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Beto Video Sparks Spoof on His Hands, Wife's 'Gaze'

Presidential contender was definitely animated in his announcement clip

(Newser) - Beto O'Rourke is running for president —and a conversation on what the New York Times calls "an age-old trope in American political theater" has been rebooted. That trope would be the "silent, supportive wife," inspired by his spouse, Amy, in the video announcing O'Rourke'... More »

'Idiot' Jumps on Pelican, Now Faces Charges

Maryland's Hunter Hardesty posted now-viral video involving protected species

(Newser) - Questionable content often finds its way onto Facebook, but viral videos of humans attacking animals generally don't go over well. A Maryland man is finding that out after he posted a clip Thursday from Key West, Fla., in which he's seen apparently luring a pelican over to the... More »

Heated, Unaired Interview With Tucker Carlson Leaks

Fox host unleashes profanities on guest Rutger Bregman, and some see a 'trap' set by guest

(Newser) - It would have been quite the interview had it aired. As it is, a testy exchange between Tucker Carlson of Fox News and Dutch historian Rutger Bregman is making headlines nonetheless—because Bregman recorded it himself and leaked it to the media outlet Now This . How testy? At one point,... More »

She Wanted Dressing. A Presidential Hopeful Was in Her Way

Iowa interaction between 'Ranch Girl' Hanna Kinney and Kirsten Gillibrand goes viral

(Newser) - When Hanna Kinney tells you "I am dedicated to this ranch," believe her. The 22-year-old University of Iowa student admits she's overly fond of the condiment, which she often makes an extra run for at the Iowa City restaurant she heads to each Monday for Bible study.... More »

Cops With Riot Gear Fight 'Local Hostiles' With Snowballs

Police in Washington state had a little bit of fun during a snowstorm

(Newser) - A police department in Washington state grabbed a tactical shield and stormed a local ballfield to engage "a group of local hostiles" as a major winter storm blanketed the area, reports the AP . Members of the Duvall Police Department posted a Facebook video Monday of officers responding to a... More »

Unpaid Worker Wreaks Revenge on Newly Built Hotel

Man who smashed into UK Travelodge with backhoe was allegedly owed $775 in wages

(Newser) - The finishing touches were just being put on the new Travelodge hotel in Liverpool when "some idiot in a mini digger decided to drive through the middle of the building." That's the gist of a story out of the UK, where police are now on the hunt... More »

Watch This Gymnast Score the Most Joyous Perfect 10

We're not worthy, Katelyn Ohashi

(Newser) - Looking to start your weekend off with a feeling of pure joy, awe, and maybe even a little envy? This now-viral video out of UCLA Athletics should do the trick. NBC Los Angeles reports on the routine that Bruins gymnast Katelyn Ohashi performed last weekend at the Collegiate Challenge in... More »

He Was Driving Around a Curve. Then He Saw a Tiny Pink Coat

Truck driver's dashcam video shows car seat, with a toddler in it, in the road after it fell out of car

(Newser) - A truck driver got "quite a shock" this week while driving in Mankato, Minn., and now his dashcam footage shows us all why. ABC News reports that the man, IDed by FOX 9 and the Washington Post as Chad "Cheddar" Mock, was about to go around a bend... More »

Kids Song 'as Infectious as Anthrax' Is Climbing the Charts

You'll be hearing 'Baby Shark' in your head all weekend now

(Newser) - If you're a fan of fins, or under the age of 5, you'll be pleased with one of the Billboard Hot 100's newest hits. Otherwise, you'll likely just be fascinated at how "Baby Shark," a children's song about sharks, is now making its... More »

You've Likely Never Seen a Chopper Rescue Like This

Helicopter performs impressive 'skate support' move to help stranded skier in French Alps

(Newser) - Using what the BBC calls a "dramatic" helicopter maneuver, rescuers descended on a mountain in the French Alps last week to rescue an injured skier, and the video is indeed "heart-stopping." US News reports that on Jan. 2, a young man was skiing with friends in the... More »

She Asked Her Dad to a Concert. They Ended Up Wowing the Crowd

Kari Carberry signed song lyrics to her hearing-impaired dad at Three Days Grace show

(Newser) - The sign language gestures for "rock on" and "I love you" are similar, but for this Canadian father and daughter, there's a lot of overlap. At first, Jules Maria was annoyed by the two, who were dancing in front of her Wednesday at the Three Days Grace... More »

That Viral Glitter Bomb Video Was Fun While It Lasted

Inventor apologizes for misleading viewers

(Newser) - A work of "revenge art" got the internet buzzing with excitement this week—but now, after some online detectives got to work, it seems the video wasn't all it was cracked up to be. BuzzFeed News reports that Mark Rober's "Magnum Opus," a contraption that... More »

Still Mad About Pyramid Climb, Egypt Arrests 2

But it's not the 2 who were in the nude photo shoot at the top of Giza's famous landmark

(Newser) - Egyptian authorities weren't happy last week when a viral video seemed to show a couple getting busy atop the Great Pyramid of Giza. They're still not happy this week, and they're making arrests to express their continued displeasure. The Guardian and Egypt Today report that two people... More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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