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  • Many YouTube videos feature daredevils accomplishing incredible feats, but not all attempts turn out the way you would expect. Unicyclist Jacob Spera wanted to take the sport of unicycling to the next level by jumping over a ravine while riding around Colorado’s Lake Pueblo. The 20-year-old attempted to jump but landed face-first instead of wheel-first. But don't worry about Jacob, he says he is just fine and his only injury was a cactus needle that had to be plucked from his side.


  • College is a fun time in any young person's life, especially when there are fun stories to share.  A group of students at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, England has one of the best college nights ever recently. The group even has a video to prove it. Grammy-winning rapper Coolio was in town for a show when he met the students who were in the VIP area. They invited him to their dorm where the rapper cooked dinner for the crew and followed up with an acoustic jam session to his popular hit "Gangsta's Paradise." Take a look here.

    The video was uploaded to YouTube by Kelly Maguire, who wrote in the description that it was the "most surreal night of our lives!" Coolio looks like he had a great time, too, and confirmed it with a tweet: "gangsta's paradise with some fans in England. Fun night!" You can read more about the coolest night ever on the Reddit thread started by one of the students.

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  • People go to crazy lengths to get famous on the Web, but sometimes just a simple act will do it. Chris Cox became a sensation overnight, after simply mowing the lawn. Well, it wasn't just any lawn . Cox spent part of Wednesday, lawn mower and chainsaw in hand, doing upkeep on areas of the National Mall that had overgrown in the 10 days since the government shut down. Cox mowed the lawn outside the Lincoln Memorial and then used his chainsaw to cut up a large tree branch that had fallen onto a pathway. Park police let him work for a while but asked him to stop after a few hours for liability reasons. Cox said he wasn't doing the work for political reasons. He was trying to spruce up the area in preparation for this weekend's Million Vet March. Regardless of the intent, he has become a sensation on the Web. Commenters said of him, "I would vote him into Congress," with others calling him a "true patriot."

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  • DJ Matt Howes was in a near-death traffic accident on the island of Crete in 2011. He would have died, but gravel and dirt from the road kept his artery from bleeding out. Unfortunately though, the injury still caused him to have to have his right arm amputated. Arms, for a DJ, are very important to the craft, so the incident could have potentially ruined his career as well. But Howes returned to do a set two weeks later, in front of over 1,000 people. He knocked it out of the park, and continues to wow in increasingly popular DJ sets. He also does work to promote 'The Limbless Association,' a charity that works to help people who have gone through what he did.

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  • Technology has really changed the dating world. To prove that point, look no further than "Starbucks Drake Hands," the Web's latest and I think greatest meme. Here's the lowdown: Piper Kennedy, a model in Los Angeles, met a barista named Brody Curtis in Starbucks and gave him her number. The next day she received a selfie video from him. The video was so hilarious to Kennedy's friend DJ Ben Roc that he uploaded it to his Instagram account. Not only did Brody get Kennedy's attention, but after the Instagram video was posted, a viral meme was born, as well as the hashtag #StarbucksDrakeHands, as the song being played in the background is Drake's hit "Hold On, We're Going Home." One commenter on Roc's video wrote "This guy is hot but yet so strange. Will never hear Drake coming home the same again." Parodies are popping up everywhere — here is one of our favorites.

    Starbucks Drake Hands now has its own Instagram and Twitter accounts. And as for Brody, he says the video was an attempt to

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