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Fresh Prince Pregnancy Announcement Goes Viral

It's surpassed 3M views on YouTube

(Newser) - Four days after Jesse and Melissa Meek posted their pregnancy announcement on YouTube on Easter Sunday, it had about 2,000 views. By Saturday, it hit 100,000; by Monday, 600,000. Currently, it's sitting pretty at more than 3 million views. Why? Because the Oregon couple decided to... More »

Sizzler's Patriotic '91 Promo Is Insane

It's gone viral, deservedly so

(Newser) - You already knew Sizzler was pretty amazing ( cheese toast , anyone?), but you can now thank the Internet for reminding you just how amazing it truly is. Someone posted a 1991 promo video produced by the restaurant chain on YouTube , and, well, it is amazing and has deservedly gone viral.... More »

NYPD Cop Loses It on Uber Driver—on Video

Patrick Cherry apologizes, has been relieved of his badge

(Newser) - An NYPD detective has apologized after video of him absolutely unloading on a Uber driver went viral, with Patrick Cherry telling NBC New York , "I apologize. I sincerely apologize." It seems the driver had honked at Cherry for failing to use his blinker when parking. "When I... More »

Seizure Knocks Skydiver Unconscious Mid-Fall

Christopher Jones, 22, says 5K-foot free-fall 'possibly scariest moment of my life'

(Newser) - For 30 terrifying seconds, Christopher Jones plummeted through the air over Australia, unconscious and in free fall after suffering a seizure just seconds after jumping out of a plane, NBC News reports. Jones' video of the Nov. 14 incident, which he posted yesterday, already has nearly 4 million views. It... More »

Video Begs Chinese Parents to Reunite With LGBT Kids

'Coming Home' film short goes viral in a society that stigmatizes homosexuality

(Newser) - Fang Chao is a young man who's made his parents proud, getting into one of the best schools in China and always "[playing] the role of 'good child.'" That's how the subtitled narrative for the film short Coming Home begins, before diving more into... More »

Tattooed Ballet Dancer Takes Hit Song to Next Level

Interpretation of Hozier's hit song stuns

(Newser) - A new video for Hozier's Grammy-nominated hit, "Take Me to Church," features a performance by Ukrainian ballet dancer Sergei Polunin, a former principal dancer for the British Royal Ballet. The tattooed Polunin, 25, is shirtless and almost appears nude, thanks to his flesh-colored, skintight shorts. The video... More »

Fallon Stages Saved by the Bell Reunion

'Tonight Show' host has been trying to do this for years

(Newser) - During the Tonight Show's week in LA, Jimmy Fallon took another one of his trips down memory lane last night, reuniting much of the Saved by the Bell cast for a skit about Fallon's supposed days with them at Bayside High. Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zack), Tiffani Thiessen (Kelly), Mario... More »

Tesla Riders Go Nuts Over 'Insane Mode'

Video compilation reveals passenger reactions, lots of cursing

(Newser) - The car everyone is buzzing about is now the car passengers are cursing about in a hilarious new video from DragTimes . Tesla driver Brooks managed to convince friends and family to get into the Model S P85D to test out the car's "insane" mode: a 0 to 60... More »

Dashcam Viral: Cop Lip-Syncs to Taylor Swift

Dover PD's Jeff Davis seriously gets into This. Sick. Beat.

(Newser) - "While reviewing dashcam footage," ominously begins the Dover Police Department's Facebook post , "we come across some interesting sights to say the least. We hope you enjoy this...and Taylor Swift, if you're watching...we're sorry." What follows is what it dubs a "... More »

Was 'Hero' Monkey Really Trying to Save Its Buddy?

Answer is not clear, one expert says

(Newser) - A video showing a monkey apparently attempting to revive his companion has gone viral after being posted on YouTube this weekend, but is that really what the monkey is doing? The short answer, according to National Geographic : It's not clear. The rhesus macaques in the video are shown at... More »

Here's YouTube's Top Trending Video of 2014

'Mutant Giant Spider Dog' takes first place

(Newser) - A dog in a giant spider costume beat out bending iPhones and first kisses to star in YouTube viewers' most-watched trending clip of the year. Google has revealed the service's most popular videos this year in a pair of lists, one covering trending videos and the other featuring music... More »

'Dog-Spider' Terrifies in Viral Video

Polish prankster Sylwester Wardega behind YouTube hit

(Newser) - No problem with huge, scary spiders? Then check out this viral YouTube video of a friendly dog in a spider costume that apparently terrifies passersby, the Independent reports. Created by Polish prank-man Sylwester Wardega, the "dog-spider" wears a furry body with big legs that shake ominously as he trots... More »

What It's Like to Test Earth's Most Insane Water Slide

Kansas City's crazy 'Verruckt' slide tests first people

(Newser) - If climbing up 264 steps, strapping yourself into an inflatable raft with Velcro, and plummeting 17 stories at speeds of up to 65mph isn’t your thing—well, just be glad you’re not the human guinea pigs doing a first run on the Verruckt , said by io9 to be... More »

Japanese Pol's Screaming Apology-Rant Goes Viral

Some even wonder if Ryutaro Nonomura is ill

(Newser) - A Japanese lawmaker has baffled the world—and provided the latest viral video—with his screaming, weeping apology. Ryutaro Nonomura, 47, a Hyogo Prefectural assemblyman, held a press conference Tuesday after a newspaper raised questions about why he visited hot springs 106 times last year using public money, the AP... More »

Celine Dion Has Offer for Viral Video Star

Tells Richard Dunn: Come to my show, use my bathroom

(Newser) - It appears Celine Dion herself is a fan of Richard Dunn's viral video, in which he dramatically lip-syncs to her classic "All By Myself" while stuck, all by himself, in the Las Vegas airport. "The video was hilarious and very touching," she says in a YouTube... More »

Guy Stuck in Airport Makes Amazing Celine Dion Video

Lip syncs 'All By Myself,' recreates 'Flashdance' scene

(Newser) - Richard Dunn recently found himself stuck, apparently all alone, overnight at Las Vegas' McCarran Airport—so, naturally, he created an incredible music video of himself lip-syncing to Celine Dion's cover of "All By Myself" in various locations around the terminal. It even includes a shot of Dunn re-creating... More »

Teen Attacked for Flying Drone Over Beach

In viral video, woman hits 'pervert' boy with camera copter

(Newser) - A woman who appeared to believe that assaulting a teenager was somehow less illegal than flying a camera-equipped drone over a beach has been charged in an attack captured on video. "He's taking pictures of people on the beach with a helicopter plane," a woman identified as... More »

Hero Cat 'Throws' First Pitch

But she probably shouldn't quit her day job

(Newser) - The heroic cat who protected her owners' 4-year-old son from an attacking dog was honored last night in a rather odd way: The cat, Tara, "threw" the first pitch at a Bakersfield Blaze game in California, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The family lives in Bakersfield, and the local... More »

Viral Video Guy Could Get Rich Over Kick in the Head

Jared Frank was standing pretty close to a train, the rest is history

(Newser) - Turns out there is a silver lining to getting kicked in the head by a train worker as you try to take a selfie. That's what happened to Saskatchewan man Jared Frank when he was traveling in Peru, and his video of the incident, posted last week, of course... More »

Latest Brian Williams 'Rap': Snoop's 'Gin and Juice'

'Tonight Show' viral video is pretty perfect

(Newser) - If you liked Brian Williams' "performance" of "Rapper's Delight," you'll love this version of him doing Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice." The going-viral video appeared on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show last night, and the NBC Nightly News anchor's rendition got... More »

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