• Two brothers share an annual birthday tradition that began more than 40 years ago. (Imgur)Two brothers share an annual birthday tradition that began more than 40 years ago. (Imgur)

    Talk about a long birthday tradition.

    Two brothers from Arizona have been passing the same birthday card to each other for more than 40 years.

    Jeff and Ron Methier send the same ‘Peanuts’ card back-and-forth every year. A photo of the card first appeared on Reddit and Imgur where the daughter of one of the men uploaded the photos, celebrating yet another birthday … Jeff’s 58th this past Sunday.

    The front of the card. (Imgur)The front of the card. (Imgur)In the photo, the yellowed cover features ‘Peanuts’ character Linus with the words, “This is the age of ecology” written on the front. Inside, the message reads: “Don’t throw this card away…Recycle it to a friend.” And it looks like the two brothers took the message inside the card literally.

    The daughter told ABC News that her father, Jeff, purchased the card first and sent it to her uncle on his 22nd birthday. That was back in 1973. Fast-forward 42 years later and the card is still making the rounds.

    “I just want say that I’m glad this post has had so much visibility!” the daughter, Sunny

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  • Zea is winning hearts everywhere after standing up to a bigoted preacher. (YouTube)Zea is winning hearts everywhere after standing up to a bigoted preacher. (YouTube)

    At just seven years old, Zea Bowling already has a firm understanding of one of the most honourable of precepts: Actions speak louder than words.

    Zea refused to back down in the face of hate over the weekend at a celebration of the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage, the Huffington Post reports.

    When a grown man began preaching at her through a microphone, the little girl stands there quietly as she waves her rainbow flag.

    Strangers are then shown showering the brave little girl with high fives.

    Her father, Ryan Bowling, posted the now viral video to YouTube, where he wrote that the occurrence happened at ComFest, an annual music and arts festival in Columbus, Ohio.

    “This was not a march, or a political event,” he wrote. “The preacher was accosting festival goes, including other families with children.”

    “His rhetoric – before being confronted by a small girl – was graphic and bigoted. He was escorted out by police a short time after.”

    On his Facebook page, Bowling

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  • This bear in a swimming pool knows how to have fun

    Bruiser loves playing in the pool every day

    Bruiser the bear knows the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer's day: he jumps in the backyard pool and goes for a quick dip.Bruiser the bear knows the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer's day: he jumps in the backyard pool and goes for a quick dip.

    The 18-month-old Syrian brown bear lives at the Single Vision Animal sanctuary - a non-profit organization that protects wildlife from illegal poaching and habitat destruction – in Melrose, Florida. He also loves playing in the pool every day, 

    In a recent video posted by the organization on YouTube, the adorable brown bear is seen climbing the ladder in an above ground pool and jumping into the water, where a surfboard is already floating. He lays his paws on the board before getting out of the pool.

    Bruiser attempts it a second time. He shakes off the water and then quickly goes back into the pool. His nearby companion, Honey Bear, seems completely uninterested but is happy just watching her pal swim.

    In the end, Bruiser didn’t manage to get onto the board but the cute video is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face, including the two million that already watched.

    The fun-loving bear was born in 2014 and he hasn’t yet reached his intended goal weight, which is about 600 lbs. Bruiser

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  • Wine not: Thousands spray 130,000 litres of wine in Spain

    Talk about a wine lover’s dream come true

    Every year on Saint Peter’s Day, thousands of locals and a handful of lucky tourists climb a mountain in La Rioja, Spain, and throw wine on each other.Every year on Saint Peter’s Day, thousands of locals and a handful of lucky tourists climb a mountain in La Rioja, Spain, and throw wine on each other.

    For the past 300 years on June 29th, the La Batalla del Vino festival is held to honour and celebrate St Peter’s Day in beautiful Haro, Spain.

    For everyone that doesn’t speak Spanish, that translates into the ‘Battle of Wine.’

    Talk about a wine lover’s dream come true!

    The Daily Mail reports that the festival officially begins in the Rioja region on top of the mountain, before it makes its way down for a wine-fight free for all at in town at the base of the mountain.

    The result is a sea of wet, pink shirts.The result is a sea of wet, pink shirts.

    Each year, about 130,000 litres of red wine is transported up to the cliffs of Bilibio and the local residents and adventurous tourists take part in the most epic battle of all time.

    Participants of all ages pour, spray and throw the delicious red stuff anyway they possibly can with buckets, water guns, bottles and whatever else they can get their hands on!

    If you ever decide to make your way to Spain for this once in a lifetime opportunity, make sure to wear all white.

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  • New Nikon camera can zoom in on the moon

    On websites such as Amazon, the camera is already temporarily out of stock

    (YouTube/Naturbeobachtungen von Lothar Lenz)(YouTube/Naturbeobachtungen von Lothar Lenz)

    The sky is no longer the limit for Nikon, as their newest digital camera can zoom in on the moon.

    The Nikon Coolpix P900 camera not only shows the remarkable details of the moon’s surface but the Earth’s rotation as well. The camera is just that powerful.

    One recent video shows German photographer Lothar Lenz demonstrating the moon-zooming capabilities. The moon is hardly visibly at the beginning, but then its equipped 83x optical zoom helps capture the rocky surface and the moon’s craters in detail. The impressive zoom range doesn’t stop there, as a few seconds later the moon is seen drifting through the frame.

    Naturally, the video has already racked up over two million views. Other demo videos also show the camera’s amazing capabilities, including its zoom out from a flying plane high above in the sky.

    Besides its stellar image quality, the Nikon camera also has built-in Wi-Fi and can wirelessly connect to a smartphone for instant photo sharing. It can even record the exact

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  • If you know this couple, Jen Hurd Bohn would love to hear from you. (Facebook/Jen H. Bohn)If you know this couple, Jen Hurd Bohn would love to hear from you. (Facebook/Jen H. Bohn)

    Talk about a picture perfect moment!

    After a recent trip to Paris, Jen Hurd Bohn of California, has embarked on a world-wide manhunt for the couple that she photographed as their engagement unfolded high atop of the Eiffel Tower.

    And she needs your help.

    While waiting in line with her husband, Bohn saw the beautiful proposal taking place and managed to capture the entire exchange with her camera.

    Unfortunately, Bohn was too far back in line to be able to speak to the couple, so she’s turned to the Internet in order to track the couple down to give them their engagement photos.

    Determined to deliver the photos that captured the beautiful moment, Bohn posted on her Facebook: “Saw this guy propose to this girl on the Eiffel Tower Sunday 6/21/15 wanted to send them the pics but was stuck in line. Help me find them!.”

    The post has now been shared almost 200,000 times online as people join the search for the mystery couple.

    People from all over the world have been re-sharing the post, which

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  • Paris Hilton pranked pretty horribly by Egyptian TV show

    'Poor Paris Hilton’ is a saying you don’t typically expect people to say

    Traumatized, Paris Hilton is upset after she was pranked in a fake plane crash.Traumatized, Paris Hilton is upset after she was pranked in a fake plane crash.

    ‘Poor Paris Hilton’ is a saying you don’t typically expect people to say about the spoiled hotel heiress.

    But after watching the most recent viral video making waves, you might be more inclined to pity her than mock her. 

    The Daily What reports that Hilton was on vacation in Dubai when an Egyptian Television show called Ramez Wakel el-Gaw decided to play a prank on her.

    What was considered to be funny is actually quite terrifying, as the TV show pretended that the plane Paris was flying in was going to crash.

    A video of the incident shows the socialite on what she believes is a typical scenic flight over Dubai. Little does she know that the pilot is pulling stunts and the fellow passengers are actually actors pretending to be scared.

    After the group is up in the air, everyone on board begins to notice a weird smell and then a loud warning sound begins to go off, leaving everyone really nervous and eventually panic sets in.

    You can hear Hilton repeatedly ask: “Is this normal?”

    The

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  • Girl Scouts returns $100K after donor requests funds not used to support transgender girls

    “Girl Scouts is for every girl. And every girl should have the opportunity to be a Girl Scout if she wants to."

    Transgender girls are welcome in the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, a stance that has attracted controversy from some conservative groups over the past week.Transgender girls are welcome in the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, a stance that has attracted controversy from some conservative groups over the past week.

    One hundred thousand dollars is a lot of money. It can help students through college, buy a car (or two), and it can help send 500 Girl Scouts to camp.

    But the exciting news of a $100,000 donation made out to the Queen Anne council of the Girl Scouts of Western Washington quickly turned sour when the donor sent a note: “Please guarantee that our gift will not be used to support transgender girls. If you can’t, please return the money,” it said, the council’s CEO, Megan Ferland reported to the Seattle Met.

    Soon after receiving the note, Ferland returned the money to the donor, whom she she has chosen not to name. Disappointed by the situation, Ferland had a simple response, telling the Seattle Met, “Girl Scouts is for every girl. And every girl should have the opportunity to be a Girl Scout if she wants to.”

    Coming that close to such a substantial donation was certainly a tough pill to swallow, so the Girl Scouts of Western Washington has launched an Indiegogo fundraising page asking

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  • With summer in full force - in some parts of Canada at least - dogs are in full ”play outside” mode. While it’s tempting to slap on a leash and take your furry friend for a long walk, there’s a simple test you can administer to make sure your dog isn’t going to be melting in the summer sun.

    A post from Moon Valley Canine Training, a dog training centre in California, has taken off on Tumblr, thanks in part to its simplicity.

    The post has been shared almost 40,000 times on Tumblr, and over 100,000 times on Facebook, where many people have been marveling at the genius of the tip.

    People laugh at me when I carry my dog from the car instead of letting her walk on the Florida sun heated pavement. If I can't walk barefoot on it, I won't let her either!!! - Anna McWilliams, Orlando, FL

    And some dogs seem to be appreciative that their owners finally figured it out.

    My Cocker is usually not the freshest biscuit in the box but when it comes to hot pavement she just plain won't walk on it.

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  • Walmart apologizes for ISIS cake after rejecting U.S. man's Confederate Flag request

    "They cheerfully did it, and sold me my ISIS cake. WTF Walmart!"

    Chuck Netzhammer asks for clarification in his video. (YouTube)Chuck Netzhammer asks for clarification in his video. (YouTube)

    While the Confederate flag continues to be the subject of bans across North America, a man from Louisiana has a bone to pick with Walmart.  

    Chuck Netzhammer requested his local Walmart decorate a cake for him in the shape of the Confederate flag and was outraged when he was refused, reports The Daily Caller

    Netzhammer decided to try another controversial symbol, the ISIS battle flag, and was shocked when his cake came back, in full piped-icing glory. In an uploaded YouTube video seen more than 500,000 times since last Friday, Netzhammer shows the cake, along with what he originally wanted – the Confederate flag with the slogan “Heritage not hate.”

    ““WTF Walmart! ISIS is beheading Christians, selling little girls into slavery, and is currently a terrorist org at war with the United States,” he wrote in the caption to his YouTube video.  “But you can’t buy the General Lee toy car at Wallmart[sic]? It’s a damn shame.”

    A rep from Walmart has since explained to The Daily Caller that

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