For divers, getting up close and personal with marine life in its natural habitat makes for a dive that won’t soon be forgotten. One of the most beloved of marine creatures is the graceful manta, and if you’re lucky enough to see these large beings glide and summersault through the sea, you’ll be left in awe. Watch as Chris Cilfone dives in the waters off Maui, HI and discovers a school of Giant Oceanic Manta Rays.
“The car in question was sitting at the road side, idling, at 10.48pm on a Saturday night when the resident from above clearly objected to the noise caused by cars in general and took it upon himself to resolve the situation by throwing objects at the car. It is well documented that the residents of the local area are becoming increasingly angered by the noise of vehicles on the streets outside, which the media would have you believe is due to the arrival of cars from the Middle-East in this period following the end of Ramadan. However the reality is that generally it is caused by British registered cars (not supercars) trying to play up and impress and choosing this to be where they do it. I certainly do not condone the antisocial behaviour, but nor do I feel this is the correct response to such an issue.” – Tim Shmee150
BMW seems big on drifting these days, and so are we, for the record. The video features the M4 sliding in very close proximity to other M cars of various vintages, churning up nimbus clouds of tire smoke, before it takes its spot at the end of a formation that depicts the BMW M logo when viewed from above. The driving was performed by BMW Performance Driving School chief instructor Matt Mullins and Formula Drift champion Chris Forsberg. Check it out!
A group of kayakers were treated to an amazing (and heart-stopping) close encounter with a humpback whale earlier this summer. Cimeron Morrissey said she wasn’t scared at first because she said she knows that the whales are graceful and fully aware of their surroundings. But she said she was shocked when the whale swam up to her kayak and then dove right underneath it. Check it out!
Leap. It’s the hardest thing to do in life. Rocky the French bulldog knows it. You know it. The Thundercats knew it. Yet sometimes we forget. We cling to where we are in life, whether it be a job, a relationship, the edge of a sofa. We convince ourselves that it’s not worth the risk. But this brave frenchie is a reminder that when you leap, good things will happen in life. Thank you, Rocky.
Cam Zink admitted to being scared before his big jump. For months. “Just so much nerves and suppressing them,” he said. “Like putting them in a bottle.” The professional mountain biker turned those jitters into a world record executing a 100-foot dirt-to-dirt back-flip at Mammoth Mountain. “This is like a dream,” he said. “It was the smoothest landing I’ve ever had.” Racing down the mountainside, Zink hit 46 mph as he launched himself off a 15-foot-high incline, flipped slowly through the air and landed on a 25-foot-high landing ramp. His official distance was 100 feet, 3 inches.
The new Nightcrawler trailer looks a little intense! In the upcoming thriller, Jake Gyllenhaal plays a young man who finds himself wrapped up in the world of L.A. freelance crime journalism. It isn’t long before Gyllenhaal’s character gets entangled in his job and goes off the deep end, as evidenced by the intense video clip. Will you watch it?
The Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS has taken social media by storm and raised millions of dollars for ALS research. Pete Frates, a 29-year old former Boston College baseball captain, came up with the idea for the fundraiser for ALS, “Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis,” or as it’s commonly known, “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” People from all walks of life have taken the challenge – former presidents, celebrities and athletes, as well as everyday people. But as the video shows, not everyone is cut out for the challenge.