Alison Bouchard was waiting for a train at the Washington Blue Line stop in Chicago when she managed to capture something special on video. For the past 20 years the Chicago Transit Authority has rolled out their Christmas train for the holiday season. This special train features thousands upon thousands of twinkling lights and passengers are greeted by Santa Claus himself as he waves to them from his perch in his sleigh on top of the train. Credit: Alison Bouchard
Pantera the kitten is a mischievous little thing so it came as no surprise to her owner that she took an instant attraction to their new vase. As soon as she set her eyes on the new addition Pantera decided that she had to climb inside it. At first she struggles greatly to fit inside but once she does she's as happy as can be. Mihaela Wachsman told Storyful: "While inside she would twirl and roll and purr really loud, like a real jungle panther". Credit: Mihaela Wachsman
Yaroslav Markin was in European Square, Dnepropetrovsk when he spotted an unusual sight. An old man sat playing his clarinet with a dog sitting beside him accompanying the performance. People passing by had to stop in order to snap a quick picture of the dog who seemed to be giving it his all throughout the entirety of the performance. Credit: Yaroslav Markin
Double English major Calvin Elam created this thought-provoking video about the worth of attending university in contemporary America. Clavin originally planned to teach middle school or high school, but said he has realized that he's really just passionate about learning new things and making other people excited about learning. Credit: Calvin Elam
Nelson Mandela memorial fake sign language interpreter - what he actually said - This is Genius
Deaf and sign language groups have reacted with some confusion after it transpired the sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial service was actually speaking total nonsense. Our signing experts have taken a look at some of the footage and translated what was actually said.
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To mark his birthday in late November, Shantanu Vats decided to celebrate in style, and nobody had more style than the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. In front of a packed-out gathering of students at the Mount Allison University, Vats performed to a selection of Jackson's hits. Credit: Shantanu Vats