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  • 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?

  • The 11 Biggest Snubbed Sequels in Gaming History

    When a video game gets released and it invokes cries of “why isn’t this an accurate portrayal of reality?!’” by those who bought it, a sequel is expected. And—for a vast majority of the money-hungry gaming industry—the opportunity to ring every last dollar out of a profitable gaming franchise is one that is seized. However, even those in the upper echelons of gaming companies are human—hence, prone to the occasional fallacy. Blunderous in nature, these snubbed sequels all made the gaming community cry litanies of anger upon realization that they would never come to pass.

  • Psy And Snoop Team Up For “Hangover” [Video]

    Korean superstar Psy first gained worldwide attention a couple summers ago with his bizarre hit “Gangnam Style.” In less than 2 years, the video has become the most watched on YouTube, with over 2 billion views. Let that sink in for a moment. 2 billion. His latest video, “Hangover,” features the smooth rhymes of Snoop and lots of frenetic editing to ensure a seizure while viewing. Only time will tell if it will be as big a hit as “Gangnam Style,” but with over 6 million views a day after its release, it’s on the right path.

  • Simpsons Characters As NHL Team Logos

    Graphic designer and Instagram user ak47_studios reimagined all 30 NHL team logos as Simpsons characters. How did he handle your favorite team? I’ve got to say, I’m pretty satisfied with the Jersey Ned Devils. Check out more great artwork from ak47_studios on Instagram, including Nintendo 8-bit versions of NBA teams and breakfast cereal characters as NFL team logos. Source: ak47_studios 

  • Shake Shack Is Celebrating 10 Year Anniversary with Specialty Burgers

    On June 12th, 2004 Shake Shack opened it’s doors for the first time. Ten years later the burger joint is know known as an NYC institution with locations in Madison Square Park, Upper West Side and CitiField. In a city that pride’s itself on a gourmet burger, Shake Shack has managed to stand out from the crowd going back to basics with 3 simple stand out, delicious signature menu items; it’s burges, fries and of course milk shakes. This week the Shack will be featuring a different signature burger every day of the week. Stop in one day and or everyday at it’s Madison Park location and feast on these specialty burgers. Monday (6/9): Daniel Boulud – The Piggie Shack Shack beef-blend topped with DBGB’s BBQ pulled pork, jalepeño mayo, Boston lettuce and mustard-vinegar slaw. Tuesday (6/10): David Chang – Momofuku Shrimp Stack Shack beef-blend cheeseburger topped with smoked and griddled shrimp patty, Momofuku Hozon Sauce, Bibb lettuce, pickled onion and salted cucumber. Wednesday (6/11): Andrew Zimmern – AZ Cabrito Butter Burger Goat burger with herb butter topped with roasted tomato, charred onion and sweet pickle. Thursday (6/12): Daniel Humm – The Humm Burger Shack beef-blend gruyere cheeseburger topped with all-natural applewood smoked bacon, celery relish, Bibb lettuce, more »

  • UBER Now Valued at $17 Billion

    On June 6th taxi app and service Uber announced a new round of funding for $1.2 billion, the most money a startup has managed to raise since Facebook. Because of it’s large amount of fresh capital funding the company is now valued at $17 Billion and that’s without money in the bank. The four year-old San Francisco startup plans to expand it’s horizons past its current 128 city mark. Uber also operates in over 36 countries and growing. “The common gut reaction when you see a number like this is that it’s irrational,” says Bill Gurley, a venture capitalist with Benchmark who currently sits on Uber’s board. “But this is the fastest-growing company we’ve ever worked with, comparable to the early days of eBay.”

  • National Doughnut Day Traces Its Roots To the Salvation Army And World War I [Link]

    The first Friday of every June marks National Doughnut Day, a holiday in which many doughnut (or donut) purveyors will entice us with free fried goodness. While indulging in your favorite variety of doughnut today, take a moment to learn just how the treat, a variation of the Dutch olykoecks, or oily cakes, came to prominence in the USA. Hint: It involves the Salvation Army and World War I.

  • Every Showreel Cliche In One Epic Showreel [Video]

    Fed up art director Peter Quinn has created this showreel of every showreel cliche that will make everyone who watches cringe, knowing they are guilty of at least some, if not all, of them. Unfortunately, there are bound to be viewers who will miss the point, and instead find something to include on their next reel. But, srsly, dat sweet cloth tho.

  • Female Celebrities With ‘Shopped Muscles Are…Confusing [20 Photos]

    Ever dream of seeing your favorite female celebrity with outrageously muscular arms? No? Well too bad, because here they are. DeviantArt user edinaus Photoshops some of the biggest names in Hollywood in order to give them arms that would make Ivan Drago envious. The resulting photos are enticing to some (check out the comments on deviantArt) and unnerving to others (me!). Although, to be honest, Ashley Olsen could benefit from a little bit of muscle. If these photos are get your motor running (we don’t judge), head over to deviantArt for the rest of the series.

  • Photographer Buys Spacesuit, Takes Brilliant Photos Of “Everyday Astronaut” [12 Photos]

    In November of 2013, photographer and savvy shopper Tim Dodd found himself the lone bidder of a Russian space suit. To show off his incredible purchase, he devised this series of “A Day in the Life of Everyday Astronaut.” The photos are brilliant, especially for all the little details. What does an astronaut shop for at the grocery store? Tang, of course! What kind of beer would an astronaut imbibe? Blue Moon! What does an astronaut order at an ice cream stand? That horrible space ice cream that every museum gift shop sells! Check out the rest of the series and more photographs at Tim Dodd Photography.

  • What D-Day Locations look like Then and Now

    D-Day is a generic military term for the day on which a combat attack or operation is initiated, but it’s the June 6, 1944 Normandy landings that most people associate with the term. On that day, over 150,000 Allied troops invaded Normandy, France, the largest seaborne invasion in history. The operation, carefully planned with phases of the moon, tides, and time of day all taken into account, marked the beginning of the invasion of German-occupied Western Europe. In remembrance of this historic day, Reuters photographer Chris Helgren revisited sites around Normandy and created a side-by-side album with archival photos from 70 years ago. Although the debris has long since cleared and ruins have been rebuilt, many bunkers remain as a reminder of the most famous of D-Days.

  • 10 Facts About Tetris

    June 6 marks the 30th anniversary of Tetris, one of the world’s most popular video games. To mark this monumental occasion, why not learn a few things about the insanely addictive puzzle game? Then go play some Tetris for an hour or 10. Don’t worry, scientists say it’s good for your brain!

  • Stadiums of the World Cup on Google Maps

    The World Cup is just a mere week away and Google’s decided to let the entire world in on the fun by giving a tour of all 12 stadiums where the games will be hosted. From the Arena de San Pablo to the Estadio Maracaná every stadium offers it’s own unique characteristics like the dynamic culture of Brazil itself. View all the stadiums here and do some more digging and walk around the colorful streets of Brazil as well.


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