The family of a 12-year-old boy whose heart stopped during a basketball game got a unique opportunity to thank the Good Samaritans that immediately jumped into action, saving his life.  When a junior high student fell during a basketball game, four people took action.  The student’s heart had stopped, but thanks to quick thinking and an AED, he was revived.

1964 World’s Fair


The 1964 World’s Fair was held in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the borough of Queens, New York City, and opened on April 22, 1964. Organized by 20th Century builder Robert Moses, the The 1964 World’s Fair was dedicated to “Man’s Achievement on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe.” Fifty-eight countries participated in the 1964 World’s Fair as did many prominent businesses, including: Chrysler, Bell Telephone, U.S. Steel, General Electric, Ford, General Motors, I.B.M., Pepsi-Cola, Dupont, RCA, and Westinghouse.

The 1964 World’s Fair debuted during the United States’ Space Age era, a time period which is related to space exploration and technology. The World’s Fair is also remembered in part for the futuristic showcasing by American industrial groups, notably General Motors Corporation’s Futurama show.

The fair gave many visitors their first encounter with computer equipment such as Teletype machines, punch cards, and telephone modems, and computer terminals with keyboards and CRT displays. More than 51 million people attended the fair, although fair organizers had hoped for 71 million. The fair closed October 17, 1965.

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Frenchman Vincent Barrachal uploaded this heartwarming video, which shows a horse forming an unlikely friendship with a small cat. The cat, seemingly unconcerned by the giant beside him, happily relaxes in the horse’s enclosure. Rather than trying to get rid of the tiny intruder, the horse instead leans down and gently nuzzles the cat’s head in a show of friendship.

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Photos of the day - April 22, 2014

South Korean rescue workers operate near floats where the capsized passenger ship Sewol sank during the search and rescue operation in the sea off Jindo, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, sits with acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov during a meeting in Kiev, Ukraine and Britain’s Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, speaks to people from the local aboriginal community near Uluru, Australia are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Reuters)

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"Pretty much my whole life I’ve always known I was adopted," Tana Inskeep says. "I’ve always kind of felt like the odd man out. I didn’t look like anybody and I’ve just always been curious." She hasn’t had any luck through the adoption agency so she’s turned to Facebook and a poster board for her biological parents, two older sisters, and a twin brother. Her story has gone viral.

The owner of a café in Norco, CA believes the face of Jesus Christ appeared in a pancake. Karen Hendrickson, owner of the Cowgirl Cafe, believes that the face is that of Jesus, but she admits others see different faces, ranging from Abraham Lincoln to Charles Manson.  Hendrickson also says that the night before the pancake was whipped up, she prayed to God, requesting good fortunes for the Cowgirl Cafe.

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The court case that could decide the future of TV began today as Aereo and broadcasters went head-to-head arguing their positions in front of the Supreme Court justices. Aereo is defending its technology, which allows users to watch live broadcasts on devices with Internet connections. Broadcasters are arguing that it’s copyright infringement. Here’s what the judges and lawyers had to say.
Want to know more about Aereo’s technology or the case? Watch my interview with the company’s founder and CEO Chet Kanojia.

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The court case that could decide the future of TV began today as Aereo and broadcasters went head-to-head arguing their positions in front of the Supreme Court justices. Aereo is defending its technology, which allows users to watch live broadcasts on devices with Internet connections. Broadcasters are arguing that it’s copyright infringement. Here’s what the judges and lawyers had to say.

Want to know more about Aereo’s technology or the case? Watch my interview with the company’s founder and CEO Chet Kanojia.

The U.S. State Department said it would investigate evidence of a possible chemical attack on Syrian civilians in the town of Kfar Zeita. This video describes reports of a chemical attack in Idlib province, following another in Hama earlier in April. Rebel leaders accuse the Assad goverment of the attacks, while the government blames the rebels. Questions now are arising as to whether chlorine, which has a number of commercial uses but is also toxic to humans, may have slipped through the loopholes of negotiations with the Assad government over chemical weapons disarmament.

This 4th of July fireworks display in Fillmore, California, was filmed from the sky using a quadcopter in 2013. Gasper Chiaramonte caught this amazing footage using a DJI Phantom quadcopter and a GoPro camera, allowing for a unique view of the fireworks.

After 19 years apart, Hannah Stouffer and her biological mother Nicole Reinier finally met.  Desperate to find her birth mother, Hannah posted a picture of herself holding a sign on social media.  Its message: She wanted to meet her birth mother and thank her for giving her life.  Three days, 1,000 Facebook posts, 5,000 retweets, and one spot on the local news later, and Hannah’s dream was about to come true.