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  • The Swales sisters of Snellville, Georgia, all recently got engaged around the same time. But the reason that they are all getting married on the same day is no coincidence. Their mother, Becky Swales, has been fighting breast cancer for the last four years. According to doctors, the fight may be soon over. The cancer has spread to her liver, and she was given the heartbreaking news that she may live for only a few more months.

    So with the help of a very friendly community's donations, including the event venue, the sisters began planning a triple wedding with only weeks to spare, just to make sure that their mother could be there on the big day. All three sisters describe their mother as their best friend, so they can't imagine her not being able to see them walk down the aisle. Sarah Swales told Fox 5, "Honestly, this might be one of the last, biggest things we get to do with our mom. That's why we want to make it a really great time, so it's something that we'll all remember, and be

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  • "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses is a beloved power ballad, never far from being played at a karaoke night or wild get-together. There are countlesscovers of the song out there, but it's safe to say none like Vancouver resident Michelle Kwan's. In a recent video, Kwan plays "Sweet Child" on a guzheng, an instrument invented 2,000 years ago, which she has been playing for 12 years now. And if the song is not going to be played on an electric guitar, the guzheng does the job. Kwan is able to play multiple pieces of the song flawlessly, and YouTube viewers and commenters are eating it up. More than 180,000 people have seen the video in two weeks, and commenters are writing things like "Facemelted!" and "this is so good it's almost sick." Kwan says that she wanted to put a modern twist on an instrument that is known mostly for playing traditional songs, and she's actually taking requests for new songs to learn on her YouTube page. She also hopes to parlay her newfound fame to someday

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  • The Internet is a great place to showcase people's oddest talents. Take, for example, Swedish group the Tumba Ping Pong Show. Since 2012 its channel on YouTube has featured insane Ping-Pong-related tricks that leave viewers scratching their heads. And one of their latest videos pushes the envelope. This one, involving knife throwing, has people talking and gasping. Check it out here.

    Now if you watched that clip and thought, "That is unbelievable," you are not alone. Folks on Reddit's video forum are calling the group's bluff. Hundreds of commenters in the forum studied the video frame by frame trying to dismantle its authenticity. One commenter pointed out that at the 17-second mark you can already see a knife attached to the girl's paddle even before the knife reaches it. Another thinks the trick to achieve the illusion was to layer two videos over each other. Oh, and about that awesome catch of the Ping-Pong ball in the girl's mouth? Reddit detectives claim she spat it out and it

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  • The Web is occasionally peculiar in the way it connects people, even unknowingly. You can look at a group of people who have never met and see similar themes to what they do, sometimes even identical behaviors. See, for example, what the Daily Mail calls "twipping." Death and Taxes Mag originally did the search on Twitter for terms such as "fell down stairs." And it turns out that taking pictures of yourself or others about to tumble down the stairs, falling down the stairs, or lying in a heap at the bottom is quite a trend. Most of these pictures are presumed to be real, because it isn't something people celebrate or seek out when taking a photo. But the reasons are clear — poking fun at yourself or friends, or giving evidence of what is a potentially dangerous activity. This could become the next "planking" - but most people hope it stops before it becomes a bona fide trend. Commenters on a couple of stories summed up many people's sentiment nicely, writing, "No please just... no,"

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  • Kanye West either courts controversy or is just preternaturally good at remaining in the public eye without trying to. After his feud with Jimmy Kimmel, he seemed to want to tamp downhis reputation as an angry guy by praising French paparazzi for remaining at a distance while he was on vacation. Another attempt at reaching out to paparazzi was made on video, but this time the ending of it was what got attention. A woman approaches Kanye and asks the cameraman who he is. The cameraman asks West if it's OK if he tells her. West gives her a quick handshake and enters the building he was headed to. But commenters on YouTube have said that his behavior suggests he is perturbed by her lack of knowledge or even heartbroken because of it. Of course, others say that the woman was a plant sent by the paparazzito rile West up. Many commenters compared the video to one from last year, in which fellow hip-hop artist Jay Z makes the acquaintance of Ellen Grossman, a New York artist who is

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