- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now5 days ago
The world has been in need of a superhero monkey, and we may have just found him. A simian in India is being hailed a hero following a harrowing incident at a train station in Kanpur on Dec. 21. When his fellow primate was electrocuted and fell unconscious after walking on high-voltage wires, the rescue monkey went into action. First he tried rubbing and patting the other monkey, and then moved on to a more drastic measure — dipping him in nearby water. Train passengers looked on while snapping photos and shooting video of the incredible rescue. After about 20 minutes, the injured monkey started to show signs of life. From the looks of it, it seems like he will be all right.
- Gwen Breitstein at Trending Now5 days ago
Is there anything more embarrassing than when your dad hits the dance floor? Just ask Sasha and Malia.
Get ready to see “dad dancing” as you’ve never seen it before. Thanks to a video by Tastefully Offensive, you can now enjoy a compilation of dads showing off their finest moves toMark Ronson and Bruno Mars’s "Uptown Funk." The two-minute supercut shows dads everywhere getting down and embarrassing their kids on a whole new level. Got an embarrassing video of your dad breaking it down? Share it with us on our Facebook page!
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now6 days ago
Are you looking for a last-minute Christmas gift for your kangaroo? Probably not, but if you were, you should definitely cross a drone off your list. It goes without saying that kangaroos are not animals you want to mess with. One unfortunate drone operator learned that the hard way while on a mission to film a group of the marsupials in the wine region of Hunter Valley in Australia. When the drone came in for a close-up shot, one member of the pack who wanted its privacy respected, used a very kangaroo-like method of dealing with the device — by punching it to the ground.
The protective Joey damaged the drone, but luckily for us the footage was recovered. We should mention that it could have ended much worse for the drone — remember the viral video of the kangaroo street brawl?
- Emily Scharnhorst at Trending Now6 days ago
Workin’ 9 to 5 is a way to make a living — however commuting 1,204 miles to get to work will probably drive you crazy if you let it.
Just ask Ian Bearce. It takes him six hours to get to and from work.
The man travels from Minneapolis to New York City and back on a weekly basis for his job at design company The Mill.
Explaining his commute, he says, “I drive to the airport, park, take the airport shuttle, get to my gate about 10 minutes before we board, and usually go back to sleep for a portion of the flight, and then take a train or bus to the office, sometimes both, depending on which airport I land at. [I] get into the office around 12:30, just in time for a conference call, usually.”
Ian says his job is amazing and worth it, and he has never considered relocating his service and devotion to NYC.
He is just one of the many “super commuters,” a growing population of folks who commute 90 minutes or more because they choose to live in a rural environment but work in a metropolis.
What a way to make a living!
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now9 days ago
There’s a tiny home located way up in the Swiss Alps that you have to see to believe. The studio house, dubbed Antoine, was designed by Bureau A, an architectural design firm. The concept came from the work of renowned Swiss writer Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, who died in 1947. In his novel “Derborence,” the main character, Antoine, lives through a landslide and survives seven weeks under the rocks of the Alpine valley. According to the designers, the home is meant to mimic the "strong tradition of observing the Alps, living with them, hiding inside them."
- Emily Scharnhorst at Trending Now9 days ago
Knowing this, IKEA in Spain conducted a holiday experiment for its recent campaign. It gathered 10 families and asked the children from each to jot down two Christmas wish lists. The first was written to “The Three Kings,” which is the Spanish equivalent to Santa. The second Christmas wish list was for their parents. The difference between the letters is heartwarming.
The letters they wrote to the Three Kings are full of the usual requests of children for unicorns and extravagant toys. The letters they wrote to their parents, though, were for things that only a parent can give a child — love, attention and comfort. IKEA’s little experiment may show both kids and parents that what children really want to fill their home this holiday season isn’t necessarily found under a tree. It’s what surrounds it. A loving home, according to the children in this ad, is the best Christmas gift of all.
- Emily Scharnhorst at Trending Now10 days ago
Each day, dedicated crossing guards make sure the children in their communities get to school safely. But sometimes, they themselves need a little assistance.
Nathaniel Kendrick became a crossing guard years ago after he retired from a job with the city of Dallas. Every morning and afternoon, he helps the children of his community get to and from school safely. He then returns home to his ailing wife.
Due to the mounting expenses from his wife’s illness, Kendrick’s car was recently repossessed.
So local parents, who are grateful that Kendrick keeps their children safe every day, stepped in. A group of dads who are part of the Friends of Lakewood community group gathered to help him in his time of need.
In a video that has gone viral, the dads park a car in a school crosswalk, and Kendrick asks them to move it. "He's asking us to move the car, and I'm going, 'Well, it's your car... why don't you move it?'" said one father.
In the video, it is apparent just how speechless Kendrick is when he recognizes their kindness. You can hear someone say to him, “You deserve every bit of this.” The kind act is a true example of a community taking care of each other.
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now10 days ago
Let’s face it. Some husbands are just better at making plans for their wives on special occasions. And there’s no better way to illustrate that point than to introduce you to Steven. The Atlanta native wanted to surprise his wife, Kelli, with something really big and different on their 10th wedding anniversary — boy did he deliver. The big event was captured by the wedding videography team at Iris Films.
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now11 days ago
Improv Everywhere, a group based in New York City, always seems to have something fun up its sleeves. For the past 13 years, the crew has been recruiting people from the Web and organizing them to participate in stunts of epic proportions. You probably know them from their in-your-face antics, such as “Frozen Grand Central Terminal” in New York City, the food court musical, and the famous yearlyNo Pants Subway Day!Well this time, Improv Everywhere decided to spread some holiday cheer by surprising a family with an over-the-top Christmas carol display. The 20-person brass orchestra and 13-member choir rehearsed at a studio in Manhattan the day before. Then, the group invited the Schreiber family to a rented home in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., under the guise that they were having their Christmas photos taken. Mom was the only one in on the act. What you see from dad and the kids is as genuine as a Christmas morning surprise. The surprise was carried out with five different families, but the Schreiber’s video was picked to be a part of the video because of their enthusiastic reaction. Improv Everywhere, a group of prank masters who have pulled off more than 100 missions, was formed in 2001 by Charlie Todd.
- Gwen Breitstein at Trending Now11 days ago
Licia Prehn suffers from a rare hereditary eye disease that causes near-blindness, but that doesn’t mean she’s putting her life on hold. She’s started a Web series to prove that “blind life is what you make of it.” The Pennsylvania-born woman, now living in Finland, has taken to YouTube to show the world how someone who is nearly blind can perform day-to-day tasks. Her first video tackles cooking, how blind people cook tortillas, to be precise. The video is part cooking lesson and part backstory into her eye disease and personal life, including her newborn, who is also afflicted with the condition. The video has only been up for two days and already has more than 40,000 views and many supportive comments, like this one from Blake Atkinson: “It’s hard for people who can see to cook, so keep being awesome. Good on you!” Before Prehn took on cooking, she posted a video to Reddit to show that people who are blind can still be part of the online community. Her original video garnered more than 100,000 views, but she took it down after receiving nasty comments. But when a group of Web developers reached out to her, expressing their support for her video, she reposted it and was inspired to show the world what else she could do. “Since these Web developers liked seeing how I used the computer,” Prehn told the Daily Dot, “I decided to show them how I do other things." In addition to her YouTube series, Prehn is using the crowdfunding website GoFundMe to help pay for her infant’s eye surgery in January. Until then, we eagerly await Licia’s next video, we can’t wait to see what she cooks up next year.