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  • Chris Pratt Did Something Incredible Last Night For A Kid With A Genetic Disorder

    Dylan Prunty is a true LEGO prodigy. Dylan is so good that the President of LEGO presented him with a Certificate of Achievement that reads, “You go beyond a LEGO enthusiast; you are truly a LEGO Master Builder!” The 8-year-old is being treated for a rare genetic condition called mitochondrial disorder and over the past two years, Dylan has spent more time at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles than he has at home. This has given his plenty of time to master the art of LEGO and his creations are nothing short of unbelievable. On Wednesday Dylan got a surprise visit from one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Chris Pratt from Guardians of the Galaxy stopped by to hang out and help learn the art of LEGO.

  • NBA Teams Are Now Tweeting Photoshopped Players in Movies

    NBA Social Media managers have gone completely berserk on Twitter today. In a battle royal Twitter war, official NBA teams are tweeting photoshopped movie poster puns using their teams players. With the Mavericks coming out guns blazing with “Joe Dirk” and the Knicks also coming out swinging with “21 Shump Street” we hope this goes on forever. The Hands down the winner as of right now is Karl Malone staring in “Home Malone”, co staring Michael Jordan and Dennis Rodman. Follow along using the hash-tag #NBAMovies.

  • Shocking Before & After Photos Of The California Drought

    Until recently, drought conditions had been worsening steadily for California since 2011. The past couple weeks have seen conditions remain the same rather than getting worse, but it doesn’t look like conditions will improve anytime soon, either. A wet El Niño fall had been predicted this year, but as we get closer the chances of such weather actually occurring have dropped to just 65%. And even if it does arrive, it won’t be anywhere near as wet as originally anticipated. With almost 99.8% of the state experiencing “severe” drought and more than half at “exceptional,” the driest on the five-level scale, the situation is looking dire for California residents.

  • The 2022 World Cup Will Be Played In A City That Doesn’t Even Exist Yet

    If you’re trying to create the perfect 21st-century city, it helps to start with a blank slate. Even if that slate is a sweltering strip of sand. That’s essentially what the government of Qatar and its developers are trying with Lusail, an ambitious planned city on 28 square miles of waterfront desert along the Persian Gulf. Now under construction, the compact city will contain a commercial district, a lagoon, four islands, two marinas, an upscale shopping mall, a hospital, a zoo, two golf courses and housing for some 250,000 people. It also will feature an 86,000-seat soccer stadium, surrounded by a moat, that’s expected to host the final game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Residents and visitors will get around via a light-rail network, a water-taxi system and a network of underground pedestrian tunnels. And all the energy, communications and transportation systems will be run with the help of computers from a single command center, making Lusail a “smart” city that can automatically adapt to changing traffic and weather conditions. “It’s very much an opportunity to build a vision of the future,” said Barry Hughes, senior vice president at HOK, the global architectural firm that designed Lusail’s Marina Mall more »

  • The Autodromo Stradale [Watch Wednesday]

    In the era of Gran Turismo, each journey was a unique adventure on winding roads and narrow mountain passes, accompanied by the sound of a mighty engine up front and a whiff of petrol and leather. Stradale, meaning “road going” in Italian, conjures memories of that special time when the gentleman driver blurred the distinction between a road car and a race car. The Autodromo Stradale draws inspiration from dashboard instruments from Italian sports berlinettas of the late 1950s and early 1960s, featuring a fascinating multi-layered dial. Beneath the domed sapphire crystal, the hour indexes are applied to a transparent glass ring, which floats over the colored dial below for a 3-dimensional effect. The custom designed leather strap makes reference to the luxurious interiors of the time. This timepiece is powered by a 24 jewel Japan-Made automatic movement, beautifully finished and displayed behind a sapphire exhibition caseback. As with all of Autodromo watches, the Stradale arrives in beautifully conceived packaging evoking the idea of a road trip in Northern Italy circa 1960, complete with vintage-inspired map hand stamped with your purchased date. The Autodromo Stradale $875

  • This Brazilian Political Ad Is The Craziest Video You’ll Watch Today

    Paulo Batista is a candidate for state representative in Sao Paulo and if this ad is any indication, he’s not too keen on communism. Watch as he flies over the Earth, shooting communists, portrayed as rabble-rousers and Dragonball-esque alien creatures, with laser beams from his eyes. The ad has been shared thousands of times on Facebook, prompting Batista to declare it his official ad. He has even promised to make another outrageous ad featuring a premise created by voters. American politicians should take a page from Batista’s book. Their inability to accomplish anything while constantly bickering at each other shows they think politics is a farce, so the least they could do is entertain us a little. And with all the money they get from lobbyists, their commercials would have the budget of a Hollywood summer blockbuster.

  • Watch Pete Frates Inspiring Reason for Starting the ALS Ice Water Challenge

    Yes, we know you’ve heard of the ALS ice bucket challenge. Even if you live under a rock, it’s likely that that rock has been nominated to dump a bucket of ice water on it in hopes to raise awareness for the challenge. When the likes of Bill Gates, Oprah, Aaron Rogers and George W. Bush have participated in a synonymous challenge something’s going right. Well Pete Frates, former BC baseball captain and the new face of a very serious Lou Gehrig’s disease that hasn’t received proper attention since Gehrig himself gave his infamous retirement speech. ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi takes a close look at the movement that’s changed the whole mentality of a country.

  • You’ll Never Guess How These Tornadoes Of Light Are Created [10 Photos]

    British photographer Martin Kimbell creates incredible tornadoes of light using a most-unlikely object—a hula hoop. Experimenting with different objects to “draw” light designs in his long-exposure photographs, Kimbell eventually settled on the ubiquitous children’s toy and lined it with LEDs. When hurled in the air, the hula hoop is transformed into these dazzling light trails spiraling across the night sky. The trails can be modified by utilizing hoops of varying sizes and weights and altering the throw. Using this method, Kimbell is able to keep all the effects work inside the camera, never having to resort to Photoshop wizardry. See more of Kimbell’s “light paintings” and other series at Flickr.

  • This 1954 Drink Menu From The Plaza Will Make You Wish You Had A Time Machine

    Located on Fifth Avenue just south of Central Park, The Plaza has been one of New York City’s premier hotels for over 100 years. But such popularity and luxury come at a price. Whereas a room cost just $2.50 when the hotel opened in 1907 (about $63 in 2014 dollars), today a room can cost over over $500. Even drinking at the hotel and just pretending to be a guest can cost you, with cocktails starting around $20. But it wasn’t always this way. While browsing the New York Public Library Digital Colelctions, we came across this drink menu from The Plaza from way back in 1954. And boy have times changed. In those days, you could get a cocktail for around $1.20 and even a 20-year-old scotch would only run you $1.65. Sadly we have no time machine to travel back and enjoy those prices from 60 years ago, but at least we can find solace imbibing cheap, old-man beer. And we don’t mean because it drowns away our troubles (although it does!)—at $18 for a 30-pack, you can actually enjoy Schafer for a little less than the 1954 price of 65¢.

  • #WCW Hannah Davis Because Derek Jeter Nominated Her For The Ice Bucket Challenge

    The Captain is the latest athlete to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Before Yankees pitchers CC Sabathia and Masahiro Tanaka doused Jeter he acknowledged both former Yankee Lou Gehrig, who suffered from ALS (the disease is often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and Pete Frates, the former captain of the Boston College baseball team who suffers from ALS and had emerged as a national spokesman for the Ice Bucket Challenge. He then went on to nominate Kevin Connelly, who is otherwise known as E from Entourage, Michael Jordan, who is Michael Jordan, and Hannah Davis, who is all but not confirmed to be is girlfriend. Not long after the nomination, Hannah, who is will known for her appearance in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, went on Instagram and took Jeter’s challenge. Since Hannah is the new Queen on baseball she is this week’s #WCW.

  • Portugal In Hyperlapse Will Amaze You [Video]

    Ukraine-based filmmaker Kiril Neiezhmakov has made hyperlapse videos of his travels in Moscow and Paris in the past and now he has created an incredible video that presents Portugal like you’ve never seen it before. As opposed to the static placement of the camera in traditional time-lapse productions, hyperlapse involves moving the camera to create a tracking shot. What elevates Kiril’s videos to another level is his transitions between locales. It’s like a sci-fi journey through space and time in glorious HD. After watching the Portugal video, be sure to check out his other hyperlapse creations at Vimeo.

  • Everything You Need to Know About Rory McIlroy

    To celebrate Rory McIlroy’s recent Open Champion 2014 win, Function 18 has put together this great infographic highlighting key statistics and fun facts from Rory’s impressive major win! Rory has already accomplished so many amazing feats and in very rare company, only Jack Nichlaus and Tiger Woods are the only 2 players to win 3 Majors by the age of 25.  

  • Electric Supercar Unveiled…And It’s Not A Tesla

    Each year at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the well-to-do show off their collections of pristine, classic cars and occasionally a new vehicle, aimed at that high-income market, is unveiled. This year’s unveiling was something never seen before from a company nobody had heard of—the Renovo Motors Coupe, an all-electric supercar. Renovo Motors has been working on the project for the last four years, but has managed to kept it secret until the the unveiling. They even went as far as only test driving the car at night! The Renovo Coupe is actually based on the Shelby CSX9000 coupe but with twin electric motors. Those electric motors churn out 500 horsepower and propel the supercar from 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds. Unfortunately, it tops out at 120 mph, and with a 100 mile rang, you’ll get about 15 to 20 minutes of hard drivingon the track before you need to charge up. But with a fast charger, you’ll be back at full power in just 30 minutes. Renovo will soon be taking preorders for the vehicle and aims to begin production in California in the second half of 2015. But with a price tag of $529,000 you may want to more »

  • Classic Characters Come To Life On This Artist’s Face [17 Photos]

    London-based makeup artist Laura Jenkinson uses her own face as a canvas for her creations. But instead of merely painting her face, she uses her mouth as the oversized mouths of classic cartoon characters she paints on her chin. The characters began appearing on her Instagram account a little over a year ago and have been quite a hit. Jenkinson now has almost 20,000 followers and recent media attention is sure to increase that number even more. Some of our favorites (Cartman!) are below, but you can see the rest at Instagram and Facebook.

  • Street Art From Around the World Pays Tribute to Robin Williams

    Over a week after the passing of comedy legend Robin Williams and the globe still mourns, but a touching movement of street art around the world is taking over the walls of major cities proving the influence Williams had on people from every walk of life. Graffiti artists have taken their craft to another level with touching stencil, srpay and paste on work to pay their respects to Williams. Beautiful Robin Williams graffiti #RIPRobinWilliams pic.twitter.com/u6zG8YfyPP — DCHomos (@DCHomos) August 13, 2014 “@Dari_Cuenca: Graffiti in memorian a Robín Williams en el Barri de Gracia de Barna. pic.twitter.com/BFlxPlNH9x” wow — Graffiti (@QueGraffiti) August 17, 2014 RT @KEYEPhotogs: Graffiti art tribute to Robin Williams at the #hopeoutdoorgallery #keyephotog pic.twitter.com/hgdzsa84gN — keepaustinwierd (@KeepAustinWierd) August 17, 2014 This is incredible. A lad spray painting a tribute to Robin Williams on Cling Film in the city centre. #RobinWilliams pic.twitter.com/32ulfkAWj6 — Taylor (@Taylor_DjSwitch) August 13, 2014 Graffiti tributes to Robin Williams are popping up around Dublin: http://t.co/7qYGHvMXX4 pic.twitter.com/Q6WRCaoNbi — DailyEdge.ie (@dailyedge) August 14, 2014 Robin Williams Graffiti Art Appears In Serbia #streetart #RIPRobinWilliams pic.twitter.com/PXk4VAmGHX — Street Art 360° (@StreetArtEyes1) August 15, 2014

  • This Giant Waterpark Was Once A Zeppelin Hangar [20 Photos]

    This former World War II zeppelin hangar may not look like much from the outside, but inside it contains one Europe’s largest waterpark. Located in Krausnick, Germany, Tropical Islands Resort is located in the former CargoLifter airship hangar, the largest free-standing hall in the world. The 650,000 sq ft facility contains a tropical village with replicas of traditional buildings from Thailand, Borneo, Samoa and Bali; a rainforest with 50,000 plants; a tropical sea that’s a 47,000 sq ft pool with a 660 ft beach; and a 13,000 sq ft Bali lagoon with fountains, canals, and whirlpools. There are also water slides, a golf course, and luxurious lodging options inside the facility. Now it’s time for America to do its thing and copy the idea while making it even bigger and better!

  • Bill Clinton is The Selfie King [18 Photos]

    Whether he is taking them, photo bombing them or just happy to be in them, Bill Clinton loves a good selife as much as the next man. Back in ’93 Bill was inaugurated Prseident of the U.S. at just 46 years old, the third youngest ever elected and now today he celebrates his 68th birthday. Even at his age he realizes the importance of a great selife face and he just may have perfected it. Happy 68th birthday to the legend.

  • 25 Rare And Iconic Photos of Bill Clinton

    William Jefferson Clinton will go down in history as one of the most beloved president of his time, so much so in fact that he not only survived a horrific scandal that would’ve crippled most politicians, but thrived out of it. Like a phoenix from the ashes Clinton went on to be a major influence in the democratic party post-presidency and may be the first person in history to make it to the White House for a third term, but this time as husband to HilaryClinton, a heavy favorite for the democratic primaries. Here are 25 Rare And Iconic Photos of wild Bill.

  • Relationship Status Effect On Drinking Habits [Infographic]

    you’ve probably noticed how your drinking habits change depending on your relationship status. The average man who drinks imbibes 8 alcoholic beverages each week. When you’re single, you tend to go out to bars more often, raising that number. When you’re married, you probably don’t party so often and that number drops. When you divorce because that number didn’t drop enough, it skyrockets! See just how much your relationship status affects your drinking in the infographic below. Spoiler alert: Men drink a lot, all the time, no matter what’s going on in their lives.

  • Add This Brilliantly Colorful Mosque To Your Travel Bucket List

    The Nasir al-Molk Mosque is one of the most colorful buildings on Earth. The multitude of stained glass windows, which is uncommon in Mosques, especially for those built before the 20th century, turns the inside of the mosque into a riotous wonderland of color that is absolutely breathtaking as Japanese photographer Koach explains:

  • NYC Hair Stylist Gives Free Haircuts To The Less Fortunate

    Mark Bustos can usually be found working at upscale New York City salon Three Squares Studio, but on Sundays he turns his attention to a very different clientele, the city’s homeless. Bustos came up with the idea in May 2012 when visiting family in the Philippines. He rented a chair at a barbershop and provided haircuts to impoverished children. Since then, he has helped people in Jamaica, Costa Rica, and Los Angeles. Bustos is often accompanied by his girlfriend who provides the recipient with a meal of their choosing. Check out more photos form Mark Bustos at Instagram and get some inspiration to “be awesome to somebody.” 

  • Jersey City Is About To Become The Street Art Mecca Of The World

    Interest in street art is at an all-time high and with the Google Cultural Institute’s recent Street Art Project, the preservation of the temporary art form is a higher priority than ever. Digital exhibitions are one thing, but in order to experience street art in person, one must travel and look for it, with the risk of its destruction ever imminent. But that’s all about to change. The first museum dedicated to street art and graffiti is set to open in Jersey City. Construction began on the 100,000 square-foot facility, a former ice factory, in June and public programming is expected to begin as early as next month. Operated by the Mana Contemporary, a 1 million square-foot cultural center in Jersey City, the Mana Museum of Urban Arts will be located at 581 Monmouth Street, near the Holland Tunnel. The future location of Mana Museum of Urban Arts What will the unique museum offer visitors? Curated by artists Logan Hicks and Joe Iurato, there will be both rotating interior exhibitions and large-scale exterior murals along with a mission to document and preserve historically significant works with a permanent collection and media center. And much like the Mana Contemporary, education and community participation more »

  • The Evolution of the Video Game Controller

    Since the 1980s video game controllers have always been synomous with it’s console,  even the most novice of gamers linking the signature style of a game controller to it’s gaming system. These wonderful shapeshifting GIFs show the evolution of hardware in video games throughout the past 30 years.

  • This Is America: 32 Powerful Insider Photos From The Streets Ferguson, MO

    Early Tuesday Capt. Ron Johnson spoke after a chaotic night in which 31 people were arrested and two people were hit by gunfire. People are asking how did this local town get so militarized, celebrities like Nelly are flocking to the town to get involved and, in general, the town of Ferguson is looking more like Fallujah than an American suburb. As night falls in Ferguson peaceful protests have turned into battle grounds. To show a perspective that you may not have seen yet we’ve pulled together the following powerful photos that give an insiders look at what is going on from ground zero of the on-going event.

  • Man Loses Fantasy League But Wins At Instagram [12 Photos]

    When someone comes in last place in a fantasy league, it’s customary to humiliate them as much as possible. Henry Stern, @allstern on Instagram, lost in his league and his punishment was to create a calendar made up of the most embarrassing photos possible. But instead of a sad, cringe-inducing collection of photos, Stern created an incredible calendar where he recreates classic photos of Janet Jackson, Prince Fielder, and even George Costanza. You be a loser in your fantasy league, Henry, but you’re a winner as far as the Internet is concerned. 

  • Aerial Shots Of Iceland Or Middle Earth? [13 Photos]

    Iceland, Europe’s most sparsely populated country, is known for it’s incredible natural vistas. With volcanoes, geysers, and waterfalls and bursting with color thanks to an abundance of lichen varieties, it is like nowhere else on Earth. And as magical as it looks from the ground, it’s even more otherworldly when seen from above. France-based photographer Sarah Martinet recently traveled to Iceland and captured these incredible shots from the open windows of an airplane. The landscapes, free of civilization but bursting with natural wonder, look more like Middle Earth from the Lord of the Rings than anything in our world. Check out some of the series below and take a fantasy vacation through the rest of the photos at Sarah Martinet Photography.

  • 1986 Mets: A Year to Remember [Video]

    Hey Mets fans, remember what it feels like to be proud of your team? With losing records every season since 2008, it may be hard, but there was a time when the Mets were great. In 1986, the classic Mets lineup including Darryl Strawberry, Lenny Dykstra, Gary Carter, Mookie Wilson, and Keith Hernandez beat the Boston Red Sox and won the World Series. It was the greatest moment in the lives of many Mets fans and it was all documented on glorious VHS. If you were a kid in New Jersey or New York at the time, chances are you owned a copy of “1986 Mets: A Year to Remember,” encased in that hard plastic reserved for only the classiest of videos and featuring a photo of Keith Hernandez and his timeless coif. Relive those glory days with these clips that can’t even be ruined with the awfully dated sound of Duran Duran’s “Wild Boys” and Glenn Frey’s saxy “You Belong to the City.” You might even forget that their current record is 59-67. At least they’re ahead of the Phillies!

  • Nike Genealogy of Innovation

    Nike EHQ approached production house Golden Wolf to bring their Genealogy of Innovation campaign to life. This intricate CGI film takes Nike’s history of innovative shoe design and breaks it down into 7 different eras of history; Genesis (1971-1994), Reformation (1995-1998), Golden Years (1999-2002), Enlightenment (2003-2006), Renaissance (2007-2010), Transformation (2011-2013) and Revolution (2014). Nike’s 43 year history in the sneaker game has pushed the envelope countless times and keeps progression constantly moving forward. Nike Genealogy of Innovation from Golden Wolf on Vimeo.

  • Ice-T Joined An All-Star Cast In Narrating A Dungeons & Dragons Book

    The fantasy world of Dungeons & Dragons, encompassing numerous games and books, celebrates it’s 40th birthday this year, but chances are that you, a Level 10 Cool Dude, had no idea. For so many years, it seemed like the people interested in Dungeons & Dragons, or D&D, were the sort of people who carried tarot cards in velvet satchels in middle school converted to Wicca in high school. But, as nerd culture becomes increasingly usurped by trendsetters, thanks to the success of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and Tumblrs featuring bikini-clad babes wearing stormtrooper helmets, D&D-ers can now be found in many cliques. To celebrate the anniversary of D&D while also highlighting the mainstream-ing of nerd culture, Audible has released The Legend of Drizzt: The Collected Stories, featuring an all-star cast of narrators. Nerd icons such as Weird Al, David Duchovny, and Wil Wheaton read the stories but are also joined by celebrities you may not expect, such as rapper Ice-T and Michael Chiklis of The Shield. Check out the making-of video below and if you’re ready to dive in to the world of D&D, get your free copy of The Legend of Drizzt at Audible. And if anyone asks more »

  • Sorry Smokey, The New Dodge Charger Pursuit Cop Car Will Not be Out-Run

    Dodge released their new Charger SRT Hellcat this week and speed freaks went absolutely bonkers for it, but just be aware if you decide to purchase one of these speed demons, Johnny Law won’t be far behind with a suped up Hellcat (if you can imagine that). With 370 horses and a Hemi V8, the Pursuit is just dying for a high speed chase. The brakes also have a serious upgrade with the front fascia actually includes brake ducts—a feature normally reserved only for cars that see the harshest track duties. Along with a special gear shifter on the steering wheel to make room for laptops and donut boxes (we had to), the seats are also custom able to adjust to an officer with a gun or radio on their belt. Oh and did we mention the steel trunk and bullet proof doors? Yeah it’s a beast. Don’t mess with it.

  • The Derp-fest That Is Synchronized Swimming [21 Photos]

    When one thinks of synchronized swimming, elaborate technicolor scenes featuring Esther Williams come to mind, with a bevy of beauties effortlessly performing in unison with utmost grace. But no one can be graceful every second, and with our entire lives being captured 24/7 from every angle, even synchronized swimmers get caught looking like schlubs. Recently, the 2014 European Swimming Championship was held in Berlin and the synchronized swimming competition was a goldmine for awkward photos. Take a look below and see what happens when graceful swimmers go full derp.