#TopTrenders: Elephants Top Fire Fighters in Contest


New details about the latest installment of the ‘Star Wars’ franchise have been released as Disney announced late actress Carrie Fisher will be appearing in the next movie as Princess Leia. Fisher will be shown in previously unseen footage recorded for the movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”  Mark hamill whose Luke Skywalker character appeared to die in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” will also be in the movie. The film set to begin shooting in London on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Fisher died in December of 2016 at the age of 60.

A unique kind of food contest took place in Arkansas this weekend as firefighters facing off against elephants to see who could chow down on watermelons the fastest. The man versus nature race happening at the Little Rock Zoo showed the city’s bravest were no match against strength and big stomachs. The elephants were crowned the clear winners in this race.  For a reward, the elephants got a nice shower from a fireman’s hose. 

A Michigan girl is helping veterans one cup of lemonade at a time. Sammie Striker first started a lemonade business when she was nine to raise money for school. After seeing a Facebook video of a veteran hurt during combat, her focus shifted towards helping those in uniform. Striker received an outpouring of support from her family, as well as the her community and was able to raise $2,000.
Next summer, she hopes to increase that number to $5,000.

A New York City woman left her job as a creative director at a bakery to pursue her hobby of making custom stuffed animals. Her designs are made by first asking clients for photos of their pets. She then starts stitching and constructing the head and body of the animal by using wool and a needle. Depending on the breed, an average replica takes about three to eight hours to complete.
 She has sold pets such as dogs, cats, rabbits and even squirrels with prices starting at $400.

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