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  • A group of daredevils is arrested after a stunt in which three of the members jumped off the top of One World Trade Center. They could face up to seven years in prison if convicted.

    James Brady, Andrew Rossig, and Marco Markovich filmed the BASE jump (Warning: Graphic Language) in September of last year. Late one night the three men gained access to New York's Freedom Tower through a hole in a fence on the site. Brady, who worked in construction on the 104-story skyscraper, knew of a blind spot in the site's surveillance camera. After entering the building, the men took the stairs to the roof of the tower, said a prayer, and then jumped 1,776 feet down.

    "It was one of the first things my client said to me ... how surprised he was at how there was no security whatsoever," Rossig's attorney, Tim Parlatore, told the media, "how easy it was to walk right up there."

    Video of the BASE jump hit YouTube on Monday. Filmed with a GoPro camera by Brady, the clip starts on the roof of the Freedom

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  • Ashley Wagner knew that 2014 would be a whirlwind year. In February, she made her Winter Olympics debut in Sochi, Russia.  After a month stateside, Wagner jets to Tokyo this week for the World Figure Skating Championships. Following its conclusion, the 22-year-old heads back to the U.S. to perform in "Stars On Ice," which begins April 4 in Fort Myers, Florida.

    But in addition to training for competition and performance, Wagner also found herself preparing on the fly to handle celebrity status. A photo of the figure skater's reaction to the judges' scores of her first Olympic skate became an Internet meme; Wagner's expression suggested she was not a big fan of their opinions.

    "I had no idea that my face became a meme until one of my friends posted on my Facebook wall some BuzzFeed article about me," Wagner said via telephone. "So I think in this day and age, social media is crazy, and the doors it opens up for athletes is amazing."

    While Wagner did not expect Internet fame following

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  • Jose Ahonen is a Finnish magician who is racking up millions of YouTube views with a new video in which he pulls a "hidden-treat trick" on dogs. Yes, even puppies can fall for sleight of hand, and their reactions to Ahonen's antics are pretty hilarious.

    The premise is simple: Ahonen kneels down in front of each canine with a treat in his hands. But as soon as the dog moves to grab it, the biscuit suddenly disappears. From at least one angle, it looks as if Ahonen pulls the treat into his right sleeve. None of the pets notice this.

    Details of the trick itself though are insignificant. The driving force behind the 5 million views this video has received is the fashion in which the dogs react to Ahonen. Most dogs immediately look in each direction and then begin sniffing downward to see if they can find the hidden treat. A couple pets start walking around in circles. One pup barks at Ahonen, and another licks him. However Gado, one of the dogs, might have the funniest reaction. After the

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  • Nicolas Foubert missed his sister Cynthia's birthday last year because he was away from home. The Paris native spent 19 months and 15 days traveling the world. But this year, Nicolas decided to surprise Cynthia for her 19thbirthday with the help of YouTube and a GoPro camera.

    The video begins with Nicolas standing on a beach in Guatemala. He explains how life is easy and his habitat is paradise, but he expresses regret over not seeing his sister as she turned 18.

    "Last year I was not able to give you a proper gift due to the distance," he says in French, with English subtitles in the video. "This year I tried to do something better."

    First Nicolas heads into the village, where children create and wrap a bracelet for him to give to his sister. He jokingly tries to stick the present through to the camera and then says he will use "another way" to get it to her.

    With a GoPro 3 Black Edition, Nicolas then films his travels from Guatemala to Mexico and then over to Paris. Traveling via

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  • Bump photography has become a hot trend in the pregnancy world, or so I'm told. And one couple's clever way of recording their little one's growth is very, very cool. British singer and YouTube celebrity Tom Fletcher and his wife, Giovanna, took one photo every day for nine months, and then strung them together for this stop-motion video:

    Like the song? It's called "Something New," and as you might have guessed, Tom wrote it himself for his new baby boy, Buzz Michelangelo Fletcher. Little Buzz makes his debut at the end of the YouTube video, which has racked up more than 438,000 views so far. One commenter exclaims, "This is absolutely beautiful."

    The Fletchers are very popular on YouTube already, with their other viral video of the speech at their wedding garnering more than 12 million views. I bet Buzz will be appearing in a video or two in the near future.

    We are really glad the Fletchers chose such a decent way to show off their impending bundle of joy. As you may know, some

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