On the ninth day of his 22 Pushup Challenge, a social media movement to bring awareness to the rate of suicide and mental illness among veterans, Erik Jones headed out to the ocean to do his pushups. While filming the pushups with his friend Mike Pelayo, the challenge was interrupted when two humpback whales breached just a few feet away.
[Erik Jones] [H/T:Mashable]
With an increasing number of drones in the skies, police in the Netherlands have been training eagles to take intercept drones that are believed to be posing a danger to the public, such as airports and restricted, sensitive areas. “Despite concerns raised by animal rights groups, the police say the birds are not in any danger.” The Dutch “winged warriors” could go into action as early as next summer.
[Signals Daily / AFP News Agency / The Guardian] [H/T:Laughing Squid]
The ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex use to be King Rex, that is until the internet turned his useless little arms into the laughing stock of the internet. In this clever ad from Audi, a T-Rex falls into a deep depressive state and after a video of himself trying to make the bed goes viral. Fortunately, one day he discovers Audi’s Piloted Driving and revives his lust for life.
With Barack Obama having less than 130 days left to serve as President of the United States, Ellen DeGeneres thought it would be a good idea to help reintroduce First Lady Michelle Obama to life after the White House by taking her shopping at a local CVS Pharmacy.
When her school bus started on fire Monday afternoon in College Park, Maryland, bus driver Reneita Smith made sure the 20 elementary school students onboard made it off safely. Not only did she help the each one of the 20 kids off the bus safely, she went back onto the burning bus to make sure everyone was out. Smith says, “As I’m driving that bus, they’re my babies. I’m their mom until I drop them off to their biological moms.” There were no injuries in the incident and the official cause is still being investigated.
[NBC Washington / Mark Brady]
Dashcam Footage From A Local Volunteer Firefighter