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  • Get ready to see San Francisco as you’ve never seen it before.

    GoPro employee and filmmaker Ryan Truettner attached a GoPro to a custom-made rotating mount and took a spin around the city. The short film that resulted, “GoPro: Retro Revolution,” was his response to a challenge posed to the GoPro media department: Each employee was given a GoPro Hero4 and 48 hours to create anything he or she wanted.

    “I built a cheap, revolving-arm rig and planned to shoot a series of scenics around San Francisco. More than anything, I just wanted to experiment with the concept and see what came of it,” Truettner wrote in a blog post.

    Truettner’s experiment paid off: The video has been viewed more than 137,000 times since it was posted to YouTube Jan. 19.

    “Next time I definitely want to do more,” Truettner wrote. “I believe this technique could be really powerful if applied to high-action sports for example.”

    We can’t wait to see his next piece.

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  • Depending on where you live, you were either blasted with heavy snow by the recent blizzard in the Northeast, or you were let down by inflated weather reports.   
    Instead of complaining about the winter storm, some people and animals are turning snow into snow cones with viral videos. The first one comes from Matthew Philips of Pittsburgh, who strapped a GoPro to a dogsled and set out late at night with his pet huskies for a two-mile dogsledding adventure.  
    Before the blizzard, we got to see another dog-meets-cold-weather video, except this pup is a little less graceful than her huskie pals. T.J. Parker uploaded this slow-motion video to his Instagram account featuring his Bernese mountain dog named Quinn. She’s seen in the video running across an icy road at the Loon Mountain ski resort in New Hampshire. The slippery ground didn’t stop the pup from attempting the run several more times, and according to Parker, she was in pure bliss the whole time. If you’re a fan of Quinn, you can

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  • Meet Scot Pankey, a theater arts teacher who has come up with a novel lesson plan: Learning can be fun.

    As part of a class assignment, Pankey led his students in a choreographed dance to “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. The dance, which was filmed by students, was completed in a single take.

    “We are a project-based school… and that means you give the students a project, put them in teams, and they have to come up with solutions.” said Pankey of A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School in Dallas. “They had three weeks to work on it, then present as a group what they learned.”

    Since being posted on YouTube and to Pankey’s Facebook page, the video has been viewed more than 334,000 times.  

    One YouTube user commented, “I want to go back to school! Where were these kind of teachers when I was in school?!?”  

    “So proud of my kids,” Pankey wrote on Facebook. “This is a great example of how a bunch of technology students dropped their fears, trusted their teacher and got down to

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  • What happens when a dog and a seal meet? A whole lot of cuteness.

    In a new viral video, a friendly seal meets a yellow lab on the beach for the first time, and it is an instant friendship. The seal just can't stop cuddling with his newfound friend!

    YouTube user Elise Frebourg captured the sweet moment, and it has been viewed over 146,000 times since it was posted on Jan. 16.

    Commenters love the pair:
    Petar Karabatić wrote, “Oh my god, this is too cute Janis Cortese commented, “We always knew seals were Dog-Mermaids, now we have proof.”
    And dnamy wrote, “like the little mermaid but with dogs”

    We hope this seal and dog will meet again soon!

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  • With a historic snowstorm targeting much of the Northeast, it makes sense that the white stuff is the star of our story today. The Bartz brothers from New Brighton, Minn., have been wowing the Web with photos of their epic front-yard snow creations for some time now. There was the shark … the walrus … the puffer fish … and now they may have outdone themselves: Behold their gigantic sea turtle:
    You have probably picked up on their under-the-sea theme. The three Bartz boys, who range in age from 16 to 20, released this video on their YouTube page showing the progression of the sea turtle build from start to finish — it took about 300 hours. The final structure stands 12 feet tall, 37 feet long, and 31 feet wide. According to Austin Bartz, they are pretty pleased with the outcome: “The turtle is our favorite; there was a lot of detail to be done, and it turned out better than we expected in the end.” Hey, Frosty, you have nothing on these guys!

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