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Dog Naps With Toddler Under Blanket, Internet Sighs

(0) Comments | Posted August 2, 2015 | 2:25 PM

Any viral video that can make us dreamy and happy at the same time is OK by us.

Dog Raven joined toddler Addison for a nap, according to the YouTube description of the clip: "That moment you can't find your dog and you even go outside looking for him ... only to walk in the house and find him snuggled up in bed next to your toddler."

And all is right with the world.

H/T Laughing Squid

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Rubber-Band Life Hacks Will Stretch Your Know-How

(0) Comments | Posted August 2, 2015 | 12:50 PM

These are a snap.

In a new video, YouTube how-to dude Crazy Russian Hacker demonstrates life hacks for rubber bands.

You'd like to raise your DIY IQ with regular household items, right?

The viral clip above shows how the elastic thingies can actually help you hang clothes, wash glasses, preserve sliced apples and more.

Celebrate your newly acquired resourcefulness by opening a jar of something -- helped by a rubber band, of course.

10 Simple Rubber Bands Life Hacks

 H/T Laughing Squid

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Teen Disfigured By Catcaller's Pipe Attack

(6) Comments | Posted August 2, 2015 | 9:27 AM

A Louisiana teen may have lost her smile temporarily in a vicious attack -- but not her resolve.

"Getting my smile back...

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Lifeguard Attacked By Trio, Fights Back Fiercely

(0) Comments | Posted August 2, 2015 | 7:52 AM

In a manner of speaking, it was no day at the beach for this lifesaver.

A lifeguard at Venice Beach in Los Angeles had to save himself when two men and a woman attacked him.

Intense video shows the lifeguard climbing down the ladder of his tower after reportedly asking the pedestrians not to smoke on the pier. One man punches the lifeguard and another joins in the kicking and hitting before a bystander takes on one of the men. The lifeguard can be seen getting the upper hand on one of the assailants, repeatedly punching him as he lay on the ground. The woman later rushes the lifeguard, only to be subdued as she accuses him of sexual harassment.

The LAPD has begun to sort out Thursday's melee, arresting two men, Harutiun Balyan, 30, and Ara Sarkisyan, 28, and a woman, Arusiak Gekchyan, 28, on suspicion of battery on an executive officer, the Los Angeles Times reported. (A lifeguard is considered a peace officer.)

The L.A. County lifeguard's supervisor, Capt. Kenichi Haskett, told the Times that the lifeguard climbed down the tower to have a clearer conversation about the smoking ban (a no-smoking sign is posted on the pier) when he was jumped. 

“This is the first time something like this has happened that I can recall,” Haskett said. “We don’t get into physical altercations.”

Another video appears to show the woman kicking the lifeguard in the head when he was down, the Times noted.

TMZ reported that before the brawl, someone in the trio threw a lit cigarette into the lifeguard's stand, a claim backed up by bystanders, KTLA noted.

The unidentified lifeguard was treated for a possible broken hand, KTLA said. The alleged attacker who was knocked to the ground was taken to the hospital on a stretcher, outlets noted.

The LAPD did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Huffington Post.

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Reporter Wendy Burch Startled To The Max By Videobomber

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 5:27 PM

An interloper cutting in on a television news live street broadcast has become old hat. But it still can be a surprise for the reporter.

KTLA's Wendy Burch in Los Angeles was giving viewers the lowdown on LA's Olympics-hosting hopes on July 28 when a man sneaked up behind her.

And this happened:

KTLA Reporter Wendy Burch Scared on LIVE TV in Los Angeles

Burch may have lost her you-know-what, but she laughed afterward and kept her sense of humor in a Facebook post, noting, "I've gone viral, baby!"

"I may also want to consider reducing my morning caffeine intake," she concluded.


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Someone's Pooping In Golf Holes In Norway

(1) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 3:00 PM

This gives new meaning to a pinch shot.

Someone has been serial defecating in the holes of Norway's Stavanger Golf Club for 10 years, according to reports. The culprit leaves behind toilet paper and has disabled spotlights installed to catch him at his nocturnal game.


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Homemade Bumper Device Helps Blind Dog Walk With 'Confidence'

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 10:51 AM

A video featuring a homemade aid for a blind dog has grabbed the Internet's attention -- in part because of the sweet little guy who stars in it.

As shown in the viral clip, the "Bumper Buddy" is a harness with a small hoop at the level of the dog's chest. The ring acts as a buffer as the dog navigates any space. When the bumper hits something, the dog knows to change direction.

The clever gadget gets its name from the demonstration video's adorable pooch, Buddy, who went blind from cataracts.

Jesse, one of Buddy's owners, told The Huffington Post that the device is a "reimagined" do-it-yourself version of halo-style devices on the market and is not for sale. He and his fiancee, Jordan, adapted the design from similar products by placing the ring at chest level in the hope of further protecting Buddy's face, he said. He adapted the harness for Buddy, and the two of them came up with the idea of using a plastic hanger strap as the bumper. (A more detailed how-to explanation can be found here.)

"He continues to use his harness every day and he safely finds his way through the house and can explore again without fear!" Jesse wrote to HuffPost. "He used to shiver in place with his tail tightly tucked beneath him until he got too scared and just laid down waiting for one of us to get him."

On Imgur, Buddy's crew summed up the effectiveness of the device: "We gave him his confidence back!"

"I hope more people can use this idea or purchase a pre-made halo for their dogs to aid them through their disability rather than giving up on them like too many people do," Jesse told HuffPost. 

H/T Viral Viral...

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'The Lion King' Is Now A Cecil Revenge Movie

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 10:12 AM

Hakuna matata? Not for Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who controversially killed Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwe government is now calling for Palmer's extradition, and the Obama administration is trying to get in touch with him.

So That Happened has joined the rallying cry of justice for Cecil, posting a satire of "The Lion King" that features Mufasa as Cecil using some explicit language as he orders his son, Simba, to avenge his death.

"Board an airplane, fly to Minnesota and rip that dentist's fucking throat out," he tells the young lion in a vision.

Being, you know, civilized, we'd prefer to see justice served according to the rule of law, but we understand how animals might be inclined to follow the law of the jungle. Circle of life!

H/T Uproxx

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Flight Safety Entertainment Just Got Too Real

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 3:34 PM

Maybe the skies are getting too friendly when it comes to flight safety presentations. Airlines seem to be going out of their way to entertain travelers in order to keep their attention.

This video from Funny Or Die has its own take on the trend: A flight attendant treats the presentation like it's open mic night at the local comedy club. And let's just say the audience is in for one compelling routine.

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Women Describe Their Boyfriends' Penises To Police Sketch Artist

(1) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 12:38 PM

Penises are hard to describe. There's so much topography, so much shape-shifting.

In a viral Distractify video, these women do their best to help a police sketch artist draw their boyfriends' private parts.

Some of their descriptions, well, defy description. This one, for instance: "It's like a can of beans." 

Or this: "A full GMO banana, not an organic one that's smaller."

H/T Today In Awesome

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This History Of Swearing On TV Is Obscenely Fun

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 10:19 AM

Do we have to wash your mouth out with soap, television?

This video history of swearing on the tube, from New York Magazine's culture site, shows how cussing has increased through the years, and how premium cable has led the way.

The video, released Wednesday, is part of Vulture's "Secret History of Television" series. 

As the clip recounts, for decades the Federal Communications Commission enforced strict rules on broadcast TV. Sure there were slip-ups, like Jefferson Airplane singing "motherf****r" on "The Dick Cavett Show" in 1969, but four-letter words were mostly kept off the air.

Then cable emerged with looser standards. As the video points out, premium cable outlets like HBO and Showtime went full potty-mouth.

In a 1983 HBO special, Eddie Murphy single-handedly moved the profanity revolution forward by saying the f-word more than 200 times. History, ladies and gentlemen:


Watch the video to learn a number of fun facts, such as how "Chicago Hope" and "South Park" advanced the cause for the s-word.

H/T Laughing Squid

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9주 된 강아지가 처음으로 계단을 내려오다(동영상)

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 10:57 PM

세상에 9주 된 강아지만큼 귀여운 건 거의 없다.

아, 더 귀여운 게 있다. 그건 바로 '계단을 처음으로 내려오는 9주 된 강아지'다.

이 작은 친구는 마침내 계단을 한 발 한 발 조심스레 내려오는 데 성공한다. 반려인의 응원을 받으면서!

작은 발걸음이지만 거대한 도약이 되리라!

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It Turns Out A Laugh Doesn't Mean Something's Funny

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 1:12 PM

No joke: Most laughter isn't generated by what we think is funny.

So says a new installment of the PBS Digital Studios series "It's Okay To Be Smart."

Less than one in five chuckles comes "in response to humor," according to the video.

Instead, we laugh to defuse awkward situations and to tease others, the clip notes. And giggling solo is often a no-go. We are 30 times more likely to laugh with someone else than alone, "It's Okay To Be Smart" says.

The video concludes that laughing is more about bonding than comedy, and research published this spring in Human Nature backs up that view. A study by researchers at University College London and the University of Oxford suggests that laughter makes people more apt to open up about themselves, which can help them forge closer relationships.

"Given the importance of disclosing behaviors in facilitating the development of intense social bonds, it is possible that the act of laughing may temporarily influence the laugher’s willingness to disclose personal information," the study said.

We humans are not the only ones busting a gut. Rats giggle when they're tickled. Primates and dogs are also known to laugh, researchers say.

But we probably can't count on them to laugh at a sitcom. Right, Dr. Cox?

H/T Laughing Squid

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Scared Corgi Puppy Tries The Stairs, One Adorable Paw At A Time

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 12:32 PM


You're going to have to take this one step by step, little fella.

In this video, a 9-week-old corgi puppy whimpers as he tries to walk down stairs. Spurred by his owner's gentle encouragement, Peanut Butter begins his descent.

C'mon, little guy!

Corgi puppy going down stairs

 H/T Laughing Squid

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Keith Richards Still Smokes A Joint 'Regularly' In Morning

(1) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 10:20 AM

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, 71, still likes to wake and bake.

But he's fussy about where the weed comes from.

"I smoke regularly, an early morning joint. Strictly Californian," The Independent reports the musician told Mojo magazine for its September issue.

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Bugaboo Stroller's 'Unrealistic' Ad Causes Controversy

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 4:30 PM

Bugaboo ran straight into controversy by posting a photo of a bikini-clad model jogging with one of the company's strollers on Instagram.

Dutch model Ymre Stiekema is shown pushing her 2-year-old daughter for a Vogue Netherlands shoot in collaboration with Bugaboo, and the caption points out how "amazing" she...

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Sheriff's Warning To Burglar On 'Crime Stoppers' Is Criminally Good

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 1:18 PM

You can run but you can't hide from the words of Lt. Clay Higgins.

The spokesman for the St. Landry Parish Sheriff in Louisiana has captured the Internet's attention with a badass -- and may we say, very entertaining -- warning he gave a burglar on a recent edition of the local television show "St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers."

Surveillance video shows the suspect breaking into Stelly's, a market and restaurant. But it's the menacing Higgins who steals the show.

"The sheriff likes Stelly's restaurant, and so do I," he said on the show, an excerpt of which was posted online on July 23. "The food here is good, and the folks are friendly. We are going to identify you, arrest you and put you in a small cell. After that I'm going to have a cheeseburger here with fries and a Coke and leave a nice tip for the waitress. Meanwhile your next meal will be served through a small hole in a cell door."

He later added this: "Congratulations, son. I'm about to make you famous."

Higgins told The Huffington Post Monday that he had yet to get his man, but that the department has received about a dozen leads.

The officer has earned a reputation for his down-home straight talk to criminals on the lam.

"I'm pretty much in awe of the whole thing," he said. "I never anticipated becoming any kind of celebrity. I'm not a celebrity kind of person."

The muscular Army veteran said he started the public information officer job a few months ago and has run with it. "I pretty much threw away the script that was the established norm," he said. "I started speaking my mind,  just as I did on the street."

H/T Viral Viral Videos

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Sweet Orangutan Kisses Pregnant Woman's Belly Through Glass

(3) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 11:27 AM

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Anchor Says Sex Toys Are Why Amazon Is Worth More Than Walmart

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 10:10 AM


This is why certain news anchors shouldn't do unscripted business analysis.

John Potter, a reporter for KTVN Channel 2 in Reno, Nevada, was listening to colleague Andi Guevara report recently on how Amazon had surpassed Walmart in value. So he chimed in with his, um, interesting theory.

"You know why? 'Cause they sell sex toys and Walmart can't or won't sell sex toys," he said.

Guevara's stunned reaction is a hoot ... 

News 2 Blooper: Amazon vs. WalMart

 ... As is her follow-up line. "They're trying to eat breakfast," she said, referring to viewers.

Potter addressed his cringe-worthy moment on Facebook on Sunday, writing, "Oh how I love a job where your not-so-great moments go viral for all to see. You might as well comment ... everyone else has! I'm struck at how many are shocked at this but are ok with the daily stabbing/shooting/domestic violence mugshot morning parade."

Watch the exchange above.

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Couple Caught Having Sex In Phone Booth (NSFW Photo)

(14) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 1:31 PM

It must have been a person-to-person call.

A British couple was recently photographed having sex in a phone booth in broad daylight by a passerby (see NSFW photo below). The picture went viral, and the couple, 30-year-old Gavin Wain and 41-year-old Lisa Kerley, gladly dished on their connection to...

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