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Top Viral Stories Of The Week - September 4th, 2015

From a tattoo with a hidden message to an unlikely cause of one woman's headaches, there was no shortage of attention-grabbing stories this week. In case you fell off the grid a bit, here are a few that made waves.


1. Fisherman catches and rescues two kittens swimming in river

Two men were fishing in Alabama when they spotted two kittens struggling to swim through the water. The men brought the tiny orange kittens aboard their boat and dried them off.

Jason Frost and Brandon Key can't say where the kittens may have come from since there are no houses for miles -- it's likely they were dumped on the river bank and were so desperate that they swam.

The men found a home for the kittens.

2. College student's unique tattoo illusion goes viral

A George Fox University student is getting a lot of attention over a tattoo.

20 year-old Bekah Miles recently got a leg tattoo that creatively describes the struggles she faces living with depression.

The leg tattoo appears to read "I'm fine," but when you glance at it from another perspective, looking down at the leg -- as Miles sees it -- the tattoo reads, "Save me."

In a Facebook post, Miles admits she was diagnosed with depression a year ago.

"To me, it means that others see this person that seems okay, but, in reality, is not okay at all. It reminds me that people who may appear happy, may be at battle with themselves," Miles wrote.

Miles says she got the tattoo to help rid the topic of depression of it's negative stigma.

3. Larvae is cause of one woman's headaches

After years of headaches, a Texas woman learned the crawling cause. Doctors discovered sacs of larvae from eight tapeworm eggs inside 31-year-old Yadira Rostro's brain.

Neurosurgeon Dr. Richard Meyrat explained that Rostro likely picked up the parasite when she was in Mexico two years ago. It's possible that she ate food contaminated with fecal matter.

While the parasite typically goes right through people, Meyrat says Rostro wasn't so lucky and the parasite got into her bloodstream -- and then into her brain.

Doctors removed the eggs last month and Rostro is expected to make a full recovery.

That's our roundup for the week. Check back next week for a new batch of stories you may have missed.

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3 trending stories you may have missed this week
NEW ORLEANS, LA - AUGUST 29: Performers from 'Gallery of the Streets' dance along the repaired levee wall in the Lower Ninth Ward during a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. A levee breach along the Industrial Canal in the Lower Ninth Ward devastated the area with massive flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
A competitor dressed in a fairy costume takes part in the 30th World Bog Snorkelling Championships in Waen Rhydd peat bog at Llanwrtyd Wells, south Wales on August 30, 2015. Entrants must negotiate two lengths of a 60-yard trench through the peat bog in the quickest possible time without using any conventional swimming strokes. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
Competitors take part in the 8th annual World Gravy Wrestling Championships at the Rose n Bowl Pub in Bacup, north west England on August 31, 2015. Contestants must participate in fancy dress and wrestle in a pool of Lancashire Gravy for 2 minutes whilst being scored for a variety of wrestling moves. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
A visitor, dressed in traditional Chinese clothing, poses for a picture in the Rain Room exhibition by the artists Random International, at the Yuz Museum in Shanghai on September 2, 2015. The large scale artwork created by the British-German artist collective shows 'perpetually falling water that ceases to pour wherever a person walks'. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE, MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION, TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)
KIEV, UKRAINE - AUGUST 31: Protestors clash with National Guards troops nearby Verkhovna Rada building on August 31, 2015 in Kiev, Ukraine. 120 were wounded and 1 is dead in clashes after lawmakers gave initial approval to changes of Constitution of Ukraine granting more autonomy to pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine Attackers threw a hand grenade at National Guard troops guarding the building of Rada. (Photo by Ivan Kovalenko/Kommersant Photo via Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 01: Bantam trained by John O'Shea for Godolphin cools down after a Moonee Valley trackwork session at Moonee Valley Racecourse on September 1, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)
IDOMENI, GREECE - SEPTEMBER 02: Syrian migrants cross though a cornfield as they walk to a border crossing on the Greek and Macedonian border September 2, 2015 near Idomeni, Greece. From Idomeni migrants continue north into Macedonia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
AEGEAN SEA, GREECE - SEPTEMBER 1: A young migrant girl from Syria sleeps underneath passenger seats onboard a Blue Star ferry during a ten hour journey from the island of Kos to the Greek mainland port of Piraeus on September 1, 2015 in the Aegean Sea. From Piraeus many migrants continue north to the Greek border crossing at the town of Idomeni where they will cross over into Macedonia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
KOS, GREECE - AUGUST 31: Migrants from Pakistan land on shore after completing a journey in a small dinghy crossing a three mile stretch of the Aegean Sea from Turkey August 31, 2015 in Kos, Greece. Migrants from many parts of the Middle East and African nations continue to flood into Europe before heading from Athens, north to the Macedonian border. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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