This is about as OMG as it gets!
A desk clerk at a Tampa Bay apartment building thought he was being pranked when what looked like a body came crashing down in front of the senior-living complex he works at.
Because it was April Fools' Day, Ronald Benjamin assumed it was a mannequin that someone dropped from the top of the high-rise structure.
He was sadly mistaken though…
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Who knew Victoria Justice had such an arm??
The Gold singer was recently called upon by her hometown team, the Tampa Bay Rays to throw out the ceremonial first pitch in their matchup against the Toronto Blue Jays, and she had no problem stepping up to the plate!
Victoria made her way to the mound for her windup, and not only did she avoid having a Carly Rae Jepsen moment, but she threw a PERFECT strike that made it all the way to the catcher!
And we didn't even mention how cute she looks in a baseball jersey! Somebody sign this girl up!
Ch-ch-check out Victoria's awesome curveball …AFTER THE JUMP!!!
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What a cutie!
At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay the first baby reticulated giraffe of 2012 was born on January 27th.
The newborn, was 6' 2" and weighed about 176 pounds.
Which is CRAZY for a newborn anything! But standard for giraffes.
The park now has 19 giraffes.
After a few months nursing and being watched by zoo keepers, the young baby will be introduced to the public.
She will live with the rest of her herd on the Serengeti Plain habitat which is 65-acres of free space to roam through!
Once she's old enough to head there, people will be able to get close enough to feed her during an open-truck tour!
[Images courtesy Busch Garden Tampa Bay.]
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At Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay, the zookeepers added some oversized pumpkins to the cheetah habitat for Halloween.
Cheetahs are normally strictly only carnivores but they were very curious over the new smells and textures of the big orange squashes.
Kasi and Mtani, a cheetah and dog who've grown up together, and two other adolescent female cheetahs, were playing with the pumpkins as a form of enrichment, which is something meant to challenge and stimulate the animals.
Zookeepers use food and toys to keep the animals engaged and stimulated, mentally and physically, to keep them nice and healthy.
Looks like fun!
[Image via Matt Marriott/Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.]
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Oh, geesh! We hope you're taking care of yourself!
Smashing Pumpkins lead singer Billy Corgan was performing with the band in Tampa Bay, Florida last night when he lost consciousness and passed out in the middle of a song!
He clarified the events on his Twitter this morning and writes:
And for those that saw me fall last night during Bullet, that wasn't a stage move or clumsiness, that was me blacking out and wiping out.
I have no memory of falling against the drum riser and my guitar cabinet, but I can tell you I've got quite a good bruise + am moving slow
He should probably get checked out!
People just don't black out for no reason!
We hope you're being safe, bb!
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[Image via WENN.]
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