In Guangdong Province recently, a toddler fell through a gap in a balcony and survived only by getting stuck at his neck. A courageous neighbor risked his own safety to push the boy back up through the gap.
Dramatic video is below, and here’s more from a Chinese blog.
Because sexually transmitted diseases are climbing among aging baby boomers, the group Safer Sex for Seniors, has produced a public service announcement reminding them about protection. And it’s raising a few eyebrows.
It shows clothed couples acting out the Kama Sutra. Kinda.
The reported cases of syphilis and chlamydia among older adults outpaced the nation’s average, according to the analysis. Among all age groups nationwide, reported cases of syphilis increased 60 percent between 2005 and 2009, while in the 55 to 64 age group it increased 70 percent. Meanwhile, the incidences of chlamydia rose 27 percent among all ages, and double that among those age 55 to 64.
As a result of the national trend among seniors, Medicare is considering providing coverage for STD screenings for seniors.
Given that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, it follows that some Dallas college students have flattered the heck out of some Boston college students in a YouTube throwdown that has gone viral.
The (SMU women’s rowing) team was on its way to the airport in Knoxville, Tenn., after the Conference USA championships in Oak Ridge, according to Emily McCombs, who was the director and filmed it.
The video was posted to YouTube with the quote: “Ball’s in your court, Harvard baseball.”
“We were listening to a song, and one girl said “let’s do this Harvard baseball style!” and she started pounding her fists on the ceiling. Then our trainer said ‘if you really want to make something, you should lay down and do that with your feet in the air!’” McCombs said.
Although this exchange has spread like wildfire, they weren’t the first, and many more are coming out, according to TIME.com:
Plenty of other college teams have joined in on the Carly Rae Jepsen action. The University of Connecticut women’s rowing team put out their own video, and so did UConn’s women’s basketball team — who are seen frolicking through a supermarket, wearing beehive wigs, doing the worm on the court, and dancing with their pants down.
The Harvard team isn’t the first college sports team to have covered the song, either. Back in March, the Duke women’s lacrosse team lip-synced to the song in a video depicting the traveling life of a college athlete. Kean University women’s lacrosse team posted a video featuring the team on their spring break trip in Virginia, and a couple players from the Syracuse University basketball team put up their own video. It must make the long bus rides, hotel visits, and long training days a lot more entertaining.
Here are some of of the “Call Me, Maybe” videos past and present:
Darcy the cow got out one day and wandered off her farm, which is nothing new in Brush, the northeastern Colorado town, because they’re used to the slightly stubborn dairy cow doing her own thing. But this time, she walked up to the drive-through window of a McDonald’s restaurant, about a half-mile from her farm, giving the workers there a big laugh.
A dramatic scene was caught on video last Friday when an 18-wheeler loaded with cotton bales stuck on a railroad crossing in Kings Mountain, N.C., was sliced in half by a train that did not stop. (Beware of loud screaming on the video)
Kevin Harlow and his wife Kassie witnessed the train crash. … Harlow described how he saw the tractor-trailer stop along the railroad crossing. He said the driver got out and unsuccessfully attempted to free his truck.
Less than three minutes later, Harlow said he heard the train’s whistle and saw the lights through the trees. The tractor-trailer’s driver jumped out of the train’s way with about 15 seconds to spare, Harlow said.
Debris from the tractor-trailer scattered along the road. The impact sliced the vehicle into two pieces – one on either side of the tracks. White fluff covered the ground from the destroyed cotton bales the tractor-trailer carried.
A flock of birds flew into a plane’s engine, a frightening incident with shadows of the 2009 Hudson River landing, but the FAA is more worried about … a guy who didn’t properly stow his electronics for takeoff.
Delta passenger Grant Cardone says he has received a strongly worded letter from the FAA over his video of the bird strike on a New York-Los Angeles flight on April 19. Cardone was filming the plane’s ascent from John F. Kennedy airport when a flock of geese flew into the plane’s engine, causing an emergency landing back at JFK.
Boing Boing equates the letter to “double secret probation.” James Giles, FAA supervisory principal operations inspector, warns that Cardone’s actions “could have affected the safe outcome of the flight,” and:
We have given consideration to all of the facts. In lieu of legal enforcement action (a civil penalty), we are issuing this letter which will be made a matter of record for a period of two years, after which, the record will be expunged.
Cardone responded, saying “It’s absolutely ridiculous. If there is even a minute chance that an iPad could take a plane down then it is the FAA’s obligation to ban the devices from flights or require the airlines to confiscate them when you check in.”
We probably don’t need that, but let the debate about turning off electronic devices during takeoff begin. Should Cardone have turned off his iPad, or is he a trailblazer against the oppressive tyranny of flight restrictions?
Here’s Cardone’s video, the birds come in near the end:
Three young men face charges after allegedly breaking into an Australian aquarium after dark, swimming with the dolphins and taking a penguin home with them, Reuters reported.
Police tracked down the suspects, ages 18, 20 and 21, after they posted on Facebook about their aquatic animal antics. The trio, thought to be drunk at the time, was charged with “trespassing, stealing and unlawfully keeping a protected animal.”
They have since turned over videos of them in the park and in their apartment with the penguin the next day to Australian station 7 News.
According to the news clip, the guys panicked when they realized what had happened the night before and released the penguin into the wild instead of returning it to Sea World (a Queensland park that is not affiliated with the U.S. SeaWorld). The animal was rescued and eventually made it back safely.