Due to recent weather calamities, this tree was uprooted, taking a lawn up with it. This may not seem like a particularly special event, but regardless, the image managed to go viral online, and now even more so, thanks to Photoshop experts from Reddit. Some notable examples include a Hobbit House and sweeping dirt underneath the patch. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a house you won't believe isn't real, just Unreal Engine 4 goodness.
Philippe Dumas, a 60-years-young man from Paris, France, always wanted to become a model, but life pushed him in another direction. "I studied law but never practiced and instead worked in the movie business and advertising. Retired but not out, giving a last go to my lifelong dream of becoming a model, do I have it in me," he told Bored Panda. The short and long answer is: yes. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Golfer Charlie Helms managed to capture an enormous 15-foot, 800-pound gator strolling near the third hole of Buffalo Creek Golf Club in Palmetto, Florida. "I was stunned and silent. I didn't know if we were being punked or something. [It could've been] two guys in an alligator suit," said Helms. In just two days, the video above has received over 4.6-million views. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of ballistic gel being zapped by 100,000-volts of electricity.
Chewbacca Mom proved that just about anything can make you an internet superstar, and more often than not, it all starts with a mistake. For example, this person discovered that someone at their office tried to copy an iPad screen, literally, while trying to capture a screenshot. This fiasco eventually made its way online and has been shared millions of times by social media users on Facebook, Instagram, and more. Continue reading for more example who became famous online for all the wrong reasons.
More often than not, things you order at restaurants, or food items purchased at stores, just don't live up to the images you see on their packaging / menu. For example, the "Gordito Burger" at the "CB" burger chain appears to be a behemoth, but in reality, the prop you see has been filled with many inedible materials, such as glue, to make it appear that way. Continue reading for more images that social media users have posted online.
There's Grumpy Cat, and then Smoothie, currently the internet's most photogenic cat, or many would like to think. She's a British Longhair living in Luxembourg with her owner, with thousands of Instagram fans. Apart from its coat length, the British Longhair is identical to the British Shorthair. The coat is lustrous and physique is stout in general. The head is broad, and round or even squarish, with bright circular eyes and short ears. Continue reading for a video and more information about the breed.
Joshua Browder, a 19-year-old British programmer currently studying at MIT, has created "DoNotPay", the world's first robot lawyer. Registered users can use the service to ask any kind of legal question and receive relevant auto-generated answers. This project began as a free website to help people appeal parking tickets, which soon became an automatic appeal generator, using previously successful letters as a template. "As a 19-year-old, I have coded the entirety of the robot on my own, and I think it does a reasonable job of replacing parking lawyers. I know there are thousands of programmers with decades more experience than me working on similar issues. If it is one day possible for any citizen to get the same standard of legal representation as a billionaire, how can that not be a good thing," said Browder. Continue reading for a video demonstration and more information.
Ricky Ma, a 42-year-old graphic designer from Hong Kong, taught himself everything about robotics from scratch, and spent over $50,000 building a Scarlett Johansson-like robot. He was able to manufacture 70% of the robot's body using a 3D printer, and through trial-and-error, setbacks, like burnt-out electric motors and it continuously toppling over, were overcome. "When I started building it, I realized it would involve dynamics, electromagnetics, and programming. I have never studied programming, how was I supposed to code? Additionally, I needed to build 3D models for all the parts inside the robot. Also, I had to make sure the robot's external skin and its internal parts could fit together. When you look at everything together, it was really difficult," said Ma. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
Seattle "businessman" Benjamin Rogovy made millions of dollars by offering online prayers between 2011-2015. He led people to believe that ministers and religious leaders would pray for them if they paid between $9 and $35 for the service via several websites. This was convincing enough for hundreds of thousands of people to participate in the scam, netting approximately $7.8-million in the process. However, all was not as it seems, since Rogovy posed as Pastor John Carlson, complete with a LinkedIn profile. Testimonials included being able to avoid home foreclosures, wining lottery jackpots, and even being cured of terminal illnesses. Continue reading for a video news report and more information.
First unveiled at the International Defense Industry Exhibition in Kielce on September 2, 2013, the PL-01 is finally in production, and will hit battlefields by 2018. This tank has a modular ceramic-aramid shell, which is designed to provide protection compatible with NATO standard STANAG 4569 Annex A at level 5+ across the front portions of the hull and turret. The hull of the vehicle provides protection against improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and landmines in accordance with appendix B parts 4a and 4b of the STANAG 4569 standard. The entire vehicle will be covered with radar and radiation-absorbent materials. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.