Where Do Beards Come From?

Beards are awesome, there’s no arguing that. But where do they come from and how do they radiate their mystical manliness? It’s time to learn something that matters.

An Invocation for Beginnings

YouTube legend, TED Talker, Tweeter and all around internet phenom Ze Frank is back with a new show appropriately titled “a show”. In this first episode he implores us to get up and do something, to not punish ourselves for our failures and to not pat ourselves too hard on the back for our success.

The Australian Burnout King

When the smoke cleared at Summernats – Austalia’s annual festival of horsepower and tire smoke – there stood a clear winner. Warren Eustace in his 1974 Holden HQ sedan demonstrated the proper way to dispose of tires to the delight of both the crowd and us.

Skateboarding Under Moonlight

Red Bull Moon Sessions will select and illuminate iconic skate spots in Southern California and allow the best of local pros to session under the light of the moon. The first spot they hit up was Oceanview High School in Huntington Beach, inviting the Sk8Mafia Teams along with a dozen other local skateboarding pro’s out to shred the night.

What You Missed at the Hippy Killer Hoedown

There are a ton of amazing events happening all the time now that spring is here. Unfortunately we can’t make it to all of them. The Hippy Killer Hoedown was one we had to miss, but it looked like an amazing time, packed with amazing vintage hot rods and wild custom motorcycles. Also, they had a van with a mustache.

Octane Academy: Full Episode 4

Ken Block’s camp gets underway as he covers the gamut of physical and driving challenges with Skim or Swim Challenge, Snowbike Supercross and Rally School at Miller Motorsports Park.

Freestyle Mountain Bikers Invade France

Despite chilly weather and frequent rain showers, young freestyle mountain bikers threw down on a custom built course at the Roseraie Bikepark in Toulouse, France for the Red Bull Backyard Diggers event.

The Cheap Truck Challenge

HOT ROD’s David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan join Fred Williams and Rick Péwé of Peterson’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine to compete in the infamous Cheap Truck Challenge. Riding into battle with a modded 1979 Bronco, they face-off against a rock-ready 1980 Toyota Pickup and a beastly 1987 Chevy Suburban in a cash-strapped quest for ultimate off-road glory.

TED Talks: How Fark Beat a Patent Troll

Drew Curtis, the founder of Fark, tells the story of how he fought a lawsuit from a company that had a patent, “…for the creation and distribution of news releases via email.” Along the way he shares some nutty statistics about the growing legal problem of frivolous patents.