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Dead Whale Found in Indonesia With 35 Pounds of Plastic in Its Stomach1m06s

Dead Whale Found in Indonesia With 35 Pounds of Plastic in Its Stomach

A sperm whale carcass was washed ashore at a beach in Wakatobi National Park in Indonesia’s Southeast Sulawesi province, with 35 pounds of plastic in its stomach, researchers and activists said on Monday, November 19. Local villagers found the 10-foot dead whale on Sunday. The following day, a team of researchers, officials and activists arrived to inspect the carcass and discovered assorted plastic waste in its stomach, including 8 kg of plastic rope, 115 plastic cups, 25 pieces of plastic bags and two pairs of flip-flops. The cause of death was still unknown, said Muhammad Irpan Sejati Tassakka, a lecturer at the Wakatobi Marine and Fisheries Community Academy (AKKP Wakatobi), who shared these videos and photos with Storyful. The researchers took DNA samples and the skeleton for research and further study. The remaining carcass was buried on Tuesday, the academy said in a press statement. Credit: Muhammad Irpan Sejati Tassakka / AKKP Wakatobi via Storyful

GoPro on Balloon Ascends 100,000 Feet Over Denver's Rocky Mountains2m45s

GoPro on Balloon Ascends 100,000 Feet Over Denver's Rocky Mountains

A GoPro camera attached to a weather balloon was sent soaring over 100,000 feet into the air after taking off from Camp St Malo in Allenspark, Colorado. The camera owner told Storyful that the balloon travelled 137 miles, flew over Boulder and Denver before landing in Alton. Credit: Hope & Ignition via Storyful

Diver Captures Heartbreaking Video of Sea Turtles Killed by Marine Waste35s

Diver Captures Heartbreaking Video of Sea Turtles Killed by Marine Waste

Brett Vercoe captured heartbreaking footage of two dead sea turtles entangled in loops of discarded rope while diving in Moreton Bay, Queensland, on November 11. Vercoe told Storyful the animals, which he identified as green sea turtles, appeared to have been dead for about a week. He reported the sighting to the Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service, who are investigating the incident. Credit: Brett Vercoe via Storyful

Beauty and the Beast: Model Beats Monster Burger Challenge5m09s

Beauty and the Beast: Model Beats Monster Burger Challenge

Never one to shy away from a food-related challenge, Nela Zisser took on the Fokker Bro’s Monster Burger in Auckland, New Zealand. The video uploaded to YouTube shows the New Zealander consuming the burger, fried and milkshake in a record-breaking 11 minutes and 35 seconds. “I’m super stoked about that time ’cos that was a massive burger!” Zisser said in the video. Credit: Nela Zisser via Storyful

Guatemala's Volcan de Fuego Erupts Again, Forcing Thousands of Residents to Flee17s

Guatemala's Volcan de Fuego Erupts Again, Forcing Thousands of Residents to Flee

Guatemala’s Volcan de Fuego erupted on Monday, November 19, spewing lava and ash into the air and forcing almost 4,000 residents to flee. The volcano is located on the borders of the Chimaltenango, Escuintla and Sacatepéquez areas, and is one of Central America’s most active volcanos. Heber Chapas, a local photographer, was able to record a video of the volcano as it was erupting on Monday. Credit: Heber Joel Chapas Rivera via Storyful

No Fumble Here: Georgia Football Player Proposes to Girlfriend Before Game43s

No Fumble Here: Georgia Football Player Proposes to Girlfriend Before Game

A football player for Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, decided to go for the goal on November 17 when he proposed to his girlfriend on the field. Jonathan Perez of WMAZ shared the video on his Twitter page. David May is seen on the field with his girlfriend, Sophie, when the announcer says, “Or is she his fiancee, Sophie?” May is handed a ring box and gets down on one knee on the field, and Sophie says yes. As of writing, the video has over 70 likes on Twitter. Credit: Jonathan Perez via Storyful

New Jersey Fire Department Rescues Dog Trapped in Pipe56s

New Jersey Fire Department Rescues Dog Trapped in Pipe

A dog got stuck in a pipe while chasing a rabbit in Secaucus, New Jersey, on Sunday, November 18. The Secaucus Fire Department worked until just before dark on Saturday through Sunday to successfully rescue the dog, according to the uploader of this video, Robert Costantino. Credit: Robert Costantino via Storyful

Fires Seen at Le Havre Roundabout as #GiletsJaunes Blockades Continue17s

Fires Seen at Le Havre Roundabout as #GiletsJaunes Blockades Continue

For the fourth successive day on November 20, so-called “yellow jacket” or “gilets jaunes” protesters continued to block roads in France in opposition to a planned hike in fuel tax. Christophe Frebou reported on events in the port town of Le Havre on November 19, where he said that blockades had multiplied, despite relatively low numbers of protesters. On November 20, Frebou posted video from the Breque roundabout in Le Havre, where long tailbacks and buring blockades could be seen. Credit: Christophe Frebou via Storyful

Looting Reported in Port Moresby as Police Storm Parliament Over Pay Dispute13s

Looting Reported in Port Moresby as Police Storm Parliament Over Pay Dispute

Looting was reported in Port Moresby on November 20 after police and military stormed Papua New Guinea’s national parliament over a pay dispute. Soldiers and police reportedly smashed windows, artwork and other property in the parliament building in protest over allowances not being paid to security personnel who guarded the APEC trade conference at the weekend. Shadow Minister for Public Service, Public Enterprises and State Investments Bryan Kramer posted footage to Facebook that depicted the damage inside parliament. “The situation here is quite tense,” Kramer said. “Numerous staff of parliament were assaulted during this confrontation.” Local news reported that staff were sent home early, and many businesses and schools closed for the day due to riots. Police Commissioner Gari Baki announced after the disturbances that all allowances for personnel involved would be paid, EMTV reported. The person who shot this video, who wished to remain anonymous, said there was looting going on at a market in the central district of Waigani. She said police were firing warning shots, and that the people seen running in her video were not looters, but innocent people running for cover. Credit: Anonymous via Storyful

Match of the Day: Fan Mimics Opposing Player's Sideline Warmup32s

Match of the Day: Fan Mimics Opposing Player's Sideline Warmup

Leyton Orient’s National League victory over mid-table side Bromley on November 17 was overshadowed by an enthusiastic Leyton Orient fan who hilariously mimicked a Bromley player’s sideline warmup. A clip shared to Twitter by Leyton Orient fan George Horncastle shows another Leyton fan, dressed in the full Orient kit, mirroring a Bromley player’s sideline warmup during the National League clash. Leyton Orient defeated Bromley 3-1. Credit: George Horncastle via Storyful

Woman Has Emotional Reunion With Cat Previously Lost In Wildfire42s

Woman Has Emotional Reunion With Cat Previously Lost In Wildfire

After a dramatic separation, Laci was finally reunited with her cat Mayson at the University of California, Davis. Mayson escaped from his cat carrier as Laci and her family fled their home in California during the destructive Camp Fire. Speaking to Yahoo!, Laci said she later made her way to UC Davis and joined a queue of 200 other people desperately hoping to be reunited with their beloved pets. Her husband, Curtis, captured the sweet reunion on camera, as Laci held Mayson close to her chest. Credit: Laci Ping via Storyful

Suicide Bomb Attack Kills More Than 50 at Kabul Hotel2m10s

Suicide Bomb Attack Kills More Than 50 at Kabul Hotel

A suicide bomb attack at a Kabul wedding hall, where Islamic religious scholars had gathered, killed more than 50 people, according to government officials cited by Reuters. Witnesses told Tolo News that at least 1,000 people had been gathered in the hall to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. This footage, posted by Tolo News, shows injured people being brought to Kabul’s emergency hospital. Credit: Tolo News via Storyful

One Dead, Dozens Injured in Catalan Train Derailment42s

One Dead, Dozens Injured in Catalan Train Derailment

One person was killed and at least 44 were injured when a train derailed outside Barcelona early on November 20. The train had 150 people on board when it went off the tracks near Vacarisses, emergency services said. El Periodico de Catalunya reported that the train hit a landslide. The driver hit the brakes when he saw the fallen rocks and debris blocking the tracks, the paper said, but was unable to prevent a collision. After impact, the train traveled a further 50 meters before derailing at a bend. This footage, recorded for a local newspaper, shows the derailed train. Credit: El Periodico de Catalunya via Storyful

Lava Spews from Guatemala's Volcan de Fuego1m00s

Lava Spews from Guatemala's Volcan de Fuego

Lava spewed from Guatemala’s Volcan de Fuego overnight from November 18-19, prompting the evacuation of nearly 4,000 people. This is the fifth eruption to take place this year. More than 190 people were killed in June 2018 when the volcano violently erupted. This footage, posted in the late hours of November 18, shows the overnight eruption. Credit: Cesar Vielman via Storyful

Sassy Kangaroo Joey 'Roo-Paul' Takes Australian Reptile Park by Storm44s

Sassy Kangaroo Joey 'Roo-Paul' Takes Australian Reptile Park by Storm

Kangaroo joey Roo-Paul has taken the Australian Reptile Park by storm with his playful attitude and energy. Footage from the Somersby-based park shows the joey playing with Erica Danae, the keeper who hand raised him and took him home every evening. “Roo-Paul is the light of my life! Not only is he a little character as his name permits, but he is a great ambassador for road safety and kangaroos,” said Danae. The young kangaroo was found in his mother’s pouch after she had been hit. The roo, who is named after famous drag queen RuPaul, is much loved by zoo staff and the online community as a video of him garnered nearly 60,000 views in three days. Credit: Australian Reptile Park via Storyful

Thousands Take Part in Anti-LGBT Rally in Indonesian City of Padang1m50s

Thousands Take Part in Anti-LGBT Rally in Indonesian City of Padang

Thousands of people joined an anti-LGBT rally led by Mayor Mahyeldi Ansharullah in Padang, the capital of Indonesia’s West Sumatra province, on Sunday, November 18. The rally, which was part of the “Vice-Free Padang” campaign, was also attended by other government officials, including the police chief and regional House speaker, who earlier signed an a declaration opposing gambling, drugs, alcohol, non-marital sex and LGBT community. Mayor Mahyeldi warned people committing “vices” and LGBT acts would not be welcomed in Padang, and vowed to send municipal police to the streets every night in face of those acts. Protesters marched on the streets of Padang, carrying banners and posters that said, “Save Padang From LGBT” and “Drive Them Away! LGBT People Are Not Minang People.” (Minang is the ethnic group who live in West Sumatra.) Shamsi Ali, an Indonesian Muslim cleric who led a New York City mosque and who is also known for his interfaith work, was among the Muslim preachers who gave sermons in the event. Anti-LGBT sentiments had ramped up in Indonesia in recent weeks. Bogor Mayor Aria Bima agreed to draft anti-LGBT legislation after thousands of anti-LGBT demonstrators marched to his office in Bogor, just outside Jakarta, on November 9. Days earlier, on November 5, around 20,000 protesters, many of whom students, joined an anti-LGBT rally in Payakumbuh, in West Sumatra province. The march was led by the town’s mayor, Riza Falepi. Credit: Junaidi Kasim via Storyful

Indiana Football Team Make a Flipping Good Entrance to Their Final Game44s

Indiana Football Team Make a Flipping Good Entrance to Their Final Game

A high school football team in Indiana made an entertaining entrance to their regional game on November 9. Players from Brownstown Central backflipped onto their team, opening their game against Evansville Memorial in the state regional football finals. Uploading the video to Twitter, Brian DeVillez wrote, “I can’t decide if this is crazy, awesome, or both.” Credit: (812)-HOOPS! via Storyful

True Blue: Atherton Boys Ride Tinny Into High School Formal47s

True Blue: Atherton Boys Ride Tinny Into High School Formal

A group of boys graduating from Atherton State High School in Queensland decided to arrive at their year 12 formal in a quintessentially Australian ride, rocking up in a tinny on wheels. Callum Irvine, one of the boys on board, had a big reputation to live up to, after his brother showed up to his own formal in 2016 on a moving couch. Callum’s mother Sally-Anne told Storyful Callum and his mates thought up the boat idea because they wanted to outdo the couch. Credit: Sally-Anne Irvine via Storyful

Day-Old Plains-Wanderer Chicks Take Speedy First Steps at Werribee Open Range Zoo2m24s

Day-Old Plains-Wanderer Chicks Take Speedy First Steps at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Four tiny plains-wanderer chicks hatched at Victoria’s Werribee Open Range Zoo on November 4, representing a huge milestone in fighting the extinction of the critically endangered native species. The little birds, although only a day old in this footage caught on a specially placed “zookeeper cam,” zip around on their long legs like road-runners, occasionally snuggling into their dad for warmth. A zoo spokesperson said plains-wanderers eggs are incubated by the dad, while mum wanders off to find another mate. There are less than 1,000 of these birds left in the wild and these chicks are the first to have been successfully bred in captivity in Victoria. Credit: Werribee Open Range Zoo via Storyful

Watch This Precious Moment When a Baby Hears For The First Time1m19s

Watch This Precious Moment When a Baby Hears For The First Time

A baby in Rochester, Minnesota, was given a special gift of cochlear implants that allowed her to hear for the first time, and judging from this Mayo Clinic video, she’s delighted by it. Seven-month-old Aida Little can be seen in the clinic’s video becoming wide-eyed and smiling as she hears her parents talking to her. According to a press release, Aida was diagnosed with Waardenburg syndrome, which can cause deafness and pigment changes of the hair, eyes and skin. Doctors placed cochlear implants in her head in October. Credit: Mayo Clinic News Network via Storyful

Emotional Reunion As Soldier Embraces Wife After 9-Month Deployment3m17s

Emotional Reunion As Soldier Embraces Wife After 9-Month Deployment

Private Ritter was reunited with his wife at Fort Campbell army base in Kentucky, after a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan. The video uploaded to YouTube shows the couple embracing as they were reunited at the military ceremony. Friend Rebecca Schoenfeld recorded the video and described seeing the event: “It was a very emotional experience and I am so happy for her to have her soldier back.” Credit: Rebecca Schoenfeld via Storyful

Obama's 'Jay-Z Moment' as He Surprises Michelle at DC Book Event1m00s

Obama's 'Jay-Z Moment' as He Surprises Michelle at DC Book Event

Former US President Barack Obama surprised his wife, Michelle, with flowers onstage as she was promoting her new book at the Capital One Arena in Washington on November 17. Michelle Obama was talking about her husband with former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, when Jarrett announced a special guest, prompting Barack to come on stage, carrying a bouquet of flowers for his wife, NBC reported. This footage, taken by Seth Nieman, shows the Obamas together on stage, as Barack says: “It’s like when, you know, Jay-Z comes out during the Beyonce concert.” Credit: Seth Nieman via Storyful

Coast Guard Rescues Migrants Aboard Raft Off Turkey2m23s

Coast Guard Rescues Migrants Aboard Raft Off Turkey

More than 40 migrants were rescued from a raft after encountering difficulty off the coast of Ayvalik, Turkey, on November 19, the Turkish Coast Guard said. According to a statement released by the coast guard, 17 men, 14 women and 13 children were rescued from the vessel and taken to Ayvalik Port. Credit: Turkish Coast Guard via Storyful

Barber Shaves Tennis Star's Face Into Client's Hair During 'Ace' Styling Session36s

Barber Shaves Tennis Star's Face Into Client's Hair During 'Ace' Styling Session

A barber in Serbia gave one of his clients a rather unusual look when he shaved a picture of tennis star Novak Djokovic into his hair on November 4. Mario Hvala, whose work previously went viral in 2017 when he shaved Kim Jong-un onto a customer’s head, created the look at the Serbia Hair Open 2018 in Novi Sad. The realistic portrait of the World No 1, and local hero, had over 2,300 views on Facebook at the time of writing. Credit: Mario Hvala via Storyful