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'Slob' Mocked for Shaving on Train: 'My Life Is All Screwed Up'

Anthony Torres, caught in viral video, says he was trying to clean up after stay in a homeless shelter

(Newser) - A man mocked online after being recorded shaving at his seat on a NYC commuter train says he was just trying to clean up after days in a homeless shelter. Anthony Torres, 56, tells the AP that people judging him on social media don't appreciate his struggles. "My... More »

A Reach Down, a Slap on a Hippo's Butt, Now a Crime Probe

LAPD looking for man who smacked the backside of 4-year-old hippo at Los Angeles Zoo

(Newser) - By now, everyone should know not to get too close to hippos in the wild or in captivity, but a California man didn't get the memo. Officials at the Los Angeles Zoo tell the Los Angeles Times they've recruited the LAPD to help look for a most unusual... More »

Video Shows Deputy Rescuing Giant Inflatable Unicorn

'This job is a front row seat to the greatest show on earth'

(Newser) - A Minnesota sheriff's deputy was recently involved in rescuing a giant rainbow unicorn. Well, an inflatable one, that is, which had a group of women inside and had gotten stuck in the weeds in a Chisago County lake, KCCI reports. "With a handful of laughs and some mad... More »

Yellowstone Tourist Filmed While Taunting Bison

The beast charged, the person backed down

(Newser) - Video taken inside Yellowstone National Park shows a person taunting a wild bison that was attempting to mind its own business along a busy roadway. Per KRTV , the incident unfolded in the Hayden Valley area of Wyoming, where a passerby recorded as a person who appeared to be a tourist... More »

Cops Warn of Drake-Induced Dance Challenge

People have already gotten hurt, arrested for dancing outside moving cars

(Newser) - Drake's "In My Feelings" is catchy enough to make people want to get up out of their seats and dance. But some should be staying in their seats, specifically those who are behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. The Guardian reports many aren't heeding that sage... More »

After Unwanted Touch, Server's Reaction Goes Viral

Surveillance clip shows Emelia Holden throwing him into wall and chair; police arrest him

(Newser) - A Savannah, Ga., server is being hailed by many after video of her fighting back against a customer who allegedly groped her went viral. Someone who says they are the server's cousin posted surveillance video of the incident on the /r/justiceserved subreddit on Sunday, claiming the man in the... More »

Harvard Worker Apologizes for Question to Young Mom

During argument, Theresa Lund asks neighbor if she lives in affordable housing

(Newser) - A Harvard staffer is apologizing after a video showing her confronting a neighbor went viral. In video posted by Alyson Laliberte on Facebook, Theresa Lund, executive director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, can be seen sitting on a curb while Laliberte films and Laliberte's toddler daughter plays nearby. The... More »

Shooting Victim Posed Doing What He Loved at Wake

Renard Matthews, 18, was posed watching his favorite Celtics and playing video games

(Newser) - After a young New Orleans man was killed, his grieving family chose to remember him doing what he loved: sitting in front of a TV with his beloved Boston Celtics on the screen. The body of 18-year-old Renard Matthews, who died from a gunshot wound to the head on June... More »

His Cover of a Hank Williams Song Went Viral. Now, a Record

11-year-old Mason Ramsey, who yodeled in a Walmart, drops 'Famous' on July 20

(Newser) - It was only a matter of time—just a couple of months, actually—before a preteen boy captured in a viral video yodeling in a Walmart put out a record. Mason Ramsey, the 11-year-old whose version of a Hank Williams classic has been watched more than 50 million times on... More »

Guy Grabs Teen's MAGA Hat, Throws Drink in His Face

Video of the incident has gone viral

(Newser) - A group of teens was eating at a Whataburger in San Antonio, Texas, on Tuesday when a "patriotic hat" got them some unwelcome attention. The hat in question appears, in a video posted by the mom of one of the teens, to be a red "Make America Great... More »

Woman Calls Cops on Girl Selling Water

Widely shared video shows woman calling authorities on kid selling bottles without permit

(Newser) - A video being widely shared online this weekend appears to show a woman calling police in San Francisco on an 8-year-old girl for selling water without a permit. Per the Huffington Post , the woman, who appears to be white, is seen on the phone as the non-white girl's mother... More »

'This Is Intolerable': Air Force Fires Woman in Viral Video

Tabitha Duncan, 20, is getting booted from the Air Force

(Newser) - A Missouri woman who was booted from the Air Force for appearing in a racist Snapchat video says she "was drunk" and needs "to seek help," the Air Force Times reports. Tabitha Duncan, 20, appeared in the recent video driving along a dark road with others who... More »

YouTube Power Couple's Breakup Video a Phenomenon

David Dobrik and Liza Koshy praised for 'mature' handling of situation

(Newser) - It's 2018, which means that when a 21-year-old and a 22-year-old who have become YouTube stars together break up, they don't—they can't—do so privately. And that's how a six-minute video in which popular comedy vloggers David Dobrik and Liza Koshy tearfully discuss their split... More »

As Woman Proposed, Her Partner Pulled Out a Ring

Video of Friday's chance event is now a viral hit

(Newser) - Jessa Gillaspie jumped up and down as her girlfriend got down on one knee Friday at the site of their first date, the Memphis Zoo, but there was more to the move than simple excitement. Before giving an answer, Gillaspie reached into her purse and pulled out a ring she'... More »

Watch Harry Make Shocking Boast About Giraffes

It's all in good fun in Bad Lip Reading's hilarious new take on the royal wedding

(Newser) - Sure, he swore at the altar . But at least Prince Harry didn't say the quotes jokingly attributed to him by the clever minds behind Bad Lip Reading. The YouTube channel's video re-imagining Saturday's royal wedding, with 5.4 million views in two days, leaves watchers wondering if... More »

Air Force Apologizes for Yanny-Laurel Tweet

Linking viral video to Afghanistan was 'in poor taste'

(Newser) - The Air Force has apologized for bringing the "Laurel or Yanny" debate into an update on a battle in Afghanistan. "Taliban Forces in Farah city #Afghanistan would much rather have heard #Yanny or #Laurel than the deafening #BRRRT they got courtesy of our #A10," the Air Force... More »

US Prisoner Caught in Venezuela Riot: 'WHAT DO WE DO'

From prison, Utah's Joshua Holt begs US government for help in social media posts

(Newser) - As Venezuela gears up for its presidential election Sunday, the economic and social turmoil there continues. But for one American, trapped in the Helicoide prison in Caracas, the stakes are especially high. NPR and CNN report on the plight of Utah's Joshua Holt, a Mormon missionary jailed there in... More »

'Yanny or Laurel' Question Is Dividing the Internet

'Audio illusion' is reminiscent of 'the dress'

(Newser) - It's the audio equivalent of the white or blue dress that perplexed the internet in 2015: Is the voice in this clip saying "Yanny" or "Laurel"? Many people—including the musician Yanni —insist it says Yanny, while others, including this writer, clearly hear Laurel. Others... More »

She Set a Burpee World Record, but Her Form Is Bugging People

Elizabeth Llorente says she adhered to Guinness' definition

(Newser) - If you dread doing burpees, this stat might make you blanch: A Melbourne, Australia, woman set a world record last weekend for the most burpees done in 60 minutes by a female at 1,490, topping the previous record of 1,321. Except the internet is freaking out a bit... More »

Lava Engulfs Car in Footage From Hawaii

Lava flowing slowly, but terrifyingly

(Newser) - Lava continues to flow on Hawaii's Big Island after the eruption of the Kilauea volcano, destroying dozens of homes so far. A new video shows how terrifying it can be, albeit very slowly terrifying (an expert told the Los Angeles Times over the weekend that lava was flowing away... More »

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