Month: February 2021

Thirty $100 Bills Placed in Salavation Army Kettle

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore”An older man with glasses, a flannel shirt and jeans dropped thirty $100 bills into the red kettle of a Salvation Army volunteer in Pottsville, PA.” (AP Wire) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

National Guard Goes Green to Conserve Energy, Cut Costs

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore Green energy and conservation has become a top priority for the National Guard. Efforts nationally since 2001 to conserve energy and fuel include a wind turbine outside the New Mexico National Guard headquarters, a solar array providing power for a New Jersey training center, and the Ohio Air National Guard’s alternative energy site in Toledo. Every building under the military construction program now must meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s silver rating. (Read full AP report, via WTOP) (Trenton training center’s solar array- photo by Dept.of Military and Veterans Affairs) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Dutch Boost Cycle Commutes in Winter With Heated Roads

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA team of Dutch designers is pioneering technology to make winter journeys even safer for and more attractive to cyclists.Reflective crystals make lines in the road visible without electric lights, while other roads are getting underground geothermal heating for de-icing. (WATCH the video from BBC News)Thanks to Andrew N. for submitting the link.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Hero Librarian to Receive Lemony Snicket Prize For Work During Riots

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe most effective superheroes, like Super Man’s alter ego Clark Kent or Spiderman’s Peter Parker, often are the most unassuming.As the director of Ferguson, Missouri’s tiny library, Scott Bonner is this year’s recipient of the Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity.When the city erupted in riots on August 9, 2014 following the shooting of an African-American teenager by a police officer, the district schools closed amid the civil unrest.Only a few blocks from the combustible protests, Bonner, as the city’s only librarian, demonstrated commitment to families by not closing his doors. He hung a simple sign out front saying, “Stay Strong Ferguson. We are Family.”He collaborated with teachers, churches and volunteers to offer educational programming and provide a safe place for up to 200 kids a day. The library urged children to check out “Healing Kits” that included books dealing with trauma, and included a stuffed animal gift.After tweets about Bonner’s dedication went viral, the Ferguson Public Library received more than $175,000 in donations.The humble librarian, who was hired the month before, insists he was just doing his job.“We feel that he has been the ultimate example of humility, integrity, and dignity in the face of adversity,” said Dora Ho of the Los Angeles Public Library and chair of the jury that selected Bonner.The award was established by noted author Daniel Handler of the best-selling Lemony Snicket series of children’s novels. It has a cash prize of $10,000 and includes an “odd, symbolic object from Mr. Snicket’s private stash.”Plus, Bonner will get a certificate, to which Handler joked to The Guardian, “…which may or may not be suitable for framing.”On June 28th, Handler, along with award-winning author Jaqueline Woodson, will honor Bonner at the American Library Association’s annual conference in San Francisco.Bonner is taking all of the notoriety in stride. In response to winning, he wrote on his Twitter account, “Ha! Thanks. But, if I’m a superhero, then so is any local librarian, so go to the library and let them teach you to fly.”(WATCH an ALA interview with Scott Bonner below) – Photo Credit: ALASHARE the Fortunate Event (below)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Stephen Hawking’s Perfect Answer About Teen Idol Leaving One Direction

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWho says physicists don’t have a sense of humor?The brilliant Stephen Hawking told a laughing audience Saturday that he’s finally been asked a question about “something important”. Millions of heartbroken teen fans would agree.While appearing in the form of a hologram streamed from Cambridge, England, Hawking, 73, was asked to reveal the cosmological effect of Zayn Malik leaving the best-selling boy band, One Direction. Without a beat, Hawking reminded the audience to pay close attention to theoretical physics. Dry those tears because Zayn may, in fact, still be a band member–in a parallel universe.The celebrated English scientist, whose story of being struck with Lou Gehrig’s disease at age of 21 was immortalized in an Oscar nominated film, The Theory of Everything, was speaking to a group at the Sydney Opera House in Australia.Zayn Malik left the superstar pop band last month after five years saying, “I’d like to apologize to the fans if I’ve let anyone down, but . . . I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight.”(READ more via Reuters)Photo Credit: (for Zayn Malik) Eva Rinaldi, CCAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

7-Year-Old Discovers New Dinosaur Species, a T-Rex That Eats Plants

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIf he had gotten credit when he made the discovery, seven-year-old Diego Suárez would, instantly, have been the most popular kid in his school. As it was, scientists needed 11 years to figure out just what an amazing discovery the little boy made back in 2004. They announced this week he had uncovered an entirely new species of dinosaur.Little Diego discovered Chilesaurus diegosuarezi while his geologist parents were studying rocks in Chile. He and his sister were collecting decorative stones when he stumbled onto the fossils. He found so many fossils, in fact, scientists now believe the new species was probably the most common dinosaur in the region 145 million years ago.Palaeontologists first thought Diego had found fossils of several different Jurassic species. Only after finding a full skeleton, did they realize they were working with what some of them called an “evolutionary jigsaw puzzle.” With its mash-up of features from several different dinosaur groups, Chilesaurus has a long neck, like the herbivorea, but a small head and two-fingered hands. Although closely related to the notorious carnivore Tyrannosaurus rex, this one preferred to graze upon plants. Their findings were published this week in the journal, Nature.“It’s amazing to have found this new species,” Diego, now an 18-year-old university student, told USA Today. “I feel this incredible joy from being able to be part of something big.”Diego may be happy with the honor more than a decade later, but how cool would it have been to be seven years old — and have your own dinosaur named after you?(READ more from the University of Birmingham) – Photo from Manuel Suarez – Illustration by Gabriel LioSHARE the Exciting News with Dino Lovers… (below)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Shaving with Lasers Instead of Blades Will Save Money and the Environment

first_imgDon’t Let Your Friends Spend Another Dull Moment Without This Story, Share It…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreTaking a laser to your face and other body parts may seem crazy, but inventors of the “Laser Razor” say it’s the best shave that’s ever grazed humankind.This innovative device actually uses light instead of metal blades to slice through whiskers and hair, literally melting the hair’s follicles.Morgan Gustavsson and Paul Binun, inventors of the Skarp, made a breakthrough when they discovered the chromophore, a particle in the hair that absorbs certain wavelengths of light. It is common in every person—regardless of age, sex, or race—allowing the laser razor to work on everyone, even those with light hair, which older laser hair removal treatments missed.Comfortable High Heels For Women Designed by Orthopedic NurseBoth men and women can use this razor without water, shaving cream, blades, or electricity— that’s a big win for the environment, since shaving requires so many of these resources. Gallons of water are used for shaving in any household and two billion razor blades wind up in landfills in the U.S. and Canada every year.Another benefit: No more blood trickling down legs and chins..The Skarp Laser Razors (Swedish for ‘sharp’) are estimated to have a whopping 50,000 hour life expectancy, far surpassing the standard razor blade. The device will provide a month of shaves with a single AAA battery—using rechargeable batteries will keep your environmental shave-print to a minimum.This Lamp Light Burns All Night Powered Only by a Glass of SaltwaterConsidering that men spend $7,000 on cartridges and razors during their lifetimes and women about $4,500, the $159 price tag for nearly 6 years of shaving sounds like a bargain.The Kickstarter campaign to get the Skarp Laser Razor into consumers’ hands by March 2016 initially asked for $160,000 to launch the project. To date, they have raised close to $3 million, with 16 days still to go in their campaign.UPDATE: Kickstarter has removed the Laser Razor project from its website, and it is now on Indiegogo. Kickstarter requires a working prototype, and Skarp has not built their finished prototype yet. They have, however, created a working razor they are calling a “demo” model. They say they are producing the factory-made model updated with fiber optics and expect to have a working prototype in February. On Indiegogo right now, they have raised $415,000 — 255% of their goal.(WATCH the Kickstarter video below)last_img read more

70 Teens Bring Valentines to Old Lady Who Always Waves to Their Bus

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreStudents surprised their town’s famous “Waving Granny” with a Valentine’s Day show of thanks for all her years of encouragement delivered on every school morning.Each day, 86-year-old Tinney Davidson sits in her front window and waves at students on their way to Highland Secondary School in Comax Valley, British Columbia.FEEL THE LOVE ANYTIME WITH OUR GOOD NEWS APP—>  Download FREE for Android and iOSThis year, 70 of the students showed up Friday to “heart-bomb” her yard with dozens of Valentines before lining up to each give Tinney a hug. Before they were done, red hearts covered her lawn and a wide smile spread across her face.RELATED:  Terminal Cancer Survivor Spends Days Smiling and Waving at Drivers“You’re making me cry!” Tinney told the students in front of a CHEK News camera. “I had no idea, it’s just shock, I’m in shock and I am just so overwhelmed once again.”Tinney has been waving to kids passing her house for years, and students surprised her with a Valentine’s Day assembly in 2014.(WATCH the video at CHEK News) — Photos: CHEK NewsWave This Story In Front Of Your Friends, Share It…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

People Form Human Chain to Rescue Dog from Raging Waters (WATCH)

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore When a group of people in Kazakhstan spotted this dog trapped in rushing waters below a floodgate, they tried, and tried some more, to form a human chain to rescue it.The dog was standing on the edge of a waterfall, when one man waded in to lead the dog back to the ledge where he fell.WATCH: Dog Wearing Life Jacket is Found Adrift in Vast Gulf of MexicoBut when the pair got to the steep wall at the edge of the channel, both needed help climbing out.That’s when people on the bank raced to link arms and struggled until they could pull the man and dog to safety.(WATCH the video above from Marjana Khadreeva)SHARE This Hero Story! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

This Rescue Dog Found New Life Sniffing Out Illegal Pornography

first_imgThis pooch is one of the few trained canines that has the ability to sniff out micro SD cards, thumb drives, cell phones, or tablets that may contain illegal child pornography.Electronic storage devices have a special common chemical in their circuitry that trained hounds – like URL – can detect.RELATED: Shelter Offers “Unadoptable” Feral Cats to Hunt Rats —With Big SuccessSince storage devices are usually small and easy to hide, investigators may have a hard time finding them without spending ages combing a house. But now, when police receive a warrant for a suspected crook, URL is sent in to sniff out any evidence that the specialists may have missed.The 17-month-old black Labrador may be young, but this crime-fighting canine is the dog responsible for the imprisonment of Jared Fogle, the former Subway spokesperson incarcerated for illegal child pornography use.MORE: ‘Bad Dog’ Destined to Spend Life in Shelter Catches 150 Poachers in Two YearsURL’s partner Detective Cameron Hartman has also not just given the dog an important job, but takes him back to his home in Weber County, Utah every night after a hard day of busting bad guys.“A few families kinda gave up on him,” Hartman told KUTV. “It’s been awesome so far and we’re really just excited to help whichever agency is out there that needs something so unique as this.”(WATCH the video below) Spread URL’s Story: Click To ShareAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreURL was a shelter dog that had been given up to the pound by two different families because he just wasn’t what they were looking for – until the local police force saw the potential for an important one-of-a-kind job.last_img read more