The good, bad and weird things we're enjoying

By: Connor Threlkeld on August 20, 2015 - 5:59pm - Add new comment

Video is circulating online of a Delta plane struck by lightning while on the ground Tuesday in Atlanta. 


Because of storms in the area, planes were lined up waiting for their chance to take off. A person recording the line of planes happened to record the moment of impact. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on August 16, 2015 - 10:40pm - Add new comment

Today's expensive phones require expensive cases and expensive insurance policies to protect them in case of damage. But a few years ago, simpler phones stood up to the punishment of being dropped and mishandled. 

The iconic Nokia 3310, which made its debut in 2000, was loved by many for being virtually indestructible. More than 136 million of the devices were sold over the years. In 2011, it became the subject of a series of memes based on its durability.


By: Connor Threlkeld on August 7, 2015 - 5:41pm - Add new comment

If you often struggle to wake up and get out of bed in the morning, perhaps this is the product for you. 

By: Kim Luciani on July 30, 2015 - 9:41am - Add new comment

Check out this prime and extremely funny example of interspecies cooperation.

By: Connor Threlkeld on July 25, 2015 - 12:18am - Add new comment

Former University of South Carolina tuba performance student Matt Buck felt the need to show his opposition to the Ku Klux Klan rally in Columbia. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on July 13, 2015 - 12:19am - Add new comment

If you've ever tried winning a stuffed animal or other prize at a claw machine, you've probably witnessed the prize slip out of the claw's grasp. That's not by mistake. 

Learn more about how claw machines are carefully engineered to allow the owners to control how often there are winners and losers. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on July 1, 2015 - 11:41pm - Add new comment

Every once in a while, you see a stunt driver pull off a trick on two wheels in a movie. 

Now watch a stunt driver drive a complete mile around a track on just two wheels. 


Granted, that's not much of an All-American spectacle two days before Independence Day. I'll try to do better. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on June 25, 2015 - 8:38pm - Add new comment

Since Richmond County law enforcement almost never writes tickets for illegal parking in handicapped spots, perhaps this solution is in order. 


Portuguese is not my primary language, so I apologize if the audio is inappropriate. Though given the car's owner is being embarassed in public, there is a good chance that's the case. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on June 18, 2015 - 11:45pm - Add new comment

If you enjoy watching real celebrities surprise people at wax museums by posing as statues, you'll enjoy this video of Arnold Schwarzenegger surprising fans around Hollywood. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on June 1, 2015 - 12:38am - Add new comment

Super-slow motion video is frequently entertaining, but it can also be educational. 

Cooks are told never to put out an oil fire with water. See what happens if you make that mistake by watching this video. 

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