Nicole Muxo is a senior at Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High in Miami. She's also a huge fan of Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade. So last month, she made a minute-and-a-half YouTube video asking Wade to be her prom date.
Fat chance, right? Social media prom invites from fans have become a fairly standard trapping of modern celebrity, but — understandably — they rarely lead to an actual date.
This time, however, the story has a cute ending. On Friday, after calling Muxo to tell her he wouldn't be able to make it, Wade showed up dressed in a suit, with a bouquet of flowers in hand. Muxo is clearly floored, and Wade dances and takes photos with students before heading out Read more...
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Baby scores goal! Crowd goes wild! This may just be the most adorable play in the history of soccer
The aww-inducing moment comes from Chelsea player Paulo Ferreira’s retirement ceremony at the club's Stamford Bridge stadium this weekend. As Ferreira thanked his teammates on the public address system, it was the toddler son of backup goalkeeper Ross Turnbull who stole the show, slowly dribbling his way downfield to put one in the back of the net
The goal is pretty cute, to be sure, but it's the Chelsea fans' super enthusiastic reaction that really makes the video pop. The clip has been a hit on the social web with sports fans on Monday, so check it out for yourself above and let us know what you think in the comments Read more...
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It's never too late for an aging rock outfit to reinvent itself, as Stone Temple Pilots set out to prove by inviting Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington to perform with the band in the studio and in concert.
Bennington made a surprise performance with STP at KROQ's annual Weenie Roast concert Saturday night, according to Rolling Stone. He sang some of the band's biggest hits from the '90s like "Vasoline," "Plush" and "Interstate Love Song."
Stone Temple Pilots also performed its new song recorded with Bennington, "Out of Time." A teaser of the song was put on YouTube Saturday, before the band released the whole thing for download. Read more...
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If you've long complained about your typing speed and productivity, this iPhone 6 concept video may be the solution you're searching for.
The above YouTube video shows an iPhone 6 mockup that, when set on a flat surface, can project a Mac keyboard from one side and a Mac desktop from the other.
The video, created by YouTube user Sonitdac, shows a rendered "iPhone 6" that looks sim,ilar to an iPhone 5. The top and bottom ends of the iPhone are shown snapping off to create a stand for a small degree of elevation.
The iPhone rendering then projected a keyboard and trackpad onto the desk in front of the phone, and a functional Mac cinema display onto the wall Read more...
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NASA may have retired the space shuttle, but that doesn't mean amateur explorers need to stay grounded, right?
The Kua Fu Initiative is a photo project raising funds through Kickstarter to send a payload capsule into the lower stratosphere to capture HD photos and videos. Doug Cambron, the project's founder and a safety system supervisor from Perryville, Mo., said the idea for the mission stemmed from a lifelong curiosity of exploring the sky.
"Everyone who's grown up has thought at one point or another, 'Man, I really want to be an astronaut,'" he told Mashable. "This is a kind of a way to make that small bit of a dream come true." Read more...
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Sit back for a couple of minutes and take an exhilarating journey through Peru and Bolivia in this beautiful stop-motion video by Polish artist Piotr Wancerz of Timelapse Media. It's an elaborate composite of 12,000 photos and video frames, shot over a three-week period during Piotr's first trip to South America.
You'll see his model and traveling companion seemingly standing still while moving through breathtaking South American landscapes, some of which appear to spin around her. Notice the dazzling variety of locations in Peru and Bolivia, including Arequipa, Chivay, Colca Canyon, Cusco, Huacachina, Ica, Laguna Colorada, La Paz, Lima, Machu Picchu, Puno, Salar de Uyuni, Solar de Manana geysers, Termas de Polques and Valles de Rocas. Read more...
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Researchers from PlaceboEffect.com are raising funds through Indiegogo to create an app that administers a virtual placebo. No pills, no doctors — just pictures.
Here's how it works: You begin the experience by choosing which lifestyle aspect you'd like to change — say, quitting smoking or decreasing stress — before scheduling an alarm-like reminder to "take it" each day. Then, you can personalize it further by choosing exactly what you'll be taking (it doesn't need to be a picture of a pill)
The whole idea is to create a comfortable "happy place" to achieve the proper effect. With the right mindset, the group says, the act of routinely pressing buttons and watching your smartphone's screen will be equivalent to physically swallowing a sugar pill. Read more...
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