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I was not sure race cars even could go this sideways.
This is the 1994 Ford Power Stroke Concept. It looks like the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile wearing a raccoon mask. Back then Ford pitched this drivable showpiece as "a suggestion of what tomorrow could bring." How close do you think it came to panning out?
ITS SHART. ITS A BIG ASS SHART
On an overcast 70-degree day in mid-October, about forty thrill-seeking bike messengers and cyclists sped off on an illegal bike race known as the alleycat, zig-zagging through traffic, running through red lights, and evading NYPD to compete for a hefty first place prize of $1,000 courtesy of the Coca-Cola Company, one of many sponsors. None of the competitors — mostly men on road and fixed gear bikes — knew where the 34-mile course would take them until the start of the race.
The La Marqueta Chase Alleycat started and finished at 116th and Park Avenue, celebrating the recent reopening of the marketplace under East Harlem’s Metro North railway tracks. The race “connected riders to a series of markets throughout the city, borough to borough,” said Diego Gerena-Quiñones, a messenger for Street Kings. Unlike other alleycats, the race didn’t require paper stamping at checkpoints. Instead, riders took selfies and posted them on Instagram with hashtag #LaMarquetaChase. Dominican Chris won the grueling race, finishing in just under 2.5 hours, followed by Mike and Austin Horse, according to co-organizer JC ‘Diablo’ Ramirez.
Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito was there to show support for her district and constituency. “It’s a way to play up the community,” she said. However, she admitted, “I don’t know what to expect.”
(Video: Brendan McInerney, Aaron Sheer, Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)
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The makeshift memorial inside the Pink Houses where rookie cop Peter Liang fatally shot unarmed resident Akai Gurley. (Photo: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)
A St. Louis County grand jury has decided against indicting Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Mike Brown, to the surprise of virtually no one, but the disappointment of a nation. The Brown family released the following statement:
We are profoundly disappointed that the killer of our child will not face the consequence of his actions.
While we understand that many others share our pain, we ask that you channel your frustration in ways that will make a positive change. We need to work together to fix the system that allowed this to happen.
Join us with our campaign to ensure that every police officer working the streets in this country wears a body camera.
We respectfully ask that you please keep your protests peaceful. Answering violence with violence is not the appropriate reaction.
Let’s not just make noise, let’s make a difference.
St. Louis Alderman Antonio French shared a Vine of Michael Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, surrounded by protestors. She said, “They still don’t care. They ain’t never gone care.”
Michael Brown's mother with supporters outside the Ferguson Police Department. https://t.co/TV5uJYGtdx
— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) November 25, 2014
"They still don't care. They ain't never gone care." – mother of Michael Brown, unarmed teenager killed by … https://t.co/pBSp35GFWS
— Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) November 25, 2014
Tear gas is flying.
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) November 25, 2014
Tune into an amateur livestream below.
Protesters vandalize police car.
— Mashable News (@MashableNews) November 25, 2014
Darren Wilson’s lawyers releases a statement about decision not to indict.
There’s a police car on fire in Ferguson.
— Rick Meyer (@RickMeyerKSDK) November 25, 2014
Protests are taking place in cities all across the United States, including New York.
— Frédéric Arnould (@FredericArnould) November 25, 2014
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was “splattered” with fake blood at a Ferguson protest in Times Square.
— Jeff Rae (@jeffrae) November 25, 2014
The aftermath of splattering from another angle.
— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) November 25, 2014
There have been several reports of looting on West Florissant.
— Jeanie Smith (@JeanieSmithKSDK) November 25, 2014
Several vehicles at a car dealership burned.
— Michael Rusch (@weeddude) November 25, 2014
(Photo: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)
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I gotta learn how to do a wheelie.
Lego. Always good. Never hateful.
This couldn't be more perfect of a situation
I'll be honest with you, readers, because you're the only ones I really trust: I love a good fiasco. I mean, if something's going to go wrong, I love a nice avalanche of wrong to really settle things. And it should end with a parade, or maybe a dead horse. This video of a guy trying to park a Fiat 500 comes shockingly close to that.
When someone asks you if you want to wakeboard in a random canal behind their screaming Ferrari F50, you say "Yes." It's that simple.
Disclaimer: Adult language and blood.
Western Kentucky University professor John All was conducting climate research in Nepal on Monday when he suddenly fell into a crevasse, breaking his arm, five ribs and dislocating his shoulder.
"It probably took me four or five hours to climb out. I kept moving sideways, slightly up, sideways, slightly up, until I found an area where there was enough hard snow that I could get an ax in and pull myself up and over," he told HLN's RightThisMinute.
"I knew that if I fell at any time in that entire four or five hours, I, of course, was going to fall all the way to the bottom of the crevasse. Any mistake, or any sort of rest or anything, I was going to die."
See the rest of his ordeal below:
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