Because no local restaurants that he knows of serves grits, 90-year-old Hollywood legend Dick Van Dyke heads over to the nearest Denny’s to appease his appetite. It just so happens that “Breakfast at Denny’s, with a side a grits” makes Van Dyke want to sing! And he did just that by performing an impromtu rendition of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” with his a cappella quartet, The Vantastix.
[Cindy Rohrbough] [H/T:oppleTANK]
While stopped at a stop light at the intersection of Cherepovets street and Altufievskoe highway in Moscow, a dash camera captured a sewage truck’s tank exploding in the middle of traffic wihtout warning. If you thought you’re week got off to a bad start, be grateful you’re not driving the white car in this video.
[Witalca Chumakov] [H/T:Mashable / Meduza]
Last Friday, a 6-month-old boy died after being left inside a hot car for nearly 9 hours at a Walmart parking lot outside San Antonio, Texas. The boy’s father told investigators that he simply forgot to drop his son off at day care before arriving to work. So far in 2016, the Kids and Cars organization reports there have been 27 children in the United States that have died from vehicular heat stroke. After the incident in San Antonio we were reminded of One Decision, a powerful PSA featuring actors reenacting what could happen if a child is left in a hot parked car.
A couple weeks ago La Cueva volunteer firefighter Caleb Johnson was out washing an engine in Los Alamos, New Mexico when bear jumped out of a nearby trash truck. Johnson quickly grabbed his cellphone and recorded the unusual event. Sanitation workers assisted the bear by backing their truck up against a tree, which allowed the hairy hitchhiker to hop off and scamper back into the woods.
[Caleb Johnson] [H/T:KOBF-TV]
During a recent whale-watching tour off the coast of Tadoussac, Québec in Canada, a group of tourists on a small zodiac boat got closer to the whales than they had anticipated. In the middle of the tour, the group got an incredible look at an enormous fin whale devouring plankton as it swam just inches away from their boat. French tourist, Eric Mouellic, managed to capture the close encounter on camera.
[Eric Mouellic] [H/T:Rtrock]