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Viral Vid Seems to Show Couple Getting Busy Atop Great Pyramid

Egyptian authorities aren't happy

(Newser) - It's one of the Seven Wonders of the World, but some aren't filled with wonder at a video that appears to show a salacious undertaking at the landmark. CNN reports that three minutes of nighttime footage , originally uploaded Wednesday by Danish photographer Andreas Hvid, have been making the... More »

Dad's Punishment for Bullying Goes Viral

Ohio father made 10-year-old walk to school in cold weather, and filmed it

(Newser) - When Matt Cox's daughter got suspended from riding the school bus for bullying—for the second time this school year—the Ohio father decided to take drastic action. Instead of driving her to school as she expected him to, Cox made her walk the five miles in 36-degree weather... More »

Tom Cruise: Your TV Settings Are Likely Wrong

Actor films PSA about the 'soap opera effect'

(Newser) - Tom Cruise is here today to talk to you about ... your TV settings. The actor (wearing his Top Gun: Maverick gear) filmed a PSA with director Chris McQuarrie about a feature of high-definition TVs called video interpolation or motion smoothing. It's meant to reduce motion blur when you're... More »

Think You've Got a Handle on Foreign Languages? Meet Thaksin

Thaksin sells souvenirs, but Cambodian Red Cross will pay for his education after newfound fame

(Newser) - A young boy who's picked up parts of at least 12 languages and dialects while selling souvenirs to tourists at Cambodia's Angkor Wat temple complex is about to get a change of scenery—and a free education. Thaksin first won hearts around the world in a viral video... More »

Puppy Yanked in Theft Caught on Video

Chipper is now back with his owner

(Newser) - A puppy is back with its owner after being stolen from its yard in broad daylight in a dognapping that was caught on surveillance video. Matt Ivy shared the footage from Saturday in a desperate attempt to get 10-week-old Chipper back; in it, two men can be seen pulling up... More »

2 Women Were Told to Speak English. Enter a 'Shero'

Linda Dwire arrested and charged with harassing 2 Mexican women shopping in Colorado

(Newser) - A confrontation among four women in a Colorado grocery store has led to one being called a "shero," two grateful for her efforts, and a fourth, who calls herself the "patriotic" one of the bunch, arrested, per the Daily Dot . The incident took place at a City... More »

Wannabe Burglar Hurls Brick, the Brick Hits Back

He's being called the 'Bad Luck Bandit'

(Newser) - Either he didn't know he was facing bulletproof glass, or he didn't quite know what happens when you throw something at bulletproof glass. Either way, a guy who broke into a Maryland takeout restaurant on Sept. 20 was likely nursing a nasty head bump the next day. NBC... More »

Homeless Man Charging Phone at a Dunkin' Got Rude Surprise

Workers terminated after dumping water on him in 'cruel' incident caught on video

(Newser) - "Cruel" is how people are describing an incident that took place at an upstate New York Dunkin' Donuts, and the company seems to agree. The Post-Standard reports that on Sunday evening, Jeremy Dufresne (aka Jeremy Young ), a homeless man whose family says he has epilepsy and schizophrenia... More »

Lindsay Lohan Gets 'Punched' in Odd Video

The actress accuses family of 'trafficking children'

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan has shocked the world before, but not like this. The 32-year-old actress posted an Instagram Live video (now deleted, but viewable here ) in which she approaches a homeless family asleep outside at night, says they're Syrian refugees, and turns belligerent when they don't accept her... More »

Students Support College Chief in Beer Bong Controversy

Southeast Missouri State President Carlos Vargas went viral for chugging while tailgating

(Newser) - Having the president of your college actively involved in student life is desirable. Having one who takes pulls on a beer bong with you at a football game—that's up for debate. Dr. Carlos Vargas, head of Southeast Missouri State University, says he now realizes his actions before a... More »

A Hungry Croc, a Hot Spring: 2 Misguided Tourists Live

But at least one is under investigation

(Newser) - Both men have lived to tell the tale, but two separate incidents involving tourists defying common sense in different parts of the world are making the rounds:
  • Yellowstone: The geysers at Yellowstone National Park are off-limits for the simple reason that the water in them can boil you alive . And
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7-Year-Old Wows Everyone With Her National Anthem

Introducing Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja

(Newser) - Her name is Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja, she is 7 years old, and she can sing the national anthem better than you. Malea has become an internet sensation for her rendition over the weekend before an MLS soccer game in Los Angeles between the LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders. Watch it... More »

Stunner on Vietnam's Bachelor Not What Bachelor Expected

2 contestants vying for Nguyen Quoc Trung's heart end up leaving with each other—well, sort of

(Newser) - Bachelor host Chris Harrison is known for repeatedly promising "the most dramatic rose ceremony ever," but the hit ABC reality show has nothing on what just happened on its Vietnamese counterpart. Mashable calls it a "surprise plot twist," which was likely an understatement for bachelor Nguyen... More »

'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 »

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