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KFC's New Colonel Sanders Is Familiar Face

Actor will be featured in chicken chain's newest round of ads

(Newser) - Part of the fun of watching KFC commercials is figuring out who's underneath all of the makeup in the Harland Sanders costume. Now there's a new colonel in town, the chain announced Friday: Rob Lowe. The 53-year-old Parks and Rec actor will be donning Colonel Sanders' trademark white... More »

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Delivers 'Most Important' Message Yet

He targets science deniers in 4-minute video

(Newser) - Climate change and evolution are as undeniable as E=mc2, says celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, but "people have lost the ability to judge what is true and what is not." "The sooner you understand that, the faster we can get on with the political conversations about how... More »

Cop Fired for Kicking Handcuffed Man in Head

2nd officer also fired for punching Georgia motorist as he came out of car with hands up

(Newser) - Two videos circulating on social media showed a Georgia man being assaulted by two cops during a traffic stop this week, and now those cops have been fired, the AP reports. Robert McDonald was canned Thursday after the first video came to light involving motorist Demetrius Bryan Hollins, the Gwinnett... More »

Outrage Over United Incident Spreads to China

Some call for United boycott over what they see as discrimination against Asians

(Newser) - A set of viral videos showing an Asian man being forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight over the weekend has prompted plenty of outrage in the US, but there's been overseas reaction, too—specifically in China, CNBC reports. A passenger who took one of the videos of the... More »

News Anchor Stares at Pen on Live TV, Goes Viral

Some say Aussie journalist Natasha Exelby is now being punished for it

(Newser) - Natasha Exelby lived out every news anchor's nightmare on live TV over the weekend, and to add to that nightmare, some are saying she's been sanctioned for it, per the New York Daily News . A video circulating online shows the Aussie journalist on ABC24 on Sunday, zoning out... More »

Thank Trump for First Joan Baez Song in 25 Years

She was spurred by the 2016 presidential race to write 'Nasty Man'

(Newser) - Donald Trump: businessman, president … Joan Baez muse? "Here's a little song / About a man gone wrong" begins Baez's "Nasty Man," the first song she's written in 25 years, and it's a protest anthem apparently inspired by Trump himself. Among other topics,... More »

Daily Show Gives Sean Spicer a New Career

He's a natural at being a kindergarten teacher

(Newser) - Sean Spicer has already become the whipping boy for Saturday Night Live , but now another late-night show is taking a crack at him. Wednesday's Daily Show analyzed clips of the famously combative press secretary interacting with reporters and wondered : "Does @SeanSpicer treat the press like a bunch of... More »

Kendall Jenner's 'Tone-Deaf' Pepsi Ad Not Going Over Well

Twitter doesn't take kindly to demonstrators' issues being diffused with cans of cola

(Newser) - "Live Bolder. Live Louder. Live for Now" may be the slogan Pepsi wanted everyone to remember from its new ad starring Kendall Jenner, but the phrases actually being bandied about include "shallow," "cringeworthy," and "tone deaf." The nearly three-minute video was posted Monday... More »

Subway's 'Penis Seat' Is Getting Some Attention

Mexico City takes on sexual harassment with eye-popping commuter prop

(Newser) - Shaking heads. Disgusted looks. Giggles. These are all reactions you'll spot in a YouTube video documenting a Mexico City subway experiment that definitely caught commuters' attention. In what's described as an empathy-building campaign, the city's government teamed up with UN Women to create the #NoEsDeHombres campaign (per... More »

Man Posts Video of Huge Chicken, Internet Eats It Up

Experts say it's the real deal

(Newser) - Somewhere in Eastern Europe, a chicken of unusual size is ruffling feathers. Named Merakli, the behemoth was filmed by a guy named Fitim Sejfijaj, who posted the footage to the Facebook page of a Kosovo-based "decorative poultry" group. As the bird steps out of a chicken coop that can... More »

Parents Explain Hilarious Interview-Crashing Kids

Robert Kelly takes full blame for failing to lock door

(Newser) - The couple behind the latest viral sensation is speaking out for the first time and explaining the series of missteps that led to the adorable clip of two children crashing dad's live BBC interview. While professor Robert Kelly did the interview over Skype from his home office, his wife... More »

Kids Adorably Crash Live Interview

BBC clip has gone viral

(Newser) - A professor was doing a live Skype interview about South Korea's political turmoil on the BBC Friday when his kids burst into the room, quickly making the video "one of the most popular things on the internet," per NPR . Robert E. Kelly was about to answer a... More »

This May Be the Strangest Weather Forecast You'll Ever See

Boy runs onstage, farts on meteorologist

(Newser) - Viewers of Mississippi station WLBT were told Saturday that the weather was full of "farts and toots." That was the word from a boy who burst onto the set in the middle of meteorologist Patrick Ellis' weather forecast while it was being broadcast live and proceeded to fart,... More »

Pregnant Woman Spoofs Pregnant Giraffe, Goes Viral

Erin Dietrich hasn't given birth yet, either

(Newser) - Animal Adventure Park's giraffe is still waiting to give birth, as the internet watches . And so is a pregnant woman in South Carolina. Erin Dietrich donned a giraffe mask and started livestreaming from Facebook on Sunday night from a camera mounted at about the same angle as April the... More »

Turkeys Circle Dead Cat, Internet Goes Wild

A 'bizarre scene' in a Massachusetts suburb

(Newser) - A bizarre scene of a group of wild turkeys walking in a circle around a dead cat was caught on video by a Massachusetts man who perhaps best described it: an attempt to give the feline its 10th life. Jonathan Davis came across the fowl play in the Boston suburb... More »

Heartbreaking Video Shows Army Widow's Reunion With Husband

Tara Thomas met her husband's coffin on the tarmac

(Newser) - In a moving scene, an Army wife met her husband on the airport tarmac last week—but he was in a coffin. The heartbreaking reunion between Tara and Shawn Thomas was caught on video by Lisa West Williams, who was traveling in the plane that transported Shawn Thomas' body home... More »

Inside the Web-Conquering Sensuality of 'Salt Bae'

Fans fawn at Nusret Gokce's seasoning skills

(Newser) - The kids have known about "Salt Bae" since seasoning first hit elbow on Instagram last month. But now that celebrities and professional athletes like Travis Kelce and Usher are getting in on the action, the media is catching up. The Wall Street Journal has a major profile on Salt... More »

Viral Video Shows Employee's Amazing Catch ... of a Kid

It was caught on surveillance tape

(Newser) - Surveillance video at an indoor skydiving facility in Houston shows an instructor quickly catching a toddler as the child falls backward off a counter, the AP reports. The boy was standing on the counter and holding onto his father when he tumbled backward. Jesse "Tex" Leos, an instructor at... More »

Watch What These Ivanka Fans Just Did at Nordstrom

Women marched in, canceled accounts, and went viral

(Newser) - Nordstrom dumped Ivanka Trump's product line earlier this month, and that's not sitting well with a group of women believed to be from Chandler, Ariz. In what the Arizona Republic deems a "collision of retail and politics," a one-minute video that originally appeared on one... More »

'Blue-Green Fireball' Lights Up Midwest Skies

Meteor captured on dashcam could be seen in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana

(Newser) - If you happened to be up late after the Super Bowl (and also follow the National Weather Service Chicago's Twitter account), you would have gotten a sneak peek at the natural phenomenon that the rest of the world is now seeing. "Check out this INCREDIBLE video," the... More »

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