Action Moves vs. Reality

Action movies are fun to watch, but they really take things too far. Everything, from a chase to a fight, is over dramatized until it’s not even realistic anymore. Ryan Higa takes viewers on a trip into the world of action movies, and demonstrates the difference between the movie world and reality in this new extended clip.

Three Kids Shocked In Pool

Turns out Shawn’s irrational fear of pool pumps isn’t so irrational.

Three children were shocked by an improperly wired swimming pool pump in Hialeah, Florida.

Video showing footage shows one little girl make her way over the metal hand rail and when she touches it, her head goes back and she freezes. Her muscles were paralyzed by electricity and she was unable to let go.

Fortunately there was a man on the steps just a few feet away. He realized something was wrong and tried to grab the child and was briefly shocked too, but was eventually able to yank the girl out of the water.

Inspectors say a total of three children were shocked when the pool pump, which wasn’t properly grounded, malfunctioned and electrified the water.

The children were lucky to survive their shocking. So far, city records show no official code violations or fines have been issued to the property owners.

Kickass Summer


There Are No Happy Endings With Python Massages

Who needs women with meaty hands when Burmese pythons are available for massages?

FEARLESS tourists are relaxing with massages – dished out by four giant Burmese pythons weighing a combined 250kg. Visitors to Cebu City Zoo in the Philippines can undergo the ssspa treatment from the snakes, which measure up to five metres long. Each python is fed 10 or more chickens prior to each massage, to curb any hunger pangs. And the treatment is free for those brave enough.

Now, how much do you tip a snake?

Cue the Tears: Soldier Adopts Dog Who Saved His Life

Grab a tissue.  Meet Layka.  She was a combat dog in the military and got shot by an AK-47 four times at point blank range. After 7 grueling hours of surgery and a leg amputation, she survived.  Staff Sgt. Julian McDonald went far out of his way to adopt her afterwards.  Thanks to National Geographic for this heartwarming viral video.

It’s Official: Axl Rose = World’s Greatest Singer

Axl Rose is leading a new list that ranks the vocal ranges of some of the world’s most well-known singers. made note of the highest and lowest notes a number of artists hit in the recording studio, and the data shows that the Guns N’ Roses frontman has an impressive range of a little more than five octaves.

It doesn’t come close to the world record of ten octaves, but it does put Axl ahead of Mariah Carey.  The R&B diva, however, easily hits the highest note of any other singer on the list, while Rose hits the lowest.  The rest of the top five after Axl and Mariah includes Prince, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, and James Brown.

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke comes in at number ten, while the gravely-voiced Tom Waits surprisingly beats out the likes of Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, and Adele.  The full list and the songs at each end of the singer’s range are available to browse at

Top Ten Vocal Ranges:

1. Axl Rose
2. Mariah Carey
3. Prince
4. Steven Tyler
5. James Brown
6. Marvin Gaye
7. Christina Aguilera
8. David Bowie
9. Paul McCartney
10. Thom Yorke


How does one accurately gauge the talent of a singer? Unfortunately, there’s no pH test or special scanner to help separate the true songbirds from those that should maybe become adrummer or guitar tech. However, there is one way to determine a very basic idea of any singer’s inherent talent and potential: examine their vocal range. Now, Concert Hotels have put together a handy-dandy chart comparing the ranges of the world’s most well-known singers. The results are possibly more shocking than this guy.

So, just who has the best vocal range, and thus, at least technically speaking, is music’s greatest singer? Why none other than Axl Rose, who has an insane range of five octaves. (For comparison, the world record holder, a man named Tim Storms, has a range of 10 octaves.) Rose beats out a truly jam-packed top five that includes Mariah CareyPrince,Steven Tyler, and James Brown. I should have seen this coming the first time I heard“Welcome To The Jungle”.

Perhaps more interesting, though, are who comprise the bottom five. Country singer Luke Bryan may have the smallest range, but he’s joined by some A-listers like Justin Bieber,Taylor SwiftSam Cooke, and Karen Carpenter, who aren’t all that far behind. In fact, the iconic Cooke and the tween-worshipped Bieber actually have near-identical ranges, as do Swift and Carpenter. I guess it just goes to show it’s what you do with what you’re given rather than what you’ve actually got in the first place.

Other interesting tidbits gleaned from the chart:

– Despite sounding like he gargles gravel every morning, Tom Waits has a wider vocal range than the likes of Cooke, Swift, Stevie Nicks, and Björk.

– Eminem and Lou Reed have the same exact vocal range, D2-F5. Coincidence?

– Despite her status as a vocal powerhouse, Aretha Franklin only ranks in at #37 on the list. In fact, she’s beaten out by the likes of Kurt CobainMiley CyrusBonoBruce Springsteen, and even Thom Yorke. In fact, Yorke ranks among the top 10, with a total range of four octaves.

– There’s plenty of names on the list you wouldn’t expect to have such a noteworthy range:Johnny CashNeil YoungJohn Fogerty, and Rod Stewart.