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  • A Nostalgic Compilation of Every Nintendo Start Screen

    For many of us Nintendo was the first step into a world that would survive the test of time. The world of video games. At the time NES was just an 8-bit console with what seemed like at the time, the pinnacle of electronic gaming. How could it get better than this?! Well it did. Way better. But that doesn’t mean we don’t get all emotional when someone brings up any news related to NES. YouTuber, NicksplosionFX created a comilation of every start screen in the history of NES gaming. It’s three hours, better plan your night around it.

  • MLB Introduces A “Shot CLock” For Pitchers In Arizona Fall League

    Not so long ago, MLB took the step of forming a “pace of game” committee to address the mounting levels of down time in an average major-league contest. That committee  created three new rules one of which was introduced last night in the Arizona Fall League. A “pace of play” clock is being was introduced that will give pitchers between 12 and 20 seconds to pitch the ball when they receive it back from the catcher. Pace of Play clocks installed next to each dugout at @MLBazFallLeague opener tonight. Horrifying. pic.twitter.com/UC2sbS1dac — Steve Berthiaume (@BertDbacks) October 8, 2014 MLB will test the following rule changes/rule enforcements, per a league press release: Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep at least one foot in the batter’s box throughout his at-bat, unless one of a series of established exceptions occurs, in which case the batter may leave the batter’s box but not the dirt area surrounding home plate. (Exceptions include a foul ball or a foul tip; a pitch forcing the batter out of the batter’s box; “time” being requested and granted; a wild pitch or a passed ball; and several others.) No-Pitch Intentional Walks: In the event a team decides to intentionally more »

  • The World’s Top Freerunners Fly Through The Air In Santorini, Greece

    Red Bull Art of Motion returned to the island of Santorini, Greece, the so-called freerunning paradise, on October 4, 2014. Once again, the world’s top freerunners got together on an epic course setting, against the volcanic landscape and the infinite blue sea. Deploying their unique style in a demanding and natural track, 18 freerunners were competing against the course and themselves, presenting their own unique skills through their awesome tricks, runs and drops.

  • 5 Simple Kettlebell Exercises That Will Blast Your Abs In Under 30 Minutes

    Tony Gentilcore, cofounder of Cressey Performance in Hudson, Massachusetts, met up with Men’s health to share a workout that requires only two kettlebells and will shred your core, eliminate muscle imbalances, boost athletic performance, and pack on lean mass all over. All you need to do is grab two kettlebells and do these exercises in the order shown. Rest 60 seconds between each set and 2 minutes between exercises.

  • Roger Goodell’s Days As The NFL’s Omnipotent Enforcer Are Numbered

    NEW YORK CITY — Roger Goodell’s days as the NFL’s enforcer are clearly numbered, and team owners expect to hear details of how the commissioner’s role in the league’s disciplinary process could be reduced when they conduct their fall meeting at a Manhattan hotel on Wednesday. Discussion at the one-day meeting will be dominated by matters of social responsibility and how to improve and strengthen the league’s personal conduct policy. At the center of that issue is the acknowledgement that Goodell is open to ceding some of the singular power he has wielded in terms of meting out league discipline on the personal conduct front. In the aftermath of the NFL’s poorly received response to the Ray Rice domestic violence case, as well as the other highly publicized legal problems of Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy, Goodell has signaled that he’s willing to surrender or share the power to discipline in personal conduct matters. According to a memo sent from Goodell to the teams on Monday, that initiative might even include the establishment of an independent panel of outside experts who would have the responsibility of deciding whether players who have been arrested should be allowed to stay on the more »

  • AeroMobil 3.0 Hits The Streets And Takes To The Skies [6 Photos]

    Slovakian firm AeroMobil has been working on developing a flying car since 1990. While many of us have given up hope on being able to fly out of a traffic jam, AeroMobil has kept the dream alive. They have now completed the third generation of their craft and will show it off October 29 at Australia’s Pioneers Festival. The flying car can reach a top speed of 100 mph on the road and 124 mph in the sky. The 992-pound vehicle also has a seat for a passenger. If you don’t believe the AeroMobil is the real deal, check out the photos and video below. And for more info, including technical specs, visit AeroMobil.

  • Richard Branson To Young Entrepreneurs: ‘Just Do It’

    Through the decades, entrepreneur Richard Branson has not lost that certain wunderkind vibe about him and the way he runs his brand. This aura makes him especially inspiring to entrepreneurs who are looking to start young. “Most young people with good ideas… will find that 99 percent of people will give them every reason why their idea’s been done before or why it’s not a good idea or why they’re going to fall flat on your face,” Branson recently told Inc.’s president and editor-in-chief Eric Schurenberg during an exclusive sit-down interview. “In the end, you have to say, ‘Screw it. Just do it.’” At the age of 15, Branson dropped out of high school to start his first business, a magazine for young activists titled Student. Four years later in 1970, Branson began selling records by mail. In 1971 he opened his first record store. In 1972 he opened a recording studio. In 1973 he started his own record label. The Virgin business empire had begun, and Branson had not yet turned 24. Today, the Virgin Group is a well-regarded global conglomerate of about 350 companies, branching into the entertainment, travel and mobile industries. Not all of Branson’s big ideas have been successful. more »

  • A New Interactive U.S. Map Based On Where Baseball Players Were Born

    On Monday, I wrote a piece in which I divided the United States into 50 states of equal population. Today, I’m dividing the country up in order to evenly distribute a small segment of its population: professional athletes. Thanks to the sports-reference.com family of websites (and ESPN player profiles, league sites, and Wikipedia), I was able to find the birthplace of every American player currently in any one of the four major sports. Click on the buttons below for an animated look at where and when the players in each sport were born.

  • This 4-Minute Handshake Is Pretty Impressive [Video]

    Ever wonder what TV news anchors do during the commercial break? Do they grab a quick snack? Maybe freshen up with some vocal exercises? Nah. They perform epic, four-minute long handshakes. Or at least that’s what Robert Jordan and Jackie Bange of Chicago’s WGN-TV do. It’s probably a nice break when you spend your day reporting depressing subjects like war and ebola and the Cubs.

  • Madison Bumgarner Likes To Chug Beer, You Guys.

    When the Giants win and move on that means Madison Bumgarner will be chugging multiple beers in the locker room. It all started last week against Pittsburgh when, after striking out 10 during a four-hit shutout to get the Giants, Bumgarner took four beers and started chugging them in the locker room. Then Tuesday night, after the Giants beat the Washington Nationals in four games to advance to the National League Championship Series, Bumgarner one-upped himself by chugging five beers in celebration. Source: Bleacher Report

  • The Old-School Beauty Of Anita Ekberg

    Born in 1931, Swedish actress and pin-up model Anita Ekberg is best known for her role in Fellini’s “La Dolce Vita.” In the iconic film, which introduced the world to the word “paparazzi” via the annoying photographer Paparazzo, Ekberg wades through Rome’s Trevi Fountain in a sensual scene. Ekberg’s career began in the 50s, after being crowned Miss Sweden in 1950. She then moved to the United States to take part in the Miss Universe competition. Although she did not win, she garnered enough attention to begin modeling in pin-up magazines. By the mid-1950s, Ekberg had entered the film industry and was even advertised as “Paramount’s Marilyn Monroe.” It was “La Dolce Vita” in 1960 that made Ekberg a legend and solidified her status as a sex symbol. And Rome must have made quite an impact on her, for it is where resides today, at the age of 83.

  • This Is How ‘EuroTrip’ Got Matt Damon To Sing ‘Scotty Doesn’t Know’

    UPROXX raised a great question this morning. How did Eurotrip, a cult favorite which didn’t even make its $25 million budget back at the box office, get Matt Damon to sing “Scotty Doesn’t Know”? The movie was released in 2004, the same year Damon also appeared in Ocean’s Twelve and The Bourne Supremacy, so what the hell was he doing at a high school graduation party in Ohio? EuroTrip wasn’t even filmed in the United States. All the magic happened in Prague, including the “Scotty Doesn’t Know” scene, which was shot at the International School of Prague. Damon will also in Prague at the same time, filming The Brothers Grimm. That’s part one. Part two takes us back to 1988, when Damon, who’s celebrating a birthday today, was a student at Harvard, the same university that Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer, and Dave Mandel also went to. Who they are? The writers, directors, and producers of EuroTrip (some Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm shows, too — Schaffer also created The League with his wife, Jackie). So there you go: were it not for Harvard, there would be no “Scotty Doesn’t Know” with Matt Damon. ‘Bout time Boston did some good in more »

  • The Evolution of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Illustrator, Daniel Nyari created an interesting graphic that delves into the evolution of TV’s favorite heroes in a half shell. Daniel designed 24 of the most recognizable character designs using the original Mirage comics initially, then cartoon series, film, video game, and toys to timeline different iterations of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. His works will be exhibited in the ‘Ninja Turtles in Time’ exhibition at the Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, New York City.

  • Texts From Your Ex Are Hilarious And Depressing

    Maybe you have a pathetic ex who texts every time they’re drunk about how much they miss you even though they treated you like crap the whole time you were in a relationship together. Or maybe you are that ex. Either way, it’s a situation we are all familiar with. A new Instagram account, TextsFromYourEx, shares real texts from exes venting their hatred of each other or asking for their Jamie Oliver cookbooks back. Looking through these, you’ve really got to admire the tenacity of married men in winning back their mistresses. Or just cringe.

  • Phuket’s Vegetarians Are Hardcore [15 HQ Photos]

    Each year in Thailand, the city of Phuket (pronounced poo-ket, not…you know) hosts the Phuket Vegetarian Festival. It is held in the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar and is believed that the rituals practiced during the festival will bring good fortune. During the 10-day festival, residents of Chinese descent follow a strict vegan diet to cleanse their spirits. Then things get crazy. The most hardcore devotees will walk over hot coals, climb ladders with bladed rungs, and, as you can see in these photos, shove a bunch of stuff through holes in their faces. Hmm…you know, maybe it’s actually some protein or iron deficiency wreaking havoc on their brains that leads to these wacky antics.

  • 15 Minutes Of Glorious Spinning In MMA Fights [Video]

    For skilled and agile fighters, spinning is an effective move. First they avoid a hit from their opponent then are suddenly in position to deliver a bunch of their own. But not everyone is so graceful. Some of these spins are successes, while some of these fighters just look like that kid in high school who always talked about martial arts classes but when he finally got in a fight he just spastically bounced around then got dropped by one punch. But when set to Strauss’ “Blue Danude” or Offenbach’s “Can-Can,” they are all entertaining. Oh, and one dude gets a backwards kick to the junk.

  • Celebrate The Return Of The Walking Dead With Walking Dad Meme

    “The Walking Dead” returns to AMC this Sunday, so we thought we’d celebrate by taking a look at the greatest meme the show has spawned, Walking Dad. If you haven’t seen the show, we won’t spoil anything by explaining the depressing, dramatic scene where these stills were taken from. Instead, just enjoy the dad jokes and the expense of whiney little Carl. Or Coral.

  • How Good Is Your Attention Span? [Infographic]

    Look we live in a fast pace world controlled by scrolling. We scroll through blogs and new feeds as if it’s second nature. Processing information at a cliff notes on steroids level. After years and years of doing this repetitively it’s no wonder attention spans have all but dwindled down to a baby. A baby with 10 sets of keys dangling in front of it’s face. Here’s an interesting flow chart to put your attention to the test.

  • Every Movie Would Be Better With Mike Tyson [25 Photos]

    Now that Mike Tyson has given up on beating people to near death and biting off the ears of his enemies, it’s safe to really like the guy. Hell, he raises pigeons! How adorable is that? And his delightful lisp endears him to us even more. And as his roles in “The Hangover” and “Rocky Balboa” and…uh…”Scary Movie 5″ prove, he’s also an enjoyable actor, or thethpian if you will. Take a look at these posters and see what other films would benefit from Iron Mike. Then Check out even more at Mike Tython.

  • Who Should Be On The New York Yankees’ Mount Rushmore? [Vote Now]

    There has been a lot of debate whether or not Derek Jeter deserves to be on the New York Yankees’ theoretical “Mount Rushmore”. There are four spots to fill, one needs to be Babe Ruth, that is hardly debatable, but what about the other three? For a team with 21 numbers retired numbers and an owner who changed baseball forever we want to settle the argument and allow the fans to vote.

  • Captivating Ground Views of Iconic Skyscrapers Around the Globe [45 Photos]

    If you live anywhere near an urban cityscape, I’d implore you to take a minute and look up every once in a while, preferably not in the middle of the street. The views looking up can be surprisingly tranquil in a geometrically hypnotizing sort of way, but never the less, a beautiful pattern that disappears into the sky. Here are some of the best ground floor views of iconic buildings across the globe.

  • Vote Now for the Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year Award!

    The Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year Award recognizes the person who best-represents or contributes to the Mustached American community during the prior year, and is named in honor of the late and legendary performer Robert Goulet, whose voice, trademark mustache, sense of humor, and black leather jackets represented a quadruple-threat of talent the American Mustache Institute is proud to salute. After combing through more than 500 nominees, the Certified Mustacheology Analysis Unit (CMAC) of the American Mustache Institute present the finalists for the 7th annual Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year, the winner of which will be announced Oct. 25, in Richmond, Virginia, at‘Stache Bash 2014 presented by Wahl Trimmers (see past winners here).   Check out the nominees and vote now over at americanmustacheinstitute.org/goulet-voting

  • Every Man Should Know How to Pair Wine With Food [Infographic]

    If you’re not a “wine guy” it can be very intimidating trying to order the right wine to pair with an entre. Especially if you’re server is a pretentious dick. This interesting infographic made by Wine Folly is simple and easy to follow. Built in an elegant subway style map, each type of food makes it’s way down to a certain type of wine. While vegetables, rich fish, meats and sweets have a limited selection of wine to pair with, starches and hard cheeses have a broader spectrum of vino. View the full sized graphic here >>

  • You’ll Hate Yourself For Loving This Bacon Bowl Commercial So Much [Video]

    When the Bacon Bowl first came out, with it’s infomercial of dubious quality appealing to housewives whose only chance at love and affection from their husbands and children being bowls constructed entirely of bacon and filled with eggs and cheese, it was easy enough to dismiss the product. Unless you were high when the commercial was on, in which case you swore you’d buy one but luckily passed out before working up the energy to dial the phone number. But with this new commercial, complete with an epic theme song and novel uses for the bacon bowls (is that ice cream???), you might just want to go out and waste money on a device that seems to be nothing more than a muffin pan turned upside down. And where can one find these marathons with bacon and eggs for sustenance? Throw in a nice hearty stout, and that sounds like the greatest race ever!

  • 14 HQ Photos From The World’s Largest Hot Air Balloon Festival

    The world’s largest hot air balloon event, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, is currently underway in New Mexico. The nine-day event, which ends October 12, is currently is in its 43rd year. Over 500 teams from 22 countries have brought their balloons to this year’s festivities, a huge difference from the original gathering in 1972 which saw just 13 balloons take to the skies. In addition to various competitions including races, a ring toss, and pole grab events, the get-together is also an opportunity for creative aeronauts to showcase their uniquely shaped and decorated balloons. For more info on this year’s festival check out Balloon Fiesta.

  • Bullet trains are great, but Elon Musk’s Hyperloop makes them look like steam locomotives

    California’s proposed bullet train connecting Los Angeles to San Francisco sounds pretty fast. The top speed is 220 mph. The trip from Hollywood to Silicon Valley would take only three hours. And now the state finally has the legal go-ahead to fund the project. But compared to the so-called “Hyperloop” concept that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk introduced last year, the bullet train might as well be from the age of steam propulsion. Three hours? Try 35 minutes. Musk says the Hyperloop would cost $7.5 billion to build, versus $68 billion for the high-speed rail line. And while the bullet train looks cool, it would still just be a very fast train, while the Hyperloop looks like something borrowed from the future. Here’s a refresher on Musk’s Hyperloop: The design uses special capsules that would travel in tubes on a cushion of air at 700 mph.Passengers in each capsule would be unable to see outside, but personal screens would provide them with landscape views or entertainment options.The tubes would be elevated, situated on pylons.The Hyperloop would join California’s technology and entertainment capitals.Musk and his engineers have already worked out the critical technological innovations that would make the Hyperloop possible more »

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