The ancient Summer Games probably looked more like a high school Track & Field meet on steroids, but the modern Summer Games have broken the mold to add an impressive roster of sports from Gymnastics to Soccer and Ping-Pong... but not men's synchronized swimming for some bizarre reason! View Now
The Norwegian delegation to the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil is the comedic equivalent of the Jamaican bobsled team at the Winter Games. Even though they're both supremely qualified athletic teams, the competition climate couldn't be more different from their home countries. View Now
As if the risk of death, severe burns and lost fingers wasn't appealing enough with your generic firework brands, a New Mexico Highlands University fine arts professor has taken our backyard fun to the next explosive level. We've never felt more patriotic than when Prof. David Lobdell and his students throw hundreds of pounds of glowing molten iron onto this backdrop in a spectacular and violent July 4th-worthy display.
As if that viral Pokémon app hasn't already gotten enough love, it's now bringing together families! This tech-savvy 80-year-old grannie in New Jersey just downloaded the app on vacation with her grandkids. Now, the ENTIRE van's flicking pokéballs, pokéstops and trying to catch them all as the delighted driver records this heartwarming family moment.
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We've seen countless unique and memorable engagement moments here at RightThisMinute... but for some reason, there's a trite formula to weddings that people always follow.
Keith and Bethany really went ALL OUT when they broke the mold. This stunning run-and-gun wedding on the Staten Island Ferry and NYC Subway is heartwarming and romantic in a way the park wedding idea could never be. Plus, we agree it's TOTALLY them! View Now
When Kim and her friend Lena decided to hitchhike around the world from their home in the Netherlands, they knew their travels would lead them through Iran. This country is at times a loud critic of the U.S., so it's fair to say most Americans would never plan a visit, especially if they were women. View Now
When we sing along with Mariah how "All I Want For Christmas Is You"... we don't mean "you" LITERALLY boxed and wrapped!
That's what this one visiting son did as a loving birthday surprise for his dad when he hopped into the trunk right before his mom and dad returned home from the Chicago airport. His dad's astonished reaction is priceless but his potty mouth makes it even more entertaining.
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Who says your birthday cake has to look more like a birthday bonfire each year? We've concluded at RightThisMinute that you've gotta act your age. One great way to channel that teenage energy (and wow your guests) is this lotus flower that blossoms beautifully as it burns. The flower will even serenade you with an adorable 16-bit "Happy Birthday" song any 14-year-old you know would adore. View Now
Crank the A/C and fire up the good ole' smartphone because in seconds, you'll be enjoying your Antarctic kayaking expedition surrounded by icebergs.
This epic experience would've been science fiction only a few years ago but thanks to 360° video and Virtual Reality tech, this expensive and lengthy expedition is accessible in the palm of your hand. Best of all, with VR tech YOU'RE in control and can enjoy this icy kayak tour anyway you like!
They'll be laughing about this in a few years.... but this family got a one-of-a-kind vacation story in Florida when their hotel room door knob locked as they were heading out to the pool. Usually, you have to pay for this kind of "Escape The Room" lock-in but this family (and very outspoken mom) was NOT entertained.
The door stayed shut for 40 minutes until the fire department finally knocked down the door. We really hope they got a new room! View Now
We eat their maple syrup, cheer on their sports teams and make fun of their accents, so what better way to honor our friends up north this Canada Day than a delicious, ironic checkerboard cake?
Dontcha know, this clever lumberjack-themed recipe comes from the brilliant confectioners and bakers over at Cookies Cupcakes and Cardio. Here at RightThisMinute we agree it's the best way to appreciate the former British colony and committed ally in both heart AND tastebud.
We dare you to ruin these mini masterpieces with your clumsy, giant hands.
They're the summer's latest tiny edible creation from Japan's Bistro Miniature show, which even prepares the tiny kabobs with tiny instruments... on a tiny grill... and tiny skewers... in a doll house! They've truly mastered the art of mini-cooking but we want to be small enough to feast on them! View Now
If you love the sound of Independence Day you will really enjoy this video. These actors used their impressive mouths to impersonate the beautiful sounds of fireworks. They also pretended to be broken appliances because this was produced by an appliance store. View Now
This father & son outing was anything BUT awkward when they started pulling apart massive fireworks. Turns out there's a lot of empty space and elementary design hasn't changed in 1,000 years.
This didn't stop the popular What's Inside? duo from blowing up their experiments and attempting the explosive adventure of lighting off 10,000 sparklers AT THE SAME TIME. View Now
There's nothing that'll separate a mama from her kids... except a military deployment. (We all know every mom would go with her babies if she had a chance.). Leaving pets behind is devastating too.
Grab the kleenex because these three heartwarming and patriotic military homecomings will pull at your heartstrings. There's nothing better after leaving family and pets to travel the world than to finally come home.
We've all seen the painful videos where guys decide it's a great idea to attach fireworks to their bodies and set them off. Here at RightThisMinute we've seen SO many we can now predict which ones will end up in the hospital.
But yet, Roman Atwood pulls it off with his awesome Roman candle-launcher gauntlets in a singularly EPIC DIY backyard firework show.
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Check out this fun and easy tutorial for making "freedom bark" by Delish. All you need is red, white and blue candy melts, edible glitter and stars and a working freezer. Yep. That's it! Check it out. View Now
RightThisMinute How-To Guru Jessica Hord shares a tasty recipe that is sure to impress your guests this Independence Day. She marinated cherries in vanilla vodka, then coated them in white chocolate, and dipped them in blue Pop Rocks. If you want to make a non-alcoholic version of this dessert skip the vodka and substitute a tablespoon vanilla extract.
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Here’s the perfect recipe for your Fourth of July bash. These single serving desserts are an amazing combination of sweet, tangy and fresh. Make this layered treat ahead of time for an adorable, no-nonsense dessert that requires absolutely zero baking.
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The internet has grown to love Kristina Kuzmic and all her sarcastic wit. Her most recent post about dads is spot on; just because they don't know which throw pillows go on which couch (or what a throw pillow is, for that matter), it doesn't mean they aren't amazing parents. View Now
It's almost Father's Day and you know what that means (besides rushing to buy a last-minute gift). It's time to celebrate everything that makes Dads who they are, including some of these embarassing text messages they may or may not send you. We love you, and we solute you and your dorky ways. View Now