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  • Impossibly Cool Style of the 1960s Space Race [25 HQ Photos]

    On July 29, 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, establishing NASA — the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. With USSR’s launch of the satellite Sputnik, the Space Race took off, and the US was not content to simply watch from the sidelines. The astronauts of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions — along with the scientists, administrators, and politicians involved — had a certain look about them. The flight controllers often paired short-sleeved shirts with ties, while the astronauts went about in polo shirts and desert boots while not in uniform. From the late 1950s to the early 1970s, NASA was a major source of inspiration for the American people, if not the world. Perhaps, its people could also serve as inspiration for your wardrobe.

  • RSVLTS Ultimate Guide To Summer Barbecue

    Summer is coming. It shouldn’t be long before the smell of burnt meat pervades the weekend breeze, as men up and down the country display their imagined mastery of the BBQ. But this year will be different. This year you will come armed with the knowledge of how to get the best out of every piece of meat you so-heroically throw to the flames. Here’s a page you should bookmark for the summer.

  • The 100 Best “B” Movies Of All Time [Link]

    Originally, B movies were the films intended for the less-publicized bottom half of a double feature, like the scrappy undercards at a boxing match, but the term evolved to a broader term referring to the second-rate schlock we know today. Sure these movies are awful, such as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first feature “Hercules in New York,” where filmmakers dubbed his unintelligible voice, but we can’t help but love them. Take a look at this list and be sure to have Netflix and Amazon open to add these to your queue for those hot summer days you dare not leave the air conditioning.  

  • 7 First Date Compliments That Won’t Make You Seem Like A Shallow Asshole

    You’ve finally summoned up the courage to address that beautiful women you’ve been admiring every morning on your commute as she sits across from you, sipping coffee and reading AM New York. She’s agreed to meet you for drinks after work, so now you all you have to do is not blow it by coming off like a shallow asshole. You can do this by making sure your first date compliments ring true, rather than simply coming off like lines to get her straight to the bedroom. Since we’re assuming that you truly do want to get to know this intriguing woman you’ve invited to the bar, here are some ways to avoid getting tongue-tied and blurting out ridiculous stock compliments that compare her eyeballs to whirlpools: 1. If you’re going for a physical compliment, make sure to focus on the face (but avoid the eyes). “Boy do you have great breasts” does not constitute the most respectful ice breaker. If you want to convince this woman that you care for nothing other than the potential to get laid, go ahead and extol the virtues of her behind or her legs. Otherwise, pick a facial feature that genuinely stands out more »

  • China’s Bizarre Obsession With a Kenny G Song

    China has many cultural quirks that baffle the rest of us, such as those frightening “facekinis” that women wear to the beach to keep their faces pale or the “virgin boy eggs” boiled in urine and ingested as a springtime treat, but by far the most bizarre aspect to daily life in China is the obsession with Kenny G’s “Going Home.” The song, originally recorded in 1989, sounds like any other Kenny G song, or any other smooth jazz song for that matter, but something about that one particular song has struck a chord with the Chinese people. As the New York Times recently reported, the song has become the de facto anthem signifying that it’s time to go home. The song is played at schools, libraries, shopping malls, and even out on the street as a polite way to say “get the hell out of here.” One shopkeeper interviewed said she’s been using the song since 2000 but doesn’t know when it first became popular or why. In fact, nobody seems to know the origin of the song’s status as the unofficial closing time anthem. It just sort of appeared and billions of people accepted it. “Going Home” has even conditioned more »

  • Behind the Scenes of The Beatles Iconic Abbey Road Crossing [11 Photos]

    The cover photo for The Beatles’ Abbey Road album is looked at as one of the most celebrated photos of the music industry. It was in the midst of a time of rebellion, change and revolution and the Beatles voice was at the forefront of it all. On August 8th, 1969, around 11:30 that morning, photographer Iain Macmillan was given only ten minutes to take the infamous photo as he stood on a step-ladder while a policeman held up traffic, which was based on a sketch by Paul McCartney. Paul McCartney’s concept sketch “In the scene, the group walk across the street in single file from left to right, with Lennon leading, followed by Starr, McCartney, and Harrison. McCartney is barefoot and out of step with the other members. With the exception of Harrison, the group are wearing suits designed by Tommy Nutter. To the left of the picture, parked next to the zebra crossing, is a white Volkswagen Beetle motor-car which belonged to one of the people living in the block of flats across from the recording studio. After the album was released, the number plate (LMW 281F) was stolen repeatedly from the car. In 1986, the car was more »

  • Female Skaters Of The 1970s [18 Photos]

    Women have been a part of professional skateboarding for 50 years, but their names are not nearly as well known as their male counterparts. In fact, the first professional female skater, Patti McGee, was featured on the cover of Life magazine in May, 1954. By the 1970s, women were a big part of the California skate scene and skated alongside men in crews such as the Z-Boys. Many of these photos were taken by the great skateboard and surfing photographer Warren Bolster. For more 70s skate photos, check out CalStreets.

  • Oru Kayak: The Origami Kayak That Won Shark Tank

    UC Berkeley School of Architecture grad Anton Willis dreamed up the Oru Kayak four years ago as a solution to fitting a boat into his small San Francisco apartment. Using the principals of origami, Willis created a lightweight yet robust kayak out of corrugated plastic, and designed it to fold from a 12’ boat into an easily storable and portable case. Best of all, transforming it from box to boat takes just a few minutes. Already well known in the outdoor recreation community, the team at Oru Kayak jumped at the opportunity for national exposure and the chance to reel in a Shark as a business partner when they appeared on last week’s episode of Shark Tank. As you’ll see from the clip below the move paid off. Spoiler alert: The Oru Kayak team persuaded Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec and landed a $500,000 deal for 25 percent. The deal gave their start-up a $2 million evaluation and with the national exposure to over seven million viewers the orders came flooding in. A message on their website reads, “Please note that due to the sudden increase demand, there may be a substantial wait time for delivery. New customers will receive an more »

  • The Original Jack Nicholson Joker Concept Art from 1980

    When producer Michael Uslan bought the rights to Batman in 1980, his vision was to bring a darker, grittier version of the caped crusader or the big screen. Uslan was looking through the paper when he came across a photo of Jack Nicholson from “The Shining” and immediately knew that was the man that would eventually change the face of the Joker. A mere nine years later Uslan turned Nicholson’s famous “Here’s Johnny!” face into the Clown Prince of Crime.

  • The Best Part Of Eurovision That No One Is Talking About [Video + GIFs]

    Since 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest has unified European nations without the need for a fascist ideology. Apparently it’s broadcast in The United States but since we don’t compete, we don’t really care. However, this year the contest has been making headlines all over the world after drag queen Conchita Wurst was declared the winner over the weekend. It’s great that she won, she did a fine job and her beard is much better looking than anything we could grow. But with that being said, we here at RSVLTS HQ feel that other performers have been overshadowed by the media attention given to Conchita Wurst. For instance, the Polish duo Donatan & Cleo performed “We Are Slavic” and once the butter churning and vigorous laundering began, we could feel our Slavic pride swell. And we’re not even Slavic!

  • 18 Cats That Look Like Pin-Ups, Because The Internet

    If there’s one thing the Internet is good for, it’s to ogle pictures of attractive ladies. Even if those ladies are old-timey drawings that your Grampa and all his perv friends gawk at on the wall at the VFW. If there’s another thing the Internet is good for, it’s for cat pictures that your childless aunt who wears sweatshirts with giant iron-on appliques highlighted with puff paint to share on Facebook or, shudder, MySpace. So it’s only natural that these two phenomena would one day join in the oddly satisfying amalgam that is Cats That Look Like Pin Up Girls.

  • Indian Cities At Night Are Eerily Peaceful [12 Photos]

    With a population of 1.2 billion people, India is the second most populated country in the world and is quickly on its way to take the number one slot from China. With so many people, one would think that the country is always bustling with activity. Photographer Gavin Evans spent three months in the country dispelling this notion with these Indian nightscapes that capture the quiet, maybe even too quiet, late-night hours. The photographs were taken with a Sony Alpha A7 camera, which works well in low-light situations. For more photos, be sure to check out Gavin Evans.

  • Kevin Delany Stops by Fallon to Show Why Science is Just the Best

    Kevin Delany from the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock, Arkansas stopped by the Tonight Show to show Jimmy just how much fun science could be. Kevin starts out the demonstrations by adding some delicious candy to potassium chloride (The stuff on the tips of matches) to cause a flat out cool reaction to the sugar in candy. Then combining some very potent hydrogen peroxide with some soap and potassium iodine to make some elephant toothpaste. You’ll get it, just watch.

  • 3 Year Epic Selfie Wins The Internet [Video]

    Adventure rider, public speaker, professional photographer, videographer and presenter Alex Chacon is on the biggest celebrities in the motorcycle adventure world. He has traveled the world on his bike, most famously on a 500-day solo trip from Alaska to Argentina, and has written about and photographed his travels extensively. This video features GoPro “selfies” from Alex’s journeys in more than 36 countries. For more info on Alex and to keep up with his adventures, check out The Modern Motorcycle Diaries.

  • Eye Opening Behind the scenes Photos from “2001: A Space Odyssey” [24 Photos]

    Regarded as one of the most influential films of all time, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey took viewers on a journey like no other in 1968. 2001 paved the way for an outlook on the future for all mankind, a future we haven’t achieved yet, but aren’t far off. Retronaut put together a collection of rarely seen behind the scene photos from a movie that seemed too real for sci fi.

  • 101-Year-Old Kitty Cohen Tosses Out The First Pitch [GIF]

    We’re nominating this for the best first pitch of the 2014 MLB season. On Mother’s Day the Toronto Blue Jays invited a special guest to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Kitty Cohen, who is 101 years old, became the oldest person to ever toss a first pitch in Canada and possibly all of baseball.

  • Move Over Emily Ratakjowski, Sarah Stephens Is The New 2014 Hotness. [39 Photos]

    Remember when we helped blow up Emily Ratakjowski’s career in 2012 then she did the Blurred Lines video and hit stratospheric pop culture levels? 2013 seems like so long ago and it’s time to start directing our attention to the new faces of 2014 and one we’ve got an eye on is 23-year-old Australian bombshell Sarah Stephens. Check out the following collection of photos and try to tell us that she is not one or two good photoshoots from becoming the next big thing.

  • China is Building a Five-Star Wonderland Hotel in an Abandoned Quarry

    Just outside Shanghai near Tianmenshan Mountain lies an abandon quarry which will be the home to the $555 million Shimao Wonderland InterContinental. A 380-room, five-star, underwater cave hotel that will probably be in a Bond movie in the near future. The partially flooded Chinese quarry will be filled up even more to make the bottom two floors completely submerged.  British design firm Atkins will be in charge of the project hat will be building up 50 feet above the quarry, but drop 19 stories below it. The Wonderland will be home to all sorts of water sports, bungee and cliff diving atop their futuristic waterfall, a sports complex, and yes an aquarium amongst a possible theme park.    

  • New Meme Alert: Hawk Strutting Its Stuff [37 Photos]

    Yesterday the Internet fell in love with a photo of a badass hawk strutting its stuff. Come on, hawk, you’ve got wings! Why must you walk around, looking all majestic, making the rest of us look like sissy chumps? Anywho, like every photo the Internet loves, it found its way to Reddit’s Photoshopbattles. The fine artists there transformed the hawk into famous wrestlers, soldiers, athletes, and plenty of other entertaining ‘shops. Who do you think won the Photoshop battle?

  • 15 Hyperrealistic Paintings That Will Fool Your Brain

    Italy-based artist Roberto Bernardi is one of the biggest names in hyperrealism paintings. His first solo exhibition, at the age of 20, was in 1994, at the forefront of the art movement that took photorealism to the next level. Since then, his work has been featured in galleries and publications all over the world. Utilizing just oils on canvas, Bernardi is able to create paintings that look like touched-up, high-definition photos in a glossy magazine ad. Check out more of his mind-blowing work at Roberto Bernardi.

  • The Hipster Alphabet

    Do you have trouble talking to and figuring out the kids these days when you’re at a coffee shop, bookstore, dive bar, and/or bike shop? Despite the fact that those “kids” are the same age as you? Take a look at the Hipster Alphabet and sure you’ll be talking the same language, dressing in layers of thrift store clothing, and riding to Ikea on your penny-farthing. Just don’t drink bottom shelf whiskey. The cache of rotgut is not worth the gut rot.

  • Hygiene Hacks for the Modern Man

    Women’s websites have endless articles, videos, and tutorials about hair and beauty techniques. Men’s websites… Not so much. That doesn’t mean that you roll out of bed looking perfect – you’ve just been given minimal guidance on cleanliness and appearance from the media directed at your demographic. There seems to be this prevailing stereotype that masculinity has to equal a degree of dirtiness disguised as being “Rugged.” You don’t have to be a metrosexual to be well put-together. Here are some easy tips to incorporate into your routine, whether you want to impress women, prove to your parents that you’re a real adult, or just step up your cleanliness game. Whatever it is, make it a good one.Whether you like to dress like a prep school snob or a hipster, make a choice and commit to it completely. Same goes for your hair (facial/body/on top of your head).You don’t have to actually put in an extreme amount of effort here: Just do the job until it’s done. You don’t have to be perfectly coiffed. Just do something with purpose. The ‘Messy’ or ‘Undone’ look is not actually messy or undone.Trust me when I say this: Women can tell if you more »

  • Giveaway: Paul Rodriguez Autographed Custom Skateboard Deck

    Four time X-Games Gold Medalist Paul Rodriguez has a new collaboration with famed tattoo artist Mr. Cartoon and AXE Kilo. He signed a custom board designed by Mr. Cartoon for one lucky winner and three others will win unsigned custom Mr. Cartoon designed boards. Paul Rodriguez Autographed Custom Skateboard Deck in Contests on LockerDome Once you enter check out our story “20 Reasons Why Paul Rodriguez’s Skateboarding Skills Are Better In GIF Form“

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Trailer

    The first trailer for “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hit the web and it doesn’t look good for humans. After James Franco basically ruined humanity, all that’s left in this film are ruins that were once cities, a lot of humans on edge and more aerial shots of the Golden Gate Bridge. It looks as though the apes have found sanctuary swinging in the red wood forests outside San Fransisco. A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.

  • 16 Stunning Photos of the Pantheon in Rome

    Almost two thousand years after it was built, the Pantheon’s dome is still the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome. It is this incredible feat of engineering that makes it the best-preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings. The Pantheon and the incredible square, Piazza della Rotonda, located out front are a must-see for anyone visiting Rome, Italy.

  • Michelle Keegan, The 2nd Sexiest Woman On Earth, Is Better In GIF Form [41 GIFS]

    FHM recently released their 2014 list of the 100 sexiest woman on Earth and to no one’s surprise Jennifer Lawrence took the crown. But it is FHM’s #2 sexiest woman on Earth that has us buzzin’. Michelle Keegan is the 26-year-old star of the hit UK soap opera Coronation Street and was engaged to was engaged to The Wanted’s Max George. In the past she has had several show-stopping photoshoots with UK lad mags so we took the behind the scenes videos into the following set of GIF that prove why UK’s finest is Better In GIF Form.

 
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