A Canadian contestant left the judges and audience of 'Britain's Got Talent' head-scratching after his recent magic act gone viral.
According to an article in Huffington Post, illusionist Darcy Oake pulled some crazy sleight of hand involving plenty of fire and feathers.
If you're not already a vegetarian, you'll seriously want to consider it after watching this shocking undercover video of the goings on at a veal farm in Quebec.
According to an article in the Huffington Post, a member of animal rights group Mercy For Animals Canada posed as a worker at the farm for two months at the beginning of the year, then shared the appalling video.
The footage—in which calves are chained in pens too small for them to turn around in—has led to a criminal investigation of the farm located in Pont-Rouge.
Not only are the calves kept in inhumane conditions, they are shown to be abused by staff who force feed them milk, and in one instance, a worker can be told telling another to "hit it in the eyes."
"Science and common sense tell us that animals with legs should be given at least enough room to walk and exercise,” said Mercy's director of investigations, Twyla Francois. “The Canadian veal industry treats baby calves like mere meat-producing machines. Their short lives are filled with misery, violence, and deprivation."
Mercy also recently exposed a Maple Leaf-owned factory that was grinding up chicks alive. An horrific, albeit not uncommon, practice in the poultry industry.
We can only pray that similar facilities are run more humanely, inspected regularly, and that this particular farm will be shut down promptly. Let's hope this farm is the exception, not the rule.
This company was accused of putting fashion before ethics in its treatment of animals.
Warning: the following video is graphic and may be disturbing to some viewers.
A runaway who hid in an unlikely place is lucky to be alive. According to an article in ABC News, the 16-year-old Californian hopped a fence at San Jose airport then crawled into the wheel bay of Hawaiian Airlines flight 45.
Incredibly, he endured a five-hour flight—with little oxygen and temperatures of -62 degrees Celsius—from California to Hawaii. It's thought that some warmth from the hydraulics and tires kept the boy alive.
The teen lost consciousness as the plane soared to 38,000 feet, but doesn't appear to have suffered any lasting harm from the ordeal. Previous stowaways were not so lucky.
"It's just an apparent miracle... There was no appearance of any special gear of any sort," said FBI special agent, Tom Simon.
No charges were filed, and the boy was turned over to child protection agency.