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How many iconic vehicles can you identify in this illustration series?

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French artist Nicolas Bannister was kicking his heels one Sunday afternoon, in late August 2013. “I was bored and I decided to do what I usually do when I’m bored – make a fake movie poster.” The result was the first in what became a massive series of iconic vehicle images. It covers all of Nicolas’s favourite things: cinema, graphic design, and movie cars.




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CHV: Kawasaki Railcar Manufacturing Facility: From the MTA to the DC Metro, many of the USA’s transit systems have their rail cars built in the heartland

CHV: Kawasaki Railcar Manufacturing Facility


In the second video in our series from Kawasaki’s plant in Lincoln, Nebraska, we visit the company’s railcar facility. While the brand is traditionally associated with the power-sports industry, they actually manufacture an enormous array…

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The Napa earthquake woke this many Jawbone Up wearers

Sleep tracking is one of the best features of the Jawbone Up fitness tracker, but it could serve a purpose beyond helping you feel less groggy in the morning. Jawbone’s data science team has collated the sleep information from last night in northern California — which was hit by its biggest earthquake in 25 years — and used it to show what percentage of Up wearers in each city were woken up at 3.20AM PT. Napa was among the worst affected areas, whereas Santa Cruz barely registered a tremor, according to the sleep data.

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Test Drive: 2015 BMW M3 and M4: We now understand why many auto journalists rate this car the best in its class

Test Drive: 2015 BMW M3 and M4


Now I get it. Many auto journalists I’ve chatted with over the years have raved about the BMW M3, several even calling it their all-time favorite sports sedan. I’ve always been a fan of the brand…

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Why did the ‘Ghostbusters’ music video feature so many random cameos?

Nearly as iconic as the Ghostbusters film itself was its theme song — written by Ray Parker, Jr., it’s refrain of “who you gonna call?” is a catch phrase endlessly repeated now, 30 years after the movie made its debut. The song came along with a music video that could only be a product of its time — stuffed with seemingly random cameos, a ghostly neon set, and scenes of the Ghostbusters dancing in Times Square, the music video is a master class in mid-1980s camp.

ScreenCrush has put together an in-depth look at how the bizarre and hilarious music video came to be, with particular attention paid to how the team behind it managed to get cameos from stars like Chevy Chase, Jeffery Tambor, Al Franken, and John Candy to make their…

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The Flour Sack Towel: One of the many handmade wonders from Hawaii’s Downtown General Store

The Flour Sack Towel


Oahu’s Downtown General Store specializes in handmade items invoking the aloha spirit of the island state. From hand-sewn ornaments to hand-screened T-shirts and flour sack dish towels all of…

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NSA reportedly targeted as many as 122 world leaders for surveillance

New leaked NSA documents published in Der Spiegel and The Intercept appear to reveal more details about how that agency targeted a list of world leaders that is larger than previously thought. The documents, leaked to the publications by Edward Snowden, contain a list of 11 world leaders that have been targeted by a system known as Nymrod — however the document implies the actual number targeted was 122. Nymrod is reportedly a system designed to automatically extract citations (“cites”) out of a multiplicity of sources, including voice and computer communications. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is listed by name, as are more obvious targets like Syrian president Bashar Asad and former Ukranian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko….

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RadioShack will close 1,100 stores, twice as many as expected

Things haven’t been looking rosy for RadioShack lately, with speculation last month that it would close up to 500 of its stores across the United States, but the truth has turned out to be even starker. As part of its Q4 2013 financial report, the electronics retailer is announcing plans to close up to 1,100 “underperforming” outlets. That will leave RadioShack with 4,000 locations across the country, illustrating both the magnitude of the cut and the strength of its remaining presence.

Though RadioShack isn’t going away anytime soon, its shrinking revenues — which have prompted the drastic downsizing — are putting pressure on the company. A number of recent efforts to revitalize the brand image have yet to pay off, though at…

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The Bible has too many camels

Camels are a familiar sight in the Bible, but researchers point out that in many instances they’re actually out of place. As the New York Times reports, many biblical stories involving camels take place long before the animals were actually domesticated — researchers from Tel Aviv University used radiocarbon dating to determine that the earliest known camels to be domesticated in Israel lived decades, and in some cases centuries, after they were featured in biblical tales. The research provides further evidence that many of these stories were written well after the events actually took place, though of course the inclusion of camels doesn’t necessarily mean the rest of the Bible is historically inaccurate. “One should be careful not to…

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Black Tattoo Art 2: Added ink, artists and history in the second comprehensive volume of what many consider the “Bible of Blackwork Tattoos”

Black Tattoo Art 2


In 2009 tattoo expert and enthusiast Marisa Kakoulas released “Black Tattoo Art: Modern Expressions of the Tribal,” an extensive catalog of traditionally inspired and executed tattoos that has become known to many as the “Bible…

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