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  • What Her Drink of Choice Says About Her: Women Who Drink Whiskey Have More Fun

    Ever wondered why your ex who drank whiskey loves to party while your vodka-sipping female friend prefers to giggle with other women in the corner when she goes out? Perhaps you’re not reading enough into how their “going out” personalities correspond to their preferred inebriating beverages. Of course, no guide like this ever holds 100% true, but take a look next time you’re at a bar or club and see whether the girl drinking wine doesn’t looked totally pissed off and arrogant, or whether…well, you can see the details below.

  • The 33 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

    Now that we’re half way through the year we have sliced and diced all the major movie databases, blogs and resources on the web to compile the ultimate guide to the most anticipated movies on 2015 (in order of their release date) because it never hurts to look ahead.

  • Make the National Drinks of Mexico and Cameroon for their Matchup Today

    The last leg of Group A will go up against each other at 11:30 EST and it promises to be a solid head to head. Chicharito and the young Mexican squad face off against Eto’o and his Cameroon team. What better way to get a full day of World Cup games started than to make the drink of choice for both teams native land. Cameroon drinks palm wine or white mimbo, which is fermented sap from palm trees. The sap is extracted from the tree and sometimes an alternate method is used by felling the entire tree. Where this is practiced, a fire is sometimes lit at the cut end to facilitate the collection of sap. Mexico is known for it’s tequila. Straight, neat, mixed, however you’re drinking it is fine, but if you’re in Mexico we suggest always drink it straight or sip it neat.

  • What If Other Planets Were as Close to Earth as the Moon?

    Visualization by Ron Miller @ Black Cat Studios Our moon is a pretty big object. If it was orbiting the sun and not Earth it’s big enough to be a respectable planet in its own right. The Moon is a quarter the diameter of the Earth. Only Pluto has a satellite that is larger, in proportion to the size of the planet it orbits. What if a celestial body like Jupiter, the biggest planet in our solar system, was as close to the Earth as our moon? Would it fill the night sky? Illustrator and author Ron Miller sought to answer the question using the reference photograph above.

  • The 30th Anniversary Ghostbusters Infographic

    Dan Aykroyd’s original Ghostbusters premise took place in the future with the team dressed in SWAT type uniforms and they used wands to hunt ghosts. What a drastic change they went with. In the beginning Harold Ramis created the Brains of the operation, Egon Spengler, hoping to give the role to Christopher Walken, John Lithgow, Christopher Lloyd or Jeff Goldblum, but ultimately fell in love with the character making the executive decision to play the dry humored scientist. Other famous actors picked for roles include John Belushi, Eddie Murphy and John Candy. sdrscreative created this incredibly thorough infographic highlighting some interesting facts about one of the most beloved movies of a generation.

  • Netflix Series BoJack Horseman Stars Will Arnett as a Washed-Up Horse Sitcom Star

    Netflix is now trying their skill set at cartoons. Their latest project “BoJack Horseman”, a dry comedy staring Will Arnett as a washed-up child sitcom actor who now has to cope with the reality of a dimming career and life as a has-been celebrity. Oh and he’s a horse. Who can walk on two legs, like a human. Oh and their are actually plenty of animorph type characters. Kind of like hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt, but set around an alcoholic man-horse. It also stars Alison Brie as BoJack’s former love interest, Amy Sedaris as a cat-agent and Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul as a human. Yeah, I’m watching this.

  • Origami House Is Way Bigger Than It Looks [18 Photos]

    Located in Mie Prefecture on Japan’s main Honshu island, the Origami House from TSC Architects is modeled after the Japanese paper-folding art. The unique design of the roof isn’t just for show, it also serves a structural purpose. Through contact with the ground, the diagonal roof becomes a strong defense against winds and earthquakes. The giant eaves also block the direct rays of the sun and protect the outer wall from rain. Inside, the house is planned around a double-height living room with a kitchen and dining room off to one side. A bedroom, bathroom, and traditional Japanese-room are placed along the edges. Upstairs is an additional bedroom and storage area.

  • 29 Star Wars Facts You Probably Don’t Know

    Did you know Sir Alec Guinness, the actor who played Obi Wan Kenobi, called the Star Wars films fairy tale rubbish, but despite his claims earned 2% of the box office grossings, earning him a cool $95,000,000? Not too shabby for rubbish. BuzzFeed Pop created a very interesting video highlighting some lesser known facts about the Star Wars franchise. So next time your know-it-all Comicon loving step brother tells you how the original mock up for Yoda was actually a monkey carrying a cane wearing a mask, tell him you already knew that and nugie him into submission.

  • A Map Of Where Bars Outnumber Grocery Stores

    6 years ago, FloatingSheep created a graph of the United States that showed which cities had more bars and which had more grocery stores. It was an interesting map, but it didn’t show the magnitude of the difference between the counts and the numbers were pulled from the Google Maps Directory which may not be completely accurate. Recently, statistician Nathan Yau set out to make a more detailed map. Using data from the Google Places API and showing the magnitude of the difference, Yau created a new map of the US at his site, Flowing Data. Then he took it a step further and created maps of other nations. With 303% more bars than grocery stores, Spain has their priorities straight!

  • E:60: Dominic Moore: Coming Home

    Dominic Moore had the game winning goal in game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals of the Stanley Cup playoffs, possibly the most important of the playoffs and of his career. For more it was bittersweet, after being the ultimate journeyman of the league playing for ten teams in ten years, he found his home as a premiere center for the Blueshirts. A lesser known story, however had to do with Moore’s personal life. His wife, who was suddenly diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer lost her battle, sending Moore to take an 18 month hiatus from the league. After a successful season with the Rangers, Moore catapulted the Rangers into the finals, but it was as heartbreaking as it was celebratory for him. ESPN’s E:60 Doc tells the full story here.

  • The Breitling S3 ZeroG Chronograph Is Official Watch Of Weightless Flight (Watch Wednesday)

    Next year, the Swiss Space Systems, S3 will be organizing it’s first weightless ZeroG flights to go public. Breitling will be the main partner in the project and will be equipping passengers with an exclusive chronograph specially designed for the experience. In 1962, Scott Carpenter wore Breitling’s Navitimer Cosmonaute – the first space-traveling wrist chronograph with a manual set because an automatic wouldn’t be able to wind in a weightless environment. S3 has notably set up a program of weightless flights. The ZeroG project will begin in 2015 in over 15 locations around the world, including Asia, the Middle East and Central. Registration is open.

  • 6 Important Life Lessons That David Foster Wallace Missed In His Iconic “This Is Water” Commencement Speech

    In 2005, David Foster Wallace gave a commencement speech that has recently become internet famous on YouTube. So goes the story: There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, “morning boys, how’s the water?” and the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, “what the hell is water?” I had seen the video before, but I’d forgotten about it until a professor of mine showed it in class a few weeks ago. I don’t think he even planned on it, but I’m sure glad he played it. A few days ago, a friend and I, both of whom are graduating this year, took a walk up to picnic point, this beautiful wooded path that eventually leads out to a drop-off point formed of rocks where you can overlook the city of Madison and the surrounding suburbs. It was an awesome 75 degree day, and it was sunny. We tromped around the woods like little kids, exploring little coves and sand bars, treating the hike like a journey. We more »

  • How to Sell a Craft Beer: Location, Location, Location [Link]

    Craft brewing is already a huge business in the United States, and with more than 2600 craft breweries now operating, the marketplace is becoming increasingly cluttered. How can so many companies compete  in the marketplace? In a business where consumers are constantly looking for something new to try out, how can a brewery make their product stand out? A study of successful brews points towards an importance in creating an identity that showcases the quaint, nostalgic origins of the companies’ home cities, even if the portrayal isn’t entirely accurate.

  • Wayne Gretzky’s 1980s Glamor Shots Win The Internet [10 Photos]

    The 1980s were a special time for Wayne Gretzky fans. They were able to see “The Great One” score hundreds of goals, win 4 Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers, and for the low low price of $7, they could receive posters and photos of a mullet-coiffed Gretzky in silk shirts and pastel sweaters. Flickr user Jeffery Simpson was lucky enough to become one of Gretzky’s “special friends” when he joined the fan club back in 1984. Take a look at what the benefits of such a friendship offered below.

  • 27 Astounding Images Of Earth As Seen From Aboard The International Space Station

    Despite any political differences between the United States and Russia, the space agencies of the two countries continue their cooperative work in Earth’s orbit, aboard the International Space Station. Apart from the research being done in microgravity, ISS crew members continue to send back amazing images of our home world, photographed from low Earth orbit. Gathered here are recent images of Earth from aboard the ISS, and from a handful of other NASA satellites.

  • Oru Kayak: The Origami Kayak That Won Shark Tank

    UC Berkeley School of Architecture grad Anton Willis dreamed up the Oru Kayak four years ago as a solution to fitting a boat into his small San Francisco apartment. Using the principals of origami, Willis created a lightweight yet robust kayak out of corrugated plastic, and designed it to fold from a 12’ boat into an easily storable and portable case. Best of all, transforming it from box to boat takes just a few minutes. Already well known in the outdoor recreation community, the team at Oru Kayak jumped at the opportunity for national exposure and the chance to reel in a Shark as a business partner when they appeared on last week’s episode of Shark Tank. As you’ll see from the clip below the move paid off. Spoiler alert: The Oru Kayak team persuaded Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec and landed a $500,000 deal for 25 percent. The deal gave their start-up a $2 million evaluation and with the national exposure to over seven million viewers the orders came flooding in. A message on their website reads, “Please note that due to the sudden increase demand, there may be a substantial wait time for delivery. New customers will receive an more »

  • The 45 Most Popular Women On Instagram of 2014

    Back in January we published a story called The 50 Most Popular People on Instagram of 2014 and in the months since it has gone mega viral all over the web. To narrow things down a bit we’ll focus on the women of Instagram. As you’ll see from the list the Jenner/Kardashian family has a dominance over Instagram that is nearly unmatchable.

  • Google’s Self-Driving Car on City Streets Can Now Detect Construction Zones and Cyclists

    It’s been a while since we’ve last heard from Google’s self driving car. Last we heard the tech mogul was “working out the kinks” related to a self-sufficient driving machine in a crowded urban environment, not just a highway. Google wants their self-driving cars to be conscious of unpredictable road distractions like a cyclist using a hand signal to cross a lane or construction zones. The vehicle becomes aware of the orange street signs and immediately knows to be on the lookout for construction zones and detoured lanes. The self-driving cars have logged over 70,000 miles in Google’s Mountain View, California.

  • 4 Reasons Why You Won’t Be Using Google Glass

    Wearable tech; it’s fast becoming an industry in its own right. So it’s to be expected that there’s been a fair amount of chatter about the launch of Google Glass. But is the buzz really justified? If you’re not turned on by all the geeky talk about specs and functions, is there room for Google Glass in your life? Having played with it, I’m looking past the technology to give you a summary of what Google Glass gives you on a more practical level.

 
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