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Omaze: Give To Charity And Win A Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
What if I told you for as little as $10, you could win a chance to be an extra in the next "Star Wars" film or Uzo Aduba's, aka Crazy Eyes, VIP guest on the set of "Orange Is The New Black"? Well, thanks to Omaze, an online charity auction, you could!
Ebola Outbreak: Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf expressed joy today about the recovery of American missionaries Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol in an exclusive interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric. "We want to thank them for the service that they have rendered our country. And I'm glad Dr. Brantly said he's going to come back to Liberia. We just love him," President Sirleaf said.
Koala Brought Back From Brink of Death With Mouth-to-Mouth Resuscitation, CPR
Man, it was a rough night for this koala bear. It got hit by a car. Then fell from a tree. And then had to get CPR. Emergency crews in Melbourne, Australia, received a call on Thursday night about an injured marsupial. The koala had been hit by a vehicle while crossing a road and then scurried up a tree and passed out.
Rick Perry's Indictment
For a politician facing two felony counts, Texas Governor Rick Perry certainly looked cheerful in his mug shot. On Tuesday, August 19, he appeared at an Austin courthouse to answer charges of abuse of power and coercion. After being booked and fingerprinted, he headed to a local burger joint for an ice cream cone and tweeted a photo.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Pledge $1 Million to DonorsChoose
She's a philanthropist, mother and half of the world's most generous couple. Melinda Gates and her husband, Bill, have tackled numerous global issues through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Since the foundation's inception in 2000, they have given over $30 billion dollars to fight disease, prevent the spread of HIV and foster agricultural development.
James Foley's Brother: The U.S. Could Have Done More for Jim
For the first time since the Islamic militant group ISIL released the shocking video of the beheading of American journalist James Foley earlier this week, his brother and sister are speaking about their grief.
Family Turns 'Baby Got Back' Into Back-to-School Anthem
"I like big busses I cannot lie!" Neither can the Holderness family as they rewrite the lyrics to Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" and make it about going back to school: buying supplies, filling up backpacks "round and big," and "making that healthy lunch." Former news anchor and TV host Penn Holderness, who has started his own production company, last went viral with his family back in December with their hit video "#Xmas Jammies...
Man's Subway Stunt Lands Job Interviews, Internet Fame
It can be challenging to get an interview for a new job, especially straight out of college. After applying for 300 jobs and not getting a single favorable response, one young man decided to take a different approach. Alfred Ajani, 22, stood in a London subway station during rush hour with a sign that said he recently graduated with a 2.1 bachelor of honours degree in marketing and offered up his résumé...
Grouper Eats Shark in One Bite in Viral Video
With Shark Week on the Discovery Channel just ending, it's understandable that you may have the carnivorous fish on the mind and think that such a dangerous predator should be avoided at all costs. A certain grouper clearly didn't think so. In this video, which was featured on the front page of Reddit, we see the two fish circling each other right before the 4-foot shark gets caught on a fisherman's line...
Motorcyclist Pulls Off Miraculous Recovery After Collision With Car
Usually a collision on the highway would means injuries are sure to follow, but what happens in this video ends in a completely unexpected manner. The incredible nature of the chain of events will most likely cause you to watch the footage a couple of times. At first, it just looks like a normal drive on a bridge, when suddenly, a motorcycle comes into view and goes full speed into another vehicle in front of it...
Man Fakes Own Death to Avoid Upcoming Wedding
Wedding season is upon us. It's understandable that some people get cold feet, but this guy went to extremes to avoid getting married — by faking his own death. Tucker Blandford, 23, met his bride-to-be, Alex Lanchester, in August 2012 at a college in Connecticut. They hit it off and quickly fell in love.
Little League Coach Gives Inspirational Speech After Tough Loss
Tom Hanks famously yelled, "There's no crying in baseball!" in the 1992 film "A League of Their Own." Fast-forward to the Little League World Series Monday night. Coach and manager Dave Belisle of Rhode Island's Cumberland American All-Stars stopped the waterworks by giving an inspiring speech to his little guys after they were eliminated after a close game with Jackie Robinson West, 8-7.
Harvard Researcher on Aging: There's no 'limit on the human lifespan'
My peers of a certain age will remember an Oil of Olay commercial about deciding not to grow old gracefully, but rather to "fight it every step of the way." And while we spend billions trying to turn back time, the Fountain of Youth has yet to be found at the bottom of a lotion bottle. But one researcher from Harvard Medical School, David Sinclair, believes the secret to stopping the aging process is closer than we think...
Teen Siblings Create App to Monitor Police Activity
Three teenage siblings from Georgia came up with a high-tech way to report any interactions with police — good or bad. It is a smartphone app called Five-O. Across the nation, people who buy the app can use it to document every step of an encounter with police.
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 ...
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