Pranksters setup fake passport checkpoint at the Scotland-England border

September 16, 2014 | No comments

Just days before Scots vote on whether to separate from the United Kingdom, several pranksters erected a passport checkpoint at the border between England and Scotland…

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The stunt was the brainchild of Manchester photographer Jon Parker Lee, who gathered a group of artists and designers to pull off the elaborate prank…

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When her fiancé died, she found hope again through these spectacular bridal photos

September 16, 2014 | 2 comments

Janine suffered a tremendous loss when her fiancé, Johnny, passed away 52 days before their wedding day.

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To honor him and cope with her grief, she decided to do a memorial photo shoot in her wedding dress 

My expectation was to find a certain closure and to have a photo shoot of my dress in a different way that not your average bride would even think of doing.  I wanted to be free and I wanted to do something different.

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This Black guy stood up to the cops at his door…and got away with it

September 15, 2014 | 3 comments

When two officers arrived at Avel Amarel’s door recently to question him about a crime that happened outside his building, they tried to get him to stop filming and then they tried to come in his house. He shut them down on both counts.

Given the news of late and the tension that is sadly common between many communities and the police employed to protect them, this footage is especially stressful to watch. Fortunately, in this case, the encounter ended harmlessly…but not without showing how hard it can be for some people to stand up for their rights…

YouTuber celebrates 1,000th video with most impressive, surprising video you’ll see today

September 15, 2014 | No comments

Most days of the week you can tune in to Craig Benzine, or WheezyWaiter as he’s more commonly known, for a video about anything and everything. Today, he reached his 1,000th post.

The video he created to commemorate this achievement is nothing short of spectacular…

City modifies a major road for commuters who won’t put their phones down

September 15, 2014 | No comments

In the Chinese city of Chongqing, they are trying something new to protect those who text while they’re on the road…and those who are near them. No, it’s not meant to help drivers who text — there’s no excuse or accommodation for that dangerously obnoxious habit. This is a special adaptation for those who can’t stop texting while they walk.

A Chinese news source reports that Foreigner Street in the heart of Chongqing is now equipped with a walking lane for mobile phone users…

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Dad shaves his beard in the middle of Peek-a-boo. His little girl adorably HATES it…

September 15, 2014 | 1 comment

This father decided to introduce his freshly shaven face to his toddler using a fun game of peek-a-boo. He and mom expected a reaction…but definitely not this.

What a sweetheart. I’m sure she was right back in dad’s arms in no time at all.

Football fan proudly wears child abuser Adrian Peterson’s jersey…for a very good reason

September 15, 2014 | No comments

After Vikings star Adrian Peterson was benched this past weekend as he faces charges of child abuse, reactions were varied. Most of the publicized voices decried his behavior, of course. But plenty of fans still stood by their favorite player, too. And one of the simplest ways to do this was to simply wear an Adrian Peterson jersey.

This fan did just that.

But by making a simple change to the back of the shirt, he made sure everyone knew who he was actually supporting when he donned the number 28…

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(via Next Impulse, Phil Hecken)

1-800-4-A-Child is the National Child Abuse Hotline with crisis counselors available 24/7.

Grandma baked dessert for this wedding. But her other role came as an adorable surprise…

September 13, 2014 | 1 comment

When Laura VanPelt was planning her wedding, there was no cute toddler in the family to put on a fluffy dress and be her flower girl. But that was OK, because Laura had someone else in mind. Someone even better — her grandma Helen who turns 95 this year.

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(via MLive)

Helen was admittedly a little taken aback by her granddaughter’s request —

When she asked me, I just laughed. I thought she was kidding, of course. But then she said “No, grandma, I’m not. I want you to be my flower girl.”

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Local businesses rally to give a wounded veteran and his fiancée their dream wedding

September 12, 2014 | No comments

When Jacob Leach was in Iraq he was thrown off a building by a rocket grenade, injuring his leg and back and giving him traumatic brain injury. Recovery has been slow and will never be complete, but he says that his fiancee is his rock.

Jacob and Brittany have been hoping and planning to get married ever since their first date three years ago, but things just have never worked out. Jacob says…

Going to the courthouse is simple. [But] she wants that wedding, she deserves that wedding. Every time we save up, something happens. Moving to Jacksonville we used all our savings.

So when they entered MISSION I DO, a wedding giveaway from Old McMicky’s Farm, a local wedding venue, they didn’t expect much.

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It’s official, God loves gay people…and He just unveiled a billboard to prove it

September 11, 2014 | No comments

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God is everywhere, being omnipresent, but when it comes to antagonizing the Westboro Baptist Church, Facebook has traditionally been His favorite.

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The Kansas-based hate group often protests military funerals and LGBT*Q communities with signs reading “God Hates Fags,” famously blaming gay people for 9/11 and the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq, among other tragedies.

But God disagrees…

This hate group goes around saying that God hates gay people. Nonsense! I love gay people.

In an email to Mashable, he says…

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On 9/11 US fighter jets took off on a suicide mission. Meet the pilot willing to give her life…

September 11, 2014 | 2 comments

In September 2001, Heather “Lucky” Penney was a young, inexperienced F-16 pilot with the 121st Fighter Squadron of the D.C. Air National Guard. As the first female pilot in her squadron, it was a dream come true; her father had served as a fighter pilot in Vietnam, so when Congress opened up combat aviation to women, she was the first in line:

I signed up immediately. I wanted to be a fighter pilot like my dad.

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But on that fateful Tuesday morning thirteen years ago, 26-year-old Lt. Penney was called upon to make the greatest sacrifice of her life…bring down United Airlines flight 93, no matter what. Even knowing that the pilot for one of the planes could be her own father, Penney was prepared to take them down —

We had to protect the airspace any way we could.

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