A terrier-cross in Louisiana called Max holds the record for being the world's oldest known living dog. Born in August 1983, Max has been a part of Janelle Derouen's family ever since.
Max has also enjoyed fine health into his older years. As of a few years ago, he only had mild arthritis and some cataracts. The owner says that he never spoiled the dog, and never even fed him any food from their table.
Using the rule of thumb for translating dog years into human years; in August, he will have lived for 210 human years. Here's to hoping he gets to live many more years.
On January 8, 2011, 6 innocent people were shot dead while having a meeting held in a parking lot, and another 13 people were injured in the gunfire. The gunman appeared out of nowhere during the 'Congress at your Corner' open forum, and appeared to shoot randomly at people in the crowd with a semi automatic pistol featuring a 33 round magazine.
When the gunman stopped to reload, he dropped his magazine, where the bystander Patricia Maisch grabbed it. Distracted by Patricia, the gunman failed to notice another bystander running at him with a folding chair, and was hit on the top of the head which further dazed him.
Then, a 74 y ear old retired war veteran named Bill Badger, who had already been shot, ran at the gunman who was later identified as Jared Lee Loughner, and tackled him to the ground until police officials arrived on the scene.
It was because of the efforts of these three individuals, that Loughner was brought to justice and is now serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
The Big Mac was invented by Jim Delligatti, one of the earliest McDonald's franchisees, who operated in the Pittsburgh area. Delligatti's McDonald's kitchen in the Ross Township of suburban Pittsburg was the birthplace of the Big Mac in 1967.
The sandwich had 2 names before McDonald's settled on Big Mac. First, it was called 'Aristocrat,' which apparently was too difficult for costumers to pronounce. The second name was 'Blue Ribbon Burger,' but that failed to spark any meaningful sales.
Finally, Esther Glickstein Rose, a 21-year-old Advertising Secretary at MacDonald's Corporate HQ in the suburbs of Chicago coined the term Big Mac. That name stuck and it became the world's most famous fast food sandwich.
Every year, in Sholapur, India, moms from around the region come to fulfill a tradition that is supposed to secure good luck to their children: Dropping them from a 50-foot-tall building.
The babies are caught by people holding a bed sheet down below. Check out the video below to see it in action!
Yes, the Navy has trained dolphins that aid the military branch in underwater exploration. In this case, the dolphins found a piece of history off the coast of San Diego.
Built about 130 years ago, the type of torpedo they found is called a Howell and it's one of the first torpedoes built that can propel itself. Only 50 of the 11-foot-long devices were made, and only two remain in existence.
The torpedo is now being cleaned and being made ready for it to be displayed at the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington.