FREEHOLD, N.J. - A FedEx worker is being praised across social media after a Ring camera at a home caught his simple act of patriotism.
Rick Guerino Jr. tells FOX 35 News that he got an alert from his Ring doorbell camera that someone was near his home.
“I saw a FedEx worker and I didn’t remember ordering anything,” he said.
As he watched the footage, he saw the FedEx driver, who was making a delivery in the neighborhood, picking up his American flag from his front yard after the pole had been knocked down in the heavy wind.
The worker unhooked the flag from the pole, folded it up the proper way, and placed it on Guerino’s porch.
STEAMBOAT Springs, Colorado, was briefly home to the world’s largest firework on 8 February. Weighing around 1270 kilograms, roughly the same as a small car, the 150-centimeter shell traveled at more than 480 kilometers per hour from a steel tube embedded in the nearby Emerald mountain.
The firework rose around 670 meters into the air before exploding, painting the night sky a vivid red and showering spectators with sparks. An attendee from Guinness World Records confirmed the new record. It had previously been held by a 1080 kilogram shell.
When students at Franklin County High School in Virginia were told they could not fly the American flag from their trucks because it might be offensive – they did what any red-blooded American teenager would do: they flew the flag anyway.
The staff at ToddStarnes.com broke the story about this school in the area east of Roanoke and Christiansburg, where the flags displayed behind trucks have become a target for school administrators.
Earlier this week, an administrator at the Virginia school reportedly told several students that they could no longer fly Old Glory on their trucks because it was potentially “offensive” and “disruptive.”
Franklin County High School students showed up in unity on Tuesday displaying American flags on their vehicles after an administrator allegedly told them to remove them. Several local residents posted photos of the caravan driving through town with Old Glory waving in the breeze.
While stationed in Thailand in the 1970s, the gentleman says he traveled on Air America Airlines and Continental Airlines, where he noticed that the pilots routinely wore Rolex watches. Intrigued, he ordered one of his own through his base exchange, paying $345.97, and even received a 10% discount! When asked what military salaries like his were at the time, he recalled that they were about $300 to $400 per month.
Though he originally purchased the Daytona with the intended purpose of SCUBA diving, he decided that his watch was far too nice for that activity, and far too nice even to wear. It sat in a safety deposit box for decades, along with a warranty paper that was never filled out or numbered, the original brochure, two receipts (one for the order and one for the payment), the original box, and even the original outer box.
When the appraiser told him that a watch like his could expect to earn $400,000 at auction, he fell to the ground. But that's not all. The appraiser added that since the watch was unworn and still had all of its documentation, and even the sticker on its back, he could expect it to sell for $500,000 to $700,000, just as long as it remains unworn.
An elephant in Sri Lanka appears to have acquired a taste for the high life after it was filmed roaming the corridors of a five-star hotel in the south-east of the country.
Guests were treated to quite the surprise when Natta Kota, a fully-grown male Asian bull elephant, appeared to wander inside at the Jetwing Yala hotel before proceeding to have a gentle nose around with his trunk.
A video of Natta Kota caught in the act went viral over the weekend after being uploaded to Twitter.
The elephant, who lives in the grounds of the hotel, is well known by staff and frequently roams around the building.
Natta Kota, which means Short Tail, has been referred to as “the hotel’s most loyal patron” since 2013.
This little pooch took off like a bat out of hell, right into the middle of a busy street and this woman on her bike chased him for several blocks, warning speeding cars not to run it over, putting her own life into danger.
Bolts of lightning flashed across an ash column during the eruption of the Taal volcano in the Philippines on Sunday (Jan 12). Volcanic lightning can be caused by electrical discharge generated when a volcano erupts. The volcano blew ash and smoke, causing thousands of people to evacuate their homes and at least 200 flights canceled from Manila's airport.
A Los Angeles Lakers fan swished a shot from half court to win $100,000 between quarters during the team's 106-99 win against the Detroit Pistons at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The fan -- named Evan Brooks -- took the ball for the Mandalay Bay Big Shot Jackpot promotion between the third quarter and fourth quarter. Brooks took a few dribbles before jogging up to half court and launching the shot toward the rim. The 50-foot heave soared through the air before falling through the net.