A Man Kayaking Through Flood Waters Spotted A Tiny Squirrel In Trouble

A Man Kayaking Through Flood Waters Spotted A Tiny Squirrel In Trouble

A flood surveyor was paddling his kayak through waters in Fenton, MO, when he made quite the discovery. There was a little squirrel struggling in the current. The flood waters were fast moving, so the kayaker helped the waterlogged squirrel out. “I saw this little guy jump and try to swim for a bigger tree for safety, but the current was just too strong. You can see him jump from the tree in front of me and start swimming but the current was quickly pulling him downstream. I know squirrels don’t understand English but I couldn’t help but yell out some positive encouragement.” The current was almost too strong for this little guy. Silly squirrel, you shouldn’t be swimming! YouTube Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/kayaker-saves-squirrel/

This Little Girl Never Saw Or Heard Her Mother Until This Amazing Moment

This Little Girl Never Saw Or Heard Her Mother Until This Amazing Moment

At 2 years old, Nicolly Pereira never saw nor heard her mother. This toddler from Brazil was both deaf and blind. She was diagnosed with pediatric glaucoma after birth. The glaucomas in her eyes were so bad, she couldn’t even see light. Her mother was desperate to help her little girl. Nicolly received seven different surgeries in her home of Santa Catarina, Brazil, but they were unsuccessful. But then her mother, Daiana Pereira, posted Nicolly’s story on Facebook. It went viral…and eventually, a Facebook user from Miami contacted the Jackson Health Foundation’s International Kids Fund (Wonderfund) on behalf of Nicolly. The Fund partnered with the Kevin Garcia Foundation and together the organizations raised $17,000 to pay for Nicolly’s surgery at Bascom Palmer. For months, Daiana believed her child was developmentally disabled. Not only was the toddler deaf and blind, but she could not talk or walk. Amazingly, when Nicolly and […]

What One Man Can Do With A Single Pumpkin Is The Coolest And Creepiest Thing Ever

This is Jon Neill, a self-proclaimed “professional extreme holiday pumpkin carver.” Once you see what he can do, you’ll understand the title! This is the “donor” pumpkin where I take extra parts or a test pumpkin to show a trick! A great time #originalfarmersmarket #jon_neill #neillartstudios #pumpkincarving #donorpumpkin A photo posted by Jon Neill (@jon_neill) on Oct 18, 2015 at 12:12am PDT Jon was the champion of Food Network’s Halloween Wars (season 4). He’s also a concept artist and sculptor for both TV and film. His pursuits are impressive — but it’s the pumpkin carvings that really get people’s attentions. These aren’t your average jack-o’-lanterns. Sure, the work he did on The Lost World: Jurassic Park was cool — but just get a load of these pumpkin carvings! One last look at the #zombie pumpkin I carved for Descanso gardens #riseofthejackolanterns #zombiepumpkin #neillartstudios #pumpkincreature #jon_neill #jonneill #pumpkincarving #walkingdead If you […]

46 Years Ago, The National Guard Shot And Killed 4 Kent State Students

46 Years Ago, The National Guard Shot And Killed 4 Kent State Students

On May 4, 1970, the realities of the Vietnam War reached Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Students were protesting the war as a result of President Nixon’s declaration of the United States’ intention to attack Viet Cong. More than 1,000 protestors and demonstrators were at the university campus. According to Kent State, the protests started peacefully. However, once the young protestors clashed with the police, violence ensued. Getty Images / Universal History Archive / Contributor The National Guard was called in on May 2. Although the university attempted to ban it, a large rally was held on May 4 at noon. Approximately 3,000 people attended the demonstration and filled the commons area. The National Guard dispatched about 100 armed guardsmen. When the demonstrators were ordered to disperse, they began throwing rocks at the National Guard. The protestors moved toward Blanket Hill. As things escalated, 28 guardsmen fired into the […]

A Passionate Animal Lover Knits Abused Chickens Tiny Sweaters To Keep Them Warm In Fowl Weather

A Passionate Animal Lover Knits Abused Chickens Tiny Sweaters To Keep Them Warm In Fowl Weather

Battery hens are birds that are kept in tiny cages and are raised only to be slaughtered for food. The conditions are horrendous…but sometimes, these birds are rescued. Nicola Congdon and her mother, Ann, have been rescuing and rehoming battery chickens for some years. Recently, Nicola discovered that the overstressed birds would be too cold outside because of their lack of proper feathers. She decided to do something about it — and make them their own wooly winter sweaters to keep them warm. Abused birds will often over-preen themselves and pull out most of their feathers. This is an action caused by stress…and these comfy sweaters are what these birds need to stay warm! Instead of charging for the mini-sweaters she makes, Nicola will be accepting donations for an AIDS orphanage in South Africa, where the money goes straight to the orphans. (via Daily Mail) It’s truly wonderful what Nicola […]

College Students Heard Whimpering, But Had No Idea What Was Hiding On Campus

College Students Heard Whimpering, But Had No Idea What Was Hiding On Campus

Hope For Paws was recently called to a campus where students spotted a homeless Chihuahua hiding in a field. They thought she might have given birth to puppies and knew she needed help ASAP. Thankfully, Eldad Hagar quickly showed up on the scene, with help and a cheeseburger in hand. The small family was hiding in a trench, and was able to be cornered without too much stress. Unfortunately, one of the puppies was in severe pain. The little girl, Ivy, had severe hydrocephalus (which is fluid in the brain). They had to put her down to let her be at peace. The mother and two remaining puppies were cleaned up and given a clean bill of health. All of them are currently available for adoption, so if you’re interested in giving one a home, please visit Doggies 911 Rescue. If you’d like to help Hope For Paws rescue more […]

This Is What A Dog Fetus Looks Like When It's In The Womb

This Is What A Dog Fetus Looks Like When It’s In The Womb

Let’s face it — puppies may be the greatest thing about life. It’s difficult to deny how amazing they make us feel. (After all, there are studies that prove interacting with puppies can lower your blood pressure and improve your overall health.) But did you know what puppies looked like before they were all cuddly and awesome? Me, neither. This is absolutely fascinating. It may not be covered in soft, soft fur yet, but this little in-utero pup is still adorable in his own way. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/dog-fetus/

He Was Taking A Ride Through The Woods When He Noticed A Small White Box...

He Was Taking A Ride Through The Woods When He Noticed A Small White Box…

A motorcycle enthusiast by the name of Warosumen was taking a ride when he noticed something odd. The forest trail he was using was very isolated, so when he came upon a white cardboard box, it seemed very out of place. He stopped to investigate, but what he found inside broke his heart. As he got close to the box, a small kitten poked its head out of a hole in the top. Then, he struggled to get free. YouTube The man opened up the box, only to find six abandoned kittens inside of varying ages. YouTube These kittens were left in such an isolated place, they weren’t meant to be found. YouTube Since the man was driving a motorcycle, he didn’t have a great way to transport the kittens to safety. So, he did what he could with what he had: a shoulder bag. He placed the kittens inside, […]

A Greek Dog Rescue Found This Shepherd In Desperate Need Of Help

A Greek Dog Rescue Found This Shepherd In Desperate Need Of Help

SPAZ, a Greek rescue organization, was alerted that a very sick stray dog was near Athens, Greece. The shepherd most likely was a sheep dog at one point, but now he was sick and struggling to survive on his own. It took a while to locate the dog once they arrived. When they saw him, their hearts broke. The dog was extremely fearful and refused to let the humans get close. Because of this, the rescuers had to lace food with tranquilizer. After an hour of tracking the dog, he finally laid down. Although he was still terrified, he didn’t put up a fight. The dog remained calm, even during the car ride to the vet. He had one ear cut off, he was infested with both fleas and ticks, he’d lost most of his hair, and he had various injuries all over his body. When you see the shape […]

He Was Separated From His Family For Years, But Watch What Happens When They Reunite

He Was Separated From His Family For Years, But Watch What Happens When They Reunite

Being apart from the ones you love is a difficult burden to bear. And, unfortunately, it is one this dog had to experience for five years. The Humane Society of the United States was helping authorities rescue almost 200 dogs and cats from severe neglect in rural Adams County, Ohio. There were many animals that needed homes and help, but one dog stuck out in particular: a chocolate lab that was chained to the front of the property. He was tangled in his chain and a deer carcass (which was presumably his only source of food). They scanned him for a microchip and discovered something amazing — his name was Chuckie and his family had been missing him for five long years! Their love stayed strong over the years! If you’d like to help the Humane Society rescue dogs like Chuckie (and other animals that are in desperate need of […]

This Is What Your Favorite Pet Shop Bird Actually Looks Like In The Wild

This Is What Your Favorite Pet Shop Bird Actually Looks Like In The Wild

A budgerigar, or parakeet, is a popular bird in pet shops around the world. They are always happy to chirp and play…in fact, they look like they are permanently thrilled with life! But do you know what they look like in the wild? Parakeets search for food and water in the outback of Australia while flying in small flocks. From time to time, though, the flocks join together and form a large murmuration. That’s a lot of parakeets. People may think Australia is frightening because of the dingos, vicious reptiles, and poisonous spiders…but these adorable budgies prove that it’s amazingly beautiful as well. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/parakeet-swarm/

An NYU Student Shot This Terrifying Video Of The 9/11 Attacks From Their Dorm

An NYU Student Shot This Terrifying Video Of The 9/11 Attacks From Their Dorm

It’s been nearly 15 years since the World Trade Center towers were attacked by terrorists. The events of September 11, 2001, were horrifyingly tragic. When the towers fell and innocent people were killed, it changed the lives of countless people both in the United States and abroad. The attacks created a moment in time that can never be forgotten. Most U.S. citizens, no matter their age, can distinctly remember what they were doing when the planes hit the towers. Many people were at work, school, or just getting ready to leave for the day. The NYU student that filmed this video will certainly never forget exactly what happened. Watching the violence and chaos on television was traumatizing enough, but imagine being a young student in the city, close enough to clearly see the towers. In the video, you can hear their frightened reactions and panicked calls home. This is a […]

Instead Of Building Playgrounds For Children, These Cities Are Building Parks For Seniors

Instead Of Building Playgrounds For Children, These Cities Are Building Parks For Seniors

Communities need safe places for children to run and play. After all, children are our future…and raising an entire generation of future leaders can sometimes take an entire community. But what about the older generations? They shouldn’t be forgotten. And, now, there are companies helping seniors stay happy and active. This may look like a normal playground, but it’s for seniors. Not children. YouTube / Public Radio International The populations of many countries are getting older — and to help senior citizens stay healthy, some cities are building senior playgrounds. People are living longer, and as we age, we can’t stop being active. That’s why countries like Spain are installing these positive hubs in communities. YouTube / Public Radio International Not only do these playgrounds help improve physical health, the parks also provide mental and social stimulation to its visitors. These senior playgrounds are social gathering places, too. Older generations […]

An Athlete With 15 Years Of Jump Rope Experience Dazzles A Crowd In Hungary

An Athlete With 15 Years Of Jump Rope Experience Dazzles A Crowd In Hungary

Ah, yes, the jump rope. A childhood toy that is found on most playgrounds, and can be used for games, exercise, and (apparently) incredible physical performances. Meet Adrienn Banhegyi. She has “15 years of competitive jump rope experience, 2 world records, multiple World and European Jump Rope Championship wins, and even a Cirque du Soleil membership.” This woman really knows how to jump a rope. If you don’t think that sounds impressive, just watch her performance in Szombathely, Hungary. …And some people have trouble with double dutch. Adrienn may have mastered the jump rope, but don’t feel bad if you’re not quite so skilled. Not everyone is a Cirque du Soleil member. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/amazing-jump-rope/

His Cat Was Sitting By A Lamp...And He Never Expected What Happened Next

His Cat Was Sitting By A Lamp…And He Never Expected What Happened Next

Having an animal companion is a wonderful part of life. They give you companionship, entertainment, love…and, sometimes, they help you out around the house. Service animals are trained to help their human friends. This cat, however, just naturally lent a paw to her owner. Just wait ’til he touches her nose! Cat on…cat off…the catter! Rumble This may be the world’s most helpful cat. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/touch-cat-lamp/

A Man Found A Fried Chicken Head In A Fast Food Meal In France

A Man Found A Fried Chicken Head In A Fast Food Meal In France

A man’s lunch in Saint-Jean-de-Védas, France, was rudely interrupted by something horrifying. He ordered a basket of fried chicken wings from Quick, a local fast food chain, and found something awful hiding inside. Mounir Bessaïh discovered there was a full chicken head in his meal. This is the opposite of appetizing. Oh, merde. YouTube The restaurant chain responded with a quick apology on their Facebook page. “We have launched an investigation as soon as we have been warned, and our service quality is in the process to make all the light on this sad event. We have already identified the batch that came from this room and no other abnormality could not be detected when we examined. So it is good to an isolated phenomenon which has, however, escaped the control teams to the stages of sorting. Unacceptable incident does not present fortunately no risk to health.“ Remember…look before you […]

Here Are Three Ways You Should Be Using Aluminum Foil

Here Are Three Ways You Should Be Using Aluminum Foil

Chances are, you have aluminum foil tucked away somewhere in your kitchen. You can use it to cook, clean, store food, and so much more. Any adult should honestly have some on-hand. Just in case you thought it was only used for wrapping up cold pizza, here are three unique ways to use aluminum foil you might not have thought of before. This is why everyone should have foil in their kitchen at all times. Thanks, foil! You’re the best. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/aluminum-foil-tricks/

If You Live With A Furry Friend, You Should Know The Best Way To Clean Up Their Hair

If You Live With A Furry Friend, You Should Know The Best Way To Clean Up Their Hair

Pets. Are. Incredible. Having a pet dog, cat, rodent, bird, reptile, or rock can add so much joy to your life. In fact, there are concrete health benefits related to owning a pet. (Adorable Corgi butts are just one additional benefit.) But when you have a large, furry friend around the house, their hair can take over your life…unless you know some tricks. This is how you can keep loving your pets without getting annoyed by their hair. The squeegee method is tried and true for both furniture and carpets, but there are other tricks you should try when you get desperate to see your couch instead of your labrador’s last coat: Using lint rollers on furniture Wiping down furniture with rubber gloves Investing in a vacuum that is built for removing pet hair Adopting a hairless cat …which is obviously the most adorable alternative. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/cleaning-pet-hair/

17 Beautiful And Unsettling Ghost Towns That Will Leave You Fascinated

17 Beautiful And Unsettling Ghost Towns That Will Leave You Fascinated

Without humans, nature would take over everything that civilization has built. When organic growth and animals rule what was created by people, it makes for a fascinating juxtaposition. That’s why ghost towns are so alluring, both to the adventurous explorer and timid passerby. Empty buildings filled with shadows inspire a curiosity that’s difficult to quench. The Weather Channel created a list of interesting ghost towns around the world, ones that deserve to be on bucket lists far and wide. From old tourist towns to cities emptied in fear of nuclear radiation, each of them are truly incredible — and unsettling. 1. Bodie, Calif. Flickr / zero101 Bodie was a hotspot during the gold rush in 1859. It eventually grew to 8,500 people and had more than 2,000 buildings. By 1881, however, the mines were depleted and people were leaving. In 1932, a fire destroyed almost everything that was left (an […]

What This Brother And Sister Duo Can Do On Normal Roller Skates Left The Judges Speechless

What This Brother And Sister Duo Can Do On Normal Roller Skates Left The Judges Speechless

One of the best parts of being a kid is just hanging out with family and friends. Generally, kids don’t have responsibilities to be anxious about (unlike silly adults). That’s why they can feel free to come up with awesome dance routines, play games, roller skate, and just waste time in epic fashion. During their own hangout sessions growing up, brother and sister Billy and Emily discovered they had an incredible talent. They spent years dedicating their time to becoming better and better on wheels. Now? They can perform a routine that’ll make you speechless. Their routine might make you dizzy. Seriously…what??? Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/roller-skate-siblings/

10 Comic Book Legends That Were Actually Based On Real People

10 Comic Book Legends That Were Actually Based On Real People

Recently, action-packed movies from Marvel and DC Comics have been taking over theaters. With recent box office hits like Deadpool and Captain America: Civil War, it seems like comic book characters are everywhere. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) But did you know that some of these iconic superheroes and villains weren’t just figments of imagination…but based on real people? You may be surprised that some of these heroes were born as a result of fact, not fiction! Rebloggy 1. Ironman: Howard Hughes Getty / Hulton Archive / Stringer 2. Batman: Robert the Bruce & Mad Anthony Wayne Flickr 3. Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman’s creator William Moulton Marston’s wife, Elizabeth, and his research assistant Olive Byrne Flickr 4. Constantine: Sting Getty Images / John Rodgers / Contributor 5. Bucky Barnes: Joe Simon, co-creator of Bucky, modeled the character after Bucky Pearson, a star player on his basketball team Giphy […]

This Is Why Your 'Locked' Luggage Isn't As Safe As You Think

This Is Why Your ‘Locked’ Luggage Isn’t As Safe As You Think

When traveling, it’s best not to keep valuable items in a locked suitcase. Your passport, credit cards, cash, and other important items should stay on your person (or at least close by). Some people believe that locking them in a suitcase is a safe alternative…but it isn’t. Even if you have a strong lock, the suitcase can be breached with relative ease. Your locked suitcase isn’t as safe as you think. Yet another example of how quickly a zip breach can occur: Expensive new luggage and gear may offer safer alternatives…but it’s best to not take anything for granted (especially if you’re traveling overseas). Traveler beware! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/break-into-suitcase/

How Your Favorite Household Items And Appliances Have Evolved Over The Past 100 Years

How Your Favorite Household Items And Appliances Have Evolved Over The Past 100 Years

For the last decade, it seems that every day has resulted in an awesome new invention. Not only are new gadgets being created constantly, but other incredible discoveries are occurring, as well. Deep brain stimulation could help people with Parkinson’s live normal lives. Advancements in virtual reality could help people explore places they never thought possible. Familiarizing yourself with today’s technology is amazing enough, but when you realize where it all started, it’s almost unbelievable. You’ve probably seen or used each of these everyday items, but you’ll be amazed at what the very first version looked like. WOW. 1. A baby carriage then… Wikimedia Commons These old timey strollers were invented in the 1700s. The Duke of Devonshire asked architect William Kent to design something that would let the Duke transport his children around. …and a baby carriage now. Flickr / Napoleon Cole Children now can ride around in both […]

How This Mom Got Her Kids To Eat Lunch Is Beautifully Delicious

How This Mom Got Her Kids To Eat Lunch Is Beautifully Delicious

Feeding finicky children can be extremely taxing. Buying, preparing, and cooking food is one thing…but forcing a child throwing a tantrum to eat it? That’s another entirely! Sarah Gonzalez, also known as Lunarbell Lunch on Instagram, is a mother of six that found a unique way to get her kids to eat lunch. To avoid fits during mealtime, she began creating these delightful and beautiful lunches. How could a kid resist this delicious tribute to Shark Week? (Don’t worry, you can feed yourself this after midnight.) It takes her about an hour to create one of these fanciful plates. It’s worth the effort, though! Not only is her Instagram amazing, but her kids love the lunches. Sven from “Frozen” for lunch, anyone? Her attention to detail is honestly mind-blowing (this Pluto lunch even features Mickey Mouse sprinkles). If you want to see even more of her delicious creations, visit her […]

His Girlfriend Left Him A Note -- And It Took Him On The Most Awesome Journey

His Girlfriend Left Him A Note — And It Took Him On The Most Awesome Journey

Being in a long distance relationship can be tough… But, sometimes, people find a way to make it really, really adorable. Alex and Emma, also known as Travel Beans, met while they were in Thailand in 2012. They were each on their own solo travel adventures, but after meeting, they began traveling together. So when Alex was far away from his girlfriend, she found a way to bring them together. It all started with a simple set of instructions… “Just before going to bed my (long distance) girlfriend called me to say she had hidden an envelope and that I should open it.” Imgur / TravelBeans “I patiently waited all day at work to find out the next step. I had to drive to the closet train station and continue my quest.” Imgur / TravelBeans “Naturally I get on the cider and find myself on the way to the airport.” […]

Their Dogs Needed A Warm House For Winter, So This Family Put Something Epic Together

Their Dogs Needed A Warm House For Winter, So This Family Put Something Epic Together

Winter is coming. Even if you’re not a Game of Thrones fan, you’ll understand the reference: it just means that winter is literally coming. It’s getting colder outside, the leaves have fallen…and our four-legged friends hate going outside to go potty. Brrrrrrrr. To help out their three dogs, Highway 20 Productions decided to build a brand-new dog house with enough room for them all. They didn’t throw together your average pooch barn, though. They installed heat lamps, insulation, a porch, multiple doors, and named it the Dog Mahal. Even I would love to live in here. Now, doing their business outside is as simple as going to the yard of their giant doggy mansion…and then warming up inside of it once they’ve finished. Lucky pups. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/dog-house/

Meet The Air Bonsai, A Magical Bonsai Tree That Will Float In The Middle Of A Table

Meet The Air Bonsai, A Magical Bonsai Tree That Will Float In The Middle Of A Table

Taking care of plants can be a challenge. Thankfully, if you don’t have a green thumb and a general understanding of how not to kill anything that’s growing in dirt, you can still own houseplants. Succulents and bonsai trees are naturally hardy and, honestly, almost impossible to kill. They’re a favorite among apartment dwellers. …but what about magical bonsai trees that float in mid-air? Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you’ll want this houseplant. Kickstarter / Air Bonsai By using unique planting media and magnets, these adorable little trees float in front of your very eyes. Kickstarter / Air Bonsai $371,591 has been pledged on Kickstarter (the project had an $80,000 goal). Saying these bonsai planters are beautiful would be an understatement. Kickstarter / Air Bonsai var OX_ads = OX_ads || []; OX_ads.push({ slot_id: “537251602_56eb961744dd4”, auid: “537251602” }); There are multiple pledge rewards listed on the Kickstarter. Kickstarter […]