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Children’s Choir Sings Chilling “When You Believe” & The Location They Chose Will Move You

It’s truly magnificent when people lend their talents to honor the memory of fallen soldiers and victims of war.

This stunning rendition of “When You Believe,” a song from the film The Prince of Egypt, will most likely move you to tears based solely on the sheer beauty of the angelic voices of the children who sing it. But when you find out why they’re singing the song, and where they’re singing it, you’ll be running for the Kleenex box.

 The One Voice Children’s Choir is a non-profit organization comprised of children ages four through seventeen who live in Northern Utah. The group recently traveled to Omaha Beach and Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial in Normandy, France in order to perform this song dedicated to the soldiers who fought in World War II, as well as honoring the millions of Jewish victims who died during the Nazi Holocaust.
The choir performs the stirring song while standing on the very sands where the D-Day Invasion took place on June 6, 1944.  While the beaches of Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword Beaches look beautiful and inviting, it’s impossible not to think of the blood spilled there as Allied forces fought to gain a foothold in Continental Europe against the Nazis.
To illustrate that, while time eases the pain of loss, we never forget those who have fought for our freedoms and the lives that were lost, the children’s choir sang this song in English, Hebrew, and French. Conductor Masa Fukuda arranged and produced this amazing rendition of the song.

Here is a sampling of the song’s uplifting lyrics:

There can be miracles
When you believe
Though hope is frail
It’s hard to kill
Who knows what miracles
You can achieve
When you believe
Somehow you will
You will when you believe

With its soaring aerial photography and beautifully costumed child vocalists, the video is truly a joy to behold! It has currently been viewed over 3 million times on YouTube, and we hope you’ll find it as inspirational as we did!

 

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12 Reasons Why Australia is Completely Crazy

12  Swooping Magpies

11 Wild animals eating your food

10 It’s dangerous to go for a walk

9 Massive spiders

8 There crazy road signs

7 Poisonous snakes

6 All of the forest fires

5 The deadliest animals live there

4 Ridiculous sterotypes

3 Everything is overpriced

2 Hot hot hot summers

1 There version of thongs is much different than ours

 

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Wow! Now You Can Take Pics While Eating With This Selfie Spoon

Cinnamon Toast Crunch has created a 30-inch stick attached to a spoon that allows you to snap photos  of yourself while you’re chowing down on your favorite food. Goodbye selfie stick, hello selfie spoon!

Breakfast time

Selfie spoon

Happy customers

Check out the video below:

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Baby Sees Christmas Decor & His Face Is Everything Wonderful In This World

It seems that stores start selling Christmas decorations earlier each year. Before long, they’ll be breaking out the tinsel and garlands as soon as we clear away the 4th of July fireworks!

One baby who does not seem to mind decking the halls a bit early is Hannah Law’s adorable son. On a recent shopping trip to Costco, the Mapleton, Utah, mom and her baby boy wandered into the store’s winter wonderland section.

He starts off just taking it all in, but seconds later his reaction turns downright ecstatic! The look on his face is absolutely priceless.

His face is one big “Ooh” expression, and his eyes are as big as saucers! This is one child who truly appreciates the magic of the holiday season.

And his enthusiasm only grows!

Hannah captured her little boy’s wonderment and uploaded the video to Twitter along with the caption, “Spreading some Christmas cheer.”

We especially love the part at the end where the baby spots someone he recognizes: Santa!

This is one video that would make the Grinch’s heart grow another three sizes. Thanks for sharing this moment with us, Hannah!

Watch the video below (turn the sound up to experience maximum cuteness), and don’t forget to share this little bundle of happiness with your friends!

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Mom Sends Son A Picture Of His Dog Every Day For The Sweetest Reason

Being separated from your family is never easy, but thanks to technology, there are more ways to stay in touch than ever before.

Imgur user Baja29reallyiam2 recently shared a series of heartwarming images that helped her son stay connected with his loved ones while he was away at school for a year. He’d worked hard to earn the privilege of having a dog, so he was crushed to think that he wouldn’t see his sweet pup every day. To soften the blow, Mom decided to send him a picture of the dog every single day for almost 300 days.

Naturally, the resulting photos are adorable.

Mom shared dozens of sweet pictures along with cheerful captions, and each photo is better than the last. Who wouldn’t love receiving a “dog-a-day” message? I mean, where do I sign up?!

“My husband made my son walk a leash around the block twice a day for an entire year in order to earn the privilege of having a dog,” Baja29reallyiam2 explained.

My son was quite tenacious and never missed a day. My husband learned never Make a Deal with someone unless you’re willing to follow through with the terms.

So, when it came time for him to go to school overseas he was so heartbroken and missed his pup so much. So I sent him a picture everyday to cheer him up. These are just a few excerpts from our year. He just returned home and the dog did remember him.

After nearly 300 days of being away from her bestie, the sweet dog was ready for some quality time with her favorite human.


Baja29reallyiam2 followed up her post with some sweet pictures of the joyful reunion between her son and his beloved dog. You can tell the dog really did recognize her friend, and the way the young man looks at his dog is priceless.

me home! Your dog (and your mom!) clearly missed you dearly.

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How Marvel characters should really look

While their DC rivals struggle, Marvel’s live-action offerings have gone from strength to strength. But in the course of adapting their comic book properties to film, Marvel have made some pretty big changes to their classic characters. Some were undoubtedly for the best, while others have risked losing the magic that made those characters so beloved in the first place. Either way, it’s interesting to see what was altered in the transition to the silver screen.

Deadpool

After Ryan Reynolds’ first outing as Deadpool, fans had a right to be worried. While Deadpool technically appears in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the fast-talking antihero is practically unrecognizable. Not only is he covered in tattoos, he’s got the powers of other mutants—well-known ones, too, including the X-Men’s leader, Cyclops—and, most egregiously, his mouth is sewn shut, robbing fans of the character’s trademark wisecracks.

Fans didn’t like the changes. Neither did Ryan Reynolds. That’s why, when Deadpool returned to the big screen in 2016 for his own feature film, Reynolds and director Tim Miller played everything by the (comic) book. The result is, quite possibly, the all-time most faithful reproduction of a comics costume in a movie. The team even went so far as to film two versions of each scene—one with Reynolds wearing the mask, and one without—to create Deadpool’s blank white eyes, which, even as part of a mask, change according to his mood.

Doctor Strange

Aside from a few outliers (we’re looking at you, Hawkeye), Marvel Studios has been pretty good about bringing its biggest characters’ outfits to the screen. Iron Man, which kicked off the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2008, gave fans both a faithful version of Iron Man’s power armor and a pitch-perfect Tony Stark in the form of Robert Downey Jr. Captain America may not have wings sticking out of his helmet, but otherwise, his World War II battle get-up is remarkably close to Jack Kirby’s original design. And the Hulk, well, he’s big and green and wears purple pants. What else do you want?

Add Doctor Strange to that list. The costume Benedict Cumberbatch wears feels almost identical to Steve Ditko’s original drawing—and it took a lot of work to make it that way. In a conversation with Slashfilm, Doctor Strange costume designer Alexandra Byrn emphasized the hardships involved in “getting the spirit” of Strange’s costume right, even if some of the small details—the size of Strange’s collar, or the gold accents on his cloak—aren’t quite the same. “You’re picking things and balancing them,” Byrn says. “You’re mixing ideas so that it’s true to the story of the comic as well as the story of the film.”

Daredevil

A departure from the glitzy, planet-saving exploits of the Avengers, Netflix’s Daredevil series kept to gritty, street-level heroics. Naturally, producers were nervous about undermining this realistic approach with red spandex, and Daredevil spent most of the first season fighting crime in cargo pants. A glimpse of his costume at the end of the season revealed some major changes from the comics. Daredevil’s famous double Ds were gone, and the vivid red color scheme had been toned down to maroon. Most notably, the traditional skintight superhero costume was ditched in favor of reinforced leather, giving the character a more armored look than his comics counterpart.

That last change actually ended up causing some problems. While it may look tough, there’s a reason you rarely see Olympic athletes compete in leather pants. Spandex gives the wearer a much wider range of motion, making it easier to backflip off a gargoyle and kick a ninja in the face. As a result, a slightly redesigned costume was introduced in season two, which kept most of the new look while making it easier to move around. As Daredevil actor Charlie Cox told IGN, “there were some things that didn’t work quite as well, just in terms of maneuverability and comfort…So the lower portion of the suit is slightly baggier, and we go back to the old combat boots as well, which make it easier for me and my stunt double to jump and kick and do all the things you need to do as Daredevil.”

Luke Cage

Luke Cage never adopted the skintight getup popular with other superheroes, but his traditional outfit was still pretty goofy, featuring a silver headband and a yellow blouse open to the waist. While that look undoubtedly killed at Studio 54, it didn’t outlast the ’70s. By 1992 it was considered so cringeworthy that Luke was depicted tearing it in pieces on the cover of his own comic. However, it does get a fun shout-out in the TV series, which sees Luke grab a yellow shirt to wear while still sporting the metallic headpiece and cuffs from the experiment that gave him superpowers.

While most comics artists simply update Luke’s original costume into a yellow T-shirt, the Netflix series prefers darker clothes. Luke also wears a lot of hoodies, which wasn’t simply an aesthetic choice. Star Mike Colter told MTV News that the dark hoodie was “symbolic because of Trayvon Martin. We talked about that specifically, what that would mean to people and the feelings it would evoke in viewers. Irregardless of the entertainment value, what this show says politically resonates profoundly.”

Star-Lord

Although the “Guardians of the Galaxy” name has been around since the ’60s, they were never a major part of the Marvel Universe, and the version of the team that inspired the movie actually only debuted in 2008. Since fans weren’t particularly attached to such an obscure property, director James Gunn was able to make some pretty big changes to the characters. In the comics, Star-Lord (real name Peter Quill) is an established hero who assembles the Guardians as a kind of galactic police force. They even have spiffy uniforms and a base on the giant severed head Knowhere (home to the Collector in the movie).

Of course, the movie version of Star-Lord is more of a criminal than a cop, which required a drastic costume redesign. The uniform and logo were ditched for a roguish leather jacket and T-shirt combo. The classic helmet was scaled back to a faceplate, giving the character a less militaristic look. And the bullet-spraying Kree machine guns were switched for some PG-13 blasters. After the movie became a hit, the new outfit was largely imported to the comics, even though it makes less sense for an experienced soldier like the comic book version of Star-Lord.

Thanos

Thanos has made a big impact in the MCU, despite standing up for less than 30 seconds so far. This love of sitting ominously is very true to the comics, where the character’s inventively named Space Throne can teleport and travel between dimensions (but doesn’t have cool hovering space armrests). Comics Thanos does seem more active than his movie counterpart, who can be heard whining about having to collect the Infinity Stones himself during his post-credits appearance in Age of Ultron. Compare that to the comic book Thanos, who was once spotted whizzing around New York in a personalized helicopter, pushing over children.

Thanos’s costume has been updated to give him a more armored look, replacing the skintight space spandex beloved by comics artists everywhere. The blue-and-gold color scheme remains, but is somewhat muted, and the helmet is now a separate piece instead of being connected to the neck plate. The character’s traditional purple complexion actually did make an appearance in The Avengers, but was replaced with a milder blue by Guardians of the Galaxy. Perhaps he just needs to work on his tan.

Groot

Perhaps no Marvel character has changed quite so drastically as Groot over the years. While he remains a tree creature from space, the current Groot bears little resemblance to his original characterization as a gigantic monster with a tendency to scream out his evil plans for all to hear. This won him no respect at all—in his first appearance, he was defeated when some random guy doused him with termites. He was eventually retconned as a hero who could only speak the words “I am Groot,” which was a substantial improvement over his original dialogue.

However, the comic version of Groot retained a fairly sinister appearance and an obviously keen intelligence. For the movie, the character was redesigned to emphasize his kindness and innocence. His snarling mouth was abandoned and he was given human-like eyes instead of the glowing orbs he boasted in the comics. As a result, it’s hard to imagine anyone being scared of movie Groot, while his comics counterpart is still sometimes a terrifying space monster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Baby Cow Escapes Slaughterhouse, Then Unlikely Woodland Animals Adopt Her As Their Own

Every now and again, you run across a story about pigs, ponies, and other farm animals who have made a break for it during round ups for slaughter. Bonnie the cow managed that same escape, but then opted for what we’ll call the “scenic route.”

Last fall, she and the rest of her herd were living at a farm in Holland, New York, but it was about to close. They were all going to be sold at auction and eventually slaughtered, but Bonnie’s the delicate sort and all those cries and bellows were too much for her young ears. Spooked, she took off and disappeared into a nearby forest.
She was just four months old at the time and residents in the surrounding area searched high and low for weeks, fearing she wouldn’t survive once the ground was covered with thick blankets of snow.
But that forest is also home to deer, and somehow she managed to form an unlikely alliance with one herd. They not only welcomed her, but provided all the warmth and companionship a little calf could need.

But the people who were out looking for her didn’t know any of this until a couple months after she disappeared, when hunters spotted her on their wildlife cameras.

The arrangement with the deer was working now but would not be beneficial forever. So one of the town’s residents, Becky Bartels, took pity on the poor little orphan and made it her mission to bring her to safety.

All the neighbors were kind of talking about how she was in the woods and winter was coming … They started talking about how sad it was, like she’s all alone and she’s going to have to fend for herself, she’s probably going to starve for the winter. And so people were saying, “Someone should feed her,” and Becky became that someone.
So Becky spent the entire winter working her charm and bringing her gifts of food and bedding, until the little calf started approaching her willingly. (She also named her, taking the name from the infamous outlaw Bonnie Parker, of Bonnie & Clyde fame.)

This went on for about six months. But going out every day to hand feed a cow who’s taken up with a herd of wild deer couldn’t go on forever. So earlier this month, Becky got in touch with the folks over at the Farm Sanctuary, and a rescue crew spent more than a week trying to capture the wayward calf.

They loaded up two trailers full of supplies and transportable gates, which they used to create a temporary pen around the area where she was already coming to eat.

It was a long and arduous process, but the rescue crew led her onto the trailer and from there, to her new home at a sanctuary in Watkins Glen.

She’s in isolation for now, but once she settles down and gets her bearings, she’ll be introduced to the main herd. It won’t be long before she’s entertaining everybody around the food bins, and telling the calves bedtime stories about her life with the deer that year in the woods.

“I can’t even tell you how many tears were shed when she was finally on the trailer,” one of the crew members said. “We were so, so, so relieved that we got her.

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Traits That Make A Woman Beautiful (And They Have Nothing To Do With Looks)

Some people think that looks are really important, but the truth is that looks can – most of the times – be deceiving. We fail to become better persons because we are too busy improving our appearance, when, in reality, it’s our personality which will lead us to fulfilment.Women are tend to focus on their looks slightly more than men. What needs to be understood is that a woman, just like a man, can be really attractive, even if she’s not the prettiest girl in the world.Here are 11 traits that can make a woman beautiful:

1) Honesty

Honesty is one of the most important qualities for a woman to have. I can promise that if there’s one sure-fire waste of time in life, it’s strapping yourself to a liar. The thing about lying is that one lie can quickly lead to zero truth. Finding a girl who’s honest will provide a man with someone to trust and, more importantly, to trust in. There’s nothing more attractive than the latter.

2) Independence

A woman who is independent is a woman who doesn’t need a man by her side. She chooses to be with someone and that’s a different thing. But this woman values her job, her friends and her life in general as much as she values relationships. Sometimes, even more than that. No body wants a woman that is dependent on of them to do things. It’s important for a woman to be able to take care of herself. It’s also nice for a man to know that he can spend some guy time or alone time while his girlfriend is doing exactly the same thing.

3) Sense of humour

Who said that only men should have a good sense of humour? Women can be funny too. And there’s nothing more gorgeous than a hilarious woman! It’s nice for a man to be beside a woman who doesn’t take herself too seriously. Someone who isn’t afraid to be goofy. If a girl can make you laugh, what’s not to be attracted to? Wit is one of the most enjoyable forms of humour because it actually provokes thought. A woman who’s witty won’t need to constantly put people down to get a rise out of you, and that’s always attractive. Men want a woman who’s their conversation partner, not just an adoring fan.

4) Understanding

Understanding is a trait that’s really important for every healthy relationship. That’s why men tend to choose women who can understand them. A caring woman is not necessarily weak. On the contrary, she can love deeply and strongly. That’s what every single person looks for in the world: another person who can understand them.

5) Originality

There isn’t one way to be original. It might be her style or her love for new adventurous. The thing is that this girl is never boring. Originality is the anti-basic, the anti-boring. Originality is what will keep you guessing, and when a girl is truly original, this quality will constantly be reappearing in new, different ways. One thing is certain; this girl knows how to have fun.

6) Kindness

True kindness really is rare these days. Sure, you get people who are nice to those who hold some sort of value to them, but how many people do you meet every day that would go and talk to the lone stranger crying in the street? Men don’t want to be with a person that’s just nice to them, their friends, and their family. They want a person who can brighten up their day by brightening up the lives of everyone she comes in contact with. Kindness is vital within relationships to soften disagreements, there is nothing less attractive to a man than being constantly harshly berated and belittled by a woman, after all we are all human and have failings and shortcomings, the use of kindness in such situations helps to remind us we are all special unique individuals worthy of love, compassion and when needed, forgiveness.

7) Passion

It’s inspirational when anyone is really into something. Whether it’s a cause, a hobby or a job, seeing what gets a lady fired-up makes her more attractive (unless it’s dog fighting). Another thing that’s important: hobbies. Women with hobbies are sexy, even if those hobbies are, I don’t know, stamp-collecting. It doesn’t really matter. All hobbies come from a place of passion, and when looking for a woman to keep in your life – why not look for a passionate one?

8) Confidence

Physical attractiveness is only one side of the coin; mental attractiveness via confidence is the other. Combine an attractive women with confidence, and you have an unbeatable human being who can conquer the world and help you do the same. Confidence is one of the best—if not the best trait that a human can have. Confidence is a woman’s way of projecting that she knows exactly what she’s doing out in the world. She’s self-assured that she doesn’t give a shit what you or anyone else thinks. It also an instant reflection that she knows—and is ready to leverage—her intrinsically high value. Just like there’s nothing more attractive than a confident man, nothing can beat an attractive and confident woman.

9) Intelligence

It’s a myth that men prefer women who are naive or even stupid. Intelligence is sexy for both genders. Intelligent and clever men respect intelligent and clever women. A smart girl, a girl who knows what real life is all about is really, really attractive. Intelligence is possibly the most attractive quality you can find in a girl, even if it’s not accompanied by lots of college degrees.

10 Decisiveness

If there’s something that can piss off a man as much as an overly dependent or clingy woman, it’s a woman who can’t decide anything when faced with the most trivial choices, like picking a cheese in a supermarket. However, life decisions are far more important and that’s what I’m talking about: an attractive woman should have goals, should know what she wants from her life – and from her man as well. Goals show self-awareness. Setting goals shows that you know who you are today, and who you want to be, tomorrow. They also show that you’re ambitious, and mature enough to define your own wants from life – and yourself.

11) Loyalty

Loyalty is one of the best human traits. One can be loyal to a cause or to another person. One of the sexiest things that a woman can possess is loyalty to her man. That means she has values and is stands for something for concrete and static instead of blindly following her emotions for any new guy comes along, which doesn’t require much effort. Loyalty means she knows how to think logically instead of being held captive by her whimsical emotions.

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Teen Figure Skater Lands Hardest Routine In History To Earn Spot At Olympics

Making athletic history is no easy feat. But making athletic history while earning a spot on one of the most prestigious sports team around? That’s outright amazing.

And that’s exactly what Nathan Chen did during his figure skating routine at the 2018 United States National Championships earlier this week.

The athlete, who is only 18 years old, took to the ice at the SAP Center in San Jose, California looking confident and collected, despite the immense pressure he’s under. He’s about to attempt a routine that would literally go down in history if executed flawlessly—all while vying for a spot on the Team USA Olympic figure skating team.

The announcer’s voice informs that Nathan in the youngest of five children born to Chinese immigrants, and that in 2010, he told sportscaster Andrea Joyce that he’d be at the Olympics in 2018.

The realization of his prediction quite literally rests on his performance, which involves landing five quadruple jumps in a single program. No other skater in history has ever accomplished this difficult feat.

Despite the fact that he’s been sick and struggling in practice, Nathan’s routine starts off strong. He soars across the ice in a black unitard with a balletic sense of grace that many figure skaters strive for but never perfect.

When it comes time for his first jump sequence, a triple into his first quad, you can feel the tension—but Nathan completes it with apparent ease.

He continues his routine, seamlessly moving into complex footwork and a gorgeous spin. The music seems to be using his body as a physical vessel, directing his limbs how to flow like liquid across the ice.

After he nails his second and third quad jumps, it feels as if you could cut the tension in the air with butter. His nearly perfect routine all comes down to his one final jump, which he brilliantly lands. Finishing in a flurry of footwork and spins, the routine is an astounding display or artistry and athleticism.

Nathan leaves the ice with a knowing smile on his face and sits down with his coach to await the scores. Once it’s confirmed that he scored over a 100—a 104.45, to be exact–he knows he’s not only won the US championship, but that he’s also headed to PyeongChang to compete among the best in the world for the gold.

Watch his astounding performance below and share if you can’t wait to watch Nathan compete in the Olympics!