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  • Lucas Theatre in Savannah Creates Amazing Original Movie Posters

    Originally built in 1921, Savannah’s Lucas Theatre is a cultural mecca in the city’s bustling arts scene. The venue hosts operas, touring music acts, and orchestras, but is most popular for its original purpose as a movie house. In addition to hosting the Savannah Film Festival, the Lucas Theatre also regularly shows classic films. But instead of using old posters we’ve seen far too many times before, the theatre employs illustrator Sean Loose to create original works. Some of our favorites are below, but be sure to check out more of Sean’s work at Behance and Loose Illustration.

  • An Interactive Look at the Changing Skylines of Major Cities Across the Globe

    The speed at which skylines change these days are mind boggling. Through this current century alone many of the worlds newest booming economies have rapidly changed their skyline’s to accomidate a growing population and prominent development. Dubai being the quickest and most recognizable change in urban development, has went from a vast desert land to one of the most heavily populated city in the United Arab Emirates. Here’s an interactive look at skylines of major cities across the globe then and now. San Francisco: Then and Now — Dubai: Then and Now — Toronto: Then and Now — Jersey City: Then and Now — Panama City: Then and Now — Manhattan: Then and Now — Downtown Manhattan: Then and Now — Shanghai: Then and Now — Paris: Then and Now — Athens: Then and Now — London: Then and Now — Hong Kong: Then and Now — Sydney: Then and Now — Qatar: Then and Now — Singapore: Then and Now

  • Now You Can Send Money To Friends Via Facebook Messenger

    Last year Facebook forced us to download their separate Messenger app if we wanted to keep up messaging our friends on our smartphones. But that was just the beginning. Since then, the social media giant has realized how often friends message each other about sending money then go to another app, such as Venmo, to complete the transaction. Facebook didn’t want their customers to have to take their eyes of off a Facebook product, if even for just a minute. Yesterday a new feature showed up on Facebook Messenger. You can now connect your Visa or Mastercard debit card and simply tap “$” to send money to your friends. It works on Android, iOS, and desktop versions of the client and, best of all, there are no fees. What’s interesting is that Facebook tackled all of this project by themselves rather than rely on partners such as PayPal. However, it’s now starting to make sense why former PayPal president David Marcus moved to Facebook’s Messaging Products division. Users in the US will notice the feature appearing in the coming months but no word on international accessibility yet. That will probably depend on how quick users take to the new service. more »

  • Celebrity Siblings You Never Knew Existed [28 Photos]

    It must be tough being a celebrity sibling. Imagine being Alex Watson or Hunter Johansson and having to deal with every perv on the Internet talking about how hot your sister is. Or what if you have more than one sibling that’s a superstar? Such is life for Tom Franco and Andrew Wilson. Jeez, and I feel bad at family get-togethers when I get compared to my brother who was able to by himself a new car before 30.

  • Must-See Skywatching Events Of 2015 [Infographic]

    2015 is shaping up to be a great year for skywatching…for some people at least. We hear the aurora borealis looked great from upstate New York. And the total eclipse on Friday should be awesome as long as you’re in Europe. So take a look at all the great stuff you might be lucky enough to see this year or at least be aware of all the great stuff you’re missing out on. For more info on each event, check out Space.com.

  • The Simpsons Get A Minecraft Makeover [Video]

    In case you don’t have any gamers in your life, Minecraft is the hugely successful, multi-platform, open world game with no particular objective other than gathering materials and building cool stuff. Kids all over the world are obsessed with it and Microsoft recently purchased it for $2.5 billion, so it’s a pretty big deal. Because of the open nature of the game, creative folks are always coming up with interesting Minecraft recreations of real life places. But that gets boring after a while, because if we wanted to see a real place, we’d just really go there. But we can’t go to Springfield, because the damn creators won’t tell us what state the Simpsons live in! So we’ll have to enjoy this Minecrft recreation from Bearly Regal instead.

  • A Striking Photo Series Surrounding Veterans and PTSD [12 Photos]

    Photographer Devin Mitchell brings to light a dark subject on the world veterans come home to after their tours of duty are over. Mitchell conveys his subjects in a mirrored surreal setting showing the veterans in their military uniforms and in plain clothes highlighting a personal trait or feeling. In a recent interview with Buzzfeed, Mitchell noted how “He would connect with the vets, go into their homes, and let them choose their props, costumes, poses, and who would be featured with them in the photos, the newest of which depict life with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.” Mitchell has been working on the project since last summer, traveling across the country working with veterans on the photo series on something bigger and meaningful, military suicide and sexual trauma A recent study showed that roughly 22 U.S. veterans commit suicide every day — about one every 65 minutes. Photographer Devin Mitchell shared his photo series on the subject exclusively with BuzzFeed News. http://veteranvisionproject.com/

  • Obvious Signs Are Obvious [27 Photos]

    Do sign makers think we’re all stupid? Or are these obvious signs just a passive aggressive swipe at an overly litigious society? Who cares? At least they give us something to laugh at. Although it makes you think: did somebody really try to swallow a hanger?

  • History’s Most Iconic Photographs, Meticulously Recreated With Miniature Models

    Photographers Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger have a curious side project: They build meticulous scale models recreating iconic photographs. “It started out as a joke,” Cortis says. “In our free time, when there’s no money coming in, we decided to try to recreate the most expensive pictures in the world.” The two are based in Adliswil, Switzerland, and started the project in 2012. The first image they selected was Andreas Gursky’s Rhein II—a landscape Gursky actually rendered free of humans in post-production, and, at just over $4 million, the second most expensive photograph ever sold. They began collecting some of the images seared most deeply into public consciousness—the Hindenburg crash, the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center, and the Titanic, to name a few. The pair painstakingly recreate each scene in miniature using paper, cotton balls, plastic—and plenty of time. Some take a few days, others a few weeks. 1. Tiananmen Square, 1989. — 2. The “Surgeon’s Photograph” of the Loch Ness Monster, 1934. — 3. The Hindenburg disaster, 1937. — 4. The Wright Brothers first flight, 1903 — 5. The Concorde crashes after takeoff, 2000. — 6. Buzz Aldrin’s Moon print, 1969. — 7. Munich massacre, 1972. — 8. View from the Window at more »

  • Michael Jordan Plays Golf Like a 1920’s Mob Boss

    Michael Jordan can do whatever we wants, see. If his Air-ness wants to play golf chewing down on an enormous stogie, he can, see. And don’t get wise about telling him otherwise or you’ll be taking a dirt nap with that no good rat Horace Grant. Jordan enjoys a good day out on the course as much as the next guy, but he’s been making waves when this video surfaced of him teeing off at the Derek Jeter Celebrity Invitational in Las Vegas with a rather large cigar, making him a true boss of bosses. Sure he could’ve paid Ray Allen or Jeter a cool million to hold it while he tees off, but why when he could just bite down and drive a ball 300 yards? Michael Jordan tees off at the Derek Jeter Celebrity Invitational in Las Vegas. #DJCI A video posted by The Players' Tribune (@playerstribune) on Mar 13, 2015 at 11:00am PDT

  • Cities Around The World Go Green For St. Patrick’s Day [37 Photos]

    Over 70 million people worldwide claim to be of Irish descent, so it only makes sense that St. Patrick’s Day is celebrate all over the world. As a show of Irish pride, each year Tourism Ireland sponsors a Global Greening wherein landmarks around the world are illuminated by green lights for St. Patrick’s Day. The 2015 Global Greening finds 160 landmarks taking part in the celebration. For a complete list of participating cities, check out Tourism Ireland.

  • If Anyone Can Motivate You To Break The Deadlift Record, It’s Arnold Schwarzenegger [Video]

    27-year-old English strongman Eddie Hall recently broke the world record for the deadlift when he lifted an unbelievable 1018 lbs at the Arnold Classic Australia. As incredible as it is watching Eddie accomplish the feat, the best part of this video has to be Arnold Schwarzenegger excitedly cheering on the strongman. Honestly, if I had Arnold at my side, I could probably break the deadlift record, too. Probably.

  • These Reverse Brand Logos Will Really Bug You

    You know what would be the worst part about living in Bizarro World? Not the inexplicable lack of nominative pronouns. Not saying the opposite of what you mean. Not even having to ogle uggos. No, the worst part of living in Bizarro World would be looking up at a Coca-Cola billboard and seeing Pepsi spelled out in the iconic white font on red background. And the rest of these reversed brand logos would also be infuriating. If you have the stomach for it, check out the rest of the series, “Brand Reversions,” from Graham Smith.

  • Germ-Fighting Glass Is Coming To Smartphones

    Glassmaker Corning is already a juggernaut when it comes to consumer devices, with its Gorilla Glass used on more than three billion devices from 40 different brands, including the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S6, but that doesn’t mean they are resting on their laurels. Last year Corning announced Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass and now the technology is beginning to appear in the wild. As technology progresses, we are finding more and more touchscreens at the ATM and point-of-sale systems. Unfortunately, there is not usually a sink located next to these devices so we can wash our hands before use. When we wipe our grimy paws on the glass screens, we are spreading germs and making the world a more disgusting place. That’s where Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass saves the day. The germ-fighting glass is just as tough as the Gorilla Glass we’ve come to love in our smartphones, but with an added ionic silver compound. This silver is effective in repelling bacteria, fungi, mold, mildew, and algae. And because the silver is actually inside of the glass, its efficacy won’t decrease over time. Diebold, the top ATM producer in North America, will be rolling out machines with the glass later this year more »

  • Here are the U.S. States That Drink the Most, Because Happy St. Patrick’s Day

    Today is St. Patrick’s Day, the one day a year you can drink all day at work, right? The holiday based around Ireland’s first patron saint today is now synonymous with getting as drunk as possible on green beer and unwilling shots of Jameson. RecoveryFind.com, has mapped several data points on alcohol consumption by state. The shade of green indicates the number of bars and liquor stores per capita, according to the U.S. Census bureau. The little icons indicate states that are in the top 20 in terms of binge drinking, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the top 10 states for breweries per capita, according to Census data; and the top 10 coldest winters, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The map suggests that the colder states of the northern US tend to drink the most — they have a higher concentration of bars, liquor stores and breweries per capita, and a higher occurrence of binge drinking. Wisconsin ranks first for binge drinking, while Montana ranks first for breweries per capita, and North Dakota ranks highest for liquor stores and bars per capita. The driest states by these measures were Utah, Virginia and more »

  • We Tried The Habit-Burger, The One Burger Rated Higher Than In-n-Out This Year

    Even if you’ve never tasted an In-N-Out Burger then a) you’re missing out and b) as you know it’s renowned across the universe as the most delectable fast food burger you can ever have. The untouchable burger is a thin patty smothered in cheese and an optional animal style sauce that we can only guess is ketchup, mayo and caramelized onions. You can order these by the singles, doubles, 4×4 and so on. For a New Yorker who frequents LA, In-N-Out is usually a first stop after the airport for most. It’s that good. So when Consumer Reports released their statistics on the new burger king (definitely not Burger King), it was hard to wrap our heads around the possibility that a burger chain virtually unheard of surpassed our beloved In-N-Out in their best burger category. Habit Burger, the new crowned prince of fast-food burgers, beat out In-N-Out by .1 on a 10-point-scaled score to which Habit recieved a score of 8.1 based on the 53,745 answers Consumer Reports received. The Habit Burger Grill is a California-based burger chain that started in Santa Barbara in 1969. It has locations all over the Golden State, six locations in Arizona, five in more »

  • The Chemistry Of Guinness [Infographic]

    In case the plethora of daytime drunks bedecked with shamrocks didn’t clue you in, today is St. Patrick’s Day. That means that even those of us who aren’t Irish will play The Pogues on the jukebox and drink a pint of Guinness. In fact, 13 million pints of Guinness will be imbibed today. While your drinking your pint with other revelers, use this infographic to explain why the bubbles appear to fall, what gives the brew its bitterness, and where the dark color comes from. And for your Pogues selection, I suggest “The Body of an American.”

  • Watch The Dropkick Murphys Give A Surprise Performance At Boston’s Logan Airport

    Dropkick Murphys were shippin’ up to Dublin for a St. Paddy’s Day concert but while waiting for their plane to board at Gate E4 of Boston’s Logan International Airport the Celtic rockers decided to put on an impromptu show for fans. We decided to play a special show that's not on our tour schedule – Gate E4 at Logan International Airport pic.twitter.com/XRwMuWh3I2 — Dropkick Murphys (@DropkickMurphys) March 17, 2015 The band performed a reworked version of their hit single “Shipping Out to Boston”, changing the lyrics to “Shipping Out to Dublin” in honor of their impending flight. They also played “Dirty Glass” and “Rose Tattoo”. Watch a few fan-shot videos below. We're almost ready to take the Celtic Punk Invasion Tour to Dublin !! pic.twitter.com/tvZHzdWRMu — Dropkick Murphys (@DropkickMurphys) March 17, 2015 h/t consequenceofsound.net

  • 1770s Meet 1970s In Brilliant New Mashup [Video]

    The Piano Guys have become stars thanks to their YouTube videos that transform modern pop into classical masterpieces on the cello and piano and they just keep getting better and better. Their latest video is not only their most elaborate production, it’s also their most clever music, with a mashup nobody would ever consider: The Jackson 5 and J.S. Bach. The 1770s meet the 1970s in “I Want You Bach,” which mixes the Jackson 5 hit with harpsichord themes from some of Bach’s most familiar work, such as the Brandenburg Concerto. But by far, the best part of the video is when cellist Steven Sharp busts out a talk box, the 1970s effects pedal made famous by Peter Frampton on “Do You Feel Like We Do.” And just in case you’ve been missing out, be sure to check out more great videos from the Piano Guys on YouTube.

  • Eye-Opening Street Art That Targets Our Social-Media Issues

    iHeart(StreetArt) is a Vancouver street artist who’s latest series reflects on our virtual lives  particularly the youth of the world and their dependence on self-approval via online communication tools. The series depicts ironic statements based on online culture, social media influences and the monotony of digital trends.

  • The Top 10 Airports of 2015

    Since 1999, UK-based airline industry consultant Skytrax has recognized the best airports in the world with the World Airport Awards. Rather than the industry simply patting itself on the back, the awards are based on airport customer satisfaction surveys issued worldwide. The 2014-2015 survey was the most wide-reaching yet, with over 13 million submitted. The results are now in and the US had, let’s see, absolutely zero winners in the top 10. But with all the negative attention New York’s airports have received in recent years and the Port Authority’s promise to remodel, we can probably expect to find JFK on this list in about…50 years or so. For more info on the awards and the winners, check out World Airport Awards.

  • Google is Bringing Real-Time March Madness Action and Updates to your Phone

    Google is rolling out some new tricks for this upcoming NCAA Tournament, The Google Bracket features winners based on NCAA men’s basketball-related searches on Google; views, comments, and likes on YouTube videos; and articles written on Google News with all data pulled during the 2014-2015 NCAA men’s basketball regular season. In addition to their bracket Google is also rolling out Real-Time Trends. Throughout the tournament, we’ll be pulling real-time trends, ranging from most searched match ups, players, teams, and questions to top trending moments. For the first time ever, Google will embed YouTube videos within searches to feature real-time moments as well as post-game highlights. All of this will be available in the Google app on your mobile so you can stay on top of the tournament. In the app, you’ll also get Now cards helping you keep up with March Madness happenings — if you tap on the cards, you’ll see the latest updates and results on Google. YouTube and Turner has also announced a partnership that brings real-time game video recaps and highlights to the official (and first-ever) NCAA March Madness YouTube channel. There will also be live press conferences, game previews plus daily news and analysis.

  • Amazing Footage Inside the World’s Largest Cave [7 Photos]

    Ryan Deboodt, adventurer and photographer used a drone to capture footage showing the immense size of the Hang Son Doong cave in Vietnam. The cave is the largest known in the world at 5.5 miles long, 650ft wide and 500ft tall, and the vast terrain looks like something out of another world. The drone shots pan across wide plains of vegetation and surreal peaks and cliffs. The process took Ryan eight days to complete and he was required to take a lot of ropes, harnesses and safety equipment into the cave with him.The cave was first discovered in 1991, when a local farmer stumbled across it and sought shelter there from a storm. Before the chance discovery, it had remained undetected beneath the Annamite Mountains in a remote part of central Vietnam for millions of years. Hang Son Doong from Ryan Deboodt on Vimeo.

  • Watch The Hilarious “How to Become Gluten Intolerant” Video That’s Taking The Internet By Storm

    “Being gluten intolerant means you are entitled to tell people about the offensive things that happen to you if you eat gluten.  Because they’re not gluten free, they’re obligated by law to listen,” says Awaken with JP in his new video that pokes fun at the expense of people who are gluten intolerant. He goes on… Being gluten free used to be a luxury only reserved for those who are intolerant to gluten. With this cutting edge gluten educational video, you can become gluten intolerant too, whether or not you’re actually intolerant to gluten. In the new age, if you’re not living gluten free, you’re getting left behind. Here’s your chance to jump on the new age conscious band wagon! We’re going to keep our opinions about gluten to ourselves and just say that this video is taking the internet by storm and if you’re not familiar with JP he produces funny, not intended to be humorous, style video and is most well known for his original viral success with “Being Ultra Spiritual” which you can watch below.

 

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