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‘Back To The Future’: 9 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know (Video)
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Back to the Future

We’ve seen some amusing and educational “Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know” videos from CineFix for movies such as Terminator, Fight Club, and Home Alone.

So when we saw that they were offering up some fun facts on one of the greatest movies ever made, Robert Zemeckis‘s 1985 time travel classic Back to the Future in celebration of the movie’s 30th anniversary this year, we of course had to share it.

Some of these fun facts are pretty well known, such as Eric Stoltz originally playing Marty McFly, but there’s plenty of bits many of you likely had no idea about. I know I had never heard of a few of them. Click on over to the other side to watch the video and find out how many Back to the Future fun facts are new to you.

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The Drill Down 358: I, For One, Welcome Our New A.I. Overlords
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HAL_9000

This week, broadband gets a new definition, Edward Snowden on Cyber Warfare, ISIS may have hacked US Central Command’s Twitter, Experts call for tighter AI safeguards, and those shoes from Back to the Future are finally going to happen. All this, and much much more…

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Working Hoverboard Can Be Yours For Just $10,000! (Video)
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Hendo Hoverboard

Back in March the internet exploded after a video of what appeared to be a real working hoverboard—the wheel-less, floating skateboard made famous by Back to the Future II—surfaced online. The video, as it turned out, was a Funny or Die hoax.

But people just love their Back to the Future technology dreams (I cannot WAIT for one of those fancy pizza rehydrators personally), so it was only a matter of time before the hoverboard showed up again. This time, however, it appears that the hoverboard, which is called the Hendo Hoverboard, actually works…and you can reserve yours for only $10,000.

Click on over to the other side for more and to see a video of the board in action.

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Funny Or Die Admits To Hoverboard Hoax With New Video, Shares How You Can Win Signed Replica
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Tony Hawk Funny or Die Hoverboard Prank

By now you’ve likely heard of or seen the video that stormed the ‘net recently claiming to show a real working Back to the Future II hoverboard. Everyone wanted to believe it was a real thing, but the general consensus was that the video was almost certainly fake. Not long after, it was discovered that Funny or Die was apparently behind it all.

Now Funny or Die has admitted to the prank, and is apologizing for such a cruel, cruel hoax. They’ve released a new video with BTTF star Christopher Lloyd, who appeared in the prank video and even got a little emotional toward the end to help try to sell it, talking about the deception. He also reveals a way that one person will be able to win a replica hoverboard that was signed by the celebrities who took part in the prank.

You can check out the video below.

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Tony Hawk Hoverboard Is Funny Or Die Hoax; Hopes Of ’80s Children Everywhere Crushed
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Back to the Future II Hoverboard

The future is here! Or maybe it isn’t. Guys, seriously, is the future here or not?

A major announcement shook the pillars of the Interweb recently. HUVr Tech announced through a new celebrity-fueled campaign that they have a fully functional hoverboard. No seriously. A fucking hoverboard! Like, Back To The Future II-style hoverboard.

Now the bad news…it’s all apparently been an elaborate prank by Funny Or Die. Continue reading for more.

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Is This A Real Working ‘Back To The Future’ Hoverboard? (Video)
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HUVr Tech Hoverboard

We’ve seen glimpses of the possibility of a real working hoverboard, the floating skateboard made famous in Back to the Future II, in the past, but nothing that someone could actually get on and ride.

Yesterday a video was uploaded by a company called HUVr, which claims to show the first real-deal working hoverboard ever created. It begins with Back to the Future star Christopher Lloyd showing up in a DeLorean (as he tends to do) and handing off the high-tech board to skateboarding legend Tony Hawk before Hawk and other celebrities talk about being the first to experience something no one thought they’d ever get to experience.

At first glance and without any other knowledge the video might just blow your mind. But there’s more going on here than first meets the eye. Click on over to the other side to see the video.

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Watch Now: Someone Made A Flying ‘Back To The Future’ DeLorean
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Flying DeLorean

Ever wanted to see a real DeLorean flying through the air before it zips off through space and time to another decade, century, or millennia, just as it did at the end of Back to the Future and in Back to the Future II?

Well, that’s probably difficult to pull off with a full-sized DeLorean considering we don’t yet have the flying car sci-fi movies have promised us, but it’s not stopping folks from making a scale model of the car and taking to the skies.

As you’ll see in the video below, someone did just that and, along with the help of that famous Back to the Future music score, it’s almost just like the real thing. Sorta.

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‘Back To The Future’ Sneaker Designer Tinker Hatfield Promises Self-Lacing MAG By 2015
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Back to the Future II Nike MAG

Pure excitement quickly turned to sheer disappointment recently when it was announced that Nike was going to release the MAG, the actual self–tying sneaker that Michael J. Fox‘s Marty McFly character wore in Back to the Future II, BUT that they would only be releasing a limited 1,500 pairs of the shoe via auction (which, on the first day, were running many thousands of dollars per pair) and they would, sadly, not be self–lacing.

But that does not appear to be the end of it. Legendary shoe engineer Tinker Hatfield, the man who designed this brand new Nike MAG and invented the original Pump sneakers, was on hand at the release party for the MAG and had some encouraging words for those saddened by the lack of self–lacing.

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Nike Unveils Limited Edition ‘Back To The Future 2’ Sneaker, The MAG
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Back to the Future II Nike MAG

It’s very much likely that we all at one point or another have dreamed of those crazy fictional things from the “future” we’ve seen created for movies, TV shows, comics, and video games somehow being made into a reality some day. And perhaps the movie that presented the most fun and intriguing futuristic goodies to bring to life, was of course Back to the Future II.

The most iconic futuristic item shown in the movie would have to be the hoverboard—a skateboard without wheels that hovers a foot or so above the ground—which hasn’t been mass–produced…yet…though one artist did build his own working hoverboard a while back.

But after that, it’s all about the self–lacing shoes that Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) wore in the movie, called the Nike MAG. And now those very shoes are a reality…sorta. A reality for those of us with a lot of money sitting around, anyway.

Continue reading to learn how you can try and get your own pair of the sneakers, and to see a couple of videos—one of which has none other than Christopher Lloyd returning to the role of Doc Brown!

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Geek Art: ‘Back To The Future’ Hill Valley Hover Society
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Back to the Future - Hill Valley Hover SocietyArtist Steve Dressler has created a new Back To The Future-theme piece of artwork called Hill Valley Hover Society.

The artwork has Marty’s futuristic bright pink hoverboard from Back To The Future II against the backdrop of the clock tower; underneath it reads “HILL VALLEY HOVER SOCIETY – ESTABLISHED 2015.”

See the image here at right (click for larger, full view).

About the artwork, Dressler said:

Less than 5 years away!

I always loved the colors of Marty’s board.

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