Over the weekend, during the 6th Annual Cormorant Daze, Duke, a 9-year-old Great Pyrenees, was re-elected mayor of Cormorant, a tiny town in western Minnesota. Duke was originally elected by accident via write-in votes three years ago and has held the position since. Locals also say Duke has one of the highest approval ratings in the country.
[WDAY / Duke the Dog Mayor] [H/T:Mashable]
Carpenter Jason Wolfe recently set up a hidden camera at the shop he works at in Mentor, Ohio. Wolfe then set up a scene to make it appear like he had shot a staple straight through his finger. After pressing record, Wolfe called over his co-worker Tyler for a hand with the “accident.” After uploading the video to Facebook, Wolfe said, “As funny as it was to see that, I’m actually impressed with it! He was focused on the problem and not on the situation.”
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.