World’s Last Person Born In The 1800s Celebrates Her 117th Birthday And Reveals Her Secret

Many people have a birthday on November 29th, but Emma Morano from Vercelli, Italy, is the only person celebrating her 117th birthday today. She’s the world’s oldest living person, but not only that – she’s the last person alive who was born in the 1800s! When Emma was born, in 1899, Britain was still at war with the Boers in South Africa. World War One was still fifteen years away and she was already 28 by the time the television was invented. She holds the Guinness world record as the only

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Published in: on March 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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27-Year-Old Woman Becomes The First Female Ever To Visit Every Country On Earth, Here’s How She Did It

Recently we told you about Cassandra De Pecol, a 27-year-old traveler from Connecticut, US, who was aiming to become the first woman to travel to all 193 sovereign states (plus Kosovo, Taiwan and Palestine). Well guess what? She’s just done it, and not only that, she officially holds the record as the fastest person to do so after breaking the previous record in over half the time! Cassie’s epic adventure, which was called Expedition196, took a total of 18 months and 26 days. She set out on

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Lonely 92-Year-Old Vet Refuses To Leave Home, Until She Meets This Dog

92-year-old veteran Annabelle Weiss and her service dog Joe are simply inseparable 92-year-old veteran Annabelle Weiss and her service dog Joe are simply inseparable. ‘He changed my life, he really did,’ Weiss told Today. ‘Without him I would be at the house a lot. Now people call me and I’m never home!’ At the age of 20, Weiss enlisted in the US Marines. She served there for two years as a driver and plane engine inspector. The woman was discharged in 1946 and started working as a nurse.

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Published in: on March 25, 2017 at 9:30 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Terminally Ill Boy Asked To See Santa Then Died In Santa’s Arms

Eric Schmitt-Matzen is a shopping mall Santa Claus guy. He is 6’1″ and 310 pounds, with an authentic pure white beard. When he’s not busy being Santa, he’s a mechanical engineer and the president of Packing Seals & Engineering in Tennessee. Eric Schmitt-Matzen is also an U.S. Army veteran who served in the U.S. Army Rangers. Not long ago, he got a special call to visit a sick child in the hospital. The boy was nearing the end of his young life. And as Eric tells the reporter interviewing

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Bad Dads: Art Inspired by the Films of Wes Anderson

Bad Dads lets the art do the talking. This collection stems from an annual gallery exhibition of artworks paying homage to Wes Anderson films. There’s brief introductory text by Anderson himself, as well as from critic Matt Zoller Seitz and curator Ken Harman, but the book is almost entirely made up of images. My favorite pieces are the dioramas, which capture the caught-in-their-own-world quality of Wes Anderson’s movies. But there’s something here for everyone: Mr. and Mrs. Fox action

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People Are In Love With This Baby Born With A Heart-Shaped Birthmark

Çinar Engin is a special baby from Turkey, who “decided” to thank his parents for the miracle of birth in an unusual way. When Çinar came into the world, he brought a heart-shaped birthmark on his forehead with him. “After a nurse cleaned the bloods on his head I was the first who see the birthmark on his head,” Çinar’s father Murat Engin told Daily Mail. “I was really surprised. When I came to close his head I realised that it was an amazing heart. It was difficult for me to keep my

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Cyber/steampunk watch built around an ex-Soviet IVL2-7/5 VFD display tube

J. M. De Cristofaro used an ex-Soviet IVL2-7/5 VFD tube as the core for his Cyberpunk Wristwatch, which adds steampunk notes in the form of a brass “roll cage” around the tube. http://boingboing.net/2016/12/11/cybersteampunk-watch-built-ar.html#more-499370 Read more…

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Published in: on February 7, 2017 at 10:59 pm  Leave a Comment  
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This Photo and It’s Caption Touched Thousands of People Around the World

This photograph was posted online by Shanna Niehaus, the mother of five-year-old Kainoa who is autistic and his first interaction with his newly arrived autism service dog. The caption for it touched thousands of people all around the world to the bottom of their hearts. https://brightside.me/wonder-people/the-caption-to-this-photo-touched-thousands-of-people-all-around-the-world-271160/ Read more…

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Lonely 92-Year-Old Vet Refuses To Leave Home, Until She Meets This Dog

92-year-old veteran Annabelle Weiss and her service dog Joe are simply inseparable 92-year-old veteran Annabelle Weiss and her service dog Joe are simply inseparable. “He changed my life, he really did,” Weiss told Today. “Without him I would be at the house a lot. Now people call me and I’m never home!” At the age of 20, Weiss enlisted in the US Marines. She served there for two years as a driver and plane engine inspector. The woman was discharged in 1946 and started working as a nurse.

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Published in: on January 31, 2017 at 3:59 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Lonely 92-Year-Old Vet Refuses To Leave Home, Until She Meets This Dog

92-year-old veteran Annabelle Weiss and her service dog Joe are simply inseparable 92-year-old veteran Annabelle Weiss and her service dog Joe are simply inseparable. “He changed my life, he really did,” Weiss told Today. “Without him I would be at the house a lot. Now people call me and I’m never home!” At the age of 20, Weiss enlisted in the US Marines. She served there for two years as a driver and plane engine inspector. The woman was discharged in 1946 and started working as a nurse.

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