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Ettore the dog did some major damage in Anthony’s living room! Torn up holes on the couch and chewed up furniture everywhere.
Anthony was naturally pissed, and started to scold his dog for the destructive behavior. Ettore reacts to the scolding in a way that has garnered this video 25 million views! Major news outlets have even been picking up this video and airing it on TV. Anthony explains to Ettore the situation, and 20 seconds in, Ettore seems to express a heartfelt apology, literally. He puts his head right on Anthonys heart. But is this simply a puppy dog tactic than Ettore is using on Anthony? He thinks maybe so, so he proceeds on with the scolding speech. But Ettore is either really sorry, or really good at these puppy dog tactics! He puts his paw to his shoulder, and eventually ends up hugging Anthony!
Obviously this put Anthony over the edge and he had to forgive his pooch!
Watch this amazing heartfelt doggy apology and share with all of your friends and family!
Top Gear is back! Officially the worlds Most Widely Watched Factual TV Program, the car show, which was really more about three middle aged blokesand their controversial adventures, lives on, with a new season kicking off this weekend.
The blokes in question are Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond, who jointly left Top Gear after Clarkson punched a producer and was effectively fired. (The trio signed a deal with Amazon Prime to make their own car show, to premiere later this year.)
Top Gear has long been a spectacle, with lofty production values, inflated budgets, and the ensemble cast that made it more than a show about wheels and engines. But those three are out, and a new crew is in. We will now be (hopefully) entertained by British TV and radio host Chris Evans, along with Matt LeBlanc. As in Joey, from Friends.
LeBlanc isn’t a total stranger to the show. He appeared on Top Gear in 2012, when he set the fastest lap time in the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car” segment, which is just what it sounds like. He says he didnt realize how widely watched the show was until that episode aired, and he got calls from all his friends congratulating him on driving aKia around the Top Gear track in record time.
LeBlanc is the first American to host Top Gear, which has been running in one form or another on British airwaves for 39 years. Historically,the show has featured experienced automotive journalists, not sitcom actors, talking about the latest metal, but LeBlanc is happy to defend his “car guy” credentials.He sounded tired, but excited, when WIRED caught up with him. He was in London, filming both Top Gear and his TV comedy Episodes.
I love cars, I know quite a bit about them, he said. I like things that have engines in them,” he continued, getting more and more animated. Im fascinated that you can take a collection of inanimate metal objects that are machined to fit together like a giant jigsaw puzzle, and theyll harness an explosion made by fuel and air compressed together, and use that energy to roll a set of tires down the road. I just think thats one of the coolest inventions ever.
Combustion chemistry is one thing, but it was the chemistry between Clarkson, May, and Hammond (aka Clarkson, Captain Slow, and the Hamster), that was key to “old” Top Gear’s success. A US spinoff with different hosts has made it into its sixth season, but doesnt attract the same level of attention as the original, which reaches 200 countries.
The British tabloidswould have us believeEvans and LeBlanc have already fallen out, but LeBlanc denies it. I get a kick out of him, he cracks me up. The UK press is out to get him, but I dont see any of that, hes a good guy.
Feuding or no, Evans and Leblanc will be joined by Eddie Jordan, who has a background in Formula One racing (hes a funny guy—he knows so much about the evolution of performance engines!), Chris Harris, who has a large YouTube following (boy he can drive a car sideways! I dont know if hes capable of driving a car straight!), German racing driver Sabine Schmitz (Shes the queen of the Nrburgring! Shes an excellent driver, shes absolutely fearless!), and Rory Reid, who came in via an open audition process.
The new crew gets to stack up the same level of frequent flyer miles as their predecessors, it seems. LeBlanc struggled to remember everywhere the shooting schedule had taken him. I was in the new Rolls Royce Dawn, along the Atlantic Way in Ireland, I was driving a Porsche Macan in South Africa, I was in the Ariel Nomad in the desert in Morocco, I was in the original Willys Jeep in Blackpool on the beach, I was riding shotgun in Ken Blocks Hoonicorn all through London with the streets shut down.
That last one has already won Top Gear some negative publicity. Facing accusations of being disrespectful after stunt driving in front of London’s Cenotaph war memorial, Chris Evans apologized publicly on behalf of the team. LeBlanc apologized as well. That was unfortunate, he said. Then again, it wouldnt be Top Gear without some controversy. Previously its been accused ofencouraging stupid driving, infantile humor, andoffendingGermans, Mexicans, and Poles, to name just a few.
Beyond the early dramas and rumors, there’s a bigger question: Is Top Gear a poisoned chalice? A brand so sullied by the behavior and departure of the previous hosts that it can never recover? LeBlanc isnt fazed by that, or by the idea that he has some pretty big shoes to fill.
Im used to big pressure. Friends always had huge expectations. You have to block all that out. You surround yourself with good people, you have good material, and you do the best job you can.
The Amazon show featuring the original Top Gear trio will be called The Grand Tour, and will arrive on screens sometime in the fall of 2016, so there will be some competition.
However its Top Gear that has traditionally set the standard that all other car shows, and perhaps other TV programs, are judged by. The new season premiere, which hits BBC America May 30, will be our first chance to judge if it can live up to its heritage.
The early European settlers of America are known for bringing lots of new things to the continent: hats with buckles on them, smallpox, and their Puritan value system. But, in a field in Danvers, Massachusetts, there remains to this day a living piece of history that bears testament to the durability and longevity of these early settlers. It’s known as the Endicott Pear Tree. By most accounts, it’s the oldest living cultivated fruit tree in all of North America, despite it not even being native to the continent. While certain details of the tree’s early days are unclear, here’s what we do know.
The tree was brought over from England between 1628 and 1630. Nobody’s quite sure if it was planted immediately in Danvers, Massachusetts, or if the Endicott family plopped it in the dirt in their family farm in Salem and moved it later. Tradition holds that John Endecott (this was back in the day when Endecott was spelled with two E’s instead of an E and an I) planted this arboreal reminder of jolly old England before announcing to his children and farmworkers, “I hope the tree will love the soil of the old world and no doubt when we have gone the tree will still be alive.” It’s difficult to say if trees can truly love soil, but, based on how long it’s been sitting on that patch of grass, it’s safe to say it’s been a pretty good relationship. And, while generations of Endicotts have come and gone, the tree still stands. After surviving almost 400 Massachusetts winters, it’s still producing fruit and harkens back to a period in American history in a way that few relics can.
Brought over by boat, this particular variety of the European pear tree took root in the United States sometime in the early 17th Century.
This ancient map shows the tree’s relation to the Endicott homestead in Danvers, Massachusetts.
The Endicott Pear soon became synonymous with American success. A fan of the tree’s fruit, former President John Adams planted its offspring in his garden so that he could enjoy the pears. He wrote, “I have several young Endicotts … in my garden. They are very flourishing and if I can guard them from accident I hope they will be an ornament to this farm and a comfort to some good citizens 200 years hence.” If only he knew!
Even luminary American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote about the tree, saying, “To those who ask how I can write so many things that sound as if I were as happy as a boy, please say that there is in the neighboring town a pear tree, planted by Governor Endicott 200 years ago, and it still bears fruit not to be distinguished from that of a young tree in flavor. I suppose the tree makes new wood every year, so that some parts of it are always young. Perhaps this is the way with some men when they grow old. I hope it is so with me.”
A photograph of the tree was featured on a stereo view card in 1879.
As generations of Endicotts passed, the tree continued to flourish, as evidenced in this picture of William C. Endicott, Jr. and the tree, taken in 1925.
After centuries of weathering the harsh Massachusetts weather, the tree nearly perished. It wasn’t weather that nearly took it out, but rather a bunch of no-good hooligans with a penchant for destruction. They lopped off its branches and left little more than a stump behind.
But that didn’t stop the Endicott Pear Tree. Residents of Danvers built a fence around the tree to protect it and soon, it began to grow again.
The tree continued to thrive and, in 2011, it officially became an American landmark.
With its branches still producing fruit, the Endicott Pear Tree is a plant of legend and the oldest fruit-bearing tree in North America. Its fence got a pretty decent upgrade, too!
Today, the tree still thrives and is open to visitors (just don’t try and cut it down).
John Endecott planted the tree with hopes of it thriving for generations to come and it appears he got his wish. With the original tree still alive and well and its offspring planted from coast to coast, the legacy of the Endicott Pear Tree is one that will stand the test of time.
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(CNN)Here is a look at D-Day. Allied troops invaded Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, in order to fight Nazi Germany in World War II.
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Congratulations kids, you’re either strolling into another relaxing summer after spring semester or you’ve finished commencement and are about to get smashed in the face by reality. Regardless of your situation, the warm summer months packed with downtime are prime for picking up a new skill.
Here are some hobbies you should try out this summer.