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4D Batman Ride

Six Flags Fiesta Texas is set to get a 4D BATMAN: The Ride. More specifically, after riders are lifted straight up a 120-foot hill, they'll flip head-over-heels at least six times along the weightless, tumbling journey. There's also a few hills and unexpected drops along with an interactive ride experience, thrown in. For those who can't see the video, continue reading for an image of the track in its entirety and for more information.

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Elysium Exoskeleton

In Elysium, Matt Damon was equipped with an exoskeleton, a sort of automated body armor that augments his strength and speed, also helping him to move as his illness becomes ever-more debilitating. YouTube user "The Hacksmith" decided to create his own version, and while it may not be as powerful as Damon's, lifting 170-pound barbells has never been easier. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a vacuum cleaner that works so well you can eat off the ground after using it.

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Star Wars Episode VII Movie Poster

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Like many other Star Wars fans, deviantART-ist AndrewSSJ just couldn't wait for Walt Disney / Lucasfilm to release the official Episode VII posters. So, he took things into his own hands by creating these amazing designs, all of which would not look out of place at any movie theater. The release date might be the only thing slightly off, as it's set to hit theaters on December 18, 2015. Continue reading to see the others.

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It may not go back to the future when you hit 88 mph, or have a working Flux Capacitor, but this DeLorean DMC-12 EV is fully-electric. The 215 kilowatts electric motor propels the vehicle from 0-60mph in just 5-seconds, with a top speed of 125 mph, and a driving range of 100-miles. On the inside, you'll find plush leather seating, turn-by-turn GPS navigation and even an iPhone dock. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of

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If Michael Bay directed "Up", it would probably have lots of explosions, tension, lens flare and more explosions. This clever fan-made trailer was put together by YouTube's "MrStratMan7". On a related note, did you know that during the production of Up, Pixar's Animation Department produced an average of 4 seconds of animation a week? Or, that Pixar animators consulted with a real architect to learn about home foundations to make the lift off of Carl's house more realistic? Continue reading for Disney Pixar's "Upular" remix video.

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So far, we know that Star Wars Episode VII is set approximately thirty years after Return of the Jedi and the demise of Darth Vader, centering around a trio of young characters. Now, the first images of the new stormtrooper helmet have leaked out, according to Indie Revolver. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a giant spider photobombing a live news report.

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Did you know that none of the characters featured in the film were on the original Guardians of the Galaxy team? That's right, according to io9, the "original line-up consisted of a 20th century astronaut fortuitously named Vance Astro, a crystalline alien named Martinex, a human living on Jupiter named Charlie-27, and a blue alien named Yondu from Alpha Centauri. Yondu will be in the GotG movie, played by Michael Rooker as a sort of mentor to Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord." Continue reading for more, including bonus behind-the-scenes clips.

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You read that right, Spielberg received an offer to direct the first Harry Potter movie, but said: "I purposely didn't do the Harry Potter movie because for me, that was shooting ducks in a barrel. It's just a slam dunk. It's just like withdrawing a billion dollars and putting it into your personal bank accounts. There's no challenge." Continue reading for more interesting facts that you probably didn't know.

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A doppelganger is basically a double of a person, and these people will definitely make you look twice. Starting off, we have an old school photo with kids who like Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Unfortunately, nobody has come forward to say who the mystery students in the photo are. Other doppelgangers include Drake, Danny McBride, Ned Flanders, and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Movie marquee designs in America are closely related to the social, political, and economic forces of the 20th century. The invention of the automobile influenced many elements of theater architecture. The marquee in particular became larger, and stood out from the street to serve as a physical and aesthetic landmark from other businesses along the sidewalk. The shape also evolved from a small rectangle to a trapezoid, making it more readable to automobile traffic. Sometimes, you'll see two (or more) movies that probably shouldn't be placed next to each other. Continue reading for more.

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