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Amazing Photos Recreate Pan Am flight Experience Down To Every Detail

Michael Kelley is a photographer who also happens to be an aviation geek. Anthony Toth is the pinnacle of aviation geeks, whose love of Pan Am led him to construct a replica of the interior of a 747 inside a 3000-square-foot warehouse. When these two men got together, this incredible photography project happened. With Kelley’s photography skills and Toth’s detailed set (even...
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Helgray Watches (Watch Wednesday)

Helgray watches are one of the newest watch brands who just get it. Each one of their watches are simple yet distinguishable enough to want to collect all four models they offer. Each watch features  modern Swiss Movement from Ronda and a basic military style design in a 42mm case of 316L stainless steel. The Field Officer, The California, the GMT and The Skyfighter are each a...
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Transform Your Old Stereo Into A WiFi System For Just $49 With Rocki

Remember when those little cassette tapes with the wire that plugged into a portable CD player made it so that you didn’t have to update your car’s stereo system in the 90s? Well the Rocki Play cheaply and easily converts your car stereo, or any speakers with a 3.5mm or RCA port, into a WiFi system. Originally launched as a Kickstarter project that raised over $200,000, the Rocki...
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The Distinguished Drinkeries of New York City

The lovable visual-nerd-genius’ over at Pop-Chart Labs have gone and done it again. This time creating a street by street guide to the finest drinking establishments in New York City. A multicolored plotting of metropolitan pour-houses, this carefully crafted and curated map features over 200 artisanal cocktail lounges, wine bars, biergartens, tequila bars, whiskey joints, and...
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You’ll Never Guess What These Star Wars Portraits Are Made From

New York City-based artist James Haggerty is an award winning painter and printmaker whose paintings of architecture have been exhibited throughout the country. However, his talent isn’t just limited to his brilliant cityscapes. He also creates these portraits of Star Wars characters using a most unlikely medium—staples! That’s right, these portraits of Darth Vader, Greedo...
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Amphicruiser

Finally the car/boat of your dreams is a reality. The Amphicruiser is a Dutch off-roader brought to you by Amfibious Transport, a company that specializes in creating the prefect vehicle for the land-sea transition. The cruiser is built from around a Toyota Land Cruiser body and engine with an onboard water jet with capabilities of cruising at 8MPH. Amphicruiser $180,000-250,000  
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Audi TT Offroad Concept Gets 124 MPG

At the Shanghai Auto Show, Audi showed off its newest concept vehicle just to toy with us. The TT Offroad is a compact SUV with a hybrid drivetrain. Its 12 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery has an all-electric range of 31 miles, but its inductive charging system allows it to be charged by parking on an inductive mat—no wire necessary. The TT Offroad can reach 60 miles an hour in...
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Build Your Own Secret Door Bookcase For $500

Have you ever wanted a bookcase that doubled as a secret door to your own personal Batcave? Or panic room? Or place to watch “The Notebook” and cry without people judging you? For about $500 Canadian, which is basically nothing in real, US dollars, you can build your secret door bookcase—but that’s not all! This Instructable also includes instructions on creating a faux-book...
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Tonight Show Superlatives: 2014 NHL Playoffs

In honor of the 2014 NHL playoffs beginning, Jimmy Fallon hands out superlatives to players for things like “most likely to get a penalty for frosted tips.” and “Most likely to play a pizza delivery guy in an ’80s movie about skiing.”
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11 Things You Didn’t Know About Wrigley Field

The first game at Wrigley Field, originally called Weeghman Park, took place 100 years ago on April 23, 1914. But it wasn’t Cubs who took to the field that day. They played at the West Side Grounds back then. The stadium was actually built for the Chicago Federals, later called the Whales, of the short-lived Federal League. Learn more about early Wrigley Field history for the centennial...
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French Duo BASE-Jumps From Tallest Building in the World

Daredevil BASE-jumpers, Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen broke the Guinness record on Monday after completing two base jumps from the top of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world located in Downtown Dubai. The duo rocked yellow jumpsuits with inflatable pressurized nylon cells that act as wings to help jumpers glide in the air like birds along with red smoke releases for flair...
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Travel Through Time With Google Maps

Have you ever wished you were like Sherman and could travel through time with a WABAC machine? A new feature in Google Maps for desktop allows you to see street views from different moments in time and you don’t even need a smug, talking dog like Mr. Peabody picking on you the whole time. Using images from as far back as 2007, you can now use Google Maps to view the construction...
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Forbes 2014 Billionaire Facts & Figures (Infographic)

This year there are over 1,600 billionaires worldwide with a total networth of over $6.4 Trillion. To calculate this year’s list an extensive amount of research was completed by dozens of Forbes researchers worldwide. They aimed to value the individual’s assets, including equity in public and private companies, real estate, yachts, art, cash, and they also took debt into account...
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RSVLTS Visit The New York World’s Fair 50 Years Later

50 years ago today, the New York World’s Fair opened, running for two six-month seasons from 1964-65. Anyone who’s been to a Mets game knows that you can still find reminders of the exposition around Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, such as the iconic Unisphere. But the highlight of the fair, the New York State Pavilion, has sat unused and off limits to park visitors....
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Billy on the Street and Amy Poehler in a Pitbull Mask Harass Manhattan

Billy on the Street is known for running around Gramercy screaming at people, throwing foreign objects on the ground and well just acting like a hilarious lunatic to innocent bystanders. This go-around he partnered up with Pitbull. or so we think. It’s really just Amy Poehler in a Putbull mask. The resemblance is uncanny.
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These Are Not Your Average Sand Castles

Award winning sand sculptors from across the globe descended on Weston-Super-Mare, England for this year’s “Once Upon a Time” themed annual Weston-super-Mare Sand Sculpture festival. THis year’s theme was influenced by fairy tales and fables but that also include some current television and cinema blockbuster hits such as The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones and The Hobbit...
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Them Eyes: 15 Photos Of Powerful Peepers

Photojournalist Steve McCurry is best known for his photo “Afghan Girl,” which appeared on the cover of National Geographic in June, 1985. The photo is known for the girl’s powerful glare directly at the camera. Today McCurry has a blog where he groups his iconic photographs into categories. “Eloquence of the Eye” is one such collection, featuring “Afghan Girl” and...
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Newsman Brian Williams “Sings” Gin And Juice

Jimmy Fallon previously revealed the hidden hip-hop messages in Brian Williams’ news broadcasts with his video for “Rapper’s Delight.” Apparently that wasn’t the only classic hip-hop song Brian Williams has been dropping lyrics from throughout his news delivery. Watch Williams and the rest of the NBC news crew perform “Gin and Juice” in this new video from the Tonight...
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These Insane Speed Riding Stunts Will Wake You Up

For those who don’t know, speed flying is an air sport where you fly a small fabric wing down a steep slope. Strong winds can keep you flying the whole way down. Strap some skis to your feet, and now you’re speed riding. Valentin Delluc is a master of the sport, as illustrated by this video. He even grinds the chairlift cable! Check out more of of Valentin Delluc’s insanity on Facebook.
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This Tiny House Is Only 84 Square Feet

Ten years ago, after a trip to Guatemala and some health problems, Dee Williams reexamined her life and made some drastic changes. She sold her three-bedroom house in Portland, Oregon, built an 84-square-foot home on a trailer, and drove it to her friends’ yard in Olympia, Washington. She has just 305 possessions in her tiny home. There is no refrigerator or oven or even running...
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The Ladies Of The 1964 New York World’s Fair

On April 22, 1964, the New York World’s Fair opened in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. The fair was not actually sanctioned by the Bureau of International Expositions because rental fees were charged for exhibitors and because it ran twice as long as is allowed, but who cares? This is America, and we do what we want. Over 51 million people visited over the two six-month...
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22 Before And After Shots Reveal How Much Of Your Favorite Movies Are CGI

When you’re watching a movie, you expect monsters and spaceships, and all manner of things that don’t actually exist to be computer generated. However, with the quality of contemporary visual effects, filmmakers are relying on computers more and more and real life less and less. Thanks to computer generated images, a director realize his exact vision for every scene. Buildings...
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All You Need to Know About The US Presidents From Washington To Lincoln

  President’s Day is one of those weird American holidays where no one quite knows why it’s there or what it is, but it’s a day off so no one asks too many questions. Read “All You Need to Know About The US Presidents From Washington To Lincoln” on Urban Times
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Lisalla Montenegro Is The Most Dominant WAG In MLB

Lisalla Montenegro is easily in the 1% of hotness on planet Earth but that fact that she married to Los Angeles Angels ace C.J. Wilson in December 2013 elevates her game to another stratosphere. Since his breakout year in 2010 Wilson has been an unstoppable force in the American League and we like to think Montenegro has something to do with that. Aerie recently named her to be the...
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Brilliant Packaging Designs You’ll Feel Guilty Throwing Away

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