• NASA’s “Pillars of Creation” Get a High-Def Makeover after 25 Years

    This year, NASA’s “Pillars of Creation” have been given a super high res makeover that captures mesmerizing detail. The Hubble Space Telescope has taken a new image of the pillars, which combine other images as well, giving a much vaster look, one never before seen, in fact. Back in 1995 the pillars were originally captures by the Hubble, which show three gaseous clouds that stretch close to five light-years high, located in the Eagle Nebula, just past the Chipotle on Broadway, 6,500 light-years away from Chipotle to be exact.  The rendering features a much higher resolution look as well as highlighted colors, “We coloured it that way not because it was pretty, but because it told you something about the physics,” Arizona State University’s Paul Scowen told New Scientist. “Although it was pretty.”

  • The Cast of Little Giants: Then and Now

    With the NFL Playoffs in midswing we’ve decided to look back at one of our favorite football movies of all-time, Little Giants. Some actors, like Ed O’Neill, have gone on to achieve a successful acting career, while others, like Zolteck have moved on from acting to a regular civilian life, working at FedEx.

  • 5 Excercises Every Man Should Be Doing At The Gym

    So, 2015 is fast approaching and you’ve signed up for the gym to start your New Year’s resolution a little early. Good for you. Before you know it you’re bombarded with offers for personal training, pilates, classes and a plethora of complicated machines. Corporate gyms like to have flashy machines, because it makes them feel safe and superior to know that they have something that you don’t. But really, all you need is knowledge. Contrary to what some gyms might tell you; when it comes to exercise, the simpler the better. So whether you’re an athlete or just trying to get in shape, here are five exercises that you should absolutely be doing in the gym.

  • This Illusion Just Broke Our Brains [Video]

    Brusspup, which is undoubtedly the best YouTube channel for all sorts of sciencey tricks and illusions, recently released this video that uses four lenses that bend light in a way to make objects appear invisible. We’re not sure how it works because we’re stupid, so we’ll just say that it’s all magic. But apparently there is a perfectly “simple” explanation: This is a really simple yet amazing project. It uses 4 lenses to control light in such a way that it renders an object invisible. When the light enters the first lens, it flips the image upside down. The second lens sends the light straight into the 3rd lens. The 3rd lens focuses the light into a point about 3 inches past the lens. Since the light is focused into a point, any object placed around that point cannot be seen when looking through the lenses. The light is essentially bending around the object. Once the light hits the point just past the 3rd lens, it then flips back right side up. This allows the background image to pass through all of the lenses without warping or being seen as upside down.

  • Patagonia’s Torres del Paine Looks Like The World’s Most Spectacular National Park [21 HQ Photos]

    Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia has been recognized as the worlds most beautiful park. With it’s endless landscapes and Bob Ross-esque views, every tree in this park is a happy lil’ one. Torres del Paine in Patagonia, Chili is probably the world’s most spectacular national park featuring unrivalled landscape of mad jagged peaks, impossibly blue lakes, deserted pampas and iceberg-loaded river.

  • Le Meridien in Bora Bora Might Be The Finest Resort on Earth [27 HQ Photos]

    Bora Bora is a small island thick with coconut forests and colorful villages and surrounded by miles of fine, white sandy beaches and crystal clear, turquoise water as far as the eye can see. Welcome and “Ia Orana” to Le Méridien Bora Bora which won the 2013 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, which basically means it’s the nicest hotel in the world. It’s overwater Bungalows feature a large glass floor with amazing views of the lagoon and its marine life. And by “marine life we mean sea turtles! The Bora Bora Turtle Center at Le Méridien Bora Bora, is home to numerous marine turtles which means you’ll see them floating by your room nearly 24/7/.

  • Artist Recreates NBA Athletes in Iconic Pop-Culture References

    Pro athletes are looked at as the superheroes of real life, aerobatic, muscular and in the spotlight. They drive fast cars, date beautiful models, what’s not super about them? Alberto Berroa Jr., who goes by Artoflaff,took the idea and ran with it creating a fun series highlighting NBA players as larger than life icons in his DunkSlaps series.

  • New Google App Can Give You All the “HODOR!” Missing in Your Life

    Today Google released several new features to their app including one from our favorite Game of Thrones characters Hodor. Via the Google app on iPhone and Android you can press the mic on the Google app and say “Hodor,” followed by a funny answer that Google provides. You’ll also be able to play heads or tails as well as have Google book some half-baked plans you and your friends can never seem to decide on a date for.

  • Top 10 Most Disappointing Teams of Recent Memory

    The off-season is a time of optimism in sports; with one free agent signing or one spot-on draft selection, your team will make that step onto the pinnacle of sports. Inferior teams will be cast asunder by sheer dominance and respected contenders will fall by some elusive factor making your team better. Such is the hope the fan has for every team. But, sometimes after having a productive offseason, the team on paper doesn’t translate to the team on the field. This list will cover some of the most disappointing teams in recent sports history; whether they had abysmal seasons or were quickly ousted in the playoffs, these teams didn’t quite live up to the hype.

  • The John Oliver #SalmonCannon Skit Everyone Will Be Talking About This Morning

    On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver it was revealed that there is a cannon that shoots salmon over dams at 22 MPH. Sounds confusing? It is. Apparently hydroelectric dams have completely messed up the spawning habits of salmon and this helps out but the video will explain it better than we can. In typical John Oliver fashion he produced an over the top skit that called on serious A-list talent to help out. You can watch Oliver’s segment above and once you done we’ve pulled together a few videos that show the salmon cannon in action:

  • Betting on Eli-te: Why the Tom Coughlin era Giants should never be counted on, or counted out

    To quote The Lion King, when the world turns its back on you, you turn your back on the world. I’m fairly confident this is not a quote Tom Coughlin uses to inspire his locker room. Yet it’s a concept that embodies Coughlin’s eleven year, two Super Bowl ring tenure as head coach of the New York Giants.  Coughlin teams seem to thrive when no one believes in them and toil in mediocrity once everyone does. In a vacuum this year is no different.  A lifeless 0-2 start to the year had some calling the Giants one of the worst teams in the league and media contemplating moving on from Eli Manning after the season.  Three straight wins had the Giants trending up on the collective media radar and attributing their offensive prowess to the play of Eli Manning. Now another losing streak has left the Giants mired in a season plagued by the loss of veterans and expected key contributors, leaving a locker room filled with inexperienced youth and a head coach resembling an overwhelmed grandpa on babysitting duty. Victor Cruz, Jon Beason, and three of the top four cornerbacks have ended their seasons on injured reserve.  Free agent signing Rashad Jennings more »

  • Wait, Americans Spend How Much on Halloween? [Infographic]

    U.S. retail sales were disappointing in September, worrying analysts that consumers may be feeling stretched or cautious as the biggest shopping season of the year rolls around. Some retailers make up as much as 30 percent of their yearly sales numbers from October to December. Kicking off the end of year spending season is Halloween. Just how much do Americans spend on trick-or-treating and other Halloween festivities? The National Retail Federation (NRF) forecasts total Halloween spending—including candy, costumes, and decorations—to come in at $7.4 billion this year. Halloween candy alone has run up a $2 billion tab every Halloween for the past three years, though the candy industry says that bad weather can lower the numbers slightly. “We are predicting a slight bump in Halloween confectionery sales this year (1.9 percent),” said Jenn Ellek of the National Confectioners Association. The NCA is expecting candy sales to reach $2.5 billion. Additionally, the NRF says that retailers could benefit this year from the holiday falling on a Friday, as parents will be more likely to take kids out and revelers more inclined to attend or throw parties, boosting costume sales. And don’t forget the puppies: The NRF estimates that Americans will spend $350 more »

  • 10 Timeless Albums That Celebrated Their 10th Birthday In 2014

    The 2004 music year started off with a bang. Britney Spears got married (and divorced 55 hours later) and there was an epic “wardrobe malfunction” at the Super Bowl all in the first four weeks of the year. Later in the year Outkast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below became the first rap album to win Album of the Year at the Grammys, Usher sold an astonishing 1.1 million copies of Confessions in it’s first week, Creed broke up, Dave Matthews Band’s tour bus dumped 800 pounds of human feces from a Chicago bridge, intending to unload it in the river, but it lands on an architecture tour boat, Britney Spears got married (again) to K-Fed, Ashlee Simpson lip-synched on SNL then did a bizarre jig and a ton of great artists like Daft Punk, Kanye, The Killers, Beyonce, and Arcade Fire released debut albums. So now, 10 years later, here are 10 great albums from 2004 that are still as good as them they were when they were first released.

  • Can’t Decide on Mexican or Italian For Dinner? Have both with the Pizza-dilla

    This hero took two of the best foods to ever grace this green earth and fused them, creating a Frankenfood that you’ll want to chase with a pitchfork. Serious Eats has done wonders for Mexican-Italian international relations by creating a Pizza-dilla, that’s right, a pizza and quesadilla working cohesivley in harmony together for the greater good. with a tortilla and cast iron skillet, you can make a nice crispy base, followed by a chheese spread out to the very edges crisps up creating a browned, flavorful crust. Then after a broiler/stove combination and 15 minutes of salivating, this beauty is all yours. Please, please, please create a spaghetti and meatball burrito next. Recipe info: YIELD: Serves 1 to 2 ACTIVE TIME: 15 minutes TOTAL TIME: 15 minutes SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: Cast iron skillet Ingredients 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 large flour tortillas that just fit inside your cast iron skillet 3/4 cup store-bought or homemade pizza sauce 5 ounce shredded whole milk low moisture mozzarella cheese 2 ounces grated Parmesan cheese, divided 2 basil leaves, roughly torn Additional toppings, as desired 1. Adjust oven rack to 6 to 8 inches below broiler element and preheat broiler to high. Heat oil more »

  • 14 Brilliant DIY Pumpkin Hacks Everyone Should Know

    Halloween is right around the corner which means you are the lady friend will probably be headed to the patch in search of that award winning pumpkin. If you thought Pumpkin Kegs were the only cool thing you could do this fall think again. Here are a few carving tricks that will save you time and give you the coolest Jack-o-Lantern on the block.

  • 20 GoPros Make For Amazing Bullet Time Effects [Video]

    Director Marc Donahue of PermaGrin Films recently toted his 20-GoPro array and Red Epic camera to San Diego United Training Center to capture the True Movement crew. The breakdancers, gymnasts, and parkour athletes are captured with amazing bullet time effects afforded by the 20-camera setup. For more info on the shoot, including some great behind the scenes photos featuring the massive camera array, check out the “making of” article at PetaPixel. So…does anyone have 19 GoPros and a Red Epic camera I can borrow?

  • 22 Frightening Behind-The-Scenes Photos From The Set Of “The Exorcist”

    “The Exorcist,” released in 1973, is consistently voted one of the scariest movies of all time. Contemporary audiences may not find it as entertaining as “Ouija” or “Paranormal Activity 14,” but that’s just because they’re morons. “The Exorcist” is an incredible film that doesn’t really on any computer generated effects. Because there was no such thing at the time. And we’re thankful for that, because that means the producers had to rely on the incredible make-up skills of Dick Smith. Dick Smith’s career began in the 1960s, but it was when he transformed Dustin Hoffman into a 121-year-old man in “Little Big Man” that audiences first got a look at his immense talent. He then aged Marlon Brando for his role as Vito Corleone in “The Godfather” and “The Exorcist” followed a year later. In 1985, Smith won an Oscar for his work on “Amadeus,” transforming F Murray Abraham into the aged Salieri. Smith died earlier this year at the age of 91, leaving behind an incredible body of work. These photos and captions come from his website, Dick Smith Make-up, where you can find more great work from Hollywood’s Godfather of make-up.

  • 100 Side by Side Comparisons of Biopic Actors and The People They Portrayed

    The idea for this story is basic, a visual comparison of actors in bio-pics against their real life influences, but after visualizing a few of these side-by-side photos, you can’t help but stare awestruck at the parallels these actors have with the figures they’re portraying. While you can give credit to the actors after actually watching and judging their performances, you have to give it up to the hair and make-up teams that transformed these actors. We pulled together some of the best examples and also created several dozen of our own originals as well.

  • Can Pete Davidson Become ‘SNL’s New Franchise Player?

    You might have already started hearing the buzz for SNL’s newest featured cast member, Pete Davidson might just be the face of a new breed of cast members looking for an identity. With the mass exodus of season 38 (Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudakis, Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen and Seth Meyers) the new young faces of SNL had some trouble finding their way last season with young veterans Taren Killem and Keenan Thompson being thrown in the ring as the stars of the show. Though the two could hold their own, the show was looking for a rising star viewers could get excited for. That may just be Pete Davidson, a 20-year old, Staten Island native who’s been making waves on the stand-up circuit since he was 16. Davidson was featured in a few skits that showed glimmers of a young Andy Samberg, but then absolutely crushed it with his already infamous Weekend Update bit alongside Update Hosts, former Daily Show correspondent, Micheal Che and another Staten Island native and head writer, Colin Jost. Davidson has immediate charisma, a trait that the new cast members from last season were lacking. Combine that with female franchise player, Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong, more »

  • 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!

  • Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

    Today is Christmas for iSnobs across the world. The highly anticipated release of the iPhone 6 is here and it’s glorious. Offering two new versions, the smaller of the two new iPhone 6 models has a 4.7-inch display and the larger, a 5.5. The operating system for the 6 will be iOS 8, which will include a better system integration for third-party apps. The screen’s resolution is 1920 by 1080 with 401 pixels per inch – with full 1080p HD resolution with a retna display. We assume it will be fast and all but halt your cognitive thinking skills with it’s ease of use. That is all for now.   

  • These Are The 15 Most Expensive Burgers On Earth

    Why eat a burger with cheddar and bacon when you could eat a burger with cheddar and bacon…and gold flakes, a poached quail egg, truffled and topped with caviar? The second option doesn’t even sound good but in today’s world of self obsessed status, restaurants are in a race to jump on the trend of hyper-expensive culinary creations. With the internet celebrating National Burger Day we pulled together the 15 most expensive burgers on Earth.

  • 14 ‘Time Sliced’ Photos of Global Icons Show Astonishing Results

    English photographer, Richard Silver is taking his time with his newest project. A photo series called ‘Time Sliced’, a collection of iconic landmarks around the world transitioning from day to night in one layered image. In the series Silver takes a look at The Colosseum, India gate, Easter Island, Milan Shanghi and other landmark buildings around the globe. The rest of his series can be seen on his Flickr Page. Flickr page         

  • 28 GIFS That Perfectly Describe a Morning in a Manhattan Starbucks

    If you’re like me, your first thought is something along the lines of:  And your second thought is: I need it now. Why is this? Well because the only way you’ve gotten through life/education/anything up to this point is with the help of caffeine. And it’s no longer socially acceptable to drink Mountain Dew mixed with Red Bull so… Here we are. Madly addicted to caffeine. And by caffeine I mean coffee. And by coffee I mean Starbucks. Sweet, sweet Starbucks. Oh yeah. I’d sell my soul for the stuff. Perhaps by agreeing to pay boatloads of money for a cup of Joe I already have… Oh well! I don’t question it. Rather I ask, myself: Of course I do. Coffee is delicious. It was love at first sip. Of course I could always be cost-effective and make a pot of the stuff myself. But what am I? A scientist? I can’t make that stuff. Ok so I can. I just can’t make it taste magical, like Starbucks can. Seriously. What do they put in there? Fairy dust? Unicorn tears? Maybe it’s just heaps of sugar. Or maybe it’s science. I vote for science. But really They could put anything in there. more »


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