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  • Aerial Views of Urban Sprawl in the United States (10 photos)

    Think of the city as a living organism. A slow moving blob that is constantly expanding outwards; consuming more land and more resources. As the city spreads, it spawns suburbs, subdivisions and auto-dependent residents. This is urban sprawl, and Christoph Gielen has captured it beautifully in this series of incredible aerial photographs of housing subdivisions across the United States.

  • 45 Reasons Why Jessica Alba Is Better In GIF Form

    Jessica Alba burst onto the scene in the early-2000′s and was arguably one of the most popular women on the internet of the decade. In 2008 she settled down with her husband Cash Warren, had two kids, and stepped away from the spotlight for a few years. But then, seemingly out of the blue Alba came back with a fury, releasing what Brobible is calling “one of the hottest magazine covers in years” when she posed for Maxim while promoting her upcoming flick Sin City. We’re using the opportunity to recap some of her greatest GIFS while flooding the interwebz with a handful of new GIFS you might have never seen before. Today is a good day!

  • 10 More Sodas That Need A Comeback Like Surge

    With the news that Coca-Cola has brought back Surge as an Amazon exclusive, we started to think about other sodas that need to make a comeback. Get thirsty for nostalgia and quirky flavors with thislist of 10 sodas we want to drink again. what do you think? Did we miss your favorite?

  • These Are The 38 Most Extreme Selfies In The History of The Internet. Would You Take Them?

    If you ‘Google’ “Most Extreme Selfies” hundreds of stories spread across the internet will flood your search results, all claiming to have the “most extreme selfies” on the internet. This story has been published every which way, but we think we have done it best. This morning we took a few hours and sourced over 100 selfie photos that people on the internet deemed to be “extreme”. Then our editorial staff had an impromptu all hands on deck meeting to collectively go through all the photos, then decided which were incredibly badass and which were not. What started as over 100 “extreme” photos, was whittled down to the following 38 selfies that we’re dubbing the most extreme in the history of the web. This story is not sponsored by Mountain Dew.

  • 20 Bananas That Were Tattooed With Nothing More Than A Toothpick

    Tattooing a banana entails a sharp-pointed tool grazing the skin of a banana peel, without puncturing through it entirely, to create art. It utilizes a natural process known as oxidation—a browning of the skin that’s exposed to oxygen—to draw. Several artists have taken advantage of this visual transformation to produce their own creations on the sensitive, bruising skin of bananas. Check out these incredible works of art using simple simple tools like pushpins, toothpicks, and safety pins to scratch the surface of banana peels.

  • 20 Barcodes That Are Works Of Art

    The Universal Product Code barcode first appeared on a pack of chewing gum in 1974. 40 years later, those black and white stripes of varying thickness are found on just about every package, allowing us to get through the grocery line quickly without constant price checks when we’re buying embarrassing items like hemorrhoid cream or Utz cheese ball barrels. Unfortunately, UPC codes are ugly and can sometimes ruin otherwise perfectly designed packages. But it doesn’t have to be that way. More and more designers are actually incorporating the UPC code into the design, creating a new style of art that you’ve probably never noticed before. These fun barcodes have even inspired a Reddit subreddit called Barcode Porn. Check out some of our favorites below and next time you’re waiting in line at the grocery store, check out the art gallery that awaits you in your shopping basket.

  • 16 Photos That Explain Why Customs Can Be So Slow

    Nobody likes waiting in line at the airport and customs can be the worst. We’ve all stood there, waiting for hours wondering what takes so long. Can’t they just let us through faster? Do they ever even find anything? Yes. They find tons. A customs agent on Imgur posted these photos from customs agencies around the world showing all the crazy places people hide drugs, money, and exotic animals. And if this is the stuff they’re able to find, just think of the weird things smugglers do to get their goods in successfully.

  • Bewildered Dads At A One Direction Concert [Photos]

    Pop boy band One Direction recently played a show in Nashville to thousands of screaming teenage girls…and their sad dads. Photographer Angelina Castillo captured these confused and sad dads and we are all happy not to be in their shoes. It’s great that they’re doing their dad duties, but the look of defeat on their faces is soul-crushing. Actually, Trojan should use these photos in an ad campaign, because nothing says birth control like thousands of screaming teenagers.

  • Allison Williams Undercover As Peter Pan In Brooklyn; Fits Right In

    In J.M. Barrie’s classic story of Peter Pan, Peter lives his eternal childhood in Neverland with his ragtag group of Lost Boys. Together they dress in silly costumes, abuse the adults who are just trying to do their jobs (piracy is a job, you know), and recruit more spoiled children to follow suit. In July, actress Allison Williams, daughter of NBC’s rapping newsman Brian Williams and star of HBO’s Girls, announced she would portray Peter Pan in NBC’s production of Peter Pan Live! The special is airing in December, but to get a feel for the part, Williams, complete with pixie cut and silly costume, spent time in New York’s very own Neverland…Brooklyn! We have the exclusive photos of Williams dressed as Peter Pan on the streets of Brooklyn’s hippest neighborhoods, surrounded by very real Lost Boys paying her no mind. Whether grabbing a slice at Roberta’s or catching a show (while eating vegan food (of course)) at Pine Box, nobody seemed to notice the cute girl dressed like she was employed as a thieving urchin by Fagin. And with some of Brooklyn’s Lost Boys pushing 40 yet still complaining to their parents on their brand new smartphones that their rent more »

  • This Guy Is Impersonating The Women He Finds On Tinder And It’s Hilarious [20 Photos]

    Australian Jarrod Allen was looking through pictures on Tinder when he decided to recreate one for fun. He posted the result on Facebook and people like it. A lot. So he did it again with another photo. Then another. Now Allen has been recreating Tinder pics for months and they keep getting better. Even if he never finds a date on the app, at least he has plenty of material to use. Check out more of his hilarious recreations on Tumblr and Instagram.

  • Need To Motivate Yourself? Get A Face Tattoo!

    Someone on the Rams who isn’t named Michael Sam is all over the news today. Is the story about this player’s prowess on the field? Of course not! All eyes are now on rookie defensive end Ethan Westbrooks because of his facial tattoo. But it’s not the fact that he has one, for plenty of professional athletes have the same, it’s the oddly motivational reason why he got it in the first place. “I was just like I might as well go ahead and get it on the face because if nothing else, it will help motivate me to either be a guy that has a tattoo on his face looking for another job or hopefully I make it in the NFL and don’t have to work too hard to do something (else). I don’t feel it’s a bad thing now. I don’t regret it. It speaks for itself.” It sort of makes sense, for even in today’s society facial tattoos are not welcome in very many workplaces, and congratulations to Westbrooks for his success thus far—but how many people with facial tattoos who are currently looking for jobs had the same idea? Although to be fair, Westbrooks tattoo isn’t more »

  • Hospital Food Around The World [17 Photos]

    Have you been in the hospital, suffering from a debilitating injury or horribly diseased, and thought “well, at least it can;t get any worse” only to be fed a meal that makes you envious of the bologna sandwiches at Rikers? Hey, I’ve been there. I once had to eat turkey bacon at an Adventist hospital. Who the hell makes bacon out of a damn turkey?? If you thought other places around the globe had it better, you were right. But don’t be too angry, for it could also be much worse. Bread, a pickle, and an unappetizngly pink sausage? Damn Poland, you scary.

  • Can Uber really replace car ownership in US cities?

    Can Uber really replace car ownership in US cities? Here’s a look at the numbers. It’s long been hailed by Uber CEO Travis Kalanick that their on-demand transportation service will eventually replace car ownership entirely. In fact, he believes one day all the Uber cars on the road may be driving themselves. As technology and competition drive down the costs of peer-to-peer ride-sharing, there’s no denying that we as consumers win. So what does this mean for the classic American dream: house, car and children? I’m here to tell you, one of these prizes might change. About two years ago I sold my 2000 Lexus GS 300 and replaced it with a sleek single-speed Pure Fix commuter bike. Two years later, I still bike to work every morning. And for anything over 3–5 miles, or when I’m just not feeling up for the workout, I call an Uber. I love the safety and convenience of Uber, the overall quality of their cars, and especially as a young black male, the peace of mind that I’ll never again have to deal with the police. Before I sold my car I did some calculations to validate my suspicion that owning a car more »

  • Teddy Roosevelt Delivered His “Speak softly and carry a big stick” Speech On This Date in 1901.

    While speaking at the Minnesota State Fair on September 2, 1901 Vice President Teddy Roosevelt first used the phrase to describe his belief in negotiating peacefully, simultaneously threatening with the “big stick”, or the military. The speech was four days before the assassination of President William McKinley who died eight days later, which subsequently thrust Roosevelt into the presidency at the age of 42, making his the youngest President in America’s history. 

  • Food That Looks Like Iggy Azalea Is Now A Thing [15 Photos]

    Although we should know better by now, we are still somehow amazed every time we come across a Tumblr with a bizarre theme. Such is the case with “Food That Looks Like Iggy Azalea.” Why would someone devote time to this? How does it go so popular? Why does it make us laugh? Maybe these questions aren’t meant to be answered. We should just sit back, look at pictures of Iggy Azalea side by side with various cuts of chicken, and giggle.

  • A Map Of The Carbon Footprint Of All 31,000 ZIP Codes In The U.S.

    Is your town a carbon criminal? This interactive carbon footprint map from the CoolClimate Calculator will help you find out how your town compares to local averages. We took a look at the east coast of the United States and the New York City region and things are not looking good. This map should be a clear indicator as to why we need Tesla’s electric technology to become the vehicle standard in the 21st century.   See the full interactive map here>> 

  • The “Who Ice Bucketed Who” Flowchart [Updated August 26]

    As more and more people take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, including many celebrities, we have wondered about the connections between them. It’s an interesting notion, but proved to be a lot of work, so we just hoped someone else would figure it out. And they did. @RSVLTS Hey! We updated the ice bucket chart as of today. Feel free to use it to update your article http://t.co/OfyMC6ro0n — Jeremy Masselis (@JrmyMssls) August 26, 2014 A few days ago we posted “The Infographic We’ve All Been Waiting For: Who Ice Bucketed Who” and it went viral on Twitter. Because things are moving so fast in the world of the Ice Bucket Challenge DigitasLBi, the geniuses behind the incredible infographic showing who challenged who up to August 22, decided to do an update as of August 26th. Click on the image below to see the full size graphic.

  • An Abandoned Shopping Mall Is Now An Urban Aquarium [9 Photos]

    As more of us do all of our shopping online (damn you, Amazon Prime, for making impulse purchases so easy!), our landscape will soon be dotted with thousands of abandoned shopping malls. What will we do with these giant, uncomfortably lit buildings that always smell like Auntie Anne’s, even when there is no actual Auntie Anne’s on the premises? How about a giant aquarium? Would that you drag you out of the house? This mall-turned-aquarium scenario isn’t some work of fiction from the pages of a presumably uninteresting young adult novel. Such a thing actually exists in Thailand! Photographer Jesse Rockwell was living in Bangkok when he heard stories of an abandoned shopping mall. The mall was originally built 11 stories high, but zoning laws didn’t allow buildings taller than 4 stories. The top of the building was demolished only to have the rest of the building burn down in a presumed arson. Rockwell found the mall behind a fence in old town Bangkok. When he went inside, he was greeted with a huge population of koi and catfish swimming throughout the building. The story is that someone began introducing the fish to the mall inthe early 2000s. Since then, their more »

  • Dan Bilzerian Gives Business Advice to Kids Running a Lemonade Stand

    Some people go to college for four-year marketing degrees to figure this sort of business acumen out. Dan Bilzerian just casually dishes the oldest business advice in the book to kids selling lemonade so they can buy books. It’s a dog-eat-dog-world and these kids just got a massive leg up in the world. School is in session, ladies and gentlemen. Hope you get all the books you want, kids.

  • The Courageous Cats Of World War I [17 Photos]

    Cats have been sailing the seas for thousands of years, with the Egyptians probably the first to take along felines in order to control vermin populations on ships. If they could prove so useful n ships, why not use them on land to hunt rats and mice in trenches? It was such a notion that led to the wide use of cats in World War I. Although it makes perfect sense that cats would be used, it’s still strange to see them in these photos of the first modern war. And the cats weren’t just used for pest control. Some were trained to detect gas and many were embraced by the troops they served with as mascots. Take a look at these photos from almost 100 years ago and see what the doughboys would have been posting to Reddit if they were able to surf the web in their down time. 

  • Are These Stills From Porn Shoots Or Just Bad Stock Photos? [17 Photos]

    There’s more to adult films than just two or more (sometimes many more) people making sweet, sweet love. Porn producers feel the need to create a back story and give the performers characters to portray. The skeevy types who actually watch such films probably skip over those parts and go straight to the action, but we’re better than that and are able to appreciate all the work that goes into these movies. Useful Photography magazine recognized the value of these images where the performers are still clothed and collected them in their 8th issue. It looks like the issue has since sold out, but we have some of the photos below so you don’t have to go searching and subject yourself to videos of naked women. You’re welcome. What’s most interesting about the photos is that many of the absurd situations portrayed seem like they could be found on any stock photo site. You know how there’s those especially unique pictures, like a businesswoman milking a cow, that you can’t believe anyone would ever use? Well just add “fender bender in high heels” to that list. Or “shoeless plumber.” Or…um…”woman pouring water on her shoulder.”

  • This Is What American Malls Looked Like In 1989 [50 Photos]

    Throughout the 1980s malls became increasing central to American popular culture, dominating the social life of a large swath of the population. In 1989 Michael Galinsky, a twenty-year-old photographer, drove across the country recording this change: the spaces, textures and pace that defined this era. Starting in the winter of 1989 with the Smith Haven Mall in Garden City Long Island, Galinsky photographed malls from North Carolina to South Dakota, Washington State and beyond. The photos he took capture life in these malls as it began to shift from the shiny excess of the 1980s towards an era of slackers and grunge culture.

  • Chris Pratt Did Something Incredible Last Night For A Kid With A Genetic Disorder

    Dylan Prunty is a true LEGO prodigy. Dylan is so good that the President of LEGO presented him with a Certificate of Achievement that reads, “You go beyond a LEGO enthusiast; you are truly a LEGO Master Builder!” The 8-year-old is being treated for a rare genetic condition called mitochondrial disorder and over the past two years, Dylan has spent more time at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles than he has at home. This has given his plenty of time to master the art of LEGO and his creations are nothing short of unbelievable. On Wednesday Dylan got a surprise visit from one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Chris Pratt from Guardians of the Galaxy stopped by to hang out and help learn the art of LEGO.