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The Most Perfectly Timed Photos You Have Ever Seen

Haven’t you always wanted to be “that person in the photo”? Well, with the shots you’re about see just below, you can get a taste of what that feels like — all from these interested faces! But all joking aside, check these out, one by one, and you might get some ideas for your next great “photo escapes”. Who knows? Maybe next time, one of these could happen to you:

Take me out to the ball game!

Can you say, “Catch”? It looks like everyone here can. It’s a good time to raise those hands and get funky!

Man, woman, child, it doesn’t matter who you are: Anyone can raise that hand and pick up a flyball, or raise one just “for the heck of it”. Everyone’s a Superman here. Are there any heroes in the house?

Stylin’ in that gel!

Perfect shots like this never happen. Well, at least, they usually don’t. So bask in the glory of this one. It is a rarity.

Hands off!

“What can I say? I’m just not that kind of batter!!!” From the look of things, at least here, A-Rod has a mind of his own, and he’s not planning on leaving his social-chat life out of his game this time around. We love you, man!

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the sickest waterboard surfer of them all??!

This one says it all: Careful gliding with perfect precision meets ideal timing, with of course, the perfect photographer behind it all. For every great moment, there’s a dude in a waterboard — or something like that, right? If that’s not a popular saying, then it should be, especially after a photo like this one. And the best part is he didn’t even get wet!

No ping pong fo’ you!

Good ol’ Mr. Ching Pao Yoo-Suk (‘You suck!’) is here, once again, going for the local title at the all-around Maraby’s Senior Center Yearly Matchup. The proud winner for the last seven years in a row, he is certainly bent on defending his title once more — and not stopping for anything. This time, rumor has it that his strategy involves what he calls a little “opponent distraction”, and it’s all done through making silly faces that will distract the other players — all of which they cannot refuse! Finalist challengers, you’re all going down!

‘Whacko face’ works every time!

Just remember this slide the next time you’re about to catch a big one in the open stands: Make a disgusting face that the player — or even flyball — will have no option but to pass around or simply deflect. For this guy, that plan seemed to work quite well as the player completely missed him and went for the lady with the open mouth. And it looks like that ball could fit in there just perfectly. Perhaps the harder part will be the swallow; can she do it? I’m rootin’ for the ball.

Waterman to the rescue!

If Waterman’s not a superhero name, at this point, then it certainly ought to be — especially considering the fact that this athlete’s gliding over the waters at 700 mph! Now that’s a record!

But to top it all off, he even blows his water when passing through the water at such a speed that it conceals his identity. Notice how you can’t even see his full face here? The water becomes his mask! Villains may try, but the Waterman will stump them all — and still get back home in time for dinner with his wife.

I thought it was a cream puff!

Pain can only begin to describe what this man must be feeling right upon the capture of this specific shot, and ‘pain’ alone is perhaps an understatement of a word, at best. But you get the idea, and this, sadly, is what happens when dazed baseball players have way too many donuts and sugar balls the night before a big game: They start to see everything as a big white ball of cotton candy, cream and sugar, and any other sweet out there — you name it. In this case, it was no different. Just remember not to eat the fastball — or what you perceive as a flying cream puff.

Can you say “cheese”?

Folks, idol obsession has certainly crossed the NBA line this time around, and that’s no joke — or is it? Well, from the look of things, we’d say she certainly did end up getting her shot, and perhaps an arm in the hospital. But either way, for Cindy Graham MacDaniels, the risk was well worth it — but was it? Kobe would agree otherwise, and that’s the final word.

The patriotic boy with the flag!

Lucas Jones was not going to take “no” for an answer when he asked if he could participate in the next upcoming triathlon, and we’re sure glad he didn’t back down from the challenge! Already ahead of each competitor by an entire 7-mile lap, he came off the bike and is now doing the “running part” of it all. Why can’t all you bikers in this photo seem to catch up? At this rate, Lucas is taking home the title.

But wait. That’s not all. He’s doing it all in style, and what better way than through carrying the American flag altogether?



Vermont’s Golden Haven: The Golden Retriever Farm Becoming a Tourist Sensation

Amanda J



Nestled in the picturesque hills of Vermont lies a unique and heartwarming attraction that’s capturing the hearts of visitors from near and far: a Golden Retriever farm. This charming farm, dedicated to one of America’s most beloved dog breeds, is quickly becoming a must-visit destination for dog lovers and tourists alike.

The farm is home to a joyful pack of Golden Retrievers, known for their friendly demeanor and beautiful golden coats. Visitors to the farm are greeted by wagging tails and warm, furry welcomes, making it an instant hit for anyone looking for a dose of canine affection.

The idea for the farm stemmed from the owners’ love for Golden Retrievers and their desire to share the joy these dogs bring with others. They started with a small group of Goldens and soon realized the potential for a tourist attraction that combined the natural beauty of Vermont with the appeal of these friendly dogs.

The farm offers a variety of experiences for visitors. Guests can take part in guided tours where they learn about the breed’s history and characteristics, as well as the farm’s operations and breeding program. But the highlight for most is the opportunity to play and interact with the dogs. The farm has open fields where visitors can throw balls, frisbees, and engage in playtime with the energetic retrievers.

In addition to the fun and games, the farm also provides educational workshops on dog care, training, and health. These sessions are led by experienced dog trainers and veterinarians, offering valuable insights for both current and prospective dog owners.

The Golden Retriever farm has also become a popular spot for photo shoots and special events. Its scenic landscape, combined with the photogenic dogs, makes it an ideal location for family portraits, engagement photos, and even small weddings.

As the farm’s popularity grows, the owners are committed to maintaining the well-being of their dogs and ensuring a positive experience for all visitors. They limit the number of guests per day to prevent overwhelming the dogs and preserve the tranquil atmosphere of the farm.

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Spreading Winter Cheer: Wyoming Woman Creates Hundreds of Personalized Snowmen for Burlington





In the cozy town of Burlington, Wyoming, winter has become a season of joy thanks to the creative efforts of one remarkable woman. Meet Pauline Parker, a Burlington resident with a heart as warm as the cocoa shared during chilly evenings. But what sets her apart is not just her warmth; it’s the 400 personalized snowmen she has crafted, turning the town into a winter wonderland.

It all began in July when most folks were dreaming of sunshine and barbecues. Not Pauline. She set out on a mission to create a special snowman for every household in Burlington, a charming town where the first thing you’ll notice is a towering 27-foot snowman. However, if you take a closer look, you’ll find nearly 400 more, each one unique and personalized.

“I think snowmen bring joy to you,” Pauline shared, reflecting on her cheerful creations. But she doesn’t stop at just one per family; she crafts a snowman for every member of each household. That’s dedication! Interestingly, this surpasses the official population sign, proudly stating Burlington’s count at 314. Pauline chuckles, revealing that her last count exceeded 316.

Word of Pauline’s heartwarming snowmen quickly spread beyond Burlington’s borders. Neighboring towns like Otto and Emblem wanted a taste of the joy too. Now, snowmen surround the baseball field in Otto, while Emblem, a town with a population of 10, received their own personalized snowy surprises.

In Emblem, where everyone fits in one snapshot by their town sign, Pauline replicated the picture with snowmen for each family member. High school student Cailee Degstein praised Pauline, saying, “(Pauline’s) a super great person. She’s super nice.”

To add an extra layer of fun and community spirit, Pauline organized a snowman scavenger hunt throughout December. Residents of Burlington, Emblem, and Otto can embark on a delightful adventure, searching for different snowmen while answering 20 questions. Completing the sheet not only promises a sense of accomplishment but also a sweet treat from Pauline.

“It just brought us all together, so we’ll do it again,” Pauline expressed, highlighting the unifying power of her snowy creations. In a world that sometimes feels chilly, Pauline Parker’s warm-hearted endeavor has turned winter into a season of shared smiles and community spirit in the snow-covered town of Burlington.

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Peanut: The World’s Oldest Chicken with a Happy Life in Michigan

Amanda J



Meet Peanut, the extraordinary chicken from Chelsea, Michigan, who, at 21 years old, holds the title of the world’s oldest living chicken according to the Guinness World Records. Peanut’s remarkable journey from a tiny abandoned egg to a celebrated poultry celebrity is not only shows her resilience but also a heartwarming tale of love and companionship.

Peanut’s story began in May 2002 when owner Marsi Parker Darwin discovered a small cheep coming from an abandoned chicken egg. Initially considering discarding the eggs due to the mother’s neglect, Darwin’s attention was caught by a faint sound within one of the shells. Peeling back the shell, she uncovered a tiny chick, later named Peanut. Over the years, Peanut grew into a healthy bantam hen and became the star of a children’s book titled “My Girl Peanut and Me — On Love and Life From the World’s Oldest Chicken,” self-published by Darwin.

In her early days, Peanut faced challenges, notably missing her egg tooth, a crucial part of a chick’s beak used to break out of its shell. Despite this, Peanut thrived under Darwin’s care. Initially hand-raised in the living room, Peanut later joined the flock on the 37-acre farm known as “Darwin’s Eden,” where various animals, including corgis, parrots, chickens, ducks, guinea fowl, and peafowl, call home.

Living in a coop for 13 years, Peanut produced chicks, many with her favorite rooster, Lance. Although Peanut is now too old to breed, a one-eyed rooster named Benny has been her loyal companion in recent years. Darwin recalls how Peanut decided she had enough of coop life about six years ago and made herself at home in the porch, eventually moving inside the house.

Now, Peanut resides in a wire coop in the living room, along with her 15-year-old daughter, Millie. The duo enjoys a comfortable life with food, water, and straw, and Peanut has a special perch near the window to gaze outside. Peanut’s days are spent cuddled up on Darwin’s lap while watching TV, tucked inside Darwin’s jacket during farm chores, and scratching around in the dirt outside on warm summer days.

Peanut’s unique diet includes blueberry yogurt mixed with crushed vitamin D tablets, along with occasional treats like bananas, grapes, and fresh vegetables. Despite chickens typically having a lifespan of five to ten years, Peanut’s remarkable age of 21 sets her apart as an exceptional and well-loved feathered friend.

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Jack Russell Becomes Surrogate Mom to Abandoned Kittens in Suffolk

Sarrah M



In a heartwarming story from Suffolk, a Jack Russell named Teasel has taken on an unexpected role as a surrogate mom to six abandoned black kittens. The kittens were left without a mother when a feral cat decided to abandon them. Sue Stubley, a kind-hearted resident of Newmarket, came to their rescue.

Sue, who owns and operates the Suffolk Hedgehog Hospital from her home, took the kittens in when they were in need. Little did she know that her Jack Russell, Teasel, would step up to the plate in the most extraordinary way.

Teasel, a two-year-old Jack Russell, is already known for her caring nature at the Suffolk Hedgehog Hospital, where she coexists peacefully with the resident hedgehogs. When Sue brought the abandoned kittens home, something remarkable happened—Teasel began lactating.

“She’s very good with the hedgehogs. I’m constantly feeding tiny, baby hedgehogs, so I’ve taught her she doesn’t go for those,” shared Ms. Stubley. When a call came in from a volunteer seeking help for the abandoned kittens, Sue had initially planned to house them temporarily before taking them to a local cat rescue the next morning.

However, Teasel had different plans. “In the meantime, my dog decided that she was going to look after them. She was cleaning them, and within a few hours, was making milk,” Ms. Stubley explained. Although Teasel’s milk supply isn’t sufficient, Sue has taken on the role of feeding the kittens while Teasel does everything else.

The bond between Teasel and the kittens goes beyond just providing nourishment. Teasel has embraced her role as a surrogate mom wholeheartedly. Sue shared, “She stays cuddled up to them all night. If anybody comes in who she doesn’t know and the kittens have gone astray, she’ll pick them up and put them back into bed.”

This heartwarming tale demonstrates the incredible capacity for care and compassion that animals, like Teasel the Jack Russell, exhibit. In the Suffolk Hedgehog Hospital, a unique family dynamic has formed, proving that love knows no boundaries, even across different species.

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Italian Adventurer Bikes Across Europe to Reunite with Grandparents in England

Amanda J



In a fun and incredible journey spanning 1,500 kilometers and traversing eight countries, Italian cyclist Claudio Barchiesi embarked on an epic adventure that led him from Italy to England to visit his beloved grandparents. With determination in his heart and the open road ahead, Claudio’s journey took him through breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and heartwarming reunions.

Claudio’s incredible bike ride commenced in Italy and led him on an unforgettable path that wound through some of Europe’s most captivating regions. He tackled the formidable Swiss Alps, where he marveled at the majestic mountain vistas that stretched as far as the eye could see. The sense of accomplishment he felt at the mountain’s summit was undoubtedly a high point of his journey.

Continuing northward, Claudio pedaled along the picturesque banks of the Rhine River in France, meandering through charming towns and villages along the way. His route took him into parts of Germany and Luxembourg, where he encountered new landscapes and experienced the warm hospitality of locals.

As he cycled onward, Claudio’s journey led him through the enchanting country of Belgium, known for its rich history, culture, and delectable chocolates. Each passing mile brought him closer to his ultimate destination—England.

Finally, Claudio reached the shores of the Netherlands, where he boarded a ferry that would carry him across the English Channel. The anticipation of reuniting with his grandparents in England filled him with excitement and spurred him on through the final leg of his incredible adventure.

Upon his arrival in England, Claudio was greeted with open arms, hugs, and a feast of warm, home-cooked meals. His grandparents had prepared a heartfelt welcome, complete with balloons and banners to celebrate his triumphant journey.

“It was really nice to pull up round the bend and see everyone, quite emotional as well,” Claudio shared, his voice reflecting the joy and emotion of the moment. His tireless efforts and determination had led him to this heartwarming reunion with loved ones.

Throughout his journey, Claudio consumed a substantial number of calories to fuel his strenuous daily rides. He indulged in pain au chocolat and baguettes, savoring the culinary delights of each country he passed through. Yet, it wasn’t just the food that left a lasting impression on him.

Claudio’s voyage allowed him to relish the beauty of Europe, both in its natural wonders and the diverse tapestry of cultures he encountered along the way. “I tried to do 90 kilometers (55 miles) a day, so I got half a day to visit the place as well,” he recounted. “It’s incredible how after 90 kilometers, not only do the places change so much, but also the people and the languages spoken.”

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