Henry Baker

    Henry Baker

    Henry Baker
  • Pilot Steers Hot Air Balloon Through Giant Underground Cave

    Hot-air balloons are known for floating gracefully into the wild blue yonder and giving passengers a spectacular view of the horizon unfolding beneath them. This picturesque tradition is what makes Austrian Ivan Trifonov's balloon exploit such a head scratcher. Rather than vault into the air, Trifonov took his balloon, complete with custom-made seat, into the depths of a cave. In a feat of aerial precision, Trifonov slowly descended into the Mamet Cave in Croatia, which is 675 feet deep. Video of the event, filmed on Sept. 18, was taken from all angles and looks stunning if claustrophobia-inducing.

  • Couple Scale 2,300-Foot Peak to Say ‘I Do’

    Some would say that a wedding day is the peak of happiness in a relationship, but very few can use that word literally. Jamie and David Lamb are two people who can, having climbed 2,300 feet up a rock face to say, "I do." The two climbed the Stawamus Chief, a summit in British Columbia near the city of Squamish. The couple had seen a video their friends had made of a mock mountain-climbing wedding and decided to do the real thing.

  • Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader Call Out Interviewer for Not Seeing, Knowing Anything About Their Movie

    For reporters who interview actors about upcoming movies in which they're appearing, it always helps to see the film in question. Failing that, you can always do some quick online research. Those steps would have saved KWGN Denver's Chris Parente the embarrassment he experienced while interviewing the stars of "The Skeleton Twins," Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig.

  • Vigilante on Motorcycle Throws Trash Back in Litterbugs' Face

    Litter is an eyesore that most people would rather live without. It's especially galling to see someone in broad daylight toss a piece of trash on the ground. Apparently, this occurrence happens often enough in Russia that one GoPro-toting citizen decided to become a vigilante, of sorts. In a video shot using her helmet cam, a woman on a motorcycle rides around city streets sticking it to litterbugs — literally. She spots one person throwing a bit of trash out a car window. The woman picks up the trash, swiftly catches up with the person, and delivers the item back, which is usually greeted with fury from the driver. The video is called, naturally, "Elusive Girl on a Motorcycle Against Debris."

  • Tiny Hamster Takes On Kobayashi in 'Hot Dog' Eating Contest

    Takeru Kobayashi has destroyed heaping amounts of food and numerous challengers over the years as a competitive eater. He once ate 110 hot dogs in 10 minutes. He smashed a world record when he ate 97 hamburgers in 94 seconds. The burgers were slider-sized, but still, it's impressive. Even though it has been a few years since he has participated in competitive eating's largest event, Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest, he's still getting his name out there in the gustatory world. His newest challenger is the hungriest — and tiniest — yet.

  • Bear Takes Dip in Family's Pool

    Who doesn't love a good dip in the dead of summer? Well, for one family, that love of poolside fun extends to ursine visitors as well. A bear arrived at a family's home in Sierra Madre, California, and proceeded to enjoy the cool relaxation of the outdoor pool for 15 minutes before wandering off. One of the house's owners, Thomas See, caught the visit on tape. It's hard to blame the bear — weekend temperatures in the area were in the triple digits. See mentioned that bears had been seen in the area scrounging for trash but that one had not visited his pool before.

  • What's Up, Dog? Dachshund Takes Part in Skydive From 13,000 Feet

    While most dogs are content to cover, at most, a couple thousand feet on a walk, Riley the dachshund is gaining international fame for traversing 13,000 — vertically. Riley's owner, Nathan Batiste, is a photographer from San Francisco, Calif., who has some experience with skydiving. He has more than 400 jumps under his belt, but he had always wanted to bring the dachshund he and his girlfriend adopted in 2009 along for one of them.

  • Astronaut Tweets 'Saddest Photo' Orbiting Above Mideast Conflict

    German astronaut Alexander Gerstis midway through his six-month stay aboard the International Space Station. Gerst has tweeted a number of stunning images of the ISS, as well as of Earth as seen from space. The image he posted on Wednesday was by far his most retweeted photo, and its subject was grim.

  • This Pit Bull's Dance Moves Put Some Humans to Shame

    We've all seen a dog or two in our lives sit, shake, or roll over. They're adorable and often-difficult tricks to teach to a pup. Then we see a video like "Dancing Pit Bull," and it kind of raises the bar for amazing canine abilities. In the video, posted to YouTube two days ago, the dog and its human, a belly dancer, perform a routine that defies belief in its intricacy, at least as far as dog dancing is concerned. Not much is known about the provenance of the pair's moves, but the video was uploaded to YouTube by Alex Zhardanovsky, no stranger to viral videos himself, and it has since exploded into quite a hit.

  • Beagle Gets 100-Ball Birthday Present

    Maymo — or, as he's known, 'Cute Dog Maymo' — is only 3 years old and has more than 45,000 subscribers on YouTube. It's quite an accomplishment, even if it makes some of you humans out there a bit jealous. Maymo's "people," as they are called on YouTube, thought they'd surprise him with a big gift for his birthday. And, boy, was it big. Like, 100-new-balls-to-play-with big.

  • Man Creates DIY 300-Foot Water Slide

    If you have the land, time, parts, and river to spare, you might have new plans this weekend after watching a video showcasing Derek Salamanca's latest project. The Petersburgh, New York, native built a water slide to the tune of 300 feet in length. The homemade slip 'n' slide features a jump, wall ride, and drop-off into a river. After devising the plan and creating the luge, Salamanca filmed a combo first-person ride/how-to video with a GoPro camera.

  • Baby Cheetah and Puppy Are Cutest Best Friends

    The San Diego Zoo Safari Park put a baby cheetah and a puppy together, and the scene on camera is about as adorable as you might expect. A 6-week-old cheetah cub named Ruuxa arrived in the care of the zoo after his mother rejected him. According to the zoo's blog, Ruuxa was born alone instead of as part of a litter, which is usually three to five cubs. In lieu of his mom, the baby cheetah had to be hand-raised by keepers.

  • Purin the Super Beagle is Ready for the World Cup

    The World Cup begins in two days, and since you can’t enjoy any real soccer for the time being, we have a stop-gap measure in the form of Purin the Super Beagle. Purin may not be Clint Dempsey, but she at least seems to have a basic understanding of the beautiful game. She’s got good on-field awareness, can cut to the net on a dime, and even plays a mean keeper. Purin is already a huge star in her homeland of Japan, having gotten famous with an uncanny ability to catch with her paws.

  • Attempted Robbery Unfolds On Gamer's Livestreaming Webcam

    Fans of DOTA 2 normally tune into the live-stream of a gamer known as "Sajadene" to watch her and teammates attempt to destroy opposing players' Ancients. But on Monday, what started as a normal match stream turned scary when two men broke into Sajadene's home in Tempe, Arizona, and part of the attempted robbery was caught on camera. Viewers of the stream, as well as teammates, were immediately concerned when yelling could be heard off camera, and Sajadene (real name Nikki Elise) left her computer. Soon after, a man holding a handgun stepped into frame, and then out again.

  • Great White Shark Disappearance Ignites Search for New Super Predator

    When looking at incredibly detailed satellite photos of the Earth, or following turn-by-turn directions on the street, it's easy to forget how much we still don't know about our planet. The deep sea, for instance, remains mostly unexplored. With all that mystery, it shouldn't be a surprise that sometimes scary and unpleasant questions present themselves, like, "What could have possibly eaten a 9-foot great white shark?"

  • Watch a Self-Taught Artist Draw an Incredibly Realistic Portrait of LeBron James

    Not everyone has the ability to draw in a photorealistic style, and it requires more than just the talent you're born with. It takes years of practice and a whole lot of patience. That's why the work of Heather Rooney is so amazing and also admirable. In a recent YouTube video, she completes a painstaking drawing of LeBron James using only colored pencils. The 5-minute, time-lapse video undoubtedly translates into many hours of work in real time. In the end, the piece is hard to distinguish from a photograph.

  • Woman With Terminal Cancer Surprised With 50-Person Flash Mob at Home

    Flash mob videos are in some way all about one thing — surprising someone, or the world at large, with just how many people care about a given person, cause, or theme. It felt like perhaps the Web had seen them all, like the art form was getting stale. But then a video like "A Flash Mob for Amy!" comes along, and you are surprised that they can still be affecting, even deeply moving. Amy was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012, and after treatment and surgery, she appeared to be in the clear. But last October, Amy received the tragic news from doctors that the cancer was back and this time was not responding to chemotherapy. Her diagnosis was that the disease would be terminal.

  • Couple Documents Pregnancy With Charming Time-Lapse Video

    Expectant parents have a lot to take care of before they welcome a new life into the world. There are doctors to visit, books to consult, maternity wear to buy. It's no surprise, then, that people don't have a good amount of time to stop and appreciate the excitement of what's coming. Parents-to-be have had some inventive ways of documenting the nine months leading up to birth, but none has the particular charm and skill of Dan Tran's "My Wife's Enchanted Pregnancy.”

  • A Nun Brought Down the House on Italian Version of 'The Voice'

    We are fans of NBC's "The Voice" here at Trending Now. The interplay between Adam Levine and Blake Shelton is great, and they bring in some great talent. But after seeing one performance on Italy's version of the show, we feel like we're missing out on something. That something is Sister Cristina Cuccia. Yes, sister. She's a nun from the Ursuline Sister of the Holy Family, and she sure can belt. On "The Voice: Italy," she performed a passionate, full-throated rendition of Alicia Keys' "No One" that kind of puts even Keys' version to shame.

  • One Mattress Saved a Cyclist, While Another Caught a Falling Child

    We can hashtag today's show #MattressSaves. Sure, they can be soft, comfortable, and some apparently let you jump on them with glasses of red wine just feet away, but it's rare that in the span of a couple of days mattresses play hero in two separate stories.