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  • There are countless websites and blogs that give cinema fans details on the real-life locations made famous by movies. But one Tumblr user is kicking that idea up a notch by creating a new way to look at real-world locales featured in major films.

    Christopher Moloney, a blogger and a writer for the CNN show "Erin Burnett OutFront," created the website FILMography. It shows photos of locations that have been featured in various movies — mostly filmed in New York — and includes an actual screen-grabbed photo from the movie.

    Moloney told Vanity Fair last year that he got the idea to start the website after noticing on his morning walk to work (he passes through Central Park) that he passed a lot of places that he had seen in movies. Moloney has taken more than 250 photos for his website of locations featured in popular films like "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "Serendipity," "Spider-Man 3," the original "Superman," and "When Harry Met Sally."

    The blogger said he was actually surprised that the

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  • Two homeless veterans are being called heroes for coming to the rescue of a robbery victim in Cincinnati, Ohio. When pawnbroker Gary Wagner was attacked by an assailant outside near a parking lot, David Hale and Chad McClain stepped in to wrestle the two men apart. Hale stayed by the victim while McClain ran after the attacker and prevented him from escaping by standing in front of his car until police arrived.

    McClain, who is currently homeless, and Hale, who was living on the streets until recently, did not know each other at the time of the incident. Hale was featured in a video making a statement about the incident: "We're people, too, just like everybody else. The reason we helped ... we would hope that someone would do the same for us if we were in the same situation." Hale continues, "Everybody out there is somebody's mother, father, brother, sister — somebody's family member." He hopes that anyone who sees something wrong happening to someone will do the right thing and step

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  • When tourists visit new places, they often seek the most popular landmarks and have their picture taken near them to prove they made the journey. What if someone flipped that idea on its head: Instead of locating the most well-known landmarks, find the least well-known and bring it to people's attention.

    Reddit user "Etegamiguy," who lives in Japan, filmed a short video of himself at one of the country's least-known tourist destinations: what he refers to as the world's shortest escalator. We contacted the Guinness World Records team, and it confirmed that it is indeed the shortest escalator in the world. The record-breaking set of mechanical stairs is located in the basement of More's department store in Kawasaki, Japan.

    In the video, Etegamiguy tells viewers how to find the escalator, which he says is near the store's parking garage. People who make their way to the escalator will notice that on the other side of the glass is a set of regular steps, five to be exact. Etegamiguy says

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  • In late 2011, Facebook launched its timeline cover photo display platform. While some people were reluctant to accept the change, there were many who embraced it and came up with creative ways to manipulate their personal pages. Perhaps one of the most well-known collections of pop-culture-themed cover photos belongs to teenager Libby Cooper.

    Cooper, who not surprisingly spends a lot of her free time online, likes to edit famous images from movies and art by inserting herself into the scenes. Some of the most-liked photos are of Cooper appearing in "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," joining the British boy band One Direction, holding up baby Simba in "The Lion King," and starring in "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy."

    When Cooper posted a sampling of her work on her Tumblr page on Wednesday, it became an instant hit, racking up 55,000 "likes" and reblogs. Commenters speculated that due to the low-resolution and handmade quality of her photos, Cooper may be using Microsoft Paint to

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  • It's the beginning of a new year, and couldn't we all use a heartwarming story to get us off to a solid start? This story is about friendship -- an unlikely one, but a friendship nonetheless.

    When 8-year-old Terfel, a Labrador mix, was diagnosed with cataracts, his future seemed bleak. Terfel was likely to spend his remaining years bumping into things or not straying far from his familiar dog bed. But all that changed when his owner, Judy Godfrey-Brown, let a stray cat into the house and named her Pwditat. No one could have predicted what came next.

    The cliche "fighting like cats and dogs" suggests that dogs and cats cannot be friends -- in fact, it suggests they'll fight. But that is not at all what happened between Terfel and Pwditat: They were instant buddies. Pwditat even became Terfel's seeing-eye-cat, if ever such a thing existed.

    Godfrey-Brown said that Pwditat seemed to instantly understand that Terfel is blind and wanted to help him. Pwditat uses her paws to lead Terfel around

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