Calling all history buffs.
This video from Khan Academy has been circling around the Interwebs for a few months now and it is really incredible.
A team called the Rome Reborn project set out to show people what ancient Rome looked like from the ground up and boy did they.
Indiana University professor Bernard Frischer serves as a guide in the video, which depicts Rome as it looked in 320 AD.
The whole thing is really amazing and well worth the watch:
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Autistic Boy Saves Classmate From Choking After Learning Heimlich Maneuver From Spongebob Squarepants
This is a nice story to round off your week.
The Staten Island Advance reports that a 13-year-old Autistic boy saved the life of a classmate after he performed the Heimlich maneuver on the girl who was choking on an apple piece.
The boy, Brandon Williams said that he learned the life saving technique from watching Spongebob Squarepants.
“He picks up on things that most of us would miss, and files it all away in his head, and he can recall it all in an instant,” Williams’ dad told the Staten Island Advance. “That’s how he knew instantly what to do. And we’re glad he did. We’re proud of him.”
Believe it or not, this is not the first time that Spongebob has saved the life of a 7th grader.
Back in 2010, a 12 year old named Miriam Starobin saved the life of her best friend in a seventh-grade choir class. Starobin’s friend Allyson Golden, had been choking on a piece of bubblegum before the Spongebob inspired action saved the day.
WATCH: Hero Brandon Williams (Via Staten Island Advance)
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Facebook has been awash in shares of a story about the death of Casey Anthony, the woman who in 2011 was found not guilty of murdering her young daughter in a trial that grabbed international headlines.
Could it be really true?
Well it is according to two so called “news” websites- Breaking13News.com and Now8News.com who posted identical stories.
From the two sites:
“According to “Unconfirmed reports coming out of Warren, Ohio state that the body of Casey Anthony was found in a rest stop near I-71, bludgeoned to death. At 1:37 PM on Monday, a traveler noticed a body in the back of a pickup truck abandoned in a grassy field about 20 yards from the parking area as he was walking his dog. The man said as he approached the vehicle, there was a horrible stench in the air. He was shocked to find a young female, in her late 20’s to early 30’s, partially dismembered.”
The tale of Anthony’s untimely demise has been shared thousands times on Facebook and has been popping up on people’s news feeds for a few days now.
But Internet fact checker Snopes.com has called foul on the report, deeming it to be untrue and little more than an attempt to make money with click bait headlines.
“This report is false: Casey Anthony has not died. Breaking News 13 is one of many fake news sites on the Internet that mimic the appearance of local television news outlets and publish fictitious stories masquerading as real news accounts in order to lure in readers and thereby generate social media shares and advertising revenue — and because of her controversial stature, Casey Anthony is a favorite subject for eyeball-grabbing headlines.”
Rise News called a number listed on the BreakingNews13.com website to allow the operators a chance to respond, but it did not seem to be connected.
Button line people: start paying closer attention to the sources where you get your news from.
H/T to Inquisitr.com for first reporting the existence of Now8News.com.
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This past May following an unfortunate incident involving a young boy falling into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo a 17-year-old gorilla, named Harambe, was shot and killed.
And, as usual, the world only took the death of the late gorilla seriously for about a minute before forever immortalizing him online by turning him into a widely popular internet joke, or otherwise referred to as a “meme.”
Many examples of Harambe memes can be found on the popular website Reddit, which has an entire feed dedicated to Harambe.
At first the zoo appeared to be at least trying to ignore these jokes, hoping they would die down over time.
But as more and more Facebook posts, tweets, vines, and websites were made to joke about Harambe, the zoo has finally had enough.
“We are not amused by the memes, petitions, and signs about Harambe,” Cincinnati Zoo director, Thane Maynard told the Associated Press in an email early this week. “Our family is still healing, and the constant mention of Harambe makes moving forward difficult for us.”
But that won’t stop people online from being vicious.
This past weekend Maynard’s personal twitter account was hacked.
A variety of Harambe jokes were posted from Maynard’s account, most of which included hashtags such as #AnimalRights #JusticeForHarambe and the infamous #*****OutForHarambe.
He has since gotten control back over his account and removed the offending tweets.
And Maynard isn’t the only one getting slammed on twitter.
On nearly every tweet recently put out on the official Cincinnati Zoo account there are dozens of vicious and sarcastic responses condemning the zoo for their actions that resulted in Harambe’s death.
The online harassment towards the zoo got so bad that they officially deactivated their twitter account last night.
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