Bits of Life Video Shows Every Day for 10 Months, 1 Second at a Time

Bits of Life Video

For being the first video posted to his channel, Michał Mikołaj Wojtunik didn’t leave a lot of room for improvement. His video, Bits of Life, is exactly what the title implies. For 10 months, he took video clips daily and compiled them into a four-minute montage of scenes that each last one second.

It’s modern art that takes advantage of the quality of our technology today as well as the infrastructure necessary to allow many of us to experience such a full existence. Travel, people, animals, events – they’re all packed into this video. The song plays well, but we would rather have heard the original version of Lykke Li’s Little Bit rather that Drake’s remix.

Cannonball Run Record Shattered by Lamborghini Salesman… in a Mercedes

Cannonball Run Car

In the movie, The Cannonball Run, there are amazing cars, strange identities, cop-busting motives, and a Lamborghini whose drivers ended up winning the big cross country race. In the real world, the Cannonball Run record has been broken by a guy who sells Lamborghinis for a living, but he did it in a highly modified Mercedes Benz.

The old record was just over 31 hours set in 2006. The new record achieved by Ed Bolian, Dan Huang, and Dave Black  is now under 29 hours. They fitted the old Benz with two additional fuel tanks, three radar detectors, two GPS systems, a police scanner, two laser jammers, and a bedpan.

Perhaps the best part of their story is that they took a wrong turn down a one-way street in NYC and ended up getting pulled over with a warning. The drive started off poorly but ended in great success.

According to CNN:

Beginning in 2009, about the time he started working for Lamborghini Atlanta, Bolian researched cars, routes, moon phases, traffic patterns, equipment, gas mileage and modifications.

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The Moulin Rouge in Full Color a Year Before it Burned Down

A rare color photograph by Albert Kahn of the original Moulin Rouge in Paris, a year before it burned down. 1914

In this rare color photograph by Albert Kahn of the original Moulin Rouge in Paris, we see the famous cabaret a year before it burned down in 1915. It was built in 1889 and inspired many spinoffs, homages, and even an Academy Award nominated movie. After the fire, it was rebuilt and officially reopened in 1921.

According to Wikipedia:

The house was co-founded in 1889 by Charles Zidler and Joseph Oller, who also owned the Paris Olympia. Close to Montmartre in the Paris district of Pigalle on Boulevard de Clichy in the 18th arrondissement, it is marked by the red windmill on its roof. The closest métro station is Blanche.

Chinese Government, Photoshop Masters

Chinese Government Photoshop

It’s not just bad. It’s not even a subtle mistake. This is arguably the worst attempt ever by a government to simulate something that never happened. The proportions are clearly off. The guy on the right looks like one of the siblings on Marty’s picture in Back to the Future. It’s overall about as creepy as you can get.

The worst part is that this was deemed easier and more effective than having government officials actually visiting an old lady. Unfortunately, it’s not the first time that they’ve tried to work some sort of Photoshop magic putting government officials where they never actually visited…

Chinese Government Photoshop 2

Einstein’s Brain was Physiologically Different from Almost Everyone Else

Young Albert Einstein

We might have never been able to understand the things that made Albert Einstein one of the most intelligent people ever known on the planet had it not been for an ambitious and crafty doctor performing his autopsy. You see, he stole Einstein’s brain. He didn’t tell the family. He didn’t tell the world for decades. He took it, photographed it, stored it, and sliced it up.

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Fishermen in Somalia

Fishermen in Somalia

If you think you’re a good fisherman, you should take your skills to Somalia. Just remember to bring a bigger boat.

Has a Ride Ever Been This Epic?

Cadillac Eldorado motorhome is the only way to travel

The Cadillac Eldorado motorhome is the only way to travel. You only wish you had one, right? RIGHT?!?

Burger Joint in La Paz

Burger Joint in La Paz

There really is no other way to grill once you’ve had one of these puppies.

Learn All About the Best Kind of Cheese: Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese

Cheese is a staple in most of our diets and there are plenty of different kinds of cheeses we can choose from, like, cheddar, mozzarella, and Swiss cheese, but for most of us, macaroni and cheese is our all-time favorite. Okay, so mac and cheese technically doesn’t fall under the cheese food group, but it is definitely one of the best ways to eat our favorite dairy product.

Several Long Beach Restaurants offer mac and cheese, but it is also easy to make at home and both choices are delicious. This infographic provides some interesting facts about our favorite noodles smothered in a cheesy sauce that we love to eat, mac and cheese.

Interesting mac and cheese facts

[Sources: Food.com, FriendsEat]

The Car of Your Dreams Is Closer Than You Think

iOniq

The car of our dreams is one that works for us. It is a vehicle that fulfills our wants and needs through the use of technology and high tech gadgets. Many of us have seen such vehicles in movies and cartoons, but the reality of one sitting in our driveway may be sooner than you think.

Hyundai is making the impossible closer to being possible with the concept car, i-oniq.

Thanks to Fredericksburg Used Toyota for sharing this amazing car with us.