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  • Free Solo Climb At 1500 Feet [Video]

    Last month, American rock climber Alex Honnold complete the first free solo ascent of Mexico’s El Sendero Luminoso. That’s 1500 feet up without rope, harnesses, or any other safety gear. This clip is just a preview of the full video which will soon be released on The North Face’s YouTube channel. I don’t know if I could watch a longer video without having a heart attack. It must have been especially difficult for Alex Honnold to make the climb considering his gigantic balls knocking into the wall.

  • The Neuroscience Of Munchies: Why The Scent Of A Burger Gives Us A High [Link]

    We’ve often heard about people getting the so-called “munchies” after smoking marijuana, but of course, we wouldn’t know anything about that. But for those of you who do engage in such illicit shenanigans (except for those lucky folks in Colorado), science is now a step closer to explaining why getting high makes you want to eat Taco Bell. Apparently, it all has to do with an enhanced sense of smell from compounds created in your brain called endocannabinoids.

  • The Female Biker Culture Of Marrakesh That You Never Knew Existed [15 Photos]

    Moroccan-born, UK-based artist Hassan Hajjaj likes to take preconceived notions about Muslim culture and turn them on their hands. Such is the case with his first exhibition in New York, “‘Kesh Angels.” Hajjaj presents Muslim women in the Moroccan city dressed in traditional garb but riding around on motorcycles, giving us a glimpse of a culture we knew nothing about. The exhibition can be viewed at New York’s Taymour Grahne Gallery through March 7 and also includes limited edition objects, an installation, and a video.

  • Crazy Russians Climbing Shanghai Tower [Video]

    Looking for something to make you nauseous on your lunch break? Boy do I have the video for you! We’ve shared quite a few photos of Russians climbing every building they come across and now they have scaled the second tallest building in the world, Shanghai Tower. How were they able to accomplish such a feat? Their ingenious methods were explained in a blog post: Few months ago me and dedmaxopka planned to travel to Chinese largest cities, starting from Hong Kong and ending in Shanghai. Our maing goal was the tallest construction in the world – Shangha Tower, which is still under construction, it’s height is little over 650 metres at the moment, which makes it second tallest building after Burj Khalifa in Emirates. Knowing about strict Chinese laws, we prepared quite thoroughly for this and chose the most approriate date – Chinese New Year. During this holiday security was less vigilant, there were no workers on the site and construction cranes didn’t work. We sneaked into the site during the midnight, then climbed 120 flours for two hours and had to sleep almost 18 hours on the site waiting for a good weather.

  • Statistics Prove That Defense is More Important Than Offense in the NFL

    It happens at the beginning of every September; 32 NFL teams come out of the woodshed that is Training Camp—vying for a chance to play in the Super Bowl. But, when asking the question about what it takes to win the Super Bowl, even those who have won the Big Game are somewhat divided about what it takes. However, what is true is that 11 out of the past 15 first overall draft picks have been quarterbacks, the current NFL era is hailed as the “Golden Age of the Quarterback,” and the rules allow for passing stats that were previously only thought to be possible in the Madden NFL video game franchise. But, is a top-tier quarterback and a high-powered offense the most important element needed to hoist the Lombardi trophy? The numbers may be in contrast with the widely assumed winning formula, but we will attempt to make sense of all of the stats.

  • Presenting The Dash: The Most Versatile Wireless Earphones

    Wireless earphones are nothing special these days, so for their Kickstarter campaign, Munich-based Bragi made sure The Dash was something special. The two wireless earphones that make up the Dash are more than meets the eye. The earphones are their own MP3 music player with 4 gigs of space, Bluetooth 4.0 headset, accelerometer to measure your distance and speed, and fitness monitor to measure your body temperature, heart rate, and oxygen levels. All this functionality must mean a crazy price, right? Hell no! Early investors to the campaign can get an especially incredible deal. The units at the $179 level have all been taken, but there are still some for $199. With a suggested retail of $299, you better get in now before it’s too late. Check out the Dash on Kickstarter for more details.

  • Bizarre Video For Achy Breaky Heart Rap Remix

    I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I’ve wanted nothing more for the past 22 years than a rap remix of Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky Heart.” No, wait, I mean I’ve wanted everything more than that. Well we had a good run without that happening but now Cyrus, or BRC as his new rapper friend Buck 22 calls him, is back with “Achy Breaky 2.” And if the song wasn’t bad enough on its own, there’s even this video with a lengthy introduction from Larry King warning us about an alien invasion. The only explanation is that Billy got into Miley’s stash. Maybe they can go on a father/daughter rehab trip. I smell a reality series!

  • How A Cartoonist Passes Time On A Train [28 Photos]

    Most of us try our best not to look at strangers when we’re on the train and we hope that other passengers are paying us the same courtesy. Cartoonist October Jones, best known for his Text From Dog Tumblr, doesn’t just study everyone around him on his daily train ride, he transforms them into popular cartoon and comic book characters. Armed with just a pad of Post-It notes and a pen, Jones takes pictures of his unsuspecting victims and tweets them to his nearly 80,000 followers on Twitter @OctoberJones. I’ll have to try this out on the NYC subway. I’ll let you know how it goes with a series of tweets from a hospital room.

  • Samantha Hoopes Newest Guess Lingerie Photos Are Pure Fire [12 Photos]

    RSVLTS.com was the first on the internet (besides a few modeling forums) to talk about Samantha Hoopes. There we said it. Since we feel like she is going to be a major superstar and we have a small bit of room to pound our chest for helping discover, and predict (accurately) that she would appear in the Sports Illustrated’s 2014 Swimsuit Issue you can be your bottom dollar that you’ll be seeing a lot of this 23 year old American bombshell on RSVLTS.com this year. Her career is really taking off at the moment as her latest photos for Guess have just hit the interwebz.

  • The Brutal Anihilation of Blockbuster by Netflix (Infographic)

    No question Netflix was the catalyst behind the decline of movie rental giant, Blockbuster. Kind of. Blockbuster was already in hot water way before Netflix was on the grid, then in a feeble attempt to compete with Netflix Blockbuster thought offering more candy might entice more people to come rent a tangible rental, seriously, they did that. In 2002 an online streaming deal fell through with Blockbuster and Enron, from there Netflix capitalized and by 2004 it was game over. Netflix had it’s first profitable year breaking the $6.8 Million mark.

  • Beautiful Olympic Skeleton Helmets are Creating Quite the Buzz at Sochi (15 Photos)

    There is no sport in the Winter Olympics more bad-ass than the skeleton. Even the name invokes a sense of danger. So when you add particularly radical artwork in the mix of an Olympics with pretty bland national uniforms (Norwegian Curling team aside) it’s going to create quite a buzz. Medal hopefuls from around the globe in the skeleton category are doing just that, giving themselves a little personality with custom helmet graphics on their helmets. A neon brain, skull and bald eagle are a few graphics you’ll become familiar with by the end of the games.

  • Bionic Hand Restores A Man’s Sense of Touch

    On New Years Eve 2004 a firework accidentally exploded in the hand of Aabo Sørensen. The damage was excruciating and he lost his hand. Ten years later and Aabo can feel again. A team of researchers have  restored Dennis’ touch with a special bionic hand that is wired directly into the nerves of Sørensen’s arm, and sensors located in its fingers translate touch into electrical signals that are eventually fed to the brain. “Suddenly you could see my left hand was talking to my brain again and it was magic!” says Sørensen, “I could feel things that I hadn’t been able to feel in over nine years. When I held an object, I could feel if it was soft or hard, round or square.” Here’s how it works; The bionic hand uses sensors in the fingers to detect touch and from there an electronic signal is generated. The electrical signal can’t be understood by the body’s nervous system so it is sent to a computer, then the computer translates the signal to the patients nervous system (How? Who the heck knows) The brain is then able to mimic the feeling of touching soft, hard, large, small shapes.  

  • Hot In-Flight Video From Air New Zealand And Sports Illustrated

    Air New Zealand has teamed up with Sports Illustrated to create the hottest in-flight safety video we’ve ever seen. To celebrate Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s 50th anniversary, the commercial features Jessica Gomes, Chrissy Teigen, Hannah Davis and Ariel Meredith instructing you on flight safety while distracting you in their bikinis. Also making an appearance is Christie Brinkley who is looking incredible at 60. Watch the commercial and study it well then enter the “Safety in Paradise”sweepstakes where your answer to a multiple choice question about the ad could win you a trip to Aitutaki. Good luck!

  • The Chrome Reflective Camo 2nd Barrage Cargo bag

    The CHROME Reflective Camo 2nd Barrage Cargo bag is the ultimate do-everything bag for the commuter, day-hiker or student. Not only is the bag a great take on camo, but reflective and waterproof as well. The core of this pack is made with a Swedish M90 geomtric camo with a rain camo pattern that has a special glass-bead print, which reflects light from a distance up to 100 feet. The design of the pack is low-profile and offers large compression straps for load stabilization, that make for a clear over the shoulder view when needed on a bike. The main hull extends from 22L to 34L and features an expandable cargo net with compression straps for securing cargo in a variety of shapes and size. Chrome Reflective Camo 2nd Barrage Cargo bag $200.00

  • Grumpy Cat Valentine’s Day Cards

    Grumpy Cat may hate everyone, but we can’t help but love him. Now Mashable has taken our favorite feline (that’s right Lil Bub) and placed him on a bunch of Valentine’s Day cards featuring his endearing brand of hate. Be sure to print out your favorite and stuff it in your beloved’s cubbyhole. No, not like that, you dirty devil.

  • Brittney Palmer Crowned MMA’s Ringcard Girl of the Year [11 Photos]

    For the second year in a row RSVLTS favorite Brittney Palmer was crowned the Ring Girl of the Year at the 6th annual World MMA Awards at Venetian and Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casinos in Las Vegas. She beat out Jade Bryce, Arianny Celeste, Kat Kelley and Mercedes Terrell to take home the title at the black-tie event. We pulled together a few photos from the red carpet and some of her greatest hits.   

  • If NFL Teams Got A Corporate Logo Makeover [32 Photos]

    New York City-based graphic designer Ryan K Fishman has mixed NFL teams logos with famous brands, such as Pabst Blue Ribbon and Jet Blue, for his series entitled “LogoRemix.” Can you identify them all? If you’re stumped, find out the brand on the LogoRemix tumblr. Also check out more of Ryan K Fishman’s work on his portfolio page. Which is your favorite remixed team logo?

  • 40 Years of Iconic Masks in Music (Infographic)

    The mystery of masks in music has always held a special place in music. From Kiss to the ever unpopular bucket-head of the new, strange Guns ‘n’ Roses, masks have always given a enigmatic sense to the performers on stage, giving their show a personality of it’s own. This is a visual rundown of the greatest masks in the last 40 years of music, done by ://www.justposhmasks.com/” target=”_blank”>JustPoshMasks

  • 6 Iconic Images Recreated In One Uninterrupted Shot [Video]

    The Sunday Times, one of the classier British newspapers (no page 3 girls), has released a new ad that takes 6 classic images from fine arts, cinema, TV, and music and combines them into one flowing shot. It’s like one of those crazy Michel Gondy music videos from the 90s condensed into 50 seconds. After watching the ad, also check out the “making of” video that shows the ad from a stationary camera set far back on the set. The amount of work that goes into such a short but complicated video is astounding.

  • Shaun White Wins “Good Guy of the Day Award” Jumps Fence to Hug Make-A-Wish Fans

    Shaun White took time out of his crazy day of Half Pipe competition to ditch the media following his every step, jump the viewers fence and hug two fans who made it to Sochi through the Make A Wish Foundation. Shaun’s been known to give his fair share back through volunteering and childrens hospital meet and greets, but during this time, which could be the most focused driven day of his life Ten-year-old Ben Hughes of St. Louis and Katie Lyle, a 19-year-old from Pensacola, are attending the Sochi Games on a Make a Wish trip. Both love White and it was their dream to merely watch him compete. Neither thought their trip would include a meeting. “Oh my God, oh my God, I love him,” Lyle said. “He’s even cuter in person.” Lyle watched White win gold at the Vancouver Games in 2010 while undergoing chemotherapy at a Florida childrens hospital. She’s been cancer-free for three and a half years. Ten-year-old Ben Hughes of St. Louis and Katie Lyle, a 19-year-old from Pensacola, are attending the Sochi Games on a Make a Wish trip. Both love White and it was their dream to merely watch him compete. Neither thought more »

  • World’s First Suspended Bicycle Roundabout Was Obviously Built by the Dutch

    Leave it to the Dutch to implement a beautiful roundabout built specifically for bicycles to cross high traffic areas in the Netherlands called Hovenring.  Hovenring can be found in the cities of Eindhoven, Veldhoven and Meerhoven which accounts for its name, Dutch for “Ring of the Hovens“. The structure was designed by Ipv Delft, a “het ontwerpen, engineeren en realiseren van buitenproducten” which Google translate tells us means “design, engineering and construction of outdoor products, bridges and public lighting”. The Hovenring consists of  230 ft tall central pylon, 24 steel cables and a circular bridge deck made out of circa approximately 1,000 tons of steel. The cables are attached to the inner side of the bridge deck, right where the bridge deck connects to the circular, concrete counter weight. This helps prevent torsion within the 236 ft diameter bridge deck. M-shaped supports near the approach spans were built in to support stability.

  • Star Wars Universe As An 80s High School [24 Photos]

    Italian comic artist and illustrator Denis Medri has used his talent to re-imagine the characters from the Star Wars universe as students and faculty at a 1980s high school. You’ve got Palpatine as principal, Obi-Wan as a professor, the droids as nerds…you get the idea. The next step will be to get this movie made, complete with a montage of Luke training with Yoda while Joe Esposito’s “You’re the Best Around” plays. With Disney now owning Star Wars, anything is possible as long as there’s money to be made. Check out more of Denis Medri’s work at Behance and on his blog.

  • Mile-Low Club launches $287k Valentine’s Day submarine package

    Dubbed the “Mile Low Club”, this luxury submarine tailors every facet of it’s interior to the discretion of it’s passengers specifically for Velntines Day, but it doesn’t come cheap. Several of these specially-adapted leisure submarines, nicknamed Lovers Deep, are located in the Caribbean and flights to get there aren’t included, but when you’re spending $287,680 a flight to the paradise ain’t no thang. The MLC, gives couples a chance to ‘relax, unwind and enjoy the isolated deep of the cean 200m under the sea. The staff can cater aesthetics to look like almost anything and food menu served included a plethora of aphrodisiac food items. Featured dishes include oysters, caviar and a decadent chocolate fondant with essence of pomegranate. Guests will have the Caribbean at their disposal whether they want to explore the reef of St. Lucia or a sunken battleship in the Red Sea, says Oliver Bell, co-founder of Oliver’s Travels, the company curating the experience.  

  • The First HQ Photo Of The Earth Taken From The Mars Curiosity Rover

    This view of the twilight sky and Martian horizon taken by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover includes Earth as the brightest point of light in the night sky. Earth is a little left of center in the image, and our moon is just below Earth. Someday, when the first humans walk on Mars — after they’ve taken a commemorative “one small step for man” selfie, of course — they will turn their iPhone 27′s back towards Earth and snap a photo of their home planet that might look something like the image above. Taken on January 31st, this is the first photo of Earth captured by the Mars Rover Curiosity from the Red Planet’s surface. It was shot 80 minutes after sunset, and if you look very closely (or scroll down to the zoomed in version) you can see two tiny specs that are Earth and the moon. Actually, if you yourself were standing on Mars, NASA explains that “a human observer with normal vision… could easily see Earth and the moon as two distinct, bright ‘evening stars.’” The image was captured by the left eye camera of Curiosity’s Mast Camera (or Mastcam), and at the time it was taken, Earth more »

  • The 2014 Google Tracker—Everything We Know Google Is Working On This Year [Link]

    Yesterday we shared a video that showed you just how big Google is through all of their acquisitions through the years. With Google’s recent purchase of AI firms like DeepMind Technologies and robotics firm Boston Dynamics, you just know there are big things in the works. From health research to artificial intelligence to automobile automatons to Android developments, Google has a lot in store for 2014. With the Google tracker, you’ll get all the info you need on this year’s innovations and inventions from our Google overlords.

  • Nathan Fielder, star of Comedy Central’s Nathan for You, Is The Genius Behind “Dumb Starbucks”

    Over the weekend “Dumb Starbucks,” a familiar-looking coffee shop in Los Feliz, California that spawned an internet sensation and transformed into a frenzy of business, was revealed to be a prank by Comedy Central star Nathan Fielder. Fielder is the host of the hilariously cringe-inducing “Nathan For you,” where unsuspecting business owners seek his help in making their establishment more successful. Nathan’s advice, however, is terrible but leads to incredibly funny scenarios. We’ll have to wait to see how Nathan’s poor understanding of IP law turns out on season 2 of “Nathan For You.”

  • 30 Pics For Aubrey O’Day’s 30th Birthday

    It was 10 years ago when the world was first introduced to Aubrey O’Day on Making the Band 3 where she became the first member of the P. Diddy-created girl group Danity Kane. Since those days she has released solo recordings, appeared on Broadway in Hairspray, and modeled for magazines such as Playboy and Blender. Today she turns 30 and is looking better than ever. Lucky for us, she is not shy when it comes to sharing pictures, either. Celebrate Aubrey’s birthday with these 30 photos then follow her on Instagram and Twitter for much, much more.

  • Winning Your Breakup [Video]

    The funny folks at Upright Citizens Brigade have come up with the ultimate breakup management company, Victory Incorporated. Imagine a complete takeover and makeover of your social network profiles to give the appearance that you’re happy and you’ve moved on when in reality you’re at home, in your filthy sweatpants, watching that episode of 90210 where Brenda keeps listening to “Losing My Religion,” while you eat pint after pint of Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey. Victory Inc may not make you feel better, but it will make your ex feel worse. Honestly, this could be a legitimate business. I’d be tempted to use it.

  • Shaun White: Russia Calling, a 45 Minute Documentary on Whites Secretive Training For Sochi

    This riveting documentary chronicles the road to Sochi for Shaun White. His training this go around must be tougher and more trying on his body to push the limits and win a 3rd gold in the half pipe. Shaun is no stranger to pushing the boundaries, but this Olympics he’ll try and land a triple cork, the trick that landed him in the hospital once and with a broken pelvis his next attempt. Russia Calling is a rarely seen look into the very secretive world of Shaun White’s training process and the struggles that haunt him from attempting a death defying never before executed trick.

 
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