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  • A FedEx driver's rough morning has led to a viral video but, thankfully, no injuries.

    Surveillance camera footage uploaded to YouTube on Thursday shows a FedEx van driving down a street and out of the camera frame. Moments later, the truck rolls back in to the shot, with the driver frantically chasing it down the street. Miraculously, the delivery van narrowly misses a house before coming to a halt. From the video, it appears that some combination of a tree and its roots redirected the vehicle away from the home.

    In a statement to Trending Now, a spokesperson for FedEx said, "While this video shows an unfortunate situation for the driver, safety is our top priority, and we are relieved no one was hurt."

    The person who uploaded the video shed more details on the situation.

    "There was damage to the vehicle. The driver is safe," a person who goes by "JW" told us. "I did not speak to him directly but did speak to the officer on the scene afterwards and everyone — except for a wooden

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  • An international food and beverage company is taking aim at negative reaction to its advertisement about acceptance by attempting to spread the ad's message even further.

    Mondelez International, formerly known as Kraft Foods, launched an ad campaign called "This Is Wholesome" in March. The campaign promoted Honey Maid graham crackers and Teddy Grahams with the words, "No matter how things change, what makes us wholesome never will." Mondelez created 15- and 30-second spots that featured biracial and gay couples with their families.

    "Today we celebrate all families," the company wrote. "From working moms to two moms; stay at home dads to single dads; adopted kids to surrogate kids. Honey Maid recognizes that the reality of family has changed, but the wholesome connections that all families share will endure."

    A couple of conservative organizations did not find anything wholesome about the ad. The group One Million Moms wrote on its website, "Nabisco should be ashamed of themselves for

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  • Is the sequel better than the original? You be the judge, as the second installment of "Magic for Dogs" has hit the Internet.

    Finnish magician Jose Ahonen is behind the series. The magician's first video, which we covered on March 24, has been viewed more than 11 million times. In the original piece, Ahonen tricks dogs into thinking he is going to give them a treat, only to make the biscuit "disappear."

    "I'm very surprised," Ahonen told us, referring to the first video's view count. "I was thinking more like 10,000. I think the idea is simple, and you can find it funny in different cultures. It doesn't have a language barrier."

    Ahonen uploaded the latest video to YouTube on Tuesday. If you loved the first video, you will probably enjoy this one too. Once again, it is not so much the magic itself but rather the dogs' reactions to the magic that has people tuning in. Initially, the dogs are a bit puzzled as the treat disappears before their very eyes. Also like the first piece, Ahonen

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  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is an easy target, to say the least. The elected official has found himself in the headlines for a number of alleged mishaps and, of course, that whole using crack cocaine "probably in one of my drunken stupors" admission.

    Tony Nappo, an actor in Toronto, perhaps wanted to send Ford a message that kids are paying attention to what he says. Nappo enlisted the help of Ron Murphy and his daughter Ella for a skit titled, "Rob Ford's Words in the Mouth of a Child."

    In the video, Nappo confronts his daughter (played by Ella) about a crack ... in the door. Ella denies causing the crack using Ford's own words when he denied using crack.

    "I did not do the crack, and I am not in the habit of making cracks," Ella says. "As for the video, I will not comment on a video that I have never seen or doesn't exist."

    In real life, that video was the smoking gun that forced the mayor's admission. In this skit, it is a minor speed bump for Ella. After telling her dad that he is not

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  • We have seen Facebook used for the ordinary: scheduling events, sharing stories, and keeping up with friends. We have also seen the social network used for the extraordinary: reuniting lost family members, raising large amounts of money for charity, and even organizing the birthday party of all birthday parties for 11-year-old Colin.

    But a story out of Arkansas is offering yet another use of the site: diagnosing illness.

    It started with a more ordinary application of Facebook: posting photos of your kids. That is all Tara Taylor did. She uploaded a picture of her 3-year-old daughter, Rylee. In the photo, Rylee's eye was glowing, but the effect was similar to what you would expect from the flash of a camera on a phone.

    Taylor's friends saw that it could potentially be something besides the flash.

    Those are pretty good friends!

     

    "They said, 'Hey, I'm sure it's nothing. It's probably the lighting, but your daughter's eye is glowing, and you might want to have it checked out because it's a sign there could be an

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