Man battles back from locked-in syndrome videoelephant 2018-01-102 views Jose Rodriguez Sr. speaks about his son, Jose Rodriguez Jr., and his four-year battle with first a stroke and then locked-in syndrome. Rodriguez Jr. has written several books including a memoir about his journey. (Stacey Wescott / Chicago Tribune)
Students Design Stunning Mural on Chalkboard videoelephant 2018-01-101 views These talented students from a school in Hong Kong created a mural on a blackboard with an array of colored chalks.“We spent 5-6 hours finishing this incredible chalkboard art! Chalkboards can be found in nearly all classrooms of Hong Kong’s schools, and as students, it’s a part of our school lives. We have previously browsed at other’s work and decided we should give it a try since it’s sort of a privilege for students to use the chalkboard. We would regret it if we did not try it before our graduation,” the uploader told Storyful about the artwork. Credit: illusdreamer via Storyful
Fishermen in South Australia Encounter 9-foot Shark, Engage it in Tug-o-War videoelephant 2018-01-102K views Rob East, Alex Whitehead and Rhett Gill were on the water off Victor Harbour in South Australia when they encountered a 9-foot shark, as seen in a video posted January 9. The fishermen suspected that the shark had caused them to miss out on a good many fish so they engaged it in a tug-o-war. Credit: Rob East’s South Oz Fishing Channel via ViralVids
Doe! A Deer Smashes Through Wisconsin School's Glass Door videoelephant 2018-01-101 views The School District of Prairie Farm, Wisconsin, shared a dramatic video on Friday, January 5, showing a pair of deer running at full speed towards Prairie Farm High School, with one of the deer seen crashing through a glass door. Credit: School Disrict of Prairie Farm via ViralVids
Girl and kitten, both amputees, form special bond videoelephant 2018-01-1094 views When A New Day Pet Rescue needed to place a kitten with three legs, they called Shriners Hospital to see if they knew anyone who could empathize. It turned out they had the perfect little girl in mind-- 8-year-old Colleen Tronnes. Colleen has a prost
Kangaroos Crowd Australian Golf Course videoelephant 2018-01-101 views Greg Tannos’ his day on the golf course got a lot more interesting when a mob of eastern grey kangaroos decided to pay Sanctuary Point Country Club a visit on April 6.This video features footage and spectacular stills of the kangaroos on the golf course.
"Too drunk" driver calls 911 on himself videoelephant 2018-01-061K views Deputies in Polk County say they arrested 30 people for driving drunk last month. One of those arrests was probably the easiest one they’ll ever make. It was New Year’s Eve when a man called 911 to report a drunk driver – himself.
Thrilling GoPro journey Down a Well videoelephant 2018-01-0627K views Have you ever wondered what lies at the bottom of your well? Back in 2013, Bethany and co were building their sustainable home and this well was a part of the infrastructure. A report on the drilling work being done said that there were caves in the limestone below. They decided to see for themselves, with the help of a GoPro. The result is a mesmerizing trip deep down the well.
Gift of Corrective Glasses for Colorblind Coworker Leaves Everyone in Tears videoelephant 2018-01-061 views Chris Fisher and his co-workers at the Sonic Drive-In, Arkansas, had a very special surprise for their colleague Cole Williams this Christmas. Williams, who is colorblind, was gifted Enchroma glasses and his reaction to the present has gone viral.In a local media interview, Fisher put the idea down to viewing inspirational footage of others receiving their Enchroma glasses. Making sure he was Williams’ workplace Secret Santa when the time came to make the draw at the restaurant, Fisher then went about convincing colleagues that they should pool money together to help Williams see color properly for the first time.Williams’s tearful reaction to getting the glasses (which retails from approximately $349 upwards) was caught on video and had over 240,000 views at the time of writing. Credit: Facebook/chris.fisher.5602 via Storyful
Boy Accidentally Razors Off Chunk of Hair During Tutorial videoelephant 2018-01-064K views This budding barber decided to film a haircut tutorial at his home in Florida, and showcase his skills with the electric razor.Unfortunately for him, his transformation didn’t go as planned, resulting in a slightly more dramatic hairstyle than he had bargained for.
NYC Safest It's Been In Years videoelephant 2018-01-061 views The AP reports that New York City had 290 murders last year. It is the fewest on record in the modern era. There also were fewer shootings and fewer overall crimes reported in 2017. From 2016, arrests were down by more than 30,000. Police say the decline in crime is due in part to focusing more on larger takedowns and less on smaller infractions. A shift to focus on community-based policing in the city's precincts has also been credited. Police Commissioner James O'Neill said Friday, "New York is not the violent nightmare we once read about. It's our home and we're willing to fight for it." Mayor Bill de Blasio said the drop in crime represents the high point in the department's history.
Sumatra's Mount Sinabung Spews Smoke and Ash in 'Biggest' Eruption This Year videoelephant 2017-12-299K views Mount Sinabung on Sumatra, Indonesia, spewed smoke on December 27, in what local disaster agency chief Nata Nail described as the volcano’s "the biggest eruption this year.” More than a thousand people were forced to evacuate due to the smoke and ash, a spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency said. Credit: YouTube/Sherilyn Sia via ViralVids, teachersherilyn.com
Las Vegas Concertgoers Describe Terrible Ordeal videoelephant 2017-12-28690 views Witnesses are dealing with the trauma of being shot at — and of not knowing the fate of their wounded loved ones, a day after a man opened fire at a Las Vegas concert. Bill Shermett thought the pops he heard were fireworks, when the shooting erupted Sunday night in Las Vegas. Then he turned to his girlfriend, Dana, and saw blood. Shermett told BuzzFeed News Monday outside Sunrise Hospital, "She said, 'I was hit. I tried to find her wounds and cover them so they'd stop bleeding. She had blood in her lungs and her arm was open." Shermett tried carrying Dana out of the concert, As the shooting continued at the Route 91 Harvest festival. Again and again, though, he said, new volleys of gunshots rang out and forced them to the ground. All around, it was chaos.