New York’s Tallest Apartment Building

Located in NYC, 432 Park Avenue is the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere.

The view from the top penthouse is spectacular and sold at a spectacular price: $95 million.

The purchase also comes with an E ticket – the building sways 4-5 feet in the wind.

Think about that…

Paramagnetic paint is awesome (but is it real?)

Although this video has been making the internet rounds, and it seems like a very cool idea – it appears that it is not the real deal.

Yet.

Apparently, the video is taken from the end of a tutorial for Adobe After Effects, video editing software.

BUT – it seems back in Nissan was playing with a process very much like what is described in the video above.

From the rumor-busting website Snopes:

Before the vehicle is painted, a special polymer containing the special ‘paramagnetic’ iron oxide particles is applied to the car’s body. An applied electric current then adjusts the spacing of small crystals within the iron oxide particles and therefore affects their ability to reflect light and change color.

The process is perfect for metal objects like cars because a continuous small current is needed to maintain the desired color. When the vehicle is switched off, the car returns to a default color of white.

Watch the viral video below that started the urban legend.

Study shows fist bumps transfer 90% fewer germs than handshake

It’s not only hip to be cool, but it’s healthier.

A new study shows a fist bump transfers 90% less bacteria than a traditional handshake.

The ever popular high five gave the gift of about 50% of the germs of a handshake.

Via Vox:

Their methods for reaching this conclusion were rather interesting: the scientists used rubber gloves and spread them with a thick layer of E. coli bacteria. They then exchanged fist bumps, hand shakes, and high fives with researchers who were wearing clean rubber gloves, randomly varying the intensity and duration of the greetings.

One of the study authors, Dr. Dave Whitworth, a senior lecturer at Aberystwyth University, had this message for the public: “People rarely think about the health implications of shaking hands. If the general public could be encouraged to fist-bump, there is genuine potential to reduce the spread of infectious diseases.”

Hottie does double-back flip on “flyboard”

So, I saw these last time I was in Puerto Vallarta.

But this guy puts everyone I’ve ever seen to shame. Stay tuned to the end when he comes in for a perfect landing.

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Take a ride in Google’s Self-Driving Car

Google unveiled its self-driving car yesterday at Recode’s Code Conference in Southern California.

How would you like to get in a car, push a button, and have the car drive you to your destination while you relax?

From the folks at Google Self-Driving Car Project: “Fully autonomous driving has always been the goal of our project,
because we think this could improve road safety and help lots of people
who can’t drive.”

Best drum performance ever

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Via Jaynette

Jonas the tiger wants your pizza

Jonas the tiger is looking for food…

Via Afshin Linux’ Facebook page:

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Video genius

Ok, this guy is amazing. I’m uber-impressed.

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Youtube Rewind: What does 2013 say?

DJ Earworm, remixer extraordinaire of pop music/culture/all things viral, gives us this mash-up look back at the year that was 2013.

Many of the viral videos referenced have been posted on The Randy Report. How many do you recognize? Check the end of the video for the “starring” moments.

Four million views in less than a day, thank you very much.

MUSIC
Music remixed by DJ Earworm: http://youtube.com/djearworm
The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) by Ylvis: http://goo.gl/Z2Q6sq
Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke: http://goo.gl/8tcnhU
Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: http://goo.gl/o1wclM
Get Lucky by Daft Punk: http://goo.gl/9Z1rc1
Gentleman by PSY: http://goo.gl/X3bw7M
Harlem Shake by Baauer: http://goo.gl/fOQmFX