The good, bad and weird things we're enjoying

By: Connor Threlkeld on July 14, 2014 - 12:33am - Add new comment

Soccer gets made fun of a lot. Often because some of the best athletes in the world are also some of the best actors in the world. 

 

Players taking dramatic dives in the pursuit of an advantage plague the sport. It looks ridiculous on the playing field, and sure enough, it looks ridiculous in the course of everyday life. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on July 10, 2014 - 1:23am - Add new comment

People watching a St. Louis airshow in May were surprised during a demonstration by the Blue Angels. You'll just have to watch and see what happens.

By: Connor Threlkeld on July 4, 2014 - 1:02am - Add new comment

Fireworks are spectacular from the ground, but if you've ever wondered what they would be like from the sky, check out this video from a guy who decided to fly his GoPro-equipped drone through a fireworks show. 

 

Apparently the explosions of fireworks that sound so loud on the ground actually sound like Andrea Bocelli when you're in the sky. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on June 29, 2014 - 9:13pm - Add new comment

Remember that game, Fruit Ninja? The one you played for 3 minutes until you lost interest? There's a guy who does it in real life. 

 

And he's lucky to have all his fingers. 

 

Well, at least I think he has all his fingers. I didn't look that close. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on June 19, 2014 - 1:10am - Add new comment

Unlike the bear that recently took a stroll through an Augusta car dealership, this Alaskan brown bear was not bothered by humans. 

 

He proved it by walking up to a man camping next to a river, sitting down to enjoy the view, then walking away, just a few feet from the cameraman. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on June 8, 2014 - 8:44pm - Add new comment

A French comedian made a video of his effort to hit trick shots while wearing the jersey of every team that will be competing in the World Cup. 

 

It's pretty epic shooting, given the guy makes his living in comedy. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on June 8, 2014 - 8:37pm - Add new comment

So the Seattle Symphony Orchestra teamed up with Sir Mix-A-Lot. As orchestras often do.

 

Wait what?

 

No really, if you want to see a full orchestra take on the soulful sounds of Baby Got Back, I suggest you watch this video. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on June 1, 2014 - 7:45pm - Add new comment

During a friendly match between England and Peru at England's Wembley Stadium, soccer fans entertained themselves by tossing paper airplanes from their seats near the top of the stadium.

One of those fans happened to hit a Peruvian player on the field. Which is remarkable, given I've never made a paper airplane fly more than five feet. 

By: Connor Threlkeld on May 29, 2014 - 1:21am - Add new comment

The graduation speech by Naval Adm. William H. McRaven, ninth commander of U.S.Special Operations Command, to graduates of his alma mater the University of Texas is going viral.

 

McRaven shares a message of doing ones part to change the world, and ten lessons he learned from basic SEAL training.

 

In 10 days, the video is approaching 1.2 million views. Not bad for a 20 minute graduation speech.

By: Connor Threlkeld on May 15, 2014 - 9:02pm - Add new comment

Waterbending: Because water's not just for drinking. 


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