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  • A tiny new resident of the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago has been getting a lot of online attention recently. Her name is Pup 681 and he is an orphaned Southern sea otter.

    The aquarium posted a video to YouTube documenting the arrival of the little guy to their facility. Then, the team got to work on the first task toward Pup 681's rehabilitation, teaching her to swim.

    It might look like fun, but the folks at Shedd have a pretty hard task at hand with Pup 681. Tim Binder, who is the vice president of animal collections for the aquarium, said of the process, "It truly takes a village to rehabilitate a young sea otter. Our animal care team is teaching the pup how to be an otter."

    The 5-week-old pup was found abandoned and alone on Sept. 30 when a jogger heard her crying on Coastways Beach on the Central Coast of California. Pup 681 is still on a strict diet of bottled formula and sliced clams. (Delicious!) Eventually the adorable otter will be named and moved to the facility's Regenstein

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  • By Gwen Breitstein

    WGN Morning News had a special guest join its Halloween "Friday Forecaster" segment, local 8-year-old Charlie Hale.
    Making his TV debut, the second grader stole the show from WGN weather anchor Paul Konrad. Hale showed off some sweet dance moves courtesy of "Calvin and Hobbes" before he "got down to business" delivering the news.
    Hale read the weekend weather report like a pro and even warned trick-or-treaters to put "some coats under your body" due to an overnight low of 33 degrees. And like all great weather anchors, Hale ended the broadcast with a dance.
    Hale was a natural on television, but for now the kid has different plans for his future.
     "I want to be a police officer because I like danger," he told Konrad. "But I'd also like to be a millionaire. And I kinda want to be a soccer player." Commenters on the video think he has a future in the oval office with one writing "I vote this kid for POTUS. "Let's get down to business!" and another adding "What a great

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  • A photo of a Target employee has gone viral, and the story behind it might have you scratching your head. On Sunday afternoon, a girl tweeted a photo of a Texas Target check-out employee named Alex. By Sunday night, the photo had been retweeted and marked as a "favorite" so many times that it reached more than 300,000 Twitter users. It is still unclear whether the girl actually took the photo or just shared it, but the damage was done and a new Internet star was born, bolstered with his very own hashtag, #AlexFromTarget. 

    People on the video-sharing app Vine posted their impressions of #AlexFromTarget; there are memes of him, and Tumblr pages have even been created.
    It took fewer than 12 hours for #AlexFromTarget to take over the Web this weekend, and in the past 24 hours, the hashtag has been used more than 900,000 times!
    Exactly who Alex from Target is was still a mystery until late Sunday night when he

    Read More »from Target Employee Becomes Overnight Internet Star Via Social Media
  • In August, Lyndsey Hyde of Tennessee posted a video to Vine featuring a goat that sounds like it is saying "What? What? What?" The 6-second clip went viral with more than 7 million views on the video-sharing app.
    Now Lindsey's stepfather, Dusty Belew, is giving the people what they want: more talking goat. Belew uploaded the full video of the inquisitive human-sounding goat to YouTube, and it is everything we wanted it to be.
    This video reminds us of Mishka the talking husky, who skyrocketed to Internet stardom when a video of her "talking" went viral. In the video it sounds like she is saying "I Love You" to her owners, who prompt the dialogue.
    OK, there's still one lingering question, though: What does the fox say?

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    A few days before her 13th birthday, Anna van Keulen sat down at her family's piano, and as her father filmed, she performed the theme music from "Downton Abbey." It was a private show for the ones she loved.

    The video of her playing is about four and a half minutes long, and when Anna is done, her mother cheers and her father thanks her for the performance.

    The support and love in this young girl's life were captured that day, in a video that Anna's parents will, no doubt, forever treasure.

    A few months after Anna's concert for her parents, she was struck by a car while riding her bike. She passed away in the early morning of Oct. 17.

    Her grieving father, Niek van Keulen, posted the video to YouTube on Tuesday, writing: "My daughter Anna wanted to be famous. Now, she has suddenly died. Help her become famous by watching!"

    The video went viral in the Netherlands and has since been viewed by millions of people all over the world. Reddit comments are full of condolences and words from

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