Photo credit: Jessica Matrious/Brighton Police Department / Via facebook

Photo credit: Jessica Matrious/Brighton Police Department / Via facebook

Twinkle, twinkle, little star…

When a Colorado Police Department spokeswoman posted this heartrending photo online depicting a touching moment between a police officer and a toddler whose father had just died in a car accident, it attracted considerable online attention.

A passerby who stopped to help snapped a pic of Brighton Police Officer Nick Struck holding one of the children who had been ejected from the car. The police officer, himself the father of a two-year-old, comforted her with a nursery rhyme, distracting her from the devastating accident scene that injured other children and claimed the life of her father. A local TV News operation reported on the accident. Buzzfeed featured it on its pages on Father’s Day this past weekend.

The BPD Facebook post read: “So sad but such a great picture that shows so much care officers give during their duties. Thank you Officer Struck for helping this little girl be as comfortable as possible in such a scary situation for her!

“Struck had responded to the scene of a single-car rollover crash early on Thursday morning,” the department wrote in a press release.

“Officers found that two adults and four kids had been involved in the crash, and they all had been ejected from the vehicle. One of the adults, a man, died at the scene. The other adult, a woman, and another child were airlifted to local hospitals, while the three other children were taken to hospitals by ambulances.

“It appears none of those in the vehicle were ‘properly restrained,’ authorities said.”

In their cups?

I guess you could say they’re in their cups! Here’s amazing proof that the brain can run on two tracks simultaneously. Call it muscle memory, coordination, whatever. It’s pretty fascinating. Think it’s easy? You try it! By the way, this video got almost 30 million views on Facebook.

Pucker up!

The expressions on this baby’s face the first time he tastes a lemon is hilarious. I dare you not to laugh out loud when you see this!

And if you thought that was funny, here are more mouth-watering babies experiencing pucker power for the first time.

Earthy evidence

“… may be used against you in a court of law.”

So says the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth District in its ruling that images taken from above with Google Earth satellite imagery are admissible as evidence.

“… because a Google Earth satellite image, like a photograph, makes no assertion, it isn’t hearsay,” the court panel wrote.

The Pro version of Google Earth is now available for free. Credit: Google

The Pro version of Google Earth is now available for free. Credit: Google

Also, a tack placed on the satellite image by the Google Earth program and automatically labeled with GPS coordinates without any human intervention isn’t hearsay, the Court wrote. Other Google image services, such as its Street View option on its maps, have been used in court cases as well.

According to ComputerWorld, “The decision came when The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday in an appeal by Paciano Lizarraga-Tirado, who claimed that he was on the Mexico side of the U.S.-Mexico border when he was arrested by U.S. agents some years ago on charges of illegal reentry.”

Unsend … please!

It’s happened to all of us at one time or another – after typing an email, we hit the SEND button, and almost immediately realize that it would have been better not to. Well guess what! Now there are several options available to recall that email message.

Photo credit: Shutterstock

Photo credit: Shutterstock

A new tool called Criptext plugin is available for Google Chrome and Safari. Outlook and Firefox will soon be available as well.

Criptext allows you to take back the message even after it’s been opened by the recipient.

According to the website, “Sending a time-sensitive email? Set an expiration timer, that self-recalls the email after it’s been opened.”

Criptext also provides a method for secure, encrypted emailing and tracking, so you know when your message has been read.

unSend.it is another tool.

And if you use Google’s Gmail, you already have this capability:

  • Click the gear in the top right.
  • Select Settings.
  • Click the Labs tab.
  • Find the “Undo Send” lab and select the Enable radio button.
  • Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.
  • Select the amount of time you have to undo sending a message by clicking the gear icon, and finding the “Undo Send:” section in the General tab of your Settings. Read more here.

You’re going to be a father!

And finally, for all you Dads, remember when you found out you were about to become a father?

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