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Mom's Delighted Reaction to Daughter's Acceptance to NYU Film School

Mom's Delighted Reaction to Daughter's Acceptance to NYU Film School

Emma DeMuth was in complete shock when she found out she had been accepted to the NYU Tisch School of the Arts to study film. However, it was her mother’s reaction to the news which was priceless. Beaming with pride and joy, Emma’s mother jumped around the kitchen in celebration of her daughter’s success. Emma’s father, Tom, caught the whole thing on camera. Credit: Emma Demuth via Storyful

The Gator Crusader Shares His Excitement for The Last Jedi

The Gator Crusader Shares His Excitement for The Last Jedi

The Gator Crusader was extremely excited about the new Star Wars flick The Last Jedi. He shared his excitement with his alligators by reenacting scenes from the film franchise and sharing his merchandise with them. Credit: the Gator Crusader via Storyful

Heavy Snow Blankets Parts of Ontario31s

Heavy Snow Blankets Parts of Ontario

Heavy snow covered parts of Ontario, on December 14, blanketing the region in white. The snow was brought by a strong clipper system that came from the midwestern US. Toronto’s medical officer of health issued an alert, urging residents to seek shelter and to check on vulnerable loved ones and neighbors. Up to 7 inches of snow is expected through December 15. Credit: Facebook/Windy Willow Farms via Storyful

Man Cuts Down Tree With Shotgun47s

Man Cuts Down Tree With Shotgun

When Emanuel Jönsson cut down a tree on his farm in Värmland County, Sweden, he didn’t use a conventional method. Instead, he used a shotgun and fired it at the tree, which caused it to fall down. Credit: emanuel .sjostrom via Storyful

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Published: December 14, 2017Updated: December 15, 2017
Man Arrested Moments After Setting Fire to Port Lincoln Police Station

Man Arrested Moments After Setting Fire to Port Lincoln Police Station

A man stopped by police on patrol moments after using petrol to set fire to the Port Lincoln Police Station on Thursday, December 14. The 19-year-old was arrested with property damage, the Adelaide Advertiser reported. Police said they extinguished the fire before it could spread and that no one was injured as a result of the incident. Credit: Jason Toshach via Storyful

Procession Transports Firefighter Killed in Thomas Fire

Procession Transports Firefighter Killed in Thomas Fire

A procession of fire trucks and police cars transported the body of a California firefighter who died on December 14 while battling the Thomas fire. Cory Iverson was taken from Fillmore, where he died on duty, to Ventura, where an autopsy was scheduled. Local station KTLA reported the 32-year-old Iverson was a fire apparatus engineer with the San Diego Unit. He was survived by his wife and 2-year-old daughter, with a second child on the way. Firetrucks parked on an overhead pass with firefighters standing atop them, as seen in the video. The vehicle from which this was filmed was driving out from downtown Ventura at the time. The Thomas fire had been burning for nearly two full weeks, destroying or damaging around 1,230 structures. By by Thursday morning it had grown to 242,500 acres with only 30 percent containment, according to fire officials. Credit: Facebook/Yoselyn Farias via Storyful

Crowds Gather to Mark Six Months Since Grenfell Tower Fire2m25s

Crowds Gather to Mark Six Months Since Grenfell Tower Fire

Mourners marked six months since the Grenfell Tower tragedy with a silent march on the evening of Thursday, December 14. The hushed crowd held candles and signs demanding justice for victims of the fire, as seen in the video. A march has been held near the apartment compound every month since June 14, the date of the tragedy. The fire killed 71 people and prompted reviews of fire safety regulations. Credit: Shabbir Lakha via Storyful

Slow Motion Timelapse Captures One Hour of Geminid Meteors Passing Over New Mexico

Slow Motion Timelapse Captures One Hour of Geminid Meteors Passing Over New Mexico

The Geminid meteors passed over the skies of Akela, New Mexico, on December 14 and were captured on film by photographer Branson Carlton. This timelapse shows an hour of meteor trails, from 4 to 5 am. “The bright two that happens in the bottom center at the clip’s open are my fave (sic),” Carlton wrote on Facebook. Credit: Branson Carlton via Storyful

Mourners Hold Silent March Six Months On From Grenfell Tragedy

Mourners Hold Silent March Six Months On From Grenfell Tragedy

Mourners marked six months since the Grenfell Tower tragedy with a silent march on the evening of Thursday, December 14. The hushed crowd held candles and signs demanding justice for victims of the fire, as seen in the video. A march has been held near the apartment compound every month since June 14, the date of the incident. The fire killed 71 people and prompted reviews over fire safety regulations. Credit: Twitter/mrs_ye_007 via Storyful

Moored Houseboats Destroyed by Fire at Moama57s

Moored Houseboats Destroyed by Fire at Moama

Ten houseboats were damaged after a fire broke out on one of the boats on Thursday, December 14, where they were moored at the Murray River town of Moama, Victoria. Scott Belsey, who recorded this footage, said he initially tried to stop the blaze when it first developed on one of the boats, but quickly realised it was futile. According to local reports, ten unoccupied boats were destroyed while a further ten were removed away to safety. Fire and Rescue NSW and the NSW Rural Fire Service both attended when the fire broke out at about 6pm and later established a crime scene at the site, the Bendigo Advertiser reported. Credit: Scott Belsey via Storyful

Students React Euphorically to 16-Year-Old Classmate's Harvard Acceptance Letter1m34s

Students React Euphorically to 16-Year-Old Classmate's Harvard Acceptance Letter

A video of a 16-year-old student in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, and his fellow classmates celebrating after he found out he got accepted to Harvard has gone viral since it was shared to Facebook on December 12. In the clip, Aryton Little and his fellow students at TM Landry College Prep in Breaux Bridge wait anxiously as Little opens his email to find out if he was accepted to the university before the room erupts into euphoric celebrations. Little, whose brother got accepted to Stanford, plans to major in applied math and computer science. A clip of the reaction shared to Little’s Twitter had earned over 4.8 million views at the time of writing. Credit: Facebook/TM Landry College Prep via Storyful

Stunning Drone Footage Captures Southern Right Whales in Argentina1m49s

Stunning Drone Footage Captures Southern Right Whales in Argentina

Drone footage captured southern right whales as they migrate through Patagonia, Argentina, in August 2017. Jonathan Roberts, a travel enthusiast and teacher, captured the footage while traveling in Argentina. Roberts told Storyful every winter the right whales, also known as baleen whales, migrate from the edge of the Antarctic to the South Atlantic coast of Patagonia to breed away from the harsh environment of the far south. Credit: Jonathan Roberts via Storyful

Thick Smoke Rises From Hunter Valley Bushfire49s

Thick Smoke Rises From Hunter Valley Bushfire

Thick smoke rose from a fire burning in New South Wales’s Hunter Valley on Thursday, December 14, as temperature in parts of the state soared to around 40 degree Celsius. The bushfire, which started near Cessnock, had scorched more than 260 hectares and was moving towards the southeast, according to local media. Credit: Twitter/Grant McIntyre via Storyful‏

Net Neutrality Supporters Rally Outside FCC Offices

Net Neutrality Supporters Rally Outside FCC Offices

A rally to support net neutrality took place outside FCC headquarters in Washington on December 14. The rally was staged in opposition to the FCC’s vote to repeal rules set in place to prevent broadband providers from blocking websites and charging more for higher-quality content. Repeal supporters said the rules unnecessarily regulate the industry. The repeal will not take effect until next year, according to CNN. Credit: Instagram/lorikwilson via Storyful

Thomas Fire Rages in Hills Above Fillmore as New Evacuations Ordered1m01s

Thomas Fire Rages in Hills Above Fillmore as New Evacuations Ordered

Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for Fillmore, California, as the Thomas Fire continued to rage through the area on Thursday, December 14. The fire, which has been burning for nearly two full weeks, destroying or damaging around 1,230 structures, had by Thursday morning grown to 242,500 acres and was still only 30 percent contained, according to fire officials. This video, shared on Twitter, shows flames as well as the fire’s thick plumes of smoke as it made its way down the hills near Fillmore. Credit: Twitter/Scott Peterson via Storyful

Driver Abandons Car on Slippery Wisconsin Road, and Lake Michigan Claims it Shortly After1m29s

Driver Abandons Car on Slippery Wisconsin Road, and Lake Michigan Claims it Shortly After

A man in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, lost control of his car and had to abandon it, and due to slippery road conditions on December 13,Lake Michigan claimed it shortly afterwards, according to police. Local police are working to recover the car, according to a local media report. Winter weather conditions are expected to continue through Decemeber 14. The driver was the only person in the car, and was not injured, police said. Credit: YouTube/ThePurv via Storyful

Palestinian Protesters Fight Arrest by Israeli Officers After Sit-In at Damascus Gate55s

Palestinian Protesters Fight Arrest by Israeli Officers After Sit-In at Damascus Gate

Israeli forces cleared a sit-in at the Damascus Gate, an entrance to the old city in Jerusalem, and struggled with multiple protesters on December 14. In this footage, a young man is put to the ground by a group of with an Israeli officers, and one soldier appears to kick him. Multiple other protesters scuffle and fight with Israeli soldiers and police on the scene. Palestinian protesters gathered at the Damascus Gate in the evening on December 14, sitting on the steps leading to the gate and chanting against the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, news footage showed. Several burned pictures of US President Trump. Israeli forces physically tried to disperse the protest, pulling the arms of the protesters to lift them from the steps. The physical confrontations then escalated. Credit: Facebook/Muhammed Qarout Idkaidek via Storyful

Street Food Vendors Whip Up Frozen Desserts in India10m07s

Street Food Vendors Whip Up Frozen Desserts in India

While in Mumbai, India, a food vlogger filmed street vendors making several delicious frozen desserts. These desserts included the popular frozen dairy dessert Kulfi, beverage dessert Falooda and the crushed ice lolly dessert Ice Gola. Credit: Travel Thirsty via Storyful

Harley the Cockatoo Sings Her New 'Cup Song'1m02s

Harley the Cockatoo Sings Her New 'Cup Song'

Harley the cockatoo was having a great day while sining her new ‘cup song’ in the Netherlands. As she doesn’t always sing on command, her owner acted fast and caught the whole thing on camera. Credit: Anja van Velzen via Storyful

Timelapse Video Shows Geminid Meteor Shower Over Perth40s

Timelapse Video Shows Geminid Meteor Shower Over Perth

The Geminid meteor shower was visible from many parts of Australia, including Perth, on December 13, according to reports. This extraordinary video recorded by Grahame Kelaher shows the meteor shower over the city. Credit: Grahame Kelaher via Storyful

Drone Footage Shows Whales and Dolphins Swimming Off San Diego3m12s

Drone Footage Shows Whales and Dolphins Swimming Off San Diego

Whales were swimming close to La Jolla, San Diego, when Domenic Biagini decided to fly his drone near the coast. He captured three humpbacks moving through the blue water, and meeting a pod of dolphins. A number of whale species migrate via waters of the California shore from December to April. A small population of humpbacks, San Diego Whale Watch says, “migrates down the coast of California toward Baja, Mexico and the Sea of Cortez.” Credit: Domenic Biagini via Storyful

Flood Warnings in Place As Snow Melts in Shropshire11s

Flood Warnings in Place As Snow Melts in Shropshire

Flooding alerts were announced by authorities in the Shropshire area on Thursday, December 13. Six areas around Shrewsbury were at risk, according to the flood information service. Chris Bainger from the Environment Agency showed in a video the effects on the river Severn of snow melting in Shrewsbury. Credit: Twitter/Chris Bainger via Storyful