Meet Blade, the little disabled tortoise who gets to keep on moving thanks to his custom-made Lego wheelchair.
Blade lost the use of his legs due to a metabolic bone disease that made him unable to bear the weight of his own shell.
When Blade’s owner, Iris Pleste, noticed that her little tortoise was moving even more slowly than usual, she took him to her local vet, Dr. Carsten Plischke, who came up with a genius solution to Blade’s mobility problem.
Inspired by his son’s Legos, Plischke created a one-of-a-kind Lego wheelchair for Blade.
“We mounted Lego wheels on the tortoise Blade because he had a bone metabolism illness and his shell was too heavy and he had a loss of muscles,” Plischke told CNET. “That’s why he couldn’t pick up himself and walk anymore. The bones were like rubber and the musculature had clearly diminished.”
The six-piece Lego wheelchair includes four wheels and is glued to the base of Blade’s shell. Plischke said that eventually the wheels can come off, but in
- Gwen Breitstein | Trending Now – Mon, Jan 12, 2015
Meet Blade, the little disabled tortoise who gets to keep on moving thanks to his custom-made Lego wheelchair.Read More »from Disabled tortoise on the move again thanks to Lego wheelchair
- Gwen Breitstein | Trending Now – Fri, Jan 9, 2015
One cricket fan in Australia is being called a legend after he managed to pull off a spectacular one-handed catch during a match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.Read More »from Cricket fan catches the ball without spilling his beer
The ball was launched into the stands by Indian batsman Rohit Sharma during the second-day match between Australia and India. Not only did this fan manage to catch the ball with one hand, but also he held on to his beer with the other.
YouTube user bersaba commented, “Left handed no less. Can we nominate that guy for the classic catch?”
This guy’s catch really is the stuff of legends. Cheers, mate!
Here is an important lesson about keeping your drone’s batteries well-charged, especially when flying it over a body of water.Read More »from Guy jumps into a pond to save his dying drone
After operating his new Phantom 2 DJI all day, Zwier Spanjer scrambled to keep his precious gadget from making an unscheduled splash landing, and his valiant effort was captured on the drone’s camera.
So what happens when a guy jumps into a pond to save his drone? A viral video. Posted on YouTube on Thursday, the video already has more than 463,000 views.
One YouTube user already posted a video that sets the rescue to Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.”
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a novice drone pilot make a water rescue for his toy. In another YouTube video last August, another man ran into a lake to save his dying drone, catching it just two seconds before it hit the water.
Break dancer Lil Amok, who lives in Germany, has very different New Year’s Eve traditions from the rest of us.Read More »from Break dancer with fireworks strapped to his legs performs spectacular routine
To ring in 2015, Lil Amok — a professional dancer, acrobat, and artist — had fireworks strapped to his legs, lit them up, and busted out his sickest moves.
The final effect is pretty spectacular but could have seriously backfired if Lil Amok’s precision was compromised.
This is the second year in a row Lil Amok has celebrated New Year’s with lit fireworks attached to his legs, and we are eager to see what he has in store for 2016.
- Gwen Breitstein | Trending Now – Thu, Jan 8, 2015
Meet Myles Kingston — the adorable 2-year-old Bob Marley impersonator.
In his latest video, Myles sings along to “Get Up, Stand Up” with his own guitar, microphone, killer moves and Marley’s signature dreadlocks.
“Our family is from Haiti and Jamaica, so we have always played Bob Marley in our household,” Myles’ mother, Suze Sadler, told the Huffington Post. She added that the toddler has been listening to Bob Marley “since he was in [her] belly.”
Sadler started documenting her son’s sing-alongs to Bob Marley over a year ago to “document his journey into music.”
“Every time he sang a Bob song, he did it with so much passion and soul,” Sadler said.
Commenters on YouTube can’t get enough of the mini Marley:
Natalie Harris wrote, “My heart has officially melted♥♥♥♥♥”
Revilla Grooves commented, “This kid is fantastic! Keep the videos coming!”So if you love watching Myles channel the reggae icon — don’t worry about a thing — Sadler has posted more than 20 videos of the tot singing andRead More »from Watch this adorable 2-year-old impersonate Bob Marley
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