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  • Dean Zimmer is a talented drummer who plays in a band that has opened for the likes of Styx, Kansas, and Thin Lizzy over the years. He was also born with a rare disorder, called Arthrogryposis, that affects the joints. That might make a weaker person give up on a career doing the most physically demanding job in music. But Zimmer rocks. He has been playing for 30 years, and has only gotten better with time.

    Other musicians laud his talent. But he knows how skeptical people were at first. A short video, made by Ross Harris and Stanley Gonzales, is called 'Drummer Wanted,' after the ads that Zimmer would respond to for auditions. Whenever he showed up to an audition, he says, people looked at him "like [he] had three heads."

    His style is unusual, but it works. Zimmer stresses that his disability does not affect him, saying, "I wasn't disabled: I just couldn't walk real good." His bandmate, Rick Abbott, says of his ability, that when people go to see him, they might be circumspect, but

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  • There's a saying that goes, "Always be yourself. Unless you can be Beyoncé. Always be Beyoncé." And now it seems even Disney Princess Cinderella wants to be just like the pop diva. Music artist and former "American Idol" contestant Todrick Hall conceived the ultimate telling of the famous fairy tale through, you guessed it, Beyoncé songs. Check out the genius work titled "Cinderonce" on YouTube. Most of Beyoncé's top hits such as "Single Ladies" and "Diva" play out during the eight-minute video.

    Thanks to the YouTube channel's 428,211 subscribers, "Cinderonce" has gone viral, getting more than 700,000 views so far. Hall seems to have a knack for putting a twist on the Cinderella classic. Last year his "Cinderfella" video with guest appearance by Lance Bass put the spotlight on gay rights by telling the story with a same-sex couple. His other wildly popular videos include "The Wizard of Ahhh's," with 2.8 million views, and "Disney Dudez," with 2.5 million views. We can't wait to see

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  • Let's face it. We spend waaay too much time on social media, especially Facebook. Sometimes it's like "shame eating" when we're all alone. You're not alone. We all do it. But how do we shake the habit? With tough love and electrical shock!

    MIT PhD students Robert R. Morris and Dan McDuff have invented a device called Pavlov Poke that actually shocks the user's wrist when he or she spends too much time on Facebook. Yup. Zap!

    The name "Pavlov Poke" references Ivan Pavlov's famous conditioning experiments with dogs and Facebook's infamous "poke" feature. Clever name, indeed. McDuff says the shock is "unpleasant, but it's not dangerous." Whew, glad to know it won't kill us.

    The inventors admit their technology is meant to be humorous, but there's no denying that Facebook can be a real time suck, overloading us with useless posts from friends and sometimes negatively affecting our self-esteem.

    Morris and McDuff even filmed an infomercial explaining the device.

    But if electric shock isn't for

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  • Ever found someone's lost smartphone and tried to return it? The owner is probably stressed about losing all those precious photos, videos, and texts — not to mention losing the expensive phone itself. How did you contact the person to return it? Call "Mom" in the contacts list? That's soooo last century and, let's face it, lacking creative spirit.

    Enter three skateboarding teens, an Instagram account, and a blog. Sebastian Schallenberg, Ryan Benjamin, and Jake Besner from Waterloo, Ontario, were skating when they found a lost phone,belonging to a friend of cyclist Kim Ho, after it fell out of her bike bag on the road. They picked it up and promptly headed to a skate park, shot an Instagram video using the owner's account, and told him to call the phone. 

    Later, Kim and her friend called the phone and the boys returned it. End of story. Except that Kim then blogged about the happy experience and the tale was later picked up by other news outlets.

    Kind of restores your faith in humanity.

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  • Beach sand art is serious business. Wait, don't laugh. It's serious enough to earn you the attention of sunbathing beauties, studly surfers, and people who give out awards, especially if you're Carl Jara. His epic sand sculpture, titled "Grain Damaged," won the gold medal and People'sChoice Award at the Hampton Beach Master Sand Sculpting Competition in NewHampshire this summer. The native of Cleveland — which is far from any beach we know of — used the Droste effect to create the incredible optical illusion of a man holding a man, within a man holding a man, etc. The sculpture is so effective, we're quite confident that M.C. Escher would be proud. 

    Jara is a one-of-a-kind artist. Watch the amazing time-lapse videoof him creating "Grain Damaged." It's a master class in sandsculpture. 

    Bravo, Mr. Jara! Now, we want to see your masterpiecesand art from this summer. It can even be your kid's sand castle. Show us yourwork onour Facebook page and onTwitter at @YahooTrending.

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