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  • Some people believe that spreadsheets are a necessary evil for calculating budgets, doing expense reports and organizing lists, but Japanese artist Tatsuo Horiuchi uses spreadsheets to create works of art. The 73-year-old uses AutoShapes in Excel to design traditional-looking Japanese art that is both beautiful to look at and intricately detailed.

    Horiuchi began making his unique art using spreadsheets 10 years ago. Before retiring, he said he would see his co-workers in the office using Excel to make detailed graphs, and he thought to himself, "I could probably draw with that. Graphics software is expensive, but Excel comes pre-installed in most computers."

    For those of you who are reading this right now and looking at Horiuchi's art and thinking, "No way! How in the world could someone create that kind of ornate artwork using Excel?" you can download a file yourself and take a look at how each individual cell appears.

    People first began taking notice of Horiuchi's work in 2006 after

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  • Sometimes we come across a video that makes our jaw drop in disbelief. Either we're taken aback by what our eyes see, even if we believe that what we're seeing is real, or we know that it could not possibly be real. That's the case with the latest Trending Now discovery.

    In a somewhat grainy clip posted to YouTube, which has a Russian title along with the translation "Dog helps the owner," viewers see something that seems implausible. As some people are driving down a flooded street, they look out their window and see a man in a wheelchair being pushed along by a dog standing on its hind legs. The people in the car seem surprised but continue along the flooded street in their car without missing a beat.

    It seems hard to believe, right? A dog is able to walk in floodwater using just its hind legs and push a man in a wheelchair who is several times its weight, combined with the pressure of the floodwater. Does not seem likely. People are calling foul on the video, with some commenters

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  • Yes, it's only Tuesday. So what! It's never too early in the week for a hilarious viral video, especially one that we are not sure why has gone so viral, so quickly.

    Kyle Vigneau taped his Labrador, named Koda, doing something a little silly. In the video, "My Dog Isn't the Smartest," it appears as if Vigneau is trying to fill the pool with water, and the device he is using appeals to the dog. As the device sprays water into the pool, Koda tries to lick the stream of water. Vigneau says to Koda, "You're going to end up falling in the pool. You know that." That's exactly what happens next. Koda loses his balance and falls headfirst into the pool. Vigneau briefly panics, and you can hear him say, "Uh-oh!"

    The original video was posted to YouTube on June 9 and already has 4.2 million views and counting. It was then posted to Reddit with the title, "on an IQ scale of 1 to Einstein, my dog is a brick." In a follow-up video, we hear Vigneau coaching Koda to help him get out of the pool.

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  • You've heard the adage "The customer is always right." Now, thanks to the power of social media, never has it been easier to shower praise on or file a complaint with a company for the entire world to see. One customer is causing outrage over a video she took of herself while complaining about an allegedly rude worker at a Dunkin' Donuts.

    In the video, recorded on the woman's cellphone, she tells the employee behind the counter (not the employee she is there to complain about) that her experience the previous evening was not good and that she's there to get what she believes she is owed, a free meal. She complains about not being given a receipt for her purchase and says she is thereby entitled to free food. She tells the employee several times she is recording everything they're doing and going to put it online.

    The employee remains calm even as the woman begins raising her voice and berating him to describe her displeasure with what happened. She does mention she has previously

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  • An Orange County, California man had what he describes as a once in a lifetime experience. J.R. Gilkinson was out on his boat off the coast of Newport Beach when suddenly, a baby sea lion hopped aboard.

    In a six-minute video shot on Gilkinson's cellphone, he records as the sea lion approaches his boat, climbs aboard, suns himself on the deck, and eventually settles next to him, nuzzling his face against Gilkinson's leg. He does not appear to be injured, but you can hear a woman in the background comment that the pup looked sleepy and tired. The baby sea lion stayed on board the boat for more than an hour, and it did not leave Gilkinson's side until the boat docked.

    Once Gilkinson returned to the shore, he talked about what had just happened to him with other sailors. They agreed with him that the encounter he had just experienced with the affectionate baby sea lion was indeed extremely rare. Gilkinson is not taking what happened to him lightly, saying, "I appreciated every second

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