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ICYMI: Five must-read stories of the week

Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Friday, May 9, 2014, 10:51 AM - Another week has buzzed by and now it's time to dive deep and bring your attention to the most popular (and bizarre) stories that made headlines this week.

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Since we're all bound to miss a few things during the daily grind, here's this week's edition of The Weather Network's In Case You Missed It: Five must-read stories.

5. Of mice and medicine: Breakthrough on aging

Science may have discovered the 'elixir of youth' after years of study, but rather than coming from the waters of a mythical spring, the key to restoring youth may lie in the blood of the young.

Leaving behind the myths and the marketing, science may now be on the right track, thanks to some recent research dealing with the blood of mice.

Want to know more about this research? Check out the detailed article here.

4. New video surfaces of teen stowaway

You likely remember the story of the teen stowaway that's lucky to be alive after traveling over five hours in the wheel well of a jumbo jet last month.

This week, new video surfaced of the teen climbing out of the plane in Hawaii, putting any lingering doubts on the story to rest.

If you haven't seen this video yet, you've got to check it out.

3. Apples most pesticide-laden fruits in the U.S.

We're thinking apples may be a favourite fruit among our Weather Network fans after seeing this story pick up thousands of page views this week.

Whether it's apple pies, apple cider or just a favourite snack, it seems the delicious fruit may be more contaminated than we thought.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) in the U.S. has released its 2014 list of the most pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables, and apples have topped the chart.

For even more details, check out results from the study here.

2. Family dog protects lost toddler

It's no wonder this story became a favourite this week as we saw man's best friend in all of its glory.

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Three year-old Carson Urness and his best friend, a golden retriever/German shepherd mix named Cooper, went missing in Cooperstown, North Dakota Monday night. Carson's mom Courtney says about 200 people showed up to help search for the duo on foot, horse, ATV and by plane -- but around 2 a.m. it started to rain, prompting heartbroken officials to call off the search.

Don't worry it gets better...

Just as everyone was turning to head home, a volunteer flashed his headlights over a hill and saw Cooper. The pair were about one km away from home and Courtney says the dog refused to leave the boy's side throughout the whole ordeal, keeping him warm until help had arrived.

See the true hero up close in this captivating story.

1. Video proof: Sasquatch living in Squamish

Topping the list as one of the most read stories of the week, and entire month for that matter, is the newly released video of a Sasquatch sighting in Squamish, B.C.

The video was shot two years ago while a B.C. man was hiking in the Tantalus Range. Now that it's been posted on YouTube, it's picked up close to a million views so far.

The video shows a small black dot of a figure (Bigfoot?) reportedly moving up a snow covered mountain in the middle of no where.

Bigfoot, bear or completely fake? That's for YOU decide after seeing this video.

Another interesting point to this story?

After the obvious interest in this latest Saquatch sighting, we took to the polls to find how many Bigfoot believers are among us.

Based on the results, over 45 percent of people say they believe Sasquatch exists, while just over 50 percent said no chance!

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