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Batman Grappling Hook Gun

The grapple gun, which fired the Batline/Bat-rope (it had to be thrown manually prior to that), was first introduced in Tim Burton's live-action film, Batman. One feature added to the utility belt in the film and its sequel Batman Returns, was a small motor which would move items from the back of the belt around to the front allowing Batman easier access to his weaponry and tools. Now, "The Hacksmith" has created a real-life version, and this grappling hook gun can shoot distances of up to 150-feet, using 3mm kevlar rope rated for 2000-pounds. Next up on the list of upgrades is an 8-horsepower electric superwinch that will enable humans to ascend buildings faster than anything commercially available. 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 dry ice being poured into a frozen fish pond.

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Marvel Legends Captain America Shield

The Marvel Legends Captain America Shield is life-sized, measuring in at 24-inches, and can be picked up for just $54.02, today only, originally $99.99. Adjustable straps on this shield's underside allow users to wear this shield like Captain America does when he enters the fight for justice. Imagine wielding the First Avenger's mighty shield and defending against evil-doers with this full-scale, premium finish Captain America shield from the Marvel Legends Series. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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Deadpool Without CG

Marvel's Deadpool is basically the eighth installment in the X-Men film series - starring Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Leslie Uggams, Brianna Hildebrand, and Stefan Kapicic - where antihero Wade Wilson (Deadpool) hunts the man who nearly destroyed his life while also trying to reunite with his lost love. For those who don't already know, this film made extensive use of computer-generated imagery, especially in the freeway traffic scene where Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead show up. Continue reading for more cool behind-the-scenes images from famous films. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Gillian Anderson

Photo credit: Bored Panda

During her time on The X-Files, Gillian Anderson won numerous awards for her portrayal of Special Agent Scully, including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She is also the first actress to win an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a SAG Award in the same year. Anderson's character on X-Files initiated a phenomenon referred to as "The Scully Effect"; as the medical doctor and the FBI Special Agent inspired many young women to pursue careers in science, medicine and law enforcement, and as a result brought a perceptible increase in the number of women in those fields. Now seeing a banana in her nose on the set of X-Files is definitely something out of the ordinary. Continue reading for more rarely seen celebrity pictures. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Photo 22-Year-Old Christopher WalkenPhoto 20-Year-Old Bob Marley At His Wedding Day, 1966Photo John Travolta Posing With His Pilot Hat, 1985Photo 10-Year-Old Daniel Radcliffe Playfully Getting What He Deserved After Running Around And Spraying Everybody With Water Pistol On The Set Of David Copperfield.Photo 17-Year-Old Elizabeth Taylor Giving A Bath To Her Cocker Spaniel Amy In 1949Photo Young Christian Bale Playing With His Amstrad ComputerPhoto 7-Year-Old Frank Sinatra, c.1922Photo Young Morgan FreemanPhoto Pamela Anderson In Her Early TwentiesPhoto 15-Year-Old Eva Mendes Getting An Autograph From 17-Year-Old Alyssa MilanoPhoto David Bowie And Iggy Pop In Moscow, 1976Photo 16-Year-Old Heath Ledger, 1995Photo Clint Eastwood Skateboarding In Rome, 1965Photo Kate Moss And Johnny Depp At Their Front Door, 1994Photo Young Stephen Hawking With His First Wife Jane, 1965Photo 3-Year-Old Robert De Niro With His 24-Year-Old Father Robert De Niro Sr., 1946Photo 13-Year-Old Justin Timberlake And 14-Year-Old Ryan Gosling, 1994Photo Albert Einstein In A Traditional Headdress, At The Grand Canyon With A Local Tribe In 1922Photo The 14th Dalai Lama As A Young ChildPhoto Actress Meryl Streep Riding In A NYC Subway Train In 90sPhoto 7-Year-Old George Clooney With His Family In 1968Photo 36-Year-Old Harrison Ford, 1978Photo 13-Year-Old Elijah Wood And 20-Year-Old Leonardo Dicaprio At The 66th Academy Awards, 1994Photo 26-Year-Old Vice President Joe Biden


Self-Lacing Nike MAG


Finally, after years of anticipation, a few lucky consumers who headed to the Nike+ Clubhouse located on 45 Grand in SoHo, NYC, were able to try these futuristic shoes on. No technical details on the self-lacing technology have been revealed, but you do hear a representative say that embedded sensors detect when your feet are placed inside the shoes. "We started creating something for fiction and we turned it into fact, inventing a new technology that will benefit all athletes," said President and CEO of Nike Mark Parker. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Disney's one-legged hopping robot.

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Amelia A7 Fighter Jet

Created by product designer Juan Garcia Mansilla, the Amelia-7 (A7) Fighter Jet was inspired by the props seen in the Captain America movie. Daniel Simon, the film's prop designer, specialized in creating historically accurate props that combined classic design with modern touches, and that really sparked the interest of Mansilla. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Batman Dawn of Justice Motorcycle Suit


Superhero-inspired motorcycle suits are nothing new, but UD Replicas has taken things to the next level, with their Batman Dawn of Justice design. The jacket and pants feature an outer lycra skin with a black / metallic grey, 3D raised silicone print, while a "flexible anatomical muscle structure is then fused behind the leather." bat chest logo (jacket) is made of form molded leather. The gauntlet fin gloves are made from two-tone injection molded rubber that feature anti-skid palms and an inseam zipper. Last, but not least, the sleek boots feature antique gold, an exposed steel toe, an armored leather shin, all made from 2-mil thick cow hide leather. One caveat: the entire suit, with all components, including a utility belt, will set you back over $3,000. 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 explaining the truth behind the iPhone 7 headphone jack removal.

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Tim Burton Superheroes

Photo credit: Andrew Tarusov

Tim Burton is best known for his dark, gothic and quirky fantasy films such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas as well as superhero films, like Batman and Batman Returns, all of which combined have grossed over $1-billion worldwide at the box office. It's only a matter of time until we see The Nightmare Before Christmas-style superheroes, or at least artist Andrew Tarusov thinks so. Continue reading to see what nine more superheroes would look like in this dark, gothic animation style.

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Johnny

This may look like a movie set at first, but it's actually Johnny Depp's $12.78-million USD penthouse in Downtown Los Angeles. Nestled in the top floors of the Eastern Columbia Building, this luxurious home spans five condo units that are connected together with doorways the actor added later on to create a seamless living space. However, his real estate agent Kevin Dees of Partners Trust, says that the buyer(s) may patch up the doorways to create separate units again if they desire. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Inception Coffee Table

Designer Stelios Mousarris used a combination of wood, steel and 3D printing technology to create this stealthy matte black "Wave City" coffee table inspired by Christopher Nolan's "Inception" film. Like its predecessor, this design features a city skyline that appears to fold back onto itself, resting on a sturdy steel frame to keep everything in place. Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus behind-the-scenes of Inception images.

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