Monday, June 30, 2014

Bratislava City World Downhill Street Race

Lightning Strike Just Misses Hikers

Into The Storm

Sexy Billiards

The New Technology That Could Cut Public Restroom Wait Times By 50%

The annual 4th of July fireworks won’t be the only light show inspiring awe at the Hollywood Bowl this week. Concertgoers at the iconic Los Angeles venue are also ooh-ing and ahh-ing over new technology called Tooshlights, which is reducing restroom wait times.

How to make a hit pop song in four easy steps

Should We All Be Eating Insects?

Why has Curiosity slowed down its course during its first Mars year?

The Mars Curiosity Rover has completed its first Mars year in the Red Planet—687 Earth days exploring and drilling on its way to its first destination—Murray Buttes. Overall, it's been a Mars year full of successes, even if we haven't found proof of life in Mars yet. But the rover has slowed down significantly. Why?

Sunday, June 29, 2014

How To Put On Your Pants With No Hands

Biggest Fireworks in the World

This video shows first of all some still pictures and then video of the amazing 48" diameter, 926 pound Japanese "Yonshakudama" shell "the world's largest single firework"

When fired the shell rises to over 2,700ft with a bloom diameter greater than 2,400ft and launched every September 9th and 10th for the Katakai-Matsuri Festival in Katakai town, Ojiya-city, Nigata prefecture Japan, it serves as a dedication to the god of the shrine. The Godzilla waking "Yonshakudama" shell comes in two types, the "Brocade crown over small flowers" and the "Floral shell of shells twice blooming"

Japanese Marquetry Box

Playing The Piano With Balls!



Take a Look...

Marble Machines

Himalayas Bus Ride

Duck Stampede!


What gives a dollar bill its value?

Some Sunday Crazy!

Meanwhile in Thailand

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Out Of The Frying Pan...And Into The Fire!

This is how my neighborhood sounds when Brazil scores in the World Cup

This is in Moema, São Paulo. Opening game Brasil x Croatia. And no, those are not gunshots. It's just regular brazilian fireworks.

That Just Happened!

Amazon Prime Music: One Million Songs, Free For Prime Subscribers

Here comes Prime Music, a free service for Amazon Prime subscribers with over a million songs available for streaming and cached download. Amazon Prime was already an amazing deal—perhaps the best in all of tech—and today, it's getting even better.

Amazon Prime, the Best Deal in Tech, Just Keeps Getting Better

For years we've been saying that an Amazon Prime subscription is simply the best deal in tech. You get so darn much for your money that you'd be crazy not subscribe. And in the few months since we last said it, Prime has only become a better deal, thanks to new services like today's unveiling of Prime Music.

7 Camping Hacks

For The Father!

Andy Green's 1,000mph Office Revealed

Whooping Cough Is Now a Full-Blown Epidemic in California

Well, it's official. California's whooping cough outbreak is now officially classified as an epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control. Thanks anti-vaxxers.

California has reported 3,458 cases of pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough, so far this year, with about 800 cases in the past two weeks alone. Babies are at the greatest risk of death from the disease, and two babies have indeed died in California so far this year.

The Navy's Most Vital And Secretive Submarine Base Is In... Idaho?!?

The US Navy's submarine bases are some of the most high-security installations in the world, but one of their most important and shadowy submarine outposts is not located along the ocean, but rather in a lake in landlocked Idaho.

Where the Deadly Things Grow

Compared to fauna, flora and fungi have a pretty mellow reputation where humans are concerned. Unsubstantiated rumors of man-eating pitcher plants aside, most growing things mind their own business, clean the atmosphere, lynchpin ecosystems, and provide sustenance for the animals, homo sapiens included. Some, however, contain deadly poison.

Feed Me!

Flavor Trip Taste Test

Filipino Fast Food Taste Test

Americans & Brits Exchange Snacks


Americans Try McDonald's For The First Time

Americans Taste Test Japanese Snacks

Americans Try Mexican Snacks

China to scrap millions of cars in anti-pollution push

China plans to take more than five million aging vehicles off the roads this year in a bid to improve air quality, with 330,000 cars set to be decommissioned in Beijing alone, the government said in a policy document published on Monday.

GoPro: Taxco Urban Downhill with Kelly McGarry

World's Greatest Flair Bartender

Cheap Coffee Reviewed By A Coffee Expert

1000 people eat 1000 Ghost chilies

The Ingenious Way South Korea Unclogs Toilets

What Causes the Smell of New & Old Books?

Everyone’s familiar with the smell of old books, the weirdly intoxicating scent that haunts libraries and second-hand book stores. Similarly, who doesn’t enjoy riffling through the pages of a newly purchased book and breathing in the crisp aroma of new paper and freshly printed ink? As with all aromas, the origins can be traced back to a number of chemical constituents, so we can examine the processes and compounds that can contribute to both.

10 Disturbing Facts About Drowning

It is one of our most visceral fears; thrashing in the deep, far below the water’s surface, lungs burning for oxygen. Drowning claims hundreds of thousands of lives every year, a great many of whom are young children. Of course, exposure to water is a key factor in drownings, but there is a strong economic correlation as well. Those in poorer countries are far more likely to drown. In Bangladesh, 17,000 children drown annually—that’s 46 a day.

Here are 10 facts about drowning; from a lake that never surrenders its victims to a party for lifeguards that ended in deadly irony.

Motorcycle: My Rode Reel

You're getting old!

Do you think time is catching up with you? Perhaps it's already overtaken you and left you in the dust. Do the years seem to be going ridiculously quickly now? There's a reason for it. You're getting old.

Dear Kitten