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19 Jan 03:46

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20 Jan 21:41

Will A Bong Hit A Day Keep the Doctor Away? New Study Suggests Maybe

by Bucky Turco
Will A Bong Hit A Day Keep the Doctor Away? New Study Suggests Maybe

At this point, the medicinal benefits of cannabis are widely accepted, with even CNN’s top doctor touting its positives and NIDA opening up to discussing its therapeutic value. However, one sticking point remains: is it safe to smoke? As noted by Medical Daily, “if smoking cigarettes, or basically anything else, can damage the lungs, then the smoke from marijuana should as well.”

Although that may seem like a very common sense position and is the main reason cited by Governor Cuomo for why New York State won’t have a cool medical weed program like in other states, a new Emory University study indicates that moderate amounts of smoked herbals DO NOT fuck up the lungs as much as preciously thought, according to science:

In a cross-sectional analysis using data from two rounds of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES), researchers found that adults aged 18 to 59 who smoked one marijuana cigarette — aka joint — a day were still able to forcibly exhale the same volume of air in one second (known as forced expiratory volume, or FEV1) as someone who didn’t smoke marijuana. Measuring a person’s ability to exhale is called spirometry, and it’s the go-to method for diagnosing respiratory diseases, which impair lung function.

Marijuana users who smoked joints were also more likely to report minor bronchitis-like symptoms such as cough and sore throat, Mic reported. These effects appeared less often in smokers who used vaporizers, which heat the marijuana up just enough to release the active chemicals without combusting them. That meant it probably wasn’t the marijuana that caused the symptoms, but the papers the participants used to roll their joints.

And apparently it’s not the only study of this type. There has been previous research with similar results:

The current studies findings echo results from previous research. In one study from 2012, researchers found that people who smoked weed each day for seven years experienced no adverse effects to pulmonary function. In another study from 2013, researcher Donald P. Tashkin, from the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, found “habitual use of marijuana alone does not appear to lead to significant abnormalities in lung function when assessed either cross-sectionally or longitudinally, except for possible increases in lung volumes and modest increases in airway resistance of unclear clinical significance.

Thanks for the study, smart people, but is there any way one of the authors involved in the research can take a moment and let the governor know about these latest findings before he fucks up New York’s medical pot?

(Photo: Pablo Mirano)

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09 Jan 20:00

Most Popular Water Bottle: Nalgene

by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team

Most Popular Water Bottle: Nalgene

In one of our biggest votes ever, Nalgene took the crown of Best Water Bottle with its combination of durability, capacity, and reputation. Some of them even glow in the dark.

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04 Jan 05:34

32k Miles and Original Paint: 1989 Mazda RX7 GTUs

by bringatrailer

This 1989 Mazda RX7 GTUs (chassis JM1FC3318K0703615) is offered by the second owner who bought the car from the original owner in 2012. He had to have the engine rebuilt at the time due to the driving pattern of the original owner, apparently just to the country club and back for many years. The GTUs model is a de-contented lightweight of sorts, but with all the turbo model’s suspension and performance parts except with no forced induction. 1100 were supposedly made, and this might be the nicest one still in existence. Find it ending today here on eBay in Cincinnati, Ohio. Special thanks to BaT reader Nicholas D. for this submission!

1989 Mazda RX7 GTUs For Sale Red

The red paint is said to be all original. The black interior looks clean but the photos offered are pretty weak. A Nakamichi stereo resides in the dash, but otherwise things look stock. We like the red and black combo on this car, and the seats look like they have held up well.

1989 Mazda RX7 GTUs For Sale Interior

The GTUs name is a bit of a mystery. Does it mean this was a USA-only model, or was this model sold elsewhere? The seller lists the following as the GTUs specs:

  • 4.30 LSD
  • Turbo II brakes and suspension
  • Turbo II wheels
  • Shorter 5th gear .756
  • Aluminum hood
  • Rear wiper and sunroof delete

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The engine bay is very clean, and we like the painted 13B RE intake manifold.

Mazda RX 7 Gtus | eBay

Below is a full review of the GTUs model from MotorWeek back in 1989. Does anyone else have Owings Mills, Maryland’s zip code memorized from watching John Davis recite it on that show for so many years?

 

29 Dec 19:08

Man On Drugs Jumps Off Bridge, Walks Away Like It's Nothing At All

by Michael Ballaban

A half-naked man in Tijuana, Mexico, found himself higher than an astronaut and cornered by police on both sides of a bridge. So he did the only thing you can when you're higher than an astronaut and half-naked in Tijuana, Mexico – he jumped.

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29 Dec 12:00

When Bullies Made Fun of His Shoes, One Student Picked Up Some New Kicks for Him

04 Dec 18:30

Download The New ASAP Ferg Mixtape Right Now

by Rhett Jones
Download The New ASAP Ferg Mixtape Right Now
Harlem’s own ASAP Ferg, the official Hood Pope, has dropped a new mixtape and is going on tour. Ferg will be representing the Harlem yin to YG’s Compton-born yang in an East/West super-show beginning on December 31st at Madison Square Garden. You can stream the new mix below or download it for permanent listening right here.

 

(Photo: Wikipedia)

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16 Dec 20:21

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10 Dec 23:00

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16 Dec 20:30

"Now Don't Go Singing About This For Generations, Ya Hear?"

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16 Dec 00:07

These Onboard Rally Videos From WRC 1997 Will Break Your Brain

by Raphael Orlove on Black Flag, shared by Damon Lavrinc to Jalopnik

I was not sure race cars even could go this sideways.

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15 Dec 19:30

We've Still Never Seen A Truck Like The 1994 Ford Power Stroke Concept

by Andrew P Collins on Truck Yeah, shared by Matt Hardigree to Jalopnik

We've Still Never Seen A Truck Like The 1994 Ford Power Stroke Concept

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?

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13 Dec 18:00

Physics Is Weird

15 Dec 14:00

It Was Either This or Chamichamagenachingahemanchengas

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12 Dec 05:35

ITS SHART. ITS A BIG ASS SHART

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ITS SHART. ITS A BIG ASS SHART

12 Dec 06:09

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12 Dec 06:10

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30 Nov 23:16

Original Illustrations by John Holcroft, check him out!

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08 Dec 06:36

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01 Dec 05:56

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03 Dec 17:30

Watch The La Marqueta Chase, An Illegal Bike Race Through NYC Traffic

by Prachi Gupta
Watch The La Marqueta Chase, An Illegal Bike Race Through NYC Traffic

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.”

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(Video: Brendan McInerney, Aaron Sheer, Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)

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02 Dec 01:15

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27 Nov 03:00

Kill Frenzy - All Night Long [Official Video]

by FIXED GEAR GIRL TAIWAN
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I gotta learn how to do a wheelie.

25 Nov 03:17

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25 Nov 15:40

Deadspin Video: Bad Things Happening To TV Reporters In Ferguson | Gizmodo The Worst Airport In Amer

by Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Travis Okulski to Jalopnik
25 Nov 15:05

Here Is The Ultra Epic Version Of That Ferrari F50 Wakeboarding Video

by Patrick George

Many of you deduced that the Ferrari F50 used in that canal wakeboarding video belonged to our favorite band of monied insane people, Tax The Rich . You were right! Now here's their full version of that video, in all its epic glory.

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25 Nov 19:05

The Cops Are Looking Into The Ferrari F50 Wakeboarding Video

by Patrick George

The Cops Are Looking Into The Ferrari F50 Wakeboarding Video

TaxTheRich's Ferrari F50 wakeboarding video was pretty sick, wasn't it, brah? One group of folks in England definitely didn't think so: the cops. They're looking into whether any laws were broken during the filming. Lame!

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25 Nov 17:30

LEGO's Inspiring Message To Parents In the 1970's

Type3john

Lego. Always good. Never hateful.

70s-lego-note.jpg This is the note that was included with some LEGO doll house sets in the 70's, reminding parents that it's okay for girls to want to play with rocketships and boys to build dollhouses. It's weird to think some parents actually needed to be reminded of that. I had a Cabbage Patch Doll growing up. And a My Little Pony. It was pink with blue hair. I bet my mom still has it. Plus a jar full of my baby teeth. Ooh -- and my rat-tail. I know for a fact she has my rat-tail in an envelope somewhere. Thanks to Luis, who agrees there's nothing wrong with a boy wanting a Polly Pocket playset (I had two of those too).
25 Nov 01:30

This Italian Parking Fiasco Video Is Too Good To Be True, Right?

by Jason Torchinsky
Type3john

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.

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