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” Sometimes, you have to see something illustrated to realize just how vast – or limited – it is. Such is the case with the average American life, which the site Wait But Why captured in this fascinating chart: (see above)
As you may have noticed, we spend a gigantic chunk of our lives in school and work, toiling away with the hope that we can someday retire and do whatever we want. And that’s not a bad thing.”
Be sure to click through to the original chart post which contains other interesting weekly gems such as this one portraying famous deaths .
” The Verrückt, the world’s tallest water slide, has finally started testing with real, live humans. And the first drop in this POV footage is absolutely terrifying.
Located in Kansas City, Schlitterbahn water park has been pushing back the big unveiling of their monster slide (The Verrückt) again and again. But this video with slide’s engineers taking the first human ride gives us hope that it may just be safe enough for the public soon.”
” Here are the facts. The Verrückt is 168 feet and 7 inches tall. The Statue of Liberty (from toes to the tip of the flame) is only 151 feet. It’s also taller than Niagara Falls. You have to climb up 264 steps to get to the top of the 17-story slide. It’s expected to hit speeds of up to 65 miles-per-hour. And when you ride you must be velcro strapped into a very large raft (which is good because you would have no butt if you did this bare bottomed). ‘
More at IO9
” Another HILARIOUS flight attendant! This guy takes the cake!”
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” If you were sad because you think that the Zonda production finished don’t worry. The Pagani Automobili is still building special Zondas for their customers. Probably you will see new cars also in the coming year. This time, Pagani produced a very particular car. Its name is Zonda X and it is a very close sister of the well known Zonda UNO. Even if the “760” logo is not present on the car I’m quite sure it features the same specs of the Zonda 760LM.”
This video is not of the 760 X but is still a great intro to the world of Pagani automobiles and the Zonda model in particular .
Read more and view many pictures at Prototype 0
” I watched The Lego Movie once again. Like the first time, I cried like a little kid. It’s a good movie, but the strong emotional reaction came from deep inside, firing the same childhood memories that The Lego Memory Lane—Leg0 HQ’s underground secret vault with all their sets—did when I visited it in Billund, Denmark.
In Billund, everything is awesome. I was there back in June 2008 during an exclusive tour of the factory and it’s a magical wonderland. I saw how bricks and minifigs are made. How they store them in a giant 65-foot-high Lego cathedral controlled by robots—which seems out of Willy Wonka. Then I visited their museum house—the original family home of the company founder—which has some of the best and most famous Lego sets in history on display.
But it was under that house where I found the Holy Grail of Nostalgia, a high security vault that contains every Lego set in history. This is the article I wrote about it back then. I realized it contains the reason why The Lego Movie hit me right in the feels.
I have to confess that life hasn’t been very good lately. Work around the clock, not enough free time, trying to have kids and crashing badly… all while moving to a country I don’t particularly like, away from my best friends and family. Maybe that’s why visiting Lego’s Memory Lane-the secret vault guarding almost every Lego set ever manufactured-touched me in a way I didn’t expect.
This wasn’t amazement or simple awe. I was already astonished to no end by the tour of the Lego factory. No, this was something else, something bigger than the impressive view of the 4,720 Lego sets inside this lair. These weren’t just simple boxes full of bricks. These were tickets to ride a time portal to emotions and simpler days long forgotten.”
Read more at Gizmodo.Sploid
” Given the growing frequency with which zombies appear in movies, TV shows, and your worst nightmares, it’s inevitable the zombie apocalypse will soon be upon us. When it comes to surviving this inevitable showdown with the undead, location is everything. Do you live in a state populated with zealous zombie fighters capable of beating back hordes of brain-hungry walking dead? Estately answered this question with its Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness Rankings, which were determined using the 11 metrics below that measure fighting ability, knowledge of zombies, physical fitness, and access to weapons…
Active Military Personnel: States with more soldiers per capita means states with more people who are physically fit, trained to fight, and have access to weapons (source).
Military Veterans: Percentage of veterans per capita is a solid way of measuring fighting experience (source).
Physically Active: States with residents who rarely get out of their Laz-E-Boy will not escape the zombie menace (source).
Martial Arts Enthusiasts: Hand-to-hand combat is an important skill when the ammo runs out (source—percentage of Facebook users who listed “martial arts” as an interest).
People with Survival Skills: In the long run, knowing how to survive without modern conveniences in a collapsed society will be critical (source—percentage of Facebook users who listed “survival skills” as an interest).
People with Knowledge of Zombies: To know your enemy you must know their ways (source—percentage of Facebook users who listed “zombies, Resident Evil, Zombieland, and The Walking Dead” as interests).
Laser Tag Enthusiasts: Yes, laser tag. Few things prepare you for a zombie attack in enclosed space (source—percentage of Facebook users who listed “laser tag” as an interest).
People with Guns: Shooting a zombie in the head is really the best way to defeat a zombie, and to do that you need a gun (source).
Obesity: The obesity epidemic will yield to the zombie epidemic because the obese will struggle with running away from zombies. It’s really very simple (source).
Paintball Enthusiasts: Those who can slink around the woods unnoticed while splattering their enemies with paint will find success shooting zombies in nature (source—percentage of Facebook users who listed “paintball” as an interest).
Triathletes: When everything breaks down, running, swimming, and bicycling will be ideal ways to escape zombies (source—percentage of Facebook users who listed “Ironman triathlon” as an interest).
Below is a complete ranking of the 50 states based on zombie apocalypse preparedness. Those at the top are the most likely to survive and those at the bottom are the least likely to. Scores are per capita rankings for each category.”
Despite being physically fit, residents of Massachusetts are almost completely lacking in knowledge of zombies. Ignorance is not bliss, it’s very costly in a zombie apocalypse.
The Tennessee Zombie Response Unit has its work cut out for it because the rest of state is ill prepared to battle the undead. Tennesseans should abandon their company softball teams and form paintball teams instead.
For Louisiana, the downside of letting the good times roll is it makes it very difficult outrun the living dead. Lack of physical fitness and limited knowledge of zombies dooms the great state of Louisiana… once it runs out of ammunition.
Here’s a plan—Alabama confronts its obesity by training for the Alabama Biathalon. It’s a variation of the winter sport, but instead of cross-country skiing you just run around the woods with a gun shooting at everything. It’s like hunting season, but you can’t bring a 24-pack of beer.
Residents of Connecticut should either begin playing laser tag or start seasoning themselves because if the zombie apocalypse started today they’d get eaten up as appetizers.
Even though The Walking Dead is set in Georgia, residents there have little interest in zombies. In the event of a zombie apocalypse, the undead will discover Georgia brains are as sweet as Georgia peaches.
If there were New York travel brochure for zombies it would tout the state’s lack of veterans, limited enthusiasm for survival skills, and scarcity of firearms.
49th—DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Our nation’s capital has almost no knowledge of zombies, martial arts, or firearm ownership. It’s going to be an all-you-can-eat brain buffet for the zombies.
M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-Die. Everybody is going to die. From zombies.
If the zombie apocalypse began today, and you live in New Jersey, the odds are 100% that you’ve already been bitten and have become a zombie, unless you took a course from New Jersey’s own Zombie Survival Course. It’s real, and it could definitely save your life… even though they criticized our article (video proof).
Check out these articles about our zombie list…
Wall Street Journal: If a Zombie Epidemic Hits, New Jersey Is Screwed (Map)“
Here are a few samples to start your day off with a smile .
10. Basic hygiene…
16. Sometimes they raid the fridge for midnight snacks…
Kids can be mean …
21. So mean.
34. Their first jobs can be a little dirty.
See the other 36 examples of parental joy at IJR . Have a nice day .
” It’s spring in New York City, and that means the city’s most topless literary club is back in action. Members of the The Outdoor Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society bared their breasts in Central Park on Friday, and then again Saturday while lounging on the rooftop sundeck of a certain “nude-friendly, gay-friendly, everything-friendly boutique hotel.”
The reading material included, of course, some pulp fiction titles like “Hunt Through The Cradle of Fear,” “Borderline,” as well as “Abraham Lincoln, Presidential Fu*k Machine,” and, er, “Moby Dick.”
HuffPost has more including many NSFW photos
Published on Jan 31, 2014
” SkyRunner is a dune buggy and a power parachute in one. After almost three years in development, it is on track to hit the market later this year.”
” A hundred teams are ready to start their engines as the Baja SAE Competition returns to the rough desert terrain at the University of Texas at El Paso.
“ We want to set the bar high and let them build something rugged,” said Adrian Lopez, a UTEP mechanical engineering student.
Lopez helped SAE design the track and expects 70 percent of the off road vehicles won’t finish the race. This year rather than man-made, the 1.3 mile course is all natural terrain. “I expect a lot of flat tires,” said Lopez.”
” The Society of Automotive Engineers holds the annual competition to simulate real world engineering projects that put student ideas to the test.
“ This program offers hands-on opportunities for universities and engineering colleges all over the world to develop and design and build a small off-road Baja vehicle that will take the punishment we’re going to give them over the next two days,” said Sam Barill, Baja program manager.
Students have traveled from near and far for the competition, which culminates with a four-hour endurance race in which vehicles have to maneuver a variety of obstacles.”
Published on Apr 24, 2014
” President Obama and Vladimir Putin visit the Dr. Phil Show to try and settle their differences.
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” This is from the Reddit user Saabn. If his teacher is anything like the 98% of liberal teachers out there, I bet they were none to happy with this project. I would give him an A+! “
See the rest at The Minority Report
We pass no judgement . We merely offer this video for informational purposes only . Watch it and reach your own conclusions .
“Sub Par” Indeed
” The image can be seen in several places including at the main entrance of Augusta Country Club, on electrical boxes, on resident lawns, and near the local mall. Another similar poster around town shows the president in golf gear next with the words : “If you like your handicap you can keep your handicap.” “