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  • Super Bowl Ticket Price Infographic

    Plan on heading to scenic East Rutherford, New Jersey for the Super Bowl? If this infographic is any indication, you may want to head to your local bank or credit union (or Amscot, I won’t judge) and get yourself a not so small loan. Also, pack a sweater, because this isn’t just one of the most costly Super Bowls to attend, it’s also really, really, cold! Sounds enjoyable, right?

  • Amazing Footage of a GoPro’d Falcon Hunting it’s Prey

    Strap a GoPro to the head of a predator bird and you’re bound to get some breathtaking footage. This amazing footage shows a falcon preying on crows, by Eddy De Mol. Suzanne Amador of Haverford College discovered that falcons pursue prey by keeping the image of the prey in the same place on their retina during the pursuit as they close in shown in this groundbreaking footage.

  • Yuengling Beer + Ice Cream? Yes, Please!

    Back during the dark, sad days of prohibition, Yuengling brewing company, the oldest in the United States, began operating an ice cream business. The ice cream was a hit and even after the end of prohibition in December, 1933, Yuengling’s Ice Cream continued production. But then in 1985, Yuengling broke the hearts of dessert lovers when they ceased production. After almost 30 years of public demand, Yuengling has begun production and plans on having the ice cream back in stores in February. With 10 different flavors to choose from, such as Mint Chocolate Chip, Root Beer Float, and Chocolate Marshmallow, there’s something for everyone. Sorry beer lovers, the Black & Tan flavor is actually made with chocolate and caramel rather than the alcoholic lager and porter combination the name implies. But really, that’s probably for the best. For more info and to see if it’s available near you, check out Yuengling’s Ice Cream.

  • Unreal Photos of Protests in Ukraine Streets Erupting into a Fiery Battlefield (25 HQ Photos)

    Anti-government protests in Ukraine’s capital escalated into a battlefield of malatov cocktails and riots setting police vehicles on fire as well as shooting fireworks into enforcement barricades. Dozens of both police and protesters were injured including opposition leader, Vitali Klitschko, former boxing heavyweight champion. The Police push back was futile attempting to use stun grenades, tear gas and water cannons, but were outnumbered by the protesters forcing forward.  

  • Drink Like A Cowboy From These Copper Shot Glasses

    The purveyors of hancrafted, made in the USA, unique items at Jacob Bromwell have a set of copper shot glasses available that are sure to make you feel like a cowboy drinking whiskey in an Old West saloon. Each shot glass is handmade and 100% copper (an increasingly precious commodity). They hold 1.5 ounces of your favorite spirit (or sarsaparilla, for you teetotalers) and will never rust. You can keep them polished if you’d like, but if left untreated, they’ll develop a cool patina effect. A set of 4 will set you back $149, but you are paying for excellent American craftsmanship and they are backed by a lifetime guarantee. Available now from Jacob Bromwell.

  • New York City In The 1930s Looks Oddly Peaceful [28 Photos]

    Photographer Berenice Abbott documented New York City for the Federal Art Project (FAP) between 1935 and 1938. FAP was a New Deal program (thanks, Franklin Roosevelt!) for unemployed artists that operated from 1935 to 1943. Abbott’s series, “Changing New York,” captures a city that looks incredibly peaceful and clean compared to today’s Big Apple. The photographs were published as a book for the 1939 New York’s World Fair which attracted over 44 million visitors to the city. The New York Public Library has more of Abbott’s photos on flickr.

  • Read Martin Luther King Jr’s Historic Playboy Interview From 1964 [Link]

    In 1964, Martin Luther King Jr was interviewed by “Roots” author Alex Haley for Playboy magazine. It was the longest interview that Dr. King ever granted to a publication. Now you can read the entire, in-depth interview and learn Dr. King’s thoughts on race relations directly from the man himself. Afterwards you can proudly state you read the famous gentleman’s magazine “for the articles.”

  • Value Of Dollar In Burgers And Beers [Infographic]

    Lonely Planet’s “How To Land a Jumbo Jet” contains all sorts of useful information presented through 56 infographics. By far, the most useful of these is the visual guide below which illustrates the value of the US dollar in burgers and beers around the world. It’s a tad disheartening. I’ve been watching lots of “Lilyhammer” on Netflix and Norway looks like a great place to visit, but 10 bucks for a fast-food burger?? Guess I’ll just go to the Philippines instead and drink 70 cent beer. 

  • If Domestic Beer Commercials Were Honest [Video]

    I’ve got no problem with cheap domestic beer. I often choose to drink Schaefer, PBR, Schlitz, and others of their ilk, but this honest beer commercial from Random at Best is still pretty damn funny and accurate. I could go on and on about how much I enjoy the taste of Genesee Cream Ale (and I really do) but what it mostly comes down to is this: it costs $7 for a 12 pack and it gets me drunk. And now I’ve gone and made myself thirsty. Anyone want to grab a beer? Maybe something domestic?

  • 15 Ways to Make It Look Like an Adult Lives in Your Apartment

    Hey man, that Bob Marley poster, collection of empty liquor bottles, and black sheet thumbtacked around the window make for awesome decor, there’s no denying that, but you’re a big boy now and you should have a big boy apartment. Too bad you’re a crass philistine and have no idea where to begin. There’s hope for you yet, though, with this list of 15 ways to make it look like an adult lives in your apartment courtesy of Refined Guy. I’d start with putting that Bob Marley poster in a frame. You’re welcome.

  • 10 Unspoken Rules Of Suits That Every Man Should Know

    We’re adults and sometimes we have to dress the part. For those times when sweats, t-shirts, and sneakers aren’t appropriate, you’ve got to suit up. Too bad you’re the immature, uncultured bum that your ex accused you of being those many months ago. Hey there you disgusting slob, don’t start crying about it, for here are 10 rules of suits that will transform you from Eddie Murphy at the begin of Trading Places to Eddie Murphy at the end of Trading Places.

  • Official Jazz Fest 2014 Talent Announcement Video

    The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will be held April 25-27 and May 1-4 this year, and to announce the bands, festival organizers teamed with Moontower VFX to create this awesome animated video. While music from The Preservation Hall Jazz Band plays, the huge acts playing the fest are revealed. Not big on jazz? Don’t worry. This lineup has something for everyone. Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Bruce Springsteen, Robin Thicke, Public Enemy and the Avett Brothers are just some of the big name, non-jazz acts who will be there. There’s also plenty of jazz, too, with Dr. Lonnie Smith, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Gregory Porter, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band,just to name a few. Watch the video then check out the full daily lineup at New Orleans Jazz Fest.

  • The World’s Largest Sand Sculpture Park [20 Photos]

    From January through April, visitors to Kuwait’s Remal International Sand and Light Sculpture Festival can check out the largest collection of sand sculptures from an international team of artists. 28,000 tons of sand, or 1,000 dump trucks full, were used by the 80 sculptors from 25 different countries at a cost of almost $3 million. The sand has a small clay content to help it mold, enabling works of up to 50 feet tall. The entire project takes up over 300,000 square feet or about 4 soccer fields. There are 40 works on display, all based on scenes from the world renowned “1001 Arabian Nights” stories.

  • Raw Footage From the Launch Of SpaceShipTwo [Video]

    Virgin Galactic is one step closer to its goal of bringing tourists (albeit extremely wealthy ones) to space after a successful test flight of the SpaceShipTwo (SS2) on January 10. It was the third rocket-powered supersonic flight for the subspace-craft and Virgiin Galactic officials said all their objectives were met. This is great news for the company, which plans on beginning commercial service later this year. Many celebrities have already reserved spots for when the service takes off, including Stephen Hawking, Katy Perry, Ashton Kutcher, and Tom Hanks. If you’d like join them as one of the first space tourists, sign up at Virgin Galactic. Wait, you don’t have $250,000? Better cut back on your daily Starbucks.

  • 32 Hot Sauce Recipes to Sting Your Tastebuds (Book)

    Here are 32 recipes for making your own signature hot sauces, ranging from mild to blisteringly hot, as well as 60 recipes that use homemade or commercial hot sauces in everything from barbeque and Buffalo wings to bouillabaisse and black-bean soup. Hot Sauce!: Techniques for Making Signature Hot Sauces, with 32 Recipes to Get You Started $10

  • The Bountiful Breweries of the United States of America

    The most comprehensive survey of beer-making ever, this beautiful 60” x 40” wall map features over 2,500 breweries, microbreweries, and brewpubs from across the United States.  Perfect for hanging on the wall of your bar, den, or mancave, this cartographic masterpiece plots those celebrated locales known for plying this great nation with its lifeblood—delicious, thirst-quenching beer.  Includes insets for brewing hotbeds (Denver, the Pacific Northwest, the Great Lakes), as well as a design that pays homage to the mapmaking of yore–a giant, multi-colored paean to the noble brewers of America.

  • Bar10Der 10-in-1 Bartending Tool

    We’re all grown up now and Jack and coke just doesn’t cut it. Mature palates require mature cocktails, but those intricate drinks also require a lot of tools. Luckily, the Bar10Der is here to save you space and sanity. Only 8.75 inches, this is a lot of tool in a small package. You get a bottle opener, corkscrew, strainer, jigger, extendable stirrer, 4 inch knife, channel knife, muddler, reamer, and zester all in one. Available for $40 from Brookstone. Now go order one and make me a spicy mojito.

  • Uh Oh. NYC Mayor De Blasio Eats Pizza With A Fork

    New York City’s new mayor Bill de Blasio was caught eating his pizza with a fork. Is this even more offensive to New Yorkers than the Donald Trump forked pizza fiasco? The Post, Daily News, Times, Village Voice and Time Out are sure to have a field day with this. Protesters have already begun occupying City Hall with Pizz-ins; sitting in a circle, eating pizza without the assistance of utensils, folding a slice the way it’s meant to be eaten.

  • Remember That Sweet Air Hockey Beer Pong Table? Here’s How to DIY

    If you can remember that far back, a few weeks ago, the internet spiked with the innovative brilliance of a few bros who created an air hockey beer pong table. A new game, with new skills which will ultimately lead to bromantic intoxication. The skilled toolmen responsible for this revolutionary creation, built an imgur with a step by step process to help you achieve table themed drinking game glory. “All in all took about 200 bucks and 2 weekends to make, including the 50 dollar 4″ drill head and 80 for the table. It helps make the jersey hurt less.” Check their page for the full breakdown.   

  • China’s Incredible Harbin Ice Festival [30 Photos]

    The Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival began as a local winter garden party in Harbin, China in 1963. The festival was interrupted for many years due to the Cultural Revolution, but has been an annual event since 1985. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the 2014 festival is bigger than ever. 7000 workers in Harbin, China’s coldest city, constructed 6.5 million square feet of LED-illuminated frozen structures of ice and snow. 1 million visitors are expected at this year’s festival, which runs through late February. 

  • 20 Breathtaking Hotels to Tack on to Your Bucketlist

    Travel + Leisure have officially announced their Top 50 Hotels of 2013 and the visuals are beyond astounding. From the safari grounds of South Africa to the beautiful mountains of St. Lucia, the list will give you a heavy dose of that travel itch that comes around when the trying days of winter catch up with you. Well before you book your travel plans for 2014, take a look at 20 astounding visuals we’ve compiled of hotels from the list. Check out all the rankings at Travel + Leisure. Palazzo Avino (formerly Palazzo Sasso) Ravello, Italy Primland, Meadows of Dan, VA Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai, Thailand Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires Capella Pedregal, Los Cabos, Mexico Kenya Rosewood Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico La Résidence Phou Vao Luang Prabang, Laos Cape Grace, Cape Town Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza, Argentina Jade Mountain St. Lucia Triple Creek Ranch, Darby, MT Discovery Shores Boracay, Philippines Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Kruger National Park Area, South Africa Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India Bora Bora, French Polynasian Four Seasons Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, La Fortuna, Costa Rica Castello di Casole—A Timbers Resort, Casole d’Elsa, Italy Mombo Camp and Little Mombo Camp, Moremi Game Reserve, more »

  • Quench Your Thirst 90s Style With Clearly Canadian

    Clearly Canadian, everyone’s favorite carbonated beverage of the 90s, is returning. Through the Clearly Canadian Revival Campaign, you can pre-order a case of Wild Cherry, Orchard Peach, Country Raspberry, or, the nectar of the gods to my childhood palate, Mountain Blackberry. Once 25,000 cases are pre-ordered, production will begin. For every 5 cases you order, you get a 6th free. You are also given a referral ID that will result in a free case for every 5 referrals. I just hope that once this becomes successful, Clearly will bring back Orbitz, too. If you want to get your hands on one of the first cases, head on over to Clearly Canadian and place your order.

  • Man Meal: Spanish Pork Burgers

    Burgers. You can’t go wrong with burgers. Beer, turkey, chicken, heck even veggie burgers aren’t bad if made properly, but pork burgers seem to be the lesser known meat patty. Pork in between two buns is unanimously preferred pulled, but this recipe might just change your mind. This Spanish-themed burger is boldly flavored with sautéed onions, paprika, garlic, and green olives. The creamy mayonnaise spread is tangy with lemon and a hint of earthy saffron. Ingredients 1 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil 3 cup(s) thinly sliced Spanish onion 3/4 teaspoon(s) freshly ground pepper, divided 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt, divided 1 pound(s) lean ground pork 1 tablespoon(s) finely chopped Spanish green olives, such as Manzanilla 2 teaspoon(s) minced garlic 2 teaspoon(s) Pimentón de la Vera (see Shopping Tip) , or Hungarian paprika 1/4 cup(s) reduced-fat mayonnaise 2 teaspoon(s) freshly grated lemon zest 1 tablespoon(s) lemon juice Saffron (see Ingredient Note) 1/4 cup(s) shredded Manchego or Monterey Jack cheese 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted 2 whole jarred Piquillo peppers (see Shopping Tip) , or jarred pimientos, halved lengthwise Directions Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and translucent, about 10 minutes. Set aside half the onion for topping; finely chop the other half. Preheat grill to medium. Place the chopped onion more »

  • See The Austrian Alps From The UFO Gel [16 Photos]

    The UFO Gel, so named because it resembles both a UFO and a vogel (German for bird), is a 484 square foot house in the Austrian Alps. The home, made almost entirely of larch wood, was designed by architect Peter Jungmann. There is a bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom inside and panoramic windows throughout that make you feel like you’re still outside even when you’re lounging comfortably. The house is available for anyone to rent for about $180 per night with a 3 night minimum. Not a terrible, nor terribly expensive, way to see the Alps.

  • Lower East Side Penthouse Bachelor Pad [12 Photos]

    New York City’s Lower East Side, formerly one of the most eclectic neighborhoods with bums warming themselves on garbage can fires, a thriving art and music scene, and a cornucopia of drugs, has since followed the rest of the city in becoming uninterestingly safe and sterile. And expensive. This incredible 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath penthouse on Avenue B was originally listed last year for $6 million. Apparently there wasn’t enough interest, so it’s now on the rental market for $19,500, perfect for someone who has lots of money but little commitment. The main level is surrounded by 2618 square feet of personal terrace space with a built-in hot tub, perfect for those late nights where you ponder what the poor people are doing. The penthouse also features 19 foot ceilings, a fully loaded kitchen with two convection ovens, and a 63″ TV home theater system. And with all the money you’ll be spending on rent, it’s nice to know that you can save a few bucks by drinking $3 beer at neighborhood staples like Manitoba’s and Doc Holliday’s.

  • World Maps Drawn From Memory are Embarrassingly humorous

    Uri Freidman  recently spoke with Zak Ziebell, a now 17 year old, who asked 29 random people around the  University of Michigan  campus to draw a full world map from memory in 2012. The task of illustrating the map of a world you’re all but too familiar with might seem easy enough, but is actually quite challenging, but even more so tell us incredibly subjective information of the times we live in. Read the full article on Ziebell here, but take a look at some of his research below All photos via Imgur and Zach Zibell

  • The Ammo Box Humidor

    How did Arnold keep his cigars fresh in Predator? Probably in an Ammodor humidor, known for their humidors made from new and recycled ammo boxes. Their most popular, the Ammodor 50, is made from .50 caliber ammo cases, holds between 100 and 125 robusto size cigars, and is lined with Spanish Cedar for humidity absorption. There are many options available, including a choice between new or used ammo cases, different humidifiers and hygrometers, and personalized insignias. The basic case starts at $94 from Ammodor.

  • Is Today the Day After Tomorrow?

    The phrase of the day is “polar vortex.”  To clear up the confusion, ‘polar vortex’ is not the name of an Alaskan heavy metal band, an MLS expansion team, or the new Kim Stanley Robinson novel. No, the polar vortex is the reason you had to wear three pairs of thermal socks today. CNN’s International senior meteorologist Brandon Miller explains: The polar vortex, as it sounds, is circulation of strong, upper-level winds that normally surround the northern pole in a counterclockwise direction — a polar low-pressure system.  These winds tend to keep the bitter cold air locked in the Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere. It is not a single storm. On occasion, this vortex can become distorted and dip much farther south than you would normally find it, allowing cold air to spill southward. That’s the science behind the phenomenon.  Here’s a collection of photos: Hold up. Sorry, those photos were from the 2004 sci-fi flic The Day After Tomorrow (via IMDB.com). Here are a few eerily similar-looking photos of the effects of the polar vortex on several actual American locations:   Brrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • An Inside Look at the Office of Nike’s CEO, Mark Parker

    In the latest issue of Obscura magazine, Nike CEO Mark Parker opens his door at their new headquarters located in Beaverton, Oregon. The office showcases an art collection of over 1,000 pieces, keeping Parker constant inspired while he sketches new ideas. From the big picture the office looks like the cluttered room of a child unable to let go of old toys, but take a closer look and each piece serves a purpose for generating fresh ideas  every day. Pick up issue 14 of Obscura for the full article.  

  • 30 Things I’ve Learned Last Year That Were Stupidly Obvious, But Helped Me Anyway

    I never thought I would see the day. But here I am, writing a proselytizing article with advice aimed at twenty-somethings from my own Gen-Y perspective–and it’s in (true Elite Daily) list form. Well, anyway, I’ve gotten over my squeamish fear of appealing to the mainstream, enough so that I wrote an article about all the nifty things I’ve learned this year. I’m sure I sound naive. And I am. All “twenty-somethings” that write “twenty-something” articles are naive. Because, they are “twenty-somethings”. Duh. Being well aware of that fact, I still think some of these ideas can help you. They’ve helped me out over the last year. These ideas continue to help me still. I’m sure some of them will be replaced by better ideas, but so goes the nature of life and living.

  • You’re Eating Wings Wrong. Brandi Milloy & Food Beast Make it RIght.

    As evolution goes, progress is inevitable. The consumption of eating chicken wings is no different. For years, the staple snack synonymous with sports food has been eaten by the discretion of the wing eater. Well the game has changed. Forever. The scientists over at Food Beast’s applied food science division have devised an economical method for taking down wings by removing the bone completely. Brandi Milloy gives a step by step breakdown anyone can achieve with flawless results.

  • Science Teacher Eats Nothing But McDonald’s for 90 Days, Loses 37 Pounds

    John Cisna, a science teacher form Iowa, wanted to prove that with an understanding of caloric intake, it was possible to eat McDonald’s for every meal and remain healthy. For 90 days, he ate nothing but McDonald’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner but limited his caloric intake to only 2000 calories per day. He also resolved to walk 45 minutes each day. He was able to lose 37 pounds and his health wasn’t compromised, showing a stark difference from the results presented in Morgan Spurlock’s sensational “Super Size Me.”

 
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