Dose: See how a $15,000 gold-plated skateboard gets made
These are insane
The golden skateboard is a true father-son project. New York City artist Matt Willet came up with the idea and enlisted the help of his dad, who works at Epner Technologies in Brooklyn. The company makes gold-plated components for NASA, but Willet had a different kind of transportation in mind than spaceships. On the latest episode of Dose, host Tim Brodhagen visited the Willets to see firsthand how they make 99.99% pure electro-plated skateboards.
Willet and his dad completely transform all the parts of a Shut Skateboards complete, progressing through copper plating, nickel plating, and finishing with the gold. The board is then polished to a mirror finish. The final product weighs nine pounds but it is completely functional, although Willet suggests keeping this board strictly as a wall-hanger. The $15,000 price tag probably has something to do with that.
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Follow surf photographer Stu Gibson's drone around the world as he captures footage of some of the best surfing spots with some of the best surfers. Big waves, perfect waves, and everything in between, Stu is getting some incredible imagery.
It's time for Chris Forsberg and Ryan Tuerck to really take the bull by the horns in this new episode of Drift Garage. Forsberg goes for it by installing a new twin turbo engine kit on his 370Z street car. And Tuerck starts the upgrades on his old 240SX with an improved fuel system to accommodate a bigger turbo and bigger cams. The guys are working overtime, but they’re still definitely finding time for some fun.
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We have to be honest. We aren't sure who set this up, how they executed it, or if it's even real, but this elaborate Brazilian hoax, which throws unsuspecting subway riders into a bonafied zombie nightmare, is far and away the most insane hidden camera prank we have ever seen. It is so terrifying that a woman literally passes out. As in completely unconscious.
In the US, this whole thing feels like a lawsuit waiting to happen—and to be totally honest, that's probably justified—but let's table those concerns for now and just sit back and watch the horror. Either way, Brazilian game shows are always the best.
A good prank never gets old. Just ask this driving school, who decided to haze a few new instructors on their first day by hiring Malaysian drifter Leona Chin to pose as a clueless teen driver and then take them on the ride of their lives (which also just so happened to flash before their eyes). The reactions here are absolutely hilarious, so sit back, relax, and let other people's terror brighten your morning.