JetLev: the Closest We Can Get To Being Mr. Jetson

JetLev Aqua Jet-pack 

 

If you haven’t already seen this video, get your wallets out ( Hopefully you have enough dough!). Check out the JetLev, the answer to a boring weekend on the lake. Sick of laying on the beach, or riding jet-ski’s, or simply boating? Pop this sweet jetpack on and have a real blast out on the water this weekend. The JetLev uses water pressure to power its patented aqua rocket, so you can only go as high as the hose allows, while still being able to suck up water. We’re fully expecting military prototypes to be rolling out soon to secure our coasts, or one with a shopping cart in the front for family’s in Venice. Either way this video will blow your mind.

The Cost of Being Batman [Infographic]

I don’t care how old you are, what gender you belong to, where you come from or what flavour of ice cream is your favourite (chocolate, obvs): at one point or another, you’ve dreamed about being Batman. All those cool gadgets, the Batmobile, the costume, an elderly butler waiting on you hand and foot – you’d have it all as Gotham’s caped crusader! Well, except parents. They kinda died in front of your eyes when you were 8 years old, which led to long-lasting psychological problems, which is probably why you dress up as a giant bat at night and go about beating the crap out of people. But hey, look, a utility belt!

However, after reading this new infographic from MoneySupermarket.com, which painstakingly picks apart the true cost of being Batman, your dreams may be shattered in an instant (yay!). It seems that any real-life Batman adventures would in fact consist of popping on a balaclava, stapling a beach towel to your shoulders, driving around town in a rusty rental and thwacking troublemaking teens over the head with a baseball bat (maybe that’s why they call you Batman). All I can say is this: that Bruce Wayne, he’s lucky he’s a multi-billionaire. [Read more...]

What You’re Saying with Your Choice of Drink

What does your choice of drink say about you? According to CollegeHumor, a choice of drink can say a whole lot, and can completely change another person’s perception of you. One particular drink will make you look chilled, another desperate, and another like a sissy girl. In a new post, the comedy site comically guides us through the different social stigmas attached to a whole fridge-ful of different alcoholic beverages, and some non-alcoholic ones too – so, dear reader, what does your choice of drink say about you? [Read more...]

The Film Map: Over 900 Movies in One Location

This is a must-have item for any die-hard movie buff with an empty space on their bedroom wall. UK-based design studio Dorothy has created the Film Map, a map featuring over 900 movie titles as the names of roads, buildings, ponds and parks. This stunning and inventive piece comes after Dorothy’s Song Map, another cultural map which was much the same but with song titles replacing film titles.

“A street map made up of over 900 film titles including cinema classics such as Lost Highway, On the Waterfront, Jurassic Park, Reservoir Dogs, Carlito’s Way, Nightmare on Elm Street, Valley of the Dolls and Chinatown,” says the official Dorothy site. “The Map, which is loosely based on the style of a vintage Los Angeles street map has its own Hollywood Boulevard and includes districts dedicated to Hitchcock and Cult British Horror movies. Like most cities it also has its own Red Light area. There’s an A-Z key at the base of the Map listing all the films featured with their release dates and names of the directors.”

Check out images of the Film Map below, and maybe even buy one over on the official Dorothy site, where it’s selling for a measly £25 plus p&p (around $50 for US readers). Also, if you ever find the magical location displayed in the map, make sure you steer clear of Jurassic Park – things may get a little messy there. [Read more...]

Top 10 Most Novel Ways To Hide Beer at the Beach

So, you’re all set to go to the beach, but you want to drink beer while you’re there.  Who hasn’t faced this dilemma at some point in their life? Some people (like those who live in Miami) face this dilemma nearly every day in the summer.  Thanks to Virgin Mobile, we’ve uncovered some of the zaniest ways people have hidden their beer at the beach:

beer hiding

Super Size it!

Go mobile, baby!

wrapping beer

Wrap it up. Works everytime! Mmm..beer. I mean, Arizona Tea!

See more creative ways to hide beer at the beach at the Virgin Mobile Live blog.