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Two Lion Brothers Freed From Life Of Cruelty Embrace One Another41s

Two Lion Brothers Freed From Life Of Cruelty Embrace One Another

Pancho and Temuco are two lion brothers that were rescued from a cruel life as circus performers in Bolivia. The joy they feel of being freed from a small cage that used to be their home is evident in this video as they nuzzle and play with one another. Animal Defenders International was the rescue organization that stepped in to save the pair from the circus. The group says the big cats really appreciate the simple things in life. Even just being given some straw to lie on delighted the two animals. It’s a joy to see the brothers being able to be affectionate with each other and know that they never have to endure neglect and abuse again.

Girl Who Grew Up With Two Gorillas Reunites With Them 12 Years Later In The Wild4m56s

Girl Who Grew Up With Two Gorillas Reunites With Them 12 Years Later In The Wild

Conservationist Damian Aspinall has devoted his life reintroducing captive gorillas into the wild. He wanted to see how two gorillas named Djalta and Bimms were doing after they were released into the forest of Gabon, West Africa back in 2003. He brought his daughter, Tansy, along with him. Damien had not seen the pair for 3 or 4 years. Tansy had not seen them for 12 years, not since she was a young girl. What happens when the animals recognize her is truly remarkable! The gorilla gurgled a warm welcome and the moment they approach her is so touching. Damien says he felt such love from them and it’s so evident in what was filmed!

Man Opens Birthday Present From Stepdaughter, Dissolves Into Tears When He Sees What’s Inside2m08s

Man Opens Birthday Present From Stepdaughter, Dissolves Into Tears When He Sees What’s Inside

For some people, being handed just a pen and an envelope can turn out to be the greatest gift in their life. That was exactly the case for the 39-year-old Vincent VonTobel, who had received a present from his 17-year-old stepdaughter Sarah Leonard. Sarah wanted Vincent – who always treated her as his own child – to officially adopt her and she set up a surprise. Vincent from Rensselaer, Indiana works as a mechanical engineer and has been the only father figure that Sarah has known ever since she was two years old. “He has been fantastic to her ― he never treated her as a step child,” his wife Jessica told InsideEdition. “Then he proposed to me. He said he loved us so much and he wanted to marry me and take care of us forever. She was the flower girl at our wedding.” The VonTobel family has three children in the house: Sarah, a sibling that they adopted together and a child of their own. Vincent always had a special relationship with Sarah and called her his little girl. “Their relationship has been unique since they met. She grew attached to him quickly,” Jessica said to the Daily Mail. “They had the cutest things in common, such as foods they liked and games they enjoyed playing.” She continued, “He took her fishing for the first time in her life, and bought her her first fishing pole and BB gun. He was the only person she had ever known as a father figure.” With Vincent’s 39th birthday coming up soon, Sarah had been planning a small surprise for her stepdad. Not a large gift box, but a loving and heartfelt present. “When my daughter Sarah approached me a few weeks before his last birthday and said she wanted to give him adoption papers for his birthday, I knew we had to make this happen,” her mom Jessica told Caters News Agency. The adoption actually holds a special emotional value for Vincent himself, as he was once adopted himself as a child. Preparations were made for the adoption papers, and the paperwork was luckily completed in time for the birthday surprise. “I knew it was something Vince had always wanted because he has done a lot to make sure he gets everything done on his end as quickly as possible,” Jessica said. The emotional moment when Sarah presents her dad Vincent with a small box containing the adoption papers is truly heartwarming. His reaction is priceless and very emotional.

School Refused To Help Bullied 10-Yr-Old, Then 200 Bikers Show Up At His Front Door1m56s

School Refused To Help Bullied 10-Yr-Old, Then 200 Bikers Show Up At His Front Door

After hearing about a 4th grader who’d suffered years of bullying, 200 bikers gathered in a show of force earlier this month and escorted the boy to his elementary school in Nova Scotia. It all started thanks to a post on Defenders Of The Children, a biker organization dedicated to ending bullying and child abuse. Katie Laybolt, mom of 10-year-old Xander Rose, reached out to the organization saying Xander– who stands at 5’2 and weighs 150 lbs– is constantly picked on for his weight, race, and for wearing a leather jacket to school. Defenders Of The Children member Mike Basso read about Xander’s plight and organized a rally. Laybolt said a recent writing assignment asked him to describe his best memories of his school year at Harbourside Elementary. “My son looked at me and asked, ‘Are they kidding?'” If he hasn’t already turned in that assignment, the morning of June 21 should provide some great material. Dozens of local bikers met at a nearby shopping mall, then picked up Xander at home and took him to school in a parade-like atmosphere, with neighbors along the route taking photos and cheering them on. “I’m hoping he knows from now on, if somebody bullies him, he’s got somebody to go to. He can look on the corner of any street, he’s going to find a leather vest,” Basso said. “He’s now one of our brothers.” Laybolt contacted Defenders Of The Children as a last resort, after her pleas to school officials were ignored. Less than a week after the biker rally, a public meeting was held to discuss solutions to bullying. “We need to make sure these kids have support,” said Basso. Watch the memorable day in the video below, and share!

The Appearance Of 'New Island' Has Deepened The Mystery Of The Bermuda Triangle2m20s

The Appearance Of 'New Island' Has Deepened The Mystery Of The Bermuda Triangle

One of those topics is the Bermuda Triangle, an area where boats and planes are reported to have gone missing. Now, apparently, the mystery surrounding the area in the North Atlantic Ocean has 'thickened', due to an island sporadically appearing. The island is said to be off the tip of Cape Point in Buxton, North Carolina, near the Triangle, The Sun reports. It surfaced recently and was dubbed Shelley Island due to the vast amount of shells covering the sand. It is one mile long and more than 400 feet wide. Back in April, visitor Janice Regan said it 'was just a little bump' after she and her 11-year-old grandson explored it. "Sharks up to five feet long and stingrays as large as the hood of a truck have been spotted prowling beneath the surface," Bill Smith, president of the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association, said. "We're worried about shark bites but we're even more worried about drownings." Because of the dangers, and the tough access to the island, Dave Hallac, superintendent of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, has warned people not to try and get to it, either by walking or swimming across the strong current between the mainland and the island. Last year, scientists reckoned they had finally solved the centuries old mystery of the Bermuda Triangle. The 500,000 square kilometres area in the North Atlantic Ocean has been blamed for the loss of at least 75 planes and hundreds of ships. It had never previously been properly explained what had happened to the aircraft and vessels. Scientists think that hexagonal clouds that create 170mph 'wind air bombs' are to blame. Apparently, these 'bombs' are powerful enough to flip over ships and cause planes to fall from the sky, the Mirror reports. Dr Steve Miller, a satellite meteorologist at Colorado State University, has spent a lot of time looking at the cloud formations over that area and he thinks these particular clouds are to blame. Speaking to the Science Channel's 'What on Earth' programme, he said: "You don't typically see straight edges with clouds. Most of the time, clouds are random in their distribution." Dr Steve and his team then used radar satellites to measure the winds at sea level under these clouds and that was when they found them to be moving at up to 170mph. With wind speeds like these, 45ft waves are possible (that's quite a tempest), which is enough to drag a boat under the water.

He Sees Strange ‘Shadow’ In Middle Of Road. When He Realizes What It Is He Can’t Believe His Eyes…3m01s

He Sees Strange ‘Shadow’ In Middle Of Road. When He Realizes What It Is He Can’t Believe His Eyes…

Oftentimes the most amazing things happen to us when we least expect them. That’s what Jordan Kahana found when he decided to take a little road trip and ended up getting much more out of the experience than he bargained for! Jordan had some time off of work between Christman and New Years and decided he would use that time to get out of his native Los Angeles and explore. He packed up his car and headed east, planning to make a stop at the Grand Canyon. But as he was driving through the middle of the Arizona desert, he noticed some strange shadows on the road up ahead. As he got closer, he realized the shadows were moving. Jordan quickly pulled over to the side of the road and grabbed his camera. What he found left him stunned. “You will not believe what I just found in the middle of the road!” he said into his camera.

Dad Is Suspicious Of 18-Month-Old Daughter’s Juice. Takes 1 Sip And His Chest Starts Burning2m56s

Dad Is Suspicious Of 18-Month-Old Daughter’s Juice. Takes 1 Sip And His Chest Starts Burning

When we take our children out to eat, the last thing we want to do is spend time worrying about their overall health. Unfortunately for the father in this story, his child’s life was placed in danger by one careless restaurant and if not for his quick thinking, his little girl could have been in a world of hurt. Little Aaliyah went out to dinner with her family and when her parents ordered an apple juice for the 18 month old, the restaurant offered to pour it into her sippy cup. The family declined and when they were about to leave, Aaliyah’s father decided to give the juice a taste test. When the parents tasted the drink, they felt that familiar burning sensation in their chests and came to the only possible conclusion: the restaurant had given their small child alcohol. The manager of the restaurant was confronted about the matter and it seems as if the child’s drink was mixed up with another customer’s. Unfortunately, a free meal and an apology were not enough to take care of all the family’s concerns and Aaliyah began to show adverse effects from the alcohol consumption. While Aaliyah was shown to be fine once the medical evaluations took place, the family’s decision to keep the “juice” out of her sippy cup likely saved her life. This story is not unique, as other parents have come forward to speak out about similar incidents that have taken place in other states. We cannot believe that so many restaurants could behave in such a thoughtless way and we are glad that their parents were vigilant enough to grab the beverages away in the nick of time. If you would like to learn more about Aaliyah’s harrowing experience, be sure to check out this video account of her eventful night out. Please pass this story along to your friends and family members to spread awareness about this all too common issue.

World Faith Leaders Delivered a Rare Joint Statement. Here's What They Had to Say.3m01s

World Faith Leaders Delivered a Rare Joint Statement. Here's What They Had to Say.

The pope, the Dalai Lama, and Ayatollah Sayyid Fadhel Al-Milani have an important message for you: Make friends. Created by the Elijah Interfaith Institute, an interfaith organization fostering unity and diversity, the unique video project features 22 holy leaders coming together to urge people to seek out others who may practice religion and faith differently than they do and unite in friendship. The leaders call on people to make a sincere effort to forge personal connections... listening and conversing — but mostly listening. When we get to know people who exist outside our individual silos created by geography, class, race, or religion, we can learn a lot about ourselves and others who share our communities. It's no secret that disagreements over religion can lead to negativity, distrust, discrimination and violence, but the stewards of faith believe the antidote to these social ills is understanding, friendship, and building community. Whether or not you subscribe to religious teachings or beliefs, making friends with people who are different than you is sound advice. Plus, there's a psychological basis to back it up. Research conducted by eminent psychologist professor Robert Zajonc demonstrated that coming across something (or, in this case, someone) creates familiarity, and that familiarity makes you like the person, idea, or thing more than you did before you were first introduced. It's called the mere-exposure effect. In the case of making new friends, if you live in New York City and you get to know someone from Savannah, Georgia, your opinion about people from the South may be higher than it was before you met your new friend, and vice versa. Something as easy as introducing ourselves may be the first step to ending hurtful rhetoric and improving relationships across demographic barriers. If nothing else, we can make new friends along the way. It certainly doesn't hurt to try.

A New “Solar Paint” Lets You Transform Your Entire House Into a Source of Clean Energy1m09s

A New “Solar Paint” Lets You Transform Your Entire House Into a Source of Clean Energy

Researchers from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology have developed a paint that can generate hydrogen fuel from moist air and sunlight. The team expects the technology to be ready for commercial use in five years. POWERFUL PAINT Powering homes using clean energy is becoming easier thanks to a growing number of innovative technologies and initiatives. Some government programs help homeowners with the financial burden of equipping their residences with energy-generating solar panels, and Elon Musk’s Tesla has developed roofing tiles that double as solar panels to give solar power generation an aesthetic boost. Now, a new innovation out of Australia is poised to make clean energy even more appealing. A team of researchers from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) has developed a paint that can be used to generate clean energy. The paint combines the titanium oxide already used in many wall paints with a new compound: synthetic molybdenum-sulphide. The latter acts a lot like the silica gel packaged with many consumer products to keep them free from damage by absorbing moisture. According to a report on RMIT’s website, the material absorbs solar energy as well as moisture from the surrounding air. It can then split the water into hydrogen and oxygen, collecting the hydrogen for use in fuel cells or to power a vehicle. “[T]he simple addition of the new material can convert a brick wall into energy harvesting and fuel production real estate,” explained lead researcher Dr. Torben Daeneke. THE FUTURE OF ENERGY Though the paint isn’t expected to be commercially viable within the next five years, Daeneke told Inverse he believes the end product will be cheap to produce. He also claims the paint would be effective in a variety of climates, from damp environments to hot and dry ones near large bodies of water: “Any place that has water vapor in the air, even remote areas far from water, can produce fuel.” The paint could be used to cover areas that wouldn’t get enough sunlight to justify the placement of solar panels, maximizing the capability of any property to generate clean energy. Any surface that could be painted — a fence, a shed, a doghouse — could be transformed into an energy-producing structure. When this new material finally makes its way to consumers, it’ll join the ever-growing list of innovative technologies that are moving humanity away from fossil fuels and toward a future of clean, renewable sources of energy.

Farmer Plants Thousands of Oak Trees to Honor Late Wife. 17 Years Later, Aerial Photo Finds Secret1m51s

Farmer Plants Thousands of Oak Trees to Honor Late Wife. 17 Years Later, Aerial Photo Finds Secret

For 33 years, Winston Howes had the pleasure of waking every morning to his wife, Janet. And then sadly in 1995, he started waking up alone. That year Janet was taken from Howes by heart failure. Although she was no longer physically here, she would always have his heart. After her passing, Howes had an idea for a way to honor and remember her. He just needed some help; so, he enlisted his son and several thousand trees. “I thought it was a great idea – it was a flash of inspiration – and I planted several thousand oak trees. Once it was completed we put a seat in the field, overlooking the hill near where she used to live,” said Howes, according to the Daily Mail.   Публикация от hot_air_balloon (@hot_air_baloon) Мар 22 2013 в 4:50 PDT Remember all of those trees that Howes sought out after his wife died? Well, he planted them in a field, only he didn’t fill the entire field. Right in the middle, he left a heart-shaped hole. THAT is where he placed the seat from which he could remember and mourn. This monument to a life of love was constructed in the countryside of Gloucestershire, England. The heart is hidden from the roads by the trees and a surrounding hedge and that gives Howes the sanctuary he desires. “I sometimes go down there, just to sit and think about things. It is a lovely and lasting tribute to her which will be here for years,” he said. The balloonist who discovered this hidden heart, Andy Collett, told the Daily Mail that “this was the most amazing sight I have ever seen from the sky. You can just imagine the love story.”

Off-Duty Officer ‘Treated As Ordinary Black Guy,’ Shot By Another Cop3m32s

Off-Duty Officer ‘Treated As Ordinary Black Guy,’ Shot By Another Cop

A black off-duty officer was shot by a colleague in his St. Louis neighborhood Wednesday night, the Missouri city’s police department confirms. The city’s Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement that officers were responding to a possible car theft after a recognition software flagged a license plate. Suspects shot at the police officers after the car was stopped with spike strips and the off-duty officer, an 11-year department veteran who lives nearby, came out with his firearm to offer assistance, according to the statement. The on-duty officers had asked the 38-year-old to get on the ground and he complied, but then they recognized him and told him to stand up and walk toward him. “At this time, a responding officer (36-year old white male with over 8 years of service) just arriving in the area observed this and fearing for his safety and apparently not recognizing the off-duty officer, discharged a shot, striking the off-duty officer in the arm,” the statement says. The victim was treated in hospital but has since been released, police confirmed. His lawyer, Rufus J. Tate Jr., told local news outlets that he considers the incident more severe than an accident. The police department has given no description of a threat, he said. “This is the first time that we are aware, that a black professional, in law enforcement, himself being shot and treated as an ordinary black guy on the street,” Tate told Fox News. “This is a real problem.” Police have launched an investigation into the incident during which one of the three suspects in the car theft was also shot in the ankle. The officer who fired his gun has been placed on administrative leave, along with six other officers, according to the police statement. Neither the victim nor his fellow officer have been publicly identified. St. Louis Police Department did not respond to HuffPost’s request for comment. The news comes after authorities released dash cam footage on Tuesday of Philando Castile’s shooting by St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez in Minnesota. Footage showed that Castile, a black man, also complied with the officer’s orders before being shot and killed. Yanez was found “not guilty” of manslaughter by a jury but has been fired from his police department. The Castile case has highlighted a fear that there may be no justice for black Americans killed in police shootings, advocates say. “It’s just like, a punch in my stomach, it’s a punch in the gut,” Castile’s friend, John Thompson, told HuffPost Tuesday. “Look what happened to Philando for doing all the right things. It hurts. Every time I talk about it, it hurts.” “I’m so tired of being tired, I’m so tired of being sad, I’m so tired of being angry at this system.”

Texas Mother Accused of Leaving 2 Children to Die in Hot Car to Teach a ‘Lesson’1m19s

Texas Mother Accused of Leaving 2 Children to Die in Hot Car to Teach a ‘Lesson’

A Texas mother faces first-degree felony charges in the deaths of her 2-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son after police say she locked them inside a sweltering car last month to teach them a lesson. Cynthia Marie Randolph, 24, was arrested Friday on two counts of causing injury to a child. Authorities later determined that the children died from extreme heat exposure. The incident happened on May 26, when Randolph’s 2-year-old daughter, Juliet, and 1-year-old son, Cavanaugh, were found dead in a locked car in the driveway of her home outside of Fort Worth, police said. Temperatures hovered around 96 degrees that day, reported NBC Dallas-Fort Worth. In documents released Friday, the Parker County Sheriff's Department used Randolph's alleged shifting statements about how her children died as probable cause to charge her. Authorities said Randolph initially told officers that she had been folding laundry in the house while her children played outside. When she didn’t hear from them for nearly half an hour, Randolph said she searched for the toddlers before discovering them locked inside the car, alongside her keys and cellphone. She then told officers that she had to break a window and rescue the children, then called 911, authorities said. But when she was arrested Friday, police said Randolph admitted to officers that she locked the children inside the car on purpose. "When they refused to leave the car, the defendant said she shut the door to teach Juliet a lesson, thinking she could get herself and her brother out of the car when ready," authorities said in the probable cause affidavit. It added that Randolph told officers that she went inside the home, smoked marijuana and fell asleep for several hours. "When she woke, the defendant found her children in her vehicle, unresponsive," authorities added. "The defendant said that she broke the car window to make it look like an accident." Randolph was booked into the Parker County Jail. A bond had not been set and it wasn't immediately clear whether she retained an attorney, NBC Dallas-Fort Worth reported. So far this year, 13 children have died from heat strokes after being left in hot cars, according to San Jose State University professor Jan Null. Null, who is a meteorologist that works with the National Safety Council, maintains a website that tracks trends in hot car deaths each year. According to her research, an average 37 children die in hot cars annually in the United States. In an effort to combat the rise in hot car deaths, Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, introduced the Hot Cars Act of 2017. If passed, the legislation would require new cars to come equipped with a system for alerting the driver if a child is left in the back seat after the car is turned off.

Stunning Footage Shows Aid Worker Running Through ISIS Gunfire To Save Little Girl (18+)1m18s

Stunning Footage Shows Aid Worker Running Through ISIS Gunfire To Save Little Girl (18+)

At first, David Eubank thought he was looking at a pile of rags in the street. Then, he realized they were dead bodies. Eubank, who served in the military for 10 years before founding the humanitarian aid group Free Burma Rangers (FBR), was standing inside Mosul, Iraq, where ISIS and Iraqi forces are entering one of the deadliest parts of their years-long civil war. While he was looking at the dead with his FBR comrades, the 56-year-old suddenly saw something move across the road, amidst fire from ISIS. "We go, 'oh my god, there are people alive over there,'" Eubank told A Plus in a phone interview. "So I just prayed, 'God, how can we do this? How can we rescue them?' I've been 20-something years in Burma, a lot of shooting… in Iraq three years, Mosul nine months, constant combat. So it wasn't like we didn't know what we were doing. So when I say, 'you could not cross the road' — I mean it. You couldn't do it. You'd be dead." But in just a few moments, that's exactly what Eubank would do.

Mets promote Tim Tebow to high-A league2m37s

Mets promote Tim Tebow to high-A league

The New York Mets are promoting Tim Tebow from low-A ball to St. Lucie of the high-A Florida State League. He batted .222 with three home runs, 23 RBIs, a .311 on-base percentage and a .340 slugging percentage with 69 strikeouts and 23 walks in 212 at-bats for the Columbia Fireflies. Those aren't numbers that usually lead to a promotion. "For me, it's not something I have to answer," Tebow said Sunday. "There's a lot of smarter, wiser people than me that make those decisions. I just try and show up and play hard every day."

Dying Dog Meets Autistic Boy. That's When a Miracle Happened4m45s

Dying Dog Meets Autistic Boy. That's When a Miracle Happened

They were two lost souls in need of a true friend. Jonny Hickey was an eight-year-old boy with autism who didn't speak much at all. Xena was an emaciated, abused puppy who was so far gone that her rescuers doubted she would make it. Then Jonny and Xena's paths crossed, and they changed each other's lives forever. Diagnosed with autism at an early age, Jonny was comfortable around his family members, but social interactions with strange people and in new environments caused him to react in terror and withdraw into silence. An officer rescued Xena after she collapsed in a backyard in Georgia. The puppy weighed four pounds, and her condition horrified the employees of the Dekalb Animal Services. “I’ve been doing rescue probably for about 12 years, and I had never seen a dog that young in that sort of condition,” said Chrissy Kaczynski, the founding member of Canine Caravan Rescue, formerly Friends of Dekalb Animals rescue organization. “I brought her home with me and I didn’t think she’d make it through the night.” But Xena wasn't ready to give up on life, and with fluids and additional medical care, she began to make a miraculous recovery. Xena's story went viral, catching the attention of Jonny Hickey's mother, Linda. When she found out that Xena would be making an appearance on behalf of Friends of DeKalb Animals' fundraising event, Linda brought her whole family to meet the pup. Xena immediately gravitated toward Jonny and his family. An incredible bond of friendship formed at that moment, and after a trial period, Xena became a permanent family member. Despite the fact that the Hickeys already owned two dogs, Jonny only opened up with Xena, who rides with him on the way to school every morning. “From that very first day, that dog was sitting in his lap in the car seat, giving him all these kisses,” Linda Hickey said. “And that’s where she’s been ever since.” After Xena's arrival, there was an immediate change in Jonny's behavior. After observing the boy and dog together, Linda Hickey stated, "We've spent thousands of dollars on therapy, and I just said to myself that is the best therapy, standing, four-legs, in my family room." Indeed, with Xena at his side, Jonny has become more outgoing and confident, and his anxieties have diminished significantly. Jonny was even able to make a video with Xena for April is Autism Awareness Month and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. They did a great job, and the love they have for each other is evident in their eyes! Xena received the highest of accolades when she was named the ASPCA 2013 Dog of the Year! From death's door, Xena fought back to become the guiding light and best friend to a boy who needed her. Jonny's mother said it best: “I really believe God had a plan. These two were destined to be together — to save each other at a level that humans just can’t understand.”

Retired Cop Sees Beet-Red Baby Shaking In Car, Notices Driver’s Seat And Goes Running To Help1m28s

Retired Cop Sees Beet-Red Baby Shaking In Car, Notices Driver’s Seat And Goes Running To Help

Steve Eckel was heading into a Kohl’s department store in in Howell, New Jersey, when he noticed a 4-month-old baby crying inside a car parked in the lot. To his horror, the baby had been inside with the doors locked and the windows rolled up. It was over 120 degrees inside the car. But if anyone was supposed to make such a horrifying discovery, it was Steve. Not only is he a retired sheriff’s officer, but he also has six kids of his own. Instantly, his quick-thinking and fatherly instincts kicked into high gear. Dressed in a pink onesie, the helpless infant was sweating and shaking, her eyes rolling back. Her face was beet-red, but she was still alive. Steve knew he had no time to waste, so he took off running back to his car. He had cleaned out his trunk after working on a project at home, but the one item he happened to leave there was his sledgehammer. “Things happen for a reason,” he told Watch the video below to see how Steve’s actions that day left him being hailed as an absolute hero of epic proportions.

American Pravda: CNN Producer Says Russia Narrative “BULLSH*T"8m48s

American Pravda: CNN Producer Says Russia Narrative “BULLSH*T"

James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has struck again: This time, a senior CNN producer was caught on camera by one of O’Keefe’s investigators admitting that the network’s relentless bashing of President Donald Trump with the Russia scandal lacks proof. “Could be bullshit. I mean, it’s mostly bullshit right now,” the CNN producer, John Bonifield, said in a video O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released on Tuesday, when asked about his thoughts on the Russia investigation. “Like, we don’t have any giant proof. Then they say, well there’s still an investigation going on. And you’re like, yeah, I don’t know. If they were finding something we would know about it. The way these leaks happen, they would leak it. They’d leak. If it was something really good, it would leak…. The leaks keep leaking and there’s so many great leaks, and it’s amazing. I just refuse to believe that if they had something really good like that that wouldn’t leak because we’ve been getting all these other leaks. So, I just feel like they don’t really have it but they want to keep digging. And so I think the president is probably right to say, like, look you are witch hunting me. You have no smoking gun. You have no real proof.” The video also shows Bonifield admitting that he has not seen evidence that Trump has committed any crimes. “I haven’t seen any good evidence to show the president committed a crime,” Bonifield says in the video. And even if Russia did try to influence the U.S. election, Bonifield is heard saying in the video, that is not really much of a scandal. He is seen arguing that Russian efforts to influence the election would be normal, and that the U.S. government does the same thing around the world all the time. “Even if Russia was trying to swing an election, we try to swing their elections, our CIA is doing shit all the time, we’re out there trying to manipulate governments,” Bonifield says. Bonifield is a supervising producer for CNN Health. According to his biography on CNN’s website, Bonifield works with the CNN Medical Unit and “primarily with CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen.” These startling admissions from a CNN producer on hidden camera video come amid many other comments the video shows him making that are particularly problematic for a network in crisis. The Project Veritas video was released on Tuesday amid the worst scandal in CNN history. Zucker, the network president, is currently leading an internal investigation into a very fake news hit piece that CNN published Thursday night then retracted late Friday after a Breitbart News investigation. He is joined, per reports from BuzzFeed News, by the head of HR inside CNN at the top of the investigation. Three of CNN’s senior-most editorial staffers have resigned as a result of the growing scandal. In narration over the video, O’Keefe notes that “Bonifield has worked for CNN as a journalist and producer for nearly 15 years.” “He not only gave us a tour of CNN’s main newsroom, he gave us a window into the editorial bias and anti-Trump agenda of the organization,” O’Keefe says. O’Keefe’s Project Veritas is billing this video as part one of a multi-part investigation into what they call: “American Pravda.”

This Toddler And His Dog Have Worked Out How To Raid The Fridge Together2m30s

This Toddler And His Dog Have Worked Out How To Raid The Fridge Together

Dogs are man's best friend. And that bond starts from a young age. Just ask Rob Herbert and Carrie Harden, parents who have to put up with a very clever toddler and dog who have worked out how to raid the fridge together. Here's how they do it... "When you need find out who your friends are! (Until you don't give them any food and then they leave you hanging!)," Herbert wrote in a caption alongside the video. Harden explained to friends that this was no spur-of-the-moment robbery, it was planned: "I call them my twins for a reason," she wrote in a comment. "They're usually up to no good together. What I wasn't fast enough to catch on video was Maverick pulling Leroy by the collar over to the fridge to get him in place. He obviously had a plan." And commenters found the duo pretty hilarious. "Bahahaha omg," one user wrote. "I love this! He is sooooo awesome." While another added: "Totally awesome. That is teamwork. Leroy was so patient." Other users were concerned: "Do not teach your kids that it's OK to step and walk on dogs teach them that they deserve to be respected as well." It's all about teamwork.

This Bus Driver Must Have Balls Of Steel To Maneuver Through ‘Needles’ Rock Tunnel2m51s

This Bus Driver Must Have Balls Of Steel To Maneuver Through ‘Needles’ Rock Tunnel

While on a scenic drive through the Needles Highway in the Black Hills of South Dakota, this man and his family watched in amazement as a charter bus attempted to traverse through the highway’s infamous narrow granite tunnel. The one lane stone-walled road is named the Needle’s Highway for a reason! “As a bus driver myself I was mesmerized by this attempt and truly believed the bus was not going to make it,” the videographer comments. “See for yourself!” How the bus driver knew the bus would fit through is pretty amazing in itself. How he managed to maneuver through it? Incredible! Share this video with your friends and family!

Man Is Cutting A Fallen Tree When He Gets A Big Surprise25s

Man Is Cutting A Fallen Tree When He Gets A Big Surprise

Partially fallen trees are dangerous to deal with, especially if they’ve fallen onto other trees, power lines or near a home. In cases such as these, it’s best to attempt to clear a fallen tree only if you have the necessary experience, otherwise contacting a professional tree cutter is the safest option, especially if you are unclear of what to do. The man in this video is dealing with a tree that fell in his friend’s backyard and forgot to factor in the weight of the stump before he starts cutting. As he finishes cutting off the branches, the tree suddenly pops back into its place! I’m guessing the safer way to have cut this tree probably would have been to have started at the base of the trunk first and then moved on to the branches. I’m glad no one got hurt, but it looks like he’ll now have to figure out how cut the “magic” tree down!

Small Bruise on Back of 5-Yr-Old’s Knee Ends in Trip to E.R. Mom Sends Grave Warning to All Parents1m55s

Small Bruise on Back of 5-Yr-Old’s Knee Ends in Trip to E.R. Mom Sends Grave Warning to All Parents

When in doubt, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. This is especially true for parents dealing with young children. Never underestimate just how dangerous something is, especially if you aren’t 100% sure what the problem is. It is always best to seek professional help when you don’t know what to do. When 5-year-old Kailyn Donovan came in after spending the day outside, her mom Kristine noticed a little bruise on the back of her knee. Kristine assumed it was just a bug bite she received when playing, and didn’t give it much more thought. After getting a phone call from Kailyn’s school saying that she had a fever, Kristine and her husband Josh decided that they should take their little girl to the pediatrician. The doctor told the Donovans that it was just a spider bite, and gave Kailyn some antibiotics. The little girl did not get better, and her parents were getting really worried. They took her to a medical center where doctors delivered some shocking news. Kailyn had been bitten by a black widow spider. The Donovans were shocked that this had happened in their home state of Massachusetts. The purple spot on the back of Kailyn’s leg that they thought was a bruise-like discoloration was actually caused by the venom from the spider. “It’s not something you would expect, especially in Massachusetts. I’ve never seen it,” said Josh. The family is so glad that they caught the issue in time. There is no telling what could have happened if they had not kept an eye on little Kailyn. The Donovans urge other parents to follow their instincts. You never know when something could really be serious. “If you think it’s something, just keep looking for an answer,” said Kristine. “I had a feeling it was pretty bad, and I just kept pushing to have it checked out.” Fortunately, Kailyn doesn’t seem to be in much pain from the bite. Thanks to Kristine and Josh’s persistence in finding out what was wrong with their daughter, she will be just fine after a few days of healing.

Australia's Prime Minister Mocking Trump at Dinner in Leaked Audio1m53s

Australia's Prime Minister Mocking Trump at Dinner in Leaked Audio

Only a month after a buddy-buddy meeting with Trump in New York City, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made fun of the U.S. president at a charity ball on Wednesday night. It happened at the Midwinter Ball, which brings together Australian media and politicians, similar to the White House Correspondents annual gala dinner. It's agreed by those attending that what happens at the event is strictly not to be reported, which is why Turnbull perhaps felt comfortable doing what he did. But the audio of Turnbull's speech was leaked, and published by 9 News political reporter Laurie Oakes, who didn't attend the event. "It was beautiful. It was the most beautiful putting me at ease ever," Turnbull told the crowd, accompanied with what appears to mimic Trump's hand gestures. Turnbull also turned his attention to his and Trump's polling, which are both falling: "We are winning in the real polls. You know the online polls. They are so easy to win. I know that. Did you know that? I kind of know that. They are so easy to win," he said. The pantomime was complete with a reference to Vladimir Putin and talk about Russian hackers influencing the last U.S. election. "I have this Russian guy. Believe me it's true, it's true," Turnbull said. Speaking on radio station 3AW on Thursday afternoon, Turnbull said he was "disappointed" and it was a "breach of faith" that the audio leaked. "I guess what that means what that means is next year, at the Midwinter Ball, is that I will read selected passages from budget paper number 2," Turnbull said. On the impersonation, he said it was "lighthearted, it's affectionate, good-natured and the butt of my jokes was myself." While Turnbull's performance might not have much on Alec Baldwin's, of which Trump isn't a fan, it does at least reveal some world leaders act one way to Trump when the cameras are on and a completely different way when they're off.

Fisherman Spots ‘Log’ in Water. When It Gets Closer, Realizes Helpless Body Drowning1m42s

Fisherman Spots ‘Log’ in Water. When It Gets Closer, Realizes Helpless Body Drowning

Summertime is the time for frolicking in the woods, whether it be hiking, camping, or enjoying a simple picnic. Of course, those wild spaces are not just a playground for us humans; they are a home for wild animals such as black bears. What should you do if you encounter one? Experts offer several tips, including staying calm, making yourself appear as large as possible, and talking to the bear in low tones. On the “not to do” list are things like screaming, running, and climbing a tree. And though it seems to go without saying, experts never suggest approaching a bear or, say, picking it up and putting it in your boat. But, that is exactly what one man recently did. And though officials have been quick to point out that this behavior is not recommended, many cannot help but be touched by his heart. Brad Meck was fishing on Raystown Lake in Pennsylvania when he heard a noise near his boat. As he looked out, he first thought it was a log or maybe a beaver. But as it got closer, what it was came into focus. “Holy crap,” Meck told WWSB in describing what he thought to himself, “that’s a baby bear.” The cub was struggling to keep its nose above water. And Meck said it was moving quickly toward the boat as if it needed help. Meck pulled the bear up by the scruff of its neck. The thought “please don’t bite me” flashed into his mind as he did it, but Meck mostly acted on his helping instinct, and the bear was calm. He laid the cub inside the boat. It sneezed out water and sat quietly. There was no mobile phone service on the lake, so Meck could not call anyone. His best judgment was that the cub had tried to follow its mom across the lake but hadn’t made it. Meck decided to leave the tiny cub on the riverbank with the hopes that it would find its mama soon. The little one padded off into the woods, and all are hoping that mama and cub were reunited. The story has now been shared around the country and even as far as Australia. The Pennsylvania Game Commission has reminded others to contact them rather than handling these types of situations themselves. But when most viewers imagine this tiny creature helpless in the water, they call Meck a hero. As one commenter on Facebook said, “Thank you so very much for taking the extra time to make sure that someone else had a chance.”

Never Before Seen Footage of Bruce Lee’s Only ‘Real’ Fight to Ever be Recorded Has Been Released1m47s

Never Before Seen Footage of Bruce Lee’s Only ‘Real’ Fight to Ever be Recorded Has Been Released

With perfect poise, peak physical fitness as well as a mesmerising way with words, Hong Kong and American star Bruce Lee is regarded as one of the most prominent pop culture icons of the 20th century. After a series of cerebral edemas, Lee suddenly passed away in 1973 aged just 32, and was one of the many movie stars and celebrities who were taken from this earth far too soon. As a martial artist, Bruce Lee featured in iconic Kung Fu films like Fist of Fury or Way of the Dragon, where he introduced the world to Chuck Norris, beating him pretty comprehensively in a fight. He was primarily an actor, though, and there is precious little footage of Lee fighting without a script or director present. That is, until now; a video has emerged of Bruce Lee in an official fight, and I have to say it’s pretty awesome. In this never-seen-before footage of the legendary Bruce Lee, he takes on Ted Wong, one of his top students, in an MMA bout. According to the Beerdy – Bruce Lee Central YouTube channel (who restored the footage and adapted it to 4K), both combatants were instructed by state rules to wear protective gear, but I don’t think it hindered Bruce Lee too much. While it’s not clear where this match took place, it’s likely the fight was recorded in California, where Lee met Wong and trained him in the art of Jeet Kune Do. In the video, Wong lacked no aggression when taking on his teacher, but as always, Bruce Lee remained stoic as he landed a series of devastating counter-attack blows on Wong. Jeet Kune Do (The Way of the Intercepting Fist) is a martial art conceived by Bruce Lee himself in 1969, which focuses on removing the patterns that are present in many other martial arts. Lee described Jeet Kune Do as being “non-classical” or “the style of no style”, and encouraged students of the martial art to move outside of moulds or styles. Remember that Jeet Kune Do is merely a name used, a mirror in which to see ‘ourselves’ […] Jeet Kune Do is not an organized institution that one can be a member of. Either you understand or you don’t, and that is that. There is no mystery about my style. My movements are simple, direct and non-classical. The extraordinary part of it lies in its simplicity. Every movement in Jeet Kune Do is being so of itself. There is nothing artificial about it. I always believe that the easy way is the right way. With the 44th anniversary of his death coming up next month, it’s astonishing to see the effect Bruce Lee has had on martial arts films in Hollywood, as well as Asian actors in general. Survived by his daughter Shannon Lee, who was born in 1969 and routinely shares words of wisdom from her father, this newly-released footage can help us to appreciate Bruce Lee for the martial arts legend he truly was.

Try these way to fold socks2m16s

Try these way to fold socks

In the Army, they even have rules about how to fold your socks. This method does, however, save you space. First, lay a sock on top of your other sock. Move your top sock down slightly and roll your socks nice and tight. Use the bottom sock’s elastic to secure them together. These tiny bun-shaped sock pods will give you extra space in your sock drawer.