Japan is bracing itself for bad times after many extremely rare, giant Oarfish have washed ashore and been caught in coastal fisherman’s nets.

Sightings of these fish started after the ‘quake in Chile and the 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan. The recent tectonic shifting around the Pacific is raising concern that Japan is next.

The Oarfish is traditionally known as a messenger fish from the sea gods, and it’s tidings are usually grim. The fish can grow up to five metres in length and usually found at depths of 1, 000 ft. Long and slender with a dorsal fin that runs the length of it’s body.

According to folklore, the fish will come ashore and beach itself to warn of an impending earthquake and there are scientific theories that bottom-dwelling fish may very well be susceptible to movements in seismic fault lines and act in uncharacteristic ways in advance of an earthquake, although we do have the option to believe that or the constant high-tech monitoring of the tectonic plates beneath the surface. Fingers crossed those fish are just Godzilla and not something worse.

With the exiting new release of Omar Salazar’s new pro model Nike shoe, Nike rounded up the team and threw a demo up in Sacramento and killed it. Hit the jump for a preview of the Salazar Nike shoe.

Heidi Montag speaks out about the horrors of having to pay for plastic surgery with a credit card.

Hit the jump to see how much Heidi has actually changed!

Follow Me gets back to basics and reminds riders why we all love to ride bikes. Breaking from the traditional format of single rider segments, the film documents what happens when the worlds best downhillers, freeriders and slopestylers ride together on some of the best trails on the planet.

Check out this compilation of drifting on Saturday at Sydney Powercruise 2010. Two cars you need to look out for, the crossed up Holden VL Commodore and the Datsun 1200 Ute at the end had me applauding :)

The Farm Jam 2010 went off in the hills of New Zealand. FMX, MTB and BMX all combined to create this truly unique event. Riders include Levi Sherwood, Jake Bowen, Rhys Hillier, Joe Sheppard and Blake O’Connor.

Via: Unitriders

You carry it everywhere with you, and you rely on it for simple day to day tasks, but how much do you really know about your phone? Hit the jump for way more tripped out phone facts.

Available at selected Tier 0 stores globally, the PARRA x Nike Sportswear Air Max 1 will be hitting shelves and pavement  this weekend. Hit the jump to see some long waited detailed shots of the sneakers. For our readers in UK, you will be able to score yourself a pair on these on Saturday, March 13th via Nike 1948.


Some movie goers were treated to a new Tron Legacy trailer over the weekend, but fortunately, you won’t have to visit theaters for a sneak peek, as it has already hit the net. This movie will hit theaters on December 17th, 2010 in both Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D.

Zach, clearly already annoyed at the drunk girl in the crowd, feels the need to take action when her phone rings. He is one hilarious dude.

Check out Twitch going big and poaching the side of this office building in Irvine, California! It is in this month’s Transword Motocross Magazine, and hitting all newsstands near you! Click the image below to travel across to Metal Mulisha dot com and watch a full behind the scenes video from the shoot.

Bonus after the jump, Twitch’s new head tattoo!

Jimmy Kimmel gets voted out of the Handsome Men’s Club by a star studded cast including Matt Damon, Lenny Kravitz, Keith Urban, Sting, Tony Romo, Matthew M, Ben Affleck, Rob Lowe, Patrick Dempsey, Ted Danson and many others :)

The golden child, Shaun White, reflects on his experiences at the Olympics, both inside and outside competing. And what does Shaun do during the summer? Same thing he does every summer, picks up his skateboard.

Dean Potter straight up, is one crazy son of a gun! He was born in 1972, in the United States and is a American free climber, alpinist, BASE jumper, BASEliner, and highliner. He is noted for hard first ascents, free solo ascents, speed ascents and enchainments in Yosemite and Patagonia. This video is nuts! I was tripping out and getting sweaty palms from the safety of my office chair, let alone being that high up without a harness! Full props sir.

I’m a big fan of behind the scene pictures like these. You get to see  the models in awkward awesome positions that sometimes turn out to be hotter than the actual pictures they use. I’m not sure where this sneaky paparazzi devil is hiding in order to take these ‘cheeky’ shots (a canoe?) but I like the cut of his jib.

More photos after the jump.

The first ever Vans Skate Movie is set to premier this Thursday at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square. The film features the Vans European Skate Team along with special guests. Expect to see the likes of Chris Pfanner, Ross McGouran, Kris Vile, Danny Wainwright, Flo Marfaing, Sam Partaix, and many more.

Via: Hypebeast

This 10ft long white Bengal tiger named Odin is living at the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Zoo in Vallejo, near San Francisco. Odin is obsessed with eating underwater. Maybe the pool marinates the meat or something, or maybe he’s just a show off. The last time I tried eating underwater I inhaled so much chlorine from the pool the doctors thought I was some kind of mythical aqua man who stored water in his lungs instead of air. Long story short I survived and learnt that trying to eat tomato soup underwater was a bad idea. It took a full week to get the pool clean again. Any who, look at those massive paws, such awesome creatures. High five’s buddy!

Video after the jump.

Porsche just released the new 918 Spyder concept, its basically a mid engined sports car with plug in hybrid, powered by both a 500 pony fueled V8 and a pair of electric motors (on the front and rear axle) producing an additional 218 hp or 160kW!? It can reach 62 mph in 3.2 seconds, a top-end speed of 198 mph. Rad.

Video after the jump.