You might think that it's not very nice for parents to pull pranks on their kids, but then again, you haven't seen Dinovember. It's a project of Refe Tuma and his wife, and it is really creative and adorable. At night, the parents set up their kids' toy dinosaurs in a variety of different scenes and activities.Medieval Dinovember In the morning, the children find them in the midst of activities from the night previous— drawing, painting, recording albums, or even making mischief. To the kids, the toys are a source of inspiration but also, funnily enough, sometimes mild worry. Once, after the dinosaurs had made a mess with some food, Tuma heard his two daughters whispering, "Uh-oh. Mom and Dad aren't going to like this." But the band of plastic partiers has also been found scrubbing up a mess, which is certainly not a bad lesson for the kids. Outside of the Dinovember house, people on social media are huge fans of the project. Tuma's Twitter account is overrun with people raving about what an amazingly Read More »from Parents Make Kids' Dino Toys Come Alive in 'Dinovember'
- Henry Baker | Trending Now – Fri, Nov 15, 2013
It's that wonderful time of the year, I’m referring of course to football season. With that comes plays of the day, week, and month, but our story today should be labeled the play of the year! It happened at Mandeville Junior High School in Louisiana. Senior Simon Roussel who was born with Down Syndrome, has been an assistant coach for the school’s football team for 6 years. During his last game before graduation, Simon suited up and took the pitch as a starter for the very first time. Watch as his teammates for blocking wall to escort him all the way to the end zone:
That was a touchdown for Simon and for our faith in humanity. Nice job guys. Have you heard of high school students going above and beyond for a deserving classmate? Share their story with us on our Facebook page or on Twitter at @YahooTrending.Read More »from High School Senior with Down Syndrome Scores Touchdown with Support from Teammates
- Mia Fitzharris | Trending Now – Fri, Nov 15, 2013
The Web is filled with videos of people slipping and falling on ice, much to the delight of viewers who get a good laugh out of it. But it is a different experience when a child has a similar encounter with the slippery stuff. A curious little girl in Russia named Polina tried walking on ice for the first time, and the results are adorable. Dressed in a snuggly pink snowsuit, the youngster braces herself from a slippery fall and then appears to just give up and lie down on the ice.
Don't worry, Polina, we feel for you. No one likes to slip on ice! The video was first uploaded to the Russian social sharing site VKontakte but picked up steam once it was posted to YouTube, where it has been viewed more than 630,000 times! Polina's video brought up fond memories of another wintertime classic — this viral video of 10-year-old Zia in Park City, Utah, doing a ski jump for the first time:Read More »from Little's Girl's First Encounter With Ice Is Adorable
- Henry Baker | Trending Now – Thu, Nov 14, 2013
Running long distances is hard. Many of us have tried it, and some of us (me) are babies about pain, and just whine the whole time. Running marathons is even harder. But for some reason David Babcock wants to add another challenge on to the pile; He wants to break a record for longest scarf knitted while running a marathon. The current record was actually set at 6 feet, 8 inches in April, and now Babcock is training to break it. For that, he has to knit something longer, while finishing a marathon in less than 6 hours. And from the look of the first-person video he posted, he's doing a pretty good job.Read More »from Runner Seeks to Break Knitting-While-Running Record, Posts First-Person Video
He says that right now, he is able to run at a 10 MPH-pace, while knitting at such a rate that he could beat the current record. He actually claims that the two activities, when put together, makes running less painful, and both less monotonous. Maybe he's onto something, but then again, I'd do a little seated-knitting before starting anything too serious.
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Moviegoers were treated to a whole host of flicks this fall featuring their favorite Hollywood stars facing some serious adversity. Whether it was Robert Redford facing off against the ocean in "All Is Lost," Tom Hanks getting abducted by pirates in the docudrama "Captain Phillips," or Sandra Bullock and George Clooney getting lost in space in the box-office smash "Gravity," the fall movie season has been all about one thing: survival. Naturally, the genre of hyper-intense and realistic thrillers has become rife with parody.
"Saturday Night Live" was one of the first to satirize the genre with a sketch, but New York-based comedian and performer Daniel Hubbard might have bested the long-running TV show with his short film that spoofs the trailer and story for "Gravity" by reimagining it as a harrowing trip to furniture superstore Ikea.
Co-starring Alex Viola, Hubbard's video, titled "Alfonso Cuaron's Ikea," lampoons several aspects of the shopping experience at the Swedish furnitureRead More »from Movie Spoof Mashes Up 'Gravity' With Trip to Ikea
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