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  • The Global Guide To Hand Gestures [Infographic]

    Plan on an international vacation any time soon? You might be wise to look at this infographic and learn what common hand gestures mean around the world. You wouldn’t want to find yourself in a pickle after a giving a thumbs up to some Latin American gentlemen. And the downward hand wave meaning “go away” in some countries and “come here” in others? That’s more confusing than flammable and inflammable! Source: Cheap Flights

  • Win A Bud Light March Madness Mini Hoop Table [Giveaway + 5 Photos]

    Your bracket is set and there is a good chance it’s already busted, thanks Dayton!  Bud Light wants to make sure that one lucky RSVLTS reader is prepared for their Final Four party in the most epic way possible. They’re letting is give away the following Bud Might Mini Hoops table so you can challenge friends to various games that involve accurately tossing ping pong balls in 35 seconds or less for years to come.

  • The Awesome Vehicles of James Bond [13 Photos]

    Beginning today, the London Film Museum will be exhibiting “Bond in Motion,” the largest official collection of James Bond vehicles. And it’s not just the classic cars from the films, all sorts of wacky flying vehicles and submarines are on display, too. For info on tickets, check out the London Film Museum. The exhibit will be running all year long, but if you’re not going to make it, here are some pictures to show you just what you’re missing out on. Is it weird that the Mercury Cougar is probably my favorite of these?

  • 2 Refreshing Drinks You Need To Order This Spring (RSVLTS Drink Infographic)

    Spring reminds us of the beginning of baseball, the end of winter hibernation, people actually smiling, women walking around Manhattan without bras on, but most importantly; Day Drinking. Next time you’re at an out door happy hour spot, drinking on a weekend day, or hell, at your job, concoct one of these guys. It’s a drink you’ve heard of, but probably haven’t the slightest idea whats in it. The Tom Collins isn’t just for the country club anymore. Also try his hybrid freak of deliciousness “The Arnold Collins.”

  • These 20 Stereotype Maps Are Funny And Sad At The Same Time

    At first these maps may appear to be lighthearted jabs at stereotypes, but, especially in the increasingly hostile environment worldwide, it’s actually a sobering look at many geopolitical issues facing the world. These maps could actually be fairly effective teaching aids in social studies classes. This is just a small sample of them, too. For all the maps and to order prints, check out Mapping Stereotypes.

  • How to Make Your Own Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot Glass

    Of course we’d all like to try cronut creator Dominique Ansel’s chocolate chip cookie shot glass, but not everyone lives in New York. And not everyone in New York wants to leave their apartment. But just because you’re depressed knowing that the cookie shot glasses are all the way in New York while you’re wherever you are, doesn’t mean you should stick your head in the oven just yet. Plus, your oven is electric not gas, and that’s no way to go. Professional actress and amateur baker Karin Lee has come up with a recipe that even a poor, pathetic soul who would kill themselves over not getting a fancy cookie could follow. So what are you waiting for? Head over to Instructables and get baking. Pour a little vodka and Kahlua in mine, please. Source: Instructables  

  • Breakdancer at Famous Paris Landmarks [20 Photos]

    Breakdancer Kapstand travels to famous Paris landmarks, photographing himself performing one-arm handstands. His form is so incredible, that if he wasn’t wearing different clothes in the pictures, you’d think it was the same pic Photoshopped into each locale. You can keep up with Kapstand’s upside-down journeys at his Facebook page. It’s all pretty impressive, I guess. I have a picture where I’m doing a somersault in front of Storybook Land in Atlantic City. Kapstand, consider yourself served. 

  • Teen Climbs 1 World Trade Center [Link]

    A 16-year-old from Weehawken, New Jersey has been arrested after climbing to the top of 1 World Trade Center. Around 4 am on Sunday night, Justin Casquejo snuck past a sleeping guard, who has since been fired, and reached the roof of America’s tallest building. The no fun police at the Port Authority are charging Casquejo with misdemeanor trespassing, but it’s more than worth it since he’s now the coolest kid in his high school.

  • Abandoned Salt Mine Becomes An Amusement Park [16 HQ Photos]

    An abandoned salt mine from 1932 has been transformed into a historical site and amusement park in Romania. Salina Turda in Turda, Transylvania, Romania was used as a salt mine beginning in 1075 until it was abandoned in 1932. After 60 years, the site reopened as a historical venue, with much of the old equipment intact, along with an amusement park. Now visitors can learn about salt mines and also go for a ride on a ferris wheel, play some mini golf, basketball, or football, or visit an underground lake. Salina Turda is also well known as a halotherapy spot, with its salt air believed to offer health benefits. It sort of looks like a Mars mine from the original Total Recall. Get your ass to Romania.

  • Incredible African Wilderness Bachelor Pad [18 Photos]

    The Lower Zambezi in Zambia is well known in Africa as one of the best spots for viewing wild elephant herds and predators and also for the fantastic Zambezi River. It also happens to be where the Chongwe River House is located. The incredible house, looking almost like an upscale Flintstones abode, is a perfect resting spot when you’re on safari. 8 can sleep in the 4 ensuite bedrooms and the house is fully staffed with a guide, house manager, and private chefs. And while you’re relaxing in the pool, there’s a good chance you’ll catch some elephants taking a drink from the adjacent Zambezi River. For more info on renting the house, check out Chongwe River House.

  • Florence, Italy is Spectacular at Night [19 High Quality Photos]

    Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. Due to Florence’s artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and the city is noted for its history, culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Pitti Palace, amongst others, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics.

  • Timelapse: The Chicago River Turned Green In 30 Seconds

    Each year on St. Patrick’s Day the Chicago Plumbers Union sponsors an event that turns the Chicago River in the heart of the city bright green. The process usually takes a few hours but now with the help of timelapse we see the entire process sped up to a manageable 30 seconds.

  • NYC’s Mayor De Blasio Gets Entertainment Advice From Steve Buscemi [Video]

    This Saturday marks the annual Inner Circle Show at the New York Hilton where Mayor De Blasio will be lampooned by reporters, bloggers, and radio and TV personalities. Afterwards, the mayor customarily gives his rebuttal to the friendly ribbing. To help out the new mayor with his act, seasoned entertainer Steve Buscemi gives him advice on acting and ventriloquism in this new video. For more information on this year’s 92nd Annual Inner Circle Show, titled “Stuck With de Bill,” and the charities it benefits, check out the official Facebook page.

  • Holi: The Festival Of Colors [24 HQ Photos]

    Holi, the Hindu Festival of Colors, is celebrated all over the world this week. Holi is an annual springtime celebration observed on the last full moon of the lunar month. Bright-colored powders are thrown by participants at friends and strangers alike to celebrate Krishna’s pranks and the arrival of spring and the vibrant colors associated with the season. The following photos are from Holi festivities all across India. If you come across Holi festivities in your neck of the woods, don’t get mad if you get hit with powder. Instead celebrate the moment and enjoy yourself, knowing that spring is here. After this winter, we all deserve a little break.

  • How You Can Drink Like An Irishman On St. Patrick’s Day [RSVLTS Drink Infographic]

    Today is undoubtedly going to be an epic St. Patricks Day. Whether you’re hosting a party or running around your local city following the parade (by that we mean going from Irish pub to to Irish pub to pub to bar to Mexican bar to Irish pub) try out this easy to make Irish drink. If you’re more of a traditionalist, then just have a f–king glass of whiskey.  

  • Zooming Out On Famous Landmarks [18 Photos]

    Often when we look at photos of famous landmarks from around the world, our perception of their magnitude and their surroundings is skewed. For some, it could be that we think of them as being enormous edifices, where modern society dare not encroach. While other times we may not grasp just how big they are in relation to their surroundings. By zooming out on a collection of these iconic landmarks, we get a better sense of them, which can be either awe inspiring or soul crushing depending on the circumstances.

  • How To Avoid A Hangover [Infographic]

    St. Patrick’s Day has arrived and chances are you re going to do a little bit of drinking today. Maybe even a lot of drinking. Before you do, check out this helpful infographic on avoiding the dreaded hangover so you’re not a vomiting zombie at work tomorrow morning. So stock up on some B vitamins and Pedialyte then go out and make an O’Jackass of yourself. Slainte!

  • Vintage Beer: A Taster’s Guide to Brews That Improve over Time

    Patrick Dawson explains how exactly a cellar quality beer is distinguished and told apart from your everyday beer. Beer, like wine is made from a wide variety of ingredients some which age better than others. This book will let you know which beers could stand the test of time and what to look for when tasting vintage beers, and the fascinating science behind the aging process. Also included is a comprehensive buying guide to help you select already-aged beers to add to your collection. Vintage Beer: A Taster’s Guide to Brews That Improve over Time $11  

  • Man Meal: Loaded Sriracha BBQ Sloppy Joe Fries

    Impress your pals come game day with these nacho-inspired Siracha BBQ Sloppy Joe Fries. The delicious, protein-packed recipe sees a host of goodies such as beef, teriyaki sauce, sliced onion and shredded cheddar cheese chucked over steaming waffle-cut French fries. We recommended washing that down with a bottle or two of ice cold suds.

  • The World: A Cruise Ship With Permanent Residents [15 Photos]

    Do you want the freedom to travel but also want to take all your stuff with you wherever you go? Are you also incredibly rich? Launched in 2002, The World is a cruise ship whose residents own their apartments on board and many live permanently. There are 150-200 residents from 19 different countries on the ship at any one time, living in 165 residences, from studios to 3-bedroom apartments. They furnish and decorate their rooms however they wish because it is theirs to own. The World will stay at ports around the world for about 3 days, but you don’t really need to leave. The ship has a grocery store, deli, boutique, fitness center, billiard room, golf simulator and putting greens, jogging track, spa, swimming pool, cocktail lounges, and the only full-sized tennis court at sea. The cost? Well, if you have to ask…

  • Everyone Needs To Visit Zion National Park (At Least) Once In Their Lifetime [31 HQ Photos]

    Located in the Springdale, Utah the reddish sandstone visuals and natural arches of Zion National Park are second to none. On any given hike you can follow paths of natives and pioneers centuries old. The sandstone cliffs of the park have gained worldwide acclaim for their cream, pink and red color that accent the blue skies of Utah splendidly. With a rich history of human history over 12,000 years old the first people of Zion tracked mammoth, giant sloth, and camel across southern Utah. The park has more than a 1,000 species of plants ranging from tall, graceful cottonwoods growing along the river to towering pines and firs shading the higher elevations

  • An Interactive Global Population of the World

    This interactive infographic by RoadToLarissa shows an interesting take on the global population of the world shown in scaled spikes representing density of people in a specific region or city. Larger spikes are significantly more noticeable in the Tokyo, Seoul, New York City, Delhi, Mumbai and Mexico City regions, but on a larger regional scale the North and South Pacific have a much more dense population based on the map. As you use the chronicled navigation along the bottom of the graph, you can see the significant spike through south east Asia specifically over the past 25 years. by 1wheel. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

  • Chinese Government Sanctions Graffiti Section on Great Wall

    For years the Great Wall of China has been riddled with a graffiti problem that is only getting worse. Names and messaged are being etched into the wall leaving permanent damage on stones dating back centuries. Which is why Chinese authorities are changing graffiti laws on the wall in designated sections. On Sunday, Chinese news outlets reported that a specific graffiti area will be established at the Mutianyu section of the wall where visitors will be free to leave their mark in the hope of containing the scribbling. A second option autorities are looking into is an electronic touchscreen graffiti wall which has had a great deal of success used at other landmarks plagued with vandal issues in China.

  • How sound affects the taste of our food [Link]

    Although it may not seem like it, sound can have quite an impact on how our food tastes. Studies have shown that high-frequency noises enhance sweetness while low frequencies bring out bitterness. Will this affect what music we hear while eating out? And will sugar be replaced by sound instead of an endless succession of chemicals that we decide are poisonous every few years?

  • Ride The Rails For Free With #AmtrakResidency

    A few months back, New York City-based writer Jessica Gross tweeted about wanting an Amtrak residency to help inspire her. Amtrak liked the idea and sent her on a trip from New York to Chicago. The experiment proved successful and quite popular and last month Amtrak announced they would set up a residency program to deal with all the requests they were receiving. Now that the details have been worked out, Amtrak has started taking applications. Up to 24 writers will be selected for the program, and don’t worry if you’re not established, emerging writers are encouraged to apply also. For all the fine print and to fill out the application, head over to Amtrak.

  • Inside Chaotic Moon Studios 300-Year-Old Austin Office (9 Photos)

      App and software development firm Chaotic Moon Studios has recently moved into a new office space in downtown Austin. The building CMS is housed in is over thee hundred-years-old located in downtown Austin. Before it’s 2013 renovations the building barely held any characteristics to the bright and open layout of today’s tech industry standard. “Look around and you’ll see several custom murals from art director Nathan Walker, including one that proclaims “We’re The Best.” The space needed to be opened up while keeping the structure of the building intact and what you get is a brilliant fuse of three hundred-year-old architecture and cutting edge technology. Befitting a company that’s focused on design and user experience, the aesthetic of the office is clean and unencumbered. And reflecting Chaotic Moon’s hacker sensibilities, employees did everything from helping design the space to assembling the furniture. Design: Sixth River Architects Photography: Atelier Wong Photography

  • The Sleaze Of Old Times Square [30 HQ Photos]

    When artist Mitch O’Connell was trying to make it big in his late teens, he would travel to New York City with his illustrations and wander the city, taking photographs. In those days, the most exciting place was 42nd Street, home to peep shows, porno theaters, and adult book stores. And a Howard Johnson’s! Apparently, in the days of wine and roses that were late 80s/early 90s Times Square, you could get a peep show for just a quarter! You’re lucky if you can get a gumball for a quarter these days. Sure, Times Square is a lot safer now, but at what cost? This is just a small sample of Mitch’s photos. Check out the rest and his great illustrations at the Mitch O’Connell Blog.  

  • Inside The Nirvana Superyacht [25 Photos]

    The 2014 Dubai International Boat Show recently wrapped up and although we couldn’t be there to rub shoulders with the disgustingly rich, we can still enjoy their ostentatious lifestyles through photographs. I know that if I was to develop an app that scared Facebook into giving me billions or exploit my fellow man for the sake of oil riches, I would want to buy the Nirvana superyacht. For a tad over $300 million, this 290 foot yacht could be all yours. The Nirvana features everything you need for entertaining, with 10 jet skis, a 3D movie theater with popcorn maker and bar, a stage for live performances, and a vivarium that comes loaded with lizards and turtles for your amusement. And if you don’t feel like taking the stairs to travel between the six decks, you can always use the 6-person elevator. Time to get started on the 52-week money challenge!

  • Beautiful Visualization Of European Air Traffic Over A 24 Hour Period

    During summer air traffic over Europe becomes an intense 24x7x365 operation. This data visualization was created from real flight data showing Heathrow as the busiest international airport in Europe, and Gatwick as the busiest single runway airport in the world. Using flightradar24.com you can do something similar. This site will show you where the airplanes flying overhead are headed in real time. Give it a try.

 
 
 
 
 

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