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Friday, February 28, 2014

This video shows how Japan is a mystical world set in modern times

This video, shot and made by Scott Gold, plays like a dream. It depicts Scott and his wife's trip to Japan in January but to me, it shows how Japan is maintaining its illustrious history and mystical culture amidst the fast paced, beep beep, every person cross the intersection right now modern world...

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The ancient art of honey hunting in Nepal - in pictures

The Gurung tribespeople of Nepal have been collecting honey from Himalayan cliffs for centuries, but now their lifestyle is under threat from commercialisation and tours offering visitors a chance to 'join a honey hunt'. Photographer Andrew Newey spent two weeks living with the Gurung in central Nep...

New study confirms that dark chocolate is very good for your health

Confirmed: Dark chocolate is good for your heart. Really good. What's better, scientists have discovered that people who eat 70 grams of chocolate every day increase their vascular health dramatically by "restoring flexibility to arteries and preventing white cells from sticking to the walls of bloo...

Rinse Bacon in Water Before Cooking to Reduce Shrinkage by 50 Percent

This sounds like a bizarre thing to do, but we're talking about less bacon shrinkage! Rinse your bacon before you cook it and you'll have longer strips to enjoy. Rinse Bacon in Water Before Cooking to Reduce Shrinkage by 50 Percent

Eben Flow

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” - Agnes Repplier

Jason Wood

Anyone looking for killer show to watch Vikings on the History is amazing

Kepler's Alien World Count Skyrockets - Slashdot

astroengine writes "The number of known planets beyond the solar system took a giant leap thanks to a new technique that verifies candidate planets found by NASA's Kepler space telescope in batches rather... Kepler's Alien World Count Skyrockets

Could This Be the World's Most Useful Couch Pillow?

It doesn't matter how big or comfy your bed is, there's just something undeniably satisfying about falling asleep on the couch in your living room. So Unikia created a better couch pillow, with a two-piece... Could This Be the World's Most Useful Couch Pillow?

Matt Jones Likes This Today is the day Marty McFly chose to arrive in the future. We have a lot of catching up to do!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Use a Wooden Comb for Healthier, Static-Free Hair

Chances are, most of us (that have hair anyway) use plastic combs. They're cheaper and, well, they're combs. What's there to improve on, right? According to Man Made DIY, a wooden comb comes with plenty... Use a Wooden Comb for Healthier, Static-Free Hair

Globetrotters sign teen with Down syndrome

Kevin Grow, a high school senior with Down syndrome who became an Internet hit with his 3-point shooting, will play next month for the Harlem Globetrotters. Globetrotters sign teen with Down syndrome

How Mobile Apps Are Reinventing the Worst of the Software Industry - Slashdot

An anonymous reader writes "Jeff Atwood, co-founder of Stack Overflow, says the mobile app ecosystem is getting out of hand. 'Your platform now has a million apps? Amazing! Wonderful! What they don't... How Mobile Apps Are Reinventing the Worst of the Software Industry

Hipster Beard Transplants Are All the Rage These Days

Everybody's heard of hair plugs, but did you realize you could get a full beard transplant? A growing number of men in New York and elsewhere are catching on. It's apparently becoming a very popular thing... Hipster Beard Transplants Are All the Rage These Days

The Car That Runs On Air

Bringing new meaning to running on fumes

How to Stop Giving a F*ck What People Think

We're all guilty. Every day from the moment we wake up, we live our lives caring what other people think of us.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Make Your Own Awesome Salad Dressing with This Simple Cooking Formula

There's no need to spend money on packaged salad dressing, when making your own (preservatives-free) version is easy. Jess Dang at CookSmarts offers this handy infographic that will help you make a variety... Make Your Own Awesome Salad Dressing with This Simple Cooking Formula

Monday, February 24, 2014

Danger Mouse Could Be Making a Comeback! - GeekDad

Those in control of such things are very strongly considering bringing Danger Mouse back into production! Continue reading →

7 SLC Restaurants That Definitely Deserve More Hype

Salt Lake City has some amazing dining options. There are the classics (The Pie, Hires Big H), the foodie havens (Copper Onion, Eva, Pago) and the Food Network stars (Moochies, Red Iguana, Ruth's Dine...

Sunday, February 23, 2014

These Giant Balloons Inflated Indoors Look Completely Surreal

What happens when you take a giant balloon and inflate it inside a small space? These photos show just that--and the surreal dreamworlds that result, looking like a mix between the inside of a person's body and a ghostly construction site.

Will This Watch-Controlled Smart Pistol Really Make Owning a Gun Safer?

Last week, a gun shop in California introduced a new addition to its stock: A .22-caliber pistol that only works when the user is wearing the accompanying RFID-enabled watch. It's being heralded as the "iPhone of guns." Sold separately

Friday, February 21, 2014

Believe it or not, this awesome magical thingamajig exists

Excuse my ignorance, northerners of the world, but I didn't know such wonderful thingamajigs existed in that snowy world of yours. May the Gods of Snow always protect you.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

10 Japanese Travel Tips for Visiting America

Advice the Japanese give their own countrymen on how to handle the peculiarities of American culture.

Exclusive: The Inside Story Of How Jan Koum Built WhatsApp Into Facebook's New $19 Billion Baby

Jan Koum picked a meaningful spot to sign the $19 billion deal to sell his company WhatsApp to Facebook earlier today. Koum, cofounder Brian Acton and venture capitalist Jim Goetz of Sequoia drove a few blocks from WhatsApp’s discreet headquarters in Mountain View to a disused white building across…

Supersonic Plane Will Have Livestream Of The Outdoors Instead Of Windows

Actual, transparent windows would be too difficult to install on a Mach 1.8 plane.

Renee Claire Thirkill

I love a good gif. I also love a good pun. Both make me laugh harder than I care to admit to.

This real life version of a Mario Kart cart is all I want in my life

I don't want much. A bed to sleep on, a nice pair of shoes, some beer to drink and I'm good. Or so I thought. Now I could care less about any of that because all I want in my life is this drifting Crazy Cart XL. It's basically the real life version of the cart in Mario Kart.

The real highway to hell is in Russia

This is the Tolbachik volcano, laying down roads of magma over the Peninsula of Kamchatka for condemned Russians to drive on their way to hell in cars equipped with dashcams. At least, that's what it looks like in Lusika33's photographs. It's truly pretty—in a Mordor kind of way.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Dr. Seuss's Private Hat Collection Is Quite A Sight

Dr. Seuss's private hat collection is on public display for the first time in history. The exhibit also marks the 75th anniversary of his book, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.

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UPROXX Interview: Charles Halford From ‘True Detective’ On Playing Reggie Ledoux, Meeting...

Charles Halford, the actor who portrayed Reggie Ledoux on True Detective, was nice enough to chat with us. He had an Richard Simmons story to share.

Alfreda Allen

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising in every time we fall." Confucius

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Disgusted Mother Buys Up All the Indecent Shirts at PacSun

A Utah mother was so disgusted by t-shirts bearing the image of a nearly-nude woman that she bought out every last shirt in the store's stock when they refused to immediately take down their displays.

What Music Does to Your Brain While You Work

Let's take a dive into the science behind the deep power of music to find out if it actually helps you work better.

10 Unbelievable Facts You Didn't Know About Redheads

Having pale skin may mean that redheads burn more easily when exposed to UV rays, but their paleness can serve as an advantage. Redheads can't absorb sufficient Vitamin D due to low concentrations of eumelanin in their body.

A close call in space tonight: Asteroid zips by Earth

By Dana Ford (CNN) -- Only in space would 2 million miles be considered a close call. An asteroid with an estimated diameter of three football fields zoomed by Earth late Monday, missing our home b...

Monday, February 17, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: National clown shortage may be approaching, trade organizations fear

Send in the clowns — please! As the “Greatest Show on Earth” returns to Brooklyn Thursday, circus folk fear a national clown shortage is on the horizon.

"Something Terrible Has Happened Here": The Crazy Story Of How "Clue" Went From Forgotten Flop...

That a high-concept, fast-talking farce based on a board game was a box office bomb in 1985 is no huge mystery. But figuring out how it became an enduring favorite is a Hollywood whodunit for the a...

Stare at this illusion for 10 seconds to witness pure magic

Your eyes can paint colors onto blank objects. I swear! Just stare at the red dot in the optical illusion above for 10 seconds and you'll see the black and white cityscape be transformed into a brand new colorful world. Each building will have its own nuanced color. Magic!

What happens when you reach level 999 of Flappy Bird

Were you expecting anything else? The silliest of silly games is impossible to beat because a familiar friend has gone villain and acts as the final boss. He's sick and tired of letting little Flappy fly around in what is clearly his world. Die bird, die.

Official Lego Ghostbusters hands on: Who you gonna brick?

A few weeks ago Lego officially revealed that the next fan-designed Cuusoo set to go into production would be Brent Waller's incredibly-detailed Ghostbusters set. And while the brickmasters at Lego made a few tweaks to Waller's design, the results are still definitely worth adding to any Lego collec...

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Your Next Scuba Destination Is An Entire Drowned City in China

An entire drowned city has become the world's most mind-boggling scuba-diving attraction. Consider booking a trip to Qiandao Lake, China, where you can wreck-dive a 1,800-year old flooded metropolis.

29 of The Most Influential Images of All Time

Images that have touched the soul of millions of people around the world. Get ready to get a soul search.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

11 Movies Every Martial Artist Must See – - Black Belt

I recently finished writing The Ultimate Guide to Martial Arts Movies of the 1970s. In one section, I list my 20 favorite films of the ’70s before and

Nike Designer Says Marty McFly's Power Laces Are Coming Next Year

If there was one disappointment about Nike's awesome Back to the Future II Air Mag, it's that the shoes didn't have Marty's power laces (and that they only made 1,500 and neither you nor I own a pair). But Nike designer Tinker Hatfield says that's about to change--power laces are coming in 2015. The...

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Definitely the most kicka** and coolest president in the world

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WATCH: Cameras Capture Corvettes Being Sucked Into Sinkhole

Surveillance footage shows the floor opening up beneath iconic cars at the National Corvette Museum.

Meet Charles Halford, The Little-Known Actor Who’s Portraying Reggie Ledoux On ‘True Detective’

According to IMDB, True Detective's Reggie Ledoux is being portrayed by a little-known actor named Charles Halford. Let's learn more about him!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Charles Christensen

This is the way I feel and kinda This kind of sums it up. Lying around, pondering the problems of the world, I realized that at my age I don't really give a hoot anymore. If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, but is still fat. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years, while a tortoise doesn't run and does mostly nothing, yet it lives for 150 years. And they tell us to exercise? Now that I'm older, here's what I've discovered: 1. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it. 2. My wild oats are mostly enjoyed with prunes and all-bran. 3. I finally got my head together, and now my body is falling apart. 4. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded. 5. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded. 6. If all is not lost, then where the heck is it? 7. It was a whole lot easier to get older than it was to get wiser. 8. Some days, you're the top dog, some days you're the hydrant. 9. I wish the buck really did stop here, I sure could use a few of them. 10. Kids in the back seat cause accidents. 11. Accidents in the back seat cause kids. 12. It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere. 13. The world only beats a path to your door when you're in the bathroom. 14. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he'd have put them on my knees. 15. When I'm finally holding all the right cards, everyone wants to play chess. 16. It's not hard to meet expenses . . . They're everywhere. 17. The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth. 18. These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, and then wonder what I'm "here after". 19. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded. 20. Have I sent this message to you before . . . or did I get it from you?

Flappy Bird Creator: I Pulled the Game Because It Was Too Addictive

Flappy Bird is dead. But Dong Ngueyn, the seemingly troubled developer of the game, has now explained, somewhat counter-intuitively, that he pulled the tortuous title because it was "an addictive product."

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