Fast Friday: Happy Sharks, Pluto, Sight

Pulse Fast Friday is a feature of commentary from the week that was. We scour the digital world to show you the things that caught our eyes recently on the web; trending topics you may have missed, the hottest gadgets, new apps and more. What’s recently caught your eye? Leave your suggestions in the comments below.


Pluto Photographs

Pluto got its day in the sun Wednesday when NASA unveiled the first close-up images of the dwarf planet, once known as a regular planet. The pictures, taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft Tuesday, revealed 11,000-foot ice mountains, which are about as high as the Rocky Mountains, as well as contours of Pluto’s surface and its largest largest moon.

Let There Be Sight

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If this doesn’t make you smile, well, we don’t know what to tell you. The viral video of the week shows Piper Verdusco, an 11-month-old cutie from Cincinnati, struggling with her pink glasses but ultimately cracking a huge smile when they were on correctly. Who can blame her? The moment captured Piper seeing her parents, Jessica Sinclair and Andrew Verdusco, for the first time. Sinclair posted the video to Facebook June 6 and it has since been viewed more than 18 million times and viewed more than 270,000 times. Piper looks super-stylish in those glasses, don’t you think?


A Happy Shark Story

People are often rescued from sharks but this week it was a Great White Shark that got rescued by beach goers on Cape Cod. The 7-foot-long male juvenile shark was found stranded and beach goers kept the shark wet until a team of rescuers arrived and used ropes to support and guide the animal out to sea. An acoustic tag put on the shark will record the shark’s movements.


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beth ann clyde

beth ann clyde

Beth Ann Clyde is a social strategist of Long Island Pulse. Have a story idea or just want to say hello? Email or reach out on Twitter @BAClyde.