This Man’s Life Was Saved When His Nurses Sneaked His Dog to Him in the Hospital

Oct 25, 2014 By Megan Berman 0

Pets can often feel like a beloved member of the family: we count on their unconditional love and companionship, and in turn, they count on ours.

And for one man in Kentucky, this was especially true recently. 73-year-old James Wathen was so sick and weak that he couldn’t eat, or even speak above a whisper. James told his nurses how much he missed his dog, Bubba, and sensing that it might be their final goodbye, the care team conspired to reunite the best friends.

The only problem? The hospital didn’t allow for the admission of pets. Undeterred, James’ nurses worked in secret with the shelter Bubba had been taken to when James was admitted, and managed to sneak the little pup into the hospital…

Apparently, Bubba had also been doing poorly since he was separated from his best friend. According to the President of the shelter Bubba had been living in, he showed the same symptoms as James

The dog quit eating a week ago, which is very strange. The dog didn’t know where James was and James didn’t know where the dog was and believe it or not, they both stopped eating at about the same time.

Since the reunion, both James and his best friend have made a complete turnaround. And Bubba now has carte blanche to visit James in the hospital whenever he wants.

(via The Independent)

Wind So Strong It Stops a River and Makes a 98-foot Waterfall Disappear

Oct 22, 2014 By Abraham 0

The Kinder River runs through the county of Derbyshire in the heart of England. At one point along its short and meandering course it drops 98 feet.

Or perhaps it’s more accurate to say it usually drops 98 feet. During a recent wind storm the force was so great that the river’s current was overpowered and the waterfall literally stopped…

Via: Reddit

A Gunshot Paralyzed This Painter, so She Completely Relearned Her Craft…with No Hands

Oct 20, 2014 By Megan Berman 0

Mariam Paré always knew she wanted to be an artist, ever since she was a little girl. She grew up dreaming of making a career out of her art.

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But when she was 20 years old, a stray bullet found found her…

Somebody was shooting a gun and it hit the car I was driving. I was struck in my back between my shoulder blades and my neck and I was instantly paralyzed.

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Everything You Need to Know About Ebola in 80 Seconds

Oct 16, 2014 By Joey White 0

If you aren’t sure exactly what Ebola is or how you should respond to it, this short video is for you. It covers everything from where it originated and how it spreads to what the virus does to your body and, most importantly, what you need to do about it…

This Guy Is THRILLED by an Awesome Noise in Nature (and Then There’s That Other Noise)

Oct 14, 2014 By Abraham 4

When Cory Williams and his girlfriend Kristen pulled over by a lake in Alaska, he thought it would be fun to skip a few rocks. This led, in turn, to the most exciting noise the natural world has ever surprised him with.

His reaction is infectiously joyful. (And the other natural noise he’s surprised by in this clip is pretty funny, too.)

Via: Reddit

This Blind Dog Turned a Mean, Old Cat into the Best Friend (and Guide) He Could Hope For

Oct 10, 2014 By Megan Berman 0

Cats and dogs are natural enemies, right? Well, not in the case of this odd couple — Tervel is a blind and partially deaf dog whose best friend is a formerly stray cat, Puddytat.

Puddytat, whose human describes him as “top cat” and a bit of a bully, scorns the company of all the other cats…but seems to sense that Tervel the dog needs him. The pair immediately bonded, and are often found snuggling around the house.

The chocolate lab used to stay in his basket all day because he couldn’t get around without hurting himself, but Puddytat has taken upon himself to become Tervel’s guide cat…

Tervel is much more confident when Puddytat is around. He relies on him to get around…it’s often when they’re out, they’re nose-to-tail…

Now these unlikely best friends go for walks in the English countryside together, Puddytat the cat leading Tervel the dog.

Via: Nat Geo Wild

What Do You Do If You KNOW You’re Going Blind? These Brothers Took Off on a Huge Road Trip

Oct 9, 2014 By Megan Berman 0

Justin Purvis, 38 and Tod Purvis, 43, are taking matters into their own hands. Or eyes, as the case may be.

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Several years ago, when the two brothers discovered that they had inherited a degenerative eye disease, Choroideremia, that would slowly turn them blind, they decided to take a once-in-a-lifetime road trip to see the American landscape…for the very last time.

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This Abandoned Town in Tennessee Will Make You Want to Go Exploring, Too

Oct 7, 2014 By Megan Berman 0

Nestled about a mile into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, hidden away from the world, lies an abandoned town.

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Built almost 100 years ago, there are houses, a fountain, and even a hotel — The Wonderland Club. The hotel closed in 1992, and the last lease for any of the houses expired in 2001.

Now the remaining structures stand empty and unused…

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Photographer Jordan Liles stumbled across the ghost town last year, and documents his findings in the video “Tennessee Wonderland”…

After Graduating from Yale, This Guy Completely Quit Talking and Went for a 9,000-mile Walk

Oct 3, 2014 By Megan Berman 5

For one year, 23-year-old Yale grad Greg Hindy didn’t utter a single word. Not when he became lost in a snowstorm in Zion National Park, or even when he collapsed of food poisoning in Salt Lake City and was brought to the hospital.

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Hindy had taken on a vow of silence: for 365 days, he would trek across the United States without using any technology, relying on the kindness of strangers…

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A rare and insane nature video to share with everyone you hate

Sep 29, 2014 By Abraham 2

In a segment of the BBC’s Wonders of the Monsoon, we have the distinct displeasure of seeing a leech eat an earthworm. It sounds gross, I know. Just wait till you actually see it.

It’s incredible, but so nasty…

The leech sucks it’s prey down like spaghetti, crushing the worm with its muscular throat.

(via Kottke)

Adding to the remarkableness of the unpalatable moment, this footage is the first that has ever been captured of this phenomenon. And in case you’re curious, the worm met its demise and the leech had lunch on Mount Kinabalu in Borneo.