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  • We May Not Have Hoverboards, But Hoverbikes Are On The Way

    2015 is almost here and the hoverboards Mattel promised us in Back to the Future II are still nowhere to be found. But while we just sit around feeling sorry for ourselves, a group of innovative Englishmen are working on something even better—a hoverbike. Malloy Aeronautics is currently raising money for their work on the Hoverbike helicopter, the world’s first flying motorcycle. Using four rotors placed in a unique overlapping manner, the Hoverbike offers a smooth ride in a compact package. It will also be able to be controlled remotely, like a traditional drone. And as much as it looks like a fun toy for millionaires, it actually has real applications. MA is hoping that their Hoverbike will replace the Robinson R22 helicopter for everyday one-man operational areas like rounding up cattle and land survey. So far they have a 1/3 scale version completed and you can check out the flight test below. The test flights of the full scale model are coming, but until then you can keep up with the progress and donate a few bucks at Malloy Aeronautics.

  • The Incredible True Story Of A Man Who Carried His Disabled Twin Brother Through An Entire Ironman Race [8 Photos]

    Twin brothers Steen and Peder Madrup were three months early in 1980, weighing only 2.6 pounds. Peder also suffered a lack of oxygen at birth, resulting in cerebral palsy and life confined to a wheelchair. As they grew up Steen became interested in athletic activities while Peder devoted his time to organizations and clubs as a spokesman for the disabled. In 2013, Steen decided he would run a half marathon along with Peder. Peder thought his brother was crazy, but 2 hours and 16 minutes later, they were crossing the finish line. Since then they have completed in increasingly difficult athletic competitions, including Ironman Copenhagen on August 24. After 15 hours and 32 minutes, the brothers crossed the finish line, with Peder becoming the first person with cerebral palsy to complete an Ironman. Take a look at these photos of Steen swimming, cycling, and running with his brother then check out their other races at Team Tvilling.

  • 25 Reasons You Should Follow The Air Force On Instagram

    National Aviation Day was this week so what better way to celebrate than following our own flying servicemen, the US Air Force? All branches of the military have jumped on the social media bandwagon but there is something especially visual about the Air Force that makes their Instagram so great. Is it the expansive aerial vistas? The sleek curves of the SR-71 Blackbird? The otherworldliness of the Stealth Bomber? The badass pilot selfies? Yes. It’s all of those reasons. And more. Check out these highlights and be sure to follow @officialusairforce on Instagram.  

  • NYC Hair Stylist Gives Free Haircuts To The Less Fortunate

    Mark Bustos can usually be found working at upscale New York City salon Three Squares Studio, but on Sundays he turns his attention to a very different clientele, the city’s homeless. Bustos came up with the idea in May 2012 when visiting family in the Philippines. He rented a chair at a barbershop and provided haircuts to impoverished children. Since then, he has helped people in Jamaica, Costa Rica, and Los Angeles. Bustos is often accompanied by his girlfriend who provides the recipient with a meal of their choosing. Check out more photos form Mark Bustos at Instagram and get some inspiration to “be awesome to somebody.” 

  • Mt. Stromboli Has Been Flowing Lava Continuously And You Had No Idea [15 Photos]

    Here in the eastern United States we have very little experience with volcanoes, so we tend to believe that a volcano constantly flowing lava would be big news and cause for concern. But in Italy, home to 3 volcanoes that have erupted in the last century, it’s just seen as a boon to tourism. And such is the case with Mt. Stromboli, which we didn’t even know was place, let alone one of the world’s most active volcanoes. For the last 2,000 years, Mt. Stromboli has been pretty much continuously erupting. For the most part, the eruptions are low-level and are actually called Strombolian eruptions, a term used on volcanoes all over the world. However, this year has seen increased activity with some impressive lava flows earlier this year. It looked as if the volcano had calmed down until last week, when the lava once again started to flow. On August 7, the lava traveled 900 feet down the side of the mountain, reaching the sea for the first time since 2007. German volcanologist Dr. Tom Pfeiffer, founder of Volcano Discovery, traveled to Mt. Stromboli August 8-12 and captured these incredible photos of the lava flow. Some of our favorites are below, more »

  • 28 GIFS That Perfectly Describe a Morning in a Manhattan Starbucks

    If you’re like me, your first thought is something along the lines of:  And your second thought is: I need it now. Why is this? Well because the only way you’ve gotten through life/education/anything up to this point is with the help of caffeine. And it’s no longer socially acceptable to drink Mountain Dew mixed with Red Bull so… Here we are. Madly addicted to caffeine. And by caffeine I mean coffee. And by coffee I mean Starbucks. Sweet, sweet Starbucks. Oh yeah. I’d sell my soul for the stuff. Perhaps by agreeing to pay boatloads of money for a cup of Joe I already have… Oh well! I don’t question it. Rather I ask, myself: Of course I do. Coffee is delicious. It was love at first sip. Of course I could always be cost-effective and make a pot of the stuff myself. But what am I? A scientist? I can’t make that stuff. Ok so I can. I just can’t make it taste magical, like Starbucks can. Seriously. What do they put in there? Fairy dust? Unicorn tears? Maybe it’s just heaps of sugar. Or maybe it’s science. I vote for science. But really They could put anything in there. more »

  • Scientists Build Transformers; Humanity Doomed [Video]

    A team at Harvard University led by microbotics engineers Sam Felton and Robert Wood apparently spent too much time sciencing and not enough time watching Michael Bay films, dooming all of humanity by developing real-life Transformers. Built from shape memory plastics that change shape when heated, the robot folds itself up origami-style then walks off. Copper tracks throughout the plastic are heated engage the folding. The team hopes that the robots can be dropped into small cracks where they can then assemble themselves and explore, perhaps aiding in rescue missions throgh earthquake rubble. But we’ve seen the movies. We’re screwed.

  • The International Space Station Has a Better Instagram Than You [32 Photos]

    So you probably think you have decent Instagram skills. Given the amount of over-saturated latte art and cityscapes you’ve so generously bestowed upon the internet, you’re probably pretty okay. Wrong. The International Space Station (ISS) Instagram account puts your poor attempts at a lens flare to shame. While you were busy trying to photograph your lunch, the astronauts of the ISS were snapping a pic of their homegrown lettuce IN SPACE. While you and your buddies were huddling for a selfie during the Argentina-Germany game, they were placing bets on the winner IN SPACE. Your last Throwback Thursday was a picture of you crying in a kiddie pool. Theirs was of a moonrise. You just can’t measure up, but who could? Swanny’s selfie game is just out of this world. Check out their Instagram and follow them at @iss: 1. “USA NASA astronauts Steve “Swanny” Swanson and Reid Wiseman with German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst.” #worldcup2014 #bffl 2. “Sunrise of the cloud-covered Aleutian Islands.”  #sunrises #nature #space 3. “One can’t help but be awed by the auroras.” #aurora #nasa #sopretty 4. “Moonrise over the International Space Station.” #throwbackthursday #moon 5. “Looking aft.”  #earth 6. “The Canadian arm, SPDM, is about to grapple a new camera from the Japanese more »

  • These OG Life Hacks Were The Difference Between Life and Death… And Made By a Cigarette Company

    Life Hacks have been around for generations, but before they were called life hacks, I’m sure they were just called “Tips to Avoid Death”. Around 100 years ago Gallaher’s brand cigarettes would insert cards with helpful tips illustrated on them in every pack. So essentially Gallaher would put these life saving tips on every pack of cigarettes, while slowly killing you from the inside. Isn’t it ironic. Don’t you think? 1. How To Extract A Splinter “Fill a wide mouthed bottle with hot water nearly to the brim, and press affected part of hand tightly against mouth of bottle. The suction will pull down the flesh, and steam will soon draw out the splinter.” 2. How To Fell A Tree “Have decided which side you wish the tree to fall, cut alternatively a downward and inward cut as shown. When about half through, proceed to cut the other side a few inches higher, and finally pull tree down by means of ropes.”   3. Keeping Plants Watered While Away “Fill a large pail with water, and stand it a little above the level of the plants and group round or near as many plants as practical. Loosely plait two or more »

  • The World’s Largest Urban Zipline Will Get You All Tingly Inside

    Who other than Daredevil stunt phenom Devin Supertramp could pull this one off. With only 10,000-foot length of barracuda cord, a parachute, a RED Camera, Go-Pros galore, a few clinically insane friends and Speed Stick to pick up the tab, supertramp put’s together one of the most breathtakingly action packed video in a 3 minute clip. What looks to be Panama in Central America, Marshall Miller and his crew strapped on some parachutes hopped on the zip-line and then simply let themselves go. See for yourself then go out and buy some Speed Stick. You’ll need it.

  • You’ll Swear These 13 Images Are Moving, But It’s All An Illusion

    Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka of Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan is known in the academic community for his work specializing in visual perception and visual illusion. Internet dullards are more familiar with his trippy static images that appear to be animated. The professor’s more serious work is undoubtedly important to science, but we prefer to look at his cool pictures. And we think you’ll agree. For more info, check out his website, where it looks like he has books for sale. Just be sure to brush up on your Japanese first.

  • No Logo, No. 11 Brand Identities That Are Just Wrong

    Any corporate consultant will tell you that branding is everything. Your company’s logo and brand identity are suppose to be eye catching and engaging, immediately drawing your attention toward it, but said attention should be drawn for the right reasons. Bored Panda managed to collect a handful of logos that should have never seen the light of day for one reason or another. From sexual innuendoes to some questionable letter spacing, here are 11 brand identity mistakes. Rule#1: make sure you rotate your logo in every direction before going public with it. Help a bro out, share this story with your friends: Tweet More awesomeness from The Roosevelts 1. Russian Daredevils Climb Dubai’s Princess Tower And Take Stomach-Churning Selfies [13 Photos] 2. 34 Cleaver Photos That Will Make You Double Take Melanie Iglesias GIFS (40 GIFS) | Bri Teresi Bikini (50 Pics) | Kate Upton Greatest GIFS (53 Pics) 3. 7 Music Icons Resurrected Using CDs [High Quality Photos] 4. The 57 Most WTF Moments In The History Of Google Street View 5. The 45 Most Perfectly Timed Photos of 2014 (So Far) 6. 20-Something Mick Jagger Was Cooler Than You’ll Ever Be [46 Photos] Brooklyn Decker GIFS (100 Pics) | Alexis Ren Smokeshow ( 142 more »

  • Rugby League Strikes Deal with Marvel to Wear Custom Super Hero Jerseys

    Marvel heroes have teamed up with the National Rugby League of Australia to give their players a bit of a super-human boost. This August five teams will sport jerseys inspired by some of Marvel’s most popular superheroes. The NRL sees similar attributes between the players and heroes making the collaboration fun and exciting for sports and comic fans alike. The Syney Roosters don Captain America jerseys, St. George Illawarra Dragons will wear Iron Man, Canberra Raiders as The Hulk, North Queensland Cowboys will sport Thor and the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles with Wolverine. Although the Sea Eagles’ Wolverine uniforms have a set of claw marks in their chest we won’t hold it against them. Why would Wolverine claw his own chest? Why?

  • Watch What these Incredible People Do After a Man Gets His Leg Caught in a Subway Gap

    Despite all the wrong in this world, good people still exist. In Perth, Australia a typical work commute turned ugly when a man walking off a subway car trapped his leg between the train and platform around 9am. Rail officials didn’t want to move the train, fearing it would cause serious damage to the mans leg, so onlookers jumped at the chance to help. Hundreds of people joined in an effort to push the train just enough so the man could dislodge his leg from the small space that had wedged itself in. After a few attempts the plan worked and faith in humanity was restored. Hopefully the aliens saw that and not the video of that woman riding a bike face-planting on a dock.

  • A Crocodile Fought A Shark; You Have A 50/50 Chance Of Guessing What Happened Next [5 Photos]

    A family thought they were just going to snap a few pics of crocodiles in the wild on their croc-sighting trip in Australia’s Top End, but what happened next will go down in history as the single greatest thing that ever happened. Or not. But it’s still pretty cool. A croc known as Brutus, a crowd favorite on the expeditions, went all out with an incredible display wherein he attacked a devoured a bull shark. Photographer Andrew Paice, on a family trip at the time, was lucky enough to capture the rare event. How long before Syfy cashes in with Earthcroc? Or Acrocalypse?

  • Russians Go To Hong Kong; Climb All The Things [35 HQ Photos]

    Fun Fact*: Russians have 38 words for “vodka” but no word for “nope.” But what is it with Russians and their complete lack of fear? Is it the vodka coursing through their veins? Or maybe their ushankas are too tight, cutting off circulation to their brains. Whatever the reason, the lack of a fear gene in Russian DNA has enabled them to be a country of daredevils, especially when it comes to climbing tall buildings without any sort of safety precautions. Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov are two such brave (or insane) individuals who recently traveled to Hong Kong and climbed pretty much everything. Some of their most dizzying photos are below, but you can view the rest and other crazy adventures at their site, On The Roofs.  *Not a fact.

  • East London Transformed For Immersive “Back To The Future” Experience [10 Photos]

    Secret Cinema undertook a huge project when they announced that they would be transforming an area of East London into a replica of Hill Valley for a special total-immersion viewing of the 1985 classic “Back to the Future.” Many thought the group couldn’t pull it off, and when the first week of shows was canceled last week, the naysayers seemed to be right. But last night, with all the problems from last week solved, Stratford’s Olympic Park filled with fans dressed in 50s attire, ready to experience Hill Valley. And the whole production went off without a hitch. 66,000 tickets priced at £53.50, about $90, have sold for the summer showings throughout August. Check out the photos form opening night below and see what you’re missing out on. Unless you’re going, in which case please take us along, too.

  • Watch History’s Most Influential People Migrate Through 2,500 Years

    Some of the greatest minds in history made a cultural migration of two in their day, Leo Da Vinci, Magellan and of course the mass exodus to southern California in the early 1900s. In this motion chart a collection of over 120,000 of history’s most intellectual achievers from the past 2,600 years were collected and mapped out according to their birthplace and death around the globe.

  • Stephen Colbert Identifies All You Need to Know About ‘Bloober Gate’

    Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, a rock without 4G or wi-fi, you’ve probably heard about a certain hitless scuffle that took place in Ibiza, Spain between a man who plays an elf in movies, Orlando Bloom and an actual one, Justin Bieber. After the dust settled sources told other sources who then told a few more sources that Bloom threw the most important punch in human history, but fell short, after Bieber made a comment regarding Bloom’s ex, Miranda Kerr. The missed punch was a valiant effort by Bloom and if connected would’ve most certainly skyrocketed him to Gosling or dare we say Bill Murray status, but now he has to simply go on living his life making hobbit movies and dating Victoria’s Secret supermodels. Colbert Chimes in. The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive

  • TMNT & Pizza Hut Build “Pizza Thrower” For a Promo You Can Get Behind… Or In Front Of

    Finally some good has come out of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie hoopla surrounding the film. Pizza Hut joined forces with the franchise to great abad-ass custom “Pizza Thrower” staright out of your childhood toy collection. The 10-foot-tall version of a Pizza Thrower was created for Comic Con, allowing fans to launch fake pizzas at cardboard cut-outs 5-10 miles per hour, but we have a feeling removing the ol’ restrictor plate could get those pizzas whizzing at Aroldis Chapman speeds. Note to Pizza Hut: If you want to promote a real promo-stunt, deliver your pizzas with this.

  • What Is The Speed Of Dark? [Video]

    We like to think that we are more intelligent than ever, with a wealth of information ever at our fingertips. But sadly, we often ignore science in order to feel better about ourselves or the world. We discredit 97% of scientists when it comes to climate change because of the inconvenience we may suffer. We believe asinine stories about only using 10% of our brains, empowering a fantastic notion of unlimited potential. When one sees a title referring to the “speed of dark,” it may seem as if scientific ideas have again been tossed aside. But fear not, this informative video explains the ignorance of its own title while touching on a variety of subjects in an approachable and informative format. Watch it and learn something then check out more awesome videos from Vsauce.

  • These Drawings Are Brilliant Pop Culture Mashups

    As our culture evolves to be increasingly ecologically-minded, we opt to reuse and recycle what we already have rather than producing something new. This sense of duty towards the planet must be the reason why mashups have become so popular in music and why Justin Hager creates this incredibly hilarious drawings. Or maybe it’s just because they’re funny. Who cares? Whataver the reason, we’re just glad that Wu Krang now exists. And this is just a small sampling of Justin’s output. Check out hundreds of more drawings on Tumblr.

  • ‘Mike Tyson Mysteries’ Cartoon on Adult Swim Wins Over Comic-Con

    Mike Tyson teased a trailer at Comic-Con for his new mystery cartoon set to premiere on Adult Swim this fall. The series features Tyson, Norm Macdonald as a pigeon, Jim Rash as a turn-of-the-century-ghost and Rachel Ramras as the brains. Tyson and the gang will be solving out of this world mysteries ‘Scooby Doo’ style.

  • The Most Overused Buzzwords of 2014 as Told by ‘Stock Photo’ Scott

    Since the dawn of the Madison Ave ad age buzzwords have been as important as integrating after work drinks with epic expense accounts. With the help of a dozen anonymous influencer friends at game-changing disruptive marketing, advertising and PR agencies we pulled together this list of the most overused buzzwords that drive PR, advertising and marketing pros simply crazy. We’ve called upon “Stock Photo” Scott to act out the literal meaning of each overused office buzzword to present the most epically robust buzzword list of 2014. Let’s circle back in a few and try it again after the dust settles. If this list relates to you at all share it with your friends and tell us the words that we missed on twitter using the hashtag #buzzwords.

  • 35 Pools You Wish You Were Swimming In Right Now

    It’s Monday in the summertime and you’re stuck at work. What could be worse? Absolutely nothing. So while you’re suffering in your climate controlled office, take a look at these awesome swimming pools from around the globe and fantasize about the life you’ll never know. Until you take your 2 week vacation next month, of course.

  • Watch Nic Cage as Superman in a Movie Tim Burton Nearly Made

    Deep in the heart of the ’90s Tim Burton set out to make a new era of Superman movie. Similar to his resurgence of the Batman franchise, Burton would put his own spin on Superman and make a movie very similar to the Man of Steel franchise out now. With the help of Kevin Smith a new era of Superman was almost born. And yes, Nicolas Cage would’ve almost played the most beloved superhero of all time. Awesomely awful or awfully awesome.

  • 40 GIFs That Perfect Describe Festival People

    ‘Tis the season to go sweat for hours in open fields, ducking in and out of pavilions to see your favorite bands from an alarming distance. Music festivals and outdoor concerts mean more than just music; they mean sleeping on the ground and overpaying for food. Not to mention the sunburn, dehydration, port-a-potties, mud, and poorly timed rain storm. And yet, we all still go. From Bonnaroo to Warped Tour to Give It A Name to Tomorrowland, music fests across the globe are packed with fans and casual listeners. We tolerate the elements and each other for those precious minutes of set time when our favorite songs are being played at full volume. Problem is that once the music ends, we’re back amongst thousands of others, few of whom have showered or remembered their manners. For anyone who hasn’t been/needs to be reminded before they embark, here are some of the charming folk you may see: 1. The security guard standing thanklessly through it all Looking equal parts intimidating and bored 2. Someone trying to flirt their way into the show Admission: your dignity 3. Someone straight up cooking out of their truck/tent I’m looking at you blueberry pancake trucker man at Bonnaroo 4. The entrepreneurial genius selling cigarettes more »

  • Finally! Someone Has Combined Skydiving And Slip ‘N Slide [Video]

    There’s nothing that can’t be improved with a Slip ‘N Slide during the hot summer months.Everyone knows this, even skydivers. With that in mind, skydivers Niklas Daniel and Brianne Thompson decided to end their 5,000ft jump over Arizona with a 200 foot Slip ‘N Slide. And lucky for us, it was all captured on Niklas’s GoPro camera. In hindsight, they should have made the slide a bit longer since they dove into it at an incredible 50 mph, but it’s impressive nonetheless.

  • Kacy Catanzaro Won American Ninja Warrior and Our Hearts

    Kacy Catanzaro was a former college gymnast looking for a new focus to keep her motivated. Obstacle course running and ANW were two particular events that got her blood rushing. So this 5-foot, 100 lb 24 year old decided to complete the course the top echelon of men couldn’t and move on to the next level, Mount Midoriyama.

  • LeBron Heads Are Taking Over the Internet

    LeBron James is just as much of an internet sensation as he is phenomenon on the court. The internet has now began a trend of superimposing LeBron’s face on videos. Here are two separate videos, the first LeBron in a WWE setting turning on Chris Bosh and Dwane Wade, hitting them repeatedly with chairs then hitting them some more. The second is near perfect. LeBron James as Lloyd Christmas picking up Harry Dunn to to Cleveland. The internet bows to you ’18 Lives’, YouTube creator of this video.

  • This Street Art Interacts With Its Surroundings [30 Photos]

    Street artist OakOak doesn’t look for an empty wall when seeking a canvas for his creations. In fact, it’s the structures that jut out of the wall and the imperfect cracks and peels that OakOak uses to form his creative scenes. A chain becomes a funambulist’s tightrope; a manhole cover becomes a fencer’s mask; a doorknocker becomes a method of execution. OakOak does most of his work in his home city of St. Etiene, France. The project started out as a way to enhance the beauty of the industrial city. For more of his fun street art, follow OakOak on Facebook.

  • 3D Images From 1920 Work Better Than You’d Expect [28 Photos and GIFs]

    Before we had 3D IMAX movies, people had to get their 3D fix from stereoscopic images. The stereoscopic process, developed in 1838, originally entailed the use of two drawings slightly different from each other. When viewed as a single image through a special device, the drawing appeared in 3D. When photography was invented, photographs were used and stereograms took off. You may be more familiar with this process through the View-Master toys we all had in the 80s to look at 3D images of Fraggle Rock.

  • Why You Are Still Alive? The Immune System Explained

    Every second of your life you are under attack. Bacteria, viruses, spores and more living stuff wants to enter your body and use its resources for itself. The immune system is a powerful army of cells that fights like a T-Rex on speed and sacrifices itself for your survival. Without it you would die in no time. This sounds simple but the reality is complex, beautiful and just awesome.