For those who don't know, Portal consists primarily of a series of puzzles that must be solved by teleporting the player's character and simple objects using "the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device", a device that can create inter-spatial portals between two flat planes. This fan decided to create real-life Portal mirrors that are activated with a homemade Portal gun. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
A Tesla coil is basically an electrical resonant transformer circuit invented by Nikola Tesla around 1891, and used to produce high-voltage, low-current, high frequency alternating-current electricity. Modern high-voltage enthusiasts usually build Tesla coils similar to some of Tesla's "later" 2-coil air-core designs. This is what happens when you take a long-exposure photo of one of these coils in-action. That is just one of the many simple, yet oddly satisfying, things that have gone viral on the internet. Other examples include: a perfectly arranged box of dice, an extremely round rock, burned out sign, tower of SpaghettiOs and lots more. Continue reading to see all the pictures.
To the untrained eye, or just someone who doesn't see Veyrons everyday, this may look like the real deal, but in fact, it's a replica based on a 2001 Mercury Cougar. The replica grille as well as a front bumper was modeled after the Veyron Super Sport, right down to the quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16 engine in the rear. In reality, it's powered by a less impressive 3.0-liter V6 Duratec engine. Continue reading for more interesting pictures from around the web.
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.