10 Reasons To Never Give Up →
inspirinquotes: 1. As long as you are alive, anything is possible. The only valid excuse you have to give up is if you are dead. As long as you are alive (and healthy and free) you have the choice to keep trying until you finally succeed. 2. Be realistic. The chance of mastering something the first time you do it is almost non-existent. Everything takes time to learn and you will make mistakes....
In 1960, the average American man weighed 166 pounds. Half a century on, he...– Opinion columnist Reihan Salam on America’s obesity problem and a surprising possible solution: fat-rich diets.
Flying Fish--Air Swimmers! →
Check out the fun video at the link. [via airswimmers.com]
Researchers create "mighty mouse" with gene tweak... →
‘Captain America’ will become reality. [via gizmag]
Hydrogel helps grow new scar-free skin over third... →
Everyone fears the pain and disfigurement from accidental burns. This new substance promises to prevent scarring and promote new skin growth. Human trials are next. [via gizmag]
New wonder-drug could give us all super-memory →
I read about this before but I forgot. [via io9.com]
First Poster For Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus'
Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus’ is rapidly becoming one of my most anticipated movies of 2012. How much this ‘Alien’ prequel will actually connect back to the 1979 classic is uncertain, but the more glimpses we are given of the film the more it looks like an amazing sci-fi epic all on its own. Recently the first official poster for the film was released ..read more.. ...
funnyordie: Billy On The Street: New Preview! This amazingly hilarious (and 100 percent real) surprise game show with Billy Eichner premieres Dec. 22 on Fuse TV!
Are Hollywood Stars Enabling Sexual Predators By... →
YES! Name the bastards. Hollywood can be an ugly place. [via foxnews]
When tech goes wrong: Man who wins $57m on slot... →
What the…..?? If he loses his court case, any casino in the world can now say, “Oh gee sorry…it’s a software error.” I predict he will win. [via Yahoonews]
If light were liquid. Brilliant. Light, An Eerie Short Film Made To Bring Awareness To Energy Waste
The Daily: Coquette: On hating your soul-killing... →
thedailyfeed: Dear Coquette, I recently graduated, moved to a new city, and in the interest of, you know, surviving, got a part-time retail job. The problem with this job is that it’s a company that really pushes their credit cards on people. All the managers talk about is how many cards we’ve hoodwinked…
Watch Saturday's total lunar eclipse on your... →
Go to events.slooh.com to see a live feed from the space camera! Better get up early, though. The eclipse peaks at 6:05am on the U.S. west coast. The next lunar eclipse occurs in 2014. [via LA Times]
SatPlus Sat Chair is satellite dish in disguise →
Do you live in an apartment where your landlord unfairly bans satellite dishes on your patio or balcony? This Sat Chair was designed for you! It’s the equivalent of a standard 60cm satellite dish. €242 ($323 US) [via gizmag]
Top 10 things you CAN'T have for Christmas 2011 →
Pujols, Angels reach $254 million, 10-year deal →
This is just nuts. First, he gets $25M per year to play a GAME. Second, he’s in the last half of his career—the time when all players’ output declines steadily. The Angels spent over $330M today for TWO players. Nuts. [via yahoonews]
Secrets of Rise of Planet of the Apes' Epic Golden... →
Weta Digital magic, plus a scale model of the Golden Gate Bridge built outside of Vancouver, B.C. for filming. [via io9]
R.I.P., The Movie Camera: 1888-2011 →
Makers of motion picture film cameras have all ceased production and will make only digital cameras from now on. [via creativecow.net] Photo: Director Stanley Kubrick on the set of Dr. Strangelove. Actors must have winced when seeing a heavy film camera above them.
New Star Wars Fan Videos →
Need we further evidence that Star Wars is a global cultural icon? Click through for the video. This is very funny. I love the cello! [via io9.com]
Movie homes for sale →
Some of Hollywood’s famous movies were filmed in and around these homes on the market right now, including the Macallisters’ Home Alone (below) in Winnetka, Illinois. [via bankrate.com]
Rare Empire Strikes Back interviews reveal very... →
I’ve always believed that Lucas came up with the idea of Darth Vader being Luke’s father after the first film was released. That opinion is backed not only by these video interviews, but also by many of the interesting comments at the bottom of this article. [via io9]
Read the first drafts of the Star Trek opening... →
William Shatner’s famous opening monologue to TV’s Star Trek could have been very different. [via io9]
Traxxas Electric Car Reaches 100 mph in 4.9... →
Faster than a Porsche Turbo! A gift for the person who has everything. Oh, and it’s only 27 inches long and weighs 10 pounds. Clearly, not for the neighborhood!
Klingons Take Note: Technology to Allow Invisible... →
Nanotubes, of course — the new miracle substance. [via gizmag]
USAF takes delivery of the GBU-57A/B Penetrator -... →
Update on this new weapon. Iran and North Korea take note: It can penetrate 200 feet (120 meters) of hardened concrete BEFORE it goes off. B-52 and B-2 bombers (shown below) can carry TWO of them worldwide. They are dropped from high altitude and gather speed to penetrate a target with great accuracy due to the onboard GPS guidance system and lattice-type fins. [via gizmag]