An emotional Michael Phelps ends his record-breaking career after winning his 18th gold medal in the men’s medley relay, 22 medals in all making him the most decorated Olympic champion ever! Phelps was literally made to be a swimmer, and has a reach that extends three inches further than his height, relatively short legs which lower drag, and flipper-like size 14 feet that can rotate 15 degrees more than average.
So you think just because you’re rich and drive a $257,000 Ferrari 458, you can just drive away from an officer writing you a parking ticket. Not in New York City where Julien Chabbott, 28, had tried to stop Police Officer Felix Recio from writing a ticket outside a SoHo hotel Saturday by snatching it out of the cop’s hand, according to a criminal complaint. Then Chabbott went back inside the hotel, before returning to his Ferrari and ducking into the driver’s seat against Recio’s directions. Chabbott revved the engine as Recio shifted his leg to block the front of the car and continued writing a parking ticket for being in a “No Standing” zone, and not having the car’s registration or inspection posted, according to an NYPD spokeswoman. Despite the officer’s orders to stop, Chabbott slowly inched forward, hitting Recio’s knee before driving over his foot, according to court documents & the video. Recio smacked the driver’s side window, pulled open the door and ripped Chabbott out of the car, shouting, “Get out, let’s go.” The injured cop and another officer then pinned Chabbott to the top of the car, and eventually handcuffed him on the pavement.
Popular scientist and all around super cool Internet nerd VSauce asks the question: What color is a mirror? Think about it. It’s not so simple. His short and very insightful lecture on the mirror and other objects has been viewed more than one million times just 2 days after he posted it!
This “60 Minutes” segment originally aired 4 months ago, but it got a second look last night while networks basically air reruns rather than new programming against the Olympics on NBC. In case you missed the original broadcast, Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on new research showing that beyond weight gain, sugar can take a serious toll on your health, worsening conditions ranging from heart disease to cancer.
An Austin, Texas high school la crosse player who thought he was beating the system when he cut in line to board a Southwest Airlines flight ended up red-faced and humiliated when his coach made him apologize over the plane’s PA system. The teen sneaked aboard when the call for “young passengers” was made, but his coach saw the whole thing, wrote up an apology for the player to read and then made a video of him as he publicly asked his fellow travelers to forgive him for being “a young man who thinks I am smarter than I am.”
Even though Michael Phelps established his place in history as the greatest Olympian of all-time this week with his total medal count, and gold medals, not everyone’s apparently a fan, as this Ryan Lochte supporter shows in this hot viral video parody with over 1 million views and counting, “Call Me Lochte”!
Team USA swimmers continue to take home the gold & silver at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, including Michael Phelps with his 17th gold medal of his career, and 17 year old Missy Franklin her 3rd of this Olympics with a new world record!
By far, the most popular facebook photo post of the past week on my personal & fan pages with hundreds of comments, shares & “likes” was this one “Here kitty, kitty, kitty”:)
Somewhere it would appear to be on the plains of Africa, this giant elephant just walked in for a couple drinks of water, a deep breath, and then, feeling the obvious tension, turned around and walked away. As one of my facebook friends commented earlier on my personal & fan page posts of this…”This is one time it would be acceptable to pee in the pool”! LOL
Awesome 3D Street Art!!!
Caption: Woman stuck in line behind man ordering coffee and doughnuts for his entire office! LOL
Another popular facebook post from my fan & personal pages this past week…Why it’s fun to be a nobody!
I’m a big fan of the gymnastics team at the Goat Olympics:)
Simple, yet creative!
Finally, it’s explained!
Gabby Douglas won her second gymnastics gold medal with the All-Around title, and is now set for more “gold” with a sponsorship windfall after the London Olympics. By adding that title to the team crown she helped the U.S. win earlier, the 16-year-old from Virginia Beach, Virginia, became the first American woman to win both golds at a single Olympics. Douglas — nicknamed the “Flying Squirrel” — would be a great saleswoman for everything from toothpaste to cosmetics to airline tickets, said Bob Dorfman, executive creative director at San Francisco-based Baker Street Advertising. “All-around gold means serious green for Douglas, in the neighborhood of at least one to three million dollars a year,” Dorfman said in an e-mail interview. Douglas’s win is the third straight all-around title for a U.S. woman at the Olympics following Nastia Liukin in 2008 and Carly Patterson in 2004. Mary Lou Retton is the only other American woman to win the all-around, at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. The Americans won the team event for the first time since the 1996 Atlanta Games earlier this week! Never before had U.S. women gymnasts won the team and all- around competitions at the same Olympics.
Are you one of those frustrated woulda-coulda-shoulda individuals who thinks now that you might have taken the sports you played as a youngster to the next level, either as a highly paid professional or now, that the whole world is watching, as an elite Olympic athlete! Check out Jimmy Fallon’s responses from his hashtag #Not An Olympian!
Muhammad Ali is still considered one of the world’s greatest athletes, and one of America’s most famous boxers. I had a chance to meet & speak with Ali back in the mid 80’s when I was the announcer for Alan Thicke’s late night talk show “Thicke Of The Night”and he was a guest. I explained to Muhammed that my dad was a boxer too, who was ranked as one of the best up & coming boxers in the early 40’s fighting out of Madison Square Garden in New York City while hanging out with Joe Louis, Max Baer, and all the greats before being drafted for World War 2. My dad was a big fan, so Muhammad took the time not just for an autograph, but drew a boxing ring, and some very nice words for my dad with the picture. Dad proudly framed that & hung it on my parent’s living room wall for all to see:) This video debuted the night before the London 2012 Opening Ceremony, Team USA‘s Benefit Gala in honor of Ali premiered this tribute, made with the help of DJ Steve Porter, to the great boxer that has gone viral.
Taking their place in Olympic history and in America’s heart, the U.S. Women’s gymnastics team won the gold medal in London Tuesday, July 31! The medal is the first gold for the U.S. in the event since the 1996 Atlanta Games. Aly Raisman, 18, Jordyn Wieber, 17, Gabby Douglas, 16, Kyla Ross, 15, and McKayla Maroney, 16, earned a score of 183.596 putting them far ahead of runners up Russia and Romania. The Americans had come into the last two Olympics as world champions, only to leave without a gold. But this team is the strongest, top to bottom, the USA has ever had, and the rest of the world never stood a chance. After the U.S. opened with a barrage of booming vaults, everyone else was playing for silver. Below is a profile of the work & sacrifice that one of the team members, Gabby Douglas, put into developing into the Olympic champion she’s become!
More Awesome & Easy tips and tricks you may have never thought of. Need to break through the tough plastic packaging for the headphones your just bought? Well, don’t grab your trusty scissors like a normal human. No, grab a can opener. Having a tough time opening a jar? Don’t grab a towel for extra grip, or bang on the edges to help break the air pressure. No, just grab a knife and stab the lid straight through.In this video we cover the following topics:
1. Using Alternate Batteries
2. Combat Stinky Shoes
3. Find out how much propane you have
4. Cut through plastic packages quick!
5. Pack like a Pro
6. Youtube Multi-task
7. DIY Air Freshener
8. Revive a pen
9. Open a Jar
10. Fill a bucket, easily
Comedy group WOKl TOKl has a The World in 2 Minutes series where they gather all the best video clips from one country and pack them into two minutes. They’ve featured Russia, Chile, India and now, this latest episode covers the United States! Did they capture what America’s all about, take a look for yourself!