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  • According to the Facebook page of the Champaign County Library in Urbana, Ohio, an anonymous reader returned a book 41 years overdue. “The Real Book About Snakes” last left the building’s shelves on July 17, 1972. Enclosed in the returned book were cash and a handwritten note.

    “To Champaign County Library, Sorry I’ve kept this book for so long, but I’m a really slow reader!” the person wrote, with either a great sense of honesty, humor or both. “I’ve enclosed my fine of $299.30 (41 years, 2 cents a day). Once again, my apologies.”

    Library Director Ty Henderson noted how remarkable it was that the book had been returned 41 years to the day after being checked out. He sadly noted to WDTN News that the library's total fees for everyone's overdue books is more than $280,000. Frequent library patron Molly Candady added, "That's awesome. That's honesty. He didn't throw it to the wind and say oh it's 41 years, they're not going to know."

    When the book was first signed out, late fees were 2

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  • Could you ever spend $6,000 in the Apple iTunes store? If so, what would you purchase?

    I couldn’t drop 80 stacks on unlocked versions of Pic Stitch, which to me makes this 8-year old girl’s feat even more impressive. According to the Mirror, the child grabbed her father’s iPad and racked up over six grand in charges by simply playing free games. If you’re foreign to the “free” iPad gaming world, there are in-game purchases that can be made throughout the duration of play.

    The ability to spend that amount of money over a five-month span is one thing; remembering your father’s password after watching him enter it is completely next level. At first, Lee Neale told U.K.’s the Mirror, Apple wouldn’t budge on the bill. But, thankfully for the Somerset, U.K., native, the tech giant changed its tune. Neale told the Sun that Apple apologized for the inconvenience and agreed to refund him in full. Prior to Apple’s reprieve, Neale was planning on settling his debt by selling off personal items,

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  • Schoep and his owner, John Unger, got famous thanks to a photo. Now Unger is posting what may be his final recollection of his beloved dog. Yesterday, he posted on his Facebook page, "I breathe but I can't catch my breath. Schoep passed yesterday."

    They became famous last August when a photo taken by a friend, photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudson, become a true viral success on Facebook. The photo depicts man and dog embracing while bathing in Lake Superior in Wisconsin. The touching nature of the photo was backed up by an even more wonderful story. Schoep had been developing advancing arthritis in his old age and had trouble sleeping and standing up. A veterinarian suggested that Unger bring Schoep into the waters of the lake because they might soothe his painful condition. Sure enough, the trick worked, and the dog was having a better time getting around. Each night, Unger brought Schoep into the water to help his pet sleep.

    Unger still needed money for medical care, funds that

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  • Son Surprises Father With Long-Lost Car After 24 Years

    It is a very ''Dad'' thing to do — to talk about the first car that he drove back in the good old days. Rick Lookebill from Brazil, Indiana, loved his 1972 Ford Mustang Mach 1 but sadly had to part ways with it 24 years ago. After years of Lookebill's searching, his son Michael was able to locate the car in Florida. After negotiating a price with the current owner, Michael got to give his father the ultimate surprise. Rick Lookebill saw the car through the kitchen window and began running around the house like a little kid. Then, through tears, he went outside to check out his old hot rod.

    The emotional video has racked up more than 800,000 views on YouTube. It was originally posted by Michael Lookebill back in April but went viral thanks to a recent post on Reddit. Michael Lookebill said that he helped "put the keys back in the hand they belong in." That's one revved up and thankful father — such a priceless gift.

    What's the most meaningful gift you've ever given? Let us know on our

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  • Cory Kalanick usually wears his helmet-mounted camera while he's on the job as a firefighter in Fresno, California. Generally, the camera captures images of people's most tragic days. He's thrilled (as are we), however, that it was recording when he rescued probably the tiniest being of his career thus far.

    Kalanick was sweeping a burned-out house for salvage when he noticed a motionless kitten lying on the floor. He immediately picked it up and sprang into action. Outside, he placed the kitten on his glove to protect it from the hot ground, and then he cooled it down with water while administering oxygen to the little guy. A whole tank of oxygen and some gentle strokes later, sure enough, the kitten came to with a "meow" that would melt the iciest heart.

    Using the footage captured by his helmet cam, Kalanick put together a mock movie trailer about the rescue. Poking fun at his veganism and love of animals with the titles, he added in laurels for the film's supposed "awards." He notes

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