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Marvel Creates New Hearing-Impaired Superhero For One Disabled Boy

Marvel is known for creating some of our favorite superheroes, but one recent story makes them a superhero in their own right.

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Marvel is known for creating some of our favorite superheroes, but one recent story makes them a superhero in their own right.

According to the Huffington Post, Anthony Smith, a 4-year-old hearing-impaired boy from New Hampshire, didn’t want to wear his Blue Ear hearing aids because they weren’t worn by superheroes.

Looking for some sort of help, Anthony’s mother, Christina D’Allesandro emailed Marvel Comics to see if there were any superheroes who had hearing issues.

Editors at the company immediately sent Anthony an image of a 1984 comic book cover featuring Hawkeye, a superhero whose hearing was temporarily destroyed by a sonic arrow, wearing a small hearing device in his ear.  But that wasn’t enough.

While Marvel editor Bill Rosemann said that they wanted to “give [Anthony] a concrete example,” D’Allesandro’s letter made its way around the Marvel office, inspiring at least two artists to create superheroes based on Anthony.

Soon, production artist Manny Mederos began working on a sketch of a character named The Blue Ear.  In the middle of the process, Mederos had a revelation: Why not have the superhero be a young kid himself, so he could grow up and work alongside Hawkeye and The Avengers one day?

The result were two brand new original pictures featuring The Blue Ear—one being as an adult listening for people in distress on the roof of a building, and the other as a child next to Hawkeye.

And now, D’Allesandro says Anthony has been showing the pictures to all his friends, and wears his blue ear without much complaint.

And what does the dream team who made the pictures think of their noble deed?  Rosemann simply stated, “With great power, comes great responsibility.”

Now those are heroes, if there ever were any…

For more information, check out this video interview with Anthony and his mother on the local WCVB station. 

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Priest Accidentally Forgets To Turn Off Filters Before Live Streaming Mass

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The internet is having a field day with the innocent mistake of biblical proportions.

With new social distancing guidelines, many churches have closed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. And while that doesn’t justify all the wine you’ve been chugging during your self quarantine, it does have many people practicing their faith from their homes. One Italian priest was just trying to recite a little prayer for his followers when he accidentally left a filter feature on during the broadcast! In the clip the priest is digitally adorned with a space helmet, workout gear, a fedora and sunglasses and more.

Social media went nuts for the video, which has now gone viral. One comment reads “He just doubled his holy power.” Another reads “Father, Son and Holy Influencer.” One commenter couldn’t resist a good pun and said the video is having a “Mass effect.”

Enjoy your daily blessing and take a look at the funny video below!

 

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Danny DeVito Passionately Urges New Yorkers To Stay Home…And Twitter Agrees!

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For the love of Danny DeVito, stay home!

The world is in a dark place right now and I am not sure how much more bad news we can handle. That’s why when I saw Danny DeVito’s name trending on Twitter I froze. Our great nation could very well crumble if anything bad was to happen to such an icon right now. With extreme trepidation I clicked on the social media link and was relieved to see that good ol’ Danny boy is just strumming up hype because he is passionately urging New Yorkers to stay home.

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Governor Andrew Cuomo has been driving New Yorkers to stay home and has taken every precaution short of shutting the state down completely to help prevent the virus from spreading. Because New Yorkers can be hard headed, it doesn’t hurt to have some famous friends reiterate your message. Big names like Lala Anthony, Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller have all made appearances on Cuomo’s social media pleading with New Yorker’s to heed the governors warning. Only one celebrity was able to make it to Twitter’s trending page however and that was none other than Danny DeVito. DeVito’s message is simple…stay home! In the two minute video, DeVito reminds fans that it’s not just up to the elderly to isolate themselves. “Young people can get it and they can transmit it to old people and the next thing you know – I’m out of there” says the actor. We must save him!

Twitter went into a frenzy with many users agreeing that we need to stay home for Danny. One user wrote “When Danny speaks, I listen.” Another passionately wrote “If you idiots kill Danny DeVito I SWEAR TO GOD.” One promoted DeVito from the icon status I previously awarded him and said “WE GOTTA PROTECT WORLD TREASURE DANNY DeVITO.” 

Take a look at the video below and for the love of the newly minted national treasure, stay home!

 

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VIDEO: Clever Family Recreates Disneyland’s ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ Ride During Quarantine

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One resourceful family has turned their quarantine into the happiest staycation on earth.

What do you do when the happiest place on earth is forced to close its doors? Bring that Disney magic home and turn your house into a theme-park ride of course. After Disneyland closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, one family had to rethink their travel plans. Twitter user, @Brooke_disney, shared how she and her family recreated the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in their own home…complete with ingenious props, costumes and pirate accents!

The family divided up the responsibilities with some acting as the ride’s animatronic robots and others playing eager park-goers. Social media went nuts for this brilliant idea with one user commenting “No lines and you saved $100 per person – well done.” Another was impressed by the attention to detail and said “I was screaming at the screen going under the FOOT.” The post has already been viewed over 800k times!

Well shiver me timbers if this isn’t the cutest way to spend a day stuck inside with your family. Take a look at the brilliantly done video below!

 

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