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  • 40 Photos Of Russians With Their Rugs

    Back in the days of the Soviet Union, simple construction methods led to people often needing to hang rugs on the walls to keep in the warmth and keep out the noise. The rugs came to be seen as somewhat of a status symbol and are still found on walls in Russia today. In this age of selfies and social media, they serve the added benefit of being a sweet backdrop. Need to show off your guns? Do it in front of the rug! Need to look sexy while holding a pet? Nothing hotter than laying in front of a rug! Need a backdrop that contrasts your new Adidas tracksuit? That rug on the wall will certainly make it pop! Hey, at least it’s better than a Bob Marley poster.

  • Relive Your Childhood In An Adult Way With Coloring Book Corruptions [10 Photos]

    You can never be sure when artistic inspiration will strike. Such is the case the case with these Coloring Book Corruptions. Boredom led the site’s creator to relive the childhood hobby of coloring while adding a little to the pictures for amusement. The inclusion of drug abuse or a self-harm scenario creates a narrative otherwise lacking in the superficial outlines of cartoon animals. And sometimes there’s an added poo. See more at Twitter, Facebook, and Coloring Book Corruptions.

  • Drunk Russian Teaches Us The Futility Of Existence [Video]

    In this Russian take on classic Commedia dell’Arte, we find a contemporary Pierrot enduring an excruciating, caged existence. He pines for freedom, but his attempts, marred with buffoonery, are increasingly futile. When it looks as though all has failed, our clown resigned to this desolate Purgatory, stuck in an endless cycle of Sisyphean tasks, a lone cherub reveals an egress. Like Beatrice leading Dante from Purgatorio to Paradiso, the hero of this Divine Comedy is able to finally transcend his tortured plane and, perhaps, finally find the peace that has oft eluded him. Fin.

  • Forgo College And Study TL;DR Wikipedia Instead

    In this fast paced world of instant gratification, who has the time to read and study in order to learn? Sure, Wikipedia was fine for reading hours at a time in the quaint, relaxed early 2000s. We all spent long summer days in front of our Sony Trinitron 17-inch CRT monitors while sipping on Pepsi Blue, but those were simpler times. Now we need our information in inaccurate, succinct snippets. TL;DR Wikipedia sums up any subject, from Hitler to Soul Patches to Swing Dancing in a single sentence. Let these “facts” fill your head and feel your intellect embiggen.

  • 5 Absolutely Laughable Romantic Subplots in Blockbuster Movies

    With the millions of dollars that get poured into making blockbuster movies, sometimes the scripts fall short of expectations. Based on numbers, Hollywood cinema always seems to add a sappy romance subplot that humanizes even the mightiest of heroes—bringing the character to a level that the audience can relate. Hence, the audience is able to live vicariously through a fictional—yet still superhuman—entity. But, not all sappy romance plots are of equal quality. And, some evoke emotions that are the antithesis of the desired reaction—making it impossible to not laugh, cringe, or feel otherwise cringingly uncomfortable.

  • Have A Space Party Celebration For Yuri’s Night [12 Photos]

    April 12, 1961 marked the monumental occasion of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s first manned spaceflight. On that day 20 years later, NASA launched the first space shuttle. To commemorate the importance of April 12, Yuri’s Night was established in 2001 to encourage parties and gatherings aimed at entertaining while celebrating these milestones and encouraging a new generation of space explorers. In 2011, on the 50th anniversary of Gagarin’s flight, over 100,000 people attended 567 official events in 75 countries on all 7 continents. If you still haven’t made plans, find a party near you on the official Yuri’s Night site or use these photos from past events to give you ideas on planning your own. Check out more Yuri’s Night photos on Flickr.

  • The 10 Types Of Friends You’ll Have in Your Twenties

    As you get older, one thing you’ll notice is that your pool of friends will decrease year-by-year, until one day the only people texting you are your wife and your 8-year-old son, who your wife insisted on getting a phone “in case of emergencies” (i.e. Snapchatting his balls to a classmate and getting suspended because that’s what happens when you give third-graders cell phones). But this article isn’t about what an asshole father I’m gonna be. This article is about the people you’ll have in your inner or not-so-inner circle at some point on the journey to eternal solidarity with your significant other and dipshit kid. These are the types of friends every bro will have at some point in his 20s.

  • The Ridiculous Dogs Of Intergroom 2014 [12 Photos]

    More than 3,000 dog and cat groomers from around the world descended upon New Jersey last weekend for Intergroom 2014, one of the largest conventions of its kind. Attendees were offered seminars and demonstrations of new products, but, mot important, was the competition. The following dogs from the Creative Challenge competition illustrate the talent and bizarre creativity of the best groomers the world has to offer. Do you think they have a creative competition for cats, too? I wouldn’t mind watching the calamity of such an event unfold…

  • The Future Of Fashion As Imagined In 1893

    The Public Domain Review came across these great drawings in an article from the January 1893 issue of “The Strand” magazine titled “Future Dictates of Fashion.” Unfortunately, things didn’t quite pan out as the author, W. Cade Gall, envisioned, with foppish dandies gallivanting about, escorting ladies in petticoats and bloomers. Although, the 1975 dude with the quirky facial hair, monocle, flowing scarf, and ornamental steampunk parasol could pass for an exceptionally outrageous contemporary hipster. And what’s up with the elf-shoe fad of the 1940s? 

  • 60 Yearbook Quotes That Will Make You Laugh Or Cringe (Probably Cringe)

    It’s that time of year when the world’s most brilliant people, high school seniors, leave their mark on the world with the nuggets of wisdom known as high school yearbook quotes. The brooding, misunderstood geniuses will broadcast their edgy political beliefs; the stoners will make drug references that they are too stoned to realize are extremely obvious; the minority students will make light of their race; quirky nerds will quote cartoon or videogame characters; some wiseacre will make a sex joke. No matter what they choose, they are sure to look back on their quotes and cringe. Thankfully, I never picked up my yearbook, so I will never have to see whatever undoubtedly stupid quote I put down. Although, as someone who was brooding AND nerdy, I cringe just imagining the possibilities.

  • American Food Aisles From Around The World [15 Photos]

    Go into pretty much any supermarket in America and you’ll find the “ethnic foods” aisle which undoubtedly stocks all sorts of Mexican food, and, depending on your neighborhood demographics, British, Indian, Korean, Estonian, etc. But if you go to another country will you find “American” food in a special aisle? Hell yeah, you will! And apparently American food to everyone else is either high sodium or high sugar junk food. It’s good to know that wherever you are in the world, you will be able to buy marshmallow fluff and peanut butter. What’s that, garcon? You want me to eat escar-huh? Ain’t that a snail? No thanks, dude, I got me some fluffernutters.

  • The Hottest Pictures On…eBay? [10 Photos]

    The secret of selling on eBay revealed! Other motorcycle part sellers hate him. What does “babenotincluded” do to make a ton of money on the auction site? It’s simple, really. All you need to be a successful seller is competitive pricing, accurate and detailed descriptions, pictures of the product from various angles, and barely-clothed babes handling your wares. And it really works! I don’t even own a motorcycle or know what any of this stuff is, but I’ve been ordering all morning. By the end of the day I’ll have enough stuff to open my own eBay store. Now I just need to get some models. Check out more great deals on motorcycle parts (and photos, if that’s you’re thing, you dirty devil you) at eBay.

  • Replace Your Gross Bath Towels With The Body Dryer

    Why did it take so long for this to be invented? We’ve been air drying our hands for years now, but when it comes to our bodies, we are still using stinky old bath towels. Finally, someone has figured out how to harness the power of air so we can dry our entire bodies after a shower. Sure, it’s great to not use towels from a sanitary standpoint because of all the bacteria, but the prospect of not having to wash towels all the time is even better! Also, there is a scale built in so you don’t have to worry about a bunch of devices crowding your bathroom floor. The Body Dryer team is still raising money for the initial run and you can contribute at Indiegogo. The device is expected to retail for $250 but early investors can secure one for just $150 or four for $425. What are you waiting for? Place your order and stick it to those fat cats at Big Towel.

  • What If The Moon Was A Disco Ball? [Video]

    YouTube greats Vsauce, who makes fun AND informative science videos, and Yeti Dynamics, who makes all sorts of visual effects laden videos about space, have teamed up to answer the age old question, “What if the moon was a disco ball?” Initially, it’s not all that exciting, because it wouldn’t work the fun way we’d expect. But by moving the moon closer and allowing it to quickly rotate, all sorts of awesomeness starts to happen. So watch this video and try to learn a little something that you can share with your friends next time you’re drunk but get all the facts wrong with your inebriated recall.

  • Russian Team Builds Functional Replica WW2 Tank [22 Photos and Video]

    What’s that? You once put a radiator in a 1985 Oldsmobile Delta 88? That’s cool. These Russian dudes just got together one time and rebuilt a World War II German VI Tiger tank. But your mechanical skills are impressive, too, I guess. The functional 1:1 replica tank was built in 2011 for a movie for Russia’s Mosfilm studio. The entire set of over 60 photos can be found on Imgur. Also, check out the video of the initial test drive at the end of the photostream. 

  • Remembering The 1974 Super Outbreak Tornadoes [31 Photos]

    April 3-4, 1974 saw the “Super Outbreak” of tornadoes, the second largest tornado outbreak in a 24-hour period, just behind the April 2011 outbreak. It was the most violent outbreak recorded, however, with 30 F4/F5 tornadoes. In total, 148 tornadoes were confirmed in 13 states, damaging approximately 900 square miles along a combined path length of 2600 miles. 319 deaths were reported, making it one of the deadliest outbreaks also. Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Alabama were hit the hardest. In fact, during the outbreak Indiana became the first and only state in US history to have a tornado warning cover the entire state. The outbreak ended after 18 hours at 7 AM in North Carolina on April 4. In addition to the 319 deaths, 5,484 were left injured.

  • This Korean Coffeehouse Is Shaped Like A Retro Camera [10 Photos]

    A former helicopter pilot has opened a two-story coffeehouse and camera museum just outside Seoul, South Korea. The best part is that the building itself looks just like a Rolleiflex camera. It’s the perfect spot for photographers to grab a coffee, look at some vintage cameras, then capture some shots of the fantastic vistas around the property. For more information, check out their Facebook and blog, but be warned, it’s all in Korean. Good thing Chrome has that auto-translate feature.

  • New Meme Alert: In-The-Way Photographer [31 Photos]

    A photographer capturing a cycling race was photographed on the ground inthe middle of the action trying to get a shot. Although he said he was never in the way, that didn’t stop Redditors at /r/PhotoshopBattles from placing him in the middle of all sorts of historic events. Follow the latest additions to the battle on Reddit.

  • David Hasselhoff Is Auctioning Off His KITT Car And Other Cool Junk [10 Photos]

    David Hasselhoff has either hit hard times, perhaps spending his fortune on one too many cheeseburgers, or has taken up an ascetic lifestyle in a search for inner peace. Whatever is going on with him, it’s to the advantage of the rest of us, because the Hoff is auctioning off all of his cool junk. Included in the auction is his 1982 Trans Am KITT replica car from Knight Rider; assorted shirts and jackets from his 1990 and 1994 world tours; a really sweet denim jacket with Disney characters on the back; a light-up sign from his Comedy Central roast; autographed footballs from Jim Brown, Mark Brunell, and Dan Marino; assorted German awards for Best Male Singer from Germany (not to self: Germans love David Hasselhoff; and, most bizarre of all, a giant David Hasselhoff in bathing suit prop from the SpongeBob movie. There’s plenty of other amazing clothes and items not pictured here, so be sure to smash open your piggy bank and check out the complete list at Julien’s Auctions. Personally, I’m going to wait for the jeans from the cheeseburger video to go up for auction.

  • Famous Renaissance Paintings As Contemporary Models [15 Photos]

    Austria-based artist Dorothee Golz takes classic paintings from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, such as Vermeer’s “Girl With a Pearl Earring,” and places the subjects in contemporary settings. It’s incredible to see how all those pale, mopey, funny-hat-wearing folks seamlessly fit into present-day settings. They just look like quirky American Apparel models! For more from the series and other work, check out Dorothee Golz.

  • Chinese Man Builds Mini Electric Lamborghini For His Grandson [12 Photos]

    A 50-year-old man in China has built a mini electric Lamborghini that runs on five batteries to drive his grandson to school in. The car took about six months to build and cost just $825. It can reach a top speed of 26 mph and the batteries last long enough for a trip to the grandson’s school and back. The mini car features a working horn, stereo, and electric operated rain canopy and even has a hitch to hook up a trailer. The first car was so popular, two more have already been built for other family members. Jeez, my parents wouldn’t even buy me a Power Wheels. Why couldn’t I be born in central China? 

  • Michael Jackson Invented Anti-Gravity Shoes

    Everyone knows of Michael Jackson as the “King of Pop” whose singing and dancing made him the greatest entertainer in the world. But did you know he was also an inventor? When Jackson released the epic video for “Smooth Criminal” as part of his “Moonwalker” anthology film, his gravity-defying lean on the dance floor took the world by storm. Being a video, the stunt was done using wires but what if Jackson wanted to perform the extreme lean live on stage? Ever the consummate entertainer, Jackson, along with two designers, developed special footwear that dancers could lock into the stage to perform the signature lean. The patent, seen below, is now on display at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. as part of the “Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures” exhibit. So the next time your performing a gravity-defying lean on-stage, give a little thanks to the man who made it all possible, Michael Jackson.

  • Negatives From Scott’s Antarctic Expedition May Go To Auction [14 Photos]

    113 photographic negatives taken by Captain Robert Falcon Scott between September and December of 1911 during his failed Antarctic expedition may go up for auction. The recently rediscovered negatives are currently held at the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge, but if the institute can’t raise £275,000 (about $455,000) soon, the negatives will go up for auction. The photos offer an unprecedented look at the ill-fated journey and the SPRI is hoping to be able to keep them with the help of donations. Whoever ends up owning the negatives will be in possession of a collection of exceptional historical significance. If they go to auction, I’ve got $20 to chip in.

  • Shocking 61 Car Pile Up In Minnesota Captured On Camera

    Slick conditions on the Mendota Bridge in Minnesota caused a chain reaction on Monday. It all started when two vehicles lost control and crashed, which caused a semi-truck to jackknife, and block the whole road. The ice covered road, combined with cars traveling at high speeds caused motorists to piled into the crash scene and each other. The video quality is pretty brutal but it shows how lucky everyone was that only one person was hospitalized.

  • Sellotape Selfies Make Us Weep For Mankind [28 Photos]

    What are all the cool kids doing these days? Certainly not wrapping clear tape around their faces and taking disgusting photos. But for some bizarre reason, plenty of other people have taken up the hobby. The Sellotape Selfie community on Facebook has amassed 167,000 likes in about a month, long with tons of people willing to share pictures of themselves covered in Scotch tape. And in that short time, the trend has already evolved from simply taping your funny face to taping a bunch of random stuff to your funny face. Why are so many people engaging in such frivolity? I can’t be sure, but I blame popular music and chemtrails.

  • Norwegians Construct World’s Largest Pallet Tower Then Burn It Down [7 Photos + GIF]

    The people of Alesund, Norway have an interesting way of celebrating summer. 30 or so townspeople come together to construct a giant tower made from stacked wood pallets, marvel at their creation for a bit, then burn it all down. And it burns from the top, meaning some poor soul has to get up there, light it, and pray nothing goes wrong. In 2010, they set the world record for biggest bonfire with their 132 foot tower. What’s really crazy is how close people are standing to the fire. I’ve been to backyard bonfires with just a few burning pallets and though my face was going to melt off. That viking blood of theirs must help cool them down.

  • Slurpee Gluttons Take Advantage Of Bring Your Own Cup Day At 7-Eleven [20 Photos]

    Yesterday 7-Eleven Canada marked the first day of spring by allowing diabetes-seekers to bring their own container and fill it up with Slurpee for $1.49. There were official rules, which we posted below, but there were plenty of gluttons who payed no mind and filled containers with ungodly amounts of the frozen nectar of the gods. It’s not the first time they’ve held the promotion, either, so it must not hurt business. But why would someone get so much? You can’t possibly drink it all in one sitting before it melts and you can’t refreeze it. Oh yeah, because humans are greedy, even when it comes to novelty frozen drinks. Who am I kidding? I’m just jealous I didn’t get to take part.

 
 
 
 
 

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