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Flash Flood in Las Vegas

Tiffany and I were in Las Vegas a couple of days ago for a trade show, when our flight back was delayed because of lightning near the airport. We don’t usually associate rain with Las Vegas, but occasionally it does [...]

Between Two Trucks

Link Scroll down for today’s pictures & links. Between Two Trucks… This is one of the most incredible stunts we’ve seen: called the “Ballerina Stunt”, this is walking the high line between two speeding trucks, hoping to make it before the line hits the tunnel… Link Today’s pictures & links: Penthouse, Redefined Some private cottages situated on top of the eight-story mall [...]

The Stealth Rebirth of American Arcades

Photo: Sky Island/Flickr The reports of arcade’s death are greatly exaggerated. Sure, the arcade industry is far from its heyday of the 80’s, but it is actually experiencing [...]

The Search for a Hot Craps Table

(Image credit: Flickr user Simon Huggins) The Effects of Temperature on the Outcome of Fair Dice by Jason Zweiback, Photonics Division, General Atomics, San Diego , California and Ken Wharton, Department of Physics, San Jose State University, San Jose, California We here report the first direct scientific test of the concept of a hot craps table. Craps is a game [...]

Restaurant Serves Meal on Table Suspended 50 Meters into the Air

Stefan Kerkhofs’s Dinner in the Sky experience lets you eat a gourmet meal served on a platform held aloft by a crane: Kerkhofs, who used to set up bungee-jumping and amusement part installations, partnered with marketing executive David Ghelys to develop Dinner in the Sky six years ago. The two now travel the world putting on [...]

The Missing Links: Enter the Anger Room

That Nuclear Disaster Could Have Been A Real Kodak Moment The bankrupted camera company apparently had a whole bunch of dangerous material – and barely anyone knew it. * Whether You Love This Idea or Hate This Idea, It’ll Work Perfectly For You This brilliant idea is like that printer smashing scene from Office Space times a million. * This Guy [...]

The Weird World of Country-Specific Web Domains

As the dot-com bubble reached its peak in 2000, Internet entrepreneurs faced a problem: every word in the dictionary had been registered as a dot-com domain name. So their bold new innovation was to register domains ending in something other than dot-com! Let’s take a look back at the stories of three [...]

Buses Loaded With IV Drip Dispensers Make The Rounds In Las Vegas

Taking a trip to Las Vegas can result in gamblers losing the shirt right off their back at the game tables, and that feeling of loss often leads to bouts of binge drinking and self loathing. Good thing the Hangover Heaven buses have come to town! Equipped with IV drip dispensers and a soothing air conditioned [...]

How Las Vegas Almost Built a 1:1 Scale Model of the Enterprise

According to Danny of the Goddard Group, an entertainment design firm, Las Vegas almost built the greatest architectural marvel in human history. It was 1992, and the Star Trek franchise was thriving. Downtown Las Vegas had lost a lot of business to the Strip. Developers wanted a way to tourists back, and they had plenty [...]

Cocktail Popsicles Are A Great Way To Stay Cool This Summer

If you love frozen cocktails like pina coladas and margaritas, then you’ll love SnoBar Cocktails. The new line of alcoholic treats come in a variety of flavors and are offered as both popsicle and ice cream forms. Right now they’re only available in Arizona, but they’ll be offered in Las Vegas soon and hopefully they’ll [...]