With summer in full swing, most pet owners love few things more than hanging with their fur babies in the beautiful weather.
But as it turns out, Fifi and Fido want in on the water sports action, too. Apparently, they can water ski with the best of them. So whether they’re surfing some killer waves or paddle boarding into the sunset, these 20 animals can’t seem to get enough of the water.
1. Anyone who says cats hate water clearly hasn’t met this nugget!
Alaskan photographer Drew Hamilton was out enjoying the scenic views along a river when he was joined by an unusual visitor.
Hamilton’s nature shoot was cut short after a giant brown bear took a liking to the photographer, sitting down right next to the man. The friendly bear can be seen taking in the view with his new friend as they watched a few of its bear buddies splashing about in the water.
“Hey dude, you mind if I take a seat next to you?”
When Hannah Wilson realized there was an intruder in her Ireland home, she was probably expecting it to be, well, a person.
But as she walked into the kitchen and noticed something running around and knocking down everything in sight, she probably felt a little relief after seeing that it wasn’t human at all — followed by frustration that the creature was absolutely trashing the room.
None of her cups, dishes, or plants were safe from the critter’s wake of destruction.
When I first started wearing contact lenses, I didn’t realize they’d feel so uncomfortable.
Like many others, I have dry eyes that get irritated when I put my contacts in. I can only tolerate them for a short period of time, which is why I have no idea how this woman didn’t figure out what was going on with her eye. What she thought was old age and a dry eye turned out to be a MUCH bigger issue.
When the 67-year-old woman from England recently went to get cataract surgery, doctors found 17 contact lenses stuck together in her right eye.
The woman had apparently been wearing monthly disposable contact lenses for 35 years and avoided the optometrist, opting to reorder online when she ran out. Doctors think her deep set eyes and poor vision in her right eye could be why they were left in.
It’s no surprise that parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.
And while the job of being a parent doesn’t come with paid vacation time or an elaborate benefits package, it’s always enlightening to see moms and dads making light of the whole thing once in a while.
And when it comes to lightening up, trolling kids with hilarious stunts and pranks is the best way to go. While their parents’ antics may drive them crazy now, I guarantee that looking back in a few years, these kids will be thanking Mom and Dad for the laughs.
1. I’ve never seen an unlimited text and talk plan quite like this!
2. It was rude of this son not to mention that he bought Mom a new vase!
16. When Dad told him there was money he could borrow in the top drawer, he quickly realized that he was the butt of the joke. Head over to the next page to see what happens when a girl tries to get out of gym class.
Many say that our growing fascination with taking selfies as a society has gotten pretty annoying. But at this art exhibit, it actually turned destructive.
Artist Simon Birch says he’s been working for years and has used his life savings to bring his project, “The 14th Factory,” to fruition in Los Angeles, California. The exhibition takes viewers through 14 different rooms, which are meant to emulate a hero’s journey. One installation involved filming Birch’s Ferrari being purposefully destroyed, but he never intended the same to happen to his room filled with fragile crowns, each of which costs around $20,000.
Everything was going fine until a “girl came in with her friend and, although we told everyone to be careful, the staff was in conversation with someone at the time and was not paying full attention,” Birch said. “As a non-profit, we don’t have the budget for lots of staff or security.”
Speaking about the crowns’ vulnerability to damage, Birch said, “The idea was that they should be delicate, exposed and fragile. They are crowns, and crowns – symbols of power, are fragile things. A well-timed selfie could bring down a president. And anyway, you can do your best to make things idiot-proof, but eventually someone will make a better idiot.”
Security cameras captured the unfortunate moment when Birch says the woman “came in, crouched down to get a selfie with the crown, and stumbled.” This has got to be one of the most expensive mistakes ever.
The crowns weren’t insured, but Birch is thankful that most of them were able to be fixed. The exposure didn’t hurt either. Share if you think selfies and phones shouldn’t be welcome in places like this.
On July 1, Shane and Nicole Sifrit welcomed their daughter, Mariana, into the world. But just 17 days later, they had to say a heartbreaking goodbye to their baby girl.
Though little Mariana was born healthy, she became very sick at less than a week old. She was taken to a hospital, where her parents learned that she had contracted meningitis HSV-1, which is caused by the herpes virus. When babies are infected with viral meningitis, it’s often because the mother passed it on during childbirth. However, both of Mariana’s parents tested negative for the virus. Now they believe somebody transmitted it to her through a seemingly innocent kiss, and they’re sharing their story in the hopes that it will save lives.
In the days after Mariana’s birth, the Sifrits had a number of visitors at the hospital, one of whom could have kissed Mariana in a well-meaning but dangerous display of affection.
The infant seemed fine the first few days of her life, but when Shane and Nicole got married on July 7, they had to stop the wedding to get medical attention for her. She was pale, not eating, and very difficult to wake.
At the Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, doctors diagnosed her with the deadly virus. “It immediately went downhill from there. Within two hours she had quit breathing and all of her organs just started to fail,” Shane told WHO-TV. After being airlifted to another hospital and put on life support, she died in her father’s arms.
Our hearts go out to the Sifrits as they face life without their sweet baby girl. If you’d like to help them with Mariana’s medical and funeral costs, click here. Share with other parents to raise awareness about the devastating affects kisses can have on newborns.
If you ask me, there’s really nothing more incredible than seeing animals thrive in their natural habitat. That’s doubly true of those animals happen to be hulking sea creatures.
And fisherman Dominic Tyson has seen his fair share of epic moments while working the coastline of Australia, but nothing prepared him for the rare sight he witnessed while fishing along the Karratha coast one day.
Tyson can be described as a true-blue angler, making the water his home away from home.
Spotting a whale in the wild is something only a handful of people get to witness, and while Tyson was lucky enough to be welcomed into the club, based on his reaction you can tell the man was completely caught off guard.
With his camera in hand, Tyson can be heard giving a expletive-heavy commentary as the whale launches itself out of the water. Undergoing feelings of surprise and shock, the fisherman can be heard living in the moment. Get your ears ready, folks.
Something tells me that Tyson won’t be getting his own wildlife show anytime soon.
Have you ever been caught of guard by a close encounter with an animal? Let us know in the comments and be sure to share Tyson’s unconventional wildlife video if you’re a fan of his…uh…genuine reaction.