Teen With Autism Scores First Points For Kent State In Division I Basketball Game

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Kalin Bennett is a basketball player who would recently join the team at Kent State University. He actually just made his first points at a Division I basketball game recently. Kalin has autism and the 19-year-old would make his Kent State debut during their matchup against Hiram College, when he scored his points. Kalin allegedly joined the game during the last six minutes and would make his points with just two-and-a-half minutes left on the clock.

Kent State would win the game 97-58. Kalin would go 1-for-3 in the game, with two rebounds and a block. “For my mom to see it was really big for me,” Kalin says after the game. “To let her know that everything you’ve done has not been in vain.”

Kalin Bennett scores first points for Kent State

Arkansas Teen with Autism Scores His First Points for Kent State
Kalin Bennett / Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for HollyRod Foundation

He is not the only player to be diagnosed with autism and play/score in a Division I game. Former Michigan State player Anthony Ianni would score five whole points in 27 games between 2010 and 2012.

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Kalin talks to AP, “It’s good to know that people look up to me but the real thing is — Everybody is capable of doing whatever they want to do in life. I hope I created a thing that’s going to transcend to more kids so they believe in themselves first and foremost.”

Kalin’s mom chimes in

Arkansas Teen with Autism Scores His First Points for Kent State
Kalin Bennett / ABC13 Houston

Bennett’s mother Sonja also opens up about finding out that her son had autism. He was about 9 months old and doctors said he may never walk or talk.

“As time progressed, they were saying that he wasn’t going to talk, wasn’t going to walk, and that I should look at these different facilities for him,” Sonja says. “And I said, ‘No.’ I had a child with an ability to do great things, but they just wanted to put a period on it, and just tell me to just throw my hands up. Well, I did throw my hands up. But I just said, ‘God, help me to help Kalin.’”

Kalin defies odds

Arkansas Teen with Autism Scores His First Points for Kent State
Kalin Bennett / Screenshot from YouTube: JxmyHighroller

The basketball player would begin to work with a therapist and began to talk at age 7. By the time he was in 3rd grade, he expresses to his mom that he wants to join the basketball team. He would first struggle with the new sport, but his couch would soon find out he loved math. Numbers would end up playing a key role in helping Kalin learn the different plays.

“If they’re telling you what you can’t do, believe in your child and fight for your child,” Sonja says. “They can do what any other child can do if you give them the opportunity to do it.”

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Creators Of CGI James Dean Looking To Resurrect More Dead Celebrities

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James Dean passed away over half a century ago, but CGI technology provides the opportunity to keep him alive. Recently, a company by the name of Magic City Films announced that it had obtained the rights to Dean’s likeness and that they would be recreating him using CGI technology for a role in an upcoming Vietnam War movie. Many fans and even those in Hollywood shared their opinions on this CGI James Dean idea, and it didn’t seem to sit well with anyone.

However, despite the outcry and opinions from others, the company plans to move along with CGI James Dean. Moreover, they plan to do the same with more dead celebrities down the road. There’s already quite a list!

CGI James Dean & Other Celebs

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Celebs for CGI / SCREENSHOT VIA WORLDWIDE XR’S WEBSITE

Here’s just part of the list of the celebrities they plan to resurrect, according to Worldwide XR:

  • Aaliyah
  • Andre the Giant
  • Bettie Page
  • Christopher Reeve
  • Ingrid Bergman
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Jimmy Stewart
  • Lou Gehrig
  • Malcolm X
  • Maya Angelou

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Worldwide XR head Travis Cloyd tells Variety, “Influencers will come and go, but legends will never die.” He adds that there is “a lot more to come,” specifically for James Dean (not including the new Vietnam War movie role).

Remembering James Dean

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James Dean / Bettmann / Contributor / Getty Images

James Dean was born on February 8th, 1931. He is best known for roles in films such as Rebel Without a Cause (1955), East of Eden (1955), and Giant (1956). Dean would become the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He so far remains the only actor to have received two posthumous acting nominations. Dean would sadly die in a car crash on September 30th, 1955. In 1999, American Film Institute would rank him the 18th best male movie star of Golden Age Hollywood.

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Plane Passenger Perches Bare Feet On Headrest Of Person In Front Of Her — The Photo Evidence Is Hilarious

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Over the weekend, Reddit user u/Addian4 shared a not-so-pleasant flight experience to the online forum. In the photo, we can see a pair of dirty bare feet placed atop of the headrest belonging to the woman in front of them. We see the woman’s scarred facial expression who is sitting in front with the dirty feet dangling over them. The Reddit user captions the photo, “This is the one thing I am most worried about before getting on a plane.”

It is unknown if the person who posted this photo on Reddit is the woman in the photo or not. There was also no additional information about the airline or where they were traveling. Perhaps just a funny photo to get a conversation going and cause some laughs!

Person places bare feet on the headrest in front of them… and there’s photo evidence!

This is the one thing I am most worried about before getting on a plane from mildlyinfuriating

The post has gone viral, earning 31.2 thousand upvotes and one thousand comments. Of course, many are quick to comment on the situation and share their own thoughts. “Lick their feet to establish dominance,” someone hilariously writes. Another person says, “Nah bruh I’m calling up animal control this ain’t a human.” Many others joked that the woman should tickle or sneeze on the feet. Others said they would stand up for themselves and ask the person to move their feet. Or, many would ask a flight attendant to do so for them.

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One person shares a personal anecdote of their own. “I was on a 6 hour, overnight flight a couple months ago, someone up ahead was doing that. It was shut down by a flight attendant pretty quickly. I was sitting in the last row, so I also got to listen to all the flight attendants talking about how rude and gross that was.”

Not the only occurrence

Plane Passenger Perches Bare Feet On Headrest Of Person In Front Of Her
Flight attendant / J W ALKER/AGE FOTOSTOCK

This is not the only foot-related incident to happen recently. New York Times best-selling crime novelist Alafair Burke posts an experience back in July. He posts a video of a man leaning back in his seat and resting both bare feet on the entertainment system in front of him. He was also using his toes to use the touch-screen.

“My friend who doesn’t have twitter sent this from her flight. It belongs on Twitter,” Burke captions the video. See for yourselves below!

My friend who doesn’t have twitter sent this from her flight. It belongs on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/qG6d54V5Dd

— Alafair Burke (@alafairburke) July 15, 2019

“This is the most disturbing thing I’ve seen on Twitter,” someone writes in response to the above video. Another says, “People leave the house and lose their damn minds.” Guess so!

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‘Narwhal’ Puppy Has A Second Tail On His Face

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Some are calling it a “unicorn” while others are referring to this puppy as a “narwhal.” Either way, as you can see, this puppy appears to have a horn of sorts! The puppy has a second tail on its head. This is very rare and the puppy was seen in a shelter in Missouri.

The owner of the shelter Rochelle Steffen said, “I looked at him, and I was like, ‘This is the most ridiculously adorable puppy I’ve ever seen. Then my million-dollar question was, ‘Did the tail wag?”’ Rochelle said she named the dog Narwhal but considering naming him Wipers. A narwhal is a type of whale that has a large tusk.

Photos of Narwhal the puppy

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Narwhal / Facebook

The tail does not wag it turns out. After posting a photo of Narwhal on the shelter’s Facebook page, the photos went viral. Rochelle has seen many special needs dogs, including dogs with five legs, but she has never seen a dog with two tails. The vet that took care of the puppy hadn’t seen this phenomenon either!

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Puppy with two tails / Facebook

Dr. Brian Heuring was the vet who X-rayed the puppy. He said, “I’ve been a veterinarian for 16 years, and I’ve never seen anything like this. It certainly looks just like a tail, but we did X-rays, and it’s all just skin.” It is basically just a birth defect.

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Puppy biting / Facebook

Dr. Heuring continued, “I certainly do not see anything that’s causing any harm or complications. The puppy couldn’t be any sweeter or happier. He’s really just an awesome puppy that brings awareness to the great work at Mac’s Mission.”

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Narwhal / Facebook

Narwhal is currently about 10 weeks old and weighs 4.4 pounds. The second tail is a third of the size of his regular tail. Narwhal is likely a Dachshund-terrier mix, that probably has some golden retriever in him. In general, he is a mutt. Many people have been asking to adopt little Narwhal. However, they will have to wait.

“We’re out of our realm of experience here, so we just want to make sure that it doesn’t become a problem,” Rochelle said. “We would hate to adopt him out to somebody who felt they needed to cut (the tail) off. We’re definitely against that. He’s just the greatest puppy on the planet.”

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Reba McEntire Surprises Crowd At The 2019 CMAs Takes Off One Dress After Another

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Reba McEntire stole the show at the 2019 CMAs when she delivered a show-stopping performance of her 1990 hit song “Fancy.” No one in the audience knew what was about to take place when they heard the lyrics: “We didn’t have money for food or rent / To say the least we were hard-pressed / Then Mama spent every last penny we had / To buy me a dancin’ dress.”

Reba begins to shed her lavender robe for a “dancin’ dress” of her own! Her dress was a flowing, sleeveless red V-neck paired with red high heels and she looked simply stunning! Of course, it was a fun quick change to watch happen on stage, but there were more to come. The crowd was certainly not ready for the next upcoming outfit changes!

Reba McEntire’s outfit changes stun the crowd

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Reba McEntire outfit changes / YouTube

The song would continue on and Reba would gain the momentum and excitement from the audience. She would then pull off her gorgeous red gown to reveal a strappy red sequined jumpsuit and the crowd goes wild! Country singer Garth Brooks was even caught on camera at that point, exclaiming, “That was f–king awesome!”

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Reba McEntire outfit change / YouTube

Reba definitely had one of the best and most striking performances of the night. Of course, the other performances of the night were also incredible and deserve recognition. But right now, Reba is the talk of the town. Take a look at her stunning performance of “Fancy” in the video below!

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The Best Cruise Lines For Your Family And Your Wallet

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Recently, U.S. News & World Report rounded up a list of the best cruise lines for 2020. They named Royal Caribbean International the best cruise line for your money. Celebrity Cruises (previously the number one spot) was number two, and the Norwegian Cruise Line was the third.

So, what were the factors that went into this list? They took a look at the list of amenities offered, the dining options, and a variety of itineraries at an affordable price point. The report took a look at 17 cruise lines and about 176 ships total. The ship’s quality, reputation, and health reports were also factored in the decision.

Full list of best cruise ships in 2020

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Royal Caribbean International / Wikipedia

Here is the full list, according to Market Watch:

For the money:
1. Royal Caribbean
2. Celebrity Cruises
3. Norwegian Cruises

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For luxury:
1. Viking Ocean Cruises
2. Seabourn Cruise Lines
3. Crystal Cruises

For Families:
1. Disney Cruise Line
2. Royal Caribbean International
3. Carnival Cruise Line

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Cruise ship / Pixabay

For Couples:
1. Viking Ocean Cruises
2. Seabourn Cruise Lines
3. Crystal Cruises

In the Mediterranean
1. Seabourn Cruise Line
2. Crystal Cruises
3. Viking Ocean Cruises

In the Caribbean
1. Disney Cruise Line
2. Royal Caribbean International
3. Seabourn Cruise Line

How to save even more money on a cruise

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Cruise line / Facebook

Ready to book a cruise but want to save even more money? While many cruise lines debut new ships often, don’t pay extra for it. The same companies will also upgrade their old ships. You will save lots of money by booking an older ship that has upgrades instead of a brand new one.

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Cruise ships / Facebook

You can also save money by booking your cruise early in the year. Think January, February, or March. They tend to offer the best pricing then. According to Market Watch, “Savings can come in the form of discounted fares; add-ons like complimentary beverage packages or onboard credit that can be used for drinks, shore excursions or spa treatments; cabin upgrades or even free airfare – allowing travelers to save hundreds, even thousands of dollars.”

If you’re not ready to book in those months, simply track the fares. Sign up to be alerted when prices drop. The prices for cruise lines rise and fall often, just like airlines. If you do a little research and sign up for alerts, you can save big time.

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