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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 »

Happier Reunion for Judge Who Recognized Inmate as Classmate

Mindy Glazer showed up to cheer Arthur Booth on as he was released from jail

(Newser) - Last summer, an emotional video of a Florida burglary suspect appearing before a judge who turned out to be his middle school classmate went viral. Almost 10 months later, Arthur Booth was released from jail Tuesday—and Judge Mindy Glazer was there to wish him well and see him on... More »

Breast Cancer Video Eludes Censors Masterfully

Thanks to Henry

(Newser) - A breast cancer group has managed to put out an educational video that has registered millions of views and counting, all thanks to its clever workaround of censorship rules. It begins with a woman disrobing, only to have her breasts covered with the logos of Facebook and Instagram. How then... More »

Go Ahead, Ask Justin Trudeau About Quantum Computing

Canadian PM takes joke question, answers like a boss

(Newser) - It was a joke of a question—"Morning, sir, I was going to ask you to explain quantum computing, but...."—but Canadian PM Justin Trudeau not only took the question, he knocked it out of the park on Friday, giving a concise, enthusiastic, and impromptu lesson on... More »

Brothers Convince Drugged Sister Zombie Apocalypse Is Upon Us

Video has gone viral

(Newser) - In an awesome new video that's gone viral, three brothers convince their sister—who was still a little high after getting her wisdom teeth removed—that the zombie apocalypse is imminent. The sister proves to have much of her logic intact even while high, noting at one point as... More »

Baby Sees Mom Clearly for First Time in Viral Video

Little Leo was recorded after his glasses were put on for the first time

(Newser) - A 4-month-old boy sees his mom clearly for the first time in an awww-inspiring viral video uploaded to YouTube over the weekend, People reports. Little Leopold Wilbur Reppond of Seattle has oculocutaneous albinism, which can cause severe vision impairment, "but today he received his glasses....and can now see... More »

Woman Chews Out Florida Governor at Starbucks

And it gets caught on video

(Newser) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott stopped for coffee at the wrong Starbucks on Tuesday. A woman in the Gainesville store spotted him and gave him a pretty fantastic chewing-out, most of which was caught on video . After ripping him for cutting Medicaid and not caring about the working class, she shouted,... More »

Melissa McCarthy Delivers 'Epic' Lip Sync

Totally crushes Jimmy Fallon on 'Tonight Show'

(Newser) - Melissa McCarthy clearly won Monday night's Lip Sync Battle with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, with a performance that's being called " epic ," " gritty ," and " the messiest , most entertaining lip sync ever." But Fallon did give it his best shot, expertly miming... More »

Traffic Reporter Gives Phife Dawg an Awesome Tribute

News anchor gets in on the action, too

(Newser) - A Tribe Called Quest rapper Phife Dawg lived in Atlanta for more than a decade, and there are apparently at least a couple Quest fans at Atlanta's WSB-TV . After the rapper's death Wednesday , the station's traffic reporter, Mark Arum, worked an impressive number of Quest references into... More »

Cops Ticket Man After He Posts Video on How to Beat Traffic

'Can they do that?' guy asks. Police response: 'Yep'

(Newser) - Michael Dalton found a shortcut in his Colorado neighborhood that helps beat congestion and avoids a nearby highway, so he posted it on Facebook in an attempt to help his neighbors, WCMH reports. Just two problems: The shortcut involves driving through private property, which earned Dalton criticism from some viewers... More »

Officer Pepper-Sprays Passing Bikers in Viral Video

He's been placed on administrative duty

(Newser) - Police in Fort Worth, Texas, are investigating after a video surfaced showing an officer firing a burst of pepper spray at a group of motorcyclists on a highway. Members of the group say about 200 motorcyclists were traveling on Highway 287 around 3pm Sunday when an officer pulled over a... More »

Dad's Emotional View on Down Syndrome Goes Viral

Robb Scott says it's 'brilliant' and 'funny' and 'cuddly'

(Newser) - We all know that parents want to talk about the incredible things their kids are doing, but one father is adding an emotional dimension to the pride of parenthood. In a raw video taken from his car that has gone viral on Facebook , Robb Scott says that while at a... More »

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