Kid puts a sign up for a front-yard piano concert, hundreds show up in the rain (including me)

July 14, 2014 | 2 comments

Last week, an 8-year-old boy in Minneapolis put a simple sign in his yard about a piano concert he wanted to put on…

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Dylan worked hard to promote his concert, standing in his front yard to tell any passerby who would listen to come. His neighbor thought it would be fun to get a few of his friends to come surprise Dylan with a bigger crowd and started a Facebook page for the event.

Word quickly spread beyond Thomas’s friends and eventually, a photo of Dylan’s sign found its way onto Reddit. That’s where I found out about it.

Browsing Reddit aimlessly on Friday night, I stumbled across a post at the top of /r/pics that said,

A kid near me put this sign up. Hundreds of people on facebook now plan to attend. We hope to blow his mind.

I clicked on the post to read the comments, hoping for more information about the concert so I could follow up later to see how it went. I was surprised to find that Dylan’s little front yard concert would be happening just minutes from my house.

I had to go.

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Angry dad sings his own threatening version of “Rude”

July 14, 2014 | 1 comment

Last year a new band named Magic! shot up the charts with their hit debut “Rude,” a song about a guy who asks his girlfriend’s parents if he can marry her. When her parents say no, he says they’re being rude and that he’s going to marry her anyway.

Benji and Jenna Cowart have responded with a version of the song that they call “the dad’s side of the story,” which ends a little differently for the lovestruck young man…

Of course, the video has generated debate between people who think the parental version is an overreaction and those who think the kids in the original Magic! version are being disrespectful. YouTube commenter Tu Pham said,

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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!

Engineer dad takes fantastically creative photographs of his adorable little boys [12 pics]

July 11, 2014 | No comments

When Wes Armson isn’t managing projects in his day job as a mechanical engineer, he’s taking irresistibly cute photographs of his sons…

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With a 2-year-old and 4-month-old at home, Wes turned his attention outside of work to a more creative venture, taking whimsical pictures of his boys. His photographs have garnered enough attention that he’s started a side business doing newborn photography for others.

We’ve included some of Wes’s work with his kids below, but be sure to check out more of his photos on his Facebook page

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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)

What happens when you offer drugs to the president of the United States

July 10, 2014 | No comments

This is funny or depressing depending on how you look at it. As Obama was shaking hands in Denver earlier this week, a local pothead asked him if he wanted “to hit this”…

The recent legalization of weed in Colorado allowed the president to laugh off the offer with the appropriately amused disregard that the question warranted.

Meanwhile, while the president is winsomely avoiding getting high and numerous people in Colorado aren’t, 750,000 people in this country are being arrested each year for marijuana-related offenses and 20,000 people are in prison only because of marijuana possession or distribution.

Tour the skies and streets of Barcelona in this astonishing 2-minute timelapse

July 10, 2014 | No comments

Photographer Rob Whitworth spent more than 350 hours traveling over and through Barcelona taking in excess of 26,000 pictures. Then he and audio designer Slava Pogorelsky put together this spectacular “flow-motion” short film…

7-year-old says she has enough toys, tells friends to bring donations to her birthday party instead

July 9, 2014 | No comments

When young Abigail Walsh turned seven, she got together with her friends like many first-graders do for a birthday party. Unlike most first-graders though, she specifically asked her friends not to bring presents, requesting books for a local hospital instead.

Abigail’s friends delivered on her request, bringing 125 books to her birthday party. KSL 5 News was there when Abigail brought her generous gifts to Primary Children’s Hospital…