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Our 10 Favorite Shelbys of All Time
How did a lanky chicken farmer from Texas become the most recognizable speed merchant in America? By building some of the rawest performance machines ever made. Jalopnik readers are here to show you the crème de la crème of Shelby cars. Of course, when writing about "favorite" Shelbys you're inviting vigorous debate. We love the Shelby Street Fighter Rampage based on name and El Caminoness alone, but we're strange. The ten cars he represent a range of cars we (and anyone with a brain) love.
15 Ways To Deal With Political Discussions IRL
It's easy to avoid shrill political blowhards online - you just defriend, block, or click away from the comments section to a page of baby sloth pictures. But it's trickier when people get partisan in the flesh - especially when they ask your opinion. Here are 15 ways to survive that very nightmare scenario..
Top 10 Amazing Landscapes In Video Games
Video games provide a level of immersion that is hard to find in any other entertainment source. They provide escapism like no other entertainment medium promises. You can unwind yourself after a hectic day at work or relieve your stress by playing video games that interest you. These games have the power to transport you to another world of amazing landscapes and environments. The landscape of the game plays an important role in enhancing the excitement level and improving the gaming experience.
10 Endangered Animals You Never Even Knew Existed
The Zoological Society of London and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) want to know: Are these species absolutely priceless to you or worthless? The animals, plants, and fungi in question are the 100 most threatened species in the world, identified by more than 8,000 scientists from the IUCN Species Survival Commission. Compiling their findings into one report called Priceless or Worthless?, these scientists are challenging conservation efforts based on the perceived worth of a species. The report will be presented at the IUCN World Conservation Congress this week.
10 Celebrities Who Spied on the Side
For some of these big-name personalities, spying taught them the skills that made them famous; for others, being famous made them the perfect spies. Long before he wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl was a fighter pilot for the British Royal Air Force during World War II. But after sustaining several injuries in a horrific crash in 1940—including a fractured skull and temporary blindness—Dahl was rendered unable to fly. In 1942, he was transferred to a desk job at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. Dahl quickly charmed his way into high society and became so popular among D.C. ladies that British intelligence came up with a whole new role for him: seducing powerful women and using them to promote Britain’s interests in America.
Top 12 Movies in History That Were Ahead of Their Time
n honor of the upcoming movie 300, which is poised to show you another example of a movie vastly ahead of its time, FS.net has put together a list of the top 12 movies in history that were ahead of their time. It's no mistake that most of these are big budget action and/or science fiction films, and that's because those are the kind that take a step above and beyond with visual effects and more. But of course there are some classics that also have to be mentioned as groundbreakers in their respective genres.
The Stories Behind 3 Classic Halloween Movies
I’ve said this a million times, but I’ll go ahead and repeat myself for the first-time Neatorama reader: I loooooove Halloween. Halloween is like Christmas at the Conradt household. If I could keep my house decorated macabrely (I just made that word up) year-round, I absolutely would. Needless to say, I’m already in the mood for spooks and spirits. To help get you in the mood, though, we’ll explore the guts of classic horror movies you might find yourself watching on October 31.
5 Ways to Fool People Into Thinking You’re Not High
Anybody whose ever been stoned knows the feeling. It’s a lazy Sunday and you’ve been inhaling nothing but THC for the last hour. Suddenly, nothing in the world matters except for how good a big fat burrito would be right now. But once you realize that in order to obtain said burrito you have to leave the security of your dank-ass room, which means not only engaging in physical activity, but also exposing yourself to a world of people just waiting to judge you.
Arctic Ice at All-Time Low: Top 10 Facts You Need to Know
The frozen cap of the Arctic Ocean appears to have reached its lowest melting point of the year — and it breaks an all-time record low, according to NASA. The above graphic shows the ice cap at its lowest point of the season compared with its lowest point 30 years ago (in yellow). Here's what you need to know.
5 Simple Mind Hacks That Changed My Life
Ever had a single moment that changed your entire life? One event, one mental tweak, one epiphany that made everything better? I have. Granted, we’re not talking about something as huge as turning into a masked crimefighter because my parents were murdered in front of me — but that’s a good thing. Only so many people have experiences like that. I’m talking about relatively small modifications that have had an outsized positive impact on my life. Not only can these mind hacks do the same thing for you, but you can adopt every one of them by the end of this article if you choose to do so.