A Look at the 20,000 Calorie Diet of a Professional Strongman

The latest episode of the Vice series Fuel takes a look at the eating habits of Robert “Obie” Oberst, a 400-pound professional strongman who consumes up to 20,000 calories a day to stay competitive.

I have six meals a day. If I don’t eat enough, my body gets shaky, I get headaches. My body is running at a point now where it’s used to having good fuel, so I cut that off and my body just revolts.

Obie has also shared his recipe for Strongman Pasta for those interested in bulking up.

Marvel Releases the First Official ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer and Poster

Marvel has released the first official trailer and poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron, the sequel to the 2012 film The Avengers. The trailer features ominous dialog from the character of Ultron, voiced by James Spader, over an eerie version of the song “I’ve Got No Strings” from the classic Disney film PinocchioAvengers: Age of Ultron, directed by Joss Whedon, is scheduled to release in theaters on May 1st, 2015.

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For the sake of comparison, here is the original version of “I’ve Got No Strings.”

image via Marvel

via Adri Cowan

Bluesmart, Carry-On Luggage With a Built-In Scale, Device Charger, and Smartphone-Controlled Lock

Bluesmart is a forthcoming piece of carry-on luggage produced by New York City-based company Bluesmart Technologies that connects to a smartphone for a number of “smart” features, including lock control and weight monitoring via a built-in scale. The roller bag also features a built-in device charger and a mileage tracker to let users know how far they’ve traveled. The company is currently seeking funding for the product on Indiegogo.

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via Casey Neistat

Maymo the Lemon Beagle Dog and His Sister Penny Go Trick-or-Treating in a Fabulous Array of Costumes

Maymo the Lemon Beagle and his little sister Penny went trick-or-treating in their fabulous array of costumes, just like they did last year, but unfortunately wound up with more tricks than treats in their pumpkins. It’s only when they got to the very last “door”, that all their adorable efforts became worth their time.

Toys R Us Pulls ‘Breaking Bad’ Toys in Response to Change.org Petition Started by a Florida Parent

Toy retailer giant Toys R Us has pulled a line of action figures featuring characters from A&E’s hit show Breaking Bad in response to a Change.org petition started by Florida parent Susan Schrivjer.

Children mimic their action figures, if you will. Do you want your kid in an orange jumpsuit?

While the figures were marked for ages 15 and up and sold in the adult action figure section of the store, Toys R Us removed the figures from shelves and their website. In a recent statement, Toys R Us said, “Let’s just say, the action figures have taken an ‘indefinite sabbatical.'” The figures, along with other Breaking Bad toys, are available directly through Mezco Toyz.

Actor Bryan Cranston, who played Walter White on the show, had this to say:

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photo via Mezco Toyz

via WFTX-TV, Associated Press, NPR