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3 Things You Need to Know Today: March 28, 2014

Happy Friday! Before your brain goes into weekend mode, here’s a look at what’s been happening in the news.

Self Magazine Editor Apologizes for Item Calling Cancer Survivor “Lame”
The editor-in-chief of Self recently apologized for a tidbit in the magazine, mocking two women running a marathon in tutus. Turns out one of the women is a brain cancer survivor, and the tutus were sold as part of a charity effort by Glam Runner. Self’s editor-in-chief insisted she is “personally mortified” and admits they “shouldn’t have run the item.” Anyone who’s ever run a marathon knows there’s nothing lame about pounding the pavement for 26.2 miles.

Watch as This 40-Year-Old Deaf Woman Hears for the First Time
This is Jo Milne. She was born with Usher syndrome and has been deaf since birth. Now, at age 40, her new cochlear implants are allowing her to hear for the first time ever. Her friend, Tremayne Crossley was nearby with a smartphone to capture the incredible moment.

Skynet is About to Become Real
Rumors that Facebook is building drones are true, according to this statement from Mark Zuckerberg. So what’s his grand plan? “In our effort to connect the whole world with, we’ve been working on ways to beam internet to people from the sky,” he wrote, saying they’re developing “drones, satellites, and lasers to deliver the internet to everyone.” Which at the very least, means millions of new Facebook users. T2 had it right: Skynet will not be satisfied until world domination is complete. Image: Business Insider

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Dad Transforms Son into an Action Hero (with High-Tech Special Effects)
Daniel Hashimoto is just like any other father, except for one thing–he’s a wiz with computer special effects and he just so happens to be an animator at Dreamworks. “My 3-year-old kid is awesome,” Hashimoto says. “He gets into some epic situations which remind me that life is an adventure.” Couldn’t have said it better–here are two more of his short clips below…

Zac Efron Assulted by Homeless Group of Men on Skid Row
How exactly does one get into a situation like this? Well, Zac Efron can break it down: Seems that during an after-midnight jaunt through Los Angeles, he ran out of gas in the city’s notoriously dangerous Skid Row and called for a tow truck. After deciding to throw a bottle out of his car window, he was confronted by a number of transients who took it as a threat. The mob attacked his bodyguard first, then struck Efron in the mouth.

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