For someone with two hands, this might be the most useless skill on the planet. Yet, so many people can't stop watching this video.
A Chinese comedian whose YouTube name translates to "Now Not Enough" published a video online Saturday in which he puts on a pair of pants. So what's the reason for the hubbub around the clip? He gets the trousers on without using his hands.
The video has more than 1.6 million views. It also has almost 4,000 upvotes on Reddit, where commenters are simply calling it "Majestic."
Once you watch the video and see this guy's moves scored to the synths of Europe's "The Final Countdown," you'll understand why. In less than 30 seconds, he steps into the pants, begins moving around as if he's mimicking a choreographed dance routine, and suddenly, like magic, the pants are on securely.
In Lil' Wayne's 2008 song, "A Milli," he asks, "Where is Erykah Badu at?"
Well, on Friday, she was trying to steal a kiss from a reporter in New York City on live TV.
WPIX TV reporter Mario Diaz was finishing a live report about actor Shia LaBeouf's latest escapades during the 5 p.m. newscast. As he was getting ready to wrap, a woman appeared in the background of his live shot. She was wearing a tall hat and a long black jacket, which she would open on camera to reveal a colorful top. After making a few gestures to the camera, the woman moved in on Diaz and went for a kiss.
For his part, Diaz offered a gentle forearm push and told the woman, "Excuse me," before continuing on with his report.
"… Avoiding all cameras," he said of LaBeouf before adding, "unlike myself, who couldn't avoid a fan just now."
Here's a do-it-yourself slip-and-slide that you should not try at home: a homemade water luge atop a 50-foot cliff that sends you into the lake below.
Devin Graham and his professionally trained SuperTramp stunt group took to the southern area of Lake Powell in Utah for the feat. There, the crew spent two days filming "Cliff Slip and Slide! 50 Feet! In 4K!" The final piece is just shy of three minutes long. Throughout the video, it looks as if everyone involved is having the time of his life.
The setup for the slip-and-slide seems pretty straightforward save one key ingredient: a large tarp, a lot of water, and environment-friendly dish soap. The final addition ensures that all those participating will be able to slide off and clear the cliff before landing 50 feet below in the lake.
Some of the people who slid off described the feeling of landing in the water as "when people take a box of fireworks and throw it at your back." Hopefully that is a foreign sensation to you, but regardless, there were a few minor injuries — from brush burn to a chipped tooth.
"I think everybody who did it got hurt," joked Creighton Baird, one of the stuntmen.
It was a normal flight day on June 7, according to U.S. Marine Corps Capt. William Mahoney. He took off from the USS Bataan in his AV-8B Harrier aircraft. Suddenly Mahoney realized something was not right with the Harrier.
"As I was climbing away from the deck, I put my gear up," the captain recalled in a video documenting the incident. "[I] realized I had a gear malfunction."
Mahoney slowed down and called for help. He was flying solo and communicated with a landing signal officer, who can act as a co-pilot of sorts from the ground. Mahoney approached the USS Bataan at about 300 feet, so the LSO could see the landing gear and diagnose the issue. The LSO, nicknamed "Paddles," confirmed that the nose gear did not come back down.
It was then that Mahoney was informed of a stool built for this particular situation. By lining up the nose of the jet with this invention, it was possible for the pilot to conduct a vertical landing. Mahoney had no experience with this.
On Wednesday, a Michigan boy who had been missing for 11 days was found in the basement of his house. But in yet another bizarre twist to the story, his father first heard the news that his son was still alive on national TV.
Even Detroit Police Chief James Craig was taken aback by the story surrounding 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell.
"I've never seen anything quite like this," the police chief told WXYZ TV in Detroit. "There's a lot of questions that need answering."
And Nancy Grace had quite a few questions, to the dismay of some commenters online, for Charlie's father. Also named Charles, the Michigan native appeared on Grace's HLN TV show Wednesday. Grace broke the news to Bothuell that his son was found alive in his home's basement. After he reacted, the TV anchor proceeded to ask him about the circumstances surrounding the search and discovery.
"How could your son be alive in your basement?" Grace asked.
Bothuell needed a few moments to compose himself before responding, "I have no idea." He then continued to attempt to catch his breath while still on camera.
Marly and J.W. were just enjoying a chill day on the waters off the coast of Pokai Bay in Oahu, Hawaii. J.W. had just picked up a new, custom surfboard and wanted to show off for Marly, who was filming from his surfboard with a GoPro camera.
Then, J.W. almost took Marly's head off.
"It's coming at me!" Marly yelled. J.W. flew off his longboard, and it went sailing just past Marly's noggin. "It's on film. He tried to kill me!"
Marly was joking and thankfully dodged the surfboard that was headed his way. Then again, his friend riding the wave was surfing right toward him, so what did he expect to happen?
Marly published the original, 18-second clip on June 16. Jukin Video reposted it on June 20. That upload sits north of 50,000 views. Many commenters are wondering what exactly the surfers were trying to accomplish in the first place. A few others think the whole thing might have been staged. Some drew from personal experience to chime in about the wipeout.
Doniece Sandoval has seen the popularity of food trucks skyrocket over the past few years. It sparked an idea.
"If you can put gourmet food on wheels and take it anywhere, why not showers and toilets?" she asks in a launch video for her nonprofit organization, Lava Mae.
Sandoval's reason for starting Lava Mae was simple: She believes all humans have a right to be clean. Lava Mae's website notes that there are in San Francisco. About 3,100 of them live on the streets.
After Sandoval came up with her idea to help the homeless, she saw a story about the city replacing old Muni public transportation buses with a new fleet. She immediately sprang into action.
"I want those buses," she thought to herself. "So we reached out to Muni, and we found out that they have a donation program."
Perhaps then the most difficult part of the project began: fitting the buses for the plumbing necessary to run showers and toilets.
We hope you aren't sick of baby announcement videos just yet, because we have one more for you. A couple from Minneapolis, Minnesota, used a unique method to introduce their newborn to the world. Chris and Aimee Knutson created a stop-motion video with the story of their son Henry's birth told from the point of view of a precious teddy bear. The bear discovers a positive pregnancy test, witnesses a nursery being assembled, and then checks out a sonogram image. Little Teddy anxiously waits by the front door as Henry arrives home in his car seat, and finally the two meet in Henry's crib.
The death of Alex Sheen's father inspired him to create the online campaign called "because I said I would." His mission is to make good on promises to others, just as his dad had before he died from cancer in 2012.
Almost two years later, Sheen is still honoring the lives of others and making good on promises. His most recent cause is preventing others from drinking and driving, and he carried out the mission in the most literal sense.
Sheen's connection to preventing drunken drivers dates back to June 22, 2013. That night, Matthew Cordle was operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. He crashed into a Jeep driven by 61-year-old Vincent Canzani and killed him. According to an article published in March on BuzzFeed, Cordle's blood alcohol level was double the legal limit for the state of Ohio. When authorities asked him what had happened, Cordle didn't even realize he had been driving, let alone in an accident.
A video that has been shared almost 400,000 times on Facebook is proving that maybe Dobermans aren't so bad after all.
Jessica Manning lives in Comox, British Columbia, Canada. Manning works with a Doberman rescue organization to raise awareness about the breed. She also owns at least one of the dogs; his name is Bishop, and he is featured in a video she posted to her profile.
"The dog is a prince and sometimes an evil genius," said Manning of her Doberman. She also made a somewhat sarcastic comment about her cat, Sophie, which Manning adopted after someone abandoned the kitten at a gas station. Regarding her viral video, Manning notes that she "can't imagine why" Sophie was left behind.
Sophie spends the entire 1:17 of the clip antagonizing Bishop. That's correct: a small cat attempting to terrorize a much larger, supposedly aggressive Doberman.