Olympic gymnast Simone Biles is giving fans a glimpse of her goofy side in a video that shows her coming out of an anesthetic haze after surgery to have her wisdom teeth removed.
Biles posted the video on Twitter on Thursday. She appears on a recovery room bed with gauze in her mouth, yelling something incomprehensible and pretending to drive a car. Biles says she hopes the 27-second clip makes people laugh.
The 20-year-old Biles says the full video is 14 minutes long. She says, “Other parts are hilarious too!”
Biles won four gold medals and a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
MIAMI (AP) — Florida wildlife officials say they’ve identified the men dragging a shark behind a speeding boat in a video that went viral on several social media sites.
Rob Klepper is a spokesman for the law enforcement division of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. He said Wednesday that authorities have identified the men, but won’t release their names until an investigation is complete.
Klepper said it wasn’t clear whether the men broke any laws, or if the shark was alive when it was being dragged. But he said wildlife officials found the video “disheartening and disturbing.” The video shows the shark twisting in the air and slamming against the water.
The video gained attention after Miami sport fisherman Mark “Mark the Shark” Quartiano reposted it on his Instagram page , adding the hashtags #sowrong and #notcool.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities are hoping surveillance video identifies whoever broke the hands off a granite statue of Jesus on the campus of a Catholic university in Pittsburgh.
Carlow University officials announced the vandalism on Wednesday but said it was unclear exactly when it occurred. Police, so far, have been unable to pinpoint a time by examining surveillance video from the area.
Carlow spokesman Drew Wilson says officials believe it’s a case of “juvenile vandalism … with no ulterior motives” — though that can’t be known for sure.
The statue shows Jesus with his hands raised toward the sky. It once belonged to neighboring St. Agnes Church, which was built in 1917.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia says woman detained after wearing miniskirt in viral video has been released without charge.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An SUV driver accused of hitting a cyclist on a Tennessee road in a collision captured on video says he’s “not a bad man.”
The video has been viewed more than 2 million times after Greg Goodman posted it to Facebook on Saturday. Goodman was cycling with Tyler Noe on a two-lane round. The clip from Goodman’s helmet camera shows a black SUV hitting Noe from behind and driving off without stopping. Noe is knocked to the ground, but was able to get up. He was later hospitalized.
Authorities later arrested the driver of the SUV. Marshall Neely is charged with leaving the scene of an accident and other counts.
Neely tells WTVF-TV (http://bit.ly/2tNcP58 ) that he didn’t see the cyclist and didn’t know he hit him until he returned home.
Noe said he suffered numerous bruises and is awaiting more X-rays to determine whether he has fractures in his left leg, which he said he cannot properly move.
SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) — Move over, “Gangnam Style.” YouTube has a new top-viewed video of all time.
Wiz Khalifa’s video for “See You Again” featuring Charlie Puth became the site’s most-watched video Monday and has more than 2.896 billion views as of Tuesday. That’s about 2 million more than the video for Korean rapper Psy’s 2012 smash “Gangnam Style,” which held the most-viewed title for five years, YouTube said.
Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” sits in third place, more than 250 million views behind the leaders.
Puth reacted with surprise on Twitter , noting that he joined YouTube in 2007 hoping to make a video that would hit 10,000 views. Puth also earned a congratulatory message from YouTube star Tyler Oakley, who called the feat “legendary & epic.”
Wiz Khalifa said in a statement that he’s happy the song has been able to “inspire and impact so many lives.”
“See You Again” was released in 2015 as a tribute to late “Fast and the Furious” star Paul Walker.