You know how sometimes you look through your Facebook feed and think, "wait, how did I become friends with this person? Where do I even know them from? Have we even met?" It happens to a lot of us, and it is a problem that YouTube filmmaker Greg Benson thought of a novel solution for: He would find these people in real life, and after meeting them, ask them if they would like to remain Facebook friends. It's a decidedly brave adventure to talk in person with people one has never met, but they are "friends" after all, right? Benson's experiment comes to some interesting conclusions, and he definitely has some fun along the way. The people he meets are fascinating, with interesting lives that he might have otherwise missed. What is surprising is just how friendly some of these otherwise strangers are in real life. Of course, if you want to duplicate this experiment yourself, you definitely have to have a high threshold for how much awkwardness you can take. But hey, meeting new friends,Read More »from "Real Life Facebook" Asks What Facebook Friendships Are Worth in Real Life
- Henry Baker | Trending Now – Thu, Nov 21, 2013
- Henry Baker | Trending Now – Thu, Nov 21, 2013
Aaron Fotheringham was born with spina bifida, and started using a wheelchair full time at age 8. He would visit a skate park with his older brother, who one day suggested that he use his chair on some of the park's ramps. Thus began Fotheringham, a.k.a "Wheelz'" lifelong passion for what he calls WCMX (think BMX, but in a chair.) In a recent video, directed by Devin Graham, we see how not only is Wheelz' chair not a hindrance, but is actually an incredibly awesome vehicle for some gravity-defying stunts. The chair is actually a custom-made, 4-wheel suspension version made by Box Designs, which Fotheringham describes as "pretty much indestructible."
It seems like it should be, because most of the stunts this guy performs are insane. As for practicing for these death-defying acts? Wheelz uses a pit full of rubber before transitioning to the actual skate ramp, but has said of practice, " I don't think of it as practice, I think of it as a fun way to live my life."
The video on YouTube isRead More »from Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham Shows Off Extreme Wheelchair Stunts in Stunning Video
There’s really nothing quite as cute as unexpected pairings of animals who become friends. We’ve seen friendships between a horse and a dog, a Labrador and dolphin, and an elephant and a dog, but nothing can compare to a cat who is mothering baby ducklings. Yes, you read that correctly. In a preview clip for BBC’s new show “Animal Odd Couples,” we get to see a mother cat who had adopted a group of 3 lost ducklings. A couple in Ireland discovered their cat with one of the ducklings in her mouth and of course thought she was going to make a snack out of them. They were shocked to discover the cat was, instead, mothering the three ducklings. The adoptive mama feline was even able to nurse the baby ducks! The reason she was able to nurse them was because she had just given birth to kittens a few hours before finding the ducklings.
We decided to search for more cat and duckling pairings, and surprisingly it’s not that uncommon!
WE. JUST. CANT. HANDLE. THIS:Read More »from Cat Adopts and Nurses Lost Baby Ducklings
- Mia Fitzharris | Trending Now – Thu, Nov 21, 2013
A group of fisherman off the coast of São Paulo, Brazil, had their Nov. 15 fishing trip transformed into a rescue mission for one adorable creature of the sea. In a dramatic video uploaded to YouTube, the fishermen spot a young dolphin caught in a plastic bag. The anglers use a net to pull the calf onto their boat to help it out. After a few tries, they are finally able to free the dolphin from the plastic bag:
Once the dolphin is released back into the ocean, it appears to jump out of the water for joy, which many people on the Web think was its way of thanking the fishermen. In another video that has people thinking that dolphins try to communicate with humans, a dolphin entangled in fishing wire approaches a diver in what some think is a sign that it is asking for help:
Both cases remind us that we need to protect the ocean and the animals that call it home.
Do you think the dolphin was saying thank-you? Tell us why or why not on our Facebook page or by following us on Twitter (Read More »from Dolphin Shows Gratitude to the Fishermen Who Rescued It
- Mia Fitzharris | Trending Now – Wed, Nov 20, 2013
Any person who calls themselves a boxing fan remembers the epic bout known as ‘The Sound and the Fury.’ The heavyweight fight famous for Mike Tyson taking a bite out of Evander Holyfield's ear in the third round 16 years ago. And in a hilarious new ad from Foot Locker, it’s time that Tyson pay up. In the 60-second ad, imagining ‘all being right with the world,’ Tyson and Holyfield meet once again:
Tyson Other funny moments in the commercial include a full Brett Favre telling a waitress "a man's gotta know when to walk away," and Dennis Rodman buying a one-way ticket to North Korea. It’s always nice when celebrities can laugh at themselves!
We'll put this one on our list of sports stars appearing in hilarious commercials, like this Tiger Woods American Express commercial:
What do you think of the new Foot Locker commercial? Tell us on our Facebook page, or on Twitter at @YahooTrending.Read More »from Mike Tyson Returns Evander Holyfield's Ear in Funny New Commercial
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