- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now10 hrs ago
A New York City rapper who goes by the name Hi-Rez came up with a superclever way to get his fast-food craving fulfilled. Coby Persin from the YouTube channel Model Pranksters called on his rapper pal to place the coolest Mickey D’s order ever. He entered the McDonald’s in Times Square, walked up to the cash register and started rattling off basically every item on the menu. “Let me get two Big Macs, and two apple pies, a little bit of Sprite and a side of fries…” At the end of the hip-hopped list, Hi-Rez asks the worker: “Did you get all that?” It’s safe to say that no, he did not! The whole thing was posted to the Model Pranksters YouTube page, where it has gotten more than 1.9 million views so far. Not only has Hi-Rez snagged the attention of fans online, he also got a nod from rapper Lil Wayne, who posted the link to the video on his Facebook page, writing, “Drop the beat, not the fries.” We just want to know what the total came to!
- Gwen Breitstein at Trending Now12 hrs ago
Armed with wigs, fake beards and upside-down buckets for drums, U2 gave a surprise performance Monday night on a New York subway platform, dressed as street performers.
Bono and the band took over the S train platform at Grand Central Station to treat commuters to some of their greatest hits.
Eventually, the band ditched the disguises and continued to rock out!
U2 will appear on “The Tonight Show” this Friday, and many believe this impromptu performance was a bit for the show … especially since Jimmy Fallon was spotted in the crowd.
Among many people who recorded and took pictures of the subway performance was celebrity chef Mario Batali. It’s unclear if he was part of the stunt or just passing through, but he clearly enjoyed the show. His Instagram post read, “This makes a compelling case for subway travel!! … wheeeeeeee!!!!
A photo posted by Mario Batali (@mariobatali) on May 5, 2015 at 7:22am PDT
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now1 day ago
We hope you’re not completely sick of seeing marriage proposals on the Internet, and also we hope you have it in you to see just one more group of people perform Pharrell’s hit “Happy.” Today’s viral video has a little bit of both. We dare you to find a wedding proposal filled with more bits of Americana wholesomeness than this one. Last weekend Mark Keller decided to pop the big question to his girlfriend, Tammy Snapp, at the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival parade in Winchester, Va. He even enlisted the help of the marching band from James Wood High School.
Keller posted the video of the whole romantic scene to his YouTube page, where we are sure to see the view count skyrocket over the next few days. In it, you can see the band coming down the street with Keller in the foreground waiting for them to stop in front of him and Snapp. Then, he turns to his beloved and says, “Tammy Sue Snapp, would you do me the great honor of being my wife?” After she says yes, through tears, Mark turns to the crowd and exclaims, “She said yes!” And with that cue, the band starts to play “Happy.”
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now2 days ago
Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour starts May 5 in Tokyo, and in addition to her millions of fans who are excited for it to start — you can add one more ecstatic fan. She’s the mom of dancer Robert Green. He called up his mama to let her know that he had been picked to join Swift on her 78-show tour through Asia, North America, Europe, and Australia. Robert posted the video of the phone call to YouTube, and it is sure to pull on your heartstrings. Over the course of five minutes, he and his mother cry together over the happy news that is sure to change the path of his career. At one point his mom sobbed and said, “Oh Robert, I’m so proud of you!” Taylor herself even tweeted the video out to her more than 57 million fans, writing “I feel so lucky to get to perform alongside people who love it this much.” Looks like Robert can cross Mother’s Day gift off his to-do list because he’s already made her day!
- Gwen Breitstein at Trending Now2 days ago
Has Bruce Lee been reborn into this pint-size martial artist? Ryusei, a 5-year-old from Japan, is taking the internet by storm. His dad posted a video of him recreating Bruce Lee’s famous fight scene from the 1972 film, Game of Death , and the video has gone viral. It already has had more than 3.5 million views since it was posted to YouTube on May 1. Ryusei’s imitation of Bruce Lee is on point, from the moves to the facial expressions, and we can’t forget to mention the child-size version of Lee’s iconic yellow-and-black track suit. We look forward to seeing you on the big screen, kid!
- Gwen Breitstein at Trending Now5 days ago
Prom season is in full swing and “promposals” are all the rage on the Internet, but this latest might bring a tear to your eye. Carrying a large bouquet of red roses, Jacksonville Jaguars player Sen’Derrick Marks asked an 18-year-old cancer patient, Khameyea Jennings, to her prom. Marks surprised Jennings in her hospital room at Wolfson Children’s Hospital to pop the big promposal question — and don’t worry, he cleared it with her mom first. “I heard you had a prom this weekend, and I wanted to know if I can take you to prom,” Marks asked her. A very shocked Jennings said yes! Marks’ surprise visit was part of Dreams Come True, a program that helps children and teens in Florida who are battling life-threatening illnesses.
- Gwen Breitstein at Trending Now5 days ago
By now, you may have seen Microsoft’s new age-guessing site, how-old.net. The app attempts to guess a person’s age based on a photo, and the Internet is freaking out about how incredibly bad it is at guessing ages. While the age-guessing algorithm may not be totally accurate, it’s very entertaining to see the results! To test it out all you have to do is upload a photo, let the age-guessing algorithm go to work, and then... read ’em and weep, especially if the app ages you by more than a few years. “This is a fun story of how we were expecting perhaps 50 users for a test, but in the end, got over 35,000 users and saw the whole thing unfold in real time,” the creators of how-old.net, Corom Thompson and Santosh Balasubramanian wrote in a blog post.
- Gwen Breitstein at Trending Now6 days ago
Tom Dickson, Blendtec founder and general expert on all blendable things, has attempted to blend just about every product Apple has to offer. So it should come as no surprise that he just subjected the new Apple Watch to the Blendtec Will It Blend test. Apple enthusiasts may want to shield their eyes after Dickson drops the Apple Watch into a blender and turns it on. The smartwatch puts up a good fight in the first few seconds of the Will It Blend test — but the clear victor here is the blender. By the time Dickson is done, the Apple Watch is nothing more than a pile of black powder.
- Gwen Breitstein at Trending Now6 days ago
It’s every homeowner’s nightmare, coming back to a completely destroyed house. Star and Mark King rented out their home in Calgary, Canada for a weekend on Airbnb to four adults who claimed they were in town for a wedding. But a few hours after the Kings turned over their keys to the renters, a party bus with over 100 people inside pulled up at the house. The Kings had no idea what was going on inside their home until they started receiving calls and texts from their neighbors to let them know the police had arrived. The police received three noise complaints over the weekend, and eventually they shut the party down after reports that a fight had broken out. The police were still on the scene when the Kings returned on Monday to find their house in shambles. “Our hardwood floors are all popping because there are pools of liquor. There’s glass shards, there’s a dent in our walls, toilets flooded and plugged with condoms,” said Star King. “For me, my first feeling was shock,” Mark King said, “I couldn’t process it. This is our home, this is our sanctuary. We’ve got a 5-year-old and a 1-year-old, and the sense of violation … the lie that was told and the trust that I had in somebody, and then this happens.” Police described the scene as the site of a “drug-induced orgy.” “In the 27 years of policing that I’ve done, I’ve never seen a home so badly damaged from a weekend party, and of course, with this kind of rental situation,” commented Staff Sergeant Jim Leung. The police have identified the man who rented the house from the Kings and say he could be facing charges of mischief, resulting in fines of over $5,000. Luckily for the Kings, Airbnb has a $1 million host damage guarantee. The company has offered cleaning services and accommodations to the Kings while their home is being restored. “We have zero tolerance for this kind of behavior, and our team is working quickly to make this right,” Airbnb spokesman Jakob Kerr wrote in an email statement. “We have banned this guest from Airbnb, and our trust and safety team will offer its full assistance to law enforcement in any investigation of this incident. We have been in very close contact with these hosts, and we are working quickly to reimburse them under our $1 million host guarantee, which covers a host’s property in the rare event of damages. Over 35 million guests have stayed on Airbnb, and property damage is extremely rare.”
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now7 days ago
When you were a kid, did you ever tell your parents you wanted to run away? A feisty 5-year-old threatened to move out of her mom’s house, and thanks to good old YouTube we get to watch the funny exchange she had. Check out little Saige’s proclamation that she must move on. The video has already been viewed more than 100,000 times on YouTube! So where does she want to go? Saige says, “I’m moving on. I’m going to Jen’s.” By the way, Jen is her mom’s best friend. Saige is also not happy with the conditions of her living quarters: “My bedroom is a zaster [disaster].” When Mom asks Saige’s brother Tanner, “What did you say to her to make her mad?” Saige responds for him with, “He was throwing dirt at me, Mom.” We totally blame Tanner for this. Throwing dirt is not cool.