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Dead Man's Final Prank Leaves Everyone Laughing

Irish man recorded himself calling for help, loved ones played it as his coffin was lowered

(Newser) - An Irish man with a sense of humor left behind a final prank for his friends and family: He made a recording before his death, and after his coffin was lowered into the ground, it started playing. "Hello?" he can be heard saying. "Let me out. It's... More »

Trump 'Strongly Condemns' Violent Fake Video

Spokesperson says he's heard about it but hasn't seen it yet

(Newser) - The White House press chief says President Trump "strongly condemns" a violent fake video that has emerged depicting the president as massacring his critics, reports Fox News . Trump hasn't yet seen the clip himself, "but based upon everything he has heard," he is denouncing it, tweeted... More »

The Mad Eagles Fan Who Went Viral? He's a Penn Dean

Eric Furda was shown on TV yelling in anger during Sunday's game

(Newser) - Philadelphia sports fans are known to be pretty ruthless at times, and an angry Eagles fan shown on screen for a few seconds during Sunday's broadcast of the Birds' loss to the Detroit Lions was certainly no exception—and after the clip went viral, some were surprised to find... More »

Valerie Plame's Campaign Ad Is One 'People Will Pay Attention To'

Ex-CIA operative is running for a congressional seat in New Mexico

(Newser) - Business Insider says it looks like a "Fast & Furious outtake"; the AV Club notes it's more reminiscent of the Bourne Identity franchise. Whatever movie you might compare Valerie Plame's new campaign ad to, there's no denying the spot is memorable. Plame , the ex-CIA operative... More »

She Said They Were Too Loud at Dinner, Hurled N-Word

Nancy Goodman isn't sorry for saying it at NC restaurant

(Newser) - A confrontation in a North Carolina restaurant ended with a racial slur—and the woman who said it says she'd say it again. NBC News reports on Nancy Goodman, a white patron at Bonefish Grill in North Hills, who got into a verbal tiff Tuesday with three black patrons—... More »

After Cries Heard in Woods, a Dramatic Rescue on Tape

Forsyth County officials release footage of discovery of newborn found in plastic bag

(Newser) - A Georgia sheriff released dramatic bodycam video Tuesday showing the rescue of a newborn girl who was found alive inside a plastic bag in the woods. The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office made the video public in hopes that it will generate credible tips in the case. Authorities have been... More »

Scuba Jaunt Takes Frightening Turn for This Diver

Giant octopus latches onto him in Sea of Japan

(Newser) - If ever there were a video that makes us glad we're safe on our sofa and not floating in the ocean, this would be it. News.com.au reports the clip comes out of the Sea of Japan, where a Russian scuba diver swimming around the Garrow Peninsula is... More »

In Emotional Video, Star Has Request After Son's Death

'Live like Riv,' country singer and his wife tell fans

(Newser) - "What if you were given a gift of 1,000 days on this Earth?" That's how country star Granger Smith is now framing the tragic death of his 3-year-old son, River, who died after a drowning accident at the family's Texas home earlier this month. In an... More »

Couple Threatened by Phoenix Cops: Apologies No Good

Iesha Harper, Dravon Ames want officers involved fired after disturbing video circulates

(Newser) - Iesha Harper and Dravon Ames, a black couple with two young children seen in a video that emerged last week showing cops in Phoenix screaming at them, guns drawn, after an alleged shoplifting incident , have since received apologies from the city's police chief and mayor—but they're not... More »

Valedictorian's Speech Started With Thanks, Ended With Barbs

Nataly Buhr 'thanked' office staff for 'negligence'

(Newser) - A California high school valedictorian threw a curveball in her commencement speech last week, and school officials aren't thrilled. Nataly Buhr's address last Thursday to the crowd at San Diego's San Ysidro High School started off typical, with Nataly thanking teachers and her parents, per Fox News... More »

Not Surprisingly, a 'Baby Shark' TV Series Is in the Works

Viral preschool hit is apparently not going anywhere

(Newser) - Just when you thought we'd reached Peak Baby Shark, Nickelodeon has come up with yet another way to make sure you're never able to get the song out of your head. The network is developing an animated series based on the tune, though there's no word yet... More »

Mayor Caught on Video Killing Raccoon Defends Himself

Alabama Mayor Jim Staff says raccoon's behavior was 'not natural'

(Newser) - For the second time in a month, a raccoon's death has gone viral. This time, it was the mayor of Atmore, Ala., who was caught on video beating a raccoon to death with a shovel, then using the shovel to push its body away from the road. Jim Staff... More »

Woman Rescued by Chopper May Never Want to See One Again

Things literally spun out of control

(Newser) - An elderly woman who got hurt while on a hike near Phoenix is likely grateful she was pulled out of harm's way by a helicopter, though she also may be likely to never want to see a helicopter again. A video from ABC15 Arizona shows the chopper operated by... More »

He Was Watching a Shark. Then a Swimmer Showed Up

Florida vacationer captures frightening video in Panama City Beach

(Newser) - A vacationer at a Florida resort watched for hours from his 28th floor balcony as what he thought might be a shark drifted through the murky waters of the beach below. It's when a swimmer at the Panama City Beach entered the picture that Stan Battles started recording—and... More »

Prank by Wendy's Worker 'Totally Unacceptable'

Now ex-employee took a bath in a kitchen sink in Florida, went viral

(Newser) - It's bad enough to think of fast-food workers not washing their hands before handling food, so the latest story out of a Florida Wendy's is giving plenty of customers angst. CBS Miami reports on a viral video that was apparently shot on Snapchat and started circulating on Facebook... More »

Fake 'Drunk Pelosi' Videos Spread on Social Media

YouTube removes slowed-down video

(Newser) - A video altered to make House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sound like she was drunk and slurring her words was shared widely on social media Thursday, with one version on Facebook receiving an estimated 2 million views. The video of Pelosi's Wednesday remarks at the Center for American Progress was... More »

'Shame on You': Cop Teaches Lesson to Gawkers

They were filming, so he figured they must want to see the dead body

(Newser) - As rubberneckers gawked at a fatal accident on the Autobahn, a fed-up German police officer shamed them in an incident that's since gone viral. The scene caught on video for a documentary (video was originally posted only in German; see the version with English subtitles here ) shows officer... More »

Video Shows Lawyer Shooing Raccoon Off Boat, Into Water

Florida man issues apology; state wildlife agency is investigating

(Newser) - It's a hard video for an animal lover to watch: An apparently scared raccoon skitters along the bow of a boat as a man shouts at him, threatening to push him into the water, until the animal finally slips off the edge. A subsequent video shows the raccoon trying... More »

Crowd Applauded as Matador Wiped Bull's Eyes, Then Killed It

Viral video sparks outrage, defense of bullfighter

(Newser) - There was applause from the crowd in Spain when a bullfighter wiped a bull's eyes before killing it on Friday. But reaction online was different and plentiful once videos of the encounter in Seville went viral. "Morante de la Puebla took a handkerchief out of his pocket to... More »

He Tried to Open Door. Then, a White Flash and Screaming

The snake didn't like visitors, apparently

(Newser) - Footage from a doorbell camera on a porch in Lawton, Okla., is circulating, and USA Today reports that Jerel Heywood is the unfortunate star. CNN reports Heywood went to visit his friend Rodney Copeland on Sunday, and the video shows what happened as he tried to enter Copeland's... More »

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