Magic of Rahat has gained a substantial following on YouTube for his viral magic tricks and pranks. March, he embarked on the kindest, most delightful prank ever: giving a homeless man $1,000 in cash. Rahat offered him a (losing) lottery ticket and got a shopkeeper in on it, to dole out all ten of the $100 bills.
The money wasn't a joke. Eric, the homeless man, watched in shock as the shop keeper counted out the cash. But instead of accepting it and taking off, Eric began to cry and offered to share it with Rahat.
Rahat, as well as his YouTube followers, were moved by Eric's response. Rahat used his clout to launch an Internet fundraiser, hoping to raise $20,000 to get Eric off the streets and into a home.
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Andrew Muennink could be the hero of his high school art class if he manages to get his teacher to throw out the final exam. But first, the senior at Round Rock High School in Texas needs 15,000 retweets in order to win a wager he shook on with his teacher, Cindy House. "I try my best and the final is supposed to be so hard, so I was like, 'I have a lot of followers on Twitter,'.
Muennink has until May 23 at 12 p.m. to meet his quota. Otherwise, he and his 30 classmates will have to take the final exam.
Several similar photos showing apparent deals at other schools also appeared on Twitter today -- something Muennink fully endorses. "I think [other schools] should [do this] because it's really cool how Twitter can be an influence," he said.
And if he pulls it off? "I'd be the man!"
Lee Marshall, one of the actors who supplied the booming voice of Tony the Tiger in commercials, has died. He was 64.
His son, Jason VanBorssum, tells the Los Angeles Times Marshall died of esophageal cancer on April 26 at a Santa Monica hospital.
Marshall began voicing the Kellogg's Frosted Flakes mascot in 1999, filling in for the original actor, Thurl Ravenscroft.
Marshall got his first full-time radio job at the age of 14 in Phoenix. He had a prematurely deep voice and lied about his age. His career included radio newsman, rock 'n' roll disc jockey, sports broadcaster and wrestling ring interviewer.