Category: Culture


Watch A Semi-Truck’s World-Record Jump Over A Lotus F1 Car

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Wanna see a world-record stunt? Something crazy and mind-blowing and death-defying? How does a tractor-trailer breaking the Guinness World Record for jump length tickle you? Oh, and for good measure, a Lotus Formula 1 car. Yeah, that’ll do.

  So here’s the setup: Mike Ryan, the guy who can race a big rig up Pikes Peak or drift it around a racetrack as if he was driving a normal-size car, designed the stunt and is the wheelman in the truck. Martin Ivanov pilots the F1 car. Both guys have extensive experience as stunt drivers in various Bond, Bourne, and Fast and Furious movies. In other words: these are very experienced professionals, so definitely don’t try this at home. “

 

Car & Driver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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These Are The Most Stressed Out ZIP Codes In America

 

 

These Are The Most Stressed ZIP Codes In America

 

 

 

 

” How’s your day at work going? Well, we hope it’s not too bad, considering how stressful things can be nowadays. Bills to pay, rent that’s due, long commutes…it’s enough to make you want to tear your hair out. Could things really be any worse?

  As it turns out, yes, it could be much worse. Don’t believe us? Well, here at the Movoto Real Estate Blog, we tend to be pretty good at making lists, and it doesn’t stress us out too much, so, we decided to make a list of the absolute most stressful ZIP codes to call home. Some of them will probably be a bit surprising.

The most stressed ZIP codes in the nation were:

1. 44093, Williamsfield, OH
2. 38647, Michigan City, MS
3. 93640, Mendota, CA
4. 36776, Sawyerville, AL
5. 38617, Coahoma, MS
6. 37018, Beechgrove, TN
7. 39743, Crawford, MS
8. 77032, Houston, TX
9. 85172, Stanfield, AZ
10. 29915, Daufuskie Island, SC

 

  Now, you’re probably thinking that there’s no possible way that some little place in Ohio is more stressed out than your home ZIP. To find out how we got these results, just head down to the very next section, where we talk about our methods. If you’re curious about the 50 most stressed out spots, you can check the chart at the bottom and see if your home ranked. “

 

Read the rest and find out where your neighborhood stands 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UN Schools Preach “Right Of Return”  , Foster Hatred On Our Dime

 

 

 

 

” WATCH: disturbing footage from inside Palestinian UNRWA schools. Find out what is actually being taught in UNRWA schools – schools that are funded with American and European tax dollars.

How can a generation taught from cradle to grave to hate make peace? “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pro-Illegal Alien Activists On White House Facebook Page: “F**k All You White People,” We Win!

 

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” Pro-Illegal alien activists are declaring victory on the White House’s Facebook page. More than that, they are specifically calling out white people.

  This is the White House’s actual page, which has on it the President’s official video announcing his executive amnesty plan. And the White House is allowing racist antagonism like the comments below.

  Racist comments by pro-illegal alien activists litter the page. Here are just a few:
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  Over on Twitter, people of about the same intelligence are saying similar things, again specifically saying racist things towards whites: ”

 

Read the rest at The Pundit Press

 

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Israel To Ease Gun Controls After Attack

 

 

 

 

 

” Israel is to ease controls on carrying weapons for self-defence after a deadly Palestinian attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch said on Tuesday.

” In the coming hours, I will ease restrictions on carrying weapons,” he said in remarks broadcast on public radio, indicating it would apply to anyone with a license to carry a gun, such as private security guards and off-duty army officers.

  Aharonovitch did not elaborate, but it is believed that under the planned changes security personnel would be allowed to carry their arms even when off duty.

  There would also be a “tightening of controls on people coming and going” from areas of annexed Arab east Jerusalem where there have been almost daily clashes between police and stonethrowers for nearly five months.

  Tuesday’s attack saw two Palestinians from the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Jabal Mukaber bursting into a synagogue during morning prayer and attacking worshippers with meat cleavers and a gun.

  They killed four people and wounded another eight before being shot dead by police.”

 

AFP/Yahoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saudi Husband Tells His Bride He Wants A Divorce During Their Wedding After Seeing Her Face For The First Time

 

 

 

” A Saudi groom has divorced his bride on their wedding night after seeing her face for the first time when the photographer asked them to pose for pictures.

  The couple, from the Western Saudi town of Medinah, had agreed to marry each other despite having not met face to face – a popular custom in certain Middle Eastern countries.

  But when the bride removed her veil and smiled for the camera, her new husband leapt to his feet in disgust. 

‘ You are not the girl I want to marry,’ he declared. ‘You are not the one I had imagined. I am sorry, but I divorce you.’ “

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Japan Students Swap Uniforms For ‘Sexchange Day’

 

 

 

 

 

” Students at a Japanese high school switched uniforms with the opposite gender for “Sexchange Day,” an event designed by students.

  Fuji Hokuryo High School’s Tuesday event, named for the combination of the English words“sex” and “exchange,” saw 299 students, about 40 percent of the student body, show up for school in sweats and then dress in uniforms designed for the opposite sex for the school day.

” Sexchange Day” was designed by students at the Yamanashi prefecture school and was approved by officials. The students said the event was designed to get students thinking about gender and gender identity issues.

” This is a project for students to observe things differently” Vice Principal Hirofumi Miyashita told the Wall Street Journal’s Japan Real Time.

” Vice Principal Osamu Takano said the school took steps to ensure the student body would be prepared for the experiment.

” We think the students understood the aim behind the exchange. The students who proposed it explained to the rest of the student body the concept behind it at a meeting,” he told the Yomiuri Shimbun. “

 

UPI Odd News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nerdist Presents: The Walking Dead Parody By The Hillywood Show

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Nobody does pop culture parodies videos quite like YouTube sensations, and Nerdist Alliance members, The Hillywood Show®, made up of comedy sister duo Hilly and Hannah Hindi. They’ve tackled everything from Twilight to The Vampire Diaries to Doctor Who doing the Time Warp. But there is one television behemoth, a monstrously popular genre program, that as yet the Hindi sisters hadn’t yet devoured… AMC’s staggering hit The Walking Dead… UNTIL NOW THAT IS.

  We gave you the tiniest of previews of this parody a few weeks ago, and now it’s finally here. Watch as Hilly gets grimy – Rick Grimes to be exact – and shoots the guts out of zombies to the tune of Queen’s biggest hit, “Another One Bites the Dust.” Quite a fitting soundtrack to so much undead slaughter. The production wanted to ensure authenticity, so The Hillywood Show® went on location for it.”

 

The Nerdist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No. 1 Rifle Wins Third GARC Contest

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The No. 1-ranked West Virginia University rifle team defeated Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) foe No. 16 Ole Miss, 4699-4568, today, at the Tronsrue Marksmanship Center, in West Point, N.Y.
  WVU (5-0, 3-0 GARC) won both disciplines, outshooting the Rebels (0-3, 0-2 GARC) in smallbore, 2328-2238, and air rifle, 2371-2330.
“ There were definitely some who struggled today,” said coach Jon Hammond. “We ended with a solid team score. The range conditions with different lighting made it challenging, but they all fought hard throughout.”
  Freshman Elizabeth Gratz placed first in smallbore with a career-high 584 (194 kneeling, 200 prone, 190 standing) mark. Her 200 prone score matched a school record, last shot by Jean-Pierre Lucas on Nov. 8 against Memphis.
“ Elizabeth has worked really hard in practice and is learning a lot about herself and how to perform,” Hammond explained. “Her matches have been great, and to make progress each one is really impressive.”
  Senior Thomas Kyanko placed second with 583, while junior Michael Bamsey placed third in the discipline with 581. Senior Ziva Dvorsak followed in fourth shooting 580.
 
  Gratz, Kyanko, Bamsey, Dvorsak and junior Garrett Spurgeon (576) completed the Mountaineer counting squad.
 
  Placing first in air rifle, Dvorsak scored 596 (99-100-99-100-99-99). Gratz and Rebel shooter Ali Weisz tied for second with 593 scores, while senior Maren Prediger placed fourth with 592.
  Kyanko and sophomore Jean-Pierre Lucas finished fifth with 590 scores.
  Dvorsak, Gratz, Kyanko, Prediger and Bamsey (589) contributed to the air rifle victory.
  Today’s victory pushes WVU to 10-3 all-time against the Rebels.
  The Mountaineers continue their season with another conference match against GARC foe No. 12 Army, tomorrow, Nov. 16, at the Tronsrue Marksmanship Center.
“ They will have to work hard and focus on their performance tomorrow,” Hammond said. “There are adjustments they can make and they may be more ready, but it will still require good focus and hard work.” “

Maryland School Survey: Sex Questions Not The Most Relevant Issue…All Parents Need To Read This!

 

Maryland Grade School Survey

 

 

 

” It is always the stories that I assume are going to be easy that morph into the most important. EVERY PARENT WITH CHILDREN IN PUBLIC SCHOOL NEED TO DOWNLOAD THIS SURVEY. Not just Maryland parents, all parents. If Maryland has one of these surveys, eventually your state or the Federal Government will be getting something similar to this, into your child’s hands. This survey is: “Middle School FALL 2014 Maryland Youth Tobacco and Risk Behavior Survey”, Montgomery County sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. Basic age group is 11 to 14. The public school system is required to give these surveys, but parents have the choice to “opt-out” their children. The surveys are supposed to be anonymous, but that is highly suspect, based on some of the questions. This information is allegedly being collected to improve health education. The Maryland Department of Education and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are the originators of these surveys.

  There are 83 multiple choice questions, covering a wide range of topics. The four questions (#51-#54) regarding sex are not the most dangerous, inappropriate, or invasive of the questions. Some questions are asked more than once, just the way it is asked is different. This is a common technique to get the truth, not just the answer the child thinks is the ‘right’ answer. The length isjust long enough to lose the attention span of children and adults alike. I found myself drifting by the third time I reached a tobacco related question. They are interspersed throughout the survey. This isanother covert way to get the truth. Normally I advocate telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, however, when the ‘truth’ might possibly be used against you for a nefarious purpose, I object. I would encourage all parents to “opt-out” their children. “

 

The DC Gazette has the details and here is a PDF link to the survey itself 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sarcophagi of Karajia

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” About 60 km northeast of the city of Chachapoyas, in Luya Province, in Peru, lies the archaeological site of Karajia, where the funeral tombs of the “ancient wise men” are located. Perched high on a ledge by the side of a limestone cliff, the six sarcophagi (coffins carved in stone and displayed above ground) resembling six limbless torsos with large heads and enormous jaw lines, stand proud with their chin up and facing the abyss. Some of the headpieces are embellished with horns, imitating deer antlers, while others have encrusted human skulls, which are presumed to be trophy heads. Each sarcophagus is 2.5 meters tall.”

 

 

 

 

 

” The sarcophagi were built by the Chachapoya people to house the remains of important individuals in their culture, about 600 years ago. Originally, there were eight sarcophagi but two were destroyed by earthquakes and other natural elements.  Their inaccessible location high above a river gorge has thankfully preserved them from destruction by looters. “

 

Amazing Planet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9,000-Year-Old Man Yields Secrets Of America’s Earliest Inhabitants

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Eighteen years after his near-complete skeletal remains were found along the bank of the Columbia River in eastern Washington, Kennewick Man is finally telling his 9,000-year-old story — and reshaping our knowledge of how North America was first populated by humans.

  The prehistoric man’s bones have yielded clues about his diet and lineage, convincing forensic anthropologist Doug Owsley of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History that he was an immigrant who had come a long way before his death. Based on his diet of seals and other marine mammals and the shape of his skull, the theory is he and his relatives traveled in boats from Polynesia, along the coasts of Japan, Russia, Alaska, Canada and eventually up the Columbia River.

“ We’re realizing there are people getting here much earlier than we thought, and coming using different modes of transportation,” Owsley said. “

 

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The Latest From Jodi Miller & NewsBusted

 

 

 

Published on Nov 13, 2014

” TOPICS:
– Vladimir Putin
– Illegal Border Crossers
– TSA
– Heavy Snorers
– Willie Nelson
– Kim Kardashian
– False Eyelashes

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Starring: Jodi Miller
Production: Dialog New Media “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

39-Foot Sandcastle In Brazil May Be World Record

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A California sand artist’s 39-foot-tall sandcastle on a Brazilian beach is being considered for a world record by Guinness officials.

  Guinness World Records adjudicators traveled to the Niteroi, Brazil, beach to examine the detailed castle built by Rusty Croft, a sand artist and co-owner of California-based Sand Guys, which has created sculptures for companies including Google and Facebook.

  The castle was built using 20 truckloads of sand and was sponsored by Caterpillar Inc. Archie Lionce of Caterpillar said a decision from Guinness is expected within days.

  The current Guinness World Record holder for largest sandcastle is Ed Jarrett, who constructed a 37-foot, 10-inch castle in Farmington, Conn., in 2011. “

 

Thanks to UPI Odd News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gruber Uber Alles

 

 

 

” The Blaze’s Benjamin Weingarten interviewed Mark about his new book The [Un]documented Mark Steyn. Along the way they also discussed Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber, whose smug, confident contempt for the people Steyn suggests is the acme of liberal technocrat condescension. Lots of other subjects, big and small, are covered in this conversation. We think you’ll enjoy it. Just click below to listen: “

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50 Shades Of Grey Is Coming – And So Is Your Girlfriend

 

 

 

 

 

” This film is likely to make your girl want to try the things you’ve been asking to do for ages. Don’t miss your chance.

  The film is due to be released on Valentine’s Day 2015. We’re actually wondering how many people end up getting it off in the cinema. “

 

UniLad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” First Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, compared net neutrality to “Obamacare for the Internet,” and now outspoken businessman Mark Cuban has tweeted that President Barack Obama’s proposed policy is something “straight out of Ayn Rand.”

  Cuban, owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and numerous entertainment outlets, tweeted a series of comments about net neutrality on November 13. (Tweets are below.) The tweets centered on comparing net neutrality to the extreme overreaches of government authority depicted by pro-capitalist author and philosopher Ayn Rand in such novels as “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead.”

  In one of his tweets, Cuban wrote, “If Ayn Rand were an up and coming author today, she wouldn’t write about steel or railroads, it would be net neutrality.” “

 

NewsBusters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s The Deal With Kate Upton In The New ‘Game Of War’ Commercial?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Come and play with me.” ~Kate Upton

  During Thursday Night Football, Untitled Worldwide debuted a commercial for Game of War, one of the biggest mobile games in the world. The commercial features Kate Upton as Athena, the goddess of wisdom and war. She doesn’t say much in the thirty second spot but her appearance speaks volumes about the seriousness of Game Of War’s ad campaign. A campaign they reportedly spent $40 million on. “

 

Uproxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visitors Stuck Inside World’s Largest Corn Maze Calling 911 For Help

 

 

 

 

” What’s supposed to be fall fun has some people turning to law enforcement for help. Several visitors to the world’s largest corn maze at Cool Patch Pumpkins in Dixon are calling 911 when they find they can’t get out.

  The maze seems easy to maneuver through when you first get in, but once inside this massive, 63-acre corn creation, it’s pretty tough to get out.”

 

 

Cool Patch Corn Maze

 

 

 

“ When it’s dark, all you see is corn,” said Matt Cooley, owner of the maze.

  A cornfield can be a field of dreams or your worst nightmare if you get lost and can’t find your way out.”

 

CBS Sacramento

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Museum Collection Includes Celebrity Excrement

 

 

 

 

 

” A London museum that opened to the public Wednesday contains ancient sex toys and human waste purported to be from celebrities including Amy Winehouse.

  The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History, which opened its doors Wednesday in the Hackney neighborhood, contains such varied items as Picasso prints, taxidermy animals, ancient Chinese sex toys, 19th century babies preserved in formaldehyde and McDonald’s Happy Meal toys.

  The museum is being operated by The Last Tuesday Society, an 18,000-member group Wynd describes as a “social organism.”

  Wynd, who told the Guardian he wants to get “the whole world” into his museum, said the collection also includes the urine of actor Russell Crowe, which he says was a “gift,” and excrement he attributes to pop star Kylie Minogue and late singer Amy Winehouse.”

 

 

 

I charge five pounds ($7.90) for a sniff,” Wynd said of Winehouse’s purported waste. “

 

 

UPI Odd News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Republican Pressure Builds To Block Obama’s Unilateral Immigration Order

 

 

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” Dozens of House Republicans have signed onto a new letter that insists the party include language in the upcoming spending bill to prevent President Obama from taking unilateral action on immigration, escalating a simmering fight between Congress and the White House.

  Rep. Matt Salmon, an Arizona Republican who organized the letter, said Congress needs to use its power of the purse to defend its own powers to write immigration policy — and he said he believes there could be enough support even in the Democratic-controlled Senate to win.

“ I’m not going down without a fight,” he said in an interview with The Washington Times.

  The letter is to be issued Thursday, but the debate is already heated.

  Mr. Obama has vowed to claim executive powers to grant tentative legal status to potentially millions of illegal immigrants, and to act by the end of the year.

  Republican leaders have warned him against that move, saying it would “poison” chances for getting a real immigration deal done in the next Congress, and could tarnish prospects for bipartisanship on a whole host of other issues when the GOP has control of both chambers next year.”

 

Washington Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 50 Most Violent Cities In The World

 

 

 

” Murder is more common in Latin America than in any other part of the world.

  That’s the most striking takeaway from a ranking of the most violent cities compiled earlier this year by Mexico’s Citizens’ Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice. The ranking doesn’t count deaths in war zones or cities with unavailable data.

  Thirty-four of the 50 worst cities were located in the region, including repeat murder capital of the world — San Pedro Sula, Honduras — which saw 187 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in 2013 and is getting steadily worse. A full one-third of global homicides occur in Latin America even though the region has just 8% of the world’s population, according to United Nations data.

  Drug trafficking, gang wars, political instability, corruption, and poverty combine to cause the region’s elevated violence.

  US cities also made the list, led by Detroit at No. 24 and New Orleans at No. 26. “

 

 

     If readers are looking for a common thread in the violence of the US cities look no further than the local governance of each one . Baltimore hasn’t seen a republican mayor since 1967  and Detroit since 1962  . The last time New Orleans elected a republican leader was in 1872 and St Louis has been led by the Democrats since 1943 . Surprised ? I didn’t think so .

   Elections have consequences …

 

Business Insider

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three US sailors Ambushed In Turkey By Anti-American Protesters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Anti-American protesters shouting “Yankee, go home!” roughed up three US navy sailors Wednesday in Istanbul near where their warship was docked on an inlet of the Bosphorus Strait in the Black Sea.

  About 10 protesters shouted at them, calling them killers and saying they should leave Turkey. The protesters, who carried a banner of the Youth Association of Turkey, threw red paint at the sailors and briefly succeeded in putting white sacks over their heads.

  The servicemen, who were not in uniform, were from the USS Ross, a guided-missile destroyer docked nearby, according to Capt Greg Hicks, a spokesman for the US European Command. He said they were not hurt and were safely back aboard the ship, but that shore leave for its sailors was canceled for the remainder of the day. The incident is being investigated by US authorities, he said.”

 

The battle lines are being drawn …

 

The Guardian has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urban Outfitters Is Now Selling Hillary Clinton “Nutcracker” Dolls

 

 

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” “They don’t make ‘em like this anymore,” the web site brags. “This deadstock collector’s item is only available in a limited supply.”

  The doll — which Urban Outfitters has sold before — costs $60. Which seems like $54.05 too much for something you might find in a very, very sexist Happy Meal.

  This kind of thing is standard for the clothing chain, though. Rundowns of all the Urban Outfitters gaffes and offensive products proliferate online. The Week, for instance, counts down “13 Urban Outfitter controversies,” including a blood-splattered Kent State sweatshirt, a shirt featuring a Jewish star that was so evocative of Holocaust imagery that the Anti-Defamation League called it “extremely distasteful and offensive,” an “Eat Less” t-shirt, and so on.

  Urban Outfitters is run by Richard Hayne, who donated more than $13,000 to Rick Santorum’s campaign, and whose politics probably don’t exactly align with Hillary Clinton’s .”

 

 

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