Charity of the Day: Celebrities Sing for Ebola Victims in ‘Band Aid 30’

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Thirty years after the original recording, Band Aid has released its fourth cover of "Do They Know It's Christmas?" featuring - among others - One Direction, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, and Chris Martin, Bono and Bastille.

And this time, of course, the cause they are raising money for is Ebola. (Warning: the video starts out with some pretty disturbing images.) The original version was recorded in 1984 for the victims of Ethiopian famine.

Before recording the latest cover, songwriter Bob Geldof says he gave a speech to everyone with updates about the situation in West Africa, according to the BBC.

"I said, 'OK, this is what it's about. When you sing this, be aware that the rest of the world will be singing it with you.'

The song premiered on "The X Factor" Sunday night, and you can buy a copy on iTunes, Amazon or Google Play.

Ice Bucket Challenge While Coming Off Wisdom Teeth Anesthesia? Nothing Could Go Wrong.

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Warning: It gets a teensy tiny bit gross.

Have you been nominated to do the Ice Bucket Challenge? Why not let Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh feel the freeze for you! Take part in Cheezburger's Ice Bucket Challenge and donate to a great cause.

This is the Face of a Man Willing to Spend $20k to be Killed in Game of Thrones

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This is the Face of a Man Willing to Spend $20k to be Killed in Game of Thrones
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Dave Goldblatt, a Facebook employee from San Francisco, California is one of two people who donated $20,000 to George RR Martin's Prizeo campaign benefiting a wolf sanctuary in New Mexico. His prize? He'll be turned into a character and killed in Martin's upcoming book. Speaking to ABC News, Goldblatt said "I'm just lucky enough to be in a position to do this. Obviously, the money is going to charity, so it's an added bonus. I didn't immediately seek to help wolf sanctuaries, but the more I read about the charities, I learned it was a worthwhile cause." Goldblatt has chosen to be Valyrian, because he thinks they're cool and hopes to see more of them in the series.

Restored Faith in Humanity of the Day: Doctor Dresses the Homeless

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Dr. Jim Wither offers his services to the homeless, free of charge. But instead of calling them into his office, he goes to them.

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Prank Artist of the Day: Instant Karma for Giving to Those in Need

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It's a wonderful thing to give what you can to the homeless. Jerome Jarre decided to give back to those with big hearts with a little bit of positive instant karma. Posing as a homeless man, as people walked by and gave him money, he would reveal his true identity, thanking them and rewarding them with a bouquet of flowers and a $100 bill!

Restored Faith in Humanity of the Day: Ad Campaign for Movie Spent Entirely on Typhoon Relief

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20th Century Fox approached videographer Casey Neistat to create an ad campaign that motivates and inspires in order to promote their new movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. He wanted to spend the entire budget of $25,000 on the recovery effort of the typhoon that recently hit the Philippines. They agreed. Check out this video to see what Casey did with the money.

Badass Dad of the Day

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Karl Kesel, a writer and inker for DC Comics, is selling a trove of old comics that he's been collecting and preserving since childhood.

What for? The Kesels recently adopted a baby with heroin-addicted birth parents, and need money to pay for the child's rehabilitation costs.

Kesel has found some solace in the sale:

I don't necessarily feel like I'm putting away childish things. I may be putting away my childish things. But I'm embracing Isaac's.
I think I'm getting another childhood here.

[oregonian]