MLB umpire saves woman from jumping off bridge near stadium

Whenever Major League Baseball umpire John Tumpane is in Pittsburgh to work a Pirates game, he crosses the Roberto Clemente Bridge on his way to get lunch or while on a run. On Wednesday afternoon, Tumpane took his usual route. And today, a woman is alive because of it. Steph Chambers / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP Major…

NFL player Logan Ryan surprises his brother by paying off his student loans

Many NFL players lavish gifts on their families after landing a big contract, but Tennessee Titans defensive back Logan Ryan wanted to send a bigger message with a special present that left his older brother in tears. Ryan signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Titans this offseason after spending his first four years…

Man travels the world, relying on strangers’ kindness. Here’s what he learned

For many travelers, setting a budget marks one of the first steps of a journey. But for Leon Logothetis’ globe-trotting adventure, his allowance was simple, and stark: $0. Logothetis, 40, instead relied on the generosity of strangers for food, transportation and lodging — a journey documented in the Netflix series “The Kindness Diaries.” Though the…

Top 10 Smallest Countries in the World You Never Knew Existed

There are more than 200 countries in the world, and we’re sure you’ve heard of each of them at least once. But there are states and territories on our planet we never knew existed. They occupy a super small area, and some of them are inhabited by just a couple of families. Bright Side has decided to make a list of the top ten tiniest countries with a population smaller…

11 Trolling Experts Who Know How To Have A Good Time

Take notes, beginning level trolls. 1. You just KNOW this guy is trolling cops. MixmasterJrod 2. Definitely done on purpose. SuperCub 3. Whatever gets you through the day. IndyBrodaSolo 4. This is how you troll a bike thief. ReluctantDogPerson 5. Whoever made this kid’s word scramble. Thedaveabides98 6. Even Nat Geo gettin’ in on it….

A NEW ISLAND APPEARED OUT OF NOWHERE OFF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST

Without warning,  an island has appeared off North Carolina’s Cape Hatteras National Seashore, inspiring curious travelers to head out into the waters and explore what they’re calling Shelley Island. The island was first spotted by locals on the shore and was later photographed from a drone by Chad Koczera, highlighting the scope of the island that…

AI Trying To Design Inspirational Posters Goes Horribly And Hilariously Wrong

Whenever an artificial intelligence (AI) does something well, we’re simultaneously impressed as we are worried. AlphaGO is a great example of this: a machine learning system that is better than any human at one of the world’s most complex games. Or what about Google’s neural networks that are able to create their own AIs autonomously?…

China Has Officially Started Building The World’s First ‘Forest City’

The world’s first ‘Forest City,’ created to fight pollution, is now under construction in Liuzhou, Guangxi Province, China. Designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti, a team that develops green projects all around the world, the futuristic Forest City will be home to a community of about 30,000 people. It will be covered in greenery, including nearly…