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  • Many of us have found vintage items in our parents' storage spaces and wondered why they had kept the treasures locked away. Attics can be treasure troves, filled with memorabilia and items from the past -- many of which are no longer made. But what if you were to come across a piece of work that one of your parents had created, and you were so enthralled that you wanted others to experience it, too?

    A woman in Japan made an incredible discovery that is going viral. Known to the world by her Twitter handle @KYA7Y (we'll just call her K), she found an intricate maze that her father had drawn on a 23-by-33-inch piece of paper 30 years ago. The maze was not just some doodle that her father had whipped up in a few days. He took seven years to complete it.

    After K found the maze, she shared an image of it on Twitter. Lots of people saw it and shared it with their friends. From there, the photo was posted on Reddit, where it catapulted to international recognition.

    People on Twitter and

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  • It's not often that you get a firsthand view of what a tiger's prey sees moments -- or seconds -- before being eaten. In case you were wondering what it's like to be attacked by a big cat, here is the footage, thanks to keepers at the Longleat Safari Park in England. They set out to build snowmen for young Siberian tigers to play with in their enclosure. The keepers had the brilliant idea to insert a GoPro camera in the shoulder of a 6-foot-tall snowman to get a closer look at the beasts while they played. The staffers hit the record button, and then jumped into a Jeep for safety. Good thing, because the curious cats went in for the attack.

    Soundari, a 7-year-old tiger, even had the camera in its mouth. Not only did zookeepers get to witness the scary sight of a tiger attack, but, a spokesperson for the safari park said, it "gave us the opportunity to do a quick health check on Soundari's mouth, gums, and teeth."

    What's your favorite zoo animal? Let us know on our Facebook page or

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  • The presidential inauguration dominated media coverage and just about everyone's news feed on Monday. People used Facebook and Twitter to discuss speeches and poems, but one piece of technology was clearly the preferred method for chronicling the day's most infamous events: the GIF. Graphic Interchange format, or GIF (pronounced "jiff" or "giff"), is the official term for those endlessly replaying short video clips.

    Bloggers love them for their ability to record fleeting events, and Monday's events gave birth to many now-famous ones. There was Michelle Obama's (debatable) eye roll that ignited conversation online. There was Sasha Obama's exhausted yawn, which will no doubt haunt her for years to come. And there was the highly shared moment when Malia Obama photo-bombed her little sister's attempt to capture an adorable smooch between the president and first lady.

    GIF's popularity was officially acknowledged when it became the Oxford Dictionaries USA Word of the Year 2012, but here's a

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  • Move over Blake Griffin and LeBron James -- you just may have some competition on your hands in the world of best slam dunkers. A new viral video shows a helpful kitty who loves to do alley-oops, but instead of using a basketball, he uses laundry.

    The video, "Cat helps out with the dirty laundry," shows an eager kitty who cannot help but launch itself out of the dirty clothes hamper into the air to grab the clothes that its owner tosses, and slam them into the bin below. The way the cat springs out and with the height it gets in the air, you might think there's a trampoline buried at the bottom of the hamper, but that does not appear to be the case. The cat could just have really good timing. Maybe it was even a basketball player in a former life, if you believe in that sort of thing.

    People are loving the cat's trick, and the YouTube video is approaching 100,000 views in only a few days time. One commenter put into words what many people are likely thinking, "such an acrobatic,

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  • When a family pet goes missing, it's heart-wrenching for the owners. Not knowing where the beloved pet is and if it will return home safely can cause extreme anguish and heartache. For those who depend on animals not just for companionship, but also for assistance with daily routines, losing a pet can be that much more difficult.

    When Shane Wilson's dog, Lucy, jumped out of the back of his pickup truck in Commerce, Ga., he figured he might never see her again. Wilson's home is 30 miles from the spot where Lucy went missing. So he drove the stretch of road every day for six days in search of her. He almost gave up, but then he got a phone call: Two women told him that they thought they had found Lucy.

    Becky Davis and Tiffany Scoggins were having breakfast at a restaurant when they saw the dog, and they walked down a freeway exit ramp to get her. Even though Wilson had posted fliers all over Commerce about his missing dog, Davis and Scoggins were unaware of who she was. The two women

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