Even after numerous videos, Danny MacAskill never ceases to amaze us. His combination of extreme tricks and rural landscapes is always spot on. For this video, the Scottish trials cyclist takes us to the Edinburgh countryside to shred the hay bales and hilltops with some never-seen-before tricks.
After two years of renovations and restoration, the historic Rose Reading Room at the New York Public Library is open again. First built in 1911, the room was closed after a piece of plaster decoration fell from the 52-foot tall ceiling. With the completion of construction, over 52,000 books had to be re-shelved, the entire process of which is shown here in just two minutes.
A lot has changed over the last 100 years, yet the unique beauty and diverse landscape of the country we call home have remained much the same. The United States of America takes a look back at the past century through the lens of National Geographic's photographers. From black and white shots of the 1920s and '30s to the digital images of today, it provides a glimpse at the cultural, technological, and societal development and upheaval that defined the period in each state. The images are accompanied by an introductory essay from photography editor David Walker, prefaces for each state section, and captions that help to fill in the rest of the story.
Dual volumes in a slipcase / 11" x 15.4" / 964 pages
Watchmaker Vacheron Constantin's 265 years of experience continues to combine innovation with fine design to create magic. Originally released in 1921, this legendary timepiece was loved by American motorists thanks to its classic face with an unexpected tilt, making it easy to read without losing the grip on a steering wheel. Today the reinterpreted Historiques American 1921 features a 40mm pink-gold case, a railway dial-train, black-painted Arabic numerals, and a uniquely positioned crown between 1 & 2 o'clock. The timepiece is powered by manually-wound Caliber 4400AS with a power reserve of nearly 3 days. A dark brown alligator strap completes the look. Each timepiece is certified with the highly distinguished Geneva Seal.
Presented by Vacheron Constantin.
Presented by Vacheron Constantin.
Finally, someone has come up with a new take on the classic game of ping pong — Ping Pong FM. Putting a musical twist into the game, specially designed paddles speed and slow the tempo of a song based on the timing of your shots, while missing a ball stops the music completely. Learn more at pingpong.fm.
After ten years, BBC has created a sequel to their nature documentary series Planet Earth. Of course it will be narrated by none other than Sir David Attenborough and will highlight everything from marching penguins to swimming sloths. Shot in 4K, the visuals are sure to be even more stunning than the original when it airs on BBC One sometime this month.
Most of us need an extra kick of caffeine to keep energy levels where they need to be throughout the day. This smooth cold brew from Sail Away is infused with nitrogen, for a creamy texture and an easy finish. Each batch is brewed using its proprietary, organic Central American blend of coffee that is naturally sweet and chocolatey with 60% less acidity than standard hot brew. Available as a case of 12 cans in Classic Black or Touch of Sweet flavors, each can provides 220mg of caffeine for the boost you need no matter when you need it.
Case of 12
Originally a fallout shelter for the U.S. president during the Cold War, this old underground nuclear bunker in Culpepper, Virginia is now home to the history of American film. The Library of Congress Packard Campus restores and preserves everything from Casablanca to Gigil and even stores negatives that are over 100 years old. In this mini-documentary, Archivist George Willeman takes you into the vaults to tour some of the oldest and most fragile films to ever come out of Hollywood.
Clowns are creepy, but it's really hard to turn down a free hug. A recent rash of clown sightings, beginning in South Carolina this summer, has people on edge. But this isn't the first time clowns have caused a panic. Vox takes you through the history of creepy clowns in America, and how these once-loved entertainers got such a bad rap.