Eric Herrmann

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How Do Soccer Referees Determine Stoppage Time?

Toward the end of each half of a soccer match, the fourth official on the sideline hoists an illuminated sign over his or her head that displays a …

Christianity

10 Movies Roger Ebert Really Hated

When Roger Ebert hated a film, he <i>really</i> didn't mince words. Here are 10 films he absolutely loathed (including a couple of surprises) and his dry …

7 Scientific Solutions for Annoying Little Problems

<i>Image via Wonderhowto.com</i><p><b>by Elizabeth Maine</b><p>Scientists are working to alleviate those maddening, irritating, altogether obnoxious things that can make …

8 Times Companies Were Sued Over Their Slogans

<i>Flickr User Jason Lam/Flickr User Eden, Janine and Jim</i><p>Big companies are careful to protect their trademarked slogans—and for good reason. Failure to …

Mary Magdalene

Amazing Before and After Visual Effect Shots

The Before and After Effects<p>These before and after shots of movie visual effects will remind you just how fake a lot of films are.<p>*<p>I’m So …

Helio's girlfriend was on a horrible wife-swapping reality show

Some things can't be unseen.<p>There are so many things wrong with this. The fact that Indy Car driver Hélio Castroneves and his girlfriend Adriana Henao aren't married wasn't a big enough issue to stop the couple from a stint on <i>Celebrity Wife Swap</i>. I imagine this is the sort of nightmare programming …

Motorsport

How to Parallel Park Perfectly, Every Time

The recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.<p>Rules of thumb and experience help, but we prefer repeatable experiments. And if you see this and laugh, you're probably not as good as you think you are. Thankfully, the recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.<p><i>Pull alongside the car</i> …

Driverless Cars

Everyone in the Lamborghini rock-throw video is a jackass

This could have ended a lot uglier than it actually did.<p>Everybody in this video is a jackass. Everybody.<p>The clip, which made the rounds yesterday, spurred a lot of idiotic bluster in the comments on YouTube and elsewhere. The driver of the Lamborghini Aventadorhas no shortage of defenders. The …

Google Street View

The Jim Clark Rally needs to adopt spectator rules to survive

Follow Pikes Peak's example, or perish.<p>This weekend, tragedy struck the Jim Clark Rally in Scotland during an event that was supposed to be a three-day rally on closed public roads, as three people were killed and two injured in what was just the second of two incidents. In the first incident, a …

Intensive Care

Out-of-control turbodiesel wrecks itself

Tire smoke is good. Runaway diesel engine smoke is just sad.<p>Turbodiesel engines are great. Torquey, reliable, and efficient—what's not to like? Oh, yeah: the horrifying potential for runaway situations. One of diesel's greatest features is also its most fatal flaw: the ability to run on almost …

Engines

5 Things You Missed in Ferris Bueller's Day Off

The weird, amusing details of John Hughes's '80s classic.<p>Based on the play-by-play of the Cubs/Braves game during a scene in John Hughes's 1986 classic <i>Ferris Bueller's Day Off</i>, it has been determined that the film takes place exactly 29 years ago, on June 5, 1985. Yes, somebody went to the trouble …

Entertainment

Watch this human beatbox do amazing car impressions

Doug E. Fresh, eat your heart out.<p>From Michael Winslow to Doug E. Fresh, guys who can perform astonishing feats with their voices never cease to entertain and amaze.<p>Daniel Jovanov, a former contestant on <i>Australia's Got Talent</i>, has some serious skills himself. Check him out as he imitates a Red Bull …

Supercars

E3: Forza 5 adds the Nürburgring, effective immediately

Free add-on is now available.<p>We just watched the <i>Forza</i> portion of Microsoft's Xbox announcements at E3. If you're a <i>Forza 5</i> player and have lamented the game's lack of Nürburgring action, your prayers have been answered. Effective immediately, the Ring is available as a free add-on. You can go …

Nextgen

Sebastian Vettel and Gerhard Berger switch cars and eras

The Red Bull champ samples a classic 1988 Ferrari 87-88C.<p>Today, it's called the Red Bull Ring, but back in Gerhard Berger's day, it was Österreichring—somewhere on the old Spa end of the F1 Circuit Dangerousness spectrum as far as pre-1990s racing goes. It was the track that claimed Mark Donohue in …

Motor Racing

Counterpoint: Michael Schumacher isn't really awake

Not that I'm giving up hope.<p>Wow, I woke up to such good news this morning about Michael Schumacher being awake. Except I don't think Schumi is awake. When I take my Team Go Schumi hat off and just look at the words that were actually said by his manager, I realize that nothing has actually …

Michael Schumacher

Tobacco dollars are back in racing

Smoke 'em while you've got 'em.<p>Drop cap initial letter<b>S</b>even years ago, racing lost the largest financial engine the sport has ever seen. Thanks to milestones associated with a 1998 Master Settlement Agreement between the major U.S. tobacco companies and 46 states, Joe Camel, the Marlboro Man, and …

Team Penske

Schumacher: Still down, not out

A head injury is not like broken bone. Robin Warner knows, he's been down that road, and he's still optimistic.<p>Michael Schumacher is a fighter. He's a man with supernatural racing chops, an insatiable appetite for competition, and one that always pushes to the limit. And now he's out of a …

Michael Schumacher

IMSA Dodge Vipers rebrand and go retro

Red-and-white livery is a nod to the 2000 Daytona 24 overall winner.<p>The last shovelful of dirt has been tossed on the late but unlamented "SRT Viper" branding experiment. We already knew the Vipers were back in the Dodge fold, and not now applies to the IMSA GT-class cars as well. The cars are now …

Sports Cars