Forget about the dawn's early light, this Fourth of July is all about the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air and maybe even a couple of spiders. Those are the ones that, well, look kind of like a spider, anyway.
For a professional singer, there are few gaffes more embarrassing than flubbing a line from 'The Star Spangled Banner.' (Are you listening, Christina Aguilera?) But when these pint-sized patriots get caught up on the lyrics, well, it's just flat-out adorable. The more mess-ups, the merrier.
Hope she wasn’t planning to make meringue. Charlotte Matthews, a cake decorator from Rochdale, England beat the odds this past Sunday when she cracked open 29 double-yolk eggs in a row. According to PoultryHelp.com, these unusual eggs result when “ovulation occurs too rapidly or when one yolk somehow gets ‘lost’ and is joined by the next yolk.” The chance of even finding one is estimated at one in 1,000.
After cracking open 13 double yolks in a row, she asked her husband to film as she went through the rest of the box she purchased from an Asda supermarket, a British subsidiary of Wal-Mart.
American popular music has been around since before America even declared its independence. ‘Yankee Doodle,’ anyone? That classic was sung by Colonial American soldiers as early as The French and Indian War.
Since then, our country has established one of the richest musical traditions in the world. Many songs even deal with America itself, from ‘God Bless America’ to ‘God Bless the USA.’
Here’s a list of 10 to add to your Fourth of July playlist.
When a Chihuahua named Yoda took the stage, she was just the latest pup to win the title of World’s Ugliest Dog. But when she accidentally fell off, she tumbled headlong into an elite class of celebrity — those who have been caught on video taking a spill on stage, including megastars Rihanna, Beyoncé, Keith Urban and Justin Bieber. Luckily, Yoda was unharmed by the fall.
Our founding fathers weren’t messing around when they decided on red, white and blue. When it comes to planning a Fourth of July menu, neither should you. Three colors are more than enough to plan a five-star meal.
Below, check out some delicious recipes to help you celebrate our nation’s birthday in style.
There’s no doubting the ease and creativity with which this gentleman avoids an oncoming train. Courtesy of UK based YouTuber BlackMoonCGI (who had a hit video a few months ago with his take on what’s inside Dr. Spock’s scanner), with this instructional video you’ll never get stuck with your car on the train tracks again.
Yesterday marked one of the best-named sporting events of our time, “The Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 NASCAR Sprint Cut Race” at the Michigan International Speedway. The entertainment didn’t stop there: during the post-race interviews, a TV cameraman positioned behind Kyle Busch mimed slapping around the third-place finisher in his lens. You know, like when you close one of your eyes and pretend to squish the head of someone in the distance. Cameraman stuff. If only we could see it from his perspective.
When Aptos, California resident Peter Govaars went with his daughter to examine the the damage that a two-day storm had wrought on nearby Hidden Beach, he discovered the skeleton of a digital camera. It was beaten and battered by the ocean but, amazingly, the memory card was still intact. After opening and cleaning the card with rubbing alcohol to remove the salt and sand, Govars inserted it into his computer and found 104 photographs taken in nearby Santa Cruz during a two-week period in June of 2007. The images, he concluded, had just survived a possible and remarkable four years at sea.
When friends Joe and Larry got stuck at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport overnight, they embraced their confinement like two kids in an empty candy store. Once the airport cleared out for evening, they were off to the wheelchair races. They also hit the escalators, the kitchen, the shoe shine chair and the airport bar, filming the whole adventure in HD for the internet to see. Check out this short film below:
A 12-year-old Bornean orangutan named Jorong became a viral sensation this week when video surfaced of him rescuing a seemingly injured moorhen chick from drowning in a pond inside his enclosure. The four-minute long, one-ape, one-leaf rescue effort took place at the Dublin Zoo in Ireland sometime before 2008 when Jorong was moved to a zoo in Western England as part of an international breeding program.
Chasing a dangling string is so last year. This adorable kitten opts for pink plastic hamster ball over the usual cat toy fare and somehow manages to submerge his entire body in the thing. Good thing the hamster wasn’t in there before he got in — that would have been one wild ride. Check out the video below:
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