We know that movies and television utilize green screens, but what about magazine photos? Let's just say that things aren't much different, and the techniques used are probably much simpler than you initially thought. For example, this model looks to be standing in front of beautiful mountains, but in reality, the entire background was projected onto a white wall in a house. Continue reading for more interesting examples of magazine photo magic.
The M3 Amphibious Rig is basically a self-propelled amphibious bridging vehicle that is used for the projection of tanks and other vehicles across water obstacles. It's self-deployable by road, operating as a 4x4 wheeled vehicle with a maximum road speed of 80 km/h. When driven into the water for amphibious operation, it deploys two large aluminum pontoons, and is propelled and steered by 2 fully traversable pump jets at speeds of up to 14 km/h. Multiple rigs may be joined by long connectors called "ramps", 4 of which are carried on each vehicle, to form a bridge across a water obstacle. 8 M3 Rigs will bridge a 100m water gap this way, and can be traversed by vehicles up to and including the heaviest 60+ ton main battle tank like the Leopard 2A6 and Challenger 2. Continue reading for three more weird vehicles that actually exist.
Jeff Bloch has created the world's first upside down Camaro, and it's not just a sculpture or museum piece. Simply put, he took a 1999 Chevrolet Camaro, flipped it, and then fused the vehicle with a Ford Festiva to produce the wacky racecar. "This car is a 1999 Camaro convertible. We actually skinned the Camaro body right off the chassis, and then recreated it upside down on a steel framework and hung it over a 1999 Ford Festiva that I bought for 200 bucks. I bought the Camaro for just 900 bucks - it had a rotten top and a mildew interior. The little Festiva runs great! People ask me why I wanted to build something like the upside down Camaro racer. I just like to build things that no one has ever built before, and I like to be very entertaining in the process," said Bloch. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of some awesome digital magic tricks.
These conical homes appear to be from a fairytale, but they can be found in the Japanese mountains of Shizuoka Prefecture. They were designed by Issei Suma and consist of five tents that were built for two retired ladies. Inside, you'll find modern amenities such as a seashell-shaped pool, full kitchen, as well as plenty of space for their caretaker and cook to roam around. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
This looks like a Bentley Continental GT3 R from afar, but get closer, and you'll see that things are a bit off, since the donor car is actually a 1992 Toyota Supra. Power comes from a naturally aspirated 3.0L straight six producing 220-horsepower, mated to a four-speed automatic transmission, rather than a 572-horsepower twin-turbo 4.0L V8 found in the R. Simply put, a Bentley Continental GT3 R replica body kit was glued onto the Toyota two-door coupe, complete with stickers and stripes. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
It may look like a movie or television show stunt scene at first, but this is a real person trying to escape from a hanging car that's dangling by a thread off a parking garage. This man from Austin, Texas apparently reversed off a nine-story parking garage by putting his vehicle into the wrong gear. Fortunately, one of the cables wrapped around the vehicle's front axle preventing it from falling further. Continue reading to see a video of the car from another angle.
The "Sin City Hustler" started out as a normal Ford Excursion SUV, but after tuning shop Big Toyz Racing (BTR) got their hands on it, the vehicle became a 12-passenger monster truck. Measuring 32-feet long and 12-feet high, it's built on a tube frame chassis, and features four-wheel-steering, while rolling on 66-inch tires suspended by 26-inch nitrogen filled shocks. Power comes from a monstrous 700-horsepower 521 cubic-inch big block Ford V8. To keep things somewhat classy, entry to the cabin is via a private jet-style drop down staircase at the rear. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one explaining the lost Star Wars movie that was written, but never made.
Another day, another strange accident, and this time, it involves a delivery van colliding with a Dragonair KA961 at Hong Kong International Airport. Fortunately, the vehicle was only dragged a few meters on the tarmac, with the driver suffering minor head injuries. "The driver who was trapped on board the light goods vehicle was rescued. He was injured in the head and shoulder and taken conscious to North Lantau Hospital for treatment," said a police spokesperson. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how to make a real shark cake.
Located 25-feet underground in the Las Vegas desert, this nuclear bunker boasts all the amenities you'd expect from a real home, complete with a Jacuzzi, kitchen, bedrooms, and more. It was originally built by Girard B. "Jerry" Henderson's Underground World Home Inc. back in the 1960s and 70s when many citizens feared the imminence of nuclear war. Other features include: a manually-operated "sky" with morning, dusk, and night settings, heated pool, a four-hole putting course, and even a dance floor. If you're in the market for one of these structures, you can visit this particular specimen at 3970 Spencer Street in Las Vegas - purchased by a non-profit in 2014 for $1.15-million. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
It's impossible to travel back in time to the 1970s, or at least that we know of, but visiting this home - located in Framingham, Massachusetts - just might be the next best thing. Currently on the market for $624,900, this time capsule spans 4,133-square-feet, complete with 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a swimming pool. "The original owner built the house and customized it and did all the decor in the early '70s. The most recent owners also appreciated the decor and lived in the house for more than 20 years without changing any parts of the quirky and multicolored interiors," said realtor Matthew Cuddy. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video explaining why virtual reality makes some people sick.