• Desperate times call for desperate measures.

    And for one seal, it was life or death.

    Michelle Wigmore and her husband were on the waters of Desolation Sound in British Columbia when a seal unexpectedly jumped onto their dinghy to avoid being eaten by the passing killer whales, also known as orcas.

    “The orcas appeared and were circling for about 20 minutes searching for him,” Wigmore’s husband, Rob, told Global News. “They couldn’t find him because he was sitting up in our tender and he wasn’t budging. He just closed his eyes and went to sleep and would look at us every so often.”

    The couple caught the seal hanging out on their dinghy on video while two whales circled nearby.

    “Poor thing,” Wigmore is heard saying in the video. 

    “You feel sort of sorry for the seal, but you know that this is how these transient orcas survive,” she later told Global News.

    At first, the seal used a nearby fishing boat to get out of the water but the boat took off and the seal fell out. Desperate for

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  • Ontario police looking for woman caught on video stealing flowers from London grave

    “Personally I have never seen anything like this."

    A woman in London, Ontario, is left heartbroken and searching for answers after personal items from her mother’s grave have been repeatedly stolen.

    Marg Allerston-Medeiros lost her 86-year-old mother, Alma Allerston, this past April and buried her at the St. Peter’s Cemetery.

    Since then, someone has been stealing the family’s mementos and ripping flowers from beneath the grave stone. At times, they were later found in a nearby garbage bin, AM980 reports.

    “Its hell, I have to tell you, going to the cemetery and seeing the empty holes when you’re expecting to water flowers,” Medeiros told The London Free Press.

    So Medeiros set up a camera across from her mother’s grave, hidden in a tree, hoping to catch the thief.

    After almost three months, the hidden camera caught the suspect. 

    In the video posted on Facebook, a woman with blond hair is seen ripping several flowers from the ground with her hands, placing them in a box and then running away.

    Unfortunately, the footage does not capture

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  • Smash your anger away for $20 in Toronto's Rage Room

    “We thought [the city] could stand to let off a little steam.”

    Photo: Rage RoomPhoto: Rage Room

    If punching a pillow isn’t a satisfying release for your rage, a Toronto sports bar has an interesting solution to your problem.

    For $20, you’re welcome to have at ‘em inside Battle Sports’ Rage Room. Angry participants with fury to spare are suited up in protective gear (including gardening gloves and a paintball mask), handed a baseball bat and encouraged to go wild in a room full of breakables.

    For 30 spirit-lifting minutes, you can order and destroy items on the Rage Room Smash Menu, though the first five plates are complimentary. 

    Mirrors and any additional plates (which were bought from garage sales) are $2 each, wine glasses are $3, a vase is $5, a chair is $20 and other specialty (mystery) items vary in price. 

    Smashers are forbidden from bringing their own items, so leave those unwanted trinkets at home.

    One of the room’s co-founders, Timothy Cheung, told the Guardian that the idea was spurred by a similar service in Serbia. They figured it would do well in a work-focused

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  • In a viral video, teenage girls are traumatized on camera in an attempt to send a powerful message – don’t go anywhere with a stranger.

    Professional prankster Coby Persin of Clifton, New Jersey, posted an ad on Craigslist looking for parents who wanted to take part in a social experiment concerning stranger danger. Three sets of parents responded.

    The experiment is documented above in The Dangers Of Social Media (Child Predator Social Experiment) on YouTube. Persin sets up a fake Facebook account, pretending to be an attractive 15-year-old boy named Jason Biazzo. He then reaches out to three girls on the social media site, aged 12, 13 and 14, and asks them to meet him alone.

    All three girls agree, clueless that they are interacting with a “child predator.”

    One girl heads to a park, where she is met by her berating father. Another girl invites the stranger to her house, only to be surprised, and devastated, by her screaming father. Finally, the last minor chillingly agrees to get into

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  • Passengers are notorious for not paying attention to the safety instructions while on board an airplane. One WestJet flight attendant, however, decided to take matters into his own hands and added some serious flair to his demonstration and it has made him an online sensation.

    Saskatchewan-based TM’z Veterinary Clinic added a cellphone video to their Facebook page on Friday of flight attendant Michael McAdams performing his new take on the traditional safety demonstration.

    “We had the best in flight crew on WestJet,” the clinic posted to Facebook along with the video. “Laughed so hard… Enjoy, we certainly did!” The video has since gone viral with more than 5.5 million views.  

    One Facebook user commented,”I am a flight attendant and NEVER have I heard people so enthused about the safety demo. BRAVO!”

    But some viewers are obviously not as supportive of the demonstration saying it is “far from being professional” and “demeaning the importance of safety.”

    Whether you think McAdams’

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  • With only a few weeks to go before students head back to the classroom for another school year, it's only natural that parents would give in to the temptation to smother their kids with wisdom and advice, especially those watching their children transition from elementary school to high school, or from high school to college. And although parents can certainly provide some valuable little nuggets of information from their own past experiences, the best advice their children can get in this day and age comes from other fellow students online.

    And for those that think it's a little strange taking back to school advice from peers your own age, you should know that students giving each other advice is a lot more common than you think. In fact, Tumblr features an entire community called Studyblr, filled with students who share their own strategies for what it takes to succeed in the classroom physically, mentally, emotionally and academically.

    Here are some of the top back-to-school tips

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  • Canadian sports anchor drops cringe-worthy space joke on air

    “Gotta say it seems like a better idea than eating food grown on Uranus."

    Being funny can be risky, especially when it comes to live television. 

    And in this case, Canadian sports reporter Rich Abney probably wished he left the jokes to the professionals.

    During a recent newscast from Prince George, British Columbia’s CKPG, Abney couldn’t resist and dropped one of the oldest jokes in the book.

    Anchor Aileen Machell was innocently talking about lettuce being grown on the International Space Station and the importance of a space garden for future missions.

    “I love it,” said Machell as she turns to Abney. “Agriculture that is out of this world.”

    With one lame space joke out of the way, Abney hits the viewers with another zinger.

    “Gotta say it seems like a better idea than eating food grown on Uranus,” he said just before jumping into sports.

    The best part was his co-anchors shocked reactions to his joke. They can be heard laughing in the background as Abney continues with his sports segment. 

    But it appears that Abney may have thought it through while reading

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    Being a school teacher is a rewarding career that offers its share of pros and cons. The advantages are obvious: summers off, good benefits, job security, and taking on the rewarding challenge of helping shape the leaders of tomorrow. The downside, although less obvious to some, is definitely there to: late nights of grading papers, running extra-curricular activities, balancing the demands of both parents and students, and spending money out of your own pocket just to provide your students with necessary school supplies.

    While a career in education poses both its glamourous and gloomy side, at least one group of teachers has decided to get creative and use Amazon's wish list feature to request donations of much needed school supplies from the public.

    Creating a wish list allows one to not only bookmark the items they need and like, but also to post little notes and reminders next to the items, which these teachers have used to explain why they need pens, pencils, Post-It notes,

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  • Peeping drones: UAV caught creeping on Vancouver sunbather

    "It felt like an invasion of privacy."

    The sky is literally the limit when it comes to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, as people continue to come up with creative uses for them.

    Yet some drone occurrences have people feeling a little creeped out, with the latest incident coming out of Vancouver.

    Kathryn Redford caught a drone trying to capture images of her suntanning topless on her private balcony, The Province reports.

    “I wasn’t expecting it. It felt like an invasion of privacy,” Redford told The Province. “I’m 100 per cent for drones… but this is perhaps someone who is not a responsible pilot.”

    Redford lives on the second floor of her apartment building in Kitsilano, British Columbia. Although her balcony isn’t high up, it’s still secluded “by a brick wall on one side and a large tree on the other side.”

    So as she has done in the past, Redford was tanning topless and reading her book on her balcony.

    That’s when she heard, and then saw, a yellow quadcopter with a small flashing light hovering by

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  • Who said cats and dogs can't get along?Who said cats and dogs can't get along?

    For awhile now, animal lovers have been divided in a debate: are they dog lovers or are they cats lovers?

    Science has recently declared felines as the winners, at least in the broadest evolutionary terms.

    An international team of scientists has published their findings in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science and found that cats have been much better at surviving than dogs. 

    The researchers examined 2,000 ancient fossils to see how extinction rates were affected by factors such as: body mass evolution, climate change, and competition from other species. 

    The findings show that cats significantly contributed to the extinction of as many as 40 dog species.

    Apparently, cats were more efficient predators and out competed many dogs for food. 

    “The arrival of cats to North America had a deadly impact on the diversity of the dog family,” the report’s lead author, Dr. Daniele Silvestro told Science Daily. “We usually expect changes in climate to play the overwhelming role

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