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This Cat Loves To Make Cameo’s And They are Hilarious

We can all recall Hollywood legends from the 1950s and 60s, iconic names such as James Dean, Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, Rock Hudson and Brigette Bardot. But have you ever heard of Orangey, one of the most prolific television and movie actors of that era? Probably not, because Orangey is a cat, and cats in Hollywood don’t always receive the credit they deserve, even if they are award-winning actors. Orangey was sometimes credited under the name, Rhubarb (you’ll know why in a moment). But he went most of his career without receiving any official credit for his work. And boy did Orangey work!

Orangey owes much of his success to animal trainer, Frank Inn, who trained animals for movies and television, and was known for his work with another award-winning animal, Arnold Ziffel (aka Arnold the Pig) from the tv show Green Acres. Arnold, like Orangey, was the recipient of multiple Patsy Awards, a prize founded in 1939 by the Hollywood branch of the American Humane Association in order to recognize the acting achievements of animal performers. It’s basically the Academy Awards for animals.

Orangey took home the honors in 1951 for his first acting job, the title role in Rhubarb, in which he stars alongside Leonard Nimoy, playing Rhubarb, a cat (what else) that inherits a large fortune and owns a baseball team. He won again in 1961 when he (not surprisingly) also played a cat, this time simply named, Cat, and shared the big screen with Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Hepburn’s character refers to herself and her feline co-star as “a couple of no name slobs.” Orangey may still be a “no name” when it comes to Hollywood stars, but he is the only cat to win multiple Patsy Awards, which puts him in a class all his own. And the scene in Breakfast at Tiffany’s where Orangey wakes up Hepburn is simply the perfect mix of hilarious and adorable!

Orangey followed-up his 1961 success with more big-screen roles, starting with Gigot (1962) and then The Comedy of Terrors (1963). In all, Orangey’s acting career spanned almost fifteen years. Along the way, Orangey performed with some of the most famous actors and directors in Hollywood at the time, landing parts on some of the most iconic shows in television history, including these classics: Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Mission: Impossible, Batman, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Beverly Hillbilly’s and My Favorite Martian.

Orangey began his career in 1951 with his award-winning role in the film, Rhubarb, and ended it with the role of Giant Cat in the 1965 B-movie, Village of the Giants. Oddly enough, Village of the Giants wasn’t Orangey’s first role as a giant cat. That honor came back in 1957 when he played alongside Grant Williams in The Incredible Shrinking Man. Though he did do some dramatic work during his long career, Orangey will always be best known for his comedic acting.



How One Kid Raised Funds For Cancer Patients By Selling Ugly Pumpkins

Kevin Wells



A kid named Charlie Jones has developed a weird zeal for ugly pumpkins, making a little fortune from selling them and thoughtfully, he’s giving away the proceeds.

His act has left even him surprised. The front yard of his family’s house can be seen with a display of several pumpkins.

“Ugly pumpkins, pretty pumpkins, jack ‘o lantern pumpkins, gourds,” he said.

Chris could have opted to planting normal pumpkins which looked nice and beautiful and might even attracted buyers, but it’s the abnormal and ugly looking pumpkins that Charlie liked.

“I said, ‘I’ll keep some crazy pumpkins because not many people are going to stop,'” he explained

Surprisingly, sales trooped in.

“Yeah, a lot of people stopped,” Charlie told 13News. 

In early April, Charlie was on a tractor, tinkering with the plan of cultivating a large scale pumpkin field. At that time, the whole family with Charlie included had contacted coronavirus and had to isolate and recover.

“I was bored and it was a bummer of a year so far,” Charlie said. 

How did Charlie grow these weird looking pumpkins? He got seeds from rotten pumpkins.

“I would fill buckets at a time and take them into the house and clean them up,” he said. We asked how his mom felt about the process.    

“Oh yeah,” Charlie replied with a smile. “She was fully thrilled.”

Corrie Jones objected to her being excited.

“We might have a different opinion about that,” she said with a big smile

The result was overwhelming. The family kept dispatching truckloads of strange looking pumpkins to several customers who patronized enormously.

“This was just amazing, truly amazing, people lining up for ugly pumpkins,” Charlie said, shaking his head. 

The proceeds, totaling $720 went to Boone County Cancer Society.

“He has a kind heart and a thoughtful, giving nature,” Corrie said. “I was incredibly proud of him.”

The executive director of the Boone County Cancer Society was thankful as coronavirus had disrupted their fundraising plans.

Charlie won’t stop now and has plans to trudge on.

“The people don’t stop having cancer, so why should I stop selling pumpkins?” he said.

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Elderly Couples Food Kiosks Attracts Thousands of Customers After Heartbreaking Video





A miracle happened for an old couple in south Delhi this past week. The couple — Gaurav Vasan and Badami Devi own a tiny kiosk where they make home-cooked meals to sell. Daily, they don’t make much with profits spent on buying ingredients for next day’s sales. It’s incredible they’ve done this for 30 years. 30 years of struggle and just being alive.

Luck however beamed on the couple.

Their story went viral last night, getting the emotions of people particularly celebrities, cricketers and companies.

All it took was an Instagram post and a tweet that alerted people to their plight.

It began with Vasundhara Tankha Sharma reposting a video made by a blogger that featured the couple. Vasundhara put the caption “completely broke my heart”. She therefore implored residents of Delhi to “please, please go eat at Baba ka Dhaba in Malviya Nagar”.

That post went viral as it was seen by many. The next morning, “Baba Ka Dhaba” was one of the trending topics on Twitter. As a result, people trooped to the kiosk.

The video by food blogger Gaurav Vasan was the starting point. The couple made open how they were struggling in the pandemic. 80-year-old Kanta Prasad shared that he and his wife began their routine at 6:30am, cooking meals until 9:30am. Dal, Curry, parathas and rice were made in large potions to be sold for ₹30-50 per plate.

Donning an orange t-shirt and wearing a mask, Kanta Prasad in the video was seen stirring a meal that looked like mouthwatering matar-paneer.

When quizzed about how much they make, he shed tears and grabbed the 10 notes that were in his box. That was their profit for that day.

The couple rarely made huge returns and with the pandemic, customers have failed to troop in as before, meaning sales are low. The couple can’t bank on their children either as they get no assistance from their two sons and only daughter.

Hours after the video dropped, with the old man shedding tears making people emotional, the video garnered thousands of retweets and likes. Some made offers to help the couple financially and many made plans to have their lunch at Baba Ka Dhaba. Actor Sonam Kapoor, Cricketer R Ashwin, IPL team Delhi Capitals and food delivery app, Zomato were part of those who tweeted.

“We are very happy with the number of customers that are turning up now. We are grateful for the public support,” said Kanta Prasad. His wife added, “During the lockdown months we could not sell anything. We struggled to survive but today we are flooded with customers. We want to give our blessings to all those who helped us.”

Kanta Prasad was indeed elated with the response as there were huge lines of people at his kiosk. “It feels like the whole of India is with us,” he said to news agency ANI.

People were seen at the front of the Dhaba with placads indicating the address of the kiosk. And also, contributions streamed in for “uncle and aunty”.

“I am sure today #BabaKaDhaba will have more visitors than any other restaurant in Delhi. I don’t know about the money, but Baba will definitely need a waiter this week,” commented one post. 

Gaurav Vasan who made the video was also seen at the Dhaba. “When I came here yesterday I had goosebumps listening to their plight. They had earned barely ₹70 the entire day. They had come at 6:30am to set up the shop and had spent ₹500 but even after lunchtime they had earned only ₹70. So I decided to record and share the video to help them. I am overwhelmed with the kind of support that he has received since then. It is great that there are so many people who want to help this man struggling due to poverty,” he told NDTV.

It’s indeed incredible how social media can assist people in times of need.

Meanwhile, Baba has a new message for all: “It is not just me…there are many others who need help, who lost their earnings.”

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Dog Trapped In 30′ Foot Hole Rescued

Renee Yates



While riding on a North Carolina road, a crew of mountain bikers discovered a dog stuck in a sinkhole 30 feet down. But how did they rescue the poor animal?

The crew was moving through the sinkhole trail situated at the Pisgah National Forest, which is about 50 miles (80 kilometers) down south of Asheville. While riding, they spotted a dog who could have been trapped in the hole for a few days, a statement by the Burke County Search And Rescue revealed.

Calling for assistance, the crew led rescuers to the trapped dog where they lowered down into the hole, luring the famished dog with some beef jerky. 

The dog was ultimately raised to safety using a harness, according to the rescuers.

A thorough observation of the dog revealed he had no injuries however he was hungry for food and water.

After the discovery, the dog had to be taken to Burke County Animal Services for thorough examination and was thus given the name “Sinker”. Authorities revealed they found no collar or a microchip on him.

Meaning, if those who owned it originally are not found, he might be put up for adoption.

The 7-mile trail is renowned for the big sinkhole

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Pink Dolphins Make Surprising Return To Hong Kong Waters





There’s been a surprise return of rare pink dolphins to Hong Kong waters and this might be due to the impact of Covid 19 pandemic.

For a while, these rare pink dolphins otherwise referred to as Chinese white dolphins and pink dolphins have been staying off the Pearl River Delta. This happened because of high speed ferries plying the Pearl River Delta as it’s between Hong Kong and Macau.

With the pandemic halting travels and forcing many to stay at home, the seaways had become serene and largely inactive due to the suspension of ferry activities.

Dr Lindsay Porter, a senior research scientist with the University of St. Andrews told The Guardian and Reuters about the remarkable dolphin emergence in the Pearl River Delta. She said dolphin activity in the area has increased by 30% since March.

“These waters, which were once one of the busiest thoroughfares in Hong Kong, have now become very quiet,” said Porter, who has been studying dolphins for 30 years.

Porter claimed she had been on a study right after Hong Kong’s borders were closed in March. Not too long after she observed the massive activity of dolphins in the waters.

“It was the last week in February, literally the week after the ferries stopped traveling between Hong Kong and Macau,” she explained. “I’ve been studying these dolphins since 1993 and I’ve never seen anything like this dramatic change before, and the only thing that changed is 200 ferries stopped traveling before.”

The Hong Kong locals assisted Porter in her research, providing her with a yacht and a boat. With that help, she and her crew used drones to observe the dolphins and also dropped microphones in the water.

“From visual observations, the dolphins are spending much more time socializing, splashing around on the surface, quite a bit of foreplay, quite a bit of sex,” she said.

Foremost conservation group, WWF Hong Kong collaborated with Porter, noting on its website that there could be about 2,500 dolphins in the Pearl Delta River.

Yet, the group observed there’s been a pathetic decline of young dolphins in Hong Kong’s rivers.

“I sometimes feel that we’re studying the slow demise of this population, which can be really sad,” Porter told Reuters.

The WWF Hong Kong pointed out this pathetic decline could be sorted out by curbing dangers like overfishing, water pollution, heavy marine traffic and coastal development.

“It is necessary to take a proactive approach in order to conserve the remaining population of the species before it’s too late,” the conservation group said.

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Students Of Midway Middle School Establish Program To Assist Retired Military Personnel

Kevin Wells



It was one of the most exciting days at Midway Middle school when they established their first community service project. Named Blessings in a Bag, it’s a program centered around helping past military personnel at the Veteran One Stop.

“You know, it’s really troubling times right now,” said Mitchell Kronwinkler, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps who learned of the project today. “But this is that little glimmer of light that shows that people still care about people and you can’t beat that.”

The project envisioned by Mr. Christopher Gayton, was included for the seventh-grade’s Community Outreach Class. Flyers were created by members of the class to help publicize to friends and family and to create awareness around the school.

“The project is very important to me because I’ve been involved with service before,” Gayton said. “My soccer coach at University Highschool was Mr. Chapman, and he was very involved in community service. I was taught from a young age how to be involved in the community and how to help others.”

Kylee Gooch and Brianna Kidd who are members of Gayton’s class share an emotional connection to the project as they’re both from military families.

“My Great-Grandpa is 99 years old now,” Gooch said. “I believe he served in the Air Force and his service was very special to me.”

Kidd expressed excitement by being a part of the project as she believes her Grandpa did a good job while he was in the military.

“Some people are in need,” she said. “And so you need help those people because they might be struggling and it’s also the right thing to do.”

With the pandemic restrictions still in effect, visitors won’t be permitted in the school, however donations still continue for veterans at the One Stop in Waco.

If you know a student of Midway Middle School or an official there, donations can be given to them.

“I’ve also been telling my students that service doesn’t have a timeline,” Gayton said. “Students know that once our project officially ends, they are more than welcome to reach out to organizations and continue giving back.”

“I can promise you, everyone, who does get it, they absolutely love it,” Kronwinkler said. “It still shows that there are people that care, whether or not you’re seeing that first hand but that means a lot.

Donations towards this project end on Friday, October 2.

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