Most commonly, rubber bands are used for binding different items together…but you already knew that! What you probably didn’t know is just how many other things the stretchy circles can do. From helping you pack for a camping trip to keeping you sane during a painting project and even fun kids’ crafts, rubber bands have so many uses. Here are just a few to get you started. 1. Wrap your clothes with rubber bands to keep them secure and neat on a camping or backpacking trip. Instructables 2. Limit how much soap your kids are using by putting a rubber [More]
When the great people at Animal Aid Unlimited got a call about a street dog hiding in an abandoned basement of a building, nothing could prepare them for the horrific scene they were about to come across. The critically injured dog was lying lifeless on the floor when they found him, seemingly just wanting to die. It took nine weeks of daily bandaging and care to treat the maggot-infested wound on the poor pooch’s head, but as you can see at the end, he made an amazing recovery and is now loving life. Please note: this video contains some graphic [More]
Every morning for the past five years, a 93-year-old woman named Louise Edlen has been waving to school children who pass by her home. She’s so well known to students and bus drivers that she’s referred to as “the grandma in the window” by all of them. The daily ritual is sweet, and it’s loved by everyone involved. But one day, Edlen wasn’t there. No one panicked at first, but after a week, the kids became concerned about their grandma in the window. That’s when the bus driver, Carol, decided to do some investigating. She found out that Edlen had [More]
When it comes to raising little ones, there’s something special about all the hard work mothers do, whether they’re human moms or not. On four legs or two, moms make looking after the kids their first priority, and elephant mothers are among the most dedicated. When this baby elephant got a little too close to some humans, its mother did what any parent would do in that situation. Check out what happens when those maternal instincts kick in! She clearly has everything under control! Honestly, humans are the most destructive beings of all, so she wasn’t wrong in protecting her [More]
While driving on a highway, a team of firefighters saw something peculiar. They were heading back to the station when they spotted a man walking along the side of the road. While it’s illegal, they weren’t worried about that — they were more concerned with his safety. But when they got a little closer, they noticed something even more unbelievable. They pulled over and performed this awesome random act of kindness. If we all treated people like this, we’d live in a much happier world. We should take this example of generosity and apply it to our own lives and [More]
Knowing only one language can really change the way you see the world, and it’s usually not for the better. While some take the easy approach and just assume that everyone speaks English, others feel a little embarrassed about not being able to understand people from around the world in their mother tongues. After all, there are few things more beautiful than language, the form and function of which reveal so much about the people who speak it. For those in the latter group who want to experience culture as authentically as possible, this device is about to shift your [More]
It’s easy to become wrapped up in the idea that the bigger you are, the more menacing. But that often couldn’t be further from the truth. Take this burly man — he gets down on the floor and strikes up a little game with a pint-sized shih tzu puppy. No science has confirmed this yet, but this is probably the cutest friendship you’ll ever see. Nibbling on the man’s ears and licking his nose, this puppy is all over the map. Which, of course, makes him the cutest little guy around! Read more:
The good people of Animal Aid Unlimited are back at it with yet another incredible rescue video, and if you thought they were only out there helping cats and dogs, boy were you wrong. This time a cow was in desperate need of their love and care. The poor cow was living at a garbage dump after having been left there with a dozen or so bovine friends. What made this particular farm animal more in need of help was that she was slowly being strangled by a rope that was deeply embedded in her neck. What’s amazing is the [More]
A three-week-old fox cub has been reunited with his mother following a dramatic rescue! He was pulled out of a drainpipe in the middle of an English residential neighborhood, all while momma fox kept a watchful eye on the kindhearted rescuers. The cub was soaking wet and dirty, so rescuers wrapped him up in a towel and took him back to the animal rescue center for a nice bath. They returned him to the home hoping to reunite the cub with his mother. If the rescue hadn’t been amazing already, within minutes of them returning, mom appeared and walked straight [More]
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); The saying “kill or be killed” usually holds up in the wild. But this time around? Not so much… When you see a hungry lion next to a newborn wildebeest, survival of the fittest pretty much tells you that what happens next is lion lunch. But this lioness wraps her jaws around her vulnerable prey, then has a total change of heart — one you can see on her face as she not only spares the wildebeest, but lets it imprint on her, a practice where a newborn in the wild seeks out a warm body [More]