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  • Who Is Bambi, The Female Banksy? [22 Photos]

    Street artist Bambi, dubbed “the female Banksy” by the British press, has been active around London for the past 5 years. Her portraits of pop culture figures such as Daniel Craig, Usain Bolt, Amy Winehouse, and David Beckham have made her a star in the art world but, much like Banksy, there is a mystery regarding her true identity. Supposedly she attended St. Martin’s Art College and when not painting is actually a pop star. True identities suggested for Bambi include M.I.A., Paloma Faith, Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice), and even Adele. With a meteoric rise in the art world and patrons including Rihanna, Angelina Jolie, and Brad Pitt, having a celebrity alter ego makes sense for Bambi. Check out more from Bambi at Walton Fine Arts and let us know who you think she is or if her true identity even matters.

  • New Jersey Yankee Fan Turns Corn Maze into a Derek Jeter Tribute

    Aliens do exist. And they love Derek Jeter as much as the rest of us do. Well something like that. The VonThun Farm in South Brunswick loves the Yankee skipper so much, they decided to create a corn maze of his face and a thank you tribute. The VonThun farm was approached by the company they contract to created these mazes and decided it was a great idea. “[They said] ‘You’re in the middle of Jeter Country, why wouldn’t you be doing a tribute to this man, he’s wonderful,’” VonThun said. “We thought about it and thought, why not.” The maze will actually be open on September 20th to the public, where they’ll be able to literally run all over Jeter’s face and the signage on the maze that reads “Thank You Captain Clutch”. Derek Jeter's Face Is A Cornfield Maze In New Jersey. http://t.co/471mC1MQBh pic.twitter.com/lQY0aukpOB — CBS Sports (@CBSSports) August 17, 2014

  • You Can Now Take a Virtual Tour To the Peak of Mount Everest

    The treacherous ascent of Mount Everest is undoubtedly known as the most dangerous in the world. It’s hanging cliffs of ice and snow, waiting for the slightest gust of wind or sound to crumble down it’s crevasses make it a death wish for every climber who attempts the climb. And if the surrounding terrain isn’t enough to kill you the unforgiving altitude and wind will surely finish the job.  The conditions are so harsh, in fact, about 250 people have died trying to get to the peak of the highest mountain on the planet. Now Discovery Channel is taking the real fear out of everest and letting you take a virtual tour up the highest peak in the word. The ascent starts at the Everest Base Camp which is around 17,500 feet above sea level. From there you pass Khumbu Icefall, an ice river cliff that can reach up to 100 ft high and moves up to 6-feet a day causing ropes to break, ladders crushed and sometimes losing bodies in it’s ever moving ridges. The 3D trek, which finishes with a 360-degree view at Everest’s peak  is featured on a landing page for Discovery’s “Everest Avalanche Tragedy” a site dedicated o a documentary about the 16 sherpas who more »

  • 30 Stunning Photos of Saturn Gathered By A School-Bus Sized Spacecraft Named “Cassini”

    No way these can be real, right? While we humans carry on with our daily lives down here on Earth, perhaps stuck in traffic or reading blogs, or just enjoying a summer time stroll, a school-bus-sized spacecraft called Cassini continues to gather data and images for us – 1.4 billion kilometers (870 million miles) away. Since arriving at Saturn in 2004 NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has made several close flybys of Saturn’s moons, caught the Sun’s reflection glinting off a lake on Titan, and has brought us even more tantalizing images of ongoing cryovolcanism on Enceladus. Collected here are a handful of recent images from the Saturnian system.

  • 10 Ways To Get Rich According to Warren Buffett

    When it comes to financial advice there is no one more esteemed and educated than Warren Buffett. He is considered to be the wealthiest investor of our generation and is also a really nice guy, pledging to give away 99% of his wealth to philanthropic causes. One question he repeatedly gets asked is ‘How Can I Get Rich?’ and from his writings and interviews we present to you 10 Ways To Get Rich According to Warren Buffett.

  • Facekinis Get The High Fashion Treatment; Rey Mysterio Rejoices

    Do you love going to the beach or chillaxing by the pool on a beautiful summer’s day but hate the way the sun transforms your face from a prime cut to aged jerky? Learn the secret that Rey Mysterio and his luchador compadres have known for years and don a facekini. Available in a variety of colors, a facekini is a mask that that covers a swimmer’s face and neck with holes cut out for the eyes, nostrils, and mouth. The bizarre yet useful piece of swimwear first became popular on the beaches of China a couple years ago. But now the facekini has been given the haute couture treatment in Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book. Check out the fashionable photos below then hurry out and buy your own facekini before all the hipsters get them first.

  • Say Goodbye to Productivity with This App That Adds Futuristic Elements to Your Photos

    ‘Matter’ is a new phenomenal app that lets you add futuristic 3D elements to your landscape photos. The app has a wide variety of elements and shapes you can add into the sky, then play with shadows and sunlight to give it an authentic feel. Then, like magic, as if there was a little wizard with photoshop in your phone Matter cuts around buildings and objects, fusing the surreal with reality. You can also create looping videos—similar to a GIF—of these geometrical objects spinning around in your photo. A truly amazing app Salvatore Dali would have killed for. Matter App. Matter from Pixite Apps on Vimeo.

  • Scientists Program 1000 Robots To Work Together; Forgot To Watch “The Matrix”

    Some eggheads, including Michael Rubenstein, Alejandro Cornejo, and Professor Radhika Nagpal of Harvard’s Self-Organizing Systems Research Group, have released this video illustrating the capabilities of a swarm of Kilobots. The tiny robots, about the size of a penny, cost about $14 each. They are given commands to form two-dimensional shapes and are able to do so on their own, with no human interaction. After the command is given, four robots start off the process. Then the others follow, using infrared sensors to dictate their x- and y-coordinates in the shape. These 2D creations are fine and dandy and make for a decent parlor trick, but the hope is for the robots to next combine in three dimensions. What’s the deal, scientists? Are none of these nerds familiar with The Matrix or the Borg race from Star Trek? Robots coming together ever ends well for us humans. Thank God we have Neo on our side.

  • Watch Korea’s “Miss Sexy Back” Contest…For Science? [Video]

    South Korea, ever on the cutting-edge with its Samsung smartphones and LG televisions, has now shown itself to also be a leader in the sociological aspects of sexuality with a new, though-provoking pageant known as “Miss Sexy Back.” 25 contestants took part, with the winner awarded an ambassadorship…for lingerie company Sexy Cookie. Too many beauty pageants wrongfully focus on the overly made-up faces of young ladies, so Miss Sexy Back, a pageant where the faces of the entrants are concealed, is a breath of fresh air. Let’s hope that this competition spawns more of the same, where we can see past the superficiality of one’s face and instead bask in the glory of their badonkadonk.

  • These Gravity-Defying Sculptures Look Like They’re Drawn In The Sky [15 Photos]

    New Zealand sculptor Neil Dawson has worked as a full-time sculptor since the late 80s. His large-scale installations, often crafted from aluminum and stainless steel, can be found all over the world. From far away, many of his creations appear to be illustrations effortlessly floating in the air, but upon closer inspection they are huge works of metal intricately suspended by wires. The illusions are especially prominent on his illuminated works, which during a particularly inebriated expedition may immediately sober one up and make them swear off the hard stuff. Check out some of Dawson’s amazing creations below and see the rest at his website.

  • Larry Ellison’s Billionaire Lifestyle Is Even More Incredible Than You Think

    August 17 marks the 70th birthday of Oracle’s Larry Ellison, the third richest man in the United States and the fifth richest man in the world. With a net worth of about $50 billion, Ellison is not far behind Berkshire Hathaway bigwig Warren Buffett, but their lifestyles couldn’t be more different. Whereas Buffett prides himself on his frugal lifestyle, living in the same Omaha house for over 50 years, Ellison buys up mansions like a middle-aged spinster buys cat food. When Bill Gates is flying to Africa to cure malaria, Ellison is flying one of his military jets to a cash-strapped country to purchase more military jets. We can’t criticize Ellison. It’s his money, he can do what he wants with it. And let’s face it, we all fantasize about what we’d buy if we were billionaires, and malaria cures and stucco houses in Omaha don’t make for great fantasies. So let’s take a look at the life of Larry Ellison, a billionaire who lives like a billionaire.

  • Can You Name Every MLB Team With A Baseball in Their Logo?

    Out of the Thirty Major League Baseball logos, fourteen have actual baseballs in their logo. Try and test your visual baseball knowledge with this interestingly difficult graphic featuring all fourteen logos minus everything but the baseball, by Flip Flop Fly Ball. Adn when you think you’ve go every team click here to see the results.

  • #TBT Saturday Morning In 1994

    Now that you’re all grown up, Saturday mornings no longer exist to you. Chances are you don’t even wake up until Saturday afternoon, lest you begin to suffer a hangover caused by Friday night’s debauchery. Or maybe you don’t have weekends off and Saturday morning is just as depressingly boring as any weekday morning. But think back to when you were a kid. Saturday mornings were the greatest! You would wake up late, knowing you didn’t have to go to school, then sit in front of the TV all morning until the clock struck 12 and boring local news would come on. Then it was time to get on your bike and go to Blockbuster to rent a VHS or SNES game so you could return to your spot in front of the TV and bask in it’s CRT glow for the rest of the weekend. Many of us had cable in those days, but most cable stations ran infomercials all morning, so your choices were the 4 networks—ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox. NBC would show Saved by the Bell and similar knock-offs like Hang Time. CBS had a bunch of Disney cartoons. ABC had an ever changing rotation of throwaways more »

  • Artists Around the World Pay Humble Tribute to Robin Williams

    Since the abrupt and unfortunate passing of Robin Williams, I’m sure you’ve seen quite a bit of people expressing their love on just about every social channel. Artists from around the globe have been expressing their grief in their own way, creating touching pieces of Robin in the past few days. Joquz.com have collected a series of portraits of Williams to show how he affected so many different people in so many different ways with a wide range of versatility in his movies.

  • 15 Luxury Items Cheaper Than One Share Of Berkshire Hathaway

    For the first time ever, the price of a single Class A share of Berkshire Hathaway stock has risen above $200,000. Whereas most stocks split when they reach such outrageous levels, chairman and CEO Warren Buffett is against the such maneuvers. He believes that such activity causes short-term trading rather than continued investment with the company, which is also why the stock has only paid a dividend once. For the average investor, Berkshire Hathaway’s Class B stock, which has been allowed to split, is only trading at $135. Now let’s say you happened to have $200,000 lying around. Should you invest in one share? Or should you buy 1500 shares of Class B? Owning Class A certainly carries some cachet, but a single share is hardly anything to brag about. And Class B is fine if you’re a piece of new money trash (there’s a reason you can’t convert Class B to Class A, after all). So the best bet is to tell Berkshire Hathaway to kiss your ass and instead buy one of these outrageous luxury items. After all, who needs stock when you’re driving around in a Batmobile?

  • Art Director Creates a Series of Brilliant Soccer Kits For Advertising Agencies

    Brazilian art director Bruno Leo Ribeiro took his passion and love for soccer and created a series of kits inspired by some of the largest ad agencies on the planet dubbing it “Advertising FC“. Ribeiro then took one of the largest clients each agency represents and branded the jersies as the lead sponsor for each club, for example Ogilvy and + Coca-Cola, DDB + Volkswagon and Chiat Day + Gatorade. Interestingly and ironically enough he chose not to pair Weiden + Kennedy with Nike, their largest client and manufacture in a majority of soccer kits around the world. Bruno also paired every agency with an all-star creative who would sport the number 10, the number commonly used for a team’s franchise player. Chairman and Global Director of TBWA\Worldwide Lee Clow sports the number 10 for Chiat/Day. Clow is known for co-creating Apple Computer‘s 1984 commercial which launched the Apple Macintosh and the “Think Different” slogan for Chiat/Day. Check out the entire series at the Advertising FC Tumblr.

  • The First Ever Bacon Powered Motorcycle is Fast and Delicious

    You’ve seen engines that can run on used cooking oil, we’ll this is similar except for the unmistakable aroma of bacon. The Hormel Black Label Bacon-Fueled Motorcycle is the first of it’s kind, with a beautiful aesthetic based on the T800 CDI motorcycle from Dutch company E.V.A Products. The t800′s 800cc three-cylinder diesel engine has been specially modeified to run on strictly bacon grease (probably just 100% biodiesel) which exhausts that amazing smell of everyone’s favorite breakfast meat. The bike also comes with a lowered suspension, modified frame and pigskin leather saddle. Beware, every dog for 3 miles will probably be chasing after you on this wild-hog. Driven by Bacon.

  • Mt. Stromboli Has Been Flowing Lava Continuously And You Had No Idea [15 Photos]

    Here in the eastern United States we have very little experience with volcanoes, so we tend to believe that a volcano constantly flowing lava would be big news and cause for concern. But in Italy, home to 3 volcanoes that have erupted in the last century, it’s just seen as a boon to tourism. And such is the case with Mt. Stromboli, which we didn’t even know was place, let alone one of the world’s most active volcanoes. For the last 2,000 years, Mt. Stromboli has been pretty much continuously erupting. For the most part, the eruptions are low-level and are actually called Strombolian eruptions, a term used on volcanoes all over the world. However, this year has seen increased activity with some impressive lava flows earlier this year. It looked as if the volcano had calmed down until last week, when the lava once again started to flow. On August 7, the lava traveled 900 feet down the side of the mountain, reaching the sea for the first time since 2007. German volcanologist Dr. Tom Pfeiffer, founder of Volcano Discovery, traveled to Mt. Stromboli August 8-12 and captured these incredible photos of the lava flow. Some of our favorites are below, more »

  • Revisiting Woodstock ’94: 10 Iconic Performances That Took Place 20 Years Ago Today

    Woodstock ’94 was a music festival organized to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the original Woodstock festival of 1969. It was promoted as “2 More Days of Peace and Music.” The poster used to promote the first concert was revised to feature two birds perched on a guitar fretboard, instead of the original one. The 1994 concert was scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14, with a third day (Friday, August 12) added later. The weather was rainy that weekend, and by Saturday much of the field had turned into mud. The event took place on Winston Farm in Saugerties, New York, about 100 miles north of New York City. The site is 10 miles from Woodstock, New York and it was originally proposed as the location for the 1969 concert. Permission to use the property was not granted the first time around, so the first concert was instead held in Sullivan County, much farther from the namesake town of Woodstock. The crowd at Woodstock ’94 was estimated at 350,000. The size of the crowd was larger than concert organizers had planned for and by the second night many of the event policies were logistically unenforceable. The major more »

  • 28 GIFS That Perfectly Describe a Morning in a Manhattan Starbucks

    If you’re like me, your first thought is something along the lines of:  And your second thought is: I need it now. Why is this? Well because the only way you’ve gotten through life/education/anything up to this point is with the help of caffeine. And it’s no longer socially acceptable to drink Mountain Dew mixed with Red Bull so… Here we are. Madly addicted to caffeine. And by caffeine I mean coffee. And by coffee I mean Starbucks. Sweet, sweet Starbucks. Oh yeah. I’d sell my soul for the stuff. Perhaps by agreeing to pay boatloads of money for a cup of Joe I already have… Oh well! I don’t question it. Rather I ask, myself: Of course I do. Coffee is delicious. It was love at first sip. Of course I could always be cost-effective and make a pot of the stuff myself. But what am I? A scientist? I can’t make that stuff. Ok so I can. I just can’t make it taste magical, like Starbucks can. Seriously. What do they put in there? Fairy dust? Unicorn tears? Maybe it’s just heaps of sugar. Or maybe it’s science. I vote for science. But really They could put anything in there. more »

  • The US Sent 8 Artists To World War I; This Is What They Returned With

    Although it may seem a strange notion to us now, the United States government sent eight artists to World War I in 1918 to document the war while drumming up support for the cause back home. But artists as far back as the ancient world have depicted militaries and scenes of war, so why should America do the same? And in a war where the old world met the 20th century, the antiquated idea seems most fitting. Six magazine and book illustrators, one architect, and one traditional artist were made captains in the Army Corps of Engineers and were given free range to go wherever they wanted. The artists depicted soldier life, combat, the devastating effects, and the new technology of the war. Surprisingly enough, despite the fact that over 37 million people died in the war, there are very few depicted in the artwork. But when you consider that the point of the art was to drum up support, the less dead soldiers depicted, the better. Over 700 works were produced and handed over to the War Department which handed them over to the Smithsonian in 1920. An exhibition of some of the work followed shortly after, but by more »

  • Take Off: and See the Beautiful Temples and Rivers of Laos

    To many Laos is a country rarely heard of, sandwiched in between the beautiful coast of Vietnam and wide landscaped of Thailand. When the thought of traveling to South East Asia comes to mind, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand always take reign over the narrow country of Loas, but for years has been a diamond in the rough for travelers, with the beautiful temples, tranquil rivers and waterfalls of Luang Prabang. Laos is quickly becoming a sole destination for european travelers looking to relax while floating down one of it’s flowing rivers, but also exploring it’s rich history and customary traditions that have remained in tact for hundreds of years. Vat Phou or Wat Phu is the UNESCO world heritage site in Southern Laos Image: Shutterstock/isarescheewin   Buddha Park, Vientiane Image: Shutterstock/Danhvc   Buddhist Temple Image: Shutterstock/Galyna Andrushko   Village near by river and hill, luang prabang city Image: Shutterstock/Rat007   Buddhist Temple Image: Shutterstock/Galyna Andrushko   Hot air balloons flying over the river Nam Song at sunrise. Vang Vieng Image: Shutterstock/Kiwisoul Stairs at Mount Phousi, Luang Prabang Image: Shutterstock/M R   Night market in Luang Prabang Image: Shutterstock/Em7   Landscape by the Song river at Vang Vieng Image: Shutterstock/ kridsada tipchot more »

  • Joe Strummer’s ’63 T-Bird Is For Sale On Ebay

    The Clash’s eponymous debut in 1977 was one of the biggest albums announcing the arrival of punk rock. Available only as an import in the US until 1979, the album still managed to sell over 100,000 copies stateside in those two years. Even on that debut album, The Clash illustrated their depths as musicians with reggae and 50s rock-tinged songs. Over the next decade they would experiment with those styles along with rap, dub, rockabilly, and many others until disbanding in 1986. Afterwards, frontman Joe Strummer would go on to work with Big Audio Dynamite, The Pogues, and his own band, The Mescaleros. Sadly, Strummer unexpectedly passed away in 2002 at the age of 50, leaving behind a wife, two daughters…and a 1963 Ford Thunderbird. Strummer bought the car in 1987 and it served as his daily ride until his passing. Despite being used for family road trips, the T-Bird still looks to be in great shape and now it can be yours. The car went up for auction on eBay August 11 with an opening bid of $15,000. Bidding ends August 21, and at the time of this writing has already reached $22,000. The car is fully loaded in more »

  • #WCW Bryana Holly Because We Never Get Tired Of Coachella Smokeshows [68 Photos]

    Yeah, Coachella was four months ago but when does the internet get tired of bombshells lounging poolside in the desert? The answer is never. Judging from the Instagram of 23-year old Huntington Beach resident Bryana Holly she did plenty of Coachella pool partying this past spring. She was named Transworld Surf’s Miss September 2012 and has since carved out a nice modeling career for her self. Guess having 583,000 Followers on Instagram @bhollyb doesn’t hurt.

  • The Fashion Sense Of Historical Figures As Imagined By A Suit Company In 1916

    Nowadays you think nothing of deceased celebrities modeling modern-day clothes. Not a day goes by where Marilyn Monroe or some other star of yesteryear pops up anachronistically in an advertisement. You may think this sort of crass commercialism is a new idea, illustrating our continuing devolution, but the fact is, dead folks have been used in ads for years! When it comes to making a buck, businesses have never shied away from using the likeness of a recognizable, and quite dead, face. In 1917, Chicago’s Royal Tailors thought they would add an air of class to their fine suit collection by dressing historical icons like George Washington and Robert E Lee in their wares. The result is an entertaining booklet humorously titled “If They Came Back For Easter Sunday.” The drawings from the booklet are below, but to get the full effect, you can view the accompanying descriptions at Archive.org.