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For your Christmas pleasure: A Christmas story from Darren Hayes, half of the music duo Savage Garden.

Oh that? I just have something in my eye, don't worry about it. Honest!

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This surprisingly-poignant video was made by the broadcasting team at Liberty Middle School. Something about Sigur Ros music gets me every time...

Today on wins.failblog.org: The moderator's heart grew three sizes!

Check out more WINS and FAILS from the classroom over at our newest site, School of FAIL!

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Four years ago James Young suffered through a tragic, life-threatening accident when he lost his arm and leg after falling in between two train carriages. The subsequent days were a dark time for Young, but he sought solace through a true passion of his--gaming. Young would play his Playstation 4 using his right arm and teeth in a feat of true dedication.

As fate would have it, Konami eventually featured an ad calling upon all interested gamer amputees to enter a raffle of sorts, in which the selected applicant would receive a prosthetic inspired by Konami's Metal Gear Solid. Young was fortunate enough to be selected, and even offer up his two-cents on the prosthetic's design.

The carbon-fiber limb is controlled by muscle signals from Young. He can shake hands, lift groceries, and pick up small objects like coins. Young has already taken the initiative to start up his own fundraising campaign, with hopes to further improve upon the technology for future users (an example being the arm weighs 10 lb, requires harness and gel, and can't be worn all day).

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