A California grandma recently decided to skip the usual party and celebrate her 90th birthday by jumping out of a plane. But Wanita Zimmerman's skydiving adventure was still a party of sorts, as she was joined by her doctor, her doctor's daughter, and her 69-year-old son. According to CSNBayArea.com, leaping out of planes is turning into a tradition for Zimmerman. She celebrated her 85th birthday the same way.
How do you beat that?
One sea eagle in Australia is apparently a fan of selfies. Roneil Skeen of the Gooniyandi Indigenous Rangers tells the Australian Broadcasting Corp. the bird in question snatched a wildlife camera from the banks of Australia's Margaret River and carried it more than 60 miles. Skeen says the camera was meant to capture footage of saltwater crocodiles, but the juvenile bird decided it should be on screen instead. As it flew away the bird filmed itself in three 30-second recordings. Skeen says their cameras have met some interesting fates in the past, but he's never seen anything quite like this.
I swear you can hear the song "Can't Touch This" in the background
Officials in Oklahoma are concerned that their employees may be spending too much time on social media. According to the "Oklahoman," state employees visited Facebook over two-million times from July to September. The numbers were tracked by Oklahoma's Cyber Command Security Operations Center, which protects the state's computer systems from cyber threats, but also has the ability track website usage. State officials were quick to point out that the numbers are somewhat inflated because of Facebook applications that are embedded on many websites, but that's not stopping politicians from weighing in. State Representative David Derby says the numbers represent "a lot of wasted time and energy and money."
If there's one thing a politician knows about
An Illinois man is in trouble with the law on burglary charges but he’s also accused of helping himself to a sandwich during one of the crimes. Authorities are pointing the finger at Alfred Pettis as one of two men who are responsible for a string of burglaries in the Beverly area of the past month or so but that’s not all he did. They say the 23-year-old took the time to eat a sandwich from the fridge during one of the break-ins. He was arrested and was being held on 200-thousand-dollars bond.
$200 thousand and a six inch sub!
Two hours is all it took for one Chicago man to give away all his belongings. According to the "Chicago Tribune," on Saturday Brian Bagnall posted an ad on Craigslist saying that he was giving away many of his household goods for free. Bagnall's generous gesture comes ahead of a move to a fully furnished house in Virginia. Around 200 people showed up and took everything from tools, furniture, beds and even cleaning products in about two hours. Bagnall says people were even taking food from the freezer. After seeing all his things disappear, Bagnall says he came to realize that "it's just stuff."
It took them 2 hours, people are slow!