Grandpa Drives Car Into Pool of Coca-Cola to Remove Rust

A lonely Latvian grandpa has driven his car into a pool filled with 12,000 litres of Coca-Cola in a bid to become internet famous. And boy, did it work. The video posted to YouTube entitled ‘Angry Grandpa jumping with a car in Pool with 12000 litres of Coca Cola’ garnered nearly 850,00 views in four […]

A lonely Latvian grandpa has driven his car into a pool filled with 12,000 litres of Coca-Cola in a bid to become internet famous.

And boy, did it work.

The video posted to YouTube entitled ‘Angry Grandpa jumping with a car in Pool with 12000 litres of Coca Cola’ garnered nearly 850,00 views in four days giving “Angry Grandpa” his wish of becoming an online star.

“I’ve spent 8,000 euros on this… my pension a year is 2,000,” he explains as he fills his makeshift pool with cola.

“My kids been sending me money for pills, but I have decided to make a pool of coke.”

Maybe if he’d been taking the pills none of this would have happened.

Nevertheless, Angry Grandpa was determined.

Spending all night filling his pool in freezing temperatures, he arrives back the next morning with his old red Audi 80.

Careering at high speed Angry Grandpa launches his Audi across the pit and sends it crashing in a spray of bubbles and fizz into the far wall of the pool.

Sadly, the damage to his car was too much to restore the old vehicle.

However, Angry Grandpa emerged smiling, unscathed – and thus a new internet hero was born.

Social media users expressed their admiration.

“Hope this goes viral, and helps this man get his 8,000 euros back,” one quipped.

In a final endearing monologue Angry Grandpa wears his heart on his sleeve.

“I really wanted to be on YouTube, but because of you I am on TV shows, thank you all,” he says.

“These two days were really awesome in my life.”

Age is clearly just a number for this rocker.

Are You A Psychopath? Take This Test To Find Out

Contrary to popular belief, psychopaths can be either angelic or devilish – or both – depending on their dispositions. Generally speaking, they are creative, impulsive, rebellious, emotionally flexible, and often very successful and productive workers. True, sometimes, they can also be troublemakers, drama queens, and completely selfish.

The question you must now be asking is: Am I a psychopath? You very well could be, and although you’d need the professional opinion of a psychiatrist or two to be sure, there are a few basic, generalized tests you can do to get a hint. In a video for YouTube series Big Think, renowned Oxford University psychologist Kevin Dutton explains what he thinks constitutes a psychopath, and it all boils down to one simple question.

Say that you’re watching a train careen forwards down a track, and in its path, five people are trapped and awaiting their doom. There is a switch, however, that could divert the train down a separate path, and although this would save these five unfortunate people, it will instead plough into one single person stuck to this alternate track.

So, would you flick the switch? If you did, and you killed just one person, that would be the utilitarian choice. You are saving more lives, but you’re actively choosing to kill someone in order to do so.

A slight variant of this situation starts with the same train hurtling towards the same five people, but this time there is no switch. Instead, you are standing beside a rather portly stranger with whom you have no connection with whatsoever. If you push them onto the train track, it will certainly kill him or her, but their blockage of the track will save the lives of the other five.

In both situations, you’re actively choosing to kill someone to save other people’s lives; however, the first situation is an “impersonal dilemma,” one that involves rational thought. The second situation involves a “personal dilemma,” one that strongly involves empathy, the active attempt within the brain to understand what someone else may think about you or your actions.

Whether you are a psychopath or not, it’s likely you would, in the train switch situation, pull the lever to end just one, not five lives. However, quite unlike most people, most psychopaths have no trouble pushing the overweight person in front of the moving train in order to stop five people dying.

Ultimately, Dutton points out that there are life-saving psychopaths as well as life-ending ones, and sometimes both aren’t mutually exclusive. But what really makes a psychopath is whether or not they can switch off their empathy – or if they simply lack any sense of it at all.

Puppy Swallows Tube Of Glue Creating A Perfect Mold Of Its Stomach

A puppy narrowly avoided a very sticky situation after ingesting a large gulp of Gorilla Glue and was left with a stomach-shaped mold as a memento. 

Lake, a six-month-old Weimaraner, swallowed half a bottle of polyurethane-based glue that was left in the trash, CNN reports. Lake’s owner, Krystal Wilson, was lucky she noticed something was wrong before it was too late.

Lake started vomiting during the night. This prompted Wilson to inspect her dog’s stomach, where she felt an unusually solid growth inside her body.

She rushed her dog over to Midtown Vets in Oklahoma, where she was quickly seen by vet Dr Leonardo Baez.

“I could feel a mass about the size of a grapefruit,” Dr Baez told CNN. “If you don’t get in there quickly, the organ could tear,” he said. “It’s truly an emergency.”

“The glue, once it gets to the stomach, it slowly starts expanding. You can see here, it’s the perfect shape of a stomach, so you get a mold,” Baez told KFOR Oklahoma News. “This thing is rock hard.”

The mold also featured pieces of the bottle and pieces of grass. So, although it may sound cool, it won’t be on show at a science museum or on a mantle anytime soon.

Baez said this is not as uncommon as you might think because dogs actually enjoy the very sweet taste of the glue. He also advised all households to keep the glue well out of reach in a high cupboard, as kids can also enjoy the taste.

Lake is one lucky dog, as just a few hours more could have been too late for her. Fortunately, the operation was a complete success and she returned home within a few hours. “We’re very lucky that she’s here with us, back to her crazy self,” Wilson said.

Touchscreens For Dogs, Wearables For Chickens: Welcome To The World Of Animal Technology

Imagine leaving your dog at home while it turns on the smart TV and chooses a programme to watch. Meanwhile you visit a zoo where you play interactive touchscreen games with the apes and watch the dolphins using sonar to order their lunch. In the field behind you, a farmer is stroking his flock of chickens virtually, leaving the drones to collect sheep while the cows milk themselves. Welcome to the unusual world of animal technology.

Animals have interacted with technology for a long time, from tracking devices for conservation research to zoos with early touchscreen computers. But more recently, the field of animal-computer interaction (ACI) has begun to explore in more detail exactly how animals use technology like this. The hope is that better understanding animals’ relationship with technology will means we can use it to monitor and improve their welfare.

The explosion of research in ACI has been followed by pet products that allow owners to monitor their pets when out of the house and even play games with them. For example the PetCube toy lets owners control a laser that the pets can chase while talking to them using a video app on their smartphones. Other apps allow owners to monitor their pets’ health, exercise and habits. Research into the app CompanionViz showed this data gave owners an enhanced understanding of their pet’s health and strengthened their companionship.

My own research involves building intelligent tracking devices for dogs that let them interact with media on a screen so we can study how dogs use TV and what they like to watch (if anything). Perhaps unsurprisingly, I’ve found that dogs like to watch videos of other dogs. This has led me to track dogs dogs’ gaze across individual and multiple screens and attempts to work out how best to make media just for dogs.

Eventually I hope to make an interactive system that allows a dog to pick what they want to watch and that evolves by learning what media they like. This isn’t to create a toy for indulgent pet owners. Dogs are often left at home alone during the day or isolated in kennels. So interactive media technology could improve the animals’ welfare by providing a stimulus and a source of entertainment. As this research is so new, these effects are only just beginning to be analysed. But we hope they will improve dogs’ welfare by keeping them away from potentially harmful behaviour due to boredom.

This kind of technology could also encourage people to engage more with animals and teach them about conservation issues. Orangutans are highly intelligent. In captivity they require mental stimulation to stop them from getting bored and depressed. Apps for Apes is a project that gives the animals access to touchscreen technology, allowing them to access cognitive games, art and drawing, and musical instruments, as well as photos and videos, in a similar way to humans. This isn’t just good for their welfare but also helps educate zoo visitors about the animals’ needs and intelligence and creates opportunities to interact with them, raising awareness of conservation efforts.

Technology could also help animals that need more than a source of visual stimulation. One project, lead by Adrian Cheok from the Imagineering Institute in Malaysia, is attempting to provide physical comfort to animals who often suffer poor welfare conditions: chickens. Chickens have high levels of cognition and feelings and so benefit from the kind of physical contact that isn’t possible with modern large-scale farming methods.

Virtual Petting

To artificially reproduce physical interaction between the birds and their farmers, the researchers have developed a chicken jacket that allows human users to give the animal wearing it a virtual hug. When the farmer strokes a touch-sensitive chicken model it sends a signal via the internet to the jacket, which replicates the feeling of being stroked.

All of these devices may sound rather like novelty items. Many people laugh when they hear about animal technology and point out, for example, that an animal cannot type. This doesn’t stop many humans from using technology so why should it stop animals? These technologies share a serious underlying aim of improving animal welfare in a world where animals are often kept in small, confined spaces with little stimulation, rather than roaming free in their natural habitats.

Building technology for animals is a process of fitting the technology around the animals’ communication, often this is there behavioural reactions. This means it can also open up new routes for research into animal behaviour, intellectual capacity and cognition. For example, by building digital games for animals we can test their understanding, learning more about environmental influences on the way they think. Through animal technology, we can learn, play, communicate and enjoy animals in a way we’ve never done before.

 

Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas, PhD candidate, University of Central Lancashire

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

If Your Car Is Sinking Underwater, THIS Is What You Need To Do To Survive!

Life can get crazy and out of control in the blink of eye. While you should try to stay positive and hope for the best, it’s foolhardy to not keep yourself informed and prepared for the worst. Knowing certain pressure points on windows the difference between tempered and untempered glass can save lives.

If you find yourself trapped in a car, focusing on edges of the side windows is going to be your best bet. Even if submerged in water, these these will be the best avenues for you escape plan.

The main windshield is made to crack and splinter were as side windows were made to shatter on impact if hit on the sides. When attempting to break a car window, submerged or not, the middle of the glass will be the hardest to break. Be sure to leave a blunt object in your vehicle (screw driver, hammer, wrench), these small objects can be your key to freedom.

Most people don’t know that the water pressure can add up to 850 pounds of force against the window. This is where hitting it in the middle would be more than useless.

Grabbing that object and aiming for the corners are the point where you need to strike breaking out the window, filling the car with water, giving you a path to swim to safety. On land being in a pinch breaking a side window can give you also a quick escape.

Timing is everything, so keep a cool head and act quickly. The deeper your car descends the more pressure there will be, making the window harder to break. There are special tools you car buy that give you a much a higher sure chance of success. Be sure to leave it in your armrest or other easily reached area.

Was This Driver Just Having Fun Or Acting Like An Ass?

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Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia.

Paradisematic Country

It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar.

The Big Oxmox

The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen. She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way.

The Italic Mountains

When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane. Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek, then she continued her way. On her way she met a copy.

The copy warned the Little Blind Text, that where it came from it would have been rewritten a thousand times and everything that was left from its origin would be the word “and” and the Little Blind Text should turn around and return to its own, safe country.

But nothing the copy said could convince her and so it didn’t take long until a few insidious Copy Writers ambushed her, made her drunk with Longe and Parole and dragged her into their agency, where they abused her for their projects again and again. And if she hasn’t been rewritten, then they are still using her.

The Most Hysterical Roller Coaster Ride Ever

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It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar.