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  • Have you seen people dumping ice water over their heads on your Facebook and Twitter feeds? It's not just a way to cool down in the summer heat — it's also raising awareness of ALS.

    The #IceBucketChallenge was started by Peter Frates, a former Boston College baseball player who was diagnosed with ALS two years ago. The 29-year-old and his family have made it their mission to spread the word about the neuromuscular disease and what they're doing to help find a cure.

    Here's how the challenge works: You fill up a bucket of ice water, and get your camera. You inform everyone about the cause, and pour that bucket over your head. You then challenge someone else to complete the same challenge. They have 24 hours to post a video of themselves taking an ice water shower before passing on the challenge to others. If they opt out, they donate $100. Post the video using the hashtag #icebucketchallenge on all your social media accounts with a link to donate to the ALS Association.

    There are a

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  • You know those "mind the gap" signs at train stations that warn riders of the dangerous space between the car and the platform? Well, one man didn't take heed, but luckily his fellow passengers came to his rescue.

    This video shows a man getting stuck in the gap while boarding a train at a Perth station during the tail end of the Wednesday morning commute to work.

    Transperth spokesman David Hynes explains to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation News, "He stood in the doorway and as he was sort of taking up his position there, one leg slipped outside the door, slipped outside the gap, and he was stuck."

    The driver was alerted to make sure the train didn't move. Other commuters started to gather, and then they banded together to push the car, tilting it up just enough so the man could free his leg and get on the train.

    Hynes added, "It was people power that saved someone from possibly quite serious injury."

    What did you think of this real-life example of superhero teamwork?

    Let us know

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  • You know when you find your song of the summer and you play that jam over and over and over again … until the cows come home?

    That's what this man did.

    Kansas farmer Derek Klingenberg posted a video online that's been viewed 1.1 million times. In it, he's playing "Royals" by Lorde on his trusty trombone, which seemingly summoned dozens of young cows from across an open field.

    And as lovely as his playing may be, Klingenberg admits that "when they hear it, they know they're getting a treat" a snack made of molasses. But, he adds, "They're curious. They're a good audience."

    And they really get into it. I especially enjoy the bonus call and response bit at the end to "Let's Go Band!"

    Klingenberg has been playing the trombone since the age of 5 and was part of the Kansas State University Marching Band. He is sort of a Weird Al of country music, having done other songs on YouTube: parodies of tunes by Kesha, Psy, and Miley Cyrus. His most famous cover is his take on "What Does the Fox

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  • I don't know if you can call this a closet or a personal high-end department store, but take a look at the lavish walk-in wardrobe of Texas businesswoman Theresa Roemer. 

    The three-story space houses millions of dollars of goods: clothing, shoes, furs, bags, and jewelry — even a champagne bar.

    It's been in the news recently because Roemer uses it to host charitable functions for organizations, such as the Texas Children's Hospital and Child Legacy International, but over the weekend it was in the spotlight for a less fortunate situation.

    While she and her husband had stepped out for a quick dinner, an intruder broke into a downstairs restroom and headed for the closet — stealing three bags, valued at $60,000 apiece, and filling them with jewelry, including one-of-a-kind family heirlooms. In all, Roemer estimates that $800,000 to $1,000,000 was lost.

    Police suggest it was not an inside job but a professional hit. Roemer usually sets an alarm and locks the inch-and-a-half-thick glass

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