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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 »

Teen Electrocuted While Trying YouTube Experiment

15-year-old boy was apparently trying to make a 'Jacob's Ladder'

(Newser) - A 15-year-old Ohio boy died Tuesday night, apparently while attempting to recreate something he saw on YouTube, WKYC reports. Police say Morgan Wojciechowski was trying to make a "Jacob's Ladder," in which a high-voltage spark of electricity travels between two wires parallel to one another and climbs... More »

YouTube's Original Programming Launches Tomorrow

Here's what you can watch for $9.99/month

(Newser) - YouTube is attempting to make some noise of its own with a crop of films and shows that will be exclusively available with YouTube Red , a subscription service the San Bruno, California-based company launched last October, the AP reports. The first three movies and one series will be available via... More »

Video Shows Teen Ted Cruz Reveal His Life's Goals

Including 'world domination'

(Newser) - Ever wondered what a young Ted Cruz looked and sounded like (and no worries, no Princess Bride impersonations )? A circulating YouTube video , which Politico says was apparently provided by a high school classmate, purports to show the 18-year-old GOP candidate mulling his future. "Aspirations? Is that like sweat... More »

Linguist Breaks Down the 'YouTube Voice'

Stressed and elongated vowels both play a role

(Newser) - Think people sound similar when talking to the camera on YouTube? You're not alone: Writing at the Atlantic , Julie Beck found a "bouncy" speaking style across so many videos that she christened it the "YouTube voice." "But I had a hard time putting my finger... More »

'Anti-Obama' YouTube Star Is Done With Conservatism

The teen wants the GOP to get on the right side of race, gender, and youth issues

(Newser) - Thirteen-year-old CJ Pearson became an Internet sensation in conservative circles this year by posting videos with titles like President Obama: Do you really love America?, criticizing Hillary Clinton, and joining the Ted Cruz campaign, Mediaite reports. It helped him amass 5 million viewers on his YouTube channel and 100,000... More »

YouTube Star Died From Heart Condition

He starred in family's popular video series Bratayleys

(Newser) - Authorities have concluded that a 13-year-old Maryland boy who starred in his family's popular YouTube show died of a heart condition that commonly causes cardiac arrest in young people. The Capital of Annapolis quotes the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore as saying that Caleb LeBlanc died... More »

6 YouTube Stars Who Make Millions

PewDiePie, aka Felix Kjellberg, tops the list with $12 million last year

(Newser) - Mixed in with all those cat videos on YouTube, you'll find performances, vlogs, and tutorials from some of the site's biggest stars, who make millions each year off their videos. Check out the six YouTube stars who pull in the most cash, via Forbes , which notes the sums... More »

Man Spent 6 Months Making Sandwich 100% From Scratch

Andy George takes DIY to the extreme, even making salt and killing a chicken

(Newser) - Think you know how to make a sandwich? Think again. Andy George, who hosts the "How to Make Everything" YouTube channel, has just posted his latest episode on YouTube showing that to make a chicken sandwich completely from scratch is, at least for him, a six-month, $1,500 endeavor.... More »

World Leader's Face Seen in Weird Bird Swarm Video

YouTube video is a hit in Russia

(Newser) - Is Russia's leader glowering over America? A YouTube video purporting to show Vladimir Putin's face forming in a flock of birds above New York City has gotten a lot of online attention—especially in Russia, UPI reports. Posted under the name Sheryl Gilbert, it was aired last week... More »

1M Minutes of History Now on YouTube

AP, Movietone upload enormous newsreel archive

(Newser) - If you're a history buff, you may be about to lose a huge chunk of your day. In what the AP says is "the largest upload of historical news content" to be placed on YouTube, the agency's newsreel archives and those of British Movietone are now online.... More »

How YouTube Star PewDiePie Makes His Millions

Felix Kjellberg has more than 37.7M subscribers on YouTube

(Newser) - If you thought it was a fluke when word got out last year that YouTube star PewDiePie was making $4 million a year playing video games and filming his reaction to them, think again. Back then Felix Kjellberg had 27 million subscribers; today he sits atop YouTube with 37.7... More »

Cat Videos Are Good for You

This study's no time-waster, researcher says

(Newser) - Two million cat videos posted on YouTube with around 26 billion views last year adds up to an awful lot of time watching funny cats, but it's not completely wasted time, according to an Indiana University researcher. Media professor Jessica Gall Myrick surveyed around 7,000 people and discovered... More »

See 11 Years of WTC Construction in 2 Minutes

Time-lapse video shows One World Trade Center being built

(Newser) - New York City's One World Observatory opened Friday, and in honor of the occasion, EarthCam has released a time-lapse video showing the 11 years of construction of One World Trade Center—in two minutes. The 1,298-foot building is the world's fourth-tallest and the Western Hemisphere's tallest,... More »

Court: No, YouTube Didn't Have to Dump Anti-Muslim Flick

Actress wanted 'Innocence of Muslims' yanked after death threats

(Newser) - In a victory for free speech advocates, a federal appeals court says YouTube should not have been forced to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to actors. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling in favor of Google... More »

How a Single Number Threatens Technology

2,147,483,647 is almost too much for some computers to handle

(Newser) - As complex and incredible as our latest gadgets are, they can be foiled by something very simple: a number that's just too big. The BBC explains the phenomenon in terms of an odometer that only goes up to 99,999 miles. Drive another mile, and it would roll to... More »

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 »

YouTube Yanks Rand Paul Presidential Announcement

He falls foul of copyright-enforcing robots

(Newser) - The official video of Rand Paul's campaign launch has been blocked by YouTube, but not for political reasons: The rally's use of country singer John Rich's "Shuttin’ Detroit Down" was pulled on copyright grounds after apparently being flagged by YouTube's Content ID system, reports Gizmodo... More »

Ex-CFO Who Slammed Chick-fil-A Lives on Food Stamps

Adam Smith is emotional, apologetic about his video

(Newser) - Things haven't gone too well for the former CFO who criticized Chick-fil-A in a video he posted on YouTube . Unable to find lasting work, 37-year-old Adam Smith is living on food stamps with his wife and four kids in the RV they call home, he tells ABC News . "... 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 »

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