Aboriginal tribe carves fully-functional bikes from trees and they’re making news for their epic skills

A native tribe in the Philippines known as the Igorot is making headlines for their amazing wood-carving skills!

Igorot means ‘mountain people’ and the term was adapted from a name bestowed on them by Spaniards when they invaded the country in the 16th century.

It was used in an offensive way to imply they were unable to contribute to any progress to society.

They are now gaining attention for their impressive technological prowess in carving fully-functional bikes out of trees.

People from all over the world have been impressed by their craftsmanship and intricate designs.

These amazing skills have been passed down through generations and their works are stunning.

Made completely from carved trees, each bicycle represents the distinctive artistic style of the rider or creator.

More of a scooter-type vehicle to most, these breathtaking bikes are often carved in the motif of dragons, horses, and lions. All their works involve intense craftsmanship and attention to detail!

Because the bikes only have rudimentary breaks, they require great skill to ride. These astonishing vehicles can also reach up to 25mps when going downhill.

Richard Haw, a photographer who captured these amazing photos, said:

“… it just so happens that I had my camera on hand and snapped the cowboy-inspired scooter zooming downhill. Owning a motorcycle is considered a status symbol for people of a humble background.

Since most of them do not really earn enough to afford the real thing they would just make imitations of scooters by whatever means they have.”

He added: “When they race through the town, it is a chance to show off their scooters which is a source of pride for the carver.”

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Rats chewed through almost $18,000 worth of cash inside an ATM

Have you ever wondered how currency notes taste like? Well, you should contact this group of Indian rats, if you know and understand their language!

A group of rats entered into a cash machine and nibbled on bank notes worth 1.2 million rupees (£13,000).

The incident occurred in Tinkusia district of the Eastern state of Assam. This heist was detected when people complained about the faulty ATM.

 

When the bank officials came to check the machine last week, they were dumbfounded by what they saw.

When the machine was opened, the officials found a dead rat inside the machine and the shredded currency notes.

The district Police Superintendent Mugdhajyoti Dev Mahanta said that in the investigation they found no criminal conspiracy that could explain the incident.

 

There was some opening in the machine, which served as an entrance for the rats. In the picture, an upended ATM with shredded and torn 2000 and 500-rupee bills were seen.

The ATM had suddenly stopped to dispense cash due to which a complaint was registered in the bank. When the officials came to check they saw the aftermath of a dinner party of the rats.

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Father rescues his 3-year-old daughter from being abducted

Fathers love their little princess very much. They can’t stand to think of being able to live without them. A father from California recently rescued his 3-year-old daughter who was being abducted by a stranger.

Freddie Cantrell is the father who was playing with his daughter Aubrey and her six-year-old sister as well as their mother. This was when a strange man came close to Aubrey.

The man intertwined his hands with Aubrey’s and began skipping and running away. When the little girl refused to do so, he tried to drag her forcibly.

Cecilia, the girl’s mother, and her boyfriend began chasing the stranger when she called out her ex-partner who lived across the road for help.

She told Freddie that someone was trying to kidnap their little girl. Freddie rushed towards the park and ran in the direction in which the suspect was heading. He was followed by Cecilia and her boyfriend.

The suspect lets go for Aubrey, but the matter hadn’t finished yet.

The man looked at Freddie as if nothing had happened. Freddie became a bit furious as the man appeared to be kidnapping his daughter.

It seemed like the man was ready for a fight as he took out a pair of handcuffs to fight and wrapped them around his fingers.

The suspect took the first swing at Freddie but missed. In response, Freddie gave him a punch of his own that knocked the suspect out.

The suspect has been identified as Yonel Hernandez-Velasco. The 26-year-old man was arrested for an attempt to kidnap and also assault.

His bail has been set at 1.2 million dollars.

The incident was shared by Cecilia on her social media account and asked every parent out there to keep their children safe.

The residents in the area are pleased to know that such a man is behind bars.

One user commented that he would have gone after the man even if it wasn’t his kid. Freddie has received a lot of praise for his valiant effort.

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High school friends who promised to marry if still single at the age of 50 tie the knot

After meeting in high school Kimberley Dean and Ron Palmer made a promise they would marry each other if neither had tied the knot by the time they both had reached 50.

They met at Saint Agnes School in Minnesota almost 37 years ago. The friendship between the two turned into a relationship but both went their separate way when the school year came to an end.

Image Source: Kimberley Dean and Ron Palmer
Palmer told: “We dated most of my senior year, and we broke up but remained friends,”

“I wanted to go sow my oats, so to speak, and I was honest with her. I decided to go have my fun, and I thought girls were a dime a dozen. But I never developed as good as a relationship with anyone else as I had with her.”

Image Source: Kimberley Dean and Ron Palmer
After few years of their graduation both married to other people but Palmer’s marriage lasted seven years, and Kimberly had two children before she got a divorce in 1998.

Kimberly says: “We’re very comfortable around each other,”

“We do the complete the sentences and laugh at each other’s stupid jokes kind of thing. We’re kind of like a yin and a yang.”

“I’d either get a letter or a phone call every once in awhile. When I was dating other girls and having issues, I would call her and she would help me through those times,” Palmer remembers.

“It was a super good friendship, and it went back and forth like that for a long time.”

They said that they never went more than six months without talking to each other, and during one of their many conversations when they were in their 30s, they promised each other that if they weren’t married again by the time they were both over the age of 50, they would marry each other.

“It was like a lightbulb went off,” Kimberly recalls.

“And I told him, ‘Do you remember this stupid pact we made?’ ”

“She asked if we should try it again,” Palmer says. “I told her, you know, we’re risking a real incredible friendship, because if it doesn’t work this time, I don’t know how we could still remain friends.”

“I did hesitate when she asked me, but I could see we still had feelings for each other,” Palmer says. “And it’s been fantastic ever since.”

On New year’s eve 2017, Palmer proposed, and the couple married on June 1 and completed the promised they made to each other a long ago.

Image Source: Kimberley Dean and Ron Palmer
Kimberly says.“It started out as just a complete random joke and never in a million years did we both think we would have ended up in the same place at the right time,”

“Because I mean, we’ve been in different relationships, and now here we are!”

“When it comes to any type of a relationship, be it friendship or a relationship that you have with a partner, don’t give up,” Dean says.

“We put it on the line, and I’m glad that it worked out. We’re still friends, but we’re married. So don’t give up.”

“It’s pretty much the same,” she says.

“Only happier!”

Man covered girlfriend’s tampon in chili and filmed her screaming In pain to get more facebook likes

Many people today hurt themselves or other people just to get attention and ‘likes’ or ‘hearts’ that they cannot eat.

But YouTuber Brad Homes did something cruel and filmed his girlfriend Jenny screaming in pain after he covered her tampon in chili.

He uploaded the video on YouTube so it could be watched by two million people online.

It seemed to be a funny prank at the beginning. However, this kind of prank is an example of a new trend called ‘cloutlighting’ where men do extreme pranks on their partners then record their reactions to get followers and likes on social media.

The more extreme or hurtful the videos are, the more views and likes they can get, increasing the poster’s clout score (a measurement of how popular they are on the internet).

Recent famous videos include a woman being called ugly by her partner and another being told her cat has passed away.

Many YouTube stars known for sharing such videos say they have their partners’ consent, but experts from relationship charities have shared their concern that abuse could be happening when the camera stops rolling.

27-year-old Brad is known for his videos that show him pranking his partner Jenny. He has more than 250,000 subscribers on YouTube as he regularly shares content shaming his partner, such as pretending to propose to her, cutting a large portion of her hair off, and calling her thick.

But the tampon video was shocking! The video showed him rubbing the seeds of a red chili on his partner’s tampon.

Then, he filmed himself laughing as Jenny screamed in pain and desperately attempted to splash water on the burning area.

The video quickly went viral but it was soon deleted from the site as most viewers said it was abusive.

Ammanda Major of the charity Relate told Sun Online: Placing something in the vagina that you didn’t give permission for is abuse, and a woman on the receiving end of that would be in their right to question their safety within the relationship.”

The two broke up a few months later but they got back together and are now engaged. Brad’s most recent video shared on Facebook shows him farting directly in her face.

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Medical breakthrough, miracle baby born from the womb of a dead donor

For the first time in the history of medical science, a mother has delivered a baby from the transplanted womb of a dead woman.

The baby, a girl, is almost 1-year-old now and is living a healthy life. She was born weighing 5 pounds 10 ounces to a 32-year-old woman from Brazil in December last year.

 

The birth of this baby girl is a huge milestone for the doctors and a massive fertility breakthrough. The scientists are saying that this will give hope to thousands of infertile women hoping to become mothers one day.

As of now, a total of eleven babies have been born from living womb donors. But this is the first time the procedure has delivered a baby from the organ of a dead donor.

The scientists have published the study and details of the landmark birth in The Lancet, which is considered as a prestigious medical journal.

The mother was born without a uterus as she was suffering from a rare medical disorder called Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome (MRKH).

She underwent the transplant at the Hospital das Clinicas at the University of Sao Paulo, where the doctors implanted the womb of a dead donor. The operation took place in September 2016.

The donor, 45, who was a mother herself, died of a stroke. She donated her kidneys, liver, and the heart as well.

The milestone transplant went for 11 hours where the surgeons successfully transplanted the uterus.

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However, the woman, who received the organ, was kept in intensive care as her body wasn’t accepting the new organ. She was given immunosuppression drugs to cope with that.

After 37 days of transplantation, the unidentified woman had her first period. After that, she menstruated as a usual female until she got pregnant.

She became pregnant through IVF in the first attempt, and 35 weeks later, she went into labor where she had a cesarean.

Well, it is indeed a remarkable achievement for the doctors as it has opened the doors for infertile women.

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Antelope jumps into a car to flee from a cheetah chasing after it

As it’s only escape route was blocked by the cheetah, an antelope jumps into a car that was nearby.

YouTube has released an amazing video shot at Kruger National Park in South Africa.

The extraordinary scene can be seen in the video below.

A man recently visited Kruger National Park, the largest national park in South Africa.

The national park has rare endangered species such as the Eland antelope and African water buffalo.

As the man drove through the national park in his car he witnessed a very rare scene.

It was a scene of cheetahs hunting antelopes.

The man stopped the car and began shooting this rare scene.

Two spotty cheetahs were chasing after four antelopes.

The antelopes jumped up and tried to flee, but the road was blocked by the cheetahs.

In the face of death the antelope does something surprising.

It jumps through the car’s open window.

The antelope stretched in as far as it possible could to the back window of the car.

The man who shot the video said, “It was a scene that could not be seen anywhere.” “Fortunately, the antelope managed to escape the cheetah.”

Katie holmes and jamie foxx to tie the knot in Paris

Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx are reportedly going to tie the knot in Paris after keeping their relationship a secret for years.

The 39-year-old actress and 50-year-old actor are set to marry in Paris according to a source of Radar Online.

The source said: ‘Paris is the city where they decided to go public with their romance after years of sneaking around.’

‘Jamie’s been a handful ever since they started secretly dating in 2013 — but Katie’s convinced him to settle down, and they’re ready to make it official.’

‘Katie has waited a long time to marry Jamie, and she’s now made it clear where she wants to get married and when. She’s desperate for a winter wedding in the City of Light.’

Katie and Jamie have been dating since 2013 after Katie’s split from Tom Cruise back in 2012.

Earlier this month, Katies was seen wearing a diamond ring, sparking rumors of her engagement with Jamie.

But, her publicist denied the rumors as her publicist told PEOPLE:

‘Katie’s not engaged to anyone besides her fictional movie fiancé, played by Jerry O’Connell,’

The couple never talked about their relationship but Katie’s spokesperson acknowledged it when she denied rumors of their split in June.

A source told People magazine earlier this year: “Katie and Jamie are still careful about being photographed together. Everyone knows they are dating, but they still want to keep it private.”

Touching moment homecoming king gives his crown to a friend who suffers from cerebral palsy

Max Akin, the quarterback for Fossil Ridge High School in Eller, was named homecoming king. But, instead of accepting the crown, he did something that won everyone’s heart.

Max passed it on to K.L. Norwood, his friend and football team manager who has cerebral palsy because he felt he didn’t deserve it.

“I think it should’ve gone to the person who positively uplifts the school and everybody around him. And that person is K.L., for sure,” he said.

K.L. was surprised when he offered him the crown.

Then Max asked K.L. to accept the crown.

Watch Max presenting his crown to K.L.

“He gave me a hug, and then he said, ‘I love you,’ and then he gave it to me. It was really nice of him to do that, and I’m actually glad he did, but yes, it did surprise me. It made me really, really happy.” K.L. told Today.

In an interview with WFAA, Max said: “I didn’t know when I would have the right time to do it. But I saw K.L., came over and gave him a hug, and I knew that he wanted that crown more than anything.”

Someone posted the video of Max presenting the crown to K.L., and it instantly went viral. Everyone applauded Max for his selfless act.

Man punches a woman and breaks her spine because he thought she was a lesbian

A man on the New York City subway attacked a woman, knocked her to the ground, and broke her spine after he saw another female passenger kissed her on the cheek.

Authorities released the video of the homophobic strap-hanger confronting the 20-year-old woman which occurred on November 30 at around 5 pm.

Police said that the man became furious after seeing another female passenger kissing the victim on the cheek.

The suspect called the victim a d**e but as the woman tried to walk away from the scene, the man followed her off the train.

He then punched the woman in the back of her head and threw her on the ground. The victim hit her head on the train floor.

As soon as the train stopped at Forest Hills 71 Av station, the suspect ran off, leaving the victim with a fractured spine. She was immediately taken to Elmhurst Hospital.

The man is described as 5’ 11 and weighed 200 pounds and seemed to be between 50 and 60 years old. In the video released by police, he is wearing a black beanie, a camouflage vest, and glasses.

One internet user commented: “My friend had a fall and broke her spine. She’s suffered intractable debilitating pain since.

She was paralzed for a while. Still is in one leg. Has other issues relating to the ladies room.

Unless there have been huge strides in helping these breaks. This girl may suffer, horribly, the rest of her life. All for absolutely no reason.”

Another wrote: “Anyone who taunts and hurts a gay person clearly struggles with their own sexuality.

If you are secure with yourself you were secure with others, period. This piece of trash deserves a long jail sentence-and throw away the key.”

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