Apparently Red Bull gives you flares with your wings. The energy drink company sparked a series of meteor and UFO sightings over Los Angeles on Wednesday.Residents spotted a dramatic shower of moving sparks over the LA skyline. Astronomer Phil Plait initially puzzled over the phenomenon as seen in footage shared by Twitter user Celeste M. Perez. Perez wanted to know if it was a meteor.Plait soon sussed out the actual reason behind the show: wingsuit flyers with flares. The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed the news, writing "PSA: A meteor did not crash into Downtown Los Angeles, and no, it's not an alien invasion ... just a film shoot. This is Tinseltown after all."Red Bull replied to the LAPD tweet by saying, "Looks like someone was getting the best view of the supermoon." The company also posted a dramatic photo of the evening's "super worm equinox moon" with a flare of sparks and the message "14% brighter. 30% bigger. 100% flare."Red Bull shared another photo on … [Read more...] about Supermoon ‘meteor’ over Los Angeles turns out to be a bold stunt
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We just got word of a tribute to SoCal’s awesome yet defunct Riverside International Raceway. Check it out: Riverside, Calif. – – Whether you attended every event that was ever run, or never even got there once in person, just the mention of the name: “Riverside” stirs the soul of all true motorsports fans. The iconic track “…only 60 miles from Los Angeles” closed forever in 1989, its exact location now overgrown by a covey of standard-looking suburban homes, a couple of fast food-“convenience” stores, and a forlorn, half-empty shopping mall. You really don’t even have to be “of a certain age” to be a part of the magic that long, twisting, turning, undulating strip of asphalt laid down at the foot of the hills just off Day Street was. “Riverside,” was a single word that held a world full of excitement, hard work, horseplay, life, death, and every emotion in between. People … [Read more...] about Legends of Riverside Event Coming in March – BangShift.com
2017 Mini Countryman Cooper S E ALL4 The Countryman’s new architecture is notably bigger than before; Mini says that cargo space has been increased by 30 percent over the outgoing model, and that front and rear headroom and legroom have also been improved. 2017 Mini Countryman Cooper S Cooper and Cooper S models are available with either front-wheel drive or ALL4 all-wheel drive. The Cooper is powered by a 134-horsepower turbocharged 3-cylinder engine that can be paired with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. The Cooper S gets a 189-hp turbocharged 4-cylinder that is available with a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic. The new Cooper S E ALL4 plug-in hybrid uses the same turbocharged 3-cylinder gasoline engine as the regular Cooper, but pairs it with an electric motor to produce 221 total horsepower. Like a few other all-wheel-drive hybrid SUVs on the market, the Countryman plug-in hybrid’s rear wheels are powered exclusively by the electric motor. … [Read more...] about 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2017 Mini Countryman
Rihanna is the most important millennial of our time. The Rihanna Rihport is where we chronicle the magnitude of her lived existence. Rihanna, December 28—Navy, your servant cannot tell a lie: Rihport is closing out 2015 with a heavy, Anti- sized hole in my humble heart... it has been just over three years since we’ve had a new album from our goddess and lord on high, and the withdrawal symptoms are rattling through our bones like the final death knell of the last casualties of the bubonic plague, aka NO RIHANNA ALBUM DISEASE! And yet... and yet. We here at the Rihanna Rihport also have the GREATEST HOPE in our SOULS because our genius and holy beauty FENTY would not withhold her genius from her devoted congregants without the BEST and most important reason, aka she is busy writing, recording, and choreographing the ALBUM OF THE CENTURY! 2016 is going to be rewritten in the history books as B.A. (BEFORE ANTI-) and 2017 will have to be known as A.A.! (AFTER ANTI-!!!!!) … [Read more...] about Rihanna Rihport: The Year In Rihview 2015
Did you know the state of California once considered banning the sale of new black cars? (4kodiak/E+/Getty Images) Did you ever slide into your car on a hot summer day, after it's been parked in the sun for a while, and wonder if there's any way to keep it from becoming a sauna? As it turns out, the same principles that help you make smart clothing choices can help keep your car cool, too (and help the environment, while you're at it). It's common knowledge that dark colors absorb heat (especially that from the sun's rays) while light colors reflect it. So in 2008 and 2009, the state of California considered banning the sale of new black cars, not out of concern for California residents' on-the-go comfort, but because of the unfavorable environmental effects. It sounded like a bunch of hippie nonsense (and it even got some conservatives, such as Rush Limbaugh, all worked up), but the science behind the idea is sound. A 2011 study by the Berkeley Lab Environmental Energy … [Read more...] about Do black cars get hotter in the summer?