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River cleanups reveal bottled secrets

They've been romanticized in movies and songs, but many people really do send messages in a bottle.<p>Chad Pregracke has found 64 of them, accumulating what he believes to be one of the world's largest collections.<p>The 2013 CNN Hero of the Year stumbled onto them while cleaning up the country's rivers. …

Taco Bell Drive-Thru Customers Find $3,600 In Order

Three Taco Bell customers in Kentwood, Mich. got way more than just a quick meal when they ordered at the drive-thru window. The bags of what they first thought was their food were actually filled with cash -- $3,600 in fact.<p>Fortunately for the eatery, all three agreed that they would do the right …

Science Genius Rap Battles: Awesome New York Students Engage In Educational Rap-Offs (VIDEO)

We are in love with these ninth graders, who apparently spend their class time writing science-related rhymes with their teacher in preparation for an epic end-of-year rap battle.<p>It's part of a pilot program that uses rap music to teach science in 10 New York City public schools, created by Dr. …

Iris Halmshaw, 3-Year-Old With Autism, Can't Talk; But Her Beautiful Paintings Sell For Hundreds

Three-year-old Iris Grace Halmshaw loves water, trees, wind, dancing on tiptoes and holding things in her left hand. The British toddler cannot talk yet due to her autism, but she is able to express herself through beautiful paintings that have been sold to collectors for hundreds of dollars.<p>Iris …

Time-Lapse Video of a Woman Building Herself a Prosthetic Leg Out of LEGO Bricks

Occupational therapist Christina Stephen, also known as Amputee OT, builds herself a prosthetic leg out of LEGO bricks in this time-lapse …

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Facebook Reunites Deployed Soldier's Son With Lost 'Daddy Doll'

View more videos at: http://nbcnewyork.com.<p>Judah and Noah Gossett love their "Daddy dolls" -- customized toys featuring the smiling face of their military father.<p>The boys' dad is serving in Afghanistan on his fifth tour overseas, and the dolls provide comfort while their father is away.<p>So when the …