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Prepare to be entranced by these tiny cooking videos

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There is something undeniably mesmerizing about watching our favorite dishes made in their teeniest, tiniest form. 

From fancy Italian dishes to dessert specialties, there are so many mini food videos it’s hard to know where to start. 

Fear not – we’ve rounded up all the best tiny foods videos from around the web for your viewing pleasure. 

Tiny Lasagna

This tiny lasagna is not only adorable, but it actually looks delicious. 

Mini Macaroni and Cheese

This video had us at the five noodles…and the tiny cheese grater.  Read more…

Tiny steak and asparagus

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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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I can’t be basic on Instagram anymore and it’s all because of Stories

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Our Instagram Stories are awash with snapshots of our everyday lives. But, now that there’s a hidden trove reserved for our most private — and dare-I-say basic — snaps. Instagram’s already-very-high bar for posts has crept to a scary new height. 

Recently, somewhere between posting photos of chilled glasses of rosé and intricate latte art on my Story, I noticed a drastic shift in the way I was using the app. So drastic that I’m frozen by self-doubt when I go to post anything on my main grid. 

A few weeks ago, I did something I’ve been doing for years: I uploaded a photo to Instagram. That sunny evening, I casually posted a snap of my garden on my Story complete with a “lit” sticker. But, when I went to share a similar photo on my main feed, I hesitated for a moment. “Is this really Insta-worthy?” I asked myself. My finger hovered nervously over the “Share” button. I hit the button and instantly regretted it. I worried that the photo wasn’t good enough, that it was too basic. I opened and closed the app five times before eventually opting to delete the photo entirely.  Read more…

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A woman at E3 + a dead phone + Reddit = absolute chaos

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For all the good Reddit can do, it can make an enormous mess of things, and then it can react badly when the mess it makes backfires.

It’s E3 week, which is usually supposed to mean a cavalcade of video game announcements and fan disappointment. It usually doesn’t mean a coordinated online manhunt, involving the local authorities, for a woman whose cellphone died.

Laura Lania is a popular game streamer who was visiting E3, where she had set up meetings and appearances at a few panels. After showing up at Twitch’s party on Wednesday night, Lania’s social media went dark and she did not come to any of her scheduled appointments on Thursday.  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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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.

No. Matter. The. Cost.#BrainFreeze #AutoZoneParkFun pic.twitter.com/swg1LMPP4P

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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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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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Teen conquers her biggest fear with radiant bathing suit Twitter post

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A British teen took on one of her biggest fears with a single tweet and her response to her haters has been inspiring.

13-year-old Paris Harvey suffers from a metabolic condition that makes her put on weight quickly. She also has hip dysplasia, which — when combined with her condition — makes losing weight difficult. The teen has struggled with body confidence due to her weight.

“I got bullied in the past and after a while, you start to believe what people say,” she said in the Huffington Post. “I became really insecure about how I looked.” Read more…

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‘Finstas’ can be boring or funny or sexy — but they’re always real

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Don’t believe everything you read about “finstas,” the secret Instagram accounts currently puzzling the internet. Rumours swirl about teenagers sharing pics of sex and drugs on their finstas, but in reality, teens are using these accounts to show their real, authentic selves. And, they’re actually pretty damn dorky. 

A finsta is a second—or fake—Instagram account used by teens and young people to share photos they’d rather not post on their main accounts. These private accounts often have a considerably smaller and select following. For many young people, these public-facing Instagram accounts are often highly curated and can contain heavily filtered and Photoshopped images. So, what exactly are people sharing on these private, and highly mysterious, accounts? 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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Tiny baby kangaroo having a yawn after eating is just like you

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How to be cool on Instagram and Snapchat, according to teens

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Sure, you might think your Instagram of your smashed avocado toast and soy latte is totally hip. But in the world of teens, you’re basically a massive loser. Sorry. 

Being cool is an art form and few of us know how to truly master it. But teens today seem to inherently know what is and isn’t cool, especially when it comes to posting on Instagram and Snapchat. Teens abide by some pretty strict rules when it comes to social media, lest they be deemed uncool, or — heaven forfend — a loser.

Here’s the definitive rulebook on how to be cool, according to teenagers. Prepare yourself for some extreme blushing because, yes, you’ve definitely done all these things.  Read more…

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Toddler gets stuck inside a dollhouse and luckily mom’s there to film it

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It might seem like scene straight out of Alice in Wonderland, but this home video shows one poor toddler in an unfortunate circumstance of being too big for her environment. 

Despite the daughter’s protests, mom captured Kylee with her head stuck inside quite the large doll house. Maybe she was just peeping in to say hello to her doll friends, and they didn’t want her to leave. Maybe she was just seeing if she could fit through. But one thing’s for sure: she’s definitely stuck inside that doll house.

“Is your head actually stuck, Kylee?” the mom asks in the video. 

“Yes!” Kylee responds with every ounce of frustration in her voice. Read more…

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Scammer calls a guy to ‘fix’ his computer, doesn’t realise it’s the police

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Ah, delicious schadenfreude.

A scammer purporting to be from Microsoft technical support accidentally called New Zealand Police, trying to get access to the officer’s computer via remote access program TeamViewer — a unfortunately common PC support scam.

Sadly for this scammer though, he’s called the wrong people. And police posted the results on Facebook. Read more…

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This is how you properly celebrate your car’s odometer hitting 500,000 miles

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What is the proper way to celebrate the colossal milestone of your car’s odometer finally rolling over to 500,000? 

If you guessed “throw an ironically unenthusiastic party in your car complete with cupcake and party horn,” you are absolutely correct. But there’s a little more to it than that.

The way this driver creatively utilize the car’s functions in the celebration is something to admire. This video is so full of twists and turns that it would have M. Knight Shyamalan taking notes. It’s a truly beautiful 29 seconds of film that no doubt sets the precedent on “odometer celebration videos.” Read more…

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