Sebastian Lopez

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The first self-propelled vehicle was ungainly beyond belief

It works, and that's the important part. You've read about it but have never seen it in action.<p>117 years before Karl Benz fired up his Patent Motorwagen, a number of people played around with steam-powered contraptions of various degrees of impracticality. None really worked all that well, but the …

Tampa Bay

Most Expensive U.S. Home Sale Ever: Connecticut Estate Goes For $120 Million

Ladies and gentlemen, a new record has been set: Copper Beech Farm is now the most-expensive home sale in the United States–ever. The estate, at 499 Indian Field Road in Greenwich, Connecticut, closed Friday for $120 million.<p>That figure shatters the prior record held by Softbank billionaire …

Forillon National Park

Travel<p><b>Location: Quebec<br>Date Established: 1970<br>Size: 59,305 acres</b><p>Depending on your perspective, Forillon marks either the beginning or the end of the Canadian portion of the International Appalachian Trail. Much of the park is pure mountain wilderness, with remarkable hiking trails that skirt seaside …

National Parks

After two weeks of anarchy, 100,000 simultaneous 'Pokémon' players may actually beat the game

We still don't know if infinite monkeys on infinite typewriters can produce the complete works of Shakespeare, but it appears that tens of thousands of people collectively controlling a <i>single</i> Game Boy can beat a famous game. Two weeks ago, viewers of game streaming site Twitch.tv started playing a …

10 Actors Who Auditioned for the Hero But Were Cast as the Villain

Camouflage Photo Series Shows Just How Well Snipers Can Hide in Plain Sight

We spend all day staring at pixels, but really, just how good is our vision when it comes to noticing the small details in photographs? Well, I can’t …

2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 First Drive

Putting the G in Unglaublich: Ridiculous toys don't get more fun than this<p>The most flabbergasting aspect of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 isn’t that it exists, but that it’s a production vehicle. As in, you can buy one. AMG has already built nearly 60 units so far this year. I just spent a …

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Readers’ Poll: The 25 Greatest Movies of the 1980s

25. ‘Weird Science’<p>Two nerds make the girl of their dreams on their computer. This film paved the way for <i>Mannequin</i>, <i>Mannequin Two: On The Move</i> and the …

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