This Is Mexico's Biggest & Most Chaotic Firework Festival
If you’re a pyromanic, you would be in utter heaven at the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico.
The region itself is the largest manufactures of fireworks in the country and to celebrate, each year they hold a 9 day festival. Local and even international Pyrotechnicians create stunning firework displays, competing with each other to see who can create the most spectacular.
Every year around 100,000 people visit the festival, the most popular event by some distance is the “pamplonas” (translation – Running Of The Bulls) and it’s one where literally anything can happen. Anywhere between 250-300 large bull-shaped wagons loaded with thousands of fireworks travel down cobbeled street firing off explosive fireworks. Not only do you have to move out of the way damn fast you won’t be getting much sleep either – the entire sequence can last up to seven hours.
One such brave individual who took to the streets dodging rockets, flares, roman candles, catherine wheels and fire crackers was photographer Thomas Prior. He decided it would be the perfect event to capture on film, despite all the very obvious risks of being around live fireworks and gunpowder. But it was a risk clearly worth taking, his images are nothing short of dazzling, showing just how intense the entire spectacle truly is.
You can experience the full range of his work via his official website.
Hedgehog has a way more adventurous life than most of us
Biddy is an African Pygmy Hedgehog who lives in the Pacific Northwest. Whenever he gets the opportunity he goes on adventures, whether around town or out in the wilderness. Thankfully, his owners are with him to help him pose for some pictures and then post them to Instagram.
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The Five Best Superman Comics For New Readers
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Snake Opening Door Video Is Mankind's End
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Irate Man Goes Nuts Over Wrong Order At Wendy's Drive Thru
Woah. I mean, what kind of life must you lead that you feel compelled to get out of your car, walk up to a drive-thru window, and chew out a Wendy’s employee — WHO MAKES $7 AN HOUR — because they put cheese on your hamburger? Good God, fella. Get ahold of yourself. Pathetic. “Double Hamburger. Is there CHEESE in a hamburger … I want my money back, and I want it FAST.”
Take a pill man, and maybe stop and consider that it may be the crappy fast food that’s turned you into a beast. And look out insane Dunkin’ Donuts lady, you’ve got competition.
Moby Is Letting Filmmakers Use His Music For Free
Well this is certainly a nice gesture: Moby is offering a substantial portion of his catalog to “independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students and anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video or short” via Mobygratis.com. If any of the music is used in a film that turns a profit, then the proceeds Moby would normally receive will go to the Humane Society.
As Short Form Blog points out, he’s not the first to make such an offer to aspiring/amateur filmmakers.
"Back in the ’70s and ’80s, novelist Stephen King started doing something similar, giving budding filmmakers the rights to his short stories for a dollar. While most of the people who created films based on King’s short stories didn’t become famous, one did: Frank Darabont, the guy who directed the “The Shawshank Redemption” and “The Green Mile”—both films based on King stories. Oh, and Darabont created a little series you might have heard of called “The Walking Dead.”"
Well there you go. Moby is a nice guy who also enjoys condomless sex with pretty young brunettes. Good on him.
19 Ridiculous Things Your Parents Have Probably Said About Computers
Kids don’t always say the darnedest things. For the older generation that grew up with relics called record players and still think VCRs are the best way to watch movies, today’s computers are to be feared, much like the prospect of another Paris Hilton album.
Maybe that’s why they come out with some rather hard-to-believe (not to mention amusing) comments. Check out a few things your parents have probably said about their computer at one time or another.
1. “Does my computer come with Google?”
2. “I carried you for nine months and you won’t even ‘friend’ me?”
3. “I’m afraid to bid on eBay. I don’t want my identity stolen.”
4. “I always thought HTML was how Mexican restaurants abbreviated ‘hot tamale.’”
5. “All I want is to be able to turn on my computer and go play Yahtzee.”
6. “I think something is wrong with my computer. It has an “enter” key, but not one for “return.”"
7. “Where do I put the floppy disk?”
10 Terrible Father’s Day Gifts
We’re not here to tell you how to run your life. We’re mostly just here to provide you with cute pictures of kittens and GIFs you might like. But, if we could make a suggestion, don’t get your dad any of these things for Father’s Day.
Not even as a joke, because what a waste of money. Maybe if you really hate him or something, these would make sense. But, still, do you really want to spend $20 on a useless piece of garbage to make your dad feel bad when you could use that $20 to make 80 harrassing calls from different pay phones? (Don’t actually do that.) Here are some things to avoid this Father’s Day.
The Best High School Memes for New Graduates
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5 Painfully Awkward Soccer Fails
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8 Unconventional Ways to Conquer Your Allergies
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Robert Downey, Jr. Makes Kid Cry by Not Actually Being Iron Man
We’d probably be upset too, if somebody told us we were going to meet Iron Man, and we actually met Robert Downey, Jr. in a polo shirt … if we were 18 months old, which is why this kid is crying.
If *we* met Robert Downey, Jr., we would probably just find the nearest closet to hide in, to avoid humiliating ourselves in front of somebody we’ve had a crush on since whenever ‘Weird Science’ came out. It looks like this kid’s outdoors, so we would probably be crying because there are no closets. At least RDJ tried to make him feel better. Check out the cute photos below.
Funny Texts From Dads for Father’s Day
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