• When most people think of family heirlooms that get passed down from generation to generation, perhaps the visions of an antique wedding dress, an old photo album, a quilt, or a precious piece of jewelry come to mind. But for one family in Indiana, the family heirloom is a great picture day sweater that’s been handed down from one generation to the next for 61 years.

    The current owner of the sweater is seven-year-old boy Brady Gose, who wore the sweater to his first grade picture day last week, the same way his father Chuck did back in 1982. The sweater’s journey began back in 1954, when Brady’s great uncle wore it. Brady’s grandfather then got the sweater four years later and ever since then it’s made its way around.

    The youngest of the sweater wearers, Brady already knows he’s going to hand it

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  • Meet Auli'i Cravalho, Disney's newest princess

    The 14-year-old will play Moana

    The thought of becoming a Disney princess as a child is something that many young girls dreamed of.

    That dream came true for 14-year-old Oahu native Auli'i Cravalho. 

    She was recently cast as Disney’s newest princess for the upcoming movie Moana, io9 reported.

    Disney released a video of her audition, which shows the exact moment she finds out she received the part. Cravalho was one of the thousands of girls who auditioned for the role.

    The story is about a young girl from the South Pacific who sets sail to learn about the mysteries of her ancestors. Cravalho will star alongside Dwayne Johnson and Alan Tudyk.

    Moana will hit theatres Nov. 23, 2016. 

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  • It’s not quite clear if it was a slap, or a scratch, but whatever it was it has landed a city commissioner in Dothan, Alabama with misdemeanour assault charges.

    Amos Newsome has been charged with third degree assault and slapped with $500 bond following a confrontation between him and a reporter on Tuesday, according to WTVY.

    Newsome had been facing some heat from the station and other local news outlets in the lead-up to a vote on his future over several voter fraud convictions related to his 2013 re-election in which he won by 13 votes.

    In video of the incident, senior reporter Ken Curtis asked Newsome multiple times if he had plans to resign over the allegations.

    Newsome pushed Curtis aside as the two crossed the street from the Dothan City Convention Centre following a commission meeting and Curtis tells the commissioner, “You can’t do that.”

    As they reach the parking lot, Curtis still asking for comment, Newsome lashes out with an open hand seeming to claw Curtis in the face with

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  • The traffic jams on the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto don’t even come close to what Chinese motorists had to face this week.

    As the seven-day national holiday known as the ‘Golden Week’ wrapped up in China, thousands of motorists trying to return to the capital were stuck in a 50-lane traffic jam on the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway.

    The shocking scenes captured by aerial footage show Beijing-bound vehicles in complete gridlock, a traffic jam caused by a new checkpoint added recently on either side of the toll booth. It reduced the 50-lane road to less than 20 lanes, according to the Daily Mail.

    Vehicles are seen stuck in a traffic jam at the end of a week-long national holiday, in Beijing, China.Vehicles are seen stuck in a traffic jam at the end of a week-long national holiday, in Beijing, China.

    Many motorists were reportedly spotted leaving their vehicles and taking a stroll just to kill the time.

    According to the National Tourism Administration in China, the number of Chinese people traveling during the ‘Golden Week’ was expected to reach a record high.

    The China Tourism Academy estimated that almost half the country’s population would be traveling during the seven-day long

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  • Man says shark attack saved his life after cancerous tumor found

    “If this didn’t happen with the shark... I would have never known about this cancer."

    After another summer of shark-induced scares, a Massachusetts man claims his run-in with the scary fish had actually saved his life.

    Eugene Finney, of Fitchburg, northwest of Boston, was on a family vacation in Huntington, California, when a shark smashed into him while swimming, CBS Boston reports.

    “Something struck me from behind. I’d never been hit like that before. It was pretty jarring. It kind of gave me an instant whiplash,” Finney told CBS.

    Though he sustained a gash across his back from the shark, it was not until later that night, at home, that Finney started experiencing real pain.  

    After bouts of chest and back pain, the father of two went to the hospital, where doctors found interior bruising and gave him an additional (and unexpected) diagnosis – he had a walnut-sized tumor on his right kidney.

    Doctors at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center removed the cancerous tumor using minimally-invasive robotic surgery and Finney says he feels lucky to be alive.

    “If this didn’t happen

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  • Steve Rannazzisi breaks silence about his surviving 9/11 lie on Howard Stern Show

    "I know what I did was terrible. And I know that I hurt a lot of people."

    A comedian who fabricated a story about surviving the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001, is coming clean for the first time.

    For years, Steve Rannazzisi had spoken in great detail about his experience during the attack, telling various podcasts and other media outlets that he had escaped from the World Trade Center.

    Last month, the New York Times uncovered that none of that story checked out. The backlash came fast and hard – the star of the sitcom “The League” not only lost respect from his colleagues and fans but also an endorsement deal with Buffalo Wild Wing.

    Earlier this week, the comedian went on Howard Stern to speak frankly about why he chose to invent such a story. Watch the complete interview in the video below.

    The tale began to spin when he was hanging out at a comedy club, shortly after moving to Los Angeles from New York, when the attacks were still fresh in people’s minds. When other comedians asked if he’d been in the area of the Twin Towers, he told them he had.

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  • An Atlanta man has been fired as a result of racist comments made about his Facebook profile photo, which contained the image of a coworker’s young black son. 

    Gerod Roth took a selfie while in the offices of Polaris Marketing Group, his place of work, reports Fox 5 Atlanta. He made the image his profile photo. In the background of the photo stands a little boy, three-year-old Cayden Jenkins. Cayden had been visiting his mom at the office, and Roth took and posted the photo without the mother’s knowledge or permission.

    Cayden appears innocent and adorable, but what followed was anything but. 

    Friends of Roth’s began posting disturbingly racist comments. Among them, “I didn’t know you were a slave owner,” “Dude, where the hell did you get a black kid,” and “But Massuh, I dindu nuffin.” 

    Roth’s response to this alarming outpouring of prejudice? “He was feral.” 

    If this seems like just another putrid example to throw on the ever-growing pile of evidence that the internet is a vile and

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    Ever been left sitting in an airplane thinking to yourself, “Gee, there sure is a lot of unused space in this cabin?”

    Of course not.  

    You’re cramped in enough as it is, trying to jostle for that bit of arm rest while the person in front of you reclines their seat back.

    The people at Airbus think differently, and offer up some creative ways of stuffing more people into cabins in these new concepts for cabin design submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in March. 

    The patent proposes to position an elevated deck structure on the main floor which acts as a seated mezzanine area which would occupy the upper half of fuselage, effectively replacing the overhead lockers.


    Airbus wants to “provide a passenger seat arrangement that permits optimum use of the space in a passenger cabin of an aircraft… but still provides a high level of comfort for the passengers using the seat arrangement,” as stated in the patent application.


    I’m not sure how much more comfortable this may be. Personally,

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  • The fountain of youth has been found and its name is bacon. Maybe.

    Susannah Mushatt Jones, aka ‘Tee’ is current the world’s oldest person, according to Guinness. She has more than 116 years of wisdom under her belt.

    In a recent interview with the New York Post, Tee said she wakes up at 9:30 a.m. for a breakfast of scrambled eggs with bacon. Every day. Like clockwork.

    “She’ll eat bacon all day long,” an aide at the Brooklyn facility where she lives told the paper.

    “Sometimes, she’ll take the last strip, fold it in a napkin, put it in her pocket and save it for later,” Tee’s niece, Selbra Mushatt, told Time.

    Tee, short for ‘Auntie’, has 100 nieces and nephews, according to Guinness.

    After following the bacon and eggs up with some grits, Business Insider reports, Tee unwraps five sticks of Doublemint gum and starts chewing away.

    Despite possibly making you feel like a little better about your diet, Tee knows it’s not actually the reason she’s lived so long.

    “I never drink or smoke,” she

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  • (Photo: Conor Collins)(Photo: Conor Collins)A talented artist from Manchester, UK, is known to create one-of-a-kind pieces of celebrities who have endured challenges in life.

    Conor Collins’ most recent project is a portrait of Caitlyn Jenner. It’s based off the star’s Vanity Fair cover and made out of hateful tweets about her.

    Many, including Jenner who tweeted “Turning hate into love is so beautiful and powerful – great job by this artist”, have praised his work.

    His project, shared widely on social media, has received some backlash. Somebody even mailed Collins a letter anonymously.

    Instead of allowing the letter to upset him, Collins decided to respond in the best way possible. He graded the piece of mail and shared it online.

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