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Katy Perry just released a behind-the-scenes video of One Love Manchester

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Ariana Grande’s unifying One Love Manchester benefit concert — which took place after a deadly attack at her May show left 22 dead and dozens injured  — brought together some of the world’s most popular musical artists to raise money for Manchester attack victims.

And though the touching performances are over, Katy Perry recently released some behind-the-scenes footage of rehearsals, backstage interactions, and red carpet hugs from the charity event so fans can keep the love alive.

Perry gives us a glimpse at her chats with Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, and Niall Horan at the event, along with footage of herself dancing to Ariana Grande’s music and her own performance. Read more…

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YouTube’s VR 180 and Daydream cameras bring immersive video to traditional creators

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Even if you’ve never strapped on a virtual reality headset, if you’re a heavy YouTube user, you’ve probably stumbled upon a 360 video on the site and thought: This looks interesting, but very weird and hard to watch in my browser. 

YouTube has been obviously been paying attention to these kinds of comments and has come up with a solution that serves both VR enthusiasts and non-VR users alike. It’s called VR 180—and it’s going to be available for YouTube’s creators to begin making next-level immersive content.

Like most things involving VR in these early days of mainstreaming the platform, there are upsides and downsides with VR 180.  Read more…

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Cat who needs personal space is disturbingly good at hiding in drawers

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Don’t challenge this cat to a game of Hide and Seek, as you will surely lose. 

Our furry friend Loki the cat was caught on camera climbing into a dresser drawer it opened itself.

It’s pretty freaky, actually. We can see how a cat might learn to open a drawer, but we’re mystified as to how a cat could learn to close the drawer from the inside!

Just another sign that cats will rule us all one day. Read more…

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Watch this majestic eagle swipe bait from fisherman in slow motion

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Australians have the best foul mouths, and these dash cam reactions prove it

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Call us biased, but we’ll say it now, and we’ll say it again: Australians really know how to swear.

And there’s no other situation that can test the perspicacity of one’s foul mouth than a near miss or dealing with bad behaviour on the road, as evidenced in this reaction compilation put together by the folks at Dash Cam Owners Australia.

It goes without saying, but the video contains plenty of coarse language. Read more…

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Netflix explores dating as an autistic teen with ‘Atypical’

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It’s tough to fit in as a teen, but that’s the goal of Sam Gardner (Keir Gilchrist) on Atypical, an upcoming comedy about an autistic teen and his family.

In the teaser, Sam reveals that his goals for adolescence overlap significantly with a lot of other teens. He’s decided to date, and though it concerns his mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh), he’s ready to take the plunge.

Gilchrist never experienced growing up with autism, but told USA Today that he was struck by Sam’s honesty as a character who often speaks without inhibition. Series creator Robia Rashid  said in the same article that she consulted with at least one academic professional with experience in autism research and treatment, a standard practice for shows seeking to do the subject justice.  Read more…

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Oh nothing, just Miley Cyrus and Jimmy Fallon busking in a subway

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Those vaguely country and western disguises meant to conceal Miley Cyrus and Jimmy Fallon might not have been that effective, but then again, when would you ever get to see these two busk in a subway station?

The pair performed Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” and Cyrus’ “Party In The U.S.A.” in New York City’s 50th Street station, pulling a crowd who knew exactly what was going on.

Still pretty cool though. Read more…

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Car horns are weirdly aggressive, so this guy made a friendlier version

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Driving can already be stressful enough, and it’s not helped by the plethora of aggressive-sounding horns standard in most cars.

Fortunately, YouTuber Mark Rober has come up with the “nicest car horn ever,” a higher-pitched honk that toots twice quickly. 

It’s for situations where you want to show courtesy, like if a driver forgets something on their roof, or you want a car to move forward in the drive-thru.

But for more pressing situations, there’s a horn that bellows like an ocean liner — perfect when you want to warn some pesky kids off the road. Car makers, it’s not a bad idea. Read more…

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Tiny cat challenges big lion because she’s a brave kitty

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Oh, tiny cats. You have the DNA of the big cats, so why not challenge them as if they’re your equals?

YouTube user BigCatDerek uploaded a video of his cat Baggy challenging a lion named Noey who lives in his animal rescue facility. It’s like the cat version of David and Goliath, if the two were separated by a wire fence.

“Baggy,” her owner called out. “You will lose!” 

But she didn’t listen. Because Baggy’s a brave, courageous kitty who’s just ready to pounce. Read more…

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The Australian accent still confuses Americans. Just ask Steve Harvey.

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It doesn’t matter that Crocodile Dundee was a huge hit in the U.S., or that Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman are a regular fixture on its screens. 

Some Americans still find it hard to decipher the Australian accent. 

As in the case of host Steve Harvey, who couldn’t quite understand the accent of Steve Irwin’s son, Robert, when he and his family appeared on Sunday’s episode of Celebrity Family Feud.

When asked to “name something a 5-year-old might ask a bank to loan him money to buy,” Irwin replied eagerly with “a car!” 

Not that Harvey seemed to understand: “What? What’d you say?” he said, to which Irwin stretched his mouth and accentuated the “r” in “car.”  Read more…

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These people are way too happy to be this close to a great white shark

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For people so relatively close to danger, this boatload of people seems pretty giddy.

Why, it’s only what appears to be a great white shark — the largest predatory fish in the world — circling this boat near Port Macdonnell, South Australia on Saturday.

The moment was partially captured on camera by Andrew Russell, who told The Advertiser that it circled the boat for around 10 minutes, and he estimated it to be around 4.5 metres (14.7 feet) long.

“It wasn’t aggravated or anything like that — it was pretty placid,” he told the newspaper. “It just cruised around.” Still pretty hectic. Read more…

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Stephen Colbert grilling Oliver Stone about Putin is excruciating to watch

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It shouldn’t be surprising in this current political climate that Oliver Stone’s four-part Showtime series about Russia’s leader, Vladimir Putin, hasn’t had the warmest of receptions.

Stephen Colbert is more known for his quips, but a meeting with Stone on The Late Show on Monday proved too irresistible for the host. Colbert asked the director if he was “cosying up” to what some would call a dictator.

“You know, you have to be polite because this was a two-year deal, and it was four times, and I was with him numerous times,” Stone explained.

Colbert admittedly hadn’t watched the series yet, but asked Stone what would surprise him about Putin when watching it. Read more…

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What’s going on with these dudes rowing an imaginary boat at a music festival?

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Sometimes things pop up on the internet and you say to yourself, “I have absolutely no idea what I’m looking at. Please, will someone tell me what’s going on?”

That’s what we feel after watching this clip of a massive group of dudes pretending to row an imaginary boat at the U.K.’s Download Festival.

Please submit your theories and help us out.  Read more…

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Kid owns Icee-chugging contest, is owned by brain freeze

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Nothing says summer like baseball, very cold drinks and mind-numbing brain freeze.

A young sports fan experienced all three at a Memphis Redbirds minor league baseball game on Sunday, where he participated in a Icee-chugging contest. 

Determined to win, this kid powered through his slushie, only to face the unfortunate consequence: an out-of-control brain freeze. 

Our man was not going to be denied in the Icee Chugging Contest. No matter the cost.

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Optimistic hero tries to save flooded street one bucket full of water at a time

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If a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step, a journey of saving your flooded street should start with a single bucket, right?

That was the thinking of one Florida person who tried to save his street from the perils of flooding. He looked at a very flooded street, and decided to empty it out with a bucket, growing more and more upset at how little his efforts seemed to matter.

Across the street, a passionate neighbor caught it all in a series of Snapchat videos. The documentation contains quite the story arc, from a stalwart hero, to dark night of the soul, to a very modern cliffhanger ending.  Read more…

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You can now watch a documentary about Cape Fear, surfing’s most insane competition

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It’s been a year since surfers tore through Cape Solander, a.k.a. Cape Fear, in what is arguably the world’s most terrifying surfing competition.

Taking place on the coast of Sydney, Australia, the competition organised by Red Bull saw the world’s best contend with 8- to 12-foot waves and 27 Olympic-sized pools of water breaking on a shallow reef. 

Australian surfer Russell Bierke, 18, was crowned champion in a pack of 15 other top surfers competing at Cape Fear.

“No one expected a swell that big and crazy,” Bierke said, reflecting on the event. “It was probably more challenging and heavier than I expected for sure … when we looked at that [swell] in the first morning, I thought, OK, it’s really going be that crazy.” Read more…

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Please make your day better with this supercut of a nice dad saying ‘Huh?’

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Every dad has his own charming quality, like being a master of puns or always calling you ‘bud.’

This YouTuber caught onto his Kansas City father-in-law’s charming penchant for saying “Hmm?” and “Huh?” whenever he’s called.

The way he says “huh” makes you know he’s really interested in what you’re about to say. Like you can tell this dad your world of problems, and he’d be there with an open ear and an open heart. Thanks, internet dad. Read more…

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Parkour pro takes on huge, crazy course that would surely break our legs

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Tianmen Mountain in China has the ultimate parkour course, and it’s not for the faint of heart.

Brave YouTuber Calen Chan took on what he claims is the “World’s Largest Parkour Course” with a GoPro camera in his mouth to capture the run that he says spanned about three football fields long.

Along the way, Chan dodged tourists who were just hanging out on the course and nailed jumps he estimated to between five and 10 feet high.

“Obviously this was difficult, and I physically couldn’t sprint down the entire path of deadly drops without slowing down, but I did my best!” Chan wrote in the video’s description. Read more…

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Terrifying rattlesnake takes chill swim in someone’s toilet

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Two things are for certain: rattlesnakes are terrifying, and they belong outside. That means they absolutely should not even think about showing up to someone’s home uninvited.

Unfortunately, one rattlesnake thought this was completely okay and waltzed itself right into someone’s toilet. YouTube user Pomegranate Sunshine captured the frightening moment, and the only thing he could say was “oh my.” And “oh my” is right.

“Last night my girlfriend woke me up screaming because there was a snake in the toilet, thought she kidding,” the video caption reads. 

But it’s no joke. Any snake that thinks it can just chill in somebody’s toilet is clearly confused. Apparently snakes of all kinds have a thing for just hanging out in toilets, but that’s no excuse. Read more…

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