Victorian couple score prized Ooshie, then destroy it

It’s one of the rarest and most sought after collectable toys going around.

But a Victorian farmer who got his hands on one has cut it up on live television in a big ‘up yours’ to online trolls.

Stephen Black and his partner Melissa Portingale scored one of the prized furry Simba Ooshie toys after shopping at Woolworths.

There’s only 100 of them doing the rounds and the couple got number one of 100, adding even more value to it.

Others have been selling the toys online for tens of thousands of dollars so the couple decided to offer theirs for sale.

They wanted about $5000 and planned to use the money to buy much needed water and other supplies for their farm.

But the response shocked them.

“We were sort of really desperate for money to help the farm so we put a post up on Facebook asking if anyone wanted to buy it,” Melissa told the Nine Network

“We said we were asking about $5000 for it and people were disgusted, the abuse started and it was just hate and suicidal threats and some really awful things were said.”

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The couple then decided to change tactics and instead offered to simply trade the toy for water, but the abuse didn’t stop.

Melissa says they’ve been hurt by the online trolls.

“Especially when you’re pushed to the limits as it is, and your mental state at the best of time is really really stretched then you get the abuse on top of it its very difficult especially when we’re just trying to do what we can to survive, it’s very un-Australian.”

The couple then announced they would no longer sell the toy, before Stephen took a pair of scissors to it and destroyed it.

“If we were on the edge like some of the farmers are that have taken their lives because it got too much, this stuff may have pushed us over the edge.

“We are taking a stand against this online bullying. It’s just not on.”

Heartwarming moment stranger comforts 96yo woman who is afraid of flying

A MAN is gaining worldwide praise on social media, after a woman uploaded photos of him comforting an elderly lady who was scared of flying.

It’s understood the 96-year-old woman was on a flight from San Diego to Nashville when she was overcome with fear of flying and turned to the stranger next to her for comfort.

Rather than brush the elderly woman off, the man took her under his wing and looked after her throughout the whole flight.

Photos of the heartwarming encounter have gone viral after fellow passenger Megan Ashley uploaded them to Facebook.

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“On my flight from San Diego to Nashville today, sitting in the row next to me was a 96 year old woman who hasn’t flown in 15 years. For her birthday she wanted to go to Kansas City to see her family but she was scared of flying,” Ms Ashley wrote.

“She asked for this man’s hand during takeoff and then hugged him again when experiencing turbulence. This gentleman I should say, gladly took her hand, let her hold onto him, calmed her by talking to her and explaining everything that was happening, and simply was that stranger there for her.

“He knew just what to do the entire flight to help. He helped her stand up to go to the restroom and watched her carefully walk down the aisle. It made me smile the whole flight as he comforted her. This man was her flight angel. He held her bag, helped her get off the plane and into the wheelchair, and when she got confused wondering where her daughter went (she called her her sister), he stayed with her until she caught up with her daughter who got separated from her.

“I walked away sobbing happy tears being so thankful for people like this wonderful human. She was so grateful that she wanted him to have her flight pretzels.

“Hats off to you sir, for your kind heart and your compassion toward someone whom you’ve never met. I have never been so touched on a flight before. This truly made my week.”

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The post has received thousands of shares and hundreds of comments.

“Oh my heart. This is as precious as it gets. Thank you for taking these pictures and sharing this story. This moved me to be a better person each day,” one person commented.

WATCH – Raw, cut-up chicken* comes BACK TO LIFE and walks off plate

UPDATE @ July 27: Multiple experts have suggested that the freak ‘zombie chicken’ is actually frog.

Due to the unknown origin of the viral video, which has no doubt turned thousands of people vegetarian, no one has be able to confirm whether it actually happened.

However, some experts have now come out saying it’s impossible for raw chicken, served in a restaurant, to perform the hoppity-hop and floppity-flop moves seen in the video (linked below).

They have thus suggested that it was actually a frog leg, because in instances, raw frog can react that way when salted.

In my personal opinion it doesn’t make the video any less horrifying.

EARLIER @ July 26: Oh my god, I’m NEVER eating chicken again.

The internet has well and truly busted itself over the latest viral video.

No joke AT ALL a piece of chicken (as in, once it’s been killed, plucked, skinned and SEPARATED) has been caught up and walking off someone’s plate IN A RESTAURANT.

What, even, in this world!?

In a video posted by Rie Phillips from Florida a couple of weeks ago, a bit of chicken comes BACK to life on a plate and hop-hop-hops its way off the plate, and off the table it was sitting on.

Understandably, there’s a lot of screaming going on in the background while this phantom chicken goes for a stroll.

It’s. disturbing.

But I cannot stop watching it.

Also, I’m NEVER eating chicken again (well, after this week because I have it for lunch).

Check out the video below! How terrifying!?

Some people reckon the nerves were still active in the chicken, some people reckon it’s a joke, it’s so hard to know what happened.

At the time of writing, I became a vegetarian, and this video was on its way to 13 million views. So… wow.

Seagull covered in curry tricks rescuers into thinking it’s an exotic species

Well, this is a weird one… A vet clinic in the United Kingdom has had a bit of a laugh, after a brightly coloured exotic bird brought in, turned out to just be a seagull covered in curry.

A ‘bright-orange herring gull’ was rescued on the side of a busy motorway last week, before a call was made to the Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital.

“We had no idea what to expect – and would never have guessed at this!” – the hospital’s Facebook post reads.

Though, when the brightly coloured bird was brought in, and given a good old clean, vets discovered it was just a sea gull. Covered in curry. NO JOKE!

“He had somehow gotten himself covered in curry or turmeric! It was all over his feathers, preventing him from flying properly.

“We have no idea how he got into this predicament but thankfully, apart from the vibrant colour and pungent smell, he was healthy,” the post read.

The gull is luckily doing fine, and the hospital has named him ‘Vinny’ after Vindaloo Curry.

Brush your teeth jingle catchier than ‘baby shark’?

There’s a new song on the internet, that’s being touted as the next ‘Baby Shark’.

It’s a fun little jingle about brushing your teeth, and trust us – it’ll stick in your head.

Queensland Health has released the song, in an attempt to get children more excited about brushing their teeth.

Because sadly, and kind of grossly, the latest data is not showing good things about tooth decay in children.

Chief Dental Officer Mark Brown said parents could use the easy-to-remember tune as a tool to make night-time and morning brushing routines a whole lot easier.

“Kids resisting toothbrushing is nothing new – parents everywhere have experienced the battle.

“But sadly, the latest data shows more than half of kids aged 5 to 14 attending Queensland Health oral health services have a history of tooth decay. Around 24 per cent experience decay in four or more teeth.

“We want to turn these stats around and promote good oral health right from the get-go – and to do that, we need to make toothbrushing fun and our messages easily understandable,” Dr Brown said.

Check out the video below, what do you reckon? Will it catch on?