Raymond "Ray" Kurzweil is an American author, computer scientist, inventor, futurist, and is a director of engineering at Google.
Evacuated Tube Transportation. From LA to New York in 45 minutes
Google Calico - Extreme Life Extension.. and eventually merging Mind And Machine To Gain Immortality!
Cold Fusion - Answer To All Of Our Energy Problems
Bionics - Connecting Technology To The Human Nervous System
Virtual Reality - just-like-real-life fantasy experience without leaving your living room!
This 1983 video features legendary Apple developers and Steve Jobs (from 14:09)
Steve Jobs as FDR (5:03) in an 1984 internal Sales Video for a Sales Meeting in Hawaii
Steve Jobs featured in an internal Apple video - Apple II Forever (1985)
Never Released to the Public. This is Apple's 1997 Think Different Ad With Steve Jobs Narrating!
Steve Jobs Demonstrates NEXTStep 1992
Charles S Dutton
If you want to run an 80's Fright Night Sleep Over, there is only one way! With original movies in VHS quality! The 5 movies below will scare you to bits viewed in perfectly scary VHS Party Quality!
Marvin Gaye - Shot Twice By His Father
Natalie Wood - Allegedly Died In An Argument With Her Husband Robert Wagner. Death is still undetermined.
Phil Hartman - Shot By His Wife While He Slept. The Wife Shot Herself Later The Same Night
Sharon Tate - Murdered By Charles Manson Followers. She Was Two Weeks Short Of Giving Birth
John Lennon - Shot 4 Times In The Back By Mark David Chapman
If you want to understand the genius mind of Steve Jobs, maybe even just a little bit, then check out these things, the music and people that have shaped Steve Jobs life early on. Small but powerful list!
10. Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A Changin'
9. Edwin Land - Polaroid
8. Autobiography Of A Yogi
7. John Lennon - Mother
6. Bauhaus Design
5. Braun Design
4. Bhagavan Das
3. Zen Mind Beginners Mind (Zen Buddhism)
2.Kriegspiel - A Rare Chess Variant
1. Patton (1970 Movie)
5. Kristen Stewart's Racey See Through
4. Kesha on the Billboard Music Awards Blue Carpet 2013
3. Amber Rose In Jaw-Dropping Near-Naked Outfit At MTV VMAs Red Carpet 2014
2. Jennifer Lopez At The Golden Globes 2013
1. Rihanna at 2014 CFDA
Here is the Top Ten Most Beautiful Women of all Time! According to who you ask? According to Couchfire of course, so it's totally suggestive and we hope you leave a tonne of comments so we can change it any which way you want!
10. Elizabeth Taylor Born: February 27, 1932, Hampstead Garden Suburb
Died: March 23, 2011, Los Angeles, California, United States
8. Marlene Ditrich, Born: December 27, 1901, Schöneberg, Germany
Died: May 6, 1992, Paris, France
7. Angelina Jolie, Born: June 4, 1975, Los Angeles, California, United States
6. Bo Derek, Born: November 20, 1956, Long Beach, California, United States
5. Brandy Norwood, February 11, 1979 McComb, Mississippi, U.S.
4.Romy Schneider, Born: September 23, 1938, Vienna, Austria
Died: May 29, 1982, 7th arrondissement, Paris, France
3. Gillian Hills, Born: June 5, 1944, Cairo, Egypt
2. Mila Kunis, Born: August 14, 1983, Chernivtsi, Ukraine
1. Sophia Loren, Born: September 20, 1934 , Rome, Italy
Robin Williams, American comedian and actor, hanging
L'Wren Scott (2014), American fashion designer; hanged herself in her apartment in Chelsea, Manhattan in New York
Michael Ruppert , American political activist, shot himself in Calistoga, California
Charlotte Dawson, Australian TV presenter, hanging
Jürgen Brümmer, German Olympic gymnast (1988), jumping from the Koersch Viaduct.
They were successful musicians and died at 27 years of age. That is exactly what admitted them to the club. Here is the clubs unofficial top 10
10. Jacob Miller, lead singer Inner Circle - Cause Of Death: Traffic Collision
9. Richey Edwards, Guitarist Manic Street Preachers - Cause Of Death: Disappeared; officially presumed dead November23, 2008
8.Alan Wilson, lead singer Canned Heat - Drug overdose, possible suicide
7.Rudy Lewis, Vocalist of the Drifters- Cause Of Death: Drug overdose
6.Jimi Hendrix, Singer - Cause Of Death: Asphyxiation
5.Brian Jones, Member Rolling Stones - Cause Of Death: Drowning
4.Janis Joplin, Singer - Cause Of Death: Drug overdose
3.Jim Morrison, Lead Singer The Doors - Cause Of Death: Heart Failure
2.Amy WInehouse, Singer - Cause Of Death: Alcohol Poisoning
1. Kurt Cobain, lead singer for Nirvana - Cause Of Death: Suicide by gunshot
The likelyhood that there will ever be a remake for any of these movies is zero. Still, if you haven't watched them then you haven't lived. They are masterpieces in their own way. Just don't watch them and try to understand them. These movies are not meant to be understood.
The following 5 official trailers will give you a first (bitter) taste.
Tree Of Life
5 - Richard Bandler
The co-founder of NLP. He is what they call a transformational coach. Even if you are not into NLP, you should watch his videos. They are generally super interesting, a whole bunch entertaining and life changing!
4. Eckhart Tolle
Spiritual Teacher and author of the Power Of Now. His breakthrough success happened after working on a TV show with Oprah Winfrey. He has many dedicated celebrity followers, Jim Carrey and Oprah Winfrey to name but two. Much of his teaching is based on Buddhism.
3. Dr Wayne Dyer
Change your life and get what you really want. Law of attraction type of stuff, but he's one of the best story tellers I have ever encountered. Fascinating to listen to some of his older stuff.
2. Sean Stephenson
Through adversity to the stars. Sean is just 3 feet tall, has fragile bones and must use a wheel chair. He never let that stop him. He is a therapist, self-help author and motivational speaker.
1 - Tony Robbins
Tony is the worlds most successful life coach. He covers all ends including peak performance, procrastination, health, addiction etc.
As for myself, I have been a fan of Tony's since 1995. Check out his TED talk below, one of the most successful TED talks ever.
Robotic surgery is nothing new and progress in the field is unstoppable. The precision is amazing and the videos below demonstrate just that without having to show real operations which if you want, you will find many on Youtube. The top system is the DaVinci. There are however new, very advanced systems like the Raven, that have not been approved by the FDA yet and only operate on animals or human cadavers.
Robotic Surgery On A Grape
Doctor Builds Marshmallow Snowman With Surgical Robot
Surgical Robot Peeling A Grape
This Doctor Is Lacing A Football With A Surgical Robot
Miniature Origami created By A Surgical Robot
Vic Morrow and 2 Child Actors at Twilight Zone Movie Accident
In the early morning hours of July 23, 1982, Morrow and two children, Myca Dinh Le (age seven), and Renee Shin-Yi Chen (age six), were filming on location in Ventura County, California, between Santa Clarita and Piru. They were performing in a scene for the Vietnam sequence in which their characters attempt to escape from a pursuing U.S. Army helicopter out of a deserted Vietnamese village. The helicopter was hovering at about 24 feet above them when pyrotechnic explosions damaged it and caused it to crash on top of them, killing all three instantly. Morrow and Dinh were decapitated by the helicopter rotor. Chen was crushed by a helicopter strut.
WARNING: THIS VIDEO FEATURES THE ACTUAL ACCIDENT
On September 11, 2003, Ritter was rehearsing for 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter when he fell ill. He began sweating profusely, vomiting and complained of having chest pains. He was taken across the street to the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Physicians misdiagnosed Ritter and treated him for a heart attack but his condition worsened. Physicians then detected that Ritter had an aortic dissection. Ritter died during surgery to repair the dissection at 10:48 p.m. He was six days from his 55th birthday.
John Erik Hexum
On October 12, 1984, the cast and crew of Cover Up were filming the seventh episode of the series, "Golden Opportunity", on Stage 17 of the 20th Century Fox lot. One of the scenes filmed that day called for Hexum's character to load blanks into a .44 Magnum handgun. When the scene did not play as the director wanted it to play in the master shot, there was a delay in filming. Hexum became restless and impatient during the delay and began playing around to lighten the mood. Apparently, he had unloaded all but one (blank) round, spun it, and in what would appear to be a game of Russian roulette, at 5:15 p.m., he put the revolver to his right temple and pulled the trigger. The paper wadding in the blank that Hexum discharged did not penetrate his skull, there was enough blunt force trauma to shatter a quarter-sized piece of his skull and propel the pieces into his brain, causing massive hemorrhaging.
Lee died of a gunshot wound on March 31, 1993 in Wilmington, North Carolina, at the age of 28, after an accidental shooting on set of The Crow.
In the scene in which Lee was accidentally shot, Lee’s character walks into his apartment and discovers his fiancée being beaten and raped by thugs. Actor Michael Massee's character fires a .44 Magnum revolver at Lee as he walks into the room. A previous scene using the same gun had called for inert dummy cartridges fitted with bullets (but no powder or percussion primer) to be loaded in the revolver for a close-up scene; for film scenes which utilize a revolver (where the bullets are visible from the front) and do not require the gun to actually be fired, dummy cartridges provide the realistic appearance of actual rounds. Instead of purchasing commercial dummy cartridges, the film's prop crew created their own by pulling the bullets from live rounds, dumping the powder charge then reinserting the bullets. However, they unknowingly or unintentionally left the live percussion primer in place at the rear of the cartridge. At some point during filming the revolver was apparently discharged with one of these improperly-deactivated cartridges in the chamber, setting off the primer with enough force to drive the bullet partway into the barrel, where it became stuck (a condition known as a squib load). The prop crew either failed to notice this or failed to recognize the significance of this issue.
On 4 September 2006, Irwin was killed at the age of 44 while snorkelling at Batt Reef near Port Douglas, Queensland. He was in the area filming a documentary, Ocean's Deadliest, and during a period of bad weather, he decided to film some shallow water shots for his daughter Bindi's television programme (Bindi the Jungle Girl). Irwin approached a stingray allegedly 8 ft wide in chest-deep water from behind in order to film it swimming away. According to the only witness to the attack, the fish reacted to Irwin as if a shark was attacking, striking him several hundred times in the body with its tail spine in a few seconds. Irwin initially believed he only had a punctured lung but the spine had pierced his heart and he bled out. The ray's behavior appeared to have been a defensive response to being boxed in. Crew members aboard Irwin's boat administered CPR and rushed him to shore, but medical staff pronounced him dead at the scene
Nick Hanauer's Banned TED Talk
After earning his philosophy degree from the University of Washington, Hanauer got his business start at the family-owned Pacific Coast Feather Company, where he continues to serve as co-chair and CEO. In the 1980s he co-founded Museum Quality Framing Company, a large West Coast franchise.
In the 1990s Hanauer was one of the first investors in Amazon.com (where he served as adviser to the board until 2000). He founded gear.com (which eventually merged with Overstock.com) and Avenue A Media (which in 2007, under the new name aQuantive, was acquired by Microsoft for $6.4 billion).
In 2000, Hanauer co-formed the Seattle-based venture capital company, Second Avenue Partners. The company advises and funds early stage companies such as HouseValues Qliance,and Newsvine.
His TED talk from 2012 was banned by TED as it found Nick Hanauers ideas to far stretched and there was not enough evidence to support his arguments.
Billy Crystal's Emmy Awards 2014 Tribute to Robin Williams
You've Seen It Here First: Is This The New iPhone 6?
This video is definitely worse chatting about, find out what makes it so good!
Robo Brain’ will teach robots everything from the Internet
If you would like to take part in some serious sexy robot talk then watch this video and learn how robots will work in the very near future. Robo Brain is currently downloading and processing about 1 billion images, 120,000 YouTube videos, and 100 million how-to documents and appliance manuals, all being translated and stored in a robot-friendly format.
And since we're already talking about robots, meet
Meet OutRunner: The World's First Remotely Controlled Running Robot
A kickstarter project that didn't quite meet its funding target of $150,000 despite it being a great idea for an insane toy!
Joaquin Phoenix was only 19 when he lost his 23 year old brother from a drug overdose at the famous Viper club in LA. Joaquin made the 911 call in a desperate attempt to save his brothers life. River died the same night.
Many of Grammer's family and close friends were killed in violent or accidental manners. In 1968, his father, whom he had seen only twice since his parents' divorce, was shot dead, while in 1975, his younger sister, Karen, was abducted, raped, and murdered by spree killer Freddie Glenn. In 1980, his twin half-brothers died in a scuba diving accident; and David Angell, close friend and producer of Frasier, died in the 9/11 attacks
She grew up on her parents' farm in Benoni, near Johannesburg. On 21 June 1991, Theron's father, an alcoholic, physically attacked her mother and threatened both her mother and her while drunk; Theron's mother then shot and killed him. The shooting was legally adjudged to have been self-defense and her mother faced no charges
His son Ennis was murdered on January 16, 1997 while changing a flat tire on the side of Interstate 405 in Los Angeles.
His wife Natasha Richardson died on 18 March 2009 from an epidural hematoma after a skiing accident in Quebec, Canada.
In Live TV, every so often something doesn't come across as planned or someone steps over the line. Judge for yourself, but we think these are 10 of MTV's most embarrassing VMA moments!
1. Madonna kisses Britney Spears & Christina Aguilera in 2003.
Come one? 2003? Who was Madonna trying to shock with this performance?
2.Britney Spears at the VMA's 2007 performing Gimme More. One of the worst VMA performances ever.
Shame on those in her team that let her go out there and embarrass herself at this scale. This was unrehearsed, she looked flabby, just a shame...
3.Michael Jackson kisses Lisa Marie Presley VMA 1994
Really, that's your opening statement? Michael says "People thought this wouldn't last"? They only just got together, it made no sense in the first place. Stupid idea for an opening.
4.Puff Daddy, Sting, Faith Evans, 112, 1997 – “I’ll Be Missing You”
Not sure what happened here. Pretty much everything is wrong her. Sting's singing, the choreography, Puff Daddy's performance ...All I can say is don't watch it, it hurts...
5.Lil Wayne at the VMA 2011 - How To Love And John (Iron Man)
OK, it's Lil Wayne, so all is forgiven, but if this wasn't Lil Wayne, the terrible mumbling and autotune mess would not have been forgiven.
6.The Monkees I'm a Believer at the VMA's 1986
Just terrible sub standard even at 1986. The MTV producers must have been crying during this piece.
7.MC Hammer MTV VMA September 6, 1990
This was 3 years before I started to work at MTV and yet this feels like it's from a different planet or dimension. What is he wearing? And the music and the dancing! Is this really what went on in 1990?
8.Taylor Swift: Kanye West: VMA Awards 2009 - Imma Let You Finish
Here's an unforgettable moment with signature behaviour by Kanye West.
9.Laddy Gagga Accepts VMA at the 2010 awards in a disgusting Meat Dress
Maybe it wasn't embarrassing, but it was stupid and ugly enough to make this list.
10.Guns N' Roses Live at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards
This wasn't only embarrassing, it was also the biggest disappointment in the history of the VMA's. Who was that band? WHere was Slash and what was Axl Rose singing? Axl totally sucked.
Game Of Thrones location Kings Landing.
King's Landing, home to the Iron Throne, is located in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Dexter - Location Dexter's Apartment
His apartment is located in the Bay Harbor Club condos, located at 1155 103rd Street, out on Bay Harbor Island, in Miami Beach, Florida. (On the show, Dexter lives on the second floor, and his room number is 10b.)
Walking Dead - Location The CDC
Located within Atlanta's city limits, the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre was used as the CDC in season one, when Rick first learns the severity of the disease.
True Detective - Location Casa de Reggie Ledoux
In the weeds and swamps of Louisiana sits this historic fort nearly forgotten about . Fort Macomb
Sherlock - Location 221b Baker Street
This is a real location in London's Baker Street.
Breaking Bad - Location The White Residence
This popular tourist attraction and home is located at 3828 Piermont Drive, NE Albuquerque.
Do not throw Pizza's when visiting!
Poltergeist is a 1982 American supernatural horror film, directed by Tobe Hooper and co-written and produced by Steven Spielberg.
The Lead Character of the first three Poltergeist movies died aged 12.
The actress who played the older sister was killed by here boyfriend just before the start of production for Poltergeist 2.
A lead in Poltergeist 2 died 1 year after the movies release. Watch the details...
The Omen film series is a horror film franchise created in the 1970s. The story was originally written by David Seltzer, who chose not to continue the series after the first novel.
An animal handler in The Omen was killed by a tiger the the day after filming.
After the film was released, the special effects director was involved in a car crash which killed his girlfriend. She was decapitated in a way that was identical to a death in the film. Allegedly, a sign by the wreckage read Ommen 66km. The creepiest thing? It happened on Friday 13 August, 1976.
The set of The Exorcist burned down and ended up delaying the film for six weeks.
Jack McGowran, who portrayed alcoholic director Denning Burke, died suddenly just one week after he completed his role in the film.
The location trip to Iraq was pushed from spring, when the weather is milder, to summer, the hottest part of the year, which meant that half the crew were struck down with sunstroke or dysentery.
Both a night-watchman died and a special effects expert died during the making of the film.
Things got so bad that the director asked a Jesuit priest to exorcise the set; however, he decided to bless it instead. There were no other disturbances after that.
In LA, it was estimated that every screening of the film prompted four blackouts and six cases of vomiting – and many people leaving the film halfway through.
In New York, several people suffered heart attacks during the film, it has been claimed, and one woman had a miscarriage.
In Roman Polanski's first American film, adapted from Ira Levin's horror bestseller, a young wife comes to believe that her offspring is not of this world.
William Castle, the producer, received a letter while making Rosemary’s Baby which read: “Bastard. Believer of Witchcraft. Worshipper at the Shrine of Satanism. My prediction is you will slowly rot during a long and painful illness which you have brought upon yourself.”
Shortly after, he collapsed and he required immediate surgery. However, the condition was persistent and returned over several months: During one admission, Castle was heard to scream: “Rosemary, for god’s sake, drop the knife!”
Krzysztof Komeda, the composer of the film’s score, died in hospital from a haematoma of the brain in a way which eerily resembled Hutch’s death in the film.
At the time Mia Farrow was married to Frank Sinatra. Frank demanded Mia to leave the set, forget about the movie and be with him. Mia refused which let to their divorce.
Based on the graphic novel by James O'Barr, this fantasy follows Eric Draven (Brandon Lee), a rock musician who is murdered along with his fiancée Shelly (Sofia Shinas) by a group of marauding thugs who terrorize the decaying city in which they live.
On The Crow’s first day of shooting, a crew member had to be hospitalised after his crane ran into a power cable and he suffered burns over 90% of his body.
A construction driver drove a screwdriver through his own hand; a set sculptor drove his car through the props room and completely destroyed it; and most of the set was destroyed by a storm.
The movie's lead, Bruce Lee's son Brandon Lee, was shot dead during the shoot. A metal tip from a fake bullet had been lodged in the prop gun that they were using for the scene, which lodged in his abdomen.
When Bruce Lee died in 1973 after shooting a film called Game of Death. In the film, he played an actor who is shot after gangsters replace a fake bullet with a live one, in circumstances similar to those of his son’s death 20 years later.