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  • Smell Like The Man You Wish You Were With Grandpa’s Pine Tar Soap

    Fact: When you use Grandpa’s Pine Tar Soap, you instantly grow a big, thick beard; acquire infinite knowledge of carpentry, mechanics, and animal husbandry; your shirts all turn to flannel; and the women, my God, the women can’t help but fall all over you. More accurate fact: Those things don’t actually happen but you’ll feel like they do. Grandpa’s Pine Tar Soap has been sold continuously since 1878 and is made from coconut oil, palm oil, and pine tar oil. What does pine tar oil smell like? Imagine an old leather baseball glove mixed with a campfire and just a hint of rubber. It may not sound all that great, but one whiff and you’ll be transported back to your grandpa’s shed. Unless unspeakable things happened to you there, in which case just think of happy times with Laphroaig single malt Scotch, which has a very similar scent now that I think about it. And although the soap may leave you smelling like a tough guy, the natural ingredients are gentle on the skin, leading to the soap’s popularity among folks suffering from various skin conditions. If you’re a bearded gentleman, Grandpa’s is a great moisturizer that will keep you from more »

  • Tu-144: The First Supersonic Transport Aircraft [12 Photos]

    Everyone knows about the Concorde, the supersonic transport, or SST, that was retired in 2003, but the first and only other SST to enter commercial service was the Soviet-built Tupolev Tu-144. The prototype first took flight in December of 1968, two months before the first Concorde. It went supersonic June 5, 1969 and reached Mach 2 May 26, 1970. The Tu-144 began passenger service November 1, 1977 but after a test flight ended in a crash in May of 1978, the passenger fleet was grounded, with only 55 flights completed. The SST was still used for cargo until 1983.  Although both the Concorde and Tu-144 have been retired, they are fondly remembered as symbols of a most exciting era in commercial flight. 

  • Robin Thicke’s Ken Doll Arms

    What’s up with Robin Thicke’s arms? Are his jackets too small? Does he have “Tin Man” joints in need of oil? This is probably why Paula Patton split up with him. She needs a man whose arms are fully articulated, more a G.I. Joe than a Ken doll. I’d just like Miss Patton to know that I happen to have fully functional elbows. And I won’t play grab-ass with other gals at the VMAs. 

  • 50th Anniversary Of Cassius Clay Vs Sonny Liston [16 Photos]

    On February 25, 1964, in a well publicized bout in Miami, Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, faced Sonny Liston for the first time. Ali’s record at the time was 19-0 and it was the first title match for the 22-year-old. Although he was an Olympic gold medalist, the odds favored Sonny Liston 7 to 1. After 7 rounds, however, Liston was counted out and Ali became the heavyweight champion. Bookmakers would have been smart to listen to Ali the night before the bout, when he released this incredible poem: Clay comes out to meet Liston and Liston starts to retreat, If Liston goes back an inch farther he’ll end up in a ringside seat. Clay swings with a left, Clay swings with a right, Just look at young Cassius carry the fight. Liston keeps backing but there’s not enough room, It’s a matter of time until Clay lowers the boom. Then Clay lands with a right, what a beautiful swing, And the punch raised the bear clear out of the ring. Liston still rising and the ref wears a frown, But he can’t start counting until Sonny comes down. Now Liston disappears from view, the crowd is getting more »

  • Ride A Real Life “Tron” Bike, The Lotus C-01 [8 HQ Photos]

    Originally announced last year, Lotus recently revealed that the C-01 hyperbike is ready for production. Designed by Daniel Simon, the man behind the Bugatti Veyron, the C-01 is 400 pounds of sleek carbon fiber, aerotech steel, and titanium. The unique bike is built to be light and strong, having more in common with a formula 1 car than with most other bikes. Only 100 units will be produced, but that should be plenty for the few people who can actually afford it. The C-01 will retail for a hefty $137,450 plus taxes, which, for the same amount, could get you 4 Ducati 1199 Panigale R superbikes. Or a small house is many places.

  • Skynet Update: Robots Direct Traffic In Congo

    Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo, is home to 10 million people and is ever growing. Traffic, especially during rush hour, is a problem, and to keep drivers and pedestrians safe, officials made the obvious choice of installing 8 feet tall humanoid robots.  An amalgam of traffic cop and traffic light, the robots can stand all day and night without needing a break and they even talk to pedestrians, alerting them when it’s safe to cross. Made of stainless steel and aluminum, the robots should easily stand up to the elements, but angry drivers could be another story. So far, only two have been installed, but if successful, this can be the beginning of a future ruled by our peaceful robot overlords.  

  • What Is In My Tap Water? [Flowchart]

    With this handy flowchart you can figure out why your tap water has a funny taste, smell, or look to it. It will also tell you if the problem is aesthetic or harmful to your health. If you’re easily influenced, be careful not to think you’re water is killing you just based off this chart. Let’s hope it’s just iron or manganese!

  • 10 Athletes Who Would Have Made Excellent Vikings [Link]

    With the success of History Channel’s “Vikings,” returning for a new season this week, it’s safe to say that the menacing Norsemen have replaced pirates as the hip historical bad dudes. With that in mind, BroBible has put together a list of 10 athletes who would make excellent vikings. Just keep in mind, the list is based on looks and attitude and not, you know, proficiency in raping and pillaging.

  • 14 Facts We Know About The New Samsung Galaxy S5

    On Monday Sansung announced the newest addition to their wildly popular Galaxy line. The new Samsung Galaxy S5 is being called the “greatest smartphone ever made” by many people in the industry so here is everything you need to know about the new device.

  • Fascinating Time-Lapse Video Showing Snowflakes Being Formed

    “Snowtime,” from Vimeo user Vyacheslav Ivanov, is an interesting time-lapse video that shows snowflakes as they form. Unfortunately, he shares no info on his method, but his many other time-lapse videos are proof that he is a master at capturing natural occurrences we would normally miss out on. As an added bonus, the music is one of the few not scary Aphex Twin songs.

  • Unprecedented Massive Land Art Installation in the Sahara [15 Photos]

    Founded in 1995, the D.A.S.T. Arteam, made up of installation artist Danae Stratou, industrial designer Alexandra Stratou, and architect Stella Constantinedes, was formed for the purpose of creating “Desert Breath,” a massive art installation in the Sahara Desert. Taking up 100,000 square meters of the eastern Sahara near the Red Sea, “Desert Breath” is made up of positive and negative conical volumes forming two interlocking spirals moving out form a common center. The project was completed in 1997 and still stands but is slow disappearing due to the nature of, well, mother nature. For more info on “Desert Breath” and other projects, check out Danae Stratou’s portfolio.

  • LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy Makes Music For NYC Subway [Video]

    It has been almost 3 years since LCD Soundsystem played their last show, and frontman James Murphy has announced his new project: turning New York City’s subway stations into beautiful symphonies. He has been working on the idea for 15 years, and with the MTA soon changing the turnstiles from a swipe to a tap system, the timing finally seems right. Murphy wants to get rid of the extremely annoying, high pitched tone of a successful swipe and replace it with different melodic sounds played at random that during the busiest times would create unique musical works and make the entire experience a more pleasant one for commuters. If you like what you hear in the video, help him out and add your name to the petition at Subway Symphony.

  • First Time In 20 years: Great Lakes 88% Frozen [3 HQ Photos]

    NASA satellite images are showing that the Great Lakes are now 88% frozen, something not seen since 1994. The winter average since 1973 is just over 50% coverage, with 80% only reached 5 times. 2002 saw the lowest coverage on record, with just 9.5%. The first image is a natural color photo of the Great Lakes region with a false-color image following to differentiate between ice (pale blue), open water (navy), snow (blue-green), and clouds (white).  The final image is a natural color photo showing the shipping lane carved by ice breakers. Although it may not seem like it, the ice is positive for the region, with an increased water supply and good news for shipping and recreational uses. That is, if it ever thaws.

  • Oscar Best Picture Parody Posters

    Just in time for Sunday’s Academy Awards, Ript Apparel has released parody posters of all 9 Best Picture nominees. I’m not gonna lie, some of them look better than the actual films. Get your favorite from Ript for $15.

  • Famous Hollywood Scenes As 8-Bit Animations [20 GIFs]

    Slovakian-based artist Dusan Cezek tried his hand at the popular “8-bit” art form with his recent projects “Pixelwood” and “Pixelomics.” Both feature famous film characters presented in animated GIFs reminiscent of the the graphics seen on 80s videogame consoles like the original NES and Sega Master System. Cezek also has a portfolio full of photography and design work at Behance.

  • Dennis Rodman’s North Korean Exploits Will Be Turned Into A Comedy Movie [Link]

    At least some good is finally coming from Dennis Rodman’s bizarre, alcohol-fueled, “hoops diplomacy” mission to North Korea. A comedic film based on the Worm’s January journey to North Korea and his mind boggling relationship with its despotic leader is now in the works with “Ride Along” director Tim Story attached to the project. Is a nation rife with human rights abuse an apt subject for a goofy comedy? Maybe with the right cast…

  • 5 Different Perspectives of the Metrodome’s Demolition Implosion

    Yesterday the former home of the Minnesota Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves and U of Minnesota football was finally put to rest. The Twins and Wolves would eventually move on to greener pastures, but the Vikings were stuck with the stadium until last year, when the ceiling of the dome literally collapsed due to weight from a snowstorm. Luckily the dome wasn’t in use at the time. Since the incident, new plans were approved for a brand new facility the Vikings can call home, putting to rest the stadium TIME Magazine pegged dead last in a 2012 NFL stadium ranking. On Sunday morning a series of controlled explosions finally put the aged stadium down. Using demo explosions were originally out of the question, but last week crews decided it would be the best option, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. The “Dome” was the only stadium to host the World Series, MLB All-Star Game, NCAA basketball’s Final Four, and a Super Bowl.

  • An Epic Antarctic Journey: There and Back [Video]

    In 1912, Robert Falcon Scott put together a team and set out on the unheard of journey to the south pole on foot. It would have been an amazing feat, but it was not meant to be, for on the return voyage the entire expedition perished in the cold. Contemporary British adventurers Ben Saunders and Tarka L’Herpiniere decided to take up the challenge and after 105 days, recently became the first to make the trek without the help of motorized vehicles. This video gives some highlights, but for more information and a look at their travel journals, check out The Scott Expedition.

  • Man Sets Himself On Fire And Jumps Off Building, Because Russia [Video]

    I guess that even when the Olympics are going on in your country, you still need to make your own fun sometimes. This enterprising young Russian fellow, an undoubted future contender for a Darwin Award, was probably trying to come up with the most scientific way to calculate the effects of snow on breaking one’s fall. And to add even more science, why not add the variable of fire? Bear in mind, this unorthodox approach makes more sense after imbibing copious amounts of vodka. Thankfully the lad survived, as he is seen getting up and walking to the crowd of onlookers, probably directing them to a taller building he will jump from next.

  • This Brilliant Kurt Vonnegut Masters Thesis Was Rejected Because it Looked Too Fun

    Legendary author, Kurt Vonnegut, known for his dark, but fulfilling work with sprinkles of satire and humor created a final thesis for his Masters at the University Chicago, but was rejected because he claimed the teacher thought “it was so simple and looked like too much fun.” Vonnegut was an anthropology student at the time, finishing up his final thesis which he would go on to note was his “prettiest contribution” to the culture which he would eventually thrive in publishing literary classics like “Slaughter House 5″, “Cats Cradle” and “Breakfast of Champions”. His theory was that the main character of every story has ups and downs throughout the duration of the piece which can be graphed revealing a visual “shape” of every story.

  • A Look Into WikiLeaks’ Former Data Center Built in a Cold War Nuclear Bunker [16 Photos]

    In the middle part of the 20th century, in a place known as the Pionen White Mountain of Stockholm, Switzerland, a nuclear bunker was built at a depth of 100 feet under granite rocks of the Vita Berg Park. When the cold war ended the bunker was abandoned until a  Internet service provider called Bahnhof decided to convert it into their headquarters. Fast forward a few years and Bahnhof would become internationally known as the  headquarters of WikiLeaks.

  • Historic London Paintings Superimposed Over Contemporary Photos [10 HQ Photos]

    Redditor “shystone” took paintings of London in the 18th and 19th centuries and placed them in contemporary photos of the same locations as seen from Google Street View, resulting in an interesting mash-up of old and new. What’s most incredible is the seamless way in which a number of the images flow, with many of the structures from the 200 or so year old paintings still standing today.

  • Mario Bros. Music Like You’ve Never Heard Before [Video]

    There are plenty of videos of people playing the iconic music from the original “Super Mario Bros.” on run-of-the-mill instruments like piano, guitar, or violin, but this time it’s played on a three thousand year old instrument called a sheng. It’s a collection of bamboo flutes controlled through one mouth piece to give a sort of compact pipe organ sound that also, as luck would have it, sounds like a sound chip in an 8-bit videogame console. The talented musician also includes the sound when Mario is embiggened by the mushroom and the familiar din of coins being collected.

  • Ukrainian Protesters Storm The President’s Mansion And What They Find Inside In Mindblowing [37 Photos]

    With his kleptocratic regime coming to an end and now a warrant out for his arrest, Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych was forced to flee his mansion last week. With the usual army of guards now gone, Ukrainian citizens cast their eyes on the estate that corruption built and were amazed and disgusted at what they saw. In a country where the average daily wage is around $15 and millions lack health or social care despite living below the poverty line, the ostentatious lifestyle of their leader was mind-boggling. With the estate featuring a golf course, a zoo, a garage filled with expensive cars, a galleon docked at a private lake, and even its own gas station, everyday Ukrainians caught a glimpse of life in stark contrast to their own.

  • How To Make The Perfect Margarita [Infographic]

    Pre-made margarita mix is for chumps. To celebrate National Margarita Day  we give you an infographic on how to make the perfect margarita. Summer is fast approaching and nothing spices things up like a delicious margarita on the rocks. Most guys don’t realize how easy it is. If you want to get real fancy check out our article “Avion Tamarindo Margarita” on how to make the recently crowned best tasting margarita on Earth.

  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430

    The newest in the wide range of limited edition cars Aston Martin is releasing as of late. Maybe a little too flashy for 007, but the elegant warning yellow accents really compliment this supercar. The 4.7L V8 pumps out 430 hp and tops out at 190 with a 0-60 time of just 4.6 seconds. Go big or go home; Other options include a carbon fiber and Kevlar seats, ten-spoke alloy wheels, your choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed Sportshift gearboxes, a throaty exhaust, an optional Bang & Olufsen audio system.

  • Gravity’s VFX Revealed [Video]

    British visual effects company Framestore has released a video showcasing all the work that went into creating the amzing visual effects for Best Picture nominee “Gravity.” The amount of planning that went into every shot of the almost entirely CG film is mind-boggling. And the fact that viewers were able to accept the virtual world as real life is a testament to Framestore’s cinematic accomplishment.

  • Stray Dogs of Sochi [58 Photos]

    Stray dogs are a common sight on the streets of Russian cities, but with massive construction in the area the street dog population in Sochi and the Olympic park has soared. Useful as noisy, guard dogs, workers feed them to keep them nearby and protect buildings. The dogs – friendly rather than feral – soon lose their value and become strays.  Alarmed by reports that the city has contracted the killing of thousands of stray dogs before and during the Olympic Games, animal activists have been picking up dogs from the streets and putting them up at their homes or in temporary shelters before finding an owner elsewhere.

  • Palladium Pampa Boots

    Palladium Boots have always made a high greade grade product, with an ideal boot to get you through every season. The Pampa Sport Cuff boots are a perect blend of waterproof and breathability to take you from the frozen mountains of the rockies to the slushy muck of every winter city street corner. The outsoles are made with one piece of molded rubber to keep moisture out while featuring an EVA midsole for cushioning. The midsole of the shoe is made from premium full-grain leather, paired with ballistic nylon seam –sealed to provide a sleek and modern look perfect for that winter-spring transition period. Palladium Pama Boots

  • A Celebration Of Classic Movie Theaters [12 HQ Photos]

    New York-based photographer and cinematographer Franck Bohbot set out to capture the magic of old Hollywood with his series “Cinema.” Bohbot visited the most amazing, ornate theaters in California and photographed them during off hours when they were completely vacant. The theaters are often seen as simply a delivery system for the art of film while they’re own artistic merit is overlooked. This is just a small sample of the full series, available along with other great works, at Franck Bohbot’s Portfolio.

  • The Inevitable “Things that are cheaper than WhatsApp.” Tumblr

    Facebook recently announced it’s acquisition of mobile communications app ‘WhatsApp’ for a crisp $16,000,000 or $19B including restricted stock. While Zuckerberg signed the check the rest of the world gasped in awe at the price-tag for an application that was popular, but seemed pretty average. Well it looks like Facebook knows something we don’t because the acquired price could be used to give drinkable water to the entire planet. Millions, no billions of theories are floating around the internet attempting to make sense of the questionable deal. One being that Facebook is gobbling up potential threats, that could cripple them in the future if another tech company acquires them. $19B is a small price to pay in the grand scheme of things. The inevitable Tumblr if now upon us, so check out all the “Things that are cheaper than WhatsApp.” blog for a good laugh.

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