• Remember all those fire drills in elementary school? At the time, they might have been a (welcome) escape from class, but they also instilled some pretty important lessons in your school-aged mind, as one California boy proved last weekend.

    When Nathaniel Stocks of Phelan, California woke up early to find smoke in his home, the five-year-old acted fast.

    “Stop and then drop and then roll,” he told reporters at ABC News. “When there’s a fire in your room, and the smoke goes high, you should get down and crawl to your door.”

    Only two days before, Nathaniel’s class had taken a class on fire safety, so when a space heater caused his home to engulf in flames, he knew to stay safe by crawling under the smoke to escape.  

    Nathaniel then went to wake up his grandmother, Kimberly Ratliff, who later told reporters the flames were huge outside her bedroom door.

    Once outside, the pair realized their pet Chihuahua, Tinkerbell, was trapped inside the house. Nathaniel calmly asked his grandmother to

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  • A rather unusual video showing the ground appearing to breathe heavily in a Canadian forest is causing quite the stir online.

    Last month, Brian Nuttall was out for walk on a windy day in Apple River, Nova Scotia, when he noticed the mossy ground of the forest rising and falling, SkyNews reports.

    In the video posted on Facebook, the ground appears to be heaving in and out, in perfect rhythm with the blowing wind.

    The video has stirred a lot of speculation online as to what may be causing this. 

    One Facebook user comments that it’s fake, a “photo shop of some sort.” Another user thought that perhaps “water may have been flowing under it.”

    Although the “breathing" ground is a phenomenon, what’s really going on is quite simple.

    Tree roots under the ground have detached themselves from their moorings, according to CBC News. As the trees are caught by the wind, the roots underneath heave, making the ground appear to breathe.

    “The punishing prevailing winds have taken their toll on the side

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  • CEO Paul Godfrey explains why he thinks a united Post and Sun media family will be strongerCEO Paul Godfrey explains why he thinks a united Post and Sun media family will be stronger

    The rumour is true: Postmedia is merging its daily newspapers with Sun papers in some cities — or, perhaps more correctly, “co-locating” them.

    “We actually have fully co-located our teams in Edmonton (into the Edmonton Journal building), sales and marketing teams in Calgary are now co-located in the Calgary Sun building (the Calgary Herald building is on the market) and other moves are planned in Ottawa and in Toronto,” Postmedia vice-president of communications Phyllise Gelfand told Yahoo Canada News on Tuesday.

    Frank Magazine, a cheeky satirical publication with a track record as an in-the-know media tip sheet, set off a furor that reached well outside industry circles when it reported last week that Postmedia would fold three Sun papers into their Postmedia counterparts.

    Such a move would decimate the Sun brand, leaving Sun papers in just Toronto and Winnipeg, and would substantially reduce competition in the other markets — exactly what the Competition Bureau sought to avoid when

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  • Popular South Korean YouTube user bobaepapa posted another cuter-than-words video, this one featuring his daughters, who was in the midst of a slight temper tantrum.

    Her name is Yeseo, and after a little bit of struggle while trying to show dad she means business, her mood quickly brightens as she bounces around in her squeaky shoes.

    If you can’t even, we don’t blame you at all. 

    Yeseo and her older sister Yerin are the stars of their fathers YouTube channel, and you may remember Yerin from the popular meme when she embodied every one of us on Monday morning.

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  • A Vancouver boy is giving up the opportunity to make one dream come true in order to bring many dreams to life for other children.  

    Seven-year-old Jack is fighting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a painful and debilitating process that involves regular blood tests, chemotherapy, and a spinal tap every three months. Diagnosed in 2013, it’s even caused him to miss a full year of school.

    But when the Children’s Wish BC and Yukon chapter asked the little boy what his one special wish he would like to be granted, he choose to take a benevolent approach. 

    (Photo: Children's Wish BC and Yukon)(Photo: Children's Wish BC and Yukon)
    Rather than wish for an Xbox or trip to Disney World, Jack asked that he pay his wish forward. He and his Children’s Wish partner, Sam Struan, started fundraising for other children who are also fighting cancer. 

    “Usually the money we raise goes to the kid that we partner with, so that would be Jack,” Struan says in a YouTube video. “But instead, Jack wants to fundraise $10,000 so he can grant a wish and pay it forward to another sick child.”

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  • Prime Minister Trudeau is no stranger to the power of babies.

    He also seems to understand the importance of being a progressive and inclusive politician, and the proof is in how much attention a recent photo of him has gotten online.

    The Prime Minister and his newly appointed President of the Treasury Board Scott Brison posed with Brison’s partner and their twin girls, in a photo that was posted to Facebook by LGBTQ activist Laurent McCutcheon Monday. 

    “Few countries in the world display such openness,” McCutcheon wrote in French. 

    Brison is one of six openly gay MP’s in parliament, according to BuzzFeed, and was appointed to the treasury board by Trudeau. 

    He and his partner Maxime St.Pierre welcomed their twin girls Claire and Rose last year, reports the Huffington Post. 

    The photo is gaining traction worldwide, with more than 3,000 shares on Facebook and numerous comments.

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  • Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last couple of days, you’ve likely heard about the unfortunate ‘Starbucks hates Jesus’ crusade of former pastor and self-proclaimed social media personality Joshua Feuerstein. The angry fellow made the unfortunate decision to appear on CNN to discuss his ideas on Monday. 

    The whole kerfuffle is about Starbucks’ new holiday cup. It’s plain red, forgoing the snowflakes and Christmas trees that have graced the design in previous years.

    Feuerstein posted a Facebook video rant condemning the cups as anti-Christian and anti-Christmas, and encouraged viewers to give “Merry Christmas” as their name to baristas. The idea, it would seem, is to get baristas to write “Merry Christmas” on the cup, putting the Christ back into your egg nog latte.

    The video has since received more than 14 million views, and so, like any slightly nutty Internet sensation, Feuerstein appeared on CNN to talk about his ideas. Appearing opposite him and representing all that is

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  • Securitatea chineză încearcă să o reducă la tăcere pe Miss World CanadaSecuritatea chineză încearcă să o reducă la tăcere pe Miss World Canada

    Miss World Canada 2015 Anastasia Lin is an outspoken activist on Chinese human rights issues, such as organ harvesting and the persecution of Falun Gong followers. However, the 25-year-old’s outspokenness may be the root of her current predicament; her native country has not yet issued her a visa required to participate in the Miss World competition, which takes place Dec. 19 in the city of Sanya.

    The Toronto-based actress, who moved to Canada with her mother when she was 13, has starred in Canadian-made movies that centre on the issues she regularly protests against. In one film, for example, she plays a Falun Gong follower who faces torture in a Chinese labour camp. Her latest movie “The Bleeding Edge” is about organ harvesting and is expected to hit Canadian theatres soon. 

    Lin, who won the Miss World Canada title in May, is currently awaiting an invitation letter from the Sanya government, which is required for her to travel there to participate in the final pageant. While other

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  • It’s 2015 and we don’t have proper hoverboards or flying cars, but the folks at Jetpack Aviation have made progress in portable, personal flight technology.

    The JB-9 jetpack made its public debut in New York, hovering hundreds of feet in the air, propelled by jet turbine engines.


    The company's YouTube video of the flight was posted last week and has more than 400,000 views.

    “I’ve been flying it off the public radar for some time,” Jetpack Aviation CEO David Mayman told GizMag, “It was time to bring it out of the closet, so to speak.”

    This isn’t the first attempt at jetpacks, one notable effort was the Bell Rocket Belt from the 1960s, which is similar in concept to the jet-propelled pack used in the 1984 Olympics opening ceremony in Los Angeles.

    Those packs would get the user airborne, but the controls were cumbersome and you could only manage up to 30 seconds of flight with the necessary expensive fuel, according to GizMag.

    The JB-9 is unique in its ability to achieve unassisted

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  • A video showing a McDonald’s drive-thru employee teasing a homeless man with a burger before throwing water on him is provoking calls on social media for the worker to be fired.

    The cruel prank was filmed by a Detroit resident who was going through a local drive-thru and was posted to LiveLeak on Nov. 6.

    “Hey Willy, come here, you want a sandwich? Come on, I’m about to give you a sandwich,” yells the employee through the drive-thru window, egging the man on to approach the window. 

    As seen in the video, the employee extends the sandwich out as if to hand it to the man, and then when he goes to reach for the burger, the employee

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