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PUBLISHED : Friday, 23 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 23 March, 2012, 12:00am
 

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There is a very logical reason why a grown man would be photographed wearing only a pink ballet tutu.

That man, US photographer Bob Carey, started the Tutu Project in 2003 as part of a fund-raiser for Arizona's ballet company. Soon after, his wife Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer. Seeing her husband in the tutu made her laugh, so he continued the photo series.

Carey can be seen in his custom-made tutu in more than 110 photos. He sells individual prints through his website to raise money for other breast-cancer patients.

Top videos on YouTube

'Mathletes' slam dunk

What if star students were treated like athletes? Brigham Young University in the US raps about their mathletes.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AGT4M3Z1OM

The vortex experiment (with cups)

The Student Science Lab shows just how easy it is to build your very own vortex cannon.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b2SV3ASUxY

Dressed for danger

Firefighters have to be ready for action in any situation - even if they happen to be wearing dresses.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=evN_Y749UFQ

New trend on the web

Amazon rainforest on Google Street View

World Forest Day was on Wednesday, did you know? To celebrate, Google Maps is taking you on a trip through the Amazon rainforest in Brazil - and you don't even have to leave home.

There's no doubt Google Street View is a great tool to find destinations, especially if you're bad with maps. It's also good for checking out tourist sites that are too expensive or far to travel to.

Google sent a team to the Amazon Basin to collect images of the rivers, forest and communities in the Rio Negro (or Black River) Reserve. The result is a virtual boat tour through the forest and 360-degree views of nearby sites. You'll be able to 'walk' through the lush forests and see unusual plants and animals. You'll get to 'ride' along the coast and see how vast and wonderful the forest is.

maps.google.com/help/maps/streetview

This week's top 10 song downloads on iTunes

1 21, Adele

2 Some Nights, Fun.

3 WZRD, WZRD

4 The Best of the Monkees, The Monkees

5 Black Radio, Robert Glasper

6 Making Mirrors, Gotye

7 Mylo Xyloto, Coldplay

8 19, Adele

9 El Camino, The Black Keys

10 Sigh No More, Mumford & Sons

www.apple.com/itunes/charts/albums

In other news ...

Meeting the President of the United States is an exciting occasion for anyone. But for one deaf university student, it was unforgettable.

Stephon, 26, who was born deaf, got more than a handshake at an event in Maryland. Barack Obama was making his way down a line of attendees, greeting each individual, when he reached Stephon. The student used sign language to tell the president: 'I am proud of you.' Obama paused for a second and then signed 'thank you'.

Stephon could not believe the president could read sign language. He posted a video on YouTube recounting his once-in-a-lifetime experience. The White House also tweeted about the encounter (@BarackObama).

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