J.R.R Tolkien Fan Builds a Hobbit Hole with 2,600 Balloons

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J.R.R Tolkien Fan Builds a Hobbit Hole with 2,600 Balloons
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In celebrating the upcoming release of The Hobbit, Utah-based Balloon artist Jeremy Telford turned his family living room into an authentic hobbit hole using 2,600 hand-pumped balloons over three days in about 40 hours of work. If you're curious about the process, be sure to check out the behind-the-scenes video!

New Zealand's Giant Airport Gollum of the Day

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New Zealand's Giant Airport Gollum of the Day
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The Wellington airport just got a lot more precious. What's next, New Zealand? Peter Jackson for Prime Minister?

The Hobbit's First TV Spot of the Day

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Peter Jackson has also revealed the running time of the first film: 2 hours and 40 minutes.

What About Second Breakfast? of the Day

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What About Second Breakfast? of the Day
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Denny's is rolling out an unexpected menu, full of Hobbit-themed food options. Anyone up for "Shire Sausage" or "Gandalf's Gobble Melt?"

See if you can stomach the commercial.

Will Stephen Colbert Have A 'Hobbit' Cameo? of the Day

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Will Stephen Colbert Have A 'Hobbit' Cameo? of the Day
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According to Empire, Colbert recently visited the Hobbit set in New Zealand:

I flew out and watched them shoot some scenes and went to some locations. I saw a 25-minute cut, and it was amazing. [Peter] Jackson knows I'm a big fan of the films.

Asked if he would be making a cameo, Colbert replied coyly: "Could be."

Meanwhile In New Zealand of the Day

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Meanwhile In New Zealand of the Day
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Starting November 1, New Zealand will be putting The Hobbit on its stamps and money. Ian McKellen is delighted by the concept: "To put Gandalf on these splendiferous coins is a wizard idea."

We see what you did there, Sir Ian. The coins are not only highly collectible, they're also legal tender. It's all about the Bagginses, baby.

Knitted Beard Hats of the Day

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Knitted Beard Hats of the Day
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Stay warm through Halloween and the rest of the winter with this snuggly beard-and-helmet combo.

Sure, there have been other hats with facial hair, but these are by far the most robust.

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