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  • A Massive Movember Bar Crawl Is Hitting Hoboken This Saturday!

    You know we’re big supporters of Hoboken events. Whether we’re throwing parties or sponsoring bar crawls, we call Hoboken home and enjoy getting involved as much as we can. In the spirit of Movember two Hobokenites, Lauren Casey and Kristen Leniha, are holding their 3rd Annual Mustache Bar Crawl for charity! There is a minimum $10 donation which gets you a Mustache and some awesome specials at the bars and best of all, all of they money they raise will be donated to the Movember Foundation. Last year they donated $1,200 and this year it’s looking like even more will be raised.

  • Vape Is The Oxford Dictionaries Word Of The Year

    It’s been a great year for stupid words, but of all the poor portmanteaus and atrocious abbreviations, one stood out from all the rest. And apparently that one was vape. As Oxford so eloquently puts it, vape means to “inhale and exhale the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device.” There is also a related noun, “vaping.” Vaping was actually coined before vape, with its first use pertaining to vapour-producing tobacco products occurring way back in 1983. But it was in 2009 that vape really started to catch on. And in the last two years, use of the term has exploded. What other asinine words did vape beat out for its title? Here’s the list from Oxford Dictionaries: bae n. used as a term of endearment for one’s romantic partner. budtender n. a person whose job is to serve customers in a cannabis dispensary or shop. contactless adj. relating to or involving technologies that allow a smart card, mobile phone, etc. to contact wirelessly to an electronic reader, typically in order to make a payment. indyref, n. an abbreviation of ‘independence referendum’, in reference to the referendum on Scottish independence, held in Scotland on 18 September 2014, in more »

  • An Artist Wants To Live Another Person’s Life Via VR Goggles For 28 Days

    Would you like to experience a random person’s life for 28 days? But with no control over what they do? Of course you wouldn’t. That would drive anyone mad. But how mad? We’ll soon find out, all for the sake of art! Artist Mark Farid intends on wearing a VR headset 24 hours a day for 28 days. He will be viewing the life of a heterosexual male who’s in a relationship and is known only as the Input. That means for 28 days, Farid won’t see his own body or surroundings, just what the Input experiences. Including sexy time with his significant other! For the duration of the project, Farid will inhabit a space with a bed, toilet, and shower that will be on constant display to his audience. There will also be a screen projecting just what Farid sees for the audience to view. Will Farid lose his sense of self? Probably. Will he lose his mind. Most certainly! Which is why Farid will talk to a psychologist for one hour each day (while still wearing the headset) and will be under constant medical supervision. Of course, a project such as this comes with many expenses. A Kickstarter more »

  • Watch This New Video of Flight Patterns Across the UK

    London is the hub for the eastern and western hemispheres to reach one another. Each year over 2 million flights travel in and out of their airports spreading out in every direction from the island. Every single one of these flights is logged and mapped out through data, and now we can visualize these patterns thanks to NATS. Taking radar data from over 7,000 flights, the clip shows a standard day of aviation in the UK, beginning with an aeronautical invasion from the US between midnight and 5am before the islands light up with activity. Both Europe 24 and North Atlantic Skies were designed to give an overview of the daily complexity and volumes of air traffic across the UK and Europe and to do so in a way that was cinematic and exciting to watch.   UK 24 from NATS on Vimeo.

  • There’s a 2.7 Acre Floating Park Being Built on NYC’s Hudson River

    The old decrepit pier hugging the Hudson river on Manhattan is about to be knocked down and replaces with a beautiful 2.7 acre park on the water, including rolling hills and even an outdoor amphitheater. The new Hudson River Park Trust has revealed that the park will be largely financed by a foundation formed by the billionaire couple Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg. Von Furstenberg and Diller, the former head of Paramount Pictures and Fox, have committed $130 million to the park, with the city pledging another $17 million, and $18 million from New York State to build an esplanade to the pier park. The park will be between the pile fields of Pier 54 and Pier 56, which will remain in order to provide a fish habitat. If and when the project is approved, construction would begin next year with an expected completion date of 2018 or 2019.

  • This App Shows You What 200 Calories Looks Like. And It’s Depressing.

    If obesity statistics are to be believed, many of us are eating too much. And apparently, our gargantuan portions aren’t doing our bodies any favors. To visualize just how little we need to eat to get so many calories, take a look at a new iOS app called Calorific. Calorific is a collection of beautifully photographed plates of different foods with tranquil, pastel backgrounds. Each food is shown as a 200 calorie portion, and many of the photos are disheartening. To reach that 200 calorie mark, you wouldn’t even be able to eat an entire donut, bagel, muffin, or avocado. And it would be just a handful of Cadbury Mini Eggs. What kind of person has the willpower for that? The app also shows foods like lettuce or celery that you could eat a ton of, but what’s the fun in that? After all, in the words of Ron Swanson, “Salad isn’t food, it’s what food eats.”

  • Do You Want to Build a Meth Lab? (Frozen x Breaking Bad Parody)

    What happens when you fuse Walter White and Frozen? A brilliantly catchy tune about cooking meth throughout the Breaking Bad saga. Set to the tune of Frozen’s “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?,” the mashup from Animeme turns Breaking Bad into a catchy musical with all of the peaks and valleys that you’ve come to expect from Disney films.

  • Early Modeling Photos Of 30 Celebrities

    Wondering how you’re favorite ridiculously good looking actor got their start? Easy! They began as lowly, ridiculously good looking models. And all it took was being born ridiculously good looking. Pretty much anyone else can do it, too. Just, you know, be ridiculously good looking. Welp, time to yell at my reflection and punch myself in the face for a while.

  • Watch This RSVLTS Exclusive Clip of Seth Rogan & James Franco in “The Interview”

    This winter none other than Seth Rogan and James Franco will be taking on one of the most infamous dictators in the world,Kim Jong-un. The interview, which hits theaters, (Date), features tabloid journalist, Dave Skylark (Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Rogan) as they embark on a life changing interview with Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang, after discovering he’s a fan of Skylark’s show, “Skylark Tonight”. In an attempt to delve into true journalism Skylark and Rogan arrange the interview, but plans change when the CIA recruits them with hopes of assassinating the North Korean dictator. In this exclusive RSVLTS clip Rogan narrates the synopsis of The Interview, when his character comes to the realization that “Skylark Tonight” is a celebrity gossip driven show more dependent on covering Hollywood hacks than actual news. In an attempt to regain some integrity Rogan convinces Franco to do “The Interview” before being approached by the lovely Lizzy Caplan, a CIA agent, neither Rogan nor Franco can say no to.

  • Netflix Lets You Know What Your Favorite Characters Are Watching

    If you’ve logged into Netflix in the past week, you may have noticed subtle advertisements for Netflix originals in the form of “Watched By” suggestions. Users have been sharing screenshots featuring suggestions from characters featured in Bojack Horseman, House of Cards, and Orange is the New Black. Check out the ones we’ve been able to track down below. So far, the Arrested Development suggestions are our favorites. Gob watching The Natural History of the Chicken? So somebody in the Bluth family HAS actually seen a chicken! Maybe we’ll see a better chicken dance form Gob in season 5…

  • Visualize Sound Like Never Before In This Cymatics Video

    Cymatics is the study of visible sound vibration, usually through a thin coating of particles or liquid over a vibrating membrane—and every time someone makes a video illustrating the phenomenon, it’s a hit. Recognizing the wow factor of these cymatics demonstrations, musician Nigel Stanford teamed with NYC-based filmmaker and VFX artist Shahir Daud to combine a ton of the sound visualizations for this incredible music video. And it also happens to be the first single from Stanford’s new album. Check out the video below then see how all the experiments were performed at Cymatics.

  • A One Of A Kind Whisky Collection For $1.5 Million

    Harrods, the London-based luxury retailer of such reasonably-priced goods as a $6000 stuffed lion toy, has the perfect Christmas gift for any whisky lover on your list—The Dalmore Paterson Collection. The collection is made up of 12 whiskies from Richard Paterson, Master Distiller of The Dalmore. Each whisky comes bottled in its own crystal decanter adorned with a sterling silver collar and stag. The collection is then housed in a handcrafted bespoke cabinet and accompanied with Paterson’s handwritten ledger detailing each unique whisky. The Paterson Collection will set you back £987,500, or about $1.5 million and can only be purchased at The Wine Shop at Harrods, but you can gawk at it online all you want. Is it worth it? That’s up to you—after all, you can buy 60,000 bottles of Cutty Sark for the same price!

  • Watch This Mesmerizing 4K Timelapse Video of the Sun with Solar Bursts

    Ready to have your mind blown right out of your head? This incredible footage of the Sun from October 14th to 30th, 2014, showing sunspot AR 2192, the largest sunspot of the last two solar cycles (22 years). During this time sunspot AR 2191 produced six X-class and four M-class solar flares. The animation shows the sun in the ultraviolet 304 ångström wavelength, and plays at a rate of 52.5 minutes per second. It is composed of more than 17,000 images, 72 GB of data produced by the solar dynamics observatory. The audio is the ‘heartbeat’ of the sun, processed from SOHO HMI data by Alexander G. Kosovichev.

  • The Largest and Most Expensive Digital Billboard in Times Square Will Light Up On Tuesday Night

    In an era when digital screens large and small proliferate but attention is increasingly scarce, some marketers are making a huge bet that one of the biggest displays in the world will captivate audiences. Their gamble: the largest and most expensive digital billboard in Times Square, which will light up on Tuesday night. The new screen stands eight stories tall and is nearly as long as a football field, spanning the entire block from 45th Street to 46th Street on Broadway — the center of the Times Square “bow tie.” Nearly 24 million LED pixels, each containing tiny red, blue and green lights, make up the display, giving it higher resolution than even the best of today’s top-of-the-line television sets. At a going rate of more than $2.5 million for four weeks, the megascreen ranks as one of the most expensive pieces of outdoor ad real estate on the market, according to marketing executives. A digital art exhibition by the critically acclaimed Universal Everything studio collective will animate the screen from Tuesday night until Nov. 24, when Google will take over as the exclusive, debut advertiser with a campaign that runs through the New Year. Read the whole story on more »

  • Your Favorite Superheroes Get The Renaissance Treatment

    During the Renaissance, the best painters were found in Flanders—as long as you were looking for portraits of rich people in frilly frocks or sad, chubby, naked Biblical figures. But if you wanted superheroes, you were out of luck. Sure, Ambrogio Spinola, immortalized by Peter Paul Rubens, was one helluva Spanish military leader, but was he more powerful than a locomotive? No, which is why he was fortunate locomotives would not exist for another 200 years. Paris-based photographer Sacha Goldberger, who famously transformed an elderly woman into a superhero in a previous series, noticed the lack of superheroes in the work of the Flemish masters and devised this series of “Super Flemish” portraits. Contemporary Marvel, DC, and Star Wars characters are dressed in Rennaissance garb and the results are incredible. Although, it would be nice if the female models were a bit more…Rubenesque. In other words, I want a Wonder Woman with a plump dumper. You can find a preview of the series below, but be sure to check out the rest from Sacha Goldberger.

  • Bed Bath & Beyond Is Now Selling ‘Sega Genesis’ with 80 Games

    Breaking News, Bed, Bath and Beyond is now selling Sega Genesis. In fact they have been for a while, how has this just blipped on our radar now? So for $40 you can get a condensed console, 2 controllers and 80 of your favorite 16 bit games that molded your childhood including the full Sonic-ography, both Streets of Rage (Even the breakdancing rollerblader) and even those Ecco the dolphin games (if you’re into playing a videogame as a dolphin). The console also takes original Genesis cartridges, so do those breathing exercises, because you’ll be huffing and puffing quite a bit this winter. So head to your nearest BB&B and pick them up, you know you have a stack of 20% off coupons sitting in your junk drawer.

  • Shocking New Video Shows Immediate Aftermath of MH17 Crash

    On Sunday, the Associated Press released some amateur footage of the immediate aftermath of the MH17 crash that took place about four months ago. The two-minute video shows a crowd of villagers staring at a massive amount of smoke and fire and asking if the pilot had been found, apparently because they thought the plane belonged to the Ukrainian military. (The pilots and crews of downed Ukrainian planes were regularly being taken hostage at the time.) Their response seems to back-up the commonly accepted theory that pro-Russia rebels fired on MH17 because they too assumed it was Ukrainian, though the separatists continue to deny that they had anything to do with the incident. — Via nymag.com

  • Woody Harrelson And Pete Davidson Celebrate New NYC Marijuana Laws In Epic SNL Skit

    Saturday Night Live delves into the highs and lows of the new policies to decriminalize pot possession in New York City. Woody Harrelson and 21-year-old upstart SNL comedian Pete Davidson rejoice over the laws enacted by Mayor de Blasio that allow people to have less than 25 grams in their possession in NYC without being arrested. The potheads slowly emerge from their smokey apartments to enjoy a bright new freedom. An enthusiastic dreadheaded stoner Harrelson climbs on top of a car and yells, “Free at last!” while clutching his bong. The jubilation is overflowing up until the marijuana enthusiasts learn that there’s one little catch to the new laws, but thankfully they still have Rugrats reruns to comfort them. Watch the skit on Brobible.com >>

  • Apollo 12 Survived Two Lightning Strikes To Capture These High Quality Lunar Photos

    On November 14, 1969, just four months after Apollo 11 made history and landed on the moon, Apollo 12 took off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. Just 36.5 seconds into the flight, lightning struck the Saturn V rocket, causing a false overload that took all three fuel cells offline. A second strike at 52 seconds took out the gyroscopes. The command module was transferred to battery backup, but the Saturn’s guidance system was still functional. Despite the rocky start, the Apollo 12 team reached the lunar surface on November 19. Pete Conrad, Richard Gordon, and Alan Bean became the second team to fly to the moon. When Pete Conrad, a relatively short man at 5’6″, first stepped on the moon he remarked, “Whoopie! Man, that may have been a small one for Neil, but that’s a long one for me.” The following photos are just a few captured by the Apollo 12 astronauts. You can see many others at Project Apollo, but be careful: Once you start looking, it’s impossible to stop.

  • 100 Years Ago Pro Football Lost Its First Player To Game-Related Injuries

    Before the National Football Leaguue, there was the Ohio League and Harry Turner, center for the Canton Professionals, was one of its most popular players. Harry Turner began his professional football career in 1907 with the Canton Indians. By 1911, he had worked his way up to captain of the Canton Professionals, an underdog made up entirely of local players. That same year, his team was to face the Shelby Blues in the Ohio League Chamionship. The Blues were led by player-coach Peggy Parratt, known for developing the forward pass. The Professionals forefeited the game when a dispute erupted over an offsides call. Turner was so upset that he called his team off the field, forfeiting the game to Shelby. He then announced his retirement from the sport November 26. But his hatred of Parratt led Turner to stay with Canton for three more years. By 1914, Parratt had moved on to the Akron Indians while Turner was still with the Pros. With the Indians, Parratt had put together a team of former Notre Dame stars, including Knute Rockne. The Indians dominated the Ohio League that season until they faced the Professionals on November 15. During the game, Turner fractured more »

  • Why Peyton Manning’s Touchdown Record Will Be Near Impossible to Beat

    The argument can officially be made. Peyton Manning may be the best quarterback of all time. At 520 passing touchdowns already, Manning shows no signs of stopping any time soon. After breaking Brett Favre’s record which stood at 508 touchdowns, Peyton has catapulted himself into NFL greatness on a scale which very well be impossible to break. Gregor Aisch and Kevin Quealy of the Upshot, have charted Manning’s trajectory of quarterbacks past and present. When Alex Rodriguez joined the 600 homerun club we saw a similar graphic from the NY Times, which gives us a real perespective on retired and current players. It’s always intriguing to estimate how current NFL greats stack up against HoF greats. Since this graph was created in October almost exactly one month ago, Peyton has thrown 10 Touchdowns.

  • A Perspective On Time [Infographic]

    Are you overwhelmed by time? Appointments, deadlines, TV schedules—time is a constant pain in the ass that rules over our lives with an iron fist. No wonder that Mussolini character was such a stickler when it came to schedules. But time doesn’t have to rule us. We can put a bullet in it and hang it from a meat hook, just like that Mussolini character. Slow down, take a deep breath, and get a fresh perspective on time and just how tiny of a blip our lives are in the grand scheme of things. So don’t worry so much about a looming deadline or a late train. Unless it’s the J, because that train is just a jerk…with a capital J!

  • There’s a Eerie ‘Predator’ Noise Coming From The Rosetta Comet

    The Rosetta spacecraft and its Philae lander have detected an eerie sound coming from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The lander is programmed to take visual and composition samples, but also detects audio. Creepy audio that sounds strangely like ‘Predator’. Because sound waves can’t travel through space, it’s not a direct recording, but instead the lander’s Plasma Consortium picked up variations in the magnetic field around the comet, which scientists think is solar wind interacting with the comet. These variations resulted in frequencies between 40 to 50 millihertz, about 10,000 times lower than can be detected by humans. ESA scientists altered the frequency of the comet’s song into human hearing range, and discovered it was a series of clicks that sound more animal than comet. “This is exciting because it is completely new to us. We did not expect this and we are still working to understand the physics of what is happening,” RPC principal investigator Karl-Heinz Glaßmeier said in a press release.

  • Unseen Early Star Wars Concept Art Revealed

    In 1974, Colin Cantwell began working with a young filmmaker named George Lucas on a project then called Adventures of the Starkiller: “The Star Wars”. Although Cantwell worked on the designs of many of the iconic spaceships in what would become Star Wars, his name is not nearly as well-known as Ralph McQuarrie, who also helped create much of the Star Wars Universe. But next month, Julien’s will auction off many of his original concept drawings from 1974-75, featuring early designs of the X-Wing, Tie Fighter, and Star Destroyer. You can check out these incredible colored pencil drawings below and for more info, check out Original Prop’s in-depth interview with Cantwell from just a few months ago.

  • South Park Reveals The Gang in Real Life

    Last night’s South Park episode was more than laughable adding to what has been one of the funniest seasons in their 18 year span. But last night the episode ended with a twist no one expected, revealing how the show was all just an Oculus Rift simulation when Stan took off the virtual reality headset. This however was the second time the gang was shown in real life, the first was in episode six of Season 16, depicting the characters in their adult form.

  • Meet Layka, An Amazing War Veteran Who Sacrificed A Limb To Protect Her Country [Photos]

    While serving in Afghanistan, U.S. military combat dog Layka was shot four times by the enemy at point-blank range. Despite her injuries, she still attacked and subdued the shooter, saving her handler and the other members of the team. Seven hours of surgery and the amputation of one leg saved her life. Her handler, Staff Sgt. Julian McDonald, fought hard to adopt her and she’s now become a part of his family (watch the touching video on NatGeo by clicking the thumbnail below). Layka is the type of veteran that usually gets forgotten about On Veterans Day. Layka served in the military and gave one of her limbs to protect her country. Never forget that humans aren’t the only ones who serve. Popular adages may promise every dog its day, but the sad reality is canines that serve in the US military — sniffing out bombs, mines and other explosive devices — aren’t even guaranteed return transport after multiple tours of duty overseas. Often, they are left behind with new owners abroad when their handlers return home. “The dogs and these veterans work side by side. To separate them, I think, is a crime,” says Lois Pope, a longtime veterans more »

 
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