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  • How To Communicate In Binary Using Heavy Metal Riffs [Video]

    Looks like our parents were right all along: heavy metal DOES contain secret messages. But the messages are hidden satanic incantations that are only revealed when the record is played backwards like in “The Gate.” Apparently, metalheads have been using alternating open fret and first fret riffs to communicate with each other in binary. This would explain why so many computer nerds seem to listen to metal. Now all you have to do is learn binary and the next time you listen to a metal album, you’ll soon be chanting “I want to kill everyone. Satan is good. Satan is our pal.”

  • Sweet Candy Portraits Of Your Favorite Celebrities [15 Photos]

    Artist Jason Mecier uses only the sweetest medium to create his incredible portraits, and we’re not talking about lead paint (although it is dangerously delicious). Mecier uses a variety of candies to make lifelike representations of pop culture icons. From June 25 through September 25, Hollywood’s Sweet! will be showcasing his series of delicious portraits, Candylebrity. From the candy corn that makes up the cast of “Orange is the New Black” to the Hot Tamales that form Mario Lopez, this is a show not to be missed. Unless you’re a celebrity-crazed diabetic. And candy isn’t the only medium Mecier works in. For more great work, made up of everything from yarn to trash, be sure to check out Jason Mecier. 

  • World Cup By The Numbers [Infographic]

    The 2014 World Cup begins tomorrow, marking the 20th such event since 1930. Brazil, who has dominated the tournament over the years, will be hosting for the first time since 1950. Despite winning the World Cup 5 times, more than any other nation, they did not win at home in 1950. Will this year be different? Will the Netherlands again make it to the finals only to lose out? Will we see more than 2 goals average per match? Jeez, I hope so.

  • This Actor Has Played More Ethnicities Than Almost Any Other Ever

    This is Cliff Curtis, you might most noticeably recognize him as the Latino thug from “Training Day” or Pablo Escobar from “Blow”, but Curtis is actually a Maori from New Zealand. Slate sat down with Curtis to talk about his latest project and his past roles as a African-American, Arab, Latino, Indian and even a lord of the Fire Nation. His roles are so convincing, he doesn’t leave a glimmer of doubt in the viewers head. He tell’s Slate, “I take the responsibility of playing another ethnicity very, very seriously,” Curtis says, “and I promise myself and those people that I will represent them with as much dignity and integrity as I can muster. I’m not fooling around. I don’t want to make a fool of that cultural heritage. I represent them as I would represent my own.”

  • Watch this Beats by Dre “The Game Before the Game” Spine Tingling World Cup Commercial

    Beats by Dre commercials have come out of the corner swinging. Giving ad-spot-king Nike a run for their money, the audio company has collaborated with Neymar Jr., Bacary Sagna, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Blaise Matuidi, Cesc Fàbregas, Daniel Sturridge, Chicharito, Jozy Altidore, Luis Suárez, Mario Götze, and Robin van Persie to the tune of “Jungle” by X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons. The theme is set around athletes as they prep for a big game. Neymar Jr. sets the tone with a motivational conversation with his father telling him to “Run like it’s the last day of your life”, then the shots are exchanged between players an fans across the world ritualistically preparing for a match.

  • 50 “Icons” of Pop Culture To be Revealed at LA Show

    Design duo Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman, also known as DKNG are about to unveil a 50-piece gallery showing called “Icons”. The term icon in their eyes is a highlighted place or thing that immediately brings to mind a thought of a certain piece pop-culture nostalgia. DKNG “Icon” are compromised of 12-inch squares with minimalist circles of which encompass the essence of an entire movie or TV show. Some favorites include Star Wars, The Shining, Back to the Future, Office Space, Arrested Development, Willy Wonka, Jurassic Park, Beavis and Butthead, and BIG. The “Icon” gallery show opens at 7 p.m. June 14 at Gallery 1988 West, Los Angeles CA and remains on display through July 5. Each piece is a 12 x 12 inch screen print in an edition of 100 and cost $25. June 15th will likely be an online sale at www.gallery1988.com

  • 6 Tips for Dealing With Toxic Friends

    “Poisonous people do not deserve your time. To think otherwise is masochistic.” -Tim Ferriss Iron Sharpens Iron, they say, and some of the most famous and successful humans in history have formed masterminds as a way to build up one another and to improve themselves. Napoleon Hill, in Think and Grow Rich, popularized the term “mastermind” and explained it as being a new level of consciousness that could only be obtained by combining the brain power of several great men. The corollary to this, however, is that if Iron Sharpens Iron, then a rock would do nothing except dull the blade. That means you shouldn’t hang out with shitty people. As Jim Rohn said, “you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” So what happens if one of your five is a negative influence? You might very well want to drop them like, well, a rock.

  • How To Make The Best Of Being Stuck In An Airport Overnight [Video]

    Richard Dunn recently found himself stuck in the Las Vegas airport all alone over night. Rather than playing Candy Crush on his phone for hours, he decided to shoot a music video. Luckily, he was smart enough to ask an employee for a roll of luggage tape before they left for the night. He then taped his iPhone to a wheelchair and placed the wheelchair on moving walkways for dolly shots. He also used an escalator for a crane shot. The result is an impressive video, shot by one man, on an iPhone. This proves that you never have an excuse for being bored.

  • 10 Really Convincing Reasons Why Every Guy Needs A Platonic Female Friend

    My best friend is a guy. No, we’re not sleeping together and no, neither of us is gay. Most of our other friends suspect that we are secretly hooking up but the truth is that our friendship is totally platonic. In fact, he’s such a good friend that I wouldn’t ever consider dating him for fear of losing him (because I know a relationship between us would never work but what we already have is awesome). I think that every heterosexual guy could benefit from having at least one close platonic female friend. And here are 10 reasons why…

  • 22 Famous First Tweets

    In the last few days, both the CIA and George RR Martin joined Twitter. Never the jokesters, the CIA actually made a playful first tweet, probably to lure us into a false sense of security while they catalog all of our tweets and learn all about what food we like to take pictures of and our passive aggressive tendencies while using public transportation. George RR Martin did what so many celebrities have done in the past—promoted another site while stating he probably wouldn’t use his Twitter account. Check out how other celebrities dealt with their Twitter accounts with a look back at these famous first tweets below.

  • The Secrets to Avoiding Mosquitos This Summer

    Ever wonder why some people just can’t avoid mosquitos and others hardly ever get bit? It has a lot to do with.. Well just living. About 1 in 5 people is considered a target to the pesky insect responsible for more deaths than lions, tigers, bears, sharks and dragons combined. Yes, they want your blood, but only females actually. Female mosquitos use human blood to produce fertile eggs and they’re attracted to people with a certain kind of microbe bacteria on their skin. About 1 trillion microbes live on your skin and scientists have deiscovered a certain kind attracts the insect. More bad news. They can detect these microbes from up to 50 yards away which means if your a carrier and in a mosquito zone, you should probably leave. Immediately. Another key factor in attracting mosquitos is CO2. Yep, breathing, the little buggers are attracted to the release of your breathing cycle and the bigger you are, the more you produce. Another attractive trait they just love is movement and heat, so essentially if you’re a large, active person, running or playing a sport, you’re like a moving barbecue for those little blood suckers. Don’t breathe, move or sweat more »

  • A Look Back At All 20 Official World Cup Posters

    Since 1930, the FIFA World Cup has taken place every 4 years (except during World War II), a huge sporting event that captures more of the world’s attention than any other. It’s only fitting that the World Cup should have an iconic poster that serves as a snapshot of the host country at that particular moment in history. From the art deco posters of the 30s to Miro’s iconic 1982 Spain poster to the France 1998 poster that looks like somebody ate a Basquiat painting, partially digested it, then vomited it back up, the posters may not all be great, but they are certainly memorable. Particularly interesting is the poster from 2002’s World Cup. Since Japan and South Korea both hosted the event, the artwork was a collaboration between two calligraphers, one from each nation. For more stories behind the artwork, check out Creative Bloq.

  • Insiders Look At The World’s Fastest Police Cars

    The Dubai police force are the proud owners of a ‘super fleet,’ a mass of high end sports cars from all over the world. Their latest addition to the fleet is the $1.6 million dollar Bugatti Veyron, cable of doing 267mph and from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds. However, these vehicles are not used to chase criminals, but instead as a PR mechanism. Heralded as the most progressive of the Arab police forces, they drive the fleet to various tourist attractions in Dubai as a means of connecting with citizens and tourists. Its also another way for Dubai to flaunt their enormous wealth.

  • Live On Air Videobomb At LA Pride [Video]

    Why do local news producers constantly send reporters out to cover live events where they are surrounded by countless drunks? Because things like this happen, getting tons of publicity, and the producers can just shrug their shoulders and act blameless. Instead of the usual drunken bro shenanigans that these videobombs usually entail, this one is bit different, with a gentleman telling KTLA reporter Christina Pascucci how attractive she is.

  • Still Traveling At 50 MPH 20 Years Later: Why ‘Speed’ Was The Pinnacle Of ’90s Action Movies

    Released on June 10, 1994, “Speed” was the pinnacle of the very specific sort of action film that we saw in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Thanks to an amalgam of ingredients — an inventive original score, a relative lack of computerized effects, a narrative that focused on human beings and an enigmatic, wild-eyed villain — “Speed” played like a roller-coaster ride.  As “Speed” turns 20 years old, HuffPost Entertainment spoke with some of the folks behind the film to piece together what made it such a classic of its kind.

  • A Visual Guide to Rio De Janeiro [17 HQ Photos]

    With the World Cup kicking off in just a few days, Brazil is getting ready for one of the most anticipated events in their recent history. Though the reception for the games might not be as welcoming as FIFA thought that doesn’t mean tourism won’t be at an all time high for the country and city of Rio De Janeiro. With it’s beautiful beaches and breathtaking landscapes Rio has become the go-to destination for South Americans for years, but is about to really show it’s teeth the the rest of the world in the coming weeks. We’ve compiled a visual guide of locations around Brazil’s biggest city for the out of towner’s and visitors for the upcoming games.

  • World History TL;DR [Infographic]

    Remember all the world history you learned growing up? Let’s see…there were Egyptians…and Greeks…Romans were around for awhile…then Charlemagne had a bunch of knights…damn. Maybe you had too many Jägerbombs in your early 20s. Maybe you never paid enough attention in the first place. It doesn’t matter, because now you can learn world history across all the world’s civilizations with this handy Histomap. Not only does it teach you world history from 2000 BCE up to World War II, the sizes of the different empires on the map at any given time also give you an idea of that empire’s size and power relative to the others. Wow, the Lombards sure had some good years, huh? Click each portion for the full size image.

  • This Pen Will Change The Design World

    Have you ever wished that you could use Photoshop’s eyedropper tool in real life? A unique new coloring device called the Scribble may soon make that dream a reality. Using the built-in scanner on the pen, you scan the object whose color you want to replicate. Different colored ink cartridges inside the pen then mix to make the exact color you want, with 16 million colors possible. You can even save the color for future use. For digital artists, a stylus version of the Scribble will allow you to scan a color than transfer it to your iPad or other mobile device using the Scribble App. The devices aren’t available yet, but are expected to cost $150 for the pen and $80 for the stylus. To get updates on the release date, sign up at Scribble.

  • The 10 Best Cities In America To Be Single (And Ready To Mingle) [Link]

    Do you constantly find yourself wondering why everyone around you seems to be a couple yet you’re still single? Is it your greasy hair? Chronic halitosis? Bad attitude? Nah, it’s probably just the city you’re in. Well you’re in luck, ugly, because Rent.com calculated the 10 best cities for singles based on the percentage of singles over 20 along with the availability of nightlife. If your city isn’t on the list, better get packing. If it is…maybe it’s time you work on yourself a bit.

  • World Cup Kits Through the Ages – Interactive Guide

    This year, specifically, the world is going bonkers over World Cup kits. The games have always been somewhat of a fashion show, but as of the past few tournaments, team kits are becoming more an more custom. It’s fun to anticipate what each team will be sporting on the pitch. Although most teams have a long history of abiding by a specific color scheme some teams are changing it up this year. While teams like Italy and France have kept with their traditional kits, other powerhouses like Spain and England are tweaking their traditional color shorts to go with a solid set. Explore the history of every team in this year’s Cup games with an interactive infographic created by The Guardian. Each team’s history varies based on qualifying, but some date back to 1930, the year the games began. View the infographic here

  • Lego Mini Cooper Replica For Sale This Summer [12 Photos]

    Lego has announced the latest addition to their “Creator” series aimed at more mature builders, age 16 and up, and it’s another classic car replica in the spirit of the Volkswagen Camper Van released a few years ago. The Mini Cooper Mk VII set is a 9-inch long detailed replica of the 10-foot long iconic car made up of 1,077 pieces. The doors, hood, and trunk open and the roof pops off to showcase the detailed interior. Under the hood lies a replica of the car’s 1.3-liter engine while the trunk reveals a picnic basket, blanket, and bottle. The set will be available starting August 1 for $99 in the US.

  • A Super Predator Ate a 9-Foot Great White in Australian Waters

    Australian scientists are baffled at what happened to a tagged great white shark in Austrailian Waters. The great white, named “Shark Alpha” was a 9-foot healthy shark tagged in Australian waters. The surprising thing is 4 month after the shark was tagged and tracked the tag washed up onto shore 2.5 miles out from where it was attached. After retrieval, scientists found the tag revealed startling information. The device took a rapid plunge in depth descending 580 meters while making a drastic rise in temperature from 46 degrees F to 78 degrees f, where it stayed a constant for 8 days. The startling fact about that temperature is the only way the tag could’ve reached that temperature height would be if it was in the digestive system of another beast. Though the event might have been a territorial dispute with a much larger shark (16 feet), scientists believe the entire shark was eaten, although a less dramatic conclusion of a chunk bitten out of the shark is also a possibility. A documentary by the Smithsonian Channel reveals how confused scientists are by this strange discovery. Is there a megalodon swimming out there or is this just a PR stunt for more »

  • 10 Classic Paintings Enhanced With Lichtenstein Dialog Bubbles

    During the Pop Art movement of the 60s, Roy Lichtenstein was one of the biggest names in the art world. His oversized comic strip panels, complete with dialog bubbles, became synonymous with Pop Art. But what if the great artists that came before him, such as Vermeer and Klimt and Wood, also used thought and dialog bubbles on their classic works? Apparently, it would be awesome. Millais’ “Ophelia” works perfectly with Lichtenstein’s thought bubble form “Drowning Girl.” See 10 of the best mash-ups below, then check out the rest, complete with the original paintings, at Prooffreader.com.

  • Ashley Michaelsen and Deana Sophia Vera Celebrate The NBA Finals with RSVLTS [37 Photos]

    Two of the freshest faces on the web stopped by RSVLTS HQ to celebrate NBA Finals fever. The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs are all tied up at one game a piece and while we keep our fingers crossed that the NBA Finals goes to seven games we invited Ashley Michaelsen to Deana Sophia Vera to learn the art of spinning basketballs on their fingers at RSVLTS HQ.

  • 3 Things You Do On Instagram That Are Salting Your Game

    Just the other day my Mom decided it was time for her monthly “You better watch what you put on that Myface if you wanna get a job” rant. While Kiki may not have a clue when it comes to social media (I mean combining Myspace and Facebook? #Parents) she did have a point. What we post on the Internet really does matter. When it comes to the opposite sex, there is no greater tool than social media for deciphering exactly what you’re dealing with. This being said, I feel it is my duty to share with you gentlemen the things that make us ladies cringe while we’re creeping your Instagram. 1. WE CAN SEE THAT. I’m not sure if you realize this or not, but we can see exactly what you like on Instagram – see the example to the right. That means when we notice on our newsfeed that you just liked 50 porn stars pictures we’re kind of turned off. And by kind of I mean REALLY turned off. Obviously men will never stop looking at that type of stuff, we get it. We look at Zac Efron shirtless often so it’s a clean sweep. When it more »

  • Nike Football Releases “The Next Game” Animated Short Featuring The World Cup’s Best

    Today Nike released an incredible short film featuring CGI renditions of the World’s best soccer players as they take on clones of themselves. The short is part of their #riskeverything campaign which will be revolving around the World Cup. The cartoon takes place when the Scientist, a suave, smooth operating genius who has been analyzing the game for years and disapproves of the chance taking style of play, which makes the world’s best so successful. He is dismissive of the audacious risks that the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Neymar Jr. take on the pitch. His research, which includes the claim that Ibrahimovic’s overhead kicks have a 76 percent chance of missing, leads him to create The Clones, automatons programmed to remove all risk-taking and focus only on efficiency, decision-making and results.

  • A Visual Graph of Your Life in Weeks/Months/Years is as Enlightening as it is Depressing

    Humor site Wait But Why  has created a visual graph that will most definitely make you realize your own mortality. They’ve created a series of graphs visualizing a 90-year human life in Weeks, months and years. Not only did they create the series of symbol based graphs, but also added in a graph highlighting The Typical American Life, complete with momentous occasions in the average life, but the most interesting graph shows the death date of famous people shown at the bottom graph along with famous epiphanies from history’s most intelligent people.

  • What Your Favorite Bill Murray Movie Says About You

    Stand-Up comedian and web-comic strip illustrator Steve Patrick Adams perfectly depicts what your favorite Bill Murray movie says about you. He’s the every-man’s man. The guy who sneaks up on tourists in the streets of Manhattan holding his hands over the eyes to then reveal his lovable puppy dog eyes and exclaiming “No one will ever believe you.” Bill Murray has chiseled himself into a legend amongst millennial men and women alike. In this Murray infographic Adams hits the nail on the head with every movie Murray’s ever made. With The Life Aquatic for example, Adams notes “Proof that you can be selfish and fool-hardy while also being pretty awesome.” My personal favorite and exactly how I characterize myself; Selfish and awesome. Well done SPA.  

  • How To Talk To A Hot Girl: RSVLTS Interviews Melissa McCarty

    Originally an award-winning broadcast journalist for KCBS in Los Angeles, Melissa McCarty has had roles in television shows Revenge, Chuck, Lie to Me, Big Love, and The Middlemen. McCarty currently hosts the show Newsbreaker on Larry King’s Ora TV. Recently, we spoke to Melissa about her career and the intricacies of approaching a hot babe.

  • 8 “Ex’pression Session” Performances Every Live Music Fan Will Enjoy

    Ex’pression Arts College, a small university in Emeryville, CA, teaches their students the art of digital audio and video production in the most bawwwsseee way possible. Several of the biggest names in music have stopped by their campus to perform intimate shows, “Ex’pression Session,” that are recorded, mixed and posted to their YouTube page. Crisp audio, colorful HD video… educational. These must-see live performances give way to unfiltered voices and bare instrumental essentials, revealing the incredible musical talent behind some of your favorite bands.

  • Unscripted Reactions To Laphroaig Scotch [Video]

    To Scotch drinkers, Laphroaig distillery offers a line of Islay single malts that are some of the tastiest and most complex of whiskys. But, as I’ve found when offering a dram to friends, the strong, smoky flavor is not for everyone. For those who don’t normally drink Scotch, Laphroaig can come off as smelling and tasting like pine tar or an old leather baseball glove. Laphroaig assembled a group of people not familiar with their 10-year single malt and filmed their reactions. Not everyone enjoyed the drink, and Laphroaig is okay with that.

  • McDonald’s New Mascot As Horror Movie Villain

    Last month, McDonald’s introduced their new happy meal mascot named Happy. The anthropomorphic happy meal box features big eyes and even bigger teeth and looks like he’s going to get revenge on all the children who have eaten the happy meals that came before him. Taking note of Happy’s horror movie potential, online custom design marketplace DesignCrowd asked for horror movie posters with Happy Photoshopped in. 58 designers submitted their work and the winning entry received $200. Our favorites are below (Tremors being the best, obviously), but you can check out the others at DesignCrowd. Who do you think should have won?

 
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