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Fan-Made Batmobile to be auctioned at Mercedes-Benz World

Homemade 1989 Batmobile auction at Mercedes Benz World

Batmobiles are one of the most liked DIY vehicles and it is no surprise that many geeks venture out on making their own. In the past too we have seen many intuitive Batman fans making their own versions of a high end Batmobile, with some so impressive that it was hard to believe that they were made in backyards or home garage. One Batmobile that caught our eye just because of the amount of work put into its making and the attention to detail in its look, is the one pictured above. It also petrified us, considering that it will be auctioned by Historics for an estimated £90,000 at the Mercedes-Benz World in Brooklands.
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Australia Post Rolls Out Interactive Video Stamps

Australia Post Video Stamps

Australia Post is making snail mail a little more high tech with the release of their video stamps. They’re not the first to introduce QR codes on stamps (Croatia released theirs last year), but they are the first to do more with it. Instead of tracking your mail as it gets to you, senders can opt to send video messages along with the package to the recipients.

Senders can record clips that are as short as 15 seconds and as long as 12 hours. This way, letters can be made even more personal with a recorded video message.

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Would You Have Said Yes? ‘Picking Up Girls in a Fat Suit’ Social Experiment

Do looks still matter as much as they used to, or have people changed? For years, we’ve heard about how so many people have come to the realization that true love prevails, regardless of someone’s wealth, status, or appearance. Putting this to the test is Jason from Simple Pickup, who donned a fat suit and confidently set out to ask random girls for their digits.

Did his confidence and personality win them over, or did his looks turn them off before he even opened his mouth?

The social experiment is interesting and its results undoubtedly say a lot about people’s perceptions nowadays. If you think about it, the results aren’t all that surprising. You can check the clip out above to see for yourself.

VIA [ Viral Viral Videos ]

‘The Deep’ Transforms Old Tools Into Sea Creatures

Got some old tools in your toolbox? Thinking of throwing most of them out, especially the rusty ones? Well, before you do that, you might want to check out what animator PES did with his old tools. He’s known for his creative shorts that feature everyday objects in not-so-ordinary ways, and “The Deep” is his latest work that does exactly just that.

In it, PES transforms a bevy of old tools and random scrapes like chains, gears, presses, keys, and calipers into creatures from the deep. From the aquatic backdrop with undersea plant life to undersea creatures like fish and eel, PES has recreated them all using stuff you can find in a toolbox or at your local hardware store.

The short was originally released back in 2010 but it wasn’t until recently that PES uploaded the HD version to his channel.

VIA [ C|NET ]

Tricks Done Right: Flying R/C Quadcopter Ghost with Glowing Eyes

October is the month when pranksters let loose, where almost everyone becomes a victim of their sometimes funny and often scary pranks and practical jokes. Taking things one step further is Alton Porter. He built a flying remote-controlled ghost that has glowing eyes that definitely adds to the scare factor.

Alton’s probably having a few laughs right now as he flies his R/C ghost around for a test run before unleashing it onto unsuspecting trick-or-treaters come October 31st. If you know him personally or live in the same neighborhood, you might want to avoid his house if you don’t want the living daylights scared out of you or your kid…or not, because in hindsight, that’s what makes Halloween fun in the first place.

VIA [ Geekologie ]

Hilarious: Improv Everywhere Recreates ‘You Shall Not Pass!’ Scene from LOTR

Remember that epic moment from the Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring movie where Gandalf stands in front of the Balrog and delivers the forceful line that was eventually turned into a meme: “You shall not pass!” It was powerful moment and it changed the course of the events to come.

This being one of the most easily recognizable scenes from the series, Improv Everywhere set out to make people experience it in real life by recreating it in one episdode of their “Movies in Real Life” series. The result is pretty hilarious.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

Rickroll’d in Klingon: Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ in Klingon

You’ll never forget the first time you were Rickroll’d. I certainly didn’t. What happened was: a friend called me one day and asked if I had heard about the iPhone 4S. I said no, and he told me to check out his Facebook profile because he had linked to an article about it. So I stupidly clicked on the shortened URL and was treated to Rick Astley in all his retro Never Gonna Give You Up goodness.

Rickrolling is still very much alive and kicking, and now an alternate Klingon version of his hit song has hit the web. It’s a Star Trek-inspired parody directed by Christopher Kidder-Mostrom, who also happens to provide the vocals for the video. Now it won’t win any music awards, but it’s a pretty decent–not to mention hilarious–effort.

So what are you waiting for? Get Rickrolling now, Klingon-style.

VIA [ io9 ]

This Will Make You Cry Pixel Tears: ‘Finding Nemo’ Retold in 8-Bit

Admit it. Finding Nemo made you laugh a little, get mad a little, and even cry a little at the end. If you grew up in an overprotected environment, then you might even be able to relate with little Nemo himself. Now you can relive the entire story in just under two minutes thanks to CineFix, who just released their pixel-riffic version of Finding Nemo. It’s amazing what their team can do, as this is just one of the many movies that they’ve condensed and subjected to 8-bit animation under the 8-Bit Cinema series.

This particular one was written and animated by David Dutton, set in music by Henry Dutton.

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]

#MustWatch: Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon’s Hilarious Sketch That Mocks #Hashtags

Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon are bros for life and it shows in their latest comedy skit that mocks hashtags–or rather, its overuse and the sometimes annoying ways that people use them. The celebrity duo manage to have an entire conversation that’s peppered in the end by a multitude of hashtags that people normally use when they’re on Twitter or on some other social network.

At first, it’s fine. But then, it slowly starts to get on your nerves…

There’s nothing annoying about Justin and Jimmy though. In fact, they manage to show how silly and dumb conversations sound when hashtags are added at the end of every statement. This skit will either have you hanging your head in shame or laughing your head off–or both. Watch it. You won’t regret it. #nokidding #forreal #okay #imdone #bye

VIA [ Gizmodo ]