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This Grandad’s Advice To His Grandkids Has Lessons For Us All

11/26/14 3:29 am

When James K. Flanagan died on September 3, 2012, he left behind some amazing words of wisdom for his five grandchildren. He wrote them down at the suggestion of his daughter Rachel Creighton, and with her permission the letter was posted online. Just months after he penned the advice he passed away of a heart attack in West Long Branch, NJ. But the lessons James, who was originally from Ireland, left behind were not only lessons that his grandkids Ryan, 11, Conor, 10, Brendan, 9, Charles, 8, and Mary Catherine, 5 could savour for the rest of their lives, but they are lessons to us all. Here is what he wrote:  Dear […]

New Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe (Pictures)

11/25/14 4:36 pm

Mercedes have revealed details and pictures of their new S63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe — and it’s a beauty. The two-door comes with a 5.5liter V8 biturbo engine, producing a stonking 577hp and 664lb/ft of torque. Despite its size it can do 0-60mph in just 3.9 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 186mph. That’s […]

This Tiny House Is The Cosiest, Most Awesome Home Ever

11/22/14 3:34 am

Only hobbits live in small houses, right? Wrong! This amazing home in the Austrian Alps, called The Ufogel, is probably one of the smallest properties you’ve ever seen. But step inside and you’re greeted by an amazing world of spaciousness, comfort and cosiness as you’ve never seen before. The home is made entirely of larch wood, and a gentle wooden aroma flows through the house. Despite looking so small from the outside, it can actually comfortably sleep up to 5 people. The front of the property features an enormous panoramic window with stunning views over the mountains on the other side of the valley in East Tyrol. You feel like you’re outside […]

Three Grandmas Smoke Weed For The First Time. And, Yup, It’s Hilarious

11/21/14 5:07 pm

You’ve probably always wanted to know what would happen if you gave marijuana to your grandma. Well, you’re about to find out. The Cut Video YouTube channel decided to do just that. They found three grandmas who had never smoked pot before, and had them try it — first through a bong, and then through a vaporiser. They then provided them with snacks to munch on and cards to play, and filmed the results. They are, as you can imagine, extremely entertaining. The film was shot in Washington state, which has recently legalised the recreational use of marijuana. Anyone else think the grandma in the middle was the cutest thing […]

This Stray Dog Joined An Adventure Racing Team. What Happened Will Warm Your Heart.

11/21/14 4:28 pm

Adventure racing is one of the hardest sports in the world — and the races don’t come any harder than the world championships. But this year’s event in Ecuador wasn’t going to be any normal event for the Swedish Peak Performance-sponsored team. It all started when the captain, Mikael Lindnord, decided to share a meatball with a stray dog who was hanging around their camp before a super-tough 40km trek through the jungle in the latter stages of the six-day race. After setting off with the other groups everything at first seemed normal, but when the groups spread out the team realised they now had a fifth member of their team. The brave […]

Shelby GT350 Mustang Pictures

11/18/14 7:19 am

We have added a bunch of pictures of the all-new Shelby GT350 Mustang from Ford. The new GT350 will have a 5.2 liter V8 and put down over 500 horsepower. Further details here.

All-new Shelby GT350 Mustang

11/18/14 7:17 am

Ford have revealed details of the new Shelby GT350 Mustang. First introduced in 1965 the new Shelby Mustang GT350 features a naturally aspirated 5.2 liter V8 that puts out more than 500 horsepower and torque over 400 lb. -ft. Talking about the high revving engine Ford said: “Make no mistake, this is an American interpretation […]

Best Cars To Buy In 2015

11/18/14 5:39 am

Leading vehicle research company Kelley Blue Book has released its list of the best cars to buy in 2015. The 2015 Ford F-150 was classed as the overall best buy of all cars on the market, alongside the individual winners in 12 categories of vehicle. The annual prize aims to give buyers a good idea […]

What This Woman Caught On Camera Is Shocking. But We All Do It.

11/18/14 3:19 am

Photographer Hayley Morris-Cafiero has suffered a lot of cruelty and taunts because of her weight. And after being inspired by a photo she took in New York she has begun taking photos of herself that capture people’s reactions to her size. In her photos she doesn’t do anything strange or eye-catching, but just goes about her business as everyone should be allowed to. She then checks the photos to see how people react to her as they pass her in the street. Her project, Wait Watchers, started after she looked at the photo she took in New York and noticed a man standing behind her, who appeared to be smirking at her. […]

When You Go To China, You REALLY Don’t Know What You’re Eating

11/18/14 1:36 am

The Chinese are notorious for having some bizarre ingredients in their food — but this restaurant in the country has taken things to another level. The owners did their best to translate the menu for hungry English-speaking tourists. But despite their efforts, they haven’t made things much clearer. Some things have definitely been lost in translation — and when they really don’t know what something is, it seems they just call it ‘sweet and sour pork ribs’. Hey, who can blame them — everybody likes sweet and sour pork ribs, right? The question is, if you sat down at this restaurant and were presented with its lip-smacking menu, which one would […]

Just One Second Earlier & This Woman Would Have Been Killed

11/17/14 2:40 pm

It looked like this woman and two children were almost certainly going to be killed when this out-of-control car hurtled around the corner behind them at high speed. But fortune was on their side that day when the vehicle slammed into a lamp post, stopping the car from hitting the children, and deflecting it so it missed the woman by the narrowest of margins. However, had it come around the corner just a second or two earlier there could have been a very different ending… The woman has no idea that the car is approaching at high speed behind her, going so fast it’s on completely the wrong side of the road. As the driver tries to steer back […]

These Men Were Quietly Fishing. They Weren’t Expecting THIS.

11/17/14 1:55 pm

These men were quietly fishing on a fjord at dusk in Troms, Norway, when three humpback whales appeared in the distance. The beautiful animals were swimming just under the surface, spraying water into the air. The fishermen, who seemed to be at a safe distance, began filming them on a camera phone.  But then the whales suddenly and majestically disappeared beneath the surface. What happened when they reappeared will blow you away. Wow. The men are lucky the whales didn’t decide to come up underneath their tiny boat. Via Brukernavn

The World’s Tallest And Shortest Man Met. What Happened Is So Beautiful.

11/15/14 6:49 am

What happens when the tallest man in the world meets the shortest man in the world? Luckily, we got to find out as that’s what happened in London this week to mark 60 years of Guinness World records. Chandra Bahadur Dangi is from Nepal and is only 54.6cm (21.5in) tall. Meanwhile, Sultan Kösen, 31, is from Turkey. He measures a meagre 2m 51cm (8ft 3in). Yes, that’s MORE THAN EIGHT FEET TALL! However, the surprising thing was not their differences but what they shared. Speaking about the meeting Kösen said: “To be able to finally meet Chandra after all this time is amazing. “Even though he is short and I am […]

Would You Act To Stop Domestic Abuse in Public?

11/15/14 6:48 am

Would you step in to stop domestic abuse if you witnessed in public? This social experiment by Swedish group STHLM Panda aimed to find out how people would react. It is a tricky one. I remember years ago when a friend and I grabbed a guy who was pulling his girlfriend’s hair and screaming at her. When we pulled him off…she attacked us! What would you do? You can switch the subtitles on in the menu at the bottom. Warning: video contains some extreme language. Source: STHLM Panda

A.C. Milan Take On Audi R8

11/13/14 3:38 am

Five A.C. Milan stars take on an Audi R8 in a game of street soccer in a new ad for Toyo Tires. Jérémy Ménez, Riccardo Montolivo, Adil Rami, Filippo Inzaghi, and Keisuke Honda have to get to the goal and score before the Audi R8 does, with the car also carrying a soccer ball. The […]

Jaguar 2016 F-TYPE R Coupe All-Wheel-Drive

11/10/14 7:14 am

Jaguar has unveiled the 2016 F-TYPE R Coupe, the first to feature all-wheel-drive. The 2016 F-TYPE R Coupe will do 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds and has a limited top speed of 186 mph. The company says that the all-wheel-drive combined with the Intelligent Driveline Dynamics allows improved traction and driver confidence. The sports car […]

Top Gear Live UK Tour Dates

11/10/14 6:52 am

Top Gear Live has announced details of its first UK-wide tour. The event, which is a spin-off from the very popular BBC TV show, is presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. The Top Gear Live show is 90 irreverant minutes of super cars, crazy stunts, stuff blowing up and of course The […]

Car Games Update – November 2014

11/09/14 4:20 pm

Good news for all you car games lovers — we have added LOADS of new games to our car games section since our last update. Have a gander at the ones below as there’ll definitely be something to take your fancy. Go on, you’ve been working too hard There’s plenty of rubbish games out there […]

Lucky Driver Pulls a 360 in Traffic Hits Nothing

11/03/14 9:37 am

This lucky driver comes onto the highway going a bit too fast for the conditions and loses control of the back end. The car, a Nissan 350 Z, does a full 360 as it spins across the lanes onto the opposite side. The 2009 350 Z has a 3.5 liter V6 that puts out just […]

Motocross icon Ricky Carmichael develops Colorado concept

11/03/14 7:32 am

Motocross legend Ricky Carmichael teamed with Chevrolet to build a Colorado Performance concept demonstrating the truck’s ability to suit the sporting lifestyle – able to handle his motorcycle, mountain bike and gear. The truck makes its debut this week at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. For the design, Carmichael consulted with Chevrolet for the […]

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