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    Staff at a guitar shop in Tennessee were blown away when an 81-year-old shopper plugged in a six-string and ripped some pretty impressive runs.

    Video on Facebook shows Bob Wood standing in front of a wall of guitars and t-shirts at British Audio Service in Nashville, Tenn., playing a Mexican song called “Besame Mucho,” according to Unilad.

    “Hello, the bull is dead, how ‘bout that,’” Wood throws up his arms and jokes right before the video stops.

    The video has racked up more than 2.5 million views on the social media platform. And while his talents might be surprising to some, they certainly aren’t to people who know him.

    Melanie Wood Moody, one of Wood’s nine children, told Guitar Player he was a regular performer at Jamboree USA in Wheeling, WV during the 70s.

    She said he also won Entertainer of the Year in 1975 and 1976 from Eastern States Country Music Inc. and, in 2007, was inducted into The Southern Legends Country Music Hall of Fame.

    It’s not every day a ‘Southern Legend’ walks

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    Sometimes a picture is worth more than a thousand words. Sometimes it gives you the chance to get one last look at the dearly departed — at least that’s what one Chicago woman is claiming. 

    Ashley Lang lives in the ‘Windy City,’ and recently her beautiful golden retriever, Wagner, died at the age of 12.

    Lang decided to spread Wagner’s ashes in the park where he loved to play. Her friend came along and as Lang tossed the ashes, her friend snapped a photo with her iPhone. When they looked at the picture, it appeared as if a ghostly white silhouette of a dog was leaping up towards Lang.

    “It’s pretty remarkable…the tail and the legs and he looks like he’s, you know, leaping to go up,” Lang told CBS Chicago. “Everyone keeps calling him the angel dog.” She added that she felt the photo was Wagner’s way of saying a final goodbye. 

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    The story has since been shared on a range of news sites, and has been quick to draw both the appreciation and ire of commenters. While many dismiss the photo as an

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  • The animal kingdom is like a well-oiled machine: predators and prey know their place in the cycle of life. But sometimes, unpredictable moments take place when animals usually known to be the boss will get knocked aside and lose their place of power. And sometimes, those unpredictable moments are caught on camera.

    That’s what happened when a jaguar that was strolling along a riverbank came across a crocodile. 

    The video, appropriately titled “Jaguar vs crocodile”, shows the majestic spotted feline looking intently into the river below. Suddenly, it leaps into the shallow water and latches its mouth onto a crocodile’s neck, dragging it out onto the shore. 

    The poor - usually ferocious - reptile barely stands a chance and quickly succumbs to its fate, as the giant cat draws its scaly feast back into a forested area. It’s clear from this extraordinary documented moment, which is the more powerful predator in this match. Me-ow.

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  • The Renaissance was a time of rebirth. It was anything but industrial, focusing on reviving classical learning, art and culture.

    Photographer Freddy Fabris has blended the ornate time period with the Industrial Revolution in a set of photographs titled “The Renaissance Series.” 

    He recreated timeless works of art with gears, wrenches and twisted metal.

    “For many years I wanted to pay homage the great Renaissance masters,” Fabris wrote on the Huffington Post.  

    He explained that translating paintings into photography was a challenge he gladly took on, but it wasn’t until he stumbled across an old car shop in the Midwest that inspiration hit him.

    “I wanted to respect the look and feel of the originals, but needed to come up with a conceptual twist that would create a new layer to the original,” he wrote. 

    Fabris selected three works by Renaissance masters and took portraits in the style of Rembrandt. 

    imageThe Last Supper inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci and Philippe de Champaigne

    imageThe Anatomy Lesson inspired by Rembrandt

    imageThe Creation of Adam inspired by Michelangelo

    imageimageimagePortraits inspired by Rembrandt

    To see the full collection in the series and more of Freddy Fabris’ work you can

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  • How do you think a group of nurses would feel about trying on ‘nurse’ Halloween costumes? 

    BuzzFeed put it to the test by gathering a group of nurses to try on a variety of costumes and give their opinions.

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    First up: Emergency room nurse, which seems to fail because of its impracticality.

    “This is just flimsy, it’s see-through,” says one nurse.

    “This is an old thermometer,” she says pointing to the drawn on medical instruments sticking out of a fictional pocket. “You know how long that’ll take to take someone’s temperature in the ER?”

    Not everyone gave it the thumbs-down though, “I’m digging it,” says one nurse after another says they feel like pajamas.

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    Next up: Scrub nurse. This one is all wrong.

    “It just screams hospital… but diner. I’m confused,” says one nurse.

    “You get a little peek-a-boo shoot right there,” another says, hiking up the dress a bit to show off a bow at the top of the white tights. “That is not professional.”

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    Last and, as it turns out, definitely least: the ‘sassy’

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  • Man finds stranger in his bed and handles it pretty well

    WARNING: Video contains coarse language

    We’ve all come home from a long day at work and wanted nothing more than to jump in bed and crash for the night.

    The man in this YouTube video was headed for sleep when he found a complete stranger passed out in his bed.

    Most people would freak out, maybe yell in shock, and probably call the police. Not this guy.

    He took it all in stride and made sure to document everything on video.

    “You know who I am?” the guy behind the camera asks as he pulls the cover back. “You know where you are?”

    “Apparently you’re ‘Sugar’ or some sh**,” the stranger answers back, seeming pretty out of it.

    Laughing, the homeowner tries to reason with the still half-asleep intruder, telling him he’s in the wrong house.

    Somehow he laughs off the entire thing, even offering the guy he’s never met before another bed for the night.

    The stranger’s fantasy world comes crashing in on him when he’s finally taken for a short tour of the house to prove to him it’s not his.

    “Oh man…” he says as he looks around a room.

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  • There's no such thing as a 'free wedding'There's no such thing as a 'free wedding'

    If you work in a creative industry, chances are good that at some point in your career you’ve been asked to work for free.

    Of course, whoever is trying to make you do that work won’t admit that you’ll be doing it for nothing. They’ll happily explain that you’ll be getting something much better than money, like “experience,” or “exposure.”

    Now, one crafty couple has decided to take this approach and use it get themselves a free wedding.

    The Chicago couple in question placed an ad on their city’s Craigslist site requesting, “Wedding Sponsorship” in exchange for “Free Advertisement” on their Instagram account, reports SLR Lounge.

    “The soon-to-be-bride and groom will be accepting event service sponsors for their upcoming engagement party (June 2016), wedding/bridal shower (Spring 2017), wedding (Jule 2017) & honeymoon!” the couple joyfully announces.

    Exposure or exploitation?Exposure or exploitation?

    They go on to explain their sneaky arrangement:

    “In exchange for your service, I am offering you free publicity. Though I do not work in a

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  • Arkansas folk musician Shawn James knew that visiting a wolf sanctuary would be a special experience, but he had no idea just how much of a hair-raising experience that visit would turn out to be.

    It was winter 2013, and James was on tour in Colorado with his band, Shawn James and the Shapeshifters. The band was invited to visit a private wolf sanctuary normally closed to the public. On a bitterly cold day, the gang headed into the sanctuary with a single goal on their minds — to film a music video.

    The temperatures were freezing that day, so they knew they would only get one take. James’ friend, photographer Anna Hutchinson, was with them that day, and she set up her DSLR camera and Zoom recorder outside among the evergreens as the snow fell softly.

    James and his mandolin player decided to perform a cover of the A. A. Bondy song “American Hearts.”

    James strums a few bars on the guitar and then starts singing the song’s opening lyrics, “We were raised by wolves, and we are still wild,

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  • A freelance journalist had a tough day at work while getting some footage for an assignment.

    Kevin MacDonald was shooting the Abbotsford homeless camp from across the street on Wednesday morning, following the B.C. Supreme Court’s rejection of “the city’s bid to shut down the camp,” The Province reports.

    A woman from the camp wasn’t happy about it and sprayed MacDonald with bear mace. He managed to keep the camera rolling and captured the whole incident on video.

    In MacDonald’s footage, a woman crosses the street carrying a black canister. 

    “We don’t want our f***ing picture taken,” the woman yells. “Come and ask us. Don’t stand across the street and take f***ing pictures.”

    During the heated exchange, MacDonald tells her there’s nothing illegal about filming in a public place.

    That’s when the woman sprays bear mace in MacDonald’s direction and walks away.

    He told The Province that it felt like his face “was on fire … it’s the most excruciating pain I have every felt in my entire

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  • Video of beavers parachuting resurfaces, circa 1948

    An unusual wildlife experiment where beavers were packed into boxes and dropped from a plane

    Perhaps the Flying Beaver bar in Richmond, B.C. took inspiration for its name from this relocation program executed by the Idaho Fish and Game department back in the 1940s.  

    Recently unearthed video captures the plan in action, as beavers in boxes are parachuted from the sky into new habitats. The story dates back to 1948, when the state was dealing with the problem of too many beavers living too close to developing residential areas. An employee from Idaho Fish and Game knew there was a surplus of parachutes leftover from the war, and an idea was quickly hatched.

    The beavers would be dropped from the plane in specially designed boxes that were to break open upon impact. (The first idea to have the sharp-toothed animals chew their way through the boxes was nixed after it was realized that they might start going at it while in flight.)

    In total, 76 of the creatures were torpedoed from the sky into a rural basin. All but one survived. It costs about $30 to drop four beavers from a plane

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