Brixton, in the south of London, is the birthplace of David Robert Jones, better known as David Bowie. After his passing in January 2016, the entire town became a memorial to the late musician, as residents and people the world over paid their respects and left mementos in his memory. Now Brixton wants to build a more permanent ode to their most famous resident: a three-story-tall depiction of Bowie's iconic lightning bolt from the 1973 album Aladdin Sane.
Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech stands as one of the greatest achievements of oration since Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. In the shadow of that same president, Dr. King delivered the words that broke open the floodgates to the civil rights reforms of the 1960s. Nerdwriter goes line-by-line-through Dr. King's speech, showing how the great mind composed one of the most memorable works in modern history.
Legendary oceanographer and explorer Jacques Cousteau is one of the most memorable personalities of the 20th century. He helped to invent the Aqua-Lung, predecessor to modern SCUBA equipment, brought diving to the masses, and was a renowned researcher, explorer, and conservationist. He also liked a glass of cognac after a hard day's diving. From Bill Murray's portrayal of Jacques in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou to a generation of American fans introduced to him by PBS, Mr. Cousteau made huge contributions to science and the public.
Cosplay king Adam Savage has a passion for creating authentic replica costumes and giant hairy Wookiees. Although he's already donned a Chewbacca costume in the past, he's never been too keen of his homemade bandolier strap. So in this one day build, the perfectionist Savage remakes the prop from scratch using some scrap metal and leather.
When an actor takes a role, who is really casting who? Typecasting is more complicated than always playing the villain, or the hero, or the average guy. Michael K. Williams asks himself if he's been typecast throughout his career — and isn't too sure of his answer.
Gordon Ramsay is known for his french cuisine and fiery personality. For this challenge, the fast-talking chef tries to keep his temper in check to guide an amateur cook through a crab cake recipe. The trick is, they can't see each other.
You eat right. You exercise. You care about your health. Yet none of that can help stop the natural decline of NAD+, a molecule essential to hundreds of biological processes. Elysium's daily supplement — Basis — can. Using a proprietary mix of nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene, it's clinically proven to raise levels of NAD+, keeping your cells healthier, longer.
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America: land of the free, home of the strange. Americans are good at lots of things, but nothing can beat our love of bizarre collections. Topping that list is the Jerry Maguire Video Store in Los Angeles. It's a store that doesn't sell anything and stocks only one product: Over 14,000 copies of Tom Cruise's 1996 film Jerry Maguire. The brainchild of the creators of Everything is Terrible!, the final goal of the project is to build a shining pyramid in the Nevada desert to house their collection for future generations.
Seth Rogen finally comes clean. High school in Canada, playing rugby, being a big guy, wearing two pairs of socks — nothing is off limits. Tyler, The Creator and Seth set down for a hilarious, wide-ranging interview that leaves little to the imagination.
Ricky Gervais is the only person who can turn setting your mouth ablaze into a stand-up comedy routine. While promoting his David Brent mockumentary Life on the Road, Gervais sit in the Hot Seat to talk about the Netflix movie, free speech, and his whacky bathtub selfies over a plate of vegan wings. Although the meat is animal friendly, the sauces aren't to kind to the comedian's mild British palate with scoville levels hitting 135,600.
When most people quit their jobs and sell off all their possessions, it's to spend their lives traveling the world, doing good works, or pursuing their lifelong dream. Steve Feltham did the latter. Steve bought a van and has lived alone on the shores of Loch Ness for 25 years, patiently waiting for some sign of the Loch's famous monster.
After eight years in the White House, Barack Obama is wasting no time taking advantage of retirement. The 44th president was't allowed to partake in water sports of any kind during his two terms, so his post-presidency order was head to the British Virgin Islands. After two days of practice on Richard Branson's private island, he took on the Virgin founder in a kitesurfing contest, and obviously dominated.
Richard Arvin Overton is 110 years old, still walks, still drives, and enjoys a cigar — but never inhales. He pays cash for whatever he buys, lives in the house he built in 1945, and hasn't bought a new car since the 70s. Of a morning, Richard has about four cups of coffee and maybe a sip of whiskey. He calls it the Overton diet. Richard is the oldest living veteran in America, having served in the South Pacific from 1942 to 1945. Filmmakers Matt Copper and Rocky Conly sat down with Richard to talk about longevity, what keeps him going, and his military service.
Somewhere, in Brampton, Ontario, Batman roams the night. More than just a weekend comic-con cosplay, this is as real as it gets. When this anonymous man dons the Batsuit and climbs in the Batmobile, he's out for justice. In this telling interview, a man explains why being Batman means much more than to him than a simple superhero.
The Fiordland National Park in New Zealand covers nearly 8,000 square miles, but is home to only a few dozen people. Warrick Mitchell is one of them. Warrick describes what it's like living in one of the most remote locations on Earth, and what it takes to get by living deep off the grid. But there's also a huge upside: he's living in one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
Winter is in full force at the moment, but that doesn't mean we can't dream of summer. This Australia Day contraption helps us to do just that. Using a motorized clothes line, participants are dragged in an infinite loop around a tarp waterslide. The only way to get off the ride is to let go and hope for the best.
Everyone has a nose, but not all of them are finely-tuned instruments that produce flavors and aromas that sell millions or billions of dollars of product. The nose on Per Hermansson's face is exactly that. Hermansson's sensory skills have launched international bestsellers like Kahlua, Malibu, and Absolut Vodka. As the director of sensory design at The Absolut Company, Hermansson is charged with the task of developing new flavors of vodka that bring back sales that have sagged with younger consumers.
The folks at Bad Lip Reading are here to try to make you smile again for the first time since November 7th. Using clips from the recent Inauguration, they finally make our current President Donald Trump amusing by adding their signature gibberish over his otherwise outrageous statements. But it doesn't stop there. Everyone in attendance was fair game, including Barack and Michelle Obama, former President George Bush, and Hillary Clinton.
Dead tired, soaked to the bone, full of doubt and on the endless campaign trail. Former President Barack Obama stepped into a small room with a small crowd of about 20 twenty people in Greenwood, South Carolina, with a sense of dread. And then, in the back of the room, a woman began to chant: "Fired up! Ready to go!" 12 artists came together to animate a part of a speech by Mr. Obama describing how these words put the hope back in his historic run for the Presidency.
"It's-a Me, Mario." "Mamma Mia." "Let's-a go." They're some of the most iconic catchphrases in gaming history, and also the most recognizable voice. Since 1995, Charles Martinet has voiced the Italian plumber, as well as Luigi, Wario, and Donkey Kong. In this short profile, you get to know the man behind the voice and how he got the gig.
President Barack Obama will leave office for good on January 20, 2017. Although we've been trying not to think about the end of the last eight years and the mayhem that is to follow, this goodbye speech makes it all too real. In his final weekly address, the POTUS gives the American people a heartfelt thank you, as he bids farewell to his position as commander-in-chief.
The bromance to end all bromances reaches a new level. President Obama today surprised the VP with the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal Of Freedom (with Distinction), and things got dusty in there real quick.
Billy Barr has spent the last 40 years living in a small cabin in the deserted ghost town of Gothic, Colorado — alone. With so much time to fill, Billy began recording the snowpack around his home to simply pass the time. When climate researchers at the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab discovered Billy's detailed records spanning decades, they had an invaluable resource for tracking how climate change is effecting our planet.
For the 44th time in the 283 years of the Republic of the United States of America, one President will step down as another takes their place. In the grand tradition of the office, outgoing President Barack Obama gave his farewell speech in Chicago, the city that he called home and gave him his start in politics. Over his nearly hour-long speech, President Obama cited the challenges, successes, failures, and his still-strong belief in the ability of this nation to change for the better.
For over 50 years, Baltazar Ushca Tenesaca has been keeping this 500-year-old tradition alive. Twice a week, he makes the 16 mile trek up Ecuador's tallest mountain to harvest 60 pound ice rocks from the glaciers. Due to the low demand, Baltazar is the only harvester left on Chimborazo but continues the practice for the ice's unique properties.
Tattoos are forever, yet so many people spend so little time and money getting inked. Does price really matter? After a visit to three different studios to get three different tattoos — ranging from $80 to $875 — Ben finds out that like anything else, in the world of tattoos, you get what you pay for.
On January 20th, 2017, eight of the most historic years in American politics will come to an end. President Barack Obama will step down from the Presidency after two terms as the first African American President. But that's only part of his story. Citizens share their proudest moments during President Obama's two terms in this retrospective montage from the White House.
Within a day of her passing, Carrie Fisher's mother, actress and icon Debbie Reynolds, passed away. The two were all but inseparable, and had two lifetimes of living in the Hollywood spotlight between them — along with the highs and lows that came with it. An intimate portrait that captures a rare bond between mother and daughter, Bright Lights premieres January 7, 2017 on HBO.
Actress, writer, comedian — the quick-witted Carrie Fisher was more than a princess in a galaxy far, far away. Never afraid to turn her caustic humor on the role that made her famous, or her own struggles with substance abuse and mental illness, Fisher's honesty and independence were legendary. Here she puts all her best attributes on display, absolutely torching George Lucas at his reception for the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute.