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Joey Chestnut Wins Hot Dog Eating Contest for Eighth Consecutive Year!

By Kavi Dolasia on July 7, 2014
Joey Chestnut Wins Hot Dog Eating Contest for Eighth Consecutive Year!

When one thinks of 4th of July celebrations the things that come to mind are an afternoon feast of watermelon, chips and . . . lots and lots of hot dogs. The best place to eat these tasty franks? The one and only 'Nathan's Famous Fourth Of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest', where participants are handsomely rewarded for devouring as many hot dogs (buns and all) as they can, in the given time.

White House Celebrates Nation's 238th And Malia Obama's Sweet 16th Birthday!

By Kavi Dolasia on July 4, 2014
White House Celebrates Nation's 238th And Malia Obama's Sweet 16th Birthday!

Though July 4th, the day our incredible country was 'born' is always celebrated with great abandon at the White House, this year's celebration is even more special. That's because in addition to the nation's 238th birthday, today also happens to be First daughter Malia Obama's, sweet sixteen.

Georgia Zoo Rhino Forges Unusual Bond With Resident Donkeys

By Kendall Costello on July 3, 2014
Georgia Zoo Rhino Forges Unusual Bond With Resident Donkeys

While humans tend to shy away from people that don't quite fit their perception of 'normal', animals are different. Time and again we hear about alliances being formed between the most unusual species. The most recent heartwarming tale comes the zoo in Tbilisi, Georgia where a female rhino named Manuela has bonded with the resident donkeys.

National Ice Cream Month Starts Today!

By Meera Dolasia on July 1, 2014
National Ice Cream Month Starts Today!

While most of us don't need an excuse to devour one or even a few scoops of ice cream, it is always nice to have one. And what better reason than helping fulfill one's civic duty, which is what United States residents will be doing when they eat the creamy treat this month. That's because July happens to be National Ice Cream Month!

Artist Uses Dribbling Skills to Paint Soccer Stars

By Kavi Dolasia on June 29, 2014
Artist Uses Dribbling Skills to Paint Soccer Stars

Shanghai-based Hong Yi or 'Red' as she likes to call herself is known for her unusual and imaginative portraits. Her previous masterpieces include a sketch of Chinese film director Yimou Zhang created with 790 pairs of black, white and grey socks and one of basketball superstar Yao Ming painted with - you guessed it - a basketball! Popular Hollywood actor Jackie Chen was portrayed with chopsticks, while British singer/songwriter Adele's portrait was created with melted candles.

Two-Year-Old Peanut Crowned 'World's Ugliest Dog'

By Meera Dolasia on June 27, 2014
Two-Year-Old Peanut Crowned 'World's Ugliest Dog'

On Friday, June 20th, 29 dogs along with their doting owners came to Santa Rosa, California to participate in a rather unusual competition - one that seeks out and honors the World's Ugliest Dog'. Now in its 26th year, the contest is one of the biggest attractions at the annual Sonoma County Fair.

Michigan Teen Carries Brother For 40-Miles To Raise Cerebral Palsy Awareness

By Meera Dolasia on June 25, 2014
Michigan Teen Carries Brother For 40-Miles To Raise Cerebral Palsy Awareness

On June 8th, 2014, fourteen-year-old Hunter Gandee and his seven-year-old brother Braden, trekked 40-miles to raise awareness about Cerebral Palsy. While that was certainly impressive, what was even more so is that the entire 'Cerebral Palsy Swagger', as the boys called it, was completed with Braden perched on his brother's back. And it is not because the younger boy is lazy, but because the muscular disorder has left him debilitated and unable to walk without help.

Australia's Favorite White Humpback Makes A Rare Appearance

By Meera Dolasia on June 23, 2014
Australia's Favorite White Humpback Makes A Rare Appearance

On June 19th, a group of animal lovers on a whale watching cruise off the coast of Sydney, were treated to a rare sight - a pod of mammals that included Migaloo, the world's first documented white humpback whale. The gorgeous 55-ton all-white humpback, was sighted with five other whales as they made their annual migration from the Antarctica to the breeding areas off Queensland and Western Australia.

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