Chad Ford

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Awesome Free-Floating Wooden Skateboard Ramp

(Images via Myles McGuinness)<p>Taking a spin on this free-floating skateboard ramp is not only more thrilling than busting smith grinds at your local …

Bayern Munich hit with partial stadium closure for homophobic banner

Bayern Munich have been sanctioned with a partial closure of their stadium for the Champions League quarter-final against Manchester United after fans displayed a homophobic banner against Arsenal.<p>Uefa's control and disciplinary body ordered that the section of the stadium where the banner was …

The $26 ballpark hot dog

<b>The pitch:</b><p>Baseball and hot dogs are the classic American combo. But what if you take the humble frank and supersize it beyond your wildest measure? …

1,300-year-old Egyptian mummy had tattoo of Archangel Michael

A mummy of an Egyptian woman dating back to 700 A.D. has been scanned and stripped to reveal a tattoo on her thigh that displays the name of the biblical archangel Michael.<p>The discovery, announced by researchers at the British Museum over the weekend, was made during a research project that used …

Manu Ginobili's sneaker exploded

How does that happen?<p>Manu Ginobili needs to reconsider his shoe choice. He had a little Farmer Wolf situation during the Spurs' game against the Pistons:<p>The sole just popped right off. This will not be in the new Nike ad campaign.<p><b>Update:</b> Just over a week later, here's Andrew Bogut's Nike suffering …

Bet on Sports | Online Betting Site Betway

Online betting site Betway<p>From the first kick to the last stride. Every shot, every point, every race, every win – experience it like never before at …

Why NFL Players Don't Wear Sleeves Even In Dangerously Cold Games

Perhaps you've also heard that "cold" is an understatement. Weather.com says it will feel like -17 degrees during the heart of the game.<p>In weather like that, the beer in the stands can freeze before it's consumed. In weather like that, your hands go numb, your chest tightens, and just breathing the …

NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2014: Kevin Hart goes for 3rd straight MVP

Kevin Hart is everywhere.<p>You can't watch an NBA game on national television these days without seeing a Kevin Hart movie trailer, so it's no surprise the actor/comedian is headlining the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2014 at 7 p.m. ET Feb. 14 in New Orleans. Hart will be going for this third …

Tony Parker shoots a free throw 5 feet

It was an aborted shot, but still.<p>Yes, the referee blew his whistle or did something to stop Tony Parker mid-shot while he was on the line for a technical free throw. Yes, Parker was probably just trying to pull back, but the ball was already halfway out of his fingers. Yes, he ended up making the …

Michael Schumacher's doctors starting to bring him out of coma

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Michael Schumacher's doctors have started trying to wake up the former Formula One Champion from the medically induced coma he's been in since a skiing accident last month, his manager said Thursday.<p>The 45-year-old Schumacher suffered serious head injuries when he fell and …

Jonathan Martin did not cooperate with union's investigation of Dolphins

NEW YORK — While the Miami Dolphins await the release of a league-appointed investigator's report on issues of workplace conduct, the NFL Players Association is getting close to wrapping its own probe into the Jonathan Martin-Richie Incognito situation that dominated headlines during the 2013 …

Peyton Manning on throwing 'ducks': 'I believe it to be true'

Richard Sherman might throw criticism at Peyton Manning, but here's the thing. Manning agrees with him.<p><b>More SB coverage: XLVIII odds | Expert picks |</b> …

What NASCAR can do to prevent brain trauma

It's not hopeless. Here are some practical changes NASCAR can make.<p><i>The tragic tale of ex-NASCAR racer Fred Lorenzen's battle with debilitating brain injury shows that concussions are not trivial injuries, nor is the problem of CET going to go away . But there are some practical steps that NASCAR</i> …

NFL Draft 2014: Pinpointing Top Position of Need for Every Team

Super Bowl XLVIII has come and gone. Now it's time for all 32 NFL teams to focus on the offseason and prepare for the upcoming 2014 NFL draft in May. Each team has the same goal at this point in the year: get better.<p>Building through the draft is absolutely crucial for the success of any NFL …

Iran's World Cup jerseys have a cheetah on them

Go Leetahs!<p>Iran are called the Lions, or the Princes of Persia, or the Persian Stars. They are not called the Cheetahs.<p>But when Iran take the pitch at the 2014 World Cup, they will have a cheetah on their shirt, at least on their secondary kit.<p>So let's get this straight: Iran are going to their …

Peyton Manning to join Tom Brady and Bill Belichick at Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

Tiger Woods won’t be at Pebble Beach this week, but his favorite NFL quarterback will be, as Peyton Manning will join Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and a couple other QBs in this week’s celebrity pro-am.<p>Peyton Manning will try to ease the disappointment of the shellacking he and the Broncos took at …

Ermon Lane to Florida State: Seminoles Land 5-Star WR Prospect

Homestead High School (Fla.) 5-star wide receiver Ermon Lane has committed to play college football for the Florida State Seminoles.<p>247Sports was first to report the news on Wednesday:<p>Lane is rated as the No. 24 overall prospect and the third-ranked receiver in the nation for the class of 2014 …

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Incredible Photos of Bullets Microseconds After They are Fired

The phrase referring to vintage Superman of the 1930’s, “faster than speeding bullet!” implied one thing. Bullets travel terribly fast. So fast that …

#flipshopping: Gifts for Loved Ones

Inside Flipboard / February 4, 2014<p>We all love the sentiment behind Valentine’s Day, but shopping for that gift that captures all of your feelings …

The Week in Review: Looking Forward to Super Sunday

Inside Flipboard / January 31, 2014<p>Now that the San Francisco 49ers will not be in Super Bowl XLVIII, the question is, will anyone bother to watch …

Super Bowl XLVIII Is The Most-Watched TV Event In History With 111.5 Million Viewers

Despite a fairly boring game and "utterly forgettable" halftime show featuring Bruno Mars, host network Fox says that "even in the closing minutes, the rating was only 5% lower than it was for the entire game.<p>The previous record holders for most-watched events in U.S. TV history were 2012′s Super …

Seahawks defense claim Peyton Manning was telegraphing plays

Richard Sherman and the Seahawks defense claim that they knew what plays Peyton Manning and the Broncos were running based off Manning's hand signals.<p>…

A Maldives Beach Awash in Bioluminescent Phytoplankton Looks Like an Ocean of Stars | Colossal

<p>While vacationing on the Maldives Islands, Taiwanese photographer Will Ho stumbled onto an incredible stretch of beach covered in millions of …

Functioning Pickup Truck Built with 11,000 Pounds of Ice

Devised by the marketing department of Canadian Tire, the entire body of this Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD is made of more than 11,000 lbs of ice. The Icetruck was built by the automotive parts manufacturer to test the limits of their motomaster eliminator battery by freezing it to -40 degrees …

The Onewheel: A Self-Balancing Electric Monowheel Skateboard

Inspired by the hoverboard Michael J. Fox cruises around on in <i>Back to the Future Part II</i>, ex-IDEO'er Kyle Doerksen created the Onewheel. A …

New Instagram Photos of Everyday Objects Turned into Whimsical Illustrations by Javier Perez | Colossal

<p>Ecuadorean illustrator and art director Javier Pérez (previously) returns with his second installment of clever Instagram Experiments where he turns …

A 1:60-Scale Boeing 777 Built Entirely from Paper Manilla Folders by Luca Iaconi-Stewart | Colossal

<p>Inspired by high school architecture class where he was assigned to create simple paper models using cut paper manilla folders, San Francisco-based …

The Yolkfish: A Yolk-Eating Fish from Peleg Design | Colossal

<p>Created by Tel Aviv-based design firm Peleg Design, the Yolkfish is a clever kitchen tool designed like a fish that slurps up yolks as means to …

Matthew Williamson’s Emoji GIFs - The Fox Is Black

Emojis are bomb dot com. Who <i>doesn’t</i> like emojis? Show me that person and I will show them a light slap to the side of the head because emojis are the …

Grown Brothers Hilariously Recreate Photos from Their Past

Then/Now is a series in which the Luxton brothers recreate moments from when they were very young. The personal photographs, reinterpreted in adult form, are hilarious depictions of grown men placed in unusual circumstances.<p>As children become adults, a certain uninhibited spirit can be lost amid …