Many of us know the joke: Opinions are like a**holes, everybody has one. Well, the Internet heard this and took things into overdrive. The Internet has become the soap box in our modern age, giving anyone the chance to voice how they feel on a particular topic — from their parents basement. There are some intelligent people who use the Internet as an opportunity to further conversation, and our hope in humanity. While others are sending logical thought, and the phonetics of every language, into the dumps. This graphic looks at how a sign of the apocalypse would be if no one on the Internet seems to have an opinion.
If the Mayans are right, in just a couple short days the world is going to end. Which means people around the world are looking for the sign to drop everything and have the most epic “Apocalypse” party ever — it’ll be your last party anyways, so live it up! A sure sign of this apocalypse coming to fruition would be if you didn’t see a food photo on Instagram today. #themayanswereright
Our favorite bearded gift-giver is getting ready to take off on his yearly Christmas flight, bringing holiday joy to all the little girls and boys who were good this year; and, coal to those who weren’t so nice. Santa lives at the North Pole, and he’s got a lot of ground with his reindeer in order to drop off toys at the 91.8 million homes he’s planning on visiting. See the logistics behind Santa’s wild ride in this infographic created by Confused.
Ping Pong legends were forged in the fire and brimstone of all afternoon basement tournaments when we were youngsters. When you grow up and head off to college, ping pong morphs into a different kind of game — beer pong. Gone are the paddles and overhead smashes, and in their place are a pyramid of strategically placed red party cups, overhead tosses, that cute girl from Bio 101 as a partner, and the finesse of an overhead toss.
There are still many of us out there who remember when toys used to not require batteries. These toys used to require imagination — and a cowboy outfit — to reach their full entertainment potential. Now, it seems as though the only thing that can hold a child’s attention is a video game or tablet. Luckily our society has Psy to keep our dreams of fake horse riding alive.
When you iPhone takes a dump and the: backlight won’t work, it won’t sync to iTunes, it’s stuck in headphone mode, or you can’t figure out how to sync your iTunes to multiple computers; you don’t want to have to hit up the Genius Bar, make an appointment, and stand in line with all the other poindexters. This graphic looks at how consumers have looked to free, member-driven communities for answers. These communities have become a place where people can help one another with their various issues. They’re advanced in the way they support the new wave of social, where members within brand communities serve as their own experts, their own moderators, their own tech support, and enthusiastic evangelists.
Race car driving is one of the biggest sports in the world, and Formula One is the highest class of racing on the planet. It’s racing events, known as Grand Prix’s, draw thousands of spectators to the tracks (at the Australian Grand Prix, there were 298,000 people in attendance). The popularity of Formula One around the world trumps the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, which is the highest level of racing in the United States, and the most popular. See exactly how in this head-to-head comparison graphic created by Red Bull.
via: Red Bull
While out traveling this holiday season, your bound to stand in long lines at the airport, work from your laptop or tablet in a hotel, and maybe lose your most prized possession — your smartphone — by losing it to the porcelain gods and drop it in the toilet. Your gadgets are precious to you, and act as your lifeline to the connected world. Without them, your holiday season will be even more stressful. Ever lost your smartphone or laptop while traveling, here’s some tips on how to avoid that from happening again.
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, our shopping carts are getting filled with the basics: turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and all the other traditional fixings. There’s even some specialties that each different family will bring to the table, like Grandma’s green bean casserole. Before you finish your checkout, make sure you swing past the bakery and include a nice selection of pies to your order, because dessert is one of the most important ingredients to any successful Thanksgiving dinner.