Author: Steven Blum

Steven is a writer in LA who has written for The Stranger, VICE, Blackbook Magazine, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, USA Today, Hello Giggles, Tablet Magazine and Haaretz. Email him at steven@firstslice.com!

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Japan’s Luxury Trains Are A Sight To Behold

Japan’s Luxury Trains Are A Sight To Behold

Today I’ve been dreaming about taking a ride on one of Japan’s new luxury trains. Sleek design, soaring views and opulent furniture are all par for th ...
Glassdoor Releases List Of Top 25 Highest-Paying Jobs In U.S.

Glassdoor Releases List Of Top 25 Highest-Paying Jobs In U.S.

ER Newsflash: jobs that require a wide array of skills pay better than jobs that don’t. That’s one revelation I had while reading the list of Ameri ...
This Is What It’s Like To Ride A Roller Coaster With VR Strapped To Your Face (Video)

This Is What It’s Like To Ride A Roller Coaster With VR Strapped To Your Face (Video)

Wondering what it would be like to ride a roller coaster with a VR set strapped to your head? Wonder no more. Six Flags recently debuted an Oculus-a ...
Facebook Acquiring Face-Swapping App Your Friends Can’t Stop Using

Facebook Acquiring Face-Swapping App Your Friends Can’t Stop Using

Facebook has bought that hilarious face-swapping app your friends can’t stop using with their dogs. The buyout will ensure that everyone in your f ...
Scientists Discover Bacteria That Can Break Down Water Bottles!

Scientists Discover Bacteria That Can Break Down Water Bottles!

Groundbreaking news for anyone who cares about our environment: researchers have identified a species of bacteria that can eat the type of plastic f ...
Lawmakers In West Virginia Legalize Raw Milk, Drink It, Get Sick

Lawmakers In West Virginia Legalize Raw Milk, Drink It, Get Sick

Lawmakers in West Virginia, enthused about their state’s overturning of a ban on raw milk, celebrated by taking a few sips and then promptly fell ...
Researchers Might Have Discovered The Secret To Male Birth Control

Researchers Might Have Discovered The Secret To Male Birth Control

Researchers just discovered an “on-off” switch for sperm movement that could allow for the development of male birth control. In the study, detaile ...
Nike Unveils World’s First “Power-Lacing” Shoe

Nike Unveils World’s First “Power-Lacing” Shoe

Nike has invented a self-lacing shoe, just like the kind sported in Back To The Future II! The shoe's so-called "power laces" work using a sensor t ...
SeaWorld Will Stop Breeding Orcas, Forcing Them To Do Backflips

SeaWorld Will Stop Breeding Orcas, Forcing Them To Do Backflips

SeaWorld, long criticized for holding smart, majestic killer whales in captivity, says they will stop breeding these creatures and immediately phase ...
<i>The Walking Dead</i> Attraction Coming To Universal Studios Hollywood

The Walking Dead Attraction Coming To Universal Studios Hollywood

Flesh hungry zombies will soon find a permanent home at Universal Studios Hollywood. The Walking Dead attraction, an immersive maze featuring animat ...
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