90-Year-Old Woman Opts To Travel The World Instead Of Getting Cancer Treatment

90-Year-Old Woman Opts To Travel The World Instead Of Getting Cancer Treatment

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is devastating on so many levels. Unfortunately, even with the advances in modern medicine, cancer still affects a shocking number of people and claims several hundred thousand lives annually. Treatment options are universally unpleasant (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation), and chances of survival are still basically a roll of the dice. Then there's the emotional impact the news will have on your loved ones, plus the financial strain the disease is likely to put on you/them. We're all familiar with the old saying, ...
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Celine Dion Surprises The Canadian Tenors During Their Rendition Of "Hallelujah"

Celine Dion Surprises The Canadian Tenors During Their Rendition Of “Hallelujah”

The Canadian Tenors are a vocal quartet comprised of members Remigio Pereira, Victor Micallef, Fraser Walters, and Clifton Murray. The quartet are known for their performance of operatic pop, which consists of classical music and mainstream music. They have been hailed as one of Canada's "national treasures" by critics and fans alike. On February 10th, 2010, the group had the privilege of visiting the Oprah Winfrey Show, where they held a mini concert. While singing their rendition of the song "Hallelujah," they get the surprise ...
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Man Makes An Amazing Discovery On Antiques Roadshow

Man Makes An Amazing Discovery On Antiques Roadshow

Have you ever wondered if some random item you own might be worth some serious money? If you've ever watched the popular Antiques Roadshow TV series on PBS, it's really hard not to start getting excited by every random knick-knack you might find around your house. Maybe that weird old cookie jar you got from your grandmother is actually a priceless original, or that odd-looking plate was once used at a dinner service for royalty? I mean, if everyone in Hollywood can be six degrees ...
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More And More Stores Are Creating A Purple Parking Spot For Wounded Veterans

More And More Stores Are Creating A Purple Parking Spot For Wounded Veterans

Although most of us are familiar with the blue markings of a handicap parking space, the purple parking spot is a relatively recent phenomenon that's being rolled out in certain places around the country. These purple spots are starting to become a growing movement for a good reason - they're designated parking for our nation's wounded veterans. Naturally, wounded vets are also able to use regular handicap spaces, but this is just an added gesture to honor those who have given up so much without ...
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The 9 Essential Rules Of Nursing From 1887

The 9 Essential Rules Of Nursing From 1887

Advertisement Being a nurse is quite possibly one of the roughest, most thankless jobs around. Nurses have to study hard to have the medical knowledge it takes to do the job. They're almost doctors in terms of what they know, and usually provide more direct care to patients than the actual doctor does. It's a dirty job, cleaning bedpans and changing diapers (infant or otherwise), and you have to do it all with a smile on your face on top of it. In 1887, nurses ...
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The River Dancing Baby

The River Dancing Baby

If you’ve ever been to a dance recital or have watched PBS for an extended period of time, then you are probably familiar with Irish river dancing. It’s usually performed to classical Celtic music, but it’s not strange to see the dance performed with a more modern flair. One of the signatures of Irish step dancing is to move and kick with your lower body while keeping your upper body still. It can be a difficult skill to master – unless you’re just born with ...
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German Amusement Park Ride

German Amusement Park Ride

A new ride at Germany's Phantasialand in Bruhl, North Rhine-Westphalia is being called "the scariest in the world." It's called Talocan, a suspended Top Spin that features upside down twists, water and fire. Similar to the design of Disneyland, Phantasialand is divided into six different "land" themes: Berlin in the 20s, Fantasy Wuze Town, Mexico, China Town, Mystery, and Deep In Africa. Opened in 1967, it is one of Germany's oldest and most popular theme parks. While it began as a theme park largely catered ...
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Folk Music In A Wolf Sanctuary

Folk Music In A Wolf Sanctuary

Folk singer Shawn James was on tour when he and his crew had the opportunity to stop by the W.O.L.F. sanctuary in Colorado. With snow in the air and on the ground, and wolves milling about, they decided it might make a great backdrop for a recording, a cover of A.A. Bondy’s “American Hearts.” The song just so happens to begin with the lyrics, “We were raised by wolves / And we are still wild / And we howl when the troubled wind blows.” Imagine ...
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Prince's Toronto Home Is For Sale

Prince’s Toronto Home Is For Sale

If you have a cool $12.79 million to burn, you'll want to pay special attention to a listing on the market in Toronto. It has everything a multi-million dollar estate should have, including a gym, tennis court, game room, and award-winning pool, but the amenities aren't what makes this home so special. It's one-of-kind because it once belonged to one of the most influential Rock and Roll artists of all time – Prince. While Prince spent many of the years leading up to his death ...
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Mac King's infamous rope trick

Mac King’s infamous rope trick

Las Vegas magician Mac King has a trick that's so notoriously difficult to figure out, even Penn and Teller have admitted they have no clue how he does it. See if you can spot the magic behind Mac King's rope trick. After all, it's just one rope... how hard could it be? ...
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Baby Wakes Up, Immediately Starts Dancing

Baby Wakes Up, Immediately Starts Dancing

No matter how young or old you are, everyone has one song that they can't resist dancing to. Its rhythm and lyrics combine to form an irresistible piece of music that gets us out of our seat and in motion before we ever knew what hit us. This video shows two little girls listening to electronic dance music while their baby sister sleeps during a car ride. However, the sleeping baby can't resist the bass drop in the song and wakes up at just the ...
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Champion Vocals

Champion Vocals

Decades after his passing, Freddie Mercury is still considered by many to be one of the most talented vocalists of all time. As the lead singer of the legendary rock group Queen, his unique style of singing and songwriting propelled the group up to the pinnacle of popularity around the world. No one had ever heard anything like his voice, and the world was enamored. Almost 15 years later, Freddie's lyrical talents have yet to be matched. Take this performance of "We Are the Champions" ...
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When The Music Act Bailed, Johnny Carson Called Up An Audience Member To Play And Changed His Life Forever

When The Music Act Bailed, Johnny Carson Called Up An Audience Member To Play And Changed His Life Forever

When Dave Tolley got a ticket to see The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1985, he never imagined it would be the day his life would totally change. Tolley had played piano for years but was still waiting on his big break. He got that chance when the musical act Johnny Carson had previously booked cancelled at the last minute. So Carson decided to turn to the audience. Dressed in a t-shirt and sandals, Tolley nailed a version of Memories for the Broadway show ...
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6 Photographers Find 6 Different Ways To Shoot The Same Man

6 Photographers Find 6 Different Ways To Shoot The Same Man

The art of photography is more than just aiming the camera and snapping a picture. The great photographers capture mood and truth in a way that words sometimes can’t. But what goes into creating the essence of a single photo? As part of an experiment by Canon, six photographers were brought in to take a portrait of the same man. What they didn’t know is that each photographer would be told a different backstory. How would the preconceived notions of their subject change the final ...
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The Best Road Trip Ever, According To Science

The Best Road Trip Ever, According To Science

There's nothing quite like the freedom of packing up a suitcase and hitting the open road. Thanks to our nation's highway system, it couldn't be easier to visit landmarks in each and every one of the 48 continental United States in one trip. Recently, scientists devised the "perfect road trip" - a colossal trek through all 48 continental states that visits 50 different landmarks. What makes this route so special? It doesn't really matter where you live. The map is essentially one big loop around ...
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Richard Speck Was One Of The Most Sadistic Serial Killers Of All Time

Richard Speck Was One Of The Most Sadistic Serial Killers Of All Time

Richard Speck's whole life seems to have set him up for murder. Speck was born in 1941 the seventh of eight children, and his life was marred by crime and disorder. After his father died, his mother remarried a peg-legged drunk who was emotionally abusive and introduced his young step-son to alcohol. Speck was an alcoholic by 15 and was arrested dozens of times for petty crimes.At 19, he tattooed "Born to Raise Hell" on his forearm, an incredibly foreboding choice that would ultimately become ...
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Circus Lion Rescued From Two Decades Of Misery

Circus Lion Rescued From Two Decades Of Misery

The only things that belong in the back of a rusty old pickup truck are fishing rods, tools, and/or some old blankets. Suffice it to say, it's absolutely no place for any living thing to call its home, let alone a full-grown mountain lion. Used to roaming over hundreds of miles of mountainous woodlands, they're not exactly built for confinement. Sadly, those are exactly the conditions that a mountain lion named Mufasa found himself in for over 20 years. He's believed to have been born ...
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Divorced Couple Lured Women Into A House Of Torture With Newspaper Ads

Divorced Couple Lured Women Into A House Of Torture With Newspaper Ads

In Germany, a divorced couple is stranding trial for kidnapping, torturing, and killing at least two women. Wilfried W. and his ex-wife, Angelika B., lived together in Hoxter, Germany. Although they were divorced, they told neighbors that they were brother and sister. Using "lonely hearts ads" in newspapers, they began luring women to their house in 2013. According to Angelika, the duo planned to murder the women, then steal their life savings. Getty Images Read More: The Doe Network Helps Solve Cold Cases That Many ...
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These Artists Will Transform Your Kid's Drawings Into Jewelry

These Artists Will Transform Your Kid’s Drawings Into Jewelry

Every parent loves the art their kid makes. Sure, it may not always be worthy of a museum, but anything your kid makes is special in your eyes. I know my mom still hangs paintings I made in first grade in our house, and our Christmas tree is filled with old decorations from me and my brother's childhood. That's why two Turkish artists recently have begun a business turning the art of children into something much more. Tasarim Takarim are an artistic duo who operate ...
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