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  • What If Other Planets Were as Close to Earth as the Moon?

    Visualization by Ron Miller @ Black Cat Studios Our moon is a pretty big object. If it was orbiting the sun and not Earth it’s big enough to be a respectable planet in its own right. The Moon is a quarter the diameter of the Earth. Only Pluto has a satellite that is larger, in proportion to the size of the planet it orbits. What if a celestial body like Jupiter, the biggest planet in our solar system, was as close to the Earth as our moon? Would it fill the night sky? Illustrator and author Ron Miller sought to answer the question using the reference photograph above.

  • The Birdman Movie Literally Looks Clinically Insane

    Synopsis. Michael Keaton plays a washed up movie star famous for his portrayal as a silver screen superhero named Birdman. In an attempt to rejuvinate his career Keaton agrees to play Birdman in a broadway style play. Not much else is really known except Keaton and Edward Norton in a speedo brawl at the end of the teaser. The Birdman cartoon from the Adult Swim era was known for it’s satire and it looks as though Mexican director, Alejandro González Iñárritu is taking a page out of the series with a dark comedic approach. Oh and then there’s this movie poster.

  • Ray & Remora’s Catchy Take On Pavement’s “Gold Soundz” [Video]

    In 1994, Pavement released their second album, “Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain,” featuring their biggest hit, “Cut Your Hair.” The second single from the album, “Gold Soundz,” did not perform as well on the charts but was a critical success. In 2010, Pitchfork honored it with the number one slot in their 200 Greatest Songs of the 90s. To celebrate the incredible year in music that was 1994, synthpop duo Ray & Remora have released a 6-song EP titled “1994” that features covers from that year. Check out their video for “Gold Soundz,” featuring appearances from Sonic youth’s Kim Gordon, actor Jeff Goldblum, and Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus, then watch the original Pavement video below.

  • 44 Years Ago Today Dock Ellis Threw a No-Hitter on LSD

    In an interview that took place in May of 1990, Dock Ellis reflected on the no-hitter he threw in 1970. Of the 263 no-hitters ever thrown in the Big Leagues, we can only guess how many were aided by steroids, but we can say without question that only one was ever thrown on acid.

  • This Beautifully Animated Series of The Best World Cup Goals Will Melt Your Face Off

    Artist and filmmaker Richard Swarbrick created an abstract series of animations of some of the best goals scored during world cup play. The illustrations alone are very abstract, but when they’re put into animation create a beautifully fluid clip. You can find gimmers of Maradona’s famous run against England in ’86 and Jurgen Klinsmann’s unreal volley against South Korea in ’94.

  • RSVLTS Baseball Movie Character All-Star Voting Starts Today!

    We love baseball movies. They’re so quotable. “There’s no crying in baseball.” “Hot ice.” etc. We’ve gone through Hollywood’s extensive history of fictional baseball characters and leading up to this year’s MLB All-Star game we’re having a movie baseball player showdown. Movie baseball player All-Star lists have been done in the past but never before has anyone ever held a fan vote on the web. Now the masses are left to call the shots. It’s simple, review each position, select your favorite players (remember, like the MLB All-Star voting, this is a popularity contest) and on July 7th we will announce the team.

  • 25 Amazing HQ Photos Of London Subways In the 1980s

    While working as a projectionist at a porn theater in London in the 1980s, Bob Mazzer would take a camera with him and capture his fellow passengers on the Tube every day. Mazzer captured all the great emotions, love, hate, happiness, and drunkenness, in his photos. Seriously, there’s a couple of ladies drinking whiskey and beer on their ride in one of the pictures. All of the subcultures of the era are also on display with skins, punks, soulboys, teds, and whatever the hell else they had over there at the time (but nary a chav in sight!). For the next month, you can see the photos in person for the first time at London’s Howard Griffin Gallery. You can also purchase a limited edition book of Mazzer’s work titled Bob Mazzer Underground for £20.00, which is about a million dollars (or maybe $35).

  • The Early High-Speed Photography Of Doc Edgerton [20 Photos]

    In the 1930s, MIT professor Harold Edgerton, or “Doc,” began using short flashes of light to produce still photographs of fast-moving objects. High-speed photography was born. Doc became famous for his photographs of athletes in action and birds in flight. His team also photographed atomic bomb explosions at Nevada Proving Grounds in the 50s for research purposes. Doc’s contribution to photography didn’t end with the strobe flash. He also worked with Jacques Cousteau developing underwater photographic techniques and side-scan sonar devices to map the ocean floor. Check out some of his photos below and many more at the Edgerton Digital Collection.

  • German Cautionary Tales Have Been Scaring Children For 170 Years

    In the 1840s, German psychiatrist Heinrich Hoffmann went to buy his son a book for Christmas, but couldn’t find any stories suitable. Apparently, the fairy tales of fellow creepy Germans the Brothers Grimm, which often end with the deaths of children, were too namby pamby for Hoffmann’s three-year-old son. He decided to write and illustrate his own children’s book and “Struwwelpeter” was born. Hoffmann believed that children’s books should teach children how to behave or else face dire consequences. And he didn’t mean be nice or go to bed without dessert. Hoffmann’s tales were more like eat your soup or starve to death. Or don’t play with matches or you’ll burn to death. Or don’t suck your thumbs or else you’ll get them cut off with giant scissors from a perv who follows little boys around. He even tackled race relations in the book: a group of boys who picked on the only black boy in town were dipped in ink for punishment. Huh. In the years since its initial publication, “Struwwelpeter” has been published all over the world and adapted for stage and film. British musical trio The Tiger Lillies composed and performed music for a stage version in 1998 called more »

  • Make the National Drinks of Brazil and Croatia for the World Cup Kickoff

    With the World Cup kickoff just hours away, we thought we’d really get in the spirit by making ourselves each team’s national drink. After extensive hours minutes of research we came to the conclusion that Croatia’s drink of choice is simply plum brandy. Yup, plum brandy. Not just any plum brandy, however, it’s called Slivovitz and it will burn your insides like acid if you’re not careful. Croatians have been sipping on this for millions of years and it is the drink of choice for most of eastern Europe. The plums and their ground kernels are first crushed and pressed then yeast, starch, and sugar are added making for a strong and warm brandy, keeping your insides furnace warm. Great for a Serbian winter, not great for a summer day. Add some ice and maybe some tonic for a Slivovitz Collins. Patent pending. The national drink of Brazil, on the other hand, is a wonderfully sweet mix of natural sugars and citrus. Caipirinha is made with cachaça, a sugar cane hard liquor,sugar and one lime cut into quarters. The drink was originally created in 1918 in São Paulo as a medicinal remedy, but has spread to become the most popular alcoholic drink in Brazil. So with that, make both. Drink both. See what hits the palette better. more »

  • World Cup Team Stereotypes: Separating Fact from Fiction [Link]

    In just a few hours, the 2014 World Cup is set to begin. Although you can never be positive about what is going to happen, many soccer fans have preconceived notions about each country’s team that they repeat ad nauseam. The only problem? These stereotypes can be pretty far off. Take a look at these 11 teams who are the victims of reputations that aren’t too accurate these days.

  • How to Hold Your Own in a Female Dominated Conversation

    Find that you’re getting the stink eye every time you try your best to chime in when all your female friends get to talking? So you know nothing about tampons, everything that guys do wrong in relationships, and what it’s like to pee sitting down. This doesn’t mean you have to sit completely mute while trying your best to blend in with the wall as your lady friends discuss these and several other exclusively female dilemmas. If you’re feeling lost in the land of women, try putting these tips to use and see if you don’t start getting invited to “girls’ night” more often. These five, simple steps will have you on your way to “speaking woman” in no (well, a little bit of) time.

  • Boeing 727 Transformed Into A Home [7 Photos]

    In 1999, electrical engineer Bruce Campbell (not THAT Bruce Campbell) decided to use 10 acres of Oregon wilderness he purchased in his 20s for $23,000 to house a retired aircraft. Originally his plan was to build a home out of old freight vans, but after hearing about a hairdresser in Mississippi who had purchased a 727, he chose that route instead. He spent $220,000 and lots of time and work on his 727 home that he lives in for 6 months of the year. It’s a modest home, featuring a futon, a makeshift shower, a microwave, and one bathroom, but it works for Campbell. His next plan is to do the same with a 747 in Japan, where he lives the other 6 months of the year. 

  • Dad Of The Year Draws On Son’s Lunch Bag Every Day [20 Photos]

    Graphic designer, illustrator, and awesome dad Moremonger has been drawing on his son’s lunch bags for the past two years. With first grade coming to a close, he recently shared some of his favorites with Reddit. The bags have become popular with other students at school and even his son’s art techer has kept a few to decorate the classroom with. He says his son gives them to his friends, but he’s probably trading them for tons of Ecto-cooler and those Ninja Turtle pudding pies. That’s what the kids still eat for lunch, right? Be sure to check out more of Moremonger on Tumblr.

  • Incredible Music Video Animated With Embroidery

    Earlier this year, London-based animators Nicos Livesey and Tom Bunker took to Kickstarter to raise money for a unique video idea: an animated music video where each frame was embroidered. They easily surpassed their goal and recently delivered the finished video. With music by Livesey’s band Throne, the video finds the band members traveling to Mars and making the planet hospitable for human life by nuking everything. The plan goes awry, and the band’s ghosts end up haunting the planet. Livesey came up with the idea from the patches of all of his favorite metal bands that he’d purchase growing up. Even if you’re not into the music, there’s no denying that it’s one of the greatest videos ever imagined.

  • Nat Geo Traveler Photo Contest 2014 Photos are Surreal [14 HQ Photos]

    Each year Nat Geo Traveler asks readers to submit photos from their journeys and expeditions from around the world. This is the 26th year for the contest and some photos look as if they were shot on the set of a sci-fi movie. Spontaneous moments, outdoor space and sense of place are the categories to choose from when searching through the archives of this year’s contestants. Enter here unless you live in Cuba, Iran, New Jersey, North Korea, Sudan or Syria. Not a typo, Dictatorships and New Jersey residents aren’t allowed to play. Jersey does not allow operation of a skill contest that requires an entry fee. So enter here if your’d like to participate. The fishing gear made by bamboo and net,called ‘Yor’, is used by fishermen in Phatthalung,Thailand. I have witnessed this unique way of fishing during my visit to Thailand in may 2014. I have seen a woman who is using(dip and winch) this gear for fishing in the morning. Shooting towards the sunlight with narrow aperture normally showcases the mood of the environment with no touch on the original photo. TANTALISINGLY TROPICAL Photo and caption by Byron Dilkes Shadowed by a shoal of small-spotted darts, black-tip more »

  • Guillermo Bombs NBA Finals Media Day

    Kimmel’s mini-man on the street, Guilermo has been known to ruffle some feathers on the streets of LA, but when he showed up at the NBA Finals Media day, he certainly got some Spurs heated and some Heat… spurry.? Either way Guillermo focuses on the true task at hand. Getting as many players to take selfies with him as possible. As always Chris Bosh wins it all.

  • Alexis Ren’s 142 Foxiest Photos On The Web. Why? Because #WCW, That’s Why

    Follow @alexisreneg on Instagram Additional RSVLTS galleries… Melanie Iglesias GIFS (40 GIFS) | Bri Teresi Bikini (50 Pics) | Kate Upton Greatest GIFS (53 Pics) Brooklyn Decker GIFS (100 Pics) | Alexis Ren Smokeshow ( 142 Pics)  | ScarJo Foxy GIFS (31 GIFS) Rosie Jones Outtakes (14 Pics) | Kate Upton GQ (24 Pics) | Irina Shayk GIFS (67 GIFS) Leanna Decker GIFS (39 Pics) | Emily Ratajkowski GIFS (60 GIFS) | Bounciest GIFS Ever (50 GIFS) More Galleries

  • NYC Subways In The 1930s Were Classy [26 Photos]

    Photographer Walker Evans is best known for his portraits of Alabama sharecroppers that he captured for Fortune Magazine in 1936 while on leave from his job as Information Specialist with the Farm Security Administration, but a couple years later he began working on a very different series of portraits. In 1938, Evans began taking photos of everyday commuters in New York City subway cars. To capture his subjects naturally, Evans used a small camera painted flat black that he hung around his neck and hid under his coat. The shutter was rigged to a cable that ran down his sleeve into his hand. For 3 years, Evans used this method, without aid of a flash or viewfinder. The resulting portraits were published in 1966 in a book titled Many Are Called.   Looking through these photos, we are presented with a subway that’s alien to what we have today. Although we’ve come a long way from the filthy, dangerous subways of the 70s and 80s (which you can check out in this gallery!), you’ll never see cars filled with people in hats and furs. Well, maybe on the L into Williamsburg, but that’s a bit different.

  • 21 More Before and After VFX Photos From Classic Movies

    Although movies seem to be increasingly reliant on computer-generated visual effects (did Ryan Reynolds really need a CGI costume in Green Lanter?), chroma-keying with blue or green screens is nothing new. To illustrate the point, we’ve included some classic films that used visual effects for otherwise impossible scenes, like Ghostbusters and Back to the Future, along with newer movies, like The Great Gatsby, where computers are used for every last detail to perfectly convey the director’s vision. After looking through this gallery, be sure to check out our previous collection of Before and After CGI Shots.

  • The 30th Anniversary Ghostbusters Infographic

    Dan Aykroyd’s original Ghostbusters premise took place in the future with the team dressed in SWAT type uniforms and they used wands to hunt ghosts. What a drastic change they went with. In the beginning Harold Ramis created the Brains of the operation, Egon Spengler, hoping to give the role to Christopher Walken, John Lithgow, Christopher Lloyd or Jeff Goldblum, but ultimately fell in love with the character making the executive decision to play the dry humored scientist. Other famous actors picked for roles include John Belushi, Eddie Murphy and John Candy. sdrscreative created this incredibly thorough infographic highlighting some interesting facts about one of the most beloved movies of a generation.

  • Why All Guys Should Aspire To Be Like Mike…Trout.

    Caroline Jastremski reflects on why Mike Trout has all the qualities that make women swoon and how you can be like Mike. You’re never going to match Mike Trout’s athletic ability. Sorry if that sounds pretty blunt, but it really is just one of those things 99% of the population has to accept. His power, defense, speed? I mean he really is the whole package. This here spiel, however, will not glorify Mike’s talents on the baseball diamond (even though I most certainly could if I wanted to #IKnowBaseball). Instead I would like to take a little time to reflect on why Mr. Trout is a great catch and why guys everywhere should follow his lead. And yes, I did have to use that pun at least once.

  • Google Street Art Project Lets Temporary Works Live Forever

    Thanks to international celebrities like Banksy, street art is an increasing popular art form. However, despite its popularity, the products of the art form tend to be temporary, painted over by other artists or scrubbed away by property owners at any moment. Google is now using its Cultural Institute along with its highly addictive Street View to grant immortality to former street art meccas such as New York’s 5 Pointz and Tower 13 in Paris. So far, over 5000 images can be found in 100 exhibitions as part of the Google Street Art Project. There are works from all over the world and the collection will continue to grow. Begin your trek down the rabbit hole at the Google Cultural Institute.

  • 4 Father’s Day Gifts For The Son Who Always Waits Until The Last Minutes

    With Father’s Day just around the corner, many of you may be scratching your heads trying to figure out the perfect gift for Dad. It’s a little more difficult than Mother’s Day because 1). Dads generally don’t love flowers and 2). Dads aren’t especially receptive to any piece of crap you make and put your face on (i.e. a phone case with your graduation photo). Here are some ideas that you can buy at the last minute that will make Dad very happy on his special day.

  • 30 Oscar Worthy Soccer Dives [30 GIFs]

    The World Cup begins tomorrow and if you’re in the US, there’s a good chance you didn’t know and didn’t care. On the surface, the game might just appear to be a bunch of dudes kicking a ball around for 90 minutes and hopefully scoring a goal at some point. And it is. But there are also amazing dives that would make the NBA’s best floppers envious. To celebrate the art of the dive, a new subreddit was recently created called SoccerOscars. Give these gifs a look and maybe you’ll find a new appreciation for a sport with the best acting you’ll see outside of a Miami Heat game.

  • How To Communicate In Binary Using Heavy Metal Riffs [Video]

    Looks like our parents were right all along: heavy metal DOES contain secret messages. But the messages are hidden satanic incantations that are only revealed when the record is played backwards like in “The Gate.” Apparently, metalheads have been using alternating open fret and first fret riffs to communicate with each other in binary. This would explain why so many computer nerds seem to listen to metal. Now all you have to do is learn binary and the next time you listen to a metal album, you’ll soon be chanting “I want to kill everyone. Satan is good. Satan is our pal.”

  • Sweet Candy Portraits Of Your Favorite Celebrities [15 Photos]

    Artist Jason Mecier uses only the sweetest medium to create his incredible portraits, and we’re not talking about lead paint (although it is dangerously delicious). Mecier uses a variety of candies to make lifelike representations of pop culture icons. From June 25 through September 25, Hollywood’s Sweet! will be showcasing his series of delicious portraits, Candylebrity. From the candy corn that makes up the cast of “Orange is the New Black” to the Hot Tamales that form Mario Lopez, this is a show not to be missed. Unless you’re a celebrity-crazed diabetic. And candy isn’t the only medium Mecier works in. For more great work, made up of everything from yarn to trash, be sure to check out Jason Mecier. 

  • World Cup By The Numbers [Infographic]

    The 2014 World Cup begins tomorrow, marking the 20th such event since 1930. Brazil, who has dominated the tournament over the years, will be hosting for the first time since 1950. Despite winning the World Cup 5 times, more than any other nation, they did not win at home in 1950. Will this year be different? Will the Netherlands again make it to the finals only to lose out? Will we see more than 2 goals average per match? Jeez, I hope so.

  • This Actor Has Played More Ethnicities Than Almost Any Other Ever

    This is Cliff Curtis, you might most noticeably recognize him as the Latino thug from “Training Day” or Pablo Escobar from “Blow”, but Curtis is actually a Maori from New Zealand. Slate sat down with Curtis to talk about his latest project and his past roles as a African-American, Arab, Latino, Indian and even a lord of the Fire Nation. His roles are so convincing, he doesn’t leave a glimmer of doubt in the viewers head. He tell’s Slate, “I take the responsibility of playing another ethnicity very, very seriously,” Curtis says, “and I promise myself and those people that I will represent them with as much dignity and integrity as I can muster. I’m not fooling around. I don’t want to make a fool of that cultural heritage. I represent them as I would represent my own.”

  • Watch this Beats by Dre “The Game Before the Game” Spine Tingling World Cup Commercial

    Beats by Dre commercials have come out of the corner swinging. Giving ad-spot-king Nike a run for their money, the audio company has collaborated with Neymar Jr., Bacary Sagna, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Blaise Matuidi, Cesc Fàbregas, Daniel Sturridge, Chicharito, Jozy Altidore, Luis Suárez, Mario Götze, and Robin van Persie to the tune of “Jungle” by X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons. The theme is set around athletes as they prep for a big game. Neymar Jr. sets the tone with a motivational conversation with his father telling him to “Run like it’s the last day of your life”, then the shots are exchanged between players an fans across the world ritualistically preparing for a match.


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