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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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  • If there is one thing that Rocky Ortega did not want to see this Father's Day, it was another tattoo on his son. Joshua, 36, has accumulated quite the collection of ink, with almost a full sleeve on his left arm and a bunch more designs on his right.

    The graphic designer, who lives with his wife and two kids in Long Beach, Calif., usually shows his father any new tattoos he has when he returns home to Oxford. Rocky's reaction is consistently disgust, but Joshua seems to get a kick out of it. Now, every time Joshua shows off new ink to his dad, he films the response.

    "That's so bad, Joshua," "Ugly," and "Why did you do that?" are just a few of the remarks that Rocky makes to Joshua in the 15-second clip. Joshua even has a tattoo with "Dad" on it, but the retired high school principal and military veteran probably doesn't care for that one either.

    An example of what Rocky's reacting to, Courtesy Kim AndersonAn example of what Rocky's reacting to, Courtesy Kim Anderson

    Kim Anderson, a friend of the family, uploaded the clip of the reactions to YouTube on Sunday. "Dad hates son's tattoos" already has over

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  • "Pulp Fiction" might be one of Samuel L. Jackson's most memorable performances. He sure hasn't forgotten it.

    The actor appeared as a guest Friday on BBC One's "The Graham Norton Show" in England. Norton asked Jackson if he remembered the famous "Ezekiel" speech from "Pulp Fiction." Without hesitating, Jackson said he did. The TV host then presented a scenario to the audience: You are 17 or 18 and you're heading to the Jackson residence to pick up the actor's daughter, Zoe. Her father answers the door.

    The lights dim, and Jackson looks directly into the camera. He then flawlessly delivers the speech, 20 years after the movie's release. When he finishes, the studio audience erupts into applause.

    "That was smooth," said actress Keira Knightley, who was also a guest on the show and sitting right next to Jackson as he recited the speech. "That was so smooth."

    "That's amazing, even if it was rehearsed, which I'm not saying it was," commented Kyle Schlapkohl on YouTube. "Not only did he get

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  • Just in time for Father's Day, a U.S. Marine returned home and surprised his two children.

    Marine Master Sgt. Christopher Willenbecher spent the past nine months in Afghanistan. It was his seventh and last deployment before he retires later this year. Willenbecher's sons, Cole, 10, and Cade, 5, didn't think their father would be back in the U.S. for Father's Day.

    What the boys did not know was that their parents, along with the military's public affairs office and "Today" show producers, were working to change that. Willenbecher was allowed to leave two weeks early, and the staff from the NBC morning show helped coordinate a reunion that played out on live TV. The boys' mother brought them to Camp Pendleton, a major Marine Corps base located in Southern California. There, Willenbecher walked into a room where his unsuspecting sons were waiting.

    "Baseball stars, huh?" the Marine sergeant asked as soon as he saw them. The older brother, Cole, screamed, "Daddy!" and sprinted to him as

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