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Why Scaring Cats With Cucumbers Isn't Great for Cats

'If you do it for laughs, it makes me question your humanity'

(Newser) - The new viral craze is apparently scaring cats with cucumbers , because the Internet is a weird place and humans enjoy low-grade animal cruelty as long as it's adorable. But National Geographic reports that we should all maybe not be scaring our cats with cucumbers. According to Upvoted , the first... More »

Dad's Accidental Selfie Video Doesn't Stay in Vegas

It's been viewed 4M times since his son uploaded it to YouTube

(Newser) - Joseph Griffin screwed up big time when it came to recording his dream vacation to Las Vegas, but hey, at least he got a viral video out of his mistake. The Irishman brought his son's GoPro camera stateside so he could film the sights to show his friends and... More »

Anonymous Vows Revenge on ISIS

"War is declared. Get prepared" is the message in YouTube video

(Newser) - Online vigilantes Anonymous wasted little time in handing ISIS a message Saturday via a YouTube video , a response to Friday's Paris terror attacks , reports Time . A man in the group's trademark Guy Fawkes mask spoke in French and noted: "Expect massive cyber attacks. War is declared. Get... More »

Cruel Trick on Homeless Man Gets McDonald's Worker Fired

Detroit employee offered man a sandwich, then threw water on him in viral video

(Newser) - Viral videos can entertain, surprise, and, in this case, get a McDonald's worker fired. A disturbing NSFW clip recorded by a customer at a Detroit Mickey D's shows an employee working the drive-thru window, luring a homeless man he calls Willie over by holding up a sandwich and... More »

56-Year-Old Interviewed By His 18-Year-Old Self

It's pretty cool

(Newser) - In 1977, an 18-year-old Peter "Stoney" Emshwiller recorded himself interviewing a future version of himself. Along with questions about how his life ended up, Emshwiller recorded all sorts of potential reactions to the responses he would get. Now, a 56-year-old Emshwiller wants to finish the sit-down. He's raising... More »

Mom's Rant on How Not to Wear Leggings Goes Viral

They shouldn't be too tight, too sheer, and should 'cover your tail'

(Newser) - Jamie Higdon Randolph loves her leggings. "They are comfortable. They don't cut into you, they're always the right length. … You can dress them up, you can dress them down," the Tennessee woman says. What she doesn't love is how some people are wearing them.... More »

Driver in Viral Motorcycle Crash Blames Spiders

His car swerved out of lane and struck a motorcycle trying to pass

(Newser) - A Texas driver who gained infamy in recent days because he was captured on video sideswiping a motorcycle—seemingly on purpose—now says spiders are to blame. William Crum, 68, tells CBS Dallas-Fort Worth that he got bit just as the motorcycle was trying to pass him. "Spiders there... More »

Student's Mac and Cheese Rant Spawns a Benefit

Money will go to food service workers who were berated

(Newser) - UConn students are trying to use an embarrassing video of a fellow student berating food service workers who refused to sell him mac and cheese to raise money to give the employees a night out. "A top-20 research university shouldn't have to be redeeming its name after one... More »

Student Arrested After Epic Mac & Cheese Meltdown

Did we mention he was allegedly drunk?

(Newser) - A 19-year-old University of Connecticut student was arrested Sunday night after a drunken argument involving mac and cheese. A video of the incident posted Monday has more than 1.6 million views and includes the lines, "Just give me some f---ing bacon jalapeno mac and cheese" and "I'... More »

8 Years of Daily Selfies Equals a Very Cool Video

Watch Hugo Cornellier age

(Newser) - Hugo Cornellier is 20 years old, and he's been taking a selfie a day from the age of 12, the New York Post reports. The result: a pretty cool video showing the Montreal boy as he becomes a man. ( This video shows 11 years of World Trade Center... More »

This Might Be the Best Interview About Edward Snowden Ever

Snowden, Scissorhands, close enough

(Newser) - In what just might be the best example of trolling ever recorded, Jon Hendren went on HLN Wednesday and gave an interview about Edward Snowden ... except that the whole time, Hendren was talking about Edward Scissorhands. Example: When anchor Yasmin Vossoughian asks Hendren (described as a "Snowden Supporter")... More »

Plucky 'Pizza Rat' Inspires Its Own Hashtag

This little guy is no quitter

(Newser) - Only in New York City: A new YouTube video shows a rat dutifully dragging its slice of cheese pizza down the stairs into a subway station, UPI reports. The rat sadly gives up on its prize, but Matt Little's video is still going viral and inspiring all kinds of... More »

This Might Be the Best Kiss Cam Moment Ever

Jimmy Carter kisses wife Rosalynn at Braves game

(Newser) - It's not every day you catch a former president on the Kiss Cam, but that's what happened last night at the Atlanta Braves game, USA Today reports. Jimmy Carter was attending with wife Rosalynn, and when the camera turned their way and popped their faces up on the... More »

Fiorina Ad Lobs Trump Insult in His Face

One take on super PAC's spin: It's 'perfect comeback' to Trump's 'look at that face'

(Newser) - Donald Trump dissed Carly Fiorina in Rolling Stone with his now-famous "Look at that face!" comment , and a Fiorina super PAC is throwing it back in his face with a new ad capitalizing on his own words. Released yesterday by the Carly for America Committee, "Faces" kicks... More »

Cameras Launched Into Space Reveal Footage, 2 Years Later

Footage thought lost was finally recovered on desert floor

(Newser) - Incredible GoPro footage from a camera that fell from the sky two years ago was finally discovered in the desert and recently made its way to the people who recorded it, Fox News reports. The strange story comes out of Tuba City, Arizona, where a group of friends rigged a... More »

Katy Perry Totally Fails at Segway Riding

But her dad makes up for it

(Newser) - Katy Perry: good at singing, not so good at riding a Segway. Perry posted an Instagram video from Burning Man this weekend showing her (while clad in a puffy coat, tiny backpack, and vaguely creepy mask) attempting to spin on a Segway, only to watch it escape from her grasp... More »

Tourist's Plea for Help Finding Vacation Fling Goes Viral

It could be a hoax, of course

(Newser) - A French woman goes on vacation to Australian resort destination Mooloolaba, meets a "really cute guy," has a fling, goes home, loses his phone number. Doesn't exactly sound newsworthy, but headlines abound today about Natalie Amyot, the French tourist who says that happened to her ... and six... More »

ISIS Rolls Out Own Currency, Music Video

Propaganda recording intros new coins to replace 'satanic conception of banks'

(Newser) - Fed up with what it describes as the "satanic conception of banks," ISIS says it's releasing its own new currency, and it's put out a nearly one-hour-long video to explain it, the Jerusalem Post reports. The video released by the group's media arm explains its... More »

This Is What It Looks Like to Get Swallowed by a Sinkhole

Terrifying event happened last weekend at bus stop in Chinese city of Harbin

(Newser) - If hearing about being sucked into a sinkhole isn't terrifying enough for you, the AP has posted a video of that happening to a group of pedestrians Saturday in China. Five people at a bus stop in the northeastern city of Harbin fell into the suddenly emerging sidewalk maw... More »

Kid Trips Into $1.5M Painting

The only Paolo Porpora artwork that's signed now has a fist-size hole in it

(Newser) - Elsewhere in the world, terrorists threaten art and antiquities , but in Taiwan tween boys holding beverages are the threat. A 12-year-old taking a guided tour with his mom at an art exhibit in Taipei lived out what was probably his (and his mother's) worst nightmare when he tripped next... More »

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