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  • After what has been called the worst earthquake in the Bay Area in 25 years, the altered topography left by the 6.0 magnitude temblor that devastated residents in and around Napa and Sonoma in California last Sunday is being "torn up" by local skateboarders — but not in a destructive way. For decades, the skateboarding culture has been no stranger to riding and ripping on almost anything, whenever and wherever possible. Some enthusiasts of the sport might even call this damaged area in Northern California a street skater's paradise.

    The environmental twists and newfound turns of residential walkways and roads have skateboarding youth using buckled pavement as miniramps for tricks like 180-degree spins and various hand-grabs, while the fractured sidewalks serve as obstacles to "ollie" or jump over.

    Obviously this isn't the first time we've seen skaters perform tricks in unbelievable terrain and weather, but this is definitely a new spin on a skate park — one made by Mother Nature in one

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  • After his self-imposed hiatus from the entertainment industry, comedy legend Dave Chappelle has recently returned to the spotlight, performing at selected shows. He even went back to the Oddball Festival on Aug. 23 in Hartford, Conn., where he stunned audience members last year as he exited the stage during his set, upset by ongoing heckling and constant crowd noise, choosing never to return to the Connecticut city.

    While finishing up his own set on stage, comedian Louis C.K. introduced Chappelle to a happily roaring crowd. Chappelle apologized, saying, "I did not think I would ever come back to Hartford again. It was a year ago tonight. I had 364 nights to think about that fatal night, one year ago ... I was really immature about what happened." He even thanked the audience for not booing him.

    After he apologized, Chappelle continued his set by poking fun at North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, President Barack Obama, and a tryst with a much, much older woman. If you're a fan, you'll

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  • Some women might tell you that pregnancy is a wonderful experience. Others might argue that it's a life-changing experience that's no fun at all. But a San Francisco couple decided to illustrate the glory of their pregnancy in a Vine video.

    Vine video artist Ian Padgham filmed his wife, Claire Pasquier, over the course of nine months, creating the six-second, time-lapsed clip that coolly documents her pregnancy from the beginning to the introduction of their newborn. Padgham professionally creates Vines for various brands and is a fan of the time-limiting challenges the video app presents. His passion for his new family and his love for Vine have made this one of the most viewed Vines of all time, garnering more than 9 million views and growing. Commenters on the quick maternity video are impressed with Padgham's creation, writing things ilke "that's patience" and "this is when you wish that vine was just a few seconds longer."

    Like most Vine vignettes, the process for putting this

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  • Man, it was a rough night for this koala bear.

    It got hit by a car. Then fell from a tree. And then had to get CPR.

    Emergency crews in Melbourne, Australia, received a call on Thursday night about an injured marsupial. The koala had been hit by a vehicle while crossing a road and then scurried up a tree and passed out.

    So that the koala could be treated, a firefighter threw it from an elevated platform in the tall tree to rescuers below, who caught the little guy in a blanket.

    The rescue team started to massage the koala's chest to get some movement in the heart and some air into the lungs.

    A woman from Wildlife Victoria, who had previous experience reviving a dog, performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation before the team administered oxygen.

    The koala started grunting and growling and ... the rescue was a success.

    While it was initially thought the marsupial was Sir Chompsalot, a well-known local koala, he has been named Sean, after the fire brigade captain who assisted in the rescue. He

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  • "I like big buses I cannot lie!"

    Neither can the Holderness family as they rewrite the lyrics to Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" and make it about going back to school: buying supplies, filling up backpacks "round and big," and "making that healthy lunch."

    Former news anchor and TV host Penn Holderness, who has started his own production company, last went viral with his family back in December with their hit video "#Xmas Jammies."

    They're sure to do it again with "Baby Got Class." The fun video has a nice shout-out at the end: "Dedicated to the amazing teachers who take care of our kids all year and don't make enough money."

    Unlike Nicki Minaj's video for Anaconda, which came out this week as well and also samples "Baby Got Back,"this version is suitable for watching at school.

    What did you think of the video? Let us know in the comments below.

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