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Embrace your inner gabber

The legendary Dutch gabber festival will have its 25th anniversary party last weekend. If you’ve been paying attention, then you know that gabber is beginning to enjoy something of a comeback. But while these new gabber...

How to make fire by rubbing sticks

Rubbing two sticks together is likely the oldest of all ­fire-starting techniques, and also the most difficult. Besides proper technique, you have to choose the right wood for the fireboard and spindle. Sets made...

Nicolas Cage on C

Effects of cocaine go from very mild to very intense based on route of administration. Traditionally, coca is used buccally as a bolus with mineral lime, or orally, as a tea infusion from leaves....

Making ecstasy in your bedroom

It’s still one of the safest drugs to take, but two years ego, ecstasy-related deaths in the UK reached their highest level in a decade, and now it’s back in the headlines. Some people...

Listen to over 99 hours of ambient noise from sci-fi films

A YouTube user by the name of Cheesy Nirvosa had the genius idea of sampling, stretching and looping noise from films like Star Wars, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner.  He has morphed these tiny moments into...

Egyptian mythology as fast as possible

Egyptian Mythology was the belief structure and underlying form of ancient Egyptian culture from at least c. 4000 BCE (as evidenced by burial practices and tomb paintings) to 30 CE with the death of Cleopatra VII, the last of the Ptolemaic rulers...

A walk through techno history

Tresor is an underground techno nightclub in Berlin and a record label. The club was founded in March 1991 in the vaults of the former old Wertheim department store at Leipziger Strasse 126-128 in Mitte,...

Walking in Tokyo Shibuya at night

Shibuya (渋谷) is one of the twenty-three city wards of Tokyo, but often refers to just the popular shopping and entertainment area found around Shibuya Station. In this regard, Shibuya is one of Tokyo’s most colorful...

Gordon Ramsay learns how to make cocaine

Cocaine is produced from the leaves of the coca plant (Erythoxylon coca). The plant grows almost exclusively in northern and western South America. Colombia is now the main producer of illegal cocaine with Peru,...