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  • Snow and ice might have been a nuisance for much of the country this winter, but a new video highlights the beauty and awe of it all as seen from the sky. It comes to us from a place that knows a thing or two about being covered in snow and ice thanks to a particularly harsh winter, Cape Cod, Mass. CapeCast, a video blog from the Cape Cod Times released it — take a look at the mesmerizing compilation.
     
    The videos were shot mostly from drones by Brian Switzer and Peter Traykovski, both Cape Codders. We spoke with Traykovski, a 48-year-old oceanographer who works at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He told us, “I’ve taken a fascination with the flow and movement of ice and bodies of water that have strong tidal flows because of the winter we’ve been surrounded with in Cape Cod.”  He finds it fascinating, but he hopes it vanishes soon and the cape can go back to being known for sand dunes and salty air.  

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  • Meet 5-year-old Seth Lane. The British boy has spent most of his life in a hospital because he was born with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, often referred to as ‘bubble boy disease.’

    In a short video that’s gone viral, Seth holds up yellow note cards asking people to wear yellow — his favorite color — on March 27 to show him some support as he waits for his second bone marrow transplant.

    He has asked that people take pictures of themselves decked out in yellow and post them on social media using the hashtag #wearyellowforseth.

    The pictures will be hung around Seth’s hospital room so he can see that he’s not alone as he waits for and recovers from the procedure.

    Seth’s parents, Leanne and Nik, wrote in their blog, “We have a map of the world in his room and will pin all the countries where people have posted a picture from. Also, we will be printing some off and putting them up in his room.”

    This will be Seth’s second attempt at a bone marrow transplant — the first one failed in 2010

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  • If you’re a parent, you know that bath time for little ones often proves to be a challenge. And it’s not true just for human babies but for  creatures big and small. A new video of a baby elephant having some trouble getting into its bath is going viral.  It comes to us on YouTube from user Claus Jorgensen who was visiting Elephantstay, a reserve at the Ayutthaya Elephant Palace and Royal Kraal in Thailand.  In the video, a baby elephant appears to be having trouble getting into and out of a small tub.  I know it’s wrong, but I can’t help but laugh at the little guy.   

    The Elephantstay reserve allows visitors to live with, care for, and learn about the majestic animals.  I think they’re gonna need a bigger tub!

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    A video of a dad amazing his son with a simple card trick has gone viral online.

    This poor little boy must think his dad has magical powers or X-ray vision as he correctly guesses card after card. Little did this boy know, his dad had a bit of help from a sneaky assistant — the boy’s little sister.

    His sister sits perched behind her brother, stealthily miming the numbers on the card to her dad on the other side of the table.

    In the end, the little girl’s enthusiasm gives her away, and her brother figures out just how his dad was pulling the whole thing off. It’s the oldest trick in the book.

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  • A sign-language interpreter in Sweden signed his way into Internet fame over the weekend. Tommy Krangh was on hand to sign lyrics of a song performed on Melodifestivalen, a televised Eurovision singing competition.  Krangh enthusiastically signed and danced to a performance by singer Magnus Carlson as it played on a screen behind him:

    The show aired on Sweden’s public service TV station SVT. You don’t have to know sign language to see that Krangh is having a great time dancing to the music.  

    A post on reddit not only took the YouTube video to viral status but also turned Krangh into a local celebrity. He told a Swedish newspaper, “It’s crazy and I’m very happy for all the nice words. I have really been love-bombed.”

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