Early this morning near Orillia, Ontario in Canada, animator Mike MacMillan of SkeptiSketch came across a frantic skunk running around with a Coke can stuck on its head. Mike took his time and successfully got a hold of the can, then the skunk shook its body until it was free and sprinted off. Mike says it was a team effort and is grateful the skunk didn’t spraying him.
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]
[Language] While out looking for whales off the coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia Monday, Nick Templeman, of Campbell River Whale and Bear Excursions, captured the rare sight of a seal jumping onto the back his friend’s boat in an attempt to escape a hungry pod of Orcas. Templeman grabbed his GoPro camera and filmed the intense encounter as the pod of Orcas searched everywhere for the lone seal. The boat’s owner, Kirk Fraser, also captured the close encounter on camera.
[Nick Templeman / kirkfraser] [H/T:CBC]
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]