Quickly following up from our “greatest delivery attempt of all time,” comes this gem courtesy of the USPS (United States Postal Service).
In response to people online that have criticized the uploader for not helping out the postal worker with what appears to be a heavy-ish package and opting to film him instead, he provided the following context:
‘I’ve already used all proper channels, talked to him in real life, and my neighbors have spoken to him directly and also filed formal complains where we were all told they would talk to him about the situations. He knows what he’s doing, he knows he’s being filmed from the front yard cameras. Many people in this neighborhood have them because of a string of car break-ins on this street in the past. I’m not going to confront him again, it’s like putting a kid in time-out for the same misbehavior over and over again. It’s obviously not getting through. I’m not going to “avoid more damage” after he already dropped it. I’d rather just avoid the guy and go through the proper channels again, maybe have it escalated this time.’ [source]
Now please check out the “greatest delivery attempt of all time” and have your faith in humanity restored.
An Air Canada flight (AC8684) departing from Montreal lost one of its wheels on takeoff, to the horror of passengers onboard. However, the skilled pilot returned safely to the airport, making an incredibly smooth landing despite the sub-optimal circumstances.
The flight was originally destined for Saguenay but returned to its point of origin shortly after takeoff.
Check out this fascinating dish called the ‘Tornado Omurice’. This was filmed at this restaurant, located on Sharon Road in Seoul, South Korea.
I fast forwarded to the exact section the ‘tornado omelette’ is made but the whole video is worth a watch if you’re interested in seeing how the entire dish comes together.
Little did they know how iconic this scene would become.
Gates Wildlife Field Supervisor Joel was called out to rescue 11 raccoons from a closed in porch of a home. As you will see in the video, the house was under full renovation and the back door was left open one night. Once inside, the raccoons made their way through a broken window leading into the front porch of the home. One by one, the raccoons must have followed each other into the porch area. The window was too high for the raccoons to get back inside and the front door to the porch was closed, leaving this group of raccoons stuck for the night.
The next day, the construction workers showed up to find 11 raccoons huddled in the front room and immediately called Gates Wildlife, not knowing what to do.
Joel was able to use his catch pole to carefully persuade each raccoon, one by one, outdoors. One raccoon ran out the door before the video had started (for those counting).
Artist Rivka Wilkins and woodworker Jared Davis have collaborated on a series of beautiful coffee tables that capture ocean waves crashing on the shores of a live edge walnut coffee table.
The crashing waves are created using a series of layered resin atop a gorgeous walnut slab of reclaimed wood. The table is finished with flatbar steel legs and the remainder of the slab not covered by waves is finished with a durable, all-natural hardwax oil.
The custom pieces are available through Jared’s Etsy store.
To see more work from both artists you can find them both on Instagram: Rivka Wilkins and Jared Davis.
In this amazing closeup, we see the hand of 6-year-old gorilla, Anaka, who is known for her unique pink pigmentation on her fingers. The pinkness makes her hand look strikingly, human-like.
A 10-week-old pup named Narwhal has captivated the Internet with his tiny tail growing out of his head. Sadly, Narwhal was found abandoned along with another older dog, but was thankfully rescued by Mac’s Mission in Jackson, Missouri.
Mac’s Mission is a small, grassroots non-profit that:
“specializes in special”, our focus is on the homeless “janky” dogs who would die without us. The injured, abused, and birth defects, that is our mission. Shelters and rescues do not have the time or resources that we do so most of these special dogs get sadly euthanized. Our hope is to give them the chance they need to thrive and heal in an environment full of love and caring. [source]
After a visit to the vet, Dr. Heuring found ‘no medical need to remove’ the extra tail as it caused him no pain and was no connected to anything vital. Deemed non-life threatening, the little tail served no purpose other than to make him the ‘coolest’ puppy ever.
“He [Narwhal] is not available for adoption immediately as we want him to grow a bit more and truly make sure the tail doesn’t become a bother or problem. Right now he is pretty much the most unique amazing example of what we do here and we are so thankful to have the chance to be part of his journey. Thank you everyone for helping us help them!” – Mac’s Mission
Coral reefs are among nature’s most complex and colourful living formations. But as any underwater photographer knows, pictures of them taken without artificial lights often come out bland and blue. Even shallow water selectively absorbs and scatters light at different wavelengths, making certain features hard to see and washing out colours—especially reds and yellows.
This effect makes it difficult for coral scientists to use computer vision and machine-learning algorithms to identify, count and classify species in underwater images; they have to rely on time-consuming human evaluation instead.
But a new algorithm called Sea-thru, developed by engineer and oceanographer Derya Akkaynak, removes the visual distortion caused by water from an image. The effects could be far-reaching for biologists who need to see true colors underneath the surface.
Read more at Scientific American