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  • This Outrageous Underwater City Is Realistic According to this Japanese Developer

    An underwater city capable of sustaining human life in the middle of the ocean might seem like a concept only seen on the silver screen, but is actually quite attainable. This according to Japanese development group Shimizu Corp, who’ve recently released renderings of their geometric glass dome, which would sit floating in the abyss of the ocean tethered to the ocean floor by a spiral that would essentially mine energy from the earth via methane-generating micro-organisms and thermal energy conversion. The dome (in theory) would be self sustaining, gaining it’s energy from the earth and would have capabilities to ascend and descend via it’s spiral. The entire project would only take about 5 years to build, but the technology won’t be readily sustainable for another fifteen years. But time isn’t the only hurdle Shimizu has to face, the project is estimated to cost around $25 billion, which in 2029 money equals ¥2.94 Trillion (assuming China takes over the world by then) Shimizu Corp while thinking the idea is totally attainable by then is no stranger to outrageously progressive ideas such as moon bases, floating botanical cities, and an elevator to space, which they have created in the past.

  • Paris Then And Now Using Videogame Screenshots [14 Photos]

    Just how real are videogames these days? Well if these screenshots from the latest Assassin’s Creed are any indication, pretty damn real. Each installment in the popular series takes place in a meticulously reconstructed point in history. The latest game takes place in Paris in the late 18th century. To see just how accurate Ubisoft was in recreating the city, Damien Hypolite used screenshots from the game to create “then and now” photos. Amazingly enough, the screenshots fit perfectly with the locations they recreated. What’s even more impressive is that Ubisoft is able to release a new installment of the series in a whole new location each year. We’ve sure come a long way from the New York streets of Ghostbusters on the NES.

  • You Probably Shouldn’t Buy This Lego Strip Club for Your Kids

    Remember all the joy you got as a kid when you tore apart the wrapping paper on your Christmas gift only to reveal a Lego set? You’d spend the entirety of Christmas break constructing then playing with those little yellow folks in their imaginary world. If you have kids, you should ensure they experience the same joy by giving them a Lego set this year. But for God’s sake, don’t buy them this one. Citizen Brick, producers of custom Lego items aimed mostly at adults, has created their greatest product yet with the Citizen Brick Center for the Performing Arts. But don’t count on seeing the symphony or a production of Don Giovanni at this performing arts center. It’s actually a strip club playset, complete with pole, dancers, creepy DJ, and dollar bills to make it rain. The detail is extraordinary, with pink leopard print floors, zebra print furniture, working led lights, and holographic mirrors aplenty. For added realism, you might want to poor some bubble gum vodka over the whole thing to give it that disgusting stickiness and maybe a spray or twelve of the cheapest perfume you can find (perhaps some Designer Imposters). Be sure to get yours more »

  • The Full 3 Minute ‘Jurassic World’ Trailer is Here

    From what we can see in this incredibly in depth 3-minute trailer for Jurrassic World is that Chris Pratt can do no wrong, rides a motorcycle amongst raptors, there’s a hot scientist that looks like Leeloo from the 5th element and she creates a dino-hybrid that escapes from it’s ironically low-security confines and wreaks havoc on the husky tourists of the park. Unconfirmed sources say the new genetically modified dino is a T-Rex/Amanda Bynes hybrid, dubbed the Bynosaur. I should write scripts. Universal Pictures was not available for comment.

  • Watch The Bizarrious “Shia LaBeouf” Rob Cantor Video That Slipped Under Our Radar

    How did this video slip through my internet savvy fingers? Why is this my first time watching it? Have I been hiding under a rock for a month? A rock without wireless? When this vide fell into my lap, I watched it as emotions coursed through my veins; hatred, confusion, overjoy and sadness, all at the same time. As if Shia himself was punching me in the stomach and massaging my shoulders all at once. Rob Cantor, you sick genius. I don’t know what to think of it, I don’t know what to say about it, but you need to watch it, then never unsee it. *Bizarrious is a word just made up to describe the hilariously bizarre subject matter of this video and song.

  • Outside Magazine’s Best Adventure Photographs of the Year Are In

    Outside magazine has released their finalists for best adventure photos of the year in their photo series dubbed “Exposure 2014″. The series is focused around the best captured moments from adventure, exploration or just outside active lifestyle, basically anything that makes you contemplate pulling a Jerry McGuire in front of your entire office and head for the hills (literally).  From navigating the Arctic to gliding through the cliffs of Moab, Utah. Here are some of the best shots from Exposure. oregon ice abiqua falls, By Joshua Meador   Thrill-Seeking in British Columbia, by Blake Jorgenson Floating on Ice in Duluth, Minnesota, by Hansi Johnson  A River Ride in Missoula, Montana, by Paolo Marchesi   A Surreal View Above Namibia, Theo Allofs Parting Shot- Western Colorado, Krystle Wright   Buckle Up on Oregon’s North Umpqua River, by Charlie Munsey   Looking Down on Tofino, B.C., Jeremy Koreski   Exploring the Depths of Guangxi Province, China, Francois-Xavier De Ruydts   Parting Shot- West Maui, Hawaii, by David Fleetham   Getting Lost on Caddo Lake, Texas, Michael Hanson Above the Wave in Maui, Hawaii, Franck Berthuot   Getting Big Air in Virgin, Utah, Paris Gore   Michael Hodges  Parting Shot- Yosemite National Park, California Navigating the Arctic Circle, by Klaus Thymann   Parting Shot- more »

  • Quantum of the Seas Isn’t Your Grandma’s Cruise Ship [10 Photos]

    If you’re looking to impress a bunch of blue-hairs with your shuffleboard skills or overindulge on all you can eat crab legs, the Quantum of the Seas is no the cruise ship for you. But if you’re not a billion years old, Royal Caribbean’s new ship may just what you’re looking for in a cruise. Quantum is the third largest cruise ship ever built, with 16 public decks and room for 5,000 passengers. But most importantly, it is home to the first gastropub at sea, Michael’s Genuine Pub. Whereas most cruise ships only offer big name offerings from Budweiser or Heineken or the like, Michael’s will stock popular microbrews such as Rogue Dead Guy Ale, Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, and Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale. Also, Michael’s Genuine Home Brew, served up at the pub’s sister location Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Miami, will also be available. The gastropub isn’t your only option when it comes to libations. There’s also a bar where robots make and serve your drinks in addition to plenty of more traditional bar and restaurant options. For more info (and lots of pictures) check out Usa Today’s coverage of Quantum of the Seas.

  • The Meaning Of Brand Names [Infographic]

    “What’s in a name?” pondered Juliet. A whole damn lot, Jules. Would a rose really smell so sweet if it was called a blooming fart stench? Probably not. And Virgin would probably not be such a huge company if they were called Inexperienced. And Haagen-Dazs would have a hard time selling premium ice cream if their name gave away the fact they were from the Bronx. Check out the stories behind 35 popular brand names and be glad that naive Juliet didn’t work in marketing.

  • Look Out, Bill Clinton Is Watching [25 GIFs]

    Bill Clinton, our 42nd president, has always been a charismatic man. His folksy charm earned him the nickname Bubba and his extensive transgressions earned him a reputation that would make JFK blush. Now that his wife Hillary is running for president, Bill has been seen out and about more and more. And often when he poses for selfies with young ladies, it is apparent he is checking them out. With that in mind, a new meme of Bill Clinton appearing out of nowhere to sneak a peek has developed. Here are some of our favorites but there are plenty more to be found at Suddenly Clinton.

  • Greatest Inventor Ever Builds James Bond Laser Watch [Video]

    Brilliant inventor Patrick Priebe, who has previously built working Cyclops laser goggles and an Iron Man gauntlet that actually shoots missiles, has now made a James Bond-inspired laser watch. Just like the watch we all wanted when we played Goldeneye on N64, this watch shoots a destructive laser that can pop balloons and light matches. Priebe says he probably won’t mass produce them, but if he did, they would cost over $300 each. However, he does build and sell his creations by request through his company Laser Gadgets. It would be awesome to have a laser watch, but I’ll hold out for the Moonraker Laser.

  • 15 Photos From Argentina’s Amateur Pole Dance Competition…For Science!

    Although many filthy-minded individuals equate pole dancing with strip clubs, it can actually be an incredible display of acrobatics and athleticism. To prove that point, the Miss Pole Dance South America competition is held each year to find the best the continent has to offer. Now in its seventh year, the competition features women, men, and pairs competitors. The winners move on to the World Pole Dance Championship to be held in Hong Kong in 2015. Check out these photos to gain an appreciation for the awesome strength and skill required to pull off these acrobatics. Plus, they’re pretty hot.

  • ‘The Millennial Rebuttal’ Shows The Selfless Side of Being a Millennial

    Online charity driving service, Welzoo recently released a video that tags all the negative stigmas surrounding millennials and turned them on it’s head. The millennial generation has been dubbed as apathetic and self indulgent, obsessed with only themselves and social media. So in collaboration with Column Five , Welzoo created a feel-good video in the format of a Facebook feed scrolling through heart warming stories surrounding millennials, putting self-absorbed accusations to rest. The video is meant to not only evoke emotion, but to motivate the young people of the world to help change it for the better. Titled ‘The Millennial Rebuttal’, the video is part of a campaign to make charitable giving accessible to all.

  • The Lowdown On Hops [Infographic]

    For the most part, beer is made up of water, malt, hops, and yeast. Water, malt, and yeast are used for plenty of other things, too, so we’re all pretty familiar with them. But what exactly are hops? Why and how are they so important to making delicious brews? Let Scottish brewery BrewDog teach you all about the flavorful flowers with this informative infographic.

  • This $85 Million House Comes With Everything, but Your Own Iron Man Suit

    When a mix of artists, architects and real estate moguls got together to build the epitome of SoCal extremist architecture Tony Stark’s now infamous cliffside bachelor pad and the rat pack’s elegant 60’s style played a major influence. Sprinkle on a little James Bond inspired decor and you have yourself an $85 Million humble home to hang your hat in. 1181 Hillcrest is the stuff dreams are made of, set atop all of Los Angeles, it even has a 90210 zip code. Interior Architect Joseph Ferrugio, Real Estate mogul and handbag tycoon Bruce Makowsky with designer Roman James have created what the LA real estate industry have dubbed “the most extreme home in LA.” “We asked ourselves: if the Rat Pack were alive and doing their thing in 2014, how would they live?” The home takes up 23,000-square feet, atop the Trousdale Estates, a location Sinatra and Elvis once lived. 23,000 square feet is a lot of space to fill, which is why there are two themed bars, a few luxury cars and James Dean’s motorcycle, a full scale transformer and a wine room with over 2,500 bottles all included inside the home.

  • Wish List: 19 Awesome Gifts Under $50, From Bacon Soap to Beer Glasses [Link]

    Looking for some great gifts that won’t break the bank? Wired has you covered. The tech magazine has found 19 fun and interesting gifts that all cost under $50. From the Burton Barracuda, an insulated, over-the-shoulder six-pack cooler, to the rad, retro Royal Typewriter, you’re bound to find something for that someone on your list who you don’t want to spend too much on. Protip: No matter awesome all of these products are, DO NOT buy for your girlfriend.

  • Winners of The 2014 Society Of Biology Photo Contest Have Been Chosen

    The Society of Biology has revealed their chosen winners for it’s 3rd annual photography contest of over 800 entries. The winner of this year’s photographer of the year, the most acclaimed award of all it’s categories, is BIlly Clapham’s “The Suburban Mum”, which shows an image of a blackbird in Lincolnshire back garden amidst fresh linens hanging. According to the Society of Biology: “The judges felt the photo cleverly expressed how garden birds have come to share our homes with us, fitting this year’s theme.” Bisons on Grand Prismatic Spring by Lukas Gawenda  Highly commended, Photographer of the Year  Meal Time by Boris Barath Highly commended, Young Photographer of the Year  A Shelter Designed by Nature by Robert Cabagnot Shortlisted, Photographer of the Year Spider like from another world by Krasimir Matarov  Shortlisted, Photographer of the Year Spectral Tarsier by Wolfgang Weinhardt Shortlisted, Photographer of the Year Striving Succulent by Kelsey Green Shortlisted, Photographer of the Year Parental care in parasitoid wasps by Thomas Endlein Runner up, Photographer of the Year 2014 The Suburban Mum by Billy Clapham Winner, Photographer of the Year Judge Tim Harris, from Nature Picture Library, said: “Billy’s image of a female blackbird in a suburban garden captures a familiar more »

  • Burger King Japan Offers Bizarre Holiday Options

    Are you all alone on Thanksgiving or Christmas with no family to prepare a home cooked meal for you? And are you also in Japan? Well if you don’t find yourself in the Land of the Rising Sun, you’re going to have a pathetic holiday season. But if you do, you can at least enjoy some bizarre twists on holiday food at Burger King Japan. To celebrate “Berry Kristmush,” the fast food giant is offering two new sandwiches. The disgustingly named Mush’N’Cheese burger features a black pepper beef patty topped with chopped mushrooms, a four-cheese sauce, and parmesan on a sesame seed bun and is available for $4.15. The Premium Berry burger is topped with bacon, lettuce, tomato, and a berry sauce made with with raspberries, cranberries, blueberries, and red wine. And just for added berry bliss, some whole blueberries are added atop the burger, which costs about $5.10. But if you’re looking for something a bit more traditional, Burger King is also offering Turkey Legs. Somehow that seems more odd than something called a Mush burger.

  • Win Thanksgiving with These Toasted Marshmellow Shots

    Move over cookies & milk shots, there’s a new shot-sheriff in town. Food blogger, Cheri Alberts from The Watering Mouth, is about to blow your tastebuds right out of your mouth. Alberts gives step by step directions on how to toast marshmellows to absolute perfection then fill them with a boozey accent of your choice. Go. Go to the grocery store right now and pick up regular-sized marshmallows, two forks, your preferred booze. Then make fire. Stove, electric grill, garbage can fire, whatever works for you. The brilliant trick in all of this is using the forks to burn the sides of the mellows causing a natural implosion. Take a look at how Alberts perfects her craft below or check out a step-by-step guide here.

  • 8 Ways To Sustain A Herculean Workweek

    When I was in college, I learned that I liked being busy rather than idle. Laziness, once a treat, felt wrong with the inference that I was paying for it (tuition’s not cheap). Through necessity, I put my time to more productive means, and in doing so, I realized I felt much better about myself over all. As mentioned in my article on workaholics, being a productive person actual makes you a better person. But working 60+ hours a week is not easy. So how does one sustain it? Here are a few techniques:

  • Wu-Tang Reveal They’re Paid on a Hierarchy Tiered Scale

    The Wu-Tang Clan has always been split into two sets of members. The select few members who’ve gained success with their solo career and everyone else. Rattle off the members of the clan who you actually know and name’s like Raekwon The Chef, Method Man, GZA, The RZA, and Ghostface will come to mind. Masta Killa, and U-God… Not so much. Which is why their payment system on their collaborative work is tiered. That’s right, The Wu-Tang Clan is a hierarchy. In a recent series of interviews with Hip Hop DX on their new album, A Better Tomorrow, the group confirmed that there is in fact a tiered system to their payout. Although members in the upper echelon of the system can fluctuate, there is definitely a varying amount throughout the group. In a recent interview group leader RZA noted “I think it came from a third party, one of our solo managers maybe. But when it penetrated I was like, ‘Yo, that really don’t make no sense.’ In that case just give me the most money … But as far as me going along with it, I was like, ‘Yo, I’ll put myself on a lower-tier and y’all could more »

  • 2015 Will Be Charlotte McKinney’s Breakout Year

    Charlotte McKinney is one of the freshest faces on the web at the moment. She recently teamed up with @Sir_neave and TheHundreds.com for a nautical themed shoot in Malibu that has everyone talking this morning. You can see all the photos over at neavebozorgi.com and on his Instagram.

  • 20 Years 20 Quarterbacks : The 1994 – 1998 Draft Classes

    Part of the 20 Years of Quarterbacks Series: There’s never been a better time in the NFL to be a quarterback. Granted I’d be pretty satisfied with anytime beyond junior high as a quarterback, yet its the gunslingers in the league now that are expected to produce at a higher level in what seems like a shorter amount of time. For today’s quarterback with great power comes great responsibility, even if it doesn’t come with great pass protection. The 2014 NFL draft resulted in 14 quarterbacks drafted,  adding to the 240 total quarterbacks that have been drafted in the last 20 years. While many of these draft choices never see playing time or even roster spots it doesn’t stop teams from annually sifting through the QB harvest, hoping to find the next Tom Brady and hoping to pass on the next Ryan Leaf. Some of these draftees make an immediate impact we can quantify, while others leave us only able to truly judge their career once it’s over. So while its easy to name some of the best quarterbacks in the NFL it can be pretty difficult (and nostalgic, in a 90’s acid wash jeans kind of way) to name the best quarterback from each draft class. So more »

  • Which Celebrities Do These Celebrities Look Like?

    Redditor Eighter had enough of his Facebook friends flooding his feed with pictures showing which celebrities they look most like and decided that he wanted to see who the celebrities looked like. Using this Celebrity Look Alike Generator, he put together these images showing just who your favorite stars look like. Surprisingly, they apparently look nothing like themselves. But Danny Glover and Fred Durst? Now that you mention it…

  • Watch Fred Armisen Imitate Every New York City Accent on the Spot

    At a recent charity benefit, SNL legend and Portlandia star/creator Fred Armisen took suggestions from the audience in a four-minute segment where he mimicked every New York City accent the audience could throw at him. He’d not only make up the accents, but give a back story as to why some accents are dragged out or shrilled. If you’re familiar with any natives from these areas, it’s quite mind blowing how accurate they are.

  • Would You Go To A Bar Run Out Of Someone’s Basement? [8 Photos]

    It’s not all that crazy to see a bar operating out of a building’s basement, but usually that building is a commercial property. And there would definitely be something weird about a bar that was run out of the basement of a house. That’s probably why such a bar is a rare sight (legally speaking, at least). In Maryland, there is only one such bar and it has been operating for more than 50 years. Located in Pasadena, Maryland, just south of Baltimore, Irv’s Basement Bar has been operated by 91-year-old Irv Koch since 1963. It was then that he and his brother, both plumbers, bought the property and opened the bar. However, the bar’s exact location is a secret kept by regulars who know to knock on Irv’s front door and ask him to open the bar when they’re in need of libations. So, anyone in the know want to get us in if we travel down to Maryland?

  • Artist Creates Superheroes Sporting Epic Facial Hair For Movember

    Movember has skyrocketed to one of the biggest fundraising movements over the past 5 years, so with that artist James Bousema has created a series of incredible illustrations of superheroes sporting some truly epic facial hair. For Bousema’s ‘Super Movember’ series, he has imagined Dr. Manhattan, Wolverine, Ghost Rider, and Hulk all sporting their Movember fuzz.

  • Take A Virtual Ride On The World’s Tallest Roller Coaster [Video]

    When it opens in Orlando in 2017, the Skyscraper at Skyplex will be the world’s tallest roller coaster. As someone who lived in Orlando for ten years and was eventually bored to tears by Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, let me get this out of the way now…damn. Damn. Damn. Damn. The Skyscraper will feature 5,200 feet of track with seven inversions including zero-g rolls and raven turns. In addition to being the tallest at 500 feet, the roller coaster will also feature the world’s highest inversion and steepest drop at 123 degrees. And with all-day ride passes at Skyplex expected to cost about $20, it will easily be Orlando’s cheapest roller coaster option. So…who wants to plan a 2017 Orlando trip?

  • Happy Monday! Here Are Some Flying Dogs [18 Photos]

    Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a flying dog! And it looks terrified. Although the horrified looks from these dogs would lead you to believe German photographer Julia Christe is some sort of sadist (a sadistic German? Nein!), the pooches are actually just dropped from a low height onto a mattress by their owners. Wind machines and good timing help capture the hilarious expressions. And this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Julia Christe’s animal photos. You can find more from this series and plenty of others at Julia Christe Photography.

  • This Batman 12″ May Be The Coolest Vinyl Ever

    Batman: The Animated Series was one of the greatest adaptations of the DC Comics character and if you were a ’90s kid, chances are you watched the show every afternoon at 4:30 on FOX. It’s hard to imagine the show premiered over 20 years ago, but it did and we’re all old now. However, we can feel young again while we listen to this incredible 12″ vinyl from Mondo. The bat-shaped 45 features the Danny Elfman composed main theme on Side A and the end credits on Side B. Although the shape looks like it would kill the needle on your turntable, it’s totally safe to play since the one-minute song presumably doesn’t extend far from the middle. Unfortunately the vinyl won’t ship until next year, but you can preorder the single in black or black with gray splatter from Mondo for $25. And we’re sure nobody would complain about the late Christmas gift.

  • How Long Does It Take To Binge Watch Your Favorite Cartoon? [Infographic]

    With a holiday weekend on the way, you may be looking for an escape from familial obligations. Maybe you don’t want to have to keep explaining why you’re single to every relative. Or maybe you know you’ll be sitting next to Uncle Chet, who always rubs your shoulder and who you’re pretty sure isn’t even actually your uncle. Whatever your reasons for hating the holiday, there is no better escape than cartoons. But before you commit to binge on a series, you should know what you’re getting into. Wait a sec, how the hell does Pokemon have more episodes than The Simpsons, a show that’s been on for 25 years? Source: Nielsen

  • The Roosevelt Family Built a New York Coffee Chain 50 Years Before Starbucks [Link]

    Long before there was a Starbucks on every corner in Manhattan, there was a chain of South American themed coffee houses known as Double R. The chain was owned and operated by Teddy Roosevelt’s sons Kermit, Ted, and Archie and daughter Ethel. Each table was supplied with ink, paper and envelopes and dictionaries and encyclopedias were available. Like email and Internet of the 1920s! So what happened to the coffee house chain?

  • Deciphering The Code Of Soviet Prison Tattoos [17 Photos]

    Do you have a seemingly inane tattoo that people ask you about only for you to smugly reply that it has secret meaning? Maybe a pegasus with a ball and chain attached to its rear leg (hey, it means something to me)? Well that’s nothing compared to the extensive system of symbols utilized by inmates in Soviet prisons. Arkady Bronnikov, a criminalistics expert for the Ministry of Internal Affairs from the ’60s to the ’80s, collected thousands of photos of criminals and their tattoos. His job was to decode the intricate system of symbols used in the tattoos. And over the years, he helped solve countless cases by identifying suspects and corpses using his vast knowledge of tattoos. Over 180 photos from Bronnikov’s collection are now available in a 256-page hardcover from FUEL entitled, Russian Criminal Tattoo Police Files. Each photo is accompanied by Bronnikov’s text explaining the meaning behind the tattoos. You can check out some examples and order the book from FUEL. Jeez, looking at these really makes me feel bad that my Chilly Willy tattoo doesn’t have deeper meaning. I just really like that cartoon penguin.

 
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