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  • Never in the history of peekaboo has the outcome been so dramatic. One toddler learned the hard way that the fun game does not always end well. 

    In a new YouTube video, Bradley Bailey covers his face with a towel and has his adorable daughter look for him under it a few times. His wife catches the cuteness on camera.

    Then Bailey steps away, secretly shaving off his beard, and comes back to continue the peekaboo fun. But it isn't so fun for his little one — when the tot lifts up the towel this time, she finds a barefaced man she doesn't seem to recognize.

    It looks like she's thinking, "Who the heck is this guy?" before beginning to wail. Well, kid, beard or no beard, that's your father. The video was posted to YouTube on Sept. 11 and has been viewed more than 820,000 times. Some commenters think the trick was a cruel move on the part of the girl's parents, with one person writing, "It should be a crime to upload sick videos like this, poor girl. You KNEW that she liked the facial hair,

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  • Diagnosed with essential tremor 20 years ago, classical violinist Naomi Elishuv would shake uncontrollably while she played her string instrument. Essential tremor is a disorder that affects the nervous system and causes rhythmic shaking. Unfortunately, over time the rate of tremors increased to the point that they interfered with her ability to perform, forcing the musician to quit her job playing for the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra.

    On a brighter note, Elishuv on Tuesday had brain surgery in Israel to suppress her tremors, and the unusual medical operation was captured on video and posted online. During the procedure, surgeons inserted electrodes into her brain that produce impulses, which help to suppress her shakes. To ensure the electrodes were positioned properly and that the operation was progressing in the right direction, Elishuv was kept conscious but under a local anesthetic. The operating staff also asked her to play her beloved violin. Her music of choice was a

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  • Most colleges encourage students to study hard and to avoid most time-consuming distractions in order to focus on their studies while on the path to a degree. The president of Columbia College in Columbia, Mo., however, is using a popular distraction to drum up school spirit and encourage camaraderie on campus.

    For his inaugural year, President Scott Dalrymple, PhD, is challenging students to go up against him in a battle of wits, aggression, and video game prowess. Dalrymple is obsessed with acclaimed football-themed video game Madden NFL ‘15 and has decided to take on the best of the best among his students. The grand prize? Free textbooks, paid for by Dalrymple. On average, textbooks for the year can cost more than $1,000. The gamer president said that he wants to encourage camaraderie among students and uplift the school spirit at the start of his tenure.

    The Columbia College Madden NFL video game challenge will take place on Oct. 17 at the college campus, with a big screen for all

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  • If you ask almost any married man, he'll say that prepping for the big proposal was either easy-breezy or a nerve-racking nightmare. Half the battle is perfect timing, not to mention the need for genuine originality. But what if you already have a leg up by working in the wedding industry, with knowledge of proposals you've heard about or helped to create. How do you propose to the one you love and make it more amazing than the stories you know? One wedding planner was stuck with this question recently and executed something extra-special. He decided to fake a separate wedding, which would act as the perfect stage for his own proposal.

    A planner named Jack staged a mock ceremony to propose to his longtime girlfriend, Sophia, the mother of their young daughter. With the help and attendance of friends and family and, of course, good friends (but noncouple) Chris and Danny Jack was able to pull "the old switcheroo" on his lady and get down on one knee to pop the question.

    The amount

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  • A 12-year-old fan of the cult comedy "Napoleon Dynamite" was treated to a big surprise by the film's leading man, actor Jon Heder.

    Leukemia patient Mary Elizabeth Paris is currently awaiting a bone marrow transplant at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, in Georgia. Meanwhile, she's been constantly watching the 2004 hit movie to lift her spirits. Mary had mentioned to one of her favorite nurses that the cult comedy was one of her top movies, so the nurse brought in the DVD for her the following day. After getting wind that Mary was a devotee of the flick, Heder decided to give her one of the best "get well" messages of all time.

    In a 1-minute video, Heder went semi-Napoleon Dynamite. He delivered a heartwarming message along with some of the character's catch phrases and unique movements, including his signature salute: the butterfly lotus, where interlocking fingers make a butterfly motion away from the face.

    Unfortunately, a spectacular yet awkward dance routine was not included in the

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