SERIOUSLY Giant Alligator Ambles Across A Golf Course…Is This Even Real Life?

If there’s one place you don’t want to run across a giant, 15-foot alligator, it’s on a beautiful golf course in sunny Florida. Sadly (or awesomely, depending on your feelings about alligators), that’s exactly what happened at Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto, Florida, yesterday afternoon.

Golfer Charles Helms and a friend were enjoying a beautiful day out on the green when the massive reptile made a chilling appearance. Helms was so shocked by the creature’s size that he was convinced that it had to be a prank of some sort.

And when you see this footage, you probably won’t believe your eyes either.

(via The Guardian)

Apparently, this massive gator is seen fairly regularly around Buffalo Creek. One employee even refers to it as the unofficial mascot of the golf course!

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NBC Partners With Storify for Live Olympics Coverage


NBC has partnered up with Storify to place real-time streams, curated by NBC journalists, on and NBC’s 10 TV station websites.

Forty of NBC’s journalists, located in London and elsewhere, will be creating Storify feeds using data from Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.

NBC, which has recently inked a similar deal with Facebook, is seriously ramping up its social media efforts for the upcoming Olympics. An NBC spokesperson told TechCrunch that this is the “biggest thing” NBC has ever tried with social media.

“The 2012 Olympic Games will be more social than ever, and Storify enables us to capture and report on the social stories coming out of the Games in a unique, web-native way,” said Vivian Schiller, NBC News’ chief digital officer, in a statement.

NBC has also recently partnered with Twitter for Olympics coverage, and Twitter also signed an agreement with ESPN in May to create custom ad programs around major sporting events.

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Headband Lets You Control Devices With Your Brain


The Muse headband, made by the interdisciplinary team at InteraXon, is currently seeking funding on Indiegogo to bring brain-controlled computing to the mass market. While wearing the brainwave-sensing headband, users can focus their attention on simple commands to control their electronic devices, apps and games.

Muse sits across your forehead and rests behind your ears. EEG sensors make contact on your forehead, while reference sensors rest on the back of your ears. Muse connects wirelessly to your devices via Bluetooth and uses the sensors to pick up the electrical outputs generated by your brain’s activity, detecting any subtle changes.

InteraXon is looking to use these brainwaves to interact with devices in the real world–devices that respond to your thoughts like turning off your smart phone when you are asleep or turning off the TV. But just as important is how seeing your brainwaves can help you learn more about yourself and improve yourself while strengthening your brain.

Early birds can get their hands on a Muse headband for a pledge of $135.

This article originally published at PSFK

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