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  1. Perhaps the Darwin award(s) should really go to the idiots that actually find those posts entertaining? It seems pretty big in China, there are numerous videos even on Instagram that show Chinese women and men eating MASSIVE amounts of foods. Quite sickening really. Seriously.... Who thinks "Hey, I'm bored..... why not sit and watch a 40 minute video of someone eating food?"
  2. WHISKEY VAULT A well-curated spirits collection can last forever and should be adequately protected. The Whiskey Vault provides a high level of security for your most prized bottles, complete with solid steel plate construction, a bullet-proof front window, an electronic lock system powered by a PIN code and secured by three 25mm vault door locking bolts, and a tri-spoke handle machined from aircraft aluminum so you can sleep easy knowing each drop is safe and sound. Sitting on top of a dark, sinister burnt teak cabinet, or original teak cabinet, the vault itself holds up to 21 bottles of your most coveted spirits, while the cabinet below also holds up to 21 bottles of daily sippers with space for glassware. Each Whisky Vault is hand-built to order and arrives individually numbered. Sadly, all liquor shown is not included with purchase. From $5,500
  3. The Hit Chinese Sci-Fi Film The Wandering Earth Is Coming to Netflix We’ll now get a chance to see China’s science fiction smash, The Wandering Earth, based on a short story by Hugo-winning author Liu Cixin. Netflix has announced it’s acquired the film, bringing the country’s first sci-fi blockbuster to audiences around the world. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has acquired the U.S. and international distributing rights to The Wandering Earth. Based on a short story by Cixin, who won a Hugo Award in 2015 for The Three-Body Problem, The Wandering Earth has made over $600 million at Chinese theaters since it came out earlier this month, making it a smash success in the country. The film features Chinese action star Wu Jing (Wolf Warrior 2) and was directed by Frant Gwo. It takes place in the distant future, as the sun is about to explode, meaning humanity has to find a new solar system to colonize and survive. Netflix has not yet given a release date.
  4. Exclusive ‘Dragged Across Concrete’ Trailer Sees Vince Vaughn and Mel Gibson as Crooked Cops Director S. Craig Zahler, who has been making genre audiences squirm since his ultra-violent Western Bone Tomahawk in 2015, is back with Dragged Across Concrete and he’s bringing Vince Vaughn and Mel Gibson along for an undoubtedly bloody ride. Collider is happy to premiere the first trailer for the film, which sees Vaughn and Gibson as two suspended cops who find themselves over their head in the shadowy criminal underworld. The film is a reunion for Zahler and Vaughn, who starred in the filmmaker’s 2017 prison drama Brawl in Cell Block 99. That was a tough film to watch—at least without looking away from several face stompings—but based on the trailer Dragged Across Concrete seems a bit more lighthearted. Well, as lighthearted as Zahler can go, with a film that looks to be relying on the chemistry between Gibson and Vaughn as much as the machine gun shootouts. As Gibson himself says late in the trailer: “Start the party.” The film also stars Jennifer Carpenter (The Exorcism of Emily Rose), Don Johnson (Django Unchained), Tory Kittles (True Detective), and Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight). Dragged Across Concrete hits theaters on March 22.
  5. Exclusive ‘Dragged Across Concrete’ Trailer Sees Vince Vaughn and Mel Gibson as Crooked Cops Director S. Craig Zahler, who has been making genre audiences squirm since his ultra-violent Western Bone Tomahawk in 2015, is back with Dragged Across Concrete and he’s bringing Vince Vaughn and Mel Gibson along for an undoubtedly bloody ride. Collider is happy to premiere the first trailer for the film, which sees Vaughn and Gibson as two suspended cops who find themselves over their head in the shadowy criminal underworld. The film is a reunion for Zahler and Vaughn, who starred in the filmmaker’s 2017 prison drama Brawl in Cell Block 99. That was a tough film to watch—at least without looking away from several face stompings—but based on the trailer Dragged Across Concrete seems a bit more lighthearted. Well, as lighthearted as Zahler can go, with a film that looks to be relying on the chemistry between Gibson and Vaughn as much as the machine gun shootouts. As Gibson himself says late in the trailer: “Start the party.” The film also stars Jennifer Carpenter (The Exorcism of Emily Rose), Don Johnson (Django Unchained), Tory Kittles (True Detective), and Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight). Dragged Across Concrete hits theaters on March 22.
  6. ‘The Kid’ Trailer: Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke Star in Vincent D’Onofrio’s Western Vincent D’Onofrio is reuniting with his Magnificent Seven castmates Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke for a new Western, but this time he’s also stepping behind the camera. Lionsgate has debuted the trailer for D’Onofrio’s The Kid, which finds the Daredevil star in the director’s chair for a new spin on the legend of Billy the Kid. Dane DeHaan stars as Billy with Hawke stepping into the role of Pat Garrett, the renowned lawman who became a legend by killing Billy the Kid. The Kid follows a young boy named Rio (Jake Schur), who finds himself on a mission to save his sister (Leila George) from his villainous uncle (Pratt) and winds up mixed up in Pat Garrett’s hunt for infamous outlaw. Along the way, he gets to know the legendary figures and ultimately has to decide what kind of man he wants to become as Garrett’s hunt closes in on his target. The Kid arrives in theaters on March 8, 2019.
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    ‘The Kid’ Trailer - New Western

    ‘The Kid’ Trailer: Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke Star in Vincent D’Onofrio’s Western Vincent D’Onofrio is reuniting with his Magnificent Seven castmates Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke for a new Western, but this time he’s also stepping behind the camera. Lionsgate has debuted the trailer for D’Onofrio’s The Kid, which finds the Daredevil star in the director’s chair for a new spin on the legend of Billy the Kid. Dane DeHaan stars as Billy with Hawke stepping into the role of Pat Garrett, the renowned lawman who became a legend by killing Billy the Kid. The Kid follows a young boy named Rio (Jake Schur), who finds himself on a mission to save his sister (Leila George) from his villainous uncle (Pratt) and winds up mixed up in Pat Garrett’s hunt for infamous outlaw. Along the way, he gets to know the legendary figures and ultimately has to decide what kind of man he wants to become as Garrett’s hunt closes in on his target. The Kid arrives in theaters on March 8, 2019.
  8. BOEING 737 JET ENGINE COWLING CHAIR – TO OUTFIT YOUR JAMES BOND VILLAIN LAIR If you’re an aspiring James Bond villain and you’d like to buy some suitably styled furniture, your first stop should almost certainly be Plane Industries in Britain. The company is perhaps most famous for the design you see here – an original Boeing 737 jet engine cowling that’s been converted into a chair. The Boeing 737 is a plane we’ve all flown in, probably dozens of times if you fly frequently. It’s one of the workhorses of the Boeing stable, first released in 1967 and still in production now as a family of 13 aircraft with passenger capacities ranging from 85 to 215. This cowling is from the CFM56-3 jet engine used to power the Boeing 737-300, it features an unusual almost flat-bottomed design due to the fact that the 737 wings were closer to the ground than many other aircraft. This has the unintended benefit of making it perfectly suited to duties as an chair once it’s been retired. The Plane Industries Boeing 737 cowling chair measures in at 200 cm or almost 6′ 7″ high, by approximately the same width and depth. The inside of the chair is richly upholstered in black leather and it sits on a stable spun aluminium base that allows it to rotate on bearings through 360º.
  9. Japanese Spacecraft Hayabusa2 Touches Down On Asteroid Ryugu The Japanese Hayabusa2 spacecraft has completed one of its most exciting challenges yet: On Thursday evening, it touched down on the asteroid Ryugu, fired a tantalum bullet into the rocky surface, and ascended back into orbit around the tiny world, according to updates from the mission’s English-language Twitter account. During its brief contact with the asteroid, the spacecraft should have attempted to collect rock samples kicked up by the bullet, the Planetary Society explained. The return of these samples to Earth is a major goal of the mission. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has been preparing for Hayabusa2 to make contact with the asteroid for months. The touchdown was previously delayed after scientists found the asteroid’s surface to be rougher than they had initially anticipated. While scientists had originally thought Ryugu’s surface would be a “powdery fine regolith,” the MASCOT and MINERVA-II1 rovers dropped by the spacecraft were greeted instead by larger-than-expected gravel. Though its original touchdown date of October was delayed, mission scientists were able to conduct tests back here on Earth to further prepare for Hayabusa2’s eventual contact with the asteroid. In addition to making sure that the spacecraft would still be able to collect its surface samples, mission scientists were also able to reassess its landing site. Hayabusa2 launched in 2014 and spent four years travelling to its target. The spacecraft successfully reached Ryugu in June of last year, at which time mission scientists determined the landing sites for its rovers. NASA has its own asteroid mission underway: The spacecraft OSIRIS-Rex arrived at the asteroid Bennu in December 2018, and has already taken some breathtaking images of the object’s south pole.
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    FORMULA 1

    F1 Pre-Season testing Highlights Talking Points From Testing:
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    A near miss for Hamilton and Kubica in testing
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    FORMULA 1

    Bottas: 2019 Mercedes balance currently on a ‘knife-edge’ Mercedes have looked to be keeping their performance cards pretty close to their chest during the first week of 2019 pre-season testing in Barcelona. But although many in the F1 paddock believe there’s an element of sand-bagging going on at the Silver Arrows, Valtteri Bottas has revealed that the current balance of the car is making it a bit of a handful to drive. Both Bottas and team mate Lewis Hamilton avoided the softest two C4 and C5 Pirelli tyres for the first three days of testing, meaning that Mercedes’ name was uncharacteristically absent at the sharp end of the running. They finally showed some pace on Day 4 after both Bottas and Hamilton donned the C4 compound, dipping below the 1m 18s mark for the first time – but despite that, Bottas confirmed that there was an imbalance in the car that the team were still trying to dial out. “It seems like, balance-wise, it’s a little bit on the knife-edge at the moment,” said Bottas. “We’ve been improving massively in the first three days… [and] it’s nothing fundamentally wrong, I feel. I think there is a lot of potential, but it’s not yet quite there. But I feel a sense in the team of a bit of an excitement to discover more about the car and to improve it – because at this point, it looks like we are not miles ahead of everyone. It seems like… Ferrari are in a better place. So I think it motivates us, but obviously we would love to be ahead in Melbourne.” Bottas revealed that Mercedes would be making improvements on the W10 all the way up to Melbourne, while still having four full days of pre-season testing ahead of them in Barcelona. Still, the Finn couldn’t deny that Ferrari – who grabbed the headlines by dominating the first two days in Barcelona as Mercedes were playing themselves in gently – looked to be a scarily potent force for 2019, judging by their pace in Spain so far. “They do seem very strong, no matter which kind of fuel load or engine mode they’re running,” said Bottas. “Whatever you try to correct that for, in any case, they are quick – short runs and long runs. I think we feel, at this point, that they’re going to be a bit ahead, but obviously it’s impossible to make detailed calculation.
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    Red Bull says it had never had such good pre-season Red Bull says it had its best ever pre-season test, on the back of its encouraging start with new engine partner Honda. Although the team is aware that rival Ferrari appears to have the edge at the moment, Red Bull's motorsport advisor Helmut Marko said that it had never been more encouraged about progress than right now. "So far if I talk about Red Bull and Toro Rosso, we had a very good time," Marko told Sky. "I would say we never had such good preparation for the season. For both teams." While Red Bull was always convinced that Honda could deliver enough power, Marko said the big question mark had been reliability. However, with both Red Bull teams running without major trouble, Marko said those worries had been eased. "It's a new period. We don't look back. We look forward," he said. "It's a very good relationship. "The concern was of course reliability and so far that's not a problem at all. It's a new culture as well. But it fits well with our people." Marko reckoned that Ferrari has emerged as the early favourite, but he believes Red Bull is in the mix and could win races with Honda in 2019. "What I saw yesterday on the circuit, Ferrari for sure at the moment is the fastest car. Behind that it's Red Bull and Mercedes. Let's see what can do until Melbourne. "But we are quite optimistic that this year we can win races from our own strength, and not only if others have trouble or special circuits like Monte Carlo or Singapore."
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    Russell: New Williams feels "nice", "stable" despite setbacks George Russell says the delayed new Williams FW42 gave him a "good feeling" in Barcelona Formula 1 testing on Thursday, but he acknowledged that he has not yet explored the limits. The FW42 arrived late to pre-season testing, logging its first laps on the afternoon of the third day and ending the first test week well short of the mileage accrued by every one of its rivals. After debuting the car on Wednesday, Russell took over from Robert Kubica in the afternoon of the final day, and, like Kubica, he ran laps with the car fitted with an aero rake for logging data. Russell did also get to run in a normal spec, although his final lap total for Thursday was just 17. "It felt quite nice to be honest, it felt stable, and I had a good feeling from it,” said the Englishman. “At the moment I’m not fully on the limit, I still don’t know the limits of the car. "I’m not going balls-out attack to know where that is yet. “Until I fully wring everything out of it it’s going to be difficult to know where we’re at and the full limitations or where we need to improve. “It was very important to get some mileage under our belt, and just get a feel for the car really. "Although I’ve only done about 11 proper laps with the car it still gives us a good understanding of where we’re at, the limitations, and what we need to work on for next week.” Russell's best lap was 3.6 seconds off the pace set by Renault's Nico Hulkenberg, and 1.3s off the next-slowest car - the Racing Point RP19 of Lance Stroll. Like Kubica, who said that the FW42 was running in a "compromised" state, Russell admitted that the team is not yet fielding the definitive 2019 car. “It’s definitely not in its full state let’s say, we’ve definitely got some work to do just to optimise everything. Because it was all last minute, things weren’t 100%, and it was a matter of just trying to get the car on track in whatever means possible, really. “That was important enough in itself. I think we just need to work hard over the weekend to make sure we hit the ground running on Tuesday next week, and try and rack some miles up. “At this stage because we’ve done such limited mileage we’ve no idea what state the car is going to be in performance-wise. We’re still trying to be positive, see how things progress over the weekend, and see how things progress next week. “Obviously we are a step behind the others just in terms of experience, I’ve got full faith in the guys, and we need to make the most of it now.”
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    Lewis Hamilton warns against raising pressure on Charles Leclerc Lewis Hamilton says it would be “unfair” to apply unreasonable expectations on Charles Leclerc, as the Monegasque youngster prepares to step up to Ferrari. Leclerc has joined Ferrari after an impressive rookie campaign with Sauber and will partner Sebastian Vettel, who was beaten by Hamilton in world title fights in 2017 and 2018. Hamilton, though, has cautioned that Leclerc must be given time to grow within Ferrari’s environment, pointing to Vettel’s results and experience. “I think it would be unfair to put that kind of expectation on his shoulders,” said Hamilton on the notion of Leclerc beating Vettel. “It’s only his second year. He’s young, he’s going to make mistakes. “He’s obviously very quick, very talented, and most likely he is going to surprise many, many people. “But you’re talking about a veteran out there now who’s a four-time World Champion. “There’s no substitute for experience, so it will be interesting to see how those two parallels work together. “Sebastian is a multi-World Champion, and Charles has a lot of experience to go through. “The great thing with a youngster is that you’re energised beyond belief and determined, and you have more energy than the elders do, so as I say it’ll be interesting to watch. “I’ve been in that same position that they’re in, at McLaren, so you’ve seen it in one realm, it’ll be interested to see it in that one.” Hamilton has also backed team-mate Valtteri Bottas to bounce back strongly after a disappointing 2018 campaign, in which the Finn placed a win-less fifth in the standings. “I’m not someone that generally has expectations of anything, but I would assume that he’s going to try and be more aggressive this year,” he said. “I’m sure he’s going to be pushing harder, I’m sure he’s pushing harder on his training. He’s always been incredibly determined since the day he got here, and that’s not wavered. “I’m sure he knows where he’s got to put his focuses to, working with his guys on the other side. “I see the top of his head beyond the screen, so I don’t really know about his difference in approach, but I’ll see that once we get into the racing this season.” MIKA: I'd love to see Charles beat Vettel this season...

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