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  • This Uplifting Sidewalk Art Is Only Visible In The Rain [16 Photos]

    Today is the warmest day we’ve had all year at RSVLTS HQ, but that doesn’t mean it’s all sunshine and lollipops outside. In fact, looking out over Hoboken, you would think we were in the Cloud City from The Empire Strikes Back. But a little rain never hurt anybody (aquaphobes excluded), so why not make the best of it? At least that’s what Seattle-based artist Peregrine Church believes. The Pacific Northwest receives its fair share of rain, which makes Seattle the perfect place for Peregrine’s series “Rainworks.” Using superhydrophobic coating, Peregrine stencils uplifting messages and pictures that only show up when Washingtonians need them most–in the rain. Learn more about the project and keep up with new pieces at Rainworks and on Facebook.

  • Nike Shows How Rory McIlroy Trains Off The Course [Video]

    Want to feel better about yourself? Before he started seriously training, Rory McIlroy, the world’s number one golfer, could barely balance on one leg for more than 10 seconds. That was in 2010. Now five years later, with the help of instructor Michael Bannon, caddie JP Fitzgerald, and exercise physiologist Dr. Steve McGregor, McIlroy is at the top of his game. Learn how he trains off the course in this new documentary series from Nike then take a closer look at Rory McIlroy’s routine and training gear.

  • 16 Cities Transformed Into Little Planets

    Earlier this year we shared the incredible (and free!) 3D tours available via breathtaking 360° panoramic photos at AirPano. Now the developers of the site have further enticed us to take a virtual voyage by converting their helicopter panoramas into spherical stereographic projections known as Little Planets. We’re a tad miffed that they neglected to include Hoboken (and RSVLTS HQ), but we have to admit, Abu Dhabi looks amazing. Which little planet city is your favorite?

  • The Stallone Kill Count Supercut Is Morbidly Impressive [Video]

    Last year a viral video hit showcasing every kill from Arnold Schwarzenegger and we were impressed (and perhaps a little disgusted). But how do you follow up such a video? Who could possibly compare to Arnold? Sylvester Stallone, of course! The star of the increasingly violent Rambo series puts even Arnold to shame. We won’t give away any numbers, but to give you an idea, the Arnold video was 28 minutes long whereas Stallone’s is 34. That’s a lot of senseless violence.

  • Russia Is Hoping To Transform The ISS Into The Ultimate Tourist Destination

    Between 2001 and 2009, Russia sent seven paying guests to the International Space Station. But when NASA canceled the shuttle program in 2011, the American space agency began to rely on Russia’s Soyuz spacecrafts to transport astronauts to the ISS, putting an end to space tourism. Now NASA is counting on SpaceX and Boeing to take over astronaut transportation by 2018, which will leave Russia with a huge loss in revenue. To make up the difference, Russia will resume “short-term commercial expeditions to the Russian segment of the ISS.” In fact, British soprano Sarah Brightman will be traveling to the ISS later this year at a personal cost of about $50 million, which is about what the expected cost of a ticket will be come 2018. Time to start saving.

  • Would You Sail In This Polluted Waterway? The 2016 Olympians Will Have To [15 Photos]

    When Rio de Janeiro was bidding for the 2016 Olympics, the city promised to cleanup the notoriously polluted Guanabara Bay. Since the Bay will be the venue for sailing and windsurfing events, the cleanup is sort of important. But while International Olympic Committee officials insist the waterway will be cleaned in time for the 2016 games, just 500 days away, Rio’s mayor says otherwise. Mayor Eduardo Paes says the cleanup should have been achieved, calling the failure a “wasted opportunity,” adding “as a Rio resident, I think it’s a shame.” Looking at these pictures we’d have to agree. And to think, Chicago lost out to this.

  • Is This The Most Interesting Way To Get Caught Scamming The Carpool Lane?

    We’ve all been tempted by the carpool lanes while stuck in traffic on the highway. A lane full of tree-hugging do-gooders being rewarded for traveling together–it’s disgusting! If only those of us idling alone in our gas-guzzlers could take advantage of the HOV lane. A pile of gym clothes with a basketball wearing a baseball cap? Nah, we’d be found out when our passenger’s head rolled off. An inflatable doll? The awkward posture when buckled in is a sure giveaway. How about a cardboard cutout of Dos Equis’ “Most Interesting Man in the World?” Surely nobody would suspect a thing! A driver in Washington tried such a stunt, even placing a polo over his cutout of the iconic character, but Washington State Patrol Trooper Tony Brock wasn’t fooled. He got a good laugh out of the situation, but still fined the driver. Afterwards he tweeted “I don’t always violate the HOV lane law…but when I do, I get a $124 ticket.” Back to the drawing board.

  • Re-Live Your Childhood Nightmares With The Raiders of the Lost Arc Face-Melting Candle

    By far, the most memorable scene from Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Arc was the face-melting scene where that creepy Nazi agent Toht’s eye’s roll in the back of his head right before his skin boils off his skull. Yeah, that scene, I’d equate it to a retro version of when the Mountain Crushes Oberyn Martell’s skull in Game of Thrones. While there was that gigantic boulder tumbling after Indy scene, the sword-twirling gypsy stopped by a single bullet scene which are arguably some of the most popular scenes in film history, if you we’re between the ages of 8-22 when you witnessed the horror, that’s probably your fondest memory of RotLA. We’ll now you can relive that moment in your very own home with this Nazi face-melting candle brought to us by Firebox, get yours now.

  • Super Troopers 2 Crowd Funded $1.6 Million in a Single Day

    Broken Lizard finally wrapped up their crowd funding page on Indie-GoGo and raised over $100,000 in just over two hours. We’ll it’s been 24 hours now and they’ve nearly hit their mark of $2 Million. As of 10 AM this morning the comedy troop has $1.6 million in the bank from fundraising. With a brilliant campaign which offered upwards of 20 levels of fundraising perks like their $150 Seduction package, $12,500 Be A Director package or Buy a Movie Patrol Car for $35,000, the last two which have already sold out. This tiered prize package not only got some serious internet buzz, but was a money funnel for fans of the movie who’ve been patiently waiting for a sequel to one of the best cult classic comedies of the last 15 years. Go scoop up whats left of the packages right meow at IndieGogo.

  • How To Make Your Own Wine [Infographic]

    Homebrewing is all the rage these days, but the fact is, it’s not all that easy to make a good beer. But whereas many of us have become beer snobs, we’re much more forgiving when it comes to wine. As long as it tastes good enough to not spit out immediately, most of us are satisfied. And it’s not hard to make! So take a look at this infographic and with a small investment and a little bit of patience, you’ll be able to make your own wine that’s a step above pruno. Just remember, these prices are in pounds, so multiply by 1.5 to get an approximation in dollars.

  • Lollapalooza 2015 Lineup Announced

    Chicago’s annual Lollapalooza has announced their lineup for this year’s festival, taking place July 1 through August 2. Paul McCartney will be headlining for the first time this year and the rest of the lineup can be found below. Three-day passes to the event have already sold out, but single-day passes go on sale today at 10AM CDT for $110. Check out Lollapalooza for more info and to purchase tickets.

  • This Incredible Art Was Created By A Blind Man

    In 2001, John Bramblitt lost his eyesight after a series of seizures. He was understandably depressed but remembered how much joy and peace he found through sketching as a child. Despite his blindness, John decided to rekindle his love of art. He retaught himself how to draw and then decided to take up painting for the first time in his life. Using his sense of touch, John is able to differentiate and mix oil paints based on their varying viscosities. Through the use of different oil paint mediums, he can feel the different color lines and envision his paintings. John’s story illustrates just how powerful the human mind is. For an incredibly interesting, in-depth look at his methods, be sure to read the FAQ at Sightless Works: The Art of John Bramblitt.

  • Vin Diesel honors Co-Star/Friend Paul Walker by Naming his Baby Daughter Pauline

    Fast Seven Star Vin Diesel recently had a newborn baby with longtime girlfriend, Paloma Jiminez and named the baby girl Pauline, in honor of his recently deceased co-star, Paul Walker. Diesel announced the birth last week, the third child for the couple, on his Facebook page. Diesel went on Today, where he revealed the name to anchor Natalie Morales during a weekend helicopter ride over Los Angeles. “There’s no other person that I was thinking about as I was cutting this umbilical cord,” Diesel said. “I just knew he was there. It felt like a way to keep his memory a part of my family and a part of my world.” After news broke of Walkers tragic and sudden death, Diesel expressed his emotions toward Walker, but this truly shows how close the duo were off-screen. Post by Vin Diesel.

  • Never Before Seen Photos of Johnny Cash At San Quintin Prison

    On February 24th, 1969, Johnny Cash rolled into San Quentin Prison, which would live on as one of the most iconic concerts of all time. The year before, Cash played Folsom Prison, just outside Sacramento where he recorded one his most acclaimed songs, “Folsom Prison Blues.” When the San Quentin show came to the mainstream, Cash’s rock’n’roll soul took over and completely captured the audience. These 10 photos of the show, brought to light from the ITV archive by Sonic Editions, were never publicly available until now. Get prints here.

  • Sex, Success and Bacon: 20 Pieces of Rock Solid Life Advice Every Guy Should Know

    “It’s tremendously important how you get on with the other sex. Your life record on that is incredibly important. You never really think about any of your other achievements.” – Martin Amis “You can sulk and be depressed about getting older, but what’s worse than another birthday? Not having one.” – Ron Jeremy “If you lose a couple of inches off your stomach, your business down there will look a lot longer.” – Jack Lalanne “Never tell your wife she’s lousy in bed. She’ll go out and get a second opinion.” – Rodney Dangerfield “Life is not all high emotion. Some of the most interesting things are when it’s not highly emotional: little details of relationships and body language.” – David Attenborough “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin “The number one rule of the road is never go to bed with anyone crazier than yourself. You will break this rule and you will be sorry.” – Kris Kristofferson “Sex doesn’t have to be with a model to be good. As a matter of fact, sometimes with the model, the actress, the ‘sexiest person in the world’ it may be like fucking the couch. more »

  • Here are the Top 10 Global Travel Destinations for 2015

    This year Trip Advisor has listed off the most popular global destinations of 2015. The list beings in some of the world’s most beautiful major cities, then deviates to locations focusing on rich culture, markets, gardens and palaces. Trip Advisor lists Southeast Asia twice on the list making the Indochina Peninsula a massive destination for tourists when you consider the tourism Thailand and Laos bring to the picture as well. These world-class destinations chosen by our community are rich in history, culture and beauty and offer endless sights to explore,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor, in a press statement. 10. Cape Town, South Africa IMAGE: Shutterstock — 9. Paris, France IMAGE: FLICKR, PHOTOPHILDE — 8. Buenos Aires, Argentina IMAGE: Shutterstock — 7. Rome, Italy IMAGE: FLICKR, BERT KAUFMANN — 6. London, UK IMAGE: FLICKR, STEPHEN TIERNEY — 5. Prague, Czech Republic IMAGE: FLICKR, MIROSLAV PETRASKO — 4. Hanoi, Vietnam IMAGE: FLICKR, NATHANIEL O’NIONS — 3. Istanbul, Turkey IMAGE: FLICKR, ATILLA KEFELI — 2. Siem Reap, Cambodia IMAGE: FLICKR, TARTARIN2009 — 1. Marrakech, Morocco IMAGE: FLICKR, MARC

  • The DEA Has Mission Patches And They’re Amazing

    We’re all familiar with NASA’s mission patches and we’ve previously shared the nefarious mission patches from the National Reconnaissance Office, but we had no idea that the DEA also had mission patches. And we certainly didn’t expect them to be so amazing! We tend to think of the DEA as a pretty serious group, what with taking down drug kingpins and all. And although we had a glimpse of how goofy they could be with Hank Schrader in Breaking Bad, that was just fiction. But apparently the real agency also has a softer, humorous side. These patches make light of hippy counterculture, heroin addiction, and the DEA’s Unified Caribbean On-Line Regional Network (UNICORN). How can you feel bad when your secret drug lab is destroyed and all your assets are seized by dudes decked out in such colorful embroidery?

  • Katya Henry Is Instagram’s Newest Yoga Pants Star [Photos]

    Wait, who is Jen Selter again? In 2014 was dominated by Selter than 2015 is definitely the year of  Katya Henry. With nearly 1 million Fans, and growing by the hour, this fitness model from Miami is blowing up on Instagram we think you should probably go follow her right now @katyaelisehenry before the Kat is totally out of the bag.

  • Watch ESPN’s Documentary for WWE: Behind the Curtain [Trailer]

    The WWE has had a full resurgence of popularity, fans and general in-ring talent over the past few years. They’ve managed to survive the test of time, and not only rose out the wave of the Stone Cold Era, but thrived into a new era and generations, where fans aren’t skeptical of it’s authenticity. They know it’s staged and don’t care, they’re there for the theatrics and adrenaline. In ESPN’s latest behind the scenes doc they go behind the curtain and follow the WWE through the ropes and into the ring for their E:60 series.

  • Russell Westbrook & NBA’s Best Get Reanimated into Their-College-Selves for March Madness

    The NBA recently released a series of in game celebrations by it’s premier athletes that cuts into an animated sketch showing their college roots for March Madness season. Using the tagline “The Dance Never Ends” the series delves into the players college days with some extra effects. Russell Westbrook never smiles, even when he’s wearing a bear head. — Stephan Curry has hairy arms and claws! WAREWILDCAT! — Dwane Wade has great golden wings! — Kyle Lowry has a tail and the toned arms of a wildcat! — Al Horford gets scaly! — James Harden is Devilishly beardsome. — Paul Pierce is a giant bird!

  • Eye-Catching Series Captures The Piercing Gaze of Famous Eyes

    The eyes are a window into a person’s soul. They tell a story in themselves, even if you isolated them, cutting around everything else, which is exactly what artist Jason Edmiston did in his current series ‘Eyes Without A Face’ currently on exhibition at the Mondo gallery in Texas,  The gallery focuses on the piercing gaze of pop-culture icons from cinema and stage. Cobra Commander, Hannibal Lector, Daft Punk, Walter White and even Raphael (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) have had their eyes immortalized in this phenomenal series by Edmiston, best known for his work of detailed icons using vibrant color. Get what’s left of Edminston’s original work here. All images courtesy of Jason Edmiston

  • Morton’s Unveils “Million Dollar Burger” For A Fraction Of The Price

    Although Morton’s The Steakhouse may be best known for their steaks (duh), the restaurant chain all began with a hamburger. Arnie Morton and Klaus Fritsch were working together at Montreal’s Playboy Club in 1978 when Fritsch prepared a burger for Morton to sample. Morton said it was the best he’d ever had and the duo teamed up to open Morton’s of Chicago, the first of the chain’s 70 restaurants. Morton’s is celebrating the humble hamburger with their over-the-top Million Dollar Burger. It’s the classic Morton’s burger topped with foie gras, black truffle butter, and braised short ribs on a brioche bun. The decadent burger comes with fries and a glass of Stags’ Leap Winery “The Investor.” The meal will set you back $39 at most locations or $45 at New York-area locations. When you think about it, that’s a pretty decent deal for a Million Dollar Burger. Just be sure to get yours before they disappear April 12.

  • Is This A True Augmented Reality Demo Or Just A Gimmick? [Video]

    Last year Google invested $542 million in Magic Leap and at the time, nobody really knew what the company was up to. And now we’re still not entirely sure, but if this video is any indication, the company is onto something huge. The video begins with some standard augmented reality apps for checking email and the like, but when a game is launched, things get awesome. An office is transformed into a level from a first-person shooter in a totally immersive environment. Let’s just hope it’s the real deal and not a marketing gimmick.

  • The World’s Best Single Malt Scotch Is From…Taiwan?

    When you think of single malt scotch, you probably think of burly, bearded men distilling whisky in foggy, heather-filled moors of…Scotland. After all, the place is in the name. But these days, the best-rated single malts are coming from nowhere near Scotland. Last year we told you about the Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013 from Japan, which received top honors in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. Now the World Whiskies Awards have named Taiwan’s Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique the world’s best single malt. The 58.6 per cent ABV whisky has previously been awarded New Whisky of the Year in the 2012 Whisky Bible and was described at the awards as “surprisingly smooth on the palate” and “like Bourbon-infused milk chocolate.” Kavalan says the whisky is aged in American oak barrels that previously held both white and red wines. Sounds pretty good, huh? And at $140 for a 700ml bottle, the Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique is quite affordable as far as the world of single malts is concerned. So…anyone know if Clan MacGregor won any awards?

  • The Air Force Made a Stealth Super-car You’ll Never See Coming

    The Air Force isn’t just advanced laser warfare and sound barrier breaking aircrafts, sometimes they like to have fun with cars too. So they built the Dodge Vapor, a matte black muscle car with Air Force accents, because not every military ground vehicle has to be a Hummer. So not only does it’s fine matte finish actually look bad-ass, but according to the Air Force is absorbs radar, and is designed to emulate planes like the F-117. The “web-cam” mounted on top of the roof is actually a state of the art 360-degree thermo-survalence camera, the “command center” on the dashboard include 3 large LCD monitors that control, thermal imaging, GPS, internet access and stealth exhaust, not to mention a thermal-scanning camera mounted to the bumper that leads to a windshield heads up display for dark stealth purposes. Oh and some carbon fiber tire caps, just in case you enemy is trying to take out your brake line.   

  • A Malaysian Oil Rig Has Been Reborn As A Scuba Diving Resort

    Located in the heart of the famed Coral Triangle in Malaysia is Seaventures Dive Dig Resort. The 25-room resort was formerly an exploration jackup rig for the oil and natural gas industry that has been transformed into a scuba diving mecca. In addition to both four-berth dormitories and standard single and double rooms, Seaventures also features a movie room, a karaoke lounge and bar, pool tables, table tennis table, a souvenir shop, and a small conference room. Weekly barbecues and live music also entertain divers while they catch their breath. But the real marvels lie below the water. The Coral Triangle is home to more than 3,000 species of fish and 500 coral species. And the rig makes it easy for divers to make their way underwater, with an elevator eliminating the need to lug gear on and off a boat. Unlimited House Reef diving is free to guests whenever they want. A variety of PADI courses ranging from try dives and beginner courses to professional certifications and specialties is also offered by the resort. For more info and current rates, check out Seaventures.

  • What’s All the Hype Around the Nike Air Max Zero?

    Recently, Nike Design Director Graeme McMillan revealed a sketch from the Nike archives, where it had been collecting dust since 1987. The sketch was drawn by Nike’s legendary lead designer Tinker Hatfield, the man responsible for creating some of the most well known sneakers on earth, like a one man Pixar, he can’t miss. The vintage sketch was designed before the iconic Air Max 1 shoe released in the 1980s, called the Air Max Zero, a concept that would eventually turn into the Air Max 1, but because of technological limitations was never produced until now. Originally he designed the upper to be comfortable and form-fitting, with a tipless vamp, an idea borrowed from the 1985 Nike Sock Racer. The sketch also featured an external heel strap that lacked a heel counter, a design concept that remained unseen until the Nike Air Huarache release in 1991.

 

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