Editor’s Note: this town was previously featured on GNN as one of the finalists for the Top 10 Nicest Places in America competition from Reader’s Digest.
Cancer is not going to keep this dedicated police officer from doing the job he loves – and his community is not about to let his job keep him from getting cancer treatments, either.
Chris Kudla was diagnosed with a rare form of stage four kidney cancer back in November 2017, the day before his 46th birthday.
It was also eight months after he had started working for the Riverside Police Department in Illinois.
Despite having to attend doctor’s appointments and chemotherapy sessions twice a month, Kudla told his police chief that he did not want to stop working – and the chief told him that they would try to make it work.
RELATED: Farmers Stay Silent During Auction So Young Man Can Win the Bid on His Long-Lost Family Farm The primary problem was that Kudla had not worked at the police department long enough to accumulate enough sick days for his treatment.
So as a means of helping their police brother, the other officers at the department donated all of their sick days to Kudla.
Then, municipality workers, local civil servants, and city staff members all joined together in donating their sick days to Kudla.
Over the course of seven months, it has raised $41,000.
“Everybody without hesitation stepped up to help out,” Kudla told CBS News.
Marcio Matolias, also known as “King Marcio”, has lived in an elaborate sandcastle of his own creation for the last 22 years.
His castle is located on the gorgeous beaches of Rio de Janiero, Brazil.
Due to the nature of his home, he lives rent-free – which is handy, considering the city’s average price of rent is higher than the average income.
Marcio makes money by selling books from inside his sandcastle and accepting donations from tourists who take pictures of his home.
When he’s not working on his sandy abode, he says he enjoys playing beach golf and reading.
WATCH: Man Brings Telescope to the Street and Invites People to Look at the Moon –Their Reactions Will Bring You to Tears Marcio cooks his food using a simple portable stove and he pays to take showers at the firehouse across the street.
Though the weather will often tear down his sandcastle, he says that he enjoys the temporary nature of his home because it keeps him from being too possessive or materialistic.
The Brazilian man says that he dreams about one day owning his own artist’s studio, but for now, he’s content to continue being king of his little castle.
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Not only is she dedicated to helping owner Whitney Braley with her disability, she also has a knack for rescuing other animals in need and caring for them.
Two years ago I had my first bottle baby kitten that was found in a ditch, and Banner raised her.
That particular cat still lives with us but she’s fostered at least ten different liters of kittens over the years.
A sealed cardboard box in the woods, with 7 newborn kittens inside barely a day old and freezing to death.
“I got her spayed around 1.5 years old, but she’s very maternal,” Whitney told Bored Panda.
I don’t want them to die.” “I’m so happy that now because of Banner, these kittens will go on to live their lives with loving families.
She also has her own Instagram and Facebook Pages, with thousands of followers.
Check them out for updates on the kittens’ progress!
Meet Banner, the 3-year-old Husky with a heart of gold The service dog alerted her owner Whitney of something strange in the woods recently Banner lead Whitney from the house to a quiet spot where they found a sealed cardboard box Inside was a heartbreaking sight: seven abandoned kittens, barely a day old “Someone must have just put them into a cardboard box, closed the lid tight and left them there to die” “They probably thought that no one would ever discover them.
It’s so cruel and heartless” Since that moment, Banner hasn’t left the kittens’ side and has adopted them as if they were her own “Now I will find the kittens appropriate homes, that will love them forever” “I’m so happy that now because of Banner, these kittens will go on to live their lives with loving families”
Happy Freaking FRIDAY!!!
Okay, so for anyone wanting to know about yesterday I met with my doctors and went over some more information and had a scan done and I am awaiting the results of the scan before any treatments start.
So that’s pretty much all the news I have right now, wish I had more.
Wishing all of you that today is as good as it can be for you.
Cherish this day my friends and cherish and appreciate those in your life.
Let those you love know you love them and care about them.
Today is all we got so keep your head up, put on a smile and give it all you got.
Spread some love and smiles, you never know who’s life you just might save with your smile and kindness.
Other contaminants can be removed with filters.
For better water throughout your household, consider installing an ion exchange system.
If your water contains a lot of minerals, especially calcium, you can remedy the unpleasant taste by boiling the water before drinking.
This sediment is made up of insoluble minerals, which can’t be boiled away.
Pouring it back and forth between 2 clean containers for a few minutes will restore oxygen to the water, improving its taste.
 4 Remove impurities with a drinking water filter.
Purchase these kinds of softeners at hardware stores and home centers.
 Home ion exchangers are ideal for hard water rated medium to very hard.
You may want to run a hard water test first to note the kinds of minerals in your water.
Some softening systems may be better at removing certain contaminants than others.
Pedestrian crossings in key locations in London will be re-programmed so the green man shows most of the time.
Could it encourage Londoners to walk more?
Walkers in busy parts of London will get right of way over traffic in an attempt to encourage people to make more journeys on foot.
Pedestrian crossings in 10 key locations will be re-programmed so that the green man shows for the majority of the time as part of a bid to make London “the world’s most walkable city”.
The measure is mentioned in London’s first Walking Action Plan, which targets an extra million walking trips each day by 2024.
It was released this week by Mayor Sadiq Khan and London’s first ever walking and cycling commissioner, Will Norman.
Under an approach called ‘green man authority’, traffic lights in 10 new areas of the city will show a green signal for pedestrians continuously, until vehicles are detected.
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Transport for London (TfL) – which has responsibility for all traffic signals in the capital – say the new hotspots have been selected as they offer a chance to “significantly benefit pedestrians”.
Some people believe it could slow down traffic, including buses, and even make congestion worse.
The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities has announced that the sarcophagus has been opened.
Sadly, the archaeologists found that while the stone coffin was sealed, it was not waterproof.
The contents most likely do not include the remains of Alexander the Great, but we now know why it is so big- there are three skeletons inside.
The automatic English translation of the Facebook post says, Dr. Mostafa Ministers, Secretary-General of the high council of Antiquities, directed at the head of a scientific archaeological commission to the city of Alexandria to open the sarcophagus, which was detected in sidi jaber district And he stated.
My Minister has opened the coffin, showing that it was filled with sewage, which was leaked through the grove in this area, plus three skeletons.
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I would like to say that these structures discovered inside the coffin will be transferred to the museum of Alexandria’s National Restoration Museum and study to learn more about skeletons, cause of death and historical era.
As expected, there were no demons inside, but it will be some time before we can ascertain whether there is a curse attached.
They may be rather gruesome for sensitive souls.
-via Buzzfeed (Image credit: Ministry of Antiquities at Facebook)
Savannah Pritchitt has quite likely saved a woman’s life after she made several split second decisions that led to the arrest of four kidnappers.
Pritchitt, who works as a cashier at a gas station in Waterford, California, was working an afternoon shift last Wednesday when a woman came into the store with a chilling plea.
The woman grabbed Pritchitt’s wrist and asked for help, saying that she had been kidnapped by four men, two of whom were armed with guns.
Thinking on her feet, Pritchett locked the front door of the store, took the woman into the bathroom, handed her her cell phone and told her to call the police.
She then locked the woman in the bathroom, and as she walked back to the front of the store, she saw the kidnappers trying to open the door.
RELATED: Train Passenger Uses a Twitter Post to Help Rescue 26 Girls From Traffickers Pritchitt unlocked the front door, told the kidnappers that the woman was in the bathroom, and pretended like everything was normal.
They seriously had no idea that I knew anything,” Pritchett told KFSN.
According to reports, two other juveniles were later arrested in correlation to the kidnapping.
The four delinquents are believed to have ties to gang activity and other recent crimes in the area.
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In a batch of DLC for Breath of the Wild, Link hit full mid-life crisis and got a motorcycle.
Now, Link and his hog are where they really belong: in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
The new DLC update to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Switch is free and available right now.
The update is small, but it’s worth it.
You can now pick Link from Breath of the Wild as a playable character, as well as the Master Cycle Zero that was added to the Zelda game in a recent update.
You’ll also find Ancient Tires and a new glider, to complete that BotW look.
In case you’re curious about the stats you’ll get with this new bike, here they are.
It’s not a bad addition to a game that’s already solid on the Switch.
If you haven’t picked it up in a little while, this might be as good a reason as any to pick it up over the weekend and go a few more times around the track.
French philosopher Charles Fourier promoted a self-contained utopian society he called the phalanstère, or “grand hotel.” Each building would be a four-story apartment complex with two wings, one for children and noisy activities and the other containing ballrooms and meeting halls.
Tasks would be assigned based on each member’s interests and desires, with higher pay going to undesirable jobs.
“In Fourier’s utopia, social harmony was guaranteed by assembling exactly 1,620 members, since he believed there were just twelve common passions that resulted in 810 types of character,” writes Damien Rudd in Sad Topographies.
“In this way, every possible want, need and desire could be duly satisfied.
It would be a society free of government, unfettered capitalism and the oppressive labour exploitation Fourier saw as the scourge of the modern world.” The idea fell flat in Europe, but seven years after Fourier’s death in 1837 a group of idealistic followers built a community along the Ohio River based on his teachings.
For $25 each subscribing family would get a timber house and a portion of land.
It fell apart when Fourier’s promised “80,000 years of perfect harmony” failed to materialize.
A 400 Bad Request Error occurs when a request sent to the website server is incorrect or corrupt, and the server receiving the request can’t understand it.
But most of the time, the problem is one you might be able to solve—maybe you typed the address wrong, or maybe your browser cache is causing problems.
So, you might see different looking 400 pages on different websites.
For example, you might see things like: 400 Bad Request 400 – Bad request.
Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand HTTP Error 400.
The request hostname is invalid Bad Request: Error 400 HTTP Error 400 – Bad Request Often, you can do something to fix getting a 400 error, but figuring out exactly what can be challenging because of the vague nature of the error.
Perform a Search If the URL you are trying to reach is descriptive (or if you know roughly the name of the article or page you were expecting), you can use the keywords in the address to search the website.
The same solution also works if the website you are trying to reach changed the URL for some reason and did not redirect the old address to the new one.
It’s also possible that your browser has cached a corrupt version of the page you’re trying to open.
Contact the Website If you’ve tried all the solutions and the error doesn’t seem to go away, then the website itself might be having a problem.
Darge created the crowdfunding page for a homeless man named James who cared for his dog Maya after she went missing.
James, who does not own a phone, noticed the number on Maya’s dog tag and tracked down a phone to call Darge and let him know his dog was safe and in good care.
Darge shared the following on GoFundMe: “This angel man named James told me that his street name was coincidentally ‘Canine’.
This man loves dogs and as soon as he got Maya, he fell in love.
I can’t truly express the emotions I felt when I finally got that call.
While Andy is saying this, I see a proud James, tears in his eyes, soaking up this moment of love.
I think in James’ mind we will never see each other ever again.
If you have anything to give today, tomorrow, the next day, please consider donating.
I want to help this man.
We are all equal and everyone deserves love and to know that they are loved.
Uber Driver Sorts His Passengers Into 11 Different Categories And Has Created A Unique Playlist For Each Of Them
It’s no secret that Uber rides are often awkward for both passenger and driver, so when music fills that unbearable silence and we don’t have to rely on stiff small-talk, it instantaneously makes things a hundred times better.
Uber driver TJ Jones (who uses they/them pronouns) decided to cash in on an opportunity to show their creative skills and created 11 personalized playlists for their passengers.
And it went viral!
After TJ’s initial tweet racked up 260K likes back in February, people have been flooding their feed with compliments and requests.
From “white dudes who look like [they] like rap” to “quiet ppl”, Jones has a playlist for everyone.
With the encouragement, the Spotify playlist virtuoso decided to create more collections and is now a professional playlist curator.
Scroll down below to check out the story for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!
Meet TJ Jones (who uses they/them pronouns) whose Spotify playlists went viral back in February TJ’s original tweet gathered 260K and many people rushed to compliment TJ’s music choices While driving for Uber, Jones decided to create 11 personalized lists To make the Uber experience more enjoyable for themselves and their passengers And it worked!
Not only did their passengers compliment Jones, people on the internet also joined in Encouraged by the public demand, Jones started creating other playlists As well as offering to personalize playlists for people Which soon enough grew into a profession With many new playlists out and more on their way Jones now describes themself as a music consultant and marketer And people are absolutely crazy about TJ’s talent at curating playlists!
In short, Makers have always made this city – and now it’s finally here: Glasgow’s very first Mini Maker Faire.
Here are three things that make this Faire special: It’s in the Riverside Museum (which has a real-life ship!)
This Glasgow Live museum of travel and transport is no ordinary museum: it has everything from skateboards to Stormtroopers on display.
And if that doesn’t excite you, then maybe the Tall Ship will, which has circumnavigated the globe four times in total and will also be hosting some of our Makers!
This Faire is shaping up to be bursting with exciting makes – Galactic Crafts who create unique handcrafted items inspired by vintage and fantasy; Laser Harp Performance, as the name says – a harp made of lasers; or KPCouturé, a fashion and accessories brand set up with the purpose to stimulate conversation on sustainable fashion.
Of course, there’ll be robots, too!
It’s only a matter of time until the next big thing comes along.
You will have the chance to meet some of Glasgow’s finest Makers and through them you will not only get to know their projects, but also the city because People Make Glasgow.
Entrance is free – so get your tickets now!
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If I were going to pick just one editor on this list to call my “favorite pick,” it would be this one.
If you’ve ever used PowerDirector on your computer, then you basically know what to expect here—it works very similarly to its bigger brother, just on a more basic scale.
Like KineMaster, however, all this power doesn’t come for free.
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This year, two movies and a TV series prominently features dollhouses.
That inspired Gwynne Watkins to look at other dollhouses that have shown up in our entertainment, and that happens a lot more often than I would have guessed.
There are 23 of them in this list, mostly from the past twenty years or so, but they go back as far as 1963.
The museum dollhouse in The Twilight Zone In the Season 4 episode “Miniature,” introvert Charley Parkes (young Robert Duvall) becomes smitten with a beautiful doll in a museum display.
After hours of gazing at the antique dollhouse, Charley discovers that his beloved is in an abusive relationship, and he breaks the glass on the display to stop a mustachioed male doll from raping her.
It’s The Twilight Zone, so you know where this is going, but the attempted doll-rape definitely sours the happy ending.
The dollhouses are divided into the categories Delightful, Suitably Whimsical, Vague Unsettling, and Definitely Creepy.
The Twilight Zone house was ranked as only Vague[ly] Unsettling, so you know they get a lot worse at the bottom of the list.
Read about all of them, with plenty of video evidence, at Vulture.
This is why many people have started to buy soundbars for their home entertainment system.
What is a Soundbar?
They’re specifically designed for people who are not able to install freestanding speakers for their television.
Additionally, the sound output quality of just about any soundbar is infinitely better than you’d get with your traditional television speaker system.
Why Get a Soundbar?
If you’re thinking about buying a soundbar, you obviously want better sound quality than your typical television speaker will give you.
DTS:X Sound To get the most out of your 4K television, you want to be able to experience the sound that comes with your UHD-Blu-rays.
They include: Aesthetics: A soundbar can add a clean and modern look to your entertainment system.
A soundbar gives a sound quality that is unmatched by traditional television speakers.
If you do this, you’ll get a sleek addition to your home entertainment system that gives you sharp, clear, and rich room-filling sound quality.
From digestive issues to back and neck pain to even diseases like Canine Megaesophagus, dog feeding dishes and stations can prevent a lot of problems—and can even help you keep your floor clean from messy eaters.
So, whether you’re looking for feeding bowls, elevated stations, or even upright seats, there’s sure to be a helpful pick for you and your dog in our list.
Best Elevated Dog Dish: Pawfect Pets ($50) If your dog has problems with neck strain or bloating from swallowing too much air, then the Pawfect Pets Elevated Dog Dish is a great pick, no matter the size of the pup!
Not only is it great for health, but it’s also sturdy so you don’t have to worry about your dog knocking it over.
While the Pawfect Pets is great for health and stability, there are other great options out there, especially if you want more functionality.
Best Dog Dish for Messy Dogs: OURPG ($12) Elevated dog stations like the Pawfect Pets are great for helping dogs get to their food at the right height, but what a bowl that will help with the actual eating?
The OURPG bowl helps dogs get all their food without the dog knocking the bowl around or spilling the food over the brim of the bowl.
Best Dog Dish for Fast Eaters: Outward Hound Fun Feeder ($10) If your dog eats too quickly, he can swallow too much air—ultimately causing stomach problems.
If your dog has issues swallowing or digesting food (and the speed at which they eat isn’t the problem) consider checking out the Bailey Chairs 4 Dogs.
This chair is especially helpful for dogs with Canine Megaesophagus, which is where the esophagus muscles are too weak to propel the dog’s food to the stomach, so fluids and food buildup stay in the throat due to poor swallowing reflexes—eventually causing pneumonia when food gets into the lungs.
Thieves can always erase your device and keep using it—unless you enable something like Activation Lock on an iPhone or iPad—but they can’t get at your personal data if your device’s storage is encrypted.
A thief won’t be able to unlock your phone without your passcode.
RELATED: What is “Lost Mode” on the iPhone, iPad, or Mac?
If your phone originally came with an older version of Android and you never enabled encryption, your phone’s storage may not be encrypted and it may be possible for thieves to get your data off of it.
This tool also lets you lock your device to stop the thief from seeing your notifications, and remotely wipe it to ensure your personal data is removed from the phone.
If you’re using a Professional, Enterprise, or Education edition of Windows 7, 8, or 10, you can enable optional BitLocker encryption to protect your device.
If you are using these more expensive editions of Windows and have set up BitLocker, then your data will be secure—assuming you used a strong password.
Some newer PCs that shipped with Windows 8.1 or 10 do have a special, limited version of BitLocker that was originally called “Device Encryption.” This will automatically encrypt their storage—but only if you sign in with a Microsoft account and not a local user account.
The bad news is that, unless you’ve gone out of your way to enable encryption with BitLocker or you have this encryption feature built into your Windows 10 PC, your PC’s internal storage is probably unencrypted and its files will be accessible to thieves.
If your device ran Windows 10, you can use Microsoft’s Find My Device tool to track it—assuming Find My Device was enabled on the PC before you lost it.
The newly named current geologic age that started 4,200 years ago.
Welcome to the Meghalayan, our geologic here and now.
It’s one of three newly designated ages divvying up the Holocene Epoch, a geologic time period kicked off 11,700 years ago by the end of the Ice Age.
Then, about 8,300 years ago, the Northgrippian Age began with a big chill that gripped Earth for about 4,000 years.
Finally, the Meghalayan started 4,200 years ago with a devastating, 200-year worldwide megadrought.
“It marked a quite serious collapse of human agricultural civilizations,” says Phil Gibbard of the International Union of Geological Sciences, which ratified the new ages June 14 and released an updated geologic time scale July 13.
The megadrought triggered human crises and migrations ranging from China to the Middle East to India, where the new age’s namesake is located.
A stalagmite from a cave in the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya acts as the official time stamp marker for the start of the age.
The drought is also recorded in other geologic sediments and at archaeological sites around the world.
The Meghalayan is the first formal geologic time interval in Earth’s 4.6-billion-year history that began at the same time as a global, climate-driven cultural event.
Susanna Blackwell is a biologist who studies ocean mammals.
Blackwell and her colleagues listened in on the clicks, buzzes and calls of the East Greenland narwhal.
Narwhals rely on sound in the dark Arctic waters where they live.
But the devices have several drawbacks.
They can’t sense the depth or direction from which noise comes.
They attached acoustic recording devices to the narwhals themselves.
The whales were very quiet for the first day with their devices.
And the whales made them during different activities and at different water depths.
He studies animal sounds at the University of Konstanz in Germany.
It’s vital to learn about the whales’ behavior while their habitat is still fairly isolated, says Stafford.
The panel showed off several clips of the new season too.
The second clip showed that we can expect more of Danny teaming up with Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick), as the pair battled baddies in a restaurant.
We saw a clip of the pair facing down a couple boss-level baddies, though sadly they didn’t fight them in tandem — Misty ran outside for reasons we weren’t given in the clip, and Colleen faced down the two lady fighters on her own.
Misty, meanwhile, ran outside and kicked another bad guy off a motorcycle.
Marvel played a clip that showed Eve as Mary facing off against Colleen and Misty, and generally whooping both of them — she even managed to knock Misty out for a moment.
We know from “Iron Fist” Season 1 that Danny eventually won that fight with Davos, and managed to defeat Shou-Lao, which is how he became the Immortal Iron Fist.
Davos never really forgave him for that — and Season 1 teased that Davos was becoming Danny’s enemy.
In the comics, Davos becomes a villain known as Steel Serpent, and “Iron Fist” Season 2 is teasing that he’s on the way.
Eventually, we see him finish the fight by drawing a red fist — the fist of the Steel Serpent.
It seems almost definite that the K’un-Lun clip is teasing the tensions between Danny and Davos, and their eventual face-off.
The first, which you can check out below, shows the Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and her companions Graham (Bradley Walsh), Ryan (Tosin Cole), and Yasmin (Mandip Gill) in a sort of artsy style.
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) July 19, 2018 The second one shows Whittaker’s Doctor armed with her new Sonic Screwdriver, along with the season’s tagline “The Universe Is Calling”.
#DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/ThXlmJLKer — Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) July 19, 2018 As fans will remember, Whittaker was officially cast as The Doctor in July of last year, and was met with a pretty passionate response from both fans and Doctor Who alumni.
And it sounds like Whittaker is pretty honored to embody the role.
Whittaker said in an interview last year. “It means remembering everyone I used to be while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope.
I can’t wait.” “It feels completely overwhelming, as a feminist, as a woman, as an actor, as a human, as someone who wants to continually push themselves and challenge themselves, and not be boxed in by what you’re told you can and can’t be.” “It’s an incredibly important time and the notion [of equal pay] should be supported,” Whittaker said at an event earlier this year.
Let us know what you think in the comments below.
The eleventh season of Doctor Who will debut sometime later this year.
The story continues for a house Americans used to visit every week.
The Brady Bunch house is ready for a new family.
The famous home featured in the beginning and ending credits of the 1970s sitcom The Brady Bunch is for sale, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.
And it’s going for a pretty hefty price — $1.85 million.
The show was filmed in a Los Angeles studio.
The house’s Zillow listing promotes it as a three-bedroom, three-bathroom family home with nearly 2,500 square feet of living space.
So who exactly is the target buyer for a house that has its own Yelp page and fan base? “It would be cool if one of the Brady Bunch cast members bought the house … keep it in the family!!!”
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On this day 97 years ago, Congresswoman Alice Mary Robertson, who was the first woman to defeat an incumbent congressman, became the first woman to preside over the floor of the US House of Representatives.
Born in the Creek Nation to missionaries who translated many works into the Creek language, the Oklahoma politician maintained a strong commitment to Native American issues after leaving office.
WATCH a video to learn more… (1921) MORE Good News on this Day: The World Chess Federation (FIDE) was founded during the eighth summer Olympic games in Paris—and in 1966, this day began being heralded as International Chess Day (1924) The Methodist Church voted to allow women to become priests (1926) The world’s first-ever elected female head of government in the modern era was elected in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), Sirimavo Bandaranaike as Prime Minister (1960) Men first stepped on the moon during NASA’s Apollo 11 mission; Neil Armstrong first, because he was closest to the door and Buzz Aldrin second (1969) Viking 1 landed on Mars and its robot spacecraft transmitted the first color images from the planet’s surface, the culmination of an 11-month journey (1976) Israel’s Shimon Peres visited Jordan, the highest ranking Israeli official to do so (1994) Canada became the fourth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage (2005) And, on this day in 1985, treasure hunter Mel Fisher and his crew discovered part of the 1622 Spanish galleon wreck, the Nuestra Señora de Atocha, 40 miles off Key West, including an estimated $450 million motherlode that included 40 tons of gold and silver, 114,000 Spanish silver coins known as “pieces of eight”, Colombian emeralds, gold and silver artifacts, and 1000 silver ingots.
Mel struggled through decades of hard times treasure hunting in the Florida Keys with the motto Today’s the Day.
Much of the bounty is on display in the nonprofit Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, but snce 2001, treasure hunters have been limited by the adoption of the UNESCO treaty, the Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.
Also, on this day in 1976, gymnast Shun Fujimoto won Olympic gold medals for himself and his Japanese team after breaking his knee during the floor exercise routine.
Performing with the injury, he scored 9.5 on the pommel horse and 9.7 on the rings, dismounting from the rings onto his broken knee from eight feet above ground and keeping his balance, landing on his feet.
WATCH the video… Also, Happy Birthday to Carlos Santana who turns 71 years old today.
The Mexican and American musician became a star at Woodstock in the 1960s with his band, Santana.
They pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American music that featured blues guitar alongside congas not generally heard in rock music.
In 1801, distressed at the “incoherence” and “bizarreness” of Paris street names, J.B. Pujoulx proposed turning the city into a stylized map of France in which the streets were named after towns and localities, with the size of each town reflected in the size of the street.
Rivers and mountains would be represented by especially long streets that crossed several districts, “to provide an ensemble such that a traveller could acquire geographic knowledge of France within Paris, and reciprocally of Paris within France.” How fine it would be, he wrote, “for the resident of the South of France to rediscover, in the names of the various districts of Paris, those of the place where he was born, of the town where his wife came into the world, of the village where he spent his early years!” Louis-Sébastien Mercier added, “Paris would be the map and hackney coaches the professors.” Perhaps unwittingly, Pujoulx was echoing the cartographer Étienne Teisserenc, who in 1754 had offered a “Dictionary, Containing the Explanation of Paris or Its Map Turned into a Geographical Map of the Kingdom of France, to Serve as Introduction to General Geography; An Easy and New Method to Learn in a Practical Manner and on the Spot All the Principal Parts of the Kingdom as a Whole and Each Through the Others” (above).
He suggested that this system might be extended to every state in the world.
Ask for a prepped tester The first order of business is to ensure the tester is freshly prepped.
To ensure that you’re getting a safe and prepped tester, watch the sales associate as they prep the sample.
Since the contamination is just on the outside, lip liners and eyeliner pencils are easy to prep.
With many beauty products, contamination can run deeper than just the surface layer, and it’s just not worth the risk.
You’ll get an idea of what the product will look like on your face while sidestepping the risk.
Bacteria can stick to the wand fibers, making it dangerous to put near your eyes.
Eyeliner Eyeliner, although generally safe if you sharpen it, can also be dangerous to put near your eyes.
Order samples online Instead of using potentially germy samples in the store, have fresh samples delivered to your door.
You can purchase individual samples of beauty products for $2-$4 each.
When you purchase a sample, you receive a credit of equivalent value, which you can redeem on a future purchase of the full-size product if you find something you like.
Edit Article When you’re painting a cooler, the color choices and design possibilities are endless.
If you take the time to prime, paint and seal your cooler correctly, you’ll have a personalized keepsake that you can use for years to come.
Use a putty knife to fill the indents with spackle.
 2 Let the spackle dry for several hours.
3 Sand the surface of the cooler once the spackle is dry.
You want to sand the cooler until the surface feels smooth when you touch it.
 If the cooler came with a smooth finish, you still want to sand it down to remove the top layer of the plastic so the paint sticks.
4 Apply a spray-on plastic primer to the surface of the cooler.
A plastic primer will help the paint adhere to the surface of the cooler better.
If it’s not, let it finish drying.
(CNN)Two California houses owned by famous fictional families from “Brady Bunch” and “Full House” are in the news for very different reasons — one is hoping to drum up some interest while the other is hoping for less attention.
The home used for exterior shots in “The Brady Bunch” is now up for sale and looking for serious buyers who want to live in a 12,000 sq.
ft. piece of TV history in Studio City, California for an asking price of $1.9 million.
It has been almost 50 years since the house was up for sale, according to a listing on Zillow, which claims the residence is “the 2nd most photographed home in the United States after the White House.” “Whether inspired by the TV family or the real life surrounding neighborhood, this residence is a perfect postcard of American 70’s style and its special culture,” the listing reads.
Meanwhile, 370 miles north, neighbors living near what could be considered a strong contender for the third most photographed home in the United States — the San Francisco home used for exterior shots in the TV series “Full House” and spin-off “Fuller House” — are hoping a new city measure banning commercial vehicles with nine or more seats from the street on which the home is located will curb the number of tourists making their way to the location.
Neighbors reportedly came to a meeting with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency earlier this week armed with a timelapse video that showed the congestion on the street, estimating that 1,000 to 1,500 people per day come through the area on busy days. “Full House” creator Jeff Franklin, who purchased the home about two years ago for $4 million and allowed Warner Bros. to hold a press photo-op there ahead of the Season 2 premiere of “Fuller House,” was not at the meeting.
After the proposed measure passed, neighbors have called for additional policies to be put in place.
Unable to be reached for comment as they are fictional, it can only be assumed the Tanners would let young Stephanie speak for all parties in saying, “How rude.”
What is an FXhibition, you ask?
Basically, on the lawn of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel (comic-con room rate: $1 billion a night), FXhibition uses Near Field Communication to create an augmented reality experience out of an art gallery.
Now no one will think any less of you for staring at your phone while you’re supposed to be admiring art!
Here’s what you can find at FXhibition: · “The LEGION Chamber” art instillation: An immersive audiovisual experience commissioned by the internationally-acclaimed Marco Brambilla Studio where participants will find themselves disconnected from the outside world -literally- and fully entrenched in the hypnotic digital realm of David Haller.
· MAYANS M.C.
Deconstructed Bike Zone: The ultimate photo-op for biker fans.
The deconstructed motorcycle is a bold display to introduce Mayans M.C., the highly-anticipated series from Kurt Sutter, creator of Sons of Anarchy.
· ARCHER Sound Boxes: Fans will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get inside the heads of their favorite Archer characters with this whimsical installation by capturing a photo of themselves inside suspended sound boxes adorned with character art.
The space will feature playful camp-themed elements including a photo op, sunscreen and water stations.
· FX 3D Me: Any fan can become an FX hero: Just by stepping into a state-of-the-art 360-degree scanner that captures your picture from all angles, you’ll be transported into a digital art piece from your favorite show.
“I love Jesse.
More: Comic-Con: ‘The Predator’ cast predicts who would win if the alien took on Elsa, Han Solo More: Comic-Con: New ‘Doctor Who’ star Jodie Whittaker intros her ‘fidgety’ first female Doctor “I never knew it would turn into this,” creator Vince Gilligan said about the show’s success alongside much of his cast during the Comic-Con presentation.
Believability was important from the start A lot of “Breaking Bad” came from a realistic place, especially when it comes to the inherent violence involved in the drug trade.
If the show’s going to be about producing and selling meth, you want to take it seriously.” And then there was the ‘Walking Dead’ theory … Now that it’s over, the fan theories still give the show life but are certainly pretty over the top: Gilligan “got a big kick” out of hearing that there’s an idea that “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead” take place in the same universe and some of Walt’s product caused the zombie outbreak.
We should talk about that.” More: ‘Better Call Saul’ creators tease ‘darker’ new season, more ‘Breaking Bad’ visitors Cranston needled Paul frequently about Jesse’s fate.
The original plan was to kill Jesse at the end of the first season, after getting Walt into the drug trade and then creating emotional turmoil going into Season 2, but the course changed early on.
“That was such a no-brainer to not kill of this beautiful young man,” Gilligan said.
It didn’t stop Cranston from constantly keeping Paul on his toes.
However, “I would suspect we’d be sorely remiss if they didn’t appear on the show before it ended.” He also thinks any of those “Bad” characters “could have their own spinoff.
Not saying they all will.” Paul’s all about getting a Jesse Pinkman show: “You’re saying there’s a chance?” he said hopefully.
Compared to Jell-O or spaghetti, mashed potatoes might not be one of the most popular foods to fill a wrestling ring.
But these tasty tubers make for mash-filled fun at festivals in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Maine.
Most potato wrestling events take place in a pool constructed from hay bales and a tarp that gets filled with hundreds of pounds of potato flakes, factory scraps, and water.
While specifics may vary according to what festival you attend, most contests follow the simple rule of whoever gets the most pins wins.
At the annual Potato Days festival in Barnesville, Minnesota, for instance, contestants compete in two rounds lasting three minutes each, with the victor claiming the most three-second pins.
If you’re lucky, you might get to witness a defending champion face off against a rival.
These competitors have been known to put on a show, dressing in costumes and riling up the crowds as they prepare for their spud showdown.
Steve “O’Gratin” Barone holds the world record for most potato wrestling championship wins, with four victories across events in Barnesville and Clark, South Dakota, from 2006 to 2008.
And when the competition has come to a close, local cattle usually get to dine on the leftovers, making this wonder waste-free.
It’s hard to believe we’re almost a decade removed from the 2000s, but time is moving fast, baby.
What do you miss about the 2000s?
The same things as these folks?
I get such nostalgia pangs when I remember sitting on my Dad’s old PC, playing computer games and watching old, non-professional videos.” 3.
It used to be awesome back then.” 4.
Flip phones “I miss the flip phone era from like 2006-2010, for me at least.
I was just better at communication back then.
I was on 7th grade to mid high school back then and if I wanted to talk to a girl I’d call her.
Vh1 “The old Vh1 with all of the stupid reality shows and the “I Love the XX’s” decade shows.” 11.
Discman “I graduated high school in 2001.
The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman said “legal issues” are keeping Norman Reedus’ Daryl Dixon out of the ongoing comic book series.
“I love the fact that there is something, if you read the comics, there would be an absence of Daryl and I feel like that adds to the mystery of the comic and makes it more appealing.” Unlike much of the television series’ sprawling cast of characters, Daryl isn’t a Kirkman creation: the character was created for The Walking Dead’s first season by then-showrunner Frank Darabont and writers Charles H. Eglee and Jack LoGuidice, who scripted Daryl’s first appearance in 1×03, ‘Tell It to the Frogs.’ The Walking Dead is owned and produced by AMC, who could be retaining Daryl exclusively as a show-only character.
Dwight himself would debut in the television series in season 6.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, Kirkman answered “no” when asked if Daryl would make it into the books, saying, “I have thought about it, but in the end, I like the fact that there are only certain characters you can do in different mediums.” Kirkman eased up on the decision at Amazing Arizona Comic Con in early 2014, conceding “it wouldn’t be a bad thing if Daryl Dixon showed up in the comic.” “But I don’t know.
I really like the separation,” he said.
How are we going to do it?’” He added: “And it’s just always interesting to get in there and be like, ‘Oh, well his existence and the fact that his personality is this, and he would behave this way, means that he would react to this person differently than this and differently than that.’ And it’s just really a great thing for the show that he doesn’t exist in the comic. “But yeah, I don’t know.
It would be cool if he was in the comic, but I don’t really have any plans on doing that.
Reedus’ promotion reportedly comes to the tune of a potential $20 million payday.
The Walking Dead comics continue to reach store shelves monthly.
Cast and crew from Netflix’s Iron Fist took center stage earlier today at San Diego Comic Con and with the presentation came the first look at the second season of the show.
The trailer can be seen in it’s entirety above.
Danny Rand (Finn Jones) and Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick) last appeared in season two of Luke Cage, to a better fan response than Iron Fist season one.
According to Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Coker, he wasn’t phased by the response to the first season of Iron Fist when writing Luke Cage.
And I think when you see Iron Fist within the realm of Luke Cage, and the way that we do things, I think—hopefully—that people are going to come to appreciate the character differently, and hopefully that swagger that he’ll get from appearing in the Luke Cage universe will carry over into [Iron Fist Season 2].” Actress Alice Eve, who’s role as Typhoid Mary was also released at the Iron Fist panel, recently expressed her excitement in being able to be a part of the show.
“I truly loved my character and had a great working experience with Jeph Loeb at the studio and learned a lot in that process, actually, even though we filmed it during a grueling New York winter, which I’m sure all of the cast would attest to.
It was kind of a special experience.” Along with the trailer came an official synopsis of the show and it’s as follows.
Season 2 furthers the transformation of Danny, a character with a fish out of water coming of age story making his way in a harsh new world, battling to work out who he is.
This season, Danny has promised that with Matt Murdock gone, he will step up and protect his city.
A third season of Jessica Jones is now in production.
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