The inspirational video shows Bolt grow up from a child in Jamaica to the unbeatable athletic star he is today. The vision of the six-time Gold medallist was filmed at his training ground in Kingston, Jamaica and is part of the new campaign by Optus, which also includes a documentary series about Bolt’s life Read more…
The mystery of an Australian letter found in an abandoned house in South Dakota
The sparse expanse of South Dakota are a long way away from the coastal shores of Australia, but a letter is forging a mysterious connection between the two.
Reddit user rhymnocerous claims to have found this letter in an abandoned house located in the midwestern U.S. state. Posted online on Saturday, he claims it was written in the mid-1980s by a boy named Eric from Slacks Creek, a suburb of Brisbane.
“Hi! Once again,” the letter, addressed to Mary, reads. “The reason I’ve written a second letter is because I’d forgotten to tell you how I became a born again Christian,” Eric continued, that being one of those things you might forget to mention when you dot pen to paper. Read more…
Boy sings emotional tribute to his younger brother who died in crash
It’s pretty brave to step up and open up about a tragedy in the family, especially when you’re auditioning for a TV show.
That’s what 14-year-old Fletcher Pilon from the Central Coast in New South Wales did in an episode of Australia’s Got Talent on Sunday. The teenager wrote and performed a song in tribute to his 10-year-old brother Banjo, who he lost only months ago. Banjo was skateboarding when he was hit by a car in August.
Pilon’s touching performance was met with tears and a standing ovation from the crowd and the judges, in awe of his ability to perform so shortly after his brother’s death. Not to mention Pilon has an incredible voice. His performance is absolutely spine-tingling. Read more…
While butterscotch flavored lattes are already part of the Starbucks secret menu, the official smoked butterscotch flavor will include espresso, steamed milk and smoked butterscotch sauce, with a smoky butterscotch sugar sprinkled on top. Read more…
Alaskan man dances to Alicia Keys with powerfully strange moves
There is no wrong way to dance — but there are ways that defy human interpretation.
In this video, which was uploaded on Monday and has since been viewed over 95,000 times, an Alaskan man dances to Alicia Keys’ “No One.” No one can quite figure out what he’s doing, or why there’s a man with a 1985 boombox in the background. Still, there’s something mesmerizing about a bearded man, dancing to a dated song, on a deck.
Do not try this under the influence. Dance responsibly.
1-800-Flowers is familiar with this. After it failed to meet some customers’ expectations last year, the company pledged to do better. And while the Tweetstorm appears to have subsided in 2016, people rose through the optimism and found a way to be disappointed. Not only with the floral delivery service, but with a handful of other companies as well Read more…
Misty Copeland uses high fashion to flawlessly re-create Degas’ ballerinas
Misty Copeland has been hailed as a thoroughly modern ballerina, but as her re-creations of Edgar Degas’ iconic dancers show, she knows how to nail the classic look, too
Dressed in Oscar de la Renta, Alexander McQueen and other pretty pastel couture, Copeland used high fashion to flawlessly re-create artist Edgar Degas’ portraits and sculptures of ballerinas for the March issue of Harpers Bazaar
The photoshoot celebrates an upcoming exhibition at the New York Museum of Modern Art called “Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty,” which will feature some of the ballet artwork Degas created between the 1860s and his death in 1917 Read more…
Here’s what people in every state are ordering for Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and anxious lovers everywhere are busy googling for gift ideas.
But every person is unique, and everyone wants something different. Over at Estately, a national real estate blog, analysts measured what each state googled for ‘Valentine’s Day gifts.’ As it turns out, each state loves a little differently.