A Dutch company called Mars One is putting together a plan to offer one-way trips to Mars for people who want to become permanent members of a settlement they say they’ll build on the red planet. The first 7-month, one-way flight is scheduled for 2023. Ignoring serious technical questions, Mars One’s founder is pitching the concept as an “enormous media event” to fund his ambitious trip.
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It’s always a freak show, but this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego will be infested with zombies. And we’re not talking about the goth teens waiting in line to meet Twilight stars. Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead graphic novel series, will be hosting a zombie obstacle course in the downtown arena, Petco Park. The Walking Dead Escape, will transform the park into a post-apocalyptic wasteland allowing fans to immerse themselves in the fight for survival in a zombie zone. All participants will receive an exclusive, special edition 100th issue of The Walking Dead.
How cool is this? Virgin Atlantic replaced an ordinary park bench with an extraordinary one – complete with padded red leather, extendable leg rests, stewardess call button and a fold-out entertainment. Everything you would expect in the air, placed in the middle of New York. People could take a seat and take complete control of their experience. www.virginatlantic.com
Killing zombies in the virtual world of video games is pretty fun but wouldn’t it be 100-times more gratifying to blast those undead bastards in real life? Sign up for the live zombie apocalypse experience with wish.co.uk who offers 3-hour battles in an abandoned UK shopping mall using Airsoft guns. Nail your targets & special effect blood will spill. A manor house experience is also available if malls aren’t your thing. Source
Las Vegas is still the wild, wild west. The city’s lax laws permit the legal enjoyment of all kinds of scandalous, dangerous, and downright sketchy acts that would get you put in jail elsewhere; and as always, business is booming. Now you can add recreational automatic firearm shooting to your list of Vegas visit activities. Where else can you rent an Uzi, an AK-47, a Mac 10, or a Sig 556 Swat Rifle, plus a laundry list of other weapons and blast away? Only in Vegas, baby. MGV even offers free shuttle pick-up from your hotel.
The Spartan Race series is not for real tough guys. It’s for normal people like us. In other words, you don’t have to worry about dying out there on the obstacle course, the paramedics will be standing by to save you. Coming to a city near you.
The neighborhood surrounding Jim Morrison’s West Hollywood apartment has changed a bit since The Doors’ frontman lived there back in the 60s. You might have a harder time finding your own “L.A. Woman” but you can rent the rockstar’s apartment for only two-hundred bucks per night and it’s right off Sunset Strip.
If you dream of taking an epic mission by motorcycle, the roadtrip experts at Harley-Davidson’s Authorized Tours can steer you in the right direction. They offer fully-supported global tours: Europe, Africa, Route 66, Australia and beyond. Now you know.
Winter is the perfect season for a trip to the warmth and sunshine of L.A.’s celebrity beachside hideaway of Malibu. And now that you can rent Pam Anderson’s villa on the sand, you can see it like only the superstars do. As long as Tommy Lee doesn’t show up looking to take your lady for a boat ride, it should be an incredible luxury getaway.
See Colombia like a kingpin. No bodyguards needed. Excursionist offers a unique two-week tour focused on Colombia’s top exports: coffee, coca, and gold. From your luxury houseboat on the reefs you can speed ashore to visit Pablo Escobar’s family, tour jungle coffee groves, and view one of the largest gold collections in the world.