TIME Sports

This High School Basketball Player’s Epic Dunk Gives LeBron James a Run For His Money

See how high he jumps to make the shot

A high school basketball player in Seattle is going viral because of an amazing dunk he made during a recent game.

National sports outlets like ESPN have marveled at how Hafid Yassin, a senior at Chief Sealth International High School, jumps so high to make this dunk that his head is above the rim. While the Chief Sealth Seahawks ultimately lost that game to Garfield High School Bulldogs, Yassin’s dunk was not forgotten and even got touted by 120 Sports, and Yahoo Sports.

Here is another angle of the epic move:

TIME Family & Relationships

Couple Dies 8 Hours Apart After Being Married for 69 Years

The husband and wife were 88 and 86 years old, respectively

An Ohio couple married for 69 years died hours apart in hospice care in Findlay, Ohio, The Associated Press reports via The Advertiser-Tribune of Tiffin.

Gene Warrington, 88, died eight hours after his wife Pat, 86, passed away. The AP reports his son Phil says the two were “never apart,” and that the World War II veteran requested his intravenous tubes be removed: “He said it wouldn’t be fun without her.” The couple reportedly had three children, seven grandchildren and a dozen great-grandchildren.

Similar stories were reported out of Ohio last year. A 94-year-old and a 100-year-old from the Cincinnati area died 28 hours apart after being married for 73 years, and a 91-year-old and 92-year-old from the Columbus area died 15 hours apart after being married for about 70 years.

 

TIME Science

Watch Bill Gates Drink Water That Had Been Poop Just Moments Before

He's demonstrating a machine that could be a boon to places without sufficient waste treatment plants

In a new video on Bill Gates’s blog, the Gates Foundation co-founder sips water made from human waste using a machine called OmniProcessor, manufactured by Janicki Bioenergy in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, north of Seattle.

As he writes in a blog post:

“I watched the piles of feces go up the conveyer belt and drop into a large bin. They made their way through the machine, getting boiled and treated. A few minutes later I took a long taste of the end result: a glass of delicious drinking water…

Through the ingenious use of a steam engine, it produces more than enough energy to burn the next batch of waste. In other words, it powers itself, with electricity to spare. The next-generation processor, more advanced than the one I saw, will handle waste from 100,000 people, producing up to 86,000 liters of potable water a day and a net 250 kw of electricity…

The processor wouldn’t just keep human waste out of the drinking water; it would turn waste into a commodity with real value in the marketplace.

The video is meantto raise awareness about ways to improve sanitation and access to clean drinking water worldwide. Some 2.5 billion people lack access to proper sanitation, and more than 1 billion people have to defecate outside or in public, contaminating drinking water supplies—a problem that can cause disease and death.

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TIME Sports

Oregon, Ohio, Changes Name to Clarify Ohio State Allegiance in National Championship

Standing at the Oregon, Ohio, city limits sign, Dick Squibb and his son Matt, who petitioned the city to change its name to show allegiance to the Ohio State Buckeyes, January 2, 2015. Andy Morrison/The Blade—AP

The city has been renamed "Oregon, Ohio: Buckeyes on the Bay, City of Duck Hunters"

The mayor of Oregon, Ohio, would like to clarify that his city will be supporting the Ohio State Buckeyes, not the Oregon Ducks, in the first College Football Playoff National Championship game next week — just in case people thought otherwise based on the Toledo suburb’s name.

According to the Associated Press, Mayor Mike Seferian says the city will be temporarily renamed “Oregon, Ohio: Buckeyes on the Bay, City of Duck Hunters,” after a successful Change.org petition started by natives Matt Squib and Mark Rabbitt called for the city to be renamed “Buckeye Town.”

Seferian also claims the city’s name dates back to 1838, well before Oregon was admitted to the union as a state in 1859, the AP reports.

Game day is Jan. 12 at the AT&T stadium in Arlington, Texas.

TIME viral

This Little Boy Definitely Loves ‘Let It Go’ More Than You Do

When Princess Elsa starts singing, he starts dancing

Idina Menzel’s unstoppable “Let It Go” from the Disney movie Frozen may have been the most viral song of 2014, and so far there are no signs the deluge of parodies and remixes on YouTube will stop anytime soon.

In this video uploaded by YouTube comedian Joe Berata, whenever this little boy presses a button on a Princess Elsa doll, the hit song starts playing, and the little boy starts dancing, waving his hands from side to side in his striped onesie.

 

TIME society

Behold, a Hammock for Your Feet

Put your feet up, and watch how it works

This week in offbeat inventions: “The Foot Hammock,” a hammock for cubicle jockeys and gamers who often get restless sitting in front of the computers at their desks for hours on end.

Co-founded by Brigham Young University student Matt Hulme of Provo, Utah, “The Foot Hammock” will have a booth at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nev. Supporters can look out for its Kickstarter, which is expected to debut this week as well.

A similar “foot hammock” that made the rounds on the Internet this summer appears to be up for sale.

TIME Business

Girl Scout Cookie Season is Coming With 3 New Flavors

Girl Scouts Sell Cookies From Street Trucks In New York City
Girl Scouts sell cookies on Feb. 8, 2013 in New York City. John Moore—Getty Images

And good news for fans on a gluten-free diet

Good news for those with a sweet tooth: Girl Scouts of the USA announced three new cookie flavors Monday, including two that are gluten-free.

They are:

  • Toffee-tastic: a gluten-free butter cookie with toffee bits
  • Trios: a gluten-free cookie with peanut butter, chocolate chips, and whole grain oats.
  • Rah-Rah Raisins: an oatmeal raisin cookie with Greek yogurt–flavored chunks.

In January 2014, the Girl Scouts said 20 councils were testing a gluten-free chocolate-chip shortbread cookie. Now, the organization tweeted Monday, “For the first time in Girl Scout history, gluten-free cookies will be available nationwide from most councils.”

The announcement comes as the Girl Scouts are at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, showing off “Digital Cookie,” a new program that is supposed to enable youngsters to sell cookies online while learning marketable business and technology skills.

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TIME Sports

Serena Williams Ordered an Espresso Mid-Match Like It’s No Big Deal

Turns out it was just what she needed to rally and win the game

Tennis star Serena Williams created a buzz Monday morning when she asked a ball girl for an espresso after losing the first set of a Hopman Cup match against Italy’s Flavia Pennetta.

In the video, she can be seen sitting on the sidelines of the Perth Arena in Australia laughing at her own request, asking, “I mean, I don’t know if it’s allowed. Is it allowed?”

She got served a cup of java, rallied, and won the match. Final score: 0-6, 6-3 6-0.

CNN reports Williams, who has been ranked No. 1 in the world in singles, joked during a post-match interview, “I’m so jet-lagged.”

TIME viral

Watch What Happens When Disney World’s Gaston Gets Challenged to a Push-Up Contest

A push-up contest? Be our guest!

The man who plays Gaston from Beauty and the Beast at Disney World is known for his bravado, especially since a video of a little girl trying to put him in his place went viral last month. But it looks like he has remained as confident as ever because a new clip shows him dominating in a push-up contest at Walt Disney World’s Fantasyland in Florida.

The clip has already racked up more than 2.8 million views since YouTube user “Blake Platt” uploaded it on Jan 2.

 

TIME Family & Relationships

British Couple Relieved of $200K Debt in Medical Bills After Giving Birth in U.S.

Their baby was born prematurely and will need to remain hospitalized

An insurance company is expected to cover the medical bills for a British couple whose baby was born prematurely during their New York City vacation, according to a Facebook page created to support the family.

The Guardian and CBS News report Lee Johnston and Katie Amos feared they would be faced with up to $200,000 in medical bills after their baby arrived early last week, weighing three pounds, at Lenox Hill Hospital.

The hospital released a statement to news outlets saying it “continues to work with the insurance carrier regarding payment approvals for all services rendered by the hospital” and “will ensure that there will be no financial impact to the family.”

A friend of the couple, Richard Crow, set up the Facebook page “Dax’s Tale of New York” and a fundraising campaign to raise money for the family as they tried to figure out whether insurance would help cover their hospital bills even though they don’t live in the U.S.—and until the baby is well enough to fly out of the country. Any remaining funds will reportedly be donated to the Ronald McDonald foundation for helping the couple find temporary housing.

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