Puppy rescued from tire rim videoelephant 2018-04-200 views A puppy was rescued in Bastrop County on Friday afternoon after getting stuck. (Courtesy: Wags, Hope and Healing - Austin Area Animal Rehabilitation and Adoption)
Man Narrowly Avoids Collision With Sydney Train After Jumping Onto Tracks videoelephant 2018-04-200 views CCTV footage has emerged of a man narrowly avoiding being hit by an oncoming train in southern Sydney after he jumped onto the tracks to cross the platform. The footage, from August 2017 but released on November 6, shows the man rolling onto the platform at Banksia Station a second away from being crushed. The incident was described as “idiotic” by the NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance, who told Nine News he would be reviewing penalties for reckless behaviour at train stations. In a media release, Sydney Trains chief executive Howard Collins also lashed out at such risky actions. “This is dangerous behaviour that has to stop,” Collins said. "It’s beyond comprehension what goes through people’s minds when they behave like this. It’s time to put a stop to this foolishness. “These are mindless and thoughtless acts that needlessly put lives at risk. They not only delay our services but can be quite traumatising for our customers and our staff who witness these acts.” Credit: Sydney Trains via ViralVids
He's Filming a Large Group of Fish—Then We See They're Something Much More Majestic videoelephant 2018-04-200 views Florida resident Mike Pinzone captured video of a group of stingrays, known as a fever, on the Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier at Pensacola Beach, on Nov. 4. Pinzone, a manager at a pizza restaurant at the Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier, shot the footage and told the Pensacola Journal that the stingrays travel through the area every year looking to feed on the cigar minnows and mullet fish that are also in the area in the months of October and November.
Kim Kardashian West Announces DASH Stores Are Closing After 12 Years videoelephant 2018-04-200 views Kim Kardashian West shared a statement on Thursday announcing that the DASH stores she started with her sisters would be closing after 12 years. The Kardashians opened their first DASH store in 2006 and Kim thanked her "DASH dolls" for their love and support through the years. "We opened our first store as a family in 2006 and, since then, we have made so many lifelong memories. The Kardashian-Jenner crew may have begun their beauty and fashion brand with DASH, but the empire has certainly grown since then.
Little 'kraken' tries to tear apart shipwreck videoelephant 2018-04-200 views NOAA has been giving the public live video as they travel in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico. One moment showed a muse octopus battling for a spot inside a shipwreck that was claimed by another. In response, scientists say it got "upset" and tr
$5,000 Checks Given To Southwest Passengers videoelephant 2018-04-200 views After a deadly engine failure that led to an emergency landing in Philadelphia, some passengers aboard Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 received a $5,000 check. About 20 minutes into its flight from New York City to Dallas, the jet's engine failed Tuesday. Debris from the engine blew out a window. Passenger Jennifer Riordan was almost sucked out of the plane. Passengers dragged her back into the cabin. But Riordan died at a Philadelphia hospital after the plane made an emergency landing.
John Legend Shares Thoughts On His Second Baby videoelephant 2018-04-200 views John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen are expecting their second child. The celebrity couple will welcome a baby boy, in June. Their daughter, Luna, is two years old. While at the Tribeca Film Festival, Legend shared that he's nervous to see how Luna will react to her brother. She's very used to being the center of attention, so Legend doesn't know how she will handle the big change. Legend shared that he's already thinking about the songs he will write for his son.
Former Texas Emergency Operator Jailed For Hanging Up On Thousands of Calls videoelephant 2018-04-200 views On Thursday, prosecutors said that a former emergency operator in Texas was convicted of hanging up on thousands of 911 calls and was sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months of probation. Crenshanda Williams was found guilty in Houston on Wednesday of systematically hanging up on people trying to report emergencies. A statement from the Houston Emergency Center said that she drew supervisors’ attention for a high number of “short calls,” or those that last fewer than 20 seconds.
Strange ‘Exploding Ant’ Species Discovered In Asia videoelephant 2018-04-200 views When confronted by an enemy, Southeast Asian “exploding ants” do exactly what their name implies: they explode. Ignored for decades, researchers have completed a detailed survey of these enigmatic ants, discovering over a dozen species that fit into this group, including one that’s completely new to science.
Construction Crew Finds Five-Foot Alligator Blocking Pipe in Florida videoelephant 2018-04-200 views Construction workers in Indiantown, Florida, who were unclogging a large underground pipe had to call a local trapper when they discovered a five-foot alligator on Monday, October 23. According to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, the crew was working on a construction project when they came across the alligator, which then tried to evade the workers by running into an underground pipe on the site. Police said a local trapper was called to remove the reptile. A video shared to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page shows the alligator being led off-site by the trapper and a construction worker. The clip had earned 9,200 views at the time of writing. Credit: Martin County Sheriff’s Office via ViralVids
They aren't munching down on adult great whites — instead, stingrays chow down on nurse, lemon, and bonnethead sharks ranging from three to five feet long. Researchers confirmed the phenomenon by pumping the stomachs of 500 live alligators. Their usual far consists of turtles, fish, and small mammals, but the alligators also hunt sharks along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts where they sometimes venture into each other's waters.
Great for the gators — but maybe not so good for the sharks.
No Criminal Charges Have Been Made in Prince’s Death videoelephant 2018-04-190 views No Criminal Charges Have Been Made in Prince’s Death On Thursday, Carver County attorney Mark Metz made the announcement due to the lack of evidence of how the musician obtained the pills. Quote: “Prince had no idea he was taking a counterfeit pill that could kill him.” The ‘Purple Rain’ singer, born Prince Rogers Nelson, died at the age of 57 on Apr. 21, 2016 after overdosing on pills that contained the powerful painkiller fentanyl. He was found unresponsive at his home and recording studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Dr. Michael Schulenberg, the physician who saw Prince in the two weeks before his death, offered to pay $30,000 to the U.S. to settle a federal civil violation. According to CNN, Schulenberg’s attorney denied liability but offered the settlement “in order to avoid the expense, delay, and unknown outcome of litigation.”
Here’s Why Americans Aren’t Eating Guinea Pig videoelephant 2018-04-190 views You can legally eat guinea pig in the U.S., but we still don’t really do it that often. Eating guinea pigs is an ancient tradition in many different parts of South America. In Peru alone, around 65 million guinea pigs are eaten every year. So why aren’t American’s eating them too?
In the U.S., most of us associate guinea pigs as cute cuddly animals. It’s hard to get past that association, so the idea of eating them seems a little grizzly. But it’s something you might want to consider. Guinea pigs require way fewer resources than other animals and the reproduce like crazy so it’s easy to keep them in stock.
This makes them less expensive and more environmentally friendly. The guinea pig market is also helping farmers in other countries get out of poverty. What’s more is that serving the little rodents is actually legal in the states. It’s considered an exotic meat — in the same category as venison, rabbit and bison. But many people would sooner eat rabbit than they would a guinea pig. It’s sale of guinea pig of regulated by the FDA and some restaurants do sell it. So any it’s time to give it a try — it could become your new favorite protein.
Here we present: The pink fairy armadillo The Honduran white bat The Venezuelan poodle moth The star-nosed mole The okapi The proboscis monkey The leaf-tailed gecko The roughback batfish The saiga antelope The peacock mantis shrimp
WWE Hall Of Famer Bruno Sammartino Dies At 82 videoelephant 2018-04-190 views Professional wrestler and WWE Hall of famer Bruno Sammartino has died at the age of 82. It's reported that he has not been and good health and has spent the past two months being hospitalized. Vince McMahon, the chairman for the WWE has released a statement on his death is quoted saying "One of the finest men I knew, in life and in business. Bruno Sammartino proved that hard work can overcome even the most difficult of circumstances. He will be missed."
They have made huge artworks on sand to highlight the issue.
Artworks have been created near Bordeaux in France; close to the German-Danish border; in Porto, Portugal; in Devon, England; and near Cadiz, Spain.
It is part of raising awareness of sea-based plastic pollution ahead of Earth Day on Sunday, April 22.
Tim Hoekstra, who produced one of the artworks, said: "Every time I come to the beach, I see washed up plastic, mostly food and drink packaging. It has got much worse in recent years. It makes me sick to think that our kids might never know what a clean beach or water is really like.”
Campaigners say up to 12 million metric tonnes of plastic enters our oceans every year and that it is expanding at a catastrophic rate .
Piotr Barczak, waste policy officer at the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), who commissioned the artwork, said: "Plastic is no longer fantastic, in fact it is out of control. Countless billions of tiny toxic particles are polluting the land, water and even the air.
"It’s a sorry situation, but at least we are waking up to the problem and political leaders are starting to take action. Industry still hasn’t woken up to public concern about the mess its products are creating. They need to dramatically rethink how they get their goods to us without endless plastic.”