- Gwen Breitstein at Trending Now5 hrs ago
What happens when a dog and a seal meet? A whole lot of cuteness. In a new viral video, a friendly seal meets a yellow lab on the beach for the first time, and it is an instant friendship. The seal just can't stop cuddling with his newfound friend! YouTube user Elise Frebourg captured the sweet moment, and it has been viewed over 146,000 times since it was posted on Jan. 16. Commenters love the pair: Petar Karabatić wrote, “Oh my god, this is too cute <3” Janis Cortese commented, “We always knew seals were Dog-Mermaids, now we have proof.” And dnamy wrote, “like the little mermaid but with dogs” We hope this seal and dog will meet again soon!
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now5 hrs ago
With a historic snowstorm targeting much of the Northeast, it makes sense that the white stuff is the star of our story today. The Bartz brothers from New Brighton, Minn., have been wowing the Web with photos of their epic front-yard snow creations for some time now. There was the shark … the walrus … the puffer fish … and now they may have outdone themselves: Behold their gigantic sea turtle: You have probably picked up on their under-the-sea theme. The three Bartz boys, who range in age from 16 to 20, released this video on their YouTube page showing the progression of the sea turtle build from start to finish — it took about 300 hours. The final structure stands 12 feet tall, 37 feet long, and 31 feet wide. According to Austin Bartz, they are pretty pleased with the outcome: “The turtle is our favorite; there was a lot of detail to be done, and it turned out better than we expected in the end.” Hey, Frosty, you have nothing on these guys!
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now3 days ago
So, you made a New Year’s resolution to get in shape, and you have already given up on it? This is an all-too-familiar story. We found a video that might just give you the motivational boost you need. Check out 23-year-old Brendan from Australia. He not only runs on the treadmill, but also he simultaneously drums to the beat of Metallica’s classic “Enter Sandman” without missing a beat. Brendan describes himself as an obsessed marathon runner and out-of-work drummer. He says he’s not particularly good at either but that combining the two makes for a good laugh. Since 2013, he has uploaded six videos of himself treadmill drumming to some of his favorite tunes, including “Bring Me to Life” by Evanescence and “Break Me Shake Me” by Savage Garden. He recently sold his treadmill, but since his YouTube channel has seen a boost in treadmill-drumming interest lately, Brendan says he may pick up another treadmill so that he can continue to give his fans what they want.
- Gwen Breitstein at Trending Now3 days ago
Ever wonder what happens when you mix rock climbing and ballet? Well, wonder no more. Dancers Amelia Rudolph and Roel Seeber of the Bandaloop dance troupe donned climbing gear to perform a beautiful routine on the face of a cliff. The pair secured themselves to the Red Rock Beach cliffs in Northern California to dance this gravity-defying routine. This isn’t the first time the duo has performed an aerial dance. Back in August, the two danced on the facade of the City Hall building in Oakland. Bandaloop specializes in this form of vertical dance, and we can’t wait to see where this brave pair performs next!
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now4 days ago
Losing your cool in public happens to the best of us. There are plenty of reasons to have a complete meltdown, but missing your ferry is typically not one of them. Well, don’t tell that to the star of today’s show. While ferry passenger Peter Flaatten was waiting at the Tsawwassen terminal in British Columbia, he recorded one woman’s epic freak-out when she discovered she missed the ferry by just five minutes. She is seen in the video screaming, “I am so mad! I am so mad! Five f***ing minutes. … You have no idea what it means to people, no f***ing idea! ... No feelings for people.”
- Gwen Breitstein at Trending Now4 days ago
It’s time to break out the tissues because this viral engagement video is certainly a tearjerker. Singer Michael Franti popped the question to his longtime girlfriend, Sara Agah, and it is a proposal three years in the making. Franti created the engagement video using clips of Sara that he shot on his iPhone throughout their three years together, set to his 2013 song “Life Is Better With You.” In a 2013 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Franti explained that Sara was his inspiration for the song. “I told [Sara] that even my worst day with her is better than any day I had before she was in my life, and out came the words, 'Life is better with you.' I picked up the guitar and wrote the song right then,” he said. The singer took to Facebook on Tuesday to announce his engagement and share the video. “At a surprise dinner I planned in Bali, I played her the song on acoustic guitar and then showed her the video.” Franti wrote in the Facebook post. “Needless to say she was quite moved and luckily for me after getting down on one knee and asking officially, she said "yes!” Congratulations to the happy couple!
- Gwen Breitstein at Trending Now5 days ago
Roman Atwood is known for his various and hilarious pranks, but he may have pulled off the most epic one yet. While his wife, Brittney Smith, was away for the afternoon, the YouTube star and prankster decided to turn his house into one giant ball pit! Atwood has pulled some pretty horrible pranks on his wife in the past, but this epic prank may make up for them. With the help of family and friends, Atwood filled the first floor of his house with 250,000 plastic balls to create a sprawling 2-foot-high ball pit. Atwood staged it so that when Smith opened the garage doors, she would be greeted by tons of plastic balls spilling out. “Are you kidding me?” she asked after realizing her husband had pranked her. Once inside the house, Smith jumped into the ball pit/living room and started to play with her sons. The video has racked up more than 12 million views since it was first posted on January 18.
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now5 days ago
You might think you’ve seen it all when it comes to daring art pieces, but you have to check out these masterpieces, which are unlike anything you have ever viewed before. Artist Insa combines graffiti artwork and GIFs that can only be seen online. He calls it GIF-iti. Here’s how he does it: He paints an already cool mural on a wall, photographs it, then repaints a slightly different mural on the same wall and photographs it again. Then, through the power of the GIF, it comes to life! If you think those look incredible, Insa took to the skies to create his most epic GIF-iti to date. He painted his trademark “Looking for Love” murals on the ground in Rio de Janeiro, and the outcome is the world’s largest GIF! This is actually satellite imagery taken from 431 miles above the Earth. You can take a look at how a team of 20 went to work to make the out-of-this-world GIF-iti happen in this YouTube video. His inspiration to flip the script on traditional art is simple. He says, “The Internet has kind of changed our view on art, and I wanted to cross both worlds and make work that existed in online space even more than it existed in the real space.” You may have noticed that you never see Insa’s face in the video. He says he prefers to keep his anonymity, adding, “I think artwork can speak a lot louder if it’s not narrowed by the identity of the artist.” That’s so “Banksy” of you, Insa!
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now6 days ago
A news report out of London has gone viral and not for the story being reported. As she was live from the St. Pancras station talking about the Eurotunnel closure that left thousands stranded, ITV correspondent Ria Chatterjee had no idea what was going on behind her at first. As she commented on the chaos of the closure, a pedestrian was struck by a moped in the distance right on live TV. Chatterjee realized there was commotion behind and her quickly threw back to the anchor in the newsroom. The cameraman filled her in on the accident that had just taken place. Someone who did take notice was Vine user Lewis Eyley. His quick video snippet got more than 250,000 loops. And in case you’re wondering the status of those involved, Ria tweeted “The pedestrian and motorcyclist who collided during my live broadcast at St Pancras Station are both fine.” In an ITV blog post, Ria wrote “I'm not sure exactly how many live broadcasts I've done in my career. But, I'm quite certain that was the most memorable one yet.”
- Gwen Breitstein at Trending Now6 days ago
This little girl can’t stop/won’t stop moving to “Shake It Off.” YouTube user Mike Smith posted a hilarious video of his 2-year-old daughter rocking out to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” in her car seat. The video has gone viral with more than 700,000 views. Swift’s mini-me in the making has support from the original Taylor, who tweeted,
YOU TELL THOSE HATERS GIRL. http://t.co/towwjUoTxF
Taylor is not this little girl’s only fan — YouTube users love the 2-year-old, too. ember fly writes, “If you look closely you can see she’s lip syncing” Barbara Woodthorpe commented, “Absolutely precious! She is sooooo cute!!!!” It’s not just 2-year-olds that love to shake it off in the car. Over the weekend, the Dover, Del., police department released dashcam footage of one of its officers cruising and grooving to the tune. The video was posted on YouTube on Jan. 16 and has more than 18.6 million views. The cop’s rendition of Swift’s hit song also won her over. She tweeted