There are thrilling roller coasters, and then Euthanasia, one designed to kill you, literally. The ride starts off as a slow climb up to more than 500-meters, and then once the 'fall' button is pressed, riders would plummet into the long steep plunge followed by the first 360° loop. In other words, where most riders would perish due to a G-force-induced loss of consciousness. If you happen to still be conscious, six more consecutive loops would definitely do you in. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
Built in 1996 and located on a three-acre plot on the prestigious Strait Lane in Dallas' Preston Hollow district, this White House replica is on the market for $15-million. At 16,041-square-foot, it boasts four bedrooms, nine bathrooms, French limestone and garbled marble flooring, two galleries, a library with a 17th century Louis XIII fireplace, Louis XIV-styled Italian Chandeliers, a brick wine cellar, six-car garage with enough space for two limousines, an incredible home theater, and lots more. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.
If nothing else, the stealthy Urban Warrior Flying Huntsman 6x6 Defender will let you roll around town unnoticed, or so we'd like to think. It's powred by a supercharged Ford 5.0L V8 engine that generates a whopping 670-horsepower, which is sent through a 6-speed automatic transmission to a shift on the fly transfer case. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
If you've ever been inside a poorly organized datacenter, you'll know just how satisfying it is to come across one that has neatly organized cables. The picture above is a prime example, and for some, just looking at it could even be a form of relaxation. That is just one of the many oddly satisfying images we've rounded up for you today. Others include: perfectly formed pancakes, unmelted snow in the shadows, and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.
Assembling a full-sized engine is daunting enough, but imagine doing so on a much smaller scale. Jose Manuel Hermo Barreiro, also known to gearheads as "Patelo", is a retired Spanish naval mechanic specializes in this task, creating intricate mini-motors from scratch that is. After 2,520 long hours, 850 hand-machined pieces and assembling them with 632 individual screws, the world's smallest W-32 engine was born. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.
McLaren Special Operations is offering a pristine-condition F1 from their vaults for a whopping $10-million, and considering only 106 were built, with 64 being street-legal, the price doesn't sound all that bad. This particular Carbon Black specimen from 1998 is chassis no.069, and has less than 2,800-miles on the odometer, complete with a serially numbered McLaren F1 manual and limited edition owner's watch. Continue reading for an F1 vs. P1 showdown video and more information.
John Travolta is not only a successful actor, but also a certified private pilot who owns five aircraft, so it's no surprise that he owns a home in Florida with two runways. "We designed the house for the jets and to have at our access the world at a moment's notice, and we succeeded at that. For the last 11 years, we've been able to globe-trot for Qantas and movies...I've been really able to operate out of this house for business and personal reasons," said the actor. Travolta has been a Qantas "ambassador-at-large" since 2002 and keeps his personal Qantas Boeing 707 parked in the front yard, just a 10-minute flight from Orlando. Continue reading for more fascinating pictures from around the web.
The Lamborghini Countach is a legendary supercar in its own right, but for those who prefer extreme vehicles, this amphibious version should do the trick. It's registered in England as a Ryan Rover V8 Sports, and sits atop a multi tube semi-space frame, with a composite body molded from a Countach 5000QV. Other specifications include: fully adjustable AVO gas coil-overs with push-rod suspension, vented discs brakes, and a leather dash. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.
Ricky Ma, a 42-year-old graphic designer from Hong Kong, taught himself everything about robotics from scratch, and spent over $50,000 building a Scarlett Johansson-like robot. He was able to manufacture 70% of the robot's body using a 3D printer, and through trial-and-error, setbacks, like burnt-out electric motors and it continuously toppling over, were overcome. "When I started building it, I realized it would involve dynamics, electromagnetics, and programming. I have never studied programming, how was I supposed to code? Additionally, I needed to build 3D models for all the parts inside the robot. Also, I had to make sure the robot's external skin and its internal parts could fit together. When you look at everything together, it was really difficult," said Ma. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
Frank Westfall of Syracuse, NY create the original 1930 KJ Henderson Custom (bottom). In addition to its custom bodywork, this bike is powered by an inline-4 air-cooled engine. A group of auto enthusiasts in Vietnam decided to recreate Frank's custom bike, but using a Honda Shadow 600 as the base. Unlike its predecessor, the replica features an air-ride suspension, enabling it to maintain a very low stance when parked. Continue reading for more cool photos from around the web. Click here for a few bonus random facts.