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  • French performer Luc Arbogast is redefining what it means for a singer to have range.

    For avid fans of France's version of "The Voice," Arbogast's voice might sound familiar. The 38-year-old from La Rochelle appeared in Season 2 of the competition and was eliminated via a fan vote. He went on to land a record label deal, and to date, he has released six albums. His latest, 2013's "Odysseus," debuted at No. 1 in France.

    But in a new video gaining massive popularity online, Arbogast is performing not in a sold-out venue or on television, but rather on the street. A crowd is gathered around the artist outside of Strasbourg Cathedral as he sings, "Cant del Matin" from his 2012 album "Canticum in Terra." Arbogast is known for using older instruments and has played this song before in the same spot outside of the cathedral.

    "He can switch from his normal voice to a female voice effortless (sic)," Lucas Fuchs, who published the video on YouTube, wrote in the description. "He is a great artist

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  • Spreading happiness is welcomed in any corner of the country, but especially in Newtown, Connecticut, where residents still cope with the traumatic Sandy Hook shootings of 2012.

    Kathy Holick is a lifelong resident of Sandy Hook. As a traffic guard, the woman known affectionately as Kat helps protect kids and direct cars in front of Newtown High School. But in addition to keeping safety and order, the 47-year-old grandmother is known to break out a dance move or three while on the job.

    "We've had our tragedy but that is not why I'm here," Holick told the Courant. "I'm doing this because this is who I am. I've always been a goofball. Nothing any different."

    And so Kat stands in the middle of Berkshire Road, directing traffic while grooving along to tunes. She said she added dancing to her repertoire because "it brought more laughter and smiles to people's faces."

    "I will dance to just about any kind of music there is," she said. "Big band is one of my favorites because you actually get a

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  • The daily commute can be quite the grind. Maybe you deal with bumper-to-bumper highway traffic or crowded subway cars. Perhaps your route is so unpredictable that sometimes a 15-minute drive can turn into a 45-minute one.

    But at least your daily commute isn't a quack ... literally.

    Jack Sarathat lives in Thailand and was driving through Nakhon Pathom, about an hour west of Bangkok. Suddenly he was forced to bring his car to a halt. About 100,000 ducks were on the loose and taking over the rural road in the Bang Len district.

    "I'm not sure why these ducks are in revolt," Saranthat says to a passenger, as translated by the Bangkok Post. "You can see the great mass of ducks swarming on the road. They have now occupied the area entirely."

    Saranthat was en route to work and worried that he would be late due to the sea of ducks flooding the road. Impressively, the birds move in sync, not breaking formation as they move past the cars stuck at a standstill. At one point they even collectively

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  • It is far from a new discovery: The meal that you receive from a fast-food chain usually looks nothing like the same meal as advertised on TV or online. But have you ever asked a restaurant employee to take the food back and essentially remake it so that the actual burger looks like the one in the photo on the packaging?

    Serial prankster and YouTube aficionado Greg Benson did just that in his latest upload, and it has already been viewed more than 2 million times since Sunday.

    "I'd say that I eat fast food four to five times a year," Benson told Trending Now on Skype. "It's a special occasion for me."

    In this instance, the occasion was to film "Fast Food ADS vs. REALITY Experiment." In the three-and-a-half-minute piece, Benson travels to McDonald's, Burger King, Jack in the Box, and Wendy's. With a hidden camera, the filmmaker orders an item from the menu. He then goes to his table and compares the item he receives with the item that's shown in a photo.

    Benson orders a Big Mac, Bacon

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  • A dog that went blind due to diabetes regained its eyesight thanks to modern medicine. But it's the video of the dog's reunion with its owners that has everyone talking.

    Duffy is a 9-year-old Irish terrier. According to Benjamin May, whose parents care for the pet, Duffy is a rescue dog with his share of health battles, including diabetes.

    "Within about 3-5 months he went from a totally normal 8 year old dog to a dog who was completely blind," May wrote on Reddit. "Thankfully we got his numbers steady and (doctors) said we could attempt surgery."

    The surgery went off without a hitch. Duffy looks thrilled and his owners sound even more excited in the minute-and-a-half clip. May, who left the U.S. seven months ago to work overseas, was sent the video so he could see that Duffy was OK. May shared it on both YouTube and Reddit. It has been viewed more than 633,000 times since Saturday.

    Regarding Duffy's medical expenses, May said the insulin costs $350 a month and the surgery was $5,000.

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