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Ad vs. Reality Food

More often than not, things you order at restaurants, or food items purchased at stores, just don't live up to the images you see on their packaging / menu. For example, the "Gordito Burger" at the "CB" burger chain appears to be a behemoth, but in reality, the prop you see has been filled with many inedible materials, such as glue, to make it appear that way. Continue reading for more images that social media users have posted online.

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Human Skull Armchair

Photo credit: Greg Home

You've seen the geometric skull armchair, now check out Gregory Besson's version. This Paris-based artist decided to use fiberglass and handcraft a giant skull, giving a ghost-like white bleached design, while adding high-quality leather to keep things comfortable. For those who'd rather use this at a Halloween decoration, adding LED eyes might not be such a bad idea. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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1919 Amusement Park Ride

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Just when you thought amusement park rides couldn't get any crazier, this attraction from 1919 surfaces. Devised by two New York inventors, the electromagnetic cannon shoots a bullet-like shell onto a large cushion of water, and upon striking the lagoon, it's guided back to the starting point by a link-belt. Special electric cars carry the "rockets" back to the station, thence around to the gun breech, where a hydraulic plunger loads the carrier into the gun. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of someone who fell asleep with Tesla's Autopilot turned on.

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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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