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Andy McDonald is a Viral Associate Editor at The Huffington Post. He's a comedy writer, Mega Man expert, Wisconsin native, and 10th level Andy.

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These Mesmerizing GIFs Will Forever Change The Way You See Skateboarders

(4) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 11:45 AM

For most of the public, skateboarding is merely a hobby for those at the fringes of society. It destroys property, creates a ruckus, and cultivates the misbehaviors of wild teens -- all unfair generalizations, to say the least. In truth, there is an extraordinary amount of skill and...

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We've All Seen These Iconic Photos. Here's The Remarkable Footage That Brings Them To Life.

(185) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 2:38 PM

If pictures are worth 1,000 words, GIFs must be worth millions. But nobody has time for millions of words about history's most iconic images, so just take a look at the GIFs below. This is your chance to get the "fuller picture," to see history come to life. In GIF...

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These Adorable Animal Buds Remind Us That Best Friends Love Us Just The Way We Are

(24) Comments | Posted April 12, 2014 | 11:04 AM

Who says animals, even different kinds, can't be best friends? In fact, their playful interactions with each other can teach us a little something about our own friendships: None of us are exactly the same, yet we all share commonalities, and the things that bring us together as friends are...

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11 Annoying Bros Who Make Tax Season THAT Much Worse

(7) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 10:00 AM

Tax season is a stressful time for most people. But there are those annoying few who not only seem to relish their yearly tryst with the IRS, but thoroughly enjoy telling other people all about it. Like a your friend who just got engaged, it will be brought up in...

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10 manias irritantes dos frequentadores da academia que nos fazem querer desistir de malhar

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 11:19 AM

Para muitos de nós, a academia é uma experiência casual. Não estamos querendo quebrar recordes. Só queremos ficar um pouco mais saudáveis e, quem sabe, com a aparência melhor quando tiramos a roupa (não dissemos “bonitos”, apenas “melhores”). E nem sempre é possível frequentar a academia de modo regular. As...

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Why Dive Bars Are The Best Bars

(22) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 1:22 PM

There is nothing better than a dive bar. Rather than getting all dressed up and spending extra money to journey across town, wouldn't you rather just walk to the corner looking however you want with the few bucks you already have in your pocket?

Dive bars are unpolished, imperfect places...

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Wall Street Got $26.7 Billion In Bonuses Last Year. That's Enough To Feed Every Hungry American

(138) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 9:27 AM

The average Wall Street bonus increased 15 percent in 2013, bringing the industry's overall bonuses to a total of $26.7 billion, the largest since 2008. This milestone came just a few months after an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found that only 14 percent...

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11 Ways Smartphones Are Not Making Us Any Smarter

(52) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 8:07 AM

These are amazing times. We have smartphones connecting us with just about every facet of society — food, clothing, shelter, work, art, literature, science, entertainment, activism, religion, friends, relatives, dating, travel, you name it.

Nearly limitless information, ultra-personalized experiences, previously impossible relationships and infinite modes for creativity are all at...

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Here's Everything You Want To Know About The Shamrock Shake. And Some Things You Don't.

(78) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 12:26 PM

The McDonald's Shamrock Shake: What was once a sometimes forgotten seasonal tryst for American fast food lovers has now become a full blown long-distance love affair. People anticipate its return for months, rekindling their relationship with this minty March phenomenon. And the heartbreaking goodbye that follows, as it's ripped from...

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These Tattoos Are The Definition Of Wearing Your Heart On Your Sleeve

(232) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 4:33 PM

There's no shortage of regrettable tattoos in the world. Misspelled words, phrases in foreign languages that don't mean what we thought they did, or that fad we thought would last forever but ... didn't.

However, there are also some great, incredibly moving tattoos. In fact, sometimes a...

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13 Annoying Gym Pet Peeves That Make You Just Want To Quit Working Out

(254) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 7:17 AM

For many of us, the gym is a casual experience. We're not trying to set any records. We really only want to be a little healthier and perhaps look better without our clothes on. (We didn't say good, just better.) And making it to the gym regularly isn't always possible....

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Frank Underwood Isn't As Complicated As You Think

(3) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 11:52 AM

Frank Underwood can be cold or compassionate, but he's always calculating. He knows what he wants. When he has an opening, he goes for it. When an obstacle gets in his way, he moves it. Frank Underwood is actually a very simple man.


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Just When Things Look Like They're About To Go Wrong... This Happens

(8) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 9:48 AM

We can all agree that when life fails you and takes a terrible turn for the worse, well, it sucks. Oh, the pain, the despair, the tragedy! But then...


Everything falls smoothly into place.


Things you thought were gone come back...

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22 Vanity Plates That Will Make You Shake Your Head

(72) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 1:58 PM

Statistically, vanity license plates are unique. And someone paid extra money to put that short message on their vehicle. The rest of us stop what we're doing, point them out to our friends, and we all ask why? Human beings are forever fascinated by vanity plates. We love them. Either...

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In The Darkest Of Moments, These People Responded In The Most Beautiful Ways

(89) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 9:31 AM

In dealing with the loss of a loved one, perhaps the only remedy for those empty feelings is honoring their lives by helping them find peace in their final moments.

As the people in the stories below faced death, they wished only for their lives to be celebrated in a...

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13 People Who Took Their Sense Of Humor To The Grave ... And Beyond

(205) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 7:38 AM

It's great to have a sense of humor about life, but what might be even better is taking your sense of humor with you into the great beyond. And for these people, though their time on this planet has ended, their ability to joke about it has not.


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13 Sports Facts That Even The Most Hardcore Fans Don't Know

(51) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 1:23 PM

Hey, sports fan! Obviously, there are plenty of things you probably don't know about the less popular sports out there. For example, did you know that a curling rink in Halifax was used as a temporary morgue in the aftermath of the Titanic disaster? Understandable, not many people...

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9 Reasons I Would Walk Out on a Back to the Future Musical

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 9:09 AM

It was announced this week that beloved '80s film "Back To The Future" is being developed into a musical. My question, sung with animated birds landing on my shoulders, is whyyyyyyy?

Why, in order for certain people to be entertained, does a story need to be turned into...

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Dear George Zimmerman, Here's What Your Paintings Should Actually Look Like

(121) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 4:20 PM

George Zimmerman is back in the news with more of his poorly thought-out and rather distasteful paintings. The Associated Press is now threatening legal action against Zimmerman, asking him to stop the sale of one of his paintings in which he used a copyrighted AP image as the...

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13 Emotional Letters That Prove The Written Word Has A Power Like No Other

(7) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 10:40 AM

In our current tech-savvy world where communication is sometimes too easy, there's something special about the rare occasions when people take the time, effort and care to write a letter to someone. The gesture speaks volumes, beyond even the original intent of the letter, and whether handwritten or typed, it...

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