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This Video Received 25 Million Views In 3 Days. What This Dog Did Is UNBELIEVABLE!

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!

Read more: http://damn.com/this-video-received-25-million-views-in-3-days-what-this-dog-did-is-unbelievable/

Matt LeBlanc (Yes, Joey From Friends) Is Just the Guy to Resurrect Top Gear

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.

 

Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc’s first challenge is a battle between the UK and the USA.Mark Yeoman/BBC

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.

Read more: https://www.wired.com/2016/05/matt-leblanc-joey-friends-just-guy-make-love-cars/

I Wish I Was A Train Because Trains Dont Wait For People

I wish I was a train because trains always know where theyre going. They know their way and they know their stops. They dont stop at the wrong station and they dont stop at stations that dont have room for them. They always make sure that the station knows, that the station is ready and that the station is waiting forthem.

A train doesnt wait for late passengers or passengers who are not sure where theyre going. They only let passengers in who are on board, who booked a ticket, who know they have to be on that train to get to their destination.

A train doesnt make excuses for confused or hesitant passengers; a train doesnt care about those who cant make up their minds.

A train just rolls into the darkness and doesnt fear the obstacles on the way.It keeps going in one direction and it doesnt turn back. It looks ahead and moves ahead and rarely looks at what it left behind. A train doesnt really care about the pebbles on the tracks as long as it can keep moving and a train doesnt care whether its night or day as long as itcan the road.

A train stops at all sorts ofstations and learns to adjust along the way.It may not be the fanciest or nicest station but its part of the path and a train embraces all parts of the path; the good, the bad and the ugly. A train doesnt wait for the perfect station, a train knows there is something to be picked up fromeach station that will make the road easier and less frightening.

A train doesnt care about the weight of the cargo it’s transporting; heavy or light, it will just carry it and take it where it belongs; instead of worrying about the cargo, the train enjoys the scenery it passes through, the sunsets and sunrises it witnesses, the farms, the greenery and the beautiful land it looks at and the rainbows that penetrate the skies every now and then.

Because these moments make the ride worthwhile, they make it easier, they makeit more meaningful and they makethe train forget that its alone. Trains find beauty in isolation.

I wish I was a train because trains make people happy, they take them to see loved ones, they make it easier to connect with those far away and they give people something to look forward to.

I wish I was a train because trains dont stay in one station for too long; trains keep moving no matter how special one station was, if its time to go, a train just leaves. Trains always know when to leave. Trains always leave before its too late.

I wish I was a train because even when trains crash, they make the front page, even in their destruction, they still leave something for the world to talk about.

Read more: http://thoughtcatalog.com/rania-naim/2016/05/i-wish-i-was-a-train-because-trains-dont-wait-for-people/

Meet The Tree Thats Older Than The United States

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.


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This ancient map shows the tree’s relation to the Endicott homestead in Danvers, Massachusetts.


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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!


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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.”


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A photograph of the tree was featured on a stereo view card in 1879.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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The tree continued to thrive and, in 2011, it officially became an American landmark.


Landscape Notes

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!


Landscape Notes

Today, the tree still thrives and is open to visitors (just don’t try and cut it down).


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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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Don’t forget to SHARE this special tree with your friends and family!

H/T: Boredom Therapy | Danvers Archival Center

 

Read more: http://www.wimp.com/meet-the-tree-thats-older-than-the-united-states/

D-Day Fast Facts

(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.

 
Facts:
The largest amphibious invasion in history.
 
The invasion’s code name was Operation Overlord
General Dwight D. Eisenhower commanded the operation, and plans were made to land in Normandy, west of where the German troops and artillery were built up.
 

 

 

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The “D” stands for Day. D-Day and H-Hour stand for the secret day/time an operation is scheduled to begin.
Code names for the five beaches where the Allies landed: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword.
The date June 5, 1944, was originally chosen for the invasion, but bad weather forced the Allies to postpone a day.
More than 13,000 aircraft and 5,000 ships supported the operation.
Timeline:
August 19, 1942 –
A raid on the French port of Dieppe resulting in heavy losses convinces D-Day planners to land on the beaches, so discussions and preparations begin for an Allied invasion across the English Channel.
May 1943 – The Trident Conference, a British and American strategy meeting on the war. In Washington, DC, Winston Churchill, President Roosevelt and their military advisers discuss, among other things, crossing the English Channel.
August 1943 – The Quadrant Conference, where the British and American military chiefs of staff outline Operation Overlord.
November and December 1943 – The Sextant and Eureka Conferences, where the British and American military chiefs discuss the specifics of the assault on France.
1944 – The Germans expect an invasion along the north coast of France, but they do not know where. They build up their troops and artillery near Calais, where the English Channel is the narrowest.
June 5, 1944 – Allied paratroopers and gliders carrying heavy equipment leave England to begin the invasion of France by air.
In a broadcast message to troops before they leave, Eisenhower tells them, “The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to victory…. We will accept nothing less than full victory!”
June 6, 1944 – Overnight, a military armada and more than 160,000 troops cross the English Channel. Minesweepers go ahead to clear the waters in preparation for the thousands of landing crafts that will be carrying men, vehicles and supplies.
Between midnight and 8 am, Allied forces fly 14,674 sorties.
6:30 am – Troops begin coming ashore on a 50-mile front.
In a broadcast to the people of occupied Europe, Eisenhower says, “Although the initial assault may not have been in your own country, the hour of your liberation is approaching.”
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Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/03/world/europe/d-day-fast-facts/index.html

Facebook and Microsoft Are Laying a Giant Cable Across the Atlantic

 

The project expands the increasingly enormous computer networks now being built by the giants of the Internet as they assume a role traditionally played by telecom companies. Google has invested in two undersea cables that stretch from the West Coast of the United States to Japan, another that connects the US and Brazil, and a network of cables that connect various parts of Asia. Rather than just leasing bandwidth on undersea cables and terrestrial connections operated by telecoms, the likes of Google, Facebook, and Microsoft are building their own networking infrastructure both on land and across the seas.

The fact that these Internet giants are laying their own cables—at their own expense—shows just how much data these giants must move. Consider the services they run: Google offers its eponymous search engine, Gmail, Google Docs, Google Maps, and so many more. Microsoft offers Bing, Office365, and its Azure cloud services. Facebook has its social network along with Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. The data moved by just a few online giants now dwarfs that of most others, so much so that, according to telecommunications research firm Telegeography, more than two thirds of the digital data moving across the Atlantic is traveling on private networks—namely networks operated by the likes of Google, Microsoft, and Facebook. That’s up from 10 percent just a few years ago. “It’s a tremendous change,” says Telegeography analyst Tim Stronge.

With so much data flowing across their systems, these companies are scrambling to build new infrastructure. In addition to building its own undersea cable, Facebook is buying up what’s called “dark fiber”—unused terrestrial cablesso that it can control how its data moves from place to place and move it more efficiently. According to Ahmad, Facebook is now using dark fiber “pretty much everywhere” as the company expands its network into new regions. And the same likely goes for Google and Microsoft.

“We’re starting to see more of the large Internet content providers looking to build more of their own networks—whether they are leasing dark fiber or laying down new cables to build new routes,” says Michael Murphy, president and CEO of telecom consultancy NEF. “It makes sense.”

 

MAREA Overview SchematicMicrosoft/Facebook

Going It Alone(ish)

In the past, Facebook has joined consortia that operate other undersea cables—groups typically made up of telecom companies—but this project is different. Rather than letting a group build and control the cable—that is, rather than sharing lines with others—the company is laying its own dedicated lines and it has the power to use them however it sees fit. In the end, this allows Facebook to expand its online empire much quicker than in the past. “The consortium model is much slower than what we would like,” Ahmad says.

Much the same applies to Microsoft. That said, the two Internet giants aren’t abandoning the telecom industry altogether. The pair have brought in another partner: Telxius, a subsidiary of Spanish telecom Telefnica. Telxius will operate the cable, and Facebook and Microsoft services will command most of its bandwidth. But Telxius will sell some capacity to other companies in need of trans-Atlantic connections.

The location of the cable also suits the specific needs of Facebook and Microsoft. Myriad undersea cables connect North America with Europe, but they don’t typically originate in Virginia. Even though Northern Virginia has long served as a major hub for Internet data centers, including facilities used by Facebook as well as dedicated data centers built by Microsoft and Amazon, the data itself typically flows through cables anchored in the New York area. With MAREA, Facebook will be able to more efficiently move information not only from facilities in Virginia but from its Facebook-owned and -operated data center in Rutherford County, North Carolina.

“To have a direct connection from Virginia lowers latency,” says Murphy—that is, the time it takes for data to flow from data centers to its ultimate destination. “And that probably provides better quality service.” Other companies are planning cables anchored in this same area, but MAREA will likely be the first. Construction is set to begin in August and completion is expected in October 2017.

Connecting Its Own Way

In connecting to Bilbao in Spain, Ahmad says, the cable will provide a more efficient path not only to Europe but to Africa, the Middle East, and even Asia. All three geographies are increasingly important to Facebook and other Internet giants as they seek new audiences and new sources of revenue. Spanning more than 1.5 billion people, the Facebook social network has saturated the US and European markets, so now the company must focus on new frontiers. And in many respects, that involves building new infrastructure.

The project expands the increasingly enormous computer networks being built by the giants of the Internet.

Facebook is also working to fashion all sorts of new hardware that more rapidly pushes the Internet into those parts of the world that don’t already have it, from solar-powered high-altitude drones to a new breed of wireless antenna. Rather than relying solely on the world’s telecoms and telecom hardware makers, the company is fashioning its own hardware. And in the hopes of pushing this gear into the market, it intends to open source the designs, freely sharing them with the rest of the world.

A similar dynamic is at play with the new undersea cable. Rather than just use what the telecoms provide, the company is building on its own. And a key aspect of the project is that it’s free to use whatever equipment it pleases to plug into the cable. This isn’t necessarily the case with the consortium model. “You’re stuck with whatever system was built initially. And if there has to be an upgrade, all the partners in the consortium have to agree to that upgrade,” Ahmad says. “[The MAREA Project] gives us more control of our own destiny.”

The Real Telecoms

In some ways, this eats into a market once controlled by the big telecoms. “It’s going to get interesting. Who is the real telecommunications provider?” Murphy says. “It’s going to take some of their business away.”

Murphy compares this shift to how Amazon has gained greater and greater control of the infrastructure needed to ship physical packages from place to place, building its own distribution centers, launching its own fleet of trucks, and even exploring the possibility of delivering packages via drone. “The move is similar in the data space, where companies get to an economy of scale where it makes sense for them to handle their own traffic.”

But it should also be said that the Facebooks and the Googles and the Microsofts aren’t taking existing business from the telecoms. They’re just taking potential business. “This does mean that telecoms are carrying somewhat less of the content provider traffic than they would in the past,” says Telegeography’s Stronge. “But a lot of this capacity wasn’t even around a few years ago.”

When you consider that these Internet giants are also using their own dark fiber on land, the upshot is that they are, more and more, taking control of their own destiny. As Murphy points out, if they aren’t beholden to the telecoms, they aren’t beholden either to the whims and the prices of the telecoms or to any disputes over net neutrality (the notion that no company should receive preferential treatment on shared Internet lines.)

With its Fiber division, Google has even gone so far as to become an Internet service provider itself, laying down faster lines all the way to American homes. That means it can potentially control the length and breadth of the network, from you to its many data centers in many parts of the world, and back again. Google doesn’t quite control the entire path from its own data centers to everyone’s front doors. But that’s the direction it’s headed. And, well, so are Facebook and Microsoft.

Read more: http://www.wired.com/2016/05/facebook-microsoft-laying-giant-cable-across-atlantic/

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Hi,

Gerald here,

Just another quick update from me today as I know
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Here Are 6 Super Useful Hobbies You Should Take Up This Summer

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.

Programming

Let’s be real: Brains are sexy in 2016. Everyone loves pretending to be nerdy because they play Candy Crush or watch “Game of Thrones” every Sunday. But, rather than be a pretender, why not dig your hands into some online classes about computer programming?

There are a few services available that take some of the learning and practice out of the process, but don’t you want to experience the satisfaction of creating your own app? Just think, you can finally create the perfect iPhone app to suit your many college/grad needs, such as tracking sunscreen application at the beach or quizzes about which “Bachelor” contestant you’re most like. Give this idea a shot while sipping pia coladas by the pool. You could even make some small cash if it becomes popular.


Writing

There was a brief period of my life where I convinced myself that, because I was a good writer, I could be a rapper. Spoiler alert: It didn’t work out like I imagined.

But, you can spend countless hours this summer beefing up your writing skills through poetry, short stories, blogging or even freelancing for a sweet publication like Elite Daily. You’ll need some serious communication skills in the real world to get ahead, so take the time now to perfect your writing. Who knows, maybe you’ll even get paid to do it!


Hiking

It’s too late to turn your dad bod into a beach bod, so just embrace your 12-pack gut and try again next year. While you may not have the time to cut out some weight, you can keep your sack of flesh and bones in shape by hiking a bunch this summer.

Just buy a pair of decent boots and literally point somewhere outside and walk. You can also head to national parks for more adventurous hikes, but it doesn’t take much to give you an acceptable workout. Bring plenty of water and some snacks (e.g. bananas, protein bars, etc.) to keep yourself energized.


Geocaching

Remember those absurd scavenger hunts you did in high school? They usually called for some ridiculous items, such as stealing innocent alpacas from a local farm or maybe my town was just weird. Regardless, geocaching is the more adult version of a scavenger hunt and involves using GPS coordinates to track down caches.

It’s actually a global movement, so you can visit the official Geocaching website and find out how many geocaches are nearby. You also only need to open the package, sign and date a guestbook, and put it back how you found it for the next visitor. It’ll get you outside and moving around, and it can be a fun way to spend a summer day before getting plastered on the town.


Baking

A good friend of mine recently took up baking, joining the #DrakeonCake movement on Instagram. Needless to say, the office has benefited from the surplus of baked goods, for better or worse.

No matter what kind of baking you want to pick up, becoming a mastercaker can be game-changing. Literally no one hates cake, and if they do, you don’t want to be friends with them. You can even search Pinterest for healthy options to avoid spoiling your summer fitness goals.


Learning a new language

If you’re feeling like employing some extra brain power this summer after trying out programming, consider learning some basic foreign language skills. Free apps and sites like Duolingo provide lessons to users through translation services, which means you could have a solid base to work with when you go on your next vacation.

When you’re heading overseas for some traveling, knowing some new languages can help you when ordering food, buying clothes and souvenirs or avoiding some sleazy dudes trying to take you home from the club.

How you spend your summer is up to you, but consider picking up a new hobby to pass the time and add some interesting skills to your resume.


Read more: http://elitedaily.com/life/summer-vacation-hobbies-learning/1504269/

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