New York City Cheap Airbnb Van View

You can find an Airbnb in New York City for just $22 a night, but there’s a huge catch

By on July 23, 2015 at 2:55 PM.

You can find an Airbnb in New York City for just $22 a night, but there’s a huge catch

Looking for a cheap place to crash while visiting New York City? You can certainly look for great deals, but the cheapest options you can find are probably on Airbnb. Among them, one location is particularly interesting, as it’s priced at just $22 per night.

Of course, there’s a huge catch. More →

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McDonald's Secret Menu Items

Here are all the ‘unofficial’ menu items you can order at McDonald’s

By on July 21, 2015 at 2:50 PM.

Here are all the ‘unofficial’ menu items you can order at McDonald’s

You’d think that McDonald’s has enough menu items at any given time to satisfy most fast food tastes out there, but that might not be the case for all customers. In fact, seasoned McDonald’s buyers are probably familiar some of the secret menu items you can order at most McDonald’s locations but which are never listed on the board. More →

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How Much Chipotle Can One Man Eat

What it’s like to eat at Chipotle every day for 106 days straight

By on July 21, 2015 at 12:15 PM.

What it’s like to eat at Chipotle every day for 106 days straight

Chipotle is delicious and wonderful… but could you eat it every day? 30-year-old Colorado Springs resident Mark Rantal has now eaten at Chipotle every day for the past 106 days and has lived to tell about it both in a Reddit AMA and an interview with Good Morning America. More →

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NASA Epic Earth Photo

You’ve never seen the Earth like this before

By on July 20, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

You’ve never seen the Earth like this before

Over the past few weeks, Pluto has dominated the headlines. It took nearly a decade, but the New Horizons probe finally reached Pluto on July 14th, giving us our closest look yet at what used to be the ninth planet in our solar system. It has been incredible to see the dwarf planet in detail for the first time in history, but today we’re taking a break from Pluto and returning to Earth. More →

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Nike Zoom Soldier 8 Flyease Sneaker

Check out Nike’s unbelievably cool sneaker zipper for people with disabilities

By on July 20, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Check out Nike’s unbelievably cool sneaker zipper for people with disabilities

Nike has an awesome new sneaker design ready for people with disabilities that makes it easier than every for them to take their shoes on and off. The new zipper is meant to help any disabled individual get those shoes off and on quickly, without having to waste time or fight with traditional shoelaces or zippers that might be otherwise harder to operate. The Zoom Soldier 8 Flyease sneaker, shown in the image above, has a wraparound zipper system that lets the wearer open the show with just one hand, at which point he or she could remove the shoe without much physical effort. More →

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World's Smartest People Drug Use

Here are the favorite illegal drugs used by history’s greatest geniuses

Here are the favorite illegal drugs used by history’s greatest geniuses

By on July 20, 2015 at 11:30 AM.

If you grew up in the ’80s and ’90s, you were always told repeatedly that “winners don’t use drugs.” Except, of course, some of history’s most brilliant people actually did use drugs quite copiously and it hasn’t affected how we view them as geniuses, as this article over at Distractify reminds us. Below we’ll take a look at the smartest people that Distractify lists as well as add in several choices of our own who didn’t make the original list. More →

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Marijuana Breathalyzer

Marijuana breathalyzer being developed to keep potheads off the road

By on July 17, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Marijuana breathalyzer being developed to keep potheads off the road

As the social stigma associated with marijuana slowly evaporates with each passing year, it may be just a matter of time before the laws that govern drinking and driving are applied to smoking pot.

Anticipating that change, one Canadian company has already begun testing a breathalyzer for marijuana, the first of its kind. Based out of Vancouver, the aptly named Cannabix Technologies has been testing a prototype device that can accurately detect the presence of THC in a person’s system. As opposed to alcohol breathalyzers, however, the pot breathalyzer in question is unable to measure the degree to which a person who has been smoking pot is impaired.

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F-16 Fighter Jet Takeoff Video

Watch in awe as an F-16 fighter jet ascends to 15,000 feet in 20 seconds

By on July 17, 2015 at 3:05 PM.

Watch in awe as an F-16 fighter jet ascends to 15,000 feet in 20 seconds

One of the most nerve-wracking parts of a flight for many people is takeoff. Once the plane is at cruising altitude, everything’s all right, but until then, you’re completely off-balance and you can’t even open your laptop to distract you from the fact that you’re floating five miles above the planet’s surface in a metal tube.

Sure, it only takes a few minutes, but as you’re about to see, there are jets out there that can do it a lot faster.

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Drug Effects Brain: Coffee, Alcohol, Marijuana

What coffee, alcohol, marijuana and other drugs do to your brain

By on July 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

What coffee, alcohol, marijuana and other drugs do to your brain

There are plenty of substances out there that mess with your head. Some are legal, and some aren’t. Some are dangerous, and some are helpful. Some are more addictive than others. But the fact remains that all of them act directly on your brain — of course, the more of them you combine, the more complicated the side-effects. More →

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Baubax Travelers Jacket

This MacGyver-esque travel jacket has 15 compartments, each one cooler than the next

By on July 15, 2015 at 5:05 PM.

This MacGyver-esque travel jacket has 15 compartments, each one cooler than the next

An intriguing new Kickstarter campaign features a multi-functional jacket that would make MacGyver proud. Since going live on Tuesday morning, the campaign has already raised more than half a million dollars, far exceeding a modest initial goal of $20,000.

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Scariest Hotel Room

The scariest hotel room in the world hangs off the side of a mountain

By on July 15, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

The scariest hotel room in the world hangs off the side of a mountain

If you’re paying $1,000 a night to stay in a hotel, it’s more than likely that you’re living lavishly. Perhaps you’re in a Vegas suite, or maybe you’re enjoying some scenic views from within a tucked-away hotel in Italy.

But for those looking to travel abroad and simultaneously live on the edge, quite literally, there’s always a room open at Skylodge Adventure Suites.

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Ecocapsule Portable Camping Eco-Friendly Home

Ecocapsule gives you the eco-friendly camping experience of the future

By on July 14, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Ecocapsule gives you the eco-friendly camping experience of the future

Campers who love spending time in nature, or researchers who spend months in the wilderness, are probably looking at all sorts of smart ways to improve their living conditions while on the road. Created by Slovakian design firm Nice Architects, the Ecocapsule might be the perfect portable housing solution. More →

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