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Watch Prince William Get Reprimanded by the Queen

That's gotta be embarrassing

(Newser) - An amusing (but somewhat grainy) video making the rounds on the internet shows Prince William getting scolded, very publicly, by his grandmother, the queen. As Vanity Fair explains, the royal family was standing on the Buckingham Palace balcony for the Trooping the Colour ceremony to celebrate the queen's birthday... More »

Hillary Rolls Out Fake 'Trump U' Infomercial

It's part of Clinton's pivot to the general election

(Newser) - Want to attend Trump University? Well, it's currently shuttered and embroiled in two lawsuits claiming fraud at the school—allegations revived Saturday in a biting, fake infomercial by Hillary Clinton's campaign, Time reports. "Donald Trump is world-famous for making a fortune from being famous for having a... More »

Hit Man Who Killed Hundreds Has New Career on YouTube

'Remorseful Popeye' killed hundreds in Colombia

(Newser) - A Colombian hit man who has admitted murdering around 300 people and playing a role in the killings of thousands more is now making what he calls "clean money from honest work"—as a YouTube star. Jhon Jairo Velasquez, former chief enforcer for Pablo Escobar's Medellin cartel,... More »

Chewbacca Mom Is Laughing All the Way to the Bank

She's received an estimated $420K in gifts and trips

(Newser) - Laughter is the best medicine. It's also not a bad career choice, provided you do it in a Chewbacca mask. In the three weeks since Chewbacca Mom became an internet sensation, yukking it up in a Chewbacca mask on Facebook Live, her real-life alter ego, Candace Payne, has received... More »

Soul-Crushing Video Shows Guy Fieri Eating

While Johnny Cash's melancholy cover of Nine Inch Nails' 'Hurt' plays in the background

(Newser) - Guy Fieri has become a laughingstock of sorts for his panned NYC restaurant , over-the-top personality, and overall Guy Fieri-ness , but the celebrity chef ascended to temporary cult status this week thanks to a video that's gone viral. Mayor Wertz, whose website says he makes "hip-hop about sweet things,... More »

Lion Lunges at Toddler in Insane Zoo Video

Zoo says he was just playing

(Newser) - In a crazy video taken over the weekend at a Japanese zoo, a lion can be seen attempting to pounce on a toddler, only to slam into his glass enclosure headfirst. Per the Independent , Tokyo's Chiba Zoological Park, which introduced the glass enclosures in April, says that the lion... More »

John Oliver Curses Out Oprah, Gives Away $15M

Take that, debt-buying companies

(Newser) - What better way to drive home the topic of debt than to give away $15 million? That's exactly what John Oliver did on Sunday's edition of Last Week Tonight after covering the issue, which, as Oliver put it, is "the reason that Nicolas Cage has made so... More »

Tears Flow as Girl Sees Doll Has Prosthetic Like Her

Emma Bennett floored at seeing modified American Girl doll

(Newser) - Part of the American Girl doll brand's claim to fame is that kids can get a doll made in their own likeness—but Emma Bennett's parents wanted to go one step further. The Texas 10-year-old has a prosthetic leg ( KHOU notes she was born with a rare... More »

'Chewbacca Mom' Just Won a Free Ride to College

Fla.'s Southeastern University offered her and her 2 little Chewies full scholarships

(Newser) - To garner a full college scholarship, you need to have good grades—or a great viral gimmick. Candace Payne may indeed boast a stellar scholastic record, but it's her recent online ubiquity as "Chewbacca Mom" that's earned her, as well as her two grade-school-age children, full scholarships... More »

Irritated Elk Charges Yellowstone Tourist

Animal charged after woman kept creeping closer and closer with her camera

(Newser) - First we had Arnold Schwarzenegger vs. the elephant ; now, Yellowstone tourist vs. the elk. Yellowstone's wildlife rules are clear: Stay at least 25 yards away from large animals, quadruple that for bears and wolves. But one woman ignored that Sunday and got too close for an elk's comfort—... More »

Elephant Chases Schwarzenegger's Car

And he has a typical Arnold reaction

(Newser) - What happens in Johannesburg stays in Johannesburg—unless you're Arnold Schwarzenegger and your safari vehicle gets chased by an elephant, in which case, yeah, the entire world is going to see that video. The clip, which Schwarzenegger uploaded himself to YouTube , shows exactly what transpired when the Terminator visited... More »

Lawmaker Burns Traffic Camera Ticket in Viral Video

Urges constituents to do the same

(Newser) - Not a fan of traffic cameras? You have at least one lawmaker passionately on your side, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. Tennessee state Rep. Andy Holt recently got a "photo enforcement citation" after being caught on one of the cameras, and in a video that's gotten more than... More »

'Carpool Karaoke' Becoming Its Own Show

Popular 'Late Late Show' segment branching out

(Newser) - "Carpool Karaoke" is going international. The popular segment and YouTube sensation from The Late Late Show—in which James Corden drives celebrities around in a car fitted with cameras as they belt out tunes—is being shopped around to international broadcasters as a TV show, reports Variety . A US... More »

'Chewbacca Mom' Leaves Internet in Stitches

Candace Payne's post-shopping video goes viral

(Newser) - All Candace Payne wanted was yoga pants, and she ended up amusing the world. The Dallas-area mother was shopping at Kohl's recently when she got discouraged about buying the pants (and sticking to her workout goals) and discovered a Chewbacca mask in the toy department, ABC News reports. "... More »

How School Teaches Science: Jump-Roping With Cat Intestines

Though Texas district says it'll change lesson plan after anatomy class video went viral

(Newser) - A "concerned whistleblower" blew long and hard by sending a video to PETA that showed a Texas high school class jumping rope with cat intestines—but the school district says it was all part of a lesson plan that wasn't meant to be cruel to animals, per KENS... More »

Crime Spiking Because Cops Don't Want to Go Viral: FBI Chief

So-called 'Ferguson effect' is making police shy away from suspects: James Comey

(Newser) - James Comey doesn't have quantitative proof, but the FBI director has a hunch as to why there's been an uptick in violent crimes in some urban areas. The "viral video effect" is something he's used in the past to explain the recent spurt of seemingly less-aggressive... More »

Johnny Depp Pokes Fun at His Dog Apology

Even Tim Burton jumped into the joke

(Newser) - Actor Johnny Depp has mocked his video apology over the international dog-smuggling scandal that ensued after he and his wife illegally brought their Yorkshire terriers into Australia, the AP reports. Depp and his wife, actor Amber Heard, avoided jail time in the so-called "war on terrier" incident with their... More »

Del Taco Manager Fired for Behavior in Viral Video

'Appalled' Del Taco cans him immediately

(Newser) - A Del Taco manager is out of a job after customers posted smartphone video of him getting mouthy in a dispute—just like they warned him they would, the Arizona Republic reports. "I don't give a [expletive], bro," the manager says at the drive-thru window in the... More »

Dad Saves Son on Malfunctioning Roller Coaster in Dramatic Video

Scary moment was recorded

(Newser) - A dad's heartstopping moment was caught on video last week: Delbert Latham was filming himself and his son, Kaysen, riding a roller coaster at the Wonderland amusement park in Zita, Texas, when the seatbelt malfunctioned and the little boy started to slip to the floor of their ride car.... More »

People Love to Watch This Guy Crush Things

The Hydraulic Press Channel on YouTube has hundreds of thousands of followers

(Newser) - Lauri Vuohensilta is a competitive Finnish powerlifter and factory owner, but the world will probably remember him for something else entirely: His love of crushing things. That's because the 29-year-old has been filming himself crushing assorted everyday objects in a hydraulic press on his Hydraulic Press Channel on YouTube... More »

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