Are you ready? It’s been an entire week since our last Link25 and we know you’ve been eagerly anticipating this moment. As always we come to you with 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web and this week we are really excited to share with you some really cool stuff. As you stroll through this week’s link25 watch out for a small plane landing on a busy highway, the Angry bird official teaser movie trailer, the anticipation for NASA’s Monday announcement of a major discovery on Mars (here’s hoping is aliens), and of course Pope Francis…and lots of him. And while you’re enjoying these great videos and articles, take a pause and enjoy funny images as well. So are you ready to kick off the weekend with some of the best the web has to offer? Of course you are! This is Link25 (158) – The Pope Francis Visits The U.S. Edition.
Pope Francis, in New York, Takes On Extremism and Inequality
Pope Francis swept across Manhattan on Friday from the center of global diplomacy to a worn classroom in East Harlem, challenging world leaders to protect the planet, warning against the dangers of fanaticism at the site where terrorists took thousands of lives and reaching out to those at the margins of society.
After crisscrossing the city in his now-famous Fiat, greeted at every stop by adoring crowds that lined heavily fortified streets, and traveling through Central Park in his popemobile where a tangle of humanity waited for hours for the chance to catch a glimpse of the man, he ended his day in (Click on the title to read the full article)
A Bully Thought He'd Get Away With Punching a Blind Kid — Until a Hero Stepped Up
Noah Sparn, a student in California got more than he bargained for Wednesday when was caught on camera punching a visually impaired classmate at school. Video recorded by a bystander shows the Huntington Beach High School student repeatedly punching (Click the title to read the full article)
REAL Poltergeist Activity captured in Irish Home!!
NASA Will Announce A Major Mars Discovery On Monday
NASA is preparing to reveal a “major science finding” regarding Mars on Monday, with the agency planning a special news conference to announce the findings.
The event will take place at 11.30 a.m. EDT (4.30 p.m. BST) on Monday, and you will be able to watch it live on NASA TV, which we have handily embedded below. Reporters will be onsite and asking questions by phone, while the public (click the title to read the full article)
What John Boehner told me the night before he said he was quitting
It was late Thursday at the Capitol and the crowds had gone. Outside of House Speaker John A. Boehner’s suite, the halls were empty and silent, save for a police officer strolling through the rotunda. On the marble floor were pieces of masking tape with the names of elected officials scrawled in black, marking the places were they stood to greet Pope Francis hours earlier.
Politico’s Jake Sherman and I stood there for an hour or so, steno pads in hand and trading stories, as we waited for Boehner to appear. We had heard rumors from several members that Boehner was mulling retirement and that, as a devout Catholic, he privately saw the pope’s congressional visit, (Click the title to read the full article)
Adorable little girl catches enormous bass on Barbie fishing pole
Matt Damon Passed on Daredevil Role That Went to Ben Affleck
Matt Damon doesn’t envision himself playing a superhero in the near future, but came close to fighting crime in Hell’s Kitchen.
Damon told the Daily News that as children, he and best friend Ben Affleck dreamt of playing “Daredevil.”
“For us, it was always “Daredevil” — that’s the comic we read when we were kids,” Damon said. “But when that one came along (in 2003) I chickened out, because I couldn’t tell. I hadn’t seen the director (Mark Steven Johnson’s) work and I didn’t know. So I just said, ‘no,’ Ben was like (Click the title to read the full story)
McDonald's Employee Feeds Disabled Customer in Heartwarming Act of Kindness
One woman is asking for people to share a random act of kindness that she recently witnessed in a McDonald’s restaurant.
Destiny Carreno posted a photo of two men at a McDonald’s in Union Station in Chicago on her Facebook page on Sept. 16, but it’s the story behind the photo that is now making news.
Carreno explains that the man seated in the photo is disabled and (click on the title to read the full article)
How to Fit in the NBA
The Angry Birds Movie - Official Teaser Trailer
Sunday's Supermoon lunar eclipse 2015 will last more than an hour
Get ready for a rare double feature this weekend, starring our very own moon — it’s the Supermoon lunar eclipse 2015 combo coming to skies near you.
A total lunar eclipse will share the stage with a so-called supermoon Sunday night or early Monday, depending where you are. That combination hasn’t been seen since (Click the title to read the full article)
The Black Spindle Is Destiny's Best Secret - And Absolute Worst Encounter
The Destiny community is still reeling in the aftermath of the discovery of The Black Spindle. This exotic sniper rifle was discovered by accident during the Daily Heroic mission by a player who had wandered the wrong way down a hallway and triggered a unique encounter.
The past 24 hours have been some of the most frenzied in Destiny’s history. As soon as it was revealed that this mission only appeared when (click the title to read the full article)
Ryan Reynolds says a friend tried to sell pictures of his baby
(CNN)Ryan Reynolds says he was devastated to learn that a lifelong friend was trying to sell photos of his newborn daughter, the “Van Wilder” and “Deadpool” actor told CQ.
“I mean, I don’t think he thought he would ever be caught,” the magazine quoted Reynolds as saying. “But it’s a pretty narrow group of people that I would (Click the title to read the full story)