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Alex Lahey incredibly covers Natalia Imbruglia's 'Torn'5m59s

Alex Lahey incredibly covers Natalia Imbruglia's 'Torn'

Artist To Watch Alex Lahey recently went on Triple J in her native Australia to participate in their Like A Version cover series, and she did Natalie Imbruglia’s iconic “Torn” alongside the rest of her band. She also performed a stripped-down version of her B-Grade University track “You Don’t Think You Like People Like Me.” Watch both of them below.

Published: May 20, 2017Updated: May 22, 20172 views
Teen Killed in Time Square Rampage Posted Video to Social Media Just Minutes Before5s

Teen Killed in Time Square Rampage Posted Video to Social Media Just Minutes Before

In the viral age, it’s easier than ever for us to capture scenes of disaster live at the scene, and the horrific scenes witnessed at Times Square in Manhattan yesterday are a true testament to this unwelcome fact. On the afternoon of May 18, a maroon Honda sedan ploughed into a busy intersection, causing complete carnage at the thriving tourist hotspot. Driver Richard Rojas, a 26-year-old Bronx man who had been high on PCP and synthetic marijuana, was immediately apprehended by law enforcement as he attempted to flee the scene of the disaster. As a result of the intoxicated mayhem he inflicted, Rojas has been charged with murder, 20 counts of attempted murder and five counts of aggravated vehicular homicide. A total of 22 people were injured as a result of the catastrophic collision, some critically. But the most tragic victim so far has been the youngest person involved, and the only fatality: 18-year-old Alyssa Elsman. The teenager had been sightseeing in the city centre with her family at the time of the incident, before she was stuck between 42nd and 43rd Street, and pronounced dead on the scene. But, in a harrowing twist, video footage has emerged from Elsman’s Instagram account, taken mere minutes before her tragic demise. The above Instagram boomerang video was taken at approximately 11.30am – a mere 45 minutes before the collision claimed her life. Elsman, a graduate of Portage Northern High School, Michigan, was with her 13-year-old sister at the time. She was among the people who were struck but survived. Another Instagram post from 2016 also shows her sightseeing in Times Square, and many people have commented on the tragedy on Elsman’s Instagram account. Elsman’s boyfriend Trevor West has shared his feelings of grief and turmoil in a recent interview with the New York Post, in which he stated: “She would always text me back as quick as she could, and when I didn’t hear from her or her friend I knew something horrible happened.” West added: “She motivated me, loved me, gave me everything I needed that I couldn’t give myself. And now that she’s gone, I don’t know how I’m going to fill that void. I don’t know how I’m going to function without her ever again”. On Twitter, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio reflected on the tragedy, stating: “This is a tough day for New York City, but I want to thank our first responders who got here so quickly. We feel deeply for those injured and particularly for the family of the young woman who was lost. Our prayers are with all of them”. We may never know exactly what motivated Rojas to commit these acts of vehicular homicide, other than psychosis brought on by the influence of heavy narcotics. Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by this incident, as well as their families and friends.

Published: May 20, 2017Updated: May 22, 201744 views
An Awkward Boy Falls for Another Guy in This Video, And People Are Loving It26s

An Awkward Boy Falls for Another Guy in This Video, And People Are Loving It

It's just 25 seconds long, and no one says a word in it. But the trailer for "In a Heartbeat" has the internet talking. Even the two creators behind the project can't believe the response. Beth David and Esteban Bravo, students at Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida, were "floored" when their Kickstarter page for the short film reached its initial fundraising goal a mere three hours after launching. The film — the duo's senior thesis project — looks downright adorable, sure. But it's the subject matter that really makes the short stand out among the rest. Watch the trailer for "In a Heartbeat" (article continues below): "In a Heartbeat" is about a middle-school boy who "runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams." It's a story that most audiences have not had a chance to see before. “Being gay is a subject that hasn't been widely explored in computer animation," Bravo explained in a video promoting the film, noting that rates of bullying for LGBTQ teens are much higher than their straight and cisgender (non-transgender) peers. The film is a heartstring-tugging reminder that those kids — and LGBTQ adults — deserve their stories be told on-screen, too. “We want to put out a message of love and self acceptance to all the kids and young people who struggle to identify as LGBT+, just like [the main character] Sherwin does,” David said. David and Bravo have had fun promoting the film using parodies of iconic movie posters, like "The Fault in Our Stars." And 2005's "Brokeback Mountain." But the film's rapidly growing online fandom is even cooler, reflecting audiences' hunger for a delightful, important queer love story like this one. The hashtag #InAHeartbeat has been filled with creative works from devoted fans on Tumblr and Instagram. And they definitely give you a sense of just how important this film is shaping up to be for many young people.

Published: May 20, 2017Updated: May 22, 201744 views
Joss Whedon Explain in 3-mins Video Why Planned Parenthood is Important2m55s

Joss Whedon Explain in 3-mins Video Why Planned Parenthood is Important

Ever wonder what would happen if the people who want to get Planned Parenthood shut down got their way? In 2011, Texas cut off most of Planned Parenthood's funding in the state. Planned Parenthood served around 50,000 patients there at the time. The result? One-quarter of publicly funded health clinics shut down. And there was a 35% drop in claims for long-acting birth control. As a result, there was a 30% increase in Medicaid-paid births. Women in Texas, particularly those in poverty, have seen a significant loss of access to health care services and birth control — which would prevent them from getting pregnant and potentially needing an abortion. Texas isn't the only state where this is happening. Other states are following in its footsteps. This powerful three-minute film by director Joss Whedon shows just how much of a difference Planned Parenthood makes in people's lives. In the video, Whedon ("The Avengers," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog") shows just what the world would look like if those attacks on Planned Parenthood are successful. The film follows three women but shows two different versions of their lives: one where Planned Parenthood provides the family planning and health care they need, and another in which Planned Parenthood is shut down.

Published: May 20, 2017Updated: May 22, 20173 views
ALERT: Gingrich Says Americans Only Have 1 Choice on Trump… GOP Appalled4m55s

ALERT: Gingrich Says Americans Only Have 1 Choice on Trump… GOP Appalled

Former House speaker and current Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich has a message for conservative Americans: It’s time to fight. In an op-ed published Thursday entitled, “Surrender or fight, our country is at stake” and published on Fox News, the former Georgia congressman explained his belief that the leftist mainstream media has declared war — and that they are winning. Republicans in Congress have been led to believe that remaining silent will keep them out of the cross-hairs, but Gingrich charged them with a much more active task: Get up and fight. “Congressional Republicans are rapidly approaching a crossroads,” he wrote. “Some have already surrendered by giving up on town hall meetings. Others have accepted the news media’s false narrative as the truth. “Republicans must decide if they are going to fight for what they believe in or retreat to the tenuous safety of the beltway bubble,” Gingrich argued. The false news, which President Donald Trump repeatedly calls out to anyone willing to listen, often attacks Gingrich, the president, first lady Melania Trump, first daughter Ivanka Trump, and literally anyone else willing to risk the media’s wrath by daring to stand with Trump and not against him. The leftist media label these Trump allies enemies of the state and continually assails their reputation here and abroad. Gingrich spoke to this situation specifically: “I have been overseas for the last three days, and it has been sickening to see so many foreigners terrified because they unknowingly believe the news media’s false reports and vicious attacks. The only version of President Trump they know is the one portrayed in the 24-hour cesspool of CNN and the daily acrimony of the New York Times. Sadly, our own nation’s news media is doing more to undermine America’s image than Al Jazeera or Pravda combined.” Gingrich outlined the only rational response: Give House and Senate Republicans a real “talking to.” “If Senate Republicans implement an all-out campaign, they could pick up all 10 seats and have the largest GOP majority since the election of 1868,” Gingrich said, adding that while House Republicans have a steeper hill to climb, “Defeating the left’s attacks will require House Republicans to engage in significantly more training and planning than they are used to.” At the end of the day, if we do not stand up for something, we will fall for anything — and in this case it will be falling for false narratives designed to keep Trump from fulling his campaign promises, one of which was to drain the swamp that perpetrates these kind of willful attacks on American democracy. “Further, surrendering will destroy America as we know it. Far from making America great again, we will have yielded our country to left-wing thugs, liars and intimidators,” Gingrich concluded. “Those of us who truly want to make America great again have one choice: Fight.” Newt Gingrich has never been one to mince words. The question remains: Will enough Americans listen to make a difference?

Published: May 20, 2017Updated: May 22, 20176 views
Mark Zuckerberg Was Dying To Get Into Harvard And This Video Made By His Father Proves It1m11s

Mark Zuckerberg Was Dying To Get Into Harvard And This Video Made By His Father Proves It

Mark Zuckerberg, who recently celebrated his 33rd Birthday posted an old video of his exciting reaction when he discovered that he is accepted by the Harvard University. The video was filmed by his father, Edward Zuckerberg, who was equally proud of his son on getting admission in one of the world's most prestigious universities. This is probably the best throwback Thursday as on May 25, Mark is scheduled to attend the 366th commencement of the Harvard University, where he will be awarded an honorary degree. Mark joined Harvard in 2002 dropped out in sophomore year to concentrate on Facebook, which now is worth more than $50 billion. Mark, as always is wearing a grey t-shirt with pyjama in the video and high-fives his father on knowing the mail has admission letter for him from Harvard University. "Yay, I got accepted" was Mark's first reaction on reading the acceptance mail. Are you serious?" his father, Edward Zuckerberg, asks. "Yes" "Alright! Yes! Great," Edward Zuckerberg replied.

Published: May 19, 2017Updated: May 22, 201718 views
Porn Star Gets Bitten By Shark During Underwater Photoshoot1m14s

Porn Star Gets Bitten By Shark During Underwater Photoshoot

As workplace injuries go, this is a pretty startling one. It is not hard to imagine putting your back out while lifting some heavy crates, or perhaps a chef suffering a severe burn while plating up during a particularly busy lunch shift. In the world of pornography, though, it seems wise to expect the unexpected. Certainly, being a porn star is not what a traditionalist would consider a “normal” profession – though depending on your feelings on the porn industry you may or may not agree with that statement – why, one might venture, should working as a porn actress be considered any less normal than any other profession? As porn looms ever more largely in the mirror of public consciousness thanks to the advent of social media and the vast reach of the internet, the public is learning more and more about how the industry works, perhaps finding out that it is not as murky as they might have expected. Certainly, though, even for a porn aficionado, the story of Molly Cavalli and her promotional shoot for a porn website would be considered startling and highly unusual. Far from just another day at the office, Molly Cavalli was swimming inside a shark cage as part of her promotional duties for the porn website, when things went suddenly – and very badly – wrong. say that Cavalli was swimming happily away when a lemon shark – a species not normally thought of as aggressive toward humans – approached the cage, making the porn actress nervous. She then apparently swam to the top of the cage where the shark was able to bite her foot. The incident was captured on video that has subsequently been uploaded to YouTube and viewed more than four million times, although some seem to doubt the authenticity of the proceedings. You can watch the video below, although do think twice about watching the video if you are squeamish; it’s not one for the faint hearted. Despite the apparently gruesome scenes, some commentators seemed to doubt the legitimacy of the video, branding the footage a “publicity stunt” and others have suggested that the deep cut that Cavalli apparently sustained didn’t look much like a shark bite. For her part, Molly Cavalli has taken to Instagram to reassure concerned fans that she is on the road to recovery; Thanks for your well wishes guys. I’m totally fine. It’s not as bad as it seems. Im healing quickly. It was still an amazing experience. Much love to my @camsoda team for taking good care of me. Darren Press, the Vice President of CamSoda described the incident thus; From what we gathered, lemon sharks are predominantly docile and relatively docile. During the broadcast, a shark approached the cage which made Molly nervous. She swam up to the surface as the shark approached. Her foot rose above the protective net and was bitten. We immediately pulled Molly out of the cage and rushed to shore. Cavalli seems to be looking on the bright side of things after telling fans the injury “only required 20 stitches” – which still sounds like rather a lot to me.

Published: May 19, 2017Updated: May 22, 2017140 views
G. Brooks Performs Hit Song “Mom” On TV, Has Moms In Audience Teary-Eyed5m22s

G. Brooks Performs Hit Song “Mom” On TV, Has Moms In Audience Teary-Eyed

Troyal Garth Brooks is a fantastic musician. The man who mainly writes and performs country music was a true legend in the nineties but decided to stop playing music shortly before the new millennium began to focus his efforts on raising his daughters and charity. Luckily for us, Garth Brooks has made some sporadic appearances and decided to release a couple of new songs once a while. His comeback ensures for a whole of nostalgic feelings, but it also allows younger generations to get a taste of Garth’s music. With two Grammy Awards, 16 American Music Awards, multiple others and an induction into the prestigious Country Music Hall of Fame, Garth Brooks is definitely an artist that never ceases to amaze. The country music mastermind decided to bring a visit to the set of Good Morning America to present his new and extremely heartfelt song, simply titled ‘Mom’. Before he brings his stunning performance, though, Garth starts with a small speech and talks with the host Robin Roberts about his interpretation of the song. Garth himself describes his song in a very interesting manner and gives you insight into the lyrics. A conversation between God and this unborn child about ready to go down to earth. And when God describes what a mom is… Whew, it kills me. It doesn’t take long before Garth evokes massive amounts of goosebumps and watery eyes. An incredible performance right from the heart. So hush now baby, don’t you cry – ’cause there’s someone down there waiting whose only goal in life – is making sure you’re always gonna be alright. A loving angel tender, tough and strong – it’s almost time to go and meet your mom.

Published: May 18, 2017Updated: May 22, 201718 views
Girl Dog Finds Treats Outside, Has No Idea They Lead To A Wedding Proposal2m14s

Girl Dog Finds Treats Outside, Has No Idea They Lead To A Wedding Proposal

Proposing to your life partner can be daunting and nerve-racking, as you want everything to be picture perfect in that special moment. You know this person is the one, and you try to arrange every last detail, hoping everything goes as planned. In the heartwarming video below, you’ll see an unconventional, yet absolutely charming, proposal between an unforeseen, furry couple. In this video, two dogs go through a situation that in many ways exemplifies modern romance. It starts off with one dog getting stood up on a date: When he texts his girlfriend, asking if they are still on for dinner, he receives the dreaded “…” He even considers changing his relationship status to single… Then she finally replies to him and says sorry for missing the date. He leaves a trail of dog treats by her door… …that lead her straight to his proposal. We’re so glad that this has a happy ending. This video is a great play on modern romance, and we hope you enjoy this hilarious spoof of romantic drama that we’ve all experienced at one point in our lives!

Published: May 18, 2017Updated: May 22, 20175 views
Axe Built Its Brand on Male Stereotypes And Trying to Undo the Damage.52s

Axe Built Its Brand on Male Stereotypes And Trying to Undo the Damage.

Axe's latest ad is a major rebuke of everything they've built their brand on — and it's totally awesome. The ad titled "Is it OK for guys..." encourages its audience to break free of macho stereotypes and rethink masculinity, a continuation of its 2016 "Find Your Magic" campaign. It's a neat, much-needed departure from some of the old masculinity tropes the brand used to promote. Tropes like the idea that if you cover yourself in body spray, you'll become irresistible to hordes of scantily-clad women. Or promoting the concept that the existence of women is a danger to mankind (or at least a danger to the type of manly-men-who-can't-focus-in-the-presence-of-an-attractive-woman-and-totally-wear-Axe). There's an important message at the latest ad's core about what it means to be "a real man." Much of the backlash to Axe's older ads stemmed from arguments over whether the campaigns demeaned women — but the attitudes in those ads actually hurt men in real ways. First, let's address the obvious: Telling boys not to cry, glorifying and enforcing macho stereotypes on men is bad for their mental and physical health.

Woman With Alzheimer’s Forgets Her Son. But She Always Remembers Him When They Sing2m31s

Woman With Alzheimer’s Forgets Her Son. But She Always Remembers Him When They Sing

For anyone who has had experience with it firsthand, Alzheimer’s is an unusually cruel disease. It is a degenerative disorder which is one of the leading causes of dementia, with a wide range of symptoms including short-term memory loss, declining motivation, disorientation, trouble speaking and trouble recognizing loved ones. While there is no cure for it as of yet, there’s also no telling which memories will go or in what order—more specifically, musical ties to memory seem to be harder to break than other ones. With that in mind, we bring you this beautiful video between a son and his mother. The video was posted on YouTube by Brian Ridings and features he and his 88-year-old mother singing guitar duets together. Though his mom lives in an assisted living home and sometimes has difficulty communicating or remembering exactly what’s going on, Ridings noticed that her eyes always lit back up again when they sang or performed music together. With that in mind, he decided to capture it on video for posterity. Though the story is touching enough on its own, it doesn’t hurt that both of them have beautiful voices that harmonize together perfectly. Though his mom stumbles over a few words here and there, her son helps reorient her with his own singing and a smiling face. As he wrote in the video’s description: “Most days I miss [my mom], but she always comes back to me when we sing.” This story tugs at the heartstrings for a number of reasons. For one, the relationship these two have is as warm and friendly as anyone could hope to have with their parents in old age. For another, it’s a testament to the power of music to bring us together and keep the life of the mind active and alive. On a more bittersweet note, the video is a reminder to cherish the precious time we have with our parents and loved ones while we can.

Vet Has PTSD Attack In Middle Of Interview. Watch His Service Dog Calm Him Down2m42s

Vet Has PTSD Attack In Middle Of Interview. Watch His Service Dog Calm Him Down

A Veteran Erick Scott's tattoos represent very sad things.The one on his right forearm, a skull and empty combat boots, are a memorial of his time in Iraq, and there's also a soldier’s cross to remember fallen comrades. He was in the army and national guard for 16 years until he finally went home. Erick’s father said something to Erick before he left: “Son, you’ve got eleven guys, he said make sure you bring them all back,” Erick said “That’s the last thing he [Erick’s father] told me, and they didn’t all come back.” Those words his father said to him have had him guilt ridden since then. PTSD He's been dealing with survivor’s guilt over the loss of his friends and comrades, a common feeling for veterans. He also suffered from terrible nightmares. “I woke up numerous times, hitting my wife for her just laying there or just in a cold sweat,” Erick told us. When he finally sought help from doctors, and he was diagnosed with PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, he refused to take medication. So he only got worse. The he heard about K9s For Warriors. Gumbo K9s For Warriors is an east-coast based charity. It helps veterans get the service dogs they need. Each dog is custom trained for every warrior, depending on what they need: if they are fighting PTSD, or suffered a physical or mental injury out on the field, or are survivors of any sexual trauma resulting from military service, a dog will be trained for that vet. Erick got Gumbo, a gentle black lab. And Gumbo can sense Erick's distress even before he can, giving him the assurance he needs. We saw it clearly during his interview with USA Today. When Erick begins talking about his first diagnosis with PTSD, he gets agitated and Gumbo can sense it and intervenes and calms him right away.

Published: May 17, 2017Updated: May 18, 2017207 views
Toddler Goes Viral After Patiently Waiting For The Beat To Drop1m11s

Toddler Goes Viral After Patiently Waiting For The Beat To Drop

Having a hard time back at work after the weekend? This little girl waiting for the beat to drop will help you get through your dreary Monday! The video starts with Maddie patiently listening to Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk”. And when the beat finally drops…oh boy are Maddie’s moves sassy! Being strapped to a car seat definitely doesn’t stop her from bopping to the beat. The video was posted Saturday on Youtube and has gone viral since with over 1.3 million views. Keep on scrolling to check it out!

Published: May 17, 2017Updated: May 18, 201768,766 viewsVirality: 27%
Couple Adopts 7 Siblings In 1 Day, Then Agency Calls With Life-Changing Surprise2m30s

Couple Adopts 7 Siblings In 1 Day, Then Agency Calls With Life-Changing Surprise

On their first date, Josh Clark told Jessaka that he intended to someday have a big family. 10 kids, at least, with most of those being adopted. While other girls may have been scared off by the atypical first-date topic, Jessaka was all in. Jessaka shared his heart for adoption. “I grew up with a lot of foster brothers and sisters and my parents were foster parents, so I was used to having lots of kids around the house,” she said. Fast forward to just two years ago. Josh and Jessaka are happily married with one biological son, Noah. But that initial yearning for a big family– and the desire to adopt– still weighed heavily on their hearts. That’s when Josh heard about the “Super 7,” seven siblings that were currently in foster care. When he asked Jessaka what she thought about adopting the 7, she was unsure at first. “My eyes probably got as big as his and we both said the same thing: ‘We need to pray about this,'” she said. But, before the next morning, they were certain. “We prayed that night and didn’t sleep well because God told us that these were the kids for us.” The next thing either of them knew, their little family of 4 had grown into a family of 10. Josh, Jessaka, and Noah immediately fell in love with the “Super 7,” and welcomed them into the family. The morning the kids were officially adopted, Josh woke them up with streamers and confetti. The sound of their little voices screaming “Daddy” was undoubtedly music to his ears. VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV The kids were pretty happy about it, too. But Jessaka and Josh aren’t done expanding their family yet. The pair recently learned that the “Super 7” have an 8th sibling, a baby sister. Now, they’re planning on adopting her and bringing her into the Clark family fold. But their excitement to unite the infant with her siblings was stumped by a harsh reality; while they have plenty of room in their hearts for a 9th child, they simply do not have room in their three-bedroom house. That’s why a friend of the family set up a GoFundMe to raise money to pay off the Clark’s debts so that they can move into a home large enough to accommodate their rapidly-growing family. The GoFundMe was set up with a $10k goal. Within the first 24 hours, more than $30k had been raised for the Clark family. Now, the campaign has reached over $50k! Says Jessaka of the adoption process: It is not easy. You have to know that you know that you know that God called you to adopt. And you need a lot of support! You will feel the greatest joys! And you will feel the biggest heart breaks. But just like there is pain in labor, at the end you get a beautiful child… or seven!

Published: May 17, 2017Updated: May 18, 201719 views
This Hermit Spent 40 Years Alone In The Woods, And Now Scientists Love Him5m08s

This Hermit Spent 40 Years Alone In The Woods, And Now Scientists Love Him

For more than 40 years, Billy Barr has lived in a small cabin in the woods around Gothic, Colorado – one of the coldest places in the United States. This ghost town has been abandoned since the 1920s, but Billy has been calling it home. One winter when he got bored, he began to measure and record data about the snowpack around his cabin. Since then, Billy has been diligently recording data every winter. In this short film, the legendary local explains how he inadvertently provided scientists with a treasure trove of climate change data. What he observed and recorded has since been included in several scientific studies and has “become some of the most significant indication that climate change is rearranging mountain ecosystems more dramatically and quickly than anyone imagined” according to a scientist interviewed by The Atlantic.

Bride’s Jaws Drop When Groom Says They’ve Become ‘Family of 3’2m50s

Bride’s Jaws Drop When Groom Says They’ve Become ‘Family of 3’

It’s a marriage tradition that the groom and the bride can’t see each other on the day of the wedding, and this groom took advantage of that by providing his loving wife Jenna with a nice surprise. You’ll remember wedding days for life, but Jeff Althoff wanted to make this day extra special. On March 4th, the two gave each other their vows and were declared husband and wife in a beautiful ceremony in an equally as stunning cathedral and venue. Josh says that Jenna wanted to have a puppy for so long. When he grabbed the microphone at their wedding, his newlywed wife certainly didn’t think she was going to get a surprise. Josh already detailed his plans for a surprise to his group of groomsmen, but even they had to wait until the reception to see what exactly the surprise was. Josh, somewhat anxiously, gave a very heartfelt speech and thanked their friends and family for coming to their wedding and spending time with them on the happiest day of their lives. “I’m a little bit nervous up here right now because I’m about to give Jenna a big surprise, but she doesn’t know that,” Jeff said. Jenna kept op smiling but couldn’t wait to see what her husband had in store for her. “I’ve heard a few rumbles and a few jokes about it along the way, but Jenna I decided to give you a wedding gift that was completely for you,” he said. He also clarified that the surprise wasn’t a new set of hunting gear, as both Josh and Jenna are avid hunters. He did mention that is was something that she desired to have one day. “Would you agree with me that the last few hours have been the best hours of your life as a family of two?”, after which Josh pauses shortly. “We have now become a family of three!” At that very moment, Josh’s surprise was revealed: an adorable and loving puppy. Jenna clearly got emotional and immediately shared some more love with the dog. Josh shared a video of their wedding, including footage of this heartwarming surprise. What a day to remember!

Get Rid of Fruit Flies and Never Worry About Them Again. Here’s What You Need to Know2m09s

Get Rid of Fruit Flies and Never Worry About Them Again. Here’s What You Need to Know

Fruit flies and gnats are a very serious problem during the warmer months and can wreak havoc on your fruit bowl and vegetable patch. Not only are these tiny pests frustrating to be around, but also, they significantly reduce the lifespan of any produce in its wake. A banana could be good one day, and the next you’ll pick it up to find it’s become nothing but a peel. That garden you planted with all those beautiful looking tomatoes? Say goodbye once the fruit flies come! Fruit flies and gnats also seem to multiply daily! Because of this, people hurry to the store to buy the first pesticide they can find. Though pesticides are successful in eliminating the little creatures, they are dangerous for human consumption, not to mention expensive. So what options are there? Fortunately, there are a number of remedies you can cook up with stuff you already have lying around your kitchen. But first, you need to make the trap… Before concocting your natural pesticide, you will need a cup, a rubber band, and plastic wrap. You will pour one of the five following solutions into the cup, wrap the top with plastic wrap (tightly!), then secure it with a rubber band. Poke holes into the top with the tip of a pen or something of similar size. Then watch your concoction do its work! 1: Apple Cider Vinegar Apple cider vinegar really is a miracle remedy. From encouraging hair growth to detoxifying your body, this stuff has made headlines recently for its miracle properties. Now, I’m about to add one more use to the list. Gnats and fruit flies are already attracted to the stuff but heat up 1/2 a cup and they won’t be able to resist it! Add a few drops of dish soap to make the liquid heavier, and therefore harder to escape. 2: Red Wine Ever notice that gnats go straight for your wine once the corks off? That’s because they love the stuff! Or, at least they love the smell. Combine 1/2 cup red wine with 1 and 1/2 cups water and pour into the cup. Place the jar where you see them congregating the most, and then watch as they fly into the holes, only to find that they can’t get back out. You may have to empty the cup a few times and create a new solution, depending on the severity of your problem. 3: Milk, Pepper, and Sugar If you have extra dairy on hand, heat up two cups of milk, and then add 8 tablespoons of sugar and 4 tablespoons of ground pepper. Then just leave the mixture in a shallow dish near the problem area. The pests will flight right in, but because the mixture is heavy, they won’t be able to get out. 4: Overripe Food What better way to attract gnats and fruit flies to your trap than by putting what they love most at the bottom of it: fruits and veggies! You may need a larger jar for this solution to work, but the concept is the same: smash up the fruit gone bad (or just leave it be – they don’t care!), and voila! You’ve killed them with kindness (well, kinda). 5: Lemon Scented Sprays If you don’t want to make a trap – or in addition to doing so – spray the area with a (strong) lemon scented spray in order to prevent them from spreading. Gnats and fruit flies don’t like the smell of lemon and so will avoid it at all costs. For best results, mix 2 cups of hot water and 10-15 drops of lemongrass oil in a clean spray bottle. Then spray onto your kitchen surfaces. To keep the critters from gnawing on your plants, mix 4 cups of water and 2 cups of lemon scented dish soap, then spray your infested plants. By utilizing these tricks, your home and garden will be gnat and fruit fly free in just one short week!

Published: May 16, 2017Updated: May 17, 20179 views
93-Yr-Old Vet Takes The Stage, Then Leaves Crowd Howling With Childhood Story9m42s

93-Yr-Old Vet Takes The Stage, Then Leaves Crowd Howling With Childhood Story

One day, Tom Sitter was accompanying his daughter Kathy to a storytelling event called Moth StorySLAM. When they got there, the 93-year-old World War II veteran decided to get in on the action. In the video below, posted on April 24, 2017, Tom walks onstage, as the event’s host warms the crowd up for him. He encourages the crowd to feed each performer some energy and parts with, “Give it up for Tom, everybody!” The crowd cheers, but they are unsure what the elderly man‘s storytelling set will be about. Little do they know, Tom is about to make them laugh their pants off. “Hi. This may come as a shock to many of you, but I was not always this handsome,” Tom tells the audience, receiving a hearty dose of laughter in response. Tom explains he’ll be telling a childhood story from 1933. He informs the crowd that he was just a schoolboy back then. Tom then recalls a particular Valentine’s Day on which his big expectations were absolutely compromised. Through his childhood story, he recounts this particular holiday as one full of Valentine’s Day cards and memorable classmates — but also a huge source of embarrassment.

10-Yr-old Donates Her Hair To Kids With Cancer. Then Classmates Bully Her2m00s

10-Yr-old Donates Her Hair To Kids With Cancer. Then Classmates Bully Her

10-year-old Jetta Fosberg is a loving little girl who wanted to make a difference in society, despite being so young in age. When she grew her hair out long enough, Jetta did the unthinkable for girls her age. She cut it off and donated it to Wigs for Kids, an organization that uses donated hair to create wigs for children with cancer. Jetta thought this would be the best way to make an impact on society. When the hair stylist cut off 14 inches of Jetta’s hair, she was not satisfied. She demanded that more be cut off so that more children could have wigs. While most children grow attached to their appearance and hair, Jetta was perfectly satisfied with her short-haired look. Doesn’t she just look adorable? However, on her first day of school, Jetta quickly became the talk of the school. While Jetta did what she did in good faith, her fellow students did not recognize her for that. Instead, they bullied her for “looking like a boy.” Jetta’s mother, Heidi, shared Jetta’s story on Facebook in hopes it would inspire others. They created the Stand With Jetta Facebook page in order to stand up for victims of bullying. Despite the bullying, Jetta has no regrets. She says, “It was the right thing to do and it makes me feel good.” The support has poured in for Jetta from all over the world, and the page currently has over 121,000 likes.

Man Opens Gift Box on His Birthday, Bursts Into Tears When He Sees Stepdaughter Inside1m46s

Man Opens Gift Box on His Birthday, Bursts Into Tears When He Sees Stepdaughter Inside

A loving 35-year-old husband from Grady County, Oklahoma celebrated his birthday with a party including balloons and presents, but he didn’t expect his stepdaughter to bring him the best present he could ever hope for. The 12-year-old Jamylyn adores and looks up to her stepdad. Ever since she was just four years old, the man raised her as if she was his own daughter. Jamylyn’s mom and her husband raised her, and the biological father simply wasn’t in her life for the vast majority of Jamylyn’s childhood. Recently, her biological father signed the necessary documents to transfer parenthood via adoption. The husband and stepdad had no idea that the necessary paperwork was finally filled – as the family has been talking about the stepdad adopting Jamylyn officially for a while. Jamylyn herself absolutely wanted him to adopt her. amylyn teamed up with mom and arranged for the surprise at her stepdad’s birthday party. “We went to my parents house, he knew we were having a birthday get together, but not that he was getting a big surprise.” When the man opens up a large present, he finds none other than Jamylyn inside. Although the box was fairly large, the present she hands him is an envelope with the adoption paperwork accompanied by the question: “Will you adopt me?”. Immediately, the man is emotionally overwhelmed and brought to tears – and according to Jamylyn’s wife, that’s not something that occurs often as he’s not the crying type. “I wonder who got the best present there,” someone said in the video. The man then gives Jamylyn a very big and loving hug – he truly couldn’t have received a better birthday gift.

New Mom Creates Parody of Famous Song, Hilariously Depicts What it’s Like to Be a New Parent3m57s

New Mom Creates Parody of Famous Song, Hilariously Depicts What it’s Like to Be a New Parent

Although parenthood is often discussed in hushed, reverent tones by those without kids, the truth is that raising a kid is a very messy affair. Parents with young children often have a thankless job—though they’re expected to do everything right by their young ones, it can be hard to find someone to turn to when dealing with the annoying minutiae of daily life and the toll it takes on body and mind. If this sounds relatable then the video below from one creative woman living in England is definitely for you. Sophie Lilley is the mastermind behind Tired N’ Tested, a Facebook page dedicated to “not so perfect parents” which details the daily struggle of parenthood with humor and panache. Her most recent success was a lively parody of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” that she titled “Smell of You,” a song which serves as a tribute to all the less than pleasant parts of caring for toddlers. Slotted perfectly over the original lyrics of the song, Lilley details all the most relatable parts of dealing with young children. The need to randomly burst into Disney songs to stop toddlers from crying, the struggle of getting a lunch you worked so hard on literally thrown on you by a crying infant and the evergreen struggle of changing dirty diapers. Overall, the chorus sums it up nicely: “and even though my heart loves you, I’m annoyed by the things you do.” Although the song talks about the annoyances of child-rearing, the clip clearly shows Lilley’s love for her children—after all, they are the stars of the video! Aside from her many jokes at her children’s expense, Lilley also takes plenty of shots herself. These include her unrequited love for Tom Hardy and her confusion at how her body has changed as she’s settled into motherhood. Obviously, the song has struck a chord with audiences worldwide: as of print, the clip has racked up more than 24 million views on Facebook. Above all, viewers are responding to Lilley’s video for its honesty and humor on a difficult topic. It can be all too easy to feel alone or unappreciated when raising children, especially when those children are too young to tell you how much they appreciate your love and affection. By finding humor in a difficult situation, Lilley has made the entire situation lighter for herself and for other moms. Take a look for yourself and get ready to laugh.

Published: May 13, 2017Updated: May 15, 201721 views
Sience Unknown Enormous 50ft Long Sea Creature Washes Up On Beach1m53s

Sience Unknown Enormous 50ft Long Sea Creature Washes Up On Beach

Humanity’s preoccupation with grizzly, nightmarish creatures of the deep has been passed down through the generations. The ocean is a vast and uncharted habitat, chock-full of strange and unpleasant creatures. We all love a monster, right up until the point that it eats us, and if that monster happens to come from the vast depths of the ocean’s unexplored chasms, then all the better, all the scarier, all the more compelling. It might be tempting – and reassuring – to imagine that the sea monsters depicted in fiction are just that; a romanticised and exaggerated artistic license, with no bearing on reality. But the truth is that there may well be weird, unusual and entirely alien-looking creatures roaming the deep sea, that our brightest mind’s are utterly unaware of. Take the enormous 50 ft long sea creature that has been discovered washed up on the shoreline of an Indonesian island, for example. Whatever it is, one thing is for certain; it is enormous. The creature was discovered by 37-year-old local Asrul Tuanakota off the coastline of Hulung Beach on the Indoesian Seram Island. Indeed, it is so vast in stature that Tuanakota initially thought that it was a grounded coat, bobbing on the sea’s surface. Numerous theories have about the identity of the washed up leviathan have been suggested. Giant squid can grow up to an astonishing 42 ft in length, and sperm whales average a huge 52 ft, a length that falls closely in line with the discovered creature. Videos posted by locals appear to show the giant bulk slowly decomposing, lending the surrounding water a dark red hue as it does so in an eerie scene. It is thought that the creature had died over three days ago; residents are flooding to visit the enormous cadaver, while it has been reported that marine scientists were appointed to take collect samples on Thursday. Local military officials are watching over the corpse, with concerns growing among locals that the disintegrating being could contaminate the immediate vicinity. While the species of the unfortunate creature still remains a mystery, an expert told Mashable that it is most likely to be the remains of a baleen whale; Marcus Chua, who is a museum officer at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum added that the corpse was unlikely to be that of a giant squid, as there is no evidence of the species residing in Indonesian waters. It’s relatively common for whales to float to shore following their death, if they are not first consumed by sharks or other opportunists at sea. For those of us hoping to witness a real-life sea monster then, it seems that we might have a little while longer to wait for our morbid appetite to be sated – though discoveries like this one will do nothing to abate our fascination. If that day does ever come, though, I will be the first one running in precisely the opposite direction, screaming and terrified.

Published: May 13, 2017Updated: May 15, 201714 views
Mom Confused When Saw Son’s Coach. He Hands Her Envelope That Leaves Her In Tears3m06s

Mom Confused When Saw Son’s Coach. He Hands Her Envelope That Leaves Her In Tears

Behind every great person you are most likely going to find a great mother who has loved, nurtured, and supported to help get them to where they are. That’s certainly the case with Kiante Anderson. Kiante has been playing football as a walk-on at East Carolina University, meaning he plays but he doesn’t get any scholarship money to do so. Even still, he puts in so much hard work and goes above and beyond and has truly impressed his coaches during his time on the team. One of the most impressive things about him, though, is the love and respect he has for his mom, Tia Chapman. “He loves her,” said Kiante’s coach, Scottie Montgomery. “He speaks so highly of her, talks about her sacrifices.” This year for Mother’s Day the coach decided to honor Kiante and Tia with a surprise that left them both stunned. Tia lives in Greenville, North Carolina, where Kiante’s school in located, so Coach Montgomery decided to drop in on her at South Greenville Elementary School, where she works, and surprise her. At first she was confused about why he was there, but then he handed her an envelope that explained everything. When she opened it she couldn’t believe her eyes… Kiante was getting a full scholarship! “[H]e’s earned it on and off the field,” Coach Montgomery said. Tia could not believe it. She immediately called Kiante to tell him the good news, and he was practically speechless as he thanked his coach.

Published: May 13, 2017Updated: May 15, 201753 views
Man Thinks He’s Celebrating Job Promotion, Has No Idea The Gift Is Actually A Pregnancy Test1m50s

Man Thinks He’s Celebrating Job Promotion, Has No Idea The Gift Is Actually A Pregnancy Test

Erik and Krista are a loving couple and they always wanted to expand their family by having kids. Unfortunately, Krista had a very hard time getting pregnant – they tried for over five years. At some point, the two lost most of their hope as it seemed a baby just wasn’t going to happen for them. Naturally, this realization is a very tough pill to swallow, but the couple always remained supportive of each other. “If we never have kids, it’s OK. If it’s just you and me, that’s enough for me,” Krista said to her husband. However, just a few weeks later Krista found out that she was finally pregnant. And there was even more good news in the family: Erik just got a promotion and a new job, and Krista thought it was the perfect opportunity to surprise him. She invited Erik to dinner and brought him a little gift. Erik, thinking that they were celebrating his new job, had no idea that this present would change his life forever. When he opened up the gift, he found a black fanny pack. Erik always made jokes stating that he’d be the perfect dad to bring back fanny packs as an ultimate ‘dad joke’. Erik didn’t realize the meaning of the fanny pack at first, but when Krista told him to look into one of the pockets, he couldn’t believe his eyes as he looked at a positive pregnancy test. At that very moment, the man bursts into tears and absolutely loses it in pure joy and happiness. After five long years, they’d never thought they speak the words “We’re pregnant!”, but their dream to bring a child into the world will finally come true.

Published: May 14, 2017Updated: May 15, 20177 views
Dad Asks His 1-yr-old Some Important Questions. She Responds In Hysterical fashion3m17s

Dad Asks His 1-yr-old Some Important Questions. She Responds In Hysterical fashion

A father sits his one-year-old daughter down for a face-to-face conversation. He interrogates her and asks her a few questions. The little girl responds and voices her thoughts, and Dad’s reaction is absolutely priceless. This baby might be young, but she certainly is not shy. She is brutally honest with all her answers! This one-year-old’s precious and sweet voice will melt your heart. She tries her best to enunciate words, but it’s not always coherent or understandable. Dad is patient and lets the little girl take her time. Most of the time, he knows exactly what she’s thinking. Dad asks his little girl, “Why do you refuse to sleep at night?” The girl’s response completely throws Dad off guard. Dad’s stunned by the answer, and he continues on with other questions. Each time the little girl manages to outwit Dad in one way or another. This is a heartwarming video that shows how awesome babies are!