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  • Celebrity chef Alton Brown took to his YouTube channel again and displayed a creative how-to on a rather straightforward task.

    The only difference is that this demonstration comes with a warning: Don't try this at home.

    Brown published a video on Wednesday titled "Champagne Saber Time." The post is a step-by-step tutorial on how to open a Champagne bottle with a sword. In typical Brown fashion, the TV personality also breaks down the science behind a Champagne bottle's cork popping and the history of Champagne drinking.

    "Champagne: In victory, you deserve; in defeat, you need it," Brown pans at the beginning of the almost five minute piece. "Or so said Napoleon, and he should know. As his light cavalry units stylishly charged around Europe in the — a long time ago, they drank a great deal of this stuff, or so legend states."

    After joking that the viewer has to sign a waiver, Brown begins the demonstration by placing the bottle of bubbly upside down in an ice bucket. He insists it

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  • A YouTube prankster has taken his acts of charity to a new level, raising enough money to put a roof over the head of a homeless man.

    Rahat Hossain is usually pranking drive-through workers or acting out illusions such as walking on water through his "Magic of Rahat" YouTube channel. But in March, the magician staged a prank, which received 15 million views, in which he helped a homeless man cash a fake lottery ticket. The "winning" ticket was part of an elaborate stunt to raise the man's spirits and give him $1,000. Since then, viewers have reached out to Hossain with more donations.

    "I got his backstory, and I wanted to hear why he became homeless in the first place," Hossain told Yahoo. "A lot of people vouched for this guy. They said he's an honest guy. He doesn't spend (money) on drugs and alcohol."

    The homeless man, Eric, has since appeared in some of Hossain's videos. In the magician's latest piece, Eric is once again the focal point.

    "Homeless Man Gets A Home" starts with

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  • People in general can be quite relentless on Twitter. But the mass of users hiding behind the veil of their timeline becomes more evident during a sporting event. And as fanatical as some enthusiasts in the States can be, the passion for soccer teams overseas is on a completely different level.

    Recognizing this, European sports betting site Paddy Power decided to key in fans that tweet about the Arsenal Football Club franchise. The website took three tweets directed at players Lukas Podolski, Per Mertesacker and Mikel Arteta and had the players read and then respond to them. Literally.

    For example, Mitchel Cooper posted, "I reckon milk turns quicker than Per Mertesacker." After the player read the tweet out loud, a referee placed a container of milk in a fridge on the field and blew his whistle. Mertesacker ran from the sideline and back, turning around a cone.

    The milk did not go bad, and Cooper's opinion was disproved — at least in the literal sense.

    Sam Kaye also took a shot at an

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  • A little more than a year has passed since Sara Bareilles announced that she was embarking on a new journey. The "Love Song" singer left her band, split with her boyfriend, and moved out of Los Angeles in the process.

    What has transpired since could be marked as one of the greatest periods yet in Bareilles's young career. She scored two Grammy nominations for her album The Blessed Unrest, inspired audiences with her hit song "Brave," and sold out Radio City Music Hall.

    Now the songstress is paying the happiness forward in a new music video for her latest single, "I Choose You."

    On March 11, Bareilles announced a contest online, inviting fans to share their "#IChooseYou" story.

    "I'm looking for someone planning a proposal to a Sara Bareilles (me!) fan," she wrote. "If you or someone you know is planning a fantastic proposal, I want to help! … The more elaborate and creative the better."

    "I Choose You" is the second single from The Blessed Unrest. The mid-tempo ballad speaks of finding

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  • Disney World is filled with many talented cast members: more than 70,000, to be exact But even the janitors join in on the magic — as custodial artists. Their artwork is now becoming more known online thanks to Imgur and Reddit.

    Redditor TheVantasy posted photos on Tuesday of street art she created while working as a custodian at Disney World. The cast member started in Disney's college intern program and later stayed on as a seasonal employee. Her paintbrush was the same one she cleaned with; her paint was water. She needed only these two tools to create drawings that brought some people to tears.

    "I gotta say, at first I was doing it because it was more fun than, y'know, cleaning, but then I realized how much guests really liked it," the custodian, who revealed only her last name, Perfect (of course), wrote. "I cried on my last day working because I drew Minnie Mouse for a little girl who hugged me to say thank you because she didn't speak English."

    According to Disney Parks'

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