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20 Essential Books to Prepare You for What's Next

A handy reading list featuring not-so-speculative dystopian fiction, political memoirs, and cautionary tales from Nazi Germany.<p>One of the many stark differences between the 44th and 45th Presidents of the United States is their attitude toward literature. Barack Obama has credited books as his …

Today in Extreme Sportsmanship: Shaking Hands When There Are No Hands to Shake

A college basketball coach takes it to the next level.<p>This clip, from a matchup between Siena College and Rider University last night, is a landmark moment in sportsmanship history. Siena won, 78-68—not exactly a buzzer-beater—but Rider's squad still found themselves so upset that they left the …

Basketball

O que aprendi com a crítica de 1980 de O Império Contra-Ataca

Todos lembram daquela cena final de <b>Ratatouille</b>, onde o crítico gastronômico Ego teve uma lembrança afetiva de quando sua mãe preparava um prato …

Pablo Escobar’s Son Is . . . An Architect?!

And he’s pretty good, too. Architect’s Newspaper spoke to Sebastián Marroquín about his life and work.<p>Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar once supplied 80% of the cocaine in the United States and was worth an estimated $30 billion at his peak. He was a hero to some of his countrymen, one of the …

How do we know that Rio 2016 was a success

Date06 Dec 2016TagsIOC News , RIO 2016<p>The Olympic Games Rio 2016 were a true success story. This was underlined today in the meeting of the IOC …

Olympics

The Truth About that McDonald's Hot Coffee Lawsuit, Overpopulation Explained, and the Original Moonwalkers

In this first Brain Buffet of the new year, we’re busting myths and inspiring you to do your best. First, the truth about that infamous McDonald’s …

This Airplane Gun Can Fire 120 Paper Airplanes Per Minute!

Airplanes

Tesla Autopilot’s new radar technology predicts an accident caught on dashcam a second later

Just a few weeks ago, we published a report about how Tesla’s new radar technology for the Autopilot is already proving useful in some potentially dangerous situations. We now have a new piece of evidence that is so spectacularly clear that it’s worth updating that report.<p>The video of an accident …

This Viral Gun Violence PSA Has A Chilling Twist You Won't Expect

A new ad titled "Evan" went viral recently, gaining more than four million views in its first few days on YouTube. At the start, the ad seems to show …

Everything You Need to Know About Cuban Cigars

Despite the uncertainty in Cuba following Fidel Castro’s death, there was a brief period in October when President Obama announced a furthering …

Chef Shows How a $1 Knife Can Be Sharpened to Rival More Expensive Knives

Jun Yoshizuki of Jun’s Kitchen who is a very talented cook who always prepares food with his beloved longhaired orange cat named Kohaku nearby, …

The Russian Summer Camps Where Students Box and Assemble AK-47s

Ah, summer camp. Who doesn't look back fondly on lazy days spent riding horses. Playing tug-of-war. Hiking through the woods. Field-stripping an …

There is much talk at present in the sports world and elsewhere of the threat of a new cold war.

There is much talk at present in the sports world and elsewhere of the threat of a new cold war.<p>So it is an interesting time to happen upon a …

Nooo! Great White Shark Breaks Through Cage with Diver Inside

We know Quint didn’t make it back to shore alive and Hooper did, but Quint still ended up being right about the whole shark cage thing in <i>Jaws</i>. The</i> …

The Original Unhappy Endings of 3 Famous Fairy Tales

Fairy tales often have their fair share of macabre scenes and plot points (Little Red Riding Hood’s grandmother being cut alive from the body of a …

The Beautiful And Insane Amount Of Work That Goes Into A Single Bolt On An F1 Car

So much work goes into each part of a Formula One car that it’s a little mind-boggling when you start to think about it. Even the mundane parts you …

A Man's Guide to Wristwatches: Their History and Why to Wear One | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: Read Part II when you’re done, How to Choose a Watch.</i><p>No element of men’s style combines fashion and function quite like the …

The Birth, Weird Life, and Afterlife of an Internet Meme

Recently a friend sent me a message via Google+:<p>A Facebook post from a friend showed me just how much my original graphic had been adapted.<p>My jaw hit …

The World’s Spiciest Potato Chip Is So Brutal There’s Only One Per Package

Forget what Blue Oyster Cult said. This is a reaper you can fear. The Paqui Carolina Reaper potato chips – made from the hottest pepper on the planet …

Celebrity Style

Take a Tour of the World’s Deadliest Garden

A stroll through a stately and well-manicured English garden sounds absolutely divine doesn’t it? The bright sun, the buzzing bees, the budding …

Parties We Wish We’d Gate-Crashed

The balls, binges and bacchanalias that have gone down in hotel history<p>A good hotel, so the well-worn saying goes, is a home away from home. And for …

How to Mod a Seiko 5

The business of watch modding is not about creating parts, but replacing them. In other words, the watch was already completed and working before …

Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Punk Albums

10<p>Television, ‘Marquee Moon’<p>Television have such an insane amount of punk credibility that in 1974 they actually helped construct the stage at CBGB …

Now This Is a Whiskey Glass

Just when I thought the wonderful world of whiskey couldn't get any better, I found this amazing glass to drink it out of. Complete with a real …

Dishwashing

Cocaine in the Tiramisu: What I Saw Working for a Restaurant Run by the Polish Mafia

Orgies, beatings, and shifty-eyed teenage boys in tracksuits—my time waitressing at the Yangtze was a big, fat cliché.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Poland</i><p>"Here you will learn everything you need to know about gambling, prostitution, battery, and extortion," my boss, Józef, told me while …

7 hidden tips and tricks every iOS Mail user should know

No matter how many email apps I try, I just keep coming back to the stock iOS Mail app. While some of the things I’ve come to love about the iPhone’s built-in Mail app are obvious, some are not — such as shortcuts or gestures that make using it even more intuitive. Here are a few favorite iOS Mail …

You can now own your own ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ Firebird

The Bandit is back! (Well, at least the car is.)<p>Trans Am Depot unveiled a new limited edition replica of the signature car from the movie “Smokey and …

These Are the Year’s Best Board Games, According to Board Game Fanatics

In the world of board gaming, there are those who enjoy the occasional Settlers of Catan match or a solid Scrabble session, and then there are the …

A ‘Million’ Used Records, $2 a Pop, in No Order at All

Taped to the dirty walls at The Thing record store in Greenpoint, Brooklyn are several signs with handwritten scrawls that warn of falling records. …

Vinyl Records