Thrilling GoPro journey Down a Well videoelephant 2018-01-0623K views Have you ever wondered what lies at the bottom of your well? Back in 2013, Bethany and co were building their sustainable home and this well was a part of the infrastructure. A report on the drilling work being done said that there were caves in the limestone below. They decided to see for themselves, with the help of a GoPro. The result is a mesmerizing trip deep down the well.
Gift of Corrective Glasses for Colorblind Coworker Leaves Everyone in Tears videoelephant 2018-01-061 views Chris Fisher and his co-workers at the Sonic Drive-In, Arkansas, had a very special surprise for their colleague Cole Williams this Christmas. Williams, who is colorblind, was gifted Enchroma glasses and his reaction to the present has gone viral.In a local media interview, Fisher put the idea down to viewing inspirational footage of others receiving their Enchroma glasses. Making sure he was Williams’ workplace Secret Santa when the time came to make the draw at the restaurant, Fisher then went about convincing colleagues that they should pool money together to help Williams see color properly for the first time.Williams’s tearful reaction to getting the glasses (which retails from approximately $349 upwards) was caught on video and had over 240,000 views at the time of writing. Credit: Facebook/chris.fisher.5602 via Storyful
Boy Accidentally Razors Off Chunk of Hair During Tutorial videoelephant 2018-01-063K views This budding barber decided to film a haircut tutorial at his home in Florida, and showcase his skills with the electric razor.Unfortunately for him, his transformation didn’t go as planned, resulting in a slightly more dramatic hairstyle than he had bargained for.
NYC Safest It's Been In Years videoelephant 2018-01-061 views The AP reports that New York City had 290 murders last year. It is the fewest on record in the modern era. There also were fewer shootings and fewer overall crimes reported in 2017. From 2016, arrests were down by more than 30,000. Police say the decline in crime is due in part to focusing more on larger takedowns and less on smaller infractions. A shift to focus on community-based policing in the city's precincts has also been credited. Police Commissioner James O'Neill said Friday, "New York is not the violent nightmare we once read about. It's our home and we're willing to fight for it." Mayor Bill de Blasio said the drop in crime represents the high point in the department's history.
Sumatra's Mount Sinabung Spews Smoke and Ash in 'Biggest' Eruption This Year videoelephant 2017-12-295K views Mount Sinabung on Sumatra, Indonesia, spewed smoke on December 27, in what local disaster agency chief Nata Nail described as the volcano’s "the biggest eruption this year.” More than a thousand people were forced to evacuate due to the smoke and ash, a spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency said. Credit: YouTube/Sherilyn Sia via ViralVids, teachersherilyn.com
Las Vegas Concertgoers Describe Terrible Ordeal videoelephant 2017-12-28689 views Witnesses are dealing with the trauma of being shot at — and of not knowing the fate of their wounded loved ones, a day after a man opened fire at a Las Vegas concert. Bill Shermett thought the pops he heard were fireworks, when the shooting erupted Sunday night in Las Vegas. Then he turned to his girlfriend, Dana, and saw blood. Shermett told BuzzFeed News Monday outside Sunrise Hospital, "She said, 'I was hit. I tried to find her wounds and cover them so they'd stop bleeding. She had blood in her lungs and her arm was open." Shermett tried carrying Dana out of the concert, As the shooting continued at the Route 91 Harvest festival. Again and again, though, he said, new volleys of gunshots rang out and forced them to the ground. All around, it was chaos.
Zookeepers Wrestle With Alligator to Remove Eggs From Nest videoelephant 2017-12-2713K views Keepers at the Australian Reptile Park had to wrestle with an aggressive alligator on December 27 in order to help her eggs hatch. This video shows zoo staff wrangling and restraining a large female alligator, who was in a “high maternal state,” before reaching her nest and pocketed a record 61 eggs. The alligator eggs, which might not survive in Australia’s hot climate, would be incubated indoors and were expected to hatch in 70 days. Their sex would be determined by the temperature of the incubator. Removing the eggs from their habitat would also protect them from other adult alligators, who can be cannibalistic. Credit: Australian Reptile Park via ViralVids
'Grinch' Thief in Santa Hat Burgles Los Angeles Homes videoelephant 2017-12-26309 views A man was caught on camera breaking into homes in Studio City between November 28 and December 3, wearing a Santa hat and scarf. The LAPD press release said the suspect knocked on doors and rang door bells to assess if anyone was home. “When no one answered the door, the suspect would gain entry to the backyards of the homes, smash a rear patio sliding door or back window, then enter the homes,” the press release said. “Once inside, the suspect removed cash, jewelry, safes, and firearms before leaving. A get-a-way driver has been seen in a dark sedan.”
Dogs Scatter as Nissan Pathfinder Smashes Into California Home videoelephant 2017-12-26130 views California resident Paul Stewart shared surveillance footage of the moment a Nissan Pathfinder smashed into his Perris home on November 27.The video shows the car hitting the living room and kitchen areas. Stewart was not at home at the time of the incident but his 22-year-old son and three dogs were, though none sustain any injuries.Stewart told Storyful the vehicle hit the water pipes and the property sustained water damage along with a large hole on the side of the home. The driver allegedly fell asleep at the wheel, according to what police told Stewart. Credit: Paul Stewart via Storyful
Make-A-Wish fulfills teenager’s med school dream videoelephant 2017-12-256K views Hannah Culler has dreamed of being a doctor because of the lifesaving medical care she’s received over the past seven years. Thanks to the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Hannah recently received a white coat.
Sculptor Makes Incredible Model of John Lennon videoelephant 2017-12-252K views Talented sculptor Juliana LeRose created an impressively accurate clay model of rock music legend John Lennon. Her precise and detailed work is mesmerizing to watch, and has so far earned over 500,000 views on Facebook. Credit: Juliana LePine Sculptures via Storyful
New Year’s Parties Thousands of Years in the Making videoelephant 2017-12-25957 views The new year is a time to look forward, and a time to look back on what was. While you’re at it, think of all the new year celebrations that came before -- think way, way back. The earliest recorded celebrations of a new year started about 4,000 years ago.
Lost World War I Submarine Found 103 Years Later videoelephant 2017-12-256K views An Australian naval submarine lost in World War I has been found off the coast of Papua New Guinea, ending a more than 100-year search for the vessel. Defence Minister Marise Payne said on Thursday, December 21, that the country’s “oldest naval mystery” had been solved when the HMAS AE1, the country’s first naval submarine, was located by search vessel “Furgro Equator” more than 300 metres below sea level near the Duke of York Islands. The vessel went missing on September 14, 1914, during an operation to recapture German-occupied New Guinea. This footage shows the search team identifying the wreck under water, as well as a commemorative service held on board to remember lost lives. The exact location of the wreck will be kept secret while the Australian and Papua New Guinean governments formulate a plan to preserve the wreck, the ABC reported. Credit: Australian Defence Force via ViralVids
High School Students Surprise 'Sweetest' Janitor With New Work Boots for Christmas videoelephant 2017-12-234K views A group of students in a high school in Garden City, Michigan, pitched in and surprised a janitor in their school for Christmas by purchasing a new pair of work boots for him. Students stopped Brian Junk in the corridor to give him his surprise and one of them told him “You always go above and beyond for us.” Junk was left speechless, and told the students their kindness would reduce him to tears. The student who captured this video of the moment, Kenna Hermanson, said Junk is the “sweetest” and “always putting a smile on everyone’s faces during school.” Credit: Facebook/Kenna Hermanson via ViralVids