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Teen's Video Inadvertently Affects Thousands of Studies

Sarah Frank's tips on 'side hustles' led to a deluge at site used by social scientists

(Newser) - The Verge has a strange tale about how a well-meaning teenager inadvertently messed up more than 4,000 social science studies. In July, Sarah Frank posted a video on TikTok giving advice on how to make extra cash through "side hustles." In one of her tips, she suggested...

Amazon Delivery Thwarted by Entitled Bear
Amazon Delivery Thwarted
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Amazon Delivery Thwarted by Entitled Bear

We doubt the black bear could use the TP it swiped off a Conn. resident's porch, but A for effort

(Newser) - Last month, the Hearst Connecticut Media editorial board asked a pointed question: "Can we talk about all these bears in CT?" But while the board expressed concern about the 5,500-plus bear sightings in the state this year—more than double the number from 10 years ago—it didn'...

Collision Results in Angry Words, Plus a Double Play

Padres' Tommy Pham and Ha-Seong Kim collided going after pop fly

(Newser) - The 2021 baseball season is producing some strange plays , and the most recent involves a scary collision, a language barrier, a loud crowd, an altercation between members of the same team, and a double play, all in one. It all began in Chicago, when the Cubs' PJ Higgins hit a...

Video Emerges of 'Inept' Elephant Hunt by NRA's Chief

One critic calls shooting by Wayne LaPierre 'inept' and 'clumsy'

(Newser) - A video shot for an NRA-sponsored TV series was hidden from the world for nearly eight years—until now. The footage, obtained by the New Yorker and the Trace , shows CEO Wayne LaPierre and his wife, Susan, shooting two savanna elephants in Botswana in September 2013. (The elephants have since...

Staffer Fired Over Lewd Act at Aussie Lawmaker's Desk

PM Scott Morrison's bad month is only getting worse

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of people marched across Australia last week to protest the sexual abuse and harassment of women, including the former adviser who says she was raped in March 2019 in Parliament House. Brittany Higgins—the first of five women to make such a claim, per the Washington Post...

Aerobics Instructor Unknowingly Films Coup Unfolding

Convoy of black vehicles seen approaching Parliament

(Newser) - An aerobics instructor woke up Monday and dove into an exercise routine at her usual spot in front of a large, multilane road. In doing so, she accidentally recorded Myanmar's unfolding coup d'etat . In a video uploaded to Facebook, Khing Hnin Wai is seen performing a dance routine...

Rochester Cops Shown Cuffing, Pepper-Spraying 9-Year-Old Girl

Bodycam footage out of upstate NY has department vowing to make a 'culture change'

(Newser) - "This video, as a mother, is not anything you want to see." That was Lovely Warren, mayor of Rochester, NY, on Sunday morning, reacting just before the city released body camera footage of an incident Friday afternoon involving the city's police and a local child. Per the...

It's the Police Raid Chicago Didn't Want You to See

Anjanette Young says there's been no accountability since 2019 raid on wrong home

(Newser) - Anjanette Young was undressing for bed when almost a dozen armed officers broke down the door of her Chicago townhouse, announcing a search warrant, on Feb. 21, 2019. "Oh, my God. This cannot be right," she told the officers, per the Washington Post . "You got the wrong...

She Released Video of Raid on Her Home. Now, the Cops' Video

Police bodycam footage released after fired Fla. data scientist Rebekah Jones put up her own online

(Newser) - Police bodycam video taken of the Monday raid at fired data scientist Rebekah Jones' home was released Thursday by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, with the agency saying it did so after its agents were "vilified" following Jones posting her own footage . Per NBC News , the police video...

It's a World Record for ... Singing Port-a-Potties
Singing Port-a-Potties
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Singing Port-a-Potties Clinch a World Record

That would be for 'most animated faces on a single holiday light display'

(Newser) - The Jingle Johns are back, and in a big way. This year, the singing port-a-potties brought to you by Indiana’s Service Sanitation have apparently set a World Record while saying "Hallelujah" to the end of 2020. "Fusing together the elements of lights, music, and #portapotties, the #JingleJohns...

Boy Was Forced to Threaten Trump. Now, 'It's All Behind Me'

Matthew, now 13, was just 10 when stepfather made him appear in ISIS propaganda video

(Newser) - In April 2015, an 8-year-old American boy named Matthew was dragged into Syria by his mother, Samantha Sally, and stepfather, Moussa Elhassani, with Elhassani determined to become a sniper for the Islamic State. Five years later, Matthew is 13 and back in the US, and he's now telling the...

This Is Now the Most-Watched Video on YouTube

With 7.04B views, 'Baby Shark' has officially beat out 'Despacito'

(Newser) - You had a good run, "Despacito." The 2017 music video by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee had been ruling the YouTube roost as the most-viewed video ever on the video-sharing platform, with 7,038,120,000 or so views as of Monday morning. Now, per the Guardian , that...

Michelle Obama on Trump Assertions: 'Racist'

Former first lady makes her 'closing argument' for Joe Biden

(Newser) - Michelle Obama is out with a 24-minute "closing argument" video on the 2020 race in which she makes her pitch for Joe Biden. In it, the former first lady levels some serious criticism against President Trump. The president is "lying about how minorities will destroy the suburbs, whipping...

He Hit a Home Run, Then 'Not the Smartest Move'

Minnesota Twins' Josh Donaldson is ejected after words with umpire Dan Bellino and a lot of dust

(Newser) - With a four-game playoff series hanging in the balance between the Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox on Thursday, Josh Donaldson's home run should've given the Twins a big boost. And it did, until what happened as he crossed home plate. Per MLB , words were exchanged between Donaldson...

New Video Emerges After Man With Bike 'Violation' Killed

LA deputies say Dijon Kizzee was reaching for weapon; attorney, witnesses have different take

(Newser) - Conflicting narratives have emerged in the case of Dijon Kizzee, the 29-year-old Black man shot dead Monday by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies after an incident reportedly involving Kizzee's violation of bicycle codes. USA Today reports that the sheriff's department, via a statement, contends Kizzee tried to...

Beyonce Delivers a Loving Ode to Blackness

'Black Is King' is out on Disney+

(Newser) - Beyonce's single, "Black Parade," which dropped on Juneteenth, was just a peek at what was to come—a "celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience," according to Disney+. With Black Is King, her new visual album released exclusively on the platform, comes "...

She Blends Irish Dance, Hip-Hop, Gets a Big Call
She Blends
Irish Dance,
Hip-Hop, Gets
a Big Call

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She Blends Irish Dance, Hip-Hop, Gets a Big Call

'Riverdance' wants Virginia's Morgan Bullock

(Newser) - Morgan Bullock is a 20-year-old resident of Richmond, Va., who posted a video of herself dancing to hip-hop on TikTok. Not so unusual. But in Bullock's case, she accompanied the music with traditional Irish dancing, her passion since she first saw it performed as a young girl, reports the...

'Friendly' Kangaroo Leads Florida Cops on 30-Minute Chase
Florida Cops
Have a Really
Strange Chase
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Florida Cops Have a Really Strange Chase

They capture a runaway kangaroo in Fort Lauderdale

(Newser) - Police in Fort Lauderdale had quite the day Thursday after getting a call about an unlikely escapee. WPLG reports that for 30 minutes or so, cops were in hot pursuit of a kangaroo that escaped from a local home. "I'm trying to catch a kangaroo!" one cop...

Kayaker's Terrifying Gator Encounter Caught on Camera

Pete Joyce has 'different appreciation' for the reptile after one flipped his kayak on NC river

(Newser) - The first 48 seconds of Pete Joyce's video showing him leisurely kayaking in North Carolina's Waccamaw River are as peaceful as can be, punctuated only by the sounds of his oar dipping into the water. Then, at 0:49, something disturbs the water near the shoreline in the...

Teen in Foster Care Fatally Restrained for Throwing a Sandwich

3 Mich. youth home staffers charged with manslaughter after Cornelius Fredericks, 16, dies

(Newser) - A Michigan teen went into cardiac arrest and died May 1, two days after an incident in a Kalamazoo youth foster care facility in which staff members restrained him. Per NBC News , a video (warning: graphic) showing what happened to 16-year-old Cornelius Fredericks on April 29 at Lakeside Academy has...

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