Roger Federer Says Tennis Balls Are Yellow, Sending Fans Into Tailspin cathy.he 2018-03-210 views Roger Federer Says Tennis Balls Are Yellow, Sending Fans Into Tailspin Tennis star Roger Federer sent tennis fans into a tailspin on Monday, March 19, when he said tennis balls are yellow, not green. Federer, the world’s top-ranked tennis player, was in Chicago on March 17 to help kick off the preparations for September’s Laver Cup when he was asked by a fan if tennis balls are yellow or green. Twitter user Delaney Dodd shared a clip of her father asking Federer the question on March 19. The clip had earned over 15,000 views at the time of writing. Credit: Delaney Dodd via Storyful
Police Bodycam Shows Officers Saving Choking Infant cathy.he 2018-03-210 views Police Bodycam Shows Officers Saving Choking Infant An offer of roadside assistance turned into a life-saving situation for a pair of Shaker Heights Police officers, who came to the aid of a two-month-old girl who was choking. Bodycam footage of the March 20 incident show the officers approach a vehicle that had turned on its hazard lights in traffic, only to find out that there was a child in the back seat who was choking and couldn’t breathe, WKYC3 said. This video shows the officers as they held the baby at different angles and tapped her back until she started breathing again. Credit: Shaker Heights Police Department via Storyful
World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies in Kenya Sanctuary cathy.he 2018-03-200 views World's Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies in Kenya Sanctuary The world’s last male northern white rhino died on March 19 following months of poor health, according to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. The rhino, Sudan, was euthanized following age-related health complications. Some of his genetic material was preserved in the hope that advances in IVF treatment could save the species. Sudan’s death leaves only two surviving female northern white rhinos. The first video shows several clips of Sudan, understood to be in Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. The second video was released as part of a vlog series in which biologist Barbara Tyack and her family explore the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. In this episode Ringo, an abandoned baby rhino being cared for at the conservancy, meets Sudan. Credit: Ol Pejeta Conservancy via Storyful
Fire Erupts at Manila Pavilion Hotel cathy.he 2018-03-180 views Fire Erupts at Manila Pavilion Hotel One person was hospitalized after a fire broke out at the Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel & Casino on Sunday, March 18. Philippine Red Cross chairman Richard J. Gordon tweeted seven other people were treated on site. Rappler reported two nearby roads were closed because of the thick smoke from the fire. This video shows the fire from a neighboring tower. Credit: Gelay Yap Monsanto via Storyful
Dad Accuses His Wife of Stealing His Cookies and It Doesn't Go Down Well cathy.he 2018-03-150 views Dad Accuses His Wife of Stealing His Cookies and It Doesn't Go Down Well This Texas dad accused his wife of stealing his cookies, after he found the remainder of a pack in a ziplock bag in the cupboard. His other half though was not one bit impressed with the accusation. A video, shared to Twitter by Christian Moulton from Mount Pleasant, shows his mom and dad arguing over a packet of Chips Ahoy cookies, filmed on March 12. His dad just wants his wife to own up to being a snack thief, but she vehemently denies eating them, stating the pack fell on the floor and she put the surviving cookies into the bag. She also shifted blame to the family’s dogs, claiming they had eaten some cookies. Her husband remains doubtful, and an agreement had still not been reached by the end of the hilarious clip. Credit: Christian Moulton via Storyful
Kindhearted Kid Collects Dog Food for Abandoned Pets in Puerto Rico cathy.he 2018-03-150 views Kindhearted Kid Collects Dog Food for Abandoned Pets in Puerto Rico A New Jersey kid with a big heart is trying his best to help all of the pets who were abandoned in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit back in September. A video shared to Facebook on March 12 by Ana Rosado shows her son Jayden asking people to donate different types of pet food for the animals who need it. He shows off the provisions he has already gathered, which include dog, cat, and even rooster food. According to the mom’s post, a family friend is heading to Puerto Rico in April to bring over supplies, and she and Jayden are trying their hardest to gather up as much as they can, for both humans and pets. A version of the video had over 20,000 views at the time of writing. The full video can be seen below. Credit: Ana Rosado via Storyful
Oklahoma High School Football Team Honor Teammate Who Overcame Lymphoma cathy.he 2018-03-150 views Oklahoma High School Football Team Honor Teammate Who Overcame Lymphoma A high school football team in Jenks, Oklahoma, honored a teammate who was declared cancer free after a long battle with stage-four lymphoma. They cheered him on as he rang the school’s “Personal Record Bell” on March 12. Jenks High School student Jackson Lilly overcame lymphoma having been diagnosed with the disease in 2017. A clip shared on Twitter by Jordan Johnson, the director of strength and conditioning at Jenks High School. The clip, showing Lilly ringing the bell and his teammates’ joyous reaction, had earned over 500,000 views at the time of writing. Jackson said that the school has a long tradition of honoring students’ personal achievements with the bell. Credit: Jordan Johnson via Storyful
Passengers Jump From Plane's Wing After Emergency Landing in New Mexico cathy.he 2018-03-130 views Passengers Jump From Plane's Wing After Emergency Landing in New Mexico Some passengers on board a Southwest Airlines plane evacuated in dramatic fashion by jumping off one of the plane’s wings following an emergency landing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on March 11. Footage taken by Brandon Cox shows him and several other passengers on the wing, as others escape more conventionally, via inflatable slides at either end of the aircraft. Southwest Flight 3562, en route to Dallas from Phoenix, made the landing after passengers reported the smell of smoke in the cabin, according to reports. Albuquerque Fire said that two people were transported to a local hospital. Credit: Brandon Cox via Storyful
Drone Footage Shows Extent of Ingham Flooding cathy.he 2018-03-110 views Drone Footage Shows Extent of Ingham Flooding Drone footage filmed over Ingham, in North Queensland, showed the extent of the flooding on March 10. Since Friday, March 9, Ingham, Tully and Halifax have been inundated after the Herbert River broke its banks following extensive rainfall in recent days, forcing evacuations and rescues. Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk flew to Ingham on March 11 to inspect the damage to the devastated town. Credit: Josh Barra via Storyful
Spider Clings on For Dear Life in Halifax Flooding cathy.he 2018-03-110 views Spider Clings on For Dear Life in Halifax Flooding A spider clung to a tree branch for dear life as flood water swept through the north Queensland town of Halifax on March 11. Since Friday, March 9, Ingham, Tully and Halifax were inundated by floodwaters after the Herbert River broke its banks following extensive rainfall, forcing evacuations and rescues. Credit: Hinchinbrook Community Pharmacy via Storyful
Fire Brigade Shares Bodycam Footage From Inside Emu Plains Building Fire cathy.he 2018-03-090 views Fire Brigade Shares Bodycam Footage From Inside Emu Plains Building Fire A Sydney fire department shared bodycam footage recorded by one of their crew battling a blaze inside a motor home dealer in Emu Plains on Thursday, March 8. NSW Fire and Rescue confirmed the blaze was brought under control at about 10pm. A post by Regentville Fire and Rescue said they shared the video because it “shows the difficult conditions often faced by the first arriving crews at a structure fire, with poor visibility and difficult physical environment, and the importance of good team work and communications.” Credit: Regentville Fire and Rescue via Storyful
Massachusetts Officers Save Puppy Choking in Police Station cathy.he 2018-03-060 views Massachusetts Officers Save Puppy Choking in Police Station Police officers and firefighters rushed to save the life of a choking puppy that had been brought into the North Reading Police Department in Massachusetts on Sunday, March 4. The nine-week-old Saint Bernard puppy, Bodhi, was taken into the lobby of the police station by its owner and an acquaintance after it had begun choking on food, police said. By the time that officers began rescue efforts, the puppy had stopped breathing and was limp and unresponsive. The first responders hit the puppy’s back and compressed its chest until the obstruction was cleared. Firefighters, based in the same building as the police department, provided the revived dog with oxygen before it was treated by a veterinarian. Credit: North Reading Police Department via Storyful
Things Get Heated as Fire Chief and Rookie Go Head-to-Head to See Who Can Suit Up Faster cathy.he 2018-03-040 views Things Get Heated as Fire Chief and Rookie Go Head-to-Head to See Who Can Suit Up Faster A fire chief and a rookie in Houston, Texas, went head-to-head to see who could get into their fire gear in the least amount of time, as footage shared by Houston FireHouse 84 shows. The video, shared to Facebook on January 8, is captioned “Rookie vs Chief,” and both men put in a tremendous effort, but unfortunately for the rookie, his superior snags a better time than he does. This hasn’t stopped some from nitpicking about their performance in the comments. One Facebook user asked “why would you mask up before you put on your coat?” While another claims that the rookie “wins by default” as the chief “didn’t have his waist belt hooked.” The video had over 380,000 views at the time of writing. Credit: Facebook/Houston FireHouse 84 via Storyful
Commuters Rescue Unconscious Man From New York Subway Tracks cathy.he 2018-02-280 views Commuters Rescue Unconscious Man From New York Subway Tracks Commuters at a subway station in Brooklyn, New York, scrambled to save a man who fell unconscious onto the tracks as a train approached a station on December 14. The incident was streamed live on Facebook by Liliana Vicente, who can be seen pressing the emergency button to stop the oncoming train, while shouting at the man to wake up. The train stops, giving Vicente and others time to pull the man onto the platform. He was brought to hospital and was described as being in a serious condition, ABC7 reported. Credit: Facebook/Liliana Vicente via Storyful
Deltona resident Dana McCool shared a number of Facebook Live videos showing her entering the Deltona Water Department and paying her bill using a small wheelbarrow load of pennies.
Speaking to Storyful, McCool said she paid the bill with pennies because she thinks that her, along with others in her municipality, have been receiving “over-inflated water bills”. She said they have had water bills as high as $700 for a month.
McCool said Delton Water Department told them that they “have a leak”. However, a plumber and a leak detector have since told McCool they don’t have a leak.
McCool added that she paid in pennies because she wanted to protest in a meaningful way.
Her Facebook Live clips had earned over 13,000 views at the time of writing.
Video from PC Mohammed Nadeem’s bodycam shows him entering the water as the man in the river struggles to stay afloat. The camera is submerged for the rescue itself and, at the end of the video, the rescued man can be heard struggling for breath.
Nadeem told the Bury Times of his pride after the incident, which had earned him the nickname “the Hoff.” Ironically, he also admitted, “I’m not a great swimmer.”
“I got to the scene and there was a man next to the river bank on his phone,” Nadeem told the Bury Times.
“I tried to speak to him to find out who he was and if I could help him, but he ignored me and didn’t really talk. At that point two more vehicles parked up, with two sergeants, a PCSO, and a police officer, to see if they could help and get him from where he was. As we were doing this he fell into the river. I then went to the river bank, which was a good nine or 10ft drop and got into the water.”
Supt Rick Jackson of GMP’s Bury Borough, said: “Without hesitation, PC Nadeem dived off an eight-foot drop into freezing, deep and fast moving water. The man is now safe and receiving the treatment he needs. I’d like to personal commend PC Nadeem’s actions which were a prime example of why people join the force – to protect people and make sure they are away from harm."
CCTV footage of Adrian’s dad slipping and landing on his behind with a thump was posted to Twitter by his son on January 19. His concern for his father’s wellbeing is made clear by the laughter that accompanies his dad’s painful-looking tumble.
The dog, named Tanner, was rescued by the Knoxville Volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad (KVERS) after they were contacted by the local sheriff’s department.
A post shared by the rescue squad on February 11, explains that they used a rope-rescue system which successfully lifted the trapped animal to safety. According to the same post, the family luckily had a GPS tracker in Tanner’s collar, which is how they found him stuck down the hole.
The hound appeared to have been good health after he was rescued, KVERs wrote.
A video of the incident can be seen below.
Credit: Knoxville Volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad, Inc. via Storyful
This video was taken by eyewitness Joey Tanirau. It shows the dead animal, minus its jaw, lying on Papamoa beach. A man in a digger truck can be seen trying to bury the whale carcass into a hole, which a second man has helped to dig.
Credit: Joey Tanirau
Prior to this, two other men were seen hacking the jaw off with chainsaws, according to local news reports. If prosecuted, they could face a fine of up to NZ$250,000 or two years in prison for unlawfully obtaining part of a protected animal, the report said. A carved whale tooth can reportedly be sold for up to NZ$3000.
On February 2, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC shared pictures of Ava lying on the street having been found in Mercedes, Texas. The person who found the dog didn’t have money to take her to the vet, at which point the New York-based organization stepped in, getting Ava care with a vet in Texas known to them.
The following day, a post stated four-month-old Ava had been shot multiple times was “unable to walk and paralyzed,” with one bullet “lodged in her vertebrae.” Transported to New York to see their physical therapy specialists, Ava was soon getting treatment and beginning to use her legs again.
A February 11 post from Rescue Dogs Rock NYV noted that Ava “still has a long way to recovery but she’s certainly on the way,” adding that donations would be needed for the public due to the “intense” physical therapy she will need to undertake.
A sun dog, formally called a parhelion, is an atmospheric optical phenomenon where a bright circular spot appears at either side of the sun, resembling a halo. It’s caused by sunlight refracting off ice crystals in the atmosphere.
This video of the impressive parhelion was captured by artist Willy Bo Richardson. It shows a stunning rainbow-coloured halo appearing in the clear blue sky over the mountain resort, 75 miles north of Vancouver.
The van was parked at a picnic area that was dry the previous day but was hit by heavy rainfall in the evening, according to ABC. Rescuers saved three tourists from their van around 6 am on February 6.
Wildlife rescuers WIRES said a duck and her eight ducklings were on their way to Centennial Park. Officers were told not to catch the animals as the mother would likely leave without her children. They instead stopped the traffic for the family and eventually caught them near Oxford Street.
Kristian Shouse, a student in Christian County High School’s Function Mental Disability unit, was made honorary team captain for the team’s Senior Night ceremony and wore the number one jersey against Hopkinsville, one of Christian County’s biggest rivals, local media reported.
After striking up a friendship with Laderia Gold, a senior girls’ basketball player at Christian County High School, Gold invited Shouse to the team’s Senior Night.
When the game began, Gold passed the ball to Shouse, whose first attempt to score sailed right through the basket, much to the delight of the onlooking crowd.
Local reporter Chris Jung shared a clip of the touching moment to Twitter. The video had earned 72,000 views at the time of writing.