How to operate a 400-foot deep well with a camel

July 13, 2014 | No comments

It is shocking for most of us to see what some people in the world need to go through to get water. In this case, the amount of work and the rudimentary ingenuity needed to get so little water at a time in the Thar Desert in Pakistan is amazing…

Almost as amazing as the fact that they don’t have the end of that rope attached to anything!

100 of the greatest bass lines ever all played in a single medley

July 12, 2014 | No comments

Sometimes the bass player in a band is only there to back up the guys with the guitars and microphones. But there are plenty of bands and songs that push the bass right up front.

Musician Davie504 picked out his favorite bass lines from pop music history and put them all together in a cohesive medley…

World’s fastest talking woman tells “The 3 Little Pigs” in 15 seconds, is predictably annoying

July 12, 2014 | No comments

Fran Capo currently holds the Guinness record as the fastest talking woman in the world — 603.32 words in 54.2 seconds. Here she demonstrates her talent as well as the frenetic personality that unsurprisingly accompanies her unique skills…

(via Boing Boing)

All 50 states summarized in Lego scenes… Did they get your state right?

July 11, 2014 | 7 comments

Jeff Friesen may be Canadian, but the subject of this project from the creative photographer is the United States — all 50 of them…

Lego A1

For his project 50 States of LEGO, Friesen captured a scene, landscape, or piece of culture from each state in an image made with his favorite childhood toy.

The collection is being released as a book this fall called United States of LEGO, but if you can’t wait till then, you can buy your own print of any of these fantastic images…

Alabama

Lego Alabama

Alaska

Lego Alaska

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Adorably determined 2-year-old learns to walk with prosthetic leg, can’t stop chanting “I got it”

July 11, 2014 | No comments

Little Kayden was born with a disease that unfortunately caused his leg to need to be amputated this past January. But now he has a prosthetic leg and a walker.

As he tries his walker for the first time, you can tell the he has the attitude to get through this ordeal. About a minute in, his mom asks him if he’s got it. I think you’ll agree with him that he most certainly does…

Giving birth on a sidewalk after a 95-mph race to the hospital makes for an incredible birth video

July 10, 2014 | 2 comments

As a childbirth educator, there are few people more prepared to have a baby than Kristin Dickerson. When she went into labor in the middle of the night two weeks ago, her husband Troy strapped his GoPro to his head and they left for the hospital.

Troy had filmed the births of their first two boys as well, but this experience would go much differently. Realizing she probably wouldn’t make it to the hospital in time for their baby boy to be born, Troy raced down the Houston freeway while he and Kristin calmly discussed their options.

When the couple finally pulled into Texas Children’s Hospital, where Kristin also works, there wasn’t even time to wait for a doctor. As bewildered security guards looked on, Troy delivered a healthy baby boy on the sidewalk.

The couple was in good spirits over the experience and while Kristin admits that it felt a little personal to post the birth of her son online, she wanted others to be able to see the experience for themselves so they’re aware of what their bodies are capable of.

And for those of you who aren’t interested in seeing too much of the actual birth, don’t worry, the extraordinary video is censored…

(via ABC News)

Dad overwhelmed when stepdaughter surprises him with the dream car he gave up to marry her mom

July 10, 2014 | No comments

Back when Kristin Russell’s mom got remarried, her new stepdad Dave gave up his dream car — a 1973 Porsche 914 — to pay for the wedding.

To say thanks for what an amazing dad to her and husband to her mom he’d been over the years, Kristin spent two years tracking down a nearly identical version of the classic Porsche, having it transported across the country, and getting it running.

All of her efforts led to a huge surprise for her stepdad…

(FYI, Dad is mostly speechless in shock but does let one PG-13 word slip…)

(via Tastefully Offensive)