Presidents' Day is just around the corner, but it’s already gone to the dogs … U.S. presidents’ dogs, that is! Dog-walking and pet-sitting networking site Rover.com has released some fun facts about commander-in-chiefs and their first dogs just in time for Monday’s holiday. Of the 45 presidents who have occupied the Oval Office, an astounding 32 of them have had a dog — or two. Many of those first canines even inspire dog names outside of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. as well. RELATED: Scottish...
SEE IT: Runners take to Philly streets in their underwear
The streets of Philadelphia looked a little different Saturday afternoon. Some were filled with nearly naked runners as they took time out of their holiday weekend to benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Cupid's Undie Run, which takes place in cities across America each February, was created to aid neurofibromatosis (NF), a rare genetic disorder. The 1-mile fun run encourages participants to wear just their underwear — despite the cold weather in many participating cities — though it's not...
New Yorkers get nearly naked for charity
It was perfect weather Saturday for New Yorkers to run through the streets in their underwear. No, this wasn't an impromptu street performance or just the latest insane local caught on video, it was all to benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Cupid's Undie Run, which takes place in cities across America each February, was created to aid neurofibromatosis (NF), a rare genetic disorder. The 1-mile fun run encourages participants to wear just their underwear — despite the cold weather in many...
Meet the world's sexiest female firefighter
Norwegian firefighter Gunn Narten may look like a model, but she prefers pulling people from burning buildings to walking on the runway. The 30-year-old has gained popularity on I nstagram — with more than 80,000 people following her — and has been called the sexiest female firefighter in the world. “When I was a child, I dreamed of becoming a policeman or a fireman like my dad,” she told Metro. “And when I turned 19, I realized that I really wanted to work in the fire brigade.” Her parents...
PHOTOS: 'Hot Felon' Jeremy Meeks sizzles on runway during NYFW debut
Jeremy Meeks, known to many as the “hot felon” made his runway debut at during New York Fashion Week. The 33-year-old ex-convict-turned-model was featured along with other models during the Philipp Plein fashion show held at the New York Public Library Monday night.
PHOTOS: Worst dressed Grammys 2017
It wouldn't be the Grammy's without a roundup of those "what-were-they-thinking" red carpet looks. From Joy Villa's "Make America Great Again" wearable tribute to President Donald Trump to the human ball pit that was Girl Crush, certainly gave us something to look at. Here’s our lineup for the worst dressed celebrities arriving to the Grammys in 2017.
Chinese New Year parade in Boston
Troops of colorful lion dancers, drums, cymbals and firecrackers took over Chinatown Sunday for the annual Chinese Near Year Parade. Wind and snow grounded the dragon dances this year, but couldn't stop the parade, which wound its traditional display around Kneeland Street, Essex Street, Harrison Ave, and several smaller side streets. The parade stepped off at 11 a.m., but the festivities, feasts and more carried on well into the afternoon. The parade marks the biggest annual celebration...
PHOTOS: No longer for the dogs, Westminster opens up to cats, too
Hold your growls, folks. It seems dogs and cats can live in harmony — or at least, sans mass hysteria — as proved this weekend at the 141st annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, where felines made their debut appearance. For the first time in the history of the prestigious show, cats joined canines at the "Meet and Compete" event on Saturday. It was, predictably, adorable. Cats won't be competing in the official Westminster Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show on Monday and Tuesday, but in years...
PHOTOS: Bronx Zoo animals make most of winter weather
In the aftermath of Thursday’s big snowstorm, many New Yorkers had to contend with some delays on their Friday morning commute and those pesky street corners that always seem to be a deceptively deep lake of slush. But all that the residents of the Bronx Zoo had to do was enjoy the newly fallen snow by playing in it, as these photos of a polar bear, brown bear and Siberian tiger taken Friday can attest. Which one do you think is the cutest? Let us know in the comments below!
PHOTOS: Snow dogs in the city
While you're stuck at work or keeping cozy on your couch, the dogs of New York are out mucking it up, doing their best urban "Call of the Wild" impression. Enjoy these pupcicle-pics from Central Park to Tompkins Square Park down to Prospect Park and plenty in between. Related: Photos: This is New York in snow
PHOTOS: This is New York in snow
Thursday's snowstorm might have caused some delays around New York, but we can’t deny that it added a certain charm to this city that never sleeps. From Harlem to the Financial District, Metro spied residents going about their business, enjoying Central Park, shoveling and even helping their fellow New Yorkers traverse through the white stuff. Share your own snow pics with us by using #MetroSnowPics on Twitter and Instagram. We’ll put the best ones right here on our website and in the paper.
10 pizza delivery fails that should never happen on National Pizza Day
National Pizza Day is celebrated on Feb. 9 to honor the Italian dish that has become an American staple. The best way to mark the day is to order a pie from your favorite delivery place and enjoy a slice (or two, or three, or more). RELATED: NYC chef claims to lose 100 pounds on pizza diet Accidents happen, but there is nothing like when cheese gets stuck to the pizza box top, slides of the pie or other delivery disasters. Check out the gallery above to see some delivery fails that better not...
Meet the dog who offers hugs on the streets of NYC
New Yorkers have a reputation for being unfriendly but one local dog is proving the city (or at least its pets) aren't afraid of spreading some cheer. Louboutina (Loubie), named after French fashion designer Christian Louboutin, is a 5-year-old golden retriever who is becoming famous for offering hugs on the streets of NYC, according to Rover.com. RELATED: You look like you need a sesh with tiny therapy dog Norbert One of her favorite spots for her doggy-hugs is the corner of 5th and 17th,...
The insanity that is Red Bull Crashed Ice (PHOTOS)
For the sixth year in a row, Red Bull Crashed Ice has taken over St. Paul, Minnesota, to present one of the most insane sporting events in the world. Dozens of racers from all over the globe converge upon this charming town and attempt a death-defying 1,200-foot long ice track that's complete with jumps, drops, bumps and hills one ice skates. It's dubbed the fastest sport on skates, and Metro can tell you first hand that that is no lie — and that it should be called the coldest sports on...
PHOTOS: Yemenis gather in Brooklyn to rally against Trump's travel ban
On Thursday, thousands of people who hail from Yemen and other supporters gathered at Borough Hall in Brooklyn to rally against President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration. Many Yemeni bodega owners closed their shops during the day to protest the temporary travel ban on refugees and travelers from seven mostly Muslim countries. Yemen is included in that list. RELATED: Yemeni New Yorkers rally, shutter bodegas in protest of Trump's travel ban [Video] During the demonstration, people...
Family finds rattlesnake in toilet, 23 more living under house
A Texas snake inspector is giving the internet a frightening lesson in home maintenance. According to a Facebook post from Big Country Snake Removal in Buffalo Gap, Texas, the company received a call last week about an adult rattlesnake in a family's toilet. "Yes, in their toilet! (The snake found its way in from an opening in a relief pipe that I later sealed)," the post reads.
These are the world's best drone shots
Development of drones has added a new perspective to photographs. Thanks to these devices it is now possible to admire different objects and landscapes from above. The rapidly gaining popularity of taking such impressive shots was featured at the Skypixel 2016 Photo Contest. Metro highlights the world’s best pictures, captured by drones.
You look like you need a sesh with tiny therapy dog Norbert
We get it. The news can be hard to take, especially in today’s … climate. Sometimes you just need to breathe and read a Trump-free post. So allow us to introduce you to Norbert, a 7-year-old, three-pound mixed breed pup that is a registered therapy dog who lives in Los Angeles with his mom, Julie Steines. It’s impossible to look at Norbert and not smile. He has a derpy little tongue, can give high fives, is the subject of an award-winning children’s book series and — sit down for this —calls...
Metro Pic of the Week
We want your pics! Send Metro your photos to be featured in next Friday’s issue. Post your best local photos to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #metropicsnyc (Metro New York), #metropicsphilly (Metro Philly) or #metropicsboston (Metro Boston) to not only see them in our paper, but also on Metro.us and our social media pages. In the meantime, check out our latest Pics of the Week in the gallery above.
SEE IT: More than 100 puppies rescued after vehicle overturns on NY highway
Some brave pups are recovering after the vehicle that was taking them to local pet stores overturned on an upstate New York highway, reports said. The crash happened Tuesday on Interstate 86 in Steuben County, according to the Stargazette.
Satellite captures incredibly sharp image of Earth
This composite color fulldisk image of the Western Hemisphere was captured from NOAA’s newest weather satellite, GOES-16. It was made by using some of the 16 spectral channels available on the satellite’s sophisticated Advanced Baseline Imager. The photograph shows North and South America and the surrounding oceans. GOES-16 is now observing the planet from an equatorial view and will boost the U.S. weather observation network.
Scientists name moth species after Donald Trump
’Hours before Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated as 45th POTUS, Canadian evolutionary biologist and systematist Dr. Vazrick Nazari named a new moth species in his honor. The newly discovered insect bears the name of ‘Neopalpa donaldtrumpi’ because it appears to share the same vivid “yellowish-white” hair-do of the President-elect. "The specific epithet is selected because of the resemblance of the scales on the frons (head) of the moth to Mr. Trump’s hairstyle,” says Canadian scientist Vazrick...
PHOTOS: Madame Tussauds unveils Donald Trump wax figure
Just in time for Donald Trump's inauguration, Madame Tussauds has released the very first images of president-elect’s wax figure. The faux body double will be featured in the museum's Washington, D.C., New York, Orlando and London locations. The life-like wax figure of the next president of the United States is dressed in a dark blue suit with a red tie, complete with a Made in America flag lapel pin. In Washington D.C. the figure will be featured in a recreation of the White House Rose Garden....
Mimas: Saturn’s ‘Death Star' moon
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which has been taking images of Saturn since 2014, snapped a photograph of Mimas, one of the planet’s 62 visible moons. Its diameter measures 246 miles wide and features a huge crater on the side that looks like a famous weapon to destroy planets that appeared in the film series "Star Wars." Named after the icy moon’s discoverer, astronomer William Herschel, the crater stretches 86 miles wide, almost one-third of the diameter of Mimas.
Geek Culture: The faces and costumes of Arisia Boston
Billed as New England's largest and most diverse fantasy and sci-fi convention, Arisia celebrated the creativity of geek culture in Boston this weekend. From gaming to belly dancing there was no shortage of activities or interesting costumes at the four-day convention that overtook the Westin Boston waterfront hotel over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. From genies to jokers, mermaids to musicians, the convention offered attendees a chance to dress up and express themselves. Flip through the...
May the force be with your salad
Characters of the popular Star Wars films have already appeared in many different forms. They are made as action figures, and featured on cups and cereal boxes. But now you can find the legendary Grand Master of the Jedi Order even in your salad. Mexican-German artist Klaus Enrique, who is based in New York, decided to pay homage to Yoda by creating a mask of him using kale, collard greens, Swiss chard and other vegetables. You have already made Darth Vader with spider and bugs. Why have you...
Dive into the world of Europe's first underwater museum
Europe’s first underwater museum, dubbed “Museo Atlantico,” opened off the coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, Spain on Jan. 10. Its creator, British Eco-sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, has installed more than 300 life-size human statues at the depth of 46 feet. 1. The Human Gyre Over 200 life-size human figures have been arranged in a circle to create the ‘Human Gyre.’ Installation consists of various models of all ages. The positioning of the figures constructs a complex reef formation...
A view from Mars: What Earth looks like from the Red Planet
We have already seen a huge amount of images featuring our planet from different angles. There are thousands of stunning shots made from the moon and the International Space Station that can found on the web. But have you ever imagined what Earth looks like from the Red Planet? NASA has managed to photograph a spectacular view of our planet and its satellite using the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment installed on the agency’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. “From the most powerful...
SEE IT: New Yorkers bare it all for No Pants Subway Ride
Despite the freezing temperatures and recent snow fall, New Yorkers, along with tens of thousands of people in over 60 cities and 25 countries, took to the subway for the 16th Annual No Pants Subway Ride. Organized by Improv Everywhere — described as a "New York City-based comedy collective that stages unexpected performances in public places" — the NYC event took place in windy, 22-degree weather on Sunday, according to the organization. Participants bared it all across 11 subway lines,...
Cat with a big heart becomes Instagram star
Most cats are adorable and many photographs of felines cause a sensation on social networks like Instagram. But this small kitten called Zoë is conquering the internet thanks to a big black heart she carries right on her chest. Zoë and her sister Izzy have their own Instagram account, where they've gathered more than 82,000 followers. At first, Zoë received most of the likes for her adorable mark. But recently, both sisters have become equally popular. Q&A: Joanne Smienk, Owner of Zoë and...
PHOTOS: Thousands ring in 2017 at annual Mummers Parade
Decked out in gold sneakers and spotted with sequins, the Mummers made their annual shuffle down Broad Street Sunday to mark the new year. More than a century old, the Mummers Parade came under harsh criticism in recent years for insensitive costumes and hate speech. The 2017 fete was a cleaned up affair by comparison, after brigades went through cultural appropriation, satire and gender identity training last November. RELATED: Mummers eye return to South Philly route – and roots Quaker City...