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  • When Brandon Curtis found out his father was dying, he and his family thought of an awesome way to bring some happiness to him in his last days. Back in April 2012, 63-year-old Brian Curtis was given just months to live, following a battle with lung cancer and Parkinson's. The Curtis family launched the online campaign Sky Blue Pink, named after Brian's favorite color and describing the shade of the sky at sunrise and sunset. The project launched on the Web to "help fill his life with love, support and #SKYBLUEPINK" by sending a card, tweeting a note, or sharing a photo on Instagram. The goal of the project was to fill Brian's hospice room walls in Harvard, Nebraska, with images and drawings of pink and blue skies. Any photo tagged with #sky blue pink was printed out by the family.

    They hoped for a large response, and happily, that is exactly what they got. More than 3,500 people from more than 100 countries responded to the call for "sky blue pink" images. On August 13 Brian Curtis

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  • There are plenty of humans who can jam out pretty well on a variety of musical instruments, but a recent video proves that the talent might be open to more species than we originally thought. Gary Jackson's cockatoo is featured in the video, gamely shaking a tambourine along with a cover of The Hives' "Walk Idiot Walk." Jackson told Storyful, "I was mixing and he was having all kinds of fun making noise on my tambourine and dancing." Put some more birds together, and you got a band my friend.

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  • Dogs cost money to own, but Cindy Molzer-Aranguren never knew how literal that would become. She left the house to go to the grocery store one day, puttingher two dogs in her bedroom and planning to feed them after she got home. Unable to wait, however, was her dog Misty, who found a tin filled with cash and then began an impromptu and unappetizing feast. Upon discovering the cash was gone, Molzer-Aranguren took Misty to the vet, who took an X-ray showing the mass of cash in the dog's belly. The vet administered medicine that would induce vomiting, and they wound up with $18. Some time later, all the cash would be returned to Molzer-Aranguren — and in pretty good condition. As for why Misty ate the cash, the veterinarian believes it must have had something appetizing on it to entice the dog into eating it. Misty, for her part, is recovering well, but she's $54 poorer.

    What weird thing has your pet eaten? Tell us on Facebook or on Twitter @YahooTrending.

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  • A trip to the DMV is not exactly something drivers consider a fun day, but how about if you rode up to the office on a horse? That's what one woman in Richmond, Virginia, did as a form of protest. Ashlee Owens, 26, had her license suspended after the DMV apparently said she did not provide proof of insurance. The suspended license made it illegal for her to drive from her home in Amelia all the way to Richmond, so she had a friend drive her there with a horse trailer attached. She then rode her horse, Sassy, up to the DMV office. She had her dog, Tuff, in tow as well. Owens said she sent all the necessary paperwork through regular mail and email, but the DMV did not receive it. She explained her struggle to WWBT NBC 12: "I've been trying for the past three days to get through to the DMV. ... I don't feel like I should be in this predicament at all."

    After waiting a few hours and having the nearly $700 fee waived, Owens rode away from the DMV with her head held high. She's now a

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  • YouTube jokester Rahat is famous for pranks like driving up to a drive through window with nobody behind the wheel on his page ‘Magic of Rahat’. But his latest prank, in honor of Halloween, takes advantage of a pretty popular fear--spiders. He went to a college campus with stacks of books and a small animal cage on top. He made passersby think he was struggling to hold the books while tying his shoe to get them to offer to help. Once the unsuspecting volunteer helps out by taking Rahat’s books, he uses sleight of hand to place a fake spider on their hand in the process. One by one, they each fall for the scare, and the results are hilarious. Those people got really freaked out, but can you blame them?


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