Guy Lost His Phone In River, But Then The Device Started Posting Pics To Facebook

When 29-year-old power engineer Nathan Buhler accidentally dropped his phone into the Bow River on August 2nd, he didn’t even bother looking for it. But two weeks later, this past Monday, someone started posting pictures of the phone to Buhler’s Facebook account. Apparently, it had been found by Calgary’s No. 1 Fire-station firefighters, who decided to rename the phone “Hector Sanchez,” and have a little fun while trying to contact its owner.

“The crew decided to use the unlocked phone’s Facebook account,” reads a statement from the City Of Calgary. “They hoped that by posting on Nathan Buhler’s, the owner’s, Facebook page, his friends and family would let him know that his phone had been found and that he could pick it up at Station 1. Additional messages were posted on Nathan’s page in the hopes he would be notified his phone had been found.”

More info: Facebook (h/t: cbc, calgarysun)

Nathan Buhler lost his phone while rafting

10 days later, it started posting pictures to Facebook

“My girlfriend sent me a text yesterday and said ‘have you seen your Facebook status,’” said Buhler

Soon, more pictures of the phone’s adventures began appearing on online

“I even won at ping-pong,” said one

The phone had also been “driving” a fire truck and “using” the hose

“Just helping the guys make some lunch”

“Hey Nathan look at me getting jacked”

Finally, Buhler was reunited with the phone, which the firemen had affectionately named “Hector Sanchez”

104-Year-Young Grandpa Has More Style Than You (And Less Years Than Internet Says)

Fashion is something that changes with time, but certain fashions are timeless. Take this elderly gentleman, Günther Krabbenhöft, who was recently photographed in Berlin near the Kotbusser Tor station. While some other sources incorrectly reported this man’s age as 104, the grandpa himself says on his FB profile that the Internet has “doubled” his age. Various other sources say he’s between 68-70 years old; the fact is, modern day hipsters could take a few lessons from this guy.

“I find that I dress pretty normal,” Krabbenhöft says online. “I’ve always dressed like this. When I went to work, when I go to exercise. I want to look at myself with joy. It’s also always a reflection of my inner self.” As for everyone writing that he’s 104, from Krabbenhöft’s posts on Facebook, he thinks it’s pretty funny!

More info: | Facebook (h/t: uberlin)

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A Teen With Down Syndrome Just Landed A Modelling Contract

Madeline Stuart, the courageous and inspiring teen model with Down syndrome whose story we first told here, has just landed her first major modeling contract. Manifesta, a U.S.-based women’s athletic-wear brand that targets women of all shapes, sizes and types, has taken on Stuart as one of their representatives.

The match seems like one made in heaven – after all, Madeline decided to become a model after she lost 44lbs (20kg) in a big to improve her health and slim down. Manifesta, on the other hand, is an athletic apparel brand whose goal is to make and advertise clothing for women of all body types.

“With all that Madeline is doing, we’re so excited to have her represent Manifesta,” the company writes on their blog. “Just as Madeline is committed to expanding people’s ideas of what a model can be, Manifesta is determined to show that the clothing and fashion industry doesn’t have to be exclusionary, that one brand can work for women of various sizes.”

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Madeline Stuart’s dream was to become a professional model

She also happens to have Down syndrome

After she lost 44lbs (20kg) to keep healthy, she decided to start modeling

She’s been working hard to achieve her dream, with a bit of help from her supportive mother

“She really wants to change the way people discriminate against disability,” said Maddy’s mother

She just became the newest face of Manifesta, a U.S. women’s athletic apparel brand

It is this budding model’s first big professional contract

“People with Down syndrome can do anything, they just do it at their own pace”

“Give them a chance and you will be rewarded beyond your greatest expectations”

“I think it is time people realized that people with Down syndrome can be sexy and beautiful”

“I want people to stop saying ‘I’m sorry’ when I tell them my daughter has Down syndrome, because it’s a very naive statement”

“If the average person could see the beauty Maddy has inside, how loving and caring she is and if that is what people measured beauty on, then most of the models in the world would have Down syndrome”

These are all the countries where same-sex marriage is legal (MAP)

It was just eleven years ago that Massachusetts became the first state to legalize gay marriage in Goodridge v. Department of Public Health. A groundswell of public support for gay marriage followed, as did a strong conservative backlash that led 31 states to pass some form of constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions. Most had been struck down by the time the Supreme Court announced its decision today. Thirteen remained in place as of this morning.

The United States joins 20 countries around the world where same-sex marriage is now simply known as “marriage.”

Countries where same-sex marriage is legal, as of June 26, 2015.
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The countries include: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England/Wales, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United States, Uruguay.

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World’s First 3D Printed Supercar is Unveiled – 0-60 in 2.2 Seconds


The automobile industry has been relatively stagnant for the past several decades. While new car designs are released annually, and computer technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, the manufacturing processes and the effects that these processes have on our environment have remain relatively unchanged. Over the past decade or so, 3D printing has shown some promise in the manufacturing of automobiles, yet it has not quite lived up to its potential, at least according to Kevin Czinger, founder and CEO of a company called Divergent Microfactories (DM).


Today, at the O’Reilly Solid Conference in San Francisco, Kevin Czinger is about to shock the world with a keynote presentation he will give titled, “Dematerializing Auto Manufacturing.”

“Divergent Microfactories is going to unveil a supercar that is built based on 3D printed parts,” Manny Vara of LMG PR tells “It is very light and super fast — can you say faster acceleration than a McLaren P1, and 2x the power-to-weight ratio of a Bugatti Veyron? But the car itself is only part of the story. The company is actually trying to completely change how cars are made in order to hugely reduce the amount of materials, power, pollution and cost associated with making traditional cars.”

The vehicle, called the Blade, has 1/3 the emissions of an electric car and 1/50 the factory capital costs of other manufactured cars.  Unlike previous 3D printed vehicles that we have seen, such as Local Motors’ car that they have printed several times, DM’s manufacturing process differs quite a bit. Instead of 3D printing an entire vehicle, they 3D print aluminum ‘nodes’ which act in a similar fashion to Lego blocks. 3D printing allows DM to create elaborate and complex shaped nodes which are then joined together by off-the-shelf carbon fiber tubing. Once the nodes are printed, the chassis of a car can be completely assembled in a matter of minutes by semiskilled workers. The process of constructing the chassis is one which requires much less capital and other resources, and doesn’t require the extremely skilled and trained workers that other car manufacturing techniques rely on. The important goal that DM is striving for, and it appears they have accomplished, is the reduction of pollution and environmental impact.

Individual 3D printed aluminum nodes

Today, Czinger and the rest of the team at Divergent Microfactories will be unveiling their first prototype car, the Blade.

“Society has made great strides in its awareness and adoption of cleaner and greener cars,” explains CEO Kevin Czinger. “The problem is that while these cars do now exist, the actual manufacturing of them is anything but environmentally friendly. At Divergent Microfactories, we’ve found a way to make automobiles that holds the promise of radically reducing the resource use and pollution generated by manufacturing. It also holds the promise of making large-scale car manufacturing affordable for small teams of innovators. And as Blade proves, we’ve done it without sacrificing style or substance. We’ve developed a sustainable path forward for the car industry that we believe will result in a renaissance in car manufacturing, with innovative, eco-friendly cars like Blade being designed and built in microfactories around the world.”

Assembling of the 3D printed nodes and carbon fiber tubing to construct the chassis

The Blade is one heck of a supercar, capable of going from 0-60 MPH in a mere 2.2 seconds. It weighs just 1,400 pounds, and is powered by a 4-cylinder 700-horsepower bi-fuel internal combustion engine that is capable of using either gasoline or compressed natural gas as fuel. The car chassis is made up of approximately 70 3D printed aluminum nodes, and it took only 30 minutes to build the chassis by hand. The chassis itself weighs just 61 pounds.

“The body of the car is composite,” Vara tells us. “One cool thing is that the body itself is not structural, so you could build it out of just about any material, even something like spandex. The important piece, structurally, is the chassis.”

Kevin Czinger, Founder and CEO, Divergent Microfactories, Inc. with the Blade Supercar

The initial plan is for DM to scale up to an annual production of 10,000 of these limited supercars, making them available to potential customers. This isn’t all though, as DM doesn’t merely plan on just being satisfied by manufacturing cars via this method. They plan on making the technology available to others as well. On top of selling these supercars, they will also sell the tools and technologies so that small teams of innovators and entrepreneurs can open microfactories and build their own cars, based on their own unique designs. Whether it is a sedan, pickup truck or another type of supercar, it is all possible with this proprietary 3D printed node technology.

Pre-painted Blade supercar

The node-enabled chassis of cars built using this unique 3D printing method, are up to 90% lighter, much stronger, and more durable than cars built with more traditional techniques. Could we be looking at a great ideology change within the automobile manufacturing industry? Lighter, stronger, more durable, more affordable, environmentally satisfying vehicles are definitely something that just about anyone should consider a step in the right direction.

3D printing has been touted as a technology of the future, for the future, enabling individual customization of many products. Now, the ability for entrepreneurs to enter an industry previously overrun by huge corporations could mean a future with individualized, custom vehicles which perform and appear just the way we want them. If Divergent Microfactories has a say, this will be our future, and that future isn’t too far off.

pre-painted Blade supercar


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For 10 Years She Lived Uninhibited In Africa; Here Are The Photos From Her Unique Childhood

Tippi Degre had a unique childhood growing up with wild animals such as elephants, snakes, cheetahs, and zebras.

Imagine being woken up by the feral noises of the Serengeti every morning, being best friends with some of the most majestic creatures on the planet, and knowing no other world than one in which animals and humans peacefully co-exist.

It sounds like a fairy tale (or a great story to relay to grandkids), but it is exactly the type of life Tippi Degre, a young girl raised in the bush while her parents worked as wildlife photographers and filmmakers, experienced.



It is fair to say that Tippi was gifted one extraordinary childhood. Before she was born, her French parents relocated to Namibia, Africa. There they raised their young daughter to thrive in nature and peacefully co-exist with wild animals such as zebras, elephants, cheetahs, and lions.




Instead of playing with Barbies and makeup, the young girl spent her time foraging in the brush with Bushmen, kissing toads, and riding on the backs and trunks of elephants.

And the wonderful photos below capture only some of the magic from Tippi’s exteriordinary childhood:






Her parents may be French, but Tippi is – in heart and spirit – African.


Living in Paris, France, the life she now lives no doubt significantly differs from the one she once knew living raw and uninhibited in the wild. But her ten years in Africa gifted her insights she desires to share with the world, and that is exactly what she will do.

If you’re interested in seeing more from Tippi’s one of a kind childhood, she has published a book available for purchase here.


What are your thoughts? Share in the comments section below.

(Note: The legitimacy of these animals being ‘truly wild’ or somewhat/heavily domesticated is unknown. This is not being shared as inspiration for parents to travel to a foreign location and attempt to capture exotic pictures with their young children.)

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Check Out These 17 Paper Clip DIY Uses

Paper clips are handy for keeping important documents neat and organized, but did you know there are plenty of other ways you can use the mini office supplies in your everyday life? If you need a way to keep your washi tape for unraveling, or put an extra layer of security on your computer’s camera, paper clips can save the day. So stop undervaluing your clips — we’ve compiled 17 unexpected ways you can use them today!

1. Tie a ribbon onto a paper clip to make a cute bookmark.

2. Keep your washi tape from coming unravelled.

3. Stick a paper clip to the end of your duct tape and never lose the seam again.

4. Clogged glue cap? Pop the top off and use a paper clip to clean out the hole.

5. A paper clip with a bit of tape on the end can act as a lint roller for your headphone jack. Gently move it around inside to get out any gunk.

6. This cute ear cuff is made from a paper clip.

See how to make it here.

7. With a few bends and a piece of electrical tape, you can cover up your webcam for extra security.

8. If your zipper pull fell off, use a paper clip to zip things up.

9. Use colored paper clips to make a pretty dream catcher.

10. Harness the power of science and make a paper clip compass.

Learn how to do this here.

11. If you’re trying to work and your sleeves keep falling down, use a paper clip to hold them up.

12. Make an iPhone holder with two paper clips. You’ll never get a sore neck from watching videos again.

13. If you lose a button, a paper clip can save the day until you get home.

14. Make a cool ring from a paper clip with this tutorial.

15. You can make an entire chandelier out of paper clips.

16. Glue a button to a paper clip for an extra dose of cute.

17. You can hang decorative plates on the wall using a rubber band and four paper clips.

Get the instructions here.

That DIY paper clip ear cuff is so cool looking! I want to try and make one of those. Plus, I’m always looking for a utensil to get gunk out of glue bottle openings. I know I’ll never look at a paper clip the same way again!

You Won’t Believe What’s Going On Inside A Turtle’s Shell. It’s Even Weirder Than You Think.

You Won’t Believe What’s Going On Inside A Turtle’s Shell. It’s Even Weirder Than You Think.

VIA| Turtles have been around for quite some time (157 million years to be precise), and yet their shell remains an evolutionary anomaly – there is no other creature with an even remotely similar anatomy.

If you’ve always wondered just what’s hiding inside the a turtle’s shell, you’re not alone. But don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.

Unlike most animals with shells, the turtle can’t leave its shell behind. It’s actually part of their bone structure.

That large central cavity isn’t just a place to store old boxes of baseball cards, it’s an efficient space for their internal organs. Here’s how it looks with everything still inside.

Miniature LEGO Adventures

I am a French photographer born in 1981, and I began my work by photographing extreme sports in urban areas. Influenced by geek culture, my artistic approach is now focused on small LEGO® characters.

My work combines the techniques of photography, street art, model making and installations; in my created microcosms, I play with scale and material to alter perception.

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Spine-Chilling Clown Portraits By Eolo Perfido Will Give You Nightmares

Clownville, a photo series featuring grotesque portraits of terrifying clowns, is the photographic nightmare of French-born photographer Eolo Perfido. Perfido says he was inspired by silent film stars like Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, who were forced to exaggerate their emotions because they were unable to speak.

Modern clowns first appeared in the late 18th century and were associated with circuses and comedy. The word itself comes from a Scandinavian linguistic root meaning “clumsy, boorish fellow.” This is why Perfido’s photography is so shocking—he’s transformed something funny and joyful into a vulgar terror.

Eolo Perfido now lives in Italy. His work has been featured in magazines such as NY Times, Communication Arts, Panorama First, Vision, Vogue Russia, GQ Russia, L’Espresso and Computer Arts. Valeria Orlando did the makeup for Clownville.

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