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The Anatomy of a Hit: What It Really Takes to Go Viral

Michael D. Simmons | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Michael D. Simmons

Making anything go viral is more science than art. That's what Jonah Berger, UPENN researcher and author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On, has found. "Many people assume that for something to go viral you must be lucky. There is a science.

Get Ready To Giggle. Baby's Laugh Will Leave You In Stitches | Ree Hines | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Read More: Viral, Parents News

Comedy may be subjective, but as far as one baby is concerned, there's simply nothing funnier than the seeing a catalog ripped to shreds. ...

Now Everyone Is Trying To Summon A Mexican Demon

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.26.2015 | Weird News

Got a couple of pencils? Then you, too, can try to summon a Mexican demon, freak out your friends and post your own #CharlieCharlieChallenge on social...

Remarkably Buff Kangaroo Moves Into Australian Suburb

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.25.2015 | Weird News

An unusually buff kangaroo has made a suburb of Brisbane, Australia, his new home, and he's reportedly been intimidating and astounding his human neig...

Extraordinary Elephant Selfie Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.25.2015 | Weird News

Man encounters elephant, elephant takes a selfie. That’s what 22-year-old Christian LeBlanc says happened to him while he was traveling with his...

Man's Tender Surprise For His Wife On Their 57th Anniversary Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.22.2015 | Weddings

The sweet story of an elderly man’s tuxedoed surprise for his wife on their 57th anniversary has spread like wildfire on the Interwebs this week as ...

How Does How-Old.Net Work?

Quora | Posted 05.12.2015 | Technology

Back to the main topic, I want to answer this question in two parts. First part I will talk about how to quickly implement the exact same capabilities in any app. In the second part, I will go a bit deeper to describe the technology itself.

Blue and Black or White and Gold? A Neuroscientist Tackles the Viral Dress Phenomenon

Quora | Posted 05.11.2015 | Science

This illusion is pretty fascinating. It might actually point the way to a new discovery. The color constancy effect has been known for a long time, and there are many illusions around that show (to the same viewer) how a colored surface can appear to be one hue or another depending on the circumstances.

Young and Entrepreneurial: How 24 Year Old Study Notes Founder Feross Aboukhadijeh Stumbled Upon Viral Success

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.09.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Millions of students have visited the Study Notes website to find reviewers for their AP exams, answer practice questions and go through college essays that were written by students who have made it to their dream schools.

'Concerned Kitten' Just Wants To Know How Your Day Is Going

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.05.2015 | Good News

Having a rough day? This cat is here to listen -- or at least he looks like it. Gary the kitten from Bolton, England, was born with marks above hi...

5-Year-Old Wingman Helps Dad Propose In The Cutest Way

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents

A dad in Norway enlisted the help of his 5-year-old son to ask his girlfriend one very important question: “Will you marry, marry my… my dad?” ...

Monday Matters: A Walk Home To Remember, An Unbreakable Friendship And Adorable Bulldogs

Posted 05.04.2015 | Good News

While some days of the week get awarded a “fun” title (cough, cough, Sunday Funday), Monday seems to get the short end of the stick (cough, cough,...

What Happens When You Pour Molten Aluminum Into A Watermelon

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.30.2015 | Weird News

If you poured molten aluminum into a watermelon, what would happen? You’d create art, apparently. That’s what transpired when YouTube’s ...

Stunning Time-Lapse Video Captures One Of The World's Strangest Landscapes

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.30.2015 | Green

Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni, or the Uyuni salt flat, is one of the most surreal and beautiful landscapes on the planet. It's so remote that only the most...

Wild Fox In Chernobyl Makes His Own Sandwich. That Is All

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.29.2015 | Weird News

This is a wild fox who lives in the Chernobyl nuclear exclusion zone in Ukraine. And here, you can watch him assemble a "five-decker sandwich." ...

STUNNING: Timelapse Video Reimagines The City Sky Without Light Pollution

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.28.2015 | Green

If there were no light pollution in Los Angeles, what wonders might you see if you looked up into the city’s night sky? That’s the question fi...

Presenting The 'Mortal Kombat' Theme Song -- A Cappella

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.27.2015 | Entertainment

To celebrate the release of “Mortal Kombat X,” YouTube’s The Warp Zone has released an a cappella version of the video game franchise’s memora...

Monday Matters: An Adorable New Friendship, Inspiring Marathoner And A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Posted 04.27.2015 | Good News

They don’t call it a “case of the Mondays” for nothing. The first day of the week typically calls for multiple hits of the snooze button, extra ...

Here's What The 'Charlie Bit My Finger' Kids Look Like Now

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.23.2015 | Comedy

Watch your fingers, people. Charlie is back. It's been eight years since their dad uploaded a home video to YouTube, and Charlie is still biting hi...

Wrongfully Imprisoned Man Eats Cheeseburger After 36 Years Behind Bars

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.23.2015 | Crime

Michael Hanline spent 36 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. When he was finally released, one of the first things he asked for was a ham...

4-Year-Old 'Beyoncé' Dancer And Her Posse Put Your Moves To Shame

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.24.2015 | Parents

The 4-year-old dance sensation Heaven King is back; and this time, she’s got a pint-sized crew in tow. In the adorably awesome video above, chor...

Watch This Nana's Adorable Reaction To Her Granddaughter's Portrait Tattoo

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty

A Washington grandma was utterly floored when her granddaughter surprised her with a gesture for the ages. Jessica Carey, of Salem, Oregon, recentl...

The Internet Rallies To Help Dad Of 'Success Kid' Get A Transplant

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents

First, the Internet made the “Success Kid” famous. Now, it’s helping to save his father’s life. Earlier this month, the family of Sammy Gr...

Monday Matters: The Cutest Corgis, Surprise Twins And Best Pizza Party Of The Last Week

Posted 04.17.2015 | Good News

There’s a reason we say TGIF and not TGIM. Okay, several reasons (the weekend is five days away, we have unread emails piled up, we couldn’t sleep...

New York Knicks Fan Sinks Half-Court Shot, Wins $10,000

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.16.2015 | Sports

The best player in a New York Knicks jersey Wednesday night might have been a guy who's not even on the team. Knicks fan Shawn Kelly of West Orange...