FaceApp pressured to take down race-changing effect
FaceApp has taken down their hot-button new feature that allowed users to see themselves as a different race. Wireless Lab, the Russian techie behind the popular app, received criticism of “blackface,” after a controversial photo of Donald Trump circulated online.
Shocked vacationers come face to face with boat full of migrants on beach
A boat full of migrants came ashore on a beach in Spain, which was full of sunbathers and vacationers at the time. It’s not known where the boat originated, but many migrants from North Africa and the Middle East have been making their way to Spain.
Car nearly obliterated by a train after plowing through barrier
A near miss between a car and a speeding train was caught by CCTV cameras in Poland. The driver can be seen crashing through a closed train gate, and barely makes it across the tracks before the speeding train passes by.
Whale gets up close and personal with swimmers
A juvenile gray whale was spotted extremely close to shore in Laguna Beach, California, before authorities were able to direct the beast out to sea. “It was right in the kids’ swim area,” said 12-year-old whale watcher Nathan Good. “It was awesome. It was a baby, and it was cute.”
Mystery bugs look like dancing blueberries
A group of six unidentified bugs were filmed walking in formation on the side of a house in Houston, Texas. The adorable performance caused many insect enthusiasts to speculate on the species of these blueberry-like critters.
Explore this village of abandoned UFO houses
There isn’t life on Mars, but you can explore a village of space age houses in Taiwan. Inspired by the designs of Finnish architect Matti Suuronen, these retro-futuristic vacation homes have been abandoned since the 1970s.
Migrants are hiding under freight trains in Germany
According to reports, the number of migrants attempting to travel through Germany by hiding under freight trains is drastically rising. The trip is actually quite treacherous, with the trains traveling at speeds reaching 90 mph, and the stowaways facing freezing temperatures.
Naked man with a gun gets shot down by police in front of a church
Las Vegas police released helicopter and bodycam footage of a shooting incident involving a naked man in front of a church. Jason David Funke was shot after seemingly making an attempt to retrieve a gun he had dropped on the ground.
Here’s what the Curiosity rover has seen in 5 years on Mars
The Curiosity rover has been traveling around Mars for five years, and NASA decided to celebrate by creating a time-lapse of the footage that it’s collected. While it’s an exciting achievement, the footage itself speaks to the planet’s monotonous landscape.
World’s dumbest burglar shows his face to security camera before covering up
A thief in Germany didn’t realize he was being filmed by a home security camera until he looked directly into the lens. Despite his cover already being blown, the inept crook still attempted to conceal his identity by covering his face with a makeshift mask.