Showing posts with label funny videos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label funny videos. Show all posts

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A crow goes snowboarding down a snowy roof

Shaun White might be the snowboarding king, but even he will appreciate the ability of this first-time snowboarder snowboarding down the side of a roof.

At least we're presuming the crow is a first-time snowboarder.

Yes, that's right. A crow. A black crow. A snowboarding crow. If you don't believe us, we'll eat, uh, crow.

See for yourself:





See, we told you it was a snowboarding crow. Or a snowboarding bird, if you prefer. Or as someone else put it, crowboarding. Or a sledding crow.

For those who are video impaired, this is what happened on the YouTube video: The crow used a circular snowboard to slide down the side of the roof. The bird picked up its snowboard and flew back to the top of the roof and tried a different route, only to be thwarted because of a lack of snow.

The bird picked up the snowboard and flew back to the top of the roof. Then, the crow went sliding down the same route as the first time, and with great success we might add. It again picked up the snowboard and returned to the top of the roof. From there, the bird picked up the weird-looking snowboard and flew off to join Shaun White & Co. at an unknown ski resort.

Near as we can tell, this was shot somewhere in Russia, considering the nyet used in the conversation by one of the kids. The children and parents were watching and laughing -- and videotaping -- from a window.

BTW, take care of that cough, little guy. And keep those snowboarding crow videos coming.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Little girl stares down a lion



Even the biggest, bravest adult male staring into the face of a huge lion would flinch and back away if said lion started pawing at him, despite a thick protective glass between them.

But 3-year-old Sofia hardly batted an eye when a lion named Malik at the Wellington Zoo in New Zealand took a great interest in her, and then started pawing the glass.

The video of the staredown between the little girl and the lion, easily won by the little girl, has gone viral, making the rounds on talk shows and throughout the blogosphere.

See why:





The little girl, dubbed Sofia the Lion Tamer, asks her mother what the lion is trying to tell her.

"I think it's telling you to move away from there so he can eat his food," the mother responds.

The mother is correct, actually.

From "Malik Makes the News" on the Wellington Zoo website:
Three year old Sofia experienced a pretty close encounter through the glass at the viewing cave, which allows visitors a glimpse into just a portion of the lion’s exhibit. 
This behaviour is normal for a lion - they do tend to get very protective of their food which is why we feed our five lions separately from each other.  The way Malik reacted to Sofia is a healthy reaction that lions in the wild would display.  He was not displaying overt aggression towards Sophia – he was ‘politely’ telling her to go away.  Luckily, we have a really lovely large exhibit for them, so rest assured that if Malik didn't want to be near the visitors, he could easily take his food somewhere else. There are areas where the lions can go to be out of the view of visitors if they choose.
In a related wildlife video, see the bear that waves back to people in the link below.

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Fishermen use a car to catch fish: Vintage video

They did things a little different in the 1930s. Thanks to an old film from that era, we discover just how different the fishing was for some people who didn't care about their cars or how they "smelt" after fishing. This black-and-white film from the 1930s is, well, just watch as these fishermen -- one, an editor of Outdoor Life magazine -- use the car to catch a ton of smelt:





We don't know anything about the film other than what the YouTube poster said: "Teach a man to fish and give him a Chevrolet car. Funny old 1930s film of using a car to fish."

OK everybody, let's sing that ever popular advertising jingle: "See the USA in a Chevrolet...but never mind the slippery, silvery, slimy backseat drivers."

Or something like that.


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