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  • 38 of the Most Brilliant Snapchats to Make it Out Alive

    Snapchat is quickly becoming the most used social media app for millennials and generation z (whatever that means), and us old timers can finally see why.  We’re sure there are many more brilliant Snapchats forever gone after it’s time is up, but for now here are some of the most brilliant snaps that made it out alive.

  • Your Favorite Movie Posters Are Better in GIF Form

    Two of our favorite things. Gifs and movie posters, together at last, in one seamless loop that last forever. In this compilation, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Batman, Looper, E.T. and even Gravity are given the Gif treatment. I can watch Sandra Bullock drift off into a silent space forever.

  • 7 Years of The Most Hilariously Inappropriate Christmas Cards

    Christmas cards are more than likely the cheesiest part of the holidays. Families gather in their cheerful sweaters and show you just how cookie cutter happy their perfect little lives are, even though Jason’s doing kegstands at State every Thursday and Samantha’s gone goth via their Instagrams. Comedian and photographer, John Cessna is going about his holiday tradition a little differently. Cessna’s been sending out hilarious Christmas cards, completely abandoning the holiday cheer stigma attached to Christmas cards. Since 2008, John has been removed from his families cards, after budding heads with his mother on holiday alcohol consumption, so John decided to start making his own. Christmas Fight Club, Holiday kidnapping and a sacrificial Christmas are some of the twisted Christmas Cards John has been sending his friends and family over the years. 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

  • New 3D models in Google Maps Are Hyper Realistic

    Google has began implementing hyper real 3D models of buildings in it’s Google Maps and Earth applications. New York City and San Francisco will be the first cities unveiled with extreme detail. The Freedom Tower,  Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and the Bay Bridge in San Francisco are some wildly impressive examples you can look at right now. In May 2013  Google began updating imagery from Google Earth and doesn’t have plans of stopping until the entire planet looks like a Sim City game.    

  • Pew! Pew! The Navy Has Tested Their New Laser [Video]

    Earlier this year, we told about the US Navy preparing their first laser-equipped ship, the USS Ponce. Well good news (or terrible news if you’re our enemy): the laser is ready! After spending $40 million over the last seven years on development, the Navy has tested their laser weapon system, LaWS, in the PErsian Gulf. Check out this video and see the 30 kilowatt laser in action/ It’s actually made up of six lasers focused together in one Death Star-like beam. Although lasers can be disabled by inclement weather and are limited to line-of-sight targets, the new weapons will complement common shells and missiles. And at a cost of just 59 cents per shot fired, lasers are a much cheaper option over the million dollar missiles.

  • The 10 Most Instagrammed Places in 2014

    Instagram is now the absolute standard in social media photography and with that comes a certain geotagging, especially when hashtags are involved. PetaPixel obtained the most Instagrammed locations in the world from their archived data and the results are more than surprising. It’s no shocker sports arenas/stadiums make the list 3 times, but it’s the actual stadiums that are surprising. Yankee Stadium and MSG top the entire list, but Dodger stadium comes in at a far higher ranking. Most likely because they sell out nearly every game at over 47,0000 people in attendance every home game (81 total) which adds up to 3,782,337 people. Now it makes sense. Take a look at the top 10 most Instagrammed locations in the world in 2014. 10. The Dubai Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates #thedubaimall#dubai#dubaimallwaterfall#dubaifountain#дубай#дубаймолл#фонтан A photo posted by Елена Павлишина (@lemusik2013) on Nov 11, 2014 at 7:58am PST 9. Yankee Stadium, New York, New York I hope we don't have to wait another 150 years for a day that fun. #latergram #yankeestadium #rivalry150 #newyorkcity A photo posted by Missy Capone (@misfitcap) on Nov 11, 2014 at 12:29pm PST 8. Madison Square Garden, New York, New York 7. Red Square, Moscow, Russia At more »

  • 27 Of the Best Christmas Tree Ornaments You Can Buy Online

      This season spruce up your spruce with some of the best ornaments the internet’s ever seen. Who knew Hallmark was so badass? They’re responsible for half of the ornaments on this list, from Christmas Vacation to A Christmas Story to Back to the Future’s DeLorean, Hallmark isn’t screwing around with holiday season ornaments. These ain’tcha grandma’s Christmas decorations, this is the definitive list of Christmas tree ornaments to hang on your tree this year. Santaur, nuffsaid.   Christmas Vacation Squirrel Cousin Eddie Margot and Todd Yoda Santaur Horse Head Ralphie Leg Lamp You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out Krampus Mr. Hankey Cornelius “The Immaculate Reception” The DeLorean Peyton Jaws with Barrells Sloth Dr. Who Police Box Stewie Naked Peter Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Office Space Milton and His Stapler Darth Vader Peekbuster Dwight Shroot Bobblehead

  • This 3D Printed Crossguard Light Saber Can Be Yours Right Now

    Need a reason to buy a 3D printer? Here it is. A full directional tutorial to build your own crossguard lightsaber the ominous sith lord was wielding in a snowy forest in the latest Star Wars VII trailer  J.J. Abrams teased us with two weeks ago. Using the files provided by Le FabShop you can build your very own before they inevitably hit toy stores next year. You’ll be the most popular guy in the IT break room. Never again will you have to wait to get your computer fixed after visiting suspect websites at work. Never again will you have to be discouraged when the IT department snarls at you for not knowing how to defrag your company laptop. You’ll be the king of the nerds. Sith nerds. Customizable Crossguarded LightSaber from le FabShop on Vimeo.

  • This Device Lets You Shoot Fireballs From Your Wrist

    Man has waited eons to evolve to the point where we can shoot fireballs from our hands. And we’ll be waiting for a long time, because that’s not how evolution works. Thankfully, magician Adam Wilber has bypassed evolutionary biology and saved us a lot of time with the invention of the PYRO. The PYRO is a unique device you wear on your wrist that allows you to shoot fireballs. The watch-like device features four barrels, meaning you can shoot four fireballs before having to reload. The device can be hidden under a sleeve and is triggered by a remote that can be concealed in your other hand, so as to surprise your unsuspecting audience/victims. PYRO is available from Ellusionaist for $174, complete with remote, a bundle of flash cotton, eight large sheets of flash paper, and a pad of 40 small pre-cut sheets. But keep in mind, this is no toy. And you’ll have to read through some lengthy disclaimers and watch some instructional videos before using your PYRO, inevitably burning down your house and ruining Christmas in the process.

  • 10 True Patriots Who Made America Proud in 2014

    Overall, 2014 has been a pretty solid year to live in America.  I, for one, am extremely proud to be an American and thought it would be pretty sweet to put together a list to honor some of the greats that came to the forefront this year. Whether it was making a shit ton of saves in the World Cup, raising a shit ton of money for a good cause, or being the source for a shit ton of internet memes, all of the following deserve recognition in some way, shape, or form for the outstanding things they did this year. Please note that this is a semi-serious list and that we should all know the true American hero’s are the troops who serve and protect this country by risking their lives everyday and those who have lost their lives doing so. It is in no particular order as I found it would be plain unfair to try and rank these fantastic Americans.  So without further ado, I give you all THE Greatest Americans of 2014.  Enjoy.

  • Nasa Owns Black Friday with #BlackHoleFriday Campaign

    Today, around the U.S. is known as Black Friday, is a wonderful day where friends and foes alike fight and trample each other for retail sale items drastically discounted. NASA weighed in on the “black Friday” namesake and had some fun creating their own hashtag #BlackHoleFriday, urging followers to forget about the chaos of Black Friday and have some nerd-fun learning about Black holes. Playing off the shopping havoc holiday, NASA used tweets like “2 for 1 #BlackFriday deal! Actually, it’s 2 black holes merging into 1 #BlackHoleFriday” and “It’s #BlackFriday, but for us, it’s the 2nd annual #BlackHoleFriday. Today, we’ll post pics & info about black holes” Take a look at some of their clever tweets below. It's #BlackFriday, but for us, it's the 2nd annual #BlackHoleFriday. Today, we'll post pics & info about black holes pic.twitter.com/6npxklEw2N — NASA (@NASA) November 28, 2014 A black hole's pull of gravity is so strong, no light escapes: http://t.co/j7YejD8yaK #BlackHoleFriday #BlackFriday pic.twitter.com/0HHvCovGZ2 — NASA (@NASA) November 28, 2014 A black hole's pull of gravity is so strong, no light escapes: http://t.co/j7YejD8yaK #BlackHoleFriday #BlackFriday pic.twitter.com/0HHvCovGZ2 — NASA (@NASA) November 28, 2014 2 for 1 #BlackFriday deal! Actually, it's 2 black holes merging into more »

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Watch Emirates Disassemble a Giant Airbus in this Stunning Timelapse

    While this video only lasts two minutes, but typically these checks last up to two weeks. The 3-C Check maintenance process on an Airbus A380 is “the largest maintenance check on any aircraft,” and requires the plane to essentially be disassembled. The luxurious airliner is looked at as the closest thing you’ll get to flying private on a commercial jet.

  • Our New Favorite Instagram Pokes Fun at Inspirational Quotes

    Our new favorite Instagram account highlights all those “friends” you have who throw up inspirational quotes, so that you can follow suit in their likeness and image. @uninspirational mocks those cliché accounts by adding a dose of satire and sarcasm to every post. “Pumpkin is a Gateway Spice” could be our favorite as of right now. #nice #tatt #bro A photo posted by Unspirational (@unspirational) on Nov 11, 2014 at 10:05am PST A photo posted by Unspirational (@unspirational) on Nov 11, 2014 at 2:43pm PST A photo posted by Unspirational (@unspirational) on Sep 9, 2014 at 5:28pm PDT A photo posted by Unspirational (@unspirational) on Sep 9, 2014 at 11:02am PDT A photo posted by Unspirational (@unspirational) on Nov 11, 2014 at 11:42am PST

  • Do You Want to Build a Meth Lab? (Frozen x Breaking Bad Parody)

    What happens when you fuse Walter White and Frozen? A brilliantly catchy tune about cooking meth throughout the Breaking Bad saga. Set to the tune of Frozen’s “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?,” the mashup from Animeme turns Breaking Bad into a catchy musical with all of the peaks and valleys that you’ve come to expect from Disney films.

  • Watch This Mesmerizing 4K Timelapse Video of the Sun with Solar Bursts

    Ready to have your mind blown right out of your head? This incredible footage of the Sun from October 14th to 30th, 2014, showing sunspot AR 2192, the largest sunspot of the last two solar cycles (22 years). During this time sunspot AR 2191 produced six X-class and four M-class solar flares. The animation shows the sun in the ultraviolet 304 ångström wavelength, and plays at a rate of 52.5 minutes per second. It is composed of more than 17,000 images, 72 GB of data produced by the solar dynamics observatory. The audio is the ‘heartbeat’ of the sun, processed from SOHO HMI data by Alexander G. Kosovichev.

  • There’s a Eerie ‘Predator’ Noise Coming From The Rosetta Comet

    The Rosetta spacecraft and its Philae lander have detected an eerie sound coming from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The lander is programmed to take visual and composition samples, but also detects audio. Creepy audio that sounds strangely like ‘Predator’. Because sound waves can’t travel through space, it’s not a direct recording, but instead the lander’s Plasma Consortium picked up variations in the magnetic field around the comet, which scientists think is solar wind interacting with the comet. These variations resulted in frequencies between 40 to 50 millihertz, about 10,000 times lower than can be detected by humans. ESA scientists altered the frequency of the comet’s song into human hearing range, and discovered it was a series of clicks that sound more animal than comet. “This is exciting because it is completely new to us. We did not expect this and we are still working to understand the physics of what is happening,” RPC principal investigator Karl-Heinz Glaßmeier said in a press release.

  • Warning: These 3D Photos Will Make Your Brain Explode

    Light-field photography makes 3D photos possible by breaking an image up into multiple pieces with light captured from all directions. This allows the photographer to refocus the image at different depths or combining stereo images into a single 3D image. And the Lytro ILLUM camera has made light-field photography more accessible than ever. More and more photographers are taking advantage of the technology with spectacular results. Some of our favorites are below, but you can find more in the user galleries at Lytro.

  • Here’s How to Prepare for Impact on a Falling Elevator

    Every single time you ride an elevator, a split second of fear blast through all the little synapses and receptors in your brain, as the inkling of “What if?” pops in your head. Well now that your worst fear has just been realized, well tell you just how to prepare for impact if you’re stuck in a steel box deathtrap on a free fall. Apparently people at BI, seem to think you’ll bend your knees as a natural defense, instead of the urban legend I’ve been told my entire life, ‘just jump in the air’. Neither of which seems to make any logical sense, but both about the only viable option when stuck in a seeming Sh*t-out-of-luck predicament, right? Well, no actually, researchers at the MIT Center for Biomedical Engineering have figured out the best way to survive if you ever find yourself stuck in a falling elevator and it’s to lay down, distributing the force of impact evenly throughout your body. Even with this information, you should know, it’s extremely, extremely rare (like the Jets winning the Super Bowl rare) that an elevator will fall as a result of a snapped cable, in fact there’s only been one recorded more »

  • Fallon and Kevin Delany Suck in a Balloon that has the Opposite Affect as Helium

    Jimmy, Lucy Liu and science badass, Kevin Delany had some fund with experiments on Fallon. They mix nitrogen together with boiling water to make an amazing cloud effect, but by far the coolest experiment Delany shows the crowd is what happens when you suck in hexa floride, it’s essentially the opposite of sucking in helium. Because hexa floride is 5 or 6 times heavier than air, sound is slowed down. Watch in awe then order some online to scare your friends. Apparently you need to do proper exercises for it to leave your body and also hang upside down, so be careful kids.

  • Watch Popping Popcorn in Super-Slow Motion, Because It’s Friday

    You’ve had a rough week. It’s been a long and dreary five days and now it’s time to put your brain to rest for a minute and ogle as a few popcorn kernels burst in slow motion over a freebased tablespoon of oil. YouTuber, SloMoLab created the HD Super-Slow Mo video with the hopes of making you crave popcorn, we’re sure. Why isn’t this video sponsored by Orville Redenbacher?

  • Swat Team Drops in at Children’s Hospital As SuperHeroes on Halloween

    At the ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital, Halloween could be a sad day with some children unable to go outside and trick or treat with the other kids. So the hospital joined forces with the Toledo Police SWAT Team, WTOL and Chrys Peterson to give the lucky kids a real treat on Halloween when a few super heroes dropped in to great the kids. Superman, Ninja Turtles, Ironman and a few more scaled down from the roof to say hi, making this year’s Halloween a little more special.

  • Space Station Astronauts Put A GoPro Inside a Floating Water Bubble in Zero Gravity

    Water surface tension in microgravity has always been interesting, but what these three astronauts did aboard the International Space Station just took space to the final frontier. In my opinion, sticking a GoPro inside a floating water bubble in zero gravity has completely pushed the limits of space science as we know it. Astronauts Steve Swanson, Reid Wiseman, and Alexander Gerst filmed the videos sometime during summer 2014 as part of Expedition 40, which they also filmed in 3D. In space free falling liquids take on a spherical shape without that pesky gravity holding them down. IFLS notes that “Hydrogen bonding between water molecules naturally pulls them together, resulting in a spherical configuration that minimizes surface area.” Stick a GoPro in a free flowing sphere of water and you have yourself inter(stellar)net gold.

  • Shaq and Sir Charles Try out for True Detective Season 3

    Now that Season 2 of True Detective has been cast with the likes of Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell and Time Riggins (I’ll never call him by his real name. Never), Season 3 casting is already on the minds of progressive thinking interneters. Adam Lefkoe, Talent scout, looks to two of the NBA’s greatest and largest players. Watch Shaq and Charles Brkley try out for the much anticipated season 3 of True Detective.

  • Wes Anderson Is Building His Own Theme Park

    Renowned Director Wes Anderson has plans to build his very own theme park in collaboration with long-time colleague, visual artist Mark Mothersbaugh. Mothersbaugh and Anderson have a long history together with Mothersbaugh creating scores for several of Anderson’s movies, such as The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore and The Life Aquatic. In the foreword to his new art book published this week, Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia, Anderson wrote that he hoped to work with Mothersbaugh on a new project entirely. In a recent interview with the Telegraph Anderson noted how he “hopes to soon secure the means to commission the construction of an important and sizable theme park to be conceived and designed entirely by Mark Mothersbaugh.” Imagine a submarine ride, hunting the illusive jaguar shark or a ride through India on The Darjeeling Limited. All this will be possible in Anderson’s very own Moonrise Kingdom.

  • ‘Shake It Off’ Slowed Down 500% Should be True Detective’s Opening Credits Song

    Some genius YouTuber decided to slow down the song that the greater American public just can’t seem to ‘shake off’. Taylor Swifts “1989” album just sold more albums than any other in the past 12 years. Most of the credit has to be given to Swift’s first single off the album, “Shake it Off”. I dare you not to like it, I dare you. YouTube user, Mark Blackwell, decided that the song was just too damn good at regular speed, so he slowed down a performance on Kimmel to 1/5 speed to give it a more cryptic sound. The result of which should be the lead in opening credits song for the upcoming season of True Detective. Take a listen… If you have a spare 10 minutes and a hankering for some dark S#$%.

  • Photos From the 7th Annual Haunted Heats Halloween Surf Contest

    Last week the 7th annual ZJ Boarding House Haunted Heats Halloween surf contest was held in Santa Monica and the costumes definitely didn’t disappoint. From a Point Break style Ronald Reagan bank robber to a great Lady Liberty hanging 10, everyone came out to have a good time, but the real winner was Grandma and her broomstick.

  • ‘Truth Facts’ Are the Honest Visuals You Deserve Today

    Comedy website, Kind of Normal just get’s the internet. They get visuals and they get people. People want things quick. Quicker then they ever have in earth’s history. So they created ‘Truth Facts’, a look at funny and satirical look at reality. In their ongoing series, they delve into the reality of a bag of chips, iPhone apps and women, ohhh so much women satire.

  • Motivational Posters Finally Get the GIF Treatment

    We all know and loathe those motivational posters, almost as much as we loathe those ironic demotiational posters. Now there’s a new generation to tag along with the series, this time in GIF form. Whether it’s friendship, or commitment these tongue in cheek motivational poster GIFs will give you the giggles.      

  • Hero Paralympian Creates A ‘Foosball Player’ Halloween Costume

    Paralympic ski racer, Josh Sundquist is known for creating clever and elaborate Halloween costumes, not letting his disability get in the way of having a good time. Sundquist who’s left leg had to be amputated after a year of chemotherapy treatments decided to use his one leg as an advantage to create a foosball-player costume for Halloween this year. Using materials like cardboard, bubble wrap and duct tape, Sundquist and friends, was transformed into a life-sized version of a foosball player.

  • Best Reason To Have A Baby: MechWarrior Halloween Costume

    Thinking about settling down and staring a family? It’s no easy decision and there are many things to consider. On one hand, you’ll have a little human depending on you for the next 18 years—that’s longer than dogs live—who you won’t be able to kennel when you want to go to Atlantic City for a weekend. On the other hand, you’ll fine be able to make a sweet baby-piloted MechWarrior costume. As soon as they found out they were going to be parents, Imgur user PutABowOnIt and her husband Ryan built a PVC MechWarrior frame then covered it with incredibly designed cardboard and foam pieces. Then baby Geraint was born and luckily fit into the pilot seat. Average cost of raising a child? $245,000. Being a MechWarrior for Halloween? Priceless (minus cost of materials).

  • This Google VP Just Broke Felix Baumgartner’s Freefall space jump record

    Dr. Alan Eustace, a senior vice president at Google’s Knowledge division, broke the world record for high-altitude jumps today and no one knew about it. The 135,908-foot jump surpasses Felix Baumgartner’s free fall from last year’s anticipated Red Bull jump. The strangest part of all this was the complete lack of media buzz. Friday afternoon. Everyone is hardly working, this would’ve made for a great conference room hangout sesh. Thanks Google.

  • The Avengers: Age of Ultron Teaser Looks Nothing Short of Epic

    The Avengers are back this time trying to take on Ultron (played by James Spader) a highly intelligent robot from Marvel Comics who is bent on destroying humanity so as to replace humans with machines, and is the archenemy of the Avengers and Hank Pym, his creator. Iron Man has a new suit that looks like a suit big enough to fight the Hulk which he does, Thor looks scared, Captain America looks defeated and the Avengers look all but defeated in this trailer. We have a feeling they survive. Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” in theaters May 1, 2015!

 
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