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Nun Armed with a Chainsaw Helps Clean Up After Hurricane Irma

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A video of Sister Margaret Ann, principal of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School in Miami, went viral after gaining 7 million views in less than three days. The video was posted by the Miami-Dade Police Department on Facebook and shows the nun operating a chainsaw to clear away a fallen tree that had fallen during Hurricane Irma and was blocking the roadway in the school’s neighborhood .

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“She is truly an example of what a servant of God will do. It was just incredible,” said Officer Silvia Nadal who spotted and captured the nun at work on the video.

Nadal was surprised by the nun’s dedication considering that she was not dressed comfortably and the heat was stifling. The officer also informed the nun that the police department would send crews with the task of cleaning up the area, but the sister was insistent on helping.

“We have no exit,” the nun proclaimed to Nadal. He recalled how she emphasized that they were closed in from all sides, and she believed that she could help by emphatically stating, “I can do it.”

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Apparently, Sister Margaret Ann learned how to operate the chainsaw by searching the internet:

“I actually had to Google it to find out how to start it because I’d forgotten how … ,” Sister Margaret Ann said. “The students have told me everything is online, sister; just ask the question online.”

Apart from learning things off the internet, the nun also explained that she received a lot of tips from people who saw the video and commented online.

“Some people have sent me videos on how to use a chainsaw because apparently, I wasn’t using it correctly or as safe as I should’ve been, so I’m learning, too,” Sister Margaret stated.

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While the nun is not particularly craving attention, she is still grateful that her viral video gave the public a different perspective on nuns and what they are capable of doing.

“The students are telling me, they are saying, ‘Sister, you’re no wimp. You’ll get out there and work with us.’ And that is really the way it should be, and that’s the way sisters really are. We are not just sitting back praying, or asking other people, or begging for money or anything like that,” the nun said.

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She Went From Trapped In Her Own Body To Dancing With The Stars

Victoria Arlen was born just before her triplet brothers. As such, the young girl was always an ambitious and energetic trailblazer. Always active, she took an interest in sports – particularly swimming and dancing – from a young age. She dreamed of winning gold medals and dancing with stars. Then, at age 11, disaster struck. Out of nowhere, Victoria became a prisoner, trapped inside her own body, in a nightmare that seemed to never end. She could see and hear, but didn’t have control over anything else. Victoria worked tirelessly to escape from her nightmare against all odds, and went on to grab headlines and inspire lives everywhere. Was she able to overcome her dismal condition? Read on to find out.

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These Celebrity Doppelgangers From The Past Have Us Seeing Double

Time travel is a mystifying concept. Much like the idea of extraterrestrial life, it has captured the human imagination for as long as we have existed. Today, it’s at the forefront of famous movie plots, most famously ‘Back to the Future,’ and pops up in late-night conversations about the universe and meaning of life. As of now, scientists have not been able to confirm whether traveling through time is possible, and though there isn’t any kind of hard evidence that proves human beings can time travel, these photos of celebrities alongside what appear to be them in other time periods will sure make you wonder.

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Is It Even Christmas If You Haven’t Seen Die Hard Yet?

The Holiday Season is upon us and you know what that means – time to watch Die Hard! Your televisions and movie theaters are probably already flooded with cheesy Christmas movies, and the radio is just Mariah Carey’s “All I want For Christmas Is You,” but there’s one thing that we can all agree on, Die Hard is a perfect piece of holiday cheer. We know the debate has raged on for nearly 30 years: Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? We’ve done the leg work (watched Die Hard so many times we’ve lost count) and we have the definitive answer. Yippee ki-yay it’s Die Hard season!

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