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Video | man helps poor community with fresh food

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Richard Joyner has led his rural community of Conetoe, N.C., to better health by helping students grow and distribute 50,000 pounds of fresh food a year.

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Video | young teen heroes save bus driver and passengers

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When a school bus driver had a heart attack and the vehicle careened out of control, a couple of middle school students heroically saved the day.

Incredible-acts-of-heroism-by-ordinary-people---teens-save-bus-driver-&-passengersIt was a normal day for middle school students in the small town of Milton, Washington as they rode the school bus, until their driver suddenly lost consciousness and started flailing uncontrollably. Suffering from a heart attack, driver Ryan Callis let go of the steering wheel, and the bus careened out of control. Almost immediately, 13-year-old Jeremy Wuitschick ran to the front of the bus, grabbed the wheel, and steered to the side of the road, while taking the keys out of the ignition. Fellow seventh grader Johnny Wood, who had recently learned CPR, ran to the incapacitated driver and began chest compressions, while another student called 911.

 

 

Video | mystery hero saves man from home fire

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When an elderly man is trapped in a burning inferno, a stranger happens along, bravely rescues the man and then disappears.

Incredible-acts-of-heroism-by-ordinary-people---stranger-saves-man-trapped-in-home-fireIt was a lazy Saturday morning when fire erupted from a duplex in a small neighborhood in Fresno, California. Robert Wells, 73 years old, who was hooked up to an oxygen tank, could not get himself out.  He had difficulty breathing and walking by himself and was desperately trapped. The people who crowded around the scene were in a state of panic and didn’t know what to do, especially after a propane tank explosion accelerated the fire that continued to ravage the home. Then suddenly, out of nowhere, a man braved the fire and pulled Wells out to safety, carrying him on his shoulders.

Then just as quickly as he entered the scene, the man disappeared; and the neighborhood couldn’t find him for days after the incident despite his heroic act being recorded.

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Video | a hero saves a stranger’s life in NY subway

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When someone had a seizure on a NY subway platform and fell on the tracks, a brave man sprang into action and saved him.

Incredible-acts-of-heroism-by-ordinary-people---saving-person-from-subway-train-deathWesley Autrey, now dubbed the “Subway Superman,” was waiting on the platform with his two little girls when he noticed a man suffering from a seizure, causing him to fall onto the tracks. Knowing there wouldn’t be time for the train to stop, Autrey jumped on top of the man, praying he could keep him from flailing long enough to allow the train to pass on over them both—a clearance of 21inches high. Wesley and the man topped out at 20.5 inches.

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Video | comedic film-maker creates hilarious Vine illusions

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Zack King can make traffic disappear, jump through the closed doors of a moving train and steal the Eiffel Tower–and he does so with imaginative fun in his very short films known as Vines.

Zach King, Vine & funny Youtube illusionist comedian steals Eiffel Tower in France videoHere’s What You Need to Know About Illusionist Vine Star Zach King  —  By Laura Lane

Known as the Final Cut King, Zach King is a bona fide Vine star. While other popular Vine users post six-second pranks, mash-ups or jokes, King’s Vines are also comedic, but they stand out from the crowd with his astonishing illusions that use major motion-picture-quality special effects.

In a recent Vine, King grabs the Apple logo from his computer and turns it into a luscious silver three-dimensional apple and takes a bite out of it. “I definitely got lead poisoning, I think,” he tells PEOPLE. “I looked for edible spray paint and I couldn’t find any.” In another video he turns a lazy friend acting like a couch potato into actual potatoes. And in his most popular Vine, he takes a souvenir from Paris with him: the Eiffel Tower. Continue reading »

Video | aliens among us–beautiful deep sea creatures

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Mysterious and stunning alien life is indeed with us on Earth today, and they’re hanging out in the darkest depths of our oceans.

The term deep sea creature refers to organisms that live below the photic zone of the oceanThe term deep sea creature refers to organisms that live below the photic zone of the ocean. These creatures must survive in extremely harsh conditions, such as hundreds of bars of pressure, small amounts of oxygen, very little food, no sunlight, and constant, extreme cold.

These creatures live in very harsh environments, such as the abyssal or hadal zones, which, being thousands of meters below the surface, are almost completely devoid of light. The water is between 3 and 10 degrees Celsius and has low oxygen levels. Due to the depth, the pressure is between 20 and 1,000 bars. Creatures that live hundreds or even thousands of meters deep in the ocean have adapted to the high pressure, lack of light, and other factors.

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Video | Comedians In Cars – Stephan Colbert, Jim Carrey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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With Stephen Colbert, Jim Carrey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Trevor Noah, Steve Harvey, Bill Maher–this latest season 6 is my fave. And kudos to the improved cinematography.

Funny Videos- Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee with Stephan Colbert, Jim Carrey, Julia Louis-DreyfusJerry Seinfeld returns for more laughs in Season 6. Riding along are: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Carrey, Steve Harvey, Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher & Trevor Noah.

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Video | jungle animals funny reactions seeing their first mirror

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French photographer Xavier Hubert Brierre traveled to Gabon, Africa, and set up a mirror in several locations of the jungle to capture animals walking by. In this video, they caught their hilarious reactions on camera.

Funny animal video showing reactions of jungle creatures seeing their mirror reflections for the first time -tThere can be no better or worse sight than your own reflection, but these vain animals seemed very keen to admire themselves. Innovative French photographer Xavier Hubert Brierre travelled to Gabon with his wife and set up a mirror in several locations in order to capture animals walking by.

The video results are stunning, with one of the more amusing reactions being from two leopards. One of them takes several looks at the mirror before it is attacked by a second leopard, who calls off the ambush when he too spots Xavier’s mirror.

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Video | Maron – excellent podcast begets funny IFC show

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For years I’ve been listening to Marc Maron’s excellent podcast “WTF”, and now pod has morphed into video and begot a funny show on IFC called “Maron“.

Funny videos - Maron is comedian Marc Maron’s terrific tv show on IFC, portrait TBy Robert Lloyd

In “Maron,” Maron plays himself (or the more difficult aspects of himself, though he will sometimes let the sunshine in): a comedian who does a podcast from his garage, is a sober-living alcoholic, plays a little guitar and has cats, or cares for them.

As an actor, he is, one would say, playing the role he was born to, and he is most convincing — by which I mean relaxed — when alone, speaking into a microphone or re-creating the podcast (many famous faces face his). He is convincing enough, in any case, to play a black cloud, and he is supported by excellent professionals in big roles and small. Judd Hirsch continues as Marc’s father, and Sally Kellerman happily gets a lot more to do this year as his mother.  Continue reading

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Maron is comedian Marc Maron’s terrific tv show, on set w actors

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Video | Dog swimming with wild dolphins

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Kira is an ordinary dog with extraordinary friends. Each day she leaves boring canine pursuits on the shore and heads out to sea to do something much more exciting–swim with wild dolphins.

Video-of-dog-who-swims-with-dolphinsKira, a black Labrador, has recently become a web sensation after a video of her swimming with dolphins off the coast of South Africa went viral. Thanks to this cool video from Earth Touch, we can see Kira fearlessly jumping into the water to say hello to a group of dolphins. She then paddles furiously to keep up with them, with one of the dolphins swimming circles around her.

Kira works as a “dolphin spotter” with her owner, Noleen Withers, according to the Daily Mail. Withers says that the dog has “a fond love of the ocean.”  The magical dog and dolphin encounter in this video was filmed in the pristine waters of Ponta do Ouro in Mozambique.

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Video | Comedians In Cars-Jerry Seinfeld’s funny web series

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Jerry Seinfeld is back with “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”–an excellent and amusing web based series. Episodes follow a format of Seinfeld introducing a vintage car, picking up the guest comedian, and taking them out to have coffee. A simple and engaging concept.

Comedians-In-Cars-Getting-Coffee-Jerry-Seinfeld's-web-based-tv-comedy-series-Comedians-In-Cars-Getting-Coffee,-tLeave it to Jerry Seinfeld to create something fresh and funny about three things you don’t normally think of together. His Internet show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, is a well-deserved hit, and the second season features such luminaries as Sarah Silverman, David Letterman, and Don Rickles.

Each short episode is a lighthearted attempt to answer a serious question: what makes something funny?

The show is presented by Crackle.

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Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee – Review So Far

by Michael Record

In the new season premiere, Seinfeld takes Sarah Silverman out for a ride in a Jaguar XKE convertible. Each comedian gets paired with a car that matches their persona. So Silverman gets a sleek and sexy Jaguar, while comedy legends Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner got a silver Rolls Royce for their episode last year. In an upcoming episode, Seinfeld and David Letterman cruise the streets of Connecticut in a Volvo station wagon suped-up with a new engine by the great Paul Newman.

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee is Jerry Seinfeld's web based tv series, Sarah Silverman episode

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee – Sarah Silverman episode

So why is Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee so popular? I think it is because there is a difference between watching a stand-up comedy act and watching innately funny people be themselves. Sure, the former is a crafted experience designed to make you laugh your ass off, but the humour presented in a naturally witty conversation always has that extra something due to the spontaneity of it. Continue reading »

Video | Teaching rescue dogs to drive cars

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Yes, some animal experts in New Zealand have taught three rescue dogs how to drive. Here are several videos proving they actually did it and the exciting tale of the tail.

Driving-dogs---video-still-in-car-steering-wheel-with-pawsBy Mark Prigg

Astonishingly, it took three rescue mutts just eight weeks to master the basics in wooden carts. Then they went to the real thing. This unusual project is the brainchild of SPCA Auckland CEO Christine Kalin and famous animal trainer Mark Vette from Animals on Q. The real purpose is to show people how smart dogs really are and make them more desirable for adoption.

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Ms. Kalin spoke about the difficulty in placing dogs from a shelter: “I think sometimes people think because they’re getting an animal that’s been abandoned that somehow it’s a second-class animal.

Driving a car actively demonstrates to potential rescue dog adopters that you can teach an old dog new tricks.

The dogs have achieved amazing things in eight short weeks of training, which really shows with the right environment just how much potential all dogs from the SPCA have as family pets.” Continue reading »

Video | Dancing with my baby-me

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A winning combo of a creative and cute concept with dancing babies. It is a cute fantasy of seeing yourself dancing with you as a baby looking back at you through a reflection. Hard to resist.

Funny-youtube-video-of-babies-dancing-with-their-adult-selves-titled-Dancing-With-My-Baby-Me-tA highly imaginative commercial video that shows people in the commercial being engaged in the action–drawing the viewer to be engaged as well. Evian had a series of Evian Baby commercials before Baby & Me included the Roller Babies the most viewed video ever to that day.

Video | Further Up Yonder – exquisite timelapse space photography

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Italian student filmmaker Giacomo Sardelli used thousands of photographs taken by astronauts in space and made an exquisite time-lapse video called Further Up Yonder.

Further-Up-Yonder-is-a-video-of-exquisite-timelapse-space-images-from-ISSThere have been a lot of these kinds of videos, but Sardelli wanted to do more, to tell a story. I won’t steal his thunder; you can read an excerpt about it below and on his blog. It’s a fun idea.

One thing he did that I appreciate is take care to sync the timing of the video with the music. There’s an added kick when the scene changes in time with the music; it ties together the two senses of sight and sound and adds depth to the experience.

On Earth, everyone is in their own tiny bubble. We are all just trying to survive while it seems the rest of the world is only inching closer towards war, famine, and despair. But, right now, at this very moment, there are a group of humanoids from a slew of different nations and cultures all living together in a tiny metal box, called the International Space Station. Exploring the edge of our world. To inspire more peace and partnership, Giacomo Sardelli published this powerful video, titled Further Up Yonder, with messages from the ISS to help brighten the world back on Earth.    Continue reading »

Video | Animal Odd Couples – touching friendships between species

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These skillfully shot videos reveal fascinating, touching and quite unlikely cross-species friendships in the animal kingdom.

Despite the odds, there are countless stories of the most unlikely cross-species relationships imaginable: a goat guiding a blind horse; a doe who regularly visits her Great Dane surrogate mother; a juvenile gibbon choosing to live with a family of capuchins, and so on. Instincts gone awry?

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The subject has mystified scientists for years. Now, NATURE investigates why animals form these special bonds. Informed by the observations of caregivers and noted scientists Temple

Grandin and Marc Bekoff, the film explores what these relationships suggest about the nature of animal emotions. The full videos are at the NATURE site.  Funny dog video of Labrador playing with cougar-showing-animal-odd-couples frinedship

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After being abandoned by her mother, a baby fawn, Pippin, was adopted by a Great Dane, Kate, and they have been best friends ever since. Kate’s owner Isobel Springett describes the uniqueness of their relationship: “When they greet each other, I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s not a deer greeting a deer. It’s not a dog greeting a dog. It’s definitely something that they have between the two of them.”

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Video | How a nutty idea becomes real–creating a cardboard bike

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Are you ready to ride the cardboard bike? This video shows how Israeli inventor Izhar Gafni created a functioning cardboard bicycle. Ride on!

Israeli inventor Izhar Gafni has created a functioning cardboard bicycle that he hopes to put into mass production in the next three months.

Despite being made almost entirely of cardboard, Gafni says the bike is strong, durable, fireproof and waterproof. And because it is made of cardboard, it will also be cheap. Gafni’s business partner Nimrod Elmish told Reuters that he expects the bike to sell at retail stores for $20.

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Video | Baby twins rock out to dad’s guitar & millions laugh

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This is one of the cutest videos I’ve seen and apparently over 11 million people agree. The viral video of these two babies is short and sweet, and if you need a smile, it’s quite a treat.

Twin girls are eating their peas when their father starts playing his guitar. They look at each other, grin, and start moving their heads wildly back and forth, almost in baby unison.

Their mother, who is filming, starts laughing. And unless you are a monster, so will you. It is so pure and adorable and they love their dad’s guitar playing so much. I defy you to only watch it one time.

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In this youtube funny video clip baby-twins-rock-out-to-dad’s-guitar and laugh

Video |Ken Block-pro racer allowed to go nuts on San Francisco streets

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A highly skilled and crazed racing car driver is cut loose on the streets of San Francisco and allowed to perform a lot of fun and insane driving. High quality filming.

Ken-Block's-gymkhana-five-ultimate-urban-playground-San-Francisco-racing-video,-TKen Block has officially released Gymkhana 5. This time he has unleashed his 650-horsepower Ford Fiesta on the quiet streets of San Francisco. How’s that for an impressive venue? Cleared of traffic, the hilly terrain makes for a perfect playground. The video spends plenty of time getting up close and personal with the city’s famous trolleys before moving to the Port of San Francisco. There’s also an impressive bit of hot shoeing on a barge in the bay as well. This time, Block has brought along a special friend to help him send tires to their smoky graves.

Travis Pastrana has hopped on a bike for the first time since his massive crash at the X Games a year ago, and the two proceed to craft a mechanized ballet for everyone to enjoy. That’s cool and all, but we enjoyed watching Block vault the Fiesta for some serious air time. Check out the video for yourself. It’s ten minutes of insanity.

youtube video of pro racer driving on San Franciso streets at high speeds

youtube video of pro racer driving on San Franciso streets at high speeds

Video | Animation | “Eyeoneye” – imaginative fuzzy felt animation explores the human universe with Andrew Bird’s fine song

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Inspired animation by Yu Morita uses a fuzzy felt medium to interpret Andrew Bird’s song “Eyeoneye”.

When director Yu “Ewan” Morita first read the lyrics to Andrew Bird’s “Eyeoneye,” he was immediately reminded of the magic that occurs inside the human body.

Using the concept of antithesis, Ewan decided to play with textural contrast for the video, using soft, fuzzy felt pieces to construct internal organs.

Andrew Bird – Eyeoneye from Andrew Bird on Vimeo.

Working together, he and Andrew also incorporated the space outside the body, drawing inspiration from lyrics like “wear it inside out” and “wring it out.” The final concept expanded to include additional contrasting themes: day and night; black and white; micro and macro.    Continue reading »