British Cyclist Rides 212 Miles in a Day. Look at the Perfectly Meta Shape of His Route…

Oct 9, 2014 By Joey White 0

When David Taylor headed out for a bicycle ride several weeks ago around New Forest National Park and Bournemouth, England, he was determined to ride more miles that Saturday than most of us will ride in this year.

But Taylor’s goal wasn’t simply to take on a refreshing 212-mile bike ride. When his journey was finished 13 hours later, a map of his route showed that the cyclist had drawn an enormous bicycle on the surface of southern England…

Bike Ride

Via: Voices

Though the intrepid cyclist said he took several wrong turns along the way, the rest of us are none the wiser. At this scale, of course it appears to be a rudimentary sketch of a bicycle drawn with a non-dominant hand, but given that his “canvas” was hundreds of miles of hilly roads and his medium was a GPS-tracked bicycle, this is quite possibly the most remarkable drawing of a bike ever.

All we can do is tip our hat to Taylor and hope this is just the first of many more land sketches from him.

This National Anthem Singer on Skates Can Hardly Be Blamed for His Massive Tumble

Oct 6, 2014 By Abraham 0

Before a recent hockey game, the National Anthem was performed by a Mark Donnelly, a singer known for his pre-game renditions of the song, which he performs while skating around the rink with a wireless mic.

On this particular occasion, his eyes were on the crowd rather than on the ice, where there happened to be a carpet spread out in front of him. Despite the embarrassment, he carried on as gamely as was possible.

Hopefully, he’s shaken it off by now so that the amusement we feel as we watch this is laughing with him, not at him…

These Cheerleaders Changed Outfits Mid-Game and It Brought an Opposing Player to Tears

Oct 6, 2014 By Joey White 14

By the third quarter in Sunday night’s game between the Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots, the winner on the field had been all but decided. Nobody was paying attention to the game on the field, though, during a timeout in which the Patriots went above and beyond to pay tribute to Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still, whose 4-year-old daughter Leah is fighting cancer…

Still 2 Daughter

While he started the season on the practice squad, Still has since been promoted to the active roster. In an emotional show of support, the Patriots played a music video tribute to kids fighting cancer as Patriots cheerleaders traded their more traditional outfits…

Still 4 Cheerleaders

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This Marathon Became an Obstacle Course Thanks to the Railroad’s Colossal Screw-up

Oct 3, 2014 By Joey White 0

During Saturday’s Mill Race Marathon in Columbus, Indiana, a nightmare unfolded for race organizers as a train intersected the race course, stopping runners in their tracks…

(Turn your volume down for the loud train horn)

After runners were forced to jump between train cars or run off pavement to go around the front, race organizers scrambled to explain the situation. In a Facebook comment, they explained that the railroad had agreed long before the race to keep the tracks clear but a railroad supervisor screwed up.

Fortunately, another Facebook commenter offered the perfect solution to the problem…

As punishment, all [railroad] and emergency management supervisors have to run next year’s marathon!!

Ohio State coach absolutely destroys a fan who ran onto the field

Sep 28, 2014 By Abraham 1

Everyone knows that if you jump out of the stands at a sporting event and run onto the field, you’re going to get tackled and hauled off. Usually the tackling is done by security, but in this case Ohio State’s strength and conditioning coach got to the trespasser first.

And he was not happy that someone was interrupting his playtime.

It will come as no surprise that you don’t want to confront a man whose only job is to make big, scary men better at knocking over other big, scary men…

The most expensive regular season baseball game ever is happening tomorrow

Sep 24, 2014 By Joey White 0

If you’re looking to watch the New York Yankees take on the Baltimore Orioles Thursday night, you’ll have to shell out a lot more money than the face value of the ticket you’re buying. A lot more.

The game will be Derek Jeter’s last regular season game in Yankee Stadium as the 20-year veteran retires at the end of this year and the Yankees are all but officially eliminated from the playoffs.

As a sign of the impact Jeter has had on the ball club and the respect he has among his fans, look at how much tickets for his final game are going for on the second market site StubHub

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The cheapest ticket you’ll find at the moment is for $332, and you’ll be sitting in the bleachers with this obstructed view. Oh, and you’ll be with a bunch of strangers since this is a single ticket, not a pair…

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High school rallies around student who lost his mom to cancer in emotional show of support

Sep 23, 2014 By Joey White 1

When 17-year-old Dandric Piolet returned home from school last Thursday, he discovered that his mother had lost her battle with cancer. The Garland High School senior posted a note to his friends on Instagram, saying,

“Just letting this all sink in right now. Coming home and finding the woman who breaks her back and struggles day to day to take care of me dead.”

The next day, Dandric insisted on attending school. While he craved a return to normalcy, life was anything but normal as he grieved the loss of his mother who raised five boys by herself.

Fortunately, Dandric was far from alone. A student tweeted this photo of the hall full of students surrounding him in support…

Garland High School

As the captain of his football team, Dandric wasn’t about to miss a big game that night in a sport his mother, Tasha, loved to watch. Fans of Garland’s opponent, Naaman Forest, even painted Dandric’s number 42 on their backs as a show of support.

This story from FOX 4 helps capture some of the emotion of that day, where an entire community wrapped their arms around a young man during his darkest moment…

(via Uplifting News)