Airplane, lightning bolt, and rainbow collide for a stunning accidental photograph

August 28, 2014 | By Joey White | 3 comments

German pilot Birk Möbius was snapping a few photographs of an incoming Boeing 777 near Leipzig on Sunday when a spectacular rainbow appeared. Möbius asked a colleague to help him count down to when the plane crossed the path of the rainbow and at that moment, he took a photo.

Capturing a plane crossing the path of a rainbow would have been a great photo on its own, but Möbius told a German newspaper, “I looked at the screen and immediately got goose bumps.”

The amateur photographer realized he had captured a bolt of lightning that he didn’t even noticed occurring when he took the photo…

Lightning Rainbow Plane

Incredibly, not only had the bolt of lightning run exactly in line with the rainbow, it actually struck the plane.

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Can you guess what all these middle-aged women have in common?

August 28, 2014 | By Abraham | No comments

Several months ago, a few dozen women, mostly middle-aged and few who were older, convened because of one fact that is true for all of them. Photographer Robyn Twomey had the opportunity to join them and take some portraits.

As you scroll through, see if you can tell what it is that they all have in common…

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British Embassy celebrates burning down the White House, humorless Americans demand apology

August 28, 2014 | By Joey White | 2 comments

When Deputy British Ambassador to the U.S. Patrick Davies wrote an article last week commemorating the 200th anniversary of the British troops burning the White House, he noted the peaceful relationship that has existed between the two allies since then for nearly two centuries.

“Needless to say, we’ve put the events of August 1814 far behind us,” he declared.

What happened in August of 1814, you ask? Here’s a reminder…

White House on Fire

That’s right, they burned down the White House.

Two years ago, British Prime Minister David Cameron met President Barack Obama at the “new” White House and they exchanged jokes about the event. Obama noted that the Brits “really lit the place up,” with Cameron responding that “you’ve got the place a little better defended today. You’re clearly not taking any risks with the Brits this time.”

So when Davies tweeted a joke about the fire that destroyed the home occupied by President James Madison, it appeared to be a simple, hilarious continuation of the friendly relationship between the two nations…

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Of course, the light-hearted nature of Davies’ tweet was a bit out of place in Washington, a city that’s not exactly known for being laid back or humorous. Several people immediately recognized the risk Davies took in posting the cheeky tweet…

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6-year-old Brit criticizes grocery chain’s label. Look at the new one they let him draw…

August 28, 2014 | By Joey White | 6 comments

Young Harry Deverill was confused about the packaging on a bottle of sauce he had put on his breakfast sandwich, so he did something about it.

In a letter to British supermarket chain Waitrose’s managing director, Harry said he didn’t think their label made any sense.

Dear Mark Price,

I am writing as the other morning I had Waitrose essential Brown Sauce with my bacon sandwiches. I asked Daddy what the picture is of on the label. Daddy didn’t know and neither do I. Please could you let me know. Mummy says I am good at drawing so if you would like me to draw a new picture for the label I would be happy to.

Kind regards, Harry Deverill, aged 6.

Admittedly, the artwork on the original label was a bit confusing…

Kid Label 4

So rather than try to explain what was supposed to be on the label, Waitrose took Harry up on his offer to draw the label himself. The young boy’s rendition of a complete English breakfast now decorates a limited edition run of Waitrose Essential Brown Sauce bottles…

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Irish MMA warrior talks about his violent ancestry and what homeless guys taught him about fighting

August 28, 2014 | By Promoted Content | No comments

At 5’8″ and 145 pounds, Conor McGregor is a small man. But you’d hardly know it by his presence in the UFC’s Octagon. Still, that’s not the Conor McGregor that Fightland and Sailor Jerry are getting to know here.

Conor McGregor

In their new series “Title Shots,” they are giving viewers a one-of-a-kind look at what’s going in the minds of fighters rather than only looking at what’s going on in the octagon. In this first episode, we visit Venice Beach with Irish UFC featherweight Conor McGregor to learn how his obsession with movement has shaped his fighting style. And not just his obsession with movement, but also his violent irish ancestry and an unlikely conversation with two homeless guys…