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  • The record-breaking tornado that touched down in the town of Moore, Oklahoma, on May 20 devastated the lives of countless people. The tornado destroyed thousands of homes and killed at least 24 people and many animals. Some animals survived but could not find their way back home because there was no home to return to.

    A boy and his grandfather, who wish to remain anonymous, went searching for their two dogs, Dexter and Repo, who were separated from the family during the tornado. The pair's last stop on their search was the Central Oklahoma Humane Society. A video posted by the World Animal Awareness Society shows the boy and his grandfather looking at the pictures of lost animals on a bulletin board. Then, suddenly, the boy recognizes two of the dogs and identifies them as Dexter and Repo.

    The boy and his grandfather then walk back to the kennels where the animals are. The boy spots one of his dogs, who is barking and all too eager to get out of the cage as he recognizes the boy. Once

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  • Samuel L. Jackson has become a household name. His roles in movies such as "Pulp Fiction" and "A Time To Kill" have made his work synonymous with instant classics. In addition to his huge fan base and the critical acclaim that his work has received, he was named the highest-grossing film actor of all time in 2011. But Jackson is not your typical celebrity. He is not all about fame and notoriety. He wants to use his influence for the benefit of others, particularly those affected by Alzheimer's disease.

    Last week, Jackson reached out to the pages of Reddit. Jackson challenged users to write a monologue that he would read while raising money for the Alzheimer's Association with the help of Prizeo, a website that supports fundraising for charities. Two days after the announcement, Jackson read the winning monologue.

    Jackson quickly doubled down on the original offer, saying that if donations reached $100,000, he would do another monologue, this time of his choosing. Today, we at Trending

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  • Here at Trending Now, we'd be remiss if we did not bring viral videos to your attention on a regular basis. It's part of our job, and we love doing it. The latest one to capture not only our attention but that of the social media world depicts a ship launch apparently gone horribly wrong.

    In it, the NOAA ship Reuben Lasker, at Marinette shipyard in Wisconsin, glides down an inclined metal ramp into the water. It suddenly tips steeply onto its side and crashes violently into the water, sending wood planks and other debris flying into the air toward whomever is filming from behind the boat. The video then ends abruptly after about 18 seconds. It was initially uploaded to YouTube in January by user Jason Bundoff, but the ship launch took place about a year ago. It has already been viewed more than 90,000 times, and people are watching the less than 20 seconds of footage multiple times just to take it all in.

    Bundoff wrote in the description of the video, "Ship side launch goes wrong

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  • Dorothy Custer is my hero. I mean it. She's 102 years old, and she's not afraid of anything. How do I know this? Because I watched her tandem BASE-jump off an Idaho bridge to celebrate her 102 years on Earth.

    Custer, of Twin Falls, Idaho, just keeps coming up with ways to top herself. Last year, for her 101st birthday, she ziplined across Idaho's Snake River Canyon. She had planned to skydive for this year's big day, but that didn't work out. She told KMTV.com, "I was thinking of going to jump out of a plane, but then I found out it was too much. So then I said, 'Forget it! I'll just have a very calm birthday.'" Don't you just love her idea of calm? I know I do.

    Custer said she won't allow her age to limit her. "I just went on living and having a good time and doing what was necessary," she said. "I don't think of age right now."

    If you think Custer looks familiar but you can't quite place her face, here's why. She has made multiple appearances on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,"

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  • Thanks to Twitter, Instagram and endless entertainment blogs, it's nearly impossible to not keep up with your favorite celebrities. You can find out what restaurants they're eating at, where they're shopping and how they spend their spare time. One Instagram user figured out a way to enjoy time with the celebrities who are always trending. He fakes it.

    Instagram user Peejet has used his creative photo-editing skills to insert himself into pictures with celebrities such as Jay Z and Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Drake, Rihanna, Lil Wayne and even first lady Michelle Obama. All the pictures are of real situations and events, which Peejet magically happens to appear in -- seamlessly so.

    Peejet has more than 73,000 followers on Instagram, and he has posted only 101 pictures of his celebrity "encounters." He says he started the account in April 2012 in an effort to entertain his friends, and it just took off from there. He told the Daily Dot. "I choose which pics I use by whatever is trending on

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