MQ-1 Predator Flying at Sunset

First Things First

Words: Chris Brinlee Jr
Photo above: Getty Images

AN ONGOING ROUNDUP OF THE STUFF THAT MATTERS

November 20 2015

Free Thrills Today! 

When the Earth is long gone, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” will still remain. It’s that good. You know it. We know it. If you don’t have the album in your collection, Google will hook you up. Today only, it’s free.

If sliding down a volcano at 50mph on a piece of plywood sounds like fun to you, a trip to Nicaragua may be in order

A bunch of earthquakes triggered a volcano outside of Leon, Nicaragua in 1999; the resulting disaster was catastrophic for the surrounding villages. Adventure is born from adversity though; the new sport of volcano boarding rose up from its ashy slopes. Now, thousands of people come from all over the world to hurl themselves down the mountain at speeds of 50mph; new industry has come just as quickly.

Watch This: What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas

An Irish guy gave his dad a GoPro to film his Vegas vacation, but forgot to tell pops which way to point it. Instead of capturing highlights from Sin City, the dad filmed his own hilarious commentary on selfie-mode; his captured oblivion is priceless.

These new drones automatically detect no-fly zones

Good news for all you UAV pilots out there. This new drone features a built-in system called AirMap, which highlights warning areas or restricted airspace - and provides updated real-time information about no-fly zones, including temporary ones. This should keep you out of trouble with the FAA in case the Pope happens to be rolling by in his sweet jeep while you’re piloting an airborne GoPro

Costa Rica, Alajuela, La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano at sunrise

     FYI: When sliding down a volcano, it’s ok to grin and say “whhhheeeeeeee!!!!”

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chris brinlee jr
Chris Brinlee Jr.

Whether he’s climbing in the Himalayas or writing stories from LA, Chris Brinlee Jr. is an adventurer and storyteller who can’t stay put for more than a few weeks at a time. Follow his adventures on Instagram: @chrisbrinleejr.

NOVEMBER 13, 2015

If sliding down a volcano at 50mph on a piece of plywood sounds like fun to you, a trip to Nicaragua may be in order

A bunch of earthquakes triggered a volcano outside of Leon, Nicaragua in 1999; the resulting disaster was catastrophic for the surrounding villages. Adventure is born from adversity though; the new sport of volcano boarding rose up from its ashy slopes. Now, thousands of people come from all over the world to hurl themselves down the mountain at speeds of 50mph; new industry has come just as quickly.

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