Orlando - Rachel Veitch is a woman after my own heart. She bought this beautiful '64 Mercury Comet brand new from a dealership in Sanford for $3300. That was 1964!Fast forward to 2012, and this car lover never let her baby go. She has racked up 567,000 miles and a lifetime of memories. After turning 93, Veitch - a retired nurse - decided it's time to stop driving and let others do the driving for her. She told the Orlando Sentinel she had no intentions of selling the car. Unless she sees $44,000 or more. And she insists that Jay Leno take it off her hands.
I mean how many people you know have a Mercury Comet CalienteHilariously, she did buy the car with her husband, and she ended up getting the car in the divorce. Kudos to good negotiation skills. Check out the full story here.
MILTON, Wash. — This is just incredible. A bus full of of students on its way to a middle school almost became the scene of horrendous accident when the driver suffered a medical emergency behind the wheel.
Luckily for the everyone on board, two of the kids sprung into action, making a life saving choice for their classmates.
The students, Jeremy Wuitschick and Johnny Wood prove heroes come in all forms.
"The bus driver is acting all funny. He's shaking. His arms are flailing. His eyes are bulging, and he's making weird rasping noises with his mouth," said Jeremy Wuitschick, a Surprise Lake Middle School student.
Once the bus started careening out of control, and heading straight into a church, Jeremy jumped out of his seat, grabbed the wheel, whipped it to the right, and pulled the keys out of the ignition. The bus eventually rolled to a stop.
Because school buses now have surveillance video with audio, due to the high volume of altercations, the entire incident was caught on tape.
Students could be heard yelling, “Call 911! Call 911!” "Stop the bus!" and "Take the keys out of the ignition!"
Johnny Wood jumped to the front of the bus and used the life-saving techniques he had just learned days before after taking a CPR class with the Red Cross. While the video shows he didn't have the greatest technique, the fact that he understood the issue and decided to action speaks volumes for his character.
The driver was taken to the hospital and his condition has not been released.
New technology comes out every few months that brings humanity closer and closer to an apocalyptic war. Not to mention fatter than we ever were before.
Movies like Terminator and Wall-E showed us that robots are going to realize we are the weakest link and Humans will eventually change shape as we will no longer need to actually exert much energy to accomplish normal tasks.
Google has added a new and far more exciting/scary entry with their Self Driving Prius. This car - powered by computers, GPS-R, and Microwave technology - is proving it can help enable people with disabilities such as blindness to have the freedoms other people take for granted.
In this video, you'll see a man who is 95% Blind, get driven to Taco bell....by his car.
PORT CHARLOTTE - With the media doing everything they can to feature Pit Bull related attacks and completely ignore stories of Pit Bulls who rescue people, we wanted to make sure this story got some coverage as well.
A woman and her toddler son were approached by a knife-wielding man at a South Florida playground parking lot. When out of nowhere, an adorable American Pit Bull came to the rescue.
The victim wanted to remain anonymous but gave the name "Angela" said the attacker came up to her and her son in the parking lot an asked her not to make a sound or any sudden movements.
Before she could react to the situation, a 65lb Pit - who she is now calling "Angel" - ran towards the attacker and scared him off. The dog started barking furiously and showing his teeth, an obvious sign he meant business.
The dog must have sensed the woman and her child were in danger. No one at the park knew where the dog came from and he didn't look like a normal stray. He was healthy, well fed, and well behaved.
Police stated once the man fled, Angela rushed her sun into the back seat, and the dog jumped into the car with her. Not thinking twice, she took off as well. With her new friend and her son.
Police also acknowledged "Angel" could have saved the mother and son's life with his heroic actions.
Because the dog had no collar or geo tracking chip, no owner can be located. If no one claims the dog in 5 days, Angela said she is going to adopt her new knight in shining armor.
Pompano Beach, FL
- Say what you want about the homeless, but they are not all created equal.A deputy was responding to a robbery call
at a local McDonald's, when a 29-year-old deadbeat named Patrick Davis went bonkers trying to get away from the deputy.
Deputy Kevin Myer was the first responding officer on scene, and had his hands full with the adrenalized suspect. A struggle ensued and Deputy Myer's radio was knocked off, leaving him unable to call for backup. Three homeless men decided to do the right thing, when no one else would step in, and helped the Deputy pin down Davis until his backup arrived. Because this was a McDonald's, there is awesome security footage of the scene. The homeless hero's modesty kicked in when they refused to be interviewed. Funny Observation: Patrick Davis looks like Dave Chappelle's
"Black White Supremacist"
Watch the video here: http://www.rightthisminute.com/video/homeless-men-come-aide-police-deputy
This may be the first story we've come across where a cat did more than just take residence in a hoarders home.Wisconsin resident, Amy Jung, suffered a diabetic seizure just hours after taking home her new best friend. A 21 lb orange and white cat named Pudding. Fitting name. This cat probably had an eating disorder. 21 lbs? Geez.Well this cat must have watched a lot of Grey's Anatomy. As Amy was enjoying her first of many couch potato moments with her new cat, she passed out and went into convulsions. Without hesitation, Pudding sat on Amy's chest, pawing her face and nipping at her nose, in fear there was something wrong. Pudding was right. When her pawing and slapping didn't wake Amy, she took off running to get the attention of Amy's son, who was sleeping in his bedroom. Pudding jumped up and down on his bed, and that's when he realized something wasn't right. He came out to find his mother in and out of consciousness. He was able to call 911 and get an ambulance there in time to save his mother. Pudding is now being trained as a Therapy Animal by the A.K.C. Source
Crystal Johnson and Family
These days, we all know how hard times are. Jobs are hard to come by. T
he cost of living is up. Political tension, proliferated mainly by the media, has most Americans polarized on many issues.The last thing a family going through hard times could use are more problems. Crystal Johnson's family, along with her sister's family she took in when they hit hard times, are now homeless after a fire took their home this past Saturday in Gainsville, GA.Their home suffered $60,000 in damages. All their clothes, but the ones they had on when they ran out of the home, are gone. Their family's memorabilia could not be saved.
These two families are starting over from scratch.Read their story published in the local paper, here.So, if you would like to offer any support to get them back on their feet, they would truly appreciate it. There is no minimum. Any little bit would help.
I wouldn't plug a fundraiser unless I felt the family truly needed it.
In this case, two families could use your help. Click here to donate: http://www.gofundme.com/cvbyo
Courtesy of Dolly's Facebook Page
- If you're a dog lover, you understand there's one breed with the stigma of being the most vicious animal to own. The Pit Bull.As a Pit Bull owner and lover myself, I can say first hand this is purely fed by the community of douchebags who train these amazing pets to fight. These beautiful animals have their lives cut short not by their own genetic failures, but by cruelty and mistreatment. I stumbled across an amazing story about a Pit Bull
named Dolly. The series of events in her life are nothing short of amazing. Having been used as a "training dog" for viciously bred Pit Bulls, Dolly was turned into the Seminole County Animal Shelter in bad shape.
Erica Daniel and others at the Seminole County Animal Shelter nursed Dolly back to health from near death. Miraculously, she fully recovered with the right amount of love and care. Dolly is just one of many Pit Bulls who are senselessly abused, however her story doesn't end there. Erica fell in love with Dolly and adopted her. Dolly was so good with other dogs, people, and kids, she became AKC Certified Therapy Dog. You read that right. she's so sweet, she makes everyone smile.
Erica made a video to celebrate dolly that became a sensation and you can see it here.
If you're interested in supporting Erica Daniel's work, the charity
she setup, and reading up on all the amazing things Dolly has accomplished, click on her picture above and you'll be directed to her Facebook page. www.facebook.com/dollythepitbull www.facebook.com/dollysfoundation
Picture taken at scene of crash
Salt Lake City, UT
- Just when you think all the good people on this planet were abducted by aliens and swapped with douchebags, someone proves you wrong. Three children trapped in a car that plunged down a 10-foot embankment and flipped over, were rescued by Chris Willden and his father. The driver of the car, Roger Andersen, 46, lost control as most people do when breaking on an icy street and crashed through the useless wall that lines the river and right into the freezing water.Andersen was able to get out as his adrenaline was able to help him get free, however he could not free the children and began to panic. In total 10 people attempted to assist Roger get the kids out of the vehicle, to no avail.This is where firearms in the right hands prove to save lives not just on the battle field.Willden, a Department of Defense contractor and former law enforcement officer, shot out a window as the doors were sealed shut from the force of the river water. He was then able to cut the seat belt off that held the children in place. Willden's training also prepared him for the worst. He told reporters
"I remember thinking to myself, 'You're going to see some dead kids, get ready.'"
He's also a father of three and couldn't have thought of a worse way for any family to start off the new year.Chris Willden, along with the other strangers who dove into that river, deserve a key to the city.
If you want to read the entire story, check it out here