10 Cool Stories Of the Week – May 19th to May 26th, 2012

Some guys propose on the Jumbotron…, Male contraceptive discovered…, Sega Dreamcast…, Friday night fights…, Will Ryan Callahan pull a Mark Messier?…, flash mob…, Dominik Hasek…, American West…, wash me…, Olympic torch…

1. Some guys propose on the Jumbotron, some guys use a skywriting plane. This guy outdoes them all

Now we’ve seen our share of geeky marriage proposals in our day, but Isaac Lamb’s insanely epic live lip-dub proposal may just be the most epically awesome “she said yes!” story of them all. The Portland actor had his brother sit girlfriend Amy Frankel down in the back of a Honda CRV and put on some headphones, with the purportedly innocent motive of “playing her a song.” 10 Cool Stories Of the Week – May 19th to May 26th, 2012

2. New type of male contraceptive discovered, and it doesn’t involve Mountain Dew or a butcher knife

The finding could lead to alternatives to the conventional male contraceptives that rely on disrupting the production of hormones, such as testosterone. These treatments can cause side-effects such as irritability, mood swings and acne. 10 Cool Stories Of the Week – May 19th to May 26th, 2012

3. Mockery takes a look back at the best games ever made for the Sega Dreamcast

Sega released the Dreamcast to an eager public well before any of the other consoles of its generation. Players marveled at its cutting edge graphics and online capabilities. Heck, it even came with four controller ports built in so you wouldn’t need to buy some peripheral if you were one of those weirdoes with more than one friend. Unfortunately, Sega just couldn’t keep that momentum going once the PS2, Xbox, and Gamecube came onto the scene. Only two years into the console’s lifespan, Sega pulled the plug. 10 Cool Stories Of the Week – May 19th to May 26th, 2012

4.  Friday night fights. Bellator season 6 finale, The Ultimate Fighter, and HDNet Titan Fighting Championship 22, discussion combo thread. 7PM eastern

10 Cool Stories Of the Week – May 19th to May 26th, 2012

5. Will Zach Parise book his team a ticket to the Stanley Cup Final? Will Ryan Callahan pull a Mark Messier? Are the Kings getting a nice tan while awaiting their opponent? Devils-Rangers Game 6 from the Prudential Center (8:10pm, NBC Sports)

The light went off in Devils coach Peter DeBoer’s head right around mid-March. It was then that he realized his team was championship-worthy. “With about 10 games left we had been spinning our wheels, hadn’t been playing well, and we challenged the team to really get on a roll heading into the playoffs,” DeBoer said during a media conference call Thursday. “History had shown that it was important that teams were playing well heading into the playoffs.” 10 Cool Stories Of the Week – May 19th to May 26th, 2012

6. Seniors “flash mob” to the music of “The Wobble.” To be fair though that’s pretty much the way they move anyway. Bonus: Cute video

Seniors from the Eagle’s Trace retirement community surprised shoppers at Memorial City Mall the other day with a ”flash mob” performed to the music of “The Wobble.” The residents ranged in age from 72 to 93, and they were led by neighbor Marilyn Black. ”We want to show ourselves and others that we didn’t move to the Eagle’s Trace to die,”  Black said, ” we moved here to live.” 10 Cool Stories Of the Week – May 19th to May 26th, 2012

 7. Dominik Hasek wants to goaltend again in the NHL. At age 47. With a 77 year old groin

He may be 47 years old, but former Detroit Red Wings’ goaltender Dominik Hasek apparently thinks he still has what it takes to play in the National Hockey League. Hasek, who hasn’t played in the NHL since he was with the Red Wings in 2007-08, told iSport.cz that he’s interesting in playing an 18th season in the NHL. 10 Cool Stories Of the Week – May 19th to May 26th, 2012

8. Never seen early photos of the American West, AKA, at time when Americans had spirit, guts and balls 

These remarkable 19th century sepia-tinted pictures show the American West as you have never seen it before – as it was charted for the first time. The photos, by Timothy O’Sullivan, are the first ever taken of the rocky and barren landscape. At the time federal government officials were travelling across Arizona, Nevada, Utah and the rest of the west as they sought to uncover the land’s untapped natural resources.

10 Cool Stories Of the Week – May 19th to May 26th, 2012

9. Some people write “wash me” on dirty cars. Then there’s this guy

A bus driver from East London has illustrated exactly why he may be the ultimate grime artist – by sketching celebrity portraits in the muck and dust found on unwashed vehicles. Robert Burden has harnessed the filth found on the back of white vans to create portraits of celebs such as Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston, Steve McQueen and Cher. 10 Cool Stories Of the Week – May 19th to May 26th, 2012

 10. Doctor Who will carry the Olympic torch to Cardiff on Saturday, stop at the shop afterwards for some Jammie Dodgers

Doctor Who star Matt Smith is to start the Olympic Torch relay in Cardiff on Saturday (May 26), it has been confirmed. The news was announced on the official Doctor Who Twitter account on Friday morning. Matt Smith on location in Central Park, filming another episode of 'Doctor Who'<br /> New York City

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