Watch this absolutely wonderful skateboarder marriage proposal

Pro skateboarders Amelia Brodka and Alec Beck first met at the Vans Combi Bowl skatepark in Orange, California. Beck's recent marriage proposal to Brodka at that same skatepark is absolutely wonderful. Their joy is infectious. (via r/MadeMeSmile) https://youtu.be/0hB_RdBvx1A Source: Boing Boing (published under a Creative Commons license)

Twitter has a laugh fest over Trump thinking there’s a country called Nambia

When Trump spoke to African leaders at a UN lunch on Wednesday, he referred to the African country of Nambia twice. It was a head-scratcher. Did he mean Zambia? Gambia? Namibia? Narnia? Oh wait... https://youtu.be/tX3bmQKQRLc It made for a busy round of yucks on Twitter. Here is a sample: How Donald Trump sees Africa #nambia…

Beyond the big five, humans have dozens of senses

The five traditional senses are tied to visible sense organs, but depending on the definition, humans possess dozens of senses, including thermoception (temperature), proprioception (bodily spatial relations), nociception (pain), equilibrioception (balance), and mechanoreception (vibration). https://youtu.be/9W0WPPpCFaM Source: Boing Boing (published under a Creative Commons license)

Police officer ignorantly and aggressively detained autistic boy who was just stimming

At a Buckeye, Arizona park, police officer David Grossman observed 14-year-old Connor Leibel moving his hands rigidly in front of his face, sniffing a piece of yarn, and making other unfamiliar movements. The officer thought the boy was intoxicated, held him on the ground, and handcuffed him. Leibel was simply self-stimulating, "stimming," a very common…

Panera’s CEO to McDonald’s CEO: “Would you really eat your own kids’ meals?”

How healthy are kids' meals from the big fast-food chains? If you're not sure, just ask Panera's founder and CEO Ron Shaich. Hey @Wendys, @BurgerKing & @McDonalds - Would you eat off your kids’ menu for a week? Join me in the #KidsMenuChallenge - Ron pic.twitter.com/v61cRNKM7A — Panera Bread (@panerabread) September 20, 2017 Source: Boing Boing (published…

Alabama Senate leading candidate Roy Moore refers to Native Americans and Asians as “reds and yellows”

Wow. One of Alabama's Senate candidates, Roy Moore, refers to Native Americans as "reds" and Asians as "yellows." He is competing with – and leading – Sen. Luther Strange in the GOP Senate runoff next week. https://youtu.be/qnF6CxmBpS0 In a speech on Sunday, he said, "We were torn apart in the Civil War — brother against…

How to talk Minnesotan

"It's okay to feel good about things here but there's no sense running down the street telling people about it at the top of your voice Minnesotans prefer to express their positive feelings through the use of negatives because it naturally levels things out. https://youtu.be/vm-MrkoJPC8 From the 1993 TPT video "How To Talk Minnesotan" by…

“Mad Pooper” terrorizes Colorado Springs family

A Colorado Springs running enthusiast, known locally as "The Mad Pooper," has been leaving gifts on a private lawn in a most public fashion. https://youtu.be/Tu56ENinU9w Via Competitor.com: A mystery woman in Colorado Springs, Colo. is giving runners a pretty crappy reputation. According to local CBS affiliate KKTV, this runner has been defecating outside the house…

Watch: Camera operator accidentally plows into a cheerleader

This looks brutal! During halftime at a Eagles-Chiefs game in Kansas City on Sunday, a camera operator is running across the field and runs right over a cheerleader during a dance routine. She didn't see it coming. The person taping this gasps out loud. Amazingly, the cheerleader was okay, according to USA Today. https://youtu.be/po74Rgno6_k Source: Boing…