Thursday April 27, 2017

Archive for the ‘Cool’ Category

Good Samaritan makes bank after returning $676 check

It actually pays to be a good person. That’s the lesson Sergio Juarez learned after he returned a $676 cashier’s check he found on the street to its owner — who, in turn, set up a GoFundMe campaign for the good Samaritan that already raised nearly $10,000 as of Tuesday.  More…

Hero guard fatally shoots armed bank robber

An Illinois security guard is being hailed as a hero when he shot dead a masked bank robber who opened fire on him, officials said. In surveillance video, Brian Harrison — a retired sheriff’s deputy — instantly pulls out his holstered pistol and shoots Laurence Turner, 34, inside the Alpine Bank in Rockford.  More…

Cop gets demoted for lying to Uber driver

A North Carolina police officer has been demoted after he was caught on camera telling an Uber driver he could not record a traffic stop. Local news outlets report police records show that Wilmington police Sgt. Kenneth Becker was demoted to corporal Wednesday. The demotion costs Becker $1.38 an hour.  More…

82-year-old woman still turning the tables as world’s oldest DJ

A grandmother in Japan is proving that age is nothing but a number for some, as she keeps turning the tables. The 82-year-old lady is one of the world’s oldest club DJs. She has cooked in her family owned business most of her life.  More…

Charlotte McKinney surprises teen at prom

Charlotte McKinney — who dropped out of high school at 17 — went to a prom on Friday in Bloomington, California. McKinney, 23, surprised student Samuel Castro, 16, as his date, and even brought him a boutonniere.  More…

Dolly Parton helps 921 people who lost homes in wildfires

Dolly Parton‘s My People Fund has issued monthly checks to 921 people who lost their homes in deadly wildfires that ravaged East Tennessee last year. The wildfires struck in November, killing 14 people in the Gatlinburg area and destroying or damaging thousands of buildings. Parton promised to set up a fund to give $1,000 per month for six months to those who lost their primary residence in the blaze.  More…

Mama June’s major weight loss finally revealed

Viewers will finally get a glimpse of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” star June “Mama June” Shannon’s dramatic weight loss this week. The reality TV matriarch underwent gastric sleeve and skin removal surgeries and implemented a strict diet and exercise regimen for the series, which documented her dramatic slim-down from 460 pounds to a size 4.  More…

McDonald’s worker jumps out drive-through window to aid stricken cop

A McDonald’s employee from South Florida said his brain went into “hero mode” when he noticed a woman was barely breathing at the wheel Tuesday. Pedro Viloria, 22, was taking an off-duty Miami Dade officer’s breakfast order when she became unresponsive. Her car then spun out of control as her terrified children screamed in the back seat.  More…

Colorado rancher plows mile-wide ‘Trump’ sign

If you fly in or out of Denver soon, you might spot what we’re pretty sure is the state’s largest political sign. Frustrated at some of the negativity coming from opponents of President Donald Trump, rancher Doug Koehn hopped on his plow and carved the word “TRUMP” in big block letters into his field. “The letters are 800 feet wide and approximately 800 feet long,” Koehn said. “A mile-long Trump.”  More…

Pulled over college kid proves sobriety by juggling

University of Central Arkansas student Blayk Puckett was pulled over by police late Friday night and proved his sobriety to officers by juggling. Puckett offered to perform a juggling trick for officers, who caught the moment on cell phone camera.  More…

This cyclist sketched on a car window will blow your mind

The image of a simple stick figure-style cartoon bicyclist drawn on the window of a car in the Big Apple is on a roll — racking up millions of views in just a few days, according to a report Monday. New Yorker magazine illustrator Christoph Niemann created the delightfully low-tech optical illusion, in which the cartoon cyclist appears to be zipping down a Manhattan street.  More…

Face transplant recipient ecstatic with his new look

A suicidal Wyoming man so intent on ending his life that he shoved a gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger now has a new lease on life, thanks to a miraculous surgery that gave him another person’s face.  More…

Burger-flipping robot replaces humans on first day at work

Why pay someone $15 an hour to flip burgers? A burger-flipping robot has just completed its first day on the job at a restaurant in California, replacing humans at the grill. Flippy has mastered the art of cooking the perfect burger and has just started work at CaliBurger, a fast-food chain.  More…

This foam literally turns bullets into dust

Foam body armor? Even armor-piercing bullets cannot get through this foam. And the foam doesn’t just stop bullets. It destroys them … this foam decimates bullets into dust. North Carolina State University Professor Afsaneh Rabiei led the team that created the amazing foam.  More…

President Trump Surprises Kids During White House Tour