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  • Chinese Man Builds Mini Electric Lamborghini For His Grandson [12 Photos]

    A 50-year-old man in China has built a mini electric Lamborghini that runs on five batteries to drive his grandson to school in. The car took about six months to build and cost just $825. It can reach a top speed of 26 mph and the batteries last long enough for a trip to the grandson’s school and back. The mini car features a working horn, stereo, and electric operated rain canopy and even has a hitch to hook up a trailer. The first car was so popular, two more have already been built for other family members. Jeez, my parents wouldn’t even buy me a Power Wheels. Why couldn’t I be born in central China? 

  • Want to Become a Better Writer? Copy the Work of Others! [Link]

    If you’re looking to improve your skills as a writer or if you’re suffering form writer’s block and need to readjust your way of thinking, there may be an age-old solution for you: copy the work of others. For centuries, great writers learned from the great writers that came before them by copying passages to get a feel for the rhythm and syntax they enjoyed as a reader. Give it a shot! If it was good enough for Hunter S Thompson, who copied Hemingway, and Jack London, who copied Rudyard Kipling, who can argue?

  • Incredible NYC Street Art [Video]

    Watch and be amazed as this incredible artist creates a sci-fi inspired cityscape in minutes using only spray paint. And he’s doing it on the sidewalk in New York City. I have enough trouble concentrating enough to send a text message when I’m walking down the street and this dude is churning out original artwork like it’s no big deal. Does anyone know where he is? I’d really to check this out in person.

  • Kids From Around The World Photographed With Their Toys [20 Photos]

    Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti’s  latest project, “Toy Stories,” is a collection of photographs from all over the world of children with their toys. As to be expected, the difference in the amount and cost of the toys is apparent when comparing children from first and third-world countries. What’s even more interesting is how Galimberti described the differences in how the subjects acted when he met them: “The richest children were more possessive. At the beginning, they wouldn’t want me to touch their toys, and I would need more time before they would let me play with them…In poor countries, it was much easier. Even if they only had two or three toys, they didn’t really care. In Africa, the kids would mostly play with their friends outside.” Socioeconomic commentary aside, if there’s anything else to get form this series, it’s don’t mess with little Italian boys. Look at that kid’s collection of slingshots and rocks! For more photos from “Toy Stories” and other equally interesting collections, be sure to check out Gabriele Galimberti.

  • Omega Celebrates the 45th Anniversary of Apollo 11 With A Stunning Speedmaster

    45 years ago this July, a man named Buzz stepped off a spaceship and on to our moon. He was the second man to step foot on the moon and the first to be wearing a watch. That watch was an Omega Speedmaster. This year the Swiss watchmaker behind the moonwalk is honoring the triumphant moment in history with a new version of the chronograph. Omega announced at BASELWORLD 2014 they’d be releasing 1,969 limited edition timepieces this year commemorating Buzz and Apollo 11. The black and gold watch will be available this June. Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary 

  • Foodini Will 3D Print Your Dinner

    The future of food has arrived and it is the Foodini. The first real food 3D printer, Foodini allows you to take fresh ingredients, jam them in a capsule, and turn the paste into ravioli, gnocchi, dinosaurs, or whatever else you can think up. The Kickstarter campaign has just started and they are already half-way to their goal, with 27 days remaining, so chances are pretty good that the Foodini will be a mass-produced reality soon. The device, which comes with 5 reusable capsules, is expected to retail for about $1300, but through the Kickstarter campaign, you can reserve one from the first mass-production run, expected in January of 2015, for just $999. If you’re a bit more cautious, you can head on over to the Foodini website and sign up for an email alert when it becomes available. If they figure out how to print Oreo O’s, they’ll make a fortune.

  • Michael Jackson Invented Anti-Gravity Shoes

    Everyone knows of Michael Jackson as the “King of Pop” whose singing and dancing made him the greatest entertainer in the world. But did you know he was also an inventor? When Jackson released the epic video for “Smooth Criminal” as part of his “Moonwalker” anthology film, his gravity-defying lean on the dance floor took the world by storm. Being a video, the stunt was done using wires but what if Jackson wanted to perform the extreme lean live on stage? Ever the consummate entertainer, Jackson, along with two designers, developed special footwear that dancers could lock into the stage to perform the signature lean. The patent, seen below, is now on display at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. as part of the “Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures” exhibit. So the next time your performing a gravity-defying lean on-stage, give a little thanks to the man who made it all possible, Michael Jackson.

  • The 23 Best Vintage Video Games You Can Play In Your Browser [Link]

    It’s Friday, why are you still working so hard? Those TPS reports can wait until next week, because now it’s time to play some NBA Jam. Or Streets of Rage. Or Turtles in Time. Or 20 other classic videogames that you can play in your browser while you pretend to still do work. Just make sure to have a spreadsheet open in another window that you can switch to when someone walks by. And be sure to wear headphones. Nothing says “I’m not doing work” like “Monster jam! He’s on fire!”

  • Mike Tyson Fights Are Even Better With Street Fighter Sound FX [Video]

    For all of us who grew up playing the Street Fighter videogames in America, we knew the boxer character as Balrog. However, in the original Japanaese version of the game he was known as M. Bison because he was modeled after Mike Tyson. To avoid a lawsuit, the game developers did some name swaps and we ended up with M. Bison as the red-suited dictator played by Gomez Addams in the terrible Van Damme Street Fighter movie. But this was all 20 years ago and nobody is going to sue anymore, so it’s time for Mike Tyson to embrace M. Bison, which he did when he retweeted this video of his fights with sound effects from the videogame.

  • Art That Transforms Beloved Childhood Characters Into Nightmares

    Digital artist Dan LuVisi has a knack for taking your favorite childhood characters, such as Kermit or Yoshi or Fozzie, and placing them in violent situations that forever change the way you look at them. And he delights in his nightmarish creations. Of his version of Ernie, LuVisi states “May he rot your dreams.” Thanks, buddy. Check out more of Dan LuVisi’s incredible digital art on DeviantArt.

  • Miguel Cabrera Inks The Largest Contact In Baseball History

    Overnight the Detroit Tigers made a huge commitment to two-time American League MVP Miguel Cabrera, locking him down on a new 10-year contract that will pay him $292 million. Not only that but the club has an option for an 11th and 12th season which would ballon the contract to over $352 million. FOX Sports reports:

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Official Trailer Released

    The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.

  • Animated Map Shows Exploding Wine Consumption In The U.S. Since 1994

    Since 1994, American wine consumption has experienced year over year growth. Many attribute the sparking of this phenomena to an event that happened a little less than three years prior. In November 1991, 60 Minutes aired a report about French diets and heart disease rates: The French Paradox: the fact that the incidence of coronary heart disease in France is 40 percent lower than it is in the United States. This, despite a French diet high in fat and cholesterol. American and French researchers interviewed by “60 Minutes” pointed to an apparent relationship between moderate alcohol consumption, particularly red wine, and a lower rate of heart disease. We won’t be seeing Amazon Drones dropping off wine anytime soon, but this was a 60 Minutes report that did get taken seriously; red wine sales quickly jumped. Within a couple of years, all wine sales turned in the right direction. American wine sales bottomed out at 449 gallons in 1993. Since then, we’ve drank more wine than the previous year, every year. Of course we’ve added a lot of people since 1993. And that’s what the chart below shows — per capita wine consumption, per state, since 1994. These numbers are actually more »

  • How Much Would It Cost To Be Captain America?

    With the new Winter Soldier movie coming out, we decided to crack into the financial breakdown of how much being a superhero costs; even one that runs on government SHIELD funds. Join us as we dig into the theoretical calculations and pricing figures of Steve Rogers, Captain America, The First Avenger.

  • What The Heck Is Oculus Rift? A Guide To Facebook’s $2 Billion Deal

    Yesterday, Facebook bought a virtual reality company called Oculus VR. Shortly afterward, the internet exploded. If you’ve been closely following Oculus and their Oculus Rift VR headset over the past couple of years, you probably already have a ton of thoughts and opinions on all this. But what if you haven’t really been paying attention? What’s the deal, why is everyone so worked up? Didn’t virtual reality already happen in the 90s? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Below is our explanation of what’s going on, and why Facebook just paid a cool couple billion for a company that makes a virtual reality headset.

  • Milton Glasier Has Some Critiques for Modern Craft Beer Labels

    World renowned graphic designer, Milton Glasier has a few critiques for the world of craft beer. Glasier, responsible for designing the Brooklyn Brewery, DC Comics and infamous I ♥ NY logo has a tried and true recipe for success when designing for the masses while portraying a grass roots aesthetic. The 84-year old design legend thinks the secret sauce to a good craft beer logo is in seeming like you don’t know what you’re doing. Come across “quirkily amateurish”. Glasier told the NY Times “The one thing you don’t want to look like is Budweiser,” Glaser says. “This creates a paradox: How do you deliberately create the illusion of not knowing what you’re doing when you actually do?” Glasier’s full list of critiques can be seen on NY Times.

  • Wu-Tang Will Release One Single Copy of Their New Secret Album

    With dwindling sales and bootlegs taking over the music industry, artists needed to figure out a new avenue for turning a profit. The Wut-Tang clan may have just gracefully found a solution. They’re releasing one single copy. A limited (to say the least) one of a kind release of their new album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin will be sold to the highest bidder. The 31 track two disc set will be case in a virtually priceless hand carved nickel-silver box designed by the British Moroccan artist Yahya, whose works have been commissioned by royal families and leaders across the globe. A brilliant take on music identified as art. The reason why tangible art is so valuable is because of it’s exclusivity and rareness. Limit the release of a product and up the value. Case the product in a one of a kind box forged in the mountains of Marrakech, Morocco and you have yourself a priceless work of art. The price tag is already buzzing around the million dollar mark and as the hype builds so will it’s value. The trick is keeping the secrets of the album contained. Once the buyer has it, it’s up to them to keep it for more »

  • Pharrell’s “Happy” Works Surprisingly Well On Trombone [Video]

    If there’s one thing Christopher Bill’s 130 YouTube videos prove, it’s that he knows his way around a trombone. From classical to jazz to pop, he can do it all. And he doesn’t even need a band. His latest video is a cover of Pharrell’s infectious hit “Happy” made up entirely of trombone loops. What may seem like a goofy novelty is actually an amazing cover that you’ll want to hear more and more. Just listen to that rich timbre! And good news for all you fellow tromboners: Christopher’s arrangements are available on his website.

  • Charts Only Game of Thrones Fans Will Understand

    Tom Phillips and Robin Edds of Buzzfeed have compiled a series of charts that only true Game of Thrones fans will understand. The series of charts are quite giggleable (sp?) if you’re a serious fan of the show and if anything get you “psyched out of your mind about” (Classic Dinklage) next season.

  • Incredible Destruction From The 9.2 Earthquake That Struck Alaska 50 Years Ago [50 Photos]

    On March 27, 1964, the most powerful recorded earthquake in U.S. history struck Alaska. The Great Alaska Earthquake registered a moment magnitude of 9.2, the second largest in recorded history. Lasting nearly 3 minutes, the event resulted in tsunamis, collapsed structures, and fissures that claimed the lives of about 139 people across south-central Alaska. The powerful earthquake also brought tsunamis to Oregon, where 5 people died, and California, where 13 died. An estimated $311 million ($2.28 billion today) in property damage resulted. 11 major aftershocks with a magnitude greater than 6.2 were felt on the first day alone, with 9 more occurring in the following 3 weeks. Lesser aftershocks were felt up to a year later. The following pictures, from the Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage, show the immense damage in and around Anchorage. Over 900 more photos are available on Viewshare.

  • Edge of Tomorrow Trailer

    Tom Cruise stars in this near future action flick which an alien race attacks earth and our military is unable to counter. Cruise plays Lt. Col. Bill Cage (please let him be a decendant of Nic Cage) is dropped into action parachuting in a futuristic D-Day beach mission. He dies, then relives the attack, then dies again, then… well you get it. It’s Groundhog Day meets Minority Report. And just like Groundhog Day, Cage gets better at predicting the enemy’s attacks with increasing skill. Emily Blunt plays Toms sidekick/love interest/murderer. If anything go see it so you can watch Tom Cruise die 100 times. We’re kidding Tom. We love you, you’re just great.

  • RSVLTS Cap’n ‘Merica Hat + American Dream T-shirt Giveaway

    Our wildly popular Cap’n ‘Merica snapback is back in stock just in time for the warm spring and summer month. To celebrate we’re giving away a hat and American Dream t-shirt this week to a lucky RSVLTS reader. Enter below and if you can’t wait to see if you won’t just buy one at the RSVLTS Store.

  • People Posing With All The Food They Eat In A Day [6 Photos]

    Award-winning photojournalist Peter Menzel examines the differences in diet the world over in his latest book, “What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.” The book features both those who are active with healthy diets and those who lead a more sedentary existence and may not make the best eating choices. The dichotomy is a striking way for the reader to recognize the huge effect of diet and maybe make some changes in their own life. Along with the 80 profiles of people from 30 countries are calorie totals of their daily diet and essays form experts discussing the effects of diet on our personal health and the health of the planet. “What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets” is available now form Amazon for $30.

  • FROM BEER BATHS TO WHITE-WATER RAFTING: 12 BREWERIES THAT GO WAY BEYOND JUST TOURS [Link]

    Looking to travel to different craft breweries around the world? They’re all interesting at first, but soon enough, you’ll get sick of the same old tour again and again. Good thing Thrillist has put together this list of 12 breweries that offer more than just the standard walking tour. These tours have you creating your own beer, watching movies, rafting, and even bathing in the sudsy nectar of the gods.

  • De La Soul Releases New Album As Free Download

    Last month, De La Soul offered a free download of their entire discography available for a short time in honor of their 25th anniversary, reigniting interest in the hip hop pioneers. Now the trio has released their new mixtape as a free download on BitTorrent. “Smell the Da.I.S.Y.” is a joint effort between De La Soul and deceased producer J Dilla. Instead of writing new lyrics, the group took some of their most classic lines and mixed them over 11 J Dilla tracks. The collection is sure to please old fans and, as a free and legal download, is a great chance for new listeners to get into De La Soul. Now go download your copy of the mixtape at BitTorrent.

  • Iconic LIFE Magazine Photos of Skateboarders in 1965 New York City [30 Photos]

    Although the lords of Dogtown changed skateboarding forever, finding solace in the empty pools of southern California, New Yorkers were having their own fun down the crowded city streets and parks in 1965. In the 49 years since the photos were taken by Bill Eppridge for LIFE magazine, skateboarding has become a sport recognized by even the most extreme traditionalists. A sport that takes great agility, strength and precision to complete a trick or even ride for that matter. in the 60’s the streets of the city were filled with kids, teens and even adults alike trying their luck on a new fun toy. Bill Eppridge and LIFE Magazine were there to capture it all.

  • These Hyper Realistic Masks Are Frighteningly Real [10 Photos]

    Artist Landon Meier first gained worldwide fame with his award winning baby head masks, portraying extremely detailed and oversized happy, crying, and disgusted baby faces. Then his hyper realistic masks of famous people, such as Charlie Sheen, Mike Tyson, and Bryan Cranston as Heisenberg solidified his fame. His most recent mask is an eerily lifelike Stephen Colbert that will undoubtedly flatter the egocentric late-night host. All of Meier’s work is incredible and you can see more at order your own baby head mask at Hyperflesh.

  • Negatives From Scott’s Antarctic Expedition May Go To Auction [14 Photos]

    113 photographic negatives taken by Captain Robert Falcon Scott between September and December of 1911 during his failed Antarctic expedition may go up for auction. The recently rediscovered negatives are currently held at the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge, but if the institute can’t raise £275,000 (about $455,000) soon, the negatives will go up for auction. The photos offer an unprecedented look at the ill-fated journey and the SPRI is hoping to be able to keep them with the help of donations. Whoever ends up owning the negatives will be in possession of a collection of exceptional historical significance. If they go to auction, I’ve got $20 to chip in.

  • Australian Bachelor Pad Hovers Over The Beach [18 Photos]

    Originally built in 1978, Australia’s iconic “Pole House” on the Great Ocean Road was really showing its age when the current owners purchased the property in 2005. After 13 months of renovation by Melbourne’s F2 Architecture, the house has reopened, with no signs of the Berber carpeted walls or light fixtures made from green wine bottles. From the outside, the house looks very much the same, but inside it is sleek and modern. The only hint of its age is the 1960s-era floating fireplace, which would have been foolish to remove. The entire house is basically one big, open room looking out onto the ocean. The supporting pole and bathroom are concealed in a burnt ash timber wall. And the best part? The house is available for vacation rentals through Great Ocean Road Holidays. You’ll be sure to get plenty of Sheilas, mate.

 
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