In 1960 a US Air Force Col. named Joe Kittenger jumped out of capsule which was attached to a balloon roughly 19 miles (120,000ft) above earth. His free fall was 4:36 before his shoot opened and he eventually landed in the New Mexico desert.
50 years later in 2010, a free fall professional named Felix Baumgartner will attempt to break the records for freefall speed, time and height with a nearly 23 mile high jump. Felix’s resume includes: A winged freefall crossing the English Channel in 2003, World’s tallest building base jump The Petronas Towers (Kuala Lumpur) and the record for world’s lowest base jump at 95ft off the Christ statue in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Date for the jump is not yet determined.
Two Twelve, or 2:12, is a stencil artist out of Houston, Texas. Like many other street artists 2:12′s identity is kept private for obvious reasons. 2:12′s mission is to bring art to the streets, he uses all hand cut stencils and nothing is mass produced, he stresses quality over quantity. Each takes several hours and is created as if it were painted on a canvas. 2:12′s favorite part about his art is knowing that it won’t last throughout time. Each piece will be subjected to the natural elements and change over time, for better or for worse, but that’s life. The video below is what first turned me onto 2:12. The video shows the process he goes through when spray painting each piece. This video is put to some rad music and sped up to give you an awesome inside look at his creation in fast forward.
After looking at 2:12′s other work I was compelled to share more of his creations with you. If you like his work he also has more sped up videos of his artwork, you can visit his site here. Big ups to 2:12 keep doing your thing.
When was the last time you really used a pay phone or went to the library? I was maybe the last one of my friends to get a cell phone, at the age of 20, so for me, its been 7 years. I would bet there are some people in this world who have never used a pay phone EVER, and to be honest, why should they? Everyone has a cell phone not to mention that pay phones are on the same level of dirtiness as a sub way car floor. Libraries are also quickly becoming a thing of the past. If you want a book, you buy it, they are like, 10 bucks. If you dont like having a million books in your apartment, you buy a Amazon Kindle. No one rents books anymore, it just seems silly. As both books and phone booths are becoming a thing of the past, a village in Somerset, England has merged the two.
The bright red old phone booth was purchased for just 1 pound and remodeled as the smallest library in the world. Residents line up to swap their already read books for new ones left by other patrons. Over 100 books and a variety of movies and music CDs are available at this tiny library.
You don’t know much about your body do you? I don’t blame you who cares right. It’s always fun to share some fun facts though, and here are a few we thought you would like.
1. It takes your food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.
2. One human hair can support 3kg (6.6 lb).
3. The average man’s penis is three times the length of his thumb.
4. Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.
5. A woman’s heart beats faster than a man’s.
6. There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.
7. Women blink twice as often as men.
8. The average person’s skin weighs twice as much as the brain.
9. Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself when you are standing still.
10. If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.
11. Women reading this will be finished now.
12. Men are still busy checking their thumbs.
So today is the day of Apple’s big announcement, which I dont really give a crap about because I’m not into all that Apple stuff aka cool technology, fast reliable products, virus free gadgets, I’ll stick to my PC machines all day. Steve Jobs made one of the most anticipated announcements in Apple history: the iPad, pretty terrible name if you ask me, sounds like something a girl should stick between her legs if you know what I mean. The hardware and software had event attendees up on their feet applauding. Before we get into a deep run-down of the device, here are some specs you need to know right off the bat.
-0.5″ thick and 1.5lbs light
-9.7″ IPS display, capacitive multitouch touchscreen
-Built-in accelerometer, mic, 30-pin connector, 802.11n Wi-Fi, compass, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
-10 hours of battery life and one month standby time!
-1GHz Apple A4 processor
-16GB, 32GB and 64GB Flash storage
On top of all this, the iPad will run the applications you already have for the iPhone. It can appear on the screen one of two ways: pixel for pixel accuracy in a black box or pixel double it and run the application in full screen. Typing on the iPad was made to look like a breeze with a large software keyboard that pops up on the screen when typing is required. That ought to give you all a taste of things to come as the event is still very much in progress.
Update: The lowest price point is $499.99 plus date plans from a carrier.
When I would get stumped on a test, or just flat out have no idea what the question even meant, I would usually leave it blank or just rewrite the question and then add fake equations hoping for partial credit. I always knew I would be getting a fat goose egg on it and wanted to give the teacher a right hook as I handed in my test. I wish I had the mentality of these clever students who instead of leaving their answers blank, came back with a clever “go screw yourself teacher” move. I applaud all these kids, creativity goes a long way, but in these cases mostly goes only as far as an F minus.
Generally I would never support the revamp of anything Quentin Tarantino. His movies are pretty much all instant classics thanks to his brilliant monologues, unique camera angles, and insanely catchy marketing campaigns. These movie posters have grown beyond the promotion of the movie, and turned into a cultural fashion staple. Im sure you all know at least one person with a Reservoir Dogs movie posted framed in their living room. These revamped simplistic movie posters from some of Tarantinos classics show great use of lines and blues colors, all while projecting the basic point of the movie clearly and successfully.
It is no secret a lot of celebrities have drug problems. American artist Jason Mecier decided to address this problem in his own way. He created a few well known celebrity pill abusers using only prescription drugs. His mosaic portraits are extremely realistic when looked at from afar, but every pill is easily seen when zoomed in. He claims that there’s not any ‘fooling’ about his artworks, and that he is not using any trick shots or studio touch ups to create his artworks. You can check out his other work which is awesome as well. He uses other items like beans, yarn, makeup, candy, and other junk to make realistic mosaic portraits, check his website here.
Now I have to admit I’m not a huge fan of playing beer pong anymore, but in college I was a straight shooter. My favorite part of beer pong was completely destroying everything on the table by superman diving across the room and throwing down a Charles Barkley dunk on the cups. The video below has to be an early entry into funniest videos of 2010. Every second of it reminds me of college and the dumb shit I used to do with my friends.
The countdown has begun, and we are only 1 week away from the season 6 premiere of Lost. This will be the shows final season, and that in itself is something to be stoked about. The writers had to basically go to war with the studio to let them limit the show to only 6 seasons. Now I know what your thinking, “Why the hell would they do that. Milk this as long as you can”, but that is exactly why the Lost writers have gained so much respect. They went into this show with a plan. A plan to tell the best story on TV, and not a plan to walk away filthy rich (which is going to happen anyway). For all of you out there who are like us, and could watch Lost on loop forever, check out this video. It is a great re cap of the first 5 seasons, all crammed into 9 minutes. How will it all end?