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  • A truly remarkable and rare occurrence was captured on camera overseas as rainfall sent water gushing down a river for the first time in years.

    The river Zin, which drains into the Dead Sea, is about 75 miles long and runs through the Negev Desert, in southern Israel. While it's referred to as a river, usually only the dry bed of the Zin can be seen. Also called the Nahal Zin, the river rarely holds any water due to the arid desert conditions.

    But that changed last week, and the transformation was captured in a video uploaded to YouTube on March 14. Heavy rainfall on mountains miles away caused water to run down and fill the riverbed. After years of viewing a dusty and dry creek, villagers gathered at the river's edge to see the water pour down.

    For those who live in the desert, the flood was a welcome event — reason to cheer and celebrate! A lone dog even joined in to witness the flood, although it quickly scampered away as the water surged closer to the ledge where the curious

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  • Actors, a GoPro camera, and a drone have combined to answer the question you have always wanted answered: "What does Superman’s view look like when he is flying?"

    Visual effects artists Corridor Digital uploaded “Superman With a GoPro” yesterday to YouTube. It already has over 2 million views.

    The production starts with actor Will Sterling dressed as Superman and affixing a GoPro to his head while he looks in the mirror. The superhero then looks down and sees that the case from the camera has a return address on it. He grabs the case and flies off.

    For the next two minutes, Superman takes flight. Using a drone, footage is captured across downtown Los Angeles, over Dodger Stadium, and through Runyon Canyon Park. While flying to his final destination, the hero even fights off criminals and catches a woman falling from a building. Those scenes, along with Superman’s arms appearing in the camera’s point of view, were all added in using actors and special effects.

    The entire flying

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  • Young and old alike continue to dance and sing along to Pharrell Williams's hit "Happy." The latest ensemble to tackle the chart-topping track is a group of elementary school students, and they're sure to leave you smiling.

    The Internet craze surrounding "Happy" started in December of last year. Schools, organizations, and individuals posted videos of themselves lip-synching and dancing along to the catchy tune. Online interest has grown as the song has gained popularity and climbed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

    Now the hit has been covered by a group of talented kids in Motown. Students at the Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences recently sang a rendition of "Happy." More than 40 kids jam along to the track, complete with synchronized dance moves.

    Edward Bone, whose daughter Aisha sings in the choir, posted the video to YouTube. It has received more than 200,000 views since he uploaded it on March 7. "Now that's what this song is all about," wrote one commenter. 

    This is

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  • A great-grandmother is fighting cancer with the help of over 160,000 Instagram followers, or as she likes to refer to them, "friends."

    Eighteen-year-old Zach Belden started an Instagram account for his 80-year-old great-grandma, Betty Simpson, after she was diagnosed with cancer. He figured the popular social network would be a good way to keep family members updated on her progress.

    Little did he know that close friends and family would not be the only ones interested in keeping tabs on "grandmabetty33," who gained popularity on the Internet thanks to her selfies and videos. In them, she is not afraid to throw up a peace sign, stick out her tongue or simply express her gratitude for the support they offer online.

    "I just can’t believe it," Simpson said in one video about her follower count. She had 23,000 at the time. "I thank a lot of them. I love them."

    In another post, Grandma Betty dances to Pharrell Williams' inescapable song "Happy." Williams saw the video and followed Simpson.

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  • The death toll in a tragic car accident at Austin’s South By Southwest Festival climbed to three on Monday morning. A hospital official at the University Medical Center Brackenridge told the Austin American-Statesman that Sandy Le has died. Over the weekend, she was listed in critical condition.

    Of the 21 other people injured in Thursday morning’s series of crashes, six are still in the hospital. Mason Endres is the only patient at St. David’s Medical Center, and is in fair condition. The 18 year-old’s spirits were lifted on Saturday afternoon, when one of her favorite bands decided to play at her bedside.

    Jared Kolesar is the lead singer of Jared & The Mill, an indie-folk band from Phoenix, Ariz. He first found out about the incident when he was denied access to his hotel. Kolesar and two band-mates were coming back from a late dinner when they discovered that the road to their hotel was blocked off.

    About 10 minutes before the car crashes, two other members of the band were chatting

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