Ask anyone who has tried to walk around San Francisco and they'll tell you- steep hills can be really hard to walk up, and when you add rain or ice the uphill battle becomes nearly impossible to win.
But the guy in this video was hell bent on getting to where he needed to go and wasn't about to let an icy hill stand in his way, so he slipped and slid his way up the hill until he could grab a signpost and stop his downward slide.
Competing in a cotton candy eating contest sounds like a sticky, sugary nightmare, and even though kids would think it's a great idea most adults would probably rather chow down on some pie or watermelon.
But the host of the Chinese TV show I'm The Winner has a serious sweet tooth, so she found it quite easy to crush her competition in a cotton candy eating contest- and then she just sat there like the cat that ate the canary.
There are few pop culture characters worthy of being called the King of all Heroes, and even fewer who would survive the battle for the throne. But if there's one character you can bet on to win it's that supersoldier with a heart Cloud Strife, because he speaks softly and carries a giant sword. Cloud has proven he's got what it takes to dominate the pop culture competition by spending twenty years in the spotlight without losing his cool, and when the smoke clears you can be sure Cloud will be the one sitting on the throne with a litter of bodies at his feet...
Add some royal awesomeness to your geeky wardrobe with this FFIVII Throne t-shirt by MIKELopez, it's the epic way to show love for your favorite video game and the hero who won your heart.
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It's sad that there are still people in the world who don't see the value of intelligence and don't think of smart people as sexy, because they're missing out on the greatest attraction of them all- a mental connection. Maybe they're intimidated by intelligence and afraid they'll be made to look dumb, or maybe they just don't like to date people who challenge them in any way. Whatever the reason, denying smart is sexy is like denying attraction begins in the mind- in other words just plain dumb!
Show the world how much you value intelligence by wearing this SMART is the new SEXY t-shirt by Cafe Pretzel, it's a bright way to meet people who are on your mental level and weed through all the dummies who would just be a waste of your time.
Adults head to the emergency room all the time thinking they're having a heart attack when they're actually just dealing with muscle pain, severe heartburn, high blood pressure symptoms or anxiety.
In fact, only 6% of adults over 45 who go to the ER for non-specific chest pain are actually having a heart attack, resulting in a lot of time and money wasted by both the patient and the hospital.
Unfortunately this is all happening because it's extremely difficult to diagnose heart disease, and lots of testing is required to rule out serious conditions, so doctors are seeking a better way- and 22-year-old Peeyush Shrivastava thinks he may have found it.
Peeyush came up with a method of using 3D scanner technology to scan a patient and tell if they're having cardiac or non-cardiac chest pain:
Shrivastava says his company's scanner, called Faraday, can dramatically speed up that process, do it more accurately and make it more comfortable for the patient. It uses artificial intelligence to create thousands of 3-D maps of a patient's heart to tell doctors what is, or isn't, causing chest pain.
Shrivastava's team's method is noninvasive. There aren't needle pricks and blood draws. "The beauty of magnetic fields is, they are undistorted by the lungs, by the skin, so the signal you're getting is very high-fidelity. It's very pure," he said. "So you can hold sensors right above the chest and still get that high-quality signal. No radiation. No contact. No nothing."
Usually, a chest pain patient needs to take their shirt so a nurse can smear cold gel across their chest or place sticky adhesives with electrodes on their skin. But the Genetesis device would make those processes unnecessary. And a nurse or technician can perform the whole test in about 90 seconds.
A system of algorithms in the company's CardioFlux software analyzes the magnetic data into maps that indicate problems like coronary artery disease or ischemia, a lack of blood flow often caused by a buildup or blockage in an artery.
In standard care, patients have to follow up with a cardiac stress test, either while running on a treadmill or by injecting a radioactive isotope into the bloodstream.
And that's another advantage of Shrivastava's technology: He says it can emulate stress without isotopes.
Bringing a pile of bones to life can be dangerous business, and necromancy is not recommended for young wizards who have never dealt with dark forces.
But if the skeleton is named Lazybones then there probably isn't much to worry about, and if the skeleton you animate is anything like the Lazybones in this animated short they may be of more value to you than any of your real, living friends!
It's crazy how many super rare cars are found sitting in barns, hidden and often untouched for decades after a car collector stashed them there for safe keeping.
These barn finds make auto enthusiasts drool, since they get to see a car that's rarely seen, but when they confirm the existence of a mythical automobile the enthusiasts totally blow a gasket.
This is the Ferrari Daytona, a car so rare people didn't believe it actually existed until it was located in a barn in Japan:
Ferrari had, in fact, only ever commissioned one street version of its Daytona with a full aluminum body. Completed in 1969, the car was exported to a Japanese dealership in 1971 and then featured in the January 1972 issue of Car Graphic, a Japanese motoring magazine.
After passing hands several times, it ended up in the barn of its last owner, Makoto Takai, some time around 1980.
The car is in “barn find” condition and is being put up for sale unrestored. The odometer displays just over 22,000 miles. RM Sotheby’s expects the car to fetch up to 1.7 million euros ($2 million), according to the auction catalog.
The car is in remarkably clean condition considering it has been sitting around in a barn for nearly 40 years, and what it lacks in interior comfort it makes up for in old school sports car cool.
Sexting is a thing horny people do that involves sending each other pictures of their genitalia and talk about what they want to do to each other with their naughty bits, but sexy textin' is something completely different.
"How so?" you ask shrewdly, to which I reply "sending someone a picture of your junk isn't sexy, but send them a pic of your bookshelf, record collection or an action shot taken while cooking dinner and you're bringing sexy back like J. Tim".
For you see sexiness starts in the brain, and your brain keeps things hot when the naughty bits make an appearance IRL, so skip the D-pics and send some B-pics instead. No, not boobs or butts, brains! (Comic by BarteNERDS)
It's safe to say celebrities like being admired by the general public and having fans who adore them, or else they wouldn't hire publicists to keep them in the public eye. It's also safe to say they don't like to dwell on their failures, since bad decisions both on the set and off can cost them a career in Hollywood.
These famous folks are only human after all, and for every Blue Velvet or Easy Rider highlight there's a Super Mario Bros. lowlight just waiting to drag your name through the sewer.
But every celebrity knows the most humiliating lowlights are those caused by agreeing to star in a sequel that in no way lives up to the original film's greatness, aka going against your basic instinct by doing a number 2.
Tommy doesn't have any fitness training or experience, he hasn't won any bodybuilding competitions and he's never been referred to as "very fit", but Tommy has something that makes The Gym better than the rest- The Room. It's where all the crazy exercisey stuff happens and where a love of fitness is found, and exercisers who dare to enter The Room have been known to cry out "you're tearing me apart Tommy!" during his aerobiscreamo classes. And if you don't know aerobiscreamo you haven't been to The Gym.
Take a love of indie fitness with you wherever you go by wearing this The Gym t-shirt by Pigboom, and watch people get pumped when they see your hilarious shirt!
The symptoms of a heart attack or seizure are pretty easy to identify and therefore it's easy to tell what kind of help the victim needs to survive, but when someone's having a stroke it's really hard to diagnose and even harder to treat.
So according to this TED talk by Vaibhav Goswami it's important to "Act F.A.S.T.", identifying whether they have Facial drooping, Arm weakness or Slurred speech, then acting fast to get them to the hospital in Time.
I love stories about parents turning their kid's crazy artwork into something even cooler because it's both a sweet bonding story and an art exercise with heart.
I also adore making plush toys because kids love them and they make an adult's inner child go squee, so the plushies created by Wendy Tsao really made my heart sing.
Wendy turns kids' doodles into 100% accurate plushies, which really look like kid art come alive, and through her studio Child's Own she's bringing children's creativity to life for parents who don't have the sewing skills to do it themselves.
Flash had been running for most of his life- running from his past, running from his enemies and trying to run as fast as he could from the call to adventure that came on the fateful night when he inherited the speed force. But it wasn't until Barry stopped running and started to live in the moment that he discovered what he was truly meant to be- a flash dancer. The feeling of being on stage was like nothing he'd felt before, and he didn't have to save anybody's life to get cheers- all he had to do was dance his sexy, sexy dance like nobody was watching...
Be free to express who you truly are by wearing this Flash Dance t-shirt by Scott Sherwood, it's a hilarious way to show the world you're not afraid to get down with your sexy self!
Boo Boo was always stuck playing second banana to that lovable glutton Yogi Bear even though Boo Boo was often the only one keeping Yogi from becoming a bear skin rug.
And yet poor little Boo Boo never got his day in the sun, nor did he get his fair share of the pickanick baskets he helped Yogi steal, so who can blame him for having a teensy weensy existential crisis?
Boo Boo Runs Wild is an awesome animated short created by John Kricfalusi of Ren & Stimpy fame that shows what it would be like if Boo Boo broke free of the bow tie and embraced his feral side. It's a real humdinger of a cartoon show!
Real ramen heads don't give a crap about slurping, and many Japanese ramen chefs consider slurping to be a compliment, but if you're forced to eat ramen around people who don't appreciate a good slurp you may need to eat quietly.
Do you know an international issue “Noodle Harassment”? People say that the slurping noise Japanese people make when they eat noodles makes people from abroad uncomfortable. …The moment that the high powered directional mic equipped on the fork detects the sound of noodles slurping, it transmits that signal to a dedicated app installed on a smartphone, using short wave radio communication. Sound is then emitted from the smartphone to camouflage the noodle slurping noise.
Every book contains one or more mysteries, something (or someone) fantastic, and a bunch of intriguing moments that keep readers turning those pages, which is why books are the most addictive thing on Earth. People have been reading books for centuries and aren't going to stop anytime soon, and even though the Digital Age was supposed to replace books with files and pages with bytes people still have a lotta love for the feel of a physical copy in their hands. That's why books are still the best food for a hungry mind!
Share some imagination with everyone you meet by wearing this Books t-shirt by Ursulalopez, it's a fantastic way to show love for your favorite pastime- reading a good book!
Unless you're a biologist or a bit of a freak you probably don't spare much thought to how animal genitalia has evolved over the centuries, but it turns out the private parts of animals are pretty interesting.
Bubble wrap is fun to pop and great for keeping delicate stuff safe in storage and during shipping, but it seems like a huge pain in the butt to make.
Knowing nothing about manufacturing one would assume each bubble is inflated individually, but that would take way too long even with the aid of inflating machines plus it seems like a bass ackwards way to make bubble wrap. I'd always assumed they trapped and sealed air between two sheets of plastic, one flat the other covered in little bubbles, but I was wrong too.
As you can see in this How It's Made video featuring a visit the SealedAir factory the bubble is actually formed when they "vacuum the film down then trap the air" using a metal cylinder that looks like a beehive.
The problem with declaring something to be "the world's oldest" is your item will only hold that title until someone finds something older, which will never stop happening as long as people are searching for old stuff.
"Incredibly, an archival search in Germany found Paula's original Meteorological Journal and there was an entry for 12 June 1886 made by the captain, recording a drift bottle having been thrown overboard. The date and the coordinates correspond exactly with those on the bottle message," Dr Anderson said.
The handwriting on the journal, and the message in the bottle, also matched, he added.
With so many board games coming out every year, many of which have hefty price tags, it's hard to tell which ones are hits and which aren't worth the money- which is where Board Game Geek comes in handy.
The BGG community is made up of gamers with years of experience who are passionate about board games, so they won't pull punches with their reviews when they feel a game didn't live up to the hype.
Personally, I still want to check out Gloomhaven even after reading Jvandereck's review, but I'll definitely wait until it's going for way less than $200 because that's way too much to play for a game IMO.
Here are the rest of BGG's picks for the Top Board Games of 2017:
Bob Ross was just as famous for his personality and presentation as his teaching skills, and even though his videos were made to be easy to follow most people I know preferred to simply watch Bob paint than follow along.
That's because most people who have never painted before assume they'll suck at painting no matter how good the teacher, but when BuzzFeedVideo asked amateurs to learn from the coolest painting instructor ever they gave it a shot.
So was a lesson from Bob Ross enough to make them overcome their fear of creating a crappy painting? Tune in and find out! (NSFW language)
Our pets bring a lot of joy into our lives despite the fact that we have to feed them, groom them and clean up their poop, and even though they don't like to admit it our pets get a kick out of having us around too.
But sometimes a comfy home and human companionship aren't enough for our bored and jaded pets, so they start looking for ways to get their kicks outside the home.
And, as this EatMyPaint comic shows, that's when we're reminded that pet ownership is a countdown to heartbreak, so don't show your dog how to ride a motorcycle no matter how much they beg!
Being trapped inside a video game seems like it would be a gamer's dream come true, especially if they had unlimited lives and were trapped in a game they already knew and loved.
However, the experience wouldn't be quite so magical if they were trapped in a game with a bunch of their fellow gamers, since the annoying banter and maddening bravado would detract from the overall experience.
But if they could look past the annoying personalities and work together as a team they could become the stuff of legend, which would help distract them from the grim reality of being trapped in a virtual world for the rest of their natural lives...
The Lion's Blaze is a super fun animated short by OlanRogers that turns the "trapped in a virtual world" trope on its head, making the prospect of being trapped in a game world seem like a nerdy nightmare.
Knowledge is the key to survival and therefore survival is a state of mind, and when it comes to staying alive in a world where survival of the fittest is the order of the day mental fitness matters most. So the best way to prepare for a lifetime of stayin' alive is to fill your head with survival tips that may come in handy someday.
Wondering what to do when you're stuck in quicksand? Keep calm and backstroke towards solid ground.
Afraid you're going to end up stuck in the wild without a slingshot, water holder, fire starter, fishing bobber or surgical gloves? Bring some condoms along and you'll have the ultimate survival multi-tool right in your pocket!
Foodies often have a particular dish, ingredient or dessert that reminds them of their childhood, and whenever their senses are treated to the comforting sight, smell and taste of that familiar food all feels right in the world again.
For food vlogger Li Ziqi that childhood fave food is crispy fried noodles, a dish which she lovingly prepares in this meditative video recipe that showcases the time honored tradition of preparing food from scratch.
Uncle Sam may not have your best interests at heart, and he may want you to do terrible things in the name of patriotism, but Uncle Scrooge McDuck only wants to make your life an adventure-and if he happens to make a gold coin or ten in the process then so be it. But whether there's a profit to be made or not Scrooge will finance your mystery-solving expedition, and he may even send his nephews along to make sure things go smoothly! So forget Sam, join up with Scrooge and turn your life into the stuff of adventure tales!
Add an animated call to action to your geeky wardrobe with this I Want YOU to Solve a Mystery or Rewrite History t-shirt by Aaron Morales, it's a timeless blast from the past that'll quack people up wherever you go!
Everyone knew Princess Peach didn't need saving, and even though she couldn't beat down Bowser quite as good as Mario when he was jacked up on magic mushrooms she definitely wasn't a damsel in distress. But the zombie plague that swept through the Mushroom Kingdom put her in a position she'd never been in before- she had to save the Super Bros before they were turned into zombies. She tried to play the hero, tried to cut a path through zombified toadstools and other atrocious creatures, but she was too late to save the Bros- so she used their undeaths to save herself...
Get geared up for survival in a scary world with this Walking The Bros. t-shirt by MannArt, it's a fun way to give Princess Peach the props she deserves!
Most villains become twisted and evil after some terrible event turns their heart black while others are simply born that way, growing up as bad boys or girls and outcasts in a world full of goodie-goodies.
Now those who are born villains have a natural advantage over those who become villains later on in life, and they learn early on that damn near every goodie-two-shoes' can be turned into a baddie-two-boots if you offer them something they really want- like a merit badge.
It would take a lot to take me away from my car if the door played Toto's Africa instead of chiming whenever it was open, and I'd probably go through batteries like crazy because I'd softly rock to my car door chime every night.
I love "Volvo enthusiast for life" Chris Ng for swapping out his Volvo 240's original door chime for an 8-bit version of Toto's Africa, but it must be hard to close the door on that sweet sound when he gets in or out of the car!
Chris told Jalopnik it was surprisingly easy to modify the sound module and change the door chime:
The door chime in the Volvo is controlled by a plug-in sound module under the dash, so all it took to install was a quick swap of the stock version for the modified one. The song goes on for a hilariously long time, too—just in case you want to soak it all in for a moment.
Ng told Jalopnik that it’s fairly easy to swap this little module out if you know how to solder things back together. He plans to start a Kickstarter for a small number of cheap, universal modules for people who want to do this themselves.
To make his Volvo play Toto, Ng says that he recorded the song straight to the new module. You can do so with any smartphone or computer. Then the reprogrammed module was rewired into the door ajar circuit for the car—easy peasy.