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Is ‘Pizza Rat’ a fraud?

Some of the best viral videos can turn out to be fake-- sometimes things are just too good to be true. Apparently there's a string of rat-related viral videos that might be fake according to a New York comedian by the name of Eric Yearwood. "Selfie Rat" is a  video that blew up in November of last year of a man who falls asleep in the subway station only to wake up with a rat in...

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Six things that almost broke the Internet in 2015

“This totally broke the Internet.” That’s the headline we keep seeing everywhere to describe the latest viral phenomenon, even though we’re clearly seeing the headline and the Internet is still functioning as normal. Still, some things come closer to breaking the Internet than others, and this year, we had a lot of close calls. Here are some of the things that almost shattered the world wide web this year! The Dress Yes, that freakin’ dress. Is...

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Family recreates the Overlook Hotel from The Shining as a gingerbread house

Christmas has passed us by, but that doesn't mean we should throw out all of the candy canes and gingerbread houses just yet-- especially not this special creation from a family of film buffs. The Keeling family decided to make an incredibly detailed rendition of the Overlook Hotel from The Shining entirely out of gingerbread, complete with scenes from the movie and a hedge maze with a frozen Jack Nicholson inside.     These pictures were snagged from a...

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10 of the biggest toy crazes from Christmases past

Every year, there seems to be one particular toy that astronomically outsells all of the rest and is the culprit behind all of the Black Friday Walmart stampedes on the news, with most kids (and even a lot of adults) just having to have one. We really hope that this year’s hottest toy is the Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid (because come on, BB-8 was everyone’s favorite The Force Awakens character, right?), and we know that...

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5 adorably weird cat subreddits you probably didn’t know about

Some of Reddit’s beauty comes from the power of niche communities—looking for pictures of anime-style sharks? There’s a link for that. What about photoshopped pictures of birds with arms? Yup, that’s on Reddit. Since the internet is known for having a bit of a cat obsession, we decided to go down the rabbithole (cathole?) of the best cat-related subreddits out there. You're welcome. 1. r/StuffOnCats Most of these subreddit names are pretty straightforward: This one just so happens...

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Check out these science-themed Christmas trees!

Tis' the season-- Check out these cool science-themed Christmas trees! Petri dish mold trees   Now that’s just nasty. A chemis-tree The punniest of puns. Tis the season to be lit…erate Not science-themed, but science and books go together like hot and chocolate. Holly, jolly, capillary action Because there’s nothing quite as festive as ammonia and cardboard. (But seriously, it looks like a really fun activity for kids.) Down with tinsel, up with Tesla Things get festive when you crank Christmas up to 500,000 volts. Liquid...

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The Condom Challenge: Brought to you by the Darwin Awards

Certain types of videos go viral  and quickly go bust-- people loved planking, there was the whole Ice Bucket Challenge (which was a great thing, don't get me wrong), but the most recent "viral sensation" of the week is a bit... stupider. The genesis of "The Condom Challenge" stems from this Twitter video: pic.twitter.com/GpCOTMLT04 — Josh (@xnysn) November 16, 2015 That post went pretty viral, so people have started copying the trend and making their own videos. The challenge...

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Happy birthday Toy Story! Let’s look back at 20 years of Pixar

Toy Story released on November 22, 1995, ushering in a new era of computer-animated movies. The story of Woody and Buzz was the first entirely computer animated feature-length film to play in theaters, and we haven't looked back. Pixar has managed to stay relevant ever since, so we decided to look back and recap Pixar's successes over the years. Over the years Pixar has shown the power and the viability computer animation as a medium of...

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This man’s name is Phuc Dat Bich and he’s mad at Facebook

A Vietnamese-Australian man has posted a photo of his passport to Facebook as part of a post venting his frustration with the site for repeatedly blocking his profile—a post that has since gone viral, according to the India Times. So why a photo of his passport, and why has this post gone viral? Well, the 23-year-old man’s name is Phuc Dat Bich. Facebook banned him on several occasions as part of their policy requiring users to...

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In honor of Jem and the Holograms completely flopping, here are the biggest box office fails of all time

After only two weeks of screenings, Jem and the Holograms, a live-action reboot of a popular 1980s cartoon, has been pulled from most theaters on account of a general lack of interest, according to Variety. In other words, the film was a flop. With a production budget of $5 million (not counting promotion costs), Universal Pictures lost money on this film, which brought in only $2.3 million. Fortunately, for a production company as large as...