Woman Asks Her Guy Friends To Be Bridesmaids And They Rise To The ChallengeRebeca Abrantes didn’t have any female friends, but that wasn’t about to stop her from having bridesmaids at her wedding. The 24-year-old from Itajubá, Brazil, enlisted five of her closest male friends to take on the roles instead. The group even posed for girly wedding prep photos. Sinohara, a computer engineering student, said she felt a little sad looking at photos of other women getting ready with their female BFFs on their wedding day. But thankfully, when she told her friends how she was feeling they were more than happy to become her bridesmaids.
$15 Ring, NASA Moon Bag To Score Big Fortunes At AuctionTwo upcoming auctions at Sotheby's are bringing truth to the saying, "one man's trash is another man's treasure." A ring bought in the 1980's for about $15 was thought to be a piece of decorative costume jewelry. After its owner had it appraised decades later, it was found to be a 26-carat diamond! The anonymous owner's $15 ring is expected to sell for around $450,000! Sotheby's is also auctioning off a forgotten piece of space history. A "lunar sample" bag was bought at auction for $995, but the bag's legacy was not known. The bag's new owner sent it to NASA where they found it came from the Apollo 11 mission and used by Neil Armstrong himself! The owner's $995 moon bag is expected to fetch between $2-4 million!
Ice Cream Fanatic Joe Biden Will Soon Have His Own Ice Cream FlavorFormer Vice President Joe Biden loves ice cream. Well now his admiration for the frozen treat is paying off. Cornell Dairy will name an ice cream flavor after the former vice president, who will speak at Cornell University’s convocation on May 27. Officials packed 30 three-gallon tubs with vanilla-based ice cream and chocolate chips, and has given the public a chance to vote on five possible names. Biden’s Chocolate Bites; Bits n’ Biden; Big Red, White & Biden; Not Your Average Joe’s Chocolate Chip; and Uncle Joe’s Chocolate Chip The final flavor name will then be formally approved by Biden's representatives.
NBA Great Kobe Bryant Saves Class From Taking FinalNBA great Kobe Bryant, known for coming through in the clutch his entire career, has delivered yet again. An Indiana High school student took to Twitter; hoping the hoops legend could help his class get out of a final exam. Student William Pate also included a picture of himself and his teacher shaking on the deal. Bryant responded and granted Pate’s request that got his class out of the test. Bryant retired last year after 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers. Pate's final exam escape has already seen other students copy the idea. Although one teacher is asking for ONE BILLION retweets! Good luck with that...
Chelsea Manning Returns To Twitter, Draws Praise And CriticismChelsea Manning, the Army soldier convicted of giving classified information to WikiLeaks, has been released from prison. Chelsea, who was Bradley Manning before having a sex change in prison, served only seven years of a 35-year sentence. The former intelligence analyst was granted her release by former President Obama just before leaving office. Hours after leaving her prison cell, Manning sent her first Twitter posts as a free person. The controversial whistleblower drew immediate praise from many supporters. Some noting the transgender soldier's sneaker and using as a rallying cry. Other social media users have not been as kind. Many criticize the Manning, found guilty by an Army court-martial, will still be getting military benefits and healthcare.
Rompers For Men: Your New Favorite Summer OutfitThe makers of what’s being called the first ever romper for men, the RompHim, say it “may just be the start of a fashion revolution.” The RompHim’s Kickstarter page indicates that the idea came about while the founders were talking about men’s clothing options. The four friends found that “everything was either too corporate... too fratty ... too ‘runway’ ... or too basic.” Naturally, Twitter users had lots to say about the RompHim. Some even took issue with the idea that the male romper was a new idea.
Some Starbucks Offering Free Drinks Amid Reported Computer OutageA reported computer outage is affecting Starbucks shops around the country... And some fans of the coffee chain are cashing in with FREE drinks! It’s not clear how widespread the outage is but several people have posted on Twitter that their local Starbucks is offering free coffee if the computers are down. In Chicago, long lines were seen at one Starbucks giving away complimentary coffee. Some stores have had to close completely due to the outage and are giving out free drinks outside.
Woman Finds 'Octopus-Looking' Mold Inside Her Coconut WaterA woman in New York says she was sickened by an octopus-like sludge found in a bottle of Vita Coco coconut water. Barbara Kline wrote on social media that she became violently ill after unknowingly swallowing a piece of the slimy substance. "When I took a big gulp, I swallowed a chunk of something. It tasted very thick and syrupy. It was disgusting," Kline said. A spokesperson for Vita Coco said they believe the object was mold and thinks it's "highly unlikely" to pose a health risk. Kline is reportedly planning to sue the company for her illness. The Goshen resident isn't the only person to find a disgusting surprise in Vita Coco containers. Several people have posted their sludge-filled bottles online over the last few years. Kline reportedly won't give the sample back to Vita Coco for testing because it's her "only evidence" in the case.
Melissa McCarthy Mocks Sean Spicer With Motorized PodiumMelissa McCarthy has gone into the streets of Manhattan to lampoon White House press secretary Sean Spicer. The comedian was seen Friday riding a motorized podium in midtown while dressed as Spicer. Presumably this is for a sequence that will air when McCarthy hosts the next “Saturday Night Live.” McCarthy is seen gliding in the middle of traffic in front of the Time Warner Center, not far from Rockefeller Center, the longtime home of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” Spicer has been a frequent target of the actress, who has mocked him in the past in several skits on SNL.
Sushi Chef Turns Love Of NBA Sneakers Into 'Shoe-shi'An Italian sushi chef is taking his love of the NBA to another level with his latest food creation. Yujia Hu is a Chinese-born chef living in Milan, Italy who first gained attention for his NBA sushi faces. Now the food artist is back with a line of amazingly accurate sneaker replicas. Hu has taken inspiration from some of the most popular shoes in the sport. Including Kyrie Irving's "Kyrie 2", James Harden's "Volume 1", the Air Jordan 12, and even Kanye West's Yeezy 350. The 28-year-old will even sell you a portrait of your favorite "shoe-shi" on his website for around $25!
President Donald Trump Tweets to Rosie O’Donnell About James ComeyPresident Donald Trump dug up an old Tweet from Rosie O’Donnell. Trump responded to a five-month old Rosie O’Donnell missive... ...in which O’Donnell calls for FBI Director James Comey to be fired. Rosie sent out the Tweet on Dec. 20 in response to Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton probe. Trump’s response coming shortly after his controversial firing of James Comey has garnered some attention on Twitter. Trump and O’Donnell have publicly feuded in the past, with Trump making derogatory comments about O’Donnell’s looks and weight.
Hilarious 'Bow Wow Challenge' Hits Twitter After Rapper's Phony PostA new trend has taken over Twitter after Shad Moss, also known as Bow Wow, allegedly faked a luxurious looking Instagram post. The rapper posted an image of a private jet he was supposedly taking to New York. The post was quickly called out as a fake image. One person claimed they were on the same commercial flight with Moss. Inspired by the post, Twitter users have started the "Bow Wow Challenge." Many have been tweeting pictures of themselves living the good life... until you get a closer look!
Dwayne Johnson Considering Run For White HouseAfter conquering Hollywood, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson may have his sights on a new target. The White House. The actor and former pro wrestler said in an interview that a presidential run is “a real possibility.” Johnson isn’t revealing much about his political leanings, but says he’s not in favor of President Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban because he believes “in inclusion.”
America's Favorite Grocery Store Revealed: It's Not Trader Joe'sTwo super market giants have tied for the title of America's favorite grocery store. Wegmans and Publix were both voted the top chains, according to a survey by Market Force Information. Each store gained a "loyalty index" score of 77 percent from shoppers. Trader Joe's was narrowly beaten out by the two stores for the second straight year. Trader Joe's had been voted America's favorite from 2012-15 by the same survey. What sets one grocer apart from the others in shoppers’ minds? Over 12,000 shoppers were asked to rank super markets based on qualities like checkout speed, cleanliness, and item availability. Other grocery chains topping the list include H-E-B, ALDI, and Costco.
St. Louis Cardinals Delete Sexist Tweet after Backlash From Fans.The St. Louis Cardinals tweeted about a giveaway in which fans would receive a replica 1967 World Series ring. What could go wrong? The tweet, which has been taken down, also included a short video that shows a woman gazing at the replica ring while wearing it. Many fans didn't take kindly to the connotation that baseball and jewelry are mutually exclusive interests, and women are bigger fans of rings than sports. Safe to say they might need a different strategy for social media marketing in the near future.
Teen’s Plea For Free Wendy’s Nuggets Sets Twitter RecordA Nevada teen's plea on Twitter to get a year's worth of Wendy's chicken nuggets is now the most retweeted post ever. Carter Wilkerson asked the fast food chain last month how many retweets it would take for him to get free nuggets for a year. Wendy’s replied with a record-setting challenge, “18 million.” On Tuesday, the screenshot moved past Ellen DeGeneres’ viral tweet from the 2014 Oscars with over 3.4 million retweets. Wendy’s says Wilkerson has earned the nuggets despite not hitting the 18 million mark. Wendy’s will reportedly also donate $100,000 to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
Bees Swarm Kauffman StadiumThere were some unwelcome visitors at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday. Before the game between the Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians, a swarm of bees decided to make the upper deck of the stadium their home. The visiting Indians took it all in stride. Luckily Kauffman Stadium was prepared for such an event because one of their ground crew is also a beekeeper. He was able to remove the bees humanely and he didn't even need a beekeepers suit.
Nicki Minaj Offers To Pay Students’ Tuition After Fan Asks For HelpRapper Nicki Minaj is stepping up to help many of her Twitter fans pay their college tuition. Minaj was on social media promoting a contest where the winner would join the singer at the Billboard Music Awards. While tweeting with her followers, one of her fans asked for help with their tuition instead of the grand prize. She tweeted the fan back, saying show proof of straight A’s. The fan tweeted their report card and Minaj agreed to pay; setting off a flood of similar pleas for tuition help. According to reports, the Grammy winner offered to help more than 30 fans with their school bills. After ending the giveaway, the star did promise to help more fans in the future.
The Kentucky Derby: Big Hats, Horses, And $1,000 DrinksThe Kentucky Derby is one of the biggest events in horse racing each year. But it's grown to be about much more than just the action on the track. So what makes the "Run for the Roses" so special? The Big Hats Did you know women's Derby Hats have been around since the first race in 1875? The fashion trend turned to bigger and more colorful hats in the 1960's. Celebrities And Parties The Kentucky Derby has become a hot spot for celebrities to show off their flashy wardrobe. Over 170,000 people attended the 2015 Kentucky Derby, a track record. The Classic Drink The Mint Julep has been the traditional beverage at the Derby for nearly a century. According to Churchill Downs racetrack, almost 120,000 Mint Juleps are served during Kentucky Derby weekend. The track even offers a $1,000 version of the cocktail, known as the "Woodford Reserve Mint Julep"!
Queens Zoo Debuts Andean Bear CubAn “aww” inspiring bear cub is making his public debut in New York City. The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo says the first Andean bear to be born in New York City has made its grand debut at the Queens Zoo. Now weighing 25lbs, he is ready to venture into the zoo’s bear habitat with his mom to start exploring. Andean bears are the only bear species native to South America. They are also known as spectacled bears due to the markings on their faces that sometimes resemble glasses The Queens Zoo is breeding Andean bears as part of a cooperative program called the Species Survival Plan.
Frightened Parent Calls 911 As Storm Trooper Causes Alarm At SchoolThere was a disturbance in the force at a Wisconsin high school on Thursday A student decided to celebrate “Star Wars Day” by going to school dressed as a storm trooper. This prompted an evacuation of the school when a frightened parent saw the costumed figure entering the facility and called 911. The parent saw the student going through a back door Thursday wearing the signature shiny white body armor a mask, worn by storm troopers in the Star Wars films, and carrying a bag. Police Capt. Jody Crocker says the parent did the right thing given the suspicious situation, and that any perceived threat — real or otherwise — can’t be taken lightly. Fans have adopted May 4 as “Star Wars Day” because “May the fourth” is a play on the oft-repeated Star Wars phrase, “May the force be with you.”
Family With 5 Children Adopts 6 Siblings To Keep Them TogetherSix siblings who wanted to remain together have gotten their wish. Thanks to an Ohio couple who already have five biological children. Christopher and Christina Sanders of Forest Park, Ohio have taken in the siblings as their foster children. The kids range in age from 9 to 16. The Sanders' oldest biological child is 19. The judge who presided over the adoption says he hopes the Sanders family will inspire others to help their community. "They serve as an example. How people can change the community one child at a time... Or, six children at a time."
A Beginner’s Guide To Betting On Horse RacingIt's the hottest time of year in the horse racing season. According to CNN Money, $138 million was legally bet on horsing racing in 2015. The last Triple Crown winner was American Pharoah in 2015. The first winner in 37 years! So how do you get in on the betting action? Here are the basics... You can bet on your favorite horse to win, place, or show. Win: 1st Place Place: Finish 2nd or higher Show: Finish 3rd or higher Can't decide on just one horse? Try an "exotic bet" The Most Common Are Exacta: Pick 1st & 2nd Place Trifecta: Pick 1st, 2nd, & 3rd What do those odds mean? The lower the odds, the more the horse is favored to win. Higher odds means less chance to win, but a bigger payday! On a standard $2 bet, a horse with 3-to-1 odds would win you $8. A horse with 10-to-1 odds would get $22 for winning! So you're ready to bet! Now what? Head to a betting window and give the teller the following info: The race, the track, amount you're betting, type of bet, and the horse's number "12th race at Churchill Downs, $2 to win on the number 6 horse" So a bet for the #6 horse to win the Kentucky Derby could sound like: That's it, you've placed your bet! Now enjoy the race! Just remember there are no "sure things" in horse racing. Good Luck!
Rihanna at the Met GalaThe Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a night of high fashion overflowing with stars. Yet some people on twitter were looking for one star in particular. Rihanna is known for going all out. In 2015 she amazed with a fur trimmed yellow dress with a train that was just a tad bit longer than average. So obviously her fans were anxiously waiting to see what the singer would unveil this year... and she did not disappoint. The outfit was from Comme des Garçons. The founder of which was the nights honoree Rei Kawakubo. People were quick to share their approval on twitter.