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  • These Body Paintings Will Have You Questioning Reality [20 Photos]

    Tokyo-based artist Hikaru Cho is a master when it comes to body painting. The amount of depth she is able to achieve is simply mind-boggling. I dare say she is as talented as the devious makeup artists of Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” who tricked me into believing in Keira Knightley’s cleavage. Cho was even able to make a dude look like he is ample-bosomed! For more incredible work, check out Hikaru Cho’s website. While you do that, I’ll be dealing with a lot of questions I now have about myself. 

  • The Definitive Game of Thrones Season 3 Recap

    A little blurry on the deets from last seasons Game of Thrones season? The official GoT YouTube channel has put together a full season recap to get you back in the swing of things. The video runs about 25 minutes, so tell your boss “TGIF”, right? Included are character breakdowns, plot twists and alliances as well as some insight into next season’s possibilities.

  • Life as a LEGO Professional [Link]

    Do you think life as a professional Lego builder is all just fun and games? Well, it kind of is. After all, you are playing with Legos all day. But you still have to work your way up and the pay isn’t that great. Read this in-depth look at the passionate artists who work for Lego and see if you have what it takes to assemble toys all day long. 

  • Lowcost Cosplay Will Lift Your Spirits [25 Photos]

    24-year-old Anucha “Cha” Saengchart lives in Thailand where he works caring for the elderly. Since December, he’s also been running one of the most popular Facebook pages in Thailand, Lowcost Cosplay. His cosplay may not be “good” but his creativity is impressive, since he only uses stuff he already has around the house. His costumes, sometimes little more than a towel and some utensils, have inspired legions of fans who now share their own cheap cosplay creations on the page. Not all of them are even that bad. I think he really nailed Rambo.

  • “New York Up & Down”: An In-Depth Photo Series of NYC in the ’80s (51 Photos)

    Photographer, Frank Hovart has catalogued over seven decades of photography. His “New York Up & Down” series features everyday living in New York City in the heart of 1984. His anthropological take on New York City living shows a rarely seen look at the people, streets and subways of a forgotten time. Horvat’s worked is regarded as some of the most iconic of the past century and his entire collection can be viewed at Horvatland, his archived portfolio. “In almost 70 years of photography, I had the time to photograph many different subjects, with at least a dozen different techniques. But that’s almost beside the point. The point is that I had the time to play many different games. The hardest, as in the case of the present website, is to make this clear to the people who look at my work.” -Frank Horvat

  • Realistic Homer Simpson Is Disgusting [7 Photos]

    South Korea-based artist Seung Hoon Roh is obviously very talented, but why did he want to make these? Homer Simpson looks so real here, that it’s disgusting and disturbing. The man-boobs resting atop the enormous belly, the sausage fingers, it’s all just too much to look at. But I also can’t look away. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Seung has many more creepy 3D renditions of famous characters on his blog, including Marilyn Manson. The blog is in Korean, so if you can’t read it (I can’t), just click randomly on the pictures you see. It’s like a very scary game where nobody wins.

  • Jimmy Kimmel’s “Lie Witness News” Prank Makes It Triumphent Return To SXSW

    People who come to music festivals pride themselves on knowing who the new acts are even if they don’t actually know who the new acts are. So Jimmy Kimmel sent a camera crew into the streets of Austin to ask unsuspecting SXSW hipsters about bands that do not exist. He made all the band names up, but that didn’t stop people from telling the Kimmel camera crew how much they like them in a special South By Southwest edition of Lie Witness News.

  • Warren Buffett and Dan Gilbert’s Talk their Billion-Dollar Offer on Seth Meyers

    Warren Buffet and Dan Gilbert have been making waves over the past couple of weeks announcing a March Madness bracket challenge offering up $1 Billion to anyone who fills out a perfect bracket. The challenge was looked at as a greedy play by the billionaire duo, who recently ranked #3 and #408 on Forbes Magazine’s Richiest People in the World list, but hey, when ya got it, ya got it. And when the odds are significantly in your favor, why not? DePaul University math professor Jeff Bergen told Yahoo Sports that the odds of filling out a perfect bracket random are 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 and the odds of a person with basketball knowledge correctly predicting every game is 1 in 128 billion.

  • Drone Gets Up Close And Personal With Volcano [Video]

    We live in incredible times. Not too long ago, getting footage like this, especially for cheap, seemed like an impossible dream. But now, for about $1000, you can fly your very own camera-equipped quadcopter, like the DJI Phantom in this video, into the most amazing locations to get shots you never thought possible. How did it get so close without melting? DJI should use this as a promotional film for how badass their quadcopter is.

  • Which Countries are All 295 Victoria’s Secret Models From? (Infographic)

    Hard to believe, but there have been nearly three-hundred Victoria’s Secret models over the years hailing from 53 countries worldwide. This infographic made by Thrillist breaks down where every model hails from. The United States has a dominant advantage over the rest of the world with 81 models total, more than the next 4 countries combined. But it’s quality not quantity right, Brazil comes in at the second spot with 32, which include Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima, those two alone have the power to start a war.

  • 1000 Movies You Need to See Before You Die

    Jonathan Keogh, a YouTube super-cut “composer” used a book based on Steven Jay Schneider’s series, plus 215 extra titles as well to curate this list. “This epic little monster took me one year to the date to finish. I tried my best to make it an overpowering exercise in film. In another 130 years, this will be a completely different list. It was important to start with a film projector because film itself is becoming/already is a thing of the past.”

  • Moo-torcycle Made From Cow Bones [6 Photos]

    Florida-based sculptor Reese Moore has been creating motorcycles out of animal bones since the 90s. It began as a joke when he made a comment to a Daytona bar owner that he could build such a motorcycle. The bar owner said there was no way it could be done, so Moore set out to prove him wrong. Each motorcycle takes a year to build, using 3 to 4 cow skulls, 2 to 3 alligator skulls, and goat, wolf, raccoon, turtle, and pig bones. He has build 9 so far and no two are the same. The latest motorcycle can be found at Dunn’s Attic and Auction House in Ormond Beach, Florida. 

  • Animated Infographic Teaches You How To Moonwalk

    We love Jacob O’Neal’s Animagraffs. He’s the creator of the amazingly detailed “How A Car Engine Works” animated infographic we showed you a while back. His latest creation is a bit sillier but still quite informative. Just master this dance move and you’ll be sure to moonwalk into the girl of your dreams at the next 80s dance night you attend. Or you’ll fall over and look like a jackass.

  • There’s an Insane MMA/American Gladiators/WWE Style Show Coming to America

    Ok so go figure, in Russia there’s a show called “Hip Show” where a tandem team of MMA fighters go head to head with another team essentially without any rules, meaning two fighters can team up on one and possibly getting two separate submissions on one person at the same time, not only allowed, but encouraged after a teammate is eliminated. Not enough crazy for you? They also fight on a multi leveled platform, where flying leg kicks and elbows are most definitely allowed. AXS TV boss Mark Cuban seems to beieleve in the show, just picking it up, Hip Show: Arena Combat debuts on his network Friday at 10 p.m. ET. Teams start with two competitors each, competing in three two-minute rounds. Points are scored by executing wrestling throws, striking sequences and clean ground-and-pound or by holding one of the obstacles in an extended game of “king of the mountain” for 10 seconds. )

  • Oscars Selfie As Balloon Art [10 Photos]

    Steven Paananen and John Forsythe of Balloons Extraordinaire, a balloon decoration company in Massachusetts, recreated the famous Oscars selfie with balloon characters. Although they could have cheated by just making heads and torsos, they made complete figures for each celebrity. They even got Lupita Nyong’o’s dress right! Check out more of their creations on Facebook.

  • The Origami Microscope That Will Change The World

    A research team at Stanford University’s PrakashLab has developed Foldscope, a microscope that is printed and folded from a single sheet of flat paper. It costs less than a dollar in parts yet can magnify over 2000x with sub-micron resolution. It weighs less than two nickels, can fit in your pocket, require no outside power, and can survive a fall from 3 stories. Different designs of Foldscope will be disease-specific, to aid workers in areas where general-purpose instruments are not a viable solution. In third world countries where common diseases can take weeks to be diagnosed, the Foldscope will revolutionize the medical field and save countless lives. The team is currently looking for 10,000 beta-testers for the Foldscope from all different walks of life, whether you’re a scientist, a tinkerer, or just someone who’s curious. For more info and to sign up, check out Foldscope.

  • Maps Of Countries Made Out Of Food [11 Photos]

    New Zealand-based photographer Henry Hargreaves teamed up with New York-based stylist Caitlin Levin to create these maps of different countries made entirely of food. All of the foods used are associated with the country they make up, such as noodles for China, tomatoes for Italy, and corn for the United States. After the maps were constructed and photographed, the duo enlisted the aid of graphic designer Sarit Melmed for the typography to give the maps an authentic, old-fashioned feel. Be sure to check out more amazing, food-centric artwork at Henry Hargreaves Photography.

  • MTV’s Top 20 Turns 30, Here’s The Original Hits [20 Videos]

    In March of 1984, MTV, a channel that at the time was free of teenage moms and Jersey Shore mooks, premiered its Top 20 Video Countdown. At the end of the year, this was the list of the Top 20 of the Top 20. I promise you, they are not all bad, but the bad ones are in fact terrible. Does MTV even have a Top 20 Countdown any more? Do they even have music videos?

  • 11 Extremely Rare International Star Wars Posters

    The trilogy that captured the hearts and imaginations of millions around the globe had a very different global perception initially. Lucas’s interstellar story of light and dark told through a three (six) part saga involving love, death and triumph was and is still looked at as one of the most revolutionary pieces of filmmaking to ever hit the silver screen. Before it’s premiere, local artists around the world were hired to create movie posters for their international territories in their native language. They were given a limited set of illustrations to use as a guide, but little creative direction leaving them with a wide range of inspiration to choose, which is why these posters are now very rare and iconic.

  • Oakley Built Bubba Watson A Bulletproof Ford Raptor

    Meet Bubba Watson’s badass bulletproof 2013 Ford Raptor. Promoting the Oakley brand (thanks to the massive logo stamped on the front grille) while also providing Bubba with a nearly indestructible vehicle to protect his family, Oakley once again hit a homerun with this marketing endeavor. The Raptor has been decked out in a digital camouflage paint job paired with stealthy black wheels, and an interior that’s draped in Bubba’s favorite color – lime green. The truck has been equipped with bulletproof glass and kevlar inserts, and took the sunglasses maker nearly 6 months to complete.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Buys Tank, Crushes Things [Video]

    Arnold Schwarzenegger bought a tank. Arnold Schwarzenegger crushes random objects with his tank. As if that wasn’t enough, he’s now inviting you along for the ride. For every $10 donation to Afterschool All-Stars, you get an entry for you and a friend to win a ride on Arnold’s tank, crushing things with him in California. And because he’s such a good dude, he’s matching each donation dollar for dollar. To enter, head over to Omaze, but hurry up. The deadline to enter is tomorrow.

  • Putin’s Cold War Kickstarter

    Vladimir Putin has officially been declared a world villain, which could make it difficult to come up with funds necessary to take over the world or at least start a war. Which is why he made his own Kickstarter to fund the “New Cold War” and why not. Kickstarter’s fundraising capabilities are used by celebrities seeking means to capitalize on their status or raise funds which they probably have in their checking account, but are too greedy to use. Donate to the Putin fund for a signed photo from your favorite warlord on a horse, shirtless. )

  • Felix Baumgartner to Compete in Nürburgring 24 Hour Race

    Felix Baumgartner will race at the famous Nürburgring 24 Hour race in June in the Eifel mountains of Germany equipped behind the wheel of an Audi R8 LMS. Baumgartner made history in 2012 by completing the highest ever free fall as part of the Red Bull’s Stratos project, jumping from a balloon at a height of 127,852 ft. and falling to Earth at speeds of up to 843 mph. Baumgartner has earned his stripes behind the wheel of a Subaru Impreza already and a Volkswagen Scirocco race at Hockenheim, but now seeks high speed glory over a twenty four hour time period. Teaming up with Audi Sport, Felix will race one of an R8 LMS cars at Nürburgring, a fearsome 25-kilometer mixture of the Grand Prix circuit and the infamous Nordschleife circuit, nicknamed ‘The Green Hell.’ “I regard this as one of the biggest challenges I’ve faced. But I’ve got a perfect surrounding, there is a great atmosphere and I am feeling welcome in the Audi race experience team. But I am starting from scratch, as this sport is new to me.” Said Baumgartner. Way to jump right into it Felix.

  • How To Turn A Washing Machine Drum Into A Fire Pit

    As the weather starts to turn, it’s time to emerge from your home-based hibernation and experience the outdoors again. Nothing beats cracking a beer outside with just the heat from a fire on a cool night. Of course, buying a fire pit will easily run you $100+ depending on its shape, size, and quality. Instead, may we suggest, buying a recycled washing machine drum for about 10 bucks and spending an hour turning it into a pretty sharp fire pit for your backyard. This straightforward DIY project doesn’t require many tools, a ton of ingenuity, or a lot of your time, and will leave you with something you’ll use almost year-round.

  • Man Meal: Loaded Sriracha BBQ Sloppy Joe Fries

    Impress your pals come game day with these nacho-inspired Siracha BBQ Sloppy Joe Fries. The delicious, protein-packed recipe sees a host of goodies such as beef, teriyaki sauce, sliced onion and shredded cheddar cheese chucked over steaming waffle-cut French fries. We recommended washing that down with a bottle or two of ice cold suds.

  • Coke Silences Movie Go-ers by Putting Them in the Coming Attractions

    Coca-Cola sought out to silence movie assassins by encouraging movie theater patrons not to slurp during the movie. A great play by the brand who induces the slurping in the first place. When you’re spending upwards of $20 for a 3-D IMAX blockbuster, the last thing you want is a slurper, going to town on a cherry coke slushie right behind your ear. What I would do for a cherry Coke Slushie right now. )

  • Amazing Guest House Made From Airplanes [10 Photos]

    Toshikazu Tsukii, a 76-year-old Raytheon engineer, has built a guest house on his property made from aircraft parts. The 2 story, 2 bed room house was constructed from the nosecone of a 737, the fuselage of two 707s and the tail end of a 727. A Boeing 747 fuselage covers the pool. Tsukii came up with the idea when he came across the 737 nosecone in a scrap yard. Tsukii lives at La Cholla Airpark in Arizona, a community of 91 homes built around a community airstrip. His 7 acre lot gave him plenty of room to work with. All this and he still works full time for Raytheon. Jeez, I have trouble finding the ambition to get dressed most mornings.

 
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