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  • 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!

  • What Today’s Most Popular Websites Looked Like When They Launched [Interactive Slide]

    Since the mid ’90s the internet has made huge leaps of progress toward a direction catered toward websites designed for a limitless array of resolution ratios and dimensions. Mobile, tablet and desktop are all equally a part of every day web browsing, which means the most popular sites on the internet have to be optimized just write. Simple and responsive is the way of the world today, but let’s not forget about ads. Oh so many ads. Take a look at this then and now interactive slideshow of the most popular websites then and now. Facebook Twitter Google Mashable AOL ESPN Yahoo! YouTube LinkedIn Yelp Huffington Post WhiteHouse.gov Tumblr BuzzFeed RSVLTS Weather.com

  • “Bad Guy” Football Teams Everyone Can Hate

    Funny or Die created these hilarious fictional football teams everyone can root against. Every team, even the Yankees, has a steady fan base who believes even the most evil of teams can do no wrong. Well not these teams. From the Norfolk Internet Trolls to the Albany Loud Chewers, these teams are sure to inflict blood boiling levels of hate upon everyone.

  • How Every Apple Store Is Designed To Make You Spend More Money

    Apple products are by far the most sought after and desirable products on the planet. Sleek, simple and at the pinnacle of technologically, each tier of their product line has dominated retail over the past decade. But just how much of Apple’s retail revenue is due to it’s product’s capabilities and how much is due to a brilliant store alignment that enhances your desire to buy something before you take your second step into the store? Business Insider provides some knowledge into the science behind the Apple store.

  • Man Builds Jet-Powered Beetle Because He Can

    In American, we men like our cars big and powerful. That’s why we always giggle a bit when one of our buds buys himself a Volkswagen Beetle. C’mon, the damn car came with a flower vase! But in the hands of a mechanical engineer like Ron Patrick of California, the Beetle can become the most badass car on the road. Patrick has spent about $200,000 fitting a 1500hp jet engine to the back of his VW Beetle. Why did he choose the iconic bug? “Because it looks cool with the jet and it shows it off well.” Well there’s no arguing with that. Patrick has no idea how fast the car will go, since the speedometer only goes to 140 mph. Best of all, and much to the chagrin of California’s finest, the Beetle is totally street legal! And Patrick’s next project? Strapping two jets to his wife’s Honda Metropolitan Scooter. Yup. For more info and photos, check out Ron Patrick Stuff.

  • Every Movie Would Be Better With Mike Tyson [25 Photos]

    Now that Mike Tyson has given up on beating people to near death and biting off the ears of his enemies, it’s safe to really like the guy. Hell, he raises pigeons! How adorable is that? And his delightful lisp endears him to us even more. And as his roles in “The Hangover” and “Rocky Balboa” and…uh…”Scary Movie 5″ prove, he’s also an enjoyable actor, or thethpian if you will. Take a look at these posters and see what other films would benefit from Iron Mike. Then Check out even more at Mike Tython.

  • Summer’s Gone, so Here’s 20 GIFs of People Falling to Celebrate Fall

    I think it’s safe to say that Fall has officially begun to run rampant all over the country. Yes, autumn has kidnapped summer locking it away in a dark basement for the remainder of the year. We know you’re already depressed, binging on pumpkin spice novelty treats on your couch with your cat, because f*ck it, it’s fall, so we wanted to cheer you up, by showing you 20 GIFs of people falling for fall, because soon it will be winter and this will be you.

  • Thor Heyerdahl Was An Awesome Adventurer [30 Photos]

    Today marks the 100th birthday of Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl. While studying zoology and botany as a young man in Oslo, Heyerdahl spent his free time pouring over books about Polynesian history and culture. Although common beliefs hold that Polynesia was settled from west to east, Heyerdahl believed that South Americans, particularly Incas, were able to make the voyage west across the Pacific Ocean. To prove his hypothesis, Heyerdahl constructed an Incan raft based on writings and drawings from the Spanish conquistadors. The primitive boat, named the Kon-Tiki, successfully completed the 101-day journey from Peru to French Polynesia in 1947. The boat and film documenting the trip were immediate hits worldwide and Thor Heyerdahl became the world’s most notable adventurer. Over the following decades, Heyerdahl completed other voyages in primitive boats, but the Kon-Tiki remained his most famous expedition. Heyerdahl passed away in 2002 at the age of 87, but interest in his life and explorations continue. “Kon-Tiki,” a historical drama about the voyage, was released in 2012 to critical acclaim and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

  • Terrifying Halloween Costumes Parents Made For Their Children

    With Halloween just around the corner, you’ve probably alredy began brainstorming costume ideas. Whatever you do, don’t take notes from these parents who probably scared their children for life. I’m completely confident every single one of these was a storyboarded in a Guillermo del Toro movie. Enjoy trying to sleep tonight. Note to parents; please take some time making your children’s Halloween costumes worth while, or they’ll grow up to be Buffalo Bill.         

  • Hilarious NYC Taxi Driver Calendar Features Beefcake Drivers in Sultry Positions

    If New York’s Bravest releases their own calendar every year, why can’t New York’s toughest? The yellow cab drivers of NYC work endless, thankless days 365 days a year. they’re the battery that keeps going and going, and let’s be honest, if they stopped doing their job the city would shut down. So last year photographer Shannon McLaughlin thought of a hilarious idea to shoot cabbies of New York City in ironically sultry  positions.  McLaughlin says “This year’s calendar features three returning All-Stars and 10 new drivers, and debuts our first ever husband and wife driving duo. The drivers are shown in a playful mix of work and leisure, including a playdate with nine adorable puppies from Animal Haven shelter in Manhattan and some sensuous cookie consumption at New York’s favorite bakery, Levain.” A portion of each calendar’s sale will go to University Settlement, a nonprofit social service agency in the Lower East Side that helps over 30,000 immigrants and workers every year. The calendar is now available to purchase online, here.

  • If You Strap a GoPro to a Bird of Prey, We’ll Watch It

    Anything I’m doing immediately becomes secondary when someone in the office says “Hey did you see that new video of a hawk with a GoPro attached to it flying through the air?” Sold. In. How much? I want to see it right now. If I happen to be holding a baby when I hear that, I’m dropping said baby and running to the nearest desktop (preferably with a retna display) and ogling for what seems like an eternity at a first person perspective of an enormous bird soar through the air, most likely hunting for an animal to eat. In their latest bird x GoPro collab, the HD camera company features a video with David De Vleeschauwer and Debbie Pappyn as they travel to Mongolia to capture the point of view of a golden eagle as he soars over the Altai Mountains.

 
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