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  • Kai-Xiang Xhong takes ordinary cardboard boxes and turns them into extraordinary pieces of art. The 20-year-old's latest work is a full sculpture of Tony Stark's Iron Man suit, and you would be hard-pressed to find words that can do it justice.

    Xhong is a student in Taiwan and began turning sketches into sculptures when he was in high school.

    "I have since produced lots of artwork with cardboard," Xhong told the Stan Winston School of Character Arts. "For example, Optimus Prime from TRANSFORMERS, skeletons of the T-Rex and a Pterodactyl, an IRON MAN suit, and so on. And the last three of them were all made full-size."

     

    Kai-Xiang Xhong

    The detail in the costume is incredible. Xhong painstakingly carved out nearly every notch and indent in the "armor," along with creating the hinges and joints throughout the life-size suit.

    Kai-Xiang Xhong

    "For my cardboard IRON MAN SUIT, I used pepakura technique," he explained, referencing a method that uses buildable and foldable 3D models. "But I did not add any special color

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  • A 70-year-old Dutch woman rode a roller coaster for the first time recently, and her laughter and joy in the video is contagious.

    Ria Van den Brand took part in "Firsts," a campaign commissioned by overseas telecommunications provider Vodafone. The company aims to help people try things out and then gives them the chance to tell the stories behind their experiences.

    Ria, along with 71-year-old An Bernaards, was scheduled to fly in an airplane for the first time. To prepare, An used a flight simulator, while Ria decided to try out a roller coaster.

    "Here we go!" she screams as her ride takes off. For about the next 30 seconds, Ria looks and sounds like she is having the time of her life. The 70-year-old's hands do not leave the handlebar in front of her, but she smiles and laughs continuously as the coaster tumbles around the track.

    Her laughter goes on for another 10 seconds after the car is stopped before she asks her granddaughter, "Is my hair still OK?" Clearly she is unfazed by her

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  • A father in Spain is giving his daughter a head start on learning the art of judo, and it is pretty adorable.

    Pedro Jose Moreno Velasco is an instructor at Club Jushirokan, which has a number of locations throughout Madrid. In a video on his Facebook page, Moreno Velasco shows his daughter in her first-ever judo match. The 3-year-old goes up against another girl, and their face-offs seem to embody the literal translation of judo, "gentle way," more than the sport.

    The video clocks in at slightly less than two minutes and features both girls interlocking arms before tumbling over one another. Each time, Moreno Velasco helps the two of them up. Once they are back upright, they make sure to bow to each other again, and then just a few seconds later find themselves back on the mat.

    It almost looks as if they are hugging and then one loses her balance and down they go. They repeat this over and over until the father scoops them into his arms and carries them off the

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  • Matt Harding gained YouTube fame for his "Where the Hell Is Matt?" videos, which show him dancing in countries around the world. A caption stating his location accompanies each clip. The videos started in 2005 and have received tens of millions of views.

    Debbe Patterson posted a similar YouTube video on Monday. Like Harding, the British Columbia native travels to different parts of the world and breaks out a move or three. And like Harding, she is not afraid to stand in the middle of a crowd or encourage participation from those around her.

    Patterson visited more than 20 countries and many more cities, as she made multiple stops in places like Italy and the U.S. On YouTube, Patterson said the video compilation took about a year and a half to film. Appropriately enough, it is scored to Lady Gaga's "Just Dance."

    When a viewer asked Patterson which place was her favorite to dance in, she replied that "everywhere was great" but the two best places were Ecuador and Peru "because they just

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  • If Kevin Bacon's PSA on '80s awareness did not drive the point home for you, maybe this will. It is a nine-minute video filmed in 1987 that might serve as a perfect time capsule for what life was like a few decades ago.

    Chris Iller uploaded this YouTube clip in May 2007, and it is gaining a lot of popularity now thanks to Reddit. He explained the premise in the video's description.

    "One night back in August 1987 after a party at Disney's Vista Village (before Vista Way), I went out to the 7-11 with a video camera and a couple friends to see what people purchase at 2:30am [sic]," he wrote.

    Sure they capture cash-register transactions, from a couple who buys toothpaste to a tourist who seeks out a cheese Danish. But perhaps more noteworthy are the simple interactions among people who appear on camera. The premise alone might have people who lived through the '80s feeling nostalgic; there is no way a store employee would allow you to film now, and chances are slim that complete strangers

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