Getting naked for the needy

Celebrities have a history of stripping down to their knickers for charity

If you haven’t seen it yet, the Warwick University Rowing Club’s naked calendar is something you won’t want to miss. Both the men’s and women’s team posed nude to help raise money for charity… and the web is going absolutely bonkers over it.

When are tryouts? I’d do whatever is needed to join this rowing team.

Once the pictures went viral on the internet, both teams sold out of every calendar and they are now on backorder. While this is the first year the women’s team made a naked Continue reading

HARLEM makes you SHAKE?

The Harlem shake is the latest trend to drive youtubers crazy.

In 2012 the track “Harlem Shake” by Baauuer was released on to the web and pretty much did nothing. Only about a year later, ‘Filthy Frank’ used the track for a video of 4 people dancing in spandex suits, and all Harlem broke loose. Check out the original –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vJiSSAMNWw

Like most YouTube trends, it then snowballed into a full blown epidemic. There are already tens of thousands of versions – from college kids to firefighters, and even Norwegian soldiers (who knew there are Norwegian soldiers?). Everybody wants in.

So, to help you out, we at moolta.com have compiled a recipe that will make your Harlem shake bring all the boys to the yard.

The ingredients:
– One bizarre person in a full head mask or helmet.
– One bunch of people willing to dance like they’re having a seizure.
– One working camera.
– One space big enough to fit all dancing people.
– Props – the more, the merrier. The weirder – the better.

Instructions:
Try (it’s hard) to think of a situation no one has ever done before. Start semi-normal, with everyone being themselves, except bizarro guy in the full head mask – make him dance even before you start filming.

15 seconds in is when all hell should break loose – everyone joins in on the seizure-dancing. Make sure you give every dancer his own specific move to repeat for the next 15 seconds. Want to earn extra Harlem Shake points? Include at least one person dry humping an inanimate object and another dancing in a hand stand. Farm animals (even stuffed ones) are also a welcomed addition.

Now edit, add music, and voilà! Your very own Harlem Shake.

For your inspiration and our selfish reasons, here is Moolta‘s very own Harlem Shake ZOMBIE version:
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Now go forth, young one, and make your own.

Or are you not up for the challenge?

What will Crowdfunding look like in 2013?

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2012 was the year crowdfunding became a household name. With the amazing success of the Pebble Smartwatch, iPhone-powered gTar, and endless arts, media, and design projects, funding as we knew it changed entirely. Kickstarter became not only a spreading phenomenon, but an actual verb. “Great idea, you should Kickstart it”.

small businesses today are struggling more than ever to stay afloat, and entrepreneurs are not facing great odds. Crowdfunding offers these individuals a chance at success, allows creators to stay true to their projects without having to neither answer to any greater structure nor follow any agenda forced upon them. It is also a great way to build a community that is attached to the product. Fundraising can sometime be more effective in friendraising than the actual raising of funds.

2012 was the year a couple of projects made it big, meaning It only makes sense that 2013 will see even more projects and hopefully even bigger funding numbers. But the fresh and innovative crowdfunding of last year is starting to wear down and getting creative is becoming more and more challenging.

In an effort to stand out in an ocean of other projects, crowdfunding – mainly for nonprofits, became entertaining. Nowadays, you don’t just ask for money, you earn it. Most commonly by making sure your contributors are well amused.

The Huffington Post wrote “For causes, 2012 proved to be the year of the risk-taker, as do-gooders around the world – with some of the biggest cajones we’ve ever seen — used their fearlessness to inspire others to donate money and goods to people in need.”

From eccentric homages like men wearing high heels to raise awareness of sexual abuse, thousands of Santas running the Santa Claus Marathon in NY, or simply taking on challenges in exchange for donations like we at Moolta do on a daily basis, fundraising has never been more lively and colorful.

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At Moolta, we are amazed to see how well people react to the prospect of doing something crazy for donations. It might be because people see the entertaining side of it as a cause for itself, or because it makes them feel more connected than simply writing a check, or maybe we all just like to make fun of ourselves and a charity is a good excuse to do so.

Whatever the reason is, the result is amazing and the concept is spreading rapidly. We see time and time again that the commitment and passion in these kinds of projects are like no other and people involved in such process are eager to continue to do the next crazy thing.

We welcome you all to go crazy, be stupid, never take yourself too seriously and make the world a little better while doing so. May 2013 be the year that emphasized the fun in fundraising.

Giving YOLO a Whole New Meaning

Three things you probably want to try

Getting a little tired of the mundane? Well apparently, these guys can’t really stand it either. In fact, they rarely even experience it. They’re too busy spending their time creating insane videos like these. It’s a good thing that they recorded it, because watching these might make you realize how much you’re missing out on:

  1. A little bit more intense than your childhood swing set.
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The Epic (and hot) Fans of Football

The very best of American Football fans

From hot, sweaty, drunk fat men to beautiful, sexy and steamy women, moolta.com has this weeks updates on crazy football fans from the opening weeks of the NFL and college football seasons.

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Amster-dam good dares

What’s up moolta men and women! It’s Robert from moolta checking in. Hope all of you are doing as well as I am right now. Just got back from an epic trip to the capital of crazy – AMSTERDAM!

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First day in the Dam city & we have to show our Gator pride (with a stop at a coffee shop along the way of course).

Obviously we couldn’t be just normal tourists, as much as I love looking at maps, bird watching, fine dining and whatever the heck else normal tourists do… we had to spice our Continue reading