Classic FAIL Compilation

Now that Web 2.0 has been around for so long, it’s hard to keep track of all the great FAIL videos out there. Some of the greatest fails are a bit older, and many people still haven’t seen them. As they say, if you haven’t seen it yet, it’s new to you. So without further ado, here is a great compilation of classic and epic FAILS you may have missed.

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2011/08/22/classic-fail-compilation/

2001 Video Of Steve Jobs Introducing First Apple Store

In the 90′s, Apple was hurting bad. It seemed Microsoft was the winner of the computer wars. PC’s were everywhere, and the only place you could find an Apple computer was the library or your school. But, as most people know, the 2000′s changed everything.

This clip from 2001 has just recently surfaced online of Steve Jobs introducing the very first, brand new Apple store. Now Apple stores are a key component of the Apple company. This was truly the turning point for Apple. The video is featured on BoingBoing.

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2011/05/28/2001-video-of-steve-jobs-introducing-first-apple-store/

Guys Review Vintage Cosmo Tips

Two words: butt boogaloo. Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/v/-6p1xOQEvpE.

2. Catch Undateable Thursdays at 9/8c on NBC

Special thanks to the cast:Chris D’Elia, Brent Morin, Bianca Kajlich, Ron Funches & Rick Glassman.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/chrisreinacher/reviewing-vintage-cosmo-dating-tips-with-the-cast-of-undatea

Cliche 80′s Guy Whistles Georgia On My Mind On Talk Show

This 80′s talk show guest really belongs there. He just screams the 1980′s, from his sweatshirt, to his hair do, his pants, and, finally, that epic ‘stache. He entertains the crowd with an amazing rendition of Georgia On My Mind. The video is featured by VideoGum.

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2011/12/06/cliche-80s-guy-whistles-georgia-on-my-mind-on-talk-show/

Nirvana Playing ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ in Small Club Two Days After Nevermind Released

On September 24, 1991, Nirvana released their second studio album, Nevermind. The album would go on to sell 24 million copies and launch the band into the mainstream. It was also the first Nirvana album to feature drummer Dave Grohl (who would go on to Foo Fighters fame)

The band was in the midst of a North American tour when the album was released and this remarkable and rare footage was from their September 26, 1991 show at The Moon in New Haven, CT.

Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/nirvana-playing-smells-like-teen-spirit-two-days-after-nevermind-released/

20 Vintage Photos of Prohibition in Boston

Prohibition in the United States was a national ban on the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol, in place from 1920 to 1933. The ban was mandated by the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, and the Volstead Act set down the rules for enforcing the ban and defined the types of alcoholic beverages that were prohibited. Prohibition ended with the ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment, which repealed the Eighteenth Amendment, on December 5, 1933.

The introduction of alcohol prohibition and its subsequent enforcement in law was a hotly debated issue. The contemporary prohibitionists (“dries”) labeled this as the “Noble Experiment” and presented it as a victory for public morals and health. The consumption of alcohol overall went down by half in the 1920s; and it remained below pre-Prohibition levels until the 1940s.

Anti-prohibitionists (“wets”) criticized the alcohol ban as an intrusion of mainly rural Protestant ideals on a central aspect of urban, immigrant and Catholic everyday life. Effective enforcement of the alcohol ban during the Prohibition Era proved to be very difficult and led to widespread flouting of the law. The lack of a solid popular consensus for the ban resulted in the growth of vast criminal organizations, including the modern American Mafia, and various other criminal cliques. Widespread disrespect of the law also generated rampant corruption among politicians and within police forces. [Source: Wikipedia]

In the fascinating gallery below, courtesy of the Boston Public Library’s Leslie Jones Collection, we get a glimpse into the days of prohibition in Boston, Massachusetts. From the Rum Chasers and Rum Runners of the sea, to the speakeasy’s and stills in the city, these Prohibition-era photos provide a glimpse into one of more intriguing periods of U.S. history.

1. Fleet of Rum Chasers in East Boston – c. 1917-1934

Fleet of Rum Chasers in East Boston - c. 1917-1934

2. $175,000 in Liquor Seized by Coast Guard – Jan. 18, 1932

$175,000 in Liquor Seized by Coast Guard during prohibition in boston - Jan. 18, 1932

$175,000 in liquor seized in Dorchester Bay by Coast Guard men from Base 5. Brought to US Customs Appraisers’ stores. Leslie Jones, 1886-1967 (photographer)

3. Speakeasy Raided and Destroyed by Federal Agents – Feb. 11, 1932

speakeasy at 153 causeway street in boston raided and destroyed, most elaborate speakeasy in boston

Speakeasy at 153 Causeway Street, raided and destroyed by Federal agents. The most elaborate joint ever built in Boston. Leslie Jones, 1886-1967 (photographer)

4. Ice Covered Rum Chaser – Jan. 20, 1926

rum chaser dallas covered in ice after patrolling in zero weather for 7 hours

Rum chaser – Dallas clad in ice after fighting severe gale in zero weather for 7- hours. Leslie Jones, 1886-1967 (photographer)

5. Boston Police Liquor Squad – 1928

group photo of the boston police liquor squad led by oliver garrett

Boston Police Liquor Squad led by Oliver Garrett (second from right) dressed up in evening clothes for visits to Boston hotels on New Year’s Eve. Leslie Jones, 1886-1967 (photographer)

6. Commissioner and Superintendent at Police HQ – 1935

police commissioner and superintendent at police headquarters checking out weapons

Commissioner McSweeny and Superintendent King. Police Headquarters (possibly William E. Payne – Gunsmith / George F. Smith – Handwriting Expert). Leslie Jones, 1886-1967 (photographer)

7. Aerial Photo of a Seized Rum Runner – c. 1917-1934

aerial photo of rum runner boat that has been seized in boston harbor

8. Casks Seized by Police – c. 1930

Police from Division 9 with casks seized during Prohibition posing for camera

Police from Division 9 with casks seized during Prohibition. Leslie Jones, 1886-1967 (photographer)

9. Aerial View of Rum Runners – c. 1917-1934

Aerial view of rum runners on the water

10. Man Operates Still out of the Back of a Carriage – c. 1917-1934

Man operates still of liquor out of the back of a carriage

11. Rum Chasers: Beagle and Cunningham – Jan. 23, 1927

Rum Chasers: Beagle and Cunningham - Jan. 23, 1927

12. Newer Fleet of Rum Chasers: General Green & Frederick Lee – 1928

13. Superintendent Crowley Inspects a Speakeasy – 1930

Superintendent Crowley Inspects a Speakeasy - 1930

14. Still Raided and Destroyed at Woburn by Federal Agents – 1934

liquor Still raided and destroyed at Woburn by federal agents

15. Captured Rum Runner Brought to the Appraiser’s Stores – c. 1917-1934

Captured rum runner brought to the appraiser's stores

16. Coast Guard Seizes a Rum Runner – c. 1917-1934

Coast Guard Seizes a Rum Runner at sea

17. Still Explosion Kills Man in Reading – 1930

Still explodes killing man in Reading

18. Fleet of Rum Chasers in East Boston – Dec. 30, 1928

fleet of rum chasers in east boston

19. Boat Suspected of Selling Alcohol is Inspected – c. 1917-1934

Boat with sign Fresh Fish and Fruit delivers bottled drinks to men on pier (possibly Prohibition selling illegal alcohol)

Boat with sign “Fresh Fish and Fruit” delivers bottled drinks to men on pier (possibly Prohibition selling illegal alcohol). Leslie Jones, 1886-1967 (photographer)

20. Officers Dismantle a Speakeasy After Raid – c. 1917-1934

officers Dismantling a speakeasy after a raid

Rare Photos of the Statue of Liberty Being Built in 1883

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Drawing of the Statue of Liberty in Upper New York Bay

Designed by Frédéric Bartholdi in collaboration with the French engineer Gustave Eiffel (who was responsible for its frame) and dedicated on October 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty is a large neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. The statue was a gift to the United States from the people of France.

The project was a joint effort between the French and American peoples. The French would provide the statue while the Americans would provide the site and build the pedestal.

The Statue of Liberty stands at a height of 151 feet 1 inch (46 meters). From ground to torch it is 305 feet 1 inch (93 meters) tall. It is also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Below you will find a gallery of rare photos of the Statue of Liberty under construction in 1883. The images are part of the New York Public Library’s Photography Collection.

1. Men in a workshop hammering sheets of copper for the construction of the Statue of Liberty

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2. Men in a workshop hammering sheets of copper for the construction of the Statue of Liberty

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3. View of the workshop, with models of the
Statue of Liberty in the background

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4. Men at work on the construction
of the Statue of Liberty

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5. Construction of the skeleton and plaster surface of the
left arm and hand of the Statue of Liberty

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6. Head of the Statue of Liberty
on display in a park in Paris

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7. The external area of the workshop in Paris,
including construction materials and the Statue head

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8. Scaffolding for the assemblage of the Statue of Liberty

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9. Assemblage of the Statue of Liberty in Paris,
with the bottom half of the statue erect under scaffolding

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10. Assemblage of the Statue of Liberty in Paris

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The Statue of Liberty’s design and construction were recognized at the time as one of the greatest technical achievements of the 19th century. It was hailed as a bridge between art and engineering. The exterior ‘envelope’ was composed of brass plaques, formed by hammering them in hard wood moulds made from plaster models. These plaques were then soldered and riveted together. After Bartholdi prefabricated the figure in Paris by moulding sheets of copper over a steel framework, it was shipped to the United States in 241 crates in 1885. [Source]

37 Tweets That Mexicans Would Understand

On Wednesday night, the hashtag #MexicanProblemsNight was trending on Twitter. These were some of the photos posted.

Some of the relatable topics addressed during last night’s hashtag party included:

Candy:

1. That little white plastic spoon is absolutely essential.

Follow me Liam @stolemyheart132

#mexicanproblemsnight

3. Opening up a De La Rosa Mazapan is an art form.

♛BIZZLE♛ @BRollercoster

If the first show you ever watched as a child was the daytime and nighttime novelas #mexicanproblemsnight

5. Are you pessimistic about life? Blame Silvia Pinal.

Heytale Pazguato!! @HeytalePazguato

#mexicanproblemsnight -Mom, I'm bored-You are bored?Limpia los frijoles

7. Your mom always found a way to put you in check, even in front of God.

Divergent @mykingbizzle

White moms vs Mexican moms in Church #mexicanproblemsnight

8. Who needs a hospital when you got Vick’s Vapor Rub?

@janohood69

#mexicanproblemsnight so true

10. Mexican moms are always right. ALWAYS.

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) @_welovebrandonm

#mexicanproblemsnight

12. Never ask this. ANYWHERE.

Karim! @edgarkpz

#mexicanproblemsnight

Food storage:

14. Who needs Tupperware when you’ve got these?

annie briones. @ikissyoujonas

#mexicanproblemsnight

Blankets:

16. These blankets were there for you from the very beginning.

Kathleen Lespron @klespron95

I can hear it #mexicanproblemsnight

Authentic Mexican cuisine:

18. Taco facts.

Denise. @_lickmeliam

#mexicanproblemsnight getting hit bc you got one of these in your rosca

20. Your mom’s cooking sometimes involved coughing and teary eyes.

jen @stylesvvinter

#mexicanproblemsnight when I ask my mom for Starbucks but she says no bc we have

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/norbertobriceno/tweets-that-only-mexicans-would-understand

Rare Video Footage from 1906 Shows the Amazing Bustle of San Francisco’s Market Street

A Trip Down Market Street‘ was shot on April 14, 1906, just four days before the San Francisco earthquake and fire, to which the negative was nearly lost. It was produced by moving picture photographers the Miles brothers (Harry, Herbert, Earle and Joe). Harry J. Miles hand-cranked the Bell & Howell camera which was placed on the front of a streetcar during filming on Market Street from 8th, in front of the Miles Studios, to the Ferry building.

A few days later the Miles brothers were en route to New York when they heard news of the earthquake. They sent the negative to NY, and returned to San Francisco to discover that their studios were destroyed.

Filmed during the era of silent film, Sound Designer and Engineer Mike Upchurch added sound to enhance the incredible video and immerse viewers into the hustle and bustle of San Francisco’s Market Street at the turn of the 20th century. Upchurch adds:

Automobile sounds are all either Ford Model T, or Model A, which came out later, but which have similarly designed engines, and sound quite close to the various cars shown in the film. The horns are slightly inaccurate as mostly bulb horns were used at the time, but were substituted by the far more recognizable electric “oogaa” horns, which came out a couple years later. The streetcar sounds are actual San Francisco streetcars. Doppler effect was used to align the sounds.

We actually shared an earlier version of this amazing film back in 2015, however this updated version contains new footage and combines the best elements of prints from the Prelinger Archives and Library of Congress.

Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/a-trip-down-market-street-1906-by-the-miles-brothers/

Nuns Learn Martial Arts

No, this video from 2009 that just went viral now is not from a cheesy 90′s movie. The vintage footage is from a a documentary showing nuns learning martial arts for self defense. Trust me, don’t mess with these sisters. The video is featured on Neatorama

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2011/10/03/nuns-learn-martial-arts/