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  • Doniece Sandoval has seen the popularity of food trucks skyrocket over the past few years. It sparked an idea.

    "If you can put gourmet food on wheels and take it anywhere, why not showers and toilets?" she asks in a launch video for her nonprofit organization, Lava Mae.

    Sandoval's reason for starting Lava Mae was simple: She believes all humans have a right to be clean. Lava Mae's website notes that there are 

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    in San Francisco. About 3,100 of them live on the streets.

    After Sandoval came up with her idea to help the homeless, she saw a story about the city replacing old Muni public transportation buses with a new fleet. She immediately sprang into action.

    "I want those buses," she thought to herself. "So we reached out to Muni, and we found out that they have a donation program."

    Perhaps then the most difficult part of the project began: fitting the buses for the plumbing necessary to run showers and toilets.

    "We brainstormed for a couple months about how this could even be possible in

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  • We hope you aren't sick of baby announcement videos just yet, because we have one more for you. A couple from Minneapolis, Minnesota, used a unique method to introduce their newborn to the world. Chris and Aimee Knutson created a stop-motion video with the story of their son Henry's birth told from the point of view of a precious teddy bear. The bear discovers a positive pregnancy test, witnesses a nursery being assembled, and then checks out a sonogram image. Little Teddy anxiously waits by the front door as Henry arrives home in his car seat, and finally the two meet in Henry's crib.

    The couple started filming shortly after Aimee found out she was pregnant last summer. Dad Chris, a local comedian, told the St. Paul Pioneer Press the idea came about when he ordered the bear online. He said, "When it arrived and I opened it up, I immediately thought of the idea of doing a stop-motion video with it." And just as many famous stars do, Henry made the crew wait for his arrival to finish

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  • The death of Alex Sheen's father inspired him to create the online campaign called "because I said I would." His mission is to make good on promises to others, just as his dad had before he died from cancer in 2012.

    Almost two years later, Sheen is still honoring the lives of others and making good on promises. His most recent cause is preventing others from drinking and driving, and he carried out the mission in the most literal sense.

    Sheen's connection to preventing drunken drivers dates back to June 22, 2013. That night, Matthew Cordle was operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. He crashed into a Jeep driven by 61-year-old Vincent Canzani and killed him. According to an article published in March on BuzzFeed, Cordle's blood alcohol level was double the legal limit for the state of Ohio. When authorities asked him what had happened, Cordle didn't even realize he had been driving, let alone in an accident.

    Instead of taking legal advice offered to him in order to escape

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  • A video that has been shared almost 400,000 times on Facebookis proving that maybe Dobermans aren't so bad after all.

    Jessica Manning lives in Comox, British Columbia, Canada. Manning works with a Doberman rescue organization to raise awareness about the breed. She also owns at least one of the dogs; his name is Bishop, and he is featured in a video she posted to her profile.

    "The dog is a prince and sometimes an evil genius," said Manning of her Doberman. She also made a somewhat sarcastic comment about her cat, Sophie, which Manning adopted after someone abandoned the kitten at a gas station. Regarding her viral video, Manning notes that she "can't imagine why" Sophie was left behind.

    Sophie spends the entire 1:17 of the clip antagonizing Bishop. That's correct: a small cat attempting to terrorize a much larger, supposedly aggressive Doberman.

    The cat lunges and claws at the dog. Sophie even connects with Bishop's face a few times. But the dog is impervious to her taunts: He

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  • What could make the classic movie "Jurassic Park" more interesting? Perhaps the answer lies within a video that a person uploaded, of his dog.

    YouTube user Blake Everhart knows a thing or two about cameras and editing. His YouTube channel, "alienufosarereal" is filled with various scenes he's filmed, including his reel. After watching these clips, you might not be surprised that he was able to insert his dog into a scene from "Jurassic Park."

    Everhart used a 15-second clip from the 1993 blockbuster. As Drs. Grant and Sattler feast their eyes on what was originally their first glimpse of dinosaurs, their gaze is instead directed at a 50-foot tall bulldog. That dog's name is Wally, and a shot of him jumping up and down in slow motion is imposed into the movie with the help of computer graphics.

    "Pugosaurus Rex," "Jurassic Bark," and any other dog-dinosaur pun you can think of are being thrown around in the YouTube comments section. Everhart uploaded the video on Tuesday, and it currently

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