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  • RSVLTS Visit The New York World’s Fair 50 Years Later [37 HQ Photos]

    50 years ago today, the New York World’s Fair opened, running for two six-month seasons from 1964-65. Anyone who’s been to a Mets game knows that you can still find reminders of the exposition around Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, such as the iconic Unisphere. But the highlight of the fair, the New York State Pavilion, has sat unused and off limits to park visitors. Designed by architect Philip Johnson, the New York State Pavilion consists of three sections: the observation towers, the Theaterama, and the “Tent of Tomorrow.” To celebrate the 50 year anniversary, the “Tent of Tomorrow” was opened to visitors just for the day for the first time in years. Thousands showed up, including the RSVLTS, and waited in line for over 4 hours for the chance to see inside. Over the past few years the New York State Pavilion Paint Project has taken over the site and has been working hard at repainting and restoring the Tent of Tomorrow to its former glory. For more info on the project and future plans for the site, visit New York State Pavilion Paint Project.

  • These Are Not Your Average Sand Castles [13 Photos]

    Award winning sand sculptors from across the globe descended on Weston-Super-Mare, England for this year’s “Once Upon a Time” themed annual Weston-super-Mare Sand Sculpture festival. THis year’s theme was influenced by fairy tales and fables but that also include some current television and cinema blockbuster hits such as The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones and The Hobbit.

  • Them Eyes: 15 Photos Of Powerful Peepers

    Photojournalist Steve McCurry is best known for his photo “Afghan Girl,” which appeared on the cover of National Geographic in June, 1985. The photo is known for the girl’s powerful glare directly at the camera. Today McCurry has a blog where he groups his iconic photographs into categories. “Eloquence of the Eye” is one such collection, featuring “Afghan Girl” and many other portraits he’s taken all over the world. View the rest of the series and many other great photos at Steve McCurry’s Blog.

  • Newsman Brian Williams “Sings” Gin And Juice [Video]

    Jimmy Fallon previously revealed the hidden hip-hop messages in Brian Williams’ news broadcasts with his video for “Rapper’s Delight.” Apparently that wasn’t the only classic hip-hop song Brian Williams has been dropping lyrics from throughout his news delivery. Watch Williams and the rest of the NBC news crew perform “Gin and Juice” in this new video from the Tonight Show. Now that I think about it, I often get the urge to drink some Seagram’s gin while watching the news. I always figured I was just a raging alcoholic, but now I know it’s some sort of subliminal message. Now excuse me while I go in search of some bubonic chronic. I suddenly got an urge…

  • These Insane Speed Riding Stunts Will Wake You Up [Video]

    For those who don’t know, speed flying is an air sport where you fly a small fabric wing down a steep slope. Strong winds can keep you flying the whole way down. Strap some skis to your feet, and now you’re speed riding. Valentin Delluc is a master of the sport, as illustrated by this video. He even grinds the chairlift cable! Check out more of of Valentin Delluc’s insanity on Facebook.

  • This Tiny House Is Only 84 Square Feet [7 Photos]

    Ten years ago, after a trip to Guatemala and some health problems, Dee Williams reexamined her life and made some drastic changes. She sold her three-bedroom house in Portland, Oregon, built an 84-square-foot home on a trailer, and drove it to her friends’ yard in Olympia, Washington. She has just 305 possessions in her tiny home. There is no refrigerator or oven or even running water. She has a sink and a toilet but no shower. There are lights that run on solar power and a propane stove with one burner. The upstairs is a loft with just enough room for a bed. Over the last decade, Williams has become a big voice in the world of tiny house living and has published a book about her life. It looks like it could be a neat way to live for a little while, but could you do it permanently? Read more about Dee Williams at the New York Times.

  • The Ladies Of The 1964 New York World’s Fair [26 Photos]

    On April 22, 1964, the New York World’s Fair opened in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. The fair was not actually sanctioned by the Bureau of International Expositions because rental fees were charged for exhibitors and because it ran twice as long as is allowed, but who cares? This is America, and we do what we want. Over 51 million people visited over the two six-month operating seasons, including the ladies you see below. Be careful with your ogling, though—these ladies could be your grandmother!

  • 22 Before And After Shots Reveal How Much Of Your Favorite Movies Are CGI

    When you’re watching a movie, you expect monsters and spaceships, and all manner of things that don’t actually exist to be computer generated. However, with the quality of contemporary visual effects, filmmakers are relying on computers more and more and real life less and less. Thanks to computer generated images, a director realize his exact vision for every scene. Buildings, trees, weather—all can be manipulated with computers and blended in seamlessly. Pretty soon, we won’t even need actors. Won’t be so smug then, will you George Clooney? Check out more photos at Business Insider.

  • Lisalla Montenegro Is The Most Dominant WAG In MLB [18 Photos]

    Lisalla Montenegro is easily in the 1% of hotness on planet Earth but that fact that she married to Los Angeles Angels ace C.J. Wilson in December 2013 elevates her game to another stratosphere. Since his breakout year in 2010 Wilson has been an unstoppable force in the American League and we like to think Montenegro has something to do with that. Aerie recently named her to be the face of their summer 2014 line and the photos below prove that she and C.J. will be a force to be reckon with for the next few years.

  • The Sensory Overload Of Times Square Captured In GIF Form [17 GIFs]

    What do you do when you find yourself wandering around Times Square in the early morning hours of Easter Sunday? In the good old days, you could stumble into an adult movie theater, get a box of Jujubes (they last long!), and sit back and enjoy the show. Alas, those days of wine and roses are long gone. Now Times Square is nothing but 24 hours of nonstop advertising, with gigantic video screens promoting Guy Fieri and flashing signs pointing the way to Guy Fieri’s restaurant. With nary a peep show in sight, I had to make my own fun when I found myself in New York’s sense-shattering wonderland at 5 AM. Luckily I was armed with a Samsung Galaxy S5. I had tried taking animated photos before but the results were usually less than stellar, with parts of my subject stationary while other random bits flailed around like a whirling dervish. However, the usually annoying flashing lights of all the signs and video screens made a much better subject. These GIFs have been optimized for the web, but know that the quality of the original files is even more incredible. But due to the S5′s awesome camera, the file more »

  • Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower Will Be The World’s Tallest Building in 5 Years

    Saudi Arabia is expected to break ground on the largest building the world has ever seen next week. The Kingdom Tower is the name for the 3,280 ft cloud-scraper that will trump the current tallest building in the world, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa by 568 ft. The sheer height of the Kingdom Tower will be double the size of the Empire State Building by it’s completion. The goal of this project was to create a building that’s one kilometer high, but with that comes great cost. The building will need an estimated 5.7 million sq-ft of concrete and 80,000 tons of steel for completion and should cost around $1.23 bullion to complete over the next half decade.

  • Who Dies on Everest—and Where, and Why [Link]

    Last Friday’s avalanche on Mount Everest claimed the lives of 16 climbers, making it the deadliest day in the mountain’s history. That one day has also already made the 2014 climbing season the deadliest season. And the 16 killed were not adventurous explorers looking to reach the peak. They were the sherpas who go up early in the season to make sure its safe for the adventure-seekers. This tragedy is just the latest to illustrate the vast difference in the two classes who climb Mount Everest: those who pay for the experience and those who are paid to make sure it happens.

  • Beautiful Aerial Photography of Civilization

    Photographer Alex MacLean has quite the obsession with people and their environment. Alex has been leaning out of plane windows to capture his shots ever since being awarded his pilot’s license in the 1970s, and he hopes that his photographs will encourage viewers to consider the impact of pollution and resource extraction on the environment. His photos focus on aerial shots from around the globe taken from a plane. MacLeans photos show an organic pattern of sorts giving them a mesmerizing effect.

  • Power Ranking The 2014 NBA Playoffs with Leanna Decker [16 Photos]

    Back in January we teamed up with Leanna Decker, one of the internet’s rapidly rising stars, for an NBA themed shoot featured in the second issue of RSVLTS Magazine. The behind-the-scenes photos took the internet by storm and judging by the popularity (and the fact that the 2014 NBA Playoffs are here) we thought this would be the perfect time to showcase the playoff picture in the best way possible.

  • DJI Phantom Flies Insanely Close To Fireworks [Video]

    So you just spend about $1000 on a DJI Phantom and now you need something cool to video. What’s your first thought? Fly into a fireworks show, of course! Or at least that’s Vimeo user Gasper C thought to do. Luckily everything went fine and he captured some awesome footage. Now you won’t have to risk your Phantom and you can be satisfied flying it around your yard at a safe altitude without wondering what fireworks look like up close.

  • Far-Out Space Colony Concept Art From the 1970s

    Back in the 1970s, when our government actually encouraged innovation and gave money to scientific endeavors, NASA conducted three space colony summer studies at NASA Ames. These artistic renderings were the result, illustrating toroidal colonies and Bernal spheres containing populations of 10,000 and cylindrical colonies housing over 1 million. It’s easy to dismiss these works as fantastic notions of science fiction, but ideas need to start somewhere. And it’s a refreshing reminder that our government is capable of inspiring such innovation, or at least was capable not too long ago. Learn more about space settlements at NASA.

  • The Incredible World Of…Snails? [16 Photos]

    Snails don’t get a lot of love, and one look at them pretty much tells you why. They basically appear to be boogers with antennae and a shell on their back. In a world of kittens and puppies, the snail rating on the cuteness scale is about a negative 12. But that’s only because we never get a good look at their lives up close. Ukraine-based artist and photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko aims to change that with his photographs showing the world the way snails see it, with giant berries, treacherous raindrops, and hardcore make-out sessions perched atop flower petals. Check out more of Vyacheslav Mishchenko’s photos on Facebook and maybe think twice before the next time you eat a snail, not just because they’re sort of cute after all, but also, they just don’t taste that great.

  • Your Tax Dollar Receipt (Infographic)

    Ever wonder where your income taxes actually go? Did you know there’s actually a receipt the government posts for you readily available at whitehouse.gov/issues/taxes, but if that’s too much work for you to do, Money Side of Life broke down exactly how much income tax you paid in 2013 on a scale of $5.

  • 14 Amazing Color Photos From The Late 1800s

    Between 1888 and 1924, the Detroit Photographic Company produced these color tinted images of black and white and sepia photographs to be sold as postcards. Graphic designer, photographer, and collector Marc Walter has amassed one of the largest private collections of these vintage travel photographs and he recently joined forces with documentarian and author Sabine Arque for a 612-page hardcover titled “An American Odyssey.” The book features photos from New York’s bustling immigrant neighborhoods in the East to Gold Rush towns of the West. Order “An American Odyssey” in May for $200.

  • 2014 Social Media Trends and Facts

    The internet is used by 2,7 billion people worldwide, that’s nearly half the population on earth, including 191,4 million in the US. An attendance that increases with the number of social networks. This video shows an indepth look at the social trajectory of social networks in 2014. Did you know that of Twitter’s 750,000,000 accounts roughly 40% have never tweeted? Or that 80% of Pintrests 20,000,000 users are women? This video made by 24 Motion Design, looks at the main key facts of Instagram, Snapchat, Vine, Facebook, Twitter. A 2D movie with a lot of motion graphic. 10 social media facts and statistics in USA you should know in 2014 from 24motiondesign on Vimeo.

  • 20 Can’t Miss Performances From Coachella 2014 You Can Watch On YouTube

    1. Calvin Harris – Summer 2. Chromeo – Fancy Footwork 3. The Naked And Famous – Young Blood 4. The 1975 – Chocolate 5. Disclosure – F For You 6. Daughter – Youth 7. Disclosure – Latch 8. CHVRCHES – The Mother We Share 9. MGMT – Electric Feel 10. Empire of the Sun – Walking On A Dream 11. Empire of the Sun – Alive 12. Capital Cities – One Minute More 13. Foster The People – Helena Beat 14. Foster The People – Best Friend 15. Ellie Goulding – I Need Your Love 16. Aloe Blacc – Wake Me Up 17. MS MR – Hurricane 18. AFI – I Hope You Suffer 19. Bastille – Things We Lost In The Fire 20. Bastille – Pompeii

  • 9 Things You Will Never Hear Richard Branson Say

    Why are some people more successful than others? Why some feel accomplished while others feel like they are stuck in career rut? The answer is – their vocabulary. Though, granted, your vocabulary is heavily dependent on your mentality and the way you see your life, both personal and professional. We envy Sir Richard Branson for his tenacity and go getter attitude so we are certain these are 8 things you will probably never hear him say and the reasons why that’s the case:

  • Minimalist Fifa World Cup Flat Design Shields

    Brazilian designer Leandro Urban decided to minimalize each one of the World Cup qualifying teams logos with a flat layered treatment. Leandro took each logo and extracted the details and intricacies from every crest. Then added shadows giving the perception of layering. The results are a beautiful flat design shield that is sure to catch the eye of minimalists worldwide. 

  • 10 Albums You Have To Get On Record Store Day

    The seventh annual Record Store Day, celebrating your local music haven, is upon us tomorrow, April 19. Each year, more and more special releases are slated for the successful shopping holiday for music retailers. We’ve chose 10 of our favorites out of this year’s releases, but for a comprehensive list of everything coming out tomorrow, check out Record Store Day. No matter what you choose to buy, make sure to swing by your local independent record shop tomorrow and show your support.

  • Samsung Galaxy S5

    Samsung is determined to make a cannonball splash this time around with the release of their Galaxy S5. The Korean based company, who’s primary focus is on “The Next Big Thing” may have just found it. Their newest edition to the Galaxy S line is a 5.1-inch, 1080p AMOLED display which is vivid to say the least. However it’s also thin and light, weighing in at 5.1 ounces and 8.1 millimeters deep. The back is made of a easy grip perforated faux leather that makes handling the phone with one hand a little easier for someone without Andre the Giant size hands. The key distinguishing features, however, come in the form of an updated 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with a much faster auto focus thanks to a second sensor. The camera options are out of this world. A new great feature offered in the bevy of camera options is the “virtual tour” option that essentially puts a Google Street View type journey at the tip of your fingers. Another never before seen option is the HDR realtime photo option which let’s you see a preview of HDR quality photos before you actually take it, selective photo is another option that will have Instagrammers going more »

  • THE SECRETIVE, CHINESE TECH GIANT THAT CAN RIVAL FACEBOOK AND AMAZON [Link]

    Chances are, you’ve never heard of Tencent, but that’s all about to change. The Chinese tech giant is like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Zynga, and Uber all wrapped in one and it’s looking to expand outside China’s borders. Tencent was recently valued at more than $139 billion on the Hong Kong stock exchange, and with recent investments in Epic Games and Riot Games, it’s on its way to becoming a tech contender in the West. But how does it stack up with its Silicon Valley competition?

  • These 90s Video Game Ads Are So Bad…Yet So Fly [40 Photos]

    The 90s were a great time. The fall of the Soviet Union gave us a respite from the threat of  a nuclear holocaust and offered us a chance to sit back and enjoy some video games. Between the NES, SNES, Genesis, Game Boy, Game Gear, Jaguar, Nintendo 64, Playstation, Saturn, Dreamcast, and about a million other systems, there was no shortage of terrible games to choose from. But how did you know which terrible game to rent from the video store for $4 each Friday afternoon? You’d rely on the equally terrible ads for the games in magazines and comic books. Here are some of the best and worst the 90s had to offer. And check out more Video Game Print Ads on Tumblr. 

  • Could Sitcom Characters Really Afford Their Cribs? [Infographic]

    Due to the nature of TV, a large space is needed to film in, so sitcom characters tend to live in pretty big spaces. But sometimes the space is so big as to make it extremely difficult to suspend disbelief. This infographic takes 15 TV characters from current and classic shows and ranks their ability to pay for their homes. Did you believe Al Bundy could afford his two-story, 3 bedroom house on his shoe salesman salary? Not even close. And Danny Tanner, the happiest widower on TV, paying for that giant house in San Francisco for his 3 daughters and 2 best friends as host of a local morning show? They’d be on the street in no time!

  • VIZIO’s E-Series 60” Has The Best Bang For Your Buck On The Market

    If you’ve done any online browsing for a new TV recently you’ll see that SmartTVs are all the rage with capabilities to connect to your WiFi, allowing easy access to a plethora of content across platforms like Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu, YouTube and more. If your current TV doesn’t allow you to enjoy the spoils of the latest entertainment technology then it’s time for an upgrade. At only $899.00 the VIZIO E-Series 60” delivers brilliant picture quality while allowing you to instantly enjoy the latest hit movies, TV shows, music and even more premium apps straight from the Internet to your TV. Stop by your local Best Buy for a walk through, we guarantee there is not another 50″+ Smart TV in this class that can compare. VIZIO was so confident  their product was superior that their allowed us to use a E-Series 60” for our Final Four viewing party at the new office. We paired it with a VIZIO 54” 3.0 Home Theater Sound Bar and the visuals and audio from the big games filled the room with ease. All in all, if you’re looking for a crisp 60″ inch Smart TV you could spend $1,700+ or opt for the $899.00 VIZIO more »

 
 
 
 
 
 

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