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  • Retirees Recreate Classic Films For Charity Calendar

    Senior citizens, although slow and dangerous behind the wheel, can still serve a purpose. They can recreate scenes from classic films for delightful holiday calendars! And that’s just what these fine old folks from a retirement home in England did. Residents of ExtraCare’s Shenley Wood Retirement Village, ranging in age from 64 to 93 years old, posed for the photos in order to raise money for programs at the retirement village. Check out all 12 photos and some behind the scenes shots below. You can order one online for £14.99 here.

  • The 10 Best Video Games of 2014

    2014 was the first full year of the eighth generation consoles. It was a year filled with games that showed us the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One’s graphical capabilities. There are, however, a group of video games that stand above the others. What are the best video games of 2014? Let’s take a look.

  • Would You Pay $8 To Build Your Own McDonald’s Sandwich?

    McDonald’s store sales continue to fall as younger consumers opt for casual fast food restaurants such as Chipotle and Panera over the yellow arches. How can the home of the Big Mac win back these millenials? With longer wait times and more expensive choices, of course! McDonald’s has been testing “Create Your Taste” kiosks at four locations in California. Using a touchscreen, customers can choose exactly how they want their burger or chicken sandwich, with a variety of fresh toppings offered. Surveys have showed that younger people have no problem waiting for food (the customized sanwiches take about seven minutes) as long as they can get it how they want it with fresh ingredients. And it’s a win for the stores, who charge $8.29 for the sandwich with medium drink and fries, considerably more than most menu options. The program is immediately heading to 30 more stores, with an additional 2,000 locations receiving the kiosks in 2015. We’re sure we’ll try it once, just for the novelty alone, but will it the program be enough to keep us Gen Yers coming back? Best burgers around – I found my new obsession

  • Six Flags’ New Hybrid Cyclone Coaster Will Be As Long as It Is Terrifying

    When you think of the Cyclone, the wooden death trap coaster in Coney Island, BK immediately comes to mind. It’s terrifying to say the least. Built on the beach of Coney Island, eroded by the seawater and time itself, the iconic Cyclone is just waiting for catastrophe. New England’s Six Flags has had it’s own rendition modeled after the Brooklyn Coaster, and up until now it’s been a complete failure. Now their completely redone Wicked Cyclone will offer the ultimate in thrills and adrenaline combining the extreme characteristics of both steel and wood to build the first hybrid roller coaster to hit the East Coast. The highly anticipated Wicked Cyclone, will be storming into Six Flags New England, summer 2015 and will be a “must ride” for the ultimate thrill seekers. Guests will travel from around the globe to visit as they experience this world class attraction. The coaster will have a record setting 14 drops and will last for a whopping 97 seconds. Riders will experience a smoother, faster and more intense ride along its 3,320 feet of track on Wicked Cyclone. The intense Hybrid coaster integrating both wood and steel stands 10 stories in the sky and reaches more »

  • Iconic Images Become 8-Bit Watercolor Paintings

    Obviously artist Adam Lister played too many video games as a kid and now he sees the world in the blocky graphics of classic NES games. Fortunately, Lister is able to use this tragic disability to his advantage with this series of awesome watercolor paintings. Classic paintings from the likes of van Gogh and Dali are recreated as a group of low-res rectangles. But Lister doesn’t just reserve his talent for recreating the paintings of others, he also uses his talent to tackle pop culture icons like Pee Wee, Boba Fett, and Ron Burgundy? Check out more of his work and scoop up some prints at special holiday prices at the Adam Lister Gallery.

  • Stunning Photos from the Mammoth Fire Happening in Los Angeles Right Now

    An apartment complex in Los Angeles was somehow set ablaze early monday morning, blasting smoke and flames into the air, forcing 200+ firefighters to answer the call to battle the flames. The blast and fire could be seen for miles around the downtown LA area, after the fire began sometime around 1:30 am. The apartment building was under construction at the time of the occurrence and so no injuries have been reported. A massive inferno engulfed an apartment complex early Monday morning, shooting flames and smoke into the air, reports the Los Angeles Times. More than 250 firefighters were called to the scene to battle the blaze, which can be seen for miles, and two of the city’s major highways are now closed. The mesmerizing scene has been captured throughtout different social media outlets. Here are a few to give you an idea of the size of this blaze. A video posted by Cissy (@cissy_xixi) on Dec 12, 2014 at 2:14am PST ummmmmmm so this just happened #dtla #fire #losangeles A photo posted by eric wilson (@thewilsonian) on Dec 12, 2014 at 1:55am PST So the building across my apartment is in f*cking flames! #DTLA #LosAngeles #fire #LAFD A photo more »

  • This Device Lets You Shoot Fireballs From Your Wrist

    Man has waited eons to evolve to the point where we can shoot fireballs from our hands. And we’ll be waiting for a long time, because that’s not how evolution works. Thankfully, magician Adam Wilber has bypassed evolutionary biology and saved us a lot of time with the invention of the PYRO. The PYRO is a unique device you wear on your wrist that allows you to shoot fireballs. The watch-like device features four barrels, meaning you can shoot four fireballs before having to reload. The device can be hidden under a sleeve and is triggered by a remote that can be concealed in your other hand, so as to surprise your unsuspecting audience/victims. PYRO is available from Ellusionaist for $174, complete with remote, a bundle of flash cotton, eight large sheets of flash paper, and a pad of 40 small pre-cut sheets. But keep in mind, this is no toy. And you’ll have to read through some lengthy disclaimers and watch some instructional videos before using your PYRO, inevitably burning down your house and ruining Christmas in the process.

  • 10 Types Of 30-Year-Old Single Guys. Which One Are You?

    Find me a group of 30-year-old men and I’ll pick out one overgrown frat dude living with roommates, another guy who just dropped his two kids off at school, a few who are well into their careers and a couple soul-searchers looking for work. Some will tell you that they’ve finally figured it all out and some more will say they feel hopeless for the first time in their lives. It’s a motley crew. But perhaps the motliest part of this crowd is the ever-growing group of 30-year-old single guys. If you want a case study in humanity, 30-year-old single guys have pretty much all the bases covered. Let’s examine some of the common types:

  • Here Are The Most Corrupt Countries In The World

    Corruption is everywhere. Greed fueling the prerogatives of bureaucrats and politicians as well as city officials and civil servants alike across the globe. Transparency International has recently released its 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) which ranks 175 countries and territories around the world based on how clean their administrative and political institutions are on a scale from 0 to 100 (0 being highly corrupt. The CPI is a conglomerate of surveys and assessments of “the abuse of entrusted power for private gain,” making it the most widely used corruption indicator worldwide. According to this index Somolia, North Korea and Sudan are the most corrupt countries in the world, while The four least corrupt countries are Denmark (92), New Zealand (91), Finland (89), and Sweden (87), while the US came in 17th with a rating of 74.

  • Taking Roller Coaster Pictures To A New Level [47 Photos]

    From the greatest grotesque grimaces to the coolest calm countenances to that dude puking (alliteration isn’t always easy), we’ve collected the best roller coaster action shots out there. What’s that? You’ve got some roller coaster reactions of your own? Well share them with us, we promise not to not laugh at you. 

  • Pornhub Comments On Stock Photos [20 Photos]

    I never even noticed that Pornhub HAD comments on all the depraved, filthy videos that I never watch on my laptop, tablet, and smartphone. And now I’m not sure what’s sadder, that people take the time to comment on porn or that there are people sifting through those comments for the perfect one to match up with a stock photo. Either way, it makes for one of the funniest and more unique memes to come along. If you have the stomach for it, read the rest of them at tumblr but be warned, perverts can be pretty graphic when discussing the art of making love.

  • How to ‘Live Slow’ in the City That Never Stops [Link]

    Even in New York City, where you pay about a billion dollars a square foot for your apartment, you may still find yourself accumulating a ton of junk that you don’t need or never use. It’s possible (and possibly sanity-saving) to downsize, declutter, and slow down in New York. But how do you start living the simple life in the city that never sleeps? Check out this advice from William Powers, author of New Slow City.

  • This Megadeth Medley Is Insane [Video]

    In 1983, Metallica fired original lead guitarist Dave Mustaine due to his drug and alcohol abuse and replaced him with Kirk Hammett. Metallica went on to super-stardom with Hammett, but Mustaine has done pretty well with his band Megadeth, too. Over the past 30 years, Megadeth has sold over 50 million albums and solidified their place as thrash metal gods along with Metallica, Anthrax, and Slayer. Over the years, Mustaine has continued alienating band members left and right, most recently losing a drummer and lead guitarist last month. But good news, Dave! This dude knows every Megadeth song. And he can play all 160 in chronological order as a bitching 20-minute medley.

  • 5 Excercises Every Man Should Be Doing At The Gym

    So, 2015 is fast approaching and you’ve signed up for the gym to start your New Year’s resolution a little early. Good for you. Before you know it you’re bombarded with offers for personal training, pilates, classes and a plethora of complicated machines. Corporate gyms like to have flashy machines, because it makes them feel safe and superior to know that they have something that you don’t. But really, all you need is knowledge. Contrary to what some gyms might tell you; when it comes to exercise, the simpler the better. So whether you’re an athlete or just trying to get in shape, here are five exercises that you should absolutely be doing in the gym.

  • Anatomy Of A Hangover [Infographic]

    Friday is here and chances are you’ll enjoy a drink or twelve this weekend then curse yourself when you awake with a hangover on Monday morning. How you can save yourself from the living hell of dehydration, nausea, and headache? By learning just what that deliciously evil alcohol is doing to your body. So study this infographic and take the proper precautions, including eating some food and drinking plenty of water. And maybe—and I know this is crazy—but maybe try not drinking quite so much. Or at least just stick to one alcohol. You’re on notice, Long Island Iced Tea.

  • 10 True Patriots Who Made America Proud in 2014

    Overall, 2014 has been a pretty solid year to live in America.  I, for one, am extremely proud to be an American and thought it would be pretty sweet to put together a list to honor some of the greats that came to the forefront this year. Whether it was making a shit ton of saves in the World Cup, raising a shit ton of money for a good cause, or being the source for a shit ton of internet memes, all of the following deserve recognition in some way, shape, or form for the outstanding things they did this year. Please note that this is a semi-serious list and that we should all know the true American hero’s are the troops who serve and protect this country by risking their lives everyday and those who have lost their lives doing so. It is in no particular order as I found it would be plain unfair to try and rank these fantastic Americans.  So without further ado, I give you all THE Greatest Americans of 2014.  Enjoy.

  • The RSVLTS Live It Up At Harrah’s New Orleans [42 Photos]

    Mardi Gras is just a couple months away, and if you’re thinking of planning a trip to New Orleans, get off your ass and do it already! And be sure to stay at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino. Recently, we packed our finest seersucker suits, practiced our accents by watching clips of Gambit on the X-Men cartoon, and headed down to the Big Easy for some gambling, drinking, and po’ boy indulging. And our base was an enormous suite at Harrah’s 26-story, 450-room hotel. Located in the heart of New Orleans, Harrah’s is across the street from the riverwalk and within walking distance of the historic French Quarter. But you don’t even have to go that far to find everything you could possibly want. For all your gaming needs, the adjacent Harrah’s Casino offers 115,000 square feet of gambling goodness in the only land-based private casino with table games in the state of Louisiana. 2,100 slot machines and over 90 table games await. For food and drinks, Harrah’s also has you covered. There’s the usual buffet for the blue-hairs on break from smoking cigarettes at the Dolly Parton slot machine along with the world famous Acme Oyster House for all your more »

  • Jonathan Toews Bought This $3.5 Million Chicago Bachelor Pad

    How do you celebrate the signing of an 8-year, $84 million contract extension with the Chicago Blackhawks? Well if you’re captain Jonathan Toews, you trade in your condo for a $3.5 million mansion on Chicago’s North Side. The 6,000-square-foot home features five bedroom and five bathrooms—perfect for all the kids he doesn’t have! There’s also an elevator, to easily get around the 4-story home, along with an outdoor kitchen and roof deck above the attached garage. That’s nice and all, but a Yamaha piano? I would have pegged him for a Steinway man…

  • Pizza Hut Australia Is Offering Doritos Crust

    While Pizza Hut here in the US recently unveiled a new menu complete with balsamic drizzle, honey sriracha crust, and fresh spinach, the pizza maker’s Australian counterpart has gone the Taco Bell route and opted to add Doritos. A press release states that the company spent months developing the new Doritos Crunchy Crust, which is amazing because it seems to be nothing more than crushed up Doritos stuck to crust using mozzarella cheese, then covered in cheddar. Perhaps they meant that they spent months getting high and talking about how great of an idea it would be before anyone sobered up enough for five minutes to actually make it. Don’t get us wrong, we’re enjoying the new US Pizza Hut offerings (pretzel crust!), but we can’t help but feel a tinge of regret that we’ll never know the glory of Doritos Crunchy Crust. We know it’s terrible for us, but this Tweet sums up our feelings perfectly: There's cheese hiding under the Doritos and I know I should be disgusted but I'm not. #PizzaHutCrunch pic.twitter.com/jcTHapcXeK — Rae Johnston (@miss_raej) December 2, 2014 Yeah…so how long would it take to get a pizza delivered from Australia? We’re really good tippers.

  • Wes Anderson Presents Star Wars: The Force Awakens [Video]

    What would be even better than a JJ Abrams-directed Star Wars film? How about one directed by Wes Anderson? If that were to ever happen, this trailer perfectly captures what it would be like. Warm color palette? Check. International baroque pop soundtrack? Check. Yellow font? Check. All right, this looks like the real deal. So when is it coming out?

  • Bizarre Folk Games From Around The World [Infographic]

    Getting bored with playing Cards Against Humanity at all your parties? Well that’s ridiculous, because it’s always fun. But if you really feel like you need to try something new, check out this infographic featuring 80 folk games from around the world. Could someone who is a bit more well-traveled let us know if these are all for real, though? Look at that Wife Carrying game from Finland. You carry a female through an “assault course.” That sounds…abusive and illegal. And those poor Estonian children racing around with potatoes on spoons. That must be the saddest game ever. Also, could we talk about where these interesting infographics come from? It’s always the most unrelated sites that produce such content. For instance, this one comes from Cape Portfolios, who rents luxury properties in Cape Town. And now I’m looking at pictures of places I’ll never rent in South Africa. So weird…

  • This DIY Seinfeld Fish Tank Is Gold, Jerry! Gold!

    What’s the deal with pet fish? You can’t take them for walks. You can’t pet them. What kind of person goes to a pet store, sees a fish swimming around in circles, and says “That’s for me. I need that in my life.” Who are these people? Audience laughter Cue funky bass line Fish tanks are boring and after the novelty wears off, you’re left with a stinky cesspool. But this DIY Seinfeld fish tank made from an old TV set is almost cool enough to make us want to get some fish. Almost. If you have an old TV and a lot of time on your hands, check out the step-by-step guide at Awesomeness Projects. If nothing else, it’ll make a swell Festivus gift.

  • You’ve Never Seen New York City Like This Before [38 High Quality Photos]

    Warning: These may be the greatest photos you’ll ever see of New York City. After viewing, you may be disappointed in every other picture you see of the Big Apple. But it’s totally worth it. Russian photographer Gelio recently visited New York City and quickly realized that to best experience the city, it was necessary to check it out from above. His incredible, high-quality photos capture New York’s fantastic skyscrapers, bridges, and parks from the sky, offering a unique perspective that even natives will never experience. These photos are just a small sample of Gelio’s series. You can check out many more along with descriptions of his journey and the city at Gelio.

  • 12 Breakout Stars of the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

    The 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show has been trending all over the web the last couple days and while everyone is focusing on the undeniable Candice Swanepoel stun fest that took place in London there were also several new Victoria’s Secret models who made their debut. Candice, Doutzen, Alessandra and the go-to stars won’t be around forever so these are the future Angels everyone will be talking about.

  • I Will Never Work A 40 Hour Work Week: An Expert Guide To Becoming A Workaholic

    “Don’t burn out,” my friend told me as I described to her my new working life. Though it’s only been a short time since I graduated college, I am well immersed in what I believe to be my career. I hear so many recent graduates say the same thing: “the real world sucks.” No, it doesn’t. These people got used to sleeping through morning classes and skipping history assignments. The real world is what you make it. I’m choosing to create a great career, so I will say this: I Will Never Work a 40 Work Week. There are others who agree with me. I reached out to many people for this article. The responses I got were inspiring and astonishing. Not only people in typically hard driving careers (law, medicine, investment baking), but many others shared my attitudes as well. As Colin Darretta of GoWellPath told me, “the forty hour workweek is dead, for the most part.” So what makes a workaholic lifestyle so enticing to this generation? Corporate Drone vs. Entrepreneur “I own a company and am lucky enough to work when I want – which means all the time.” — Orun Bhuiyan, Co-founder of SEOcial Though it is not clear more »

  • How Often Do People Watch Gangnam Style For It To Break YouTube’s Counter? We Did The Math

    Big news today as Psy’s annoyingly catchy “Gangnam Style” broke YouTube’s view counter. Back when the streaming site was developed, nobody really thought a single video could break the highest number in 32-bit computer code, 2,147,483,647, so nobody worried about it. But then Psy came along in July 2012 and by the end of that year, his video had reached the 1 billion mark. Surely interest in the silly song would wane, right? Somewhat, but not enough to stop the video from reaching 2 billion views then quickly surpassing the counter’s maximum. Google has worked on the issue and now when you hover your cursor over the counter, you can watch a little bit of math magic in action. At the time of this writing, it’s at 2,152,639,484. That’s a pretty big number, so let’s break it down to get an idea of some averages. The video has existed for 871 days. 2,152,639,484 divided by 871 is about 2,471,457. So on average, that’s how many times the video has been viewed each day. Dividing that number by 24 gives us about 102,977. That’s how often, on average, it’s viewed per hour. Now if we divide by 60, we get about more »

  • NYC’s 17th Century Rules For Drinking Responsibly

    Before New York City was New York City, it was New Amsterdam. The Dutch settled the New Netherland territory in the early 1600s and established its capital, New Amsterdam, at the southern tip of present-day Manhattan. In 1647, Peter Stuyvesant was appointed Director-General of the territory. He was unhappy to find a settlement of riotous drunks who began imbibing in the morning and were engaged in fisticuffs by midday. In order to bring order to the colony, Stuyvesant instituted an 8-point ordinance on drinking. The New York City Department of Records recently began curating a digital archive of early New York documents, including Stuyvesant’s edict on alcohol consumption. NYC history blog The Bowery Boys summed up the 8 points as follows: 1. “Henceforth no new taproom, tavern or inn shall be opened.” 2. “The taverns, taprooms and inns, already established, may continue for at least four consecutive years, but in the meantime the owners shall be obliged to engage in some other honest business at this place.” 3. “The tavern-keepers and tapsters are allowed to continue in their business for four years at least, but only on condition, that they shall not transfer their former occupation.” 4. “The tavern keepers more »

  • Better With Age: 4 Reasons Why You’re Turning 30 At The Perfect Time

    It’s an awesome time to be turning 30 right now (or in the near future). Sure, if you’re close to 30 or recently took the plunge, you no doubt heard the “oohs” and “ahhs” from anyone under 25 and over 45.“OOOOOOOOhhhhhhh, you’re turning 30!!!! That’s a huge deal!!” We get it, it does seem like a milestone but turning 30 is really like a something scary on the road of life. You see it in the distance at age 21 and it looks ominous but as you get closer, it’s not so bad and the next thing you know, you’re zooming by it having probably the best birthday party of your life. Here are reasons why I don’t care at all about the big 3-0.

  • The 24 Most Death Defying Selfies of 2014

    People went to great lengths to snap an epic selfie in 2014. Some we’re better than others. When we say “great lengths” we mean it. Most of the people you’ll see in the following gallery nearly risked their life to impress their social media pals and for that they deserve some recognition.

  • 53 People Who Thought They Met Celebrities In 2014…But Didn’t

    What a glorious day you know it’s going to be when you’re scrolling through your news feed and find one of your friends has taken a shameless selfie with a celebrity, only it’s not exactly a celebrity. I’d like to start an official internet slow clap for all those people out there that moderately resemble celebrities and just roll with it, totally immerse themselves in their celebrity dopplegangers. This year with the internet in lightspeed, Redditors went absolutely bonkers submitting photos to their “Not Really Famous” sub-reddit. Here are the best of the best of 2014. Help a bro out, share this story with your friends: Tweet

  • MIT Is Giving Students Free Bitcoin [Link]

    Although Bitcoin, the most popular cryptocurrency, has lost much of its value since the outrageous highs witnessed earlier this year, it is becoming a more accepted form of payment. In an effort to study just how Bitcoin adopters use the currency, MIT is giving students $100 worth of Bitcoin to spend however they want. Researchers will collect data to see how the money is spent and how the students feel about the cryptocurrency. So…do Cambridge-area Chipotle accept Bitcoin?

  • 62 Photos From The Victoria’s Secret 2014 Fashion Show

    For the first time ever, Victoria’s Secret held their annual fashion show in London rather than New York, which made us feel a little better about not being invited to yesterday’s show. Entertainment was provided by Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift (who fit right in with all the angels). If your invite was also lost in the mail, you can check out all the beautiful women you missed out on in this huge gallery.

 
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