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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 »

'Kai the Hitchhiker' Convicted of Murder

Caleb McGillivary found guilty of 2013 killing

(Newser) - A man who gained Internet fame as "Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker" has been convicted of first-degree murder in the beating death of a New Jersey man almost six years ago. Jurors in Union County convicted 30-year-old Caleb "Kai" McGillvary on Wednesday in the May 2013 death of 73-year-old... More »

Guy's Shopping Video Nets 6.5M Hits

But Tom Musto seems humble about the sudden attention

(Newser) - A lot of people are feeling the love for Tom Musto—and you have to see this to know why. The California dad appeared in a Twitter video last Sunday gushing over the prices from his first trip to Costco, Fox News reports. "Nine dollars!" he exclaims, holding... More »

Cardi B Explains Video About Her Drugging, Robbing Men

Rapper had initially tried to brush off controversy

(Newser) - Cardi B is trying to clarify herself after a video resurfaced online where the rapper said she drugged and robbed men for money, the AP reports. The Grammy winner posted a statement Tuesday on Instagram and Twitter that says she had "very limited options" and needed to do anything... More »

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 »

AOC 'Lightning Round' Video on Ethics Goes Viral

The Congress member asks if she can be 'the bad guy'

(Newser) - "Let's play a lightning-round game. I'm going to be the bad guy, which I'm sure half the room would agree with anyway." So said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as she kicked off questioning about current US campaign-finance laws Wednesday at a House committee hearing on government... 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 »

Video Meant to Embarrass Ocasio-Cortez Wins Her Fans

Zach Braff calls it 'adorable and endearing and charming'

(Newser) - "In the future, every politician will have a mildly-to-extremely embarrassing video of themselves unearthed from their past, on the internet," writes Samantha Cole at Motherboard , arguing "it's part of the territory of growing up online." Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should know: While the Democratic congresswoman from New... More »

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