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  • YouTube allows small, local events to be viewed by a ton of people across the globe — for example, school recitals. In 2010, Greyson Chance performed a rendition of Lady Gaga's song "Paparazzi" during his sixth-grade music festival in Edmond, Oklahoma. That performance has since been viewed more than 52 million times. It landed Chance a spot on "Ellen" and a subsequent record label deal through a partnership with DeGeneres's new startup label and Interscope Records.

    Ok, so Henry Ayrault probably won't have Madonna's manager knocking at his door. But a clip of Henry and his buddies attempting to perform at their school's "Rock Band Recital" is becoming quite popular online.

    Henry was onstage at Grosse Pointe Music Academy in Michigan playing keyboard. He was about to sing lead in a quartet covering the Weezer classic "Undone — the Sweater Song." The boys made it through the opening notes, but as soon as Henry began to sing, his keyboard crashed down and the entire performance came to a

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  • "Ladies and gentlemen, do us a favor today," Robert Baker, a Southwest flight attendant since 2005, suggested. "Sit back. Relax. Enjoy our hospitality. Or you can sit up and be tense, that choice is yours."

    Baker then broke in to a quick number that he sang to the tune of Barney's "I Love You."

    "We love you. You love us. We're much faster than the bus. We hope you enjoy our hospitality. Marry one of us and you'll fly free."

    The entire cabin erupted in laughter.

    The passengers were en route to Chicago from San Francisco and treated to a not-so-normal rundown of preflight instructions from the attendant, who could possibly double as a comedian. David London was on the flight, filmed the routine, and posted it on YouTube.

    "I told him it was the most fun flight I ever took and thank you for going above and beyond to make everyone feel comfortable and entertained," London wrote in the post's description. "He threw a cocktail party 1/2 way through the flight as well."

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  • The oldest and second biggest zoo in Russia is home to an unlikely friendship between two animals.

    Employees at the Leningrad Zoo in St. Petersburg noticed that a stray calico was sneaking into the zoo in search of food. The cat would eventually make her way into the enclosure for a European lynx. However, instead of the calico and wildcat fighting, the two became buddies.

    According to the website Life With Cats, this happened in 2007. Yet to this date, the kinship is still strong. Such is evident in a video of the two animals posted to YouTube. Titled "The awesome friends in St. Petersburg Zoo," it was uploaded on June 7 and is approaching views. In the comments section of the video, viewers are arguing the merits of zoos in general and the behavior issues associated with lynxes.

    Both animals appear to be quite comfortable and affectionate with each other throughout the one-minute, 10-second clip. Because the friendship between the calico and lynx was going so well, the zoo decided to

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  • They say love can be magical, and for one couple visiting Las Vegas from Germany, that was almost literally the case.

    James Scholz and his girlfriend, Nicole, have been dating for three years. James wanted to ask her hand in marriage and figured out a unique way to do so. He decided to reach out to Las Vegas-based magician Rob Anderson. Nicole would be in Sin City on a preplanned trip with her girlfriends, and James thought it might provide the perfect opportunity for a one-of-a-kind proposal.

    "James actually wrote to me a few months ago and asked me to put together a surprise magical performance," Anderson said at the beginning of a video that documents the event. "It’s about to be a very special day."

    With that, the scene is set: Nicole’s friends take her shopping and decide to "randomly" watch a street magician, a role played by Anderson. He asks for a participant in the audience and chooses Nicole. The magician then begins to perform a trick where he places a ring on a ribbon. He

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  • Fans of indie rock outfit OK Go have grown accustomed to innovative music videos that differ visually from anything else online. The Chicago quartet does not stray from that trademark trait in its new piece for the song "The Writing's on the Wall."

    OK Go's latest music video premiered via Rolling Stone and was published to YouTube on Tuesday. The magazine reports that it was filmed over a three-week period in Brooklyn, needing 50 takes before it was finished.

    For four minutes and 17 seconds, the quartet moves through a set using a number of illusions. Boxes that look small and two-dimensional suddenly seem larger and shape into multiple dimensions; one band member appears to be riding a bike upside down on a ceiling; mirrors are used for people to enter and exit the camera view throughout the video.

    "It was important to me that we didn't add a layer of meaning that's not already there," lead singer Damian Kulash, who co-directed the video, explained to Rolling Stone. "We wanted to be

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