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  • Inside The World’s Deepest Cave [15 Photos]

    In Abkhazia, Georgia you can find the spelunking mecca known as Krubera Cave. First discovered in 1960, Krubera Cave is the deepest known cave on Earth. It wasn’t found to be the deepest until 2001, when an expedition of the Ukrainian Speleological Association reached a depth of 5610 feet, besting the previous record, Lamprechtsofen in the Austrian Alps, by over 250 feet. History was made yet again in 2004 when Krubera was found to be more than 2000 meters (6561 feet) deep, the only cave known to be so deep [insert "yo momma" joke here]. For more photos and information on Krubera cave, check out English Russia.

  • How to Throw a Perfect Knuckle Ball

    It may be the greatest mystery of acquired skill in sports. A trait so difficult to master yet so powerful in result only a handful of professionals can achieve success with it. The knuckleball is a pitch that isn’t thrown hard or fairly accurate, but just thrown to perfection in delivery which makes it the most difficult pitch to hit in baseball. Time Wakefield and R.A. Dicky have made quite the illustrious career for themselves by throwing this one pitch more than any other, Wakefield lasting an outstanding 17 years, tenured with the Boston Redsox. Here is a breakdown on the perfect way to throw a pesky knuckler.

  • Arsenal Players Attempt New York Accents And Fail Miserably [Video]

    On Saturday, July 26, Arsenal will travel across the pond for a friendly match against the New York Red Bulls. It will be the first time Arsenal has played in America since 1989, so some of the current players decided to learn classic lines from New York movies like “Taxi Driver” and “Midnight Cowboy” and deliver them in their best New York accents. Spoiler alert: they fail.

  • Distinguishing Differences Between NYC Animals and All Others

    New York City breeds toughness. In a city where competing Times Square Elmos can fistfight each other over turf, it’s no surprise that it’s animals show some of the same qualities as it’s residents. Mashable’s Max Knoblauc created a hilarious series of animals of NYC compared to everywhere else.

  • Jack White Covered ’99 Problems’ In the Middle of an ‘Icky Thump’ Performance

    Over the past few performances Jack White has been adding a little touch of ‘cover’ to his sets. The most recent being a bar from Jay Z’s ’99 Problems’ in the middle of an Icky Thump performance during his set at Louisville’s Forecastle Festival. White has made headlines recently after covering “Enter Sandman” at Glastonbury and Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead” in Dublin and shows no signs of stopping after his HOV cover. As the uploader notes, White went 25 minutes over his set time, “breaking curfew”. Dare I say Jack White, the last true rock star.

  • 45 Rare And Intimate Photos From the Apollo 11 Moon Landing for it’s 45th Anniversary

    Even though the historic Apollo 11 moon landing happened 45 years ago, only a few iconic photos have been circulated into the mainstream, but NASA actually has a huge portfolio of training mission photographs archived for the public. In celebration of the 45th anniversary of the mission, we’ve compiled a series of rarely seen photos of training simulations and the moon landing, featuring astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins.

  • 10 Summer Toys You Wish You Could Afford

    Are you sick of toting your dry-rotted fun noodles and foul-smelling boogieboards to the beach with the rest of the common folk? Then take your place in the upper echelon, far out of reach of the hoi polloi, with these funtastic summer toys from Hammacher Schlemmer. You worked hard this year, it’s about time you bought yourself a submarine or a PT Boat. What’s that? You can’t afford these things? Well you can always get some trash bags and cooking oil and make your own Slip ‘N Slide. And when you slide into a parked car and are lying unconscious, you can just dream of these finer things you could afford if you weren’t such a bum. And you can find even more stuff for the insanely rich at Hammacher Schlemmer.

  • The 33 Best Burgers In America [Link]

    Looking for a road trip idea for this summer? Why not travel across the country, adding miles to your odometer and inches to your waist line as you gorge on the 33 best burgers? Load up the car and plot your journey with this list form Thrillist, but give yourself time between each one or this summer vacation could be your last.

  • These Music Mashups Are Hilarious…And Sound Good, Too

    A few months ago, Neil Cicierega released “Mouth Sounds,” a collection of entertaining mash-ups you’d never think of, including an incredible mix of Smashmouth’s “All Star” with Modest Mouse’s “Float On.” Now Neil is back with Mouth Silence. We shared the video for “Crocodile Chop,” featuring Elton John and System of a Down back in May, but now the entire album is available. A couple of our favorites from the collection are below. First up is “Best,” combing Foo Fighter’s “Best of You” with Rockapella’s theme from “Carmen Sandiego” and their Folger’s commercial jingle. After that is “Rollercloser,” melding “Love Rollercoaster” from the Ohio Players with “Closer” from Nine Inch Nails. Check out the rest of the album and download it for free in MP3 or FLAC at Mouth Silence.

  • 3D Street Art That Will Make Your Brain Go Derp

    Kurt Wenner is the Babe Ruth of 3D sidewalk chalk art. The greatest that’s ever lived. He actually invented the art form, that creates compositions that seemed to rise from and fall into the ground, back in 1984 and has since traveled the world teaching over 100,000 students the finer points of pavement art.

  • 22 X-Rays You Must See To Believe

    ER Doctors have the best stories because people do incredibly stupid things and end up hurting themselves. The Internet makes it easier than ever to share those stories and crazy X-Ray photos, like this collection, add to the (in)credibility of the tales. Looking through these injuries, some are rare accidents but others are completely avoidable. If you learn one thing today, let it be “don’t eat stuff that isn’t food.” If you learn two things, add “don’t walk on forks.”

  • Skating Video With No Traffic Looks Like “28 Days Later”

    Remember when Cilian Murphy wakes up to a world without people in “28 Days Later?” Well if he had a brain in his head, he would have taken the opportunity to skate  all over the city. That’s pretty much what this video from skating filmmaker Russell Houghten looks like. He captured skaters all around Los Angeles and spent hours masking in After Effects to edit out all the traffic. The result is a post-apocalyptic LA where only the skaters survived. Check out both the video, “Urban Isolation,” and the “making of” below. Houghten is also selling prints from the video to raise money for Los Angeles County animal shelters at his website. 

  • Minimalist Posters of Iconic TV Shows

    Why do we enjoy minimalist art so much these days? Is it that we are so overstimulated with contemporary life that we find solace in the clean lines and simple colors of the work? Do we envy the ability to strip away complexities without compromising integrity? Or is that we just think it looks cool? Whatever the reason, minimalism is everywhere right now. Greek illustrator and graphic designer Giannis Sideris has done a lot of minimalist works recently. His latest series is a collection of classic TV shows. Check out the rest of the series and more minimalist collections from Giannis Sideris at Behance.

  • Fact: 20-Something Mick Jagger Was Cooler Than You’ll Ever Be [46 Photos]

    70-year-old Mick Jagger is still probably cooler than you’ll ever be too. 50-something years ago Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger formed a band in London called The Rolling Stones. Half a century later the band is still going strong and sits atop the music mountain as one of the most iconic rock groups of all-time. Mick Jagger has been described as “one of the most popular and influential frontmen in the history of rock & roll” and leading up to his 71st birthday, on July 26th, we’ve have compiled the rarest and most iconic Mick Jagger photos in history to look back at his amazing life.

  • By Odin’s Beard! You Can Buy Your Own Viking Ship

    Live the life of a viking (minus all that raping and pillaging nonsense) in your very own built-to-order viking ship. Until recently, acquiring a replica viking ship built in the traditional style was a time consuming and costly process, but now the Viking Ship Museum has mastered the art using a combination of traditional and modern tools to streamline the process. Now you can order a 21 footer with 2 pairs of an oars and a sail for about $45,000. If you’re more of an Erik the Red type who needs a huge ship, you can order a 40 footer with 7 pairs of oars and a sail for $350,000. Even if the gods of Asgard didn’t bless you with riches, there is an option for a newer style Nordic boat that will only run you $24,000. For more options and info, check out the Viking Ship Museum.

  • The Upbeat Protest Song That Taught A Generation About Nelson Mandela

    In 1983, Jerry Dammers, principal songwriter and keyboardist for 2 Tone ska band The Specials, attended an anti-apartheid concert in London. Until that time, he knew very little about South African politics and the country’s most famous political prisoner, Nelson Mandela. Dammers was was inspired by the concert to write a song about Mandela but he never imagined the hit the song would become. In 1984, Dammers went into the studio with his new band The Special AKA and recorded “Nelson Mandela,” with Elvis Costello producing the track. Unlike most protest songs, “Nelson Mandela” was upbeat with much of the music inspired by tradiotional South African musical styles. The song was an immediate hit across the world and peaked at number 9 on the UK Singles Charts. That year, the students’ union at Wadham College, Oxford passed a motion to end every dance with the song, a practice which remains to this day. In June 2008, a concert was held in London’s Hyde Park for Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday. For the show’s big finale, Amy Winehouse led an all-star band, featuring Jerry Dammers, Annie Lennox, Queen and Paul Rodgers in an incredible performance of “Nelson Mandela.” Nelson Mandela passed away more »

  • The Creativity Pill [Link]

    Many sufferers of Parkinson’s Disease who treat their illness with dopamine have reported increased creativity and a sort of compulsion to create artistic works. Is this an effect of the dopamine on their fragile receptors which are not accustomed to the hormone in their usually deprived systems? Could a healthy individual take a dopamine precursor and also experience heightened creativity?

  • Notable Haircuts In Popular Music [Infographic]

    People love to blame music videos for emphasis on the looks of a performer rather than the music. But most of those people are bitter uggos. The fact is, image has been an important part of pop music for years, way before the advent of MTV. From the overly-Brylcreemed ‘do that helped Bill Hailey “Rock Around the Clock” to the ever changing outrageous wigs of Lady Gaga, hair is a big part of pop music. Try to see how many of these you can identify before looking at the names and maybe find yourself a new coif in the process. I wonder if I could pull off the Barry Gibb…

  • Recently Discovered High Quality Color Footage of WW2 Combat

    World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that was underway by 1939 and ended in 1945. It involved the vast majority of the world’s nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. This recently discovered color footage shows the true affects of combat throughout World War 2. Gunfights, dog fights and explosions are seen throughout the video as well as some seriously graphic footage of fallen soldiers. It was the most widespread war in history, with more than 100 million people serving in military units. In a state of “total war”, the major participants placed their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities at the service of the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. Marked by mass deaths of civilians, including the Holocaust and the only use of nuclear weapons in warfare, it resulted in 50 million to over 73 million fatalities. These deaths make World War II by far the deadliest conflict in human history.

  • How Dwight Eisenhower Can Save Your Life (and Other Ass-Kicking Time Management Tips)

    I walk a thin line in trying to give advice about time management. Most people think of time management as: stop doing fun things and work all the time. That is not what I propose. I think time management is important so you can get out of the library (or office), stop pulling your hair out, and enjoy a beer with your friends before your four years pass you by. So, what qualifies me to write an article about time management? During my senior year, I managed to balance 3 jobs, a freelance business, and being a full time student with an honor roll GPA (all said, totaling 70+ hours/week), and I still found time to write this article. While I’m not superhuman, I think I’ve mastered the ability to spend my time the way I want to spend it. And I don’t want to single out college students. The ideas I am proposing can be applied just as easily to those already in their careers.

  • Chinese Farmers Build Giant Transformers [9 Photos]

    “Transformers: Age of Extinction” made plenty of money here in the US, where we love special effects and big explosions as much as apple pie and red Solo cups, but it’s an even bigger success in China. In its first 17 days of release, the film has grossed $260 million, $36 million more than the record set by “Avatar.” To cash in on this Transformer-fever, farmers in China’s Shangdong province have been building their own Transformers from old car parts and other scrap materials. So, far, they’ve built about 100 of the robots, some as tall as 52 feet. Shopping malls and real estate companies have been the main buyers of the replicas, which cost about $16,000. And in typical Chinese fashion, not a penny is going to licensing!

  • Bud Light’s New Spot Gives More Insight into A Wild 3 Day Adventure Called ‘Whatever, USA’

    As you’ve probably seen on TV, Bud Light looks as though they’re buidling and skinning out an entire town, as well as, I’m sure, providing an ample amount of beer for consumption around town. As per the commercials, Whatever, USA’s charismatic Mayor stresses the hilarious and absolutely random acts and events they’ll be showcasing at the town, like Arnold Schwarzenegger playing ping-pong. In their newest spot Whatever’s Mayor highlights some of the wacky things we’ll be expecting at the town like a harmonica playing pony and a literal boat load of Bud Light. Not much else is known about the super secret project, but nothing like this has ever been done before. Let’s hope they got permits for drinking in public. Sign up to win a trip to Whatever, here.

  • Your Brain Won’t Believe These Photos Aren’t Paintings

    Many times we have featured hyperrealistic paintings that look just like real life. We’re always amazed by them, although we see them quite often. Photographer Didier Massard does the exact opposite. He constructs intricate fantasy world dioramas and lights them in a way that the resulting photographs look like oil paintings or computer-generated artwork. So to recap, these are real photos of dioramas based on fantasy that look like paintings. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you can see the photos in person at Kopeikin Gallery, but the rest of us will just have to enjoy seeing the rest of the series at Didier Massard’s website.

  • Conan and Dave Franco Join Tinder Then Go on the Prowl

    The good ol’ days of meeting your wife at a dive bar on a Tuesday night are behind us. Now everyone weeds out the b.s. and gets right to the point (for better or worse). Tinder is the newest app that lets two people within a certain distance match up leading to a conversation, which then leads to a potential meet up. Intriguing. Conan and Dave Franco decided to try out the dating app, hop in the creepiest van they could find and go for it.

  • Finally! Someone Has Combined Skydiving And Slip ‘N Slide [Video]

    There’s nothing that can’t be improved with a Slip ‘N Slide during the hot summer months.Everyone knows this, even skydivers. With that in mind, skydivers Niklas Daniel and Brianne Thompson decided to end their 5,000ft jump over Arizona with a 200 foot Slip ‘N Slide. And lucky for us, it was all captured on Niklas’s GoPro camera. In hindsight, they should have made the slide a bit longer since they dove into it at an incredible 50 mph, but it’s impressive nonetheless.

  • 115 Rejected Emojis for World Emoji Day

    The era of the emoji is most definitely upon us, for some people an entire new form of communication making it there civic duty to completely leave alphabetic dialect out of as much conversing as possible. Here are a few of our favorites from the 115 total rejected Rejected Emojis for World Emoji Day.

  • #TBT Featuring Helen Mirren [20 Photos]

    Back in November, Jon Stewart interviewed Jennifer Lawrence and pointed out how much the actress looks like a young Helen Mirren. In a recent interview, Mirren herself acknowledged the resemblance but stated that Lawrence is actually prettier than her younger self. There’s no denying there is some similarity, but any reason to look at pictures of a young Helen Mirren is fine with us. These photos were taken in the late 60s and early 70s, when Mirren was just beginning her career. Enjoy these pics and try your hardest not to think about how Dame Helen Mirren will be celbrating her 69th birthday next week.

  • Walter White Goes To Space

    Last month, tvtag set their sights on the stars. After thousands of votes from Earth-folk like you, Walter White was nominated to be tvtag’s first space ambassador. Over the course of his journey to space, Walt braved speeds of 95 mph (153km/h), temperatures as low as -65F (-54C), and a maximum altitude of 85,000 feet (25,908m). He soared to new heights, carrying along with him the hopes and dreams of TV watchers everywhere. Long live Heisenberg. Long live TV.