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  • Ever found someone's lost smartphone and tried to return it? The owner is probably stressed about losing all those precious photos, videos, and texts — not to mention losing the expensive phone itself. How did you contact the person to return it? Call "Mom" in the contacts list? That's soooo last century and, let's face it, lacking creative spirit.

    Enter three skateboarding teens, an Instagram account, and a blog. Sebastian Schallenberg, Ryan Benjamin, and Jake Besner from Waterloo, Ontario, were skating when they found a lost phone,belonging to a friend of cyclist Kim Ho, after it fell out of her bike bag on the road. They picked it up and promptly headed to a skate park, shot an Instagram video using the owner's account, and told him to call the phone. 

    Later, Kim and her friend called the phone and the boys returned it. End of story. Except that Kim then blogged about the happy experience and the tale was later picked up by other news outlets.

    Kind of restores your faith in humanity.

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  • Beach sand art is serious business. Wait, don't laugh. It's serious enough to earn you the attention of sunbathing beauties, studly surfers, and people who give out awards, especially if you're Carl Jara. His epic sand sculpture, titled "Grain Damaged," won the gold medal and People'sChoice Award at the Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Competition in NewHampshire this summer. The native of Cleveland — which is far from any beach we know of — used the Droste effect to create the incredible optical illusion of a man holding a man, within a man holding a man, etc. The sculpture is so effective, we're quite confident that M.C. Escher would be proud. 

    Jara is a one-of-a-kind artist. Watch the amazing time-lapse videoof him creating "Grain Damaged." It's a master class in sandsculpture. 

    Bravo, Mr. Jara! Now, we want to see your masterpiecesand art from this summer. It can even be your kid's sand castle. Show us yourwork onour Facebook page and onTwitter at @YahooTrending.

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  • What would you get if Jackson Pollock played with water balloons? A beautiful mess! Enter Swiss artist Fabian Oefner . His artwork is literally explosive. Titled "Liquid Jewels," Oefner's photos were featured in Wired U.K., and they will astound your eyes and inspire you to throw an impromptu spin-art party.

    So how does he make this crazy magic? Oefner creates his amazing photos by popping balloons covered in acid-rainbow paint and then snapping pictures as the paint flies. It looks like a blast, but it's a very time-consuming process. Oefner said he got only five useable photos out of the 100 he took.

    And it turns out, his creative process even blew up in his face: "I remember one balloon burst directly into my face, while I was preparing the last layer of paint. ... I looked like a walking piece of art afterward."

    This isn't Oefner's first experiment with flying paint. His previous project, 'Black Hole,' used a spinning drill to fling different coats of paint in a spiral pattern into

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  • And the hottest trend of the summer is ... hot dog legs! Huh? You know, the "you wish you were here" photos your girlfriends post on Instagram showing off their shiny, bronzed legs on a beach, making you so darned jealous. How glamorous of you, girl. Until now!

    An anonymous Tumblr blog is burning up social media, proving those would-be sexy walking sticks look remarkably like 3-day-old gas station hot dogs. The blog posts photos of weenies posed like legs and asks you to decide "Are they hot-dogs or legs??" Is that Banana Boat Tanning Oil? Or are those Hebrew National beef franks? It turns out, it's hard to tell.

    Let's take a look.

    Hot dogs?


    Hmmm. It's difficult to decide. Until there's a definitive way to know the difference, we suggest a new Instagram filter: We call it "Oscar Mayer."

    BuzzFeed says "Hot Dog Legs is the best Tumblr of the Summer." What do you think? But more important, what's your favorite brand of hot dog? We say Nathan's Famous. Let us know on our Facebook page and

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  • Warning! Do not read the following if you're prone to intense bouts of the warm fuzzies.

    Superstar Beyoncé was interviewed by 11-year-old YouTube sensation Kid President, promoting World Humanitarian Day in what is quite possibly the most adorable celebrity interview in the history of interviews. He gets to do what most men dream about their entire lives - Plant a smooch on Beyoncé.

    Kid President, aka Robby Novak, is a pint-sized inspirational comedic speaker who has interviewed everyone from President Obama to Josh Groban. He partnered with actor Rainn Wilson's feel-good media company, Soul Pancake, to "chew on life's big questions," which has made him a social media darling.

    Robby suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease, and he has broken his bones more than 70 times. But you'd never know it. His videos are filled almost entirely with his laughter and dancing.

    Kid Prez's "Pep Talk" video, which has over 28 million views on YouTube, features his Bill Cosby-esque

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