Category: Cool Stuff


Buy The ICON D200 Power Wagon

 

 

Icon Dodge Power Wagon

 

 

” If you don’t remember the ICON D200 Power Wagon, I strongly suggest you take a moment to familiarize yourself. The truck is another one of Jonathan Ward’s brilliant creations, and it combines a 2006 Dodge ¾-ton pickup truck chassis with a 1965 Dodge D200 Power Wagon Crew Cab body. There’s a 5.9-liter Cummins turbo diesel engine under the hood that’s been worked over by Gale Banks that dumps 975 lb-ft of torque and 560 hp on the ground. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Incredible truck, fusing vintage aesthetic with modern functionality. We took a vintage 1965 Dodge Crew Cab, ex-military, truck, then restored and modified it upon the chassis and mechanical underpinnings of a modern 3500HD Dodge MegaCab turbo diesel truck. Get the best of both worlds, 975 lbs. of torque, refined performance and chassis dynamics with the timeless lines of the early Power Wagon. It is tough to describe everything that went into this truck. There are so many subtle design details. All custom ICON designed CNC’ed stainless steel trim, architectural silver glass, Hutchinson Bead Lock wheels, 37″ BFG tires, a host of Gale Banks engine performance modifications, enhanced suspension and brakes (with exhaust brake), class IV tow hitch, all LED lighting, Bison leather and Rolls Royce Wilton wool interior, extensive Dynamat insulation, Lear jet visors, high end Focal iPod dependent audio system, and much much more. We are currently building two more varations on this truck. This is the one that started the style. Featured in multiple magazines, numerous awards and reviews on line, simply Google “ICON D200″. “

 

 

 

This is one Badass truck and you can read more about it at Road & Track Magazine and the Icon web page .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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” It’s a question that has been asked by many first-time anglers, and one that will be asked many more times in the future. Of course, different fishermen will have all sorts of different answers to this question, based on everything from personal preference to scientific study. Sunset is one of the most ideal times of day to fish. Here’s eight reasons why.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NRA Giveaway

 

NRA Giveaway Description:

First Place:
Ruger American Rifle 30-06

Second Place: 
Ruger SR22 Rimfire Pistol .22LR

Third Place:
Ruger American Rimfire .22LR

NRA Giveaway starts:March 27, 2014 10:00
NRA Giveaway ends:April 02, 2014 16:00

Yesterday’s Awesomeness , Today … Better Late Than Never

 

 

 

   I thought that today we would start with some well-armed women … Any complaints ? … I didn’t think so …

 

 

 

 

   What’s better than a Pistol-Packin’ Mama ?

 

 

Well Armed Girl

 

 

 

 

 

Not much … except perhaps a Full-Auto Female …

 

 

Full Auto Female

 

 

 

 

 

 

But nothing compares with Women Warriors …

 

 

Women Warriors

 

 

 

 

And for our finale … how about a Sexy Sniper …

 

 

Sexy Sniper

 

 

 

 

See the other 52 photos at The Brigade

 

 

 

 

 

 

… It Is Priceless

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A Baytown, Texas, teen recently saw a police car parked in a fire lane near her apartment complex and wrote the officer a ticket.

” He was parked on the side of the building. It said it was a fire lane all the way around,” 14 year-old Annie Jones told KPRC-TV.

  Officer Tommy King found the ticket on his windshield and started laughing.

  Jones’ ticket asked King to pay $10 to the apartment manager. He was so impressed that Jones didn’t ask for the money to be paid to herself, that the officer paid the manager and gave Jones a $40 gift certificate to Toys ‘R Us.

” I have a new friend. I think the lesson is not to be afraid of law enforcement, we’re here to help,” King told KPRC-TV.”

 

 

   Thanks to CNS News for reminding us of how cops used to behave back when they served the public and not the State .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hammerhead Shark Takes Florida Kayaker For 2-Hour Tow

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A Florida Atlantic University student in a kayak got an unexpected two-hour tow from a hammerhead shark, and the 6-minute video he silently took of part of that 12- mile adventure is now making the rounds of national news websites from The Huffington Post, Gawker and Reddit to MSN and ABC World News.

  It started with Adam Fisk’s YouTube video, “Lone Man Gets Towed for Miles in Kayak By 11 Foot Hammerhead Shark.

  According to theTampa Bay Times, Fisk is a senior at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and is aiming for a career with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

  Fisk told the paper he put in off the Boynton Inlet at 6 a.m. with the head-mounted camera and some fishing poles aboard. Several hours later, the shark took over the navigation taking him all the way to Lake Worth, Fla.”

 

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‘Minecraft’ Creator Cancels Oculus Rift Version Following Facebook Acquisition

 

 

 

Minecraft Creator FB

 

 

” Minecraft creator Markus Persson has revealed that an Oculus Rift version of the game was potentially in the works, but following the sudden news that Facebook has acquired Oculus VR for $2 billion, that’s no longer the case. “I just cancelled that deal,” Persson tweeted. “Facebook creeps me out.” He later expanded on his reasoning in a blog post, citing in particular Facebook’s constantly changing platform, which has proved a challenge for game developers.

I definitely want to be a part of VR, but I will not work with Facebook,” wrote Persson. “Their motives are too unclear and shifting, and they haven’t historically been a stable platform. There’s nothing about their history that makes me trust them, and that makes them seem creepy to me.” “

The Verge

Attention Blues Fans Now Is Your Chance To Get 2 Extra Nights Free

 

 

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” We’re proud to announce the latest and greatest music event to capture the pulse of America’s wildest city! We invite you and your gang to join us for:

 Four nights of Amazing music & friends
 Four nights in the fabled Riviera Hotel & Casino
 No port-o-potties! A festival lineup in an upscale environment.
 No long treks between stages! Everything is an elevator ride away.
 The most reasonably priced food and drinks on the strip
 Cheap airfare from anywhere on earth
 VIP & “Baller” packages for those who go all out!

This one is not to be missed, folks… Gather your crew and get bent with us!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

    See the links to decide on the package that is right for you . bear in mind that the package deals through the Riviera are the only way to see the shows . There will be no individual tickets will be sold . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Blues Bender Packages

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Ready to Attend? Big Blues Bender is sold as “Packages” that include your accommodations as well as your event pass. Please note that this is the only way to attend the Bender. We want to protect your vacation investment, and Bender security will ensure only ticketed guests will enter our venues. Do not attempt to book accommodations at another hotel nor directly via the Riviera’s website, as any reservation made elsewhere is not transferable to Big Blues Bender.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

    All shows are held within the confines of the Riviera Resort and Casino and so there is no need to travel beyond the nearest elevator to see , hear and experience some of the greatest blues acts alive and performing today . With this lineup it is a bluesman’s nirvana . You’ll think you’ve died and gone to the Delta … Sign up now before it’s too late .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Who could pass up the chance to see the likes of BB King , Tab Benoit , Cocoa Montoya , Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials , Rick Estrin & The Nightcats , Charlie Musselwhite , George Thorogood , Ana Popovich and so many more Blues Giants all in one place ? You can follow the news about the Big Blues Bender at the website , on Facebook or follow them on Twitter .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honda Builds A Batbike

 

 

 

 

” Honda has revealed a new motorcycle called the NM4 Vultus. While not the most inspiring name, it does at least look really stealth. Cool stealth. Batbike-level stealth.

  It’s not a Batbike, of course, but is instead inspired by ‘Japanimation’ – that’s anime and manga – both genres long interwoven into the fabric of Japanese life and culture. Just last week we found out how Toyota is now plumbing this as inspiration for the new Aygo.”

 

 

 

 

 

” Reference is made to a ‘stealth bomber silhouette’, and it measures 933mm across the mirrors, while the seat sits at 650mm high. There are full LED headlights too, while everything else comes in black and stainless steel. Some concession to colour has been made: the digital dash changes depending on mood, ranging from white, through blue and pink and finally red.

  Underneath there’s a 745cc twin-cylinder engine canted forward, with a low centre of gravity delivering “strong low and mid-range power and torque”. It produces 54bhp and 50lb ft, with twin balance shafts and a single 36mm throttle body. Honda reckons it’s efficient, too, offering up 185 miles from a single 11.6-litre tank.”

 

BBC Autos has the scoop

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Bay Wins 1st In High School Robot Competition

 

 

 

” More than 60 teams competed in the 14th annual FIRST Robotics Los Angeles Regional Competition, considered the “Superbowl of Smarts” that culminated with an alliance of teams from three South Bay high schools taking home the top trophy.

  The winners came from Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, Redondo Union High School and West High School in Torrance. They will now go on to the FIRST Championships in St. Louis set for April 23-26.

“ As the competition went on, it just got more and more exciting,” said Michael Tamaki, 17, of West High School in Torrance. This was the first year the school’s team, with about 30 students, competed in the event. “On Wednesday, when we were loading everything for the trip, we weren’t expecting to get any goals in. But we just won, and it’s an incredible feeling.”  “

 

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Store Surveillance Footage Shows Ghostly Activity

 

 

Ghostly Prescence NH Store

 

 

 

” A New Hampshire store owner is starting to believe in the supernatural after she had a ghostly encounter in her store that was all caught on tape!

  The surveillance video from the Ellacoya Country Store in Gilford NH shows a glass tray thrown from the table after the employees leave the store.

  After the tray crashed, a store employee, Heidi Boyde, runs back into the room to investigate and found the glass shattered all over the floor.”

Read more here and see the unedited raw video here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colorado Public School Takes Students On A Field Trip To The Shooting Range

 

Craver Middle School Gun Trip

 

 

” School officials in Pueblo County, Colorado are bucking the anti-gun trend and recently approved a field trip for middle school students to a local shooting range where they learned about gun safety and how to properly handle a firearm. The gun safety and marksman group Project Appleseed, an activity of The Revolutionary War Veterans Association, was brought in to instruct students, all of whom fired at the range with live ammunition. The trip was scheduled shortly after students learned about The Revolutionary War in their classrooms.

” We’ve never been allowed to bring actual real firearms into a school. Until this week. This is a very big deal. We had them touching fire arms, holding them and learning about how to handle them safely,” Appleseed Instructor Elizabeth Blackwood told KRDO.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From James Gourley Via Political Correctness Gone Wild

 

 

     This video is spreading across Facebook with over a half million shares and climbing but we have no idea what it is . A UFO ? If someone could translate the videographer’s conversation it might help us but right now we have no idea what we saw . View it for yourself and let us know what you think .

Fueled Presents: 40 Years Of Cellphone

 

 

” Starting with the DynaTAC in 1974 and ending with a side-by-side comparison between the iPhone 5s and the Galaxy Note, Fueled’s designers and animators crafted the 40-year history of the mobile cell phone. For some it will be a walk down memory lane, for others a history lesson.

  Fueled’s Design Team describes the short video as Art Deco, a style characterized by its bold geometric shapes and rich colours. It’s a very eclectic style, deriving taste from a broad range of sources — some representing the machine age. You’ll notice the snappy animation style reflects the lightning fast transformation and evolution of cellphones.

  While the film may have ended with the first model of an iPhone, Fueled decided to dig into the evolution of Apple’s iPhone and compare it to top Android phones. It’s remarkable how little the iPhone’s aesthetic has changed in contrast to Android models, which are becoming larger and changing constantly.

  What will the next 40 years look like? Fueled’s Founder Rameet Chawla says, “While I don’t know exactly when, it’s only a matter of time before the cellphone will be completely obsolete.”

  If you recognize the voice in the script, you’ll know it’s from an old advertisement from 1980s for DynaTAC. At the time, no one knew how big mobile would become and that this one man’s prophecy would come true.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students Compete To Build Craziest Rube Goldberg Contraptions

 

Rube Goldberg Contest

 

 

” There were more mad scientists than normal at COSI Columbus Saturday morning. 

  Eight high schools – including six from Ohio – sent their Rube Goldberg teams to complete a simple task: Zip a zipper. But in Rube Goldberg fashion, their goal was to include as many extra steps as possible to make the zipper move. 

“A Rube Goldberg machine is a series of different machines doing a very simple job but in a very complex way,” said Reno Sith, one of the West High School competitors. Goldberg was an  early 20th century cartoonist known for drawing elaborate, complicated machines that resulted in everyday tasks being finished in a comical way. 

The regional competition was won by Columbia Central High School in Brooklyn, Michigan. Columbus’ Centennial High School placed second. Other area high schools included Metro, Beechcroft, Reynoldsburg’s eStem Academy, and West. “

 

    Continued  … LOL … The Rube Goldberg way of taking a simple task and making as difficult as possible reminds us present day government … think about it . The difference being that Rube Goldberg inspired creations are funny were disfunctional government is not .

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Ted Cruz’s So – Cal Blacklisted & Loving It Tour”

 

Ted Cruz - I Don't Smoke Cigarettes

 

 

” Although the location of the poster says the Hilton, Senator Cruz is expected to be the keynote speaker at the Claremont Institute’s annual Winton Churchill dinner on Saturday night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

  The black-and-white images have appeared in front of popular L.A. clubs: the Viper Room, the Seventh Veil, Whiskey-a-Go-Go, as well as on car windshields and utility poles among other places.

  The comeback from Cruz is hysterical: 

” I saw these posters popping up around Los Angeles, but I noticed a glaring error in them. And since I don’t want people to get the wrong idea about me, I wanted to be clear about something. I don’t smoke cigarettes.” “

 

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31 Of The Most Exotic Pools On Earth…

 

 

Infinity pool in Singapore at Marina Bay Sands resort

 

Infinity Pool Singapore Marina Bay Sands

 

 

” Summer is right around the corner and I’m sure you’ll want to jump into a swimming pool soon to celebrate. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most awesome swimming pools on earth for you.”

 

 

If you’re not to keen on heights perhaps a pool a little closer to the water would be more to your liking …

 

 

 

Chongwe River House pool in Zambia, Africa

 

Chongwe River Pool

The suite that goes with the Changwe pool for $2000 per night must be seen to be believed .

 

 

Finally , for those who like a more traditional pool/seaside combination we offer you this beauty from the Bahamas …

 

 

 

The pool at Nandana Villas in Bahamas

 

Nandana Villa Pool

 

 

The inquisitive reader can explore the other 28 exotic water holes here … Think summer …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dinesh D’Souza’s New Movie ‘America’ Asks An Amazing Question

 

 

 

 

” Has America been a force for good or evil in the world?  Would the world have been better off had America never existed? Starting from the premise of George Washington’s death in 1776, “America” attempts to answer these questions.”

 

Courtesy of IJR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dji Phantom Flies Into Volcano

 

 

 

 

Published on Jan 27, 2014

Yasur volcano on Tanna island, Vanuatu
Amazingly no phantoms where harmed while filming!

 

 

This is a DJI Phantom Quadcopter drone …

   These drones are readily available for around $400 from Amazon and other retailers . Get yours today and pair it up with your GoPro for amazing videos of your own . The potential results are plain to see . HT/Daily Caller

 

 

 

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Flying The World’s Fastest Plane: Behind The Stick Of The SR-71

 

 

 

 

” The Lockheed SR-71 “Blackbird” is the fastest jet ever built, a machine so far ahead of its time even its own pilots thought it looked more like a spaceship than an airplane. It is an engineering marvel, powered by innovative engines that operated most efficiently at Mach 3.2, its typical cruising speed. From 1966 to 1998, it operated in secrecy, flown only by a handful of the Air Force’s most elite pilots. Rick McCrary was one of them.

  SH: How did you end up flying that thing?

  RM: Well, I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t a lot of luck involved. I entered the Air Force in 1970, and was accepted for pilot training. After I completed that, I was a pilot instructor for about five years in the T-38, the supersonic trainer the Air Force still uses to this day. Subsequent to that I flew the F/B-11, the Aardvark, up at Pease AFB, New Hampshire. Then I was actually on nuke alert up there when I got a phone call from a fella I flew T-38s with who asked if I was interested in “a new position.” I was due to rotate, so I said sure.

  I was anticipating a desk job, which is just part of the rotation cycle as an Air Force officer. I can’t say I was looking forward to it. He said that he’d been out with the SR-71 program, and that they were looking for a pilot. Of course, that was an easy answer. They said, “Well, why don’t you come out and have a look,” so when I got off alert that tour I flew out to Sacramento and drove up to Beale AFB to meet everyone.”

 

Lots more of the interview and pictures here . Enjoy

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Is How Supercomputers Cook: IBM’s Watson Dreams Up Creative Dishes

 

 

” A master chef can think about a combination of two, maybe three ingredients at a time. Watson, the same IBM supercomputer that won Jeopardy in 2011, can crunch through a quintillion. That’s a one and 18 zeroes, as the IBM researchers like to say. But does that make their computer a good cook?”

 

 

 

 

” For about two years, IBM’s cognitive computing group has been working to apply Watson’s vast processing ability to food. The system analyzed about 35,000 existing recipes and about 1,000 chemical flavor compounds, which allows it to make educated guesses about which ingredient combinations will delight and, just as importantly, surprise. From there, it tries to encourage unconventional combinations — like chocolate, coffee, and garlic — in order to produce dishes that have never been made before.

” Creativity is the crowning achievement of human intelligence,” says Steven Abrams, director of the Watson group. “Can we make a computer be creative?”

 

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Farmer Builds 50ft Tall Snowman

 

50 ft Snowman

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” Between the biting winds and the snow storms, it’s been a tough winter . Some people are running out of places to put all the snow, but not farmer Greg Novak from Foley , Minnesota.

  He decided to find something to smile about in this dreary weather. ” Building a snowman isn’t original,” Novak said. “Building one this big is a little different.”

  Building one this big is very different and catching all the neighbors’ eyes.”I’d say it’s pretty amazing. Not many people do this,” said a Foley resident.

” When he started building it, I was like; you’ve got to be kidding me, right? It’s huge,” said Novak’s nephew, Tyler Miller. Novak started the snowman two months ago from the snow that was crushing his greenhouses.”

 

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