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Lena Headey Just Said What We're All Thinking About Donald Trump and Boris Johnson With A Photoshopped Pic From 'The Shining'

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People across the United Kingdom were dismayed, though unsurprised, that Conservative Party members elected former Foreign Secretary and avowed nationalist Boris Johnson to Prime Minister by a wide margin.

Johnson promises that the United Kingdom will finally leave the European Union by the end of October, three years after UK citizens voted "leave" in the infamous Brexit referendum of 2016.


With his consistent nationalist rhetoric and stoking of Islamophobic fears (not to mention his hairstyle), many have compared him to American President Donald Trump—including Trump himself.

But a recent Instagram post from Game of Thrones star Lena Headey is shining a whole new light on the resemblance.

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Headey used one of the creepiest moments in Stanley Kubrick's seminal horror film The Shining to mock the two nationalists and a special relationship that's about to get a whole lot scarier.

Without revealing too much, the scene Headey refers to feature's a little boy riding his tricycle through a labyrinth of creepy hotel halls before encountering the ghosts of twin girls.

Here's the original scene for reference (there are some graphic images).

The Shining (1980) - Come Play With Us Scene (2/7) | Movieclips www.youtube.com

Many found Headey's comparison of the chilling scene and the terrifying reality of Johnson's election perfectly apt.

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Terrifying.

Although, some wonder, who did it best?



Stanley Kubrick's interpretation of Stephen King's horror novel, The Shining, is available here.

No dictators were harmed in the filming of the movie.

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The wizarding world is now a reality.

Sort of.

A Canadian company has created a real life invisibility cloak, and it's mind-blowing to see in action.

The company, HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp., calls its creation "Quantum Stealth."

See it in action here:

'Invisibility cloak' that could hide tanks and troops looks closer to reality www.youtube.com

Describing themselves on their website as "Leaders in Camouflage, Concealment, and Deception", HyperStealth has patents pending on their magical invention.

The "invisibility shield" is made of an inexpensive, paper thin material that bends light to make objects appear to be invisible. The company boasts that it would be able to hide people, vehicles, and even buildings.

Humans hidden by Quantum Stealth would also be undetectable to heat-sensing cameras.

Meet the Canadian who created a real-life invisibility shield youtu.be

Guy Cramer, the CEO of HyperStealth and the shield's inventor explained to CTV News:

"This is the same material that you see in 3D books and DVD covers and movie posters where by moving side to side you get a 3D image. We're using the same material and we've removed the picture from behind it to get that effect."

The material was never meant to for public use, but Cramer hopes that his invention will be helpful to Canada's military allies, including the United States.

Since releasing video demonstrations of the "invisibility cloak", military personnel have become interested in learning more about it.

Reception to the prototype, initially demonstrated to militaries in 2011, was lukewarm. But HyperStealth's recent promotional materials have since caught the attention of higher ups.

Cramer has expressed surprise about the public's interest in "Quantum Stealth" on Twitter.

Cramer admitted to CTV that he has reservations about how the material can be used:

"The intention was to keep it out of the public and to allow the military to use it sparingly or bury it. My concern is the criminal element using this at some point in the future and non-allied countries using it against our soldiers out there."

Fans of the Harry Potter series are comparing "Quantum Stealth" to Harry's Invisibility Cloak.





Featured in both the book and movies, Harry's Invisibility Cloak is a made from a magical fabric that he and his friends wear to appear invisible, usually to hide from Hogwarts' staff.

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Twitter is in awe of the invention's unbelievable capabilities.





Though some people share Cramer's worries about it falling into the wrong hands and its use in warfare.





Despite the public's excitement and concerns, Cramer doubts that it will ever be available for civilian use.

When addressing "Quantum Stealth's availability to the general public, he wrote on the HyperStealth website:

"Not in the near future unless the Military decided to release the technology and I don't anticipate that will happen anytime soon."

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