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Euthanasia Coaster

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.

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Rollercoaster Restaurant

After ordering your food using a tablet, it arrives on a miniature train track where diners can watch as their order tackles two gravity defying loop-the-loops before dropping 8-meters down the tornado spiral to their table. Each diner will enjoy a full 360° dining experience at one of the 13 tables and will get to select from the brand new menu of family favorites. The Rollercoaster Restaurant in Alton Towers is the first Rollercoaster Restaurant in the UK. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Sky Walk Dolni

Photo credit: Jakub Skokan, Martin Tuma / Boysplaynice

At first, this structure in the Dolni Morava forest (Czech Republic) could be mistaken for a roller coaster, but it's actually just the towering "Sky Walk" structure, designed by Franek Architects. Featuring constantly-changing 360° views of the beautiful landscape and even a 330-foot long stainless steel slide with windows that weaves its way down one of the columns. Believe it or not, nearly all of the structure was built mostly by hand on-site, and not pre-fabricated, with workers having to climb the structure as it rose up. Continue reading for a video walkthrough and more information.

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Real World Illusion

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Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman believes that our reality is just an illusion being generated in real-time, similar to The Matrix, but far more complex. "Neuroscientists tell us that they are creating, in real time, all the shapes, objects, colors, and motions that we see. It feels like we're just taking a snapshot of this room the way it is, but in fact, we're constructing everything that we see. We don't construct the whole world at once. We construct what we need in the moment," said Hoffman during a TED Talk. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Eclipse Lamborghini Reventon

Alexander Stupkin, a 30-year-old auto enthusiast from Odessa, Ukraine, spent two years transforming a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse into a Lamborghini Reventon replica. He's always been a fan of supercars, and with the help of friends as well as family, his dream of owning one became true, sort of. It may not look exactly alike, nor perform similarly, but at the very least, the kit car has taken home some local car show awards. Continue reading to see a Lamborghini Reventon replica limousine.

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Real Buzz Lightyar

Photo credit: Dan LuVisi

You've probably seen the films, but did you know that Buzz Lightyear's name was inspired by Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the Moon? That's right, Aldrin acknowledged the tribute when he pulled a Buzz Lightyear doll out during a speech at NASA, to rapturous cheers. However, he did not receive any endorsement fees for the use of his first name. His creator, John Lasseter, is said he wanted to create an action figure in the line of G.I. Joe for Toy Story and decided upon a spaceman figure, attributing the design to Apollo astronaut's clear helmets, skullcaps, communication devices and white suits. Continue reading for more images showing what cartoon characters would look like in real-life. Click here for a few bonus characters.

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Pyramid House

Photo credit: Juan Carlos Ramos

At first glance, this may look like a theme park attraction, but it's just the futuristic "Modern Pyramid House" by architect Juan Carlos Ramos. In front, a sliding panel opens up to reveal the garage, while large glass panes envelope the first level, flooding the dining area and living room with natural light. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Wizard of Oz Theme Park

Photo credit: Johnny Joo

This is not a horror movie, just pictures from The Land of Oz, a now-defunct amusement park located in the resort town of Beech Mountain, North Carolina, USA. Grover Robbins opened its doors in 1970, and the costumes of the actors were based more on the book descriptions until later on in the park's history when they were changed to look more like the film. Visitors could take a walk down the Yellow Brick Road, "experience" the tornado which struck Dorothy's house, and visit with the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion and the Wicked Witch of the West. The Yellow Brick Road led to a show at the Emerald City where the characters met with the Wizard. An artificial balloon ride, a specially modified ski lift installed by Goforth Brothers, allowed visitors to get a bird's-eye view of the park and mountain scenery before leaving Oz. Continue reading for more pictures, a video and additional information.

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Egypt Desert UFO

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Mysterious structures - two long pointed buildings surrounded by mysterious circles - have been spotted in the desert of Egypt's capital Cairo. Some claim it has links to UFO research due to its futuristic look, while others say it's just a secret military installation. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Real Dr. Seuss House

Here's another look at Goose Creek Tower, better known as the real-life Dr. Seuss house, by attorney Phillip Weidner. Standing 185-feet tall in the Alaskan wilderness, this odd-looking home boasts plenty of staircases and ladders inside connecting each floor, while the windows off 360° views of the landscape. At the basement level, there's a hidden escape tunnel that leads to a safe room. Click here for more pictures of Goose Creek Tower. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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