Posts by Henry Baker
- Henry Baker at Trending Now2 days ago
Litter is an eyesore that most people would rather live without. It's especially galling to see someone in broad daylight toss a piece of trash on the ground. Apparently, this occurrence happens often enough in Russia that one GoPro-toting citizen decided to become a vigilante, of sorts.
In a video shot using her , a woman on a motorcycle rides around city streets sticking it to litterbugs — literally. She spots one person throwing a bit of trash out a car window. The woman picks up the trash, swiftly catches up with the person, and delivers the item back, which is usually greeted with fury from the driver. The video is called, naturally, "Elusive Girl on a Motorcycle Against Debris."
Some of the recipients of her ire fare better than others. While one person is covered in mostly solid garbage, another gets a lapful of liquid, after which he indicates his displeasure. Commenters have expressed varied reactions, from being outraged to loving her actions, and some have called the video staged.
- Henry Baker at Odd News2 days ago
Takeru Kobayashi has destroyed heaping amounts of food and numerous challengers over the years as a competitive eater. He once ate 110 hot dogs in 10 minutes. He smashed a world record when he ate 97 hamburgers in 94 seconds. The burgers were slider-sized, but still, it's impressive. Even though it has been a few years since he in competitive eating's largest event, Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest, he's still getting his name out there in the gustatory world. His newest challenger is the hungriest — — yet.
Tiny Hamster is the star of a few insanely viral videos, in which he has been seen first eating tiny burritos then transitioning to birthday cake. Though he may be small, this rodent is no slouch when it comes to wolfing down minifoods. In a YouTube video uploaded on Tuesday, Kobayashi and the Hamster go belly-to-belly eating "hot dogs," or in the hamster's case, a mixture of apple, grape, and carrot cut into tiny pieces, and stuffed into bread. Each competitor in the video holds his own.
- Henry Baker at Odd News3 days ago
Who doesn't love a good dip in the dead of summer? Well, for one family, that love of poolside fun extends to ursine visitors as well. at a family's home in Sierra Madre, California, and proceeded to enjoy the cool relaxation of the outdoor pool for 15 minutes before wandering off.
One of the house's owners, Thomas See, caught the visit on tape. It's hard to blame the bear — weekend temperatures in the area were in the triple digits. See mentioned that bears had been seen in the area scrounging for trash but that one had not visited his pool before.
The video is already the stuff of viral gold, with a ton of fans. Viewers feel for the bear, citing the "unBEARable" (sorry) heat. The population of black bears in California is about 25,000 to 30,000, though most of them live north and east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Luckily, they rarely attack, with the last recorded interaction being with a hiker who was injured in 2003.
Of course, this isn't the only news we have of bears interacting with humans. Over in Jellystone Park, and its young companion stealing picnic baskets have picked up this summer.
- Henry Baker at Odd News4 days ago
While most dogs are content to cover, at most, a couple thousand feet on a walk, Riley the dachshund is gaining international fame for traversing 13,000 — vertically. Riley's owner, Nathan Batiste, is a photographer from San Francisco, Calif., who has some experience with skydiving. He has more than 400 jumps under his belt, but he had always wanted to bring the dachshund he and his girlfriend adopted in 2009 along for one of them.
The two frequently brought Riley to the drop zone for walks, and he became fast friends with many of the frequent skydivers. Recently, Nathan made Riley's first jump a reality. He had a friend craft a special harness and "doggles" for the 4-year-old dachshund, and all that was left was to take to the sky.
- Henry Baker at Trending Now1 mth ago
German astronaut is midway through his six-month stay aboard the International Space Station. Gerst has tweeted a number of stunning images of the ISS, as well as of Earth as seen from space.
The image he posted on Wednesday was by far his , and its subject was grim.
Captioned "My saddest photo yet," the image shows an aerial view of Israel and Gaza, where ongoing tensions have turned deadly in recent weeks. He adds, "From #ISS we can actually see explosions and rockets flying over #Gaza & #Israel." The photo has been retweeted more than 27,000 times. Web viewers have also stepped in to provide context for the photo.
Redditors overlaid maps and text noting the boundaries and cities involved in the conflict. One disputed the idea that anyone could see rockets or explosions from space, much less the photo. He surmised that the lights were more likely flares used to brighten dark areas in Gaza. Regardless of whether the photo was lit up with explosions or flares, Gerst captured the conflict from a rarely seen perspective.
- Henry Baker at Trending Now2 mths 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."
- Henry Baker at Trending Now2 mths ago
Maymo — or, as he's known, 'Cute Dog Maymo' — is only 3 years old and has more than 45,000 subscribers on YouTube. It's quite an accomplishment, even if it makes some of you humans out there a bit jealous. Maymo's "people," as they are called on YouTube, thought they'd surprise him with a big gift for his birthday. And, boy, was it big. Like, 100-new-balls-to-play-with big.
In the viral video of the gift presentation, Maymo is first confronted with a few different balls, which seems to confuse him enough. Then a deluge of balls comes crashing in, causing the beagle to run for the hills. But that many new toys is nothing to bark at, and Maymo eventually gets on board, running through the house and playing to his overwhelmed heart's content.
If you have the land, time, parts, and river to spare, you might have new plans this weekend after watching a video showcasing Derek Salamanca's latest project.
The Petersburgh, New York, native built a water slide to the tune of 300 feet in length. The homemade slip 'n' slide features a jump, wall ride, and drop-off into a river. After devising the plan and creating the luge, Salamanca filmed a combo first-person ride/how-to video with a GoPro camera.
"First off, I only spent $65 on this," Salamanca reveals. "It took me and my friends 40 hours."
And Salamanca, who has uploaded a number of videos documenting his DIY and adventurous exploits, says he could have finished it in a day with a little more help.
As for the money figure, a combination of crafty thinking and generous people helped keep his cost low. The only supply he paid for was a 100-foot roll of plastic. From there, he found ways to obtain cardboard, palettes, and other items for free. His mom chipped in with a few rakes and shovels, along with letting him use her land. Stores that were discarding the aforementioned cardboard and palettes in the morning gave them to Salamanca.
The San Diego Zoo Safari Park put a baby cheetah and a puppy together, and the scene on camera is about as adorable as you might expect.
A 6-week-old cheetah cub named Ruuxa arrived in the care of the zoo after his mother rejected him. According to the zoo's blog, Ruuxa was born alone instead of as part of a litter, which is usually three to five cubs. In lieu of his mom, the baby cheetah had to be hand-raised by keepers.
Now with the San Diego Zoo, the cub will be raised with a 7-week-old Rhodesian ridgeback puppy named Raina.
"Because the cheetah was by himself and did not have any siblings we wanted him to have a companion immediately," animal training manager Susie Ekard said in the blog post. "They definitely like to play, and when they take naps together, they often will snuggle up together for that warmth and closeness."
The pair's bond is evident in a video the zoo posted on its YouTube channel. The cub and puppy casually roll around together, sneaking in a quick kiss or sniff in the process.
The World Cup begins in two days, and since you can’t enjoy any real soccer for the time being, we have a stop-gap measure in the form of Purin the Super Beagle. Purin may not be Clint Dempsey, but she at least seems to have a basic understanding of the beautiful game. She’s got good on-field awareness, can cut to the net on a dime, and even plays a mean keeper. Purin is already a huge star in her homeland of Japan, having gotten famous with an uncanny ability to catch with her paws.
Purin’s stardom is causing YouTube commenters to gush, but also use the opportunity to score points for their own favorite squads, or against their least. One commenter burned the Portuguese National Team by writing, “still better than Ronaldo,” while another gave props to Purin by calling her the “new Messi.” Perhaps in the future host countries can run a parallel dogs-only World Pup in addition to the main event.