The rumors panned out pretty well: Apple rolled out two new iPhones and its first smartwatch.+ READ ARTICLE
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By ducks for ducks+ READ ARTICLE
Life is like a hurricane whether you live in Duckburg or somewhere else entirely.
With all the race cars, lasers and aeroplanes, it’s a duck-blur that sometimes seems to go so quickly that you don’t even have time to sit and think about what you really need in life. Like, watching real ducks reenact the theme song to DuckTales. Thankfully, there’s the internet to give you the things you so desperately want, before you even know you need them.
In the video, the little ducks don helmets, ride ponies, hop in a submarine and, of course, do the Scrooge MacDuck backstroke through a pile of gold. There’s action, adventure and mummy-chasing in these tales of derring do-bad and good. These are not pony tales or cotton tales, no, they are DuckTales! Woo-oo!
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12 legs and one long tongue.+ READ ARTICLE
Halloween is over a month a way, but it’s never too early to stage a scary prank.
YouTube prankster SA Wardega is terrifying millions of people with his viral video of a ‘spider dog.’ The Polish prankster dressed his dog up as a giant mutant spider that is terrifying, if you didn’t look too closely at the goofy dog face grinning underneath the costume. Wardega then set Chica the spider dog loose on the unsuspecting public and kept his cameras rolling.
While one would think a dog in a spider costume would elicit more laughs than screams, the prankster used the dark of night, an unsuspecting public, creepy locals, and an especially unsettling costume to transform the pup into a plus-sized tarantula with a giant side of NOPE. Throw in some prop body parts and a well-placed web and the results are pure terror …and some dog kisses.
Starring Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams+ READ ARTICLE
Grab your controllers, because the latest installment of The Fine Bros. web series, “Teens React” introduces the raised-on-Wii kids of today what the past generation had to use to play Legend of Zelda.
The games themselves stumped some of the new players. While the tech-savvy teens had all heard of Super Mario Bros., thanks to the fact that it had been released for the Nintendo DS, Dragon Warrior 3 elicited confusion across the board, from “No, but it sounds rad!” to “No, I don’t LARP.”
The players were left to their own devices to figure out how to insert the seemingly giant cartridge into the console, but when trouble struck, the film makers instructed them on the fine art of blowing on the game cartridge. The teens were then allowed to play the first round of Super Mario Bros. and they all struggled to use the controller (“This is the least comfortable controller ever!”) while trying to collect coins and being chased by evil mushrooms (“I literally died the first time”) and gawking at the old-school graphics (“I feel like I’m in Wreck-It Ralph!”)
After getting versed in the history of the NES, the teens did take a moment to offer their respect to the classic console, thanking the little gray box for introducing the world at large to the joys of at-home gaming.
While the teens may have found the exercise slightly humiliating, the more insightful ones knew that it was pure karma. “I always make fun of my dad for not knowing how to use stuff,” noted one dejected teen. “Now he’s going to be watching this.”
Game of Thrones, MASH and The Office all got the marching band treatment.+ READ ARTICLE
If you think walking and whistling is hard, wait until you see what the Ohio State University marching band can do.
During the half time show at OSU’s football game against Virginia Tech, the band played a montage of theme songs from classic television shows like MASH, The Munsters and Dragnet. Video from Lantern TV shows band members marching in a formation that showcases iconic images from television history, like a helicopter, the Munsters’ pet hand, Thing, and even the Batmobile from the ’60s television version of the Batman franchise.
To make the project more appealing to the audience at the game (and not just their parents), the band also included homages to The Office, Game of Thrones and The Simpsons, topped off with an impressive Bart Simpson skateboarding across the football field.
This isn’t the fist time the OSU band has entertained the crowd with an impressive tribute. Last year, they re-created some Disney classics on the field and their homage to Michael Jackson was quite memorable.
I made one of me crying on a five-second loop for...reasons.+ READ ARTICLE
The miracle of life meets the miracle of hearing+ READ ARTICLE
This video reveals the emotional moment when a seven-week-old baby hears his parents’ voices for the first time after getting hearing aids.
Diagnosed with moderate-to-severe hearing loss in both ears at birth, the little boy named Lachlan looks unhappy to have something shoved into his ear canal. But when his mother and father, Michelle and Toby Lever of Victoria, Australia, start talking to him, his eyes widen and a giant smile spreads across his face.
While this YouTube video is dated August 31, 2014, the moment happened back in July 2012, and is just starting to go viral now. A Facebook video that mom Michelle Lever posted on November 18, 2012, now boasts nearly 300,000 “likes” and has been shared 440,000 times.
Lachlan, now two years old, has worked with therapists at Taralye “the oral language centre for deaf children,” in Blackburn Victoria. Michelle Lever told Daily Mail Australia that she hopes the video, by going viral, will reassure parents in similar situations: “I want them to realise that there is a lot of support and help available to them.”
"I love you," she says+ READ ARTICLE
The task of caring for an aging parent is never easy, but it’s made even more difficult when Alzheimer’s has robbed them of the ability to remember who you are, let alone your name. Days or weeks can pass when children are nothing more than gentle strangers to their parents, until up from the fog floats a moment of lucidity.
Georgia resident Kelly Gunderson has been caring for her 87-year-old mother, Daphne Tresher, who Gunderson says has Alzheimer’s disease. To pass the time and document the experience, Gunderson has been making videos with her mother and had the cameras rolling when out of the blue, Tresher remembered her daughter’s name.
“I had been taping her, just asking her questions or singing, ‘Jesus Loves Me,’” Gunderson told Today.com. “That morning, I was just lying in bed with her, and we were just talking, and I decided to do a selfie video.”
In bed with her mother, Gunderson asked her if she knew who she was. That’s when Tresher surprised her daughter by saying, “Kelly.” In the video, the one-word answer caused Gunderson to lift her head from her pillow in surprise. The cameras captured the sweet and fleeting family moment as Tresher says, “Well, I love you, Kelly,” and Gunderson smiles, “I love you, Mama.”
"What were you thinking?!"+ READ ARTICLE
A mother named Shanee Gibson Hart of Fort Lewis, Washington, posted a video on Facebook and YouTube describing the moment she told her son Tré and daughter that they are going to have a new sibling, and the news sends her son off on a tirade that would make Gordon Ramsey blush.
“What were you thinking?!” he wails. “It’s too much! This makes no sense!”
Turns out that the kid is not preaching from a replacement level fertility platform, it’s just that he’s really worried his mom and dad will replace him. “You have two babies! You keep loving them forever not having another baby!” Tré yells from the back seat. His mother assures him that his parents will love him and his little sister forever, which temporarily calms the kid.
The détente is broken, though, when his mother points out that his baby sister looks happy about the news and the boy realizes he has a very important question to ask: Pointing his finger at his mom, he demands to know, “What kind of baby is it?”
His mother patiently talks him down, and the boy finally concedes that the baby can exist, but only on one condition: “Buy me some earplugs.”