Game of Thrones fans can probably see where this vehicle got its looks, as Valyrian Steel is a fictional metal that was forged in the days of the Valyrian Freehold, and one of two things that can kill the White Walkers, the villains of this series. Henry Chang spent over 2,000-hours building this work of art from 304 and 316 stainless steel for this year's Burning Man event. It's not just a static sculpture, this 27-foot-long monster is powered by a 2015 Ford 5.0L Coyote engine. Continue reading for two more videos and information.
The second largest diamond ever found has been uncovered in Botswana and could be worth more than $38-million. The orange-sized 1,111 carat diamond - measuring 65mm x 56mm x 40mm - is only trumped by the 3,106-carat Cullinan diamond uncovered in South Africa during a 1905 excavation. Once the new buyer cuts and polishes the stone, it could be worth more than $100-million. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Most sleeping bags are designed with function in mind, rather than how cool it may look to others, but this one, by Japanese artist Eiko Ishizawa, is definitely an exception. This custom creation was inspired by Bruno the "problem bear" who was put down by officials after it wandered from the Italian Alps into the streets of Bavaria. One caveat: it'll cost you $2,350. Continue reading for more pictures.
Paranomal researchers claim that the Assyrians developed space travel and left a statue of their god on Mars. NASA's Mars Opportunity rover reportedly captured an image of this statue, which resembles Nabu, the god of wisdom to the Neo-Assyrians, at a site called, 'Concepcion Crater'. "Found these faces on Mars side by side. One is looking towards us and the other is looking to the left. The face looking at us has a lot of similarities to the ancient Mesopotamia faces," said Scott Waring. Continue reading for two more videos and information.
Livio De Marchi, a master craftsman from Italy, decided to make his own Ferrari F50 out of wood. He spent 5-months replicating everything from the mirrors to logo, and now, it shares the historic Venetian waterways with gondolas and water taxis. This watercraft weighs in at around 2,000-pounds, which is only slightly less than the real steel / aluminum F50. Since it's designed for water, this F50 is powered by a Yamaha boat engine rather than a V12. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a 3D-printed Stargate that actually dials.
Sky watcher "UFO Lou" spotted a mysterious triangular object hovering in the night sky above Melbourne, Australia, on November 13. In the video above, the object can be seen hovering slowly into view, beginning as a faint shadow and then becoming solid in about 15-seconds. "Never seen anything like this before. Object seems static. Simply appears, lasts a few minutes, and then vanishes. Massive in size. Using a 50mm lens," said Lou. Continue reading for another strange object Lou spotted next to an astronaut on the ISS.
While not much is known about the EcoLog 590D, it's definitely a machine that could be mistaken for a science-fiction prop. It basically consists of a LogMax 7000 head that can pick up trees like you would a stick, and saw them into several pieces while separating the leafy section. Sure, this may not be available to everyday consumers, but even if it were, expect a price tag north of $200,000 Continue reading for three more videos.
The Crooked Forest is a grove of oddly-shaped pine trees located outside Nowe Czarnowo, West Pomerania, Poland. This grove of approximately 400 pines was planted around 1930, when its location was still within the German province of Pomerania. It is generally believed that some form of human tool or technique was used to make the trees grow this way, but the method and motive are not currently known. It has been speculated that the trees may have been deformed to create naturally curved timber for use in furniture or boat building. Others surmise that a snowstorm could have knocked the trees like this, but to date nobody knows what really happened to these pine trees. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
A photographer located in Eastern Victoria, Australia managed to capture this once-in-a-lifetime image of a rainbow-filled fallstreak hole. This phenomenon is basically a large circular or elliptical gap that can appear in cirrocumulus or altocumulus clouds. Such holes are formed when the water temperature in the clouds is below freezing but the water has not frozen yet due to the lack of ice nucleation. When ice crystals do form it will set off a domino effect, due to the Bergeron process, causing the water droplets around the crystals to evaporate: this leaves a large, often circular, hole in the cloud. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Ramses Sanguino is not your normal five-year-old, as he's touted as a savant who is displaying signs of telepathy. The child is already learning seven languages, solving complex mathematical equations and even demonstrating telepathy at his home in Los Angeles, California. Sanquino was able to correctly recite the value and suits of playing cards, as well as numbers that were written down out of sight in another room. "If you think about it, if you have your primary language compromised then that would be a perfect setup for telepathy. I have found many autistic children who have been reported to be telepathic and I wanted to see it for myself and see if it can be evaluated and actually tested under rigorous, controlled conditions," said neuroscientist Dr. Powell. Continue reading for more pictures and information.