As I’m sure most of you know by now, Facebook recently purchased WhatsApp for an insane $19 Billion dollars. With that amount of money you could buy a small country (seriously). In fact, you could buy a whole lot of really expensive stuff. For example, here are 14 things that are cheaper than WhatsApp.
This is pretty funny to me. A mom walking through a mall in Utah passed by the PacSun, which had what she felt were “pornographic” images on display. After complaining to management to no avail, she just bought all of the Visual Heartbreakers by Van Styles t-shirts they had in stock. What do you guys think of the shirts? Check them out here.
Are you one of the crazy people that take Valentine’s Day incredibly serious? Do you just want to take your significant on an amazing trip? Well, Oliver’s Travels has just announced it’s new Mile Low Club, which is a leisure submarine intended for couples who want to have a private night together submerged beneath the ocean waves. Biggest problem for most couples will be the cost, which equates to just under $300K per couple. Head over to their website for more info.
As some of you Flappy Bird addicts may already know, the game has officially been removed from Apple’s App Store, and Android’s Play Store. Well, what you may not of known is that if you still have the game installed, your phone might be worth a lot of money. Check out this eBay search for iPhones with Flappy Bird installed, and prepared to be shocked by some of the prices.
Super Bowl XLVIII was a blow out. The Seahawks controlled the game from the first snap and went on to win 43-8. The game itself was pretty boring but the memes it inspired made up for it. Here are 20 of best we could find. God bless the internet.
Facebook hopes to improve the way users view their news feed with the introduction of “Paper”. As many of you know, most of your friends on Facebook aren’t very interesting, which leaves your feed filled with boring news. Facebook Paper is aiming the change that.
SmokSho is revolutionizing the male shopping experience as we know it. The concept is simple. SmokSho gets really attractive females like Shay Maria, Tianna Gregory, and Misa Campo to model all of the products they sell. Whether you’re shopping for something in particular or just browsing, SmokSho guarantees you will always be satisfied when you visit their shop.
After revealing that they were working on a music-streaming service last week, Beats has officially launched its new venture – Beats Music. The service will feature a curated selection of music from a variety of “tastemakers” including Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails and more. Other notable features include a “Just for You” function that chooses music for you based on your preferences, the time of day, and other contextual clues. Users will also be able to find music based on artist, genre, curators. Beats Music is available for all platforms. The service costs $10 a month. Head over to the Beats Music website for more info.
The world’s tallest waterslide is currently being constructed at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City. It stands a staggering 17 stories high (bigger than Niagra Falls) and riders will reach speads of 65 mph on their way down. They’re are calling it Verrückt which I’m pretty sure stands for “scary as f*ck”. The waterslide opens this Memorial Day.
Ken Block is a man with a lot of time, money, and imagination. That particular combination of assets leads him to come up with crazy contraptions like this customized Ford F-150 Snowcat. Ken swapped out the wheels with Mattracks and supercharged the 6.2-liter V8 engine. He claims this is the fastest Snowcat in the world. Hopefully he will release some video of this customized truck in action.
Big fan of March Madness? Think you have what it takes to fill out a perfect bracket? Well, good news is that if you pick a perfect bracket, Warren Buffett and Quicken Loans have teamed up to give you a billion dollars. That’s right, a billion. The payment options are as follows: “Any qualified entrant who correctly enters the contest and predicts the winners of every game in the tournament will share the total $1 billion prize paid in 40 annual installments of $25 million. Alternatively, the winner(s) may elect to receive an immediate $500 million lump sum payment or share in that lump sum payment if there is more than one perfect bracket submitted.”