Texas Homecoming Queen Shares her Crown

Two friends at a North Texas high school vowed to make up for their classmates’ cruel prank by awarding the Grand Prairie High School homecoming crown to one of their best friends.

Lillian Skinner, 17, is described by friends as “just an amazing girl” and “one of the nicest people I’ve ever met.”

But Skinner’s sweet and innocent nature also made her the target of a recent prank in which some unnamed girls told her she had been nominated for the homecoming court alongside her longtime best friends, Alvarez and Naomi Martinez, also a GPHS senior.

After learning of the prank, Alvarez and Martinez, who have been friends with Skinner since 7th grade choir, hatched a plan to pass their crown to Skinner should either of them be named homecoming queen.

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Paying it forward! Man at Texas Chick-fil-A gives away $1000, treating 88 cars in drive-thru to free meals 

KTXS-TV reported the man was in a white truck at a Chick-fil-A in Abilene on Monday night when he gave the money to the restaurant.

The man ‘told employees he wanted to pay for everyone in the drive-thru line behind him’ for as long as the cash lasted,’ the affiliate station reported.

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No good thing is ever lost. Nothing dies, not even life which gives up one form only to resume another. No good action, no good example dies. It lives forever in our race. While the frame moulders and disappears, the deed leaves an indelible stamp, and molds the very thought and will of future generations.
—  Samuel Smiles

I did today a good deed. When I was at the busstop I found a mobile so I decided to look at the messages and I saw it was another language. So I looked around but I saw nobody. BUT SUDDENLY IT RANG so I picked it up. And the man said I needed to wait at the otherside for a while and he will come pick it up. And I said: OKAY. So I waited for 40 minutes and when he saw me he said; GIRL YOU ARE SO NICE normal people would walk away or not even wait THANK YOU VERY MUCH

And I got asked twice today to draw album cover art

anonymous said:

Fifth Harmony will never amount to anything,in a few months they're not gonna be around.


There you go, bb. I saw you made a typing error and I took it upon myself to fix it for you. Good thing I did too. Otherwise, I would’ve comprehended this the wrong way. Fortunately, I caught the mistake just before I could. Have a blessed day.


Here’s further proof that science and scientists are awesome:

A 7-year-old girl named Sophie wrote a lovely letter to the scientists at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, politely asking if they could work on creating a dragon for her. She even included a drawing to help them out. (click here to read Sophie’s entire letter)

The scientists at CSIRO wrote back to Sophie:

We’ve been doing science since 1926 and we’re quite proud of what we have achieved. We’ve put polymer banknotes in your wallet, insect repellent on your limbs and Wi-Fi in your devices. But we’ve missed something. There are no dragons.

Over the past 87 odd years we have not been able to create a dragon or dragon eggs. We have sighted an eastern bearded dragon at one of our telescopes, observed dragonflies and even measured body temperatures of the mallee dragon. But our work has never ventured into dragons of the mythical, fire breathing variety. And for this Australia, we are sorry.

(click here to read the agency’s complete response)

But then something truly awesome happened. The scientists had a bit of a think, as scientists are wont to do, and decided to rapidly accelerate their Dragon R&D Program. That’s right, they made a dragon for Sophie - Toothless, a 3D printed titanium dragon, blue, female, species: Seadragonus giganticus maximus.

“Being that electron beams were used to 3D print her, we are certainly glad she didn’t come out breathing them … instead of fire,” said Chad Henry, our Additive Manufacturing Operations Manager. “Titanium is super strong and lightweight, so Toothless will be a very capable flyer.”

Toothless is currently en route from Lab 22 in Melbourne to Sophie’s home in Brisbane.

Now Sophie wants to work at CSIRO when she grows up.

Click here to watch a video of the creation of Sophie’s dragon.

[via Geeks are Sexy and Neatorama]