Patriotic American Movies: 10 Films That Honor the USA
For all the industries that have been shipped overseas, America is still the entertainment capital of the world. And what better way to celebrate our great nation than with its greatest exports? In honor of July 4th, here are 10 patriotic classics that are sure to turn the silver screen red, white and blue.
Tricycle Racing at 55 Miles Per Hour [VIDEO]
Tricycle racing is the most fun you can have on three wheels. It’s also an easy way to ruin a perfectly good pair of shoes. Filmed in Powder Mountain, Utah by Devin Graham (the same guy who brought the internet the human slingshot), the custom-modified tricycles in this video were equiped with speedometers that recorded the trikes reaching speeds of up to 55 miles per hour.
Cat Sounds Like a Chanting Monk [VIDEO]
Dog may be God spelled backwards but in this video it’s a cat that sounds like it’s communing with the holy spirit. A native of Moscow, Russia, this grey cat named Fedor apparently chants like a Buddhist monk whenever his owner balances a book on her head to improve her posture.
Goat Wears a Helmet Cam [VIDEO]
We recently saw how a toddler sees the world, but have you ever wondered what a goat’s POV looks like? Neither had we, but that doesn’t mean we weren’t excited to find out.
Hurricane Irene as Seen From Outer Space [VIDEO]
Hurricane Irene is on her way and preliminary reports suggests she’ll be a big one. To get an idea of just how big though, check out this aerial video of Irene filmed from the International Space Station as it passed over the Eastern seaboard.
Returning Soldier Surprises His Mom at Work [VIDEO]
Soldiers know the value of surprise, especially when returning home from active duty to their loved ones. When Joey found out he was getting sent home from Kuwait two weeks earlier than anticipated, he spent the three months prior planning to surprise his mom at the UPS sorting facility in Lansing, MI where she works.
Dog Goes Crazy Over Hedgehog [VIDEO]
Is that a hedgehog on the floor or are you just happy to see us? This dog is so excited and/or anxious about the prickly brown pile on the floor that he’s decided to skip today’s walk and just run in place. In reality, we think he’s probably trying to dig a hole so he can expose the hedgehog’s soft, defenseless underside but that’s not nearly as cute to think about. Thank goodness for laminate
Boy Runs in Front of Train, Makes It Out Alive in Harrowing Split-Second [VIDEO]
Filmed in Mawson Lakes, South Australia on CCTV, this harrowing footage shows a teenage boy brazenly crossing a track in front of an oncoming train and avoiding death by the narrowest of margins.
Tortoise Races Old Man in Motorized Wheelchair [VIDEO]
The tortoise may be able to outrun the hare but he’s no match for the motorized wheelchair. Cruiser, a wily desert tortoise, is a fierce competitor, but an elderly, wheelchair-bound gentleman named Josef wins by a nose.
Firefighter Races – Hot New Sport? [VIDEOS]
Firefighting isn’t just a job — it’s also a sport. Firematic Racing involves firefighters competing against the clock to complete tasks like assembling and climbing a ladder or fitting and shooting a hose. Though the sport is most popular in New York, its reach extends across the pond to Europe, too.
Burger King Kills Its King
Burger democratists, rejoice: As of this weekend, the creepy Burger King mascot, “the King,” is officially dead. Concurrent with the release of the guacamole topped California Whopper, Burger King’s new advertising agency of record McGarryBowen has dethroned the edgy monarch in favor of an approach based on health and freshness.
Underwater Hockey Gaining Popularity [VIDEO]
Created by British SCUBA instructors in 1954 as a training exercise for swimming with fins, underwater hockey (also called “Octopush”) is an aquatic team sport that resembles knock hockey, only on a much larger, much wetter scale. Though the paddle and puck are similar to those used in the table game, underwater hockey is a far more physical game.