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Video Captures First-Ever Footage of Jellyfish Sting Through Microscope
You've heard of a jellyfish sting, maybe you've even experienced one. But have you ever seen one? When a jellyfish actually stings someone or something, the action is often too small and too fast to see with the naked eye. This video, however, captures a real-life sting in slow motion! Destin from SmarterEveryDay visited toxinologist Dr. Jamie Seymour, one of the team members present when Steve Irwin, "The Crocodile Hunter," was fatally stung by a stingray in 2006...
Gov. Chris Christie Gets Into Twitter Argument With Constituent
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is no stranger to commuter controversy following Bridgegate earlier this year, has been taken to task on Twitter while on vacation with his family in California.
Tipsy Wedding Singer Goes Viral Thanks to Actress Michelle Rodriguez
Has this ever happened to you? You go to a wedding reception to celebrate. You have a few drinks. Maybe you take to the stage and do a little performance. Somebody videos it and puts it on Instagram. Cute. Except whenthat somebody is a celebrity, and now, like it or not, you're Internet famous. That's what happened to Sarah Lane. The 26-year-old council worker from Bridgend, Wales, in the United Kingdom, was the maid of honor at her best friend's wedding Saturday...
Mark Zuckerberg, Other Tech Heavyweights Take the #IceBucketChallenge
We first told you about the #icebucketchallenge last week. In efforts to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, you dump a bucket of ice water on yourself and then nominate three others to do the challenge. If they don't, they have to donate at least $100 to the ALS Association. You've seen your friends doing it all over social media. Well, now the people at the head of those social media platforms are getting in on the action...
Left-Handers Day Celebrates Southpaws the World Over
It's Aug. 13, and it's Left-handers Day. Going all the way back to 1976, it's a day for 7 to 10 percent of the world's population to celebrate their left-handedness and highlight some of the challenges faced by those who adapt to use right-handed tools and objects such as scissors, spiral-bound notebooks, and can openers. Even high-fiving and shaking hands with a right-handed person can be a little tricky for a lefty...
Man With Dwarfism Wears Hidden Camera to Show a Day From His Point of View
New York is a big city, and the sheer size of it can be overwhelming for anyone. Now imagine what it feels like if you are a little person. Jonathan Novick, 22, has achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. Sharing a definition of dwarfism, Novick says it is "the abnormal underdevelopment of the body characterized predominantly by extreme shortness of stature." He adds, "The term is dwarf or little person, one or the other is totally fine — just not midget ...
Spider photobombs TV news program
The "giant spider" was mostly an optical illusion — but it still provided a disturbing distraction for viewers at home and abroad.
First test-tube baby penguin says hello to the world
The 12-week-old baby penguin could offer a boost to both science and the dwindling number of wild penguins, researchers say.
Friends and Fans Alike Mourn Robin Williams on Social Media
The big story today on social media is the passing of celebrated comedian and movie star Robin Williams. He died Monday at the age of 63 in his home near San Francisco from an apparent suicide. According to a statement issued from a representative, he had been battling severe depression of late. Williams had a devoted following that is evident from the sheer number people who took to social media to remember him...
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Cop Gets Pranked With 4,000 Post-Its On Car
It was a pretty colorful surprise for a Kansas City Police detective when his colleagues covered his Ford Taurus with 4,000 Post-it notes as a prank to mark his 50th birthday. Detective Stuart Littlefield, a 20-year veteran of the Kansas City Police Department, admits he deserves this as he is a serial prankster and often the first to cause trouble.
Rare Dust Devil in Brooklyn Park Caught on Camera
It was a sunny Sunday afternoon at McCarren Park in Brooklyn, New York City, when an unexpected visitor spun its way through — a whirling dervish of dirt, technically known as a dust devil. Several people took out their smartphones andrecorded the sight, posting pictures and video to social media. We spoke to "Good Morning America" meteorologist Ginger Zee to clear some things up for us.
Katie Couric Interviews Bionic Arm Inventor Dean Kamen
Back in 1980, when Luke Skywalker was fitted with a robotic limb after losing his hand in the film "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back," it was pure science fiction. But what was once fantasy is now a reality.
I'm on a boat: Bill Gates vacations on $330M yacht
The world's richest man is renting the world's third most expensive yacht for a three week vacation with his family.
'Human Slinky' Becomes an Undulating, Rainbow-Colored Web Sensation
'Slinky Man' an Undulating, Rainbow-Colored Web Sensation Remember the Slinky toy? It first hit the scene in the 1940s. It's a spring that can do tricks, including traveling down a flight of stairs.
Man Starts Petition to Have 'Weird Al' Perform Super Bowl Halftime Show
Ed Ball, a 33-year-old Seattle resident, has started a petition on Change.org calling for "Weird Al" Yankovic to headline the 49th annual Super Bowl halftime show in February 2015 at Arizona's University of Phoenix stadium. More than 60,000 people have already signed the petition. Weird Al would be a perfect blend of nostalgia and current pop relevance. He's been dominating online video with his #8Videos8Days campaign and his latest album, "Mandatory Fun" — his 14th in his 30-year career — became his only No...
#IceBucketChallenge Goes Big on Social Media
Have you seen people dumping ice water over their heads on your Facebook and Twitter feeds? It's not just a way to cool down in the summer heat — it's also raising awareness of ALS. The #IceBucketChallenge was started by Peter Frates, a former Boston College baseball player who was diagnosed with ALS two years ago. The 29-year-old and his family have made it their mission to spread the word about the neuromuscular disease and what they're doing to help find a cure...
Commuters Band Together to Rescue Man Trapped Between Train and Platform
You know those "mind the gap" signs at train stations that warn riders of the dangerous space between the car and the platform? Well, one man didn't take heed, but luckily his fellow passengers came to his rescue. This video shows a man getting stuck in the gap while boarding a train at a Perth station during the tail end of the Wednesday morning commute to work.
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