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FYI: 2019 Pepsi Superbowl Half Time Show

The most-watched musical event of the year Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show on CBS has been officially scheduled to take place on February 3 2019. The Game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots is to decide the winner of the National Football League for the season.

The event has its special guests and headliners:

The U.S pop group Maroon 5 will be the headlining performer throughout the super bowl 53 halftime show. Maroon 5 is a three-time Grammy-winning band which has followed the footprints of lady gaga, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Coldplay and Madonna. Rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi will be joining Maroon 5 for the event.

Travis Scott is a Grammy-nominated rapper, songwriter, singer and record producer while Big Boi who is from Atlanta would be hosting the performances at the Mercedes- Benz stadium in Atlanta.

Maroon 5

Maroon 5 has sold above 53 million albums and 48 million singles. The band has also been nominated For 13 Grammys and won three times. In the 20- year history of the top- 40 chart, they set the record as the number one most singles by a group.

Some of their hits include ‘’One More Night”, ‘’This Love”, ‘’payphone”, ‘’She Will Be Loved”, ‘’Harder to Breath”, ‘’Sugar”, ‘’Harder to Breath”, ‘’Makes Me Wonder”, ‘’Moves Like Jagger”, ‘’Animals” and ‘’Maps”. Maroon 5 most current and sixth studio album known as ‘’Red Pill Blues” was released in 2017.

Scott Travis who is a special guest at the Super Bowl 2019 Halftime Show has been nominated for a Grammy Award six times. His most recent album ‘’Astroworld”  published on August 3, 2018, has been chosen for the Best Rap Album at the next Grammys scheduled to hold on February 10, 2019, at Staples Centre in Los Angeles.

The album ‘’Astroworld” also authored the song ‘’ Sicko Mode” and this song is nominated the Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance.

Big Boi is known for his work in OutKast, and the hip-hop duo has won six Grammys and marketed over 25 million albums. His most recent album ‘’Boomiverse” was published in June 2017. some of his songs include ‘’Hey Ya”, ‘’Roses”,” Ms Jackson and ‘’Countless others.”

The Pepsi super bowl halftime show will be broadcasted live on CBS and streamed on CBSSports.com.

The most-watched musical event of the year Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show on CBS has been officially scheduled to take place on February 3 2019. The Game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots is to decide the winner of the National...

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Watch: People Have Panic Attacks Because Of This Bridge

If you want to experience what a real roller coaster feels like, then the bridge of Eshima Ohashi is ready to provide you with such an opportunity. Although there is no “dead loop”, it will be scary to drive up to it even on the steep-climbing SUV.

Eshima Ohashi is a concrete two-lane road bridge that connects Matsue City in Shimane Prefecture with Sakaiminato in Tottori Prefecture. With a length of 1.7 km and a width of 11.3 meters, it is the largest concrete bridge in Japan and the third largest in the world.

The bridge unexpectedly became famous, as it was used in the advertisement of the Tanto minivan from Daihatsu Motor Co. The commercial was shot from such an angle that exaggerates the slope of the bridge. Special compression with a telephoto lens makes the viewer believe that the bridge is extremely steep.

Daihatsu Motor thus decided to show the strength and power of their car. In fact, the bridge has a rather convenient angle of inclination of 6.1% on the side of Shimane Prefecture and 5.1% on the side of Tottori Prefecture, which is easily overcome for any car.

Some websites report that a bridge trip can be compared to a “roller coaster ride”, although, in reality, it does not have anything to do with reality.

The Eshima Bridge is also called Betabomizak, which essentially means “pressing the pedal to the floor” – this name is due to the fact that you will not be able to get on a steep bridge unless you push the gas pedal to the floor.

But in fact, if you go to the bridge, you will realize that this is quite an ordinary bridge – the bridge surprises only if you look at it from afar.

If you look from the driver’s or passenger’s seat, nothing remarkable can be noticed – a concrete path on stilts passing over Lake Nakaumi from the city of Matsue to the city of Sakaiminato. Such a descent-climb can be overcome by any machine.

In the advertisement, the bridge is shown in such a way that the entrance to it seems incredibly steep. The compression of the perspective by the telephoto lens makes the viewer believe that the bridge is extremely steep.

“Daihatsu Motor” wants you to believe that the bridge is frighteningly steep to demonstrate the power of your car. According to some sites, a trip across the bridge is similar to “roller coaster”, which is an exaggeration of the media.

Ti is often presented as “Terrifying: Eshima Ohashi Bridge in Japan looks more like a rollercoaster than a bridge.”, or described as “The terrifying rollercoaster bridge” which forces drivers to navigate down a steep descent so ships can pass underneath.

These are some facts about the Eshima Ohashi bridge: it is 1,446 meters long; a 250 meters of continuous concrete in the center (the third longest Ramen bridge in the world!); there is a 6.1% grade slope on the Shimane Prefecture side; there is a 5.1% grade slope on the Tottori side; the bridge needed to be high in the center to allow large ships to pass under; from the Shimane side, you can get the optical illusion view at the end of the street by the sea.

If you want to take a photo of the bridge to see the famous “rise to the sky”, then it is recommended to photograph from the side of Matsue. From JR Sakaiminato station, you can reach the bridge in 10 minutes. On the high-speed road, you can reach the bridge in 45 minutes: you reach the junction of “Jonago” – from there to the bridge.

If you want to experience what a real roller coaster feels like, then the bridge of Eshima Ohashi is ready to provide you with such an opportunity. Although there is no “dead loop”, it will be scary to drive up to it even on the steep-climbing...

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Beautiful Wives & GFs of the NBA Players

There is something fun about discovering new things about our favorite celebrities both in their professional lives and their personal lives.  We decided to compile some of our favorite celebrities in the world of basketball and hope you will enjoy them as much as we have.

Hazel Renee – Draymond Green

Not only has Draymond secured his place on the basketball court with the Golden State Warriors, but has also enjoyed a wonderful time in his personal life.  He has been dating Hazel Renee, the former reality star, for quite a few years now.

While Hazel was originally a cast member on Basketball Wives, she will now be a real basketball wife as Draymond and Hazel are planning their wedding.  It’s believed he asked her to marry him in January 2019.

Jessyka Janshel – James Harden

The NBA pro has been very popular amongst the ladies over the years, dating Khloe Kardashian briefly in 2016.  In 2017, it was reported he was dating the well-known Instagram model, Jessyka Janshel.

While over the course of her career, Jessyka has warmed up to some of the biggest names in the music and sports industry, it was apparent that she placed James far above the rest!  To date, there is no news whether they are still a couple or not.

There is something fun about discovering new things about our favorite celebrities both in their professional lives and their personal lives.  We decided to compile some of our favorite celebrities in the world of basketball and hope you will enjoy them as...

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Each State Perfectly Portrayed By One Photograph

Many people, especially those who live outside the US, tend to clump all the states together and view all American citizens as simply “American”.

Which, of course, is wrong to do. The truth is that each state is a mini country in and of itself, with its own unique character and even laws. This list tries to embody the different states using one picture to “rule them all”. And don’t worry, we know each state has its own beauty.

Scroll through and see how these photographs describe their state to a tee. Let’s begin . . .

Alabama

This is one of the most regular sights in Alabama—a young man wearing cut-off overalls and selling the “official” Alabama fishing boat on the side of a street. Looks pretty useful!

Read on to see the other states!

Many people, especially those who live outside the US, tend to clump all the states together and view all American citizens as simply “American”.
Which, of course, is wrong to do. The truth is that each state is a mini country in and of itself, with its...

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Hilarious Photos Captured At Airports

If you think about it, Airports are probably the weirdest public spaces that exist. It’s the place that is full of adventure and bad body odor, and drinking a beer at 3 a.m. is totally acceptable. Sleeping on a bench or walking around barefoot are actions that are ok at an airport. Its no wonder this list is full of hilarious sites seen in these weird and wonderful spaces!

Sometimes the sites before us at airports are so unbelievably weird that you need to have your phone ready to snap a pic and prove it actually happened! Scroll through to see the people that were able to capture some hilarious airport moments.

The Dad’s Life

Seems being a dad of two little girls means being faced with some serious decisions… either stay awake or fall asleep and be covered head to toe in stickers! This guy chose the later and everyone wins. He gets his rest and these cuties get to have some fun!

Hold your boarding pass, there’s more

If you think about it, Airports are probably the weirdest public spaces that exist. It’s the place that is full of adventure and bad body odor, and drinking a beer at 3 a.m. is totally acceptable. Sleeping on a bench or walking around barefoot are actions...

Humans Are Awesome

Boom: Disabled Model Silences Haters

Shaholly Ayers is a model, but she is also an amputee. Regardless, she chased her dreams, not letting this hold her back.

We adore models so much that it has become a culture for us. Whether they are on the page of a magazine or on our television screens, it’s always a beautiful thing to see people at the height of their physical condition. But there are also a lot of negatives that come with this industry as models project impractical body standards.

The “body positivity” movement is becoming increasingly popular. People have been pushing the modeling industry to represent other body types, however, it’s still centered predominantly on the ‘thin’ body type. There are so many other body types which the modeling industry fails to represent, including body types with disabilities.

People that have disabilities are largely underrepresented. Contrary to popular belief, this does not imply that star talent does not exist amongst the disabled. An example of such talent is amputee model, Shaholly Ayers. She is definitely not allowing her disability to stop her from going after her dream. If you want to know more about her then keep reading.

She Didn’t Let Her Disadvantages Hold Her Back

At birth, Shaholly Ayers didn’t have a complete arm – she was short everything below the elbow. Because of this, she has had a lot of disadvantages, mostly created by others. For instance, she was told to stay away from many physical activities like joining a gym class or a basketball team. It isn’t hard to guess how these same people reacted to Shaholly’s dream of being a model.

In an interview with TODAY Style, Shaholly Ayers talked about how much discouragement she got from her agents at the beginning of her career. They used to say things like “There’s no way you’re going to be a model because you don’t have two arms.”

She would try to explain how she could wear her prosthesis, selling the idea but it didn’t matter what she said to them. Luckily, Shaholly wasn’t going to give up.

If not for Shaholly’s resilient spirit, she would’ve given up a decade ago after having this conversation with her agent. But, like every normal human, she still had her doubts.

After that agent said this to her, she walked back home feeling angry and upset but once she got home she realized how many times in her life that she had been told ‘no’ and that her agent just didn’t know how to help her. So she took the decision to take control of her own career.

The only problem was that her portfolio was completely empty, but she found work with a few photographers and make-up artists and built it up gradually.

She went as far as going physically to stores and boutiques offering her services and according to her, it really worked. Over the course of ten years, Ayers has built herself a successful career in modeling.

Shaholly’s Story Has Inspired So Many People

We can only guess how many people are eating crow now – surely, all her agents from 10 years ago are. Shaholly Ayers is now a runway veteran as she has walked New York Fashion Week for six seasons now. You must be wondering if she wears a prosthetic to model or not.

Shaholly mentioned in her interview that whether or not she wears it is dependent on the photoshoot. She says she is comfortable with or without the prosthesis and that the directors are understanding. They try to stay as true as possible, asking if she would wear the prosthesis with that particular outfit or not.

Once her career began to take off, so many people with conditions similar to hers came up to her to show support. She was surprised at the number of parents and amputees that came to her, telling her how excited they were to finally have someone out there representing them.

Shaholly Ayers is a model, but she is also an amputee. Regardless, she chased her dreams, not letting this hold her back.

We adore models so much that it has become a culture for us. Whether they are on the page of a magazine or on our television screens...

Nature & Tech

Tips: This Is What You Do In A Hurricane

Taking precautions is especially important for those who live in hurricane-prone country during the hurricane season, but preparing for storms and natural disasters is advisable no matter where you live. First responders from all over America have compiled the most important ways for you and your family to prepare for whatever comes your way.

Water, Water Everywhere

Our bodies absolutely need water, so the number one thing you’ll want to do is stock up on fresh water. Fill up whatever jugs you have, and if necessary, you can even fill up your bathtub with it as well as Ziploc bags which you can keep in the freezer. You’ll especially want to have loads of it if a hurricane is making its way to you.

Let There Be Light

Those water jugs have more than one use. Rather than using candles to light up your home, leave the risk of starting a fire behind by wrapping a headlamp around or attaching a flashlight to the jug. The result is a light often larger than any candle could offer.

Taking Out the Trash

Here’s more use for water – although this doesn’t need to be fresh. If you already have sandbags at the read, fantastic; you’re good to go! But if that isn’t something you generally keep around, simply fill up trash bags with water, gravel, or pebbles so that you have something to seal up your doorways to keep water out.

Ice, Ice Baby

Your fridge and freezer probably won’t stay running during a bad storm, so you’ll need to stock up on ice. But where to store it?

Your washing machine! Just be sure to unhook everything before you do so. Use this as your fridge, and when the ice melts, you have more water!

How To Check the Freezer

Speaking of the freezer, how do you know, during or after a storm, whether or not your food has thawed at some point?

All you need to do is place a coin – preferably a dime or nickel – on one of the ice cubes in a tray; check the coin, and if it has dropped into the cube, that means the contents of your freezer have not stayed frozen throughout the duration of the storm.

What advice do you have to offer on getting through a bad storm? We want to hear from you, as well!

 

Taking precautions is especially important for those who live in hurricane-prone country during the hurricane season, but preparing for storms and natural disasters is advisable no matter where you live. First responders from all over America have compiled...

Animals

Watch: Scuba Diver Finds Himself Surrounded By Sharks

The ocean’s deadliest predator lurking beneath the waves, ready to strike without warning. You would think that hanging out underwater in shark territory would be the most dangerous place to be in the ocean.

However our fears are not always rational, more often they’re primal, i.e. based on emotion rather than facts! When most people think of sharks, they instinctively remember the horror movie Jaws.

While scuba diving off the coast of South Africa, this person managed to put himself right into the middle of a massive gathering of sharks. The ocean around him is filled with hungry sharks.

In just a few minutes, the sea became thick with them, approaching from all directions. However scary it may sound, this scuba diver doesn’t seem to care that much and is very cool about it!

He is under 30 feet of water and without a cage, off the coast of South Africa. We bet he finds it impossible to keep track of all the sharks around him. We counted at least 20 of them, with more dark shapes lurking in the murky depths below.

For most people, fear is something they avoid at all costs. For others, it’s what drives them! We bet this person was in a search for adrenaline when he went on such a dangerous quest!

We guess it is his personality trait known as sensation seeking, i.e. thriving for adventure, risks, and sensory overload!

While swimming with sharks is not as dangerous as it seems, that doesn’t mean it won’t give you a good jolt of adrenaline anyway. Sharks are beautiful, powerful, agile creatures.

Capable of both extreme violence and incredible elegance. Attacks on humans are exceedingly rare, despite all the negative media attention they receive.

The ocean’s deadliest predator lurking beneath the waves, ready to strike without warning. You would think that hanging out underwater in shark territory would be the most dangerous place to be in the ocean.

However our fears are not always rational, more...

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Off-Screen Relationships Of The Big Bang Cast

The Big Bang Theory has captivated audiences with its iconic cast, its titular theme tune, approachable storyline and its high degree intelligence in humor. Do you have any idea what the cast’s real-life forays in the world of dating are like?

Matt Bennett & Liz Gillies

Matt’s portrayal of Howard’s younger brother on the show had fans in love with him. Though the role was a short one, it gave him the opportunity to move onto bigger things like getting cast for the leading role in Victorious.

It was here that Matt got up close and personal with his co-star, Liz Gillies. The duo has been seen together in the public and has been speculated to be more than friends but there has been no confirmation by the media.

Johnny Galecki & Ariella Nicole

Galecki may have found the woman of his dreams. He shared a blurry picture of himself kissing a lady on New Year’s Eve, and fans hoped that He and Kaley Cuoco have mended their broken relationship. However, the rumors were crushed when Johnny verified that the girl in the picture was his new girlfriend, Ariella Nicole. The pair has been together since 2015, so let’s hope this one sticks.

The Big Bang Theory has captivated audiences with its iconic cast, its titular theme tune, approachable storyline and its high degree intelligence in humor. Do you have any idea what the cast’s real-life forays in the world of dating are like?
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Celebrity Splits Of 2018

Although 2018 was a lucky year for love with some Hollywood couples, for many it was the year they said goodbye to romantic relationships. Take a look as we count down all the celeb breakups of 2018.

Robert De Niro & Grace Hightower

Just take a look at these two once love birds, Robert De Niro, and Grace Hightower. Well, they were lovebirds. Call it quits after 20 years of marriage. A close source to the couple said to People Magazine: “Sometimes things don’t work out the way you hope or want them to.” They got married back in 1997 and have two kids, Elliott (20) and Helen Grace (6).

If you remember, this isn’t the first time they split. Back in 1999, De Niro filed for divorce, but they worked it out and even renewed their vows in 2004. The last time they were seen together was at the Tony Awards in June 2018.

De Niro has two kids from his previous wife Diahnne Abbott (1976 to 1988), Drena (47) and Raphael (42), and another two with his 1995 girlfriend Touki Smith, twins Aaron and Julian.

Pete Davidson & Ariana Grande

Their whirlwind romance and engagement ended as quickly as it started. TMZ shocked fans when they announced the couple split on October 14th. According to sources, the split occurred a few days before it was reported, and no bad blood was spilled.

Rather it ended with both parties acknowledging that it simply was not the right time for their relationship to take off,” TMZ explained, though added, “the two aren’t ruling out the possibility of anything in the future.”

Find out who else split up in 2018:

Although 2018 was a lucky year for love with some Hollywood couples, for many it was the year they said goodbye to romantic relationships. Take a look as we count down all the celeb breakups of 2018.
Robert De Niro & Grace Hightower

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Hilarious Photos Captured At Airports

If you think about it, Airports are probably the weirdest public spaces that exist. Scroll through to see the people that were able to capture some hilarious airport moments. See our list of hilarious photos!

The Face Of Reason

Yoo Byung-jae (유병재) is a South Korean television personality, actor, and screenwriter. He should also add “genius” to his list of achievements because his idea for never losing his luggage is nothing short of ingenious if we must say. Check out his matching tee. How do you say “epic” in Korean?

Ninja Mom

As a parent myself, I really feel for this mom. On the other hand, I really don’t like these child-leashes, so she kind of brought it on herself.

Hold your boarding pass, there’s more:

If you think about it, Airports are probably the weirdest public spaces that exist. Scroll through to see the people that were able to capture some hilarious airport moments. See our list of hilarious photos!
The Face Of Reason

Yoo Byung-jae (유병재) is...

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Can You Beat These Christmas Guinness Book Records?

It is a few days until Christmas. So many people are looking forward to the big day. While some people have fun wining and dining, others are making history. If you are interested in taking up the challenge, continue reading to know some outstanding Christmas achievements that have made it into the Guinness Book of Records.

Artificial Christmas tree with the highest number of dazzling lights

This record has been held by Universal Studios in Japan for many years. The scene is at the theme park in Osaka; the impressive display has always made headlines since 2011. We have seen the lights on the artificial Christmas tree increase from 260,498 to 580,806 lights which was the record for this year. The team’s effort has been fully recognized by the Guinness Book of Records. Would you like to take up this challenge?

Longest wish list ever written to Santa

In Beijing, a scroll was created in 2017 it featured over 124,969 Christmas wishes to Santa. This is the longest wish list ever presented in the world. The occasion happened at the Santa Village, Mohe, Heilongjiang, China.

Fastest time to dress in a Santa costume

This wonderful record is held by a German named Andre Ortolf. He was able to wear a scarlet Christmas suit as Santa in 30.94 seconds. This amazing feat was done in September this year.

Largest tuba ensemble

During a rendition of ‘Silent Night’ at the Thirteen Christmas Carols and Hymns, the team broke a record and formed a large tuba ensemble in 6 minutes 34 seconds only with a whopping 835 participants. This record was set by the Kansas City Symphony in the United States.

Largest cup of hot chocolate

One of the favorite drinks to have at Christmas is hot cocoa. It helps to keep your insides warm. So a team of Mexicans made a huge cup of hot chocolate, it was about 4,816.6 liters. This happened on 6 January at Three Kings Day event. The ceremony is done to mark the day three wise men visited Jesus at the manger. The team behind this wonderful achievement are from the Municipo de Uruapa.

Largest chestnut roaster

Somebody had to do it. Roasting chestnuts is one of the fun activities at Christmas. The largest chestnut roaster measures 10.48 m in length, 6.23 m –diameter, and it weighs 650 kg. This huge chestnut roaster can process 1,100 kg of chestnuts at the same time. It was created by the Comune of Roccamonfina and Associazione Verde Collina in Italy.

Fastest time all the chocolates from an advent calendar were eaten

There are twenty-four chocolates on the advent calendar. In December 2017, Kevin Strahle AKA the LA Beast made history by eating them all in 1 minute 27.84 seconds. To do this, Kevin had to open the doors following the numerical pattern which means he opened the doors according to the traditional countdown to Christmas. If you have been given an advent calendar this Christmas, you can give it a try.

Fastest marathon wearing lederhosen

Running in knee-length lederhosen can be quite difficult. But one man was ready to break the records, and it was a marathon. David Smith, a Briton was able to finish 55th while participating in a marathon wearing his lederhosen. The marathon lasted for 3 hours and 33 minutes. This event happened on 3 December 2017.

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It is a few days until Christmas. So many people are looking forward to the big day. While some people have fun wining and dining, others are making history. If you are interested in taking up the challenge, continue reading to know some outstanding Christmas...