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Q: This animal has the ability to recognize itself in the mirror. Which one?

A: Elephant

Winner: Samantha Vitrano

Sunshine: Monday April 28, 2014

Billy T —  Monday, April 28, 2014

mover_acts_as_human_bench_for_elderly_stuck_in_elevatorAn employee from College HUNKS Moving and Hauling service in Florida proved that the company’s motivation “to make the world a better place” is more than just a slogan.

A student from the Art Institute of Florida was performing a move for College HUNKS at an assisted living facility inside a 10-story building when the elevator got stuck.

“We were riding with a very nice elderly women,” said Cesar Larios. “As soon as it got stuck the lady said she could not stand for extended periods.”

So, what did Cesar do? He created a human bench for her.

“I offered to serve as a chair,” the 23-year-old told his boss, who contacted the Good News Network. “She was so thankful.”

For a full 30 minutes he sacrificed himself for her comfort, as shown in the photo taken by one Larios’s workers.

“I thought this was a great example of old-fashioned service and helping your fellow neighbor,” said Co-Founder & President of College HUNKS Nick Friedman in an email to us. “Our company mission is to Move the World both literally and emotionally, and this is an example of our brand coming to life.”

HUNKS, which stands for Honest, Uniformed, Nice, Knowledgeable Students, has 52 franchise locations and is based in Tampa, Florida.

This motivated company doesn’t simply employ “clean cut” college students, their training program, “HUNKS University.” teaches them how to embody a leadership mindset and provide WOW service to keep the client stress-free.

Certainly Cesar Larios must have graduated Magna cum laude.

Sunshine: Friday April 25, 2014

Billy T —  Friday, April 25, 2014

brown_bear_PETA_rescued_released_from_cageNo matter what you think of PETA, this animal rescue story will warm your heart.

Thanks to PETA, the Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon, and the Atlanta Humane Society, 17 bears were rescued from barren concrete pits in a dismal Georgia tourist attraction and relocated to lush acreage in Keenesburg, Colorado.

They now roam on 60 acres of grassland in The Wild Animal Sanctuary.

When they first arrived at the sanctuary, the team opened the trailer doors and let the bears slowly look around at their new surroundings. “Dakota” immediately stepped out of the cage, put his nose to the ground, and started smelling the Earth — something they had never been able to do. It didn’t take long before he was running joyously around his new, vast home.

One of the rescued bears, Ursula, was pregnant at the time of the rescue and this week a hidden camera got video of her two newborn cubs venturing with their mama outside their den for the first time. Watch the news story in the top video and see the bear cubs in the videos to the bottom!

 

Former Major League Baseball player and Rookie of the Year, Darryl Strawberry will be interviewed live on stage at both locations of Elim (Ee-Lum) Gospel Church on Sunday, April 27.

He will be sharing his personal story of his recovery from addiction and how he was transformed from living a destructive life to living a life of purpose.

Darryl will be speaking four times that day: at 9 a.m. at Elim Gospel Church of Lima; at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Elim Gospel Church’s satellite campus in Henrietta; and again at the Lima Campus at 6 p.m. for a regional Celebrate Recovery event.

Elim Gospel Church is located at 1679 Dalton Rd. in Lima; Elim Gospel Church’s satellite campus is located at the Double Tree Hotel, 1111 Jefferson Rd. in Henrietta.

Autograph Signings will be before and after Strawberry speaks at 9 a.m. in Lima, and then after Strawberry speaks at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in Henrietta. Each autograph is $10.

Q: A recent survey says the average man hangs onto these an average of 7 years. What?

A: Underpants

Winner: Barbara Rawleigh

Data Never Sleeps- Check it out!

Billy T —  Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Selfie FAIL!

Billy T —  Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sunshine: Thursday April 24, 2014

Billy T —  Thursday, April 24, 2014

article-F2611072-1D48FC5400000578-991_634x513Talk about turning your life around. A 24-year-old man in England, who was bullied as a child for being overweight, has now been offered a superstar gig. Nathan Hewitt, who at 15 weighed over 300 pounds, has not only lost the weight, but has become quite the looker.

After years of bullying, culminating in being ridiculed on a roller coaster ride, Nathan decided it was about time to take off the weight and lost 168 pounds. And the much slimmer Nathan wound up looking awfully like soccer star David Beckham, and he was recently offered a chance to become a Becks impersonator.

But believe it or not, Nathan turned down the gig, mostly because “he knows nothing about football.” Said Nathan, “It is one thing to look like him but I would feel a bit daft trying to pass myself off as one of the most famous footballers in the world.” And besides, Nathan would rather help other kids struggling like he did. He’s become a trainer and even received government funding to help battle Britain’s childhood obesity crisis. “I’ve been there, I know how it feels to be massive – you only have to look at my old photographs to see I was huge,” he said. “But I can use my experience to encourage other overweight children to slim down and change to healthy lifestyles. It’s hard but it is do-able and I’m the example of that.” He doesn’t need to pretend to be a superstar…because he already is one.

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Q: In 1956 the Snoopy character did this for the first time. What?

A: Walked on his 2 hind legs

Winner: Dennis Cox

Sunshine: Wednesday April 23, 2014

Billy T —  Wednesday, April 23, 2014

In an impressive showing of strength and teamwork, Connecticut firefighters banded together to lift a truck off of a trapped man.
A Fairfield resident had become pinned in the doorframe of a pickup truck in his garage late Sunday afternoon. After neighbors heard the elderly man’s cries for help and called 911, police and firefighters arrived on the scene to free him.

The man — who police later identified as 86-year-old Franc Us — had somehow become trapped between the door of the pickup truck and the vehicle’s chassis. To further complicate the situation, the truck was also wedged up against the garage’s doorjamb.

Firefighters from multiple units decided to use brute strength to rescue the man based on the tight squeeze and complexity of the situation. In a video from the scene, a team of first responders and firefighters lift the pickup truck from the back with their bare hands to free him.

Us was transported to a local hospital and treated for several injuries to his torso. As of Monday, he was reportedly listed in critical condition.

Read the complete story at the Huffington Post