvania, spent over 5-months creating a real-life Batman suit, which he says isn't bullet-proof (yet), but can withstand punches, machetes and even swings from a baseball bat. Gordon says: "Before actually making the real suit, I did many (at least 10) prototypes of different parts for the suit to test out materials and sewing patterns. Once I was happy with those, I started making the real suit using the patterns I had decided on from the prototypes. I cut out the internal lining fabric, then added the foam padding, then a layer (or two depending on which part of the suit) of kevlar, then the top grey fabric." Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Aston Martin DB10 Stunt

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In the latest 007 installment, a cryptic message from an unlikely source sets James Bond navigating the layers of a sinister organisation known as SPECTRE. As M continues fighting political pressures that threaten the future of MI6, Bond draws closer to uncovering a hidden truth that threatens to destroy everything he has fought to protect. If you're wondering how they'll record Daniel Craig driving the ultra sleek Aston Martin DB10, these images should give you somewhat of an idea. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Gotham City Time-Lapse

This may look like scenes from The Dark Knight, but it's just San Francisco shot by photographer and designer Toby Harriman. In Gotham City SF, he makes visual magic with some breathtaking shots of the city, including the Golden Gate Bridge, exploding fireworks over the San Francisco Bay, and just the hustle of the glorious city. Everything was shot on a Canon 6D and a Canon 5DMK III paired with a variety of Canon L series lenses, as well as an eMotimo TB3 3-Axis system for the motion controlled shots and a Kessler Shuttle Pod Mini 8 foot dolly. Continue reading for the video.

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The Wolfpack Siblings

These 7 siblings - Bhagavan (23), twins Govinda / Narayana (22), Mukunda (20), Krisna (18), Jagadesh (17), and their sister Visnu - were kept indoors for the past 14-years by their father Oscar, a Peruvian immigrant and Hare Krishna devotee. They had no idea what New York City was like, as they spent their entire childhood confined to their parents' four bedroom apartment, learning about the outside world solely through films. Filmmaker Crystal Moselle is now documenting their lives in her latest movie, called "The Wolfpack". Oscar was convinced that the outside world would corrupt his children and kept the front door locked at all times. One of the brothers managed to escape after 14-years, paving the way for his siblings to break free. Continue reading for an interview video and more information.

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DeLorean iPhone Case

The Back to the Future trilogy didn't predict smartphones, but right now, a DeLorean iPhone case is the hottest accessory online, and for the affordable price of $50. As you can see from the images and video, it's an amazingly detailed reproduction of the iconic movie vehicle, with the phone itself housed where the car's chassis would go. There are built-in LED lights and even moveable parts that allow you to fully use your phone when it's in the case. There are a few caveats, or at least for those who prefer function over form: the wheels are locked into hover mode and you need to slide the bonnet across to use the camera, and users also need to flip up one side to reach the volume buttons. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a guy who manages to solve a Wheel of Fortune puzzle with just one letter showing.

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Star Wars Behind-the-Scenes

All Star Wars fans (if you haven't seen Empire Strikes Back do not read ahead) know that Luke and Vader engage in a lightsaber duel that leads them over the city's central air shaft. Vader severs Luke's right hand, disarming him, and corners him over the air shaft. Vader tells him that Obi-Wan never told him the real truth about his father, but Luke shouts that Vader killed his father. Vader tells him that Obi-Wan lied to him, and states that he didn't kill his father, but that he is his father. The image above shows what the scene looked like before CG was added. Continue reading for more.

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New DeLorean

Photo credit: Khyzel Saleem

These days Hollywood is all about reboots and sequels, but if they do happen to have a Back to the Future remake in line, a De Tomaso Pantera just might be the perfect DeLorean replacement. Khyzyl Saleem shows us why with this incredible fan concept, complete with LED lights and flux capacitor. For those who won't know, the Pantera was a mid-engined sports car produced by the De Tomaso car company of Italy from 1971 to 1991. Continue reading for a video of the Pantera in-action.

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The Matrix Facts

In "The Matrix" (1999) we see a copy of Neo's passport that was issued on September 12, 1991 and expired on September 11, 2001. Like everything on the internet, there are people who say it's just a coincidence, and others who believe it is a government conspiracy hinting that we're all living in a computer program. In related news, did you know that the actors of the film were required to be able to understand and explain The Matrix? Keanu Reeves said that the Wachowskis had him read Simulacra and Simulation, Out of Control, and Evolutionary Psychology even before they opened up the script, and eventually he was able to explain all the philosophical nuances involved. Continue reading for more.

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Batmobile Stroller

There's a new hit show on television, and it's called "Super-Fan Builds". They're known for building a custom Lord of the Rings kitty litter box, Guardians of the Galaxy Groot swing, and now this Batmobile stroller. The team drew inspiration from the Tumbler version of the Batmobile from The Dark KNight trilogy, and managed to capture the complicated design, despite it being much smaller. Not only is it fully-functional, but completely safe for a toddler to ride in. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts

Alice Finch from Seattle is a Harry Potter fanatic, as she's painstakingly recreated Harry Potter's Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with 400,000 LEGO pieces. What you see above took an entire year to build, and features architecturally accurate recreations of the Great Hall, the Quidditch Courtyard, the Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom, the bridge over the Clock Tower and more. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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