China’s Yuntai Mountain Glass Skywalk Cracks After Only 2 Weeks Of Use

On the Yuntai Mountain in the Henan provence of China, there is a U-shaped glass skywalk. Designed to give tourists an unobstructed view of what’s below, it seems like a thrilling opportunity to literally feel like you’re walking on air, or flying amongst the birds.

But excitement turned to fear this week when it was discovered that (only two weeks after opening) a glass panel appears to have cracked.

According to a report from Business Insider, officials are claiming that a tourist dropped a stainless steel thermos on the glass and that caused the first (of three layers) of glass crack.

While I know elements (like my iPhone) are able to withstand extreme amounts of wear and tear, if dropped just the right way, the screen will shatter. However, one would expect that the materials used to suspend people 3,500 feet above sea level would have a bit more stable and superior construction, right?

The attraction is currently closed for repair work. I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I’ll be making a trip to walk on this glass skywalk anytime soon.

Video: John Cena Recognizes 7 Year Old Cancer Survivor

Get out the tissues. While I’m not a WWE fan, I always take a few moments to stop and watch when celebrities and famous athletes pause to recognize, praise and support those fighting battles of their own.

This video is no exception. John Cena and Sting take time to celebrate that 7 year old, Kiara Grindrod, beat cancer. Just goes to prove that even big tough guys can have hearts of gold too.

Amazing Rare Pink Dolphin Seen In Louisiana Again

A charter Captain down in Louisiana by the name of Erik Rue, of Calcasieu Charter Service, has spotted this insane looking pink dolphin. Again.

This isn’t the first time. Rue remembers seeing the dolphin eight years ago swimming next to it’s mother. Here’s what Rue told WGNO:

“We still see her swimming almost every day in the summertime.  We’ve seen her a lot in the last few weeks. She looks happy and healthy,” Rue said.

Of course they named her “Pinky”. So there you have it. I’d never heard of a pink dolphin until today!

 

Tourist Takes Dubai Cab Driver On A (Rollercoaster) Ride He’ll Never Forget

 

When’s the last time you did something nice for a stranger? Liam Murphy, from Cork, Ireland, did on August 16th, when he took his Dubai cab driver to an amusement park.

Murphy, a test engineer, was on a business trip in the United Arab Emirates, but decided to spend his Sunday at Ferrari World, an indoor theme park.

When he found out that his taxi driver, Shakiha, had never been to the park—in his 14 years living in the area!—and planned on waiting in the cab—for four hours(!!)—Murphy asked Shakiha to tag along.

Murphy bought him a ticket (approximately $68) and that was that.

“When I asked him what he would do when I am in the park for four hours, he said he normally just waits in the car,” Murphy told Emirates 24/7. “And I thought to myself, the price of the ticket is not that much [starts at Dh250] so why don’t I just bring him along.”

On his Facebook page that day, Murphy posted:

“Got a taxi from Dubai to Abu Dhabi today. Indian taxi driver living here 14 yrs yet was never in Ferrari World. He was going to wait in the car for 4 hrs. Today I made his dreams come true for the laugh….‘I will pray God for you sir’….some craic with the hoore all day. His first ever roller coaster ride was on the fastest in the world. ‘I do not feel well sir’. Shakiha will sleep well tonight [sic].”

The first roller coaster they rode was the Formula Rossa, the fastest in the world, which goes up to 240 kilometers per hour and from 0 to 100km/h in two seconds. When Murphy was asked if Shakiha liked it, Murphy said to Emirates 24/7, “He refused to go on it again.” (Do you blame him?! Though pretty impressive, right?)

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The men continued going on more rides, like the Fiorano GT Challenge (whose cars resemble the Ferrari F430 Spider) and had their picture taken along the way.  “I was going to get him a copy of the pictures we took there but he refused,” Murphy said. “I guess he didn’t see the value in it.”

“He was great entertainment,” Murphy said to BuzzFeed. I bought him some pizza on the way home. His family is in India and he said he sends money home each month. I felt sorry for him.”

If only there were more Murphy types in the world, it would be a better place. Hopefully, though, it’ll encourage you to pay it forward and do something nice and unexpected for someone you come across, cab driver or not.

Images: Facebook (Liam Murphy); YouTube

Drone Discovers Man Sunbathing On Top Of 200-Foot-Tall Wind Turbine

What does it take to find some peace and quiet these days?  Even a guy trying to catch some rays on top of this 200 foot wind turbine can’t get any privacy.

As reported by the Daily News, Kevin Miller, the drone pilot, was getting some footage of this wind turbine in Rhode Island and when he got to the top of the turbine, he found a man just relaxing and trying to work on his tan.

Miller told the Mirror, “Upon landing he saw me bring the drone down and was leaning over the edge. I looked up and waved to him and he waved back.”

Middle School Cheerleader Hannah Grace Is Remembered For Her Bright Spirit

Hannah Grace Venable made Laura Bush Middle School in Lubbock, Texas, just a little brighter. She participated in student council, choir, swimming and little league baseball. But all of those extracurriculars were just hobbies. Hannah Grace’s real love was cheerleading.

Hannah Grace, who was born with Down Syndrome, never let the disorder hold her back. Her classmates and family members described her as “full of life,” according to KAMC News. On Friday, while she was out shopping with her mother, Karla, Hannah Grace suffered sudden cardiac arrest and died at the age of 15. She was about to start eighth grade.

Now, both her family and her classmates are being force to mourn her unexpected loss. Kaitlyn Lueb, who has been close friends with Hannah Grace since kindergarten, told KAMC News that she and Hannah Grace raised money for the Salvation Army together and spent time together during cheerleading practice. Lueb said that losing someone like Hannah Grace is “just so hard you don’t even think it’s real.”

Lueb explained that Hannah Grace’s life wasn’t easy or perfect, but her persistently positive attitude in the face of imperfection is what made her seem indestructible.

“… She had this spark about her and she thought she was awesome, which she was. She was just a really sassy girl and I love that about her, it really stands out,” Leub told KAMC News. “She just makes everyone have a brighter day or just be a better person.”

Hannah Grace’s parents, Keith and Karla, said she wanted to be a cheerleader ever since she heard an announcement at school that the team was having tryouts. Her parents told KCBD News that she went through the same tryouts as all the other girls, where she cheered in front of judges, and attended all the clinics. Then, in 2014, she was named honorary cheerleader for the 2014 football season. Mondays became Hannah Grace’s favorite days, because she could watch her favorite show, Dancing With The Stars, and practice cheerleading.

“It’s just something we didn’t ever know she would be able to do,” Karla told KCBD, with tears in her eyes.

In 2007, Keith and Karla found Hannah Grace unresponsive on her bedroom floor after having fallen out of her bed, and they didn’t know how much she would ever really be able to do. For days, Hannah Grace lay unresponsive in a hospital bed in Lubbock, while doctors said she had suffered significant damage to her spinal cord.

“For the first month, we weren’t even sure she would make it,” Keith told KCBD. “She was completely paralyzed on her left side.”

Then, she spent four months in The Children’s Hospital in Dallas, where she began an intensive rehab program. Hannah Grace made a full recovery, and the Lubbock-Cooper School District, where Keith had been a teacher for 20 years, raised tens of thousands of dollars to help cover Hannah Grace’s treatment.

Seven years later, Hannah Grace was a part of a bubbly pack of cheerleaders.

A GoFundMe page titled “Queen Hannah Grace Venable” was set up by a friend to raise money to help support the Venables during this heartbreaking loss. Those who would like to donate can also bring check or cash donations to the Lubbock-Cooper School District, where the district’s central offices are collecting donations for the family.

“She gave life everywhere she went,” the GoFundMe page set up in Hannah Grace’s name read. “She loved cheering with her girls at Laura Bush Middle School and being with her therapy horse Hank. Spending time with her daddy watching the Rangers and playing Challenger Little League with her Royals were things she greatly enjoyed. She was a champion in the Special Olympics and was cherished by her church family at The Springs Fellowship. Anywhere Hannah went was a dance party, and if she was wearing a crown, all the better. She overcame so much and taught us how to live in full joy no matter the circumstances.”

Image: Taylor Langston/YouTube