While we doubt it will get you an ocean view office and your own secretary, pledging as little as $5.00 will make you an official part owner of Pabst Brewing Company. This is possible do to using the principle of crowdsourcing, which in short, is an act of using a pool of people to accomplish a task usually carried out by one or two people. Pabst Brewing Company is the brewers of over 25 well known beer brands including Olde English, Schlitz, and of course Pabst Blue Ribbon. The price is $300 million, which is steep, but this can be achieved based on the largest crowdsourced audience assembled, ever. Once the asking price is reached, you will be notified. Upon collection, you will receive your very own and a first, a crowdsourced certificate of ownership suitable for framing as well as enough beer to match your pledge. In just a few days $2 million dollars have been raised. Ever thought it wouldn’t be possible to be an owner of a multi million dollar beer company, well don’t miss your chance, pony up $5 and be a boss. You can go to the “buy a beer company” pledge page here.
This amateur video shows us how small everything is compared to the mighty Burj Dubai, the tallest building in the world. The Burj Dubai is the tallest man-made structure ever built, at 2,684 ft. Construction began on 21 September 2004, and the tower is expected to be completed and ready for occupancy on 4 January 2010. The building is part of the 0.8 sq mile flagship development called “Downtown Burj Dubai” at the “First Interchange” along Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai’s main business district. The tower’s architect is Adrian Smith. The total budget for the Burj Dubai project is about US$4.1 billion, and for the entire new “Downtown Dubai”, US$20 billion. If this video doesn’t make you shit your pants from the sheer amazment of height I don’t know what will. Chalk one up for the window washers for this building of being one of the scariest jobs in the world.
The PedalPub is one of the coolest things I’ve come across in a while. In short, you rent out this cart/bike/bar on wheels, that you can cruise around while drinking beers and slamming shots. The PedalPub carries 16 passengers, plus the driver. There are 5 pedaling seats, on each side, plus one non-pedaling seat over the rear wheels. There is also a bench in the back of the PedalPub that seats three, plus one standee spot in the middle for the “bartender”. When you rent the PedalPub a driver is supplied by law, so all you have to do is pedal and some dude steers for you, allowing you to go as fast or slow as you want. The PedalPub will run you about $150 an hour, but divided by 16 people, it equates to virtually nothing. I couldn’t imagine how awesome it would be to cruise the streets of New York on one of these bad boys with 15 of your friends, like you wouldn’t be the talk of the town, not like I’m not already. Zootpatrol will be renting one of these when the weather gets nicer, and will be sure to document the experience.
Your day will only be as good as you want it to be. Make the most of it.
That was f%#king awesome. Thank you to all who could make it.
When I see stuff like this, I get stoked. Not only because it might be the best wedding invitation of all time, but it makes me think that no matter what obstacles might be in your way, if you really want something, you can find a way to make it work. (Find a variety of save the date and thank you cards from Vistaprint.com). Maybe it is because Ive never felt something like this before and it lets me think that it is real, and not just some myth people make up to sound like their life is a fairy tail. Whatever the reason I like this, I figured I should share it with everyone. If I ever convince a girl to spend the rest of her life with me, you can bet I will be contacting Kayrock in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to do the invites.
Dirty Ass Soaps is a company who makes custom bars of soap. Since they believe it should be just as fun getting cleaned than getting dirty, they make it fun to clean yourself up. Dirty Ass Soaps takes the boring concept of a bar of soap and turns them into masterpieces. I have always wanted to clean my chest with a bacon cheeseburger, so finally my dream has come true. So if you need a unique holiday gift idea here you go, or your like me and just want to wash up by rubbing your body with cheeseburgers, dentures, and rice krispy treats order here.
We here at Zoot have featured a few ultimate adventures to experience before you die, and we are adding another one to that list. If you’re ever in Zimbabwe, don’t miss the chance to take a swim in The Devil’s Pool, a small lagoon, enclosed by rocks, on the edge of one of the biggest, most beautiful waterfalls in the world, Victoria Falls. During certain times of the year adventurists are able to swim as close to the edges as they want without falling off the 360 foot cliff.
From Virgin Media : “Life on the edge swim; … a small jump (what felt like the leap of death) lands you in a small rock pool at the edge of the Falls. As you stand this close to such raw, natural beauty, you can barely hear yourself screaming above the sound of the water rushing down while adrenalin pumps through your body turning it into a shaking, excitable mess. You realise why the not-eating-before-swimming rule has always stuck”.
Lance Armstrong and Nike unite to launch STAGES, a global art show to raise funds and awareness for the fight against cancer. The project is a global art exhibition inspired by Lance Armstrong has been making it’s stops around the world and is now finally landing in New York. Engaging the creative community in the fight against cancer, “STAGES” exhibits over twenty original works of art in response to the devastating disease with a distinct focus on the subject of survivorship. The show features some of the world’s most accomplished and promising international artists, including Shepard Fairey, Ed Ruscha, Cai-Guo Qiang, Richard Prince, Catherine Opie, KAWS, Eric White, José Parlá, Christopher Wool, Tom Sachs, Dzine, and Rosson Crow. Also, work from New York artists like graffiti legend FUTURA have been added to the collection. The exhibition will be open to the public October 31 through November 21.
Nike continues to be a long time supporter of both Lance Armstrong and the Lance Armstrong Foundation, creating the yellow wristband in 2004, which gave global visibility to the foundation. To date there are over 70 million bands that have been worn by supporters throughout the world. The exhibition has already raised millions of dollars to fight cancer and continues to receive support from the world. This past Sunday there was a special “It’s About the Bike” auction that took place hosted by Livestrong. On the block were seven custom Trek road bikes ridden by Lance Armstrong in 2009, including six “Art Bikes” specially designed for Lance by Damien Hirst, Kenny Scharf, KAWS, Yoshitomo Nara, Marc Newson and Shepard Fairey. Close to $1.3 Million was raised for LIVESTRONG in the auction, with all of the artist bikes selling for five and six-figure sums to eager collectors.
The people over at Volkswagon have really come up with a brilliant viral video advertising campaign to establish their “fun theory”. Their videos are dedicated to the thought that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behaviour for the better. Be it for yourself, for the environment, or for something entirely different, the only thing that matters is that it’s change for the better. So what Volkswagon has done is to take simple tasks that are usually ignored and looked as a chore to do, and made them fun for the well being of ourselves as well as the environment. When I saw these videos I immediately thought of when I was younger and my friend had one of those basketball hoops on his door, but the net was a laundry bag. We would not only have his room’s dirty laundry cleaned up in minutes but we would shoot hoops like Chris Mullin all day. When you make things fun, people will partake regardless of the usually pain in doing so. So believe me when I say, if I come across a set of stairs that play the paino when I walk on them, I’m going to do the Tom Hanks “Big” scene all freakin’ day.
A study performed by Quicken and the American Mustache Institute (yes, there is an American Mustache Institute) revealed that mustachioed men make more than their bearded and clean-shaven compatriots. The study found that mustached Americans earned 8.2 percent more on average than those with beards and 4.3 percent more than the clean shaven. But the news is not all good. Mustached Americans also tended to spend 11 percent more and save 3 percent less than their collective counterparts. The study was conducted during the first six months of 2009, examining a random sample of 2,000 mustached American men along with 2,000 bearded and 2,000 clean-shaven peers. If you think about it, guys with mustaches are a lot more bad ass and adventurous, if you have a mustache you are really telling everyone you don’t give a what, you mean buisness. I tried growing a mustache a few times but it always ends up with me looking like a 12 year old rapist, so I’m going to have to accept the 8.2% pay cut. Here are a couple mustache styles that will land you that big promotion.