We all know that you can’t hear sound in the vacuum of space, but the old adage “in space, no one can hear you scream” doesn’t apply when talking about astronauts in spacesuits talking through microphones. However, even under those same circumstances you can’t hear a whistle. In fact, in a vacuum, you can’t whistle, even while wearing a space suit. Recently, astronauts on the shuttle Atlantis tried whistling in an airlock waiting for the right conditions before beginning a space walk.
Rebecca Black’s new music video, ‘My Moment’, has received over a quarter of a million dislikes in just two days.
The follow-up to “Friday,” Black’s breakout‘hit’ was bound to receive a great deal of attention, and it definitely has. Since being uploaded to YouTube on Monday, the video has already received more than 7.5 million views and 121,000 comments! Unfortunately, I don’t have anything to say about the video itself, since I still have not mustered up the courage to actually watch it. Regardless, in the short time it took to write this fact, the video gained an additional 2,738 dislikes and 647 new comments!
You can watch the video below...if you dare:
|Giant iPhone? Nah, this guy is just really really short.|
A skydiver lost his iPhone 4 in midair after jumping from 13,500 feet. Using a GPS tracking app, Jarrod McKinney was able to locate his runaway phone a half mile away on top of a building. Thankfully the phone landed on a building and not on a person’s head, or McKinney would be in a lot of trouble.
The screen was cracked, but not only was he able to track it down, he was also still able to answer incoming calls with it! McKinney must have been surprised by the device’s durability, especially since the same phone had previously cracked after falling a few feet off of a bathroom shelf.
Chris Evans turned down the role of Captain America THREE separate times before finally agreeing to play the iconic hero!
Initially, Evans wasn’t one of Marvel’s top choices for the role either, due to the fact that he had already starred in their Fantastic Four films. Nonetheless, after Ryan Phillippe and John Krasinski didn’t pan out, the studio was forced to cast a wider net. A likely reason for Evans’ hesitation may have been the fact that he had already been in SIX comic book films: the two Fantastic Four flicks, TMNT, Push, The Losers, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
However, the main factor was that the actor was just plain scared, and rightfully so. Marvel Studios had initially intended on signing him for NINE films as the patriotic Avenger; fortunately for him, he was able to eventually work this number down to six. Additionally, Evans wasn’t too keen on the possibility of flopping in such a prominent movie - after all, his track record up to this point has been spotty at best. The flip side of that coin - instant success - was just as daunting to the star, if not moreso. Evans himself probably put it best when he said, “I remember telling a buddy of mine, ‘If the movie bombs, I’m f*cked. If the movie hits, I’m f*cked.”
After denying the studio three times, Chris eventually mustered up the courage to accept the part. This means that the 29-year-old actor may be playing the same part until he’s 40! At worst, this will merely push back the star’s directorial aspirations...so long as the franchise proves to be successful. Captain America: The First Avenger opens in theaters this weekend.