Blog Posts by Mia Fitzharris

  • Are you playing the most addictive online game?

    Were you a fan of 2048?  Well, prepare yourself. There’s an addicting new Internet game to get yourself wrapped up in. It’s more of a color test for your eyes called Kuku Kube. In case you’ve never heard of it, here’s how you play: First, you start out with four cubes, and click on the one where the shade looks slightly off. Each time you pick the correct cube, a new set of cubes is shown and you must once again pick the cube that stands out to you as different, all with just 60 seconds on the clock. This goes on until you win the game or go insane — whichever comes first. Network 365, the developers of the app, say, “This puzzle is designed to evaluate the quality of your color vision.” A score of 31 or higher is considered to be expert status. If you’re looking to go down this rabbit hole, the free Kuku Kube app is available on Facebook, for Android and iOS, and for desktop browsers. And while we’re on the topic, is this dress blue or gold?

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  • Boyfriend proposes using virtual reality headset

    You may have seen those new virtual reality headsets and thought — yeah, that’s cool, but what can they be used for?  Apparently one thing they can do is help pull off an epic proposal.

    Groom-to-be Mike Rios used a Google Cardboard VR Kit with the help of family, friends, mariachis, and local businesses in Old Pasadena, Calif.. Mike took his girlfriend, Maggie, to the spot where they met five years ago and had her put on the headset, which was inside a large box. What she saw was something that Mike’s intricate planning brought to life.  

    Through the VR headset, she saw her dad standing near her, and friends in the distance holding up signs that spelled out: “Do you remember what I asked you here five years ago?” That message referred to a joke Mike played on Maggie back then  when he proposed in jest.  

    Then, Maggie removed the headset to watch her family and friends (in real life this time) do a flash mob performance to “Kiss the Girl” from The Little Mermaid.  Next, Mike walked over

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  • Dove’s “Choose Beautiful” campaign proves beauty is a choice

    Dove is back at it with yet another powerful and viral video. As part of its new “Choose Beautiful” campaign, it traveled to San Francisco, Shanghai, Delhi, London and São Paulo to see how women perceive themselves. In all the cities, the team set up two entryways into the same building. One was labeled “average,” the other “beautiful” — giving the women the choice of which would best fit them. The results may or may not surprise you. Most of the ladies who were given the choice picked “average”; one woman explained that choosing beautiful was “out of reach.” A mother in the video is seen leading her daughter toward the “beautiful” door.

    Dove said of the message in the ad: “Women make thousands of choices each day — related to their careers, their families, and, let’s not forget, themselves. Feeling beautiful is one of those choices that women should feel empowered to make for themselves, every day.” The video on YouTube has already been viewed more than 700,000 times in just one day.

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  • Subway riders in Russia save elderly woman stuck between train and platform

    When a 70-year-old woman in Moscow got stuck between a train car and the platform, fellow passengers turned into heroes when they took matters into their own hands — literally.  

    In a video posted to the Russian site LifeNews, dozens of riders are seen rocking the subway car back and forth. After only about 15 seconds, the woman was freed and taken to a hospital with a leg injury.  Then, the riders are seen boarding the train and going about their normal day. According to eyewitnesses, the woman stumbled and slipped when exiting the train.

    If you think you’re experiencing a bit of déjà vu, there’s a good explanation. A similar incident occurred last year in Perth, Australia, when passengers saved a man trapped between a train and the platform.

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  • High school basketball player asks student with Down syndrome to prom

    A high school basketball player is getting a lot of good attention off the court for a supersweet gesture. Prom-posals are all the rage these days, and Trey Moses from Lousiville, Ky., took to Twitter to share his. He tweeted photos of himself and his date along with the caption, “Decided to ask my best friend to prom.”

    The girl in the photos is his pal and fellow Eastern High School student Ellie Meredith, who has Down syndrome.

    Ellie’s mom said of her daughter’s prom date, “You don’t expect high school seniors to have that much thought about a kid with special needs.”

    Moses’ original tweet has gotten a lot of love, with more than 7,000 favorites. He said of the newfound Internet fame, “Wasn't expecting the publicity with this, but since I have it I hope everyone else starts to work with special needs, it’ll change you.”

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  • Kevin Blandford from Louisville, Kentucky, has won his place in the Husband Hall of Fame, if there even is such a thing. Kevin works for a telecommunications company, which rewarded his achievements with a trip to Puerto Rico with his lovely wife Bonnie. The only problem was, Bonnie couldn’t make the trip — so Kevin put together a virtual photo album of his solo vacation, and it looks like he had a terrible time without her.

    Here he is in his hotel room:

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    The couple has a 7-month-old baby at home, which is why Bonnie stayed behind. Kevin posted the photos to Imgur with the title “Not a single second of fun in Puerto Rico” The pictures have been viewed — get this — more than 2 million times!

    If you’re wondering who snapped all of these lonely, miserable photos, Kevin says it was a “dedicated friend.”

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  • Identical triplets marry on same day in same dress

    Identical triplets Rafala, Rocheli and Tagiane Bini have shared everything over the years — their birthday, looks, and similar tastes. And now they can add a wedding day to that list. Yes, that’s right — the 29-year-old triplets from Brazil all got married on the same day. They even all wore the same wedding dress and hairstyle. Rocheli said, “We tried a number of styles, but we all liked the same one. It’s not even worth trying — it always ends up like that.” Their varying bouquet colors were the only way you could really tell the girls apart.

    Dad Pedro had a dilemma when trying to figure out how he would walk all three girls down the aisle. He said, “We decided that we would all walk down the aisle until halfway down the church. From there, I would take one at a time.” We bet Pedro’s glad to have saved on paying for two more weddings!

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  • Baby claps hands in incredible ultrasound video

    A video of an ultrasound is going viral, and you have to see it to believe it. Jen Cardinal, from Olympia, Wash., uploaded a clip to YouTube from her baby’s 14-week prenatal checkup.  In it, you see the baby clapping his or her little hands as the mom and dad sing  “If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.”

    The video has racked up a whopping 4 million views so far. It was actually Jen’s doctor’s idea to film the incredible clapping baby’s ultrasound performance. And for any naysayers out there who think the video is a fake, Jen had this to say, “The experience is one I'll never forget. The baby clapped three times, then the doctor rewound and scrubbed it while we sang. No mystery. It was amazing. Trolls won't get me down!”

    We spoke with Jen and asked her if the baby comes from a long line of music enthusiasts. She told us her family was “very musical growing up.”
    She and her husband used the video on Facebook to announce their pregnancy to family and friends. She said, “We had

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  • Professional motorsports athlete plays joke on driving instructors

    Usually, going to driving school is nerve-wracking for the student and just a normal day at work for the instructor. Well, pranksters at MaxMan.TV on YouTube have turned the tables and put a few driving instructors in the hot seat. Malaysian professional race car driver Leona Chin disguised herself and showed up for driving school with instructors who were on their first day on the job. First, she let the instructors think she was an amateur, as she appears to struggle with the stick shift.

    The instructors in the video appear to get impatient with the seemingly bad driver. Then, Chin puts the prank into overdrive. She starts driving out of control, and the instructors are completely shocked — and also scared for their lives. As Chin whips through a parking lot, one of the instructors screams, “You almost hit people.” One female instructor even clutches her seat belt for dear life.  

    The driving school actually came up with the whole idea and pitched it to max man. Lucky for them because

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  • What if leaving a party was like leaving Facebook?

    Leave it to the jokers at College Humor on YouTube to call out people who make a big deal about quitting Facebook. In its latest video, the group compares such an event to leaving a party. A man enters a party and calls attention to himself with the help of a trumpet. Then he says, “Attention, attention everyone. I have an announcement to make.” Once he has all eyes and ears on him, he says, “I am leaving this party.” He goes on to explain that he is just different from the rest of the people at the party — special, perhaps — saying, “I do not like your conversations. The things you share are sensational at best.” He adds, “I will be a better person when I finally leave this place.” And finally, he makes his grand exit saying, “Goodbye people I kind of knew from high school.”  

    After he leaves, a few seconds go by, and he returns holding a baby and exclaims, “Good news everyone… ,” illustrating the people on your Facebook feed who only come around when something good happens for them,

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