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  • So many of us are attached to our cell phones as if they are a part of our bodies. In fact, we can hardly go anywhere without bringing a mobile device along, whether it's to keep in touch with friends and family members or to check social media, or maybe even just to get the high score on a digital game -- most of us will even find an excuse to take our phones to the bathroom with us.

    But what happens when you lose said phone? How far would you go to get it back in your possession? A woman in Brazil was willing to risk her life to save her cell phone. A new video that surfaced on YouTube shows the drastic lengths to which she went to retrieve her phone. She climbed onto the tracks at Sao Paolo's Corinthians-Itaquera train station just as a commuter train bore down on her. You can hear the conductor sounding the warning horns for her to get out of the way.

    In the video, you see the woman toss her purse up onto the platform first, but then she struggles to pull herself up away from the

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  • When something really funny happens, you don't just want to enjoy all the fun by yourself. You want to share it with friends so they can get a good chuckle, too.

    Luckily for Rev. Aamon Miller, he was able to record a funny scene in the parking lot of a Food Lion Supermarket in Richmond, Virginia. In the video, a man stands beside a pickup truck, nunchucks in hand, having some fun practicing his nunchuck skills. The video, titled "Kung Fu Grandpa in the Food Lion parking lot!," was uploaded to YouTube Friday, and it has already attracted more than 5.5 million views.

    So why are so many people tuning in? It's not just for the impressive nunchuck skills. It may have something to do with Miller's hilarious commentary throughout the video. He begins, "Yeah, what y'all know about getting your Kung Fu nunchuck panda on in the parking lot of the local Food Lion? Get it, my man!" He goes on to describe the man with the nunchucks, joking that the man would "whoop a fool upside his head." Miller

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  • Beware: Today is the day for practical jokers to shine. April Fools' Day marks that one day out of the 365 days of the year on which it is not only deemed socially acceptable, but also somewhat appropriate to play a harmless prank on friends and loved ones.

    Instead of playing a joke on you here on this blog, we're just going to tell you about some of the pranks that have surfaced elsewhere on the Web.

    Most of us have become aware of all of the incredible advancements in cloning technology over the last decade, but they have not come quite this far: The website for London's Telegraph newspaper falsely announced the creation of "Rabbits With Human Ears." One of the rabbits pictured is even outfitted with an earring. It's cute or creepy — depending on how you look at it.

    Two social media giants want you to think that the days of free use are over. On Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg's timeline, he announced that the plan for Facebook this year is called "Facebook Friend Fence." Users

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  • Matthew Bent of Kaukauna, Wisconsin, is being hailed as a hero for standing up for his son against three bullies at his school. Bent says that his son has been repeatedly harassed by classmates at River View Middle School, even suffering physical harm. His son says that even after reporting the incident to teachers, nothing was done about it.

    Bent took the fight to Facebook on Wednesday, where he posted an image of him and his son holding a sign that read "I stand behind my son in the fight against bullying. Please like and share to send a message loud and clear that bullying needs to stop now. Tell school districts that protecting bullies by turning a blind eye is wrong!" Bent's post has been "liked" on Facebook more than 390,000 times and shared more than 410,000 times. Bent explained his public outcry, saying, "If no one's going to stand up for my son, I'm going to stand up for my son. When i was in junior high and i was bullied, nobody stood up in my corner."

    School district

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  • Looking at most advertising, one would assume that the fashion world is a place only for the young. Very few ads feature anyone over the age of 30, let alone 80. Well, meet Ali. The 83-year-old tailor has become something of a star on Tumblr, thanks to a blog called What Ali Wore.

    Created by photographer Zoe Spawton, the blog is a tribute to the ever-changing custom wardrobe of Ali, who walks by her coffee shop at 9:05 every morning. After seeing him many times, she asked if she could start photographing him, with his unique choices in clothing. He agreed, and thus What Ali Wore was born.

    Ali is Turkish but has been living in Berlin, where the photos are taken, for 44 years. His skill at tailoring means that his clothes are often handmade, and he rarely wears the same thing twice. Since he wants to looks his best, Spawton says, Ali has some restrictions on when she can photograph him. She told Spiegel Online, "Sometimes [he] just does not feel good, [is] in a bad mood or sick." She

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