Cameras are everywhere these days, often pointed at things we expect to happen, but sometimes capturing things we don’t. For the good, for the funny, and for the significant, here are five unexpected moments memorialized by the miracles of modern technology.
OK, so “Arrested Development” has nothing to do with this, but I couldn’t resist. Less funny was the Yankee’s/Red Sox delay of game due to an actual swarm of bees on the field. Play was stopped for seven minutes in the third inning due to the uncomfortable kind of buzz. There were no reported sightings of Gob Bluth in the area.
Lucas Irwin decided to lose weight. He also decided not to tell his family about it, and instead surprised them with his 120 pound weight loss. He even made up an excuse not to see his family over the summer to keep up the surprise, and what a surprise it is. Their reaction to him says it all.
In what might make for one of the funniest clips-turned-gifs of all time, Los Angeles news anchor Chris Schauble wore the universal human expression for “Earthquake,” when a 4.4 magnitude one hit Southern California. Co-host Megan Henderson remained low key, even when both dove under the desk. Schauble had a sense of humor about it, making it his Twitter image.
Call me, Syfy Channel, I have a great disaster movie idea for you. It was not so great for New Jersey reporter Steve Keeley, though, who was nailed by a tsunami of snow from a passing snow plow. Keeley was reportedly unhurt in the incident. Believe me, this gets funnier when there’s no snow on the ground.
This one takes a little explaining. So you may have heard that scientists recently found proof, in the form of “gravitational waves,” that the universe rapidly expanded a long time ago. It is, in essence, physical proof of the Big Bang. Don’t worry, I’m getting to the camera part.
Dr. Andrei Linde, one of the physicists who came up with the theory of cosmic inflation decades ago, was on camera when he was told that there was now proof to support his theory. His reaction, like this discovery, is one for the ages.