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  • On Monday, the cast of Australia's "The Lion King" musical redefined airline entertainment.

    Cast and crew from the production were flying on Virgin Airlines from Brisbane ¾ the musical's next destination in Australia ¾ back to Sydney, where they are currently performing. The announcement that the show was coming to Brisbane went over well.

    "After an amazing day at the official Brisbane launch announcement we felt elated enough to sing the Circle of Life," wrote cast member Toni Ann Stewart in the description of a video she uploaded Should to YouTube. "It was so much fun."

    And it sounded pretty awesome. The singers sat together and toward the front of the plane when they belted out the opening notes. For two minutes, the cast sang and clapped along to the classic Disney track. Passengers, who were still boarding the plane, were clearly surprised.

    Following the performance's completion, the group received a rousing applause from fellow passengers and acknowledgment from the flight

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  • The odds are stacked against Jim Zetz living long enough to witness the wedding of his 11-year-old daughter, Josie. But that did not stop one photographer from making sure that the 62-year-old father, who has advanced pancreatic cancer, could walk Josie down the aisle.

    A staged "wedding" in which Jim and Josie were pronounced "daddy and daughter" was the idea of Lindsey Villatoro. She met Jim and his wife, Grace, after snapping one of the family's last portraits together. Villatoro has been photographing terminally ill clients for two years. She did not charge the Zetzes for their photos.

    "One day [you] wake up and realize you're given the opportunity to changes someone's life for the better," Villatoro wrote in a description of the slideshow from the ceremony on Vimeo. "You get an idea, don't think twice and Run with it."

    About four days before the big event, Villatoro contacted Grace and told her about the plan. It was an idea that came to the mother of three after she walked by a

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  • According to Perry Clabbatz, there is a large Amish contingency in Spartansburg, Pa., a borough populated by just a few hundred people. Clabbatz actually lives right behind an Amish family. The house that his Amish neighbors live in measures about 24 by 36 feet.

    So you can imagine what was going through Clabbatz's mind when he looked out his window and saw about 80 people lifting the house from its foundation to place it in a new location.

    "I knew they were going to do it; the landlord told me ahead of time," Clabbatz explained to Trending Now in his first interview since a video of the house-moving went viral. "I just didn't realize it was going to happen so soon."

    Standing in his backyard, Clabbatz reacted predictably for this day and age: He took out his phone and hit "Record." Last weekend, he uploaded the footage to his Facebook page so he could share it with his family, particularly those that live in different parts of the country.

    "My Facebook is

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  • A comedian famous on YouTube for crashing cellphone calls is now paying, or rather, pranking it forward. The beneficiaries are about 50 homeless people who received a three-course dinner with all of the fixings.

    We spoke with Greg Benson last week regarding his latest prank, a cellphone skit. In the video, he stands or sits next to someone speaking loudly on the phone and begins responding out loud to what they are saying. In December, Benson filmed this skit at Los Angeles International Airport. Last Wednesday, he took loud talkers at Disneyland by surprise.

    "I never want to make anyone mad or unhappy," Benson said via telephone of his pranks. "Actually the opposite; I like to have a good time, and I hope the people I'm pranking are having a good time too."

    The subjects of his latest stunt are definitely enjoying themselves. Benson and his crew went to the Ascencia Shelter in Glendale, Calif. With a full production team and a crew of chefs headed up by Jesse Brune, Benson

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  • A new Japanese public service announcement is warning of the dangers that come with texting and walking at the same time.

    Perhaps sending a text message while driving is not a big issue in Japan, or maybe texting and walking is simply a more prevalent problem. The video, created by mobile carrier NTT Docomo, states that 1 out of every 5 people who text and walk injure themselves or end up in an accident. The video, which clocks in at over two minutes, is an animation that illustrates what would happen if 1,500 people were all attempting to text and walk at the same time through Shibuya Crossing, the intersection in front of the Shibuya Station in Tokyo.

    Judging by the end result, it would get messy. However, the message's poignancy is altered by the animation itself. The 1,500 people are depicted as wooden dolls, with weird extremities and peculiar movements.

    Still, there is science behind the cellphone company's point. The statistics offered in the PSA are from a study conducted by

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