Posts by Mia Fitzharris
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now6 hrs ago
Never in the history of peekaboo has the outcome been so dramatic. One toddler learned the hard way that the fun game does not always end well.
In a new YouTube video, Bradley Bailey covers his face with a towel and has his adorable daughter look for him under it a few times. His wife catches the cuteness on camera. Then Bailey steps away, secretly shaving off his beard, and comes back to continue the peekaboo fun. But it isn't so fun for his little one — when the tot lifts up the towel this time, she finds a barefaced man she doesn't seem to recognize. It looks like she's thinking, "Who the heck is this guy?" before beginning to wail. Well, kid, beard or no beard, that's your father. The video was posted to YouTube on Sept. 11 and has been viewed more than 820,000 times. Some commenters think the trick was a cruel move on the part of the girl's parents, with one person writing, "It should be a crime to upload sick videos like this, poor girl. You KNEW that she liked the facial hair, but you still shaved it off, just to make the poor thing cry." We think the real crime here was shooting the video vertically.
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now2 mths ago
Have you ever watched a building get demolished? I think it goes without saying that being near tons of falling metal and concrete is dangerous, but be that as it may, people still show up to observe such an event. There's a new video showing how one lucky couple in the Czech Republic avoided a catastrophic situation when a chunk of concrete came flying toward them as they watched the controlled explosion of an old clothing factory. The video switches from regular speed to slow motion to offer a good look at how the chunk gets flung from the building site, bounces on the ground, and flies extremely close to their heads. Surprisingly, no one around them appears to be fazed by what just happened. The two are being hailed as the luckiest people in the world, so perhaps they should go play the lotto.
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now2 mths ago
For anyone who thinks that school recitals are boring, behold a new video on Vimeo that will change your mind! Here's an elementary school boy's fantastic performance of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance."
We can only hope that mother monster, aka Lady Gaga, sees this video and brings him on tour with her this summer.
This is the best Lady Gaga copycat we have seen since Greyson Chance's YouTube video featured him rocking out to Gaga's song "Paparazzi" during his sixth-grade festival in 2010. That video went viral with more than 52 million views.
Maria Aragon was featured in a video singing and playing the keyboard to "Born This Way." That video not only was viewed more than 57 million times but also was the catalyst for Aragon's performance onstage with Lady Gaga at her "Monster Ball Tour" in 2011. She has also performed on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" — not too shabby either.
The fame landed Chance with three popular albums on iTunes, so the latest recital dancer might have a shot at hitting it big … as soon as we find out who exactly he is! Reveal yourself!
Have you seen this video shared on your Facebook feed lately? There’s a good chance that you have, and if you have not watched the clip yet, we can break it down for you. The YouTube video was posted on Upworthy with the title "No One Applauds This Woman Because They're Too Creeped Out At Themselves To Put Their Hands Together."
It starts out by showing a group of people watching a talk on "The secrets of food marketing." A woman who tells the group she is a marketing consultant to the food industry proceeds to explain a few of the tips and tricks she and other food marketers use to get people to buy a company’s product, like changing one cereal from square shape to diamond shape.
Next, the topic turns to meat and animal products. The first lesson, she says, is not to trust a label that says something like "farm fresh" or "100% natural." A picture of a crowded chicken farm is shown, and the eyes of people in the audience widen. Then she shows the audience a few more startling photos that illustrate how the food industry uses cute cartoons and clever photo editing to mask scary notions of where people are getting their food.
A graphic designer in the U.K. launched an incredible crowdsource drawing experiment called "Internetopia," and it is now complete. Benjamin Redford specializes in highly detailed art and wanted to get the Internet involved in his latest creation. He put the call out for submissions on Kickstarter, where participants submitted requests for what they wanted Redford to draw in a tiny cube on a large, detailed poster. At the cost of $1 per cube, participants could ask for anything their heart desired. Redford accepted submissions between November 27 and December 29, 2013. In total, $11,347 was raised and 3,042 cubes were requested.
Redford posted the drawings to his Kickstarter page and Internetopia's Twitter account. Here are just some of the submissions: "An airplane with the head of a tuxedo cat that has fangs too big to fit in his closed mouth, wearing over-the-ear headphones. 5 cubes," "A giant frog made of the universe. 10 cubes," "A classic 1965 Alfa Romeo GTA. 6 cubes."
An impromptu jam session in Dallas, Texas, has prompted a flurry of questions from truthers around the Web. Jaime Tatos Maldonado uploaded a video to his Facebook page of a scene he caught outside of a Kroger supermarket. It appears that all three men involved in the performance are complete strangers. As one man, local musician Jesse Rya, strums on his guitar, two other men join in and start singing a song, adding in their own words to make a beautiful harmony.
And of course, Internet fame never comes without controversy. Commenters on the video are crying foul, writing things like: "Obviously staged, still good, just don't lie about it." and "So staged, can clearly see they practiced all the lyrics to the song never missed a word."
Another person thought the third man’s entrance to the jam session seemed a little too choreographed. Rya took to Facebook to dispel the rumors, writing: "just for the record... It's not a Jimmy Kimmel setup and i do not know the other 2 gentlemen in the video."
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now4 mths ago
Move over every single YouTube video of people singing and dancing to Pharrell Williams's "Happy," there's a new viral video in town that will put all the rest to shame.
YouTube user mastekz hv uploaded a dashboard-camera video featuring an EMT who is having the best day ever at work while driving an ambulance. He is using a walkie-talkie to chat with a friend, when the paramedic spontaneously busts out his hottest vogue moves — while driving. You should never try this yourself, as the man is seen taking both hands off the steering wheel several times. Although it was nice to see that he saved his most intense moves for when the vehicle is stopped at a traffic light.
Obviously the EMT is not dancing to Madonna's classic "Vogue." Instead, the jam that got him so amped up and triggered his ambulance performance is a mashup of Rihanna's "Pour it Up" and Juicy J's "Bandz a Make Her Dance." In this case, it seems bands make him dance as well.
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now5 mths ago
Bump photography has become a hot trend in the pregnancy world, or so I'm told. And one couple's clever way of recording their little one's growth is very, very cool. British singer and YouTube celebrity Tom Fletcher and his wife, Giovanna, took one photo every day for nine months, and then strung them together for this stop-motion video:
Like the song? It's called "Something New," and as you might have guessed, Tom wrote it himself for his new baby boy, Buzz Michelangelo Fletcher. Little Buzz makes his debut at the end of the YouTube video, which has racked up more than 438,000 views so far. One commenter exclaims, "This is absolutely beautiful."
The Fletchers are very popular on YouTube already, with their other viral video of the speech at their wedding garnering more than 12 million views. I bet Buzz will be appearing in a video or two in the near future.
We are really glad the Fletchers chose such a decent way to show off their impending bundle of joy. As you may know, some couples don't always go that route.
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now5 mths ago
If you were to drop by the Yahoo Studios office in New York City, you would notice employees playing the hottest, new computer game sweeping the nation (on our downtime of course). It's known simply as 2048. In case you have never heard of it, here's how you play. There's a square grid with 16 tiles. You have to keep combining the like numbers together using the arrow keys until a tile reaches 2048, hence the name of the game. The downside is that it seems so impossible to ever reach that number, but that won't stop you from trying at least 10,000 times.
You really have to play it to understand how addictive it is. And if you start to experience signs of a 2048 obsession, you have a 19-year-old Web developer from Italy to thank. Gabriele Cirulli created the game and released it on March 9. He says of 2048's boost to fame, "I have yet to hear stories about people fighting, breaking up, or getting fired due to my game, which is good I guess."
- Trending Now7 mths ago
Countless recreations have been done of the classic movie “Grease” over the years, but you probably have never seen one quite like a new parody lip synching video released by a group of Swedish soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. The Swedish Coastal Rangers, or the equivalent to what would be the Marines in the US, are seen jamming out to the 1978 movie’s cult hit ‘Greased Lightning’.
The video, directed by Boris Zeleda, was uploaded to YouTube, but received it’s viral bump thanks to a post on Reddit by user ‘Masterkrabban’ over the weekend. The original YouTube video racked up about 500,000 views, but has since been taken down. It now lives via embeds on several blogs.