There Aren’t Many Known Female Serial Killers, But This Woman Was One Of The Worst

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_58180067df05d’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118290_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_58180067df05d’); }); If you’ve seen “Monster,” you know a little about Aileen Wuornos, the killer prostitute from Florida. But while the Hollywood movie depicted Wuornos as a victim of her circumstances, her long criminal history of assaulting men is inexcusable. As a little girl, Wuornos never met her father. He was in prison for sex crimes against children when she was born, and he later hanged himself in his cell. When she was four years old, she and her siblings were abandoned by their mother and left to live with their grandparents in Michigan. By the time she was 11, Wuornos was already exchanging sexual favors for food, drugs, and cigarettes at school. She did once say that her grandfather beat and sexually assaulted her while she was living with him. […]

Strikes, Boycotts, and Outages Mar Amazon Prime Day

Prime Day, which began Monday, is one of Amazon’s biggest promotions of the year, when the retailer offers deals to subscribers of its Prime service. This year, some Amazon workers in Europe are striking during Prime Day, hoping to draw attention to working conditions like proposed cuts in wages and health benefits. In solidarity, some consumers have been boycotting the company and its many subsidiaries, like Twitch and Whole Foods. Nearly 1,800 workers went on strike on Monday in Spain, where the planned protest was first conceived as a way to fight pay cuts and restrictions on time off. But workers in Poland, Germany, Italy, France, and England are also reportedly joining the call for a transnational strike around Prime Day. The unions representing warehouse workers involved in the strike are Comisiones Obreras in Spain and Verdi services union in Germany. Prime Day is a bit of a misnomer, as […]

You Can Open A Wine Bottle With Just About Anything…Including A Blowtorch!

It’s basically the end of the world if you need a glass of wine but can’t find a bottle opener. Okay, so maybe I’m being a bit dramatic… But it is pretty terrible! While you could open your bottle with a key or a shoe, if you have a blowtorch just hanging around your home, this hack is quick and probably way more fun than any other trick you’ll try… How satisfying is this?! YouTube / DaveHax It might not be the most useful hack around… But it’s still pretty fun to watch and play around with! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/bottle-blowtorch/

Ashton Kutcher Quietly Saved 6,000 Children From Human Sex Trafficking

Whenever we think about Ashton Kutcher, most of us tend to think about all of the awesome roles that he has played over the years. What some of us do not know is that he is in the process of playing his important role yet and it has absolutely nothing to do with the big screen or the small screen. He is using his wealth and influence to assist people who would otherwise never receive the help that they so desperately need. It may surprise some of our readers to learn that Ashton Kutcher has taken a leadership role when it comes to the anti human trafficking movement. While some might be aware of the entrepreneurial pursuits that he engages in or the investments that he has made, it is this work that is clearly the nearest and dearest to his heart. He will dedicate his acting press junkets to […]

Teenage Athlete Shares Completely Heartwarming Moment With Her Grandpa On The Court

As a child, one of the greatest joys of being a student-athlete was looking into the stands and seeing my family there to cheer me on. Not only were my mom and dad cheering me on from the sidelines, but both sets of grandparents were there, too. And whenever I stopped to listen, my grandpa would always give me valuable advice that I still use to this day. While it’s important to recognize our own success, it’s also important to remember that we couldn’t often achieve such greatness without the advice of our elders. Thankfully for this Iowa teen, she always took her grandfather’s advice to heart and during a recent sports career accomplishment, she took the time to honor him in the sweetest way. Before every game, Nicole Buch takes the time to talk out game strategies and plays with her grandfather Leonard. In all her years of playing […]

Her Grandma Gave Her A Cookbook From The ’50s, And The Recipes In It Are Nuts

We think we have it all figured out these days. We use our technology to help us find places that we’re unfamiliar with, we think our music is the best, and we feel that the foods we eat today are far superior to those eaten in the past. Well, this girl decided to test out that theory. She received a cookbook from the 1950s and wanted to try out some of the recipes. The results were so weird. Well, maybe we were right about the food thing. These recipes look peculiar to say the least (but I bet there’s some culinary gold in there). Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/old-recipes/

This 8-Year-Old Boy Picked Up A Banjo And Absolutely BLEW Me Away!

These days, you’re more likely to find an eight-year-old boy playing video games than you are to witness them shredding it on an instrument…no less, an old-timey banjo. But that’s just what Jonny Mizzone does. Accompanied by his two older brothers, on the fiddle and guitar, when you hear their practice session of Earl Scruggs’s “Flint Hill Special,” you may just be inspired to take up a new instrument yourself! I know what you’re thinking: Yeah…if you haven’t banned video games from your home yet, it’s time to do it! Get those kids on the banjo. If you’d like to see and hear more of the Mizzone brothers, check out their YouTube page. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/mizzone-brothers/

She Took An Energy Drink And Mixed In Something That Turned It Into Candy!

Jell-O seems to come at the happiest and saddest times in our lives: When we’re young and care-free When we’re at college parties When we’re in the hospital And when we’re old and unable to eat much more than gelatinous food items But here’s one time you might not have considered…after a hard workout! This genius has turned energy drinks into Jell-O and it’s entirely awesome. I wonder if I can turn my morning coffee into Jell-O…that way I won’t have to burn my tongue every time I take a big gulp! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/jell-o-drink/

What This Guy Does With A Whale Carcass Is Disturbing…And Really Dangerous

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Whales are some of the most majestic creatures that Earth’s oceans have to offer. They’re also some of the biggest animals on planet Earth. When a whale dies (as all things do), they tend to leave a rather large corpse behind. Due to their massive size, it can take a while for them to decompose in the ocean. The carcasses also tend to float. Because of this, it’s common for sailors to come across them every once in a while. Typically, they just pass by the dead creature and get on with their business. However, the guy in the video below is clearly not most people. How he decided to commemorate a dead whale he came across will probably make you cringe… I guess if I had to sum up the current state of humanity using just one video clip, it would be this one. I […]

Watch As This Cat Tries So Hard To Be Fierce…But Is Totally Cute Instead

If there’s a classic example of predators and prey, it’s cats and birds. Our feline friends really love to hunt down anything with feathers. They view bird as their natural enemies, with outdoor cats killing millions of birds every year. Our indoor kitties get to indulge their predatory instincts by watching out the window, and they sure can get excited. That’s the case for Charlie, who loves to sit and “hunt.” I don’t know how successful he would be outside, though, because he does something that’s both strange and cute. I know people talk to themselves all the time, but this is the first time I’ve seen a cat do it! Read More: These Two Cat Siblings Are Adorable, But There’s Something That Makes Them Unique Well, Charlie, you can’t eat the birds, but it looks like you’re having a ton of fun anyway. Be sure to share this video […]

This Beautiful Christmas Tree Isn’t A Tree At All…When You Zoom In, OMG

In 2014, the Summer Youth Olympics took place in Nanjing, China. While typically summertime musters thoughts of swimming, sunbathing, and ice cream, this incredible performance at the games brought about memories of Christmas. The towering tree display lit up the stadium filled with thousands of viewers…but when you see what the glittering gem is really made of (hint: it’s not evergreen or string lights), you’ll be speechless. Not only is that incredibly impressive, it’s also amazing how talented the acrobats are. The beautiful shapes they are able to create in the sky are really quite striking. Have you ever seen anything like this before?! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/acrobatic-tree/

Want To Be Pushy And Rude To These Baristas? It’ll Cost You, As It Should.

Anyone who’s worked in fast food restaurants or retail stores before knows all too well that customers often forget that the employees behind the counter are people, too. If the usually crappy pay isn’t enough to make you quit these types of jobs, the rude, demanding customers will definitely do it. Politeness seems to go right out the window for many when shopping at the store or ordering a drink. That’s why one coffee shop in Roanoke, Virginia, decided to put more value into being polite last year. Austin Simms, a barista at CUPS Coffee & Tea came up with a great way to encourage pleasant interactions by informing patrons that they would have to pay more for a cup of coffee if they forget to use their manners while ordering — and it was definitely a hit. What I love about this idea is that it reminds us to […]

Apple Books isn’t solving one of the biggest problems with iBooks

Blink and you'll miss it: Apple spent less than a minute introducing its revamped Books app last month. Image: apple, youtube Dear Tim Cook: Do you even read books, bro? Now that iOS 12 has been released in public beta, non-developers are getting their first look at the next-generation operating system for iPhone and iPad. And one of the most anticipated aspects of iOS 12, at least for an e-bibliophile like myself, is the Apple Books app, formerly known as iBooks.  Hands-on previews with Books have done the rounds already. But they all looked at Apple’s built-in library, which is minimal. I couldn’t wait to see how it handled a real reading situation, with a serious pre-existing collection — especially given that I’d had troubles with iBooks and my 1,600-plus e-book library in the recent past. So I downloaded the beta, fully aware I’d be dealing with bugs.  SEE ALSO: […]

Cool Anti-Gravity Tank In A Koi Pond Gives Fish An Awesome Observation Deck

The life of a pond fish doesn’t seem like it would be all that interesting. These fish hang out in the same old ponds day in and day out. They see the same rocks, the same weeds, and the same algae. Nothing changes. So to spice up the lives of his aquatic friends, YouTuber TCHelmut built what he calls an “anti-gravity aquarium” in his koi pond that the fish can use to get a nice view of the surrounding garden. As you can see in this video, it’s pretty incredible. It’s fascinating to watch the fish swim around in their unique tank — and don’t worry! These critters are able to get in and out of the tower with ease. They seem to love it! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/koi-pond/

She Cut Up Some Old Bottles, Bought A Cheap Trellis, And Made An Indoor Garden!

Winter is a very dreary time for people with green thumbs, what with almost all the vegetation that grows outside dead or dying. But fear not, amateur botanists! Here is an awesome way to make an indoor garden that should tide you over until spring. It’s incredibly easy to make and quite aesthetically pleasing. Check out that beautiful, indoor vertical garden! Don’t you want to make one of your own now? You absolutely should! That lady has enough character and charisma to inspire all of us to start gardening. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/indoor-garden/

Girl Screams And Curses At Caretaker Because They’re Late For An iPhone Appointment

With the holidays just days away, tensions are probably at an all-time high as you rush to the mall to get last-minute stocking stuffers. But because everyone and their mother is doing the same thing, there’s no chance you’ll make it in and out in a few minutes. One disrespectful teenager knows a thing or two about that. While waiting in line for food at her local mall food court, she began having a holiday meltdown because of her iPhone. She was recorded screaming at her caretaker after realizing that she was going to be late to her appointment at the Apple store. As the ungrateful young woman’s voice reaches booming levels, bystanders can’t help but stop and stare. This man deserves a medal for remaining so calm and collected. The girl? She deserves to be grounded until the end of time. SHARE this video with your kids or grandkids […]

Lifeguard Rescues A Screaming Boy Seconds Away From Drowning In A Dangerous Rip Current.

When lifeguard Joby Wolfenden-Brown from the charity organisation RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) heard cries coming from out at sea, he jumped into action. The screams were in an area of very strong rip current, so he paddled out as fast as he could on his board to investigate. What he found was incredible. There was a little boy in the water, only seconds away from drowning. He quickly got the kid onto his board and took him back to shore where he could be attended to. You need to see this rescue for yourself: (Source: RNLI) The RNLI organization wants people to know what to do if ever in a similar situation. If you’re stuck in a rip current, then do not panic or swim against the current. What you need to do is to hold onto your flotation device and raise your arm to signal for help. Remember […]

Neighbors Complained About Her House, So These People Did Something Awesome

Many people think that they are helping the elderly by donating money to charities or volunteering at local food drives. While these are excellent displays of solidarity, more direct acts of kindness are usually the most effective. With that in mind, these people got their hands dirty when one of their neighbors needed help. A 90-year-old woman named Agnes turned to her neighbors when she found herself in a bad place. She was facing steep fines because her house was deemed “too dirty,” and she was told that the government would take action if she didn’t clean up. Luckily for Agnes, some kind people came to the rescue. (via Wimp) Who could possibly fine her now? Never underestimate the generosity of strangers! Kudos to these people for helping out a woman when she needed them most. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/elderly/

If You Prefer Your Seafood Fried, These Delicious Potato Shrimp Bites Are For You

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); We all have a list of foods that we’ve never tried, or that we’ll never try again. At the top of my list is an entire category: seafood. I’m not sure if it’s the fishy smell or the slimy feel of sea creatures, but I’ve never found seafood of any kind to be appetizing. I will however, cook it for my family, as long as they remain at least 15 feet away from me while they eat it. Despite my unfamiliarity with the taste of seafood, one thing I know for sure is like any other food on the planet, it tastes much better when it’s battered and fried. These potato shrimp bites look so delicious, that I might even consider giving them a try. You can’t go wrong with a recipe that includes my favorite starch, potatoes. To try these for yourself, check out the […]

Speed Eating Champion Kobayashi Takes On A Hamster In A Cute Competition.

Japanese competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi has destroyed heaping amounts of food over the years in numerous competitions. For example, he once ate 110 hot dogs in 10 minutes and smashed a world record when he ate 97 slider-sized hamburgers in 94 seconds. Now that’s impressive! But we think he might have finally met his match. This tiny hamster challenged Kobayashi’s eating talents to a “hot dog” eating competition. The video below shows the pair going head to head, starting of course with intense, hot-dog-eating-competition-worthy music and a couple tight shots of Kobayashi and the tiny hamster preparing for battle. Get ready for some intense action! (Source: HelloDenizen) To be fair to Kobayashi though, that hamster was clearly cheating by not swallowing. Read more: http://viralnova.com/hamster-vs-kobayashi/

Fishermen Think This Shark Is Theirs. Hungry Sea Lion Says Otherwise.

When these fishermen were cleaning a recent catch in Victoria, Australia, they probably didn’t realize that they’d be the ones hunted next! After catching a mako shark out on the water, the men brought it back to a boat ramp in Port Fairy while another family watched. That’s when they noticed a curious sea lion that wanted their prize for itself. Alhough they cut off a piece and threw it into the water for the hungry visitor, it clearly wasn’t going to be satisfied until it got the whole damn thing — even if that meant terrorizing these poor guys in the process. “GIVE ME DA FOOD.” Read More: This Family Just Invited A Few Of Their ‘Deerest’ Friends Over For An Adorable Lunch I think the takeaway here is that when a sea lion wants your catch of the day, it might be a good idea to just hand […]

iOS 12 beta hands on: Serious upgrades to security, speed, and smarts

You can try iOS 12 now as a public beta, but it's still really buggy. So maybe don't. Image: vicky leta/mashable iOS 12 doesn’t officially come out until this fall, but you can try it early… if you’re courageous enough. As with previous versions of the software, Apple has made iOS 12 available for download as a public beta so users can try it out, familiarize themselves with its many new features, and help report any bugs that may have slipped through the cracks. SEE ALSO: iOS 12 fixes the iPhone X’s horrible screenshot problem Though the public beta of iOS 12 is mostly stable, it’s not final code reflective of what’ll come in a few months, which means some features don’t work properly, and it still crashes here and there. We don’t recommend installing iOS 12 on your main iPhone. Instead, install it on a spare iOS device (assuming […]

This Guy Rescued A Few Raccoons. Now They’ve Taken Over His Garage And His Life.

Wootfatigue earns a living working on antique cars and shooting odd photography jobs. When he’s not at work he scours the internet to find the answers to some of life’s toughest questions, such as “will pee damage tires?” Now, while that might seem like an outright stupid question, when a gaze of raccoons takes up residence in your garage, anything is possible. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); That’s right folks, this is what happens when you give a raccoon a cookie. If you give a raccoon a cookie, he’ll ask you for one more… Reddit / wootfatigue googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); And before long, there’s two more standing at your door. Reddit / wootfatigue If you give a raccoon a cookie, even just a bite… Reddit / wootfatigue These tiny, furry critters, will never leave your sight. Reddit / wootfatigue googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCI1_BTF’); }); If you give a raccoon a cookie, […]

What This Genius Did With A Few Rolls Of Cookie Dough Is Inspired. Internet Hero!

When he’s not too busy thinking about how “on the nose” his name is, competitive eater and junk food specialist Matt Stonie is making and then devouring some of the craziest and most formidably delicious feasts you can think of. This one in particular will appeal to those of you with a big sweet tooth. Like, grew up next to a radioactive candy shop big. The first thought that pops into your head after eating a gallon of ice cream is probably “Gee, I sure wish I could wolf down this bowl too!”, Stonie came up with an edible container to enjoy a frozen treat in. That container also happens to make a gallon of ice cream look like a side salad by comparison.  All you need is ten pounds of cookie dough. So this is what 10 pounds of raw cookie dough looks like. Matt Stonie Please tell me that’s including […]

The Broadway Cast Of Aladdin Sang A Tribute To Robin Williams. Get Some Tissues.

The world has yet to recover from the shock of Robin Williams’s death. Recently, it was announced by his wife, Susan Schneider, that the 63 year-old entertainer was in the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease. That sad fact makes his death even more tragic than it already was. So many were touched by his work and are still grieving over his loss. People are remembering his years of wonderful work in the most amazing ways. One that will bring you to tears in about 5 seconds flat is this special Broadway performance. The cast of Broadway’s “Aladdin” sang the song, “Friend Like Me,” in his honor last Tuesday night. James Monroe Iglehart, the actor who plays the Genie, led both the cast and the audience in song. YouTube / AP It might be tough getting through this without tearing up, you may want to grab some tissues: (H/T Elite Daily) If you’re anything […]

These Look Like Chicken Wings, But This Creation Is So Much More

Next game day, make something that even your healthiest friends will love! Counting down the days to the big game can cause people a great deal of anxiety, whether you care about the score…or just want to make sure you keep your friends full and entertained. Make it easy on yourself when it’s your turn to host and remember this simple spin on a classic game day food. Because with a bit of buffalo sauce and a secret ingredient, you’ll have them fighting like crazy over your food instead of the teams! I want to eat all of this. Because, let’s face it: buffalo sauce can make just about anything insanely delicious. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/buffalo-cauliflower-wings/

He Saw An Enemy And Shot Him. The Next Day, Something Heartbreaking Happened

The Battle of the Bulge was the last major offensive attack by German soldiers during World War II. The surprise attack caught Allied forces completely off guard and caused the Americans to suffer more casualties than they had in any other confrontation during the war. The tired soldiers in the battle could see the end of war in sight, but their jobs were far from over. While most modern history books note the key events of WWII, one thing that many fail to include are personal stories from those that experienced the war themselves. Joseph Robertson was an infantryman in the U.S. Army during the Battle of the Bulge, and years after his service, he could still recall one night when he was left with no choice but to shoot a young German boy. Below, listen to Robertson recall the events of that tragic night that he deemed the saddest […]

15 Of The Best Organization And Cleaning Hacks You Shouldn’t Have To Live Without

Spring is slowly approaching, which means one thing — spring cleaning! It can be a pain, but when all’s said and done, you know you’re going to feel like a new you. In an effort to make the process a little less painful, here are some super-simple hacks to try out. Not only will your spring cleaning be a breeze this year, but you might even have some spare time to enjoy the fresh air! 1. Use a tension rod under the sink to double your cleaning product capacity. Diply 2. Clean your paintings with the soft side of a bagel to remove years of dirt and grime. HGTV 3. Use an old pillowcase to clean your ceiling fan. Minq 4. Get rid of that “rebel scum” and countless germs by cleaning your kid’s toys in the dishwasher. Flickr / Jim Bauer 5. Create a mustard caddy in your refrigerator […]

Adult Corgi Teaches His Little Puppy Friend How To Sit In The Cutest Way

The best way to teach someone how to do something is to show them exactly how it’s done. Zeus the corgi understands that all too well, which is why he took a very hands-on approach when it came to teaching his puppy friend how to sit properly. In case you don’t speak dog, this is how their conversation went: “No no no little guy, that’s not how you sit. Let me show you how it’s done. Chest up, bottom down, like so…” *Puts paw on butt.* “There, now you get treats!” The tiny legs of these two darlings push the cuteness off the charts! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/corgi-teacher/

Be Careful When Dousing Raw Fish With Lemon Juice…Things Can Get Pretty Intense

When working with raw meat and fish, it’s helpful to have a strong stomach. After all, the smell and feel of raw food can be a little unpleasant. On top of all that, things can get pretty freaky when knives are out in the open. But some strange culinary happenings are a cut above the rest. Take what can happen when you season fresh meat with salt, for example. We know that madness quickly ensues when frog legs and salt come together, but did you know that the same thing can happen when you flavor raw fish with lemon juice? In fact, that reaction might be even scarier. See for yourself in the bizarre video below. (source: Carmel S) The movement stopped as soon as the dead fish’s muscles used up all remaining motor neurons, but seeing it happen is still weird. I think I would just call it quits […]

Woman Uses Social Security Check To Do Something Incredible For The Homeless

Arnetta Griffin knows exactly how it feels to not have a place to call home. Over 10 years ago, the Kenosha, Wisconsin resident and her young children were evicted after she lost her job. Not being able to afford rent, Griffin and her kids found themselves on the streets, bouncing between homeless shelters. But through it all, Griffin was determined to get back on her feet, even making a promise to God that she’d pay it forward when she was able — and that opportunity came years later in 2017. When Griffin learned of a local homeless shelter closing that spring, she knew it was her chance to help those less fortunate. YouTube / TODAY’S TMJ4 That’s when she started using her social security checks to buy and serve food to the hungry from what she calls “God’s Kitchen of Kenosha.” YouTube / TODAY’S TMJ4 Griffin even goes out of […]

A Star Wars Fan (And Father) Decided To Wake Up His Son In The Most Epic Way

Rob Lopez is a huge Star Wars fan. So, naturally, his son Sebastian is, as well. (And he loves Darth Vader.) One of the joys parents get to experience is having fun with their children. That’s why Rob and his wife (but mainly Rob) decided to see how their son would react if Darth Vader woke him up in the morning. Likelihood of traumatizing their son: ~15% YouTube But, I don’t know what’s better…this dad’s costume, or how his son reacted! Thankfully, their son proved that the Force is indeed with him (and Darth Vader is whipped). Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/darth-vader-wakeup/

Your Long Commute Saves You Money On Rent, But Is It Actually Killing You?

Unless you’re lucky enough to work from home like the ViralNova gang or live within walking distance from your place of employment, chances are you’re more than used to the daily commute. Whether you travel 15 minutes or nearly an hour to get to your job, anyone who’s commuted knows that getting there is the real battle. It doesn’t get any better when you have entire cities of people all trying to get to their respective jobs all at once (NYC, we’re looking at you). Battling the congested traffic and busy highways isn’t all bad. I mean, after all, commuting does allow you to earn a living wage that allows you to pay your bills and allow for spending money when your home is somewhere with a lower cost of living. But what you might not know is that your daily commute could be putting a damper on your health. […]

Pint-Sized Surfer Reminds Us That Kids Say The Darndest Things

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_581d467a2eb49’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118391_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_581d467a2eb49’); }); When I was 11, I pretty much just sat around and read books. Sabre Norris, on the other hand, is entering surfing competitions. Sabre first became famous at the age of nine when a video of her skateboarding went viral, and now the Australian girl is making waves in professional surfing. She’s one of the youngest people ever to compete in a World Surf League competition after being given a wildcard spot in a qualifying event. In addition to being incredibly talented, Sabre is also pretty hilarious. Her comments about her dad on the Australian “Today” show are currently blowing up online. The news anchors went bonkers over her take on her father’s weight. Watch as Sabre jokes about how her dad used to be an athlete. Ouch! Read […]

Behold, The Beautiful, Majestic Horse…Who Farts While It Naps

If you’ve ever met a bona fide horse person, you know that they think the world of the majestic creatures. To them, they aren’t just animals — they are partners, and horse people care very deeply for their equine friends. When a horse is mentioned, a starry-eyed look might wash across a horse lover’s face. They see these animals as infallible. But…they have to know that horses fart while they sleep, right? Seems too ridiculous to be true, I know. If you don’t believe me, though, just watch this video. I mean, I guess they’re still pretty majestic, but it just goes to show…no one is perfect! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/horse-fart/

When It’s Time For Dinner, These Fish Are Disturbingly Excited

If you’ve ever worked in the food industry, you know what it’s like when lunchtime hits and the entire restaurant is overrun with dead-eyed office workers brainlessly fighting for spots in line as if the food was going to run out. Well that same thing is pretty much captured here in this video of feeding time at a fish farming pond in China. Watch the ensuing brawl that happens when the fish handler drops off the feed on the water’s edge. I don’t know how exactly they’re eating the food — it just looks like they’re flailing around in hopes of getting to the front of the line. I hate to say it…but it’s a little too fishy for me. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/feeding-time/

There Are Plenty Of Bad Airline Stories Out There Now, But This One? Pure Cuteness

Most pilots become so tied up in their jobs that they never really get the opportunity to get to know their passengers a little. Understandably so, since they have a lot to focus on to ensure that passengers get from point A to point B safely. As is the case with almost every multi-million dollar business, customers and patrons are often nothing more than numbers or statistics. But Captain John Ritchie makes sure his passengers always feel special. Over the course of his 20-year career as a pilot for Southwest Airlines, Ritchie has been keeping close track of his passengers in hopes of one day celebrating a huge milestone. That day just arrived! It seemed like a pretty normal flight from Denver to Pittsburgh, until Ritchie came over the loudspeaker system to reveal that he would be celebrating his one-millionth passenger. YouTube / Inside Edition But he didn’t just tell […]

Call Me Crazy, But I Don’t Think You’re Supposed To Put These On Motorcycles

Imagine driving down the street, minding your own business, when all of a sudden out of the corner of your eye you spot a bear riding a motorcycle. It might sound crazy, but for these motorists, it’s just another day in Russia. While driving through the city of Syktyvkar, motorist Nicholas Pasynkov was caught off guard when he noticed two bikers driving down the road with a large brown bear riding in their sidecar. The bear appears to be living its best life as it waves to onlookers while speeding down the street. This is unlike any biker gang I’ve ever seen before! As it turns out, the bear is part of a traveling circus run by a motorcycle club. Check out the woodland creature as he prepares for his epic ride. (Via Daily Mail) Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/biker-bear/

If You Drive Over These Rumble Strips On The Highway, Something Awesome Happens

Normally, when you drift to the curb of a highway, it’s bad news. You’re jolted back into the lane by the terrible vibrations and noise of the rumble strips. But just west of a small town in New Mexico, there’s a road that everyone looks forward to for just that same reason. While there are some pretty spectacular views, the grooves in the road are what people travel to it for. Spaced just the right amount apart, the rumble strips produce a song when you drive over them at the exact right speed. Hear it for yourself, and get ready to plan your next cross-country drive to the Land of Enchantment. What a wonderful surprise! Hopefully this catches on enough and we find more of these around the country. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/musical-highway/

Rakuten acquires mobile commerce startup Curbside

Tokyo-headquartered Rakuten, Japan’s answer to Amazon, is acquiring the Silicon Valley mobile ordering and pickup startup Curbside, the companies announced today. Terms of the all-cash deal were not disclosed, but Curbside had previously raised between $40 million and $50 million from investors including CVS, Index Ventures, Sutter Hull Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Chicago Ventures, and others. Founded in 2013 by former Apple engineers with backgrounds in location-based technology, Curbside was one of the early startups to capitalize on the idea that e-commerce’s expansion won’t entirely involve ship-to-home deliveries, but could also include the convenience of online ordering with a curbside pickup option at bricks-and-mortar retailers to speed things up. The company first launched its own mobile shopping app with a limited set of partners, including a shopping center in San Jose and a handful of San Francisco Bay area Target stores. The Target test wrapped up some time […]