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Watch: Just Another [Shark] Day In My Backyard

This unsettling video footage shows a shark prowling in the backyard of one stunned Florida resident’s home. Dick Frey, 69, shot the frightening footage two weeks ago from his home in Bonita Springs. In the video, the nine-foot bull shark is spotted swimming close to the docks through the channel just outside his building.

It was a sunny morning when this elderly man decided to have his first coffee just outside in his backyard, when he suddenly noticed something strange in the waters. Soon, he realized in shock that it’s a giant shark, curiously wandering around.

The man was quick to shoot all of this on camera, even though we’re sure he was terrified by the sight. As much as sharks are scary, they are pretty simple creatures that do not want much to do anything with humans. They are a valuable animal that is part of the ecosystem of the ocean and without them, the balance of the ocean would be in dismay. The video is like a scene from a Hollywood horror movie and it makes our blood freeze in our veins. Imagine seeing a shark in the pool of your own backyard. Wouldn’t you be taken aback? We bet you would!

Just look how it is roaming freely in the water without even taking notice of where it is. It looks like this shark doesn’t bother that it isn’t swimming in the deep blue of the ocean as long as it has enough space to make itself happy.

If you are curious about some more bull shark sightings, then we suggest watching the following video where reef sharks brought a pair of bull sharks, one of the most aggressive and unpredictable of the shark species. What started as a quiet dive became more thrilling than these divers expected. The sharks passed close enough to give a very clear view of their cold eyes and impressive teeth. Divers know that there is a fine line between curiosity and aggression and that improper behavior will have serious consequences.

The divers in this video all surfaced without any incidents, but they were all surprised to have been greeted by the bull sharks. This dive took place on a wall near the famous Blue Hole near San Pedro, Belize. Reef sharks are a relatively common sight but it is quite rare to see bull sharks swimming so close to scuba divers.

The truth is that shark attacks are rare, even in the case of bull sharks, and if the divers remain calm, stay together and stay vertical, their chance of experiencing a serious problem is very small. Even though they know this to be true, the divers can be seen moving closer together and instinctively pulling their feet and hands in closer.

Have you ever seen one of these sharks before? What would your reaction be if you saw one of these? We would love to hear your opinion so please do not hesitate to leave a comment! Please share this video with your family and friends as it will surely shock them. This is one clip that no one should miss!

This unsettling video footage shows a shark prowling in the backyard of one stunned Florida resident’s home. Dick Frey, 69, shot the frightening footage two weeks ago from his home in Bonita Springs. In the video, the nine-foot bull shark is spotted...

Animals Health Science

France Fighting For Bees, Banning Pesticides

Bee population is dwindling. That, we know. Why is it happening? No one is 100% sure, but the main suspects are pesticides.
“Why should we care?” You ask. “Fewer bees, fewer stings,” you say.
Well, NO.

Beekeeping provides pollination services and honey production. Many crops are dependent on honeybees for pollination. In the United States, bees provide pollination for more than 90 different crops, including fruits and vegetables.

So, no bees = no crops = no food. And of course that there are other implications, such as what insect would rule the skies, now that bees are gone?
So, to try and keep the bees alive, France has taken a drastic step.

France is on its way to becoming the first European country to ban five varieties of pesticides which researchers believe are the neonicotinoids that are killing the bees.
French farmers are not happy as they are now afraid their cops would be harmed by insects and pests. They are angry that no solutions have been given instead of the ones banned for use.
France has stepped one step further than the European Union which bans only three neonicotinoids. This French ban is forced not only in outdoor fields but also in greenhouses.

Like nicotine

Britain at first, opposed this ban, but they are coming around after seeing real hard evidence supporting it. Britain is also suffering from whole bee colonies suddenly dying.
In the US, researches have also found that bees have been getting addicted to these harmful pesticides. These neonicotinoids are like nicotine to the brain. It’s been proven that these chemicals have been attacking insects’ central nervous systems and male bees’ sperm count, memory and navigation abilities.

Some angry French farmers don’t see any substantial evidence to connect pesticides with bee population decline. Even FNSEA, the biggest farming union in France, said that in places where no alternative can be found, the ban must be lifted. They also said that this ban will lead to unfair competition between French farmers and other European or worldwide farmers.
On the other hand, the French public health agency, ANSES, say that there are quite a few sustainable and efficient alternatives which are already operational throughout France.
We all hope this will be the beginning of a fight for better pest control.

Bee population is dwindling. That, we know. Why is it happening? No one is 100% sure, but the main suspects are pesticides.
“Why should we care?” You ask. “Fewer bees, fewer stings,” you say.
Well, NO.

Beekeeping provides pollination services and...

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The Golden Globes Are Just Around The Corner

In a few days, our TV’s, newspapers and social media feeds will be full of “This happened at the Golden Globes… yada yada yada.” It’s the 76th annual Hollywood Foreign Press Association event in which the Association will award the best films and TV shows of the year.

This year’s hosts are of course Andy Samberg, who is a two-time Golden Globe Award winner, and Sandra Oh, who won a Globe in 2006 for her role on Grey’s Anatomy.
If you want to watch it live, tune in live on Sunday, Jan. 6, from 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET on NBC.

The red carpet event will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
As opposed to last year, this time actresses will not be dressed in black in solidarity against sexual harassment, but in clothes that will not be used again, and that will cost more than many of us make a year.

This year the leading movie is Vice, which is up for six awards, including best motion picture, comedy or musical, and best performance by an actor in a comedy or musical.
Our favorite A Star Is Born received five nominations. Lady Gaga picked up one for best performance by an actress in a motion picture, drama, and Bradley Cooper is nominated for best director.

On the smaller screen, ‘The Assassination of Giani Versace: American Crime Story’ is up front with four nominations.
We’re happy to say that PEOPLE’s 2018 Sexiest Man Alive, Idris Elba‘s daughter, Isan Alba, was named 2019 Golden Globe Ambassador. So that will be a nice tone to the event.

What’s surprising this year is the lack of nominations for This Is Us, in all categories. That’s weird.
Netflix’s Maniac, GLOW and Atlanta also were not included in this years ceremony. And so was House of Cards.

In a few days, our TV’s, newspapers and social media feeds will be full of “This happened at the Golden Globes… yada yada yada.” It’s the 76th annual Hollywood Foreign Press Association event in which the Association will award the best films and TV...

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Famous Icons In Their Most Groovy Moments

When you hear the word groovy, you immediately think back to the time when everything was grand and luxurious and wow. A time when you could walk down Holywood Boulevard and meet your most amazing star doing things us normal folk could find ourselves doing.

These days, it seems we are left with memories of grandness, but looking at these pictures you would understand how these icons of culture became who they are.

Marilyn Pumping Iron

You probably know Marilyn Monroe from her permanent place as America’s favorite blonde bombshell, but did you know that she hit the weights to keep trim? This rare photo shows how she toned up.

Robert DeNiro Sr. & Jr.

When you think of the iconic actor Robert DeNiro, you probably think of the tough-talking New Yorker he’s embodied in so many different roles in classic films like Taxi Driving and Raging Bull.

But like everyone else on the planet, Robert was once a baby. This picture shows him with his father, world-renowned painter Robert DeNiro Sr., with whom he shared a very close father-son relationship. Robert Junior even dedicated one of his awards to his dad!

Continue with the time machine tour…

When you hear the word groovy, you immediately think back to the time when everything was grand and luxurious and wow. A time when you could walk down Holywood Boulevard and meet your most amazing star doing things us normal folk could find ourselves...

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Groovy Photos – Elton John & Freddie Mercury, The Last Words

Freddie Mercury died November 24, 1991 and when listening to his music, it seems as if he’s still here. The king of rock could hold crowds for hours with an amazingly wide range of music styles and an out of this world stage performance. He was truly an entertainer and the essence of Groovy! He died from AIDS complications. Elton John was a very good friend of his, and he was there, in Freddie’s final days.

The two use to hang out a lot and Elton got to know Freddie really well. They were so close that they both had nicknames for each other – “Freddie and I had developed pet names for each other, our drag-queen alter egos. I was Sharon, and he was Melina.”

Alter Egos

Elton John shared some details about the Mercury’s last days in a book called Love is the Cure: On Life, Loss, and the End of AIDS. He wrote: “…Freddie told me he had AIDS soon after he was diagnosed in 1987. I was devastated. I’d seen what the disease had done to so many of my other friends. I knew exactly what it was going to do to Freddie. As did he. He knew death, agonizing death, was coming. But Freddie was incredibly courageous. He kept up appearances, he kept performing with Queen, and he kept being the funny, outrageous, and profoundly generous person he had always been.”

“As Freddie deteriorated in the late 1980s and early ’90s, it was almost too much to bear. It broke my heart to see this absolute light unto the world ravaged by AIDS. By the end, his body was covered with Kaposi’s sarcoma lesions. He was almost blind. He was too weak to even stand.”

“By all rights, Freddie should have spent those final days concerned only with his own comfort. But that wasn’t who he was. He truly lived for others. Freddie had passed on November 24, 1991, and weeks after the funeral, I was still grieving.”

“On Christmas Day, I learned that Freddie had left me one final testament to his selflessness. I was moping about when a friend unexpectedly showed up at my door and handed me something wrapped in a pillowcase. I opened it up, and inside was a painting by one of my favorite artists, the British painter Henry Scott Tuke. And there was a note from Freddie. Years before, Freddie and I had developed pet names for each other, our drag-queen alter egos. I was Sharon, and he was Melina. Freddie’s note read, “Dear Sharon, thought you’d like this. Love, Melina. Happy Christmas.”

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Freddie Mercury died November 24, 1991 and when listening to his music, it seems as if he’s still here. The king of rock could hold crowds for hours with an amazingly wide range of music styles and an out of this world stage performance. He was truly...

Animals Vacation

Gold, Luxury Cars and… Tigers. Only in Dubai

Think of a modern city. Skyscrapers and all when suddenly a tiger just walks by on a leash. The place where this can happen is over in the Gulf country of UAE, United Arab Emirates. Yes, it’s been illegal for a couple of years, but hey… pets are pets, aren’t they?
In the UAE, especially Dubai, wild cats have been domesticated for years as a luxury item, just like having a gold Lamborgini. Some of the rich just drive around town in their car and have their wild cats in the passenger seat. 

It’s a sign on wealth and power, and it doesn’t stop at wild cats either. When you want to show off your wealth you just goldplate everything you own and rap it up in diamonds. When you drive around town you’re bound to witness many outrageously luxurious gold plated cars, diamond-studded phones and more bling than you’ve ever seen.

By the way, the law, which was originally passed in 2015 in the UAE, has only been enforced since 2017, and if caught and found guilty, owners could be jailed for around six months and fined a funny amount of $136,000. The law says that you can not deal or own “all types of wild and domesticated but dangerous animals.”
A big newspaper in Abu Dhabi added that if the animal is used to frighten people, the owner would be fined $200,000. These are amounts that can’t really deter anyone in Dubai.

Not only wild cats

We already told you that the trend didn’t stop with wild cats. In Dubai, you can see many extravagant and outlandish items and products that not only belongs to citizens, but to companies and marketing firms as well. Back in 2008, a hotel in Dubai, called Dubai Atlantis hotel, had a real live whale shark swimming in its gigantic lobby aquarium.

The whale shark was nicknamed Sammy and was there for 18 months before he was taken back to sea. The Hotel management said that they rescued the whale from death in shallow waters, but a former employee told local media that having a whale shark in the hotel aquarium was part of the marketing plan for years.

Click here, because you HAVE to see the awesome & outrageous things you can only see in Dubai. You won’t believe your eyes.


Think of a modern city. Skyscrapers and all when suddenly a tiger just walks by on a leash. The place where this can happen is over in the Gulf country of UAE, United Arab Emirates. Yes, it’s been illegal for a couple of years, but hey… pets are...

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Celebs Turn 70 In 2018 – Samuel L. Jackson Rates His Own Roles

I would never have believed it if I hadn’t checked it myself. Samuel L. Jackson was born December 21, 1948!! He looks 50. What does he eat?

Yes, many other beloved stars are turning 70 this year, and for many of them, it is as hard to believe as believing this guy is 70, but still… Samuel L. Jackson, 70. I must say that it’s not makeup that makes him look younger.

The guy never stops. He has a wave of movies coming out in the next couple of years with him playing or voicing in, and it doesn’t seem as if he is planning on retiring any time soon. To celebrate the unbelievable fact that Jackson in turning 70, lets recap on his life with what he himself has listed as his favorite or best roles in his 30-plus years and over 100 movies.

His list

Among the other famous actors turning 70 this year, which also like Jackson, you won’t believe they are already 70, Jackson is the most active, among the actors, that is. He has ranked 5 of his most favorite roles in The Undefeated entertainment website. Starting with number 5, NICK FURY of course, in Marvel Universe films (2008-19).

He says that “Nick is one of those blessings that just kind of fell out of the sky.” His face was used on a comic book without even telling him. Only later was he asked to join. Number 4 is FROZONE, LUCIUS BEST in The Incredibles, (2004) and The Incredibles 2, (2018). He loves it that his character has a superpower and that the fact that Lucius is this really cool dude that always has a solution. Number 3 is his role as MACE WINDU in Star Wars (1999-2005).  Jackson says that the reason is: “He’s a Jedi. Come on!” He got a part tailored for him by director George Lucas.

Number 2 on his list is JULES WINNFIELD in Pulp Fiction (1994). For him, the character was a dream come true. He didn’t pass an audition for Reservoir Dogs, but director Tarantino saved him a spot on this film.

And his most loved role was MITCH HENNESSY in The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996). He loves that movie so much, “I just loved Mitch because he’s got such a big heart. He’s a fun-loving, kind of profane guy that wants to be this thing that he’s not.”

Click here to see other unbelievable celebrities who turn 70 in 2018

I would never have believed it if I hadn’t checked it myself. Samuel L. Jackson was born December 21, 1948!! He looks 50. What does he eat?
Yes, many other beloved stars are turning 70 this year, and for many of them, it is as hard to believe as...

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The Last Alaskans Back for Season 4. Why?

The Discovery Channel is at it again. After initial belief that the show might be canceled due to the death of one of its main stars, they’ve decided to bring back The Last Alaskans for season 4. It’s a docuseries about a group of “modern-day pioneers” who live in The Refuge, the largest protected wilderness in the U.S.

battling it to the end and give a chance for fans to say goodbye”

I don’t think it would be easy for me to watch the renewed series with the trust I had a few years ago. Now that we know of so many times the Discovery Channel was not straight with us and practically tricking us into believing that what we see on their shows is real.

This season we will meet Bob Harte again, but this time as a cancer patient who is, as Discovery describes it: ‘battling it to the end and give a chance for fans to say goodbye”. Bob grew on us in the last seasons, but following him to his death? Quite low in my world.

We will also meet a family who will try to survive it during winter in the refuge. They, of course, also have internal family disputes, for the enjoyment of the viewers. Another couple will bring their baby girl into the refuge and put her in danger to get their 15 minutes of fame. Isn’t that nice.
Another man we would be seeing is a guy who needs to save his family business which was almost completely destroyed during the summer fires.

And the truth?

they've decided to bring back The Last Alaskans for season 4.

That’s the main issue here. Discovery channel has not been straight with us on so many of their shows, such as Bear Grylls, Alaskan Bush People (Alaska again), Gold Rush and many more.
Why should we think that this show would be different? Would they really put a baby in danger with a chance to freeze or starve? I don’t think so.
So yes, these types of shows have a crowd, but please… how gullible does the Discovery channel think we are? Pretty much if they keep sending these shows our way.

Click here to see the other shows that Discovery Network tricked us.

The Discovery Channel is at it again. After initial belief that the show might be canceled due to the death of one of its main stars, they’ve decided to bring back The Last Alaskans for season 4. It’s a docuseries about a group of...

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Unseen Groovy Pictures Of Freddie Mercury

In a world where on most days there is more bad news than good, we get nostalgic for a simpler time, with people we admired and looked up to as role models catching our attention and making us believe in the power of magic, glamour, and elegance.

From young, vulnerable up-and-coming musicians who had no idea they could ever be iconic stars to starlets who were still hoping for a big break, see Freddie Mercury at his finest moments – when new groundbreaking music was about to be born. These photos of Freddie and his collaborations are so cool and groovy that you could almost see the innocence in his eyes.

He did not yet know how big he was going to be. Neither did Michael Jackson.

Jackson and Mercury

In this picture, we can see two amazing performers talking and creating a partnership between them.

Freddy Mercury and Michael Jackson formed their partnership in the 1980’s to work on three demos.  The first one was “There Must be More to Life than This,” which features vocals from both Freddie and Michael. Freddy released the song on the Queen album, Queen Forever. While the song was written during the Hot Space sessions, it wasn’t finished. Freddy Mercury would go on to release his own version as a solo work on his 1985 debut, Mr. Bad.

The other songs were “Victory,” which was later used as an album cover by the Jacksons, and “State of Shock,” which had Rolling Stones undertones.

By the way, Michael Jackson said about Hot Space, which was Queen’s 10th studio album released in 1982, that it was a major musical sonic influence for his Thriller album.

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In a world where on most days there is more bad news than good, we get nostalgic for a simpler time, with people we admired and looked up to as role models catching our attention and making us believe in the power of magic, glamour, and elegance.
From young...

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Nostalgic Photos of Nostalgic Times

Straddle up, we’re in for a bumpy ride through the wild west – one of the most exciting times to be alive in all of history. It was a time of unbridled possibility, with all kinds of opportunities presenting themselves.

Many a journeyman moved to the new American frontier seeking a better life, with some ending up on the wrong side of the law to make themselves a living. Life sure was an adventure for these folks!

The Mestiza de Sangley

She might seem Native American, but she isn’t. This captivating, mysterious portrait taken by photographer Francisco Van Camp in the late 19th century shows a beautiful young woman wearing traditional garments from a Native Island in the Philippines. Very little is known about her–only that she was a “Mestiza de Sangley” woman, a term that originates from the Spanish Philippines.

The term “Sangley mestizo”, or Chinese mestizo, originating in the Spanish Colonial Period during the 16th-19th centuries, was used to describe people of Chinese ancestry. Dutch photographer Francisco Van Camp took this photo in his studio in Manilla, ca. 1875, but unfortunately, the woman’s identity is unknown, though some regard her as the “Mona Lisa” of the Pacific Islands.

The Famous Leavitt Saloon

Bob’s Saloon was a popular establishment in the early 1900s for the inhabitants of Jordan, Montana. This 1904 photo by L.A. Huffman shows a group of cowboys relaxing in front of the old saloon. Robert Leavitt, the saloon’s owner, happened to be a cowboy himself and was among the first residents to settle in Jordan.

The old west saloons offered patrons all types of entertainment such as dancing girls, card games, dice games, and even bowling. Many saloons employed piano players and put on theatrical skits to entertain customers.

Buckle up and keep on reading to learn more:

Straddle up, we’re in for a bumpy ride through the wild west – one of the most exciting times to be alive in all of history. It was a time of unbridled possibility, with all kinds of opportunities presenting themselves.
Many a journeyman moved to...

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Amy Winehouse (Hologram) Back On Tour

It’s been seven years since she was found dead but we will soon be able to hear and see her again on stage. Kind of creepy in my opinion.
A company called Base Hologram has announced a partnership with Winehouse’s estate to go on tour in order “to celebrate the singer’s legacy.” Many have voiced their concerns about exploiting her name and music and think she should be left alone.

Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning in 2011 when she was only 27. This spiked other mythical rumors about the famous “27 death club” in which many famous artists died at that age. The company Base says that it’s “the leading live entertainment content creator leveraging holographic film technology to produce live entertainment tours and attractions worldwide.”

A statement the company issued said that “Utilizing new state-of-the-art proprietary technology, the production will launch towards the end of 2019. Featuring digitally remastered arrangements of her classics, the hologram will be backed by a live band, singers and theatrical stagecraft.”

Her father said that it’s a dream come true for the family; “To see her perform again is something special that really can’t be put into words. Our daughter’s music touched the lives of millions of people and it means everything that her legacy will continue in this innovative and groundbreaking way.”

The tour was announced at the Amy Winehouse Foundation’s annual gala in London. The foundation wants to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse among young people. They plan on gaining more help and recognition via the world tour.

It’s not the first time a celeb was “revived” through a hologram. Michael Jackson and Tupac have performed on stage after their untimely deaths.

 

It’s been seven years since she was found dead but we will soon be able to hear and see her again on stage. Kind of creepy in my opinion.
A company called Base Hologram has announced a partnership with Winehouse’s estate to go on tour in order...

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MTV VMA’s 2018 – Winners List

The MTV awards kicked off with a Cardi B performance, which was her first live performance after giving birth to her daughter Kulture. Cardi B was also the most nominated artist of the night. Even more than the Carters (Beyoncé and JAY-Z) who received “only eight.” Drake also got eight, and Childish Gambino got seven.

Other performers that night were Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone, Travis Scott, Logic and Ryan Tedder, and Jennifer Lopez. By the way, Lopez was given the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. That’s something to hang up on your wall!

The most enjoyable moment of the show, according to entertainment outlets, was Ja Rule who joined J Lo for the performance of “Ain’t It Funny.” Her performance exploded on stage making the night amazing.

Madonnas’ tribute to Aretha Frankin was weird. Her clothes and speech were missed by the audience and online fans who criticized her for her tribute.

The winners list:

Video of the Year:
Camila Cabello – “Havana” [ft. Young Thug]

Best Collaboration:
Jennifer Lopez – “Dinero” [ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B]

Best New Artist:
Cardi B

Artist of the Year:
Camila Cabello

Best Latin Video:
J Balvin – “Mi Gente” [ft. Willy William]

Song of the Year:
Post Malone – “rockstar” [ft. 21 Savage]

Best Pop Video:
Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left to Cry”

Best Hip-Hop Video:
Nicki Minaj – “Chun-Li”

Push Artist of the Year:
Hayley Kiyoko

Song of Summer:
Cardi B / Bad Bunny / J Balvin: “I Like It”

Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award:
Jennifer Lopez

Best Dance Video:
Avicii ft. Rita Ora – “Lonely Together”

Best Rock Video:
Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes”

Video With a Message:
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

Best Cinematography:
The Carters – “APES**T”

Best Direction:
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

Best Art Direction:
The Carters – “APES**T”

Best Visual Effects:
Kendrick Lamar & SZA – “All The Stars”

Best Choreography:
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”

Best Editing:
N.E.R.D – “Lemon” [ft. Rihanna]

 

 

 

 

 

 

The MTV awards kicked off with a Cardi B performance, which was her first live performance after giving birth to her daughter Kulture. Cardi B was also the most nominated artist of the night. Even more than the Carters (Beyoncé and JAY-Z) who...