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Real Life Superheroes

What makes a hero most?  Get to know the real lives, real stories and real truths behind The Real Life Super Hero Project. They don’t fly.  They don’t stretch. Neither do they explode, morph nor regenerate.  They possess no dazzling arsenal of gadgets, turbo-charged vehicles, no futuristic ballistic-armored suits.

Real Life Superheroes group shot: Top row left to right: Life, Mutinous Angel, The Crimson Fist, Ragensi, Zetaman, Motor Mouth Center row left to right: Dark Guardian, KnightVigil, Civitron, DC's Guardian, Z, Deaths Head Moth, Zimmer Bottom row left to right: Nyx, Phantom Zero, Super Hero, Geist, Thanatos: The Dark Avenger, Master Legend, Citizen Prime (© 2010 Peter Tangen/The Real Life Super Hero Project)

Rather, they are ordinary men and women, who have made a conscious choice to live extraordinary lives—living, breathing, feeling embodiments of Creative Altruism, and all that it entails.  In a world where too many people have given up and settled for less, they have decided to rock the status quo by getting up, going out and making whatever small differences they can, in hopes of inspiring others to do the same.

They are Real Life Superheroes, and these are their stories.

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Winscape: Because Waking Up In The Same Place Every Morning Is Boring

If you look out your window and don’t like what you see and you happen to have around $2,500 to spare, then Winscape just might be the solution.

Press a button on your remote and you are peering out at the Golden Gate Bridge or perhaps you would prefer to gaze at a serene underwater scene complete with moving fish?

The installation requires two 46-inch Full HD plasma HDTV’s with window facades in front of them. An iPhone controller, a wearable tracking device and some powerful software work in concert to create the on-screen virtual image that follows the viewer around as if they are looking out a real window. If the viewer steps to the left then more of the vista previously hidden by the frame appears and if they step closer, everything gets bigger.

Yes it looks like a DIY project not designed for the novice but the end result is astounding! See how the original was created here:

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Master Business Card Thrower

Samsung hired this master business card thrower (name unknown) to showcase his accuracy and help promote the new digital camcorder H205.

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The Ultimate Tree House

There’s the tree house your Dad built for you in the backyard, and then there’s the tree house Robert Harvey Oshatz built in the forests of Portland, Oregon. Designed in 1997 and completed in 2004, the Wilkinson Residence is in perfect harmony with its surroundings. Built on a steep sloping lot, the living space resides amongst the forest canopy, making your morning coffee most enjoyable. With more curves than Lombard Street, the Wilkinson Residence is a property you have to see to believe.

A lover of music, the client wanted a house that not only became part of the natural landscape but also addressed the flow of music. This house evades the mechanics of the camera; it is difficult to capture the way the interior space flows seamlessly through to the exterior. One must actually stroll through the house to grasp its complexities and its connection to the exterior. One example is a natural wood ceiling, floating on curved laminated wood beams, passing through a generous glass wall which wraps around the main living room.










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The World’s Fastest Everything

Here is a video compilation of the world’s fastest everything, from cup stacking to clapping.

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Elephant That Fits In The Eye Of Needle

Willard Wigan, a genius artist with steady hands and incredible patience creates detailed micro-sculptures that fit on the head of a pin or inside the eye of a needle.

 

 

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