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    UNDATED (KTHV) -- From a spectacular deer rescue to a fun new way to cancel school, there are plenty of positive stories from the past week that are definitely on the 'brighter side'.

    School closing gets 'Bohemian Rhapsody' treatment
    After having to cancel school nine times so far this winter, one Kentucky school principal decided to get creative.

    Earlier this week, Stephens Elementary Principal James Detwiler teamed up with drama teacher Chad Caddell to put a twist of the recorded school closing phone message.

    Caddell wrote the lyrics in under 15 minutes.  It was set the tune of Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody.'

    Where are all the Lego girls? 7-year-old wants answers
    A 7-year-old girl reportedly wrote a letter to Lego asking why "there are more Lego boy people and barely any Lego girls."

    The letter, dated Jan. 25, was posted on The Society Pages, a website run by the University of Minnesota's Department of Sociology.

    Benjamin asks the company to make "more Lego girl people and let them go on adventures and have fun ok!?!"

    Lego immediately posted a response, telling Charlotte that they are "very focused on including more female characters and themes that invite even more girls to build."

    Two-legged calf fitted with prosthetic legs
    We've all heard stories about how prosthetic limbs are giving amputees a new lease on life. But what about a baby cow?

    Hero the Cow was found frozen to a field in Virginia last April. He lost two of his hooves due to frost bite.

    The plucky little calf would normally have been euthanised, but thanks to the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine he's now walking with a pair of prosthetic limbs.

    Ashlee Watts is an assistant professor at Texas A&M and says Hero's the first large animal they've put two prosthetic legs on. She hopes Hero will be able to work with wounded warriors and children with special needs.

    Rangers save three-legged deer stranded in frozen pond
    Over the past several years, rangers at the Cumberland Mountain State Park in Tennessee have developed an unofficial mascot, a three-legged deer they lovingly referred to as 'Tripod.'

    But Monday Tripod ended up stranded and sinking between chunks of ice in the middle of frozen Byrd Lake in the Cumberland Mountain State Park.

    Using a pick ax rangers pulled a boat over the ice, clearing a path for the animal to swim back to shore.

    As soon as she was able to touch solid ground, they say the deer succumbed to exhaustion. Rescuers hauled her out of the water and over to a ranger's nearby house where they let her rest in a vacant dog pen, covered in blankets and straw.

    Three and a half hours later, they say she got up and walked away.

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