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  • Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran received radio airplay for a song in which he proclaims that he will build his love interest a house made out of Lego pieces. It served more as a metaphor; still, the U.K. artist is known to be quite the Lego aficionado.

    Now two innovators have built something almost as improbable as a Lego house: a car comprised of half a million Lego pieces.

    The project is the brainchild of Australian entrepreneur Steve Sammartino and Romanian technology guru Raul Oaida. They met on the Internet and then used a single tweet to crowd source the funds needed. In the prospectus, Sammartino does not promise any revenue windfall from the car. He doesn't even state what the final project will yield. Instead, he assures that "all those involved will benefit from the personal branding via having their names against it."

    Sammartino convinced 40 Australians to back the venture at $500 each. It was dubbed "Super Awesome Micro Project," and it became a reality.


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  • A captivating animal rescue video from Hope for Paws is gaining millions of views and in the process probably has a few people in tears.

    Eldad Hagar of the Los Angeles-based nonprofit posted the footage. First, a dog living in a trash pile is seen. The dog rescuer received an urgent call about the animal after she had been found homeless and living among garbage for months. At first sight, the outlook for this dog does not look good. She appeared ravaged and was found to be suffering from mange, parasites, bacterial infections, and malnutrition. Medicated baths would be needed to help her heal.

    After some reluctance, the dog climbs in to Hagar's car and they travel to the Veterinary Care Center. Hagar nicknames the dog Miley.

    With the proper treatment and a little rest, Miley begins to noticeably improve. But the story of second chances is just beginning. Hope for Paws then introduces us to another dog, Frankie.

    Where Frankie was found.
    The black Chihuahua, who was rescued from a drainpipe with the help of the

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  • Patients at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta dreaming of a white Christmas witnessed their dream come true earlier this month.

    Atlanta is far from the Snowbelt, but that didn't stop the children's hospital from turning its three campuses into a winter wonderland with an hourlong snowfall. Zigmont Magic F/X, a company that provides effects services to movies and live events alike, manufactured the snow. The workers used 31 snow machines to create a white substance that looked just like the real deal but felt similar to cotton or the foam from soap.

    "We just thought it'd be great to try and add a little magic and excitement to our kids' day here," Dr. Jim Fortenberry said to Fox 5 in Atlanta. "We thought, ‘What better way to do that than to add some snow?'"

    As families gathered for a prebilled party, children made snow angels and staged snowball fights. Others simply went outside in their wheelchairs to experience the sight firsthand. Patients who couldn't leave their rooms watched from

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  • Jason Lord proposed to his girlfriend Jackie Prater in quite the dramatic fashion, helping out a great cause in the process. Lord enlisted the help of close friends, an inside joke, and actor Aaron Paul to pop the big question. Prater said yes.

    Paul’s wife, Lauren Parsekian, co-founded a charity called the Kind Campaign. The movement aims to raise awareness to bullying issues through school assemblies, a documentary, and other methods. The “Breaking Bad” star helps his wife’s non-profit by donating his time and other experiences. Paul recently raised $1.8 million for the charity around the series’ finale, complete with a trip for one lucky winner and a guest to watch the final episode with the cast.

    Lord donated money to the Kind Campaign and won a personalized video message from Paul. The Chicago resident gathered up friends, and set-up a band to play Mr. Big’s “To Be With You.” The couple sang the song together on one of their first dates, and the tune became an inside joke. Almost

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  • Cy Kuckenbaker is back to reorganizing mobile objects by color — and this time he's shifting his attention from airplanes to motor vehicles.

    The filmmaker's first video in his "San Diego Studies" series received more than 3 million views on YouTube and Vimeo combined. The clip showed four hours of departing airplanes in less than 30 seconds. Kuckenbaker kept the real-me motion of the planes but placed them closer to each other. The final piece looks surreal; 70 planes are shown landing at San Diego International Airport in a continuous stream.

    "I had no idea that it would get the response that it got," the adjunct professor told the Vice Creators Project in a video on YouTube. "You know, it's just one of those situations where it's like, 'OK, this works. So let me see how far I can take it.'"

    Kuckenbaker then focused his camera on San Diego's oldest freeway, State Route 163, for a mere four minutes. The documentarian used the same special-effect technique, chroma key, to condense the

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