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Remembering The Heroic Guide Dogs Of 9/111m24s

Remembering The Heroic Guide Dogs Of 9/11

Just because you work for biscuits doesn't mean your job is any less important. The rescue dogs on-site at the Twin Towers both during and immediately following 9/11 made sure their noses - and their personalities - were always there whenever a human needed either. Working dogs are trained to ignore loud noises when their owners are in need. When the Twin Towers were hit, two guide dogs by the names of Roselle and Salty ignored the sounds of the towers collapsing around them, as they led their blind owners to safety. Because it was their job. The two Golden Retrievers took their owners down 70 flight of stairs engulfed in fire and smoke, letting the firefighters who climbed up to pet them. The two canine heroes shared the Dickin Medal from the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals in 2002. Over 100 search and rescue dogs worked tirelessly on Ground 0 during and after the devastating event. When they weren’t working, the dogs offered comfort to those who were in pain or have suffered a loss. These dogs breathed smoke and dust while searching for survivors, while their paws would get bruised or cut, so veterinarians were on the site to provide comfort for the furry heroes as well. The last surviving 9/11 rescue dog, Bretagne, died in 2016 and received a hero’s funeral in her hometown of Cyprus, Texas

Life Beyond a Gender Label1m32s

Life Beyond a Gender Label

Some people might shrug it off as a fad; others take the path of self-righteousness and judgment. But gender identity and the concept of a person identifying as something other than “male” or “female” is an ancient question. And in some cultures, there are more than two options.

10 Stories That Make You Feel Better About The World1m48s

10 Stories That Make You Feel Better About The World

Sometimes, the news can portray the world as a very negative place. The more news you see like that, the more you cannot help but to agree with them. However, did you know that there are plenty of other awesome things happening in the world today? There are tonnes of innovations and stories that make the world a not so dark place. It is a friendly reminder that there is still light at the end of the tunnel! Here are 10 stories that will surely make you feel a lot better about the world! Some of these facts are so amazing that you would have never guessed that they were true! We can all make the world a better place if we all just try! Even the smallest of contribution helps! What did you think of this clip? Were there any facts in here that you did not know? Are there any other positive facts that you would like to share? We would love to hear from you so please do not hesitate to leave a comment down in the comments section! Please share this video with people that need a good cheer up! Surely it will make them smile and look at things a little more positively! This is one video that no one should ever miss out on!

Japan's Unique Robot-Run Hotels1m32s

Japan's Unique Robot-Run Hotels

Technology is amazing! It is evolving at such a fast rate, that some of the tech that we take for granted was only in works of fiction 50 years ago! It has made our lives easier and a lot safer. It seems that some amazing technology has appeared in this hotel here! Robot-staffed hotels are popping up in Japan where you're checked in by friendly dinosaurs. The lobby piano player has no soul, literally. This makes running a hotel so much easier and efficient! One can only imagine what the world will be like in the next 10 years! At the rate that technology is evolving, it is not very hard to imagine that the world will be like some of the works of science fiction! Talk about incredibly cool! What did you think of this clip? Have you ever seen robots like this before at a hotel? We would love to hear what you think so please do not hesitate to leave a comment down in the comments section! Please share this awesome video with your family and friends as it will surely interest and shock them! This is one video that no one should ever miss out on!

Larry Brilliant, The Hippie Doctor That Helped Cure Smallpox1m46s

Larry Brilliant, The Hippie Doctor That Helped Cure Smallpox

This is the story of the hippie doctor that helped cure smallpox. Dr. Lawrence ‘Larry’ Brilliant was a former doctor for the Grateful Dead, who showed that spirituality and compassion can be key to medical breakthroughs. He attended one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s lectures in 1962 and it changed a teenage Brilliant’s life forever. King’s lecture inspired Brilliant to do everything he could to assist those in need of help all around the world. It was a moment that led to the future doctor’s focus on global activism and awareness. Larry Brilliant marched in civil rights rallies. He protested alongside the Native Americans on Alcatraz island. While on a pilgrimage across the Himalayas in 1972, one Hindu guru told Brilliant his destiny: to find the cure for one of worst pandemics the human race has ever encountered - smallpox. This inspired the young 27-year-old doctor to leave for New Delhi and join the World Health Organization. A few years later, Brilliant would lead a WHO team that will be key in the eradication of the disease. Today, his own SEVA foundation has helped 4 million blind people see again. “Seva” means “service to others” in Sanskrit. He has been the executive director of Google’s philanthropic arm, Google.org. He also chaired the Skoll Global Threats fund, continuing his fight against global pandemics. In essence, Dr. Larry Brilliant is proof that caring for people can make the world a better place.

10 Human Emotions You Didn’t Know Had Names1m46s

10 Human Emotions You Didn’t Know Had Names

People experience a plethora of emotions throughout there life. Some are more common than others such as; sadness, happiness, anger and fear. There are even more emotions however and we bet that there are some that you have experienced but never knew the names of. Here are the "10 Human Emotions You Didn’t Know Had Names!" Some of these emotions are truly unique. Most of us didn't even realize that these feelings talked about in this video were their own emotions. We just usually group these feeling with other major emotions like happy, sad, scared, etc. It is good to know that some of those feeling you felt are recognized and have their own emotions. Now you do not have to feel so weird if you experience them! Who knew that some of these emotions even existed? What we do know is that this is one entertaining and interesting video that no one should miss! Have you ever experienced any of these emotions before? Have you experienced some emotions that you just don't know the name of? Let us know down in the comments section! Please share this video with your family and friends as it will surely interest them!

Mexico's Insanely Dangerous Festival of Fireworks1m50s

Mexico's Insanely Dangerous Festival of Fireworks

We might love our fireworks in the USA and Canada, but at least we send ours up in the air! In the town of Tultepec in Mexico, there is a festival dedicated to John of God, the patron saint of fireworks makers. Every year, 100.000 people go to Tultepec, Mexico, to run and dance among the fireworks. Their National Pyrotechnic Festival is being held in honor of San Juan De Dios, the patron saint of fireworks. Isn’t that quaint? Unlike our celebration that includes fireworks, the explosions are not in the sky. Hell no, they release them on the ground, among the festival goers. Needless to say, it both a very magical and extremely dangerous event to participate in. Visitors compete in the event by building structures out of wood, reed, paper and fireworks. There are dozens of bull-shaped sculptures, loaded with fireworks and set off in the streets. Out of all the fireworks produced in Mexico, 50-80% are made in Tultepec. Even though it is very dangerous, in contributes greatly to the local economy. Each year, the festival accumulates up to 800.000 US dollars. The firework making business provides many jobs for the locals, as they are crucial part in many celebrations and festivals in the country.

Port Royal: The Sunken Pirate City in Jamaica1m34s

Port Royal: The Sunken Pirate City in Jamaica

The greatest pirate story in history isn't the newest Pirates of the Caribbean movie. It happened almost three centuries ago in the city of Port Royal, Jamaica. Port Royal had a world wide reputation as being “The most wicked and sinful city in the world”. Back in the 17th century, Jamaica was a British colony and part of the Caribbean trading routes. Since it was economically the most important port in all of the English colonies, the Governor of the settlement enlisted the “services” of a pirate group called “Brethren of the Coast”, which included names like Blackbeard and Captain Henry Morgan (sound familiar?). Their job was to protect the bounty which made Port Royal the richest colony of the British empire. How did they do that? By attacking the Spanish ships, as the Spanish shipping interests were considered to be a threat to the growth of the town. All privateers were sanctioned by the British crown with an official letter (a Pirate license), which obligated them to pay a portion of all booty to the town government. But even with this tax that they had to pay, privateers could spend up to two to three times the annual wage of a plantation worker's wage in a single night, because money was not something they were short on. Even though the city had a cathedral and several churches, about a quarter of it was bars and brothels, so you can probably guess where they spent all that gold. What was once the second biggest city in the New World, after Boston came to a crash on the faithful day June 7th. A massive earthquake struck the city, followed by a tsunami. The local clergy referred to the natural even as “God's punishment”, with the death of over 2000 people. The ruins are listed as a UNESCO world heritage site are still vastly unexplored to this day.

Let's Learn About Beijing’s Rat Tribe Of Subterranean Humans1m22s

Let's Learn About Beijing’s Rat Tribe Of Subterranean Humans

What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when somebody mentions Beijing – the capital of China and the second most populous city in the world? If you got a sense of claustrophobia, then you’re not far from the truth – this city is so densely packed, it’s almost unbelievable. Which makes the following story even more astounding. Even if you come from a fairly large city, you probably know that finding a place to rent can be really hard. Now, imagine what that process would look like in this monster of a city. But, the locals have found a “loop” in the cruel housing market. Turns out, that loop is deep underground.Turning would-be survival bunkers into homes by choice and economics, Beijing residents are moving into Cold War-era structures, paying half the rent of their above-ground counterparts. Pay $20 per month in exchange for living in a room barely big enough for a bed - it’s the deal of the day for Beijing residents, who migrated from China's rural areas into the big city and opt to live in concrete bunkers, originally designed to be bomb shelters under Chairman Mao. The search for a better life has left them with limited access to affordable housing. The residents, numbering about a million at one point in around 10.000 bunkers below ground, share bathrooms and kitchens and see the sun only when they leave for work. They remain unseen to the world above ground until it is time for the morning commute. The profile of these people are various – students, service workers, professionals; both young and old, living in so called apartments barely big enough to fit a bed. In 2010 efforts began to evict these rent-paying residents from their illegal homes. Many still reside underground, dreaming of the day they can afford an above-ground home where there are windows and sunlight, but the majority are accepting of their living conditions.

Man Lost in Amazon Survives—Thanks to Monkeys1m08s

Man Lost in Amazon Survives—Thanks to Monkeys

Animals can be amazing creatures. Sure, there are some wild animals that you would not want to get anywhere near, but there are also some that you could not wait to meet or see. Some animals even prove to be very helpful to humans as they can lend a hand with everyday tasks. Whether it is a seeing eye dog or a cat to help with emotional pain, animals truly are amazing. This is seems to be the case when one man lost for days in the darkness of the Amazon jungle despite hundreds of people searching for him. How could anyone survive in that jungle? With the help of kind monkeys, of course. It seems that the most unlikely animal to assist a human proved to be very helpful indeed. It seems that Maykool Coroseo Acuna was one of the luckiest men in the world. Not only did he survive 9 days in the amazon alone, but he had a group of monkeys take care of him until he was found. Who would have thought that a group of wild monkeys would look after a helpless human? What we do know is that this is one video you are not going to want to miss! Please share this incredible story with your friends and family!

Narco Subs Are the Wave of the Future in Cocaine Smuggling1m42s

Narco Subs Are the Wave of the Future in Cocaine Smuggling

If you think the Navy is the only one using submarines, then think again! Built by hand from marine-grade plywood and fiberglass, the Columbian drug cartels pack these single-use semi-submersibles to the gills with enough coke to make the hardest junkies throw the nirvana od parties! Woohooo! Cocaine smuggling is constant because the people who do business with it makes sweet, sweet money, plain and simple. To put into perspective, the U.S. Coast Guard has seized $1.8 million dollars worth of powder from both boats and subs before the fall of 2015, which is more than the previous three years put together. They estimate that only one in four vessels are intercepted. But how do they get past unnoticed? With the improvements in technologies, like the self-propelled semi-submersibles, these vessels are very low profile and can only go a few feet underwater, while traveling at about 11 miles per hour, leaving virtually no wake and making them undetectable by radar and sonar. How ingenious did they get? In November of 2006 the Coast Guard captured a semi-submersible developed with such ingenuity, that would leave the A-Team in shame. The engineer behind that sub, or rather the high school graduate, was a guy named Mauner Mahecha. His sub was made from Kevlar and fiberglass, measuring 74 feet in length and painted camo blue and could go ten days without refueling at depths of 60 feet. Pablo Escobar would be proud!

Considered Extinct For 80 Years, This Giant Insect Makes an Unlikely Comeback1m55s

Considered Extinct For 80 Years, This Giant Insect Makes an Unlikely Comeback

When it comes to extinctions, it is as serious an issue as any. The end of a species as a very grave concern. There's talk about the return of the wool mammoth for some time now, but here we will tell you about something else that came out of extinction – the noble tree lobster. It isn't an actual lobster, you see, so don't expect to see it on the menu at your local lobster place. Also known as the Lord Howe Island stick insect (a mouthful, we know), they were nocturnal stick insects that made excellent fishing bait. They couldn't fly though, as they were the largest insects on the planet, but they could sure run fast! The noble tree lobster met his demise in 1918, when a supply ship called SS Makambo ran aground off the coast of Lord Howe island. By the time the ship was refloated, the black rats from the ship escaped and populated the island, which caused an ecological disaster. Apparently, the rodents found the stick insects a true delight and munched them into extinction. By the 1960s, these insects were thought extinct, as not a single individual has been seen since the 1920s. What scientists didn't know is that 20 kilometers off the coast of Lord Howe lies Ball's pyramid, a 1844 feet high and 3600 feet long volcanic stack in the middle of the ocean. In 2001 explorers found feces under a bush – the only one of the rock formation – and went to search for the long lost bug. Out of the 20-30 individual population that was discovered to the delight of the explorers,two couples were removed for breeding purposes. Today there are hundreds of live adult and thousands of eggs ready to go back home, to Lord Howe Island.

The Forgotten Fighters of the AIDS Epidemic1m50s

The Forgotten Fighters of the AIDS Epidemic

AIDS and its legacy have devastated millions of people around the globe since the 1980s. While hard-fought progress has been made, every day lives from every section of society are still being lost to the condition. Until HIV and AIDS are wiped out, the fight must carry on.

The Dangerous, High-Flying History of Wingsuits1m30s

The Dangerous, High-Flying History of Wingsuits

Looking for a thrill? Try slipping into a garment that will make you look like a neon flying squirrel and then dive off the tallest cliff you can find. The modern wingsuit is an engineering marvel, but many lessons in its development were learned the very hard way.

The Art of The Human Brain1m38s

The Art of The Human Brain

Self Reflected’ is being called the most complex and detailed artistic depiction of our brain ever. The artwork was designed so everyone can marvel at the wonder of human consciousness. Here are the incredible results. #awesome Dr. Greg Dunn and Dr. Brian Edwards have built the most realistic visualization of the human brain ever constructed. They entitled it “Self Reflected”, because it is your own brain perceiving itself. Current brain scan technology doesn't have the capability to scan the neurons of the brain, so the scientists used deep research and algorithmic simulations, along with hand drawings and photolithography, to illustrate the brain in detail. The resulting image contains circuitry of 500.000 neurons! They made 25 etched plates in a similar fashion as computer chips are made. Every neuron was modeled by blowing ink along paper and scanning it into a computer and each one was then used as a building block to “paint” the entire brain slice. The visualization was made so that everyone can marvel in the wonder that is human consciousness. The human brain cells in action share a passing resemblance to the cosmic web. Dr. Greg Dunn has said for Caters News: “Our shared privilege of having one of these magnificent machines in our skulls can help to remind us to use it wisely and compassionately.”

Spermbot: Providing Hope for Slow Swimmers1m07s

Spermbot: Providing Hope for Slow Swimmers

We're getting closer to science fiction becoming science reality thanks to nanorobotics and researchers studying the use of 'spermbots' to help give the slow swimmers of the sperm world a much-needed kick right in the flagella.