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How to Inflate a Dog Like a Balloon. Otters Chase Little Girl. There’s a Kitten in His Food Bowl. Kittens Follow The Leader. Cat Motivates During Workout. Cat Walks Down Refrigerator. Parents Defend Letting Daughter, 5, Swim With Sharks. ABC News' Bazi Kanani and Ross Eichenholz report: When Elana and David Barnes posted a home video to YouTube of their 5-year-old daughter swimming in the ocean, they intended to share their vacation memories with friends and family, not the world.

Parents Defend Letting Daughter, 5, Swim With Sharks

But the video quickly became a viral sensation because it shows their daughter, Anaia, not just frolicking in the water but snorkeling with sharks in the waters off the Bahamas. "Life is too short to be boring," Elana Barnes told " Good Morning America" of why she and her husband let their daughter swim with the nurse, lemon and Caribbean reef sharks. The video of Anaia in the water has proven to be anything but boring, provoking a fiery debate online about whether the Ridgefield, Conn., parents were irresponsible in placing their daughter in a potentially dangerous situation. "When you are an adult, you are allowed to be as reckless as you want to be," said Ericka Souter, editor of the Café Mom parenting website.

Teacher creates works of art during lunch break. Bald eagle steals catch from fisherman’s pole (PHOTOS) A bald eagle swoops down onto Bruce Huntley's fishing line.

Bald eagle steals catch from fisherman’s pole (PHOTOS)

(RickWarren/Bellingham Herald) Fishing buddies Bruce Huntley and Rick Warren were enjoying a relaxing day on Washington's Lake Padden. Huntley was reeling in one of the lake's rainbow trout when a massive, 6-foot bald eagle swept down from the skies and stole Huntley's catch directly off his fishing line. "I noticed the eagle had been watching us from the tree, did one circle, went right over his head. I yelled 'watch out,' Warren told Yahoo News in a phone interview. Warren, an aspiring photographer, says he'd heard stories of birds stealing fish from humans on Lake Padden, but neither he nor Huntley had ever seen anything quite like the bold eagle that literally snapped Huntley's fishing line and flew off with his catch.

Galapagos' new star tortoise does what Lonesome George didn't: Helps save his species. QUITO, Ecuador - Lonesome George's inability to reproduce made him a global symbol of efforts to halt the disappearance of species.

Galapagos' new star tortoise does what Lonesome George didn't: Helps save his species

And while his kind died with him, that doesn't mean the famed giant tortoise leaves no heir apparent. The Galapagos Islands have another centenarian who fills a shell pretty well. He's Diego, a prolific, bossy, macho reptile. Unlike Lonesome George, who died June 24, Diego symbolizes not a dying breed but one resurrected. Having sired hundreds of offspring, Diego has been central to bringing the Espanola Island type of tortoise back from near extinction, rangers at Galapagos National Park say. Diego was plucked from Espanola by expeditioners sometime between 1900 and 1930 and wound up in the San Diego Zoo in California, said the head of the park's conservation program, Washington Tapia.

When the U.S. zoo returned him to the Galapagos in 1975, the only other known living members of his species were two males and 12 females. A U.S. Frog relaxes, world goes wild (VIDEO) Yahoo!

Frog relaxes, world goes wild (VIDEO)

Editors have selected this video as a favorite of 2012. It first ran in Yahoo! News in April and eventually generated more than 10 million views on YouTube. Some users were understandably suspicious that something harmful had been done to the frog, but most accepted the uploader’s promise that it was just sitting there naturally and later hopped away. Black Widow Spiders May Have Met Their Match. Black widow spiders seem to be universally feared.

Black Widow Spiders May Have Met Their Match

SUV goes airborne after road buckles (VIDEO) Diamond Ring for Charity a Gift or a Goof Up? A little charity could go a long way.

Diamond Ring for Charity a Gift or a Goof Up?

Fastest Way to Chill a Drink. The heat of the summer is upon us.

Fastest Way to Chill a Drink

And I'm sure I'm not the only one asking: What's the fastest way to chill a drink? Fridge Depending on the starting temperature, cooling drinks in the fridge takes anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours. Not nearly fast enough when you're parched. Freezer To speed the process, you can wrap a wet paper towel around them and stick them in the freezer. Odd News Videos. Episode 17: 'I just figured out how to make a fist' Nine Major Ways Criminals Use Facebook. This Friday, Facebook will go public in one of the most anticipated IPOs in history.

Nine Major Ways Criminals Use Facebook

With more than 900 million users, Mark Zuckerberg’s expanding social media empire has become a seemingly irreplaceable part of the online experience. Unfortunately, a byproduct of its success is that millions of Americans are far more exposed to a number of cyber crimes that also teem on the site. To be sure, cyber crimes have been occurring for some time, but the presence of social media has made many crimes much easier to commit. In social networks people make “friends” without knowing the person and make personal information easily available. And none of the networks present more opportunity to criminals than Facebook and its hundreds of millions of users.