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  • Remember the Tom Hanks movie "Big"? In the film's iconic scene Hanks's character plays a giant piano on the floor at the FAO Schwarz toy store in New York City. Well, a video on YouTube showcases an even cooler version of that giant piano … and this one is alive! It's called Le Piano Vivant, which means "The Living Piano" in French. The video was released by French-Canadian educational and cultural site TFO. The giant 12-note human piano was set up in a park in Quebec. Each singer carries the specific tone of each key, and when a participant steps on a key, the human "piano string" sings that note.

    The stunt was put together in collaboration with the Quebec opera festival, and the part of each string was actually sung by an opera singer. The purpose of Le Piano Vivant was to bring opera to the people by inviting the public to engage with a new, interactive, and never-before-seen instrument. Bring on more giant human instruments — sounds like music to our ears.

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  • Some viral videos are hard to watch because the possibility of danger seems so great. Luckily for a foolhardy 8-year-old in Rio de Janeiro, the midday tricycle joyride he took on a busy highway did not end in tragedy. In a video posted to YouTube by the Brazilian newspaper Globo, the boy is seen, for three minutes, coasting down a two-lane highway segment, returning to the top, and then taking another run at it.

    What's more galling about the situation is that when he was reached for comment, his takeaway from the whole experience was that the stunt was "cool." Brazilian Social Services disagrees, and it is currently in the process of reaching the boy's parents to make sure that nothing like this ever happens again. Though the comments seem to focus on the disbelief that anything like this could happen, one person also blamed the drivers on the highway, wondering why none of them stopped to get the kid out of there. That's a salient point, but who knows, maybe they were late for work or

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  • You might have seen the filibuster-esque all-night speech that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) gave. Cruz started the speech Tuesday afternoon, and his purpose was to advocate the defunding of the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare."  The speech included a reading from the Dr. Seuss book "Green Eggs and Ham" and lines quoted from the reality show "Duck Dynasty." But during what Cruz was presenting as a political statement, eyes were fixed instead on this man of mystery, dubbed by the Internet as "Corner Guy." 

    Tweets poured in obsessing over him. Some are comparing him to the character Milton from the movie "Office Space" and the guy from the GoDaddy commercials. And as usual, they demanded to know who he is. 

    Well. BuzzFeed helped fill in the blanks. It turns out Corner Guy is actually John R. Ellis IV, Ted Cruz's legal counsel. They managed to find his Facebook page and a picture of him on the beach, and even one of him with his puppy. Corner Guy might bring up fond memories of

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  • Let's face it — sitting in class for hours on end can become monotonous. But one student has come up with the coolest way to combat school-day boredom. Jody Steel, a 19-year-old college student at Emerson College in Boston, uses her leg as a canvas during class to sketch some pretty awesome and lifelike drawings. Check out some of Jody's pieces. There's one of Walter White, the main character in "Breaking Bad"; Radiohead singer Thom Yorke; actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt; the character Freddy Krueger from "A Nightmare on Elm Street"; "Game of Thrones" character Daenerys Targaryen; a sketch that looks like what is exposed by skin ripped open; and an elephant portrait.

    Jody's leggy pieces of art caught the attention of the Web after she posted them to So far, they have had more than 500,000 views. Each drawing takes about 45 to 60 minutes to complete — that's about the same amount of time it would take to ignore a lecture in Philosophy 101. But Jody says she's an A student and has

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  • We sometimes take for granted just how intuitive and helpful dogs can be. They serve as guides for the blind, search-and-rescue officers, and bomb detectors, but they are also fiercely loyal to their owners — no matter how young or old. That is evidenced in a recent YouTube video from Turkey, in which a cocker spaniel shows that it is more than just a playful pup.

    On the Kabak Koyu beach in southwestern Turkey, a woman is throwing a ball for the dog while her child crawls around in the sand. Small children are, of course, artful escapees, and suddenly the child is going full-bore straight at the ocean. The spaniel, dropping playtime immediately, races down to the surf and plops down in the sand between the child and the waves, drawing the family's attention just as the adventurous youngster is about to hit the water. One commenter wrote, "Face it. Dogs are better than humans." After seeing this video, it's hard to disagree.

    Has your dog done anything surprisingly intelligent? Tell us on

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