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  • 25 Interesting Borders From Around The World

    As more and more nations face economic hardship, it’s common for immigration policies to face increasing scrutiny. With that in mind, it’s interesting to see how different nations handle their borders. In much of Europe, where travel is open between European Union member states, there is often times little more than a sign, if that. In areas where illegal immigration is a concern, such as the United States-Mexico border, the scene is quite different. But no matter the attitude on the national level, individually we are all just people who want to get along, which is what makes the pictures of the Indian tourists posing with the Chinese border guard and the Arizona-Mexico volleyball match especially poignant. And Slovenia and Croatia just drawing a line through a bar? That’s my kind of diplomacy. For more of these sorts of photos, visit Reddit’s /r/Borderporn.

  • 32 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit The Great Barrier Reef

    The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching 1,600 miles of the northeastern Australia. Sadly, the ecosystem is incredibly fragile and with climate change, over fishing, oil and additional factors one of the seven wonders is in great jeopardy. We pulled together the following photos to show the stunning beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and encourage you to plan a visit while you can.

  • Step-Brothers’ Derek Huff Bashes Health Insurance [Video]

    In their latest advertisement for Healthcare.gov, Funny or Die have opted for the reverse psychology approach. If a group of douches like Jeff Probst, Mark Cuban, Chris Daughtry, and Derek Huff hate health insurance, it must be great, right? Well whatever your leanings are on the subject, I think we can all agree that we need more videos featuring the “cool squad.”

  • Does Eating Late in the Day (or Night) Really Make You Fat?

    If you heed the advice that “eating after eight turns to weight,” then you’ve fallen for one the most exaggerated health mantras ever doled out to dieters. I was confident this drop-dead dinner bell must be BS. My thinking was: It’s caloric. Don’t eat more calories than you burn in a day, and it shouldn’t matter when you chow down. And if you’re forking down fried dough versus, say, hummus and sprouts, then sure, you’ll chub it up.

  • What Hamburgers Can Teach Us About Design

    Christopher Simmons and Nathan Sharpe of San Francisco-based design firm MINE™ believe that inspiration can be found anywhere, as long as you look for it. To prove this point, they’ve started work on the year-long project “The Message Is Medium Rare,” wherein they will eat one hamburger per week, review it, and then expound on the lesson learned from the experience. The reviews are brilliantly poetic, adding an air of haute cuisine to even the $2 burgers from In-N-Out, but where the project truly succeeds is with the lessons. They serve as a perfect summary of the dining experience with a touch of Zen guidance for all aspects of your life, creative or otherwise. So far, the project is 11 weeks in and shows no signs of losing steam. The creators also promise that a McDonald’s burger will eventually be reviewed, which should be a fun read. Keep up with the burgers at The Message Is Medium Rare and on Facebook. 

  • Klingon Beer? Make It So

    The Federation of Beer, a Canadian company who produces Vulcan Ale, the first official Star Trek beer, exlcusively in the Great White North has announced their second brew, which will be available here in the States. Warnog, a drink imbibed by those relief map faced Klingons on TV’s The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, will be released as a “Roggen Dunkel” style ale, brewed by Indiana’s Tin Man Brewing Company. A press release from the Federation of Beer describes the beer: “Warnog’s aroma is predominantly mild banana and clove produced by the German wheat yeast, supported by subtle sweet malt character from the use of Munich malt. The flavor draws heavily from the blending of the rye malt and traditional clove character, creating a very rich and unique flavor. The inclusion of wheat and caramel malts help to round out the mouthfeel of this beer, making this Dunkelweizen hearty enough to be called a Klingon Warnog.” The aforementioned flavors are a bit different than most would ascribe to a Klingon’s palate, but it makes sense that Earthlings would like things a bit lighter. At least they didn’t try to make the highly intoxicating Bloodwine. Yet. 

  • Jack Daniels Plays with Fire

    It was inevitable. Fireball was a great idea while it lasted, but in the whiskey game something as game changing, yet easily copied will eventually lead to the heavy hitters stepping in and creating their own version of it. Jack Daniels, the biggest of players in the whiskey game has created Tennessee Fire a  70-proof liqueur perfect for taking shots and for stepping on toes of smaller cinnamon infused whiskey distillers. available April 2014.

  • The 10 Most Dangerously Incredible Roads in the World

    Some of the most beautiful visuals in the world would not exist if it weren’t for the sacrifice man has made out of neccecity to get from point A to point B. A quick route through a mountain created by decades of construction and engineering marvel could lead to some of the most stunning views this world has ever scene. But these roads are just as spectacular as they are dangerous. Mud slides, treacherous terrain and falling cars are some of the challenges you’ll have to endure when traveling to these dangerously incredible roads.

  • 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.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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