Poncho the police dog of the Madrid Municipal Police recently became a social media star after a video began circulating of the pup demonstrating his life-saving skills. As you can see in the video above, as soon as his human partner collapses to the ground, Poncho springs into action, performing CPR, while also laying his head on the man's mouth to check his breathing. Continue reading for more strange, yet true, stories from around the world to kick off your weekend.
As all Toys R Us stores in the United States officially closed for business this past Friday, things were a bit different at the Triangle Town store in North Carolina. Why? Well, an anonymous shopper decided to spend $1 million to purchase every last toy to donate to needy children. The massive toy store chain that enchanged children for seven decades began liquidation in March after filing for bankruptcy last year. Continue reading for another video and more information.
The face you see above is a reconstructed "Stonehenge Man" who once lived 5500-years ago. Forensic analysis enabled scientists to create the most lifelike model yet of an individual from British prehistory, and their work also reveals how he lived, ate, along with possibly shedding some light on the origins of Stonehenge itself. This well-preserved skeleton was first discovered in an elaborate tomb in the 1860s, the face was been brought to life by Swedish sculptor Oscar Nilsson, using information from bone and tooth analysis. After measuring the length of the man's bones, the skeleton's weight, and his age, it's estimated that he died between 25 and 40 years old. Continue reading to see more historical faces reconstructed. Click here for a few bonus images.
North Korean dictator Kim Jung-Un posed for a selfie with Singpore's foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan earlier today on Jubilee Bridge at Merlion Park. How did this happen? Well, Balakrishnan simply pulled out his smartphone and then Tweeted the image for the world to see, which happens to be the first known selfie of Kim Jong-Un. Continue reading for another video, as well as one more picture and information.
Indiana couple Erin and Leah Finan took advantage of Amazon's returns policy by not returning items before a replacement was sent out. Since they mainly ordered electronics, like tablets and digital action cameras, the initiated returns netted them quite a hefty sum when sold to a third party, Danijel Glumac, who then disposed of them for a profit through an unnamed New York entity. Continue reading for a full video explaining the situation and more information.
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China is Starbucks' second largest market and they aim to become the first by opening a new store every 15 hours through the year 2022, which would mean a total of at least 6,000 stores in the span of just 4-years or so. To help make this plan a reality, Nestle SA finalized a $7.2-billion deal with Starbucks, which would mean sourcing branded products to local supermarkets, restaurants and catering companies. Continue reading for another video tour of the world's largest Starbucks and more information.
Astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean piloted Intrepid during the Apollo 12 mission to a landing within 200 meters of Surveyor 3 on Nov. 19, 1969. During their brief stay of almost 32 hours, the two astronauts performed two moonwalks, each a little less than four hours long. Bean, 86, a former U.S. Navy test pilot who became one of only 12 people ever to set foot on the moon, died at Houston Methodist Hospital on May 26, 2018, after falling ill two weeks ago while traveling in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Continue reading for a video on the Apollo 12 mission and more information.
You know a person has received one too many parking tickets, when...they start making their own fakes to prevent officers from giving them more. One woman from Suzhou, China, decided to park in a no-parking zone and then proceeded to leave a fake parking ticket on her car's window so that the policemen would think one of their colleagues had already fined her. She was able to sneak by for quite some time, until one day, an undercover police car was sitting their waiting to see her performing this illegal act. Continue reading for more strange, yet true, stories about real people.
Glen Thorman, fire chief from East Jordan, Michigan, claims a motion sensor camera captured an image of what appears to be an angel floating above his truck. "I said, 'That's an angel!' and I was just blown away. I couldn't wait to send it to my wife and send it to Deneille (Moes) [pastor of Thorman's church] I said, 'I got an angel, and my camera took a picture of an angel,'" said Thorman. Continue reading to see the next frame after capturing the angel.
The Kilauea Volcano has been erupting for several days now, and lava, up to 10-feet deep, has now made its way to the nearby neighborhood of Leilani Estates. In addition to the 26 homes that the lava has destroyed, it has also swallowed a fourth-generation Ford Mustang whole, which was parked seemingly safely on the side of the road. Continue reading for two more videos and information.