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Mad Max Paintball

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.

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1966 Batmobile Replica

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.

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Real Lord of the Rings City

Photo credit: Bored Panda

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.

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Emma Watson Taylor Swift Combined

Photo credit: Pedro Berg Johnson via Peta Pixel

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.

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Baymax Big Hero 6 Bed

Photo credit: My Modern Met

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.

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Jurassic World Scrambler Motorcycle

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.

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Living in the Matrix

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.

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Alien Xenomorph Firepit

Alien burner...this should keep the neighbors cat out of the garden...please share...https://www.facebook.com/BurnedbyDesign

Posted by Burned by Design on Thursday, July 30, 2015

Burned By Design's Alex Dodson, a technology teacher from Barnsley, England, unveils his latest creation, a sinister-looking metal Xenomorph firepit that looks to be straight from the movies. It consists of old LPG cylinders and hand-molded pieces of metal for detail. Dodson said: "The burner was finished in ultra high temperature black stove paint, I then used my grinder and wire brush attachment to knock back the black to highlight the detailing. The whole burner was then finished in a Ultra High Temperature clear lacquer." Continue reading for the tutorial.

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Human Torch Drone

Ad agency Thinkmodo partnered with 20th Century Fox to build a flying drone that shows what a fiery Human Torch (Johnny Storm) would look like in real-life. It was spotted flying through the New York skyline to promote the upcoming Fantastic Four film, set for release this week. Nassau County Fire Service Academy was on standby to ensure the safety of bystanders, as well as nearby structures. Continue reading to see it perform a variety of tricks before finally hovering above a a blazing Fantastic Four logo.

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Jerry Patrick Batmobile Movie Cars

Jerry Patrick, an auto enthusiast and movie fanatic from Georgia, has been building custom cars for nearly three decades, and now he specializes in creating movie-perfect vehicle replicas. Jerry's Batmobile took 3-years to build, with all features custom made, and yes, it's street-legal. In addition to the amazing Batmobile above, he's replicated Knight Rider's KITT, Scooby Doo's The Mystery Machine, as well as The Love Bug's Herbie. Not to stray too far from his roots, he's also built Eleanor (1967 Ford Mustang) from Gone In 60 Seconds. Continue reading to see his other vehicles, along with another video showcasing them.

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