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  • When two black bear cubs named Mike and Ike lost their mother to a deer hunting accident, they were taken to the Woodlands Wildlife Refuge in Pittstown, N.J. After Ike sadly died over the weekend due to unknown causes, the center along with the website NJ Advance Media thought of a way to bring attention to Mike’s ongoing recovery… A live webcam!
     
    The refuge center’s executive director, Tracy Leaver, said, “We hope this inside look at the rehabilitation effort here at Woodlands will serve to educate the public,” adding, “We want to engage and educate the public about black bears.” Eventually, Mike will be introduced to his surrogate mother. Until then, you can watch the live camera 24 hours a day on the Woodlands Wildlife website. While you’re there, you can also donate and help rehabilitate animals back into the wild. Just a note of caution: The center says it’s not responsible for bodily functions that occur between feedings and warns that the little guy may sometimes crawl out of

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  • It’s 2015, and if “Back to the Future” is to be believed, that means that we are a few short months away from flying cars and hoverboards.  
     
    Enter prankster magician Rahat. Armed with an orange puffy vest, Rahat went to a local park and tried to see how many people would believe he was actually using a hoverboard.

    As expected, the reactions were pretty priceless, and almost everyone believed he was floating in the air!

    So how does he pull off the stunt? He’s not giving away his secret, but he explains in the video that it’s a combination of a magician’s levitation trick with what looks like a hoverboard attached to his feet.

    The video has gone viral with more than 391,000 views since it was posted on Wednesday.  

    Pretty impressive, but can he come up with 1.21 jigowatts?

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  • Two “magical” puppies are taking the internet by storm in a viral video.  

    The pair attempt to trick their owner that there is only one of them sitting outside when all of a sudden…the second puppy appears as if from nowhere!

    YouTube users love the magical puppy pair:

    Nicolletta 13 wrote:  "You can almost hear the second dog saying "Ta-Da!" when he pokes his head out. "

    Jalkor87 commented: "Absolutely adorable :)"

    And matsuda touta wrote:  "magic is real"
     
    Have a cute video of your dog? Share it with us on our Facebook page.

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  • An Italian grandmother is gaining worldwide renown for more than just her nonstop love and delicious cooking. In a new video uploaded to YouTube by Alberto Ascoli, an 84-year-old grandmother tries her hand at bowling for the very first time.

    Dressed in what most of us go bowling in (a long black coat with a furry collar), grandma steps up to the lane, releases the ball, and then … STRIKE! On her first try she knocks down all 10 pins. Nearly everyone at the bowling alley takes notice and starts to cheer and applaud.  

    Just like the crowd at the bowling alley, we can’t help but cheer for her. And now she’s even got her own Facebook fan page — The Italian Grandma, subtitled “Athlete.”

    The lesson here is either “It’s never too late to try new things” or “Beware of hustling grandmas who pretend they have never bowled before.”

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  • All right, everyone, break out those tissues.

    Every day, 82-year-old Bud Caldwell delivers a daisy and a penny to a park bench in Fond du Lac, Wis., that he bought and dedicated to his late wife, Betty. His gifts are tributes to the couple’s favorite songs from their 56 years together, “Daisy a Day” and “Pennies From Heaven.”

    But after snow blanketed the walkway leading up to the bench, Caldwell had to alter his daily routine — he still went to the park every day, but he stayed in his car. Two park workers, Jerrod Ebert and Kevin Schultz, noticed Caldwell’s shift in routine. They shoveled the walkway to Betty’s bench so that Caldwell could make his daily visit.

    “We both commented that we just can’t have this,” Ebert said. “We've got to make sure he can get to his bench and talk to his wife.”

    Betty passed away two years ago, and Caldwell has taken comfort in his daily visit to the park bench he bought and dedicated in her honor.

    “Two young men did such a nice thing for an old man,” he

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