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  • This Nevada Town Was Destroyed By An Atomic Bomb In 1955 [21 Photos]

    During the 1950s, the US government routinely held atomic bomb tests in Nevada, a number of which were above-ground and could easily be seen in nearby Las Vegas. In May 1955, as the cold war arms race intensified between the US and the Soviet Union, LIFE photographer Loomis Dean traveled to Nevada’s Yucaa Flats to capture the aftermath of an atomic blast test. The series, never published in the magazine, shows the chilling remnants of a town constructed for the sole purpose of being destroyed by the bomb. If only the mannequins were able to duck and cover…

  • Cracked Makes an Upworthy Video; What Happens Next Will Stir Some Sort Of Emotion [Video]

    We all watch those lachrymose Upworthy videos that our moms share on Facebook with titles like “This Kitten Was Diagnosed With Feline Ebola; What Happens Next Will Devastate You More Than The Death of Littlefoot’s Mom,” all the while knowing that our emotions are being toyed with. And then we go back for more. This video from Cracked takes that style to the hilarious extreme, but it wouldn’t be much of a surprise if Upworthy has a video just like this on the way.

  • Watch The Simpsons-Family Guy Crossover 5 Minute Trailer

    Over the weekend we finally had a chance to get a glimpse at the much feared/anticipated Simpsons-Family Guy crossover with a five minute trailer. The video begins with the Griffins visiting Springfield and then boom right off the bat a haymaker is thrown by Peter, “and don’t drink the water, everybody in this town looks like they have hepatitis”. We can only hope the show is just that. Two juggernauts of animated comedy going punch for punch in a crossover show. Duking it out in an Ali vs Frasier comedy bout. The trailer even shows a glimpse of Bob from Bob’s Burgers and Cleveland essentially crashing and burning.

  • Artist Constructs Noah’s Ark In Chinese River [6 Photos]

    In 1850, Russian artist Ivan Aivazovsky painted “The Ninth Wave,” depicting sailors clinging to shipwreck debris as the water rises around them. Contemporary Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang used the painting as a template for his latest installation, also called “The Ninth Wave.” He constructed a fishing boat and filled it with 99 life-size replicas of animals such as leopard, pandas, and polar bears. The boat is currently sailing down Shanghai’s Huangpu River and will dock at the Power Station of Art where it will be on display from August 8 to October 26. Whereas Aivazovsky’s painting depicted the threat from nature, Guo-Qiang’s work calls more attention to the threat of mankind upon the planet. For more info on “The Ninth Wave” and other projects, check out Cai Guo-Qiang’s website.

  • 10 Reasons Why Ashley Sky’s Banned Commercial Is Better In GIF Form

    Banned commercials are all the rage right now. Alexandria Morgan is racking up millions of views for her banned TomTom commercial and now internet bombshell Ashley Sky is dropping a banned bomb on the web with the help of Buffalo Jeans. The commercial is pure fire and it’s pretty obvious why it is banned so we decided to cut it up into GIFS. We also included some behind the scenes photos from the shoot too! FTW!

  • 7 Music Icons Resurrected Using CDs

    TBWA Italy, a Milanese ad agency, used 6,500 CDs to create pictures of Bob Marley, Elvis Presley, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, James Brown, and Freddie Mercury. It took artists Mirco Pagano, 29, and Moreno De Turco, 25, 200 hours and, in each case, they even used the musicians’ own CDs.

  • Tom Seaver Says Derek Jeter Should Be Baseball’s First Unanimously Elected Hall of Famer

    In our story “The 25 Highest Voting Percentages In MLB Hall of Fame History” we revealed that Tom Seaver has the highest percentage of votes in the Baseball Hall of Fame, receiving 98.84 percent of the vote from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America when he was inducted in 1992. Recently Seaver said that there is a good chance Jeter will beat his mark of 98.84% and be the first unanimous selection in MLB history when he is eligible for induction to the Hall of Fame in 2020. 

  • Polish Movie Posters Are Incredible Works Of Art

    For many years now, most American movie posters have been little more than a digital composition in complementary colors, usually utilizing orange and blue. It’s boring but everyone does it. It’s that monotony that makes these Polish posters for American films that much better. Even when it comes to a total piece of garbage movie, like “Harry and the Hendersons” or “Weekend at Bernie’s,” Polish artists are able to produce a poster that would be at home on the walls of the Museum of Modern Art. Check out some of our favorites below then see the rest and maybe order one or two at Polish Posters.

  • Everything Wrong With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [Video]

    As we draw closer to the premiere of Michael Bay’s Ninja Turtles revamp, why not take a look back at the original that we all hold in such high esteem? CinemaSins sifted through the original 1990 film and found that it had 122 sins. Does this mean it’s not as great as we all remember it? Or maybe CinemaSins are just being a bunch of jerks! After all, how can you call 37 seconds of turtle puns a sin??

  • Watch Nic Cage as Superman in a Movie Tim Burton Nearly Made

    Deep in the heart of the ’90s Tim Burton set out to make a new era of Superman movie. Similar to his resurgence of the Batman franchise, Burton would put his own spin on Superman and make a movie very similar to the Man of Steel franchise out now. With the help of Kevin Smith a new era of Superman was almost born. And yes, Nicolas Cage would’ve almost played the most beloved superhero of all time. Awesomely awful or awfully awesome.

  • Recreating Paintings And Photos With Lego

    New York-based artist and software developer Andy Bauch is a master when it comes to LEGO mosaics. He is able to recreate famous paintings and photographs using a combination of thousands of bricks. For example, to recreate Roy Lichtenstein’s “Girl with Hair Ribbon” as a 30″ x 30″ LEGO mosaic required 4000 pieces. Check out more of Bauch’s work below along with comparisons to the originals. You can even purchase your favorite at his website, HippoBricks.

  • Photographer Inserts Herself Into Classic Photos

    How would someone from today act if they were to travel back in time. Probably the same way they behave right now, with their digital camera or smartphone at the ready to capture every second. At least that’s how Hungarian photographer Flora Borsi imagines it. Borsi inserted herself into these historic photos as a time traveler ready to capture the moment so she can immediately upload it to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. She’s honest about how she would act and most of us would probably be the same. For more of her work, check out Flora Borsi Photography on Facebook. 

  • Can’t Phase Kobe

    A few years back Matt Barnes and Kobe Bryant got after it on the court. To mess with his head Barnes tried to make Kobe flinch, but it didn’t phase Kobe because he has ice water in his veins. “That scared me a little,” Barnes said later. “I mean, that wasn’t even human.” Here is Kobe, and a few other athletes who are alpha and shit.

  • Burger King Is Run by Children [Link]

    Daniel Schwartz, the current CEO of fast food giant Burger King is just 33 years old. And he’s not the only young ‘un on the board. The chief financial officer is 28 and the head of investor relations is 29. Conventional wisdom in business holds that the wisdom and experience that comes with age is key, but Burger King is changing the rules. How is it working out for the company and should others follow suit?

  • Frank Caliendo Reading LeBron’s Letter In Morgan Freeman’s Voice Is Hilarious [Video]

    You probably know of Frank Caliendo’s incredible talent for impersonating pretty much anyone from his work on MADtv and Fox NFL Sunday, but this video just takes it to the next level. Here is Caliendo reading LeBron’s letter in the voice of Morgan Freeman. Close your eyes and you’ll swear you’re listening to Red reminisce about Andy Dufresne.

  • TBT: 80 Bizarre Concept Cars From The 80s

    For the most part, concept cars are never really meant to go into production. They are made to show off new technologies and radical new designs at car shows while gauging customer reaction. The concept cars of the 50s and 60s offered a quaint view of a Jetsons-like future, with big bubble domes, but as the 80s approached, manufacturers were seriously working on improvements in aerodynamics to increase fuel economy. This meant a lot of really weird looking, and mostly ugly, cars. Here are 80 concept cars that would have made great Hot Wheels when we were kids but as adults, we’re certainly glad we’re not driving around in them.

  • These 30 Incredible Photos Take You Inside Hawaii’s Waves

    Hawaii-based photographer Clark Little is a master when it comes to capturing the magnificent waves in Oahu, the most populated of the state’s islands. Using a camera encased in a waterproof box, Little is able to photograph the waves from angles one would rarely have the chance to see for themselves. You can order a 160-page coffee table book of his photos titled “Shorbreak” at Clark Little Photography along with prints of many amazing shots. You can also follow him on Instagram, but be warned—his pictures will make you insanely jealous that your not living in an island paradise.

  • History Of The High Five [Video]

    It may seem like high fives have always existed, but the fact is, the first high five occurred relatively recently, during a Dodgers game in 1977. Learn about the historic moment and the man behind it, baseball’s first openly gay player Glenn Burke, in this ESPN 30 for 30 short.

  • Rockies and Nationals Had A Good Ol’ Fashioned Stand-Off Last Night

    Aaron Barrett of the Washington Nationals and Brandon Barnes of the Colorado Rockies had a standoff prior to the first pitch. The rules; Post National anthem, both players must remain with their hats on their chest for as long as they can, that’s about it. The standoff lasted about 7 minutes, until the home plate umpire has to intervene. Even Bryce Harper got in on the fun, padding Barrett’s elbow and putting a batters helmet on for protection against in game balls. Your browser does not support iframes. This isn’t the first time something like this has happened Scott Van Slyke and Joe Kelly standoff opened the NLCS Game 6 with one last year. Your browser does not support iframes.

  • You Can Buy Elvis’s 1963 Rolls-Royce [6 Photos]

    How would you like to drive around in the limo that belonged to Elvis Presley in the 1960s? You’ll have the chance next month when his 1963 Rolls-Royce Phantom V hits the auction block. The limo, almost 20 feet long, features everything a rock star could ever need, with a Blaupunkt Koln radio, power windows, air conditioning, a microphone, a cabinet for booze, and a telephone. The car was originally midnight blue but when Elvis would visit his mother, her chickens would peck at their reflections in the finish. To hide the chips, Elvis had the car repainted in a light silver blue. Although he used the car quite often, the ever charitable superstar donated it to the SHARE charity in 1968 and it was auctioned off for $35,000. On August 14, Bonhams will auction the Rolls-Royce yet again, with an estimated $200,000-$300,000 price tag. Lord almighty, I feel my temperature rising!

  • The 25 Highest Voting Percentages In MLB Hall of Fame History

    There is an elaborate process to getting inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame, you can read about it here, but long story short, a player who has been nominated needs to be selected on 75% of ballots from the voting committee. Some former players just eek their way in, looking at you Al Simmons (75.38%), while others, like the 25 legends on this list, made it in with a resounding yes. While we see big names on this list, including Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Cal Ripken Jr, and Ty Cobb, just to name a few, no one has ever been elected unanimously and it’s unlikely it will ever happen either.

  • Iconic Concert: Rage Against the Machine Live at Woodstock 99

    Fifteen years ago this week the resurgence of Woodstock took place at a former air base in Rome, New York. The festival for better or worse made headlines not just for the music, but for the lack of better planning, overprices concessions, assault and arson. Yes, it was bad. Very bad, but the mistakes that were made at Woodstock ’99 helped pave the way for the bevy of great music festivals we have today. More organization and better security today make for a great experience for contemporary festival goers. None of that would’ve been possible without the trials of Woodstock ’99. Disastrous experiences aside, the music of Woodstock ’99 has always been overshadowed, but in it’s anniversary we’re here to celebrate one particular iconic concert that will live on as one of the best performances of 1999. Even with live music from the likes of James Brown, Sheryl Crow, Wyclef Jean, Dave Matthews Band, Counting Crows, Alanis Morissette, Ice Cube, Metallica, Willie Nelson, Elvis Costello, Jewel and Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine still managed to stick out as the best performance of the event.

  • Bizarre Clone Cities Around The World [14 Photos]

    Apparently everything has been done as far as architecture is concerned because all over the world cities are ripping off iconic buildings and sometimes, in China’s case, entire cities. Want to see the Parthenon in Greece? Save yourself a few bucks and go see it in Tennessee instead. Their’s ain’t even broken! Want to see the Statue of Liberty but also shop for weird tentacle porn after? Go see the clone in Tokyo! Want to see Paris without all the smug Frenchies? Check out China’s Paris ghost town in Tianducheng! Jeez China, you really make knockoffs of everything, huh?

  • The Happiest and Unhappiest Cities in the Country [Infographic]

    The National Bureau of Economic Research released a recent study citing Lafayette, Louisiana as the happiest city in the world. The study used researchers to measure life satisfaction  from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey, and each city after adjusting the results for income, age, race, sex and other categories. New York however came in dead last, infront of St. Joseph, MO and South Bend, IN. Surprising to say the least. Who would’ve thought the most iconic place to watch college football and the most popular city in the world would produce the most unhappy people. I think we need the firm of Venkman, Spengler & Stantz to come check on the pink ooze situation beneath the city. I blame Vigo. Infographic by Alissa Scheller for The Huffington Post

  • This 3-Wheeled Car May Be The Future Of Automobiles [8 Photos]

    Michigan-based auto manufacturer Elio Motors is aiming for a 2015 release date for their three-wheeled, two-passenger vehicle that could be the future of commuter travel. The $6800 car promises 84 mpg on the highway and 49 mpg around the city. Although it appears tiny, test drivers as tall as 6’8″ and as big as 365 pounds have comfortably fit inside the Elio. As far as safety, the car is equipped with three airbags, a reinforced roll-cage frame, and Anti-Lock Braking System. Elio is partnering with Pep Boys for servicing the vehicles, which means more than 800 service centers will be available nationwide. The car is currently touring the country with Elio taking reservations. So far, 22,000 people have signed up. If you’re also looking to ditch your gas-guzzler for this three-wheeled wonder, reserve one for yourself at Elio Motors.

  • Bell & Ross WW2 126 Insignia Watch

    In homage to all air forces engaged in Second World War, Bell & Ross has designed a special series of the Vintage BR 126 Original Carbon watch, with dials featuring the insignia of the main countries involved in the conflict. Through this collection, the insignia, which appeared on the wings and fuselage of Second World War planes, now pays a fitting tribute to its heroes. It’s black PVD finish and colored accent finish show reminiscence of World War 2 fighter planes. finishAvailable September 2014 at Bell & Ross.

  • Give Your Brain a Break and Stare at These Surreal GIFS for a While

    Hayden Zezula, Texas-based visual artist has created a series of hypnotizing GIFs that just might get you through the gap of caffeine fixes during your day. Zezula’s visually surreal GIFS show everything from a foil elephant running through a grass path to 3D liquid metal pouring like Soft icercream. It also helps when you say Zezula repeatedly while staring at these hypnotizing visuals.