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  • Homeowners in the town of Vista, in the New York City suburbs panicked and ran out of the house after they smelled smoke.

    The response from the small Vista Fire Department was caught on a heatproof helmetcam (aka FireCam). It gets us so close we can almost touch the flames. The video, now viewed over 18,000 times, shows us firsthand how firefighters respond to and battle a chaotic inferno.

    The house fire was made more problematic with downed wires and communication, manpower, and hose problems. The firefighters tried to close the front door to contain the flames, but the glass part of the door melted. But with the help of other fire companies, the blaze was brought under control. No one was hurt, and we're reminded of these firefighters putting their lives on the line every time.

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  • After 50 years of being shackled in spikes, Raju the elephant has been freed from captivity in India. A team of 10 wildlife experts and veterinarians from Wildlife SOS, accompanied by police, entered his enclosure in the middle of the night, removed the shackles from his legs, and rescued Raju.

    Operation Raju was difficult. During the mission, his captors tried to fight off the rescuers, who eventually had to gain the elephant's trust by offering it fruit.

    Volunteers say they witnessed tears streaming down Raju's face after he was freed from his chains. Some animal experts believe elephants are capable of crying since they appear to experience emotions similar to those of humans.

    Many commenters on the YouTube video are sympathetic toward the animal.  One person wrote, "When are people going to realize that animals feel just as we do, if not more. So heartbreaking."

    The rescuers say Raju was bound 24 hours a day and spent his time as a beggar's prop. He was found in poor shape after

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  • Prepare to be stunned. We're seeing more and more drones being sent into the skies and capturing never-before-seen footage. This holiday weekend resulted in a bird's-eye view of colors bursting in air, providing us with beautiful pictures.

    A camera-mounted drone flying above downtown Nashville, Tenn., captured the spectacular view of the fireworks in celebration of America's birthday. The $1,300 device, provided by local businessman Robert Hartline, also took in the city skyline and river backdrop.

    This isn't the first time we've seen the rocket flares up-close and personal. In May, Jos Stiglingh took us on an aerial journey through the fireworks show in West Palm Beach, Fla. GoPro shared the video, which has been viewed 6.5 million times. The video of the fireworks show is set to an Andrea Bocelli aria — and the performance is dramatic to say the least.

    The stunts are stirring controversy, too. Online comments on both videos discuss irresponsibility and recklessness. Some viewers

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  • We've all seen a dog or two in our lives sit, shake, or roll over. They're adorable and often-difficult tricks to teach to a pup. Then we see a video like "Dancing Pit Bull," and it kind of raises the bar for amazing canine abilities.

    In the video, posted to YouTube two days ago, the dog and its human, a belly dancer, perform a routine that defies belief in its intricacy, at least as far as dog dancing is concerned. Not much is known about the provenance of the pair's moves, but the video was uploaded to YouTube by Alex Zhardanovsky, no stranger to viral videos himself, and it has since exploded into quite a hit.

    It now has more than 150,000 views and a huge crowd of fans. People are commenting passionately, writings things like "That's one talented dog!" and "This pit bull should have opened the World Cup."

    Dog dancing, or "Canine Freestyle," is actually an organized activity in some parts of the world, so if you think your dog could have moves like this, you might look into it.


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  • Have you ever watched a building get demolished? I think it goes without saying that being near tons of falling metal and concrete is dangerous, but be that as it may, people still show up to observe such an event. There's a new video showing how one lucky couple in the Czech Republic avoided a catastrophic situation when a chunk of concrete came flying toward them as they watched the controlled explosion of an old clothing factory. The video switches from regular speed to slow motion to offer a good look at how the chunk gets flung from the building site, bounces on the ground, and flies extremely close to their heads. Surprisingly, no one around them appears to be fazed by what just happened. The two are being hailed as the luckiest people in the world, so perhaps they should go play the lotto.

    A second video from the scene gives a better view of the man's face, but the concrete rock also appears to be smaller. This led to a few commenters suspecting that the video is fake. But one

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