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Dashcam Viral: Cop Lip-Syncs to Taylor Swift

Dover PD's Jeff Davis seriously gets into This. Sick. Beat.

(Newser) - "While reviewing dashcam footage," ominously begins the Dover Police Department's Facebook post , "we come across some interesting sights to say the least. We hope you enjoy this...and Taylor Swift, if you're watching...we're sorry." What follows is what it dubs a "... More »

Was 'Hero' Monkey Really Trying to Save Its Buddy?

Answer is not clear, one expert says

(Newser) - A video showing a monkey apparently attempting to revive his companion has gone viral after being posted on YouTube this weekend, but is that really what the monkey is doing? The short answer, according to National Geographic : It's not clear. The rhesus macaques in the video are shown at... More »

Here's YouTube's Top Trending Video of 2014

'Mutant Giant Spider Dog' takes first place

(Newser) - A dog in a giant spider costume beat out bending iPhones and first kisses to star in YouTube viewers' most-watched trending clip of the year. Google has revealed the service's most popular videos this year in a pair of lists, one covering trending videos and the other featuring music... More »

'Dog-Spider' Terrifies in Viral Video

Polish prankster Sylwester Wardega behind YouTube hit

(Newser) - No problem with huge, scary spiders? Then check out this viral YouTube video of a friendly dog in a spider costume that apparently terrifies passersby, the Independent reports. Created by Polish prank-man Sylwester Wardega, the "dog-spider" wears a furry body with big legs that shake ominously as he trots... More »

What It's Like to Test Earth's Most Insane Water Slide

Kansas City's crazy 'Verruckt' slide tests first people

(Newser) - If climbing up 264 steps, strapping yourself into an inflatable raft with Velcro, and plummeting 17 stories at speeds of up to 65mph isn’t your thing—well, just be glad you’re not the human guinea pigs doing a first run on the Verruckt , said by io9 to be... More »

Japanese Pol's Screaming Apology-Rant Goes Viral

Some even wonder if Ryutaro Nonomura is ill

(Newser) - A Japanese lawmaker has baffled the world—and provided the latest viral video—with his screaming, weeping apology. Ryutaro Nonomura, 47, a Hyogo Prefectural assemblyman, held a press conference Tuesday after a newspaper raised questions about why he visited hot springs 106 times last year using public money, the AP... More »

Celine Dion Has Offer for Viral Video Star

Tells Richard Dunn: Come to my show, use my bathroom

(Newser) - It appears Celine Dion herself is a fan of Richard Dunn's viral video, in which he dramatically lip-syncs to her classic "All By Myself" while stuck, all by himself, in the Las Vegas airport. "The video was hilarious and very touching," she says in a YouTube... More »

Guy Stuck in Airport Makes Amazing Celine Dion Video

Lip syncs 'All By Myself,' recreates 'Flashdance' scene

(Newser) - Richard Dunn recently found himself stuck, apparently all alone, overnight at Las Vegas' McCarran Airport—so, naturally, he created an incredible music video of himself lip-syncing to Celine Dion's cover of "All By Myself" in various locations around the terminal. It even includes a shot of Dunn re-creating... More »

Teen Attacked for Flying Drone Over Beach

In viral video, woman hits 'pervert' boy with camera copter

(Newser) - A woman who appeared to believe that assaulting a teenager was somehow less illegal than flying a camera-equipped drone over a beach has been charged in an attack captured on video. "He's taking pictures of people on the beach with a helicopter plane," a woman identified as... More »

Hero Cat 'Throws' First Pitch

But she probably shouldn't quit her day job

(Newser) - The heroic cat who protected her owners' 4-year-old son from an attacking dog was honored last night in a rather odd way: The cat, Tara, "threw" the first pitch at a Bakersfield Blaze game in California, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The family lives in Bakersfield, and the local... More »

Viral Video Guy Could Get Rich Over Kick in the Head

Jared Frank was standing pretty close to a train, the rest is history

(Newser) - Turns out there is a silver lining to getting kicked in the head by a train worker as you try to take a selfie. That's what happened to Saskatchewan man Jared Frank when he was traveling in Peru, and his video of the incident, posted last week, of course... More »

Latest Brian Williams 'Rap': Snoop's 'Gin and Juice'

'Tonight Show' viral video is pretty perfect

(Newser) - If you liked Brian Williams' "performance" of "Rapper's Delight," you'll love this version of him doing Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice." The going-viral video appeared on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show last night, and the NBC Nightly News anchor's rendition got... More »

Lion King Cast Breaks Into 'Circle of Life' ... on a Plane

We're not gonna lie, it's pretty cool

(Newser) - A very cool video is going viral: The Australian cast of Disney's Lion King musical broke into a spontaneous rendition of "Circle of Life" Monday ... while on a plane. "After an amazing day at THE LION KING Brisbane season launch announcement, members of our Australian cast felt... More »

Meet the Face of Ukraine's Protests

Video with 'Yulia' has nearly 6 million hits

(Newser) - A deal is in place in Ukraine to end the bloodshed, though whether it will stick remains an open question. In the meantime, the Daily Beast takes a look at the woman it calls the "viral heroine of the Maidan," referring to the area in Kiev where protesters... More »

That Olympic Wolf? A Kimmel Stunt

Kate Hansen was in on viral video prank

(Newser) - It seemed like the ultimate Sochi fail, but it was actually a Jimmy Kimmel prank: American luger Kate Hansen claimed to have filmed a wolf roaming the halls of Olympic Village Wednesday, tweeting out the video link, posted to YouTube, along with this caption: "Wolf in my hall?!?... More »

Brian Williams 'Rapped' Amazing 'Rapper's Delight'

Jimmy Fallon makes viral video for 'Tonight Show'

(Newser) - In a pretty fantastic video that aired last night on the Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon's team pieced together dozens of news clips that resulted in a "performance" of "Rapper's Delight" by NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams. Weekend anchor Lester Holt and Today co-host Kathie Lee... More »

Cop Helps Couple Who Met in Jail Get Engaged

Police officer who arrested them wanted to be a part of proposal

(Newser) - Two people meet in jail and fall in love—and now, their proposal video has gone viral. The New Hampshire couple, Matt Van Vliet and Samantha Labo, were freshmen in college when they were arrested by police chief Edward Anderson for suspicion of underage drinking. The two didn't know... More »

'Swearing Toddler' Can Stay With Mom: Judge

ACLU cites racism in police handling of case

(Newser) - A toddler who attracted national attention for his swearing in an online video will stay with his mom—at 17, also a minor—after both were placed in custody. The two will be cared for in the same foster home, CNN reports, following an Omaha juvenile court judge’s ruling.... More »

Snowboarder Fined for Moose Harassment

Viral video shows guy chasing animal

(Newser) - A pair of Montana snowboarders made a name for themselves after chasing a moose down a mountain and filming the whole thing. After they posted the video to Facebook , it earned them national media coverage—and, for 21-year-old snowboarder Charlie Rush, a $225 fine, Fox News reports. The fine is... More »

16-Year-Old Mom of 'Swearing Toddler': I'm a Good Mother

Boy was removed from home over concerns about weapons

(Newser) - It's a video that has drawn national attention—a Nebraska toddler being encouraged to swear and say racial slurs by the adults filming him. Though police in Omaha said nothing in the video was illegal, Child Protective Services took the young boy in the video along with three other... More »

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