Bruno Walpoth, A Real-Life Geppetto

Italian sculptor and artist Bruno Walpoth has a knack for wood against which few can compete. His flawlessly carved creations of the human form are as realistic as they are striking—so much so that from a distance, it is nearly impossible to tell that his figures are not living, breathing beings. Like the tales of Pinocchio and his creator Geppetto, Walpoth’s sculptures certainly seem like they could spring to life at any moment and slip into our world.

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Lyndon B. Johnson’s Amphibious Car

Amphibious Car

Before the Vietnam War would pin the death-nail on his presidential legacy, LBJ managed to have quite a sense of humor. Seen here is LBJ’s amphibious car, which he would use at his Texas ranch to play pranks on guests. One stand out prank was taking his guests out for a spin, pretend to lose control of the vehicle as they approached the lake, and shout “The brakes don’t work! We’re going in! We’re going under!” The car would then enter the water where, as guests were trying to prevent their heart from popping out of their chests, Johnson would laugh.
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Stunt Doubles And Their Famous Counterparts

Stunt Doubles Space Balls

The shot that introduced a certain age group to the very existence of stunt doubles. Source: Tumblr

With the film industry depending more and more on high-impact visual effects to get people into theaters, stunt doubles to A-list stars have tighter schedules than ever. Technology evolves by the minute, rendering the days of light sabers and animatronic dinosaurs relatively dull when compared to the potential of what awaits us in films of the future.

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Even our beloved Guardians need help saving the world. Source: Screen Burn

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This Illuminated Bike Path Was Inspired by Van Gogh

There’s nothing quite like a midnight stroll down the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde Bicycle Path, a recently unveiled illuminated bike path in Nuenen, Netherlands that has taken the world by storm. Inspired by painter Vincent van Gogh’s iconic painting Starry Night, the bicycle path is covered with glowing blue and green lights that swirl and twist to mimic the artwork. This kilometer-long bicycle path is the latest innovation from Studio Roosegaard, a design firm that’s known for its interactive and socially responsible designs.

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