Doctors Didn't Think This 2-Pound Baby Would Survive, But She Proved Them Wrong

Doctors Didn’t Think This 2-Pound Baby Would Survive, But She Proved Them Wrong

Watching a child deal with medical complications is every parent’s worst nightmare. The most devastating conditions of all are the ones that children are born with. Not many little ones have to face that reality, but for those who do, life is made all the more difficult. Kenadie Jourdin-Bromley is a 12-year-old girl who was born with an extremely rare disease called primordial dwarfism, which results in stunted growth and vascular issues. Most people with primordial dwarfism don’t live past the age of 30, but that hasn’t stopped Kenadie from enjoying every second of her amazing life. Primordial dwarfism starts in the womb. Babies affected by the disease start experiencing stunted growth before they’re even born. YouTube / Barcroft TV When Kenadie was born, doctors didn’t expect her to survive very long outside of the hospital. Not only was she small in size, but she exhibited all the symptoms of […]

If You Ever Find Yourself Traveling In Norway, Look Out For This Stunning Monument

If You Ever Find Yourself Traveling In Norway, Look Out For This Stunning Monument

The fabric of early human history is often woven with factual and fictional threads, mingling the bullet points found in textbooks with the legends and lore that bring timelines to life. These stories, passed down from generation to generation, humanize the past. Detailed histories can’t be boiled down into numbered lists. Monuments and works of art have a penchant for embodying this interplay between fact and fiction, and Norway’s Sverd i fjell is no different. Roughly translating to Swords in Mountain, the Sverd i fjell monument is comprised of three hulking swords that represent the unification of warring Norwegian factions under one banner. Flickr / Stine Homann While this unification process actually happened over the course of a few centuries, the Battle of Hafrsfjord, which some scholars estimate took place in the year 872, symbolizes those efforts. That is the event to which this monument is dedicated. Flickr / Gunnar […]

Could This New Drug Help Our Best Friends Live Longer? These Dogs Say Yes!

Could This New Drug Help Our Best Friends Live Longer? These Dogs Say Yes!

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Thirteen-year-old Momo’s life should be close to over, but thanks to an anti-aging drug, the adorable pomsky is running around and playing with more vigor than dogs a third of his age. The drug, called rapamycin, was originally developed as a cancer treatment for humans, but after discovering that it extended the lives of mice by up to 60 percent, researchers decided to test it out on dogs. The effects have been astonishing. Before beginning a rapamycin regimen six months ago, Momo could only be active for about ten minutes before he needed to rest. Now he can run for over an hour without getting worn out! Don’t believe me? Just watch him in action. Momo’s brother, Sherman, has also reaped the benefits of this miracle drug. The two became candidates for rapamycin after they were abandoned with their groomer on Christmas Eve in 2010. The […]

Learn How To Make These 5 Delicious And Nutritious Smoothies!

Learn How To Make These 5 Delicious And Nutritious Smoothies!

Waking up on time, making yourself presentable, and getting to work is hard enough to accomplish every morning… Adding breakfast to that to-do list can seem like a tall ask…and a healthy breakfast? That’s just crazy talk! But there is a simple way to stop hitting up the fast food joint on the way to work. All you need to do is pre-freeze some fruit and get ready to kick-start living a healthier life. These five breakfast smoothies are simple to make and super delicious to boot. Those look amazing — I can’t wait to try them. I’m definitely going to be making these smoothies in the near future. How about you…which one looks the most delicious? Let us know in the comments! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/smoothies/

Think Your Commute Is Bad? Try Climbing A 1,500-Foot Tower Every Day

Think Your Commute Is Bad? Try Climbing A 1,500-Foot Tower Every Day

The worst part about working is always the commute. Sitting in traffic is horrible, and taking public transit is always enough to give you a headache. But to get to their job, these workers only have to travel 1,500 feet…off the ground. Someone has to fix all of those huge TV towers, right? Watch as one brave worker climbs to the top of one of these structures, dragging his 30-pound bag of tools along with him all the way. Full disclosure: I work from home and I’m still feeling pretty ho-hum about the commute from my bed to my desk. As a lazy person who also has a pretty significant fear of heights, this video is a nightmare on so many levels. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/tower-climbing/

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/

When It Comes To Working Out, These 15 People Can't Even

When It Comes To Working Out, These 15 People Can’t Even

Whenever I think about getting my workout on, I let Nene Leakes be my guide. Pinterest And these people should, too. If you’ve ever gone to the gym and caused an absolute scene, please know that you have a soul sister in me. Smash my body between some weights and a steel plate, you say? Sure. It’ll make me look like Beyonce, probably. But there is cause for celebration, fellow anti-athletes! We’re not alone. Here are 15 wannabe gym rats who have less than no idea what’s going on. 1. This is basically a metaphor for trying to outrun your problems. 2. An embarrassing lack of fitness skill should always be paired with a spotter. YouTube / Nixa Zizu 3. What was her end game here? YouTube / Nixa Zizu 4. Here’s what happens when pilates and yoga collide. 5. This is like bowling except it’s not even a little […]

If You Cut A Soda Bottle In Half, You Can Keep Annoying Bugs Away For Good!

If You Cut A Soda Bottle In Half, You Can Keep Annoying Bugs Away For Good!

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); When it’s nice outside, eating outdoors always seems like a good idea…until the bugs won’t leave your food alone and you end up covered in itchy mosquito bites. Nothing ruins a summer BBQ quite like a hoard of hungry, blood-sucking bugs. Next time you’re throwing a backyard shindig, you can solve this problem by making a simple trap from supplies you already have around the house. Check out the video below and never deal with frustrating flies or mosquitos again. I never knew that yeast was the key to keeping mosquitos off my skin! I’m going to use this all the time. And here I thought my grade school science knowledge was totally worthless. Will you try this life hack at your next party? Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/diy-mosquito-trap/

Researchers Just Discovered This Alien-Like Fish In The Deepest Part Of The Sea

Researchers Just Discovered This Alien-Like Fish In The Deepest Part Of The Sea

The final frontier on Earth is our vast and somewhat unexplored ocean’s depths. It’s a fairly well-established fact that we know more about the surfaces of the moon and Mars than we do about our oceans’ floors. While there are a number of reasons for this, it doesn’t take away from the amazing things that always seem to be discovered when humans venture to the depths. Take, for example, the latest life-form discovered living in the Mariana Trench (the deepest spot in Earth’s oceans). YouTube / oceanexplorergov This amazing little bioluminescent jellyfish happily drifted by researchers on a NOAA mission 2.3 miles below the surface. This is the kind of creature you’d expect to see digitally inserted into a big-budget Hollywood film, rather than spotted by a research vessel on the ocean floor. YouTube / oceanexplorergov You can check out this magnificent little jellyfish in action in the video below. […]

The Footage Of This Theme Park Disaster Will Chill You To The Bone

The Footage Of This Theme Park Disaster Will Chill You To The Bone

A day at a theme park is supposed to be filled with laughter, thrilling rides, and tons of terrible fried food. But lately, it seems more and more attractions are malfunctioning, leading to tragedies both in the U.S. and abroad. The latest story comes from Kishkinta amusement park in Chennai, India. Twenty employees were kept in the park after hours to test out a new ride, the Disco Dancer. What started out as a fun tilt-a-whirl-style ride quickly turned disastrous when it fell from nearly 15 feet in the air. ViralNova One employee perished during the ride. While it’s hard for many parents to say no when their kids beg to go to the park for an afternoon of fun, stories and tragedies like this make the decision just a little bit easier. If you’d like to read up on the safety of your local parks and how you can […]

You May Be Surprised When You Realize Just What Dogs Are Able To Eat

You May Be Surprised When You Realize Just What Dogs Are Able To Eat

Anytime we bust out some “people food,” our pups know to lay it on thick. Their sad, begging eyes hypnotize us into submission as we drop a few harmless crumbs to the ground. But are they really safe for our furry friends to devour? As you know, there are plenty of things that are not only bad for our dogs, but could also be fatal for them. Chocolate is one, but pay attention to this video…what you learn in the next minute could save lives. Did you learn something new about your dog’s diet? If so, share this video so all your pet owner friends can become informed, too! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/what-dogs-eat/

Tired Of How He Looked And Felt, He Changed Everything  The Results Are Amazing

Tired Of How He Looked And Felt, He Changed Everything The Results Are Amazing

Like many teenagers, Austin Shifflett was on the receiving end of bullying in high school. He was self-conscious about his weight, and the fact that his fellow classmates taunted him for it only made him fall deeper into depression. But when he went on medication, it only made things worse — a side effect of the drugs was weight gain. Then one day, everything changed. An eye-opening moment motivated him to start working out and eating healthy. His transformation will inspire you! This is simply amazing! (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); Posted by Austin Shifflett on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 (via Uproxx) With a lot of hard work and even more determination, people are able to accomplish incredible things. You just need to never give up until you achieve your goals, […]

92-Year-Old Woman Has Served Food And Inspiration To Generations Of Students

92-Year-Old Woman Has Served Food And Inspiration To Generations Of Students

Ninety-two-year-old Angelina Narcisse has been serving food and inspiration for an incredible 62 years at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette. The sweet woman with a heart of gold is everyone’s favorite lunch lady and with good reason. Narcisse never went to school herself, so she can neither read nor write, but she’s a professor when it comes to dishing out sage words of wisdom to her students. The great-great-great-grandmother raised 10 children, but thousands more have come to know her as “ma” over the decades. This just goes to show that kindness goes a long way towards inspiring others to become the best versions of themselves. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/inspirational-lunch-lady/

To Capture Thailand's Vast Countryside, Google Did Something Truly Amazing

To Capture Thailand’s Vast Countryside, Google Did Something Truly Amazing

Much of Thailand’s greatest sites are off the beaten path, that is, not accessible via roads and cars. So, when Google Street View wanted to add more points of interest to their coverage of the country, there were very few options. Measuring in at nearly 200 square miles, it’s almost impossible to imagine seeing it all, but Google was determined to capture it. They enlisted people to visit these harder-to-reach areas with large backpacks holding numerous cameras. One man in particular is responsible for the majority of the coverage in Thailand. His name is Panupong Luangsa-ard and he’s a Thai triathlete. Google estimates that Luangsa-ard walked nearly 500 kilometers (that’s over 300 miles). Google Asia Pacific Naturally, he went through numerous pairs of shoes in the process. Luangsa-ard traveled to remote locations like ancient temples, tropical beaches, strawberry plantations, and rice terraces. Thanks to the dedication of Luangsa-ard and other […]

What Astronauts Heard On The Moon Is Incredibly Eerie -- Is This For Real?

What Astronauts Heard On The Moon Is Incredibly Eerie — Is This For Real?

Going to the moon is a goal for almost every astronaut, and in the late 1960s, humans accomplished that goal for the first time. It was a monumental technological breakthrough. Many people thought that we would never do it, but in the heat of the Cold War, America made it to the moon. On our journeys since, some irregularities have occurred. Take these sounds, for example. Bizarre noises were heard on the dark side of the moon, and as you’ll hear in the video below, they were absolutely chilling. (via Unexplained Mysteries) If that doesn’t give you the willies, I don’t know what will. I have to hand it to those brave astronauts for going up there. Space travel is clearly creepy. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/astronauts/

She Was Driving In A Thunderstorm When She Caught This Epic Explosion On Camera

She Was Driving In A Thunderstorm When She Caught This Epic Explosion On Camera

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); When I was little, my parents used to tell me that lightning was just God and the people in heaven having a really elaborate photoshoot. Nothing says summertime quite like an afternoon thunderstorm. The loud crashes of thunder mixed with the flashing imagery of lightning provide the perfect cinematic entertainment without having to pay to go to the movies. As cool as thunder and lightning may be, the latter can also be incredibly dangerous. There are an estimated 100 lightning strikes on Earth every second, and each bolt can possess around one billion volts of electricity. Nearly 2,000 people are killed each year as a result of being struck by lightning. Check out these 18 insanely awesome yet terrifying lightning strikes. 1. This incredible lightning strike at a train station caused a massive explosion that forced the cancellation of many departing trains. Just passed the L […]

The Worst Kind Of Transformation In Nature Is The One That Turns A Maggot Into A Fly

The Worst Kind Of Transformation In Nature Is The One That Turns A Maggot Into A Fly

Now that summer’s back, we get to enjoy sun, sand, and backyard barbecues. Unfortunately, that means the flies have come back out to play, too. Seeing them hovering over our food and hanging out on windowsills is bad enough, but what this person just recorded makes them look even more disgusting. Watch what happens when maggots hatch and turn into nasty, adult versions of themselves. Everything is awful and Mother Nature is a monster. (via Reddit) What I’m telling you is that I’m never eating again. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/maggot-to-fly/

These Clever Doctors Are Saving Babies' Lives One Cardboard Box At A Time

These Clever Doctors Are Saving Babies’ Lives One Cardboard Box At A Time

It’s no secret that being a parent is the hardest job in the world, and first-time parenthood presents new moms and dads with enough challenges to make anyone’s head spin. There are hundreds of manuals out there, but if you have little ones of your own, you know that there’s really no way to write the book on parenting. You have to fly by the seat of your pants and deal with everything as it comes. That being said, there are a few tenets of parenthood that apply to raising every bundle of joy: Always be ready for a tickle fight, don’t plan on getting much sleep, and try not to let them wander too far out of sight. But what about leaving your baby in a cardboard box? Although that sounds like a terrible idea, that’s what the next 3,000 moms to give birth at Temple University Hospital will […]

Tesla Has Developed A Self-Driving Option In Their Cars And It's Awesome

Tesla Has Developed A Self-Driving Option In Their Cars And It’s Awesome

You’ve probably heard of self-driving cars, however, the high-tech vehicles are still in the testing stage. But what Elon Musk’s new Tesla models can do is entirely real and 100% awesome. Musk has been at the forefront of many business ventures that are designed to push the boundaries of what we thought was possible, but his next update to the motor-vehicle world will absolutely shock you. Tesla cars are now being equipped with autopilot options that allow the driver to take their hands off the wheel and pedals. The car will drive itself. Don’t believe us? Watch as Alex from Car Throttle tests out Tesla’s autopilot mode on the highway. The system isn’t perfect yet, for instance, the roadways need to be clearly marked, otherwise the car can’t detect the lanes. Wikimedia Commons Additionally, you can’t (read: shouldn’t) rely on the technology wholeheartedly. After a few minutes, the car will […]

When A Woman Is Addicted To Drugs, Something Terrible Happens To Her Newborn

When A Woman Is Addicted To Drugs, Something Terrible Happens To Her Newborn

When a woman is pregnant, it is important for her to eat healthily so that her baby comes out of the womb in great condition. A mother’s diet while pregnant directly affects the health of her baby. As such, when a woman puts terrible things in her body, it can be highly detrimental to her unborn child. Women who continue to drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, and use drugs during their pregnancies can expect complications to arise. When this video was posted online, people got to see those disastrous effects for themselves. This baby’s mother used heroin throughout the duration of her pregnancy, so her baby became addicted in the womb. This disturbing footage captures what withdrawal symptoms are like for infants who suffer from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). (via Reddit) This is a truly heartbreaking sight, and it should be a lesson to mothers everywhere. Don’t use drugs while you’re […]

He Stacked Water Bottles In His Garden. What It Became A Year Later Is AMAZING.

He Stacked Water Bottles In His Garden. What It Became A Year Later Is AMAZING.

Next time you think there’s no room in your small, cramped apartment for a garden, think again. Because if there’s one thing this YouTuber has taught us, it’s that you can literally grow your own food anywhere on Earth. But how, you ask? Using a series of bottles, you can create a vertical garden that holds more plants than you thought you’d ever need. All that’s required are water bottles, soil, seeds, and a bit of patience! You could be a farm-to-table chef in no time! Who knew you could grow so many things in such a small space?! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/water-bottle-garden/

It Looked Like Rain Outside Their Window, But Then They Looked Closer...

It Looked Like Rain Outside Their Window, But Then They Looked Closer…

Truth: Bees put food on the table for much of the world. Scientists warn that a diminishing bee population could spell the death of many crops and plants. In fact, according to the Natural Resouces Defense Council, “30 percent of the world’s crops and 90 percent of our wild plants” depend on the black and yellow cross pollinators. But you certainly wouldn’t know their numbers are dwindling or that they’re more concerned with working than rising up against us by the looks of this video… Yeah, that’s more than a little concerning. Every day I become a little more wary of going outside. Thanks but no thanks, bees. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/crazy-bee-swarm/

You Don't Want To Be Out On This Lake Right Now If You Can Help It

You Don’t Want To Be Out On This Lake Right Now If You Can Help It

Waterspouts can be pretty dangerous things if you happen to be out on the water when one forms. Luckily, they are rarities in most places. However, Qinghai Lake in China’s Qinghai Province is not most places. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Earlier this week, tourists spotted not just one, but three waterspouts forming simultaneously on the surface of the lake. “Water tornados,” as some call them, are formed by a convection current of warm and cold air over a body of water. While three waterspouts might seem insane, it’s not actually the most that Qinghai Lake has seen. Back in 2014, onlookers saw nine simultaneous waterspouts spring up on a particularly stormy day. That’s pure nightmare fuel, folks. And they’re not all that uncommon elsewhere, either. Wikipedia googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); These were spotted near a beach in the Netherlands. Wikipedia I would not want to be out waterskiing during this […]

The Peek-A-Boo Teddy Bear That This Guy Made Is Seriously Messed Up

The Peek-A-Boo Teddy Bear That This Guy Made Is Seriously Messed Up

If you’re a follower of trends when it comes to children’s toys, then you are probably familiar with peek-a-boo teddy bears. Normally, these toys are adorable and provide young children with hours of entertainment. As is the case with most things, however, someone has found a way to corrupt these cute little playthings. In this particular case, that person is YouTuber TwoHeads666. Check out what he created in the video below. This is what pure terror looks like. (source: TwoHeads666) Personally, I would buy this for my kids. I think their reactions (and the years of therapy they’d need to undergo after the fact) would be completely worth it, especially if I could make an awesome viral video out of it in the end. Then again, I’m a little sick in the head. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/killer-teddy-bear/

Polar Bears Are Suffering Because Of Climate Change, And They Need Your Help

Polar Bears Are Suffering Because Of Climate Change, And They Need Your Help

Courtesy Explore.org This week, November 1–7, is Polar Bear Week. It’s when Explore.org teams up with Frontiers North Adventures and Polar Bears International to raise awareness about the dire straits the majestic, white bears are facing. Climate change is affecting the polar bear population at Earth’s southernmost point in a hugely negative way. While polar bears might not be the first thing on everyone’s mind on a daily basis, it’s important to give them the recognition they deserve for being truly beautiful, irreplaceable creatures. Here’s what you should know about how they’re being pushed towards extinction. Since satellite tracking began in 1979, the Arctic has lost roughly 40% of its summer sea ice. Giphy This is a loss slightly larger than all the land east of the Mississippi in the United States. Courtesy Explore.org Sea ice is a crucial part of the Arctic ecosystem. Courtesy Explore.org Polar bears rely on […]

These Sons Have An Important And Heartbreaking Message About Their Mom's Health

These Sons Have An Important And Heartbreaking Message About Their Mom’s Health

More than five million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia. Statistics show that one in three seniors dies at the hands of this terrible illness. Common symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s go far beyond just memory loss. Sufferers can also experience confusion, changes in behavior, hallucinations, and problems with communication. The ordeal is often frightening and confusing for those who are afflicted. There is currently no cure for dementia, but there are treatments that can help patients manage their symptoms. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); While the disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, funding for Alzheimer’s and dementia research is quite limited. To help spread awareness, two young men decided to share the story of their mother’s struggles. What they have to say is something we all need to hear. To learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, check out the […]

10 Super-Helpful Life Hacks You Should Definitely Know About

10 Super-Helpful Life Hacks You Should Definitely Know About

At this point, you might think you’ve read all the life hacks this world has to offer… There are the general, genius ones, the hacks specifically for the kitchen, the clever cleaning tricks…we could go on for days. But even we were pretty impressed by how simple these ten tips were when we came across them…how did we not know about these? Whether you’re looking for an easy way to fall asleep fast or an all-natural remedy to reducing acne, read on to find some answers to life’s little annoyances. 1. Blink fast for a minute to make your eyes tired and help you fall asleep. Flickr / Thomas Leuthard 2. Improve your sleep by stretching for five minutes before turning in. 3. Use sugar to coat your tongue when it’s burned. Flickr / Denis Defreyne 4. To help yourself adjust to bright light, close one eye for a few […]

What She Does With Fruit And Veggie Scraps Will Make It So You Never Buy These Again

What She Does With Fruit And Veggie Scraps Will Make It So You Never Buy These Again

Consider this: the average American household spends over $750 on fruits and vegetables every year. That’s a lot of money that you could be saving with a simple backyard produce garden. Sure, having a garden is no small task, but getting one started is a lot simpler than you think. All you need are some kitchen scraps from the fruits and veggies you want to grow… And to think, you were going to throw out that bottom part of the celery! If you maintain your crops, keep the critters away, and harvest the fruits of your labor (we had to!), you’ll be saving money at the grocery store in no time. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/kitchen-scraps/

Their Newborn Had Colic, So These Parents Resorted To Something Crazy

Their Newborn Had Colic, So These Parents Resorted To Something Crazy

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_581ff768e144d’).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_118401_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_581ff768e144d’); }); When the parents of a premature baby didn’t know how to stop her from constantly crying throughout the night, they decided to get professional help. They took her to Ian Rossborough, a chiropractor who works on children and newborns in Melbourne, Australia. He believed that her colic was caused by a misalignment in her spine, but his solution to the four-day-old’s problem is pretty questionable and may even be dangerous. This might be difficult to watch. Read More: The Air Our Children Breathe Is Literally Killing Them Some parents swear that getting their children’s spines readjusted helps cure a variety of problems, including colic, fever, asthma, and ear infections. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/baby-back-cracking/

He Used To Sit Online All Day, Until Something Clicked And Changed His Entire Life

Everyone knows that the key to losing weight is exercising and maintaining a good, healthy diet. While that knowledge is no secret, many people find it difficult to come up with a diet and exercise plan that works for them. It also doesn’t help that the foods that are bad for you taste so good! Jesse Shand used to sit online all day and cyber-bully people. He wasn’t mindful of his diet, and he never exercised. While trolling on the Internet one day, something clicked, and it inspired him to live a better, healthier life. What an amazing transformation in terms of both his personality and his physical health. I hope this man has learned the error of his ways. By the looks of this video, he definitely has, and we hope that he’ll continue down this path! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/weight-loss/

Food Coloring Isn’t That Interesting Here On Earth…But In Space? It’s Awesome.

The most exciting thing food coloring has ever done for me is turn a regular white frosting into a slightly less white, more sky-blue birthday cake topping. That’s all well and good, and adding a dash of color to the little things in life is not something to take for granted… But when you’re in outer space, food coloring — along with pretty much everything else, I assume — gets way more interesting. Because, y’know, space is the best. Boop! YouTube Space fizz is pretty cool, too. YouTube If it weren’t also such a terrifying and unfathomable thing to leave the Earth’s atmosphere and enter the vast void that is our solar system…I’d totally go into space to watch this firsthand. Definitely. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/space-food-coloring/

This Looks Like A Normal Table...But When Some Music Starts Playing? Awesome!

This Looks Like A Normal Table…But When Some Music Starts Playing? Awesome!

Considering that I have very few crafty bones in my body, I’m always super impressed with people like Instructables user bongodrummer. Up until today, I had no idea that: 1. Coffee tables could be this cool…OR 2. That I could be completely jealous of a table’s musical talent. If you’re confused, read on. You won’t be disappointed… Here’s the finished product. Instructables / bongodrummer It’s a pretty unique looking table, but it’s hiding an awesome secret… Instructables / bongodrummer But first, let’s start from the beginning. This was the huge log that bongodrummer had just hanging out in his field. Instructables / bongodrummer After getting rid of the bark, he sliced it in half and let it dry. Instructables / bongodrummer After it was fully dried out, he cut it again to reveal this beautiful cross section. Instructables / bongodrummer Unfortunately, the wood had split and warped during the drying […]

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/

This Is The Most Unnecessarily Awesome Corkscrew You'll Ever See -- So Cool!

This Is The Most Unnecessarily Awesome Corkscrew You’ll Ever See — So Cool!

What happens when you bolt together nearly a ton of scrap metal, a dozen cogs of various sizes, several chains, a bunch of springs, a couple of cannonballs, and a bell? Well, you get a contraption resembling something right out of Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory…a machine with one purpose — to solve a problem that didn’t really exist in the first place. Witness the power of the Rob Higgs corkscrew. It’s a massive machine that, with the continuous turning of a handle, opens your favorite bottle of wine and then lets gravity take over to pour a glass. Cheers! That was super fun to watch. I didn’t realize this before, but I’d been waiting my whole life for wine and steampunk to collide. Want to see how this contraption was made? Watch this video of the creator discussing his process! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/rob-higgs-corkscrew/

These Parents Gave Their Young Daughter Marijuana, And Here's Why It's Helping Her

These Parents Gave Their Young Daughter Marijuana, And Here’s Why It’s Helping Her

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This Huge Wildfire In Canada Is Surely What The End Of Days Will Look Like

This Huge Wildfire In Canada Is Surely What The End Of Days Will Look Like

If you haven’t heard already, a large swath of northwestern Canada, near Calgary, the energy heartland of the country, is currently in flames. A fast-advancing wildfire is threatening thousands of homes and lives. The images coming from the front line of the fire are absolutely devastating. This is what I imagine the apocalypse will look like… The fire, which started Sunday, has only grown in intensity. So far, it had consumed 18,500 acres and forced the evacuations of at least 88,000 people. The majority of those evacuations have taken place in and around the city of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada. Getty Images That number of evacuees is expected to climb as fire conditions continue to worsen over the coming days. Thankfully, though, a break in the unusually hot and humid weather is expected over the weekend with a chance of rain. Destructive Fort McMurray wildfire fueled by global warming-related […]

First, She Put Soap In The Microwave...Then I Couldn't Believe My Eyes

First, She Put Soap In The Microwave…Then I Couldn’t Believe My Eyes

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); Typically, the only thing you should put in the microwave is food. But if you put Ivory soap in the microwave for one to two minutes, something amazing happens. Because Ivory soap has pockets of air and water inside of it, a solid bar of soap turns into a fluffy soap soufflé right in front of your eyes when heated. Your kids are sure to be amazed by this fun science experiment. Plus, your kitchen will smell like it just took a shower. Watch the video below to find out why this crazy phenomenon happens. After the soap has been microwaved, it’s still totally useable. In fact, you might even conserve more soap by using less in the shower. Pretty cool, huh?! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/put-ivory-soap-in-the-microwave/

Drinking This Simple Mixture Will Help Your Body In Ways You Never Knew

Drinking This Simple Mixture Will Help Your Body In Ways You Never Knew

Miracle cures don’t exist, but drinking this mixture comes close. The next time you’re looking around your house for something to quench your thirst, don’t reach for a soft drink or juice. Instead, try adding a bit of lemon to some water. It’s refreshing, tastes great, and has a lot of health benefits. 1. The Vitamin C will help your body in many ways (especially if you’re stressed or sick). Flickr / Tim Hoggarth 2. Lemons are an excellent source of potassium for your brain and nervous system. Flickr / Rob & Dani 3. Lemon water will also help with digestion and remove toxins in your digestive tract. Flickr / Patty Mullins 4. It’ll also stimulate your liver and help cleanse your system. Flickr / Rob Bertholf var OX_ads = OX_ads || []; OX_ads.push({ slot_id: “537251602_570f0211b3d05”, auid: “537251602” }); 5. Not only that, but it freshens your breath! Fumiaki Yoshimatsu […]

If You Think It's Cold Where You Live, You Need To Get A Little Perspective

If You Think It’s Cold Where You Live, You Need To Get A Little Perspective

This weekend, many parts of the U.S. were slammed with record low temperatures for this time of year. What followed the cold plunge was the typical moaning and groaning on social media. While I’m not saying people shouldn’t have the right to complain about the weather, what I want to call for is a little perspective. For example, at least the weather wasn’t an Antarctic “condition one.” A condition one is called when wind speed is over 62 miles per hour, visibility is less than 98 feet, and windchill is below −99 °F. During a condition one, outside travel is not permitted. Curious about what a condition one looks like? Here you go… (via WILX) Just imagine getting caught outside in those conditions. There’s no possible way a human would make it back to safety in one piece. So remember, the next time you’re complaining about the cold, at least […]

Two Chatbots Have A Hilariously Shady Conversation With Each Other

Two Chatbots Have A Hilariously Shady Conversation With Each Other

Over the years, scientists have come to discover that Artificial Intelligence (AI) as it stands today isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Just last week, we learned that robots aren’t always the friendliest to their human counterparts, but what happens when you leave two AI bots in the same room? googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Researchers from Cornell University’s Creative Machine Lab decided to test that scenario. After trudging through some identity crises, the bots tried to tackle philosophy. Let me be the first to tell you that these chatbots certainly weren’t afraid to get sassy. These are pretty much me in robotic form. Hey, some of us have to serve the sass, okay? Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/chatbot-conversations/