Kate McClure didn’t expect to get stranded on the road while driving to Philadelphia last month, much less change someone else’s life. After pulling over on the side of I-95, McClure, 27, was approached by a homeless man named Johnny. She was nervous at first, but Johnny told her to get back into her car and to lock the doors while he walked to get help. So, he went to a nearby gas station, used his last $20 fill a gas can and brought it back to fill her car up. Moved by the gesture, she promised to come back with something, and in addition to cash, snacks and Wawa gift cards, a GoFundMe was started online, where internet users have contributed over $350,000. Continue reading for more pictures and another video of his reaction.
Let’s face it, selfies are nothing new or special, especially when browsing social media services, like Instagram. One artist realized this as well, and decided to transform random portraits of strangers he found on the photo-sharing service into manga characters. Yes, you’ll see a few familiar faces as well. Continue reading for more pictures and another video. Click here for a few bonus images.
Yes, this is a real product, and not just a gag April Fools Day item. At $10,000 USD, KFC’s Internet Escape Pod was designed to provide a getaway from all those Black Friday / Cyber Monday sales, and can comfortably fit four adults as well as a bucket of KFC. The US-made steel structure features enamel paint and 8-pound high-density architectural foam. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
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Ever come across an image of something that just puzzles you? Simply post it on Reddit, and you’ll have your answer in minutes. Bored Panda rounded up several strange images that were quickly solved by internet users, starting with the bizarre jellyfish-like creature above. Simply put, it’s part of a siphonophore, which superficially resemble jellyfish, with one example being the venomous Portuguese man o’ war. Continue reading to see more. Click here for a few bonus images.
Azuki, a hedgehog who lives in Japan, recently went on a camping trip, and his owner posted the adventure on Instagram. Yes, the tiny hedgehog got his own set of miniature Coleman camping gear, complete with a tent, kayak, and barbecue. The food may have been plastic, but we’re sure he got plenty of treats after the shoot. Continue reading for more pictures.
AOL announced today that it is discontinuing its pioneering Instant Messenger chat platform after 20 years of service officially on December 15. The company is shutting down the service to focus “on building the next generation of iconic brands and life-changing products.” Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
Equifax, a provider of consumer credit scores, announced today that a hack exposed the personal details of potentially 143 million U.S. consumers between mid-May and July. Cyber criminals allegedly accessed details, including names, social security numbers, and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers by exploiting a U.S. website application Plus, credit card numbers of around 209,000 U.S. consumers and certain dispute documents with personal identifying information of around 182,000 U.S. consumers were accessed. Continue reading for the news report and more information, including a link to check yourself.
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Unless you’re a celebrity and / or a big name company (Google, Facebook, etc.), asking a programmer to complete a job for “exposure” simply isn’t feasible. Someone asked programmer Zach Zundel just that recently, or to be more specific, to do coding/backend work for free: “Lmao sorry friendaloo but if you want me to write you a couple thousand lines of code you get to profit from forever it’s gonna cost you,” said Zach in a tweet. Continue reading to see how the entire conversation went down.
Police dogs are nothing new, but when a photographer captured images of new K-9 recruits Lucky Star, Schumann, Feida, Brother, AJ and Full Moon for Taiwan’s National Police Agency, the internet went crazy. When they grow into their uniforms, they’ll be assigned to the agency’s K-9 Anti Bomb & Drug force and Blood Detection units in Taipei City. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Photoshop guru “Kanahoooo” on Chinese social media website Weibo specializes in enhancing random profile photos. Her work is so incredible that she’s amassed 430,000 followers, and the goal is to make people look “shiny,” or in other words, far different from their original photos. “Don’t believe the perfect thing you see online. If you want to find out about somebody, then see them in real life,” said Kanahoooo. Click here for a few bonus images.