Beautiful Footage of a Helicopter Ride From New Jersey Over the Frozen Hudson River and Into Manhattan

On February 20, 2015, Albert Lee took a gorgeous helicopter ride over the frozen Hudson River as the buildings of New York City were being bathed in beautiful orange light from the setting sun. Lee was heading back to Manhattan from Newark Liberty Airport on Liberty Helicopter, who offers “crowdsourced helicopter flights between Manhattan & Hamptons, JFK, Newark or Teterboro.”

Earlier that same day, Lee had taken another ride on the Liberty, heading out to JFK Airport from the West 30th Street Heliport.

An early morning departure from the W. 30th St Heliport, en route to JFK using Blade Bounce, flown on Liberty Helicopter. A brisk 9 deg F outside, with the Hudson River frozen over below.

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‘Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’, A Standalone Prequel Video Game That Explores the Events Prior to 2014’s ‘Wolfenstein’

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is a new standalone prequel video game by developer MachineGames that explores the events prior to 2014’s Wolfenstein: The New Order. Protagonist B.J. Blazkowicz is back and ready to bust some Nazi skulls in the first-person shooter prequel on May 5, 2015 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Part one of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – Rudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves — pits BJ Blazkowicz against a maniacal prison warden as he breaks into Castle Wolfenstein in an attempt to steal the coordinates to General Deathshead’s compound. In part two – The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs – our hero’s search for the coordinates leads him to the city of Wulfburg where an obsessed Nazi archaeologist is exhuming mysterious artifacts that threaten to unleash a dark and ancient power.

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An Analysis of the Placement of Daily Double Clues in ‘Jeopardy!’ Over the Course of 31 Seasons

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FlowingData analyzed the placement of Daily Double clues in the popular game show Jeopardy! over the course of 31 seasons. The data used in the project comes from J! Archive, which is a fan-maintained database of Jeopardy! clues and players. Though it doesn’t include every single clue from every single episode–the earlier seasons are particularly spotty–it still represents a decent sample size.

I collected data on Daily Doubles — 13,663 of them at the time, and ta-da, the board above. The darker the blue, the higher the percentage of Daily Doubles from that spot.

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Hulk the 175-Pound Trained Pit Bull Dog Is Really Just a Pussycat When It Comes to His Family

An enormous pit bull named Hulk who lives in New Hampshire may be trained to attack predators on command, but he’s a just a gentle little pussycat when it comes to his family, allowing the resident youngster ride on top of him, pet him, cuddle with him, and rub his belly with nary a growl. Hulk is a part of DarkDynastyK9s, a stable of dogs who have been professionally trained to protect humans when given the signal to do so.

…breeders Marlon and Lisa Grennan say monster dog ‘the Hulk’ is 100 per cent trusted with their young son. Despite the lethal potential of 12-stone [175-pounds] Hulk and the couple’s many other dogs, three-year-old Jordan has grown up with them within arm’s reach. The couple’s company Dark Dynasty K9s supplies animals to high-profile celebrities, billionaires and wealthy professionals – as well as law enforcement around the world. They are trained to have ‘no fear’ and some specialist dogs can even run up the side of fences and walls to reach second-floor windows. Many their dogs share their house on a sprawling 150-acre ranch in New Hampshire, USA. The dogs include more than a dozen highly trained pit bulls – and a single chihuahua.

Hulk and Little One

Hulk and Human

Hulk in Snow

Hulk on Leash

Hulk and Another Pit

Hulk Hugging

images via DarkDynastyK9s

Kidpost, A New Service That Lets Parents Share Photos of Their Children Online With Loved Ones Not on Social Media

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Kidpost is a new service that lets parents share photos and other online content of their children with loved ones not on social media. The service works by allowing parents to label content on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Flickr (with more services in the future) with the hashtag #kidpost, and the service will then pull that content and compile it in a daily email sent to loved ones.

The recipients of the daily email do not have to sign up for any other accounts or services, making it a useful option for sharing content with less tech-savvy loved ones.

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Awesome Handmade ‘Adventure Time’ Necklaces Based on Characters From the Popular Animated Television Show

Cake and Fionna Necklace

Laura Li (a.k.a. “Doppledew“) has created an awesome collection of handmade necklaces based on characters from the popular animated television show Adventure Time. The Jake, Lady Rainicorn, Cake and Fionna, and Lord Monochromicorn necklaces are available to purchase online from her Etsy store.

Made with:

– shrink film
– permanent acrylic inks
– brass rings
– gold chain and clasp

Jake and Lady Rainicorn Necklace

Lady Rainicorn Necklace

Lord Monochromicorn Necklace

Jake Adventure Time Necklace

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via Fashionably Geek