Tag Archive for sara-heddleston

10 Comic Book Legends That Were Actually Based On Real People

Recently, action-packed movies from Marvel and DC Comics have been taking over theaters.

With recent box office hits like Deadpool and Captain America: Civil War, it seems like comic book characters are everywhere. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) But did you know that some of these iconic superheroes and villains weren’t just figments of imagination…but based on real people?

You may be surprised that some of these heroes were born as a result of fact, not fiction!

1. Ironman: Howard Hughes

Getty / Hulton Archive / Stringer

2. Batman: Robert the Bruce & Mad Anthony Wayne

3. Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman’s creator William Moulton Marston’s wife, Elizabeth, and his research assistant Olive Byrne

4. Constantine: Sting

Getty Images / John Rodgers / Contributor

5. Bucky Barnes: Joe Simon, co-creator of Bucky, modeled the character after Bucky Pearson, a star player on his basketball team

Giphy

6. The Flash (Barry Allen): Barry Gray and Steve Allen

Getty Images / Archive Photos / Stringer

7. J. Jonah Jameson: Stan Lee

Getty Images / Albert Ortega / Stringer

8. Professor Xavier: Martin Luther King Jr. (but modeled physically after actor Yul Brynner)

Getty Images / Agence France Presse / Contributor

9. Superman: Douglas Fairbanks Sr.

Getty Images / Keystone / Staff

10. The Joker: Actor Conrad Veit’s character in The Man Who Laughs

Flickr

To get the full scoop on who inspired these characters, watch the full video below!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/superheroes-in-real-life/

Cell Phone Tips And Tricks That You Probably Haven’t Heard Before, But Won’t Forget

We live in an age where most people in the developed world have a cell phone. That, of course, comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages…but it’s important to know how to use it, regardless. These tips and tricks might seem silly to some, but they’re the kind of downright useful life hacks everyone should know.

Making your own stylus? It’s easier than you think.

Some you knew…some you couldn’t have.

Sure, smartphones are great…but you still have to be smarter!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/cell-phone-hacks/

One Woman Completely Transformed Her Bathroom By Making Small, Inexpensive Changes

Giving any room a makeover sounds like a huge undertaking…unless you work smart, not hard!

Mona is a crafting guru and, as such, knows the secrets to easy home makeovers. In the video below, she transforms her “garbage” bathroom into something gorgeous! Because her bathroom had some plumbing issues, she had to remove parts of the drywall to access the pipes.

As a result, the walls were patched, a hole was cut out in her shower stall, and none of the colors in the room matched. In order to give her room a makeover, she took a trip to Goodwill…and the simple changes she made completely transformed the room. You have to see the “after”!

You don’t need to invest a lot of money to completely change a room!

Now, if only if I could find the energy to do that for my own bathroom!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/budget-bathroom-makeover/

Watch As One Man Sings A Song In Almost Every Disney Character’s Voice

Love impersonations? Disney? ADELE? Then this video is for you.

Brian Hull, an impressionist and YouTube creator, uploaded a recent video that is bound to take the Internet by storm. He sings Adele’s “Hello,” but in the voices of various Disney characters.

And it’s honestly better than you’ll be able to imagine.

You won’t be able to stop watching this — it’s magical!

Fan. Tas. Tic.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/disney-adele-hello/

This Graduating High School Senior Blew Everyone’s Mind As Soon As He Stepped Onstage

When JP Wallace was graduating high school, he didn’t want to phone in the ceremony.

In fact, he went so far as to accept his diploma AND do something his classmates would remember forever. When he stepped onstage, he also grabbed a microphone. What he did was high school history.

Just wait — you’re going to get CHILLS.

Now that’s how you go out on a high note!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/graduation-7-years-song/

46 Years Ago, The National Guard Shot And Killed 4 Kent State Students

On May 4, 1970, the realities of the Vietnam War reached Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.

Students were protesting the war as a result of President Nixon’s declaration of the United States’ intention to attack Viet Cong. More than 1,000 protestors and demonstrators were at the university campus.

According to Kent State, the protests started peacefully. However, once the young protestors clashed with the police, violence ensued.

Getty Images / Universal History Archive / Contributor

The National Guard was called in on May 2.

Although the university attempted to ban it, a large rally was held on May 4 at noon.

Approximately 3,000 people attended the demonstration and filled the commons area. The National Guard dispatched about 100 armed guardsmen. When the demonstrators were ordered to disperse, they began throwing rocks at the National Guard.

The protestors moved toward Blanket Hill. As things escalated, 28 guardsmen fired into the crowd.

Getty Images / Universal History Archive / Contributor

Between 61 and 67 shots were fired within a 13-second span.

Four students were shot dead and nine others were injured.

Getty Images / Spencer Grant / Contributor

The students killed were Jeffrey Miller, Allison Krause, William Schroeder, and Sandra Scheuer.

The tragedy triggered a nationwide student strike. Hundreds of universities and colleges closed. Kent State University was closed for six weeks.

Getty Images / Spencer Grant / Contributor

Many questions still surround the shootings. Should the National Guard have been called to the university? Why did the guardsmen fire into the crowd?

The nation was shocked by the events of May 4. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young even recorded a song about the tragedy.

Even today, the actions of the National Guard are hotly debated.

An audio recording of the incident, called the Terry Strubbe recording, was originally taken in a Kent State dorm room. This audio file has been analyzed by experts to determine the timeline of events.

Forensic audio experts Stuart Allen and Tom Owen insist that the words “Prepare to fire” were uttered by someone in the National Guard right before the shootings. The FBI analysis of the digitized copy of the tape did not agree with their findings.

To learn more about the events that took place, visit the Kent State website.

Tragedies resulting in the loss of innocent life have been happening for decades. It is not a new occurrence, but one we, as a society, must find a way to stop.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/kent-state-shootings/

No One Could Understand Why She Kept Her Baby, But She’s Still Inspiring Thousands

When Lacey Buchanan was pregnant, she had no idea what was in store for her.

She was excited to know that she was pregnant and that she was having a boy. But, as her baby grew, something went wrong. Doctors weren’t sure what was happening to the small child inside of her…

And many people suggested she abort the baby.

But this mother refused to give up on her unborn child (grab your tissues).

Once Christian was born, Lacey had to be even stronger.

People would stare, ask questions, and judge her family without knowing the truth. One person even told Lacey she was a horrible person for not aborting her son.

Although many may not understand this family’s situation, one thing is certain: they are an inspiration, even today.

But now? Her strength and the little video she made are still touching thousands of people.

This mother’s love and strength are truly amazing.

She refused to give up on her unborn child…and continued to be a source of love and support, even during hard times. Remember Lacey and Christian when you’re feeling down. Their lives aren’t easy, but they love each other and they are happy. These two are truly an inspiration!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/lacey-buchanan-inspiration/

Take Time To Slow Down And Appreciate Your Loved Ones This Mother’s Day

Kids grow up way too fast.

And Nichole Nordeman knows just that. Her song “Slow Down” reminds us that we should appreciate the good things and people in our lives before it’s too late. We might not even notice when things pass us by…

Mothers, fathers, and children alike will need to get tissues for this one.

(via For Every Mom)

This Mother’s Day, take time to remember your mother, show appreciation to other mothers, and just appreciate those you love in your life.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/slow-down-moms/

Three Feral Dogs Living On A Mountain Were Starving, But These Angels Saved Them

Hope For Paws is an amazing organization that gives countless dogs a chance at a happy life.

When Eldad Hagar heard about Sage, Ginger, and Emma living alone on a mountain, he didn’t hesitate to take quite a trek to save these dogs. They were frightened and alone, but this rescue team wasn’t afraid to get their hands a little dirty.

The dogs were panicked at first, but they soon realized that these people were here to help.

Sage and Emma have already been adopted, but if you’re interested in adopting Ginger, please visit SCLRR’s website.

If you love what Hope For Paws does for dogs in need, please visit their website and make a donation!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/mountain-dogs-rescue/

What Happens When You Drop Lithium Into 7-Up Is Oddly Fascinating

Back in the day, 7-Up used to contain lithium citrate.

That’s right. Until the 1950s, the soft drink contained a mood stabilizer used in the psychiatric treatment of bipolar disorder and manic states.

Modern 7-Up doesn’t contain any lithium, but Periodic Videos wondered what would happen if you added it to the soft drink…

Science — making everyday life a little less boring!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/lithium-in-7up/