BMW Says This Future Motorcycle Is So Safe You Won't Need To Wear A Helmet While Riding It

BMW might be the automobile of choice for driving enthusiasts and/or total douchebags whose fathers are lawyers, but they don’t just make cars. They also make some pretty sweet motorcycles.

And I’m not just talking about the bikes that are currently in production, but the German auto-manufacturer’s future cycles, as well.

The Motorrad Vision Next 100 might have a ridiculous name, but the technology in this future bike is anything but.

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Apparently the Vision Next 100’s self-balancing technology is so safe that riders wouldn’t have to wear a helmet or even specially padded body suits. Which is comforting news to anyone who’s wanted to own a motorcycle but were afraid to. 

The zero-emissions (probably fully electric) bike also doesn’t require a bunch of esoteric gauges and dials. All relevant information is fed to the rider through a visor.


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It’s important to remember that the Vision Next 100, just like BMW’s shape shifting car, is a concept automobile. The likelihood of seeing this thing on a showroom floor in the near future is slim to none. 

It’s also kinda crazy to assume that no one is going to fall off this bike, which means that people will still need a helmet if they’re thrown off of it somehow.

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Because the ground doesn’t really care whether or not your bike has self-balancing technology.

Would you want to ride one of these bad boys if they ever actually came out?

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I would, but that doesn’t mean I’d be giving up my pads and helmet just yet.

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This Woman's Younger Brother Had Nothing To Wear For The School Dance, So She Turned To Facebook

Siblings are usually bitter enemies, sworn to roast, bother, and pester each other until the end of time.

However, when stuff gets real, and your brother or sister needs some help, you’ve always got their back.

And this big sister lived up to that role when she found out that her younger brother had nothing to wear to his first big school dance.

Lisa White took to Facebook and asked her friends to help get her brother some fly clothes so he could take his girlfriend out in style.

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Her little bro, Cody Keifer, didn’t really have many clothing options at his disposal, as he never went to a school dance before. Yes, it was his first time. So not only was he most likely nervous, but he was a complete newbie to the whole situation.

White then asked Facebook to provide Cody with clothes to match his girlfriend.

“His girlfriend is wearing a red dress and my brother is in need of a red tie, white shirt and black pants. Depending on prices, I can buy some of it for him. But if anyone has anything he can borrow or possibly have to wear for the night, it would mean the world to him.”

White thought that she would only get “two or three responses.”

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“Within maybe an hour, I had 10 different people offer to take him shopping. I had put my phone down and came back after doing the dishes and I was just amazed at how many people had already offered to help.”

Cody was floored by the community’s response. He initially only asked his sister for a red tie, but then she ended up getting him a whole outfit.


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“I’ve never had that experience before — not just the dance but the help from the community.” Cody said

So Lisa took Cody to meet up with a kind woman who agreed to help out online, and she was a total stranger.

“(Cody) was more worried that is would be embarrassing or awkward and it wasn’t at all. The woman walked in and said ‘Let’s do this!’ She told him, ‘You need to look like a king,’ and ‘That’s what every young man deserves’ and ‘Don’t even look at the price.’ And he got everything: the shirt, the shoes, the tie, right down to his socks.” – White said in an interview with Omaha.com.

Someone else even bought Cody a corsage for him to give to his date, and another family provided a gift card so the young couple could enjoy a nice dinner.

The outpour of support made White extremely emotional, especially because Cody was working hard in school to get his grades back up.

“It was above and beyond anything I ever imagined. I was so glad to see him finally going to a dance and wanting to do that, I wanted to bawl my eyes out. I’m glad he got to experience it, and I got to witness it all. And I’m so grateful to the people who helped him.”

It’s easy to get bogged down in negativity and generally feel like humanity sucks, it’s not like this world doesn’t give you more than enough evidence of that. But you can never discount our common desire to help those in need. It sounds like Cody had an amazing first school dance because of it.

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You Can Wear A Swan Around Your Neck With These Stunning Soft Felt Scarves

I’m a sucker for a good fashion trend, especially one that looks like it was crafted by a Fairy Godmother.

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Designer sisters Celina and Maja Debowska crafted these gorgeous felt swan scarves and started selling them on their Etsy shop, Celapiu.

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They were inspired by the swan dresses Björk wore to the Oscars and on her Vespertine tour.

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And although these elegant felt scarves could be paired with evening gowns, they’re the perfectly cute accessory to liven up a casual outfit too.

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The best part? Each of these beautiful pieces are made entirely by hand out of raw materials.

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The attention to detail is astounding as well.

The design’s a throwback to the glamorous furs women wore during the 1920’s, without all the messy animal cruelty business.

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Celina says that her style is “Playful, out of context, conceptual…I play with styles, shuffle between cartoon kitsch and urban deconstruction.”

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That sounds like something right off of Project Runway, but fancy fashion language aside, these are some pretty damn awesome scarvey-poos.

And if swans aren’t your thing, then Celapiu offers a few other cool pieces featuring different animals. Like foxes.

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Owls.

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And Deer.

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Oh my.

If you’re interested in any of these scarves you can check out their Etsy shop. Just don’t please tell my wife about the owl scarf.

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