How to Inflate a Dog Like a Balloon. Otters Chase Little Girl. There’s a Kitten in His Food Bowl. Kittens Follow The Leader. Cat Motivates During Workout. Cat Walks Down Refrigerator. Parents Defend Letting Daughter, 5, Swim With Sharks. ABC News' Bazi Kanani and Ross Eichenholz report: When Elana and David Barnes posted a home video to YouTube of their 5-year-old daughter swimming in the ocean, they intended to share their vacation memories with friends and family, not the world.
But the video quickly became a viral sensation because it shows their daughter, Anaia, not just frolicking in the water but snorkeling with sharks in the waters off the Bahamas. "Life is too short to be boring," Elana Barnes told " Good Morning America" of why she and her husband let their daughter swim with the nurse, lemon and Caribbean reef sharks. Teacher creates works of art during lunch break. Gregory Euclide is an artist and teacher living in the Minnesota River Valley.
During his twenty-five minute lunch periods at school, Euclide began creating temporary paintings on whiteboard as a demonstration to his students of the impermanence of nature. He relates this concept to societyʼs impact on the natural world by stating, “When people get to know nature and spend time in it, they start to realize how their actions affect it.”
Images from his project "Laid Down & Wiped Away" are created using mainly Japanese Sumi ink, erasers and paper towels. Bald eagle steals catch from fisherman’s pole (PHOTOS) Galapagos' new star tortoise does what Lonesome George didn't: Helps save his species. QUITO, Ecuador - Lonesome George's inability to reproduce made him a global symbol of efforts to halt the disappearance of species.
And while his kind died with him, that doesn't mean the famed giant tortoise leaves no heir apparent. The Galapagos Islands have another centenarian who fills a shell pretty well. He's Diego, a prolific, bossy, macho reptile. Unlike Lonesome George, who died June 24, Diego symbolizes not a dying breed but one resurrected. Having sired hundreds of offspring, Diego has been central to bringing the Espanola Island type of tortoise back from near extinction, rangers at Galapagos National Park say. Diego was plucked from Espanola by expeditioners sometime between 1900 and 1930 and wound up in the San Diego Zoo in California, said the head of the park's conservation program, Washington Tapia. When the U.S. zoo returned him to the Galapagos in 1975, the only other known living members of his species were two males and 12 females.
A U.S. Frog relaxes, world goes wild (VIDEO) Yahoo!
Editors have selected this video as a favorite of 2012. It first ran in Yahoo! News in April and eventually generated more than 10 million views on YouTube. Some users were understandably suspicious that something harmful had been done to the frog, but most accepted the uploader’s promise that it was just sitting there naturally and later hopped away. Black Widow Spiders May Have Met Their Match. Black widow spiders seem to be universally feared.
SUV goes airborne after road buckles (VIDEO) A Wisconsin woman who had stopped on a bridge to take a picture with her cell phone of a buckled highway near Eau Claire accidentally caught video of an SUV going airborne instead.
Theresa Reich told Milwaukee's WISN she didn't know her phone was taking video when the SUV hit the clearly-marked lip. "You don't normally see that stuff in real life," Reich said. The heat wave that's scorched many U.S. states caused the road to buckle, according to WISN. The two passengers in the SUV were not seriously hurt, walking away unscathed. [Slideshow: Heat wave scorches U.S.] "Everyone seemed like they made it out OK," Reich said. Diamond Ring for Charity a Gift or a Goof Up? A little charity could go a long way.
Or be a big mistake. A fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House became a little more exciting when volunteers discovered a diamond ring in a stash of donated shoes. The find occurred on June 28 when the San Diego Chapter of the children's charity held a a city-wide fundraiser called the Red Shoe Drive. As part of the drive, volunteers position themselves throughout the city holding a replica of the famous fast-food clown's red boots as a drop box for donations. Fastest Way to Chill a Drink. The heat of the summer is upon us.
And I'm sure I'm not the only one asking: What's the fastest way to chill a drink? Fridge Depending on the starting temperature, cooling drinks in the fridge takes anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours. Not nearly fast enough when you're parched. Freezer To speed the process, you can wrap a wet paper towel around them and stick them in the freezer.
That's faster — like 20 minutes. Odd News Videos. Episode 17: 'I just figured out how to make a fist' Nine Major Ways Criminals Use Facebook. This Friday, Facebook will go public in one of the most anticipated IPOs in history.
With more than 900 million users, Mark Zuckerberg’s expanding social media empire has become a seemingly irreplaceable part of the online experience. Unfortunately, a byproduct of its success is that millions of Americans are far more exposed to a number of cyber crimes that also teem on the site. To be sure, cyber crimes have been occurring for some time, but the presence of social media has made many crimes much easier to commit. In social networks people make “friends” without knowing the person and make personal information easily available.
And none of the networks present more opportunity to criminals than Facebook and its hundreds of millions of users. [More from 24/7 Wall St.: 8 Products the Facebook Generation Will Not Buy] Internet security analysts warn that Facebook is a hotbed for online crime. Facebook knows that there is a problem. [Related: Facebook IPO News]