There are normal treehouses, and then this Lord of the Rings-inspired "Hobbit Treehouse", located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This isn't just for show, but rather an actual rental property owned by Gordon Mack. It's perched 16-feet above ground, complete with rounded doors, windows, and an interior space that will drive LOTR fans crazy. No detail was spared, as you'll find Elvish-language signs, a mask worn by Sauron, Hobbit-feet slippers, and even a gauntlet with the gold ring. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
James Bond: Spectre 007 is set to hit the big screen on November 6th, and here's a first look at one of the vehicles you'll see in the film: Land Rover's Defender Spectre. It's known as "Big Foot" in the movie, and this sleek matte black 4x4 features reinforced body panels designed for car chase scenes, an exterior roll cage, custom suspension, as well as 37" off-road tires. You read that right, this beast can handle 4-inches of snow with ease. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.
We all know that the vehicles used in The Dark Knight trilogy were mostly shells, but Team Galag spent $1.6-million on a real-life version built by Parker Brothers Concepts, one in which Jay Leno got to test drive a while back. This street-legal, 5,000-pound beast is powered by a 6.2L V8 engine that sends 400-horsepower to the massive Hoosier tires. Continue reading for another video in Gumball 3000 livery.
Mad Max: Fury Road gets a modern day makeover filled with go-karts, golf carts, paintball guns and lots of actors. Devin "Super Tramp" Graham's, best known for his YouTube clips of cliff-jumping, jet surfing and urban kayaking, latest project is definitely no slouch. Filmed in the Utah desert using professional stunt actors, the team really nailed the look and feel of the original movie using carts and paintball guns. Continue reading for a behind-the-scenes clip.
So accurate that it took nearly a year to complete, this officially-licensed, roadworthy replica of the Batmobile featured in the iconic 1960s TV show was built from the original molds on a custom Lincoln chassis. This crime-fighting cruiser comes equipped a 430-horsepower, 383 Blueprint Crate engine and a Monster TH350 automatic transmission. Yes, there's a rear-facing propane tank creates the same afterburner effect as the original. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Yes, a group of architects want to make Minas Tirth from "The Lord of the Rings" a reality by raising $2.82 billion USD on Indiegogo. Once funded, work will begin in Northern England in 2016, and hopefully be completed by 2023 if everything goes to plan. "We all share a love of Tolkien's work, and a desire to challenge the common perception of community and architecture. We believe that, in realising Minas Tirith, we can create not only the most remarkable tourist attraction on the planet, but also a wonderfully unique place to live and work," says the group. Continue reading for a video of Rohirrim charge at Minas Tirith and the Indiegogo page.
Pedro Berg Johnsen from Norway specializes in combining portraits of celebrities to create surreal-looking people that should exist, but unfortunately, don't. Above, we have a morph of Taylor Swift and Emma Watson. Some say that Chris Pratt should play Indiana Jones in the reboot, and you'll probably agree after seeing the morph. "I use a bit of Photoshop for final touches and editing, but the actual blending is done in a program called SqirlzMorph. It's free, and pretty easy to use. As for time, everything between two hours and a couple of days. It depends on image size, what level of detail I'm going for and how invested I am in the project," said Johnsen. Continue reading to see more.
This Baymax Big Hero 6 Bed is perfect for fans of Disney's movie, as it not only stands 7-foot, 5-inch tall, but it's basically a giant, huggable bed that doubles as a sofa. That's right, the bed is perfect for cuddling and / or sleeping at the same time. "You can lounge on this adorable bed while reading a great book or nestle into Baymax's stomach for a well-deserved nap. With a snuggly, life-size sofa bed like this, the possibilities are endless," says My Modern Met. Get one here now. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.
Jurassic World fans rejoice! Now you have the chance to own a replica of Chris Pratt's motorcycle featured in the film, thanks to Ducati Triumph. How is this possible? Well, the studios sent one of the extra bikes to Triumph's headquarters for a permanent display, leaving a third for a charity auction on eBay. These Jurassic World Scramblers were modified with a single seat, a gear rack, an Arrow Racing high-level exhaust, custom foot pegs, tracker handlebars and a matte green finish to ensure authenticity. The bike being auctioned was actually used in the film, and still has the mud on it as well as a few minor scuffs. Continue reading for a video and more pictures.
Oxford University philosopher and physicist Nick Bostrom believes that the scenario played out in the film, The Matrix, could be a reality. "Instead of having brains in vats that are fed by sensory inputs from a simulator, the brains themselves would also be part of the simulation. It would be one big computer program simulating everything, including human brains down to neurons and synapses," said Bostrom. The only way we would know is if "some laws of physics aren't quite right." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the late Chris Farley voicing Shrek.