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South Carolina deputy saves choking 12-day-old infant after stopping speeding vehicle

A South Carolina sheriff’s deputy is being hailed as a hero after a dramatic video showed how his quick thinking saved the life of a 12-day-old baby girl last month.

Deputy W. Kimbro with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office pulled a vehicle over on June 11 in the Summerville area for speeding. After the car stopped, one of the passengers exited and explained to Kimbro that they were rushing a small infant to hospital after she was found choking and had stopped breathing.

Kimbro immediately jumped into action, “Let me have the baby.”

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In the footage released Thursday, the deputy was captured on his own body cam feeling for a pulse before beginning to massage 12-day-old Riley’s chest. He attempts to open the child’s airway by lifting her neck and inserting his finger in her mouth.

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The infant can be seen making small movements and crying every so often but there is one point in the video where she appears to stop moving all together. (Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office)

“As long as she’s crying like that she’s breathing,” he can be heard saying

According to the girl’s mother, the infant was in her bassinet sleeping when she went to go take a shower. The woman’s stepmother alerted her when she said that the baby was choking on what might have been milk.

“Her lips are a little blue, I’m worried about her circulation,” Kimbro could be heard telling another deputy.

“Come on, come on baby. She’s breathing as long as she’s crying like that she’s breathing but I’m worried about her because it looks like she’s going in and out,” he continued.

The infant can be seen making small movements and crying every so often but there is one point in the video where she appears to stop moving altogether.

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Kimbro clears her airway of saliva and continues to tap on her chest to keep her awake. Again, the infant starts to cry.

“She’s okay, I think she’s going to be okay,” Kimbro said.

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Deputy W. Kimbro with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is congratulated by another deputy (pictured) after his quick thinking saved the life of a 12-day-old baby.  (Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office)

The newborn’s chest begins to move and the deputy seems confident that she can now breath. She makes a dramatic movement and stretches her arms out, appearing to signal she’s okay.

“I didn’t feel a heartbeat earlier so I started massaging her heart and now I feel it’s real strong now,” Kimbro told the worried mother.

EMS arrived on the scene shortly after and took over.

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“Because of Deputy Kimbro’s steadfast, professional and heroic response, the 12-day old baby was able to live. Please join us in congratulating Deputy Kimbro for his gallant actions that prolonged human life,” the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.

Deputy Kimbro was awarded the “Life-Saving Medal” for his actions.

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Woman captures stunning engagement photo at Yosemite, now we have to find the couple

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An Ohio woman who was visiting Yosemite National Park last month appealed to social media to help her track down a couple about to get engaged on a rock formation while a ray of white sunlight danced across their shoulders.

Faith Taylor, the woman who took the photo, told KCRA that she didn’t want to walk over to the couple because she didn’t want to interrupt the moment. There already appeared to be a professional photographer there.

“At Yosemite, a couple was getting engagement photos taken and when I went to take a pic of their glory, a beam of LIGHT shown on them,” she posted on Twitter. “I. Am. Emotional. Someone find them.”

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She posted that there was a false alarm on Sunday that didn’t pan out.

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Florida toddler befriends dolphins at SeaWorld in adorable video

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A 3-year-old Florida girl is being called the “dolphin whisperer” after the toddler apparently attracted several of the mammals with her toy dolphin during a visit to SeaWorld Orlando over the weekend.

Paisley Cobb was holding the pink toy and looking through the dolphin tank when as many as five real-life dolphins quickly took an interest and gathered around her.

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“The coolest thing ever just happened!!!” Paisley’s mother, Katie Cobb, wrote in the video’s caption. “Such a special moment for our sweet girl.”

A voice in the video can be heard saying the dolphins like Paisley’s toy as the creatures appear to assemble against the glass for an up-close look at the small-scale imitation.

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Cobb told FOX13 Tampa that her daughter just might be the “dolphin whisperer” after witnessing the mammals follow the 3-year-old around and play with her.

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GQ magazine pulls photo of Silicon Valley execs featuring 2 women Photoshopped in: reports

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Not enough women tech executives in Silicon Valley? They can always be Photoshopped in.

GQ magazine recently removed a photo from its website after learning that the two women appearing with 15 male tech executives had been digitally added.

The two women in question — SunRun CEO Lynn Jurich and Peek CEO Ruzwana Bashir — reportedly attended an event at the Italian home of designer Brunello Cucinelli but were not part of the group that posed for a photo, so their images were added later.

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“When we realized we didn’t have a shot where all attendees were represented, we added in photos of two female CEOs taken during the weekend,” a Cucinelli spokesperson told BuzzFeed. “The photos were shared and approved with all the participants including the two women. We meant no harm or had any malicious intent in doing this and we are sorry.”

Jeff Bezos, who was also on the weekend trip but not in the photo, reportedly declined to be photoshopped in.

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GQ told BuzzFeed it was not told the photo had been altered and said it removed it from the story because it did not meet the magazine’s “editorial standards.”

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YouTube star called ‘MrBeast’ tips $7G in gold at 2 separate North Carolina restaurants: report

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A YouTube star named ‘MrBeast’ on Tuesday reportedly tipped staffers at two North Carolina restaurants about $7,000 in gold after ordering two glasses of water.

Staff at The Scullery took to social media to announce the mega-tip and reported that he left the gold bars wrapped in a napkin with a note that read, “$7,000 in gold, ur tip,” The News & Observer reported. He also stopped at Sup Dogs in Greenville, the report said.

This is not the first time the social media star stunned a wait staff. He left a similar tip back in October.

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Social media applauded the gesture. One person commented on The Scullery’s Facebook page, “Why did I quit?!!!!” Another poster asked if ‘MrBeast’ could help with her daughter’s out-of-state tuition.

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Seagull steals lobster roll out of Maine tourist’s hand in epic photo

A woman visiting Maine to try her first-ever lobster roll on Friday learned that even the best-laid plans often go awry after a sly seagull swiped the delicacy right out of her hand – but not before capturing the moment in a wild photo.

Alicia Jessop, a 34-year-old Pepperdine University professor, intended to chronicle her first bite of the pricey sandwich from Fox’s Lobster House in York with the perfect photo. Finding a scenic spot with the Nubble Lighthouse overlooking the sea in the background, she framed the sandwich to get the perfect shot.

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But then a seagull photobombed the shoot and stole the sandwich right out of her hand.

“I was really embarrassed. You hear stories of people taking crazy Instagram pictures and hurting themselves and I was like, ‘Oh my God, you are now that person. You just wasted $21.50 for a picture,'” Jessop said.

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Jessop later realized she had captured the heist in a photo and shared it to social media. (Alicia Jessop/@rulingsports via AP)

As she walked back to Fox’s to get another $21.50 lobster roll, Jessop realized the only photo she had was the exact moment the seagull had swooped in and snagged the sandwich.

Jessop tweeted the photo, writing, “This is why we can’t have nice things.” The photo quickly went viral, garnering more than 200,000 likes.

Her second attempt to document her first-ever Maine lobster roll went much smoother. This time, she asked another customer to snap a photo as proof that she actually had the treat.

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Jessop succeeded in trying a lobster roll on her second attempt.  (Alicia Jessop/@rulingsports via AP)

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But Jessop said she was glad the lobster roll mishap brought some humor into her life and gave people a good laugh.

“There are a lot worse things I could be known for, and if that means I get free lobster rolls and bring a little bit of laughter into people’s lives, I think that’s a good thing,” she said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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High school teacher goes viral with Gen Z slang list

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A Massachusetts high school teacher recently became “Internet famous” after his impressive comprehensive running list of slang terms went viral.

James Callahan, 43, teaches sociology at Lowell High School, and throughout his 15 years teaching, he has overheard plenty of words he didn’t understand being uttered by the so-called Gen Z students at school.

So Callahan started compiling a running list of what can be considered African-American Vernacular English phrases and he recently shared the impressive list with his students, BuzzFeed News reported.

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One of his students snuck a photo and posted it to Twitter – and it quickly went viral, garnering more than 169,000 retweets since Tuesday.

“My sociology professor keeps an alphabetic list of new slang terms he learns from students and I will never get over it,” the post read.

Callahan told BuzzFeed News in an article posted last week that he loves learning the words and phrases invented by the new generation.

“Both with unique ones as well as the ones where they take an existing word and give it a completely different meaning,” he said. “For example, when I think of ‘snack,’ I think Cheez-Its. It wasn’t until a month ago that I learned that an attractive person is a ‘snack.’ I’m laughing again just thinking about my students explaining it to me.”

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Other words or phrases Callahan defines include: “clap back,” “beat your face,” “I’m dead” and “nunya.”

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High school teacher James Callahan’s running list of slang terms went viral after a student shared it on social media. (James Callahan)

The 17-year-old student who posted the images told BuzzFeed they only learned of the list when a classmate said “something stupid and [Mr. Callahan] asked ‘What does that mean? It’s not in my dictionary.’”

The students prodded him about his “dictionary” and Callahan shared the list.

“It’s so long,” the student, who wanted to be identified only as “Mew,” told BuzzFeed News. “Most of it is right because he asks us to confirm or deny its accuracy before it is officially added.”

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Callahan said there are a lot of more terms and phrases that Gen Z use that are not on the list because slang is always changing.

“It is interesting how Gen Z kids use social media and memes to not only communicate with each other but also to share and spread cultural information,” he said. “Case in point: this list! I never, ever, ever thought this would see the light of day outside my laptop, but where we are.”

Callahan shared a PDF version of his list and made it accessible to the public.

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Ape uses smartphone to scroll Instagram, goes viral

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Footage of an ape using a smartphone while curiously scrolling through Instagram shows the phrase ‘even a monkey can do it’ might be a little dated.

The video quickly went viral after being uploaded to Reddit this morning with users saying it could be used to persuade their older relatives to try a smartphone.

The ape can be seen navigating the app quite well, clicking on photos, profiles and watching videos.

The reaction to the footage showed it’s also pretty great at fishing for likes.

The video comes one month after separate footage was shared of another chimp doing the same thing.

Some viewers were startled by the intelligence of the monkeys saying it could be prophetic of a Planet of the Apes like clash with humans in future.

Most didn’t go that apes**t and simply enjoyed watching a primate do something pretty amazing.

In the latest minute-long video, the ape seemed more interested in looking at pictures and videos that had monkeys in them.

In 2015 a study on apes’ memory skills showed that they were more interested in watching film scenes that had people dressed as King Kong in them, compared to scenes with no King Kong or primate-like figure.

This story originally appeared in news.com.au.

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‘Cheeky’ gorillas pose for stunning selfie with rangers

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Two ‘cheeky’ orphaned gorillas have posed for an incredible selfie with rangers at a national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The remarkable photo at Virunga National Park in eastern Congo has gone viral since it was posted on Facebook. “The photo was taken by Mathieu Shamavu who is a full-time ranger with Virunga National Park,” a spokesperson for the National Park told Fox News, via email. “The two orphaned gorillas in the photo are Ndakazi and Ndeze.”

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In the Facebook post, the organization explained that the gorillas were photographed inside the Senkwekwe Center for orphaned gorillas, which is located at the Park’s headquarters in Rumangabo. “We’ve received dozens of messages about the photo. YES, it’s real!” the Park explained. “Those gorilla gals are always acting cheeky so this was the perfect shot of their true personalities! Also, it’s no surprise to see these girls on their two feet either—most primates are comfortable walking upright (bipedalism) for short bursts of time.”

The striking selfie underscores the close bond between the huge primates and the staff that care for them in the gorilla orphanage.

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“We want to emphasize that these gorillas are in an enclosed sanctuary for orphans to which they have lived since infancy. The caretakers at Senkwekwe take great care to not put the health of the gorillas in danger. These are exceptional circumstances in which the photo was taken. It is never permitted to approach a gorilla in the wild.”

Park rangers at Virunga have an extremely dangerous job. According to the Park’s website, 10 rangers have been killed since the start of 2018, the overwhelming majority of whom were defending the Park against poachers. In April 2018, five rangers and a staff driver were killed in an ambush by poachers.

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Virunga National Park describes itself as Africa’s “oldest and most biologically diverse protected area.” In addition to mountain gorillas, the Park is also home to a number of different primates, elephants, lions and 706 different species of birds.

The Park hopes that the viral image will drive support for its work. “Conserving Virunga’s amazing wildlife is a constant challenge for the Park,” it said in the Facebook post.

Other animal selfies have grabbed attention in recent years. Earlier this year, for example, a snow leopard in the mountains of China became a viral sensation when it discovered a remote camera and ‘posed’ for selfies.

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Last year, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a monkey in Indonesia cannot own the copyright to a famous smiling selfie it took in 2011. Last month, a woman in Arizona was attacked by a jaguar when she jumped a barrier at Litchfield Park zoo to take a selfie with the animal.

The Associated Press and Fox News’ Chris Ciaccia and Katherine Lam contributed to this article. Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers

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Doctors warn against new ‘shell on’ Snapchat challenge

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Teens are daring each other to eat plastic packaging, cardboard boxes and fruit peels — and posting videos of themselves doing it to Snapchat — in a bizarre new social media trend called “shell on.”

While not as dangerous as the potentially fatal “Tide Pod challenge” which involved eating laundry detergent pods, doctors still advise against eating anything that isn’t food.

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“Organic material like fruit peels are typically not dangerous. Zest is often used in recipes (lemon zest) which is the shavings of the rind,” Chicago-area physician Max Plitt told The Post. “Eating plastic, on the other hand, can be dangerous. BPA has been suggested to influence hormones. Chemicals in PVC like vinyl chloride have been linked to cancers.”

A recent video posted to Snapchat shows Liam Hamm, a sophomore at McClintock High School in Tempe, Arizona, biting through a plastic bag filled with carrots.

“Ya’ll eat your lunch with or without the shell,” reads a caption along with the video of Hamm tearing through plastic packaging with his teeth.

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Hamm told the Arizona Republic he’s seen scores of other teens posting “shell on” videos on Snapchat, including one in which a teen bites into a lemon and accidentally shoots lemon juice into their eye.

“It just looks funny because it’s not really a shell, but people are calling things shells. I guess that is what’s funny about it,” Hamm said.

Hamm said he didn’t know where the trend originated, but that he’s happy it’s not Tide Pods.

“It’s the Tide Pod challenge minus the fact that it’s not dangerous,” he said.

While the trend appears mostly on Snapchat, several people blasted the teens in the videos on Twitter.

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“I wondered why Boomers judged GenZ until I saw a thread about the ‘shell on challenge.’ After 12 videos of high schoolers eating bananas with the peel on… I can finally say I relate to the Boomers,” tweeted Devin Spinks.

“Idk about this ‘shell on challenge’ but I’ve been eating the entire apple, core and all, for years,” wrote KG.

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