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Scuba Diver Startled by Stealthy Shark

Scuba Diver Startled by Stealthy Shark

While diving close to the Aeolus wreck off the coast of North Carolina, Shelley Collett was suddenly struck by the feeling that she was being watched. Sure enough, there was a sand tiger shark creeping up behind her. Shelley told Storyful that she was not in any danger during the encounter captured on video, but the shark did startle her as he was “quite stealthy.” Credit: Scuba Diver Life via Storyful

Cheep Flight? Stowaway Bird Surprises Passengers on Board United Plane5s

Cheep Flight? Stowaway Bird Surprises Passengers on Board United Plane

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. It’s a bird in a plane. That’s what surprised passengers on board a United Airlines flight departing San Francisco International Airport on September 20. Jasreen Gupta was on the plane, bound for Newark, with her mother when she filmed the spectacle. She said she spotted the bird shortly before takeoff. Gupta posted the video to Twitter, where United asked her to get in touch. United had yet to comment at the time of writing. A United flight from San Francisco to Newark took off at around the time Gupta posted her video, after a 29-minute delay. Credit: Jasreen Gupta via Storyful

Glass Shatters and Falls From 23rd Floor of Waldorf Astoria in Las Vegas4s

Glass Shatters and Falls From 23rd Floor of Waldorf Astoria in Las Vegas

Shattered glass fell more than 200 feet onto the Las Vegas Strip in the early hours of September 20 after a window was broken on the 23rd floor of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Footage of the glass shattering was posted to Twitter by Crystal Schenkel, who said she filmed it as she was leaving a lounge in the high-rise hotel with a friend. Local reports said no one was hurt in the incident and it remained unclear what caused the window to break. Credit: Crystal Schenkel via Storyful

Hiker Records Dangerously Close Encounter With Grizzly Bear Family1s

Hiker Records Dangerously Close Encounter With Grizzly Bear Family

On a trip to the Turbine Canyon Campground in Alberta, Jose Rodrigo Rosales’s dog began to bark aggressively, prompting him to turn around and catch sight of a grizzly bear and her two cubs no more than 15 feet away. With no bear spray available, they ran through the trees looking for other hikers that Rosales knew were nearby. Fortunately, the hikers had also noticed what was happening and started yelling in order to try and scare the bears away. Credit: Jose Rodrigo Rosales via Storyful

Flash Flooding Hits Twin Cities in Minnesota48s

Flash Flooding Hits Twin Cities in Minnesota

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul were hit by flash flooding on Thursday, September 20, following a thunderstorm in Minnesota. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning in Minneapolis-Saint Paul on Thursday night. A severe thunderstorm warning was also issued for other parts of Minnesota. This video shows a flooded road in Minneapolis. Credit: Jackie O’Shea via Storyful

Flood and Tornado Warning Issued for Southern Minneapolis53s

Flood and Tornado Warning Issued for Southern Minneapolis

Flash flood and tornado warnings were issued for parts of southern Minneapolis on Thursday, September 20. This video shows cars driving along a flooded road in Minneapolis. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a flood warning for a large part of the Twin Cities metro area, Minnesota’s Star Tribune newspaper reported. In a tweet, a spokesperson for the NWS Twin Cities issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Minneapolis. Credit: Sonya Overgaard via Storyful

Minnesota Thunderstorm Brings Flash Flooding to Twin Cities32s

Minnesota Thunderstorm Brings Flash Flooding to Twin Cities

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul were hit by flash flooding on Thursday, September 20, following heavy thunderstorm in Minnesota. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning in Minneapolis-Saint Paul at about 9pm on Thursday. A severe thunderstorm warning was also issued in the Twin Cities, and other parts of Minnesota. This video shows a flooded road in the northeastern part of Minneapolis. Credit: LAZERZBEAK via Storyful

Graphic Drone Footage Shows Orcas Attack and Kill Dolphin3m03s

Graphic Drone Footage Shows Orcas Attack and Kill Dolphin

Matt Larmand recorded this gruesome drone footage showing a pod of Orca whales attacking a single bottlenose dolphin. It’s not uncommon for orca whales to hunt dolphins for food, but it’s a shocking spectacle nonetheless. Matt captured the video while working on a whale watching trip organised by Dana Wharf Whale Watching. While just three whales can be seen in any single frame of the video, Dana Wharf owner Donna Kalez told Storyful that they form part of a pod of eight whales that have been spotted killing dolphins in the area. Credit: Danawharf.com via Storyful

Killer Whales Make a Rare Appearance in San Diego3m48s

Killer Whales Make a Rare Appearance in San Diego

Drone footage captures orcas swimming off the coast of La Jolla in San Diego, California, on September 19. Domenic Biagini, who took the video, told ABC news the pod was spotted near Dana Point before reappearing in La Jolla. The pod of killer whales is believed to be from Baja. Credit: Domenic Biagini via Storyful

Muddy Waters Flood Nigerian Town of Lokoja1m07s

Muddy Waters Flood Nigerian Town of Lokoja

Sections of Lokoja, Nigeria, were flooded on September 18 as overflow from the Niger and Benue rivers continued to inundate the country. This footage is shows swamped areas near the Ganaja Road in Lokoja. Nigerian President Muhamadu Buhari declared a natural disaster in the states of Kogi, Niger, Anambra and Delta on September 14, and at least 100 people were reported to have died across 10 states lying along the Niger and the Benue rivers, as seen in a map shared on Twitter by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Lokoja is at the confluence of the two rivers. Credit: Emmanuel Queen via Storyful

Swans Saved From Florence Form 'Special Bond' at North Carolina Sanctuary41s

Swans Saved From Florence Form 'Special Bond' at North Carolina Sanctuary

Swans mate for life, so when one of a pair on a North Carolina farm was killed shortly before Hurricane Florence, the owner brought the remaining bird to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue (CWR). Then came the storm, and the rescue group picked up two more swans off the coast of Wilmington. They put all three together, “and they haven’t stopped doing their dance since,” CWR director Jennifer Gordon said. “It’s unusual for swans to [form] groups of three, so this is definitely a special bond,” she said. The swan in the back in this mesmerizing dance is the one whose mate was killed. Credit: Carolina Waterfowl Rescue via Storyful

Hundreds of UberEats Drivers Strike, Clog London Streets in Pay Protest1m17s

Hundreds of UberEats Drivers Strike, Clog London Streets in Pay Protest

Hundreds of UberEats delivery drivers on mopeds and motorcycles refused to deliver meals and rode through the streets of London on September 20 to demand higher pay and better working conditions. The couriers also filled the streets on foot and gathered at Uber’s offices in London. They demanded five pounds minimum per meal drop, no victimisation, no boost system (meaning flat rates per delivery), and one pound per extra mile. Credit: Lydia Hughes via Storyful

Activists Occupy Roof of Adelaide Slaughterhouse Accused of Animal Abuse55s

Activists Occupy Roof of Adelaide Slaughterhouse Accused of Animal Abuse

Protesters affiliated with animal activism group Aussie Farms occupied the roof of Strathalbyn Abbatoir in South Australia on September 21, claiming the business was guilty of animal abuse. Protesters highlighted a website which shows graphic and distressing content of livestock being tasered and drowned. The footage was released by animal rights group Animal Liberation in August; they claim the footage was taken by hidden cameras inside Strathalbyn Abbatoir. Despite the graphic nature of the footage, RSPCA visits found the procedures and practice at the slaughterhouse adhered to the relevant codes and legislation related to animal slaughter, according to The Sunday Mail and Aussie Farms’ website. Activists said they demanded a tour of the facility with their cameras but were denied. This video shows at least 20 people on the roof of the facility, and multiple police vehicles parked below. Storyful has reached out to Strathalbyn Abbatoir, RSPCA and Animal Liberation for comment. Credit: Aussie Farms via Storyful

Crowds Wait in Line as New iPhone Goes on Sale in Singapore55s

Crowds Wait in Line as New iPhone Goes on Sale in Singapore

Hundreds of people queued outside the Apple store in Singapore overnight on Thursday, September 20, to buy the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4, which were going on sale on Friday morning. This video shows a crowd of people outside the store on Orchard Road on Thursday. At least 400 people camped out in front of the store and were given wristbands by Apple staff to mark their place in the line, Channel NewsAsia reported. Shoppers in Asia were among the first to buy the new Apple products as they launched globally on Friday, September 21. Credit: Philip Lim via Storyful

Boaters Get Shock of Their Lives When Alligator Appears Under Canoe41s

Boaters Get Shock of Their Lives When Alligator Appears Under Canoe

A group of people got the shock of their lives when an alligator suddenly appeared under their canoe in Florida. “That moment when you realize your canoe is stuck on an alligators back,” See Through Canoe, a company based in St. Petersburg, Florida, posted on Instagram on September 18. “He stayed there for what seemed like forever,” they wrote on YouTube. Commenting on Instagram, the company said that the alligator stayed for a minute, then “eventually backed up a few feet and then submerged. He took the canoe with him as he backed up, but once he submerged, the canoe was freed.” Credit: See Through Canoe via Storyful

Fire Ant Colony Spotted on Flooded Road in North Carolina After Hurricane Florence19s

Fire Ant Colony Spotted on Flooded Road in North Carolina After Hurricane Florence

A colony of fire ants, or red-colored stinging ants, were spotted floating on a flooded road in North Carolina on September 20. The ants were engaging in a survival tactic post-Hurricane Florence, bunching together in order to create a raft to float on top of the water to protect the queen. This video was captured by journalist Joey Prechtl near Highway 70 in Kinston. Highway 70 was closed in the city due to rising floodwaters. South Carolina television station WYFF4 reported that the presence of these ant rafts, often consisting of tens of thousands or more ants, presented a particular hazard for humans trying to navigate flooding. Credit: Joey Prechtl via Storyful

Luxury Yachts and Other Boats Washed Ashore by Powerful Typhoon Mangkhut1m33s

Luxury Yachts and Other Boats Washed Ashore by Powerful Typhoon Mangkhut

Hundreds of vessels, from luxury yachts to dinghies to dragon boats, were washed ashore, damaged or sunk by the powerful Typhoon Mangkhut, which pummeled Hong Kong on Sunday, September 16. In Sai Kung, one of the worst-hit districts, many boats were submerged or damaged. The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club and the Aberdeen Boating Club also reported vessels being damaged, beached, or missing. These videos, mostly shared on September 17, show a luxury yacht washed ashore at the Sai Kung promenade. Mangkhut, reported as the biggest storm of 2018, uprooted an estimated 1,500 trees in the city, leaving more than 1,000 roads blocked, the South China Morning Post reported. Credit: Design Living via Storyful

Tattered US Flag Remains on Frying Pan Tower as Camera Turns Back on After Florence31s

Tattered US Flag Remains on Frying Pan Tower as Camera Turns Back on After Florence

The live camera atop Frying Pan Tower, a Coast Guard light station turned bed-and-breakfast off the North Carolina coast, returned on September 20, a week after Hurricane Florence’s devastating winds shut the camera down. In much calmer weather, what remained of the American flag on the tower – last seen nearly shredded by hurricane force winds – hung limply on the flag pole. Richard Neal, the tower’s owner, said last week that Flag and Banner had offered to replace the tower’s damaged flags. Credit: Explore.org via Storyful

Blind Dog at Crete Shelter Plays With Her Puppies44s

Blind Dog at Crete Shelter Plays With Her Puppies

An animal shelter in Ierapetra, Crete, shared a video of one of their dogs, who is blind, playing with her newborn puppies. The Takis Shelter Non Profit Organisation shared footage of Emma and her puppies playing at the shelter. “Good morning from the Blind mother Emma and her puppies,” the post said. The pups can be seen playing together as their mom watches over them. The shelter has previously shared content of Emma bonding with her puppies. As of writing, the video has over 5,000 views on Facebook. Credit: Takis Shelter Non Profit Organisation via Storyful

'Panic' on Jet Airways Flight After Loss of Cabin Pressure45s

'Panic' on Jet Airways Flight After Loss of Cabin Pressure

A Jet Airways flight bound for Jaipur on September 20 turned back to Mumbai after what the airline said was a “loss in cabin pressure.” A number of passengers suffered ear and nose bleeds and were treated on return to Mumbai. The aircraft, holding 166 passengers and five crew, was 45 minutes into the flight when it had to turn around, said Darshak Hathi who recorded the scene inside the plane. The Times of India said the situation arose when the crew “forgot to switch on the cabin pressurization system.” Jet Airways said that the flight’s cockpit crew were taken off scheduled duties pending investigation. Credit: Darshak Hathi via Storyful

Plus-Size Dancer Has Better Moves Than You, Even in Heels1m04s

Plus-Size Dancer Has Better Moves Than You, Even in Heels

Erik Cavanaugh is not afraid to strut his stuff. The Pittsburgh-based dancer captured this footage of himself practicing at a local studio. Although his moves are amazing his choice in footwear for this routine is more impressive. Credit: Erik Cavanaugh via Storyful

Police Called on Man Waving Law Enforcement-Support Flag Outside Little Rock Nike Store38s

Police Called on Man Waving Law Enforcement-Support Flag Outside Little Rock Nike Store

A Little Rock, Arkansas, Nike store called police on September 13 on a man in front of the store waving a flag in support of law enforcement and against Nike’s use of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in ads. Allison Siler shared a video of the man, Jimmie Cavin, standing outside the Nike store with his flag, writing, “I recently met this awesome guy, Jimmie Cavin. A huge shout out to you, and thank you to your sons for their service!” Cavin’s public show of support for law enforcement outside the sporting goods store appeared to be spurred from Nike’s use of Kaepernick in its 30th anniversary campaign. “Now what better place to wave the flag than right here in front of the Nike store,” he says in a video he shared to Facebook. Local news reported that Cavin has a history of public shows of support for law enforcement. Local media, quoted Cavin, said police left almost as quickly as they arrived. Cavin returned to the same Nike store on September 19, according to another video he posted to Facebook, writing “Hey Nike……I’m Back ! #RELENTLESS” on the post. Credit: Allison Siler via Storyful

Smoke and Debris Rise from Mexico’s Popocatepetl Volcano41s

Smoke and Debris Rise from Mexico’s Popocatepetl Volcano

Smoke and debris were emitted from Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano on September 19, as seen in this webcam footage. Mexico’s National Center for Disaster Prevention issued an alert, authorities urged people not to approach the volcano due to the danger of ballistic fragments. Credit: webcamsdemexico via Storyful

Rescue Workers Toil for Days to Free Puppies Stuck Down Hole2m40s

Rescue Workers Toil for Days to Free Puppies Stuck Down Hole

A team with Pinky Paws Search & ResQ in Fowler, California, worked day and night from September 17 to help free a litter of puppies that appeared to be trapped in a hole in the ground. Various videos and images were shared of the attempts to free the puppies, with workers wriggling as far as they could into the ground to grab the dogs and bring them into the light. Once the puppies were free from the hole, they were used as bait to lure the mother dog into a set of cages set up for her and the entire family. The dogs were then brought back to the rescue, for some loving care. One of the posts from the organization described the process as “a 3-day rescue mission” that took “about 10.5 hours” in total. Credit: Pinky Paws Search & ResQ via Storyful