Nervous 13-year-old Comes Out to His Friend via Text, Gets an Unexpected Response

Nov 25, 2014 By Joey White 1

It’s hard enough for a 13-year-old boy to come to the realization that he’s gay and then try to figure out how to tell the world. But it’s even harder to do that in Singapore, a country that’s well known as a conservative nation where same-sex sexual activity is still against the law.

So when this young man in Singapore nervously texted his friend with his revelation, he wasn’t sure what kind of response he would get…

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The Surreal Moment a Bereaved Father Hears the Proof that His Son’s Death Saved Lives

Nov 25, 2014 By Abraham 0

In 2011, Tom Meeks was diagnosed with a rare heart disease. After hearing from a number of hospitals that he was not eligible for a transplant, he finally visited Mayo Clinic where he met 5 of the 6 criteria that make a person eligible. He was placed on their list, and in November of last year, he moved to Rochester, Minnesota to await a heart, hoping it would come in time to save him.

In March, he was called and told a match was available to him.

Of course, this sort of good news always comes with terribly tragic news for someone else. Only a little earlier, 21-year-old Matthew Heisler’s parents received a call saying that their son had been dragged out of a house fire, but despite his friends’ best efforts he had not made it.

But because Matthew marked himself down as an organ donor when he renewed his license, in his death he offered life to Tom Meeks. Now, 8 months later, the Meeks and the Heislers have met. And in what must have been one of the most painful yet beautifully surreal moments of their lives, Matthew’s family got a chance to listen to their boy’s heart.

Matthew’s Father Hears His Son’s Heart Still Beating…

Via: Kare11

As if that weren’t enough motivation to be an organ donor, Matthew’s generosity saved other lives as well. A 46-year-old woman and 56-year-old woman were each saved by one of his kidneys, and a 61-year-old man by his liver. In all 60 people received the transplants they needed because of the Heislers’ tragic loss.

It is a simple phrase, but Matthew’s dad summed up his son’s legacy perfectly after hearing him live on in Tom Meeks: That’s awesome.

These Are Painted Wood Sculptures. No Fabric Is Involved…

Nov 25, 2014 By Abraham 0

The incredible work of sculptor Tom Eckert is made entirely of wood which he then paints. And yet, even knowing this, it is nearly impossible to see anything other than actual fabric in these pieces. He explains

One of my earliest recollections, on a car trip, was my perception of the wet, slick highway ahead that turned out to be an illusion, a mirage.  The revelation that I was fooled, visually and intellectually tricked, stuck with me.  This visual deception is now the basis for my creative direction.

When this idea is applied to my compositions (floating book, floating cards, floating rock) a sense of the impossible happens — for me, magic.

Magic, indeed.

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Semi Jumps Over a Car

Nov 24, 2014 By Abraham 0

A couple guys (one, in particular) risked their lives for this 30 second video. You should probably watch it…

Leaping 3-fingered Touchdown Catch May Be the Greatest Completion of All Time

Nov 24, 2014 By Abraham 4

Yesterday, New York Giant Odell Beckham, Jr. made a catch that will be featured in highlight reels for decades to come.

It’s already unlikely that a pass thrown from midfield will result in a touchdown. Add to that a defender’s interference and the fact that this pass was thrown several feet over Beckham’s head and this seems like an impossible catch.

But he was able to leap and get a couple fingers on it…and that was all he needed.

Immediately, the announcers began hailing it as a catch that will go down in history…

Gamer Doesn’t Know His Mic Is On, Sings Coldplay’s “Fix You” During “Call of Duty”

Nov 23, 2014 By Abraham 2

Australian designer and gamer Jerome Wilson was playing Call of Duty a while back and not having a very good game. He was about to quit when he heard another player start singing. The other player, apparently unaware that his mic was on, sang the entirety of Coldplay’s song “Fix You.”

Wilson continued to play enjoying the “odd beauty of the moment” and then perfected it by adding the song’s instrumentation and posting it for us to see, too…

Via: Reddit

This Is How People in Winnipeg Have Fun When the Temp Drops to -29

Nov 23, 2014 By Joey White 0

Average low temperatures in Winnipeg, Manitoba, are -2 degrees Fahrenheit, but an extreme cold snap can deliver bitter arctic temperatures.

When the thermometer dipped to -29 degrees last March, one family hooked their hose up to a hot water heater and turned on the sprinkler for some fantastic Canadian fun…

Via: DPF