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Q1 Tower – World’s Tallest Residential Building

Set in Surfer’s Paradise, Queensland, the Q1 Tower is the tallest residential building in Australia and the world.

Q1 Tower has a roof height of 275 meters that only make it the second tallest residential building in Australia, after Eureka Tower, in Melbourne. But Q1 also has a long metal spire set up on the roof, which makes the total height of the building go up to 322.5 meters.

The Q1 Tower was inspired by the Sydney 2000 Olympic Torch and the Sidney Operahouse and it was named in honor of Australia’s 1920s Olympic sculling team. Q1 also means Queensland Number One and it will not be holding the title of world’s tallest residential building for much longer, a taller D1 Tower is being built in Dubai and it is scheduled for completion in 2009

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Original 1989 Batmobile on sale on eBay

Unfortunately “Biding has ended for this item” so you no longer have the opportunity to ride in an original Batmobile. Well…I don’t know if original is the right word to describe it. Warner Bros. built 5 Batmobiles for their 1989 motion picture and this is the last of them, but it wasn’t actually used in the movie. So I guess it’s kind of an original replica.

The starting bid was set at $500,000 but the highest bid for the 1989 Batmobile was only $110,000. The 20 feet long, 8 feet  wide original Batmobile replica has a Chevrolet 350 engine and no doors. The buyer would have to climb on top of the car where the canopy opens just like in the movie.

Because the 1989 Batmobile originally belonged to Warner Bros., the owner would have to sign a special contract with the company. The details of this contract were not revealed on the eBay bidding-page

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LEGO Chevrolet Camaro

So far we’ve seen so pretty crazy things built out of LEGO pieces, like the LEGO Sushi, LEGO Beijing Olympics and even the world’s tallest LEGO Tower, but a real-size car? Well, yes, a LEGO master that goes by the internet name of Crowkillers managed to build a 2009 Chevrolet Camaro using only advanced LEGO Technic pieces. Although it’s impossible to see it in the photos, the LEGO Technic pieces allow this Chevy Camaro to move around without the use of a hand.

Several thousand pieces went into this LEGO masterpiece and probably hundreds of hardwork, but Crowkillers must be really proud of himself, the LEGO Chevrolet Camaro is a thing of beauty

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Source: Edmunds Inside Line

Emergency Zombie Defence Station

I bet Alice from Resident Evil had one of these when she got cornered by a pack of brainless undead.

The Emergency Zombie Defense Station was created by a horror movie fan after seeing a similar one on the internet. He thought he could do an even better job so he started working on it. And the result of his work is most impressive, The Zombie Defense Station comes complete with a standard-size shotgun and ammo, a machete for when you run out of shotgun shells and even a transparent riot-shield. Well actually that’s the lid of the Defense Station package, it comes off and can be used as a shield. The creator says he loved the transparent riot-shields in 28 Days Later so he decided to make one of his own.

So there you have it, the next time you run into a pack of zombies, just make sure you have the Emergency Zombie Defense Station on you, it’s all you’ll ever need. I actually feel sorry for the poor undead…

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Source: Crafster

Cadillac Ranch

What’s the weirdest thing you could possibly see in the desert? Sure, an iceberg or something, but you have to admit that ten half buried Cadillacs come pretty close. And when they’re all covered in graffiti, it just makes things even weirder.

The Cadillac Ranch was created in 1974, in Amarillo, Texas by members of an art group called Ant Farm. It’s made up by 10 old Cadillac models dating from 1949 to 1963 and it means to symbolize a number of evolutions of the car line.  All the ten Cadillacs are tilted towards the west, at an angle corresponding to that of the Pyramids at Gyza.

The Cadillac Ranch can be seen when driving on Highway 66

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Impale Your Enemies! Avenging Unicorn and Narwhal

All I can say about these toys is: Too bad you can only find them in America! I’m sure people all over the world would jump at the opportunity to impale a mime, a hippie or a corporate suit without having to pay the consequences. Because that’s what these original toys allow you to do. The Avenging Unicorn and The Avenging Narwhal toys come with interchangeable horns that keep the fun going for hours. With the Narwhal you get the chance to impale a seal, a Koala bear and a penguin, supposedly ancient enemies of the Narwhal (don’t blame me, it says so on the box).

They’ve been spotted in stores across America and I just wish I could get my hands on at least one of them, I have a friend who would love something like ths for his birthday.

Not the kind of gift you’d want to buy for your kids though.

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Russian-made Wooden Computer

This incredible piece of technology-art was custom built by a Russian craftsman for an anonymous client. This wooden computer not only looks more like a piece of art that belongs in a gallery, it’s a perfectly functional desktop computer. Tests showed that after 24 hours of extreme gaming there was no trouble with overheating.

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The Vampire-Slaying Kit

This cool-looking vampire-slaying kit was on sale on eBay back in 2006 and it was apparently a genuine 19th Century kit made in Transylvania.

The vampire-slaying kit contained all the items a real vampire slayer would need to battle the Nosferatu, including  bottles of holy water, a seringe for injecting liquid garlic, a 13.1 inch beautifully encrusted knife, an old bible, several wooden spikes and a hammer to help impale the vampire’s heart, and a beautifully crafted cross.

All the items were presented in a vintage metal box that immediately caught the eye of several buyers and made the vampire-slaying kit sell as fast as you can say “I waaaant to suuuuck your bloood!”

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Source: BoingBoing

The Spoon Cadillac

 Uri Geller, one of the world’s most famous spoon-benders, also created one of the most unusual cars you’ve ever seen. Covered with over 5,000bent pieces of silverware, Geller’s Spoon Cadillac is a tribute to his extraordinary talent. 1000 spoons and forks were donated by children from Israel, India, Great Britain and others are collection items, touched or used by famous personalities.

If he were to drive his Spoon Cadillac, instead of keeping it on display at the Beaulieu National Museum, in England, Uri Geller would have some serious trouble getting it washed and waxed. Some of the pieces on this custom-built 1974 Cadillac were bent by Uri Geller himself, using his incredible brain-power, while the others were bent artificially by him and his friend Avi Pines, a famous Israeli sculptor.

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Chinese Make Cheap Dodge Tomahawk Replicas

Back in 2003 Dodge first presented its monster on four wheels, the Dodge Tomahawk motorcycle (I know I said four wheels, but I can’t call it a car now can I?). This baby had an 8.3 V10 Viper engine that produced unimaginable power. Only 10 Dodge Tomahawks were ever built and they were sold with 550,000 dollars.

But if you thought you had no chance in hell to get your hands on one of these babies, think again. The Chinese have created an exact replica of the Dodge Tomahawk, called KMD K-007 Tron Bike MC-06. It’s got a weak 150 cc engine, but it looks just like the Tomahawk and costs only $1398.

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Bicycles Made Out of Gold

Designers from the Scandinavian firm Aurumania have created a limited series of 10 bikes made out of solid gold.  Each piece of every bike was created by hand and the whole thing decorated with 600 Swarovsky crystals. The bikes all come with a leather seats and horns and they each cost around 80,000 dollars.

I’d buy one of these gold designer bicycles if I knew how to ride one and…if I could afford it.

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Travelodge – Europe’s First Container Hotel

Travelodge Hotel just opened in London, England and although it might not look like anything special, it’s much different than ordinary hotels for the simple reason that it’s made out of containers. That’s right, those large metal boxes container-ships carry around. This is a first for Europe, but in China container-hotels are common, especially in Shanghai.

Travelodge has 120 rooms, but you can relax, they look nothing like the inside of a container. They are ecquiped with all the facilities you can find in any normal hotel room and if the hotel is able dismantled, the containers can be use for shiping. This is what experts call an ecological building

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Bad night at the museum

This is funny and painful to watch at the same time, but it’s a lot funnier than it is painful. This South-African thief decided that the best place for him to rob would be a museum, and without any careful planning picked its lock and went in. That’s when things started going terribly wrong, the alarm went off, he panicked and decided to make a run for it. He climbed a tree in the museum yard and tried to jump over the spiked fence. But as always, karma comes back and bites you in the arse…or impales you, in this case. His jump wasn’t as good as he hoped and a metal spiked penetrated his…well, you know.

The police had to lift him with a crane before they could arrest him, but he should look at the bright side, when he goes to jail and gets raiped like a little bitch for the first time, he’s not  gonna feel shocked.

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Bottle-opener improvisation

How many times did you want to enjoy a glass of fine wine and realised you didn’t have a bottle-opener in the house? Well that happened too many times in my case, but thanks to these wonderful “how-to” photos, it never has to happen again. Sure this improvisation isn’t the most elegant way to open a wine-bottle, but it gets the job done.

So no more sticking forks into the cork (my case),  a hammer, a screwdriver and a screw are all the bottle-opening tools you’ll ever need.

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Crown Fountain – A Wet Wonder

Designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, the Crown Fountain is one of Chicago‘s most popular landmarks. It’s made out of a black granite pool placed between two glass towers and it is covered with LEDs depicting faces of the residents of Chicago and natural sceneries. It is 50 meters high and when it was built, in 2004, it cost around 17 million dollars.

In the warm season the Crown Fountain provides entertainment especially for the children of the city who love getting soaked by the water coming out through two nozzles, that makes it seem like the face on the tower is spitting  it out. Crown Fountain is extremely popular among the residents of Chicago that come here to relax, enjoy themselves and have their pictures taken in hope that their face might end up on the fountain.

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