Posts by Henry Baker

  • This Pit Bull's Dance Moves Put Some Humans to Shame

    Henry Baker at Trending Now22 days ago

    We've all seen a dog or two in our lives sit, shake, or roll over. They're adorable and often-difficult tricks to teach to a pup. Then we see a video like "Dancing Pit Bull," and it kind of raises the bar for amazing canine abilities.

    In the video, posted to YouTube two days ago, the dog and its human, a belly dancer, perform a routine that defies belief in its intricacy, at least as far as dog dancing is concerned. Not much is known about the provenance of the pair's moves, but the video was uploaded to YouTube by Alex Zhardanovsky, no stranger to viral videos himself, and it has since exploded into quite a hit.

    It now has more than 150,000 views and a huge crowd of fans. People are commenting passionately, writings things like "That's one talented dog!" and "This pit bull should have opened the World Cup."

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  • Great White Shark Disappearance Ignites Search for New Super Predator

    Henry Baker at Trending Now1 mth ago

    When looking at incredibly detailed satellite photos of the Earth, or following turn-by-turn directions on the street, it's easy to forget how much we still don't know about our planet. The deep sea, for instance, remains mostly unexplored. With all that mystery, it shouldn't be a surprise that sometimes scary and unpleasant questions present themselves, like, "What could have possibly eaten a 9-foot great white shark?"

    The story is chronicled in the upcoming Smithsonian documentary, "Hunt for the Super Predator." As part of Australia's first-ever large-scale tagging and tracking program for great whites, cinematographer Dave Riggs and a film crew found the perfect specimen. They named it "Shark Alpha" and successfully planted a tracking device on the 9-foot female. Four months later, however, the tag washed up on the beach and was found by a passer-by.

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  • Watch a Self-Taught Artist Draw an Incredibly Realistic Portrait of LeBron James

    Henry Baker at Trending Now2 mths ago

    Not everyone has the ability to draw in a photorealistic style, and it requires more than just the talent you're born with. It takes years of practice and a whole lot of patience. That's why the work of Heather Rooney is so amazing and also admirable.

    In a recent YouTube video, she completes a painstaking drawing of LeBron James using only colored pencils. The 5-minute, time-lapse video undoubtedly translates into many hours of work in real time. In the end, the piece is hard to distinguish from a photograph.

    The video has more than 697,300 views, and commenters are impressed, save for those NBA fans who happen to hate everything that LeBron James is even loosely associated with. One adoring commenter wrote, "I'm done. Lol i think I'm gonna resign from art. There is no way I could compete with this. Amazing!"

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