Competitive Indoor Skydiving is as awesome as it sounds.
Watch the Czech Dynamic 4 Way team the "Mad Ravens," win the silver medal at the 1st FAI World Indoor Skydiving Championship in Prague.
No, not from Spiderman, but yarn and fabrics made up of single-use plastic bottles--many found floating in the ocean--sewed into hip clothes. That's the idea behind the company Bionic Yarn, co-founded by Tyson Toussant, partnered with ocean protector Paul Watson, and with recording artist Pharrell Williams as their Creative Director.
They make denim jeans, snowboarding jackets, boat covers, furniture, and other products using their innovating product.
Their concept is to clean the oceans and promote using reusable products. For instance, they promote facts about plastic bottle usage:
Apparently, since "plastic bottles are made up of the same polymer as polyester," Bionic Yarn can bypass the use of crude oil-based yarn products through their own recycling process.
They refine the bottles into chips and then heat and pull-apart the fibers and spin them into yarn. They can then mix the yarn with cotten or wool for whatever item they want to sew.
These aren't your Mama's recycled pants.
Check out their products here.
Yalonda and Kayla Solseng are true princesses in love.
They captured their love, Disney-style, in a princess-themed engagement shoot in Glyndon, Minnesota, showing their love for the TV show "Once Upon A Time."
They started dating two-and-half years ago, and happily got hitched on September 3rd.They hope their story inspires other couples to create their own fairy tales, no matter the sexual preference.
"Gay marriage has been legalized in the U.S. for over a year and we hardly have gay or lesbian characters in children's movies ― let alone them being main characters," Yalonda said. "Kids want to be the characters they grow up with but when none of the characters represent you, then you feel alone. I want our photos to be shown to kids and families as a way of saying it's okay to be who you are. It's okay to be with the person you love."
Remember baby Toby from "Labyrinth"? Well, 30 years later, his name is Toby Froud...
...and he's officially become a real-life Goblin King as he works as a puppeteer and goblin fabricator with credits on "BoxTrolls," "Kubo and the Two Strings," and "ParaNorman."
His father was the conceptual designer and costumer designer for "Labyrinth," thus giving his son cool insights into how to make all the crafts.
Watch his own super-Labyrinthy short film, "Lessons Learned," here.
DJ Khaled is an author now.
His book, "The Keys" hits stores this November 22nd, and will be found near the "Success, Motivation & Self-Esteem" section on your local bookstore's shelves.
The hip-hop producer promises to provide such tips for success as "don't drive your jet ski in the dark."
His publisher is promising that the book will answer your pressing questions, like "[breaking] down the philosophy behind his trending catchphrases, including 'another one,' 'secure the bag,' 'special cloth alert,' 'bless up' and more."
The book description sounds more like Khaled is fleeing from an oppressive Scientology group than writing from a producer's perspective (who are the THEY he is afraid of?):
Buy a signed copy at a bargain price (shocker) here.
The good folks over at the New York Times wanted to show how "the nation's largest restaurant chains have made a big deal in recent years about introducing smaller portion sizes," but they have continued to make their dishes so rich they contain "a full day's worth of calories."
So they made a story showing what rought 2,000 calories looks like from some large restaurant chains, noting that "depending on age and gender, most adults should eat between 1,600 and 2,400 calories a day."
Are you guilty of eating a full day's calories in one sitting? What do you think of how little some of these dishes are for packing in so many calories? Let us know in the comments what you're thinking.
I, for one, forgot how delicious milk shakes are and may have to add that to my next meal out. Wrong lesson here?
Tired of standing in line at your favorite bakery or morning coffee shop?
Enter the Nissan ProPILOT Chair, which will move forward for you, keeping pace with the other chairs around it.
Using the same technology as the Nissan Pilot, the chair uses "autonomous tech for sitting in line." The chair "automatically moves the next person in line forward when appropriate. It removes the need to stand, even the need to pay attention, for the most part. When someone leaves the queue, the chair automatically moves itself to the back of the line for the next person to sit down."
So read your books, check Facebook, put on your makeup... anything but pay attention in line.
So GQ recently did an article showcasing Fall clothing as a backdrop to male climbers in Joshua Tree National Park:
Well, Outdoor Research didn't like how the women in the story were only portrayed as accessories to the climbers, frolicking in tiny bathing suits and adorning the men as stereotypes.
So they took it upon themselves to answer GQ's article, picture-by-picture using bad*ss women climbers:
Read the original GQ article here, and OutdoorResearch's awesome feminist response article here.
OutdoorResearch, you have one more fan right here.
Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin on "Stranger Things," went on the British talk show "The Jonathan Ross Show," to explain the disability he was born with: cleidocranial dysplasia.
Brave, well-spoken, and phenomenally open for a television broadcast, he is now even more of a treasure to watch and an excellent disability advocate.
Check out his interview below:
...and watch the highly anticipated second season of "Stranger Things" soon!
If you're a hipster L.A.-girl who likes to skateboard, then the new Snapchat video sunglasses called "Spectacles," are made just for you.
As Snap's (formerly Snapchat) first product, they take 10-second (up to 30 seconds) of hands-free video clips you can upload to your account. You can now take video as you do your normal, relatable, routine of skateboarding in an empty swimming pool, skateboarding down the beach sidewalk, or even skateboarding while holding hands in a chain with your hipster girlfriends!
For all your skateboarding Snapchat usages, they cost $130 and are being distributed to a select group to hype them at this time. Designed by tech heads, the reviews are mixed as people decide if they actually want to try this one out.
Check out the spec's--ahem--specs here, and tell us in the comments below if you'd buy these.
Is your weird Uncle Herbert spending too much time at Disney recently?
It may be because a urologist at Michigan State University recently "discovered that riding a roller coaster helps patients pass kidney stones with nearly a 70 percent success rate."
As it turns out, not every roller coaster is equal for stone passage, "Big Thunder Mountain was the only one that worked. We tried Space Mountain and Aerosmith's Rock 'n' Roller Coaster and both failed."
Read more about the discovery of fun, cheaper healthcare here.
It's Officially Fall people, so it's time to get your PSL Latte and eat your body weight in pumpkin noms! Here's a new dump cake recipe to try with your cans of pumpkin.
Well, okay, so maybe not exactly "real pumpkin" in those cans and actually squash, if it's tasty, I won't turn it down!
Let us know in the comments how tasty this bad boy is!
The creators of the Fidget Cube, Matthew and Mark McLachlan, have figured out the ONE niche that hadn't yet been met in society: fixing anxious people. The Fidget Cube Kickstarter project is meant to help put errant fingers to work--
Their initial goal was $15,000, but as of press time they had raised OVER $4.2 MILLION:
They describe the cube (which is basically just something to do with your fingers if you like to click pens/bite your fingernails/etc), as:
So let's all put our heads together and figure out the next way to take money from anxious people... ideas anyone?
It's nearly here!
The new Pokémon Go! Plus wearable is for sale Sept. 16th and though it's currently sold out on Amazon.com, you can keep an eye on it's availability here.
As for how it works,
At $35.99, the new wearable is cheaper than a new Apple watch and compatible with both Android and iOS devices. In the package, you should get both the device and an initial wrist strap, but you can also accessorize your Go Plus with Shield Skins and even a cool Power Bank to make your hunts longer.
Once it's released there should be a TON of third-party sites selling skins, alternative wrist straps, and accessories for it. From the looks of the pretty basic design, you can also probably pretty easily DIY your own wrist strap.
You can also just look super cool hanging it out of your shirt pocket--sans accessories--too:
So get out there and catch some Pokémon! Happy Hunting!