Awesome – Viral Frequency https://viralfrequency.com Cherry Picking The Web Mon, 02 Apr 2018 20:18:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 https://i0.wp.com/viralfrequency.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/cropped-viral_logo_1.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Awesome – Viral Frequency https://viralfrequency.com 32 32 104823593 Sculptor of infamous Cristiano Ronaldo bust gets second chance after being commisioned by Bleacher Report https://viralfrequency.com/sculptor-of-infamous-cristiano-ronaldo-bust-gets-second-chance-after-being-commisioned-by-bleacher-report/ https://viralfrequency.com/sculptor-of-infamous-cristiano-ronaldo-bust-gets-second-chance-after-being-commisioned-by-bleacher-report/#respond Mon, 02 Apr 2018 18:12:03 +0000 https://viralfrequency.com/?p=6310

Portuguese sculptor Emanuel Santos was commissioned by Bleacher Report to get a second chance at the bust of the Real Madrid legend. Bleacher Report has released a documentary about Portuguese sculptor Emanuel Santos, who was badly mocked for his attempt at making a sculpture of the Real Madrid superstar and fellow Portugese, Cristiano Ronaldo. B/R […]

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Portuguese sculptor Emanuel Santos was commissioned by Bleacher Report to get a second chance at the bust of the Real Madrid legend.

Bleacher Report has released a documentary about Portuguese sculptor Emanuel Santos, who was badly mocked for his attempt at making a sculpture of the Real Madrid superstar and fellow Portugese, Cristiano Ronaldo.

B/R Football have decided to reach out to the sculptor and commission a second try at the bust, which is accompinied by an article by Bleacher Report writer Kathy Naqi, to give the much maligned sculptor a chance to redeem himself.

The second attempt is, thankfully, a big success, but it wasn’t without difficulty for Santos and his family.

The article and documentary goes in to detail about the social and mainstream media mockery that Santos endured, which was further felt due to the fact he lives on the island of Madiera, which is also where Cristiano hails from.

Santos was contemplative after the second and successful attempt:

One day, I want my son to understand that if he enjoys doing something very much, [he] doesn’t let himself be defeated with negative criticism,” Santos said to Naqi. “Sooner or later, if we believe in ourselves and are persistent, we can succeed in life. Even though his father never had a degree, isn’t a teacher or a doctor [and comes] from a poor family, he was able to make something of himself in this world.

You can watch the short documentary below:

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Bones with Bling: The Amazing Skeletons of the Roman Catacombs https://viralfrequency.com/bones-bling-amazing-skeletons-roman-catacombs/ https://viralfrequency.com/bones-bling-amazing-skeletons-roman-catacombs/#respond Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:41:31 +0000 https://viralfrequency.com/?p=6296

Way back towards the end of the Middle Ages, 1578 to be exact, came the fascinating discovery of a network of weaving and winding labyrinthine tombs, lurking deep beneath the street of Rome. These holy tombs were the final resting place to the decayed skeletons of early Christian martyrs – believed not only to be […]

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Way back towards the end of the Middle Ages, 1578 to be exact, came the fascinating discovery of a network of weaving and winding labyrinthine tombs, lurking deep beneath the street of Rome. These holy tombs were the final resting place to the decayed skeletons of early Christian martyrs – believed not only to be martyrs but to be saints as well, on account of their bravery and unyielding support of Christian doctrine.

Many of these skeletons (given the name ‘The Catacomb Saints’ by those who first discovered them) were then distributed across Europe as replacements for the long list of holy relics which had been smashed, stolen or destroyed during the chaos of the Protestant Reformation.

Once delivered, each skeleton was then clothed and adorned into a variety of precious jewels, expensive cloth, crowns, armour and even given wigs. They were put on display inside many different churches as a reminder to all who came to see them, for the riches and wealth that awaited them post death – providing they swore allegiance to the Christian faith.

It sounds like a tale straight from a Dan Brown novel doesn’t it? Yet it’s all factually accurate.

So fascinated by the discovery and indeed the story behind ‘The Catacomb Saints’ art historian (& self-confessed relic hunter) Paul Koudounaris travelled all over Europe trying to find and document the status of each Saint. Amazingly many of the skeletons were yet to be put on display, still stored in containers waiting to be dressed and revealed to the public.

His book ‘Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures & Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs‘ looks at the gripping origins and history of ‘The Catacomb Saints’, posing such as questions as who were they? How exactly did they die? Who ordered them to be placed in the catacombs? And why had they laid forgotten in Europe’s religious institutions for so long?

His work serves as a compelling documentation of some of the most elaborate & forgotten relics from a by-gone era.

Below are a few photographs from the stunning book itself, which you can purchase right here

 

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Here’s What Nasa Could Accomplish If It Had The Us Military’s $600 Billion Budget https://viralfrequency.com/heres-nasa-accomplish-us-militarys-600-billion-budget/ https://viralfrequency.com/heres-nasa-accomplish-us-militarys-600-billion-budget/#respond Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:54:44 +0000 https://viralfrequency.com/?p=6273

NASA has been a household name for Americans since the ’60s when it achieved the seemingly impossible, landing humans on the Moon. Since then, NASA has explored other alien surfaces like, Mars and Saturn’s moon Titan, as well as flown by every planet in our solar system. It has achieved so much on a budget […]

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NASA has been a household name for Americans since the ’60s when it achieved the seemingly impossible, landing humans on the Moon. Since then, NASA has explored other alien surfaces like, Mars and Saturn’s moon Titan, as well as flown by every planet in our solar system. It has achieved so much on a budget that is so small. Imagine if we gave NASA hundreds of billions of dollars a year like what we give the US military. What more could NASA have achieved over the years?

This is one example where the sky is not the limit — it’s the starting line. Following is a transcript of the video.

The US spends more on space exploration than any other country in the world. A big chunk of this investment goes to NASA, the country’s leading agency for space exploration. But that’s still a pittance compared to the overall US Federal budget. Since NASA landed the first man on the Moon in 1969, its budget has plummeted from 4.5% of the Federal budget to less than 0.5%. But what if NASA’s budget hadn’t shrunk? What if, instead, its funding was comparable to the US military’s?

How close would we be to actually colonizing Mars or visiting another star system?

It’s impossible to know for sure, but here’s a look at how NASA’s budget compared to the US military’s in 2016. Put another way, the military’s budget for 2016 would pay for a crewed mission to Mars with tens of billions to spare. NASA estimates it would cost $450 billion to land the first humans on Mars by the late 2030s or early 2040s. What else might NASA do with $600 billion? Let’s look at how NASA allocated its funds in 2016. That would easily meet current costs for NASA’s biggest ongoing projects including:

• Construction and launch costs for the most powerful rocket in history, the Space Launch System.
• The most powerful space telescope ever built, the James Webb Space Telescope.
• Partner with SpaceX on its first mission to Mars in 2018, the Red Dragon Mission.
• Pay for NASA operations on board the ISS through 2024.

So, how would you have NASA spend the rest?

We can think of some ideas.

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Evidence Of Another Universe? Gravity Is Escaping Into Other Dimensions https://viralfrequency.com/evidence-another-universe-gravity-escaping-dimensions/ https://viralfrequency.com/evidence-another-universe-gravity-escaping-dimensions/#respond Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:50:47 +0000 https://viralfrequency.com/?p=6253

Scientists say that gravitational waves could be the key component to help uncover the existence of another UNIVERSE. Physicists believe that there is gravity which is escaping into extra dimensions. An extra dimension would basically create a ‘tower’ of high-frequency waves, and change the way gravitational waves stretch space. If these changes are detected by […]

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Scientists say that gravitational waves could be the key component to help uncover the existence of another UNIVERSE. Physicists believe that there is gravity which is escaping into extra dimensions. An extra dimension would basically create a ‘tower’ of high-frequency waves, and change the way gravitational waves stretch space. If these changes are detected by experts than we might actually prove the existence of an extra dimension.

The question whether or not there is ONLY one universe has been one of the biggest mysteries of our existence. However, this mystery may finally be solved as scientists believe they may have found a revolutionary way which would help them detect hidden dimensions. Experts believe that if there are unknown dimensions out there, they may cause ripples through reality by changing gravitational waves—causing changes in the space-time fabric.

Scientists say that gravity is likely to occupy ALL other dimensions that may exist, so its waves are a perfect way of detecting whether or not other dimensions exist.

Currently, we only know of three dimensions that surround us every day: length, width, and depth. However, experts believe that there may be more dimensions out there. This is why experts from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Waves are looking for EXTRA dimensions—through ripples in space-time, caused by the motion of massive objects.

Since Gravity has proven to be weaker than other fundamental forces, experts have wondered if this could be so because some of it is ESCAPING into other dimensions. So how can we know for sure?

Well, experts decided to calculate how the existence of another dimension would affect gravitational waves—and they found two strange characteristics. First of all, experts found extra waves at high frequencies and a change in how gravitational waves stretch space.

However, as noted by New Scientist, “current observatories cannot detect frequencies that high, and most of the planned observatories also focus on lower frequencies.

So while these extra waves may be everywhere, they will be hard to spot. The second effect of extra dimensions might be more detectable, since it modifies the “normal” gravitational waves that we observe rather than adding an extra signal.” In an interview with New Scientist, Gustavo Lucena Gomez, who is leading the study, said: “If there are extra dimensions in the universe, then gravitational waves can walk along any dimension, even the extra dimensions.”

As explained by experts, gravitational waves ripple through the universe stretching and squishing space in a very specific way: Like pulling a rubber band—the ellipse formed by the band gets longer in one direction and shorter in the other one, and returns to its original shape once released.

However, it is believed that EXTRA dimensions way add another way for gravitational waves to make space shape-shift, called a breathing mode. Like your lungs, as you breathe, space expands and contracts as gravitational waves pass through, in addition to stretching and squishing, writes New Scientist.

“Extra dimensions have been discussed for a long time from different points of view,” says Emilian Dudas at the École Polytechnique in France. “Gravitational waves could be a new twist on looking for extra dimensions.”

 

 

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E3 Trailer Shows What the Future Holds for Stars Wars EA Games https://viralfrequency.com/e3-trailer-shows-what-the-future-holds-for-stars-wars-ea-games/ https://viralfrequency.com/e3-trailer-shows-what-the-future-holds-for-stars-wars-ea-games/#respond Sun, 12 Jun 2016 22:30:06 +0000 https://viralfrequency.com/?p=6032

Star Wars. The entertainment juggernaut. Since the acquisition by Disney for a reportedly 4.5 billion dollar price tag they have worked hard to create a strong production line for the future of the Star Wars franchise. Smashing records with Star Wars: Force Awakens and now with the anthology films on their way as well Disney […]

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Star Wars. The entertainment juggernaut. Since the acquisition by Disney for a reportedly 4.5 billion dollar price tag they have worked hard to create a strong production line for the future of the Star Wars franchise. Smashing records with Star Wars: Force Awakens and now with the anthology films on their way as well Disney is serious about their golden goose.

That’s no different for the games market. Electronic Arts signed a multi-year licensing deal with Lucasfilm (now owned by Disney) in 2013, and they are going full steam ahead to ramp up plenty of new Star Wars games in the near future.

How these will be received is up for debate with many fans wanting many different things and with EA being a rather controversial company and not well liked in the gaming community they will have their work cut out for them to deliver top quality to satisfy the fans.

Get more information about the upcoming games here

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The Immigrants of Ellis Island. 35 Photos of America’s Diversity. https://viralfrequency.com/the-immigrants-of-ellis-island-35-photos-of-americas-diversity/ https://viralfrequency.com/the-immigrants-of-ellis-island-35-photos-of-americas-diversity/#respond Sun, 12 Jun 2016 21:14:09 +0000 https://viralfrequency.com/?p=5984

Augustus Sherman was a registrar clerk at Ellis Island between 1892-1925 and was also a keen amatuer photographer. His position and his hobby enabled him to document countless immigrants coming into the country and show off the vast diversity that helped continue to settle and build The United States of America after often perilous and […]

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Augustus Sherman was a registrar clerk at Ellis Island between 1892-1925 and was also a keen amatuer photographer. His position and his hobby enabled him to document countless immigrants coming into the country and show off the vast diversity that helped continue to settle and build The United States of America after often perilous and long journeys from Europe.

Taken over a 30 year period they show a history that many people don’t acknowledge or pay attention to. It’s hard not to think about these journeys and diverse lives in search for a better future when viewing these striking images.

Below are 35 of these pictures that offer a glimpse into this fascinating era.

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What if Yoda had turned to the Dark Side? https://viralfrequency.com/what-if-yoda-had-turned-to-the-dark-side/ https://viralfrequency.com/what-if-yoda-had-turned-to-the-dark-side/#respond Sat, 11 Jun 2016 17:05:05 +0000 https://viralfrequency.com/?p=5966

The diminutive green Jedi Master is one of the most powerful characters in the entire Star Wars saga and was instrumental in training Luke to become a Jedi and to also resist the pull of the dark side. But what if the benevolent and wise Yoda had turned to the dark side himself? Chaos would […]

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The diminutive green Jedi Master is one of the most powerful characters in the entire Star Wars saga and was instrumental in training Luke to become a Jedi and to also resist the pull of the dark side. But what if the benevolent and wise Yoda had turned to the dark side himself? Chaos would no doubt have ensued with Yoda even possibly defeating the emperor and taking over the entire empire himself and plunging the universe into even more darkness than Darth Sidious and Vader did. He may be small but as we know you shouldn’t judge him by his size and without a doubt Yoda falling to the dark side would have been a disaster. Of course, Yoda stayed in the light but “what if” scenarios are always fun.

Alternative Video Game/Movie/TV series artwork is very popular on the internet with some fantastic artists bringing fresh and unique artistic takes on well known characters. Yoda, super popular as he is, is no exception and the “what if” of Yoda falling to the dark side has been thought of plenty of times before so here is some art from around the web showing what it might look like if the Jedi Master succumbed to the dark side!

 

 

 

 

 

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Kung Fury II Teased by Creator David Sandberg https://viralfrequency.com/kung-fury-ii-teased-by-creator-david-sandberg/ https://viralfrequency.com/kung-fury-ii-teased-by-creator-david-sandberg/#respond Sun, 29 May 2016 22:24:59 +0000 https://viralfrequency.com/?p=5963

It’s been a year since Kung Fury burst on to the internet. A short film crowdfunded on Kickstarter by writer/director/star David Sandberg. An over the top, highly stylized 80’s inspired extravaganza. Sandberg originally had looked to raising $200,000 but ended up smashing that original goal with $630,019 finally raised. That was enough to expand certain aspects […]

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It’s been a year since Kung Fury burst on to the internet. A short film crowdfunded on Kickstarter by writer/director/star David Sandberg. An over the top, highly stylized 80’s inspired extravaganza. Sandberg originally had looked to raising $200,000 but ended up smashing that original goal with $630,019 finally raised. That was enough to expand certain aspects of the film and even manage to get David Hasselhoff in for a cameo and song.

Today the film is free to watch on Youtube and has racked up over 25 million views. If you have never checked it out before you should do yourself a favour and remedy that A.S.A.P.

So, with the year anniversary today Sandberg released this on his twitter account. S script for Kung Fury II wrapped in the red bandana for extra emphasis.

We don’t really have any more information to go on but this seems to speak more than clearly enough that KFII is a go. The “IT’S HAPPENING” tag on that tweet pushes it over the edge. More Hasselhoff, dinosaurs, Nordic Gods and power glove powered time travel please.

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New Star Trek Teaser Trailer Shows off Logo for 2017 Show. https://viralfrequency.com/new-star-trek-teaser-trailer-shows-off-logo-for-2017-show/ https://viralfrequency.com/new-star-trek-teaser-trailer-shows-off-logo-for-2017-show/#comments Wed, 18 May 2016 23:48:17 +0000 https://viralfrequency.com/?p=5889

With the new Star Trek series rapidly approaching at warp speed for its 2017 arrival back on the small screen CBS Studios have released this teaser trailer for advertisers at Carnegie Hall in New York City and now to us, Trekkies around the globe. Almost everything about the new series is still a mystery to […]

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With the new Star Trek series rapidly approaching at warp speed for its 2017 arrival back on the small screen CBS Studios have released this teaser trailer for advertisers at Carnegie Hall in New York City and now to us, Trekkies around the globe.

Almost everything about the new series is still a mystery to the general public but do expect that it will be set in the Prime Universe (as opposed to the alternate current film universe) and as the teaser tells us will feature a new crew, new villains , new heroes and new worlds as the iconic music swells.

The new series has been taking on some very interesting people to actually make the thing and if you’re a dyed in the wool Trek fan they should fill you with some hope.

With names like Nicholas Meyer (the director of Wrath of Khan and Undiscovered Country the best, in this humble fans opinion of the original cast films) on board as writer and consulting producer, Bryan Fuller as Executive Producer and showrunner and Alex Kurtzman also serving as an exec to no doubt bridge the old generation with the new, there is a lot to be excited for and the choices made show a willingness to get Star Trek “right” and make sure the core principles of what make Trek so special are the driving force of this new series.

We can’t get much from this teaser but tentatively the excitement grows to see a true new Star Trek series coming back to our screens after so long away.

 

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Prison Break Will Return. New Trailer Just Landed. https://viralfrequency.com/prison-break-will-return-new-trailer-just-landed/ https://viralfrequency.com/prison-break-will-return-new-trailer-just-landed/#respond Tue, 17 May 2016 16:54:10 +0000 https://viralfrequency.com/?p=5845

When Fox announced that fan-favourite Prison Break was returning in 2017 it was met with a decent degree of hype and since then we’ve all been waiting for the trailer to arrive to see our erstwhile heroes return to do some more high quality prison escaping and breaking. With Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Robert Knepper […]

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When Fox announced that fan-favourite Prison Break was returning in 2017 it was met with a decent degree of hype and since then we’ve all been waiting for the trailer to arrive to see our erstwhile heroes return to do some more high quality prison escaping and breaking.

With Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Robert Knepper and Amaury Nolasco all reprising their roles fans of the original run of Prison Break have reason to be excited and the trailer certainly delivers on what looks to be a high-octane and drama fuelled continuation. 

I watched Prison Break on its original 2005-2009 run and was a big fan of the show. That said, by the last season the convoluted way the writers had to keep getting them back in to various prisons so they could satisfy the premise of the shows name had long since tipped over the edge of the ridiculous. Michael has broken out of 3 prisons by my count and looks to be adding a fourth in the new series. This lad breaks out of “prisons” easier than I do out of bed in the morning.

From the trailer we can see that Michael Scofield has somehow managed once more to get himself handily incarcerated and his brother Lincoln Burrows is heading up the rescue attempt to break him out.

It’s stretching the edges of credulity but given how fun the show can be and how great some of the characters are (awesome to see T-Bag making a return) this is one that deserves waving away the convoluted premise and to just enjoy that it’s coming back after 7 long years when it finally lands in 2017. This is one I’ll be definitely checking out.

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