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  • Miraculously, no one was injured when three enormous boulders rolled down a hill and leveled a 300-year old house in Tramin, Northern Italy.

    Drone footage captured the aftermath of the 4,000-cubic-meter rock fall. Two boulders leveled the barn, and then a third stopped just short of the living quarters and a car parked outside, sparing those inside.

    It is believed that a rock tower that crumbled caused the accident. The property, which lies below a cliff, is owned by the Servite order of the Catholic Church. Philipp von Hohenbühel, who runs the Freisingerhof estate, estimates to Südtirol News that the boulders caused millions of dollars in damage.

    The landslide occurred on Jan. 21. However, aerial video of the property did not make its way on to YouTube until Monday. It already has almost a half million views. In the four-and-a-half-minute piece, the route that the boulders took from the top of the hill through the vineyard is clearly visible. What looks like two parallel dirt roads

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  • Even though it became a cliche on YouTube, so much so that "The Office" had a whole scene about it, parkour can still look pretty cool when the right person does it. Seeing people flying off of staircases and jumping onto balconies (these are the only things I can think of) kind of makes you want to get in really good shape and vault through your own neighborhood.

    But for every cool parkour video, there's one that's um, different. And then, in a class all by itself, there's "hat parkour," Or, "Fedora Parkour." It is the creation of Clay Young, Daniel Woodin, and Andy Agee, three guys who "test their skills at random stuff that they think of off the top of their heads." They claim that their random tricks will "blow your head off," and they are about right, but maybe not for the right reason. The three gentleman toss hats around in lieu of traditional parkour, mostly due to what they claim are previous injuries. They claim they are trying to do fedora parkour in the most extreme places

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  • The Boston Marathon bombings happened over nine months ago, but new stories of strength and resilience are still emerging from the victims and their families. Dave Wedge and Casey Sherman have reported on a recent trip that many of those affected took to France and the bonds that were created through tragedy.

    In the piece, written for Esquire, Wedge and Sherman chronicle an all-expenses-paid trip that survivors and victims' families took through the wine country of France. First responders also joined the cruise, which Boston-based Vantage Deluxe World Travel organized. The same company had hosted a similar trip for wounded war veterans a few months before the bombings.

    Lu and Ling Jun were aboard the ms River Discovery II. Their daughter, Lingzi, was one of the three people killed in the explosions. The story depicts the parents' constant struggle with the loss of their child. During the cruise, they not only reflected on Lingzi's passing but also experienced seeing firsthand those

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  • The good news for actor Vin Diesel is that his movie “Riddick” topped the DVD sales list in its first week out. That yielded another positive: Universal Studios green-lit the next installment.

    How did Vin Diesel celebrate? Well, with a Facebook video in which he announces the news and dances to music by Katy Perry and Beyoncé.

    So, you could say he celebrated in an unlikely manner.

    Diesel, born Mark Sinclair, uploaded the seven and a half minute video in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. Appearing in a near-empty room and wearing a tank top and camouflage pants, the action star raps Juicy J’s verse on Katy Perry’s single, “Dark Horse.” He then talks about his good news and segues to another song that was performed Sunday night at The Grammys: Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love,” which features Jay Z.

    “Good thing I didn’t go, I would’ve turned up!” Diesel says as he blasts the Beyoncé track in his house. The actor begins swaying back and forth before busting out a couple of claps and twirls.

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  • Usually I associate professional pingpong with the famous scene from "Forrest Gump." But that changed when a video of China's Chuang Chih-Yuan and Belgium's Jean-Michel Saive hit the Internet. The players take part in a pingpong showdown for the ages — theatrics, sound effects, and trick shots included.

    A video of the match is on YouTube and has almost 4.5 million views in less than a week. The match commences in a relatively normal fashion: The two players exchange volleys back and forth from an immediate proximity to the table's ends. But after only 40 seconds, you begin to see where things start to take a turn for the absurd. Rallies between Chih-Yuan and Saive begin to increase in both distance and time. Then the players act out — with Saive pretending to faint after one rally and Chih-Yuan rushing to "resuscitate" him.

    About seven minutes in, the players decide that the current court configuration needs a switch. Chih-Yuan and Saive turn the table 90 degrees so that the judge is

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